How much thought have you, over the course of your entire life, given to the subject of baking powder? Personally I can say perhaps 30 minutes—that is, until I noticed the existence of food historian Linda Civitello’s Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking. Sorry; come again?
New York City has long loomed large in the libidinal imagination of America. And it goes back much further than the dirty days when Times Square was an open-air adult emporium, as a new display on the anti-obscenity and birth control movements at the Museum of the City of New York makes clear.
Kenneth Jay Lane, who designed costume jewelry for basically every stylish jet-set woman who ever lived, has died at 85.
Even if you don’t think he was planning to cooperate, it’s not a good look when the Nazis wanted to scoop up your discarded king and put him back on the throne—for you or the erstwhile monarch. Which is presumably why after World War II, Winston Churchill asked Dwight Eisenhower and the American government pretty…
Today was one of those sweltering summer mornings in New York City where you’re already melting by the time you get to the subway—and then you get the car without air conditioning. Which made it a really weird day to attend a holiday preview for the arts and crafts behemoth Michaels.
Today the wild schemes of even the most grandiose tech bros seem small-time, thanks to a remembrance of Frances Gabe, an unconventional inventor who loathed housework so damn much that she built herself a one-of-a-kind self-cleaning home and garnered national media attention for her achievement.
The trailer for the third season of Outlander has finally arrived. Everyone looks totally miserable! But then, can you blame them?
A heist mystery for your Tuesday morning: Who stole two big, beautiful, valuable blocks of cheddar from the the Yeovil agricultural show in Somerset, England?
Good afternoon. My eyebrows have crawled up my forehead and are rapidly ascending their way into my hairline and will shortly scale the dome of my head and start back down the back toward my neck because I am currently reading about male writers adopting gender neutral pen names in order to sell psychological…
Once immensely popular and still a staple of big brick-and-mortar bookstores, the name “Chicken Soup for the Soul” now inevitably conjures Y2K vibes. But the company is still at it, they’re backed by Ashton Kutcher, and their entertainment unit is holding an initial public offering. Well, they’re attempting to…
There have always been female fans of comics, even if the business hasn’t played to that audience very faithfully. But for a brief moment, teenage girls and young women were one of the biggest demos in the industry. Specifically, during the 1950s boom in passionate, dramatic, tear-stained romance comics.
Tough as it may be for the modern teen to believe, once upon a time—back in the technological dark ages—we did not have easy access to Google and anatomically detailed fan fiction and high-speed internet porn and slow-motion Tumblr GIFs to satisfy our consuming curiosity about the human body. Instead, we were forced…
A Girl Scout troop founded in a New York City homeless shelter will expand to reach hundreds more girls in more than a dozen additional shelters.
A question inspired by Teen Week 2017: Do teens still drive around with large binders full of CDs?
Ladies—meet your sharp and sleek style icon of the summer, Mary Lee the great white shark, who frequents both the Hamptons and the Jersey Shore.
Until now, the Spanish airline Iberia apparently required prospective female hires to take a pregnancy test. But don’t worry—they say the policy was in place to protect pregnant employees. Whew! What a relief!
A rediscovered Maurice Sendak manuscript—Presto and Zesto in Limboland—is now scheduled for publication in 2018.
Millennials continue on their mad killing spree. Just a month ago, it was “casual dining” establishments like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebees; now they are cleaning the avocado traces off their knives and looking menacingly at consumer packaged goods giants like Procter & Gamble.
A new report warns new moms that pills made out of their dehydrated placenta could harbor dangerous bacteria.
Welcome to the first installment of the Bonkbuster Summer Book Club, which is a couple of days late because we had to make a quick, dramatic trip to Gstaad for plot device reasons. Please pull out your tattered paperback copies of Shirley Conran’s Lace, a book that is not merely high camp, but rather stratospheric…