The company that makes those fancy slipper-style flats beloved by Meghan Markle that you keep seeing on your Instagram feed—Birdies—just raised $8 million in venture funding. This is a perfect encapsulation of how marketing works now.
Both the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex left the house today. Kate visited the costume department of the Royal Opera House; Meghan went to the Mayhew, an animal rescue organization. Do with this information what you will.
HGTV has snapped up the rights to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which ran on ABC from 2003 to 2012. It’s too soon to tell if host Ty Pennington and his distinct, very mid 2000s personal style will be returning.
Tidying Up With Marie Kondo is inspiring Americans to clean out their closets and spare bedrooms and garages, sending their clutter to thrift stores. I applaud this, because I can’t wait to dig through everyone’s castoffs for treasure.
Having voted to overturn its abortion ban with a national referendum, Ireland is beginning to implement access to the procedure. It’s now available in 22 out of 26 counties—and, despite concerns, there’s been hearteningly little backlash.
In true Jon-Snow-pouting-mournfully-out-over-the-wall fashion, Kit Harington says the last season of Game of Thrones was grueling and he is done, done, DONE!
Bernice Sandler, who laid the groundwork for Title IX after she was repeatedly turned down for academic jobs because she was a woman, has died at 90.
I have a cat. Perhaps you have a cat. Dr. Bendor Grosvenor has a cat, who wrecked a painting he’d spent £5,000 to purchase and more besides restoring. Why do we have cats, again?
Last night Glenn Close took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in The Wife, a movie that took 14 years to get made—probably because it was called The Wife, Close said. Probably!
Midtown Manhattan is facing a crisis. It’s not the advent of Amazon just across the river, in Queens, nor is it the state of the subways. No—it’s that the salad places are dangerously overcrowded with New Year’s resolvers.
Beyoncé has graciously agreed to share some of her shine with a little French institution known as the Louvre. Maybe you’ve heard of it?
It’s January, the worst month of the year. But at least you can begin ordering Girl Scout cookies!
American Girl has announced their 2019 “Girl of the Year” doll; previous characters include an aspiring dancer, and aspiring poet, and an aspiring astronaut. This year it’s Blaire, an aspiring chef who is learning to navigate when it’s time to log off and connect with your family.
According to a new report, Samantha Markle is on a police watchlist for those “fixated” on the royal family. I mean... if the shoe fits....
Every year, shortly before midnight, confetti begins raining down upon the partiers brave (or foolish) enough to converge upon Times Square for New Year’s Eve. That simple, striking visual requires an entire year of preparation.
Emma Stone was apparently nervous about doing a fingering scene with Olivia Colman on the set of The Favourite. So what did Colman do? Well, she went and got a “big, wet sponge” from the makeup department and nestled it right up against her crotch. Problem solved!
The most dramatic face of climate change will be the catastrophes—the fires and floods. But there will also be the smaller, quieter moments of sadness. For instance, the fact that maybe you’ll have trouble getting your traditional New Year’s collard greens.
Here’s a nice little update: the botched “Ecce Homo” restoration, which quickly earned the new name “Monkey Christ” after going wildly viral worldwide, has actually brought new tourists and money into its small Spanish town.
I’m very sorry to report that, while he has removed all the singing, the man adapting Les Misérables as a new BBC miniseries will not be adding back a bunch of carefree sex appeal. Fitting, probably, but still disappointing.
It’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s and there is not one goddamn thing happening in your office. Why not take a few minutes to watch Kelly Clarkson cover “Fancy” to celebrate Reba McEntire being honored by the Kennedy Center?