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La Tène, n.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 -0500
OED Word of the Day: La Tène, n. Of, relating to, or belonging to a culture (lasting from the 5th to the 1st cent. b.c.) of the second Iron Age of central and western Europe, and the style of art associated with it.

craftivist, n.
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 -0500
OED Word of the Day: craftivist, n. A person who creates and displays handmade objects, esp. items incorporating knitted or sewn text or imagery, to promote a political message or raise awareness of a social issue.

sotong, n.
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 -0500
OED Word of the Day: sotong, n. In Singapore English: squid or cuttlefish. Used to denote a stereotypically stupid, clumsy, or ignorant person, esp. in blur as (a) sotong.

retcon, n.
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 -0500
OED Word of the Day: retcon, n. In a fictional work or series: a piece of new (and typically revelatory) information which imposes a different interpretation on previously described events…

stromboli, n.
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 -0500
OED Word of the Day: stromboli, n. A type of savoury pastry made with dough (typically pizza dough) that is folded over or rolled up to enclose a filling of cheese and meat or vegetables.

pantechnic, adj.
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 -0500
OED Word of the Day: pantechnic, adj. Relating to or including all the arts, or all subjects.

hiraeth, n.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 -0500
OED Word of the Day: hiraeth, n. Originally and chiefly in the context of Wales and Welsh culture: deep longing for a person or thing which is absent or lost; yearning; nostalgia; spec. homesickness.

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Japanese bank botched data migration, which somehow turned its ATMs into card-eating monsters
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 GMT
Online banking and thousands of machines went offline while the mess was cleaned upJapan’s Mizuho Bank has apologised after data migration work turned its ATMs into card-eating monsters, prevented customers from withdrawing their cash and impacted online banking.…

President Biden weighs in on Amazon unionization efforts, warns giant to steer clear of threats, coercion
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Stops well short of ordering govt action as fresh discrimination lawsuit filedPresident Joe Biden has weighed into a battle over unionization taking place at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, posting a video in which he warns that“it's not up to an employer to decide” if their workers’ unionize and that “there should be no intimidation, no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda.”…

'Incorrect software parameter' sends Formula E's Edoardo Mortara to hospital: Brakes' fail-safe system failed
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Bug keeps Mercedes, Venturi teams out of qualifying raceSwiss Formula E driver Edoardo Mortara ended up in hospital after a software error left him driving into a safety wall at the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Diriyah, Saudia Arabia, on Saturday.…

Chinese businessman plotted with GE insider to steal transistor secrets, say Feds
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Hong Kong-based suspect wanted to create rival startup using pilfered silicon carbide MOSFET blueprints– claimA Chinese businessman has been accused by the US government of trying to steal silicon secrets from General Electric (GE).…

Chin up, weary key workers: Google's pushing out a Workspace for frontliners
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
But the Chocolate Factory has workers' privacy at heart. No, reallyGoogle is nudging itsG SuiteWorkspace tools further toward a hybrid workplace with theaddition of servicesaimed at frontline workers, among other tweaks and enhancements.…

Would you Looker that: Google bakes in BigQuery caching layer to boost BI interactivity
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
'BigQuery is pretty fast anyway so you'd really need to value the extra speed'Google has introduced a caching layer in Big Query - its cloud data warehouse - designed to speed up responses to users as they explore and experiment with data.…

Jailbreaking app gets update to support iOS 14.3 and iPhone 12
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Hmm. Fancy new phone you've got there... shame if nothing were to happen to itFed up with Apple’s walled garden? Fancy running some unauthorised code on your shiny new iPhone? Unafraid of major security risks? The team behind iOS jailbreaking toolunc0verjust released version 6.0.0, bringing with it support for iOS versions 11 to 14.3.…

Rocket Lab goes large with Neutron– a big rocket for big constellations. Oh, and it confirms a merger proposal
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Something for rocket fans and rocket financiers to chew onSmall-satellite flinger Rocket Lab today confirmed amergerwith Vector Acquisition Corporation, as well as plans for a considerablyheftier launcher.…

