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 character, created by a man who helped to invent the lie detector, is perfectly at home in a culture contending with weaponized lies.
How the White House press secretary turned “covfefe” into a covfspiracy
Life's a beach and then you dive.
The story was notably loud. Its retraction is notably quiet.
The premiere of the show’s 13th season featured one woman, 31 men, and … a stuffed dummy.
Is something in the news abnormal? Unprecedented? Totally wacky? Thanks to British English, there’s a perfect word for that.
Remembering the founder of Fox News also demands remembering the many women in his orbit—women who refused to be silent.
From Ben Franklin to Uncle Tom’s Cabin to H.R. McMaster, a brief history of a weaponized word
The show’s latest episode featured a lot of little jokes—but very few big ones.
The century-old holiday is the latest thing to take on the rhetoric of commercialized feminism.
The new film, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, is a kidnapping comedy with very little payoff.
Deborah Tannen’s new book explores the idea that platonic relationships can be as fulfilling—and as fraught—as their romantic counterparts.
The “inspirational quotes” of her new book, Women Who Work, function as their own, tidy versions of the alternative fact.
The Hulu show, like the book before it, is deeply concerned with matters of complicity—and it arrives in a culture that is deeply anxious about them, as well.
Jill Filipovic’s new book, The H-Spot, argues for a movement that de-emphasizes women’s equality—and focuses instead on their fulfillment.
Samantha Bee’s shadow version of Washington’s gala event was a perfect alternative fact of the real thing.
In 1985, Neil Postman observed an America imprisoned by its own need for amusement. He was, it turns out, extremely prescient.
The host’s ouster serves as an object lesson about what happens when morality and money come to a head.
“The Committee on Human Rights” explores what happens when even professional manipulators find themselves unlucky in love.
Season 6 of the HBO show indulges in a very 2017 kind of fantasy: that actions can have meaningful consequences.