‘Predatory’ Scientific Publisher Is Hit With a $50 Million Judgment

In the world of scientific research, they are pernicious impostors. So-called predatory journals, online publications with official-sounding names, publish virtually anything, even gibberish, that an academic researcher submits — for a fee. Critics have long maintained that these journals are eroding scientific credibility and wasting grant money. But academics must publish research to further their…


A Shakespeare Festival Presents Modern Translations. Cue the Debate (Again).

Four years ago, the news that the Oregon Shakespeare Festival had commissioned modern English “translations” of all of Shakespeare’s plays drew headlines, and no small alarm, from purists who saw it as a kind of literary vandalism. Now, the public will have a chance to judge the full fruits of the effort for itself. The…


Every Time Meghan Markle Dressed Like Princess Diana

White Button-Ups and Jeans

Diana in a white button-up shirt, brown belt, and high-waist jeans during her visit to Bosnia on August 9, 1997; Meghan in a Misha Nonoo button-up and Mother Denim jeans, making her first appearance with Harry at the Toronto Invictus Games on September 25, 2017.

Timeouts for Everyone

[Click here to get NYT Parenting in your inbox once a week.] There aren’t many topics in the parenting space where the research is clear, but spanking is one of them. In 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed its position that spanking isn’t effective discipline, and physical punishment in general may lead to increased…


No Regrets: Art at the Shed. Rock at the Museum.

Michael R. Bloomberg may have forgotten that he’s not running for president. Wearing a Ralph Lauren stars-and-stripes sweater under a blazer with a flag pin, the former mayor was pumping hands with everyone at the Shed, the new arts center at Hudson Yards that his administration was instrumental in creating. Mr. Bloomberg helped guide the…


25 Non-Boring Gifts to Give Your Dad on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, think outside the tie. It’s easy to cave with gifts that speak to classic dad tropes (he does love beer), but why not try something else? Introduce him to new hobbies with entry-level kits, help him indulge with beauty products he would never buy himself, or trick him with Dad Fashion that’s…


Medical News Today: Is blue balls a real condition?

Blue balls is the slang term for epididymal hypertension. It refers to aching or painful testicles, which some people may experience after sexual arousal that does not result in orgasm. This symptom occurs because blood builds up in the testicles during arousal, causing them to ache if the person remains aroused for too long. Although…


‘Southern’ Is Not a Style

Image Morgan and Duquette Johnston with their son, Tennessee, at Club Duquette, their Birmingham, Ala., boutique.CreditWes Frazer for The New York Times There are two very distinct sides to contemporary Southern apparel. First, there are labels like the movie star Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line Draper James (which is, as its website tell us, “steeped in…


Rowan Blanchard Struggles With Her Activist Identity

“Can you make sure people know I’m not a Scorpio?” asks Rowan Blanchard. It’s a trippy request, but we are in Laurel Canyon—a California landmark home to so much psych rock history, even the tap water is rumored to make you high. For the record, Blanchard is a Libra (“which makes me crazy”) who is…


One Wedding Ceremony and 12 Tiny Receptions

Before he became my husband, Stephen Mack would say, “I want to be married, not get married.” He hates being the center of attention, so after he proposed to me a few years ago (out of nowhere, at a theater, right as the curtain was going up), we struggled with how to proceed with a…