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Erdogan Says Saudis Planned Khashoggi’s Killing in Turkey
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:42:28 GMT
The Turkish president’s speech followed a series of leaks by Turkey that implicated the Saudi government in the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Standing Ovation for Saudi Crown Prince Thrusts Conference Attendees Into Limelight
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:35:10 GMT
Investors from around the world gathered in Riyadh for a conference, but the killing the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s role in it loomed large.
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Trump Says Saudi Account of Khashoggi Killing Is ‘Worst Cover-Up’ in History
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:31:59 GMT
Mr. Trump said he would reserve final judgment on who was responsible for Mr. Khashoggi’s killing until American officials returned from Turkey in the next couple of days.
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Abrams and Kemp Debate in Georgia: What to Watch
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:38:36 GMT
In the first head-to-head debate of the race for governor, each major-party candidate is likely to paint the other as too radical for the state.
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Text Messages Raise New Questions Over Andrew Gillum’s Lobbyist Connections
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:13:22 GMT
Documents released in a Florida ethics investigation provided new information about the Democratic nominee for governor’s trips with political friends.
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Millions Have Voted Early in the Midterms. Here’s What That Means — and What It Doesn’t.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:03:56 GMT
Roughly seven million people have voted early, far more than previous years, but it’s too soon to draw conclusions.
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‘Use That Word!’: Trump Embraces the ‘Nationalist’ Label
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:18:54 GMT
The term is often freighted with the whiff of extremism when used domestically, but President Trump has enthusiastically doubled down on words and ideas that his predecessors shied away from.
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Trump Rallies for Republicans, but Finds ‘Do Not Enter’ Signs in Some Races
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:09:35 GMT
Candidates covet an appearance with Mr. Trump in areas loyal to him, but large swaths of the country where he is unpopular have become virtual no-go zones for him.
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When Sears Flourished, So Did Workers. At Amazon, It’s More Complicated.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:05:59 GMT
Profit-sharing plans for rank-and-file employees are vanishing as corporate America has adopted a “shareholders above all else” approach.
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DealBook: Paul Volcker, at 91, Sees ‘a Hell of a Mess in Every Direction’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:47:07 GMT
The former Fed chairman, whose memoir will be published this month, had a feisty take on the state of politics and government during an interview.
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Italy Is in Trouble. Here’s Why the World Should Care.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:29:39 GMT
Sinking confidence in Rome’s solvency could cause financial chain reactions that would be difficult for governments and central banks to control.
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World Series 2018: Dodgers vs. Red Sox Game 1 Top Story Lines
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:33:05 GMT
The Dodgers and Red Sox meet in the World Series for the first time since 1916. Stay here for live updates and analysis from Fenway Park.
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World Series Cheat Sheet: How to Sound Smart About the Red Sox and Dodgers
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:15:24 GMT
You’ve been busy and so have the teams in the seven months since opening day. Here is some help to catch up.
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Turkey, Midterms, Migrant Caravan: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:14:45 GMT
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Asia and Australia Edition: Turkey, Taiwan, South Korea: Your Wednesday Briefing
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:19:15 GMT
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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Volte
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:56:21 GMT
In the sport of equestrian vaulting, even a 12-year-old girl can be “too big.”
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The Materialist Party
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:59:27 GMT
The Democrats fail to take on Trumpism.
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The Far-Reaching Threats of a Conservative Court
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:45:06 GMT
Will the Supreme Court wipe out the government protections that have shielded Americans from abusive business practices since the New Deal?
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Donald Trump Is Lyin’ Up a Storm
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:57:10 GMT
Is there an election coming up, or something?
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Fixes: How to Really Help Children Abroad
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:00:03 GMT
For Americans who volunteer to serve the poor in foreign orphanages, there are many better ways in which to do good than working directly with the children.
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The Conversation: The Midterms Are Getting Weirder and Weirder
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:10:15 GMT
Is the enemy of the enemy of the people my friend?
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What a Murder by Mussolini Teaches Us About Khashoggi and M.B.S.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:02:46 GMT
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudis has striking parallels with the murder of the Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti by Fascist thugs.
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Attack of the Right-Wing Snowflakes
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:46:53 GMT
Angry men go to court to silence their critics.
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Why the Arab World Needs Democracy Now
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:32:07 GMT
In April Jamal Khashoggi gave this speech, saying the dangerous idea of the benevolent autocrat, the just dictator, is being revived in the Arab world.
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Intersex, and Erased Again
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:33:46 GMT
Where does the Trump administration’s broadside against transgender rights leave people like me?
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The Bullet Inside My Body
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:07 GMT
What’s it like to have a bullet lodged inside of you? We asked survivors of mass shootings, from Parkland to Pulse, to tell us how it feels to live with a constant reminder of the tragedy.
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His Body Was Behind the Wheel for a Week Before It Was Discovered. This Was His Life.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:11:55 GMT
A software designer ended his life in his parked car in the East Village. His family asked the police for help finding him, but met resistance.
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Restaurant Review: Chinese Noodles From a Chile-Haunted Region
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:23:50 GMT
Hunan Slurp in the East Village lives up to its name — reason to celebrate in a town where fake Hunanese restaurants outnumber the real ones.
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Adenovirus Outbreak Leaves 6 Children Dead at N.J. Pediatric Center
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:10:54 GMT
Twelve other children at a facility for “medically fragile children” were infected with a strain of the virus, which typically causes mild illness.
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Cuomo and Molinaro Spar in Bare-Knuckled Debate, Trading Shouts and Jousts
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:21:34 GMT
The first and only debate between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican foe, Marcus Molinaro, devolved into a shouting match over the other’s record.
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After ‘Blackface’ Remarks, Megyn Kelly Sends Apologetic Email to Colleagues
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:50:35 GMT
While discussing how “the costume police are cracking down” this Halloween, the NBC morning host defended ways of dressing up that offend others.
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Museum of Bible Removes Many Dead Sea Scrolls: ‘One May Conclude They Are Fake’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:32:22 GMT
Five fragments once associated with the famous scrolls were shown to have “characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin” according to a statement from the museum in Washington this week.
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Gertrude Mokotoff, Ex-Mayor and a Bride at 98, Is Dead at 100
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:12:40 GMT
A Vows article in The Times about her wedding to Alvin Mann, then 94, drew a wide readership. They had met at the gym.
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Battling Dementia, Sandra Day O’Connor Leaves Public Life With Plea for Bipartisanship
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:07:04 GMT
Justice O’Connor, 88, was the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She wielded immense power and often found ways to bridge divides in a less polarized era.
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At George Soros’s Home, Pipe Bomb Was Likely Hand-Delivered, Officials Say
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:56:19 GMT
The motive of the would-be bomber behind the explosive, found in a mailbox at the billionaire philanthropist’s home in a New York suburb, remains unclear.
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A Hurricane’s Chaos. A Cry of Looting. Then Gunfire.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:00:04 GMT
A day after Hurricane Michael struck Florida, a man appeared on Pinetree Road. In a few chaotic minutes, he was accused of looting, and then he was shot dead.
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Trump Is Not Going to Cut Middle-Class Taxes This Year, Despite What He Says
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:59:37 GMT
President Trump is promising a 10 percent tax cut before the midterms. Policy experts and lawmakers, who have had little to say on the subject, suggest that won’t happen.
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Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:21:21 GMT
“Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”
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For Holiday Guests, a Comfy Bedroom on a Budget
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:16:06 GMT
Create a welcoming guest room with Wirecutter’s budget-friendly picks for bedding, bath towels, air and foam mattresses, and more.
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I’ve Interviewed 300 High Achievers About Their Morning Routines. Here’s What I’ve Learned.
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:20:38 GMT
Your morning routine should suit your needs, but there are some habits everyone should try.
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What to Cook: What to Cook This Week
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:30:01 GMT
David Tanis has a new recipe for brats with apples and onions, and Melissa Clark one for a lemon almond cake. Make those this week.
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Looking Back to the ’90s, When Berlin Was the Height of Cool
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:42:27 GMT
A multimedia exhibition aims to capture the spirit of creative chaos that came after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Modern Love: ‘Get Up. It’s O.K. I’m Right Here With You.’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:03:37 GMT
Modern Love in miniature, featuring five reader-submitted stories of 100 words or fewer.
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At 95, Ned Rorem Is Done Composing. But He’s Not Done Living.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:37:59 GMT
As the composer, writer and gay icon lives quietly on the Upper West Side, his music and books warrant reconsideration.
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Critic’s Notebook: Jean-Luc Godard Is, Quietly, a Probing Musical Mind
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00:04 GMT
“In a way, he’s a composer,” a collaborator says of the French filmmaker, whose latest work, “The Image Book,” recently had its New York premiere.
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Tokyo Knows How to Make a Statement
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:28:13 GMT
Expressive dressing prevails over prescribed style in Japan’s largest city.
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The New Health Care: The Problem With Probiotics
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
There are potential harms as well as benefits, and a lot of wishful thinking and imprecision in the marketing of products containing them.
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The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:22:49 GMT
By some estimates, only 1,000 or so researchers can claim to understand the technology. Finding more could become a national security issue.
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‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Spotted in the Deep Sea
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:42:24 GMT
A sea cucumber, previously only filmed off the Gulf of Mexico, was seen floating near Antarctica.
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What Comes After the Roomba?
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:40:08 GMT
The Roomba cleaned floors, and it was a hit. But though many have tried to perfect the next version of a home robot, no one has succeeded yet.
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Arts

Some Viewers Think Netflix Is Targeting Them by Race. Here’s What to Know.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:47:39 GMT
The users say that the site’s promotional images can look like racial targeting. Netflix says it doesn’t know its users’ demographic information.
