Don writes: My brother once asked me if I had watched Bill Hader’s show, “Barry,” and I said I hadn’t yet. He immediately asked me why I hate Bill Hader. I don’t! I am a fan. But now, whenever Bill Hader comes
It’s no stretch to say that Cicely Tyson widened the scope of American popular culture. Her groundbreaking portrayals of complex, dignified Black women in feature films like ‘‘Sounder’’ (1972) and the 1974 television film ‘‘The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman’’ showed aspects
Trump’s coup attempt of 2020-21, like other failed coup attempts, is a warning for those who care about the rule of law and a lesson for those who do not. His pre-fascism revealed a possibility for American politics. For a coup to
Steve writes: When my wife, Nancy, is focused on something, she has trouble registering what I’m saying to her. I get it, but I ask that if she hears me speaking, she either shift focus to me or not wait until I’m
Each thrives on an identical formula. We follow a group of impeccably attired women as they go about managing their families and social lives. There isn’t much plot, but there are copious tears and charged moments as rivalries flare and disparaging comments
Sometimes poems are powerful because they allow us to become preoccupied with our own quiet thoughts. And our grief. We use words like “posthumous,” or “late,” or “died,” to capture what it means to lose a poet whose voice was still singing.
Iyer sensed Sorey’s unease with the role of a drummer, “something that was both too much and not enough for him.” Sorey loved playing with Fieldwork, but it infuriated him that when they went on tour, people saw him as the large
I have always collected art, but I’ve never been an art collector — which I define broadly to mean someone who can buy original pieces without profound financial discomfort. The stuff on my walls has what a serious collector would consider dubious
For the past few years, there has been a cookbook on my shelf whose pages I keep returning to: “Cooking Outside the Box,” a slim volume of recipes by people incarcerated in Michigan state prisons. Only recently did I realize it’s because
I spent one week out in the field with the girls. I would go to them at dawn and leave when the sun set. It was no time at all, in the scheme of things — not even a blink of evolution’s
But in practice, you can’t follow these patients around and notify everyone they expose to risk. And though recklessly exposing others to harm may technically be a criminal offense, I don’t know that anyone in New York has been charged with it.