Latest from Maura Judkis

So you want to drive to Canada?

A covid-cautious destination reopens its land border — and offers plenty to do and eat outdoors.
  • Sep 17, 2021

They came to Texas for the big houses and barbecue. They also got new laws on abortion, guns and voting.

The Lone Star State beckons with better jobs, more space and a simpler life. But how do newcomers feel about the politics?
  • Sep 15, 2021

The Met Gala red carpet and its A-list guests returned. Here are the outfits worth seeing.

The 2021 Met Gala red carpet starts streaming at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. The theme this year? "American Independence."
  • Sep 13, 2021

Cottagecore, cluttercore, goblincore — deep down, it’s about who we think we are

What started with “hardcore” became a descriptive way to define a range of aesthetic fixations.
  • Sep 13, 2021

What hue looks best on you? Color analysis is back to help us obsess over our personal identities.

Long after the ’80s fad, today’s color consultants help clients figure out if what they’re wearing is who they really are.
  • Aug 18, 2021

The voices we make when we pretend our dogs can talk

Many dog owners fill loaded silences with what they think — what they know — their dog is saying. And that's how some households get dogs with not only voices, but also elaborate plotlines and three-dimensional backstories.
  • Aug 12, 2021

Can these dogs really talk, or are they just pushing our buttons?

Pet owners and cognitive scientists are exploring if we can teach dogs to speak with buttons, called AAC devices.
  • Aug 6, 2021

Vaxed, waxed, but definitely not relaxed: Welcome to the pandemic swerve

The delta variant rudely interrupts an optimistic summer with the realization that this ordeal is far from over.
  • Jul 30, 2021

‘I’ve got tequila on my foot’: It’s last call for Whitlow’s in Clarendon

After 26 years, the longtime bro bar closes with one last week of ragers.
  • Jun 28, 2021