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A gymnast’s “Cats”-inspired makeup led to a ban on theatrical makeup for all gymnasts

A gymnast’s “Cats”-inspired makeup led to a ban on theatrical makeup for all gymnasts

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has declared that female athletes will no longer be allowed to wear “theatrical” makeup for their floor routines. The decision,…
Ten unbelievable stories from the wild life of James “Whitey” Bulger

Ten unbelievable stories from the wild life of James “Whitey” Bulger

James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead yesterday in a high-security West Virginia prison, where he was serving two life sentences for 11 murders, and had…
A leader in Italian menswear now looks to China for fashion’s vanguard, not the US

A leader in Italian menswear now looks to China for fashion’s vanguard, not the US

Along with cities such as Paris, Tokyo, and London, New York is recognized as one of the world’s great hubs of culture, fashion, and art.…
Disney’s grief-tinged “Nutcracker” is the latest film to explore the dark side of fairy tales

Disney’s grief-tinged “Nutcracker” is the latest film to explore the dark side of fairy tales

Disney’s latest offering, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms comes with a warning for anyone who might imagine lighthearted, singing, dancing holiday entertainment. “The legend…
New to video games? Come play with us

New to video games? Come play with us

Two people walk into a bar and start playing a video game. Both get sucked in, and they spend most of their free time over…
The body-positive skincare trend is driven by women’s fear of aging

The body-positive skincare trend is driven by women’s fear of aging

“Revlon Unveils New Age-Defying Monster Makeup.” The headline, in the Halloween edition of the satirical newspaper the Onion this week, was funny, but it tapped…
The best way to feel like a New Yorker is to run the New York City Marathon

The best way to feel like a New Yorker is to run the New York City Marathon

I genuinely hope that my daughters do not become marathon runners. It’s terrible on the knees, takes up a lot of time and can be…
These sex dolls in China are family companions more than toys

These sex dolls in China are family companions more than toys

Zhenguo Yu is a businessman from a small town in Southwest China. He is divorced and lives with his teenage son and their 11 sex…
Ted Cruz tried to insult an insult comic dog. It backfired spectacularly

Ted Cruz tried to insult an insult comic dog. It backfired spectacularly

On the eve of election day in the US, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog showed up on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to report on the…
The kitchen gadget that makes dining solo more fun

The kitchen gadget that makes dining solo more fun

Most of today’s buzzy kitchen gadgets are best for project cooking or feeding a crowd. Instant Pots turn out vats of butter chicken; stand mixers…
Is low-fat milk and cheese better than full-fat? Experts are divided

Is low-fat milk and cheese better than full-fat? Experts are divided

There are always two options on the shelf when we reach for the milk, cheese or yoghurt: normal or “lite.” Less fat is better, right?…
Victoria’s Secret’s porny fashion show won’t help the failing brand’s image

Victoria’s Secret’s porny fashion show won’t help the failing brand’s image

Victoria’s Secret’s annual televised runway extravaganza has been the company’s splashiest PR event since it began in 1995. Some watch it for the performance from…
Nick Cave illuminates love and loss in a letter to a fan

Nick Cave illuminates love and loss in a letter to a fan

Nick Cave is anything but a bad seed. The gloomy musician, artist, writer, and actor who looks a bit like a vampire is, in fact,…
Five simple ways to eat less meat without missing it at all

Five simple ways to eat less meat without missing it at all

Meat makes a meal, so goes the saying. But with more people than ever before ditching meat for plant-based alternatives, it seems meaty dishes are…
Satanists say Sabrina the Teenage Witch is “promoting asinine satanic panic”

Satanists say Sabrina the Teenage Witch is “promoting asinine satanic panic”

A satanic temple is raising hell over Netflix’s reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, relaunched in late October as The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. A…
Anthony Bourdain’s final episode of “Parts Unknown” is no-bullshit, just like him

Anthony Bourdain’s final episode of “Parts Unknown” is no-bullshit, just like him

Anthony Bourdain was the quintessential New Yorker, and has always been a little punk rock. So it’s fitting that the final episode of Parts Unknown,…
How to find the best version of any recipe? Let Kristen Miglore do it for you

How to find the best version of any recipe? Let Kristen Miglore do it for you

There’s a glorious optimism in the moment that one decides to bake. Maybe you’re craving cookies, have been assigned something sweet for a potluck, or…
For skincare brands, urban pollution is good for business

For skincare brands, urban pollution is good for business

Big Beauty has been all about skincare lately, and that part of the industry is thriving, thanks in large part to its ballooning anti-aging category.…
Three super simple soups that you can make in 20 minutes and eat all week

Three super simple soups that you can make in 20 minutes and eat all week

If you live in the northern hemisphere, you probably don’t need to be reminded: Winter is nigh. Along with winter comes many unpleasant things (shorter…
A pool painting by David Hockney is set to become the most expensive by a living artist

A pool painting by David Hockney is set to become the most expensive by a living artist

This week, a painting by the British artist David Hockney is set to displace Jeff Koons’s “Balloon Dog” as the most expensive work by a…