‘I Wanted That Self-Reliance Back’

“I wanted that self-reliance back, I wanted the safety nets removed,” he explained. While Mr. Thomas believes the backcountry isn’t suitable for everyone, he thinks the outdoors should be. In 2013, he started the Team FarSight Foundation to help empower other visually impaired individuals to hike, climb and get outdoors. Even short hikes can be … Read more

Sheila Heti Is Still Asking Questions

In her poignant and imaginative new novel, “Pure Color,” Sheila Heti opens with an unusual concept: Humans are bears, fish or birds. Those who care most about their closest relationships are bears. People focused on the common good are fish. And those most worried by beauty and aesthetics are birds. “People born from these three … Read more

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Sarah Bloom Raskin Faces a Contentious Senate Hearing

The business group asked whether Ms. Raskin would be independent of politics. After Democratic members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation board clashed with and ultimately precipitated the resignation of the Trump appointee Jelena McWilliams, who was the regulator’s chairwoman, some Republicans have raised concerns that something similar could happen at the Fed. In December, … Read more

‘I Wanted That Self-Reliance Back’

“I wanted that self-reliance back, I wanted the safety nets removed,” he explained. While Mr. Thomas believes the backcountry isn’t suitable for everyone, he thinks the outdoors should be. In 2013, he started the Team FarSight Foundation to help empower other visually impaired individuals to hike, climb and get outdoors. Even short hikes can be … Read more

How Putin Has Prepared Russia’s Economy for Sanctions

Vladimir V. Putin’s posture toward the West through the recent Ukraine crisis seems unusually defiant, even for him. But there may be more behind his confidence than military power or empty bravado. Over the past several years, Mr. Putin, Russia’s president, has restructured his country’s economy for the specific purpose of withstanding Western financial pressure. … Read more

5 things to do this weekend

“Oh, that Mitzi!” a doctor (Maurice Chevalier) hums in Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 musical, “One Hour With You”, referring to his wife’s seductive friend (Genevieve Tobin). The film will screen on Friday and February 15 as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s Dames, Janes, Dolls and Canaries series, which runs until February 19. The event … Read more

In New York’s sewage, a mysterious coronavirus signal

“To have something in a sewer that you’re detecting, you need a lot of it lying around,” said Dr. Adam Lauring, a University of Michigan virologist who was not involved in the research. Dr. Johnson, the Missouri virologist, agrees. He favors the hypothesis that the sequences come from animals, perhaps a few specific populations with … Read more

For Biden and Adams, a meeting of similar minds on armed crime

Last summer, Eric Adams declared himself the “face” of the Democratic Party, preemptively taking the national spotlight months before taking office as mayor of New York City. The spotlight will fall directly on Adams on Thursday as he hosts President Biden for a public safety summit. For Mr. Adams, the moment represents a high-profile opportunity … Read more

One Illness Reminds Democrats They Have No Votes to Spare

In December of that year, Senator Tim Johnson, Democrat of South Dakota, had a cerebral hemorrhage, putting the slim, newly won Democratic majority in jeopardy. Though he was gone for months, Mr. Johnson ultimately returned the next fall and won re-election in 2008 despite continuing health struggles. In another recent case, Senator Mark Kirk, Republican … Read more

Apocalypse When? Global Warming’s Endless Scroll

In the 2020 Hulu documentary “I Am Greta,” the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg explains how knowledge of global warming nearly killed her. After watching a film in school featuring “starving polar bears, flooding, hurricanes and droughts,” she says, she became depressed and anxious, stopped speaking, and “almost starved to death.” We are getting accustomed … Read more