The Climate Crisis Crowds the Catwalks

ImageDior, spring 2020CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — On a rainy morning here, the day after Greta Thunberg issued her end-of-days clarion call at the United Nations, another young woman made an environmental statement of her own that was impossible to ignore. It took place on the windswept sidelines of the Hippodrome…

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Window in the Drapes

“Our patient has surgery today, would you like to observe?” my doctoring mentor asked. Of course, I responded eagerly. Our patient was a 65-year-old woman who had suffered from epilepsy since childhood. Her frequent seizures caused two types of spells. She would repeat words in an endless loop, or she would experience drop attacks, when…

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You Need To Make This Right Now

Good morning. I was in Omaha over the weekend, talking food and culture with the good folks of Lauritzen Gardens and driving around town with Sarah Baker Hansen, the food critic for the Omaha World-Herald. We drank tall lattes from Archetype and ate ridiculously good focaccia at Farine and Four, then woofed down fried chicken…

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