Grasses—green, neatly trimmed, symbols of civic virtue—shaped the national landscape. They have now outlived their purpose.
At the annual event—"the Oscars of fashion"—to show up looking beautiful is also to show up looking boring.
In the 19th century, the United States' first meteorologist came up with a plan to use controlled wildfires to fight drought—and to control the weather.
This weekend, the 38-year-old will earn $100 million to box against Manny Pacquiao. Given all the hype, it's easy to forget that "the last great prizefighter" is also someone who's repeatedly battered women.
The surprisingly ancient and global etymology of a racially charged epithet
A group of cast and crew members walked off the set of the comedian's latest film, The Ridiculous 6, after objecting to the comedian's treatment of Native Americans.
Why there are so many women who claim to have been the inspiration for the iconic "We Can Do It!" poster
The brand, in its collaboration with Target, provoked ire—proving that, in the right circumstances, even sundresses can be part of the culture wars.
The omnipresence of cameras is a legitimate source of anxiety. But the possibility of exposure can also encourage us to be a little kinder to each other.
The magazine has released its annual collection of artists, leaders, and "icons"—and asked fellow celebrities to assess those icons' contributions. The results are, occasionally, poetic.
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.