Our Most Special Special CounselThe author of a lusty love letter to Robert Mueller explains her obsession with the “sweet, square Swan” of the Russia investigation.
Britney Spears’ Weirdest Song Turns 20The songwriter of “E-Mail My Heart” on the goofy digital love ballad that even he can’t explain.
The Sleepover AuteurHow Penny Marshall taught a generation of girls about movies and about life.
The Birthright QuestionThe trips are down sharply this winter. It has me thinking about why I never went.
Violent Despot Turned Loveable Twitter RascalWhy do people love tweeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
Should an Amazon Boycott Include Its Original Series?The sinister truth about the company’s streaming service.
What to Do With Chrissy?NBC’s John Legend–hawking Christmas special can’t figure out how to use its real star: Chrissy Teigen.
RunWhy the public marriage proposal at the New York City Marathon is the absolute worst of the trend.
Fiji Water Girl on Whether Her Golden Globes Photos Were a Stunt“You have to serve good face no matter where you’re standing.”
Why Conservatives Are So Obsessed With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s High School Nickname “Sandy”
Inside Facebook’s One-Day “Privacy Shop”Come for the hot chocolate with F-shaped marshmallows. Stay for the tech support.
Ariana Grande’s New Video Says “Thank U, Next” to Making Any SenseThe earnest personal triumph of a song gets a video where Grande re-creates movies and pouts at the camera.
Why It’s So Hard to Watch People Your Age Do Better Than YouForbes’ 30 Under 30 is giving me an anxiety spike, so I asked an envy expert to explain.
(Very Short) Scenes From the World’s First GIF Film FestivalThe winner is a young star of “the growing micro-entertainment industry.”
Least This Song Is a SmashIn “Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande names names—and subtly rejects her reputation for tabloid drama.
Why Do People Keep Filming Their Children Terrorizing Halloween Stores, and Why Do I Keep Watching?