“It was important to me that Asher is the one doing this work because to somebody who has never had this life experience, it would feel more difficult for them to understand the level of anxiety and mental health that goes into choosing whether or not to bind,” Flessas said. It helped “to have somebody know that we are not going to stop binding just because it is painful.” But within a few years, he became less mobile. Doctors told him he had spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal. In 2013, a doctor told him he had the back of a 70-year-old. He had surgery to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerves. He wanted to keep the pounds off, but working out was difficult.
Dr. Maria Siemionow, a transplant surgeon at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, recalls spending hours in her youth crocheting sweaters and also cutting out pictures and words in magazines and gluing them into elaborate collages. Such creative endeavors not only develop dexterity, she said, but also require a three-dimensional imagination, planning, patience and precision. Mr. Nediger and Mr. Agard created a public group called the Puzzle Collaboration Directory, an online resource that matches aspiring puzzle makers with experienced constructors to help them learn the craft. While anyone is welcome to join and find a mentor, the focus is on diversifying the rotation normally seen in newspaper and magazine puzzles.
Schedule a TripMs. Hill was asked if she felt Mr. Biden had lied to her. “I leave you to say whether he lied or not,” she said. “What he told me turned out not to be the case. If you want to call that lying, that’s fine. I think, at the very least, I would say it was misleading.” For all of the focus on the president’s base over the last two years, there is not much reason to think that the base, alone, is enough for the president to win re-election in a one-on-one race against a viable Democratic candidate. This could change. It has before. But with the midterms over, this is now the central political challenge facing the president. By that measure, it’s hard to see where a shutdown over the wall fits in.
The company, with its headquarters in bucolic Goodwood, England, opened a new chapter in its storied history last year when it launched its Cullinan SUV. The 0,000 vehicle was so successful that the company was forced to add another shift at its plant to keep up with demand. The Cullinan, which was developed in part to attract younger buyers, also helped Rolls-Royce to achieve record sales in 2018, with more than 4,100 vehicles sold. Sandra Butler-Truesdale, born in the capital in the 1930s, references an often-forgotten trauma — and one of the conceptual underpinnings of the Jim Crow era — when she recalls that Negroes who shopped in major stores were not allowed to try on clothing before they bought it. Store owners at the time offered a variety of racist rationales, including that Negroes were insufficiently clean. At bottom, the practice reflected the irrational belief that anything coming in contact with African-American skin — including clothing, silverware or bed linens — was contaminated by blackness, rendering it unfit for use by whites.
Schedule a TripBIG PICTURE Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who generally votes with the court’s liberal wing in closely divided cases, joined the majority opinion on Tuesday, as did Justices Samuel A. Alito Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh.
The colonel, who is represented by Michael Volkov, a former federal prosecutor, declined to comment for this article. Jackals now vastly outnumber Europe’s wolves, totaling at most 117,000 by the latest official estimate. By contrast, a high estimate of Europe’s wolves is about 17,000. Slovenia itself has somewhere between 200 and 400 jackals, Dr. Krofel estimated, and about 75 wolves.
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“Let’s call a spade a spade,” she said. “The real cost of Truvada is about a year. If you really wanted to cover everybody, you’d cut the price to everyone.” Many animals can perform some degree of regeneration, but axolotls seem almost limitless in their capabilities. As long as you don’t cut off their heads, they can “grow back a nearly perfect replica” of just about any body part, including up to half of their brain, said Jeramiah Smith, an associate professor of biology at the University of Kentucky and an author of the paper. To understand how they evolved these healing superpowers, Dr. Smith and his colleagues looked to the axolotl’s DNA.
Schedule a TripWhat experience have you had with various history and heritage months? How have they played a role in the life of your family, school or community? Explain. Then the order comes down: Because of time constraints — there’s a fireworks display to be had — comedians and tragedians are to perform simultaneously. The opera proper is the occasion for their collision and, by the end, sublime cohesion.
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Schedule a TripIsrael has built about 130 formal settlements in the West Bank since 1967. A similar number of smaller, informal settlement outposts have gone up since the 1990s, without government authorization but usually with some government support. ADAMS It continues to be a slow absorption of Philip’s orchestral music into the regular repertoire; I’m surprised that more conductors haven’t taken it on. He has a couple of symphonies, like the Eighth, where there are some real challenges rhythmically.
Gregory CowlesSenior Editor, Books@GregoryCowles Another toll is to psychological well-being, stemming from the sense of helplessness we experience in traffic, and its unpredictability. This, too, can be quantified. One study found that to save a minute of time spent in traffic, people would trade away five minutes of any other leisure activity. Another study found that we deal better with the commuting delays that we can anticipate.
