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Trump, Asia Argento, Elon Musk: Your Monday Evening Briefing
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:35:17 GMT
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Asia and Australia Edition: Korean Families, Kerala, Asia Argento: Your Tuesday Briefing
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:08:48 GMT
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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Brett Kavanaugh Urged Graphic Questions in Clinton Inquiry
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:40:50 GMT
A newly released memo shows that Mr. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, took a relentlessly tough stance as a young lawyer investigating Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
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Trump and Giuliani Taunt Brennan About Filing a Lawsuit
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:27:40 GMT
Two tweets amounted to an odd “bring it on” challenge to John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director, who had mused about suing in response to losing his security clearance.
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Trump Complains About Fed Chairman’s Raising of Interest Rates
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:12:01 GMT
At a fund-raiser in the Hamptons, President Trump said that he had expected Jerome H. Powell to adhere to an easy-money monetary policy, by keeping interest rates low, when he nominated him.
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‘Speaks Perfect English,’ Trump Says of Hispanic-American Border Patrol Agent
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:41:01 GMT
President Trump’s remark about Adrian Anzaldua, who arrested a smuggler in Texas, was the latest example of the president making a racially tinged remark in public.
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Trump Praises Border Patrol Agent for Speaking ‘Perfect English’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:03:15 GMT
President Trump made the remark during a White House event honoring employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.
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As Trump Goes on a Twitter Rampage, Melania Trump Announces a Solo Trip to Africa
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:48:22 GMT
Another day of dissonant messaging unfolded from the Trump White House.
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‘We Cannot Afford This’: Malaysia Pushes Back on China’s Big Projects
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:57:11 GMT
A country that once courted Chinese investment now fears becoming overly indebted for projects that are neither viable nor necessary — except to China.
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Companies Warn More China Tariffs Will Cripple Them and Hurt Consumers
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:12:17 GMT
The Trump administration, which will hold trade talks with the Chinese this week, began six days of hearings on its proposal to tax another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
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Kim Jong-un Focuses on Economy as Nuclear Talks With U.S. Stall
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:47:45 GMT
North Korea’s leader is lashing out against economic missteps as he turns his attention to building prosperity. But he needs American cooperation.
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Police in California Look Into Allegations Against Asia Argento
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:13:40 GMT
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says deputies are trying to contact the actor Jimmy Bennett about his allegation that the actress sexual assaulted him when he was 17.
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Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:42:48 GMT
The actress and director Asia Argento, among the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein, arranged to pay an actor after he said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, documents show.
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Do the Asia Argento Allegations Discredit #MeToo? Its Founder Doesn’t Think So
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:21:46 GMT
Ms. Argento, a leader of the #MeToo movement, paid off her accuser, documents show.
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Michael Cohen, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer, Investigated for Bank Fraud Over $20 Million
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:19:06 GMT
The inquiry, which could deal a significant blow to President Trump, is entering the final stages. Charges against Mr. Cohen could come in August.
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Trump Lawyers’ Sudden Realization: They Don’t Know What Don McGahn Told Mueller’s Team
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:44:51 GMT
The lapse has contributed to a growing recognition that an early strategy of full cooperation with the inquiry was a potentially damaging mistake.
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Remember John Dean, a Watergate Informant? He’s Back in the Limelight
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:51:15 GMT
President Trump referenced Mr. Dean, who served as President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel, in a tweet defending his current White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II.
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Pope Francis Condemns ‘Atrocities’ of Church Sex Abuse and Cover-Up
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:10:31 GMT
“We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them,” the pope wrote in a letter urging all 1.2 billion Catholics to fight the culture that had enabled abuse.
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‘We Are Entitled to a Righteous Anger’: Catholics Return to Mass After Sex Abuse Report
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:18:39 GMT
Some area priests, in homilies, confronted last week’s grand jury report detailing the abuse of more than 1,000 children by priests.
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Let’s Retire the Phrase ‘Privacy Policy’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:20:47 GMT
People assume it means their information will be kept private. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.’s Climate of Paranoia
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:05:59 GMT
The war on climate science was a rehearsal for Trump’s war on truth.
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How to Break the Impasse on North Korea
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:28:47 GMT
Little steps, not big talk, could bring progress on denuclearization.
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The Immigrant Grandparents America Needs
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:30:16 GMT
Republicans who want to cut family-based immigration don’t understand families.
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The Stone: Life Is Short. That’s the Point.
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:48:48 GMT
Our mortality is not something to be overcome. It is integral to our humanity.
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Motherhood and the Back-to-College Blues
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:45:04 GMT
Summer is ending, and all my baby birds are leaving the nest.
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Pope Francis Could Save the Church. Will He?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:38:11 GMT
The current crisis could be a chance for him to advance his radical vision and turn a crisis into an opportunity for renewal.
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The Police Aren’t the Solution to Chicago’s Violence
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:43:00 GMT
We need more jobs, thriving schools and better access to food.
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In Alabama, Challenging Hidden Racial Discrimination
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:07:04 GMT
A federal appeals court has allowed fast-food workers to contest a state law blocking the city of Birmingham from raising its minimum wage.
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Poor Countries Have an Unlikely Ally Close to the White House
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:00:05 GMT
How China’s growing influence opened the door for a new United States development finance agency
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Why Even a Blue Wave Could Have Limited Gains
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:16:55 GMT
The divergent geography of 2018 means we will really have two midterm elections, and one favors Republicans.
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The Mozart of Fly Casting
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:00:04 GMT
Maxine McCormick began fly casting when she was 9 years old. At 14, she has back-to-back world titles.
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Critic’s Notebook: Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott Fumble Toward Yesterday’s Prize: A No. 1 Album
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:16:54 GMT
“Queen” and “Astroworld” are the products of two rappers who are preoccupied with the album format, but aren’t especially well-suited to it.
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Books of The Times: Bill Cunningham, Style Maven, Leaves Behind a Memoir and It’s ‘a Real Dilly’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:45:10 GMT
In his posthumous book, “Fashion Climbing,” the Times’s onetime fashion and society photographer recalls his younger days as a hat maker and man about town.
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Australian Prime Minister Survives Leadership Challenge. For Now.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:40:22 GMT
Malcolm Turnbull narrowly defeated a more conservative rival, Peter Dutton, after a dispute over an energy and climate bill.
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State Investigates Sexual Harassment at the Spotted Pig
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:26:22 GMT
New York’s attorney general has issued a subpoena seeking information about Ken Friedman, Mario Batali and civil rights violations at the restaurant.
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Chicago Police Call a 15-Year-Old’s Death a Suicide. His Family Disputes That.
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:08:10 GMT
A history of mistrust between the police in Chicago and the black community has led Steven Rosenthal’s family to raise questions about the circumstances of the young high school student’s death.
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New E.P.A. Rollback of Coal Pollution Regulations Takes a Major Step Forward
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:04:31 GMT
The E.P.A.’s acting chief has signed a proposal that would all but erase former President Barack Obama’s efforts to impose controls on greenhouse gasses from coal plants.
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Why Gabby Giffords Just Endorsed 2 Republicans in New Jersey
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:04:19 GMT
The former Democratic congresswoman is supporting Representatives Leonard Lance and Chris Smith based on their gun control records in Washington.
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Behind Most Wildfires, a Person and a Spark: ‘We Bring Fire With Us’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:47:58 GMT
Climate change may be making California’s wildfires more extreme, but they are almost all ignited by human activity, not natural causes.
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After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:46:54 GMT
The number of people who bought virtual currencies more than doubled last winter. For people who got in late, the bust has been disastrous.
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A Chinese Pharmacist Found Out He Had Cancer. Then He Vanished.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:12:47 GMT
Rather than burden his parents with the expense of his treatment, Tang Gongwei chose to disappear.
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MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty in Quadruple Murder Highlighted by Trump
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:10:05 GMT
Josue Portillo was a month away from turning 16 at the time of the slayings and was charged as an adult for what a judge called “heinous, premeditated murders.”
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How to Ask for Help and Actually Get It
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:42:10 GMT
People want to help you. You just have to ask.
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Browsing: 15 Gifts to Make Your Host Smile
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:24:24 GMT
Here, a batch of items that are sure to get you invited back to your friend’s summer house.
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What to Cook: What to Cook Right Now
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:30:01 GMT
Make a take on Iranian ghalieh mahi from Nasim Alikhani of Sofreh in Brooklyn, or BLT tacos, or David Tanis’s recipe for nectarine and raspberry cobbler.
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Trilobites: Before You Flush Your Contact Lenses, You Might Want to Know This
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:48:14 GMT
Flushing disposable contacts down the toilet or washing them down the drain may contribute to the problem of microplastic pollution, researchers said.