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Critic’s Notebook: Fox News and Trump Reboot a Fearmongering TV Drama From 2014
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:28:51 GMT
In the last midterms, specious stories about immigration and terror were in heavy fall rotation. It looks like we’re experiencing a rerun.
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Critic’s Notebook: In ‘A Star Is Born,’ Equality Is Deadly
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:25:43 GMT
Bradley Cooper, in the third remake of the movie, tells a story of men, women and male sacrifice that has been portrayed over and over.
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Taking a Dip in History: A Pool Party at Hearst Castle
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:35:56 GMT
Hollywood luminaries once cavorted in this pool designed for a media tycoon, and regular people recently got a chance to dive in, too, for a price.
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Murda Beatz, an ‘Alien’ in Rap, Can’t Stop Making Hits
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:05:14 GMT
One of the year’s most successful hip-hop producers — a favorite of Drake, Migos and Travis Scott — is a Canadian who resembles Shaggy from “Scooby Doo.”
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Happy 20th Anniversary ‘...Baby One More Time’: Your Tuesday Pop Culture Cheat Sheet
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:45:44 GMT
What you need to know from today’s TV, music and movie news.
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Tippi Hedren, Hitchcock’s ‘Marnie,’ Loves the Met’s Opera
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:06:18 GMT
The star of the story’s film version flew in from California for the premiere, and stayed at the cast party past midnight.
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Review: ‘Bodyguard’ on Netflix, Britain’s Biggest TV Hit in Years
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:37:23 GMT
A complicated thriller about a policeman assigned to protect a politician was the highest-rated British drama since the second season of “Downton Abbey.”
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Exit Interview: Lauren Ambrose Says Goodbye to Eliza but Hopes to Keep the Boots
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:44:33 GMT
Sharing stories of a professionally thrilling Broadway role in “My Fair Lady” that coincided with personal loss.
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Stephen Hawking Auction: Bid on an Invitation to a 2009 Party You Might Not Be Late For
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:12:22 GMT
Starting on Oct. 31, Christie’s is auctioning 52 items that belonged to Dr. Hawking, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton.
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‘The Haunting of Hill House’: What to Read if You’re Obsessed
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:47:12 GMT
The Netflix series is the third adaptation of the Shirley Jackson novel, and by some accounts the best. Why is this one special? And what is a Bent-Neck Lady?
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Museum of Bible Removes Many Dead Sea Scrolls: ‘One May Conclude They Are Fake’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:32:22 GMT
Five fragments once associated with the famous scrolls were shown to have “characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin” according to a statement from the museum in Washington this week.
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Books of The Times: In New Volume of Sylvia Plath’s Letters, a Marriage Falters and Masks Fall Away
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:32:01 GMT
In this correspondence, written between 1956 and 1963, ending a week before Plath’s death, at 30, we see goals triumphantly and tragically fulfilled.
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Newsbook: Read These 3 Books on Trans Rights and Gender Identity
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:22:50 GMT
A memoir, a book of essays and a novel offer nuanced views of the transgender experience.
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The Library of Congress Lets You Stream Hundreds of Free Films
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:25:02 GMT
Viewers worldwide can now download or stream free movies from the library’s National Screening Room website.
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At 95, Ned Rorem Is Done Composing. But He’s Not Done Living.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:37:59 GMT
As the composer, writer and gay icon lives quietly on the Upper West Side, his music and books warrant reconsideration.
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Tapping Into the Feminine Wild (With Help From Simone de Beauvoir)
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:44:34 GMT
The contemporary choreographer Carrie Ahern uses “The Second Sex” as a jumping-off point for her “Sex Status 2.0.”
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Babe Ruth, the First Modern Celebrity
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:00:01 GMT
In “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy demonstrates how the Bambino paved the way for every superstar to come.
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A 100-Dance Merce Cunningham Celebration Is Coming to BAM
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:56:17 GMT
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced its winter-spring season, which will also feature Mark Morris, Ivo van Hove and Bryce Dessner.
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Looking Back to the ’90s, When Berlin Was the Height of Cool
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:42:27 GMT
A multimedia exhibition aims to capture the spirit of creative chaos that came after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Review: ‘Life and Nothing More’ Places Family in the Center
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:53:16 GMT
Antonio Méndez Esparza’s keenly observed indie alludes to many hot-button issues but keeps them largely in the background.
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Five Novelists Imagine Trump’s Next Chapter
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:10 GMT
How does the story of the American president, the Russian president, a retired British spy, a contested election and a rumored videotape end?
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Fiction: ‘Friday Black’ Paints a Dark Portrait of Race in America
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:42:41 GMT
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut stories are violent for a reason.
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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Ridicules Ted Cruz for Needing Trump’s Help
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:41:25 GMT
“Imagine if your neighbor insulted your wife’s face, and then you had to ask him to loan you a weed whacker,” Mr. Kimmel said. “That’s Ted Cruz’s life right now.”
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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘The Guest Book’ and ‘Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 05:00:08 GMT
Season 2 of “The Guest Book” begins with back-to-back episodes. And Adam Sandler returns to Netflix with a new special.
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Review: Tracing ‘Plot Points in Our Sexual Development’ Without the Usual Map
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:45:04 GMT
Miranda Rose Hall’s new play about the relationship between a lesbian and a male-identified trans person grows as it goes along.
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Wen C. Fong, Shaper of Met Museum’s Asian Collection, Dies at 88
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 02:28:30 GMT
In building a world-renowned collection, Professor Fong counseled collectors, philanthropists and curators. He also taught at Princeton for 40 years.
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Books of The Times: ‘Nine Pints’ Is a Brisk Biography of Blood
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:12:35 GMT
To write about blood, the British journalist Rose George covered many thousands of miles in pursuit of the intricacies of the subject.
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Four Shows to Watch This Week
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:10:56 GMT
It’s a week for dramas and documentaries.
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Up for Bid, AI Art Signed ‘Algorithm’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:26:28 GMT
Preparing to test the art market — and young buyers — with “Edmond de Belamy, from La Famille de Belamy.”
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Whitney Houston Exhibition Opens at Grammy Museum in Newark
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:06:13 GMT
“Whitney!” features items including dazzling outfits and Houston’s bible, provided by her family.
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Swedish House Mafia, Selma Blair and More: Your Monday Pop Culture Cheat Sheet
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:07:10 GMT
What you need to know from today’s TV, music and movie news.
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‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack Tops Quavo for Another Week at No. 1
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:56:06 GMT
The film, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as popular fictional musicians, has its own real-world popular music to match.
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Nonfiction: Philip Pullman’s ‘Daemon Voices’ Casts an Entrancing Spell
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:00:02 GMT
A new collection of essays by the British author best known for the children’s trilogy “His Dark Materials” showcases his boundless curiosity and fascination with storytelling.
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Bill Cosby, Appealing Conviction, Hires 12th Firm and 20th Lawyer
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:59:52 GMT
Mr. Cosby, convicted of sexual assault this year, has hired an unusual number of lawyers to defend him in his criminal case.
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A Holocaust Memorial Expands in Philadelphia
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:00:03 GMT
A plaza built around the “Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs” features sections of train track from Treblinka embedded in the pavement and survivors’ testimony.
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It’s Ghost Tour Season
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:27:07 GMT
Madame Morbid leads a year-round trolley ride through the haunted parts of Brooklyn. Unsurprisingly, October is good for business.
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Essay: The Ghost Story Persists in American Literature. Why?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
A slew of ghosts in recent books are a vessel for the country’s collective terror and guilt.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Once a Last-Minute Addition to ‘Seinfeld,’ Wins Comedy’s Top Honor
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:36:39 GMT
Louis-Dreyfus is the sixth woman to win the Mark Twain Prize, and the ceremony showed how top female comedians are among her biggest fans.
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What’s on TV Monday: ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ and ‘Rake’
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 05:00:03 GMT
The heroes of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” return to stave off another threat. And the final season of “Rake” comes to Acorn TV.
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The Deuce: ‘The Deuce’ Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: Duck and Cover
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 02:00:01 GMT
Vinnie’s chickens are coming home to roost. Detective Alston faces a moral dilemma.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: A Thrilling ‘Ferryman’ Serves Up a Glorious Harvest Feast
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:23:14 GMT
Jez Butterworth’s great, sprawling drama of rural Northern Ireland during the Troubles bares a culture’s contradictions through riveting storytelling.
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Review: ‘Borderline’ Is Rigged, to Fantastic Effect
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:11:48 GMT
Wires suspend the dancers, and our disbelief, in this premiere by Company Wang Ramirez.
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Blumhouse Studio, Scary at the Box Office, Gets Serious About TV
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 03:07:19 GMT
The Hollywood producer of blockbuster films like the latest “Halloween” sequel is trying to become a serious player in television. It won’t be easy.
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‘Halloween’ Rides Scary-Movie Nostalgia to No. 1 at the Box Office
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:43:38 GMT
Four decades after the John Carpenter original, the latest installment of “Halloween” earned $77.5 million to top this weekend’s ticket sales.
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Critic’s Notebook: Too Many Cooks at American Ballet Theater?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:48:46 GMT
American Ballet Theater’s fall season, showing eight ballets by nine choreographers, tips the company’s versatility into anonymity.
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Eve Ewing Blasts From Chicago to Space, With a Boost from Marvel
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:54:38 GMT
She is a sociologist, poet, Twitter maven, Chicago cultural celebrity and newly minted Marvel Comics writer. But don’t ask Dr. Ewing about her superpowers.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: A Song of Eternity in ‘Midnight at the Never Get’
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 18:23:15 GMT
It’s 1963 again, and this chamber musical packs all the heartbreak and bliss of love in a Village gay bar of the era.
