Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Books Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Books of The Times ByJennifer Szalai July 18, 2018 Jell-O might be the glistening dish of picnics and potlucks, but for Allie Rowbottom — a descendant of the Jell-O fortune — it’s both a burden and an abyss. In “Jell-O Girls,” she weaves together her family history and the story of the classic American dessert to produce a book that alternately surprises and mesmerizes. Despite its title, this isn’t a bland tale that goes down easy; “Jell-O Girls” is dark and astringent, a cutting rebuke to its delicate, candy-colored namesake. It’s also the kind of project that could turn unwieldy and even unbearable in the wrong hands. But Rowbottom has the literary skills and the analytical cunning to pull it off. Like a novelist, she can imagine herself into the emotional … [Read more...] about In ‘Jell-O Girls,’ a Dark Family History Behind a Candy-Colored Dessert
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The Latest on International Women's Day:New York City's "Fearless Girl" statue, a tourist attraction for the last year, is donning a new outfit Thursday: a cape of blue flowers.The cape, courtesy of retailer Old Navy, is part of the worldwide events for International Women's Day.Meanwhile, a replica of "Fearless Girl" was installed in Oslo, Norway. The statue's creator, Kristen Visbal, says she's excited we have a piece "on the other side of the world."The New York statue is staying put for now while city officials figure out where it's going next to spread its message of female empowerment.A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that she expects "to announce (the) next steps very soon."The statue's owner, investment firm State Street Global Advisors, says the company is working with the mayor's office "to determine a permanent solution."———U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the world is at "a pivotal moment for women's rights" and is urging men … [Read more...] about The Latest: ‘Fearless Girl’ dons blue cape for Women’s Day
HAMMOND | RaeAnn Mills bobbed a brush in a bottle of nail polish the color of a Barbie doll box. She took her sister's hand and smoothed a thin layer of “pink forever” over each nail.Mills is 70. Her sister Sue Ellen Chalifoux is 67.It was the first time they bonded over painting nails, a moment sisters usually share as teens. But the women never had the chance. They were 7 and 4 when life pulled them apart, and they say their reunion at Chalifoux's Hessville home last month was only their second interaction since they were children.A picture that made its way into newspapers in 1948 tells a piece of their story. In the image, four small children sit huddled on steps outside a home in Chicago, behind a sign that reads “4 Children For Sale Inquire Within.” Their mother – pregnant at the time and wearing a floral dress – turns her head and shields her face from the camera. Mills and Chalifoux are two of the girls in the picture.One weekend in early … [Read more...] about 5 important stories you need to know from Tuesday: Police say 11-year-old girl shielded twin toddlers as their father shot gun into Gary home, the man allegedly shot into another family’s home last April. 3 Floyds distillery to open this fall.
THE shocking moment a cop kicked a Good Samaritan out of McDonald’s after he bought a homeless man a meal has been caught on video. The clip was posted on social media by Yossi Gallo who had bought the food for the unknown man in the fast food restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Yossi said he saw the homeless man across the street and even though he didn’t ask for food, he brought him into the restaurant to eat. However, upon entering, Yossi told WMBF News that the cashier told the homeless man, ‘You’re not getting food.’ Myrtle Beach Police Department said in a statement that staff had contacted them to remove the homeless man as he was asking for money in the parking lot and, upon arriving at the establishment, cops were approached by staff who told them the man was in the restaurant. Yossi said he couldn’t believe what he was seeing so he started recording the incident on his phone. In the clip, which has had over one million shares on … [Read more...] about Shocking moment Good Samaritan is kicked out of McDonald’s by cops after he bought hungry homeless man a meal
A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl has died from an overdose two days after her two-year-old sister was left fighting for life from swallowing the same drugs at a relative’s home. Minnie Riley passed away on Sunday after she was rushed to hospital in Ohio. Her younger sister Heavenly overdosed from apparently taking the same blood pressure medicine. Akron Beacon Journal reported that investigators are waiting on test results to confirm what drug the girls swallowed. Police say the Riley family, from the small village of Ashville, were visiting relatives in Akron when they overdosed in the same house. Distraught parents Ashley and Frank Riley shared their grief on Facebook after their daughter Minnie passed away in Akron Children's Hospital. Hours after the toddler's death they wrote: "After doing CPR from 1 to 3 at 3 my little angel grew her wing I have never had so much threw at me please I beg all of you pray for me and my family share this we need all the prayers we can get". The … [Read more...] about Ohio girl, 3, dies from overdose days after sister, 2, swallowed same drugs