Atticus Lish’s Second Novel Is a Brooding Heartbreaker

Instead she met Leonard. “She lost school, love, family, pride, trust in human beings,” Lish writes. In a film, Leonard might be played by Harvey Keitel, whom Frank Rich once called “our foremost interpreter of wife beaters.” Leonard, who is not the kind of man who puts on fresh underwear every day, sucks the confidence …

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Mayim Bialik will fill in as a ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host.

The sitcom star Mayim Bialik will temporarily take over weeknight hosting duties at “Jeopardy!” as the venerable quiz show regroups in the wake of last week’s departure of its new host, Mike Richards. Sony Pictures Entertainment named Mr. Richards, the executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, as the successor to Alex Trebek earlier this month. But he …

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Gambling on Trevor Bauer Is Not the Dodger Way

LOS ANGELES — What a mess. What an awful, ugly mess. And what a stain on baseball and one of its most venerable teams. As he sidled next to his lawyer at a downtown Los Angeles courtroom last week, Trevor Bauer, the polarizing pitching star for the hometown Dodgers, wore the focused look of a …

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Cuomo’s Farewell Address Airs on His Last Day in Office

In his final address on his last day in office, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York claimed on Monday that “intense political pressure and media frenzy” had caused a rush to judgment on sexual harassment allegations made against him, ultimately leading to his resignation. Mr. Cuomo, a third-term Democrat, struck a defiant tone in …

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Teens Are Advocating for Mental Health Days Off School

In the New York City school system, which has more than 1 million students, a day off for mental or behavioral health reasons “would be treated like any other sick day,” Nathaniel Styer, a New York City Department of Education spokesman, said. The phrase “mental health day” might make some kids and parents uncomfortable. With …

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