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Talking About Failure Is Crucial for Growth. Here's How to Do It Right.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:22:04 GMT
Research shows that talking about failure makes for happier, more productive workers.
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Who Wants to Be a Gold Medalist?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:54:20 GMT
The Olympics have reality show auditions now, and they seem to be working.
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MTV VMAs 2018: Red Carpet Photos
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:24:33 GMT
Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande and more looks.
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Summer of Scams: A Bunch of Men Got Tinder-Pranked in Union Square
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:59:31 GMT
And a familiar culprit is involved.
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Me Time: How to Do a Makeup Look in 5 Minutes. Tops.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:27:08 GMT
Our columnist books a session with a makeup artist.
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Advertising: To Reach Men, Advertisers Dial In to Sports Radio
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:56:50 GMT
Sports is a niche area in radio over all, but it is increasingly attractive to marketers who want to reach an engaged audience that is primarily male.
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How Ants Avoid Traffic Jams
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:00:05 GMT
Ants have a lesson for humans on how to be more productive: Less is more. Here’s the ingenious trick the insects deploy for maximizing efficiency.
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Latest Attraction at French Theme Park: Crows That Pick Up Trash
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:40:45 GMT
No, that crow casually holding a cigarette butt in its beak isn’t a smoker. It’s meant to “make people feel a little bit guilty” for littering.
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Clues to Your Health Are Hidden at 6.6 Million Spots in Your DNA
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:03:21 GMT
With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.
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Trilobites: Hundreds of Reindeer Died by Lightning. Their Carcasses Became a Laboratory.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:21 GMT
“From death comes life,” said researchers who studied how decomposing bodies, with the help of scavengers, might alter plant diversity across a broad landscape.
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Arts

Sacha Baron Cohen Pranked Me, Can I Sue? Yes. Win? Not So Much.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:40:23 GMT
Mr. Cohen has been sued many times. There’s a reason he rarely loses: His unsuspecting subjects don’t read the fine print.
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Critic’s Notebook: Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott Fumble Toward Yesterday’s Prize: A No. 1 Album
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:16:54 GMT
“Queen” and “Astroworld” are the products of two rappers who are preoccupied with the album format, but aren’t especially well-suited to it.
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For Glenn Close, the Seventh Nomination Just May Be the Charm
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:00:03 GMT
Ms. Close talks about her critically acclaimed role as a long-suffering spouse in “The Wife” and speculation that she may finally land that elusive Oscar.
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Ann Dowd on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Aunt Lydia and the Miracle of Forgiveness
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:19:38 GMT
Ms. Dowd, who was nominated for another Emmy for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” discusses what drives Aunt Lydia and Season 2’s controversial ending.
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Nicki Minaj Cries Foul, but Travis Scott Is No. 1
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:53:20 GMT
“Astroworld” holds atop the Billboard 200, fending off “Queen” in its debut week. Ms. Minaj complained that industry maneuvering cost her the top spot.
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Review: ‘R.R.R.E.D’ Is a Bad Hair Day
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:04:53 GMT
A future-shock musical comedy about redhead rights could use a makeover.
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Aasif Mandvi’s One-Man Show Will Return to New York
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:32:48 GMT
“Sakina’s Restaurant,” which originally ran in 1998, will play at the Minetta Lane Theater in October. A Patti Smith show is also in the new lineup.
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Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:42:48 GMT
The actress and director Asia Argento, among the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein, arranged to pay an actor after he said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, documents show.
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Do the Asia Argento Allegations Discredit #MeToo? Its Founder Doesn’t Think So
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:21:46 GMT
Ms. Argento, a leader of the #MeToo movement, paid off her accuser, documents show.
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Books of The Times: Bill Cunningham, Style Maven, Leaves Behind a Memoir and It’s ‘a Real Dilly’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:45:10 GMT
In his posthumous book, “Fashion Climbing,” the Times’s onetime fashion and society photographer recalls his younger days as a hat maker and man about town.
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Three Things to Watch This Week
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:25:19 GMT
Are you in the mood for something silly, emotional or inspiring?
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Books News: A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:03:06 GMT
The novelist’s only children’s book is coming back into print, and it couldn’t be more timely.
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Nonfiction: Meet the ‘Change Agents’ Who Are Enabling Inequality
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:08 GMT
In “Winners Take All,” Anand Giridharadas explores a global elite that bemoans the state of the world while refusing to seek real, structural change.
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What’s on TV Monday: ‘MTV Video Music Awards’ and ‘Minding the Gap’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 05:00:03 GMT
Watch the 35th annual MTV Video Music Awards. Or stream a touching documentary on Hulu.
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Insecure: ‘Insecure’ Season 3, Episode 2: The Bad Decision Index
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:15:00 GMT
Issa gets a much-needed wake up call and Daniel deals with some internal conflict. Who best handled their problems this week?
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Sharp Objects: ‘Sharp Objects’ Episode 7: Welcome to the Dollhouse
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:01:01 GMT
This week Camille comes to two alarming conclusions.
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Better Call Saul: ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4, Episode 3: A Gruesome Cover Story
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:01:00 GMT
Was there not a simpler, less excruciating solution here?
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The Affair: ‘The Affair’ Season 4 Finale Recap: The Gift
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:01:01 GMT
The maddening messiness of adult life is the unifying thread of this week’s season finale.
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Review: Marcelo Gomes Returns to Honor Frederick Ashton
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:51:55 GMT
At the Joyce Theater on Saturday, the Sarasota Ballet presented a program on the 30th anniversary of Ashton’s death, with Mr. Gomes as one of the cast.
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Books News: A New, Flourishing Literary Scene in the Real Shangri-La
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:00:06 GMT
The Kingdom of Bhutan, tucked away in the Himalayas, just got TV. Now it’s home to ambitious young authors who are telling their country’s stories for the first time, usually in English.
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Tops Box Office, Proving Power of Diversity (Again)
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:13:27 GMT
With $25 million in weekend ticket sales, “Crazy Rich Asians” gave Hollywood its best-selling comedy since “Girls Trip,” another unusually inclusive film.
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Review: In ‘Mystery Road,’ Judy Davis Goes West
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:53:37 GMT
In a six-episode Australian series, an Indigenous detective and an outback sergeant team up in classic western fashion.
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‘This Story Transcends Race’: Kevin Kwan on the Appeal of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:14:46 GMT
The author of the novel, from which the movie was adapted, talks about how the film is opening new doors for its cast and why it’s making white men cry.
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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘The Affair’ and ‘Dying to Belong’
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:00:04 GMT
The season finale of “The Affair” airs and a new show, “Dying to Belong,” debuts.
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Artists Explore a New Canvas: Tennis Courts
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:00:07 GMT
Five tennis centers in the United States have received colorful makeovers this year from professional artists.
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For a Major Disney Collector, It’s the Magic Hour
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Time to sell years of theme-park memorabilia.
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Aretha Franklin Was the Personification of Black Woman Magic
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:17:19 GMT
There was something about the fact that she looked like our aunts, mothers, sisters and neighbors that made her thrilling and untouchable and relatable.
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Weekend Reads: 11 of Our Best Articles
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:06 GMT
R.I.P. Queen of Soul. The trials of Elon Musk. Madonna is 60. What the heck is cubing? Meet Rashida Tlaib. And more.
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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Disenchantment’ and ‘Darkest Hour’
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:00:05 GMT
Stream a new irreverent animated series on Netflix. Or watch the biographical drama “Darkest Hour” on HBO.
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How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ Became a Battle Cry for Musicians Seeking Royalties
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:14:09 GMT
The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding.
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Weekend at Elon’s: A Tesla Subplot With Azealia Banks
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:18:32 GMT
The rapper’s account of an encounter with Elon Musk set social media on fire. But that wasn’t the last word. Not by a long shot.
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Miss America Slams the Miss America Organization and Gretchen Carlson
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:11:37 GMT
“I never expected — or wanted — to have to be a whistleblower,” Cara Mund, the winner of Miss America 2018, wrote in a letter.
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Aretha Franklin, Civil Rights Stalwart: ‘In Her Voice, We Could Feel Our History’
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:31:32 GMT
“Black people will be free,” said Ms. Franklin, who throughout her career remained passionate about progress for African-Americans and women.
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Playlist: The Playlist: Ariana Grande Shows Her Heart, and 8 More New Songs
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:58:40 GMT
Hear tracks from Cat Power, Janet Jackson, Doja Cat and others.
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That Decisive Moment: Aretha’s Operatic Triumph: The Week in Classical Music
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:21:55 GMT
Remembering Ms. Franklin’s last-minute substitution for Luciano Pavarotti at the Grammy Awards was a highlight of the week.
