Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Don’t Fear the Artichoke. Cook It Whole. Advertisement Supported by Eat ByGabrielle Hamilton May 22, 2019 I know a guy — he collects unemployment even though he’s employed — who just had his teeth veneered bright white, with ceramic laminates. I ran into him recently, and he dropped to his knees to coo over how my puppy has grown. As he went to kiss her freckled nose, he flashed his crocodile smile. That same week, I heard from another guy — last I knew, he was a real mess, drove his marriage off a cliff, with his kids in the back seat — letting me know he’s now a life coach and focus counselor. He wants to help me live my best life and was offering me a 20 percent discount. Spring, that powerful season of rebirth, has sprung. My artichokes, on the other hand, are already at … [Read more...] about Don’t Fear the Artichoke. Cook It Whole.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In The New German Anti-Semitism Feature For the nation’s estimated 200,000 Jews, new forms of old hatreds are stoking fear. Solomon Michalski at home in Berlin. Credit Credit Joakim Eskildsen/Institute, for The New York Times Supported by ByJames Angelos May 21, 2019 One of Wenzel Michalski’s early recollections of growing up in southern Germany in the 1970s was of his father, Franz, giving him some advice: “Don’t tell anyone that you’re Jewish.” Franz and his mother and his little brother had survived the Holocaust by traveling across swaths of Eastern and Central Europe to hide from the Gestapo, and after the war, his experiences back in Germany suggested that, though the Nazis had been defeated, the anti-Semitism that was intrinsic to their ideology had not. This became clear to Franz when his teachers in … [Read more...] about The New German Anti-Semitism
By DAVID MARCHESE MAY 20, 2019 “You could be a good person and a racist and not even know it.” Talk May 17, 2019 Wanda Sykes on ignoring Michelle Obama and the ‘Roseanne’ debacle. By David Marchese Photograph by Mamadi Doumbouya Though she has never quite achieved superstar status, Wanda Sykes has, over the last 25 years, steadfastly built one of comedy’s most impressive careers. It’s not just that her stand-up is funny, which it is — very — it’s the subtly transgressive way she is now able to mine her uncommon experience as, to put it bluntly, a married, middle-aged black lesbian mother of two white children to homespun comedic effect. Sykes, at 55, has pushed boundaries behind the scenes too, as a producer and writer, notably on the ill-fated “Roseanne” reboot and most recently on her new Netflix special, “Wanda Sykes: Not Normal.” “I was at a show,” she said, “and this … [Read more...] about Wanda Sykes on Ignoring Michelle Obama and Leaving ‘Roseanne’”
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Moving Beyond the Label of ‘War Refugee’ Advertisement Supported by at war ByAlia Malek May 17, 2019 You’re reading this week’s At War newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Friday. Email us at [email protected] . In August 2015, Suhair and her children, Naela, then 26, Maisam, 19, and Yousef, 13, fled Syria to reunite with her daughter Souad, 22, risking a dangerous journey across 15 miles of the Aegean Sea in a motor-powered inflatable raft. They had one main goal: to all live together again in safety. They were willing to bear the many indignities that would come with the journey and with being Arab and Muslim and Syrian refugees — if it meant being together. But in the end, the five of them would be scattered in four different cities, across two … [Read more...] about Moving Beyond the Label of ‘War Refugee’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper How Much Alcohol Can You Drink Safely? Advertisement Supported by Studies Show ByKim Tingley May 16, 2019 Humans have been drinking fermented concoctions since the beginning of recorded time. But despite that long relationship with alcohol, we still don’t know what exactly the molecule does to our brains to create a feeling of intoxication. Likewise, though the health harms of heavy drinking are fairly obvious, scientists have struggled to identify what negative impacts lesser volumes may lead to. Last September, the prestigious peer-reviewed British medical journal The Lancet published a study that is thought to be the most comprehensive global analysis of the risks of alcohol consumption. Its conclusion, which the media widely reported, sounded unequivocal: “The safest level of drinking is none.” … [Read more...] about How Much Alcohol Can You Drink Safely?