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The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse

SAN FRANCISCO — Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley investor, published a rallying cry last month that quickly ricocheted around the tech industry. In...

Mass Firing on Zoom Is Latest Sign of Weight Watchers Unrest

On the afternoon of May 14, Joanne Patten sat down at her computer in her home in Houston and logged in to a...

Asia Markets Rise as Investors Seek Silver Linings: Live Updates

Asia markets rise as investors look for silver linings amid the pandemic.Asian markets rose broadly if moderately on Monday on continuing hopes that...

Small-Business Loan Deadline Poses Test for Mnuchin

WASHINGTON — When big businesses like Shake Shack and the Los Angeles Lakers basketball franchise took millions of dollars’ worth of emergency loans...

Theater Performances to Stream This Week

Also proving popular is the series “The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues,” where some of America’s finest playwrights write short solo pieces for...

Let Vegetables Be the Star of Your Memorial Day

The sad truth about summer 2020 is that you may not be ushering it in by grilling giant trays of food for a...

Brazil, Once a Leader, Struggles to Contain Virus Amid Political Turmoil

Thronged banks. Packed subway cars. Buses full of President Jair Bolsonaro’s fervent supporters, heading to rallies that call on Brazilians to brush aside...

Idlib Was Their Last Refuge. They Couldn’t Hide From the Bombs.

Idlib Province, in the northwest corner of Syria, is home to one of the biggest displacement crises in the world. In March, a...

Trump Says He’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine, Prompting Warning From Health Experts

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Monday that he had been taking hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug the Food and Drug Administration warned could...

In Bid for Party Unity, Biden Moves Beyond Restoring the Pre-Trump Era

Mr. Biden’s message to voters sometimes fueled that perception: He constantly invoked the Obama legacy. He leaned on longtime party donors and endorsements...

What Does ‘Wife’ Mean for Queer Women?

The Mrs. Files looks at history through a contemporary lens to see what the honorific “Mrs.” means to women and their identity.The actress...

Kayleigh McEnany Displays One of Trump’s Checks in a Little Too Much Detail

WASHINGTON — It’s a feel-good story that President Trump’s press secretaries have relished over the years: the quarterly announcement of which government agency...

At Least 70 Dead in Mexico From Drinking Tainted Alcohol

MEXICO CITY — At least 70 people have died across Mexico since late April after drinking tainted alcohol, including at least 20 residents...

I Left My Troubled City Behind. Now I Feel Guilty.

I didn’t want to leave the city.If the thought had entered my head in early March, I wasn’t aware of it. But CNN,...

Opinion | Will Working From Home Become the Norm?

To the Editor:Re “An Ecosystem Under Threat in Manhattan” (front page, May 13):Working from home may indeed become the rule in the wake...

‘Wuhan Diary’ Offers an Angry and Eerie View From Inside Quarantine

The next Chinese New Year will begin on Feb. 12, 2021. It will be the year of the Ox. The first real publishing...

Immigration Agency That Issues Visas, Green Cards Struggles to Stay Afloat

LOS ANGELES — A precipitous drop in applications for green cards, citizenship and other programs has threatened the solvency of the federal agency...

Covid-19 Outbreak in Nigeria Is Just One of Africa’s Alarming Hot Spots

DAKAR, Senegal — In the northern Nigerian city of Kano, some people say they now get four or five death notices on their...

The Hidden Language of Masks

When, early in the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, production shortages of medical grade N95 masks turned obtaining them into a hunt...

Joe Biden Has an Edge on Trump. So Why Are Democrats Worried?

In his first weeks as the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr. went days at a time with no public events. His...

Opinion | How to Make the Coronavirus Pandemic Even Worse

Having a pandemic is really bad. Having a pandemic and a civil war together is really, really bad. Welcome to Donald Trump’s America...

Trump’s Purge of the Watchdogs

It used to be rare for a president to fire an inspector general, a position created within government agencies after Watergate and assigned...

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...

How SoulCycle Got Stuck Spinning Its Wheels

It could have been the battle of the bikes.If only SoulCycle had been able to get its highly anticipated exercise bike to market...

‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New Covid Syndrome

When a sprinkling of a reddish rash appeared on Jack McMorrow’s hands in mid-April, his father figured the 14-year-old was overusing hand sanitizer...