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‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Us All to Church
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:56:20 GMT
Recorded at a Baptist church in South Los Angeles in 1972, the album is an artist reaching another level.
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Critic’s Notebook: At This New-Music Festival, You Can Count on Variety
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:58:51 GMT
Our critic spent the week at the Time Spans festival, which provides a good smattering of contemporary styles — and some works that seem undercooked.
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Critic’s Notebook: At Salzburg, an Unlikely Operatic Trio of Women Finding Their Way
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:48:42 GMT
Monteverdi’s Poppea, Strauss’s Salome and Rossini’s Isabella aren’t usually grouped together. But all are negotiating a world dominated by men.
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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:22:31 GMT
Dogs, cops, cupcakes.
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Children’s Books: Charming, Plucky Picture Books That Ease Back-to-Class Jitters
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:40:17 GMT
The very best kids’ books — like these — help the under-10 set work through their fears.
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Scene City: Art, Books and Paddles
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:26:25 GMT
Benefits were held for Guild Hall, East Hampton Library and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:57:13 GMT
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species.”
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Inside the List: ‘It’s So Hard for Parents to Imagine Their Children Shooting Up Heroin’: Beth Macy on ‘Dopesick’
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:42:12 GMT
Back in 2012, Macy, a journalist, wrote articles about suburban heroin addiction. In a new book she’s widened her lens, exploring the roots of the national opioid crisis.
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Southerners Aren’t Always at Home in Hollywood
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:00:08 GMT
Nine actors talk about how their accents — and culture — helped and hindered them as they forged screen careers.
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A Word With: Rev Run Closes a Door on Reality but Opens Another (With a Laugh Track)
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:00:04 GMT
The hip-hop master from Run-DMC talks about his new Netflix comedy series, music, religion and his legacy.
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Aretha Franklin’s Music Powered Memorable Moments Onscreen
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:25:54 GMT
In “Moonlight,” “Murphy Brown,” “Blues Brothers” and more, Ms. Franklin’s catalog was called on to sweeten or deepen a scene.
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Streaming: War of the Past, War of the Future: Netflix Tries Both
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:18:25 GMT
How combat deeply affects relationships is the theme of “Extinction” and “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”
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This Week in Arts: Dancing on the Beach, Afropunk and Regina Hall
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:06 GMT
Beach Sessions Dance Series heads to Rockaway; Afropunk continues its inclusive tradition; and another film from the star of “Girls Trip” lands in theaters.
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Anatomy of a Scene: In ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ How Word Travels Fast
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:50:53 GMT
The director Jon M. Chu explains his visual choices for a scene in which rumors about a couple (Henry Golding and Constance Wu) are spread through social media.
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ | Anatomy of a Scene
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:45:01 GMT
Jon M. Chu narrates a sequence from his film.
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A Ballet Crowd, Bustin’ Out All Over ‘Carousel’
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:05 GMT
Amar Ramasar, Brittany Pollack and Craig Salstein get a chance to stretch on Broadway. With Justin Peck, they talk about the challenges and rewards.
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Can a Music Festival Make Kosovo Cool?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:16:18 GMT
The father of the pop star Dua Lipa has started a festival that he hopes will change the way people think about his country.
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New in Paperback: ‘Democracy in Chains,’ ‘Black Mad Wheel’
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: A Writer’s Trip Into the Amazon Reveals Brazil and Himself
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
Chris Feliciano Arnold’s “The Third Bank of the River” is a reported and personal look at the problems plaguing the Amazon and its people.
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Critic’s Notebook: Is ‘The Bassarids’ an Operatic Masterpiece, or ‘Strauss Turned Sour’?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:09 GMT
Hans Werner Henze’s opera, based on Euripides’s “The Bacchae,” returns this month to the Salzburg Festival, the site of its premiere in 1966.
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Nonfiction: What Role Do Teachers Play in Education?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:06 GMT
Andrea Gabor’s “After the Education Wars” looks at efforts to reform the classroom through technology and standardized testing.
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Crime: From a Marsh to a Mountain, Crime Fiction Heads Outdoors
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
Marilyn Stasio’s selections take readers to a North Carolina swamp, a peak in Minnesota and a jungle in Laos, with a pit stop at a California beach.
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Books

Books of The Times: Bill Cunningham, Style Maven, Leaves Behind a Memoir and It’s ‘a Real Dilly’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:45:10 GMT
In his posthumous book, “Fashion Climbing,” the Times’s onetime fashion and society photographer recalls his younger days as a hat maker and man about town.
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Books News: A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:03:06 GMT
The novelist’s only children’s book is coming back into print, and it couldn’t be more timely.
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Nonfiction: Meet the ‘Change Agents’ Who Are Enabling Inequality
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:08 GMT
In “Winners Take All,” Anand Giridharadas explores a global elite that bemoans the state of the world while refusing to seek real, structural change.
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Nonfiction: A New View of Evolution That Can’t Be Represented by a Tree
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:06:15 GMT
David Quammen has written a sprawling history of evolutionary genetics, “The Tangled Tree,” that complicates familiar notions of how species evolved.
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Nonfiction: What Role Do Teachers Play in Education?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:06 GMT
Andrea Gabor’s “After the Education Wars” looks at efforts to reform the classroom through technology and standardized testing.
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By the Book: Rebecca Solnit: By the Book
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:07 GMT
The author, most recently, of the essay collection “Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises” keeps an eye on the “daily eruptions of the internet”: “Like a lot of us, I’m hypervigilant about the crazy stuff going on.”
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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The Book Review: Rethinking the ‘Tangled Tree’ of Life
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:47:01 GMT
“We are composites of various creatures,” David Quammen says. “We are mosaics.”
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John Calder, British Publisher Who Fought Censorship, Dies at 91
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:26:55 GMT
His authors included Samuel Beckett and Henry Miller, and he fought in court to publish “Last Exit to Brooklyn,” which had been ruled obscene.
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Books News: A New, Flourishing Literary Scene in the Real Shangri-La
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:00:06 GMT
The Kingdom of Bhutan, tucked away in the Himalayas, just got TV. Now it’s home to ambitious young authors who are telling their country’s stories for the first time, usually in English.
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‘This Story Transcends Race’: Kevin Kwan on the Appeal of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:14:46 GMT
The author of the novel, from which the movie was adapted, talks about how the film is opening new doors for its cast and why it’s making white men cry.
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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: A Graphic Tribute to a Classic Work of Paleontological Literature
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:05:42 GMT
The children’s book author and illustrator David Nytra draws a review of William E. Scheele’s “Prehistoric Animals.”
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Children’s Books: Charming, Plucky Picture Books That Ease Back-to-Class Jitters
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:40:17 GMT
The very best kids’ books — like these — help the under-10 set work through their fears.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:57:13 GMT
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species.”
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Inside the List: ‘It’s So Hard for Parents to Imagine Their Children Shooting Up Heroin’: Beth Macy on ‘Dopesick’
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:42:12 GMT
Back in 2012, Macy, a journalist, wrote articles about suburban heroin addiction. In a new book she’s widened her lens, exploring the roots of the national opioid crisis.
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New in Paperback: ‘Democracy in Chains,’ ‘Black Mad Wheel’
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: A Writer’s Trip Into the Amazon Reveals Brazil and Himself
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
Chris Feliciano Arnold’s “The Third Bank of the River” is a reported and personal look at the problems plaguing the Amazon and its people.
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Crime: From a Marsh to a Mountain, Crime Fiction Heads Outdoors
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
Marilyn Stasio’s selections take readers to a North Carolina swamp, a peak in Minnesota and a jungle in Laos, with a pit stop at a California beach.
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Nonfiction: Searching for Language to Capture How Climate Change Has Altered Our World
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
In “Rising,” Elizabeth Rush surveys the new contours of an America already changed by rising waters.
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Fiction: Stepsisters, Lovers and Gender-Bending Artists, Now Celebrated in a Novel
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
In “Never Anyone but You,” Rupert Thomson reimagines the lives of the Surrealist icons Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore.
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Letters to the Editor
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Newsbook: Read These 3 Books About Gun Violence in Chicago
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:32:27 GMT
Two books explain the contributing factors, while a young adult novel shows the toll it takes on a teenager.
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Nonfiction: An American in Japan, Leading a Zen Koan of a Life
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:00:04 GMT
Tracy Franz’s “My Year of Dirt and Water” considers the paradoxical experience of being married to a Buddhist monk, cloistered in a Japanese temple.
