Following Mattel’s announcement that new Barbies will have tall, curvy and petite body types, sociologists say such choices could influence kids’ perspectives of what is “good” when it comes to body image.
Laura Geggel of Live Science
The e-commerce giant plans to open as many as 400 brick-and-mortar locations, which could expand its famously low margins, enhance consumer experiences, and position the company for the next era of retail.
David Sax of The New Yorker
For all the revelations about its brutality, pro football is more popular and profitable than ever. How the NFL commissioner and a group of billionaire owners have kept the league on offense.
Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine
Driven by long-range shooting guard Stephen Curry, the league’s best and most entertaining team is keeping the long NBA season full of suspense.
Nicholas Dawidoff of The New Yorker
Uber’s richer and more versatile brand was as personal for CEO Travis Kalanick as it was strategic.
Jessi Hempel of WIRED
The Upshot offers a useful breakdown of the primary calendar—and which states matter most to each candidate.
Nate Cohn and Josh Keller of The New York Times
With the Iowa caucuses behind us, candidates, parties and the media will go to great lengths to interpret results in their favor.
Jeb Lund of Rolling Stone
With a victory over Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic claimed his 11th Grand Slam title—tying him for fourth on the career list.
Christopher Clarey of The New York Times
Haiti stands in limbo as persisting chaos prevents the second round of the presidential election.
A plateauing user base, revolving door of executives, and mediocre product upgrades underscore a company that’s lost its way.
Joshua Topolsky of The New Yorker