A Very Brief Profile of Nancy Lanza Intimates That She Was an…

The mother of Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old man police have identified as the gunman in Friday's horrifying massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is quickly becoming an object of media fascination (and thoroughly sensationalized speculation) in the wake of a school shooting that that left 20… » 12/16/12 12:00pm 12/16/12 12:00pm

Facebook Comments Are Way More Influential than Your Lame 'About Me'…

A new study has figured out that nobody on Facebook cares that much about how users describe themselves — it's much more important to know how users describe each other. For instance, a profile for someone named Blaine (let's just say) could go something like, "I am a kind person, I love puppies and kayaking. I drink… » 9/16/12 4:30pm 9/16/12 4:30pm

Fashion's Most Obnoxiously Privileged Designer

What a thrill it is, every once in a while, to read a rip-roaring take-down! Today's specimen is Reed Krakoff, the Coach designer who launched his own super-expensive namesake brand last year, who is profiled by Ariel Levy in this week's New Yorker. Levy — whose last fashion profile was an exceptionally warm » 4/18/11 7:00pm 4/18/11 7:00pm