Pakistanis Await Grim Word on IDs of Plane Crash Victims

KARACHI, Pakistan — The bodies were pulled one by one from the ruins of damaged buildings and the smoldering wreckage of the Pakistan...

With Hollywood Productions on Hold, Documentary Filmmakers Keep Going

Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer know about putting themselves at risk for their work. While they were shooting thousands of hours of footage...

Opinion | The Coronavirus Quagmire

“Americans play to win all the time,” George Patton told the Third Army in the spring of 1944. “That’s why Americans have never...

EasyJet Says Cyberattack Stole Data of 9 Million Customers

EasyJet, the low-cost airline based in England, said on Tuesday that it was the target of a “highly sophisticated” cyberattack that exposed the...

Small Farms in N.Y. Are Experiencing a Surprising Boom. Here’s Why.

One Wednesday in early March, Abra Morawiec realized something seismic was happening at her farm stand. The month had been pretty quiet at...

A Strange Dinosaur May Have Swum the Rivers of Africa

An enigmatic predatory dinosaur that lived in northern Africa about 95 million years ago possessed a long, powerful tail that may have propelled...

How to Grow a Better Tomato

As prime tomato-transplanting time arrives this month up north — once the danger of frost has passed — you may be in search...

Ken Osmond, Troublemaker Eddie Haskell on ‘Beaver,’ Dies at 76

Ken Osmond, who played the duplicitous teenager Eddie Haskell on the long-running sitcom “Leave It to Beaver,” one moment an overly polite young...

Opinion | Fulfilling the Promise of Our Cities in This Time of Coronavirus

It turns out that New York does sleep, or, at least, that it can be induced to. Through the collective efforts of its...

Scientists Consider Indoor Ultraviolet Light to Zap Coronavirus in the Air

As society tries to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, some scientists hope a decades-old technology could zap pathogens out of the air in...

12 Essential Lesser-Known Power-Pop Songs

It was the summer of 1979, and parts of the world were in a state of near-surrender: In Britain, millions were reeling from...

Opinion | Bill Barr Twisted My Words in Dropping the Flynn Case. Here’s the...

At the direction of Attorney General Bill Barr, the Justice Department last week moved to dismiss a false-statements charge against Michael Flynn, President...

From ‘Respect’ to ‘Sick and Twisted’: How Coronavirus Hit U.S.-China Ties

“Evil.” “Lunacy.” “Shameless.” “Sick and twisted.” China has hit back at American criticism over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic with an outpouring...

Women Face Dilemma in a War Zone: Risk the Blasts or Sexual Assault

NEELUM VALLEY, Kashmir — There is another lockdown underway, forced by falling artillery shells rather than invading viruses. This one also requires frightening...

New Studies Add to Evidence that Children May Transmit the Coronavirus

Among the most important unanswered questions about Covid-19 is this: What role do children play in keeping the pandemic going?Fewer children seem to...

Marie Pino, Navajo Teacher Who Educated Generations, Dies at 67

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.Marie Pino, a teacher...

Live Cyclone Amphan Updates: India and Bangladesh

Cyclone makes landfall, slamming into India’s coast during a pandemic.Cyclone Amphan slammed into India’s coast on Wednesday afternoon, knocking down huge trees, bringing...

What About the Plants? – The New York Times

Like many of his friends, Jake Foster considered leaving his Brooklyn apartment and retreating to his parents’ home in Dallas to escape the...

Opinion | A Senate Recess Can Wait. Americans Need Help Now.

After three weeks in session, the United States Senate emptied out again on Friday, as lawmakers fled Washington for the Memorial Day recess....

Boris Johnson Coronavirus Reopening Plans Leaves Britons Confused

LONDON — When the coronavirus first struck, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain agonized long and hard before closing stores, pubs and restaurants...

The Defense Rests? Scott Turow’s Favorite Lawyer Is 85 and Still Arguing

The title of Scott Turow’s true-to-form, pleasingly substantial “The Last Trial” is only one of the book’s hints that something will be coming...

Coronavirus Will Keep Cal State Classes Online in the Fall

SACRAMENTO — In the most sweeping sign yet of the long-term impact of the coronavirus on American higher education, California State University, the...

Opinion | Most Churches Are Taking the Coronavirus Seriously

I pastor a church in Sonoma County, California, under what has been one of the strictest shelter-in-place orders in the country. We haven’t...