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Review: ‘Marnie’ Stays in the Shadows in Nico Muhly’s Opera
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:49:17 GMT
In its American premiere at the Met, this psychological drama, based on the 1961 novel and 1964 Hitchcock film, seldom explored its title character’s depths.
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Review: A Pianist’s Profound Vision of ‘Life,’ in Just 2 Hours
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:52:02 GMT
Igor Levit played selections from his latest album, “Life,” in a probing and poignant recital at Zankel Hall.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:00:01 GMT
In “University of Nike,” Joshua Hunt examines the University of Oregon and Nike as a case study for the relationship between public institutions and corporate benefactors.
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Michael Myers Is a Terrifying Acting Challenge, Too
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:00:05 GMT
From walking like wood through water to “breathing him in,” five actors explain their very different approaches to “Halloween’s” opaque villain.
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Most of ‘Luzia,’ a 12,000-Year-Old Fossil, Is Recovered After Brazil Museum Fire
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:30:31 GMT
The museum director said that 80 percent of the fossil had been found after a huge fire ripped through the National Museum last month.
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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ and ‘The Woman in White’
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 05:00:05 GMT
The second film of the “Cloverfield” franchise airs on FXX. And an adaptation of a Wilkie Collins novel debuts on PBS.
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Popcast: For Those About to Rock, an Uncertain Fate
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:54:17 GMT
Is rock music in 2018 a sound, a mood or a retail category? Where do Twenty One Pilots, the 1975 and Greta Van Fleet fit in?
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Newsbook: Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed While in Exile. These Books Explain the Country He Left.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:29:45 GMT
Books on Saudi Arabian history and politics shed light on the Saud family’s reign.
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The Sound of ‘Housewives’ Everywhere
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 10:00:01 GMT
Behind the scenes with the men who make America’s favorite “ladies” into drama queens.
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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:00:12 GMT
The man behind the news: Jamal Khashoggi. Let Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish cheer you up. Read some tiny love stories. Spend 24 hours in America. And more.
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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘My Dinner with Hervé’ and ‘The Illusionist’
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:00:03 GMT
Peter Dinklage stars in the new HBO drama “My Dinner with Hervé.” And “The Illusionist” arrives on Amazon Prime.
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Books

Books of The Times: In New Volume of Sylvia Plath’s Letters, a Marriage Falters and Masks Fall Away
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:32:01 GMT
In this correspondence, written between 1956 and 1963, ending a week before Plath’s death, at 30, we see goals triumphantly and tragically fulfilled.
More...

Fiction: ‘Friday Black’ Paints a Dark Portrait of Race in America
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:42:41 GMT
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut stories are violent for a reason.
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Five Novelists Imagine Trump’s Next Chapter
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:10 GMT
How does the story of the American president, the Russian president, a retired British spy, a contested election and a rumored videotape end?
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Books of The Times: ‘Nine Pints’ Is a Brisk Biography of Blood
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:12:35 GMT
To write about blood, the British journalist Rose George covered many thousands of miles in pursuit of the intricacies of the subject.
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Essay: The Ghost Story Persists in American Literature. Why?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
A slew of ghosts in recent books are a vessel for the country’s collective terror and guilt.
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Nonfiction: Vagabond Lives: Happier Memories From Kathryn Harrison’s Childhood
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:03:48 GMT
Her previous memoirs delved into her parents’ traumatic influence. Now, in “On Sunset,” she introduces the beloved Old World grandparents who raised her.
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Fiction: In Haruki Murakami’s New Novel, a Painter’s Inspiration Is Supernatural
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:00:06 GMT
The Japanese novelist’s latest book, “Killing Commendatore,” features a stymied artist, a haunted painting and a host of paranormal mysteries.
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The Book Review: Susan Orlean on a Great Library Fire
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:27:50 GMT
Orlean discusses “The Library Book,” about a 1986 blaze in Los Angeles that damaged or destroyed more than a million books.
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Eugene H. Peterson, Scholar Turned Homespun Pastor, Dies at 85
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:58:35 GMT
Mr. Peterson produced 30 books, including a wildly popular colloquial version of the Bible, and eschewed megachurches and televised preaching.
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Newsbook: Read These 3 Books on Trans Rights and Gender Identity
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:22:50 GMT
A memoir, a book of essays and a novel offer nuanced views of the transgender experience.
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Babe Ruth, the First Modern Celebrity
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:00:01 GMT
In “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy demonstrates how the Bambino paved the way for every superstar to come.
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DealBook: Paul Volcker, at 91, Sees ‘a Hell of a Mess in Every Direction’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:47:07 GMT
The former Fed chairman, whose memoir will be published this month, had a feisty take on the state of politics and government during an interview.
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New & Noteworthy
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Front Burner: A Book to Benefit the Cooks of Grenfell Tower
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:32:34 GMT
The Duchess of Sussex wrote the foreword for “Together: Our Community Cookbook.”
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Nonfiction: Philip Pullman’s ‘Daemon Voices’ Casts an Entrancing Spell
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:00:02 GMT
A new collection of essays by the British author best known for the children’s trilogy “His Dark Materials” showcases his boundless curiosity and fascination with storytelling.
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Eve Ewing Blasts From Chicago to Space, With a Boost from Marvel
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:54:38 GMT
She is a sociologist, poet, Twitter maven, Chicago cultural celebrity and newly minted Marvel Comics writer. But don’t ask Dr. Ewing about her superpowers.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:00:01 GMT
In “University of Nike,” Joshua Hunt examines the University of Oregon and Nike as a case study for the relationship between public institutions and corporate benefactors.
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Newsbook: Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed While in Exile. These Books Explain the Country He Left.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:29:45 GMT
Books on Saudi Arabian history and politics shed light on the Saud family’s reign.
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Evelyn Anthony, Writer of Spy Thrillers, Dies at 92
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:59:31 GMT
Ms. Anthony was one of the few women to explore the espionage genre. “I am basically an entertainer, and I’m very proud of it,” she said.
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Anthea Bell, Translator of Freud, Kafka and Comics, Dies at 82
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:13:17 GMT
Translating is “like acting,” said Ms. Bell, the rare practitioner who became a well-known name in her own right.
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Fiction: In Barbara Kingsolver’s New Book, a Family Teeters on the Brink
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:00:04 GMT
“Unsheltered,” a big, gripping, emotionally complex novel on the same scale as “The Poisonwood Bible,” explores what it means to have a safe place in the world.
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Profile: ‘Friday Black’ Uses Fantasy and Blistering Satire to Skewer Racism and Consumer Culture
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:48:59 GMT
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut story collection has been compared to works by literary masters like Isaac Babel, Ralph Ellison and Anton Chekhov.
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A Glimpse Behind Closed Doors
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:05:39 GMT
Some of New York City’s most sumptuous and meticulously designed homes are celebrated in a new book.
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Sketchbook | Graphic review: An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:19 GMT
The graphic artist Kristen Radtke recalls the influence that a book about the seas had on her young imagination.
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The Shortlist: The Latest in Jazz, the Genius of Jerome Robbins, and Bernhardt vs. Duse
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:10 GMT
Nate Chinen on “jazz for the new century”; Wendy Lesser’s biography of a great choreographer; and the most entertaining theatrical rivalry ever.
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Children’s Books: Standout New Picture Books
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:07 GMT
Sibling truces, outrageous wordplay, being a kid in Beijing and more in the latest delights for the smallest readers and listeners.
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Crime: Disappearing Acts: Four Mysteries With Missed Connections
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:02 GMT
Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column sets readers on the trail of stalkers and sleuths, from Iceland to Denmark to an archaeological museum in Chicago.
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Fiction: For the Young Couple in This Novel, the Stars Align, Then Explode
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:02 GMT
An intercontinental romance ends in tragedy in Heather Taylor-Johnson’s debut, “Jean Harley Was Here.”
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FICTION: An Indian Couple Consider a Daring Gambit to Have a Baby
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
“One Part Woman,” by the Tamil novelist Perumal Murugan, imagines the pain of childlessness for a rural Indian couple during the colonial era.
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Inside the List: We Decided to Spend Some Time on Best-selling Novelists’ Websites. Here’s What We Found.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
James Patterson offers movie reviews; John Sandford provides statistics on his use of profanities; Tana French promises readers something remarkable.
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Fiction: The Malevolent Little Mermaid: Not Your Usual Fantasy Heroine
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Imogen Hermes Gowar’s historical novel sets a sharp-clawed sea creature adrift on the raucous social tides of 18th-century London.
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Fiction: A Norwegian Novel Complicates the Canon of New Testament Fiction
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Lars Petter Sveen’s “Children of God,” his first novel to be translated into English, presents a problematic portrayal of Jesus Christ.
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From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Scott Simon on “Saturday Night.”
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Nonfiction: How the United States Achieved World Leadership
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Derek Leebaert’s “Grand Improvisation” tells a complicated story of post-World War II Europe with Washington often operating in a fog.
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New in Paperback: ‘What Happened,’ ‘A Good Country’
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:02 GMT
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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‘Jane’s World’ Comic Strip Goes Out With a Marriage
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:00:05 GMT
Jane and Dorothy wed in the last installment (for now) of Paige Braddock’s 20-year-old strip.
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Books News: Penguin Random House Merges Two of its Successful Publishing Lines
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:08:00 GMT
The merger comes at a moment when big publishing houses are still adapting to the shift toward online retail and marketing.
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Editors’ Choice: 8 New Books We Recommend This Week
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:12:23 GMT
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Essay: Katniss Everdeen Is My Hero
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:06:20 GMT
Suzanne Collins’s lead character in The Hunger Games trilogy is a timely reminder to all who care to heed it: Teenage girls are powerful and courageous and capable of great rage.
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Q. & A.: Suzanne Collins Talks About ‘The Hunger Games,’ the Books and the Movies
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:04:41 GMT
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first book in the trilogy, here is an excerpt from an interview between the publisher and the author.
