Chronic Stress Makes Captive Orcas Sick and More Likely to Die Young

Chronic Stress Makes Captive Orcas Sick and More Likely to Die Young

27 ViewsA SeaWorld show in San Diego.Image: APDiseases and premature deaths among confined orcas are linked to the tremendous stresses endured by these aquatic mammals as a result of their captivity, according to new research.That orcas don’t do well in captivity is hardly a secret. These cetaceans often die from infections brought on by their …

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Next Stop, Fashion Disney

Next Stop, Fashion Disney

19 ViewsAs the men’s wear season winds down, fashion shows themselves are ramping up, becoming a potentially lucrative new form of mass entertainment. ImageA look from the Lanvin spring 2020 collection.CreditCreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York TimesOf Balmain’s Theme ParkPARIS — A crystal ball prediction: The real money in the future of fashion will be …

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Adam Silver Says the N.B.A Is Flying, and He Is Sort of Right

Adam Silver Says the N.B.A Is Flying, and He Is Sort of Right

27 ViewsImageAdam Silver, the N.B.A. commissioner, said the league was “fairly intensely” studying the addition of a midseason or playoff play-in tournament.CreditCreditStreeter Lecka/Getty ImagesAdam Silver, the commissioner of the N.B.A., has been floating trial balloons.During the past week, he has said that the league is “fairly intensely” studying the addition of a midseason or playoff …

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How the new ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood stereotyping

How the new ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood stereotyping

25 ViewsThough critically acclaimed and widely beloved, the 1992 animated feature had some serious issues with stereotyping. Disney wanted to avoid repeating these same problems in the live-action version of , which came out on May 24. So they sought advice from a Community Advisory Council comprised of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Muslim scholars, …

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8 Podcasts for the Spiritual Searcher

8 Podcasts for the Spiritual Searcher

32 ViewsEven as organized religion loses adherents, Americans continue to seek higher meaning in their lives. ImageCreditCreditEdmon de HaroOrganized religion may be on the decline, with more Americans than ever identifying as either atheist, agnostic or religiously unaffiliated. But spirituality’s grip remains tenacious, with the search for meaning merely taking different paths. A growing number …

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Stephen Curry Finally Gets Some Rest (but Only From Basketball)

Stephen Curry Finally Gets Some Rest (but Only From Basketball)

71 ViewsImageStephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has played in 93 playoff games in the past five seasons.CreditCreditJonathan Ferrey/Getty ImagesStephen Curry woke up sore on Thursday.He had good reason: It had been only a week since his Golden State Warriors lost a grueling N.B.A. finals series to the Toronto Raptors.In the last five seasons, …

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