Who Is Marc Lacey? Meet the Times Editor Moderating the Democratic Debate

BEHIND THE BYLINE Who Is Marc Lacey? Meet the Times Editor Moderating the Democratic Debate Interview by Lara Takenaga Oct. 14, 2019 The Reader Center has started an interview series, Behind the Byline, to introduce you to Times journalists. Is there a reporter, photographer or editor whom you would like…

Who Is Marc Lacey? Meet the Times Editor Moderating the Democratic Debate

BEHIND THE BYLINE Who Is Marc Lacey? Meet the Times Editor Moderating the Democratic Debate Interview by Lara Takenaga Oct. 14, 2019 The Reader Center has started an interview series, Behind the Byline, to introduce you to Times journalists. Is there a reporter, photographer or editor whom you would like…

Overlooked No More: Eleanor Flexner, Pioneering Feminist in an Anti-Feminist Age

This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. It is also part of The Times’s continuing coverage of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the vote. In the 1950s, Eleanor Flexner, a…

The Grit and Glory of Dolly Parton

IN JUNE OF 1967, Dolly Parton sat down for an interview with a Nashville writer named Everett Corbin. Parton was 21, and had yet to release her first solo album, but the surviving audio recording reveals that she was already shaping her account of herself with the editorial finesse of…

Rice and Beans, With an Exhilarating Crunch

I spent my childhood hungrily competing each night with my brothers for the darkest, crunchiest pieces of tahdig — the golden crust of rice that forms at the bottom of a pot of Persian rice. Some of my most meaningful friendships have been secured by a mutual love of crispy…

A Badly Timed Disruption for Wine Sales in the New York Area

A severe thunderstorm that struck a wine warehouse and shipping company last week in North Bergen, N.J., has disrupted deliveries to stores in the New York metropolitan area at one of the year’s busiest times for wine sales. With winds as high as 70 miles an hour, the storm, early…

My, What a Sneaky Little Flour

It’s nothing like spinach in the mashed potatoes. Adding a boost of fiber to home-baked goods, even sugary holiday treats, is easy with a new all-purpose flour. Flourish — made from a strain of white wheat, with a naturally high fiber content, grown by farmers in various locations and processed…

2 Divorce Lawyers Better After Their Own Divorce, but Still Together

In Unhitched, couples tell the stories of their relationships, from romance to vows to divorce to life afterward. In 2006, Vanessa Hammer and Brendan Hammer were in law school (she at the University of Houston and he at DePaul) and living in different states when they met at a national…

New Men’s Underwear, Briefly

Here’s a news flash: Guys don’t like shopping for underwear. Luckily, the same retail forces that disrupted razors, eyeglasses, luggage, mattresses and hair-loss treatments, have set their sights on men’s drawers. In the last decade, a handful of upstart labels are trying to dethrone old faithfuls like Hanes and Calvin…