Coronavirus Seemingly Tamed, Chinese Economy Starts to Recover

Industrial production surged last month in China more than twice as fast as most economists expected, according to official data released on Friday...

Huge Families Have Small Weddings in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Michael Cicoria is not the type to automatically pull out chairs and hold doors. But he will admit that when it comes to...

Learn Guitar with Laura Marling

Despite performing for more than a decade, and having seven solo albums to her name, the British folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling insists she’s...

Israeli Settler Found Guilty of Murdering Palestinian Family in 2015 Arson

JERUSALEM — An Israeli settler was convicted on Monday of murdering a Palestinian couple and their young son in a racially motivated arson...

Opinion | How the People of New Jersey Are Responding to the Coronavirus

Life has changed drastically in New Jersey in the past six weeks. The state has reported more than 146,000 cases of Covid-19, at...

A Hotelier’s Spicy Fish Stew

In One Good Meal, we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at...

Opinion | Trump Judges or Federalist Society Judges? Try Both

When the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, called the chamber back into session two weeks ago, he did not do it to debate...

Michigan, Reopening, Breland: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.“It’s hard to believe that we’re in the middle...

Bank of China’s “Crude Oil Treasure” Left Investors in the Red

The pitches, from one of China’s biggest and most established banks, made the investment seem like a sure bet.“Oil is cheaper than water”...

Intelligence Chief Declassifies List of Obama-Era Names in Unusual Step

WASHINGTON — The nation’s intelligence chief has declassified an Obama-era document related to President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, according...

Opinion | How Accurate Are Antibody Tests?

Whether you think the country is reopening too fast or too slowly (or whether you think “it depends”), almost everyone agrees that testing...

T.S.M.C. Is Set to Build a U.S. Chip Facility, a Win for Trump

SAN FRANCISCO — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has agreed to build an advanced chip factory in the United States, in a response to...

Wandering a Grand Hotel Emptied by Coronavirus, and Checking 1,400 Taps

BARCELONA, Spain — Every five days, Daniel Ordoñez opens 1,400 pipe taps in a waterfront hotel here in Barcelona that locals call “The...

The Mount St. Helens Eruption Was the Volcanic Warning We Needed

On the morning of May 18, 1980, a volcano erupted not from its peak but from its side. In the minutes that followed,...

A Brooklyn Hospital Mourns the Doctor Who Was ‘Our Jay-Z’

In the first weeks after the coronavirus pandemic hit New York, Dr. James A. Mahoney barely slept.When he was not working his day...

Vaccine, Hydroxychloroquine, W.H.O.: Your Monday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good evening. Here’s the latest.The findings are encouraging but do not prove that the...

Economy, Johnson & Johnson, Suze Orman: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.1. The country’s top economic policymakers warned of irreparable...

A Visual Dispatch From One of the World’s Most Remote Islands

With travel restrictions in place worldwide, we’ve launched a new series, The World Through a Lens, in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually,...

Not Everyone Hates Remote Learning. For These Students, It’s a Godsend.

Salah-Deen Fouathia, an eighth grader at Voice Charter School in Queens, was struggling in school. It was hard to pay attention. Math was...

All 50 States Are Now Reopening. But at What Cost?

In Connecticut, flags that had been lowered during the somber peak of the coronavirus pandemic were raised to full-staff on Wednesday to signal...

For Spy Agencies, Briefing Trump Is a Test of Holding His Attention

Mr. Trump has insisted that the intelligence agencies gave him inadequate warnings about the threat of the virus, describing it as “not a...

Scientists Predict Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season Amid Virus Crisis

The coming Atlantic hurricane season is “expected to be a busy one,” with the likelihood of as many as 19 named storms, including...

Our Best Memorial Day Recipes

Summer may officially begin on the solstice, the longest day of the year, but the unofficial start to the season is the long...

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...

Indiana Attorney General Suspended by State Supreme Court in Groping Case

Indiana’s attorney general had his law license suspended for 30 days on Monday by the state Supreme Court, which found that he broke...

Israeli Soldier Killed in West Bank as Tensions Rise Over Annexation Push

JERUSALEM — A 21-year-old Israeli soldier was killed early Tuesday when he was struck in the head by a heavy rock as his...

Special Elections in California and Wisconsin: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — On Tuesday, voters in California’s 25th Congressional District will choose the successor to former Representative Katie Hill, and Wisconsin voters...

