Category Archives: NY Times


Oct

27

2017

Gary Hume Loves His Mother. His Art Is a Valentine to Her.

Fine Arts & Exhibits By BARBARA POLLACK October 27, 2017 No one would accuse Gary Hume’s paintings of being confessional or revealing. He came to fame on the crest of the Young British Artists emerging in the late 1980s, but is often described as the least flamboyant of the bunch. Instead of the exhibitionism of peers like Tracey Emin or Damien Hirst, Mr. Hume practices self-restraint, modestly…

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Oct

27

2017

When the Make-Believe World Is All too Real

October 27, 2017 By MARK LUKACH For my son Jonas’s first Halloween, when he was 5 months old, I dressed the two of us as matching lumberjacks. For the second, we were characters from the movie “Up.” I was Carl, the old man, my wife was Ellie, and Jonas was Russell, the enthusiastic Wilderness Explorer. We tied a dozen balloons to our bulldog’s collar, to…

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Oct

24

2017

The Polaroid Job

Our family business involved taking photos with Frankenstein’s Monster and the Easter Bunny.


Oct

24

2017

How Poison Frogs Parent

Poison frogs carry their tadpoles long distances to rainforest pools where they finish growing into adults. But do they care for unrelated tadpoles?


Oct

22

2017

‘I Was Willing to Do Everything’: Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS and CHRISTINA CAPECCHI October 22, 2017 Four women met late last month at a restaurant in a Twin Cities suburb, where they spoke for hours, so intently their waiter had trouble getting their drink orders. Each had a son who had been accused at college of sexual assault. One was expelled and another suspended. The other two were cleared, yet one had contemplated suicide and the…

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Oct

19

2017

When Your Teenager Asks, ‘Did You Smoke Weed?’

October 19, 2017 Adolescence By LISA DAMOUR Adolescents sometimes raise important topics by putting adults on the spot. When asked if they have ever used marijuana, many parents feel surprised, defensive or wary. But with new research confirming that parents who provide direct information, guidance or advice about substances like marijuana have adolescents who are less likely to experiment with drugs, we might also feel…

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Oct

17

2017

Can Fathers Have Postpartum Depression?

By DOUGLAS QUENQUA October 17, 2017 In the days after his son was born, Rob Sandler found the thrill of becoming a new father replaced with dark feelings of dread and hopelessness. Those feelings, coupled with sleep deprivation and stress, culminated in a panic attack during his son’s bris. As a group of old friends was saying goodbye after the ceremony, “I had this feeling that they…

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Oct

16

2017

Literacy Builds Life Skills as Well as Language Skills

October 16, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. Schoolchildren who read and write at home with their parents may build not only their academic literacy skills, but also other important life and learning skills, a recent study found. The project, a study by researchers at the University of Washington, followed children for five years, either grades one through five or three through seven. It…

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Oct

14

2017

Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom?

October 14, 2017 Gray Matter By CLAY ROUTLEDGE Young Americans seem to be losing faith in freedom. Why? According to the World Values Survey, only about 30 percent of Americans born after 1980 believe it is absolutely essential to live in a democratic country, compared with 72 percent of Americans born before World War II. In 1995, 16 percent of Americans in their late teens…

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