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?
Why Instagram wins by letting users legislate for themselves which terms are abusive
The competition’s one nod to the intellectual life of its contestants ends up proving just how regressive the whole show really is.
The director’s latest film eschews his typically epic cinematic themes to revel in an everyday miracle: being good at one’s job.
I love Dave—not just because it’s a thoroughly charming comedy, and not just because it’s a perfect relic of…
The show, lacking an obvious villain, has turned to making fun of its (women’s) tears.
On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the vice presidential candidate hinted at a culture that’s rethinking family—and masculinity.
No. But if he joins the new cast, he won’t be the first chastened celebrity to seek forgiveness via the foxtrot.
Competition shows used to revolve around simmering sadism. Recently, though, they’ve gotten noticeably nicer.
Chain restaurants, which for so long used their decorations to celebrate America’s past, are now focusing on a (clutter-free) future.
The things that make Pride and Prejudice’s middle sister so unappealing as a supporting character are precisely what make her compelling as a star.
Her excellent new essay collection, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, offers a gentle rebuke to the comedian’s own self-effacing act.
The women athletes of Rio have been crushing it—not just in the arena, but on social media.
Simone Biles is not the next Michael Phelps. She is not the next Usain Bolt. She is ‘the first Simone Biles.’
Embraces—in victory, defeat, and everything in between—are the best part of the Olympics, and they come in many varieties.
According to a corpus of recent search data, American voters don’t simply elect politicians. They elect husbands, wives, sons, and daughters.
She’ll soon be hosting a VH1 cooking show with Snoop Dogg—but that’s just one more way that the “domestic diva” has transformed her brand to be at home in the age of irony.
What to make of the combination of bedazzled femininity and ferocious athleticism that defines women’s gymnastics?
No, but really.
For Hillary Clinton and many of her fellow women politicians, a single outfit represents an uneasy compromise between gender and power.
From tabloids to Twitter, the “dramatic conclusion” to JoJo’s season spun a tale not just about love, but about reality itself.