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Opinion | Pick Your Favorite Anxiety

Whenever Donald Trump appears in public, you can be sure of a couple of things: He will not wear a mask, and he...

PG&E Says Wildfire Victims Back Settlement in Bankruptcy

The deal requires the power company to begin compensating, as early as August, those who lost homes, businesses and other property. About...

Passed By for Decades, Clarence Thomas Is a New Symbol of the Trump Era

Among certain conservatives, an idea has started to take hold: Could Justice Clarence Thomas ever be the kind of pop-culture icon to his...

U.S. Arrests 2 Tied to Carlos Ghosn’s Escape From Japan

Two men suspected of helping the former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan in December, where he was facing financial charges, were arrested...

Yes, Jersey Shore Beaches Are Reopening. Here’s How They’re Doing It.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. — One lifeguard will sit perched on a tall wooden chair. Two others, maintaining distance, will stand sentinel on...

Coronavirus Live Updates: Fauci to Warn of ‘Needless Suffering and Death’ if States Open...

As pressure builds to reopen quickly, Fauci warns that jumping the gun could set the country back.Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the United States’...

Brazil’s First Indigenous Curator: ‘We’re Not Afraid Anymore’

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Sandra Benites’s work is all about finding common ground. As Brazil’s first Indigenous art curator, the 45-year-old educator, who...

Jill Lepore’s New Podcast Is a Murder Mystery: Who Killed Truth?

In 1919, a woman was found dead in a park in a small town in Vermont. She had been bound and gagged and...

Ariane Mnouchkine: Half a Century Building Utopia

PARIS — As international theatermakers consider how to scale down their work for the era of social distancing, some companies are bound to...

John Maynard Keynes Died in 1946. An Outstanding New Biography Shows Him Relevant Still.

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of the money printer whirring — trillions of dollars getting pumped into a collapsing economy, making...

Are State Polls Any Better Than They Were in 2016?

To most, Joe Biden’s clear lead in recent state polls suggests that he has the early edge in the race for the presidency....

Opinion | Trump on Hydroxychloroquine

To the Editor:Re “President Says He Takes a Drug Deemed a Risk” (front page, May 19):I am a physician and a retired 31-year...

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...

With $400 Million on the Line, the U.S. Open Hunts for Options

After weeks of clinging to its hopes of holding the United States Open at its traditional New York home in front of fans,...

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...

Life Is More Like a Simulation. On These Shows, So Is Death.

“Are we living in a simulation?”Before the recent troubles — that is, during the previous troubles — that saying was a popular quip,...

Exotic Lizards Creep Into Georgia. Don’t Expect Southern Hospitality.

Add it to the list of terrors of the natural world — including murder hornets and feral hogs — that have been disrupting...

Putting a Dollar Value on Life? Governments Already Do

How much money is a life worth?To many, the answer is so obvious that the question is offensive: Life is immeasurably valuable. No...

Opinion | How We Spend Tells Us Whose Lives Matter

The federal coronavirus relief packages were less effective than they could have been because they ignored the ways that the pandemic would inevitably...

In Jerry Stiller, the Rage of Jewish Fathers Found a Hilarious Outlet

Every time Jerry Stiller opened his mouth on “Seinfeld,” it made me laugh.Partly, it was the shock of what came out. Stiller, who...

Ahmaud Arbery Killing: Inside Georgia’s Citizen’s Arrest Law

After Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead by two white men on a quiet residential road in coastal Georgia, a prosecutor cited a Civil...

‘These Are Not Numbers, These Are Souls’: Georgia Pastors Say No to Reopening

Churches in Albany, Ga., have been devastated by the coronavirus. As the state reopens, pastors are uniting to keep people home. Source link

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,...

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...

Contact Tracing for Coronavirus Is Harder Than It Sounds

How likely are you to answer an unknown number popping up on your caller ID? And if you were to pick up, how...

These Debuts Arrived at a Tough Time. They Deserve Your Attention.

MEMBERS ONLYBy Sameer Pandya351 pp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $25.In Pandya’s debut, which will be published on July 7, we meet a middle-aged man...

The Coronavirus May Pose a New Risk to Younger Patients: Strokes

Ravi Sharma was doubled over on his bed when his father found him. He’d had a bad cough for a week and had...

With Go-Slow Approach, Republicans Risk Political Blowback on Pandemic Aid

WASHINGTON — More than eight weeks and almost $2.8 trillion federal dollars into an urgent response to the coronavirus pandemic, congressional Republicans and...

Opinion | Obamagate Is a Fake Scandal. Rick Bright Described a Real One.

Recently people on the right have started pushing a ludicrous pseudo-scandal they’re calling Obamagate. It holds that investigations by Barack Obama’s administration into...

Poor Americans Hit Hardest by Job Losses Amid Lockdowns, Fed Says

Households entered the coronavirus shutdown in precarious economic positions that have only worsened as workers are furloughed by the millions, and the challenges...

Who’s Enforcing Mask Rules? Often Retail Workers, and They’re Getting Hurt

The exchange was tense between the customer and Jesse, a Trader Joe’s employee sporting a white face mask and a flowery Hawaiian shirt.“Why...

