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    Put Alexa and Siri to Work

    Apple added its Siri assistant to the iPhone 4S model in 2011, giving users a hand-free way to schedule appointments, play music, look up information and perform other basic tasks. Less than a decade later, digital assistants are in a plethora of digital devices, including computers, smart speakers, dashboards and watches, and they can help […]

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    You Remember Jessica Simpson, Right? Wrong

    “Even though I have been so open about things that I’ve gone through in my life, I’ve never been open about them in an emotional way,” she said. “You know,” and here she started rattling off nightmares like she was listing what to pack for a vacation, “I’ve been sexually abused, bullied, heartbroken, manipulated,” adding […]

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    Trump Impeachment: Making a Case Against a President, and Against Tuning Out

    [Follow our live coverage and updates of the Trump impeachment trial.] They played video. They brought graphics. They cited Alexander Hamilton so many times, they may owe royalties to Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Democratic House impeachment managers, unfolding their case against President Donald J. Trump, were conducting a TV trial without many of the staples of […]

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    What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries

    Katherine Bernhardt Through Feb. 15. Canada, 60 Lispenard Street, Manhattan; 212-925-4631, canadanewyork.com. People of all ages fell for the cute gnome-like alien at the center of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” But some fell extra hard; Katherine Bernhardt, who turned 7 the year the movie premiered, was smitten enough to paint portraits of […]

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    Billie Eilish: Gen Z’s Outrageous Fashion Role Model

    Mila Docheva faced down the camera, her contours camouflaged by an outsize hoodie raucously inscribed with neon graffiti. Her turnout, which she posted on Instagram, was a homage to her idol, the pop star Billie Eilish. “When I dress like Billie, I feel just a little bit closer to her,” Mila, 14, said through a […]