Grasses—green, neatly trimmed, symbols of civic virtue—shaped the national landscape. They have now outlived their purpose.
Watching people watching things is a time-honored human tradition. It has also led to a quintessentially modern genre.
Far from its “laughing out loud” origins, the term now suggests irony and ambivalence—and also the mutability of language.
Her feet must really hurt.
On Whole Foods, convenience products, and the outrage culture that just united them
The Tina Fey war comedy takes on big ideas, but can’t seem to decide what it’s endorsing—or what it’s mocking.
The evolution of English pronunciation has eroded much of the evidence of the Bard’s wit—but a new approach aims to bring some of his original wordplay back to life.
Does everyone get something out of the $200,000 gift bags given out at the Oscars each year? Totes.
After six new episodes, maybe not so much.
NBC’s televised tribute to the legendary director James Burrows was extremely sappy. But it had something important going for it: Its subject is still alive.
The author, dead at 89, gave the world one of its most beloved books. And then another that made things complicated.
The show’s new season asks what its heroines, Abbi and Ilana, are to each other: friends? Partners? More?
Meryl Streep’s “we’re all Africans, really": right, but not really.
Updated on February 22, 2016 Meryl Streep, having convened an all-white jury to judge the entrants at the…
Behold, commercials that satirize the idea that love—and women—can be bought.
Netflix will soon be streaming Look Who’s Back—a German satire that imagines the Führer as a YouTube star.
What happens when the big game’s primary cultural spectacles get translated into emoji?
Don’t blame her for his death, though. The constraints of storytelling sealed his fate.
A new study analyzes consumer calls to determine the chattiest people in America.
From The Good Wife to The West Wing, shows have used the Hawkeye State to emphasize the human stakes of America’s national politics.