“I’m angry, not just at him and the conspiracy of silence around his actions, but also that the ‘casting couch’ phenomenon, so to speak, is still a reality in our business and in the world,” said Glenn Close in response to the flood of accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Lego has blessed your quest for a birthday gift for your favorite young (or, for that matter, full grown) female STEM enthusiast, rolling out a 231-piece “Women of NASA” set.
This small purse, covered in more diamonds than a really nasty pier has barnacles and currently the Guinness World Record holder for most valuable handbag, is up for sale. To whom should I provide my mailing address?
New stats on diversity in romance publishing make it clear that, while there are many voices working to make the genre a more inclusive place, there’s still a ways to go.
Just in time for Christmas, E.L. James has announced the second book in her revisiting of the Fifty Shades trilogy through the eyes of Christian Grey. It’s called DARKER: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian, if you can even believe it.
Thrilled to be able to report some actual good news for once, which is that Claire Randall Fraser and James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser will be reuniting on Starz on October 22 in an episode that will last a precious 74 minutes. Finally!!!!
The first thing you need to understand about critiquing the romance genre is that its writers and readers don’t need you, have no reason to trust you, and aren’t shy about calling out people they think have gotten it wrong. This is something The New York Times—as well as other outlets considering coverage—should…
I cannot believe how soothing I’m finding this video of a German man in full Medieval costume explaining how people used to walk in the Middle Ages, before the advent of fixed-sole shoes.
There’s a new advocate for road safety. Her name is “Betty Go-slow” and she’s a mannequin.
In case you weren’t aware, the British Library has a fantastic Flickr account. Weirdly, though, all the images are of me.
Archeologists say they may have discovered the tomb of Saint Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus, a.k.a. Father Christmas, a.k.a. Kris Kringle, underneath a church in Antalya, Turkey. So—a real good news, bad news situation. Ho ho ho!
Pigeons are a statue-shitting urban nuisance with the brash confidence of a local and the sidewalk-clogging unhurried stroll of a tourist, and a Parisian politician has an unlikely scheme to run them off: bring in some birds of prey and let them pick the pigeons off like a pigeon would peck bits of baguette off the…
Given that Meghan Markle is being rolled out like a major album release, it’s pretty obvious that she and Prince Harry are serious. Could they in fact already be engaged? “Friends close to the couple suspect that the two, dating for about a year and a half, are engaged,” Us Weekly reports with a big EXCLUSIVE tag on…
S.I. Newhouse, head of Condé Nast, died over the weekend. While not a household celebrity name outside of the media business, he was the money man who empowered some of the most famous and influential magazine editors in the business, hiring Tina Brown at Vanity Fair and both Diana Vreeland and Anna Wintour at Vogue—…
Not so long ago, vibrators—when they were sold at all—were generally available in seedy surroundings or marketed in a thick protective layer of double entendre. (Promising to massage you, for instance, “delightfully all over.”) In 2017, however, Dolly Parton can stand onstage at the Emmys and joke about wanting one in…
Volunteers for the City of Boston Archaeological Program are currently rooting around in what they think was Paul Revere’s neighbor’s outhouse. This has afforded the presumably delighted staff of the Associated Press the opportunity to make some incredible puns, such as “Flush with artifacts?” and “No. 1 if by land,…
A special treat for you, the sophisticated, minimalist yet somehow also quirky and eclectic subscriber to this, the “Archeologie” catalog: you can now decorate your airy loft or adorable, plant-bedecked bungalow with a very special Bronze Age accessory—a jar of headless toads.
Flu season is approaching, and once again, drug stores across America will begin putting up signs advertising flu shots. Should you bother? Read Laura Spinney’s Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World, then get back to me.
Ireland is scheduling a referendum on its draconian abortion laws, which prohibit terminating a pregnancy even in the cases of rape, incest, or severe fetal abnormalities. It is likely to be a very, very contentious campaign.