What have other people’s tales of love, heartache, lust, fetish, divorce, longing, polyamory, spanking, marriage and loss taught New York Times editor Daniel Jones? Simple. When it comes to the heart, none of us have a clue.
Arts & Entertainment
Jimmy Fallon Is Now an Enemy of the State (of California)
The move to New York makes sense for him — but what about those of us left behind?
The Beatles Changed Rock ‘n’ Roll—But Not In the Way You Think
Until John, Paul, George, and Ringo came around, popular rock artists made for really dull interviews
Why the Tiger Mom’s New Book Makes You Nervous
When it comes to discussing success in America, we’re still afraid to talk about race
An Army Wife Mourns the Day Her Husband Dreamed His Death
Free spirit Artis Henderson married a conservative Texas soldier, adjusted to life as a military wife and then became a widow a few months later
Stop Trying to Make Your Kid Happy (and Other Radical Insights)
Finally, a parenting book that’s not all about kids: Jennifer Senior discusses ‘All Joy and No Fun’
The Art of Hailing a Cab
The author of “Confessions of a New York Taxi Driver” reveals his secrets on how to master a Manhattanite’s most coveted skill
Sasheer Zamata’s Unreasonable Burden on SNL
I held my breath and hoped she was good enough while knowing, deep down, that for a woman in her position, there is no such thing as good enough
Duck! It’s Open Season on Celebrities
Regular fans—and citizens—have always had their own opinions. Now they’ve got the platforms to speak their minds.
The Duck Dynasty Fiasco Says More About Our Bigotry Than Phil’s
Why is our go-to political strategy for beating our opponents to silence them? Why do we dismiss, rather than engage them?
The Nazi Art Theft Crisis in Europe
Archaic laws complicate the return of looted works of art to their rightful owners.
Flawless: 5 Lessons in Modern Feminism From Beyoncé
The pop icon’s surprise album has already become a powerful anthem for young women. Here’s why.
A Parental Plea: Don’t Make Me See “Smaug”!
Is Peter Jackson trying to ruin Christmas for the rest of our lives?