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How Will We Remember the Pandemic? Museums Are Already Beginning to Decide

LOS ANGELES — Six-year-old Franklin Wong captured the simple frustration of being a student in this city’s Unified School District in mid-March, after...

Would Democrats or Republicans Benefit Most from Voting by Mail?

WASHINGTON — Not so many months ago, casting a ballot by mail was a topic reserved for conferences of election administrators, a matter...

Opinion | Naming the Disappeared, Raising the Dead

This essay is part of The Big Ideas, a special section of The Times’s philosophy series, The Stone, in which more than a...

Live Coronavirus New York Updates

New Yorkers are observing Memorial Day, cautiously.Memorial Day weekend serves as a peek into what the city will look like in the coming...

Trump Threatens to Pull Republican National Convention From North Carolina

President Trump on Monday threatened to yank the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, N.C., where it is scheduled to be held in August,...

Wealthiest Hospitals Got Billions in Coronavirus Bailout

A multibillion-dollar institution in the Seattle area invests in hedge funds, runs a pair of venture capital funds and works with elite private...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Live World News Updates

Memorial Day is met with a varied approach, from strict closures to crowded celebrations.Those looking to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start...

The People Who Miss Our Kids

I’ve been seeing a lot of my son’s teacher lately. Not in person, of course — the lockdown means he hasn’t been to...

As Passengers Disappeared, Airlines Filled Planes With Cargo

Most passenger planes today fly virtually empty, but when Virgin Atlantic flight VS251 landed at Heathrow Airport near London on a cloudy afternoon...

The Galaxy That Grew Up Too Fast

In the early days of the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers, eager to see how far out in space — and how far back...

12 Great TV Series by Film Directors

With studios getting more squeamish about bankrolling non-franchise movies, and the streaming wars opening up new avenues for more adventurous, niche-driven television, big-name...

8 New Books We Recommend This Week

I spent a lot of hours in the town library as a kid — my mother volunteered there, before she earned her graduate...

Putting the Risk of Covid-19 in Perspective

How dangerous is it to live in New York City during this pandemic? How much safer is it in other places? Is the...

You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield?

The debate over whether Americans should wear face masks to control coronavirus transmission has been settled. Governments and businesses now require or at...

What the Coronavirus Revealed About Life in Red vs. Blue States

The staggering American death toll from the coronavirus, now approaching 100,000, has touched every part of the country, but the losses have been...

For African-Americans in Uniform, It’s Duty, Honor, Country. But Don’t Expect to Lead.

WASHINGTON — A photograph of President Trump and his top four-star generals and admirals, tweeted in October by Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper,...

Opinion | The Coronavirus Crisis at My Husband’s Nursing Home

For the last three and a half years, my husband has lived at the Isabella Geriatric Center, a two-tower high-rise nursing home in...

Opinion | Is the Age of the Road Trip Over Forever?

LOS ANGELES — In the age when it was coolest to be an American, we took to the roads, the seas and the...

Opinion | Why Joe Rogan’s Spotify Deal Matters

When I saw the news that the king of all podcasting, Joe Rogan, had inked a deal with Spotify for his widely popular...

Join Us for a Look at a Century of Progress for Women

The coronavirus has transformed nearly every aspect of daily life, but Times journalists are here to keep you informed and connected from home....

Wealthiest Hospitals Got Billions in Bailout for Struggling Health Providers

A multibillion-dollar institution in the Seattle area invests in hedge funds, runs a pair of venture capital funds and works with elite private...

Which Party Would Benefit Most From Voting by Mail? It’s Complicated.

WASHINGTON — Not so many months ago, casting a ballot by mail was a topic reserved for conferences of election administrators, a matter...

New Yorkers Embark on a Summer of Uncertainty

Memorial Day weekend in New York City usually marks the beginning of a vibrant summer to come.We set up smoky barbecue grills on...

By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. But the Plan Went South.

CAIRO — Two former British marines piloted their boats, a pair of military-grade inflatables, across the Mediterranean from Malta. Six helicopters were flown...

Opinion | Donald Trump, Joe Biden and the Vote of the Irish

In 2016, my vantage point on the donnybrook between Donald and Hillary was an Irish bar in Queens, where I was a bartender...

