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A short list of the TV and movie characters we wouldn’t have without Stan Lee

A short list of the TV and movie characters we wouldn’t have without Stan Lee

Stan Lee, the visionary Marvel comic writer, died today at 95. He, along with longtime co-creators like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (who also died…
Alex Trebek says Justin Trudeau wears a hidden buzzer to escape meetings and now we all want one

Alex Trebek says Justin Trudeau wears a hidden buzzer to escape meetings and now we all want one

I’ll take “Things we desperately hope are true” for $1,200, Alex. In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture that touched on everything from politics to the…
Victoria’s Secret’s CEO exits in the latest blow to the once-dominant lingerie brand

Victoria’s Secret’s CEO exits in the latest blow to the once-dominant lingerie brand

The CEO of the lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret, Jan Singer, will leave her role at the company, owned by L Brands, after only two years,…
Today’s body-positive bra companies were inspired by Victoria’s Secret’s flaws

Today’s body-positive bra companies were inspired by Victoria’s Secret’s flaws

The fitting room of a Victoria’s Secret store holds a special place in the mental landscape of the American teenage girl. There’s the mall-boudoir aesthetic…
If the girl nerds had taken over the world

If the girl nerds had taken over the world

The comic writer Stan Lee’s fans are mourning, and with good reason. The co-creator of many of Marvel’s iconic superheroes was a master at crafting…
American winemakers are getting in on the fun of Beaujolais Nouveau

American winemakers are getting in on the fun of Beaujolais Nouveau

Among Serious Wine Drinkers in the US, Beaujolais Nouveau gets a bad rap. Yes, it’s young and fruity. No, it’s not a wine to sip…
To live your best Thanksgiving leftovers life, plan ahead

To live your best Thanksgiving leftovers life, plan ahead

Opening your refrigerator the day after Thanksgiving can be an utter joy or an abject misery. There’s nothing worse than finding yourself confronted with a…
Two cats have spent two years trying to get into a Japanese art museum

Two cats have spent two years trying to get into a Japanese art museum

It may have been the seductive call of museum-grade air conditioning. It may, as the museum’s curator suggests, have been a glimpse through the windows…
Iconic movie lines we have William Goldman to thank for

Iconic movie lines we have William Goldman to thank for

The legendary author and screenwriter William Goldman has died at the age of 87. He won two Oscars for screenwriting, one for All the President’s…
Avoid last-minute gravy panic by making it ahead of time

Avoid last-minute gravy panic by making it ahead of time

Gravy is magic. It’s an alchemy created by combining three great things: the deep flavors produced by the Maillard reaction, the richness of animal fat,…
The revolutionary power of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”

The revolutionary power of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”

Over the past six months, Ariana Grande fans have obsessively followed the pop star’s whirlwind romance with the comedian Pete Davidson. In May 2018, it…
The world is in chaos. The least you can do is learn how to set a dang table

The world is in chaos. The least you can do is learn how to set a dang table

A properly set table is something many of us have forgotten how to do, if Instagram is to be believed. I’m not talking four forks…
Three ways to feast without a turkey in sight

Three ways to feast without a turkey in sight

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because it’s an invitation to spend a couple of days cooking, eating, and relaxing with my favorite people. To be…
Three super simple winter cocktails to bring to a party or pour for yourself

Three super simple winter cocktails to bring to a party or pour for yourself

There’s something that feels so civilized about making yourself a cocktail to enjoy at home. Whether you’re sipping a warming amber drink while making dinner,…
Samin Nosrat explains why Thanksgiving dinner is so heavy, and how to fix it

Samin Nosrat explains why Thanksgiving dinner is so heavy, and how to fix it

“Not all cuisines share the same affinity for acid,” says Samin Nosrat on her show Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. “I realized this in college when…
In the era of online shopping, the retail store is immersive theater

In the era of online shopping, the retail store is immersive theater

Less than a mile apart, two extravagant new shopping destinations have opened in New York City. One, by Levi’s, sits right in Times Square, surrounded…
China’s Xi Jinping wants to “add fuel” to Philippine friendship on first state visit

China’s Xi Jinping wants to “add fuel” to Philippine friendship on first state visit

Since Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte came to power in 2016, he’s been noticeably warm to China, and cold to the country’s traditional ally the United…
Hasan Minhaj explains why buying Supreme is immoral—and also lame

Hasan Minhaj explains why buying Supreme is immoral—and also lame

On yesterday’s episode of The Patriot Act, comedian Hasan Minhaj’s 20-minute takedown of the streetwear giant Supreme starts out easy enough: A critique of the…
The vast majority of Americans still do their holiday shopping IRL

The vast majority of Americans still do their holiday shopping IRL

Only one in eight Americans will do their holiday shopping online this year, according to an estimate by the research firm eMarketer. Most still prefer…
Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council objects to Elon Musk’s proposed Teslaquila

Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council objects to Elon Musk’s proposed Teslaquila

Elon Musk is famously ambitious and his projects often sound like science fiction, or at least somewhat futuristic. He wants to connect our brains to…