A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds

The Marine Corps likes to present itself with dutiful seriousness. “Terminal Lance” is a counterpoint to that. It is a tribute to the service’s permanent underclass, the young grunts who are too weary to feign enthusiasm anymore. (The strip’s title is derived from slang for the holder of a junior rank — lance corporal — who will never be promoted and thus will depart the corps as a terminal lance.) The Pentagon speaks of duty, commitment and national defense. Mr. Uriarte’s troops seem to have boarded the wrong bus. They…

Campaign fever turns into clash between Druze parties

Damascus fighting kills 18 pro-regime fighters as gov’t plans north Homs retake BEIRUT: At least 18 pro-Syrian regime combatants have been killed in 24 hours of fighting in southern Damascus against Daesh, a monitor said Tuesday.That brought to at least 52 the number of pro-government fighters killed in nearly a week of military operations against Yarmuk and adjacent Daesh-held neighborhoods, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.No confirmation of the casualties was available from Syrian officials, who do not usually disclose losses within army ranks.The Britain-based Observatory said at least…

In a Raft of New Books, Motherhood From (Almost) Every Angle

And then there is Jacqueline Rose’s own new book, “Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty,” a sort of Rosetta Stone for the moment that examines the particular mix of fascination and dread that mothers engender. Photo Jacqueline Rose Credit Jonathan Ring Rose is a calm and stylish writer whose rangy essays in the London Review of Books on violence and identity, #MeToo, the trial of Oscar Pistorius and other subjects have become indispensable reading during the current reckoning around power and sexuality. She has written at length about Sylvia…

Review: Come to Douglas Dunn’s Place, Where the Dancing’s Still Fine

The choreographer Douglas Dunn moved into his loft, on Broadway just south of Prince Street, in 1982. “Picture this as a derelict neighborhood,” he said after a recent performance there, reminding his guests that the streets outside didn’t always resemble a shopping mall. Against the tide of SoHo’s commercial development, Mr. Dunn, 75, has held his ground, continuing to make dances and invite people over to see them. This month he programmed two engagements a couple of weeks apart: a restaging of his 1973 solo “Time Out” and an engrossing…

Finland Has Second Thoughts About Giving Free Money to Jobless People

The demise of the project in Finland does not signal an end of interest in the idea. Other trials are underway or being explored in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Canadian province of Ontario, the Netherlands and Kenya. In much of the world, the concept of basic income retains appeal as a potential way to more justly spread the bounty of global capitalism while cushioning workers against the threat of robots and artificial intelligence taking their jobs. But the Finnish government’s decision to halt the experiment at the end…

Police Defend Violent Arrest of Black Woman at Alabama Waffle House

David Smith, the president of the Mobile County N.A.A.C.P., did not respond to a message seeking comment on Tuesday. In an odd coincidence, the arrest of Ms. Clemons occurred at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, around the same time a man armed with a rifle opened fire in a Waffle House outside Nashville, killing four young people of color and injuring four others. Ms. Clemons, who was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and Ms. Adams, who was not arrested, could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Ms.…

Where 8-Year-Old Was Raped and Killed, Hindus Rally Around Suspects

Instead, you hear things like: Our land and their land. Us and them. “This is all a big conspiracy to demoralize the Hindus,” said Bhagmal Khajuria, an elder from a nearby village, who insisted that the eight men arrested in connection with the girl’s death had been framed. GILGIT-BALTISTAN Controlled by Pakistan Jammu and kashmir Controlled by India Who was behind this conspiracy, he was asked? “The separatists,” he grumbled, referring to Muslims in another part of this state, Jammu and Kashmir, who want independence from India. Many Indians had…

Former N.F.L. Cheerleaders’ Settlement Offer: $1 and a Meeting With Goodell

Ms. Blackwell asked for a response from the N.F.L. by May 4. “We’re not asking them to admit fault, or to admit guilt, or even admit that there is anything wrong,” Ms. Blackwell said in a phone interview. “But if they do want and expect that cheerleaders should have a fair working environment, as they have stated, then it doesn’t make any common sense why the answer would be no.” The letter was sent to Steven Hurd, a New York lawyer at the firm Proskauer who often represents the N.F.L.…

Quick Gym Butt Workout | POPSUGAR Fitness

As convenient as no-equipment butt workouts are, adding weights is what’s really going to enhance your curves. So the next time you’re at the gym and looking to work that booty, try this three-move circuit by fitness influencer Whitney Simmons that also targets your legs. You’ll need heavy weights, a gliding disc, and a heavy plate — and yes, deadlifts are involved. Here’s Whitney’s workout as written in her caption: Three sets — reverse lunge with eight pulses Three sets of eight to 10 sumo deadlifts Superset three sets —…

Madonna Loses Legal Battle Over Tupac Shakur Breakup Letter

The items were provided for the sale by Darlene Lutz, Madonna’s former friend and “art consultant,” who was also named as a defendant in the suit. Monday’s ruling also said that a 2004 settlement agreement between Ms. Lutz and Madonna prevented the singer from suing for the items. Reached by email, Ms. Lutz’s lawyer, Judd B. Grossman, said the decision was a “total victory.” He added, “The court was clear that Madonna may no longer interfere with the sale of Ms. Lutz’s property.” Madonna’s representatives did not immediately respond to…