Schedule a TripOn Tuesday, Coffman told the website Politico that he plans to support the Congressional Review Act resolution drafted by Democrats, which aims to save rules the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission rolled back in December. The rules, which banned internet service providers from blocking, slowing down or charging online companies extra to access users faster, officially came off the books last month. At the end of a 45-mile road from the decaying hamlet of Hachita that runs through grazing lands dotted with creosote bushes, the Border Patrol has maintained a small presence at Antelope Wells for decades. A sign says the base is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The population of Antelope Wells, once 2, sometimes soars all the way into the high single digits when more than a handful of agents are deployed here for weeklong assignments.
In accounts to the authorities, he said that to break the Mafia monopoly on heroin supplies, which were sold in Harlem and Newark by black dealers, he flew to Thailand and met Leslie Atkinson, known as Ike, a North Carolinian married to one of Mr. Lucas’s cousins. He said that Mr. Atkinson, who ran a Bangkok bar and sold drugs to black soldiers, agreed to help. When it does, I’ll be getting my glasses steamed up at Souen’s East Village location. Until it becomes a Sweetgreen.
Schedule a TripSpotify is the pioneer in the music-streaming space, and it's arguably the best known. It offers a number of different curated music discovery services including its Discover Weekly playlist and is constantly experimenting with new ones such as the Australia-only Stations. The service's (now optional) Facebook integration makes sharing music on Spotify easier than competitors, offering the ability to send a track or album, collaborate on playlists with friends, or peek at what your Facebook friends are listening to. PARIS — I was at dinner with a group of Parisian women this week when someone mentioned the French writer Yann Moix. The table quickly erupted into arguments and denunciations. One woman claimed that Mr. Moix was entitled to express his views, however odious, while others insisted that he should just shut up.
When Mr. Pollard finally entered the Fire Academy, following not just his father but also his older brother, an active firefighter with 11 years of service, it was clear that he had found his calling. When I was younger, I wanted to be like Khadijah James when I grew up. She had a really “black”-sounding name like mine, ran her own magazine business, was not too girlie, remained down for the people, achieved what she wanted, was loyal to her friends and had a fine man. She was also fictional. But that just made it better: The actress who played her on “Living Single,” Dana Owens, better known as Queen Latifah, was from New Jersey — just like me.
Schedule a TripBut the reactions from tech media and others on Twitter were fun, starting with our very own Brian Tong: Patricia O’Toole is the author of several biographies, including “The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made” and “When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House.” She is writing a book about Theodore Roosevelt and American health.
Postcredits: The Fury and Hill we've been following for this whole movie are revealed to be shapeshifting Skrulls Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and Soren (Sharon Blynn), while the real Fury was relaxing on a virtual reality (VR) on a Skrull ship. “We are getting a lot of tips now,” Mr. Merritt said in an interview. “The word is out there.”
Schedule a TripMr. Xi is staking out a strategy that, in many ways, echoes his American counterpart. The events around the country were partly a celebration of what has been achieved since the first march. An unprecedented number of women have been elected to Congress, many with the help of women who became politically active for the first time after marching in 2017.
An article on Monday about the 1811 Slave Rebellion Re-enactment organized by the New York artist Dread Scott described incorrectly the attack on a plantation owner and his son by about two dozen slaves near New Orleans. The son was killed, but the plantation owner survived; both men were not killed. A few months later, he texted and asked if she would meet with his son. She said yes. And as weeks passed, Ms. Ordovas and Mr. Astaire would meet once more, casually, at her gallery.
Schedule a TripOriginally published Nov. 20. From the time Mr. Whelan’s arrest was made public, there has been speculation in Russia that he was imprisoned in order to exchange him for one or more Russians held in American jails. President Vladimir V. Putin has repeatedly expressed outrage at the United States’ detention of Russian citizens.
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Schedule a TripA fifth officer was injured in the knee, but further details were not immediately available. There’s plastic cutlery by the New York designers Chen Chen and Kai Williams that is roughly the size of salad tongs and a sturdy wooden chair that the German-Moroccan studio Butternutten modeled after the one used in the television show “Teletubbies” to teach the concept of a chair to toddlers. These commissioned works sit alongside several vintage ones such as a pair of Shiro Kuramata “How High the Moon” sofas, whose typical rounded shape is subverted by their steel mesh material. “The spaces you occupy talk back to you about the time you live in,” says Burrichter. “So, while it’s a playful show, the hope is that people will walk away from it questioning certain embedded social codes.” He worked closely with the exhibition designer, Adam Charlap Hyman of Charlap Hyman & Herrero, who as a child traveled with his parents to see Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, among others, and who is responsible for the space’s decal fireplace and painted doors to nowhere. “So it will really feel like a house,” I said to Marc Benda, a founding partner of the gallery, when he first described Burrichter and Charlap Hyman’s vision to me. He offered an important correction: “It will feel like a fake house. A make-believe make-believe.” Through Feb. 16 at Friedman Benda, 515 West 26th Street, New York, friedmanbenda.com — KATE GUADAGNINO
To the Editor: “Right now we are investigating a sexual assault,” Sgt. Tommy Thompson, a police spokesman, said at a news conference. “Wherever this investigation takes us, we are prepared to go forward with it.”