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Bookshelf: From F.D.R. to Serial Killers: New Books on New Yorkers
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:00:04 GMT
There is some cozy reading in store for those who like to stay steeped in the city’s sociopolitical history, including tales of war heroes and mob bosses.
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Review: In ‘Wildlife,’ Passions Run Rampant
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:00:01 GMT
The film, directed by Paul Dano and starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, is a domestic drama both sad and terrifying.
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Nonfiction: Were the Founders Against Slavery All Along?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:27:04 GMT
Sean Wilentz’s “No Property in Man” argues that despite some expedient compromises, the Constitution’s writers were careful to plant the seeds of abolition.
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By the Book: Tina Turner: By the Book
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:00:05 GMT
The singer, whose memoir “My Love Story” has just been published, wishes Mick Jagger would write an autobiography: “He can outtalk anyone on the planet. That’s the book I want to read, and so will everybody else. Mick?”
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Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:21:21 GMT
“Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”
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Match Book: Indigenous Stories for Young Readers
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:46:06 GMT
Young adult and middle grade fiction to educate children in the vast terrain of Native American history.
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Business

Got a Fever? There’s an Ad for That
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:40:43 GMT
Clorox is using data from smart thermometers to target ads to areas where people are sick. It’s the latest example of internet-connected devices being used for advertising.
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When Sears Flourished, So Did Workers. At Amazon, It’s More Complicated.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:05:59 GMT
Profit-sharing plans for rank-and-file employees are vanishing as corporate America has adopted a “shareholders above all else” approach.
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Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:27:01 GMT
The tech giant is positioning itself in schools as a trusted authority on digital citizenship at a moment when the company’s data-handling practices are under growing scrutiny.
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Regulator Seeks Information About Goldman Sachs Ethics Complaint
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:31:04 GMT
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the departure of a Goldman partner who had complained about misconduct.
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Square Feet: In a Bid to Fill Office Buildings, Landlords Offer Kegs and Nap Rooms
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:36:59 GMT
Hoping to lure tenants in a sluggish market, commercial towers are adding amenities often associated with luxury apartment living.
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Italy’s Populists Dig In After E.U. Rejects Their Budget as a Danger
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:21:39 GMT
The European Commission told Rome that it would have to rewrite its draft 2019 budget and reduce its deficit, or face heavy fines early next year.
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Italy Is in Trouble. Here’s Why the World Should Care.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:29:39 GMT
Sinking confidence in Rome’s solvency could cause financial chain reactions that would be difficult for governments and central banks to control.
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Standing Ovation for Saudi Crown Prince Thrusts Conference Attendees Into Limelight
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:35:10 GMT
Investors from around the world gathered in Riyadh for a conference, but the killing the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s role in it loomed large.
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Tech Fix: Apple iPhone XR Review: A Cheaper Phone Suited to Most of Us
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:09:29 GMT
In an era of skyrocketing smartphone prices, it’s a relief that Apple’s $750 iPhone is just as powerful and nearly as capable as its $1,000 counterparts, our reviewer found.
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After ‘Blackface’ Remarks, Megyn Kelly Sends Apologetic Email to Colleagues
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:50:35 GMT
While discussing how “the costume police are cracking down” this Halloween, the NBC morning host defended ways of dressing up that offend others.
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Tycoon Plans a Titanic II (This One Will Have More Lifeboats)
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:28:07 GMT
Clive Palmer, a colorful Australian mining magnate, has long wanted to make the dream of a new Titanic a reality. After years of delays, he says his plan is back on.
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Trump Is Not Going to Cut Middle-Class Taxes This Year, Despite What He Says
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:59:37 GMT
President Trump is promising a 10 percent tax cut before the midterms. Policy experts and lawmakers, who have had little to say on the subject, suggest that won’t happen.
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Breakingviews: An Alternative to Saudi Funds Might Lie in Qatar
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:24:18 GMT
The tiny peninsula country has plenty of natural-resource wealth and more enlightened social policies than its neighbor.
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Stocks Claw Their Way Back From an Early Slide Amid China Worries
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:35:40 GMT
Caterpillar set the tone when it warned that tariffs on steel were having an effect on costs, and China’s slowing economy pushed down demand for some 3M products.
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Breakingviews: Many C.E.O. Tenures Are Getting Shorter
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:11:47 GMT
New leaders of struggling companies can expect a shorter leash — and a brief tenure if they can’t revive growth.
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DealBook Briefing: SoftBank’s Chief Is Expected to Snub the Saudis
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:09:05 GMT
The kingdom is the biggest backer of Masayoshi Son’s huge Vision Fund, but the reputational damage of standing by Saudi Arabia may not be worth the risk.
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SoftBank Chief Is Said to Have Canceled Appearance at Saudi Conference
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:17:52 GMT
Masayoshi Son joins other prominent executives who have decided not to attend the investment conference over the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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DealBook: Paul Volcker, at 91, Sees ‘a Hell of a Mess in Every Direction’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:47:07 GMT
The former Fed chairman, whose memoir will be published this month, had a feisty take on the state of politics and government during an interview.
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What Could Hold Back a Democratic Wave? Economy, Confidence, Independence
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:35:11 GMT
In battleground districts across the nation, a “life is good” ethos may make swing voters harder to persuade than some Democrats anticipate.
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How to Win the $1.6 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot Without Ruining Your Life
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:58:24 GMT
Your first task after winning is to maintain anonymity as long as possible. And find a good lawyer.
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Charles B. Wang, Software Entrepreneur and New York Islanders Owner, Dies at 74
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 03:29:26 GMT
Mr. Wang was an entrepreneur and deal-maker who built a multibillion-dollar software business, then was a majority owner of the New York Islanders.
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Stocks Slip Again, and Automakers Continue a Long Decline
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:37:46 GMT
Shares of carmakers have slipped more than 25 percent this year, as higher interest rates, lower sales and rising trade tensions bite.
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Paying a ‘Resort Fee’ When You’re Not at a Resort
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:56:33 GMT
The fees, imposed by more urban hotels in the last few years, cover amenities like high-speed internet access. Many travelers booking online, though, might not realize they will be charged.
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How Many Space Stations Does This Planet Need?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:56:32 GMT
The Trump administration wants to shift to a capitalist free-for-all in orbit. But the readiness of commercial space outposts to take NASA’s place is far from certain.
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He’s a Long-Shot Senate Candidate With a Message: ‘Capitalism Unchecked Is a Complete Disaster’
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:20:37 GMT
Zak Ringelstein is running against Maine’s Senator Angus King, who is heavily favored to win in November. But for Mr. Ringelstein’s supporters, it’s the message that matters most.
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The Trade War’s Latest Casualties: China’s Coddled Cats and Dogs
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:55:29 GMT
Some Chinese pet owners don’t trust local food and will even taste it themselves before serving it. For them, the fight means fewer and pricier choices.
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McKinsey Takes Heat for Its Saudi Work
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:11:56 GMT
The consulting firm said it was “horrified” that a paper it produced on public reaction to Saudi Arabia’s austerity measures may have been used to silence dissidents.
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Breakingviews: A $7.1 Billion Car Parts Acquisition Is a Glimmer of Hope in a Gloomy Sector
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:47:27 GMT
The investment group KKR is to acquire the Fiat Chrysler parts supplier Magneti Marelli at a price that seem incongruous in the sector.
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Ryanair Under Fire for Ignoring Passenger’s Racist Rant
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:08:22 GMT
Video of the incident prompted calls to boycott the budget airline, and British officials promised to raise it in Parliament.
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DealBook Briefing: It’s Tough to Quit Saudi Arabia
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:21:06 GMT
Many businesses are distancing themselves from the kingdom — but few are cutting their ties completely.
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The Trump Bump in Stocks Is Weakening
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 19:12:45 GMT
Stocks are still up a lot since Mr. Trump was elected, but recent selling has eroded investors’ gains.
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Unemployment Looks Like 2000 Again. But Wage Growth Doesn’t.
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:05 GMT
Trying to solve an economic mystery.
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Efforts to Acknowledge the Risks of New A.I. Technology
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:05 GMT
A group called the Future of Computing Academy wants scientists to explain both the good and the bad potential of their research.
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Take a Number: Fast Food: It’s What’s for Dinner. And Lunch. And Breakfast.
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:05 GMT
On any given day in America, about one-third of adults will eat fast food, according to the C.D.C.
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Swiss Bank Discourages China Travel After Banker Is Kept in Beijing
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 05:10:34 GMT
UBS acted after one of its advisers to wealthy clients was not allowed to board a flight home, and was asked to speak with the authorities.
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They Said Seattle’s Higher Base Pay Would Hurt Workers. Why Did They Flip?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:16:01 GMT
Researchers whose findings last year pointed to a downside from raising the minimum wage have taken another look and the reality is more nuanced.
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Richard Parsons Steps Down as Interim Chairman of CBS
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:53:46 GMT
Mr. Parsons, who took the post just a month ago, is leaving because of illness. The change comes as CBS is trying to move past various scandals.
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Another Tax Cut? Trump and Republicans Offer a Midterm Pitch, if Not a Plan
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 22:16:50 GMT
Although the president promised to soon roll out “a very major tax cut” for middle-income Americans, such a proposal has no chance of passing before the midterms.
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Mediator: At the Border Town That the News Cycle Has Left Behind
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:32:38 GMT
When the algorithms that drive social media move on, the children who were separated from their parents remain in detention facilities along the Rio Grande.
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The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:22:49 GMT
By some estimates, only 1,000 or so researchers can claim to understand the technology. Finding more could become a national security issue.
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Blumhouse Studio, Scary at the Box Office, Gets Serious About TV
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 03:07:19 GMT
The Hollywood producer of blockbuster films like the latest “Halloween” sequel is trying to become a serious player in television. It won’t be easy.
