I have been involved in research in this area for 17 years, since shortly after BRCA1 and BRCA2 were discovered, and I have no idea what I would do if I were a woman faced with this decision. The diagnosis of a mutation is just words on paper, but the risks they foreshadow are very real.
As the bill moves through committee and onto the Senate floor, the rights and well-being of immigrant women will depend on Senators keeping women -- and women's realities -- in mind.
The sketch made me laugh out loud, because, let's face it, Schumer and her lady friends are completely hilarious. But it also hit a little too close to home.
I spoke at length with DeChristopher about hacking the Democratic party, arcane but vulnerable processes like elections and auctions, why Americans really should spend more time in prison, and other tragicomic matters of consequence. Read up, plug in, turn out.
The ultimate egg sandwich.
Wouldn't it be hysterical to mix the romantic world of Bollywood musicals of the 1950s with the farcical world of Marx Brothers-like comedies of the 1930s?
What happened to the party of Lincoln? To the party that abolished slavery and championed a woman's right to vote? To the party of Reagan who ended the Cold War and revitalized a moribund economy?
I like to think that one day very soon every kid in New York who wants to go on to higher education has that opportunity no matter their financial means or immigration status.
The best spots to grub down outdoors this summer.
Andrew J. Nemr found himself dancing at a young age. From the time he was very young, he took dance classes at the local dance school in his area. Slowly, he found himself drawn more and more towards tap. Finally, he found the ultimate inspiration: Gregory Hines.
Your chance of winning the lottery on a single ticket is one in 175 million. That seems tiny, and it is. In fact, it's so small that it is difficult for us to grasp. Understanding how small this number is provides the key to understanding how likely -- or unlikely -- it is you will become the next big winner of the Powerball jackpot.
Running a record store on St Mark's Place in the East Village during the 1980s put me in the dead-center middle of an exploding mecca of pop culture.
This foursome was the more or less regular Yankee infield from 2009-2012, leading the Yankees to one World Series victory and three other post-season appearances. This raises the question of where this infield fits among the greatest infields in Yankee history.
The glory of new life is, you can wait, there'll be another day. Approach things calmly and savor them, yeah, that's the stuff. In the meantime, I could honor my presence on Planet Here with sleep. After all, the dead don't sleep, they rest. It's different.
If only a small fraction of the people afflicted with bulimia or alcoholism are moved by Quinn's revelation and seek treatment, her decision to make her private struggles public will have greatly served the public interest.
Hollywood adaptations of great novels tend to unnerve devoted readers. The effort seems hubristic and slightly profane, akin to painting a second Sistine Chapel or adding a chorus to King Lear. Perfection, by definition, can't be improved upon, and it seems suspect even to try.
George Plimpton lived a life like James Thurber's dreamer, Walter Mitty, except he didn't dream about doing any exciting job in the world. He did the job. And then wrote about it.
If you haven't heard of Greta Gerwig, I think you'll be hearing a lot more about her very soon. She's the star and co-writer of Noah Baumbach's latest film Frances Ha, and she gives a performance so honest and relatable that directors will be scrambling to get Gerwig in their films.
A large body of work was made with a self-invented technique involving drawing in pencil into grounds of wet paint; the method allowed no revision or correction, and demanded a quick, sure, and decisive hand.