Getting Wise to Fake News

Lindsay Dina wasn’t fooled by a photo on Facebook that supposedly showed masses of dolphins frolicking in the canals of Venice. Ms. Dina, 75, ventured onto the social media platform roughly a decade ago, and has developed some savvy. She mostly shares information from established news organizations. She has deleted posts making bizarre claims about…

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Back to School With Tan France

Three years ago at an Embassy Suites in Glendale, Calif., Antoni Porowski spotted his soon-to-be co-star Tan France in the hotel’s gym. Mr. France was wearing tailored gym shorts and a crisp Nike shirt tucked neatly into his waistband. His hair was perfectly coifed and he was smiling as he StairMastered without breaking a sweat.…

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Bonding After a Broken Arm

Amanda A. Augustine and Michael R. Mayer had maintained a long-distance relationship for years when, in 2017, they finally settled in the same city. They began dating in 2010, when both lived in Washington. In 2012, she moved to Barcelona for graduate school; he stayed in Washington. In 2014, she flew to Birmingham, Ala., for…

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