Opinion | How to Save Summer Camps During the Coronavirus

Imagine this: Just over the horizon, deep purple and orange skies, the sun setting behind emerald-green mountains. You and your partner are sitting...

Opinion | In Memphis, Journalism Can Still Bring Justice

NASHVILLE — Wendi C. Thomas launched MLK50 in 2017 as a one-year project to make the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the...

Amy Schumer on Isolation and Missing Stand-Up

It didn’t take long for Amy Schumer to shut down her old life. “The first day I heard the term Wuhan market, that...

He Died at War. The Pandemic Gave Me Time to Grieve.

When I met Diego D. Pongo at the gym, neither of us was looking for a relationship. I was preparing to deploy to...

Opinion | Why the Coronavirus Is Killing African Americans

About five years ago, I was invited to sit in on a meeting about health in the African-American community. Several important figures in...

Coronavirus Live: Updates From Around the Globe

Countries struggle to resume air travel, as the U.S. bans passengers from Brazil and India restore flights.Around the world, countries are struggling with...

New Zealand Earthquake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern’s TV Interview

A sizable earthquake struck New Zealand on Monday, shaking Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a live television interview, but failing to cause major...

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Adds Brazil to Travel Ban List

The U.S. is barring travel from Brazil.The Trump administration is banning travel into the United States from Brazil, where the Covid-19 pandemic has...

‘Quite a Decent Shake’: Quake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern’s TV Interview

A sizable earthquake struck New Zealand on Monday, shaking Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a live television interview, but failing to cause major...

The Artisans Behind Italian Fashion Tremble at Their Future

Until recently, some of the most intricately embroidered fabrics in the world, like those found in garments designed by Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Etro...

Tiger Woods-Peyton Manning pairing wins match over Phil Mickelson-Tom Brady

To say it did not disappoint would be an understatement. Because, seriously, did anyone truly expect these developments?Right from the start, Brady played...

How to Feel Together When You Are Apart

The coronavirus lockdown has separated many of us from our loved ones — in some instances, even our partners and spouses. As a...

Gallery Sues Landlord, Claiming Covid-19 Shutdown Voids Lease

In early March, the Venus Over Manhattan gallery on the Upper East Side mounted an exhibition of paintings, drawings and wall reliefs by...

Opinion | Coronavirus Makes Trying to Be a Working Parent Impossible

Summer is upon us, and many summer camps across the Northeast — and other parts of the country — have been canceled. We...

‘Aggressive’ Rats May Increase During Pandemic, C.D.C. Says

Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to “unusual or aggressive” rodent behavior, the agency said...

Trump Tweets and Golfs, but Makes No Mention of Virus’s Toll

WASHINGTON — As President Trump’s motorcade pulled into his golf club in Virginia on an overcast Sunday, a small group of protesters waited...

The New Model Media Star Is Only Famous to You

Back in March, I was trying to persuade my dad to stop taking the subway to work in Manhattan and join me upstate....

Opinion | Biden Can Beat Trump … if He Doesn’t Blow It

As the United States’ death toll raced toward 100,000, Donald Trump went golfing.The number of deaths never had to reach such a staggering...

As Trump Pushes for Reopenings, Congregations Choose Safety Over Haste

ATLANTA — For the first time in weeks, Jason Dees looked out as he preached on Sunday and saw faces, instead of just...

Florida Law Restricting Felon Voting Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

MIAMI — A Florida law requiring people with serious criminal convictions to pay court fines and fees before they can register to vote...

For This Lesbian Romance, World War II Is Just One Complication

THE TREE AND THE VINEBy Dola de JongTo describe as doomed a love that begins in 1938 between two European women is to...

Learning How to Love From Afar

One afternoon in early February, a gazillion memories ago, I put a few things on the curb the day before trash pickup, in...

Regan Smith: No Swimming, No Olympics, No Graduation. No Complaints.

People throughout the sports world, from athletes to arena staff members, tell The New York Times how their lives have changed during the...

Your Food Is in the Mail

It started with hoarding. As the coronavirus began to spread across the United States, shoppers stocked up on toilet paper and canned food....

I’ve Been Sounding Taps Since My Ship Was Attacked in 1945

This account is from “Beyond the World War II We Know,” a series from The Times that documents lesser-known stories from the war....

