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    Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

    The company said on Tuesday that it would wind down sales over the next few months, allowing existing bottles to be sold by retailers until they run out. Baby powder made with cornstarch will remain available, and talc-based baby powder will continue to be sold in other parts of the world. The decision stemmed […] More

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    How the ‘Call Her Daddy’ Feud Boiled Over

    In just two years, “Call Her Daddy,” a raunchy podcast about sex, dating, culture and life in New York, became a cult sensation. This week, it descended into a fireball of chaos and internet drama. Two friends, Sofia Franklyn, 27, and Alexandra Cooper, 26, started the show in 2018 after coming up with the […] More

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    Live Coronavirus News: Full Analysis

    Mnuchin warns Congress of a risk of ‘permanent damage’ to the economy if states extend restrictions for months. In a joint appearance on Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Jerome H. Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, offered a stark assessment of the fragile state of the economy, […] More

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    Authorities Seek Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Hobby Lobby

    Federal prosecutors moved on Monday to formally confiscate a rare cuneiform tablet that bears part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the world’s oldest works of literature, from a Bible-themed museum founded in part by the president of the crafts retailer Hobby Lobby. The 3,600-year-old clay artifact, known as the “Gilgamesh Dream Tablet,” […] More

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    How SoulCycle Got Stuck Spinning Its Wheels

    It could have been the battle of the bikes. If only SoulCycle had been able to get its highly anticipated exercise bike to market in time to meet the demand of its enthusiastic (bordering on obsessive) riders, who because of the coronavirus pandemic have been unable to go to any of the company’s 99 […] More

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    Newly Minted Artists, Facing a Precarious Future, Take Action

    For art students finishing B.F.A. and M.F.A. programs this spring, the big debut was supposed to have been the thesis exhibition. The culmination of years of work, these shows represent a shot at getting discovered by curators, dealers, collectors and critics who make the rounds at top schools. Then the pandemic forced schools to […] More

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    In Search of Time Lost and Newly Found

    Almost as soon as it appeared, Covid-19 seeded a peculiar and deep dread of the literature it might someday inspire. “Novel coronavirus” — in the literary sense — already conjures contempt and exhaustion, but why? What do we fear? Limp attempts at parody? Schematic sci-fi? Autofictional accounts of quarantine in Brooklyn in which the […] More

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    The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse

    SAN FRANCISCO — Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley investor, published a rallying cry last month that quickly ricocheted around the tech industry. In it, he blamed America’s dismal response to the coronavirus on “smug complacency, this satisfaction with the status quo and the unwillingness to build.” He proposed a solution that fit squarely into […] More

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    Clinic Bombed as Afghan Forces Fend Off Taliban Attack on Kunduz

    KABUL, Afghanistan — In a day of intensifying violence across Afghanistan, the country’s security forces bombed a clinic in the northern province of Kunduz on Tuesday in their efforts to thwart another coordinated assault by the Taliban on the provincial capital that the militants have twice overrun and continue to besiege. The Taliban have […] More

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