A new company is bringing the engineering savvy of rocket science to the design of the high-heeled shoe. Can stilettos that are actually comfortable to wear change centuries’ worth of symbolism?
Grasses—green, neatly trimmed, symbols of civic virtue—shaped the national landscape. They have now outlived their purpose.
Even as parents go to ridiculous lengths to ensure an original name for their child, the annual most-popular list documents how unconventional names have become the norm.
Paul Weitz's new film achieves what few movies have before: It assumes that a woman can be old and interesting at the same time.
The woman who gave her name to the women-in-culture standard would, true to the method, prefer to share the credit.
The author has doubled down on an earlier claim that he once considered adoption—not to help children, but to help his “creative process.”
The original Apatow blockbuster considers an age-old, and also thoroughly modern, question: How do you define adulthood?
The Nora Ephron comedy, starring the talented actors Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack, sags under the weight of lazy stereotype.
A director at the fashion brand Hervé Léger has served up yet another reminder of the hostility fashion houses can hold for the people who wear their creations.
The controversial coming-of-age story unfolds during a time before the Internet changed what it means to be adolescent.
The world’s most powerful celebrity is gracing the cover of Vogue with her hair looking distinctly un-pretty. That’s a pretty great thing.
The head of FX thinks a glut of new TV shows “has created a huge challenge in finding compelling original stories.” But might what’s bad for networks ultimately be good for viewers? Atlantic writers discuss.
The world of Facebook, Twitter, and selfie sticks forces even literature's most reluctant luminaries to act like extroverts—something the late author famously resented.
The show, a fiction about a fiction about reality, revels in its own ambiguities.
They’d spoil the movie, except that the movie has already spoiled itself.
The history and context behind social media’s new favorite hashtag
The most progressive thing about Trainwreck isn’t the sex stuff. It’s the fact that its central character is lovable and awful at the same time.
The Huffington Post announces that it will put news of his candidacy alongside its coverage of the Kardashians.
From a $15,000 mini-Mercedes to a $30,000 dollhouse, the legendary store, which closed its doors this week, specialized in preparing children for lives of privilege.
Go Set a Watchman is a threat not just to readers’ heroic idea of Atticus Finch, but also to the many, many children who have been named in his honor.
The song began its life as a soundtrack to a prison movie. With the help of The Righteous Brothers, Leslie Nielsen, and some strategically molded clay, it became one of history’s greatest love songs.