An Acorn Jelly That Brings Michelle Zauner Back

The musician and memoirist rediscovered this favorite from her childhood while on a recent trip to Seoul.

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Laura Aguilar Turned Her Searing Lens on Herself, and Shaped the Future

A powerful voice for marginalized groups, Laura Aguilar frankly and poetically portrayed Latino and lesbian communities.

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She’s Marianne Faithfull, Damn It. And She’s (Thankfully) Still Here.

The British musician has had several brushes with death in her 74 years. But Covid-19 and its long-haul symptoms didn’t derail her latest project: a spoken-word tribute to the Romantic poets.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #faithfull-marianne, #poetry-and-poets, #pop-and-rock-music, #she-walks-in-beauty-album

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Liz Cheney vs. MAGA

The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.

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Lydia Ko Is Winning on the L.P.G.A. Tour Again

Sean Foley, who coached Tiger Woods for four years, has helped Ko, a former world No. 1, connect her body with her mind. She’s playing her best golf in years.

#content-type-personal-profile, #golf, #ko-lydia, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #united-states-womens-open-golf, #womens-pga-championship-golf

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‘He Was Our Dreams’: A College Basketball Star’s Wrenching Death

Days after leading his college team to its first men’s N.C.A.A. tournament, Oscar Frayer was killed in a highway crash. Loved ones said he had finally found his footing in life.

#basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #deaths-fatalities, #frayer-oscar-1998-2021, #grand-canyon-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Writing in Italian, Jhumpa Lahiri Found a New Voice

In an unusual literary and linguistic feat, the Pulitzer-winning author of “Interpreter of Maladies” and “The Namesake” wrote her latest novel, “Whereabouts,” in Italian and translated it to English.

#americans-abroad, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #in-other-words-book, #italian-language, #italy, #lahiri-jhumpa, #language-and-languages, #translation-and-interpreters, #whereabouts-book, #writing-and-writers

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Model Vikki Dougan on How She Became ‘The Back’

The model once known as “The Back” on a Hollywood career cut short.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dougan-vikki, #models-professional

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Vikki Dougan on How She Became ‘The Back’

The model once known as “The Back” on a Hollywood career cut short.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dougan-vikki, #models-professional

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A Tireless Actress, Back at the Scene of the ‘Crime’

Before the pandemic, Catherine Russell had missed only four performances of an Off Broadway perennial since 1987. She was onstage for its reopening.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #perfect-crime-play, #russell-catherine

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What I Learned When I Reopened My Middle School Yearbook

There’s no right way to come of age, especially for a child of immigrants.

#content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #education-k-12, #summer-season, #taiwan, #youth

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Bradley Whitford Finds Inspiration in the Theater (and Dog Park)

The star of “The Handmaid’s Tale” talks about the magic sauce of Yo-Yo Ma and Aretha Franklin, and is ready to do some Ken Burns voice-overs.

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Seth Rogen and the Secret to Happiness

How the comedian (and director, writer, ceramist and weed entrepreneur) has made a career out of mining the pitfalls and possibilities of adolescence.

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The Many Faces of Patricia Highsmith

As the subject of no fewer than three biographies since her death in 1995, the popular writer lived a complicated, if fascinating, life. What was she really like?

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Michael Musto, Lynn Yaeger and Mickey Boardman: Friends for Life

The longtime crew has been all around New York together and witnessed the city remake itself time and again. What’s endured is its members’ bonds with one another.

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Regular People Keep Challenging N.B.A. and W.N.B.A. Players

There’s confidence, and then there’s thinking you can beat one of the 500 (N.B.A.) or 150 (W.N.B.A.) best basketball players in the world.

#basketball, #boston-celtics, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-basketball-assn, #scalabrine-brian, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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Brooklyn Man Finds New Life in Crime (Writing)

Jonathan Ames, known for his confessional essays and TV shows like “Bored to Death,” tries his hand at a detective novel with “A Man Named Doll.”

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Ray McGuire Wants to Show He’s Not Just the Wall Street Candidate

Mr. McGuire has landed endorsements from Representative Gregory W. Meeks and three hip-hop giants as his campaign for New York mayor enters a crucial phase.

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Taking Over Victory Gardens to Make a ‘Theater for All’

Ken-Matt Martin, the esteemed Chicago theater’s first Black artistic director, is going in with his eyes open.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #content-type-personal-profile, #goodman-theater, #martin-ken-matt, #theater, #victory-gardens-theater

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My Second Phase of Adulthood

How I’m changing my perspective on life.

#age-chronological, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #death-and-dying, #parenting

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Sean Kazmar Jr. Makes First MLB Appearance Since 2008

Sean Kazmar Jr., who pinch-hit for Atlanta on Saturday, had been in the minors since a brief call-up in 2008.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #content-type-personal-profile, #kazmar-jr-sean

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Biden’s Choice for Justice Dept.’s No. 2 Is Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco, a veteran of national security posts, is expected to be a key player in the administration’s push to combat domestic extremism, embodied most publicly in the department’s inquiry into the Capitol attack.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #monaco-lisa-o, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

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When Her Mother Died, She Found Solace at a Korean Grocery

Michelle Zauner, a musician who performs under the name Japanese Breakfast, is making her book debut with “Crying in H Mart.”

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #crying-in-h-mart-book, #grief-emotion, #korean-americans, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #writing-and-writers, #zauner-michelle-japanese-breakfast

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How George Hahn, Urban Raconteur, Spends His Sundays

He is devoted to his dogs, his tiny apartment and most of all these days, his city.

#comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #hahn-george-1970, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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The Toronto Carpenter Who Built Tiny Homes for the Homeless

Khaleel Seivwright built himself a wooden shanty while living on a West Coast commune. Then he started building similar lodgings for homeless people in Toronto to survive the winter.

