Elif Batuman's 'Either/Or' Works Best When Nothing Happens

The sequel to 'The Idiot' loses steam when its narrator starts doing things

Bradley Babendir

TikTok Lady Rips Ocean Vuong's Precious Prose

"What?" she says

Leah Finnegan

Depp-Heard Trial: The Most Depressing Spectacle of Our Time Chugs On

Kate Moss says Johnny did not kick her down the stairs, so there's that

Allie Jones

Josh Duggar Gets 12.5 Years (and Counting)

The TLC scion has been sentenced for receiving child pornography

Claire Carusillo

The Last Days of 'Ellen': Ellen Speaks

She says 'unfortunate times' at the show made her learn and grow

Olivia Craighead

BuzzFeed Wants To Rebrand As “News For Gen Z”

After announcing staff cuts targeted at their investigations, politics, science, and inequality teams

Tarpley Hitt

Kyrsten Sinema Outfit Review: Hand Embroidery Edition

Is this some kind of coded message?

Claire Carusillo

Teigen Tales: Chrissy Donated More Money After School Shooting Than This Random Woman

Why is she like this

Allie Jones

'Top Gun: Maverick' Is All About Tom Cruise

'Maverick' is less a sequel to its predecessor than a tribute to its star

Olivia Craighead

The Brooch Is Back

The Queen got the floral pin for her 19th birthday

Claire Carusillo

Let’s Discuss ‘This Is Us’: Well, It’s Over

Now we can rest

Kelly Conaboy

Ellen's Worst Moments

The lowest lows of the daytime show's 19 seasons

Olivia Craighead

The Tragedy of Thomas Markle

Meghan's father has been hung out to dry

Leah Finnegan

Regular Food Review: Pizza by the Sea

One for the memory bank

Jenny G. Zhang

Cooking With the Gilmore Girls, Allegedly

What you eat, I will swallow

Kelly Conaboy

Rita Morena's Casting in ‘Fast X’ Offers New Clue About Dom Toretto's Race

We need answers

Sarah Hagi

Kaley Cuoco Brings Random New Boyfriend to Public Event

What's his name again?

Allie Jones

Famous People Shouldn’t Jump Off Boats

They're just asking to look stupid

Olivia Craighead

Ricky Gervais Continues Brave Fight Against Trans Community

His new Netflix special opens with a transphobic rant

Kelly Conaboy

Genuine Risk, Winning Colors, and Regret at the Kentucky Derby

A horse race is never going to be a place for healing

Jamie Loftus

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Do Catholic Cosplay for Third Wedding

God loves all his children but maybe not the Kardashians that much

Fran Hoepfner

The Queen Has a New Set of Wheels

And she’s smiling like crazy

Olivia Craighead

Gwyneth Paltrow: Forget the Patriarchy, There's Room for Every Woman to Have a Lifestyle Brand

I'm Poosh, you're Poosh

Kelly Conaboy

French Presses Make Terrible Coffee

Even a cheap electric coffee maker can do a better job

Tammie Teclemariam

Prince Harry Blows Book Deadline, Needs Just a Few More Months

This way the Jubbly can be included, so it’s sort of a win-win?

Kelly Conaboy

Olivia Wilde Upstages Harry Styles by Wearing Loose Clothes

The sanity of his fandom hangs by a thread as pregnancy rumors fly

Fran Hoepfner

Last Days of 'Ellen': Jennifer Lawrence Is on the Toilet

Ew!

Olivia Craighead

Pamela Paul Is the New Worst Columnist at the New York Times

The former Times Book Review editor is a dull culture warrior

Leah Finnegan

The Five-Minute Nostalgia Cycle

Recent childhood fascinations become fodder for clout and, eventually, corporate reboots

Guy Dolbey

Enjoy BeReal While It Lasts

The photos are not great, but at least they're not ads.

Nicholas Russell