Gert-Jan Oskam was living in China in 2011 when he was in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the hips down. Now, with a combination of devices, scientists have given him control over his lower body again. “For 12 years I’ve been trying to get back my feet,” Mr. Oskam said in a…Details
When I was growing up, a heated debate broke out over the chicken whenever my parents took our family out for Italian food. My father, a dark-meat and garlic guy to his core, espoused the charms of chicken scarpariello. But my lemon-loving mother preferred chicken francese — batter-fried chicken breasts with their tangy, winy, citrus-imbued…Details
My son is a comedian. When his comedian friends come to my town for gigs, I put them up. Recently, I hosted a Black friend of his — I am white — and we talked about a famous Black comic. I paraphrased one of the comic’s jokes that impressed me: A TV censor allowed the…Details
There is a transcendent quality to the gardens of the Dutch designer Piet Oudolf, which overtake us with the sense that we have arrived at a place where we would like — and very much need — to spend more time. Drawn into the complex textural mosaic of muted colors, we can exhale. Even when…Details
Exploring the great outdoors offers a host of mental and physical benefits. But there a few things you need to know first.
Concerned parents have many tools, including free software from Apple and Google, to actively oversee how children use their tech.
After 21 years as a flight attendant, I’ve seen it all. The pandemic heightened tensions on board, with the most extreme incidents of bad passenger behavior escalating to violence. More commonly, though, I see discourteous behavior lead to verbal disagreements, or a general unpleasantness. As we enter the busy summer season, it’s worth discussing some…Details
Wendy Lu, an editor at The New York Times, shares her strategies for taming anxiety.
In “Taste the Nation,” which debuted its second season this month on Hulu, Padma Lakshmi, the longtime host of the reality-television competition “Top Chef,” visits various immigrant communities throughout the United States, not only eating their food, but interviewing the people who make it. Much has been written about how the show is a radical…Details
If you’ve subscribed to this newsletter long enough, then you know my motto: Holiday weekends in New York City are the best. The city becomes a little bit hushed, a little bit slow-going, a little bit laid-back — descriptions that are very rarely applied to this string of islands and isthmuses. It’s also a perfect…Details