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?
A new essay collection explores the ways American women are taught to dream very big, and expect very little.
The President Show will star the impersonator Anthony Atamanuik, and will allow you to chuckle as you question the nature of reality.
HBO’s latest limited series is a masterwork of horror—and its looming monster is wealth.
A baby … who’s a boss! It’s a great premise for a movie, but it could have been so much more.
A collection of new shows are setting up mysteries that remain unsolved ... and unsolved ... and unsolved.
From Amazon to Apple, from Starbucks to upscale hotel chains, brands are making claims not just about what people should buy, but about what people should be.
(The one set in New York City, and starring Linda Hamilton, and co-written by George R.R. Martin)
The lexicographer Kory Stamper’s new book, Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, is an eloquent defense of a “live and let live” approach to English.
The show’s Season 21 finale was ambivalent about love, but extremely excited about the promises of celebrity.
The show is finally acknowledging that the president’s daughter makes her own decisions … via an ad for her new “fragrance.”
A Time story got pilloried for focusing not on the speech the human rights lawyer delivered to the U.N., but on her “baby bump.” It deserved the mockery … and, in another way, it didn’t.
Joan Didion’s South and West: From a Notebook is a 1970s-era artifact that has found its proper home in the anxious world of 2017.
The show’s seasonal The Women Tell All special could be read as a cocktail-dress-clad invocation of current events.
On Tuesday evening, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel offered telling case studies in covering the president.
The former Daily Show host joined his old colleague, Stephen Colbert, on The Late Show to give an indignant rebuke to the American press.
Over the course of the season, the show’s latest villain just might have … grown as a person.
In an era when audiences are so sure about so much, the mistake—simple, dramatic, human—can be a wonderful thing.
Celebrities are celestial because of Shakespeare. And because of Chaucer. And because of the weird workings of the movie camera.
The massive shopping center, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, wants to bring on a writer-in-residence—to write in the mall, about the mall, and for the mall.
Joe Moran’s book Shrinking Violets is a sweeping history that doubles as a (quiet) defense of timidity.