Hospitals Knew How to Make Money. Then Coronavirus Happened.

When the top-ranked Mayo Clinic stopped all nonemergency medical care in late March, it began to lose millions of dollars a day.The clinic,...

Nashville N.A.A.C.P. Leader Finds Bull’s-Eye in His Yard

The leader of the Nashville chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. walked out of his house on Saturday night to find that someone had propped...

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,...

Tom Moore, a.k.a. Captain Tom, Gives Britain Hope During Coronavirus

MARSTON MORETAINE, England — Hannah Ingram-Moore always knew her dad was a good story.A decorated British Army officer from World War II, Tom...

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find

Hurricanes have become stronger worldwide during the past four decades, an analysis of observational data shows, supporting what theory and computer models have...

In Israel, Modern Medicine Grapples With Ghosts of the Third Reich

JERUSALEM — The explosion flung him skyward, legs first, before he crashed to the ground.It was June 2002, at the height of the...

‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New Coronavirus 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...

Opinion | Obama Lives in Trump’s Head

No one irritates Donald Trump quite like Barack Obama.Trump’s run for president was in part triggered by his enmity for Obama, his desire...

Opinion | ‘I Believed That I Would See Her Again’

This month’s conversation in our series exploring religion and death is with Karen Teel, who has been a member of the department of...

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...

Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen

President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The...

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...

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....

In Italy, Some Fear the Virus Is a Get-Out-of-Jail Card for Mafiosi

ROME — They were among the most vulnerable as the coronavirus roared through Italy: older or riddled with serious underlying medical conditions. A...

New Loop, America

How dystopian and utopian shows like “Westworld” and “Hollywood” can help us map out a better future. Source link

How to Make the Most of Potatoes

Cheap, nourishing, eminently available and fuss-free, the humble potato is just the thing for these days and weeks of stay-at-home, nearly nonstop cooking.Potatoes...

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...

Opinion | Coronavirus Is Bringing an End to the Offshoring Era

Some say crises don’t so much alter the course of history as accelerate changes already underway. That’s certainly the case when it comes...

A Bloody Mary Mix That Is as Good Virgin as It Is Spiked

When I was a kid, our family used to go to the West Amwell Fire Company chicken dinner every summer. It was advertised...

Opinion | Members of Congress Working From Home

To the Editor:Re “231 Years In, a Need to Redefine ‘Present’” (Congressional Memo, May 16):Enter my firm dissent to the idea of the...

Opinion | Trump Is Following in Herbert Hoover’s Footsteps

Additional economic assistance is the only thing that can keep the U.S. economy from falling into a second Great Depression, and with interest...

A Poetic Journey Through Western China

For years, Silk Road travelers made the grueling trek past towering mountain ranges and ancient cities now lost to time. Centuries later, one...

E.P.A. Opts Against Limits on Water Contaminant Tied to Fetal Damage

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will not impose any limits on perchlorate, a toxic chemical compound that contaminates water and has been linked...

Amid Hydroxychloroquine Uproar, Real Studies of Drug Are Suffering

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s enthusiastic embrace of a malaria drug that he now says he takes daily without proof that it is effective...

‘The Sunday Read’: Letters of Recommendation

Our worlds have contracted; once expansive, our orbits are now measured by rooms and street blocks. But there are still ways to travel....

Are You Ready to Go Back to the Office?

Want this in your inbox each morning? Sign up here.The water cooler’s existential momentA long stretch of remote working has understandably led companies...

Lynn Shelton, Director of Intimate Comic-Dramas, Dies at 54

Lynn Shelton, the acclaimed director of “Humpday,” “Sword of Trust” and numerous other films, died Friday at Keck Medical Center in Los Angeles....

Nita Pippins, a Mother to AIDS Patients, Dies at 93

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.One day in 1987,...

An Audience Comes Out of Lockdown for Schubert and Mahler

WIESBADEN, Germany — Normally, when a performer peers beyond bright stage lights into a darkened theater and sees every fourth seat occupied, it’s...

Pandemic Lockdown Halts Hudson Valley’s Booming Film Industry

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — For years, the Hudson Valley beckoned filmmakers looking for bucolic settings, and this year, it all seemed to be coming...

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...

‘Lionhearted’ Girl Bikes Dad Across India, Inspiring a Nation

NEW DELHI — She was a 15-year-old with a simple mission: bring papa home.Jyoti Kumari and her dad had nearly no money, no...

Travis McCready Performs America’s First Concert in Months

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Travis McCready sang “Riders,” a song about perseverance, on Monday in a former Masonic Temple as Americans returned to...

How Californians Are Reacting to Reopening During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Good morning.(Don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.)Earlier this week, when counties around the state were just beginning...

When Coral’s Colorful Show Is a Sign That It’s Sick

Breaking up is hard to do, and the measures some take to get their partners back can be colorful at times. Coral reefs...

Opinion | Will Coronavirus Kill Office Life?

The office, for the foreseeable future, is dead. Google and Facebook are telling employees they can work remotely until 2021. Twitter is allowing...

Frances Goldin, a Crusader for the Lower East Side, Dies at 95

Frances Goldin, a lifelong firebrand who won her first street brawl when she was 11 and as a grown-up never stopped fighting to...

