All the royals have released their annual Christmas cards. This isn’t really important, except for a) the window it offers into how each couple sees and frames themselves and also b) the fact that Prince George isn’t dressed like a wee Edwardian ghost.
Danish scientists are sounding the alarm about the dangers of hygge—specifically, the potentially negative health effects of burning candles all the damn time, for coziness.
Yesterday, we covered the most popular (and ridiculous) toys for children in 2018. But now let’s rewind to 1898, when they—or at least one five-year-old named Marjorie—wanted toy ducks and a ball for a cat named “KittyKins.”
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It’s time for America’s most sobering annual ritual: seeing what kind of ridiculous garbage children are clambering to acquire. And truly, the toy industry has topped themselves this year!
It’s common to evoke the notion of a simpler time, as evidenced by television programs like Leave It to Beaver and Father Knows Best, depicting white nuclear families cozy in freshly built suburbs. But really, those shows were an imaginary universe created by a very specific set of conditions—and not by widespread…
Hey, your husbands went to Iceland!
Time to set your affairs in order, now that you have laid eyes upon these truly chilling wax figures of Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Theresa May isn’t having a great week. For instance, it’s only Tuesday, and she’s already spent several interminable, highly public seconds locked in her car while Angela Merkel waited patiently to welcome her.
Many people who read Watership Down, a dark and weird book about a bunch of rabbits looking for a new home, became lightly obsessed with what it all “means.” Well, the author’s daughters want to assure that it’s really just a book about rabbits.
The BBC has announced “The Sixth In Line to be King and I,” a musical comedy about the life of Meghan Markle and whoever that guy is that she married. I’m sorry to report that it is a radio program, though, so we, unfortunately, will not be treated to a huge Busby Berkeley-style climax.
What’s a queen to do, when marriage means submitting to one’s husband—who inevitably thinks that he, in fact, should wear the crown—but failing to produce an heir renders your whole reign dynastically pointless?
Like me in an Anthropologie, not realizing the dimensions of my own posterior and therefore backing into a large display full of felt Christmas ornaments, a moose was recently caught on TV accidentally ringing a doorbell with his butt in Anchorage, Alaska.
No doubt you’ve heard the news: ROYAL FEUD! According to the notoriously bloodthirsty British tabloids, anyway.
If you are curious for more details on the crime story of the century—at least for Old Hollywood/museum enthusiasts, anyway—The Ruby Slippers of Oz: Thirty Years Later, a classic text about the shoes, will be rereleased with information about the FBI’s recovery of the stolen memorabilia. But when does the…
With the entire world looking on, willing four grown people they’ve never met to fully embody a made-for-TV holiday movie, Will and Kate and Harry and Meghan will be spending Christmas together, with the Queen, at Sandringham.
PBS and the BBC have released a trailer for the new, no-singing Les Misérables mini-series. Despite the lack of singing and adaptor Andrew Davies’ apparent determination to rescue the book from the phenomenally popular musical, it is clear they are attacking the source material with a similar level of dramatic fervor.
Amy Schumer and celebrity stylist/costume designer Leesa Evans are launching “Le Cloud,” a new line with Saks Off Fifth clearly being positioned as inclusive and accessible. Unfortunately, it stops at size XXL.
Howard Hughes was among the most famous men of his era—and he would have been the first person to tell you that, as Karina Longworth makes clear in her enthralling new book Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood.
At perhaps the height of her original work’s popularity and centrality to popular culture, Margaret Atwood is publishing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.