Russia Hints at Linking Griner’s Case to Fate of ‘Merchant of Death’

WASHINGTON — She is an American professional basketball star, accused of carrying hashish oil in her luggage. He is a notorious Russian arms dealer known as the “Merchant of Death,” serving a 25-year federal prison sentence for conspiring to sell weapons to people who said they planned to kill Americans. And the Kremlin appears interested … Read more

Post-Roe, her Facebook group Went Viral

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. On Friday, Veronica Risinger began what she thought would be a tiny Facebook group for her neighbors in Kansas City, Mo., to share resources for people seeking abortions. But Risinger’s phone notifications never stopped. Her little group has morphed into a 30,000-member nationwide nexus for rage, heartfelt personal … Read more

On NBC’s ‘Dancing With Myself,’ TikTok-Like Dances Meet Network TV

Even by the razzle-dazzle standards of TV talent competitions, “Dancing With Myself” sets an impressive scene. Room-size cubes of two stacked rows, trimmed in shimmering lights, fill the stage – “Hollywood Squares” meets “Saturday Night Fever.” At the judging table sit the pop stars Shakira and Nick Jonas and internet celebrity Liza Koshy; Behind them, … Read more