“When we recognize someone as a prisoner of conscience, there is the erroneous impression that this is a judgment on someone’s values,” one Amnesty International official said. “It’s not. It’s a judgment on what the authorities did to him.”
Dozens of members of the White House residence staff, former and current, discuss how they survived the Trump Presidency. “For four years, we’ve done two months’ worth of events,” one worker said. “It’s a bare-minimum situation.”
The first season of “Dickinson” wasn’t just about sexism in the 19th century; it was a gothic study of inner life, a story about how, the showrunner Alena Smith says, “women are always trapped in the wrong time.”
Last month, the Miami Heat announced that its detection dogs—Abby, Happy, Magni, and Tina—had learned to sniff out the coronavirus. “The dog is just having fun,” one handler said. “This is a game to them.”
The controversy over a Harvard professor’s articles about “comfort women” could not be more perfectly timed to aggravate tensions about the fraught history between Japan and Korea, @JeannieSGersen writes.
Deeply reported, thoughtful @JeannieSGersen piece on an academic controversy over the treatment of Korean "comfort women" in Japan during WWII that is now threatening to spillover into the international arena.