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The Enthusiast: In Praise of Karel Capek
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:19:34 GMT
“This is the power of ‘War With the Newts’: It leaves us staring with bewilderment at the ways that we — with our tiny acts of greed and insensitivity and willful blindness — did all this.”
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Light Reading: Using the Hashtag #ShareYourRejection, Writers Are Tweeting about Their Rocky Paths to Publication
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:51:30 GMT
It’s not all glamour and prizes.
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Nonfiction: A Critic Who Worships Literature, and Defends His Faith Accordingly
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
In his passionate new essay collection, “American Audacity,” William Giraldi fiercely emphasizes the cultural importance of high literary standards.
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Nonfiction: The Street Where ‘They Do Strange Things’
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:00:04 GMT
Alice Sparberg Alexiou’s history of the Bowery, “Devil’s Mile,” is a narrative not only of the famous street but also of New York City.
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Books of The Times: Expressing Complicated Love for Lauryn Hill as an Iconic Album Turns 20
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:55:30 GMT
In “She Begat This: 20 Years of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’” Joan Morgan makes a case for Hill’s artistic and historical importance while also paying attention to the stickier parts of the star’s career.
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Fiction: Two New Novels Expose the Fracturing of the American Nuclear Family, From Midcentury to Today
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:08 GMT
Cherise Wolas’s “The Family Tabor” and Rick Gekoski’s “A Long Island Story” both witness the unraveling of prominent Jewish families.
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The Shortlist: Eats of Eden
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:00:04 GMT
Sink your teeth into three tasty new food memoirs — Rick Bragg’s “The Best Cook in the World,” Edward Lee’s “Buttermilk Graffiti” and Lidia Bastianich’s “My American Dream.”
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Books of The Times: Fables Leap Back and Forth Through Time in ‘Flights’
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:01:39 GMT
Olga Tokarczuk’s novel, the winner of this year’s Man Booker International Prize, is full of bizarre and harrowing stories that blend fiction and fact.
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JT Leroy Film With Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart to Close Toronto Film Fest
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:51:56 GMT
The festival also announced a period drama with Chris Pine as its opening night film.
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Nonfiction: On the Ground in Afghanistan and Iraq
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:07 GMT
C.J. Chivers’s “The Fighters” provides gut-wrenching descriptions of the battles in the Middle East.
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New & Noteworthy
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:06 GMT
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Essay: The Virtues of Shelf-lessness
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
Sloane Crosley makes the case for a nontraditional, at-home alternative to the Dewey Decimal System.
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Match Book: Aspiring Memoirist Seeking Famous Writers’ Letters and Essays for Inspiration
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:02 GMT
From Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield to Yiyun Li and Heidi Julavits, Do Diarists Ever Truly Reveal Themselves?
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Business

A Chinese Pharmacist Found Out He Had Cancer. Then He Vanished.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:12:47 GMT
Rather than burden his parents with the expense of his treatment, Tang Gongwei chose to disappear.
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‘We Cannot Afford This’: Malaysia Pushes Back on China’s Big Projects
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:57:11 GMT
A country that once courted Chinese investment now fears becoming overly indebted for projects that are neither viable nor necessary — except to China.
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Venezuela Agrees to Pay $2 Billion Over Seizure of Oil Projects
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:40:15 GMT
The state oil company was under pressure after ConocoPhillips, which had won an arbitration ruling in a decade-long fight, seized cargoes and terminals to force compliance.
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8 Fast-Food Chains Will End ‘No-Poach’ Policies
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:09:37 GMT
The restaurants have pledged to end a practice that prohibited workers from switching jobs within the individual chains.
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After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:46:53 GMT
The number of people who bought virtual currencies more than doubled last winter. For people who got in late, the bust has been disastrous.
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India Moves to Take Custody of Accused Jeweler Who Fled to Britain
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:09:56 GMT
Indian authorities are seeking the extradition of Nirav Modi, whose designs have been worn by Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts. He is accused of defrauding banks of $2 billion.
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Company Is Offering ‘Fur-ternity Leave’ for New Pet Owners
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:49:04 GMT
After a handful of employees at Nina Hale, a marketing company, had asked to work from home with their new dogs and cats, it became an official benefit.
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Farfetch, Online Retailer, Plans to Go Public as Luxury E-Commerce Grows
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:58:50 GMT
The London-based online luxury marketplace, which has more than a billion active consumers, has turned to Wall Street to fuel its growth.
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A Candidate Backs Medical Marijuana, and Wells Fargo Closes Her Account
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:02:29 GMT
Nikki Fried, a Democrat running for Florida agriculture commissioner, said Wells Fargo had acted after reading about her platform and asking about her donors.
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PepsiCo to Buy SodaStream for $3.2 Billion, in Push for Healthier Options
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:51:58 GMT
The deal for the maker of home-carbonation machines is a late effort by PepsiCo’s departing chief executive to firmly steer the company away from sugary sodas.
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Netflix Tests Promotional Videos but Users See ‘Commercials’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:23:44 GMT
An experiment by Netflix to highlight some of its shows with promotional videos was met with resistance from viewers who disliked the interruptions.
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DealBook Briefing: Who Isn’t Worried About Elon Musk?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:50:36 GMT
Tesla shares dropped after the company founder’s emotional interview with The New York Times. Investors, and Arianna Huffington, are concerned.
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Wall St. Rises on Trade Optimism, Pares Gains After Trump Fed Comments
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:14:49 GMT
Wall Street's major indexes rose on Monday on optimism over trade talks between the United States and China, though they fell from session highs after President Donald Trump criticized the Federal Reserve's raising interest rates.
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Do the Asia Argento Allegations Discredit #MeToo? Its Founder Doesn’t Think So
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:21:46 GMT
Ms. Argento, a leader of the #MeToo movement, paid off her accuser, documents show.
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Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:42:48 GMT
The actress and director Asia Argento, among the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein, arranged to pay an actor after he said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, documents show.
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Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its Troubles
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:52:09 GMT
The electric-car maker’s cash position was closely watched even before its chief executive, Elon Musk, floated the idea of taking the company private.
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How Sexism Follows Women From the Cradle to the Workplace
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 23:21:39 GMT
New economic research suggests that the attitudes toward a woman when she is born have a lasting impact on how much she works, and earns, as an adult.
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Greece’s Bailout Is Ending. The Pain Is Far From Over.
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 22:35:05 GMT
As a new era of financial independence beckons, more than a third of the population is in poverty, unemployment remains high and wages have tumbled.
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Uber’s Vision of Self-Driving Cars Begins to Blur
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:20:11 GMT
Since a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian in March, the company’s executives have been divided over the future of its autonomous vehicle efforts.
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Advertising: To Reach Men, Advertisers Dial In to Sports Radio
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:56:50 GMT
Sports is a niche area in radio over all, but it is increasingly attractive to marketers who want to reach an engaged audience that is primarily male.
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Interviewing Elon Musk
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:29:27 GMT
For our Corner Office columnist, an hour with a deeply emotional Mr. Musk was not just another C.E.O. interview.
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The Week Ahead: China Trade Talks Resume, and the Fed Chairman Will Speak
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 22:42:45 GMT
Reports will show whether the housing market continued to slow in July, and Greece officially ends its reliance on financial bailouts.
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Tops Box Office, Proving Power of Diversity (Again)
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:13:27 GMT
With $25 million in weekend ticket sales, “Crazy Rich Asians” gave Hollywood its best-selling comedy since “Girls Trip,” another unusually inclusive film.
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News Analysis: The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:30:07 GMT
Turkey’s descent into authoritarianism and crisis has destroyed whatever hopes remained that the country’s president might serve as a force for moderation.
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Elon Musk’s Highs and Lows
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:55:38 GMT
Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to fundamentally change the way we live. But his path to success has been characterized by both great accomplishments and flirtations with failure.
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Retiring: Helping Banks Flag Fraud Against Seniors
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:00:03 GMT
A new law gives banks and their workers greater protection against liability in order to report suspicious activity — as long as they receive training to help them recognize it.
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‘Lit’ Is Over, and Other Things You Can Pay Teens to Teach You
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Consulting firms like JV are helping grown-up brands talk to young people without condescending to them.
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Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year: A Tesla Timeline
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:45:44 GMT
“This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” said Mr. Musk, the head of Tesla. “It was excruciating.”
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Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:07 GMT
The doctor most responsible for creating a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry.
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How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ Became a Battle Cry for Musicians Seeking Royalties
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:14:09 GMT
The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding.
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Investors Betting Against Tesla Made $1 Billion on Friday
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:12:31 GMT
Tesla’s stock tumbled 10 percent Friday, generating more than $1 billion in profits for investors betting on a fall in the electric-car maker’s shares.
