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For years, Roman Catholic Church leaders have driven gay congregants away in shame. And yet, thousands of the church’s priests are gay men, writes #nytimes reporter Elizabeth Dias. Fewer than about 10 priests in the U.S. have dared to come out publicly. But gay men probably make up at least 30 to 40% of the American Catholic clergy, according to dozens of estimates from gay priests themselves and researchers. Some priests say the number is closer to 75%. Elizabeth spoke with 2 dozen gay priests and seminarians from 13 states who shared intimate details of their lives in the Catholic closet. Some agreed to be photographed if their identities were concealed. Almost all of them required strict confidentiality to speak without fear of retribution from their bishops or superiors. The environment for gay priests has grown only more dangerous. Prominent bishops have blamed gay priests as the root cause of the resurgent sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. But studies repeatedly find there to be no connection between being gay and abusing children. Father Bob Bussen, a priest in Park City, Utah, was outed about 12 years ago after he held Mass for the LGBTQ community. “I was in my 50s when I came out. I entered the seminary at 18, a young, enthusiastic, white, male virgin who doesn’t know anything, let alone straight or gay. There were years that I carried this secret. My prayer was not that, would God change me. It was that I would die before anyone found out.” @gdemczuk shot this photo of Father Bob Bussen. Visit the link in our profile to read the full story.
Could you imagine riding in a pod in a tube at 600 miles per hour? Virgin @HyperloopOne is trying to make that a reality. Here, in the barren desert 35 miles north of the #LasVegas Strip, Virgin’s 1,640-foot-long, 11-foot-high test tube has been used for hundreds of runs, with an empty pod that in one test accelerated to 240 mph. The company, which is based in Los Angeles, is one of several in the U.S., Canada and other countries developing #hyperloop technology. The concept was promoted by #ElonMusk, of electric-car and private-rocket renown, and then offered by one of his companies as open-source technology available to all. It works by propelling pods using magnetic levitation through a low-pressure, near-vacuum tube. The low pressure minimizes friction and air resistance, greatly reducing the power needed. Hyperloop developers expect pods to carry not only people but also high-value, low-weight cargo. @joebuglewicz recently visited Virgin’s test site in Moapa, Nevada and captured these photos. Visit the link in our profile to see more.
The rapper @21savage on his ICE detention: "My situation is important ’cause I represent poor black Americans and I represent poor immigrant Americans. You gotta think about all the millions of people that ain’t 21 Savage that’s in 21 Savage shoes." On February 3, 21 Savage was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agency said he was an “unlawfully present United Kingdom national” who had overstayed his visa. 21 Savage, photographed here by @diwangvaldez, remained in ICE custody in South Georgia until February 13, when he was released on $100,000 bond. The next day, in one of his first interviews after being let out, he talked to #nytimes pop music critic @joncaramanica about his early days in the U.S., the Grammys, his time in detention and his uncertain future. "I got 3 kids, my mama, everything that I know is here in #Atlanta. I’m not leaving Atlanta without a fight. We gon’ fight all the way till the last day even if that mean I sit in jail for 10 years." Visit the link in our profile to read more from the conversation.
How did #Chicano culture spread to Japan? #nytimes reporter Walter Thompson-Hernández, who grew up with Chicano culture in #LosAngeles, visited the country to investigate. His first stop: the #lowrider scene in Nagoya. Lowriders are iconic to the Chicano community in #LA, and were created in the 1940s, @mychivas reports. So how did the concept travel the world? Imported magazines, Japanese journalists and a love for the culture. Walter elaborates on that answer and also explores Japan’s Chicano art and music scene in his latest video report. Visit the link in our profile to watch the full piece. Walter, @ekrhyne, @maeryan and @mondofufu helped produce the video.
Karl Lagerfeld, the most prolific #designer of the 20th and 21st centuries and a man whose career formed the prototype of the modern luxury #fashion industry, died on Tuesday in Paris. He was 85. @karllagerfeld’s death was announced on Tuesday by @chanelofficial, the French fashion house where he had been creative director since 1983. #KarlLagerfeld also served as creative director of @fendi since 1965 and was a founder of his own line. Karl was the definition of a fashion polyglot, able to speak the language of many different brands at the same time, writes #nytimes fashion director and chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman. Bill Cunningham shot this photo of Karl in 1991. Visit the link in our profile to read more from Karl’s obituary.
