Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | I Had to Do It Without Telling My Beloved Advertisement Supported by Modern Love Feeling grateful and able, I donated a kidney to a stranger. The only problem: I made the decision on my own. ByLeah Hager Cohen April 12, 2019 The I had turned 50 the week before. I didn’t think I cared about this milestone, but then I had an epiphany: At last I was turning an age that would impress trees. In the weeks leading up to my birthday I kept telling everyone my tree theory, so I felt truly seen on the day itself when my beloved presented me with a bread board made from a slice of tree trunk. Dark and glossy, with legible rings and rough bark intact, it had a split — a crack in the wood that curved from outer rim to a little knot in the heart. College Students: Send Us Your 100-Word Love Stories … [Read more...] about I Had to Do It Without Telling My Beloved
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Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:43 AM Hundreds of thousands of American families have buried loved ones lost to the opioid epidemic. Written by The Associated Press LA QUINTA, Calif. — There is nothing left to do, no more frantic phone calls to make, no begging or fighting that can fix this because the worst thing that could happen already has, so Doug Biggers settles into his recliner and braces for his daughter's voice to echo through his head. "Keep going, Daddy," she's saying. It's been months since they knelt over his 20-year-old son on the bedroom floor. But in these quiet moments, her words haunt him. "Don't give up," she'd said as he thrust down on his son's chest — his skin already blue, his hands already clenched. The 911 operator counted out compressions — "One, two, three. Push, push, push" — so he'd pushed and pushed, trying not to cry, trying not to be sick, trying not to imagine his son as a little boy, dressed like a cowboy and pulling a … [Read more...] about After the overdose: A family’s journey into grief, guilt and despair
Anika Reed USA TODAY Published 10:13 AM EST Jan 11, 2019 Jada Pinkett Smith is using her platform to talk about R. Kelly and the aftermath of the Lifetime docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly." In an exclusive clip from a special two-part "Red Table Talk" airing Friday and Monday, Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow Smith and mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones were joined by Lisa Van Allen, who appeared in the docu-series and says she was a victim of Kelly's abusive behavior. "When he first told me he had never had a threesome, and I felt like I needed to do that for him because we were together and I was living with him," Van Allen said in the clip. "I did it, and then he wanted another one and another one, and that's when it was like 'Uh oh.' " Van Allen described her relationship with Kelly to Pinkett Smith. Van Allen said in "Surviving R. Kelly" the singer coerced her into having sex with him and a 14-year-old girl, lying to Van Allen and telling her … [Read more...] about R. Kelly’s alleged victim opens up to Jada Pinkett Smith: Exclusive
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | New Public Spaces Are Supposed to Be for All. The Reality Is More Complicated. Supported by ByWinnie Hu Nov. 13, 2018 Office workers sip coffee beside men sleeping in chairs pulled together. Tourists park their shopping bags where people shoot up heroin, or drink until they pass out. Panhandlers go table to table seeking handouts. Piles of trash, used needles and worse (human feces) have drawn complaints. This is a scene from the heart of Manhattan, where a painstaking effort to ban cars and carve a public plaza out of one of New York City’s most famous streets — with birch trees, cafe-style tables and original artwork — have collided with stark socioeconomic realities. An opioid epidemic has left some addicted and desperate. Others with mental illnesses are not getting the help they … [Read more...] about New Public Spaces Are Supposed to Be for All. The Reality Is More Complicated.
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature A Philadelphia neighborhood is the largest open-air narcotics market for heroin on the East Coast. Addicts come from all over, and many never leave. Drug users under the Kensington Avenue underpass. Credit Credit Jeffrey Stockbridge for The New York Times Supported by ByJennifer Percy Oct. 10, 2018 The first time Mark shot up “Philly dope” was in the summer of 2017, with his girlfriend, Sarah. They had been on their way from Massachusetts to South Carolina, hoping to get clean there and find someplace cheap to live. The plan was to detox slowly on the way. In New Jersey, they needed to buy more drugs, just enough to make it to Myrtle Beach. Mark got out his phone and Googled “really bad drug areas.” A neighborhood in Philadelphia came up: Kensington. Mark had never heard of it, but it was easy to find, not too far off I-95. The streetlights were broken or dim, and the … [Read more...] about Trapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’