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What Comes After the Roomba?
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:40:08 GMT
The Roomba cleaned floors, and it was a hit. But though many have tried to perfect the next version of a home robot, no one has succeeded yet.
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From Agriculture to Art — the A.I. Wave Sweeps In
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:00:05 GMT
Artificial intelligence is a technology of discovery and low-cost prediction. That’s how A.I. is beginning to transform a wide variety of industries.
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the week ahead: Few Big Names Expected at Saudi Conference, and Data on U.S. Economy
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 18:05:49 GMT
Several tech companies report earnings, including Amazon and Alphabet. The European Central Bank will discuss monetary policy.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:00:01 GMT
In “University of Nike,” Joshua Hunt examines the University of Oregon and Nike as a case study for the relationship between public institutions and corporate benefactors.
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Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:30:05 GMT
Combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help women with an aggressive type of breast cancer and should become their new standard of care.
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Venture Capitalist: A.I. Hype Still “Has a Ways to Go Up”
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:20:04 GMT
Anna Patterson, a former senior engineer at Google, has looked at all sorts of start-ups working on A.I. Some have great ideas, and some go too far.
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Education

Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:28:54 GMT
A public interest group tested 27 back-to-school products and found dangerous chemicals in four of them.
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How to Write a Good College Application Essay
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 02:52:01 GMT
A strong essay might mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.
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The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:12 GMT
The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.
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Colleges and Universities Woo Once-Overlooked Transfer Students
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:32:17 GMT
Transfer students offer racial and ethnic diversity that higher education is seeking and help make up for the decline in high school graduates who might apply.
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Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:27:01 GMT
The tech giant is positioning itself in schools as a trusted authority on digital citizenship at a moment when the company’s data-handling practices are under growing scrutiny.
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The Library of Congress Lets You Stream Hundreds of Free Films
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:25:02 GMT
Viewers worldwide can now download or stream free movies from the library’s National Screening Room website.
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Italy Dispatch: Italy’s Tough Line on Immigrants Reaches a School Cafeteria
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:00:07 GMT
Lodi’s mayor tightened the rules for lunch subsidies, a move that affected immigrant children. The leader of the League, the country’s right-wing governing party, supports her.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:00:01 GMT
In “University of Nike,” Joshua Hunt examines the University of Oregon and Nike as a case study for the relationship between public institutions and corporate benefactors.
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Q. & A.: Suzanne Collins Talks About ‘The Hunger Games,’ the Books and the Movies
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:04:41 GMT
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first book in the trilogy, here is an excerpt from an interview between the publisher and the author.
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Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Are Now Online
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:00:03 GMT
The Library of Congress says it has digitized the largest collection of Theodore Roosevelt’s papers in the world.
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Astrology Is Hard, Even if It’s Fake
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:33:50 GMT
There’s an exam, and it involves math. In fact, there are many exams.
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Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves ‘Sesame Street’ After Nearly 50 Years
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:09:00 GMT
Mr. Spinney’s remarkable run as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, two of the most beloved characters on television, will end this week.
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‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:12:38 GMT
The New York Times and ProPublica examined the Charlottesville, Va., school system, which has one of the biggest racial gaps in the country.
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Reading Room: 12 Authors Write About the Libraries They Love
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:05:13 GMT
The message here: A library is much more than its books.
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What’s at Stake in the Harvard Lawsuit? Decades of Debate Over Race in Admissions
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:26:09 GMT
The case, which begins Monday, is widely seen as a referendum on affirmative action.
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U.N.C. Chancellor Apologizes for History of Slavery at Chapel Hill
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:00:05 GMT
Chancellor Carol L. Folt acknowledged that the university was built and sustained by slaves, and would now work to “right the wrongs of history.”
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Bonuses of Up to $8,000 to Teach in Struggling New York Schools
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 03:41:35 GMT
The new contract between the teachers’ union and the city is aimed at schools that have a hard time keeping teachers.
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Mad Magazine’s ABCs of a School Shooting Give It a Boost of Relevance
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 22:42:06 GMT
A comic strip depicting children who were victims of a school shooting resonated with readers and hearkened back to the magazine’s glory days as a cultural provocateur.
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domains: Who Is Neri Oxman?
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:25:11 GMT
A star of M.I.T.’s Media Lab working in “material ecology,” she has intrigued Björk, Brad Pitt and the Cooper Hewitt.
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Q&A: A Tube of DNA? Not Pretty, but That’s Life.
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:11:23 GMT
Extracting and purifying DNA is routine now, but the results are not particularly aesthetic.
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Health

Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:10:21 GMT
In a study, those who ate more organic produce, dairy, meat and other products had 25 percent fewer cancer diagnoses over all, especially lymphoma and breast cancer.
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Mind: What’s Life Like After Depression? Surprisingly, Little Is Known
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:37:17 GMT
Most research on depression focuses on the afflicted, a new paper argues, overlooking a potentially informative group: people who have recovered.
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Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:11:55 GMT
Efforts by the Trump administration to narrowly define gender as determined by genitals defy medical and scientific knowledge.
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Trilobites: Microplastics Find Their Way Into Your Gut, a Pilot Study Finds
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:41:24 GMT
Researchers looked for microplastics in stool samples of people from eight countries. “The results were astonishing,” they said.
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Take a Number: Fast Food: It’s What’s for Dinner. And Lunch. And Breakfast.
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:05 GMT
On any given day in America, about one-third of adults will eat fast food, according to the C.D.C.
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Personal Health: A National Goal: Prevent a Million Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2022
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
There is already a well-established path to countering cardiovascular disease. All it really requires is the will of individuals and society to follow it.
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The New Health Care: The Problem With Probiotics
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
There are potential harms as well as benefits, and a lot of wishful thinking and imprecision in the marketing of products containing them.
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Stacey Abrams Hopes Medicaid Expansion Can Be a Winning Issue in Rural Georgia
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:59:21 GMT
By framing expansion as a pragmatic business move, Ms. Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, is hoping to siphon some traditionally Republican rural votes.
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The Checkup: A Centennial of Death: The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:06 GMT
To pay proper respect to the influenza of 100 years ago, get this year’s flu shot and make sure your children do, too.
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Aspirin May Be a Good Option to Prevent Blood Clots After Knee Surgery
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:02:38 GMT
Surgeons often prescribe expensive anticoagulant drugs after knee replacement, but a new study has found that plain aspirin can work just as well.
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Sporting: Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Bringing Concussions Out of the Darkness
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:33:17 GMT
I used to hide my suffering. But I’ve learned that brain injuries don’t have to be permanent.
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Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman on Supreme Court, Reveals Dementia Diagnosis
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:13:36 GMT
Justice O’Connor, 88, said she received the diagnosis “some time ago” and would withdraw from public life. She encouraged the next generation of leaders to promote civic engagement.
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Trilobites: Lavender’s Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:08 GMT
In mice, researchers found that some components of lavender odor had effects on anxiety similar to taking Valium.
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Rebels in Congo Kill 15 and Abduct Children in Area of Ebola Outbreak
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:57:51 GMT
The violence threatened to again force the suspension of health workers’ efforts to contain the virus, which may have killed more than 150 people since August.
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A Push for Safer Fertilizer in Europe Carries a Whiff of Russian Intrigue
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:07:40 GMT
A proposed environmental regulation has become an unlikely source of geopolitical tension, raising concerns about Russian influence over Europe’s food supply.
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Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:30:05 GMT
Combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help women with an aggressive type of breast cancer and should become their new standard of care.
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Advice From Health Care’s Power Users
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
When you’re sick, the health care system can be scary and confusing. But in a recent survey, seriously ill Americans shared some hard-won wisdom.
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Geneticists Criticize Use of Science by White Nationalists to Justify ‘Racial Purity’
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:14:26 GMT
In a statement, the American Society of Human Genetics said “there can be no genetics-based support of claiming one group as superior to another.”
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Ask Well: Are Some People More Sensitive to Drug Side Effects?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:05 GMT
Differences in the way your body metabolizes drugs might render you prone to side effects.
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Project Baseline Aims to Ward Off Illness Before We Get Sick
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:28:57 GMT
Researchers are recruiting 10,000 volunteers to discover the earliest warning signs of cancer, heart disease and other killers.
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Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:00:04 GMT
Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?
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Social Q’s: You’re Not ‘Flu Shot People’? Then You’re Not Touching My Baby
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:19:21 GMT
What to do about in-laws who don’t do vaccines.
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Living With Cancer: Flat Out: Rejecting Breast Reconstruction
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms.
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High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy Tied to Dementia Later in Life
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:30:00 GMT
Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years.
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Omega-3s in Fish Oils Tied to Healthy Aging
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:37:50 GMT
Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to be living without chronic diseases or mental or physical deterioration.
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Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:10:35 GMT
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean for Americans.
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Where Has All the Tab Gone? A Shortage Panics Fans
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:43:47 GMT
Coke is still producing the diet cola, but a major bottler has stopped distribution in its 14-state territory.
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Coffee May Tame the Redness of Rosacea
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:37:31 GMT
Women who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 23 percent lower risk of the skin disorder than those who drank less than a cup a month.
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Phys Ed: A Device That Makes Running Faster and Easier
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:00:05 GMT
Men reduced the energy cost of their running by about 8 percent when they wore the new contraption.
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1,495 Americans Describe the Financial Reality of Being Really Sick
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:34:17 GMT
“Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill?” Don’t count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns.
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Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:51:38 GMT
The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.
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Restaurant Review: Chinese Noodles From a Chile-Haunted Region
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:23:50 GMT
Hunan Slurp in the East Village lives up to its name — reason to celebrate in a town where fake Hunanese restaurants outnumber the real ones.
