Attempts to Ban Books Doubled in 2022

Efforts to ban books nearly doubled in 2022 over the previous year, according to a report published Thursday by the American Library Association. The organization tracked 1,269 attempts to ban books and other resources in libraries and schools, the highest number of complaints since the association began studying censorship efforts more than 20 years ago. … Read more

Opinion | Stop Treating Adolescent Girls as Emotionally Abnormal

In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report titled the “Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report: 2011-2021,” or Y.R.B.S. According to the C.D.C., “nearly 3 in 5 (57 percent) U.S. teen girls felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021 — double that of boys” and “the highest level … Read more

Homes for Sale in New York and New Jersey

WESTCHESTER | 7 PARKWAY Street, LARCHMONT, N.Y. Renovated 1917 Home $2.495 million A five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, renovated, 3,409-square-foot home with a living room that has an original brick fireplace and a secret door to an office behind a bookshelf; a bright eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets, a wine fridge, a six-burner Thermador stove with a pot … Read more

‘What the Hell Happened to Blood, Sweat & Tears?’ Review: What Goes Up

What happened to Blood, Sweat & Tears, judging by this spurious, somewhat cranky documentary by John Scheinfeld, is that the band faced the unforeseen consequences of its own bad decisions. In 1970, Blood, Sweat & Tears, the enormously popular nine-piece jazz-rock group, undertook a tour of Yugoslavia, Romania and Poland under the aegis of the … Read more