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?
The head of FX thinks a glut of new TV shows “has created a huge challenge in finding compelling original stories.” But might what’s bad for networks ultimately be good for viewers? Atlantic writers discuss.
The world of Facebook, Twitter, and selfie sticks forces even literature's most reluctant luminaries to act like extroverts—something the late author famously resented.
The show, a fiction about a fiction about reality, revels in its own ambiguities.
They’d spoil the movie, except that the movie has already spoiled itself.
The history and context behind social media’s new favorite hashtag
The most progressive thing about Trainwreck isn’t the sex stuff. It’s the fact that its central character is lovable and awful at the same time.
The Huffington Post announces that it will put news of his candidacy alongside its coverage of the Kardashians.
From a $15,000 mini-Mercedes to a $30,000 dollhouse, the legendary store, which closed its doors this week, specialized in preparing children for lives of privilege.
Go Set a Watchman is a threat not just to readers’ heroic idea of Atticus Finch, but also to the many, many children who have been named in his honor.
The song began its life as a soundtrack to a prison movie. With the help of The Righteous Brothers, Leslie Nielsen, and some strategically molded clay, it became one of history’s greatest love songs.
Some people wear their fitness trackers regularly, relying on them to get, and stay, in shape. Many others, however, abandon them, consigning them to junk drawers, obliging relatives, and the junk drawers of obliging relatives.
The much-loved and much-mocked Discovery TV event is being challenged by Nat Geo Wild—for viewers, for branding, and for sovereignty of the deep.
The company’s long-serving chairman, Phil Knight, insisted that he wasn’t in the shoe business. He was in the entertainment business.
Can a movie about male strippers be a loud affirmation of feminism? Three Atlantic writers discuss.
In paying homage to the original, the fifth film in the series forgets what made it so good: humans.
The ballerina is the first African American principal dancer in American Ballet Theater history. That’s good news not just for ballet as an art, but for ballet as a sport.
The Swedish brand Acne Studios is pioneering a novel way to beat the summer heat, defying gender biases in the process.
It is easy to mock the enraged opinions coming from the justices—but they’re no laughing matter.
In his latest dissent, against the pro-same-sex-marriage finding of Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court justice invoked … hippies and fortune cookies.
Books can be places for intellectual wandering. They can also be mined of precious information with ruthless efficiency.