DeVos Funnels Coronavirus Relief Funds to Favored Private and Religious Schools

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is using the $2 trillion coronavirus stabilization law to throw a lifeline to education sectors she has...

T Process | Prada Galleria Bag

Artisans at the Scandicci factory near Florence, Italy, spend over six hours on each one of the iconic handbags. Source link

John Legend, Memorial Day Events and More Livestreaming This Week

Here are a few of the best events happening Thursday through Wednesday and how to tune in (all times are Eastern).Spotlight on Plays:...

The Mrs. Files – The New York Times

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

He Thought He Was Getting Football Physicals. He Was Being Abused.

For more than 40 years, Chuck Christian did not call himself a victim because he did not think he was one.He was a...

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...

Opinion | How Many Will Die for the Dow?

In mid-March, after weeks in denial, Donald Trump finally admitted that Covid-19 was a serious threat and called on Americans to practice social...

Opinion | The Commander in Chief’s Following Wanes

It’s widely believed that the military is predisposed to lean Republican. In 2009, even with George W. Bush’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...

Opinion | States Keep Failing Black People

The racially disproportionate effect of the Covid-19 crisis in this country and a recent rash of high-profile senseless killings of black people by...

S. David Freeman, 94, Tireless Advocate for Clean Energy, Dies

S. David Freeman, a folksy but driven “green cowboy” who worked in energy policy under three presidents, ran some of the nation’s largest...

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...

Why Are Women-Led Nations Doing Better With Covid-19?

Monday was a day of triumph for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Thanks to the efforts of the entire nation, she said, New Zealand...

N.Y.P.D. Shuts Down Brooklyn Yeshiva for Violating Virus Ban

The buses arrived early Monday to drop off dozens of children at a Hasidic school in Brooklyn.Neighbors watched with alarm as the children,...

100 Babies Stranded in Ukraine After Surrogate Births

MOSCOW — The babies lie in cribs, sleeping, crying or smiling at nurses, swaddled in clean linens and apparently well cared for, but...

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....

Coronavirus Canceled County Fairs. Now Children Show Their Cows and Sheep Virtually.

The stomach-flipping thrill of riding the Zipper on the midway. The funnel cakes with powdered sugar melting on the fried dough. The shave...

The Stresses of the Way We Work Now

Closed offices and restaurants. Shuttered stores and museums. Darkened schools and theaters.The current pandemic means that millions of Americans have lost their jobs...

Jeffrey Katzenberg Blames Pandemic for Quibi’s Rough Start

LOS ANGELES — Jeffrey Katzenberg hasn’t left his Beverly Hills home in nearly 50 days.Deprived of a frenetic schedule that, before the coronavirus...

Bill Clinton and James Patterson Are Writing a Second Book Together

Two years after writing their first novel together, the author James Patterson and former President Bill Clinton will work on a second one,...

China Deploys Propaganda Machine to Defend Move Against Hong Kong

China’s propaganda machine went into full gear as the government sought to defend new laws aimed at limiting dissent and protest in Hong...

Opinion | Will Britain’s Pubs Survive the Coronavirus?

STROUD, England — A good pub feels a bit like a living room: a familiar, informal space where you can have a pint...

Coronavirus Infections: Talking Can Generate Droplets That Linger Up to 14 Minutes

Coughs or sneezes may not be the only way people transmit infectious pathogens like the novel coronavirus to one another. Talking can also...

How to Protect Kids’ Ears From Constant Headphone Use

Children glued to their headphones. It’s a familiar scene these days.Lauren Breeze of Nashville finds her 15-year-old son, Declan, wearing headphones all day....

Businesses Chafing Under Covid-19 Lockdowns Turn to Armed Defiance

SHEPHERD, Texas — When Jamie Williams decided to reopen her East Texas tattoo studio last week in defiance of the state’s coronavirus restrictions,...

Coronavirus in California: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Budget Proposal

Good morning.(Don’t get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised budget proposal, which now calls for...

Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake

Jon Mooallem contributed reporting and Jan Blankenship contributed recordings. Special thanks to the Genie Chance papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University...

Opinion | Coronavirus Shows that the Post Office is the Most American Thing We’ve...

It would be difficult to think of a time when we have depended more on the United States Postal Service. With tens of...

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...

Natural Gas Exports Slow as Pandemic Reduces Global Demand

HOUSTON — A few months ago, Israel and some Arab countries were laying the groundwork for an energy partnership that held the potential...

Top Conn. Health Aide Disappears From Virus Briefings, Then Is Fired

Several weeks ago, Connecticut’s public health commissioner suddenly stopped appearing with Gov. Ned Lamont at his daily briefings on the state’s response to...

Opinion | Trump’s Hydroxychloroquine Obsessions Endangers Us All

Well, well. The president says he’s spent the last week and a half enjoying his hydroxychloroquine, presumably neat. It’s impossible to say whether...

Firing a Salvo in Culture Wars, Trump Pushes for Churches to Reopen

WASHINGTON — President Trump may not consider church essential to his personal life, but it may be to his political future. And so...

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