Saudi Arabia Frees Doctor With U.S. Citizenship After 21 Months

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia has freed a doctor with dual Saudi-American citizenship after he was detained for 21 months and reportedly tortured, two friends of the family said on Thursday. The Saudis first detained Dr. Walid Fitaihi in November 2017 amid what the government called a crackdown on corruption. Despite Dr. Fitaihi’s lengthy detention,…


After an Injury, Stay Comfortable and Productive With This Gear

I’m lucky enough to have made it well into adulthood without ever breaking a major bone or having serious surgery, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I realized I’d be kicking off the summer of 2019 on crutches. At the beginning of May, I had a minor surgical treatment intended to put an…


Should Board Gamers Play the Roles of Racists, Slavers and Nazis?

In the continuing explosion of tabletop board gaming, there are numerous World War II games in which players get to be Nazis. There are American Civil War games in which players take the role of the Confederacy. Some of these games confront the victims of the Holocaust and enslaved people head on; most don’t, though…


Mixer Lures Ninja From Twitch. (What? We Explain.)

Tyler Blevins, the 28-year-old multimillionaire and a popular face of Fortnite, announced on Thursday that he would be leaving Twitch, a popular streaming platform for gamers, for the Microsoft-owned platform Mixer. Mr. Blevins, better known to millions of gamers as Ninja, posted a video announcement on Twitter just four days after a 16-year-old won $3…


A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s? It’s Coming, Scientists Report

For decades, researchers have sought a blood test for beta amyloid, the protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Several groups and companies have made progress, and onThursday, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis reported that they had devised the most sensitive blood test yet. The test will not be available for clinical…


14 Fashion Insiders on the Best Strapless Bras on the Market

Natori Feathers Strapless Bra



“Strapless bras are a wardrobe staple, and it’s no surprise that this breathable style from Natori is getting strong reviews from our customers. The plunging, multi-way silhouette is comfortable and functional, and the lace adds a touch of chic!” — Carmen Nestares, Chief Marketing Officer, Amazon Fashion

Did Dr. Seuss Lie to Our Kids?

My 12-year-old daughter had a sticker on her water bottle with a quote from Dr. Seuss: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” A classmate told her the sticker was racist because many people can’t choose what they want to do because…


The Frankies Partners Will Open a Slice Shop

Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, who own two well-established Italian restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan, have been planning to open a slice shop since last September. This September, they say, the pizzeria will finally open in a space between Frankies 457 Spuntino and Franks Wine Bar on Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. They are…


Target is Re-Releasing Some of its Greatest Designer Collaborations

In 1999, Target completely upended the retail experience with the help of a little tea kettle made in collaboration with architect Michael Graves, launching the brand’s designer collaboration series Design for All. Two decades and over 175 designer team-ups later, Target is celebrating 20 years of designer partnerships by dipping back into the archives to…