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Time Magazine International Edition April 1, 2019

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LAUGHING MATTERS RE “THE QUEEN OF COMedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus” [March 11]: What a refreshing treat to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the cover this week. I am such a fan of hers and think even more highly of her after learning of her persistence in fighting for her roles in front of the camera and behind the scenes. She is a tough, intelligent, funny and beautiful role model. I’m so glad that her cancer is in remission and can’t wait to see the last season of Veep and all her future projects. Lori Westgard, FRANKLIN, TENN. A LIST OF “THE 5 FUNNIESTTV Shows Ever” that omits I Love Lucy and Seinfeld is like a list of the 5 Greatest Presidents that omits Washington and Lincoln. Ira Buckman, TEANECK, N.J. I MUST TAKE ISSUE WITHyour choice of…

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for the record

‘Get rid of the Electoral College.’ELIZABETH WARREN, Massachusetts U.S. Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential contender, at a March 18 CNN town hall‘I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be.’DONALD TRUMP, U.S. President, in response to a reporter’s question about his criticism of the late Senator, at a March 19 press conference‘WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO DO IS SHOW STUDENTS HOW IMPERFECT PEOPLE CAN BE AND STILL SUCCEED.’KAREN UHLENBECK, mathematician, on being a role model; on March 19, she was named the first woman to win the Abel Prize, a top award in the field‘I feel American.’TANITOLUWA ADEWUMI, 8-year-old Nigerian refugee and New York State chess championship winner; a crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $100,000 for his family, which is seeking asylum, to move out…

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after climate strike, students want more

INSIDE THE U.K. HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, THE grownups were at work. Outside, thousands of other people—many of whom were not old enough to vote—were doing their best to make sure business was anything but usual. With their chants echoing down the streets, they were among an estimated 1.6 million students in over 120 countries who left school on March 15 in protest of adult inaction on climate change. “It shocks me how great a length we have to go to be heard,” said 16-year-old Miranda Ashby, who’d traveled more than two hours to London with roughly 50 of her classmates. “We are protesting now because if not now, when?” The school climate strikes started one Friday last August with teen activist Greta Thunberg’s standing vigil outside Sweden’s Parliament. “When I first…

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a bookstore that’s turning a page for women in literature

AMERICAN WRITER A.N. DEVERS WAS AT A rare-book fair in New York City in 2015 when she noticed a Joan Didion title selling for just $25. Then she saw the price tag of a novel by the equally famous Cormac McCarthy: about $600. “I realized we don’t value women’s work the same way we do men’s,” Devers says. “It’s depressing. But it’s also exciting, because I can do something about it.” Three years later, after moving to London and joining the U.K.’s thriving rare-book trade, Devers opened the red doors of her new bookstore, the Second Shelf. Tucked away in a quiet courtyard off the busy streets of London’s Soho, the store almost exclusively stocks rare books by women (alongside a handful of male-authored books about women). The focus is modern…

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DIED W.S. Merwin Bard of the ephemeral I FIRST READ AND ADMIRED W.S. MERWIN, WHO DIED AT 91 ON March 15, long before I met him, in the 1970s. In the ’80s we got to know each other at various literary events. By the time we were both poetry consultants for the Library of Congress’s bicentennial in 1999, it was like meeting an old friend again. Once, while he was visiting the University of Virginia to give a reading, we were late for dinner and I was rushing, when I suddenly noticed he wasn’t beside me anymore. I turned around to find him at the edge of the parking lot, staring into the evening sky. What was wrong, I asked, and he replied, “Rita, don’t you pay tribute to the moon when she…

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as kids get addicted to e-cigs, treatment options are slim

UNTIL RECENTLY, DR. JONATHANA very, an addiction psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, rarely treated adolescents for nicotine addiction. After years of plummeting youth smoking rates, “we thought we were winning the game on cigarettes,” Avery says. But e-cigarettes—which can each contain as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes—have exploded in popularity, causing what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling an “epidemic” among young people. More than 20% of high school students use e-cigs, even though they are legal only for adults. “Suddenly, there’s all sorts of [young] people looking for treatment, wondering what to do,” Avery says. 20% Percentage of U.S. high schoolers who use e-cigs, according to federal data E-cigarette use has far outpaced science when it comes to finding treatments for nicotine dependence. Without specific treatment standards…