#carpentry-and-carpenters, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #philanthropy, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #seivwright-khaleel, #toronto-ontario

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Alan Vega Left a Robust Vault. The Excavation Begins With a New Album.

The Suicide singer died in 2016. Now his wife and musical partner, Liz Lamere, is releasing “Mutator,” an album the duo made in the mid-90s.

#artaud-jared, #content-type-personal-profile, #lamere-liz-1958, #mutator-album, #pop-and-rock-music, #suicide-music-group, #vega-alan-1938-2016

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Why Bill de Blasio Is Finally Having Fun as Mayor

Mr. de Blasio is stepping out of the shadow of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing various scandals, and emerging as a cheerleader for New York City’s recovery.

#coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #de-blasio-bill, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

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Dawn Richard Will Find a Way to Be Heard

After finding fame in the girl group Danity Kane, the singer-songwriter has navigated the music industry on her own. Her new album is steeped in the energy and defiance of New Orleans.

#content-type-personal-profile, #danity-kane, #merge-records, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #richard-dawn-1983, #second-line-album

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How Jeff VanderMeer Prevents Writer’s Block

“I get superstitious. I once had a book sent to me that was disrupting my ability to write a novel because of a superficial similarity between the two. I took that book and dug a hole and buried it deep in the backyard.”

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #vandermeer-jeff, #writing-and-writers

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5 W.N.B.A. Draft Hopefuls to Watch

A deep run in the N.C.A.A. tournament isn’t required for a basketball player to become a star or make it to the pros. These five women aim to prove it.

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Scott Stringer Has Trained to Be Mayor for Decades. Will Voters Be Persuaded?

Scott Stringer’s deep experience in New York City politics has yet to translate into momentum in the mayor’s race. Could an endorsement from the Working Families Party help?

#content-type-personal-profile, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #office-of-the-comptroller-nyc, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #voting-and-voters

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The Brief, Brilliant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

Soyica Diggs Colbert’s “Radical Vision” situates the playwright of “A Raisin in the Sun” as a writer who offered “a road map to negotiate Black suffering in the past and present.”

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A Man Who Shipped Himself in a Crate Wants to Find the Men Who Helped

Over 50 years after Brian Robson mailed himself out of Australia, emerging almost 8,000 miles away, he is looking for two friends who assisted.

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Decades After His Death, Richard Wright Has a New Book Out

“The Man Who Lived Underground,” a novel publishers rejected in the 1940s, is about an innocent Black man forced to confess to the murder of a white couple.

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Screamers, a Missing Link of Los Angeles Punk, Is Missing No More

An archival release marks the technical debut of a band that helped build a scene, 44 years later.

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The Woman Who Made Vincent van Gogh

Neglected by art history for decades, Jo van Gogh-Bonger, the painter’s sister-in-law, is finally being recognized as the force who opened the world’s eyes to his genius.

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Hope Trautwein Discusses Her 21-Strikeout Perfect Game

Hope Trautwein of North Texas threw a perfect game that outdid all the others, striking out 21 in seven flawless innings.

#college-athletics, #content-type-personal-profile, #softball, #trautwein-hope, #university-of-north-texas

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Eddy de Pretto Is the Proud Sound of a New France

Born in the Paris suburbs, the singer has made waves with two albums that draw as much from ’60s chanson as contemporary hip-hop.

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A ‘Blue Bloods’ Regular on the Importance of ‘Yes’

For the actor Vanessa Ray, what makes a one-bedroom near Lincoln Center home are a few essentials: Bill Nye, blankets and one three-letter word.

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When Someone Says ‘Everything Is Fine,’ It Usually Isn’t

In this dark family memoir, Vince Granata recalls the afternoon his brother killed his mother.

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The Traveling Work Diary of a Master Distiller

Marianne Eaves has traded the distillery life for travels with her partner’s circus, connecting to clients in the spirits business from all over the globe.

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Out of Trump’s Shadow, World Bank President Embraces Climate Fight

David Malpass, who was met with skepticism when he got the job in 2019, has become increasingly vocal about the risk of climate change.

#content-type-personal-profile, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #malpass-david, #mnuchin-steven-t, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #treasury-department, #world-bank

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How a Brooklyn Arts and Food Activist Spends Her Sundays

Tiffiney Davis has known hunger, so she’s doing something about it.

#content-type-personal-profile, #davis-tiffiney-1982, #food-banks-and-pantries, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny

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Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign

A new project is producing sign language covers of 10 seminal musical works recorded by Black female artists.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #deafness, #kazen-maddox-brandon, #music, #primeaux-obryant-mervin, #sign-language

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For a U.K. Satirist and His Online Fans, Comedy Is Catharsis

Lockdown has helped establish Munya Chawawa as a sardonic voice for young people who don’t often recognize themselves in the comedians they see on TV.

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Book Review: ‘The Hard Crowd,’ by Rachel Kushner

Kushner’s latest book, “The Hard Crowd,” contains essays written over the past 20 years.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #kushner-rachel, #the-hard-crowd-essays-2000-2020-book

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Niki de Saint Phalle: Nothing More Shocking Than Joy

At MoMA PS1 and Salon 94, the French-American artist gets long overdue attention for her boundary-defying architecture and public sculptures.

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Jack Hanna Has Dementia, His Family Says

The 74-year-old is believed to have developed Alzheimer’s disease and will retire from public life, his daughters said in a letter.

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Valkyrae Gets a Big Chair in the Gaming World

The 29-year-old gamer from Los Angeles is a new owner of 100 Thieves, the e-sports team giant.

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The Main Reason for Your Pandemic Boredom

It comes down to lack of control.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #emotions, #parenting

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