“The Meaning of Mariah Carey”: 7 Takeaways From Her Memoir

“I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought I was a failure because I didn’t have a record deal yet,” Mariah Carey writes in her memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” which comes out on Tuesday. Now 50, the singer and songwriter has recorded 15 studio albums, including more No. 1 singles than any other solo artist. Here is what she tells readers in her new book.

“By the time I was a toddler, I had developed the instincts to sense when violence was coming,” Carey writes. “As though I was

In a Book About Trauma, She Hopes to Show What Survival Looks Like

When Fariha Róisín was 12, the idea for what would eventually become her first novel came to her in a dream. She didn’t have all the words for all that she wanted to say, but she started anyway.

Now she is 30, with a body of poetry, personal essays and other writing that has delved deep into her own experiences with abuse, violence and shame, and her book, “Like a Bird,” was published by Unnamed Press this month. Writing it over these many years has been part of her recovery, she said in a video interview, and a response to

Fake Guns, Fictional Battles, Real Uniforms: Inside the Immersive World of MilSim

The Look 2020

Veterans, gamers, history buffs and gun enthusiasts are shelling out to take part in military simulations.

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In February, a group of several hundred military enthusiasts gathered to play-fight in Clovis, Calif., at the foot of the Sierra Nevada.

They had come for an event called the Road to Kharkiv, a simulation of a fictional NATO

How a Celebrity Fitness Trainer Who Has Gone Virtual Spends Sundays

Many gyms are open for business in New York, but the high-octane in-person group classes they are known for are not. Virtual exercise groups, however, are sweating it out in big numbers. For example, Akin Akman, a Nike master trainer, is drawing thousands of online students with his popular Aarmy workouts, which combine high-intensity cardio, circuit weight lifting and stretching.

Before the pandemic, Mr. Akman, a former tennis player and SoulCycle instructor, taught packed classes at Aarmy’s headquarters near NoHo. Now he is there, with just a few other instructors, driving and inspiring students in an empty space, through a

They Had Big Plans for the Lockdown. This Is What Happened.

When New York shut down this spring, Joe Harmer set his sights on a hobby.

He got a kayak. He bought a camera. He purchased a tablet-style computer on which to sketch. He even ordered a guitar.

But as the pandemic drags into its seventh month, all of the items are basically gathering dust save for the new musical instrument.

“I was facing extreme isolation, and I didn’t want to have all that time and waste it,” said Mr. Harmer, 42, who works in sales for a tech company and splits his time between Brooklyn and Montauk. “But nothing really

Mom, Can’t We Speak English Here?

When we visit my mother, she speaks to me in Hungarian, her native language, in front of my husband who doesn’t understand a word of it. He told me he feels excluded by this because he can’t participate in our conversations. I’ve told my mother her behavior is rude, but she persists, saying, “I am Hungarian, and this is my house.” She is fluent in English, so she could honor our request if she wanted to. Also, she and I speak on the phone frequently. If she had something private to say to me, she could do it then. Otherwise,

The Meaning of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lace Collar

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[Live coverage of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg funeral, which begins on Wednesday with three days of honors.]

In 2014, the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the pioneering legal mind and advocate for equal treatment of the sexes who died on Friday, did something that probably none of her male colleagues were ever asked to do: she gave a tour of her office closet.

The occasion was an interview with Katie Couric after Justice Ginsburg’s strongly-worded, 35-page dissent in the

Fall’s Here. Can We Still Go Apple Picking?

Across much of the country, fall is the season of apple-picking, corn mazes, winery harvests and Halloween hauntings, luring day-trippers and weekenders to rural areas. But if summer is any guide, many fall festivities may require more planning this year to avoid the crowds.

While visitors may still launch a pumpkin from a catapult, pandemic restrictions will touch everything: Hay rides will now be socially distanced, and masked clowns will be poised to scare haunted house visitors from six feet away.

North Carolina Apple Festival celebrates the area’s fruit growers and has, in recent years, drawn some 250,000 attendees to

Fall’s Here. Can We Still Go Apple Picking?

Across much of the country, fall is the season of apple-picking, corn mazes, winery harvests and Halloween hauntings, luring day-trippers and weekenders to rural areas. But if summer is any guide, many fall festivities may require more planning this year to avoid the crowds.

While visitors may still launch a pumpkin from a catapult, pandemic restrictions will touch everything: Hay rides will now be socially distanced, and masked clowns will be poised to scare haunted house visitors from six feet away.

North Carolina Apple Festival celebrates the area’s fruit growers and has, in recent years, drawn some 250,000 attendees to

Top 5 Looks From the 2020 Emmys: Zendaya in Christopher John Rogers, Regina King in Schiaparelli, Billy Porter in Ashi Studio and More!

Last night, the 72nd Emmy Awards went down both virtually and in-person with social distancing and safety precautions in place. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, we witnessed stars like Regina King, Uzo Aduba, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II take home awards for the evening. Zendaya even made history as she walked away with her first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the show Euphoria, making her the youngest person and Second Black person to earn an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series! Aside from the award recognitions, the stars were dressed the impress despite pandemic …