Photo-Illustration: Imtelligencer; Photos Getty Images/Reddit “Hey I’m 16 and I am pregnant and want to get abortion but I am in Louisiana and its illegal and i don’t know what to do and so scared and i want it all to be over. I took a test 2 days ago. My parents are quite conservative and I am scared if i tell them that they would stop me and i can’t tell them.” “I live in an illegal state, and traveled to a legal state for my procedure 3 weeks ago. I’ve been having a concerning amount of bleeding and a lot of very large clots. Last night I passed a clot bigger than my pad. I want to get checked because I’m worried about infection but I’m also terrified to tell anyone I’ve had an abortion.” In 2019, doctoral student Ariella Messing, who studies abortion funds and had been volunteering at one, logged on to Reddit. The abortion sub-Reddit, as the silos there are known, was full of people looking for both abortion help and a way to help, or at least trying to. “People come … [Read more...] about What It Takes to Give Abortion Seekers (Actually Good) Advice Online
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — Shaunak Sen’s “All That Breathes,” one of the more transfixing and beautiful documentaries of the past year, is about a pair of brothers in New Dehli who make a makeshift clinic to mend and heal the birds of prey who are increasingly falling to Earth in the pollution-choked Indian capital. The film, nominated for best documentary at the Academy Awards, is a stirring and poetic portrait of ecological urban rescue that begins streaming on HBO Max on Tuesday. (It also premieres on HBO on Tuesday.) Nadeem Shehzad and Mohammad Saud may be amateurs, but they've saved some 20,000 birds. — With Valentine's Day fast approaching, the rom-coms cometh. Two notable ones are on tap this week: “Your Place or Mine” on … [Read more...] about New this week: ‘Your Place or Mine’ and ‘All That Breathes’
Ben Gorham was looking for his coasters. Mr. Gorham, the founder of Byredo, the cult perfume line based in Stockholm, was in New York to supervise the opening of his store, at 62 Wooster Street, on Tuesday. Between the stacks of boxes and the construction workers and their drills, the coasters he designed for the shop’s sitting area, which includes furniture he also designed, were nowhere to be found. Coasters may seem a strange detail for a perfumer, but Mr. Gorham, 37, has made a name for himself with his attention to minute detail and a willingness to pursue whimsical projects. When he founded Byredo in 2006, the idea was to “translate memories into smells,” he said. His first scents were Green (sage, orange and musk), recalling the way his father smelled, and Encens Chembur (temple incense, lemon, ginger), named after the place in India where his mother was born. “I would say, ‘Here’s a place, there’s incense and wood,’ creating a kind of perfume brief,” Mr. … [Read more...] about Byredo Brings Its Scent Memories to SoHo
After initially denying any knowledge of the huge spy balloon floating over Montana, the Chinese government on Friday claimed it was a “civilian” aircraft intended for “meteorological research” that was blown off course into American airspace. China has a long history of claiming its provocative military moves are merely research projects, particularly for meteorology. China’s favorite tactic for pressing its illegal claims across the South China Sea is to drive away ships from competing powers like the Philippines, often using huge swarms of paramilitary “fishing boats” that carry as many rifles as they do fishing poles, and then artificially enhance the size of tiny islets until they are large enough to support military bases. When the Chinese are called out for militarizing islands in disputed waters, they usually respond by claiming they are innocently conducting “marine meteorological monitoring, warning, forecasting, prediction, and … [Read more...] about China Claims Spy Balloon over Montana Is for ‘Meteorology’
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Friday that industrialized countries in the Group of Seven are imposing a price cap on refined Russian oil products such as diesel and kerosene, as part of a coalition that includes Australia and a tentative agreement from the European Union. The cap follows similar price limits put on Russian oil exports, with the goal of reducing the financial resources Russian President Vladimir Putin has to wage the nearly year-long war in Ukraine. “Today’s agreement builds on the price cap on Russian crude oil exports that we set in December and helps advance our goals of limiting Russia’s key revenue generator in funding its illegal war while promoting stable global energy markets,” Yellen said in a statement. On Friday, EU governments tentatively agreed to set a $100-per-barrel price cap on sales of Russian diesel to … [Read more...] about G-7, Europe reach deal for price cap on Russian diesel
A man enters a dark room and faces a suspicious audience. Within these four walls, he explains, he’s going to tell captive strangers a tale with life-or-death stakes. But first, he needs something crucial from them: their trust. Gaining trust isn’t easy for Leonard (Dave Bautista), a heavily tattooed muscleman wielding a pitchfork fused to a scythe in “Knock at the Cabin.” It’s even harder for the film’s director, M. Night Shyamalan, a yarn-spinner who’s become more associated with the twist than Chubby Checker. “I don’t look at it as a kind of fancy dance move,” Shyamalan said of his trickster reputation in a 2021 NPR interview . “Now I’m going to do the moonwalk, everybody! Here we go!” Shyamalan insists he’s not after gotchas. He’s a spiritualist chasing moments of epiphany, that exhalation when the reveal of one piece of information makes the world make sense. Early on in “Knock at the Cabin,” Leonard and his three fellow kidnappers tie up a family — the parents … [Read more...] about What Will It Take to Trust M. Night Shyamalan?