Author: Tim White

How To Find Yourself In Leslie Jamison’s Addiction Memoir

Gabriela Landazuri/HuffPost; Photos: Beowulf Sheehan/Getty images Once you feel the desperate urge to be drunk, Leslie Jamison meditates in The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, the mode doesn’t matter so much.“It could be boxed wine if that’s cheaper,” she told me as we stood in her Park Slope apartment. Her oldest brother, a liquor connoisseur…

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What Happens To Your Mind And Body When You Feel Homesick

Ji Sub Jeong/HuffPost Whether you’ve gone away to college, moved to a new city or even just traveled for vacation, homesickness is a common emotional experience. Longing for home is the subject of books, songs and films. Celebrities have opened up about feeling homesick, and many people have shared their tips for overcoming it. But what exactly are…

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Dutch Parliament Passes Limited Ban On Burqa, Niqab

The Netherlands has passed a partial ban on face veils in certain public places, ceding to a decadeslong push from the country’s far-right, anti-Muslim figures. The Dutch parliament’s upper chamber passed a law Tuesday that bans people from wearing clothing that covers the face ― including the Islamic burqa and niqab ― in government buildings, schools, hospitals, and…

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Poland Relents On Controversial Holocaust Law

The Polish Parliament has reversed course on a controversial law passed in February that made it a crime to say the country was complicit in the Nazi war crimes of World War II. The law, which sparked international outcry for its threat to free speech and its attempt to revise history, allowed up to three years…

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