What the World’s Most Prolific Crime Writer Taught Me About John Lennon

Fiction or nonfiction, James Patterson’s loom always spins gold


How the Raunch-Com Shaped Millennial Masculinity, For Better and Worse

On the complicated legacy of American Pie and other late-‘90s and early-aughts teen comedies


In the Catskills, A Tiny House Resort Looms Large

Two hours north of NYC is an oasis at the forefront of a new hospitality trend


The Outlaw Logic and Wet Dream Mysticism of Matthew McConaughey

The latter-day renaissance man gets personal in new memoir "Greenlights," a love letter to living optimistically


Reality TV Is Inching Closer to “The Running Man,” And No One Seems to Care

Humanity is no stranger to cheering for death. Is history bound to repeat itself?


The Long, Violent History of Calling Someone a "Cuck"

From the Trojan War to Shakespeare, the oft-ridiculed archetype has always had much darker implications


South Park’s Triumphant Pandemic Special Is … Kinda Hopeful?

Trey Parker and Matt Stone once again prove that laughter is the best medicine


Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Save Democracy, But His Company Is Subsuming It

Facebook’s CEO has never sounded so patriotic. He’s also never had more wealth or power.

News & Opinion

Multi-Level Marketing Companies Are Coming for Your College Students

Facing an uncertain school year and a depressed job market, students make for an easy — and willing — target

News & Opinion

Can Boarding Schools Survive Coronavirus?

The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities for all institutions, even bastions of wealth and privilege

Arts & Entertainment

The Long and Decorated Literary History of the MILF

From Chaucer to Mrs. Robinson, one of literature’s most subversive archetypes is also a surprisingly old one

Sex & Dating

A Post-Quarantine Divorce Boom Is Looming

Rates are already spiking in China. It’s only a matter of time before the U.S. follows suit.