36 Hours in Berlin

On Nov. 9, 1989, the East German government made a surprising announcement: It was easing up travel restrictions on its citizens. East Berliners flocked to the nearest border crossings at the Berlin Wall, especially at Checkpoint Charlie, the famed crossing between the divided Berlins. Not long after that, Berliners from the east and west began…

Details

Room for Everyone at the Table

This article is part of a series on Visionaries. The New York Times selected people from all over the world who are pushing the boundaries of their fields, from science and technology to culture and sports. Steve Palmer has opened dozens of restaurants over the course of his career. He knows how to coax the…

Details

A Defense of Clowns

Joaquin Phoenix’s murderous clown in the film “Joker” has stirred up serious concerns about violence this fall. And for many people, the role of a clown as supervillain bolsters a long-held conviction that double-faced clowns are evil. But I’m here to offer a defense. As the mother of a child with special needs, clowns helped…

Details