You’re in a Facebook Group for Your Dorm. Your Mom Has One, Too.

Jenny Tananbaum was at home in New Jersey one Saturday morning last September when she noticed a flurry of activity in the Facebook group she had joined for parents of students at American University in Washington, D.C., where her son was a freshman. Fire alarms were sounding in the dorms, according to posts from anxious…


What Painting With Your Feet Does to Your Brain

Ask Tom Yendell how he learned to eat, use a computer, place phone calls or do anything else with his feet, and he’ll turn the question around. “How did you figure out how to do things with your hands?” he said recently. “You don’t need to be shown how to do it. You just do…


Scientists Find the Skull of Humanity’s Ancestor — on a Computer

A single new fossil can change the way we think about human origins, but discovering it — deep in a cave or buried in rock — remains a daunting struggle for hammer-wielding paleoanthropologists. “It can take years and luck to find the right one,” said Aurélien Mounier, a paleoanthropologist at the French National Museum of…


Emilia Clarke’s Best Red Carpet Looks

Emilia Clarke may be finishing her final press run for Game of Thrones, but the actress’s red carpet style has been on point for years. Here, ahead of the 2019 Emmy Awards where Game of Thrones is nominated, we bring you our favorite red carpet looks from Daenerys Targaryen.

‘Psychic’ Who Promised to Lift Curse Gets Prison Time

She was a 27-year-old medical student in 2007, suffering from depression and going through hard times, when a self-proclaimed spiritual counselor approached her at a mall in Houston with the promise of supernatural help. The student, looking for an answer, agreed to a psychic reading. The purported psychic said her name was Jacklyn Miller and…


Designing a Home and a Marriage

For Edward and Sally Yedid, designing a home was an essential part of building their relationship. ​In May 2015, when they happened to meet at a friend’s dinner party in Paris, he was a partner at the architecture and design firm Grade and was living in New York, and she was working as a product…


Texas Monthly Creates a Tempting Job: Taco Editor

Texas Monthly, which bills itself as “the national magazine of Texas,” is so focused on covering all things Lone Star that its masthead lists a barbecue editor. It also has correspondents who cover the rural-life blues, and a columnist who explains “western chic” and the dos and don’ts of boots. Now, the publication is dipping…


Elizabeth Warren, Fashion Muse?

Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders the muses of the moment? This I was wondering while sitting deep in the bowels of New York on an unused J/Z station on Kenmare Street, watching Tom Ford’s version of simplicity go by. Industry-watchers spent a lot of time speculating in the run-up to this fashion week about…


29 Future It-Bags Debuting at New York Fashion Week

Next year’s it-bags are finally starting to crop up at NYFW, and we’re taking notes. Think leather shoulder bags trimmed in ostrich feather, bedazzled evening bags you’ll re-style with denim, and, of course, the itty-bitty bag (because sometimes you choose style over practicality.) Click through to see what your favorite brands—including Brandon Maxwell, Staud, and…


27 of the Best Boots, Sneakers, and Heels Walking New York Fashion Week

We’re never not shopping for new shoes, and the Spring/Summer runways at New York Fashion Week are offering up the latest goods we’re adding to our wish list. From Tory Burch’s preppy luxe loafers to the definition of a minimalist heel at Helmut Lang, click through for the best shoes from NYFW.