Photos from The New York Times Sunday Magazine.
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A longer life span or a healthier body might be found in the corridors of our minds as much as in the corridors of our gyms, says Gretchen Reynolds. A recent study suggests our thinking about our own #exercise in relation to the habits of others can have an effect on our health. Negative perceptions of our exercise routines might also dampen motivation, leading to declining health. As an author of a similar study says, “Our mind-sets color our experience of the world.” Pack that in your #gym bag. Get the full story with the link in our bio. #illustration by @timlahan
The first play Laurie Metcalf ever appeared in was a high school production of “Auntie Mame.” She had only a few lines, but on the first night, she accidentally got a laugh on one of them. She immediately tried to parse what exactly had happened, so it could happen once more. “I think that’s what hooked me,” she says, “wanting to have that experience again onstage but be in control. It’s a cool, powerful feeling to direct the energy of the room.” If that sounds reminiscent of “Lady Bird,” it might surprise you to imagine those feelings in a young Metcalf, who plays the mother of the titular character, played by Saoirse Ronan. Willa Paskin writes about Metcalf as an actor of deep talent and wide range who, with prominent new roles in film, theater and television, is showing off the extent of her powers at age 62. Photographed by @collierschorrstudio , read the full story with the link in our bio.
"Google has succeeded where Genghis Khan, communism, and Esperanto all failed," says Charles Duhigg, "It conquered the globe." In this week's @nytmag cover story, Duhigg looks at an anti-trust case against #Google that shows how deep the company's vertical search model goes in stacking the deck against its competitors. #Design director @gailbichler says "For Charles Duhigg's article on Google and antitrust lawsuits, an outsize logo rolls onto the cover conveying the size and power of the tech behemoth as it displaces the cover language and even our own logo." Read the full story, online now, with the link in our bio or in this Sunday's #magazine
Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol...some of the world's best literature comes from Russia. Writer Karl Ove Knausgaard always felt a powerful pull from this country to the east, which was closed when he was growing up and therefore especially mysterious. "What sort of a country was this," Kanusgaard wondered, "where the souls were so deep and the spirit so wild?" Last October, Knausgaard drove from Moscow to Ivan Turgenev's estate with photographer @lynseyaddario and a translator to experience and explore the enigmatic country and meet its people, like 102-year-old Minizaitunya Ibyatullina. "She was born in 1915. Russia was still a monarchy then, and Nicholas II still ruled. So she had seen the old czardom, the revolution, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and, now, the new Russia." Read more with the link in our bio, or in this #Sunday 's magazine.
Easier to say than quinoa, #fonio is an ancient, sand-colored grain that has been cultivated across West Africa for thousands of years. Once tucked into the backpacks of schoolchildren as a good-luck charm, the nearly forgotten grain is getting a boost in the U.S. market thanks to @chefpierrethiam , an American chef from Senegal, and his company @yolelefoods Thiam came to the U.S. on a student visa to study chemistry but ended up working in New York restaurants instead. Our #food columnist @tejalxrao shared one of Thiam's recipes for #lamb shoulder mafe with fonio in this week's #eat column. Get the recipe with the link in our bio. Photographed by @gentlandhyers
@_tejucole writes about the work of @lornasimpson for this week's On #Photography column. "A strong appeal of Simpson's work is that she has always embraced the inherent complexity of blackness. ... She does not reject representational depictions, but neither does she feel the need to confine herself only to ‘race’ work." Her new work, a detail of which is pictured here, is photographic and painterly. Read more from Cole on Simpson's work with the link in our bio, or in this Sunday's magazine.
"Three years ago, we sent the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard to undertake a literary journey across North America," says editor in chief Jake Silverstein. This week, @nytmag brings you Knausgaard in Russia. "Though the cover designs are quite different, we appreciated the symmetry of presenting this week’s article — about his peripatetic journey across Russia — in similar fashion.’’ Read the full story in this Sunday's magazine, or with the link in our bio. #Knausgaard smoking in Russia #photographed by @lynseyaddario
"The word reform lives and breathes good intentions," Beverly Gage says. "No one reforms himself into becoming an alcoholic." Because of the word's positive connotations, she argues, it surfaces a lot in Washington and is particularly tricky to oppose. Attempts to "reform" Obamacare, for example, aim to get rid of it all together; the same way that "welfare reform" in the 1990s meant scaling back the program and the number of people dependent on it, not improving it. With a photo illustration by @derekbrahney , read the full article with the link in our bio.
Marvel Comics's Black Panther was originally conceived in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby: a hero from the fictional African nation of #Wakanda , which has grown wildly powerful and technologically advanced in isolation. With the new movie, directed by Ryan Coogler, Carvell Wallace says that the narrative's provenance (Lee and Kirby were Jewish ) doesn't matter. "No one knows colonization better than the colonized, and black folks wasted no time in recolonizing Wakanda," he writes. "No genocide or takeover of land was required. Wakanda is ours now. We do with it as we please." Wallace asks whether films like #BlackPanther can significantly change things for black people in America. Or maybe even more important: What will black people bring to "Black Panther"? Read the full essay with the link in our bio, featuring a photo #illustration by @nalghadban
"‘It gets in your head,’’ says the Boston-area high school student identified as Q. ‘‘If this girl wants it, then maybe the majority of girls want it.’’ On average, boys are around 13, and girls are around 14, when they first see pornography. Whether they seek it out or not, an adolescent's normal curiosity about sex now has a whole internet's worth of ... well, let's call them video demonstrations that are all too available to provide answers — the problem being that for many young people, often more questions are raised than these videos are capable of answering. One Boston program funded by the city's public health agency is teaching a Porn Literacy class to two dozen students from around the city, which aims to make them savvier, more critical consumers of porn by examining how gender, #sexuality , aggression, consent, race, queer sex, relationships and body images are portrayed (or, in the case of consent, not portrayed ) in porn. Maggie Jones writes for @nytmag , and you can get the full story with the link in our bio. Photo illustrations by @cwynars
Some sweets are so good out of the box that you'd never think to recreate them at home. But when @doriegreenspan found a recipe for Fossier's biscuits roses — a pink sugar-topped #cookie that's been made in France's Champagne region since the 17th century — she knew she had to give it a try. And another, and another, until the crunch was just right. Get the #recipe for these cookies, perfect to pair with a cup of tea (or a glass of Champagne ), with the link in our bio. #Photograph by @gentlandhyers
Roam is not your typical hotel. It's not your typical boarding house, either. Since the company's founding in 2015, it has constructed an international housing network for so-called digital nomads, the growing demographic of people who travel the world while working remotely on the internet. This lifestyle has a techno-utopian quality to it that can sound like a dream: working four hours a day and getting $9 massages, stretching your budget much further in Thailand or Madrid than it would go in New York. But the technology that has liberated so many "Roamies" has also made people more easily monitored by employers. Combine this interconnectivity with an increasing population of freelancers — over a third of the American work force makes money in the so-called gig economy — and you have the makings of a #nomad boom. @kchayka expands upon digital nomads in this Sunday's @nytmag , with #photographs by @benjaminras Click the link in our bio to see more.