Malware attack that crippled Mumbai's power system came from China, claims infosec intel outfit Recorded Future
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
The fun started at the same time as border skirmishesSecurity intelligence firm Recorded Future's Insikt Group has written a paper alleging China was behind attacks on India's electricity grid.…

IBM Cloud Satellite now available, 'rooted in Red Hat OpenShift,' says CTO
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Big Blue extends its cloud to run anywhere - including competing public cloudsInterviewIBM's multi-cloud (and on-premise) Satellite service is now available, a managed Kubernetes product "rooted in Red Hat OpenShift," according to the company's Cloud CTO Jason McGee.…

After spending $45bn on 5G licences, Verizon tells customers to turn off 5G to save battery life
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
You've just got to have 5G... except when you don'tUS telco Verizon is advising customers to not access its 5G network–  for the sake of their phone's battery life – mere days afterspending $45bn on new radio spectrum.…

Google seeks to placate AI researchers complaining of Big Brother-like working conditions
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Plus: Deepfake Tom Cruise has arrived on TikTok, and new ML algo that beats humans at classic Atari gamesIn BriefLawyers at Google have been criticised by the company’s AI researchers for watering down negative language in their academic papers.…

UK government may force online retailers to pick up e-waste from consumers
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Future punters won't need to comb landfill for their bitcoin, we supposeBritain's government is mulling a proposal from the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) that would force online retailers to collect old electronics from customers for recycling.…

Users wail over neverending queue: Nope, not the supermarket. GitHub Actions is having a workflow wobble
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Pinch, punch, first day of the monthCode automation stalwarts have endured a frustrating start to the week after GitHub Action began tottering this morning, taking a number of carefully crafted workflows down with it.…

Retro Microlympics concludes with possible reopening dates for UK computer museums
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Vulture trounced atRevsandElite, hopes to admire ancient kit in MayThe UK's cathedrals of geekdom are set to reopen in May as The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) celebrated the successful conclusion of itsretro-themed Microlympics.…

Palantir and UK policy: Public health, public IT, and– say it with me – open public contracts
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Nope, COVID-19 is not a catch-all excuse for backdoor dealsColumnThe news that openDemocracy is calling for a legal review of Matt Hancock’sallegedly illegal deal with Palantiris a sign of two things: that things have gone wrong and are going wronger in government health policy; and that there are still ways to start to put it right.…

Rookie's code couldn't have been so terrible that it made a supermarket spontaneously combust... right?
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
We'll never know but he was spared the whiteboard of shameWho, Me?It's March again and we're still (mostly) indoors. Let us take your mind off the long, dark teatime of the soul (to paraphrase Douglas Adams) with another reader confession inThe Register'sWho, Me?column.…

China creates a $50bn tech 'aircraft carrier' by merging two state-controlled entities
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Merged Potevio and CETC do drones, 5G, satnav, lots of military software, and have been told to accelerate R&DLate last Wednesday evening a regulatory announcement appeared on the Shanghai Stock Exchange that may well have signaled a major change in China’s approach to developing key technologies.…

Cyber-attackers work 24/7… but what about your security team?
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
If you want the lowdown on managed detection and response, clock thisPromoOne thing you can say about cyber-attackers. They don’t keep office hours. They – or their code – will chip away at your systems, all day, every day, looking for a way in before quietly exploiting it for as long as possible.…

Mobile spyware fan Saudi Crown Prince accused by US intel of Khashoggi death
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Plus: Critical Cisco flaw, NSA advice, and someone hacked Gab?In BriefThe murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, which is said to be have been aided by digital surveillance, was ordered by the head of the Saudi Arabian government, US intelligence has publicly asserted.…

