JoEllen Willis

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Everyone’s Mad at Google and Sundar Pichai Has to Fix It

The sparsely furnished offices of Sundar Pichai stretch across the second floor of the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. On one side of the room, a …

Being Muslim in the NBA

A roundtable of current and former basketball players discuss religion and career<p>There is a new private room in Madison Square Garden in Manhattan …

Basketball

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency. You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in …

How to Be Better at Canceling Plans—Especially When You’re Dealing With Social Anxiety

Picture this: You’re relaxing at home relishing the bliss of alone time and a plush mattress. Suddenly, a ping from your phone grabs your attention, and, sure enough, it’s a text from a friend confirming your approaching plans. If you’re being extra honest with yourself, not only are you less than …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

Top 100 Knitting Blogs, Websites & Newsletters for Knitters in 2018

MA, ABQ, Houston, Austin <b>About Blog</b> Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, …

Social Media

'Bone Music': The revival of making albums made from X-rays

Music etched onto the film of X-rays was the only way some rock-and-roll lovers in the former Soviet Union could listen to certain tunes. It’s called “bone music.” Now, people trade these old relics online and visit museums to see them.<p>And one Los Angeles record label is reviving the practice, …

How the Astros Went From Nowhere to the Brink of the World Series

HOUSTON — His bumbling team was 40 games under .500. Eleven times, the Houston Astros had pushed a game into extra innings. Eleven times, they had lost. This was an August morning in 2012, and few fans would show up to Minute Maid Park later that night. The Astros would be shut out and lose for the …

The 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America

Eating vegetarian at home: Endless options. Eating vegetarian while traveling: Do you want the side salad or the cheese pizza? But if you do a little …

Jann Wenner and His Biographer Have a Falling Out

Jann Wenner and his biographer are no longer on speaking terms.<p>If things had gone according to Mr. Wenner’s plan, the two of them would be appearing together at parties, talks and other promotional events timed to the publication on Tuesday of the 547-page tome from Alfred A. Knopf.<p>Instead, Mr. …

18 books to read before they're turned into films in 2018

So you can be the one who says "well, this wasn't the same in the original..."

Five Things to Know About 2017 Man Booker Prize Winner George Saunders

George Saunders' surreal and experimental ghost story <i>Lincoln in the Bardo</i> has won the American author the 2017 Man Booker Prize, one of the world’s …

“American Vandal” Is Like “Serial,” But with Dick Jokes

As a person who mostly finds true crime unwatchable, and who also laughs every time she sees the number 69, I received Netflix’s new mockumentary series “American Vandal” with a sense of intimate recognition that felt a little like love. I would stand outside this show’s door in the snow and hold …

Jokes

When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy

I first met Amy Cuddy in January, soon after she moved into a new office at the Harvard School of Public Health. Cuddy was, at the time, officially on the faculty at Harvard Business School, but she was taking a temporary leave, her small box of an office filled with boxes. As she talked about her …

Psychology