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Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:23:24 GMT
President Trump is planning an overhaul of climate regulations that lets states set their own rules, according to people who have seen the proposal. Environmentalists say emissions could rise.
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Weekend at Elon’s: A Tesla Subplot With Azealia Banks
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:18:32 GMT
The rapper’s account of an encounter with Elon Musk set social media on fire. But that wasn’t the last word. Not by a long shot.
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Booming Economy May Be Little Felt as Voters Decide
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:01:43 GMT
Republicans say the economy will help them in November. Democrats say it won’t. New data says the full story is more complicated.
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Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:26:43 GMT
In a region where farm troubles can ripple through the economy, even backers of President Trump are wary of the damage a tariff battle could cause.
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Canada on the Sidelines as U.S. and Mexico Near an Agreement on Nafta
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:44:44 GMT
The United States and Mexico are making progress, but the trade talks still exclude America’s closer political and economic partner.
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The Workologist: You’re Ready to Quit. How Much Notice Do You Owe?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:05:47 GMT
An employee worries that she has promised to give four weeks’ notice to her current boss if she leaves for a new job, but that may be too long for a future employer. Here’s how to finesse the issue.
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Workspace: Life at Vans, Where Surfboards and Skateboards, Art and Music Rule
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:55:47 GMT
Vans’ global brand president works in a space that is steeped in art, music, action sports and punk rock.
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Wealth Matters: When a $1,000 Gift Is Better Than $1 Million
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:40:45 GMT
With KentPresents, Benjamin Rosen, the former chairman of Compaq, is following a trend in philanthropy that focuses on the benefits of smaller gifts.
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Vocations: The Challenge of Fighting California Wildfires
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:30:12 GMT
A firefighter marvels at the power of the natural forces he must face.
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A Family Lives in Limbo After an Amusement Park Accident
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:01:15 GMT
A family’s tragedy at a Michigan amusement park highlights how parks have kept free of federal oversight.
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Your Money Adviser: What You Need to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:58:49 GMT
More bank customers are going digital. Still, safe deposit boxes are good for documents and valuables that you usually don’t need on short notice.
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Erdogan to Turkey: The West Is Waging ‘Economic War’
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:30:04 GMT
Turkey’s president turns American actions against Turkey to his advantage, appealing to national pride and deflecting responsibility for the lira’s collapse.
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Trump Asks S.E.C. to Study Quarterly Earnings Requirements for Public Firms
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:28:28 GMT
The president said he wanted the Securities and Exchange Commission to weigh letting companies report results just twice a year.
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They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:06 GMT
Walmart and other companies are using aggressive legal tactics to get the money back, demanding payments even when people haven’t been convicted of wrongdoing.
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Bits: The Week in Tech: When to Tweet
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:44:00 GMT
Twitter struggled, and failed, to answer the question of what is allowed on its platform. And Elon Musk dealt with the consequences of having tweeted in the first place.
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DealBook Briefing: The Agony of Elon Musk
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:23:15 GMT
The Tesla chief told The New York Times that working nonstop to turn the company around is taking its toll on him. His directors agree.
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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
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:00:12 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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Books News: A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:03:06 GMT
The novelist’s only children’s book is coming back into print, and it couldn’t be more timely.
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5 Pearls of Wisdom About College for Students Starting Their First Year
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:06:28 GMT
Readers who are college graduates offer advice to incoming freshmen who wonder if degrees are worth the hype.
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‘Lit’ Is Over, and Other Things You Can Pay Teens to Teach You
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Consulting firms like JV are helping grown-up brands talk to young people without condescending to them.
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Nonfiction: What Role Do Teachers Play in Education?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:06 GMT
Andrea Gabor’s “After the Education Wars” looks at efforts to reform the classroom through technology and standardized testing.
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Half of Yeshivas Under Investigation Denied Entry to Education Officials, City Says
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:24:46 GMT
An inquiry that began three years ago to determine whether 39 yeshivas were sufficiently teaching subjects, like math, science, and English, has little to show.
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Nonfiction: A Critic Who Worships Literature, and Defends His Faith Accordingly
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
In his passionate new essay collection, “American Audacity,” William Giraldi fiercely emphasizes the cultural importance of high literary standards.
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Transgender Girl, 12, Is Violently Threatened After Facebook Post by Classmate’s Parent
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:22:32 GMT
After becoming the target of a hateful online campaign, Maddie, a seventh grader in a small Oklahoma town, said, “I’m going to keep my head held up high.”
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Wordplay: First Day of China Sudoku Championship Devoted to Children
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:05:04 GMT
Will Shortz, our crossword editor and the chairman of the World Puzzle Federation, reports from Beijing.
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America’s Education ‘Deserts’ Show Limits of Relaxing Regulations on Colleges
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:24:09 GMT
The market for higher education is strongly local, with sparse options for many potential students, so merely giving them more information may not work.
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Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Feminist, Activist and Author, Dies at 72
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:17:48 GMT
She helped shape new ways of thinking about Jewish identity, including challenging the Zionist notion that Israel must be honored as the homeland.
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How Civil Must America Be?
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 14:02:26 GMT
Americans care about being nice. How do we disagree with our neighbors about guns?
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Gender Letter: Rebel Women Are Coming to a Public Monument Near You
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:54:43 GMT
For years, men have made up the vast majority of public monuments in this country. A series of campaigns are now pressing for women to get their (monumental) due.
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Japanese Medical School Accused of Rigging Admissions to Keep Women Out
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:11:31 GMT
Tokyo Medical University was reported to have secretly skewed test scores out of the belief that women were more likely to drop out of the profession.
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‘All I Did Was Be Black’: Police Are Called on College Student Eating Lunch
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 19:47:23 GMT
The Smith College student was sitting in a common area when a staff member reported her. The college’s president has apologized and the staff member was placed on leave.
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Bulletin Board
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:54:47 GMT
A collection of views, news and more from the Learning section.
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Teachers and Students Speak Out When School Gets Real
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 14:24:22 GMT
Voices from the classroom talk about connecting education with what’s going on in the world outside of school.
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Health

The Secret to Keeping Black Men Healthy? Maybe Black Doctors
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:08 GMT
In an intriguing study, black patients were far more likely to agree to certain health tests if they discussed them with a black male doctor.
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Personal Health: What Twins Can Teach Us About Nature vs. Nurture
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
The relative importance of nature and nurture has been debated for centuries, and has had strong — and sometimes misguided — influences on public policy.
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The Checkup: Let Kids Play
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:36:06 GMT
Doctors should prescribe playtime for young children, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
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The Treatment Gap: This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:26:46 GMT
Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.
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The New Health Care: This Drug Is Safe and Effective. Wait. Compared With What?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Comparative effectiveness research may be the best way to answer questions that patients and physicians face every day.
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In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered on the Streets
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
City health workers are handing out buprenorphine prescriptions to homeless people in hopes of getting them into treatment.
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The New Old Age: A Retirement Community Turned Away These Married Women
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:18 GMT
According to the facility’s “cohabitation policy,” marriage is between one man and one woman, “as it is understood in the Bible.”
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Should You Choose a Female Doctor?
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:52:31 GMT
Studies show that female doctors tend to listen more, and their patients — both male and female — tend to fare better.
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A Chinese Pharmacist Found Out He Had Cancer. Then He Vanished.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:12:47 GMT
Rather than burden his parents with the expense of his treatment, Tang Gongwei chose to disappear.
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Trilobites: Your Spit Might Help You Learn to Eat Your Greens
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:00:56 GMT
When people were repeatedly exposed to bitter compounds in a study, their saliva changed to produce proteins that rendered those flavors more palatable.
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Trilobites: Before You Flush Your Contact Lenses, You Might Want to Know This
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:48:14 GMT
Flushing disposable contacts down the toilet or washing them down the drain may contribute to the problem of microplastic pollution, researchers said.
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For Babies, Solid Food at 3 Months May Lead to Sounder Sleep
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:36:49 GMT
Babies who got solid food early were sleeping 17 minutes longer per night than those that had breast-fed through 6 months of age.
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Ask Well: How Do You Die From Leukemia?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Though survival rates have improved markedly, a variety of problems can cause death.
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F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:38:20 GMT
Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell a generic copy of Mylan’s EpiPen, which became the target of public outrage over its price.
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How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:03 GMT
The ancient Greek karate style known as pankration offers time-tested lessons on aging well.
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Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:00:30 GMT
The herbicide glyphosate is the world’s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer.
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Any Weight Loss Can Be Healthful, but More Can Be Much Better
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:45:37 GMT
Overweight people who lost 5 to 10 percent of their weight lowered their risk for metabolic syndrome by 22 percent. Those who lost 20 percent cut their risk by over 50 percent.
