On television shows like CSI and Numb3rs, scientists are still weird—but a geeky glamour has replaced the old stereotypes.
George Hurrell’s brilliantly orchestrated photographs helped define Hollywood glamour in the 1930s.
The color of a house is a sign of owner individuality—and a test of neighborhood tolerance.
Virginia Postrel tells the tale of how an enterprising first-time publisher gave the beloved children's book Mr. Pine a second life.
Why fashion deserves its place in art museums
Once upon a time, lofts were cheap spaces for struggling artists. Today they are phony and pricey, and that’s just fine.
It is the same in the eye of every beholder.
Today, air travel is just another form of mass transit. Is there any going back to the glamorous days of yore?
They aren’t destroying local flavor—they’re providing variety and comfort
In Julius Shulman’s photographs, modern architecture became seductive, comfortable, and immortal
Once the province of Garbo and Astaire, movie glamour now comes from Superman, Spider-Man, and Storm.
In under a century, neon signs—part sculpture, part lighting, part billboard—have gone from marketing tool to tacky trash to folk art
How massage went from the strip club to the strip mall