Singapore reveals open-source blockchain COVID-test result tracker, eyes uses as vaccine passport app
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Tech already used to verify university degrees, will soon be compulsory at the borderSingapore has proposed a blockchain-based document verification system developed by its GovTech agency to provide proof of recent negative COVID-19 tests, and hopes it becomes used to offer proof of vaccination status around the world.…

Splunk junks 'hanging' processes, suggests you don't 'hit' a key: More peaceful words now preferred in docs
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Biased terms can't be‘grandfathered’ in either – that’s also on vendor's list of language best avoidedAnalytics vendor Splunk has followed up on its2020 decisionto stop using the terms“master” and “slave” with a new guide to writing “unbiased documentation”.…

Linus Torvalds went six days without electricity, swears smaller 5.12 kernel is co-incidental
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
Devs told if they really, really, need more time for merges they can have itLinux overlord Linus Torvalds has revealed that inclement weather in the USA meant he recently endured six electricity-free days in his Portland, Oregon, home during which he was unable to tend to the kernel. As a result he therefore pondered adding an extra week to the merge window for version 5.12 of the Linux kernel.…

Two ransomware strains target VMware’s ESXI hypervisor through stolen vCenter creds
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 GMT
CARBON SPIDER and SPRITE SPIDER give you extra reasons to patch last week’s critical vCenter bugTwo strains of ransomware have recently been updated to target VMware’s ESXi hypervisor and encrypt virtual machine files, says security vendor CrowdStrike.…

Apple, forced to rate product repair potential in France, gives itself modest marks
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 GMT
Never mind the glue and soldered RAMApple, on its French website, is now publishingrepairability scoresfor its notoriously difficult to repair products, in accordance witha Gallic environmental lawenacted a year ago.…

Biden nixes Trump immigrant visa ban as clock runs down on H-1B suspension
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 GMT
Keeping family members out of the country deemed harmfulPresident Biden has issueda proclamationrevoking a series of Trump administration proclamations that halted the issuance of green cards for immigrants. The rule change, however, left in place limitations on temporary work visas for skilled foreign workers.…

TikTok to cough up $92m to settle data privacy sueballs over harvesting too much data
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 GMT
Or about five days of annual operating profitByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, has offered to pay less than $100m to settle multiple privacy class-action lawsuits in the US.…

Choose your fighter! March Mammal Madness pits poor, innocent critters against each other in mortal combat
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Not literally and all in the name of educationEver idly wonder if a marmot could bring down an ant-eater? Would a fox be foxed by a badger? Could a badger out-badger a fox?…

Imperva pretty adamant that security analytics aggregator product Sonar is not 'one dashboard to rule them all'
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Uh huh... it's a good time to be in enterprise security analyticsTired of keeping up with security alerts from your system? Worried that your Security Operations Centre (SOC) is getting deluged in low-level reporting? Fear not: Imperva has produced an aggregator aggregation product that sits over the top of all your other alert-generating security software.…

Apple's latest macOS Big Sur update stops cheapo USB-C hubs bricking your machine
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Still, it's probably best to stick with eye-wateringly expensive official peripheralsIn addition to various minor bug fixes, Apple's 11.2.2 update to macOS Big Sur addresses an issue where newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models could be damaged by dodgy third-party USB-C accessories.…

Bezos denied: New Glenn launch pushed into 2022 after Space Force says no
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Also: Old age a bigger risk for Branson's passengers as Virgin Galactic slips againWhat do you buy therichest man in the world? A ticket to ride on Elon Musk's rocket, judging by the latest delayannounced byJeff Bezos' Blue Origin.…

Huawei to Hell: Embattled Chinese comms giant said to be revving up for a move into the electric vehicle market
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Though company insists it is 'not a car manufacturer'With its carrier and mobile businesses in turmoil, and no sign of a reprieve from crushing US sanctions, China's Huawei is reportedly lurching into the growing electric vehicle market.…

