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Manifest Destiny? No Thank You Leave it to the C.I.A. to affirm our power to manifest the future—and ruin the game for ill-wishers everywhere

Jeff Bezos’s Projectile Dysfunction In the space race between billionaires, Musk is throttling Bezos. How is that possible?

Where Thoughts Go to Die Professors from Britain’s top universities tell of the death threats and abuse they face at conferences and on campus

Thank You for Smoking Lighting up indoors? Never! Well, except at these illustrious establishments …

Where the TikTok Stars Are Welcome to the Ten Thousand building, home to Addison Rae, Dixie D’Amelio, and everyone else who has made it to social-media fame and infamy

Sect Appeal Why are pop stars and the fashion crowd suddenly dressing like cult leaders?

The Club That Welcomes Crashers London’s Goldfish Club has been a tight brotherhood for years. Does Clint Eastwood want to join?

More Photos, Please! Paparazzi got a terrible rap in the Diana and Britney years. So why are stars still seeking them out?

Cruise Control So much for your nether regions. Gwyneth Paltrow now wants to fiddle with your vacation!

No Skin in the Game Millennials and Gen Z–ers are all about empowerment and freeing the nipple. So why aren’t they embracing the nudism movement?

What Makes TikTok Tick? It starts with 75 million videos vying for your attention …

Locks, Sex, and Two Smoking Barrels During shooting season in the U.K., the most coveted “birds” are bagged at night

When Your Mother Is a Conspiracy Theorist Gen Z–ers struggle with how to save parents radicalized by social-media-fueled lies

COVID Social Cues Soirées, Ascot, and gossip about the new U.S. ambassador are back—but with a ping, not a bang

The Gray Ladies Watch out, Gen Z—a new crop of over-40 influencers is out to conquer the industry

Out-of-Office Reply Private jets, free lunches, public pleas … can anything get people back in the office?

Sympathy for the Girlboss Once-celebrated female entrepreneurs are being torn down for “failing at feminism.” Is this progress?

Starry Might The millennial masses are gaga for Pattern, the uncannily accurate new astrology app

TikTok for the Non–Gen Z Set If you’re over the age of 23, don’t despair: there’s a place for you on TikTok. Meet the “cleanfluencers” …

Emily Segal The 32-year-old trend forecaster who made history selling the first novel-as-NFT discusses memes, tech, and what the future has in store

The OMGs of GB News Start-up hiccups plague a new U.K. news start-up, causing no end of watchable mishaps

Who Is the Wokest of Them All? The Queen gets canceled as Oxford University erupts in a tempest of culture wars

The Bling-less Ring With wedding season in full swing, lab-grown diamonds are hotter than ever. What’s behind the hype?