As detailed in essays by 16 different writers, both male and female: because they don't want to, and because not wanting to is perfectly reasonable
Highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment
The 16-year-old music festival in the California desert is being overshadowed by the parties, lounges, and extracurricular events organized by brands like H&M and Lacoste.
In True Story, Jonah Hill plays a disgraced reporter who gets entangled with James Franco's killer, but the premise is ultimately more intriguing than the movie.
Throughout pop-culture history, clones and robots have served similar purposes, exploring anxieties about class and labor.
The NFL has ended its suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who missed most of last season while facing child-abuse charges.
Analyzing the contenders for the worst story of all time
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.
If anyone should be ditching the format, it's young, Internet-native musicians like Tyler, the Creator and Kendrick Lamar. Why do so many artists stick by it in the streaming age?
A striking new photography book lifts the curtain on the people and places of Burma, from its time under a military dictatorship to the present day.
The emotional appeal of listening
Steak and pasta and salads aren't just sources of nutrition; they're also objects of wonderment, curiosity, and fantasy.
Traditionally, culture has interpreted AI as a threat to humanity, but Alex Garland's new movie wonders whether robots can be just like us.
Two Caltech brain researchers discuss why vintage T-shirts and Beats By Dre headphones make us feel so, well, cool.
15 years after 'The Swiss Army Romance,' the band is frequently derided as embarrassing or melodramatic. But its ability to connect with a generation who weren't yet over experiencing emotion should be cherished.
The late Percy Sledge's best-known hit portrays one-sided, obsessive infatuation, which is part of what makes it such a classic.
FX's neo-Western was never a big player among an abundance of prestige dramas, but it should be remembered for daring to do TV on its own terms.
The HBO comedy series is back with bigger stakes and more competent characters—and the show is better for it.
New albums from Cassandra Wilson and Jose James consider Billie Holiday's legacy on her hundredth birthday.
Gender-neutral clothing is back in vogue, but the craze in many ways has mirrored broader social changes throughout the 20th century.