Suriname’s Strongman Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid

Suriname’s 74-year-old president looked straight at a judge as she read his sentence for crimes committed during a 1982 political purge that cemented...

Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson, defying a storm of criticism, said on Sunday that he would not dismiss his most influential adviser,...

Hana Kimura, Japanese Wrestler and Star of Netflix Series, Dies at 22

Hana Kimura, a Japanese professional wrestler who starred in the Netflix reality series “Terrace House: Tokyo,” has died. She was 22.The cause of...

The Virus Has Wrecked Some Families. It Has Brought Others Closer.

The coronavirus has smothered New York City’s economy and sealed off its museums and concert halls like crime scenes. Many people have filled...

Opinion | My Futile Struggle for Stillness

ZIPOLITE, Mexico — When in mid-March “Quedate En Casa,” or “stay at home,” became the coronavirus rallying cry for the Spanish-speaking world, I...

Opinion | The Coronavirus Doesn’t Mean We Can Forget Our Promise to Veterans

I had loaned my body to America. That’s what the Navy doctor said, as he poked and prodded me in his office during...

‘Out’ by Pixar Features Studio’s First Gay Main Character

The man nervously practices in front of his dog how he is going to tell his parents he is gay.“Just look them in...

Why the Call to Prayer Made Me Cry This Ramadan

The call to prayer rang on a recent afternoon from Jamia Mosque, a landmark in downtown Nairobi with green and silver domes and...

Rafael Leonardo Black, Solitary and Self-Trained Artist, Dies at 71

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.Rafael Leonardo Black, a...

Trump Promotes Posts From Racist Twitter Feed

WASHINGTON — On a weekend when the nation was bracing for the approaching toll of 100,000 lives lost to the coronavirus and honoring...

Opinion | 100,000: The Names Behind a Grim Toll

To the Editor:Re “U.S. Deaths Near 100,000, an Incalculable Loss” (front page, May 24):Thank you so much for this heartbreaking, breathtaking memorial. As...

Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

Handling pictures of children and grandchildren is usually a private affair.Not in the case of one Dutch grandmother.A woman’s refusal to remove photos...

Britain Orders a 14-Day Quarantine on Arriving Travelers

LONDON — Britain on Friday moved ahead with a 14-day mandatory quarantine on arriving travelers, and heavy fines for those who break the...

Prosecutors to Drop Charges Against Boyfriend of Breonna Taylor

Prosecutors on Friday said they were dropping charges against the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot by three...

Summer in Lockdown: 5 Families Mull a Spoiled Season

Dolly and Amaya Diaz were hoping to spend July and August in the sun, playing softball. Nael Genao was planning a big trip...

N.Y. Preparing Public Transit as More Regions Reopen: Live Updates

“One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. Got to roll — Roll...

First Inklings of Fame – The New York Times

It is graduation season, and luminaries like Tina Fey, Oprah, Tom Hanks and Barack Obama are giving advice to graduates about starting their...

The Fall of Autumn: Live Performance Producers Are Giving Up on 2020

In the world of performing arts, the coronavirus pandemic has already sunk summer. Now it is felling fall.Even as reopened barbershops, beaches and...

Opinion | I Tried to Grow a Pandemic Garden. My Strawberry Seedling Got a...

OSLO — A plant’s leaf is its face. If you are well acquainted with a plant, you can differentiate hunger from thirst, sickness...

Opinion | America Can Beat the Coronavirus

Thank you, Americans.That hasn’t been said nearly enough over these awful last few months.In this frightening and uncertain time, we’ve had to absorb...

Opinion | The Unexpected Joys of the Coronavirus Lockdown

“Arithmetic,” wrote Carl Sandburg in a famous poem, “is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head.”That’s a perfect description...

Pay Cuts Become a Tool for Some Companies to Avoid Layoffs

It was late and Martin A. Kits van Heyningen feared he was letting the team down at the company he co-founded, KVH Industries....

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Summery Throwback, and 11 More New Songs

Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘This Is What They Say’Remember malls? Carly Rae Jepsen — our millennial Debbie Gibson — and her fizzy ’80s-inspired pop...

They Survived the Worst Battles of World War II. And Died of the Virus.

HOLYOKE, Mass. — In 1945, James Leach Miller returned from the war and said nothing.He said nothing about it to his wife, not...

