A quiet movement that began in the 1920s didn’t disappear—it just went underground.
For centuries, strict social norms dictated what people could politely talk about. Now we have to figure it out for ourselves.
A striking proportion of Americans doesn’t have one. Nontraditional families are left uniquely vulnerable.
Instagram and TikTok stars are helping transform simplistic “link-in-bio” pages into sprawling, interactive displays.
Straight, married couples in the U.S. still almost always give kids the father’s last name. Why?
Start-ups are going to ridiculous lengths to rebrand an industry in desperate need of some younger customers.
People tend to think of they, Mx., and hir as relatively recent inventions. But English speakers have been looking for better ways to talk about gender for a very long time.
There are few drugs proven to help people infected with the coronavirus, and it’s giving John James déjà vu.
Strapped for cash, state governments are plugging holes using unspent gift cards. Not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.
States are going to weird lengths to deal with overcrowded morgues.