Bloody Dell! The humble notebook made the difference between a crappy fiscal 2021 and a good one
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Yes, we will never mention the death of the PC again, at least until next timeDell Technologies spent tens billions of dollars to diversify its kit bag beyond computers, yet it was the humble notebook that broke its sales records in 2020.…

<i>Valheim</i>: How the heck has more 'indie shovelware with PS2 graphics' sold 4 million copies in a matter of weeks?
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Now, this might shock you, but it's something we like to call 'fun' (if you have friends)The RPGGreetings, traveller, and welcome back toThe Register Plays Games, our monthly gaming column. Loath as I am to feature another early access survival-exploration-crafting adventure for the second month in a row, February's sleeper smash-hit,Valheim, has forced my hand. So onwards, now, to the 10th realm of Norse mythology. Yeah, there was an extra one, didn't you hear?…

Rude awakening for SaaS giants Salesforce, Workday as both find 20% growth isn't good enough for market
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Yeah, you did great, but you should have done betterSalesforce sharesslidyesterday despite posting revenues of $5.82bn for Q4 of its fiscal '21, up 20 per cent on the same period last year.…

USA, Germany, UK: From systems engineer to data centre mechanics guru, here are this week's jobs
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Worldwide vacancies if you're looking for work– and free ads if you want workersJob AlertWe're running free job ads to try and keep techies in gainful employment during these testing times.…

EDB tries to crowbar graph, JSON, and time-series data models into PostgreSQL– but can they pull it off?
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Specialist databases will still be necessary, analyst saysEDB, a prominant backer of the PostgreSQL open-source database, expects to focus on graph, JSON, and time-series data in the upcoming autumn release. Analysts, however, are sceptical about its ability to optimise for different data models ahead of built for purpose databases.…

HPE urges judge to pick through Deloitte-bashing report it claims demolishes Autonomy founder's defence
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Plus: Full ruling in $5bn High Court case expected by end of Q1Hewlett Packard Enterprise wants a High Court judge to formally consider a damning report which found that Deloitte auditors committed misconduct when they signed off British software firm Autonomy's annual accounts.…

ESA mulls sending waves of robot explorers into dark depths of lunar lava tubes
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Lidar-equipped spherical probes or solar panel-powered cranes, perhaps?The European Space Agency is investigating sending an army of autonomous rovers into underground caves and lava tubes on the Moon.…

Google looks at bypass in Chromium's ASLR security defense, throws hands up, won't patch garbage issue
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Engineers write off GC abuse because Spectre broke everything anywayIn early November, a developer contributing to Google's open-source Chromium project reported a problem withOilpan, the garbage collector for the browser's Blink rendering engine: it can be used to break a memory defense known as address space layout randomization (ASLR).…

Seagate UK customer stung by VAT on replacement drive shipped via the Netherlands
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Well, Brexit meant BrexitOne of the consequences of Brexit came back to bite a Seagate customer in the UK who was forced to pay import VAT and brokerage fees on a replacement drive still under warranty that was this month shipped from the Netherlands.…

Half a million stolen French medical records, drowned in feeble excuses
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
A bitter pill best swallowed with eight gallons of swimming pool waterSomething for the Weekend, Sir?Those files I promised you? Oh, I'm sorry, they accidentally got taken out with the recycling. A gull swooped down and snatched them out of my hands. They were lost in a tsunami. No, a forest fire. An earthquake. Actually, to tell the truth, my mum put them in the washing machine.…

A word to the Wyse: Smoking cigars in the office is very bad for you... and your monitor
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
A matte-black terminal? Neat! Where can I get one?On CallDark Mode is all the rage nowadays, but screens of the blackest black go back further than you might think, as we'll discover in another episode ofOn Call.…

We need a 20MW 20,000-GPU-strong machine-learning supercomputer to build EU's planned digital twin of Earth
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
And this machine will be used to *check notes* study climate change. Study it or cause it?Computer scientists attempting to build computational replicas of Earth to tackle climate change and environmental disasters reckon they will need a 20MW supercomputer with 20,000 GPUs to run a full-scale simulation.…

