Chirlane

Chirlane McCray’s City

Bill de Blasio has called her the love of his life, his partner, his No. 1 adviser. and that’s not the half of it. For those entranced by the de Blasio–family fairy tale, in which a tall, goofy white dude married to a tiny, black former lesbian runs for mayor of a city managed for a dozen years by … [Read More...]

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Who Is Afraid of Armpit Hair?

Social scientists will try to measure anything, it seems, and in the most recent issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly, a professor at Arizona State has published a paper that attempts to quantify the disgust women feel with regard to body hair – their own, and … [Read More...]

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Does Family Medical History Matter to a Health Nut?

Last winter, while reporting a feature for this magazine, I was sitting in the Stanford office of Atul Butte, a pediatrician-slash-computer-scientist-slash-wunderkind, and he was touting the promise of the personal genetics revolution. Health care is on the brink … [Read More...]

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Does Stress During Pregnancy Really Cause Autism?

For some of us, stress is not an occasional condition, but a way of life. When friends tell us to “just relax,” they might as well be telling us to be taller or shorter or somebody else. And when we become pregnant? Nothing changes. We are fiercely anxious: fat, … [Read More...]

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Mayor DeBlasio Says Read Lisa’s Article

This week, Lisa's cover story in New York Magazine created a firestorm of press, including the New York Post's screaming headline "I Was a Bad Mom." The mayor took issue with the Post and, at a press conference offered what the New York Times called "an unusual … [Read More...]

Chirlane

Chirlane McCray’s City

Bill de Blasio has called her the love of his life, his partner, his No. 1 adviser. and that’s not the half of it. For those entranced by the de Blasio–family fairy tale, in which a tall, goofy white dude married to a tiny, black former lesbian runs for mayor of … [Read More...]

Does Being Anxious Make Us More Moral?

One of the distinctive peculiarities of anxious people, observed by clinicians and documented in medical literature, is this: They fervently believe in the power of their own anxiety. The insomnia, the perseverating, the self-loathing, and the obsession with an … [Read More...]