August 9, 2017

Anger Rooms Are All the Rage. Timidly, We Gave One a Whack.

Smashing things may not seem at first blush to be a winning idea to wrap a business around. Since March, however, nearly 1,500 people have shown […]
July 29, 2017

At Home With: For Jenny Allen, She and Her House ‘Were Sort of in This Together’

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. — Not long after Jenny Allen left New York City to live full-time here, her once-sturdy farmhouse had a nervous breakdown. The pump […]
July 11, 2017

‘Alexa, Where Have You Been All My Life?’

The other day, a newly single friend confessed that lately she had found herself not just chatting up Alexa, Amazon’s crisp-voiced domestic bot, but also looking […]
May 1, 2017

Gabourey Sidibe Doesn’t Want to Talk About Her Body

LOS ANGELES — On the night the director Lee Daniels offered Gabourey Sidibe the lead in “Precious,” the role that would earn her an Oscar nomination, […]
April 8, 2017

Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, […]