Latest from Karen Heller

What’s up with Prada’s $995 volleyball?

We have so many questions.
  • Jun 12, 2021

The new American status symbol: A backyard that’s basically a fancy living room

Outdoor rugs, TVs, day beds and $5,500 lamps: Welcome to the Great Fauxdoors.
  • May 26, 2021

Listening to her older records, Joan Baez hears perfection in an ‘unsurpassable’ voice

The Kennedy Center honoree redefined folk music and showed up wherever her songs and courage were needed.
  • May 12, 2021

And in her spare time, Stacey Abrams wrote a thriller

Abrams’s latest book, “While Justice Sleeps,” stars a beautiful, brilliant, Black Yale Law School grad who, as she puts it, “has to sort of save the world.”
  • May 6, 2021

Her pandemic year was already tough, as an Asian American nail salon owner. Then came the Atlanta shooting.

“Most of our culture tells us to put your head down and keep moving forward,” Tran Nguyen Wills says. She intends to speak out instead.
  • Mar 27, 2021

What it felt like to lose time — and all the other things coronavirus took away

Stories of what it felt like to live through the shutdown. Dancing alone, canceling weddings, missing touch, missing one another and feeling alone together.
  • Mar 8, 2021

Films! Novels! Springsteen! The Obamas and Clintons seem to be having the time of their lives.

The post-presidency has become an opportunity to create lots and lots of content.
  • Mar 5, 2021

He was locked up at age 15. Almost seven decades later, he’s reentering an unfamiliar world.

Joe Ligon broke every unenviable record, becoming the nation’s oldest, longest-serving juvenile “lifer.”
  • Feb 19, 2021

Bruce Castor is a magnet for controversy. Naturally, he’s Trump’s impeachment attorney.

The former Pennsylvania district attorney had eight days to prepare. “I don’t think this case is particularly complicated,” he said.
  • Feb 8, 2021

Attorney Roberta Kaplan is about to make Trump’s life extremely difficult

“I became the go-to person to sue the president,” says Kaplan, who represents his niece Mary L. Trump and the writer E. Jean Carroll.
  • Jan 18, 2021