At 92, gossip columnist Liz Smith is recovering from a stroke, but still looking for a scoop. She pioneered a kind of celebrity journalism in the 1980s that made national news: she made celebrities like her. Her friendship with Ivana Trump soon became part of the story, as the Trump divorce ripped headlines away from international news, like the falling of the Berlin Wall.
An exhausted single mother takes a bath and her five-year-old daughter wanders out of the apartment and is found outside. Instead of being returned to her mother, a neighbor calls Children’s Services and the daughter is put in foster care. For women living in poor neighborhoods with few child care options, a single mistake can lead to a legal nightmare.
What depression was to the 1990s anxiety is to right now, growing from a medical condition into our national sociological state. What’s happening?
After a law enforcement officer reinvestigates the death of a 24-year-old mother, who was found shot on the night she broke up with her deputy sheriff boyfriend, one of Florida’s most powerful sheriffs becomes antagonized and launches a personal years-long attack against the investigator.
In 1969, an author from Stockton, California published one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. He rarely talked publicly about it or why he never published another book. One poet spent the weekend strolling with the author through the old hotels and boxing rings of this inland port city, talking books, his inspiration and future possibilities.
In an increasingly insular Britain, the world’s most cosmopolitan capital is bracing for an uncertain future.
Margaret Atwood on what ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,” written in 1984, means in the age of Trump.
The story of Sam Siatta, a Marine Corps veteran of the war in Afghanistan who returned home with PTSD and landed in prison after committing a crime he says he doesn’t remember.
The story of how Google’s developed artificial intelligence to vastly improve its translation service, Google Translate, and what machine learning might be able to do in the near future.
Many people can’t believe that a talented, widely published sports writer makes his living by giving boxing lessons in Central Park. But Brin-Jonathan Butler is for real. You can see for yourself, and like the boxers he writes about, he fights to get by.