Year-ahead predictions often teem with hipsterish bloviation, writes Julie Wittes Schlack. But in 2018, many trends-to-watch are grounded in real and potentially profound developments.
It comes down to a face-off between journalists and algorithms -- and ultimately, news versus content.
Pre-torn jeans are back, and once again, fashion sense is overriding common sense.
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz urges stepped up vigilance in so-called "Muslim neighborhoods," and a Twitter hashtag conveying indignation, humor and humanity is born.
Today, as ever, Barbie reminds us that women will always find something wrong with their bodies.
Examining the increasingly blurry boundaries between consumerism and self-expression.
The “connected car” age brings efficiency -- and the end of a long cultural romance.
Sarah Chrisman would have us believe that life in Victorian times was better. Whose, life, exactly? Not women's.
Why are the mundane sights and sounds of other people’s lives so fascinating when video-streamed in real time?
Should we follow the musical heroes of our youth into that good night, or feel out of place at a Mumford & Sons concert instead?
Public shaming can enforce positive social values, but is the cure worse than the disease?
Amazon’s newest offering, the Dash Button, safely eliminates the serendipity, exertion and troublesome human interaction borne of shopping in the physical world.
Whether capturing the sights or ourselves at the sites, we brand ourselves through the pictures we take.
Tech addiction is real, folks. But for the right price, you can disconnect in style.
Commerce may feast on fads, but amidst the ephemera, some transformative new cultural trends are taking root.