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Living In: Middletown, N.J.: Plenty of Space, and a Slower Pace
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:01:28 GMT
Despite a wide range of housing options (and prices) and easy access to beaches and the city, Middletown is often overlooked. But residents like that.
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A Glimpse Behind Closed Doors
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:05:39 GMT
Some of New York City’s most sumptuous and meticulously designed homes are celebrated in a new book.
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Restaurant Review: At Atomix, a Korean Restaurant Overflowing With Ideas
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:07:42 GMT
Dinner at Junghyun and Ellia Park’s tasting counter starts with Korean vocabulary lessons and moves on to explore cuisine and culture.
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Hurricane Michael: The Damage in Pictures
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:10:40 GMT
Striking photography from Hurricane Michael and the recovery
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The High End: Crown Heights Mixes Old With New
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:43:04 GMT
The Brooklyn neighborhood is lined with rowhouses, but is now getting some new midsize apartment buildings.
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Hungry City: Sharing the Food of an Ivorian Childhood at Paradis des Gouts
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:58:22 GMT
Cheick Cisse always hoped to reach those outside his immigrant community, so he opened this spot in Brooklyn, on the border of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant.
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Exclusive: Zaha Hadid’s Jewel in the Crown
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:01:16 GMT
The triplex penthouse in the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s only Manhattan building is for sale. The price? Just $50 million.
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Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Are Now Online
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:00:03 GMT
The Library of Congress says it has digitized the largest collection of Theodore Roosevelt’s papers in the world.
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Hungry City: A Menu That Roams Ecuador From Queens
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:53:53 GMT
At Rincn Melania, an airy, modern restaurant run by a family with roots in the Caari tribe, every meal begins with tostado, a snack of roasted corn.
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Interior Design, Front and Center
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:25:05 GMT
Hiring a high-profile architect used to be all it took to sell a new building. But now buyers want to see the interiors fully designed, as well.
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Living In: Ozone Park, Queens: A Congenial Area Welcomes a New Wave of Residents
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:59:14 GMT
In the past decade, the neighborhood has seen a “tremendous transformation,” with new developments and an increasingly diverse population.
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Restaurant Review: At Danny Meyer’s Manhatta, Only the View Tries to Dazzle
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:31:51 GMT
This new French restaurant on the 60th floor of a financial district skyscraper strikes a surprisingly modest tone.
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On Location: Going Back in Time, in the Hudson Valley
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 15:00:10 GMT
Not everything in the circa-1800 property in Claverack, N.Y., is 200 years old. But now that it has been renovated, you’d never know.
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Hungry City: Khao Man Gai, Rich, Heady and as Good as Its Rice
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 19:34:54 GMT
The Thai chicken dish anchors the menu at Eat’s Khao Man Gai in the East Village and Mr. Khao Man Gai, a cart in Midtown and Jackson Heights, Queens.
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Our Favorite Photos From the Paris Shows
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 21:30:18 GMT
Highlights from the past week, including Chanel’s indoor beach and Dior’s dancers, as captured by T’s photographers.
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Living In: Bayonne, N.J.: Grit Gives Way to Luxury, and Skee-Ball
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:01:20 GMT
The former manufacturing hub, once home to a massive Standard Oil refinery, is recasting itself as a bedroom community.
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Science

How Many Space Stations Does This Planet Need?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:56:32 GMT
The Trump administration wants to shift to a capitalist free-for-all in orbit. But the readiness of commercial space outposts to take NASA’s place is far from certain.
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ScienceTake: Drifting Dandelion Seeds Produce a Vortex Never Before Seen
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:30:06 GMT
The air flowing through the bristly tufts of dandelion seeds creates a vortex scientists had never viewed in nature.
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Out There: Stephen Hawking’s Final Paper: How to Escape From a Black Hole
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:49:37 GMT
In a study from beyond the grave, the theoretical physicist sings (mathematically) of memory, loss and the possibility of data redemption.
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Trilobites: Lavender’s Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:08 GMT
In mice, researchers found that some components of lavender odor had effects on anxiety similar to taking Valium.
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In Africa, ‘Paper Parks’ Are Starved for Cash
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:04:09 GMT
In a unique analysis, researchers put a price on protecting Africa’s wildlife: at least $1.2 billion each year.
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Lawrence Krauss to Retire From Arizona State After Sexual Misconduct Accusations
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:07:13 GMT
The university found that Dr. Krauss, a prominent theoretical physicist professor, grabbed a woman’s chest in 2016. He denied he “harassed or assaulted anyone.”
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BepiColombo Launches on Long Journey to Mercury
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 02:42:52 GMT
The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.
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Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:00:04 GMT
Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?
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Trilobites: With Piranha-Like Teeth, This Prehistoric Predator Never Bit Off More Than It Could Chew
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:21:14 GMT
A fossil discovered in southern Germany is the earliest known flesh-eating bony fish.
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T: They Survived Mass Shootings. Now They Are Living With Bullets Inside Them.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:00:01 GMT
Doctors routinely leave bullets or bullet fragments inside the bodies of those who survive gunshot wounds. We asked four survivors of mass shootings what that is like.
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Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change. She’s Their Lawyer.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:16:43 GMT
Julia Olson is representing 21 young plaintiffs, who may soon get their day in court. “She has built not just a case, but a movement,” a colleague says.
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How a Vortex Helps Dandelions Fly
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:30:04 GMT
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have discovered the secret to dandelion flight: a vortex of air previously unseen in nature.
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Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:11:55 GMT
Efforts by the Trump administration to narrowly define gender as determined by genitals defy medical and scientific knowledge.
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Trilobites: Microplastics Find Their Way Into Your Gut, a Pilot Study Finds
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:41:24 GMT
Researchers looked for microplastics in stool samples of people from eight countries. “The results were astonishing,” they said.
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Mind: What’s Life Like After Depression? Surprisingly, Little Is Known
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:37:17 GMT
Most research on depression focuses on the afflicted, a new paper argues, overlooking a potentially informative group: people who have recovered.
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California’s Underwater Forests Are Being Eaten by the ‘Cockroaches of the Ocean’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:53:39 GMT
Climate change is ravaging California’s underwater kelp forests. That’s caused what one scientist called a “perfect storm” in the ecosystem.
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Take a Number: Fast Food: It’s What’s for Dinner. And Lunch. And Breakfast.
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:05 GMT
On any given day in America, about one-third of adults will eat fast food, according to the C.D.C.
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The New Health Care: The Problem With Probiotics
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:01 GMT
There are potential harms as well as benefits, and a lot of wishful thinking and imprecision in the marketing of products containing them.
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‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Spotted in the Deep Sea
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:42:24 GMT
A sea cucumber, previously only filmed off the Gulf of Mexico, was seen floating near Antarctica.
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Most of ‘Luzia,’ a 12,000-Year-Old Fossil, Is Recovered After Brazil Museum Fire
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:30:31 GMT
The museum director said that 80 percent of the fossil had been found after a huge fire ripped through the National Museum last month.
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Stacey Abrams Hopes Medicaid Expansion Can Be a Winning Issue in Rural Georgia
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:59:21 GMT
By framing expansion as a pragmatic business move, Ms. Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, is hoping to siphon some traditionally Republican rural votes.
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Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:30:05 GMT
Combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help women with an aggressive type of breast cancer and should become their new standard of care.
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Stalking the Elusive Central Park Squirrel
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:27:41 GMT
I thought volunteering for New York’s squirrel census would be a walk in the park. I was wrong, kind of.
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Q&A: Some Plants Thrive in the Shadows
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:17:04 GMT
They don’t need sunlight because they are busy feeding on other organisms.
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Geneticists Criticize Use of Science by White Nationalists to Justify ‘Racial Purity’
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:14:26 GMT
In a statement, the American Society of Human Genetics said “there can be no genetics-based support of claiming one group as superior to another.”
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Cy Adler, Pied Piper of Manhattan’s Piers, Is Dead at 91
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 21:14:41 GMT
Mr. Adler, an environmentalist, started the Great Saunter, an annual 32-mile walk that reawakens New York City residents to the greenbelt that encircles them.
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Sketchbook | Graphic review: An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:19 GMT
The graphic artist Kristen Radtke recalls the influence that a book about the seas had on her young imagination.
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Australia Dispatch: Aboriginal Rangers Face a Sisyphean Task: Waves of Trash
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:06 GMT
The Dhimurru Rangers are one of more than 100 Indigenous groups spread across Australia who are removing thousands of pounds of plastic garbage from the beaches.
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Violated Agency Travel Policy, Report Finds
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:27:12 GMT
Mr. Zinke had his wife travel with him in government vehicles, which violates his agency's travel policy, according to a new report by the Interior Department’s inspector general.
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An Esteemed Doctor, Child Sexual Abuse Claims and a Hospital That Knew for Years
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:36:35 GMT
Rockefeller University Hospital said it had credible evidence going back to 2004 of inappropriate behavior by a research doctor who treated children.
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‘Could Somebody Please Debunk This?’: Writing About Science When Even the Scientists Are Nervous
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:51:37 GMT
It’s hard to find material online countering white supremacists’ claims that genetic research backs their beliefs up. I wanted to find out why.
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47,000 Ticks on a Moose, and That’s Just Average. Blame Climate Change.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:52:29 GMT
Climate change is giving ticks a leg up on their hosts. “It’s about as grody a picture as you can imagine on a dead animal,” a researcher said.
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Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Ship Designer, Dies at 83
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:43:13 GMT
Despite facing racism and sexism, she became the first person to design a Navy ship using a computer program. She was recognized nationally only later in life.
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William Shearer, Doctor (‘Like Another Dad’) to Boy in Bubble, Dies at 81
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:38:06 GMT
“What he gave us was a powerful lesson in many areas of medicine,” Dr. Shearer said of his young patient, who lived in a sterile plastic cocoon.
