SCREENCAP: @sarahbagharib/Instagram SINGAPORE — While the use of a Malay-Muslim couple’s wedding photo as a standee in Hari Raya decorations by the People’s Association (PA) last month was “culturally insensitive”, it was certainly not “racist”, said the PA in a Facebook post on Monday (14 June). “It is not right […]
With its stately lamp and verdant window view, Hillary Clinton’s “Zoom room” is nicer than most. So when Room Rater – a Twitter account which scores the video conference backgrounds of high-profile figures – gave it nine out of 10 last spring, Clinton took her disappointment to social media: “I’ll […]
My partner says I’m being creepy when I peer into people’s homes, and more advice from Dear Prudence.
Dear Prudence is online weekly to chat live with readers. Here’s an edited transcript of this week’s chat. Danny Lavery: Good afternoon! We’ve got a very neighbor-heavy mailbag this week—let’s try to mend some fences. Q. Don’t fear the peeper: I like to walk through my town at night and […]
Opinion | Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on young people’s lives. We owe it to them to see this through.
It has wreaked havoc on their lives. Closed schools. Interrupted access to free lunch and essential technology. Canceled activities. Forced an inability to hang out with friends. In the United States’ desire to return to “normal” last year, we deprioritized young people. We floundered through decisions on closing schools and […]
Buescher was 69 and in good health. Surely, he thought, the virus wouldn’t be that bad if he came down with it. While he doesn’t know how he ultimately contracted the virus, it was, in fact, quite bad. Nine days in the hospital, as he struggled to breathe, convinced him […]