Searching for an outrageously good, but simple hummus #recipe? Look no further. This @nytcooking concoction comes from @zahavrestaurant, the chef Michael Solomonov’s Israeli restaurant in #Philadelphia, which is known for its silky and wonderfully rich #hummus. Garlic and lemon play small roles here; the indisputable co-stars are the freshly cooked #chickpeas and the nutty tahini. While it’s well worth the effort to cook the dried chickpeas yourself, substituting a couple of cans of cooked chickpeas is perfectly acceptable. Craig Lee shot this photo of the dish. Visit the link in our profile to get the recipe.
The experiences of asylum-seeking children from Latin America have preoccupied the Mexican novelist Valeria Luiselli for several years now. They serve as a central theme in “Lost Children Archive,” her new book about a family that reckons with the child migration crisis. When Valeria, 35, started writing the novel in the summer of 2014, she struggled with using it “as a loudspeaker for all of my political rage.” She had volunteered as a court translator for child refugees from Latin America and was therefore familiar with the migration crisis. She set aside the novel to write another book, but later returned to the project. Valeria said the break allowed her to offer “more open questions and open ends instead of political stances that are too loud and obvious by themselves.” @nytbooks writer Concepción de León recently wrote about Valeria’s career, activism, life and how her books showcase her broad intellectual interests. Visit the link in our profile to read more. @dedecim shot this photo of Valeria in Brooklyn, New York.
Freshly baked bialy changes everything. While @shelskysbagels in #Brooklyn offers its pork roll, egg and cheese #sandwich on the traditional kaiser roll or bagel, the best iteration just may be on a #bialy. But to be fair, this wasn’t the original plan. It wasn’t until some Shelsky’s customers requested it on a bialy and others followed, that the bialy-build rose in popularity. #nytimes restaurant critic @pete_wells recently reviewed the sandwich and explored its history. Visit the link in our profile to see more.
What can’t Yuja Wang do? This star pianist has built her reputation on breathtaking mastery of the standard repertory, like the chamber works she played with the violinist Leonidas Kavakos at @carnegiehall. @Yujawang.official also stopped by Carnegie’s Zankel Hall for something entirely different: a comedy show. One with music, of course. But there was — more. She rapped. She did one-legged, upside-down yoga on a piano bench. And along the way, she never lost an ounce of virtuosity. As part of her season-long Perspectives series at Carnegie, she was appearing with the musical comedy duo @igudesmanandjoo in a program called “The Clone,” an evening-length version of a sketch they posted on YouTube in 2017. In the show, moments of playfulness and discovery were buried in jokes that quickly became uncomfortable, even offensive,” wrote #nytimes culture editor Joshua Barone. Still, the show showed just how funny virtuosity — especially that of the multitalented Yuja Wang — can be. @michelleagins took this photo of Yuja. Visit the link in our profile for the full review.
Here’s a very American mango pie, inspired by Indian aunties. When @hrishihirway was a kid, his parents, who immigrated to the U.S. from Maharashtra, India, began hosting #Thanksgiving. The meal soon evolved into a hybrid of a traditional Thanksgiving and an Indian potluck. “Out of that cultural mash-up, my mom started making this #mango pie,” he said. She’d gotten the idea from other Indian aunties in the States, but their versions weren’t as good. “They weren’t making it with the best kind of mango,” Hrishikesh explained to @ciaosamin. “The Alphonsos have a stronger, more intense flavor.” That Alphonso mango flavor shines as brilliantly as the pie’s bright filling, made tangy and rich with the addition of cream cheese and whipped cream. And the salty, crumbly graham cracker crust is the perfect foundation for the golden cloud of custard that sits atop it. It’s so satisfying that you'll catch yourself cutting sliver after mouthwatering sliver of #pie. Visit the link in our profile for the #recipe from @nytcooking. #🥧 🥭
Few first novelists have the kind of success Angie Thomas saw with “The Hate U Give,” which has spent 100 weeks on our New York Times Best-Seller List and been made into an equally acclaimed movie. Perhaps even fewer write a second novel that gets as many advance raves as Angie’s “On the Come Up,” which was recently released. It’s set in the same fictional community, Garden Heights, as #TheHateUGive, but @angiethomas turns her attention away from Starr (the protagonist in her first novel) to the world of hip-hop, and Brianna, a talented teenager who lives and breathes it. “Even before I wrote ‘The Hate U Give,’ I knew I wanted to write a novel that paid homage to hip-hop,” Angie said. “For me, as a teenager, hip-hop was how I saw myself when I didn’t see myself in books.” While she’s just coming off of the release of her second novel, she has ideas for a third. “I’m still writing to find out what happens. All I can tell you is, it’s also set in Garden Heights,” she said. @houstoncofield took this photo of Angie. Visit the link in our profile for more from Angie in her interview with @nytbooks editor Maria Russo.