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?
From drama to comedy, current works of television and cinema are putting a new spin on a very old trope.
The queer-rights movement, Dan Savage argues, helped American culture do something it has traditionally been reluctant to do: talk honestly and openly about sex.
There needs to be more nuanced language to describe the expanding demographic of unmarried Americans.
The relationship therapist Esther Perel thinks so—and argues that it’s time to rethink matrimony and, with it, infidelity.
A case soon to be decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court considers the proper role of mathematical prediction in the courtroom—and beyond.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a new short story: a Virginia Woolf-inflected ode to Melania Trump.
The show that has so steadfastly refused accountability for its cast of bumbling characters experiments with comeuppance.
“Don’t forget,” Llywelyn Jones, a reader of my story on the original Independence Day, writes, “that President…
The Blake Lively vehicle, the harrowing tale of a surfer stalked by an angry cartilaginous fish, jumps the … yeah.
Independence Day, Roland Emmerich’s 1996 alien invasion fantasy, was supremely silly, which is precisely what made it awesome.
Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women’s Lives takes aim at a culture that tells women they should be beautiful, and that they should never feel beautiful enough.
The death that offers both justice and catharsis has been, for one character in particular, an elusive thing. But Game of Thrones found a way to achieve both.
The current debates about breakfast are nothing new; the morning meal has long been a source of medical confusion, moral frustration, and political anxiety.
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston were photographed frolicking on a beach. That’s all. But the frenzy that followed speaks to culture’s ongoing desire to fill in the gaps.
The creators of the much-loved The Good Wife have created a sci-fi-laced political satire that involves exploding brains, space ants, and a hefty dose of pessimism.
Today is Judy Garland’s birthday. She would have been 94; instead, she died at 47, in 1969, of a barbiturate…
A new study finds that documenting experiences, far from detracting from them, makes them even more enjoyable.
The woman president has long been a feature of American pop culture. The woman candidate, though, is rarer—and even more fraught.
Lifetime’s sleeper hit, in its new episodes, shifts its acerbic focus from feminism to race.
Thirty years ago, the magazine declared that single women over 40 are more likely to be killed by terrorism than to get married—prompting a nationwide crisis whose anxiety still lingers.