Category Archives: NY Times


Jul

07

2017
The Art at the End of the World

The Art at the End of the World

The Art at the End of the World By HEIDI JULAVITS July 7, 2017 By HEIDI JULAVITS July 7, 2017 We were taking an airplane, I told our children, to see what I dramatically billed as ‘‘the end of the world.’’ ‘‘Can’t we go to a beach?’’ they asked. It was February. They were sick of the cold. I promised them sand and plenty of water, but unless things…

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Jul

06

2017

Let Charlie Gard’s Parents Decide His Fate

Op-Ed Contributor By ELISHA WALDMAN July 6, 2017 For almost a year, Connie Yates and Chris Gard have experienced every parent’s worst nightmare: They have watched their infant son move inexorably toward death. Charlie was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. It’s a complicated-sounding name, but the symptoms are straightforward and brutal. They include generalized weakness, the inability to eat and…

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Jul

03

2017

Relax and Let Your Kids Indulge in TV

Contributing Op-Ed Writer July 3, 2017 Lisa Pryor By LISA PRYOR SYDNEY, Australia — My mother blames my father. Born before television arrived in Australia, let alone the coastal towns and logging villages where he grew up, he never tired of its novelty. From the first time he glimpsed it in snowy black and white on a visit to the city in 1960, he was…

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Jun

30

2017

The Travel Ban, and an Appalled Grandma

June 30, 2017 To the Editor: Re “Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban” (nytimes.com, June 28): In addition to being appalled by the travel ban to begin with, not to mention everything else this outrageous president does, I cannot believe that grandparents are now not “close family.” I am the grandmother of four and believe I am an important part…

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Jun

30

2017

How Diksha Basu, a Novelist, Spends Her Sundays

June 30, 2017 Sunday Routine By SHIVANI VORA The novelist Diksha Basu will write on a Sunday, but only when the mood strikes. “I can only write when I feel creative and the words flow, and that’s not something you can plan for,” said Ms. Basu, who is working on her second novel. Her first, “The Windfall,” about a family who comes into a large…

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Jun

30

2017

Blood Lines: Fishing With My Daughter

June 30, 2017 By BENEDICT COSGROVE For a little while before the sun came up, we could imagine we were alone on the dark waves, a solitary boat beneath a full moon. The sound of the boat’s motor chugging along made the silence around us feel more encompassing, somehow. We had the whole of that immensity — 18,000 acres of scattered islands, brackish waterways and…

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Jun

30

2017

Children’s Primers Court the Littlest Radicals

By RUTH LA FERLA June 30, 2017 “‘F’ is for Feminist. For fairness in our pay.” “‘J’ is for Justice! Justicia for all.” “L-G-B-T-Q! Love who you choose.” Those sprightly injunctions, sandwiched between bright cardboard covers, are a sampling from “A Is for Activist,” a popular alphabet primer. “The Cat in the Hat” for a new generation, it is one in a rash of pointedly topical titles —…

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Jun

27

2017

Child Care Is a Worthy Job

June 27, 2017 To the Editor: Many people of all ages work as nannies and have for centuries. It is a business that is not going away. David Brooks’s suggestion that child care is an uninteresting profession (“Mis-Educating the Young,” column, June 23) reveals the longstanding dismissive view many have of those who care for children, whether they are stay-at-home parents, nannies, day care workers…

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Jun

27

2017

Picking a Baseball Team for My Baby Daughter

June 27, 2017 By JAY CASPIAN KANG In January, my wife gave birth to a fat baby girl, and once the initial panic subsided and I stopped gasping at the sight of any suffocation hazard, I started the earnest yet ultimately doomed process of picking a sports team for the two of us to root for. New fatherhood had triggered a variety of symptoms in…

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Jun

26

2017

Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters

June 26, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. In pediatrics, attachment is the emotional connection that develops between a young child and a parent or other caregiver. Attachment theory was developed in the mid-20th century by a British psychiatrist, John Bowlby, whose own upper-class British upbringing included the loss of a beloved nanny, and an early trip to boarding school. Mary Ainsworth, his student…

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