Naomi Watts Wants Everyone to Talk About Menopause

Naomi Watts is done whispering about menopause. “When I arrived at [the transition], the marketplace of products and information was lonely, scary, painful…and shameful,” she says. “I would look for books to learn more, but I felt I had to hide them, and even my friends were nervous to talk about it.” That experience inspired […]

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Alice Diop: ‘A fictional space could reveal my point of view’

The filmmaker behind the remarkable Saint Omer explains how her own experience informed the creation of her intimate legal drama. The Saint Omer press tour has been intense for Alice Diop. “My first interview was a Black journalist who asked me just one question, then she started crying, and we fell apart together.” The writer/director […]

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Grading the Biggest Differences Between HBO’s The Last of Us and the Game

Rest assured, The Last of Us fans: An adaptation of even the most beloved source material need not be faithful to be extraordinary. Still, when that source material is The Last of Us, one of the most applauded, expertly executed stories in the entirety of video game canon? It gets real tough to justify any […]

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A Survival Guide to the Infected Fungus ‘Zombies’ of The Last of Us

Welcome, students of The Last of Us, to Fungus Zombies 101. In this seminar, we’ll cover the basics of what’s known as the cordyceps infection, how it spreads throughout a host’s lifetime, and why it ought to haunt your nightmares. Ready? Let’s dive in! In the new HBO show The Last of Us—and the 2013 […]

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The 5 Bag Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Spring—Shop Them Now

Currently, it’s cold, dark, and dreary—as if I need to remind you—but a spring awakening is on the horizon. Perhaps to distract ourselves from Dry January and the mid-winter blues, we’re looking ahead to next season’s styles, so spring trends are top of mind. Tastemakers are taking to the runways and streets, and we’re taking […]

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