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For Online Daters, Women Peak at 18 While Men Peak at 50, Study Finds. Oy.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:07:53 GMT
The study, which looked at nearly 200,000 users, also showed that a man’s desirability increased with greater education. For women, it was another story.
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Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:35:30 GMT
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment.
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Phys Ed: Why Sitting May Be Bad for Your Brain
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:04 GMT
Taking a walk every 30 minutes can restore blood flow to the brain when you’re sitting for hours.
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Generation Grandparent: Singing With My Grandbaby
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Researchers say that singing is among the most meaningful activities we share with children.
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Black Boys Feel Less Safe in White Neighborhoods, Study Shows
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:46:14 GMT
African-American boys “will expect increased scrutiny, surveillance and even direct targeting as they traverse whiter spaces,” researchers at Ohio State University found.
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Matter: The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:14:49 GMT
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.
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Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:01:14 GMT
The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one.
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Doctors: My Patient’s Sisters
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:36:15 GMT
It was vividly clear, in every touch and gaze, that a patient’s family had made the right decision.
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Multimedia

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:46:29 GMT
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he projected himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter, despite a series of failures and scandals.
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The Underground Apartment Market
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:35 GMT
Buyers and developers preoccupied with sky-high homes are reconsidering the lowly basement, as nest seekers look earthbound for deals.
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Hungry City: At Nepali Bhanchha Ghar, Splendor Comes Served on a Plate
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:04:35 GMT
At this Jackson Heights, Queens, restaurant, the specialties include sel roti, doughnuts of crushed rice and sugar, and jhol momo, dumplings in a chutney.
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Living In: Battery Park City: A Resort-Like Community Built on Landfill
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:17:06 GMT
Monthly expenses may be slightly higher in this landfill neighborhood than elsewhere in Manhattan, but many residents say the benefits outweigh the costs.
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Restaurant Review: The Chinese Crayfish Craze Hits the East Village, at Le Sia
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:44:00 GMT
A new restaurant specializes in boiled seafood, with spice levels ranging from mild to “fire.”
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On Location: An Antique Barn for a Modern ‘Brady Bunch’
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:34 GMT
In Kinderhook, N.Y., a blended family needed more space. Their solution: an 18th-century barn that isn’t nearly as rustic as it looks.
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Restaurant Review: At Gem, a Teen Wonder Plays in the Big Leagues
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:57:33 GMT
Flynn McGarry, who has been charging money for meals since he was 13, gets his first real restaurant at age 19.
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Living In: Wayne, N.J.: Good Schools, Water Views and Retail Vacancies
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:46:40 GMT
The township has reasonably priced housing, a strong school district and several bodies of water. But it is also coping with corporate and retail closures.
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A Dominican Celebration
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:35:27 GMT
The annual Dominican Day Parade in New York City was filled with bright music and bold colors.
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New York Times Co. Reports $24 Million Profit, Thanks to Digital Subscribers
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:07:31 GMT
The company added more than 100,000 digital-only subscribers in the second quarter, enough to make up for a continued decline in advertising revenue.
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Free Speech Scholars to Alex Jones: You’re Not Protected
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 19:15:51 GMT
The scholars, writing in a recent defamation suit, argued that much of what Mr. Jones of Infowars has said online does not deserve First Amendment safeguards.
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Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:19:33 GMT
The longtime Hollywood executive sees a demand for high-quality bite-size content. Disney, NBC and Alibaba back his plan.
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Australia Fare: In Suburban South Australia, Real-Deal Mexican Hides in Plain Sight
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:03:48 GMT
Taco Quetzalcoatl serves home-style cooking in an out-of-the-way neighborhood.
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Hungry City: A House Built on Family and Dungan Food in Brooklyn
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:19:40 GMT
At Lagman House, the chef and his wife, descendants of Chinese Muslims who fled China, specialize in hand-stretched noodles presented in bracing dishes.
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Facing Losses, Cond Nast Plans to Put 3 Magazines Up for Sale
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:22:18 GMT
Anna Wintour is staying, but the once-flush company behind Vogue and The New Yorker lost roughly $120 million last year.
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Living In: Irvington, N.Y.: A Walkable Village With Striking Manhattan Views
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:47:35 GMT
A small town with a progressive attitude, Irvington offers residents a sense of community and history — as well as proximity to the Hudson River.
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Restaurant Review: A Tuscan Revival, a French Debut
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:54:22 GMT
Pino Luongo’s Coco Pazzo Trattoria brings a 1990s favorite back to SoHo; Yves in TriBeCa gets a promising new chef.
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On Location: Mixing Generations and Styles in the Hamptons
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:35:03 GMT
The house they wanted was halfway between relaxed and formal, with plenty of room for parents and friends. What they bought was far from it.
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The People’s Penthouse
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 09:00:25 GMT
In a cooling market, shared lounges and pools are taking over what used to be residential pinnacles for the elite.
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Hungry City: At Daigo Hand Roll Bar, Sushi Looks to Its Humble, Glorious Roots
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 19:45:15 GMT
The chef Masanobu Ishikura is vigilant about seafood at this stand in DeKalb Market Hall in Brooklyn, where almost every hand roll is less than $10.
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Science

Trilobites: Ancient Burial Pits Reveal Sophisticated Rituals
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:00:04 GMT
Hundreds of bodies were packed tightly in carved out bedrock, marked by pillars, a sign of organized “monumentality” by some of East Africa’s earliest herders.
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Trilobites: Your Spit Might Help You Learn to Eat Your Greens
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:00:56 GMT
When people were repeatedly exposed to bitter compounds in a study, their saliva changed to produce proteins that rendered those flavors more palatable.
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Trilobites: Before You Flush Your Contact Lenses, You Might Want to Know This
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:48:14 GMT
Flushing disposable contacts down the toilet or washing them down the drain may contribute to the problem of microplastic pollution, researchers said.
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Trilobites: Hundreds of Reindeer Died by Lightning. Their Carcasses Became a Laboratory.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:21 GMT
“From death comes life,” said researchers who studied how decomposing bodies, with the help of scavengers, might alter plant diversity across a broad landscape.
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Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:26:21 GMT
The cheese was found in a tomb that had been thought lost to shifting sands until it was rediscovered in 2010.
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Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:10:53 GMT
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory said they were “converging on the truth” in an experiment to understand hydrogen in its liquid metallic state.
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ScienceTake: The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:00:07 GMT
To dig a nest tunnel quickly and get the most out of their efforts, 30 percent of fire ants do 70 percent of the work.
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Trilobites: Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:57:50 GMT
The discovery is among the strongest evidence in the fossil record that the insects pollinated prehistoric cycads, a plant that preceded flowering plants.
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Latest Attraction at French Theme Park: Crows That Pick Up Trash
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:40:45 GMT
No, that crow casually holding a cigarette butt in its beak isn’t a smoker. It’s meant to “make people feel a little bit guilty” for littering.
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New E.P.A. Rollback of Coal Pollution Regulations Takes a Major Step Forward
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:04:31 GMT
The E.P.A.’s acting chief has signed a proposal that would all but erase former President Barack Obama’s efforts to impose controls on greenhouse gasses from coal plants.
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Company Is Offering ‘Fur-ternity Leave’ for New Pet Owners
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:49:04 GMT
After a handful of employees at Nina Hale, a marketing company, had asked to work from home with their new dogs and cats, it became an official benefit.
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The Secret to Keeping Black Men Healthy? Maybe Black Doctors
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:08 GMT
In an intriguing study, black patients were far more likely to agree to certain health tests if they discussed them with a black male doctor.
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The New Health Care: This Drug Is Safe and Effective. Wait. Compared With What?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:01 GMT
Comparative effectiveness research may be the best way to answer questions that patients and physicians face every day.
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The Treatment Gap: This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:26:46 GMT
Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.
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In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered on the Streets
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
City health workers are handing out buprenorphine prescriptions to homeless people in hopes of getting them into treatment.
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Climate Has a Role in Wildfires? No. Wait, Yes.
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:08:51 GMT
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laid the bulk of the blame for California’s blazes on “environmental terrorist groups.”
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Q&A: Companions for City Trees
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:15:25 GMT
If you’re going to add plants around a street tree, make sure they’re not too thirsty and have shallow roots.
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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: A Graphic Tribute to a Classic Work of Paleontological Literature
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:05:42 GMT
The children’s book author and illustrator David Nytra draws a review of William E. Scheele’s “Prehistoric Animals.”
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The New Old Age: A Retirement Community Turned Away These Married Women
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:18 GMT
According to the facility’s “cohabitation policy,” marriage is between one man and one woman, “as it is understood in the Bible.”
