Mystery Solved: ‘Dateline’ Finds Path From TV to Podcast Stardom

Mystery Solved: ‘Dateline’ Finds Path From TV to Podcast Stardom

The podcast begins with the sound of a car slowing down, and then a straight-talking narrator takes over. “It was dark when the killer shut off the engine,” he says. Over the next three minutes, eerie music kicks in and the host, Josh Mankiewicz, sets the scene: a freezing Colorado night, a woman shot in [...]

I Make Video Games. I Won’t Let My Daughters Play Them.

I Make Video Games. I Won’t Let My Daughters Play Them.

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California has just signed legislation that would require social media companies to make sure new products won’t be harmful to minors. The focus is on Big Tech and social media apps like Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Flying under the radar are video games even though kids in the United States spend [...]

‘I Did All I Could’: As Floodwaters Rose, She Fought to Save Her Disabled Brothers

‘I Did All I Could’: As Floodwaters Rose, She Fought to Save Her Disabled Brothers

When the water slipped in, it was just a glimmer on the floor, a sign that it was time to go. It was Wednesday, around noon, and Darcy Bishop roused her two brothers who had been resting after lunch. She pulled the wheelchair up to the oldest, Russell Rochow, 66, and heaved him into it [...]

My First Yom Kippur in Exile

My First Yom Kippur in Exile

JERUSALEM — This is my first Yom Kippur in exile. The crisp Moscow autumn air; the illuminated synagogue which I called home for 30 years; my white hat and kittel, the robe Jews wear on the High Holy Days, folded up, in my apartment that now sits locked — it all seems like a dream. [...]

How Western Errors Let the Taliban Win in Afghanistan

How Western Errors Let the Taliban Win in Afghanistan

At 6:21 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, NATO’s Afghan adventure formally ended. At that moment, the Italian C-130 on which I was flying as the last representative of the Atlantic Alliance to leave the country crossed the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. For the first time in 20 years, Afghanistan was without a NATO [...]

Once Known for Vaccine Skeptics, Marin Now Tells Them ‘You’re Not Welcome’

Once Known for Vaccine Skeptics, Marin Now Tells Them ‘You’re Not Welcome’

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — For more than a decade, few places in the nation were associated with anti-vaccine movements as much as Marin County, the bluff-lined peninsula of coastal redwoods and stunning views just north of San Francisco. This corner of the Bay Area had become a prime example of a highly educated, affluent community [...]

For a Woman on Wall Street, Crude Jokes Weren’t the Worst of It

For a Woman on Wall Street, Crude Jokes Weren’t the Worst of It

“Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow” is the title of a popular, rainbow-covered self-help book published in 1988. “Bully Market,” the new memoir by Jamie Fiore Higgins, a former Goldman Sachs managing director, is clad in unambiguous blood red, suggesting rather that if you do what you hate, the money will chase you [...]

A New Refrain From Artists: We ‘Almost Gave Up on Instagram’

A New Refrain From Artists: We ‘Almost Gave Up on Instagram’

SAN FRANCISCO — Deb JJ Lee built a career in illustration on Instagram, one colorful comic at a time. Some of the comics that Mx. Lee, 26, posted on the photo-sharing site told stories about fantastical worlds; others meditated on Mx. Lee’s experiences as a Korean American. Without Instagram, Mx. Lee, who uses they/them pronouns, [...]

As New Term Starts, Supreme Court Poised to Resume Rightward Push

As New Term Starts, Supreme Court Poised to Resume Rightward Push

WASHINGTON — The last Supreme Court term ended with a series of judicial bombshells in June that eliminated the right to abortion, established a right to carry guns outside the home and limited efforts to address climate change. As the justices return to the bench on Monday, there are few signs that the court’s race [...]

Changing Up the Codes

Changing Up the Codes

The fall social season is back with a twist. The Metropolitan Opera held its opening night gala on Tuesday for “Medea,” with a notably more diverse cross-section of the city’s philanthropic, arts and social circles. The venerable affair, which raised $4.8 million, also pushed the boundaries of what constitutes black tie, with some men ascending [...]