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Remembering the Moon Landing, Nearly 50 Years Later: ‘We Were All Completely Silent’
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:25:15 GMT
A new film, “First Man,” tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s stepping onto the moon in the summer of 1969. We asked readers to tell us what they remembered about that historic day.
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A New Culprit Is Identified in China’s Choking Smog
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:15:54 GMT
Researchers say that emissions of formaldehyde from autos and chemical and oil refineries play a larger role in China’s smog than previously known.
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Italy’s Oldest Instrument Hints at Sounds of Prehistoric Rome
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:36:45 GMT
The music of the ancient world is largely lost, but recent findings and recreations of antique instruments can give a taste.
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Japan’s Cherry Blossoms (Some of Them) Appear Months Early
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:25:51 GMT
An unusually strong typhoon season may have caused the famously picturesque flowers to bloom long before April, when they typically emerge.
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Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:21:21 GMT
“Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”
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Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:10:35 GMT
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean for Americans.
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Trilobites: Why Southeast Asia and Australia’s Coral Reefs Became So Rich in Species
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:25:04 GMT
Biodiversity is a long game.
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Trilobites: Pando, the Most Massive Organism on Earth, Is Shrinking
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:48:14 GMT
The grove of 47,000 quivering aspen trees in Utah is being diminished by mule deer, foraging cattle and human mismanagement.
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Why Does ‘First Man’ Say Gemini as ‘Geminee’? NASA Explains. Sorta.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:34:04 GMT
The pronunciation of the 1965-66 program is a space agency thing. Sometimes it was pronounced normally. NASA’s chief historian gives the back story.
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Scientists Catch Rare Glimpses of the Endangered Vaquita
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:30:30 GMT
An expedition in the Gulf of California yielded photographs and video of a species nearing extinction.
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What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:58:20 GMT
The next president of Brazil may shape the destiny of the Amazon, which is vital to reining in climate change. The stakes for the planet are huge.
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Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:51:38 GMT
The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.
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Ian Kiernan, Australian Sailor Who Battled Pollution, Dies at 78
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:31:41 GMT
Appalled by the trash he saw in the world’s oceans, he began a cleanup campaign in Sydney that went global.
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Tech Fix: Apple iPhone XR Review: A Cheaper Phone Suited to Most of Us
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:09:29 GMT
In an era of skyrocketing smartphone prices, it’s a relief that Apple’s $750 iPhone is just as powerful and nearly as capable as its $1,000 counterparts, our reviewer found.
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The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:22:49 GMT
By some estimates, only 1,000 or so researchers can claim to understand the technology. Finding more could become a national security issue.
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Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:00:10 GMT
Conservative political apps deliver curated partisan messages, free from the strictures and content guidelines imposed by Silicon Valley giants.
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Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:55:58 GMT
Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app’s design makes it difficult.
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Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:27:01 GMT
The tech giant is positioning itself in schools as a trusted authority on digital citizenship at a moment when the company’s data-handling practices are under growing scrutiny.
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Snapchat Helps Register Over 400,000 Voters
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:00:02 GMT
Snap, the company behind the popular social media service, said much of the activity happened in key battleground states like Texas, Florida and Georgia.
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SoftBank Chief Is Said to Have Canceled Appearance at Saudi Conference
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:17:52 GMT
Masayoshi Son joins other prominent executives who have decided not to attend the investment conference over the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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How Many Space Stations Does This Planet Need?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:56:32 GMT
The Trump administration wants to shift to a capitalist free-for-all in orbit. But the readiness of commercial space outposts to take NASA’s place is far from certain.
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Election 2018 Digital Misinformation Roundup
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:03:53 GMT
The midterm elections are 17 days away. Here is a collection of coverage from The New York Times and elsewhere on efforts to mislead voters on social media and the wider internet.
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How the Blockchain Could Break Big Tech’s Hold on A.I.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:58:37 GMT
Several start-ups hope to use the technology introduced by Bitcoin to give broader access to the data and algorithms behind artificial intelligence.
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Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:09:25 GMT
The anonymous group’s campaign highlights Facebook’s continuing trouble with political advertising.
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Julian Assange Says He’s Suing Ecuador for ‘Violating His Fundamental Rights’
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:38:27 GMT
The WikiLeaks founder claimed that his longtime hosts at the country’s embassy in London are limiting his contact with the outside world and censoring his speech.
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In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:07:36 GMT
Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, among others, are sparring over a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would impose new corporate taxes.
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Bits: The Week in Tech: Executives Pull Out of Saudi Conference
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:00:04 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s investments in tech put some companies in a tough spot after evidence emerged that Saudi agents may have killed a dissident writer.
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Weapons: Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:07 GMT
A push for a global agreement on autonomous weapons is stalled, much to the chagrin of advocates who believe a treaty is urgently needed.
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The World of A.I.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:01:38 GMT
From Singapore to Israel, countries besides the United States and China are striving to play a role in the field of artificial intelligence.
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Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:00:08 GMT
Robin Sloan is using a homemade software program to supply phrases and images for his new book.
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Netflix’s Cash-Fueled Road to Streaming Dominance
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:23:54 GMT
The streaming service surprised Wall Street with huge gains in subscribers in the third quarter. The results showed why AT&T and Disney spent big on their latest acquisitions.
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Tech We’re Using: An Eye for Photography, but a Google Suite for Events
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:40:09 GMT
She was a photo editor. Now she’s an events manager. Whitney Richardson discusses how her career shift at The Times has changed her tech habits.
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Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Are Now Online
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:00:03 GMT
The Library of Congress says it has digitized the largest collection of Theodore Roosevelt’s papers in the world.
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Craig Newmark, Newspaper Villain, Is Working to Save Journalism
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:57:02 GMT
The tech mogul, whose Craigslist site helped replace newspaper classifieds, has given $50 million to revitalize local reporting in New York — including a new gift on Wednesday.
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Uber and Lyft Charge Toward Potential I.P.O.s Next Year
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:43:48 GMT
Bankers have told Uber that its public offering could be worth $120 billion. That puts it in rare company with the likes of Facebook and Alibaba.
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The 52 Places Traveler: In Zambia, Groaning Hippos, Growling Leopards and Mango-Stealing Elephants
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:44:55 GMT
Thrilled, a little scared, and completely mesmerized, our columnist takes a safari in South Luangwa National Park.
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Essay: My Very Personal Taste of Racism Abroad
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:50:11 GMT
For an African-American woman, a study-abroad program in Italy led to an eye-opening experience. “Disgusting black women” were the stinging words of one racial encounter.
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Travel Tips: The Introverted Traveler: Advice for the Quiet Among Us
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:06:19 GMT
If packed tourist traps, crowded markets and buzzing nightclubs aren’t up your alley, these tips can help you enjoy your trip without sapping all of your energy.
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Paris on Foot: 35 Miles, 6 Days and One Blistered Toe
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:06:35 GMT
A journey around the perimeter of Paris, exploring neighborhoods well off the tourist-beaten path, revealed a city at once familiar and yet startlingly new.
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Biking the Open Road in Colorado, With a Few Bumps Along the Way
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:38:09 GMT
The newly opened Grand Junction-Moab trail, a 155-mile route linked by a network of backcountry huts, and accessible only two months a year, offers an almost irresistible challenge for bikers.
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Pursuits: Stalking the Trump Family’s Roots
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:12:52 GMT
In search of the president’s forebears, the author embarked on a three-week journey through Europe, from Scotland to Slovenia.
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If You’re Going to Canada to Buy Weed, Here’s What You Need to Know
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:57:59 GMT
Recreational marijuana is now legal, but the rules vary by location, from how old you must be to where you can smoke. Expect to bring cash and don’t try to take some home.
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Instagram Offers Visual Allure, and the Travel Industry Wants In
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:10 GMT
Some hotels will do anything to attract the Instagram crowd, and that might include putting a 10-pound doughnut on the room-service menu.
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Check In: Hotel Review: In Washington, a Design-Driven Newcomer Spices Things Up
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:00:11 GMT
The Line DC, in a repurposed 110-year-old church, has all-day cafes, happening bars and even its own radio station.
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Chicago
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:51:09 GMT
Culture, comedy and culinary outings in the ever-evolving Loop district and beyond.
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Q&A: Conquering Mt. Everest, Against All Odds
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:14 GMT
Blind since he was 13, the mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents.
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Looking Beyond Tel Aviv for Israel’s New Restaurant Scene
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:00:10 GMT
In the coastal lowlands outside the country’s bustling, second-largest city, a quiet dining hub is blossoming, with food rooted in the land.
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Southern Barbecue With a Fiery Dip and a Deep History
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:27:27 GMT
In a narrow swath of Kentucky and Tennessee, the specialty is a pork-shoulder steak, grilled and dunked in a tongue-torturing hot sauce.
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Looking Back to the ’90s, When Berlin Was the Height of Cool
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:42:27 GMT
A multimedia exhibition aims to capture the spirit of creative chaos that came after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Nine Hotel Openings to Look Out for in the Coming Year
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:19:46 GMT
From San Francisco to Bhutan, hoteliers are opening new properties that offer everything from on-site fashion shows to wellness spas to a prayer pavilion.
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For Holiday Guests, a Comfy Bedroom on a Budget
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:16:06 GMT
Create a welcoming guest room with Wirecutter’s budget-friendly picks for bedding, bath towels, air and foam mattresses, and more.
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How Many Space Stations Does This Planet Need?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:56:32 GMT
The Trump administration wants to shift to a capitalist free-for-all in orbit. But the readiness of commercial space outposts to take NASA’s place is far from certain.
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It’s Ghost Tour Season
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:27:07 GMT
Madame Morbid leads a year-round trolley ride through the haunted parts of Brooklyn. Unsurprisingly, October is good for business.
