Grasses—green, neatly trimmed, symbols of civic virtue—shaped the national landscape. They have now outlived their purpose.
Steak and pasta and salads aren't just sources of nutrition; they're also objects of wonderment, curiosity, and fantasy.
'Hot takes' can light the world on fire—and also prevent people from seeing things as they are.
The canonical novel, published 90 years ago today, was initially deemed "unimportant," "painfully forced," "no more than a glorified anecdote," and "a dud."
From “yeah” to “yaaaaas” to “yiss,” we’re rejecting the clinical "yes" and finding more nuanced ways to give our approval—and to hedge our bets.
A new paper reverses the 1903 demotion of the beloved dinosaur genus—and calls into question the way we classify the natural world.
The character and her coif, fierce and forced, are two of the few things about Mad Men to remain constant from season to season.
The New York Times' new Men's Style section has a broader trend to report.
The holiday's jokes are unfunny and misleading. They're also, often, redundant.
On shirts, they're on the left for the ladies and on the right for the gents. That's because of horses, babies, and Napoleon.
Angelina Jolie, in publicly airing the details of a surgery that forced her into early menopause, is taking an activist approach to oversharing.
The House Judiciary Committee is only the latest body to use Michael Scott, Emma Stone, and red-headed mermaids to get attention for its messaging.
The story of boy-meets-call-girl, released 25 years ago, took a tired genre and gave it new life.
The show, following the departure of 50 percent of its snarky panel, is going on "extended hiatus." Good riddance.
The show, after 10 years and 20 seasons, is as delightful as ever—not just as sequin-laden entertainment, but as a celebration of hard work.
In Kenneth Branagh's remake of the classic Disney cartoon, Cate Blanchett explores the difference between cruelty and evil.
The show, in elevating its supporting characters, may also herald a new era for sitcoms.
A new study suggests that the transformation takes place via crystals (crystals!) arranged within the reptiles' skin.
In praise of dated musical ego-checking
The FTC has accused the company that sells the iconic garments of deceptive practices and hopes to return millions to duped customers.
An optical illusion may lead us to question the nature of reality, but it shouldn't make us question each other.