After years of international attention, Saudi Arabia has reversed its longstanding prohibition on women driving.
Fixer Upper is enormously popular, driving home decorating trends across America and reaching the point where its hosts can spin off into any number of other ventures—books, magazines, branded furniture, whatever they want. And the Gaines have just announced that they are done after Season 5. Say what?
A long-lost Peter Paul Rubens painting has surfaced in Scotland. It’s a portrait of George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham—and often thought to have been in romantic relationship with King James I, who referred to Villiers as “husband.”
A fascinating fact about from the history of mass media: It was soldiers looking for something to do on their downtime during the Second World War who helped popularize the paperback book, which would become a defining element of American popular culture in the twentieth century.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have just made their first official appearance together, at the Invictus Games in Toronto, in the stands at a wheelchair tennis match. Love is real, specifically my love of this story.
There’s a new exhibit dedicated to the ancient site of Teotihuacan, outside Mexico City, that synthesizes a number of discoveries and recently uncovered artifacts. And it sounds like a fascinating peek into an incredible place.
Amazon and its internet brethren continue to gobble up great swaths of popular culture: Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino are making themselves at home at the former, signing a deal to make new shows there for the next few years.
In previous years, I have been the first person to loudly denounce the retailer-driven tradition of starting Christmas ever earlier, to the point it’s crowding into the summer. I have even gone so far, at one time, to declare war upon Christmas. This year? Fuck it. Go hog wild.
Working at a job that requires near-constant attention to the news in 2017, pretty much all that’s keeping my head screwed on straight is routinely sitting down and racing through a romance novel or two. Or five.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are suspected to be making their first official joint appearance sometime this coming week, as part of the Invictus Games in Toronto. Meanwhile, in Hollywood, Markle’s ex-husband Trevor Engelson is making a TV show about a guy whose ex-wife marries a royal, requiring them to share…
A year after opening, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is officially a huge success—to the surprise of nobody who’s tried to snag one of those precious free tickets over the last year.
A rare collection of Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood effects—baby clothes and dolls—have made their way into an auction. The dolls in particular will haunt your nightmares for weeks to come.
Hurricane season has turned into a blur of destruction, as one storm fades only to be replaced by another. In the latest round, Maria just walloped Puerto Rico, the entirety of which is now without electricity.
Millicent Fawcett, an important figure in the UK fight for women’s suffrage, will be honored with a statue in London’s Parliament Square, which is one of those public spaces chock full of statues honoring important leaders—Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela—every one of whom, until now, has been a man.
One especially cruel twist of the 1950s was that many women were allowed just enough latitude to get their hopes up, before ramming into the social constraints of the era. Go to college, but for the Mrs. Get a job, but you can’t be a staff writer, only a researcher. Pass the same tests as the Mercury 7 astronauts, but…
For all the time the fashion business spends chasing the next big thing, for the towering names of the industry, the past is tremendously valuable. It’s also an incredible amount of work to maintain and very expensive.
Sad news, friends and fellow media rubberneckers: Bravo has canned All That Glitters, their drama about the ’80s-era rise to prominence of Tina Brown and Anna Wintour in the most glorious of Condé Nast glory days.
Another year, another Emmy Awards ceremony in the books—and what a mixed bag it was, veering from Sean Spicer to a 9 to 5 reunion. There were some very good victories, for instance Lena Waithe making history as the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing and Ann Dowd finally picking up one of the…
Everybody knows that William Howard Taft, super-sized president of the United States, once got stuck in a bathtub and it required the assistance of several people to remove him. But everybody is wrong!