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F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:38:20 GMT
Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell a generic copy of Mylan’s EpiPen, which became the target of public outrage over its price.
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How Ants Avoid Traffic Jams
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:00:05 GMT
Ants have a lesson for humans on how to be more productive: Less is more. Here’s the ingenious trick the insects deploy for maximizing efficiency.
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Trilobites: Do Penguins Mate for Life? Not According to These Paternity Tests
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:19:23 GMT
New research challenges assumptions that some penguins mate for life, and suggests DNA testing is needed to avoid inbred captive populations.
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Review: Looking to the Stars, ‘Cielo’ Can’t Quite Form a Constellation
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:31:07 GMT
Alison McAlpine’s experimental feature tries to film an essentially unfilmable subject: the night sky above the Atacama Desert in Chile.
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Matter: The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:14:49 GMT
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.
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Technology

After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:46:53 GMT
The number of people who bought virtual currencies more than doubled last winter. For people who got in late, the bust has been disastrous.
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Uber’s Vision of Self-Driving Cars Begins to Blur
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:20:11 GMT
Since a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian in March, the company’s executives have been divided over the future of its autonomous vehicle efforts.
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Netflix Tests Promotional Videos but Users See ‘Commercials’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:23:44 GMT
An experiment by Netflix to highlight some of its shows with promotional videos was met with resistance from viewers who disliked the interruptions.
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Summer of Scams: A Bunch of Men Got Tinder-Pranked in Union Square
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:59:31 GMT
And a familiar culprit is involved.
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Tech Tip: Going Vertical for Instagram’s New Video App
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:00:04 GMT
IGTV, the company’s new venture, allows longer videos, but your clips need to meet a few requirements.
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Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its Troubles
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:52:09 GMT
The electric-car maker’s cash position was closely watched even before its chief executive, Elon Musk, floated the idea of taking the company private.
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Interviewing Elon Musk
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:29:27 GMT
For our Corner Office columnist, an hour with a deeply emotional Mr. Musk was not just another C.E.O. interview.
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Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year: A Tesla Timeline
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:45:44 GMT
“This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” said Mr. Musk, the head of Tesla. “It was excruciating.”
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Investors Betting Against Tesla Made $1 Billion on Friday
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:12:31 GMT
Tesla’s stock tumbled 10 percent Friday, generating more than $1 billion in profits for investors betting on a fall in the electric-car maker’s shares.
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Weekend at Elon’s: A Tesla Subplot With Azealia Banks
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:18:32 GMT
The rapper’s account of an encounter with Elon Musk set social media on fire. But that wasn’t the last word. Not by a long shot.
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Tech Tip: Give Your Old Computer New Life
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:23:58 GMT
If you’re not ready to buy a whole new system, you might be able to add new parts and upgrade your aging machine for less than a few hundred dollars.
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Bits: The Week in Tech: When to Tweet
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:44:00 GMT
Twitter struggled, and failed, to answer the question of what is allowed on its platform. And Elon Musk dealt with the consequences of having tweeted in the first place.
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5 Takeaways From Elon Musk’s Interview With The Times About Tesla
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:42:57 GMT
The Tesla chief executive addressed a wide range of issues, including the search for a chief operating officer and his tweet that sent the company’s shares soaring.
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Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:16:00 GMT
After setting off a furor that unsettled the markets and his own board, the Tesla chief talks about the pressure he is under and his struggle to cope.
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Wheels: As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:29:55 GMT
It’s been three decades since cars’ internal networks got an update. With autonomous vehicles on the horizon, quick decisions will rely on a faster network.
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‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:11:15 GMT
Facebook gives political campaigns the ability to tailor ads to as few as 20 people. Critics say the technique can polarize and manipulate voters.
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Netflix and Kenya Barris, Creator of ‘Black-ish,’ Reach a Deal
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:00:04 GMT
The production deal, which had been expected, came after Mr. Barris’s relationship with ABC soured, leading him to negotiate an early exit from his contract there.
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ScienceTake: The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:00:07 GMT
To dig a nest tunnel quickly and get the most out of their efforts, 30 percent of fire ants do 70 percent of the work.
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Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:10:53 GMT
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory said they were “converging on the truth” in an experiment to understand hydrogen in its liquid metallic state.
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Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:36:36 GMT
About 1,400 of the internet company’s employees have signed a letter demanding transparency, saying censored search results raise “urgent moral and ethical issues.”
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Tech Tip: Create Your Own Emoji Characters, One Way or Another
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:07 GMT
Your mobile device and computer already have thousands of those colorful pictographs available. But if you can’t find the exact one to communicate your mood, make your own.
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Tech Fix: Are Targeted Ads Stalking You? Here’s How to Make Them Stop
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:23:13 GMT
Ever been haunted by an online ad for an item you researched or bought? Targeted ads were designed to follow you around everywhere. Here’s how to banish them.
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For 9 Hours, Cubans Got Internet in an Unusual Place: Everywhere
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:22:48 GMT
In order to post a picture to Facebook or send an email, Cubans must buy an access card and find a public hot spot. But a recent test hinted that this may soon change.
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Uber’s Losses Continue in Its March Toward an I.P.O.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:43:28 GMT
Uber’s latest quarterly results indicate little change to its financial trajectory under Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over a year ago.
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Tencent, the Chinese Internet Giant, Stumbles. Beijing Gets the Blame
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:14:03 GMT
Bureaucratic reshuffling made it difficult for the company, an emblem of Chinese innovation, to get approvals to make money off new games, hurting earnings.
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Tech We’re Using: When You Track Oreos, Exercise and Everything Else
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:40:12 GMT
Tim Herrera, editor of The New York Times’s Smarter Living section, does not believe the answer to happiness is less technology. Here’s why.
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For Online Daters, Women Peak at 18 While Men Peak at 50, Study Finds. Oy.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:07:53 GMT
The study, which looked at nearly 200,000 users, also showed that a man’s desirability increased with greater education. For women, it was another story.
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Tech Tip: The Mobile Virtual Network Operator Will Connect You Now
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:06 GMT
What’s a M.V.N.O.? It’s typically a smaller wireless carrier that offers inexpensive service plans but gets its network signals from a bigger company.
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Twitter Suspends Alex Jones and Infowars for Seven Days
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:03:48 GMT
Twitter said a tweet by Mr. Jones violated its rules against inciting violence. The move was Twitter’s harshest against Mr. Jones and his company.
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Tesla Directors, in Damage Control Mode, Want Elon Musk to Stop Tweeting
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:17:37 GMT
Tesla’s board of directors has hired multiple outside law firms, and a number of board members and Tesla employees have urged Mr. Musk to stop posting on Twitter.
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How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:49:40 GMT
The Black Elevation page held rallies, posted videos and encouraged the fight against racism. Whoever ran it even interviewed a job applicant.
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Finding It Hard to Focus? Maybe It’s Not Your Fault
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:52:44 GMT
The rise of the new “attention economy.”
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$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It’s Common.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:52:29 GMT
Known as a mega-round in Silicon Valley, large-scale fund raising is producing a frenzy around tech companies with enough reach and momentum to absorb a large check.
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Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:15:58 GMT
Matt Olsen, the former general counselof the National Security Agency, will replace Joe Sullivan, who was fired after the disclosure of a data breach.
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Elon Musk’s Effort to Take Tesla Private to Get Board Oversight
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:28:47 GMT
Three independent members of the board will have “full power and authority” to evaluate any privatization efforts proposed by Elon Musk, the chief executive.
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Turkish President Calls for Boycott of U.S. Electronics Including the iPhone
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:20:03 GMT
The remarks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan come as the country grapples with a worsening economic crisis and a widening diplomatic dispute with the United States.
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Tech Tip: Make Your Own Message Folders in Windows 10
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:29:01 GMT
If the standard set of folders that comes with the Windows 10 Mail program are not enough, you add and delete your own.
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Feature: The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:07:53 GMT
Mining personal data has become a trillion-dollar business — which is why activists are pushing laws to curb the practice, and why Facebook and other companies are desperate to stop them.
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Chasing the Deal: Overnight Getaways Before (or After) the Kids Go Back to School
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
From Mexico City to Key West, there’s still time for one more quick trip before school starts.
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Favorite Place: My Armenia
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
A poet returns to his ancestral country where, after the recent “velvet revolution,” the sense of a new era is palpable.
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Footsteps: The Legacy De Gaulle Left in London
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:36:06 GMT
In exile during the Nazi occupation of France, the great general spent three years in the British capital, a period that defined his sense of destiny.
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Bites: A Prague Food Market Spans the Globe
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:06 GMT
At the Manifesto Market, set in an unlikely spot in the Czech capital, you can enjoy everything from Hawaiian poke to Czech dumplings.