Trump White House Rewrites History, This Time About Flynn

WASHINGTON — After announcing that the Justice Department was dropping the criminal case against Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, Attorney...

Opinion | To Accelerate an Economic Recovery, We Need Tuition-Free College for Adults

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan recently announced a plan to make essential pandemic workers in her state eligible for free college. The program...

Why Sofas? These Books Explain the Joys and Mysteries of the Home

Have you ever wondered how forks ended up with four tines, where to store off-season clothes when you live in a small space,...

Trump Removes State Dept. Inspector General

WASHINGTON — President Trump continued his purge of inspectors general late Friday, moving to oust Steve A. Linick, who had served in that...

Opinion | Coronavirus Is Hitting Nursing Homes Hard. How We Treat the Elderly Made...

We knew it from the beginning. A nursing home in Washington State was the center of the first known coronavirus outbreak in the...

Despite the Pandemic, My College Is Allowing Grades. Isn’t That Unfair?

I am student at a New England liberal arts college that was considering a universal credit/no-credit grading policy in light of the inequalities...

‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s Record Year of Police Killings

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rodrigo dos Santos, 16, was speeding downhill on a motorcycle in Rio de Janeiro, a knapsack packed with marijuana,...

Opinion | The Phony Coronavirus Class War

A Washington Post article on Sunday described people in a posh suburb of Atlanta celebrating liberation from coronavirus lockdown. “I went to the...

Belmont Stakes to Run June 20 as First Leg of Triple Crown

The Belmont will be run on June 20, before both the Derby and the Preakness Stakes for the first time in history. Those...

Opinion | Is Trump Challenging Mother Nature to a Duel?

On Easter, as the coronavirus was rapidly spreading, NPR’s “Weekend All Things Considered” carried excerpts from sermons from across the country. I was...

Five Delicious Reasons to Always Have Gnocchi in Your Pantry

Shelf-stable gnocchi doesn’t exactly recall its delicate homemade ricotta or potato cousins. And that’s a good thing. Pleasantly chewy like an udon noodle...

Supreme Court Blocks Release of Full Mueller Report for Now

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the release of parts of the report prepared by Robert S. Mueller III, the...

Michael Cohen, Disgraced Ex-Trump Lawyer, to Be Released From Prison

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, will be released from a federal prison on Thursday on furlough, a Bureau...

What We Can Learn From Endurance Athletes About Getting Through This Pandemic

By now it should be clear that getting through this pandemic will be a marathon, not a sprint. But unlike marathon runners and...

Not Saying My Dog Is Cupid, but …

You can tell a lot about a man by how he treats his dogs. My ex-husband called Tilly, our Labrador retriever mix, “pinhead.”...

C.D.C. Test Counting Error Leaves Epidemiologists ‘Really Baffled’

WASHINGTON — As it tracks the coronavirus’ spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is combining tests that detect active infection with...

Lynn Shelton on Overcoming Her Darkest Moment on Set

I last spoke with my friend Lynn Shelton on March 17, just weeks before she passed away suddenly. She was simultaneously one of...

The Coziest Vegetable-and-Sausage Soup for Those Chilly May Days

Winter has not released its grip on us here in the Northeast, with cold, rainy days peppering the week even this late in...

Trump’s Tax Returns Supreme Court Case: What You Need to Know

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday on whether President Trump can block the release of his financial...

Giants’ Deandre Baker and Seahawks’ Quinton Dunbar Accused of Robbery

Arrest warrants were issued Thursday for two N.F.L. players who were accused of armed robbery at a cookout they attended near Miami the...

Jimmy Kimmel Finds a Silver Lining in Whistle-Blower’s Testimony

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid...

How to Manage Your Loneliness

Shelter-in-place orders have hit those who live alone particularly hard.Afia Ofori-Mensa, 39, has lived alone for 16 years. For nine of those years...

Jack Ma Leaves SoftBank Board as Record Losses Loom

SoftBank Group on Monday said that Jack Ma, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has resigned from its board, an announcement that...

Opinion | ‘Believe All Women’ Is a Right-Wing Trap

Joe Biden has been accused of sexual assault, and conservatives are having a field day, exultant that they’ve caught feminists in a new...

The Coronavirus Threatens China’s Belt and Road Loans

As the coronavirus spread around the globe, Pakistan’s foreign minister called his counterpart in Beijing last month with an urgent request: The country’s...

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