The Saturday Night Live player has snuck a lesbian tradition onto network television in her brilliant impersonation of the tween idol.
The "Style" video is her latest attempt to set herself apart from the pop mainstream with a classic, and fraught, fashion choice.
A new study lends support to the idea that bullying and depression decrease over time.
A century after being ridiculed in a 1911 Atlantic article, haute couture has evolved from pretty clothes into a powerful voice of our times.
The idea that tough men can't wear skirts is an oppression that goes back beyond recorded history to the animal kingdom itself.
In her 1932 Atlantic article, "Put Your Husband in the Kitchen," the writer mocks people who have lost sight of the purpose of work—men, mostly.
The blockbuster fantasy has become a big movie—and a bigger problem.
“I’m just not very good at bullshitting,” the then-presidential candidate said in 2008.
In 1859, The Atlantic published an essay asking a simple—and very, very complicated—question.
A state judge is defying a federal court order allowing same-sex unions. But clearly, he's the exception.
A tone-deaf Atlantic article from 1939 serves as a cautionary tale today.
High school educators often get in trouble for teaching "promiscuous" literature, but conversations about these texts come with lifelong lessons about relationships and attraction.
The Federal Trade Commission says people cannot exploit personal information shared in confidence for commercial gain.
Hollywood adaptations don't come close to the transgressive diversity of the genre.
The charm of Gordon Ramsay's cooking contest masks the way it perpetuates certain race and gender norms among its young competitors.
Before The Bell Jar and The Feminine Mystique, another young Smith College grad had some sharp words for the cookie-cutter lives American women were expected to lead.
A growing number of young patients are opting for the procedure—but their age comes with its own set of medical and insurance challenges.
The character, played by Emmy Rossum, is a rare example of a compelling female antihero.
With marriage equality imminent, few social issues affect the entire group equally.
It's hard to put much faith in Dartmouth's ban on hard liquor.