In Ecuador, Homes That Are Part of the Mountains

BEFORE THEY STARTED building Casa Pitaya, a country house on the rainy western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes, the architects…

The Black Female Artists Redefining Minimalism

JENNIE C. JONES was a 20-year-old art student when she first saw the work of the minimalist painter and sculptor…

How a Novelist Became a Pop Star

“I hope you fall in love, I hope it breaks your heart” is the refrain (in English translation) of “Pasoori,”…

The Unwanted Shelter Dog Who Found His Way to Westminster

A strange thing happened a few years ago when Christine Longnecker, who teaches horseback riding in and around Erie County,…

What’s More Fun Than Poking Fun at Fashion?

A jewelry brand’s ad campaign has generated buzz for skewering the industry in videos featuring models, editors and, now, Susan…

The Chevy Malibu Was So Uncool It Was Cool

An unassuming car had a surprisingly large cultural footprint.

She Wanted to Help Strangers. Would They Take Her Up on It?

Bianca Giaever wasn’t feeling very helpful in her daily life, so she tried to do small favors for passers-by in…

Sweet Treats That Are Also Mind Tricks

The long history of — and current appetite for — trompe l’oeil confections.

Office Wear That’s Ready for After Hours

Classic men’s suiting makes a fun pairing with sporty separates.

Scarlett Johansson Shares Her Beauty Regimen

Plus: a new hotel in Oxford, England, door knobs with personality and more recommendations.

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