For a certain subset of Britney Spears fans, who call themselves her “Army,” there is no cause greater than emancipating Ms. Spears from the conservatorship that controls her life and finances. Thirteen years into the legal arrangement, which Ms. Spears recently described as “abusive,” her devotees are watching a movement that was once on the…Details
Chloe Gordon, a 32-year-old filmmaker, describes herself as “a person who somewhat ironically engages” with the work of the novelist Dan Brown. She has read all but one of the eight books Mr. Brown has published under his name. So when she stumbled upon an internet rumor that identified Mr. Brown as the author of…Details
In the end, the mid-sleeved, long-legged unitard didn’t make it to the gymnastics team final at the Olympics. The German women who wore it to combat the “sexualization” of their sport were eliminated during the qualifying rounds. Instead, the usual crystal-strewn leotards cut high on the thigh were worn by the medaling teams. The earlier…Details
Teauryajya DuBenion, 29, started her stripping career in Los Angeles with the encouragement of some friends. “In Los Angeles, everyone is a stripper. Your local nurse is a stripper, teacher is a stripper, babysitter is a stripper, your dog walker is a stripper,” she said. “I was tired of skipping meals.” Now, over two years…Details
“There was this tendency in the psychoanalytic world to imply that everything was psychodynamic,” he added, noting that some doctors reflexively blamed mothers for their children’s behavior. But Dr. Hobson softened his views in his later years. “He came to believe that psychoanalysis could be useful for treating mental disorders,” Dr. Lydic said, “but he…Details
Without a doubt, humanity advanced leaps and bounds once it became clear that cooking over fire equaled better food. But sometimes, it’s just too hot or the day’s too long to even consider turning on an oven or stove. Luckily, plenty of recipes require no heat (or very, very little) and are just as flavorful…Details
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
Citing new data, Pfizer outlined a case for booster shots, but there’s a debate over whether they’re needed.
Pfizer reported on Wednesday that the power of its two-dose Covid vaccine wanes slightly over time, but nonetheless offers lasting and robust protection against serious disease. The company suggested that a third shot could improve immunity, but whether boosters will be widely needed is far from settled, the subject of heated debate among scientists. So…Details
Welcome. It’s difficult to believe that another month is coming to a close, the summer seeping into its back half again. Summer is always freighted with a certain amount of expectation, with the burden of its own clichés: Now is when you’ll dispense of your cares, when you’ll frolic outdoors, perhaps take a vacation. The…Details
Leslie Lyons is a veterinarian and specialist in cat genetics. She is also a cat owner and general cat partisan who has been known to tease her colleagues who study dog genetics with the well-worn adage that “Cats rule. Dogs drool.” That has not been the case with research money and attention to the genetics…Details