NYT Films Great Actors Kissing For Some Reason (We're Not Complaining)

The New York Times Magazine knows how much the Internet is into random strangers kissing, so the publication recruited 18 actors, most of whom didn't know each other, to kiss each other in dramatic, slow motion fashion. The results are silly, stunning and sometimes sexy. » 12/11/14 5:50pm 12/11/14 5:50pm

This New York Times Magazine Cover of Hillary Clinton Is...Interesting

On Thursday, New York Times Washington editor David Joachim posted the first photo of the cover of this Sunday's Times Magazine. The story, which hasn't gone live yet online, is entitled "Planet Hillary" and the cover art for it depicts Hillary Clinton as if she was a literal planet. » 1/23/14 1:00pm 1/23/14 1:00pm

Cate Blanchett Is Terrifying In Her New York Times Magazine Short Film

The New York Times Magazine released 11 artsy micro-short films today, each featuring a famous celebrity being beautiful. Absurdist but artful, the shorts are so nonsensical that film buffs are likely to flock to them and immediately declare them "avant-garde" and "brilliant," rather than admit they make no fucking… » 11/25/13 10:00pm 11/25/13 10:00pm

Hey Girl, Your Boyfriend Ryan Gosling Is An Artsy Old-School Villain

Well now! This month's edition of the New York Times Magazine features an online gallery called "Touch of Evil," a series of shorts that depict some of Hollywood's finest in villainous roles. The gallery includes videos with Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney as a spastic Napoleon type, and… » 12/07/11 2:40pm 12/07/11 2:40pm

Is There Anything Left To Say About Tina Brown?

Try as we might, we cannot figure out the point of this profile of Newsweek and Daily Beast editor in chief Tina Brown in The New York Times magazine. » 5/06/11 5:14pm 5/06/11 5:14pm

M.I.A Takes On Google, Gaga, and Lynn Hirschberg

Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam — better known as M.I.A. — is both rebel and scholar, educator and trickster, masterfully courting controversy. She just grabbed headlines by tweeting a New York Times writer's phone number. But what message is she sending? » 5/27/10 3:30pm 5/27/10 3:30pm

Ungaro Closing Its NYC Store; Jersey Shore Stars To Hit Fashion Week?

It's Complicated: The Triumph Of, And Trouble With, Nancy Meyers

Daphne Merkin's profile of director Nancy Meyers in the forthcoming New York Times Magazine skillfully captures the conflicted feelings many of us have about the work of this successful, yet ultimately limited, filmmaker. » 12/16/09 4:00pm 12/16/09 4:00pm

Megan Fox's Minders Are Worried Women Don't Like Her

We aren't the only ones pondering Megan Fox's appeal (or lack thereof) to women — it's also stressing out her reps, says a forthcoming New York Times Magazine cover story. » 11/11/09 6:00pm 11/11/09 6:00pm

Kanye Uses Naked Woman To Sell Luxury Louis Vuitton Sneakers

Flight Of The Conchords Talk To The NYT Magazine

Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clemet will appear in the NY Times Magazine this Sunday, telling interviewer Deborah Solomon what it's like living in New York, and what they think of Obama's stimulus package. » 2/25/09 4:40pm 2/25/09 4:40pm

Tyra Banks Wants Us To Feel Better About Ourselves So She Can Feel…

"I think I was put on this earth to instill self-esteem in young girls," Tyra Banks tells Lynn Hirschberg, who wrote this Sunday's New York Times Magazine cover story on the model turned mogul. And that's what she's been telling the rest of us for the past five years since ANTM debuted. Throughout the lengthy article,… » 5/29/08 6:00pm 5/29/08 6:00pm

You Wanna Be On Top

The New York Times Magazine is on a roll with its Jezebellian cover subjects. This Sunday, the cover story is about Tyra Banks, and naturally we were absolutely stoked, but our hearts practically fell out of our butts when the press release informed us that among things, the profile will cover Tyra's "275 smiles from… » 5/28/08 1:40pm 5/28/08 1:40pm

Should Boys And Girls Be Separated At School?

There's a public school in Alabama where little girls and boys are separated. The girls' classroom walls are yellow, the boys' blue. The girls' room temperature is kept at 75, the boys' at 69. The girls do a "tidy" science experiment with blue and red colored oil and water; the boys watch snakes eat rats. Should boys… » 3/03/08 12:00pm 3/03/08 12:00pm

The Fetal Pain No One Talks About

Fetuses may be able to feel pain as early as eighteen weeks, claims a story in Sunday's New York Times Magazine. (Also in the weekend's Times: a review of a book that makes the scientific argument that life begins at conception. Fun!) So anyway, the story explores the highly-specialized world of fetal surgery, a world… » 2/11/08 1:00pm 2/11/08 1:00pm

How Do You Know If You're A Good Person?

What are morals? And why does generation after generation insist on infusing certain behaviors, whether they be eating pork or eating meat, cloning cows or cloning zygotes, driving pickups or buying Barbies at Wal-Mart, drinking or smoking, with the radioactive taint that is MORALITY? Why do the universal biological… » 1/14/08 2:40pm 1/14/08 2:40pm

Anna Wintour Cedes Throne To Rachel Zoe, The Worst Person In The World

There are two things that get us really cranky, [Hah. -Ed], one being Vogue, and the other being the fact that every industry in the American economy that once valued skill and talent and labor today prizes above all narcissism, repetition, and the ability to capitalize on consumers' most pointless insecurities and… » 9/17/07 12:00pm 9/17/07 12:00pm