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?
With women explaining periods to men, pop culture is finally treating menstruation as a societal issue everyone should care about.
The HBO show’s sixth-season premiere taps into a longstanding (and sexist) trope: anxieties about women being something other than they seem.
She’s still great! But the second season of her Netflix show, fortunately, rejects something the first season took for granted: the charms of feminine niceness.
The creator of Downton Abbey has released a novel. It’s an app—and also a series of “episodes” that air each week.
Fifteen years after its release, the film holds up. That’s in part because it anticipated the culture that social media would bring about.
The Amazon show’s excellent second season—which is, remarkably, even better than the first—teases out the fissures in “happily ever after.”
The Melissa McCarthy vehicle is the latest comedy to fall victim to the pitfall of the pratfall.
After 10 episodes, four Atlantic writers consider how the series illuminated history.
The maker of graham crackers has taken it upon itself to define the ideal American family. It is not alone in the effort.
Christian Louboutin has added an important new style to his inclusive “Nudes” collection: flats.
You want him on that fourth wall. You need him on that fourth wall.
The sequel to 2002’s sleeper hit probably should have left the knot untied.
“Everything is copy,” the writer used to say—unless it wasn’t.
With Palin’s next role—“TV judge”—the line between politics and reality TV has become murkier than ever.
The hit song by Twenty One Pilots tackles a generation's insecurities.
Netflix’s Pee-wee’s Big Holiday features a 63-year-old man playing a boy who is struggling to become a man. It’s all a little too Cree-pee.
The show’s “historic” 20th season insists that it takes a family to accept a Final Rose.
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.