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Istria
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:13:41 GMT
Truffle aficionados aren’t the only ones who will appreciate this food lover’s paradise in northern Croatia. Ancient hill towns, craggy shorelines and a rich history are only a few of the peninsula’s other attractions.
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10 Travel Writers, 10 Favorite Hotels
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:22:40 GMT
From an English country inn to a Caribbean beach resort, places our correspondents love to stay (you will like them too).
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Choice Tables: Beyond Porridge and Boiled Mutton: A Taste of London
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:12:37 GMT
A newcomer to the city’s recent flowering as a culinary destination samples restaurants from Shoreditch to the West End, and finds flavors from India, Basque Country, the Mediterranean and more.
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Update: Another Hit for Turkish Tourism?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:38:53 GMT
Visitor numbers were rebounding this year, but with the recent crisis, this one economic, many wonder if another setback is looming.
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Update: California Fires: What Travelers Need to Know
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:11 GMT
Wildfires have limited access to areas in several major parks in recent days, including Yosemite. Here is where things stand now.
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Q&A: The N.Y.C. Parks Commissioner on ‘the Experience of Place’
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:01:28 GMT
Mitchell J. Silver on his lifelong love of New York City parks — along with global inspirations for ones yet to come.
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The Getaway: In the Hospitality Game, New Players With Familiar Names
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
More companies are getting into the hotel business, from home furnishing retailers to fitness clubs and film companies.
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5 Places: Five Places to Go in Nuuk, Greenland
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
A newfound energy and multiple creative ventures have blossomed in the capital city, a choice destination to take in upscale Greenlandic cuisine, stylish fashion and contemporary art and design.
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The 52 Places Traveler: The 52 Places Traveler: The Trickiness of Being a Woman in Tangier
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:21:31 GMT
This thriving Moroccan city — and its sense of lawlessness and anything-goes ethos — has inspired Western men for decades. Traveling while female, though, proved to be a challenge.
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Books News: A New, Flourishing Literary Scene in the Real Shangri-La
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:00:06 GMT
The Kingdom of Bhutan, tucked away in the Himalayas, just got TV. Now it’s home to ambitious young authors who are telling their country’s stories for the first time, usually in English.
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White Doctor Arrested at Orlando Airport Complains of Being Treated Like a ‘Black Person’
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:25:19 GMT
Videos show Jeffrey Epstein struggling with police officers as he is wrestled to the ground at the airport. He had been told he arrived too late to make his flight.
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For a Major Disney Collector, It’s the Magic Hour
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Time to sell years of theme-park memorabilia.
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A Guide to Rio de Janeiro’s Coastal Cool
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:13:18 GMT
From historical gardens to feats of Modernist architecture, what to see and where to stay in the beloved Brazilian city.
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Oscar Niemeyer Defined Modern Brazil. Now, an Artist Is Rethinking One of His Houses.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:34:46 GMT
Set against the dramatic hills of Rio de Janeiro, Adriana Varejão’s recently renovated home brings the architect’s vision to startling new life.
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Australia Fare: Northern Rivers Is a Breezy, Ex-Hippie Wonderland for Australian Chefs
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:56:33 GMT
The appealing landscape and beaches have attracted young, talented restaurateurs and the ‘boho-chic’ set.
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Travel Tips: How to Enjoy a Ski Destination When It’s Not Ski Season
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:05 GMT
Just because the slopes are bare doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit a ski resort. From wildlife tours to stargazing, many have more to offer in the warm months than you may think.
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How Your Brain Morphs Stressful Family Vacations Into Pleasant Memories
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:03 GMT
There may be a lot of bickering, but your memory creates a nostalgia-inducing highlight reel that makes you want to plan the next trip.
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Scene Stealers: From Masthead to Maître D’: Gabé Doppelt at Tower Bar
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:08:00 GMT
“Believe it, darling!”: A longtime magazine editor enters the hospitality industry.
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International Real Estate: House Hunting in … Austria
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:30:20 GMT
In Vienna — where unemployment and interest rates are low — the housing market is strong, especially when it comes to historic villas.
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Update: Flying With Dietary Restrictions? Increasingly, That’s Not a Problem
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:09 GMT
Both international and domestic airlines report a rise in special meal requests in recent years, and many are trying to accommodate them by broadening their special meals categories.
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Brett Kavanaugh Urged Graphic Questions in Clinton Inquiry
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:40:50 GMT
A newly released memo shows that Mr. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, took a relentlessly tough stance as a young lawyer investigating Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
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Trump and Giuliani Taunt Brennan About Filing a Lawsuit
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:27:40 GMT
Two tweets amounted to an odd “bring it on” challenge to John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director, who had mused about suing in response to losing his security clearance.
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Trump Complains About Fed Chairman’s Raising of Interest Rates
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:12:01 GMT
At a fund-raiser in the Hamptons, President Trump said that he had expected Jerome H. Powell to adhere to an easy-money monetary policy, by keeping interest rates low, when he nominated him.
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Trump Lawyers’ Sudden Realization: They Don’t Know What Don McGahn Told Mueller’s Team
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:44:51 GMT
The lapse has contributed to a growing recognition that an early strategy of full cooperation with the inquiry was a potentially damaging mistake.
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New E.P.A. Rollback of Coal Pollution Regulations Takes a Major Step Forward
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:04:31 GMT
The E.P.A.’s acting chief has signed a proposal that would all but erase former President Barack Obama’s efforts to impose controls on greenhouse gasses from coal plants.
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Companies Warn More China Tariffs Will Cripple Them and Hurt Consumers
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:12:17 GMT
The Trump administration, which will hold trade talks with the Chinese this week, began six days of hearings on its proposal to tax another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
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Remember John Dean, a Watergate Informant? He’s Back in the Limelight
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:51:15 GMT
President Trump referenced Mr. Dean, who served as President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel, in a tweet defending his current White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II.
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‘Truth Isn’t Truth’ and ‘Alternative Facts’: A White House Defense Strategy
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:41:45 GMT
The Trump administration has used some unusual phrases to defend its positions in the news media. Here is a closer look at a few of these remarks.
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Leonard Boswell, Veterans’ Champion in the House, Dies at 84
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:57:09 GMT
A former career Army officer who saw combat in Vietnam, he sponsored a veterans suicide-prevention act. As a farmer, he focused on agricultural issues.
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Trump Praises Border Patrol Agent for Speaking ‘Perfect English’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:03:15 GMT
President Trump made the remark during a White House event honoring employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.
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Why Gabby Giffords Just Endorsed 2 Republicans in New Jersey
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:04:19 GMT
The former Democratic congresswoman is supporting Representatives Leonard Lance and Chris Smith based on their gun control records in Washington.
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U.S. Criticism of ‘Suspected’ Nuclear Sites May Derail Talks, North Korean Media Warns
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:14:02 GMT
North Korean officials urged President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to push aside hard-liners and move ahead with diplomacy.
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‘Speaks Perfect English,’ Trump Says of Hispanic-American Border Patrol Agent
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:41:01 GMT
President Trump’s remark about Adrian Anzaldua, who arrested a smuggler in Texas, was the latest example of the president making a racially tinged remark in public.
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Pentagon Says an American Is Killed in a Helicopter Crash in Iraq
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:11:49 GMT
Several other troops were injured in the crash that followed a joint counterterrorism operation in Iraq.
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Minnesota Democrats Targeted in Ads Citing Allegations Against Keith Ellison
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:11:49 GMT
An ad campaign launched on Monday by a conservative super PAC used abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison to attack the credibility of four Minnesota Democrats.
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As Trump Goes on a Twitter Rampage, Melania Trump Announces a Solo Trip to Africa
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:48:22 GMT
Another day of dissonant messaging unfolded from the Trump White House.
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Here Are the Lobbying Emails Cuomo Fought Hard to Keep Secret
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:29:53 GMT
New York spent more than $200,000 in legal fees to try to keep nearly 350 pages of the emails secret.
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Sidebar: Two U.S. Agents Fired Into Mexico, Killing Teenagers. Only One Faces a Lawsuit.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:10 GMT
The Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether American officials may be sued for cross-border shootings after lower courts reached opposite conclusions.
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How Sexism Follows Women From the Cradle to the Workplace
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 23:21:39 GMT
New economic research suggests that the attitudes toward a woman when she is born have a lasting impact on how much she works, and earns, as an adult.
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Michael Cohen, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer, Investigated for Bank Fraud Over $20 Million
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:19:06 GMT
The inquiry, which could deal a significant blow to President Trump, is entering the final stages. Charges against Mr. Cohen could come in August.
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