Opinion | It’s My 100th Birthday. It’s Been Quite a Century.

There’s nothing like reaching the age of 100 to make a person want to get a grip on life, to start looking for...

Netanyahu Corruption Trial Begins, Taking Israel Into Uncharted Territory

JERUSALEM — Three electoral challenges by a popular former army chief could not unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A clear majority of Israeli...

Why China’s Move to Rein In Hong Kong is Just the Start

China’s move to strip away another layer of Hong Kong’s autonomy was not a rash impulse. It was a deliberate act, months in...

Is a Pandemic the Right Time to Start a Business? It Just Might Be

In March, as small businesses across the country were shutting down amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic, Shanel Fields was about to open one...

How a Teacher Who Moonlights Delivering Beer Spends His Sundays

Kevin Bradford is a seventh-grade math teacher in Westchester County at Isaac E. Young Middle School in New Rochelle. With stay-at-home-orders, his commute...

How to Share Food Safely During the Pandemic

Maybe your big sister just had a baby, and you want to take her a home-cooked meal. Or you’d love to swap some...

Long Limbs Helped Propel T. Rex Up the Dinosaur Food Chain

Surviving in the Cretaceous wasn’t a sprint, it was a marathon. And Tyrannosaurus rex was built to amble for hours, new research reveals....

Uncertain Results in Study of Convalescent Serum for Covid-19

A small study of patients who were severely ill from the coronavirus hints that treatment with antibodies from recovered patients may modestly help...

Pandemic Has Increased Money Anxiety. Therapists Hope to Cure That.

Dale Mackey closed her event space in Knoxville, Tenn., a week before the state issued its orders to end large gatherings. She did...

The Best Films of 2020 (So Far), and They’re All Streaming

Theaters closed in March because of the pandemic, and studios delayed the release of several much-anticipated films till the fall or even 2021....

Wilson Jerman, Longtime White House Butler, Dies at 91

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.Wilson Jerman started working...

European Defense and ‘Strategic Autonomy’ Are Also Coronavirus Victims

BRUSSELS — The coronavirus has upended the best-laid plans and priorities of many, including the European Union. But one of the biggest casualties...

They Both Found Their Jukebox Hero

If it wasn’t for a blowup with one of her three children, Kirsten Wazalis might never have called a friend to come over...

Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders

As world leaders grapple with when and how to safely reopen their countries, many are also facing a political problem: how to maintain...

Memorial Day, Testing, Hong Kong: Your Weekend Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead.1. The U.S. is approaching...

Trump Sows Doubt on Voting. It Keeps Some People Up at Night.

WASHINGTON — In October, President Trump declares a state of emergency in major cities in battleground states, like Milwaukee and Detroit, banning polling...

The Daunting Prospect of a Hurricane in a Pandemic

MIAMI — It’s deep into the summer and a massive hurricane looms off the Florida coast, threatening enormous destruction and widespread power blackouts....

After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion

They break through the ground, like the undead emerging from graves.They scuttle in huge packs in the same direction, through the forest floor...

For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past

CORCOLLE, Italy — On a small farm outside Rome, workers crouched in the corridors of a cornfield and tended to stalks for the...

Kim Jong-un Moves to Increase North Korea’s Nuclear Strength

SEOUL, South Korea — After another weekslong absence from public view, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has convened the country’s top military-governing body,...

Ignoring Coronavirus Fears, Hong Kong Protesters Rally Against China’s Push

HONG KONG — The police fired tear gas in a busy Hong Kong commercial district on Sunday as hundreds gathered to protest China’s...

The Project Behind a Front Page Full of Names

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.Instead of the articles,...

Afghan Sides Agree to a Rare Cease-Fire During Eid al-Fitr

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban and the Afghan government announced a cease-fire for the three days of the Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr, which...

Live Coronavirus Updates – The New York Times

The U.S. loosens restrictions, even as it nears 100,000 deaths.The United States edged closer to 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus on Saturday, even...

Plant-Based ‘Meats’ Catch On in the Pandemic

That hasn’t slowed demand for meat. Sales from April 12 to May 9 were 28 percent higher than in the four weeks ending...

What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic

It all served as a reminder that the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed 325,000 people so far, is colliding with another global menace:...

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