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Things Editors Like: T Suggests: Furniture for Doomsday, Riot Grrrl T-Shirts and More
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:35:42 GMT
A roundup of things T editors — and a few contributors — are excited about in a given week.
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Wanderlust: What to Do and Where to See Llamas in Peru’s Sacred Valley
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:57:55 GMT
Machu Picchu is the area’s most popular tourist stop, but the land beyond is home to lesser-known ruins, artisanal crafts and an innovative food scene.
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Cy Adler, Pied Piper of Manhattan’s Piers, Is Dead at 91
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 21:14:41 GMT
Mr. Adler, an environmentalist, started the Great Saunter, an annual 32-mile walk that reawakens New York City residents to the greenbelt that encircles them.
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Corner Office: Mark Hoplamazian of Hyatt Hotels on Airbnb and Why Stupid Questions Are Smart
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:55:48 GMT
A lifer within the Pritzker organization, Mr. Hoplamazian reorganized the family business during an acrimonious feud, then took over the hotel chain.
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Bites: A Chicago Restaurant Brings Fresh California Cuisine to the Midwest
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:07 GMT
Pacific Standard Time focuses on farm-fresh ingredients and the idea of gathering.
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Operators in Fatal Duck Boat Accident Say They Owe Families Nothing, Citing Obscure 1851 Law
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:49:51 GMT
The companies are trying to use an old maritime law to limit their liability. A survivor of the accident, which killed 17 in Branson, Mo., said it was insulting.
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Trending: These Food ‘Museums’ Want to Tease Your Palate and Dominate Your Instagram
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:01:55 GMT
Pop-up food experiences are growing in popularity around the globe, and these destinations encourage you to enjoy free samples and take plenty of photos.
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Bigger Seats, Better Service? Nope. But Airlines Are Offering Cool Pretzels.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:00:07 GMT
To up their hip quotient, companies are offering snacks from small, local producers as an inexpensive way of breeding loyalty with passengers.
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Istanbul Vending Machines Offer Subway Credit for Recycled Bottles and Cans
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:37:12 GMT
The city has installed “reverse vending machines” at metro stations that crush, shred and sort the materials as a way of paying for travel.
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International Real Estate: House Hunting in … the Dominican Republic
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:30:01 GMT
On the island’s less-trafficked northern coast, where “everything is on a smaller scale,” a stable economy and increased tourism are driving a slow market uptrend.
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Heads Up: In Tuscany, Farms Embrace Nature — and Visitors
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:00:16 GMT
With enthusiasm for natural wines gaining momentum, Tuscany’s growing cluster of biodynamic farms offers tastings and a place to stay.
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Trump Says Saudi Account of Khashoggi Killing Is ‘Worst Cover-Up’ in History
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:31:59 GMT
Mr. Trump said he would reserve final judgment on who was responsible for Mr. Khashoggi’s killing until American officials returned from Turkey in the next couple of days.
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Millions Have Voted Early in the Midterms. Here’s What That Means — and What It Doesn’t.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:03:56 GMT
Roughly seven million people have voted early, far more than previous years, but it’s too soon to draw conclusions.
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Trump Rallies for Republicans, but Finds ‘Do Not Enter’ Signs in Some Races
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:09:35 GMT
Candidates covet an appearance with Mr. Trump in areas loyal to him, but large swaths of the country where he is unpopular have become virtual no-go zones for him.
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What Could Hold Back a Democratic Wave? Economy, Confidence, Independence
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:35:11 GMT
In battleground districts across the nation, a “life is good” ethos may make swing voters harder to persuade than some Democrats anticipate.
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Battling Dementia, Sandra Day O’Connor Leaves Public Life With Plea for Bipartisanship
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:07:04 GMT
Justice O’Connor, 88, was the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She wielded immense power and often found ways to bridge divides in a less polarized era.
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Hack of Saudi Petrochemical Plant Was Coordinated From Russian Institute
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:21:03 GMT
A major cybersecurity firm identified a government-run technical research institute in Moscow as the culprit, but left unanswered why Russians would target the plant.
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Trump’s Newest Fed Nominee Faces G.O.P. Opposition
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:25:17 GMT
In a rare show of public defiance, some Senate Republicans are criticizing the nomination of a seasoned financial regulator picked by the president.
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: With 2 Weeks Until the Midterms, It’s Grind-It-Out Time
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:14:35 GMT
In the On Politics newsletter, knocking on doors with a House candidate in Arkansas; plus, a preview of the debate in Georgia, and polls from Illinois and Virginia.
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Abrams and Kemp Debate in Georgia: What to Watch
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:38:36 GMT
In the first head-to-head debate of the race for governor, each major-party candidate is likely to paint the other as too radical for the state.
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Trump Says He’s a ‘Nationalist’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:00:29 GMT
President Trump described himself as a nationalist twice this week — a loaded term past presidents had avoided.
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‘Use That Word!’: Trump Embraces the ‘Nationalist’ Label
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:18:54 GMT
The term is often freighted with the whiff of extremism when used domestically, but President Trump has enthusiastically doubled down on words and ideas that his predecessors shied away from.
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Two Weeks Before Midterms, Transgender People Feel Like ‘Pawns’
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:17:47 GMT
With elections near, many transgender people were unsurprised to come under attack by the Trump administration, which has rolled back L.B.G.T. rights.
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The I.N.F. Treaty, Explained
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:09:50 GMT
A few days ago, few people thought about the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Is it really so important that its demise could touch off a nuclear arms race?
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Trump Is Not Going to Cut Middle-Class Taxes This Year, Despite What He Says
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:59:37 GMT
President Trump is promising a 10 percent tax cut before the midterms. Policy experts and lawmakers, who have had little to say on the subject, suggest that won’t happen.
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Abroad in America: What Is True? What Is Noise? What the (Insert Extreme Word of Choice) Is Going to Happen?
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:25:33 GMT
Sarah talks to Amanda Cox, editor of The Times’s Upshot desk, to better understand what election polls can and cannot tell us.
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Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman on Supreme Court, Reveals Dementia Diagnosis
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:13:36 GMT
Justice O’Connor, 88, said she received the diagnosis “some time ago” and would withdraw from public life. She encouraged the next generation of leaders to promote civic engagement.
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Critic’s Notebook: Fox News and Trump Reboot a Fearmongering TV Drama From 2014
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:28:51 GMT
In the last midterms, specious stories about immigration and terror were in heavy fall rotation. It looks like we’re experiencing a rerun.
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Standing Ovation for Saudi Crown Prince Thrusts Conference Attendees Into Limelight
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:35:10 GMT
Investors from around the world gathered in Riyadh for a conference, but the killing the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s role in it loomed large.
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On Politics: G.O.P. Frames Midterms as Battle Over Race and Immigration
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:10:15 GMT
President Trump and other Republicans have delivered messages aimed at stoking anxiety among white voters and even appealing to overt racism as the midterm elections near.
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Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change. She’s Their Lawyer.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:16:43 GMT
Julia Olson is representing 21 young plaintiffs, who may soon get their day in court. “She has built not just a case, but a movement,” a colleague says.
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The Tip Sheet: House Update, Georgia Debate, Trump in Texas: 14 Days to Go
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:45:53 GMT
Republicans are finding hope for a chance to keep control of the House, and President Trump reunited with Senator Ted Cruz to rally against a progressive in Texas.
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Many Possible Paths to a House Majority for Democrats, None Guaranteed
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 21:03:00 GMT
A look at the types of districts that will determine who runs the House.
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The Ripple Effect of a Trump Tweetstorm
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:21:39 GMT
When President Trump began tweeting warnings and threats about a caravan of migrants headed for the border, his own government could not explain what he meant.
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U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:06 GMT
American operatives are messaging Russians working on disinformation campaigns to let them know they’ve been identified. It’s a measured step to keep Moscow from escalating.
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‘Even While Losing,’ Councilman Sees a Way to Win: As Public Advocate
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:09:07 GMT
Jumaane Williams, a Brooklyn councilman who lost his bid for lieutenant governor by a surprisingly narrow margin, has set his sights on public advocate.
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Supreme Court Blocks Wilbur Ross Deposition on Census Citizenship Question
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 03:13:39 GMT
States and advocacy groups challenging a change to the census form said Wilbur Ross’s shifting rationales required his testimony.
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Explosive Device Is Found in Mailbox at Soros’s Home in N.Y. Suburb
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:20:47 GMT
Bomb squad technicians in Westchester County “proactively detonated” the device, a law enforcement official said.
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The Most Inflammatory Ads of the Midterms
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:58:38 GMT
Scores of campaigns — particularly Republican ones — have leaned in on divisive themes throughout the election cycle.
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Trump Officials Make It Easier for States to Skirt Health Law’s Protections
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 02:13:51 GMT
The new policy, which could allow for fewer protections for pre-existing conditions, appears to hand a political gift to Democrats two weeks before the midterms.
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Stacey Abrams’s Burning of Georgia Flag With Confederate Symbol Surfaces on Eve of Debate
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:49:23 GMT
As a college student, more than a quarter-century ago, Ms. Abrams joined in the burning of the state flag, which at the time was viewed by many as a lingering symbol of white supremacy.
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The Day John Kelly and Corey Lewandowski Squared Off Outside the Oval Office
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:06:02 GMT
The February altercation reflects the often chaotic atmosphere the president is willing to tolerate in the White House as well as the degree to which his chief of staff’s temper can be provoked.
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Trump and G.O.P. Candidates Escalate Race and Fear as Election Ploys
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:26:04 GMT
The president’s unsubstantiated charge that “unknown Middle Easterners” were part of the migrant caravan was an escalation of his efforts to stoke fears ahead of the Nov. 6 vote.
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