Jill Adolfo

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This Week in Fiction: Sam Lipsyte

<i>In “The Naturals,” your story in this week’s issue, a man named Caperton goes home to visit his father, who claims to be dying, though Caperton is somewhat skeptical. The story revolves around the nature of storytelling, and a lot of its humor derives from the idea that, these days, everyone is a</i> …

Why Is Academic Writing So Academic?

A few years ago, when I was a graduate student in English, I presented a paper at my department’s American Literature Colloquium. (A colloquium is a sort of writing workshop for graduate students.) The essay was about Thomas Kuhn, the historian of science. Kuhn had coined the term “paradigm shift,” …

An Antidote for Mindlessness

In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the cognitive psychologist Ellen Langer noticed that elderly people who envisioned themselves as younger versions of themselves often began to feel, and even think, like they had actually become younger. Men with trouble walking quickly were playing touch football. …

Letter from the Archive: “Living Well Is the Best Revenge”

Calvin Tomkins wrote his first piece for <i>The New Yorker</i>, a short story, in 1958, and since then he has published nearly three hundred pieces, many of them longer profiles and art criticism. In the past fifty-five years, he has written about a huge array of leading artists and tastemakers, including …

Linda Rodin, Model And Skincare Guru, On Aging: 'Aren't We Curious To See How We'd Grow Up?'

One look at Linda Rodin, and it's easy to see why Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen cast her as a model in their recent ad campaign for The Row. The 65-year-old skincare guru is wearing her signature bright pink lipstick and oversized eyeglasses. Her white hair is tied into a simple low ponytail. She …

The Sartorialist Tells Us How to Get the Perfect Shot - PAPER

We spent an afternoon with superstar street style photographer, <b>Scott Schuman</b> (a.k.a. The Sartorialist), as he took the <i>Canon PowerShot S120 camera</i> out for a day of shooting. Amidst filming, photographing and uploading photos to social media, we talked to Schuman about how to get the perfect</i> …

10 Best French Fashion Blogs

Valentine Vanesse is a tea drinker, bicycle rider, the definition of Parisian chic. Her blog could be described in few words as “pure delight in …

Street Style

50 Best Albums of 2013

The past 12 months had more great music going on than any year in recent memory. Some of the most innovative artists of the last decade — Kanye West, …

Music

2013 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

Our second year of our column, Design Store(y), sent us around the world spending time inside design-focused shops, interviewing shop owners to hear …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

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A List of Reasons Why Our Brains Love Lists

“<i>6 TITANIC SURVIVORS WHO SHOULD HAVE DIED</i>.” “<i>THESE 9 NAZI ATROCITIES WILL MAKE YOU LOSE FAITH IN HUMANITY</i>.” “<i>5 INSANE PLANS FOR FEEDING WEST BERLIN YOU WON’T BELIEVE ARE REAL</i>.” These are just some of the lists that the comic strip “XKCD” recently joked would result from retrofitting the twentieth …

The Artful Accidents of Google Books

“It was while looking at Google’s scan of the Dewey Decimal Classification system that I saw my first one—the hand of the scanner operator completely obscuring the book’s table of contents,” writes the artist Benjamin Shaykin. What he saw disturbed him: it was a brown hand resting on a page of a …

Creamy Cigarettes and Spaghetti Skirts

This week’s annual Food Issue had the editors here ruminating on all things edible, and those of us in the photo department have probably looked at more photos of yogurt, peppers, devilled eggs, and snail nests than is healthy.<p>Magazine images of food often elevate a humble egg, loaf of bread, or …

The Best Spring Nail Trends to Try Now

All-white nails with precise details, crisp stripes, sexy metallics, unexpected pastels, and over-the-top artwe tip off springs top nail trends.<p>All-white nails with precise details, crisp stripes, sexy metallics, unexpected pastels, and over-the-top art—we tip off spring's top nail trends.