The 46-year-old woman suddenly felt too weak to stand. She slowly lowered herself to her kitchen floor. She’d been vomiting for the past five weeks, and her throat was raw from the acid. She was given IV fluids a couple of weeks earlier because she couldn’t keep up with what she was losing. I haven’t been able to shake “One Child Nation,” an essential, often harrowing exploration of China’s decades-long one-child policy, which officially ended in 2015. Directed by Nanfu Wang (“Hooligan Sparrow”) and Jialing Zhang, the documentary probes the experiment in social engineering that China adopted around the same time it made its great leap forward into late capitalism. (The country’s former leader, Deng Xiaoping, once explained that the policy was necessary so that “the fruits of economic growth are not devoured by population growth.”) For Wang, who was born in China and now lives in New York, the story could not be more personal.
Electronic interfaces for music-making are nothing new, but most are in the shape of traditional keyboards, or else a box of pads for playing samples and programming beats. The clever, unusual Instrument 1 from Artiphon (9) has a more guitar-like feel, down to frets and simulated strings. You won't mistake it for a real guitar -- the neck is way too wide, and the digital on/off nature of MIDI controllers means string-muting and other analog-style flourishes don't translate, but it's awesome for Eddie-Van-Halen-style tapping. It'll take more than the week I've played with it to master, but so far I'm digging using a guitar fretboard to play dirty '70s electric piano chords. ‘Dress Code: Your Face’Stephen Colbert ran through the latest news from Virginia, where Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, is refusing to step down after racist photographs from his medical school yearbook were made public. The officials who could succeed him have turned out to be similarly problematic.Delivered in 2-3 bussiness days
"I try to convey that mentality through a 58-year-old's mindset," Gallagher said. Side note from the panel: he's apparently a UN ambassador in real life. One of the government’s more recent measures was an online portal for reporting sexual or sexism crimes, opened in November, through which a specially trained officer assists victims in filing official complaints.
A detective with the Police Department in Columbus, Ohio, has been arrested on charges that he kidnapped two women under the guise of arrest and forced them to have sex with him to gain their freedom, prosecutors said this week. The reversal has been profound. In the early days of coding, women flocked to programming because it offered more opportunity and reward for merit, more than fields like law. Now software has the closed door.Delivered in 2-3 bussiness days
Log InAccording to Let's Talk, "49% of millennials ages 18-24 are still on their parents' cell phone plan." That number reduces down to just 7.5% for millennials aged between 35 and 44, however. The last one, P.S.U. Premasinghe, 45, landed the job five years ago but resigned in shock at the first sight of the gallows at the main prison in the capital, Colombo, days after he began training. The prison authorities gave him a month to reconsider; he did not. The position has remained open since.