In this excerpt from her moving memoir, a first-generation Mexican American explains how accepting admission to the country’s most elite academic institution wasn’t a simple “Yes.”
A British bookshop asked renowned writers for their recommendations.
Growing up as the daughter of a Warhol superstar.
What if the most tragic women characters in 19th century fiction did not end up quite as their authors imagined?
Why flowers are delicious—but lotus eaters give flower gourmands a bad name.
How dirt under our nails brings joy to our hearts.
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Take gobs of money, eccentric heiresses unfettered by the limitations of society’s conventions, and what do you get? Some of the most fantastical homes in the world.
Sometimes, alas, an apology is called for. Even among the best people.
For the naughty and the nice on your list.
Legendary British photographer Chris Floyd has photographed everyone from Paul McCartney to Anthony Bourdain to Cate Blanchett. And he has stories, too.
How Jonathan Rachman seduced the Ladies who Lunch.