Dawn Zubrisky

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Read a Dispatch From Dolly Parton's 1977 Tour

In 1977, TIME sent correspondent Jean Vallely out on the road with Dolly Parton, as the country star—who turns 70 on Tuesday—made her way around the …

Country Music

What to Know About Zika Virus

The mosquito-borne illness is spreading through the Americas, and is linked to a serious birth defect.<p>On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel alert for Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, due to the outbreak of Zika virus in these regions and …

This mother drank while pregnant. Here’s what her daughter’s like at 43.

Kathy Mitchell wants to share something with you. She’s not proud of it, and it’s not a behavior she hopes you’ll emulate. It’s just the truth: As a teen, Kathy drank alcohol while pregnant with her daughter, Karli. It was a perilous if unwitting mistake that has defined both of their lives.<p>Karli …

Pregnancy

500 Kinds of Bugs May be Living in Your House

Spiders, flies, beetles, and book lice are among the surprisingly plentiful critters detected in a new survey of U.S homes.<p>Forget the rain forest—your home is brimming with bugs. More than 500 kinds of them.<p>Spiders, flies, beetles, ants, and book lice are among the critters detected in a new study, …

17 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Your Favorite Toys

Do you know Barbie's real name?

This Guy Inserts Pop Culture Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings

Dave Pollot is a painter in the US who brings new life to old and forgotten thrift store paintings by adding pop culture characters. He uses these …

When Gentrification is Good

The death and life of urban America.<p>Cities can’t win. When they do well, people resent them as citadels of inequality; when they do badly, they are cesspools of hopelessness. In the seventies and eighties, the seemingly permanent urban crisis became the verdict that American civilization had passed …

Autism's Microbiome

Researchers believe that gut bacteria may be to blame for some of the condition’s physical and emotional symptoms.<p>Around the time that Sam was diagnosed with autism at age 3, he began to throw hour-long crying fits. When he wasn’t plagued by lengthy spells of constipation, the Michigan toddler …

High School's Anonymous Pantry Offers Discreet Access to Necessities

Being a teenager is tough enough without having to worry where your next meal is coming from. At Washington High School in Washington, North …

College & University