Alex French

A Sneaker For All

Nike’s General Purpose Shoe Review: Democratizing Sneaker Culture With a New Release

The General Purpose Shoe could change the way we think about kicks.

Sole Searching

The Hunt for the Perfect Sneakers

Shopping for sneakers takes patience and know-how. Here are a few tricks to find the right pair.


The Nike Sacai Blazer Is A Work of Art

The latest from the brilliant sacai-Nike collab is one brilliant sneaker.


The New Balance Casablancas Are the Most Conspicuously Stylish Dad Sneakers

You're sure to make a statement from the bottom up in these new cult favorites.


Redefining “Dad Shoes”

Some would have you believe that dad shoes are comfortable sneakers that are also chunky and ugly. They’re wrong.


Vans Old Skool Is a Classic That Belongs in Every Closet

Some sneakers never go out of style.


Let’s Talk About Death — At the Dinner Table

We prepare our kids for all sorts of scary possibilities life could throw at us. But why don't we talk to them about the one we know will happen to us all?


Is It Okay to Get Pregnant When the World Is on Fire? A Conversation with Meehan Crist

Your children will inherit the Earth. With an unfurling climate emergency what does that even mean? Columbia writer in residence Meehan Crist has thoughts.


NASA’s Top Climatologist Gavin Schmidt on the Problem With Pessimism

What can one family do about climate change? A whole helluva lot, actually.


A $500 Sport Watch That Looks Like a Million Bucks and More Stylish Picks for Men

Our latest picks of clothing and accessories worthy of your attention.


A Standout Polo, the Perfect Pair of New Balances, and More Stylish Picks for Men

Our near-weekly pick of clothing and accessories worthy of your attention.


How Racism Holds Kids Back

The stressors of racist policies, institutions, and acts permeate throughout communities of color and impact one generation after the next. How do we break the cycle?