RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Which Girl Wasn’t Quite Golden Enough?

After watching Thursday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I kind of feel like all Olympic athletes should be required to compete in high heels. With 10 queens left in the game, this week’s installment featured the franchise’s first-ever Drag-lympics — and not everyone involved was a good sport about it. Related But before the ladies […]

Apple wasn’t the only smartphone brand struggling in China this fall

Apple wasn’t joking around when it warned that the Chinese smartphone market gave it grief in the fall. IDC estimated that iPhone shipments fell just shy of 20 percent year-over-year toward the end of 2018, hitting 11.8 million. It’s the third consecutive year of declines, the analyst group said, blaming this year’s drop on a […]

The mother of an 8-year-old migrant boy who died in Border Patrol custody says he wasn’t sick on his journey to the US

Catarina Gomez via Associated Press Catarina Alonzo, the mother of 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, said her son wasn’t ill on his journey to the United States. Felipe is the second child to die this month in Border Patrol custody. His mother’s comments contradicted President Donald Trump’s tweets on Saturday, which said the two children were […]

Gigi Hadid wore a shirt held together by a single button, but that wasn’t even the boldest part of her all-orange outfit

Splash News On Tuesday, Gigi Hadid was spotted in New York City wearing an all-orange outfit. The model’s shirt was held together by a single small button. But her lace-covered orange jeans, made by sustainable couture label RVDK, and $ 1,295 printed Christian Louboutin boots stole the show. Bella Hadid wore a similar style of […]

War Stories: Thief’s intuitive stealth system wasn’t intuitive to design

Video shot by Justin Wolfson, edited by Lee Manansala. Click here for transcript. Update: On November 30, 1998, gamers began to learn that being stealthy could be a viable strategy, too—that’s because game developers at Looking Glass released the landmark first-person sneaker, Thief: The Dark Project. As writer Richard Moss outlined in his history of […]

Book Excerpt: The Secrets and Lies of the Coen Brothers’ ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’

One of the pleasures of the big, handsome, mid-to-late career monographs that Abrams Books has made a specialty (they also released Matt Zoller Seitz’s books on Wes Anderson and Oliver Stone, and Tom Shone’s volumes on Martin Scorsese and, this fall, Quentin Tarantino) is that they allow us to appreciate the “minor” entries of those […]