Zuck chucks Myanmar military out of Facebook and Instagram
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Is The Social Network™ finally declaring a stance in democracy and politicsIn the latest instalment of Myanmar vs. the internet, Myanmar's military junta has been banned from both Facebook and Instagram. Businesses affiliated with military personnel were also banned.…

VMware reports‘progress on potential spinoff from Dell’, beats expectations for Q4 and full FY2021
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Containerised Tanzu portfolio starts to make serious sales progressVMware has closed its 2021 financial year with $11.8bn of annual revenue, $3.3bn of it earned in Q4.…

New Nutanix CEO hints at mid-year product bundle launch
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
And reckons subscription acceleration means flat revenue is nothing to worry aboutNutanix’s new CEO Rajiv Ramaswami has teased new bundles that make it easier to buy and implement more of the company’s products at once.…

In YouTube's world, parental supervision means: 'Everyone sign in to Google, click once, and trust we get it right'
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
That's what's on offer in new 'supervised' YouTube mode for tweens and teensYouTube has introduced features that allow for "supervision" of tweens and teenagers, but it only works if kids use their parent or guardian’s Google account and only offers pre-programmed filters.…

India's demand to identify people on chat apps will 'break end-to-end encryption', say digital rights warriors
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Announced rules also require fast takedowns of content, online profile verification, and moreAfter a three-year review process, India has announced strict regulations for instant chat services, social network operators, and video-streaming companies.…

Red Hat returns with another peace offering in the wake of the CentOS Stream affair: More free stuff
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 GMT
Approved open-source projects to get no-cost subscriptions (if they haven't already got one)Red Hat today further extended its olive branch to open-source groups with another freebie of sorts: this time, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Open Source Infrastructure.…

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The Best and Worst of the Golden Globes
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 +0000
Amid deeply moving moments (like the speech by Chadwick Boseman’s widow), there were technical difficulties and the strange sight of long-distance hosts pretending to be on the same stage.

Golden Globes 2021: Where to Stream the Winners
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Nearly all of the big winners from the evening are available to stream. Here’s a look at where to find them and what The Times first had to say about them.

Lightning Strikes Twice: Another Lost Jacob Lawrence Surfaces
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Its owner, a nurse living on the Upper West Side, flagged a worker at the Metropolitan Museum’s information desk. “Listen, nobody calls me back. I have this painting. Who do I need to talk to?”

Biggie Smalls, the Human Behind the Legend
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
The new Netflix documentary“Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell” captures the rapper before fame, and history, got a hold of him.

Tony Awards Voting Starts Now. And It’s Going to Be Weird.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
No shows are playing, and no one knows when they will come back. Here are answers to six questions about a process even more idiosyncratic than usual.

Golden Globes Winners 2021: The Complete List
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 +0000
Here are the winning films, TV shows, actors and production teams at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards.

Hello, Golden Globes Red Carpet— We Missed You
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
OK, it was mostly virtual. But watching stars dress up again was actually a whole lot of fun.

T.I. and Tiny Accused of Sexual Assault; Lawyer Seeks Investigation
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
The Atlanta superstar rapper and his wife have denied allegations that they drugged and sexually assaulted women, and their lawyer called it a“shakedown.”

Glimmerglass Festival to Stage Its Operas Outdoors This Summer
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 +0000
The festival, in Cooperstown, N.Y., plans to resume performances this summer in“the most ventilated area we could find: the great outdoors.”

When Meteorites and Dinosaur Bones Are Art Materials
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Monique Péan’s sculptures and fine jewelry designs are meditations on deep time and the origins of humanity.

Can We Patch Up the Natural World We’ve Hurt?
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
In“Under a White Sky,” Elizabeth Kolbert explores the human efforts to confront the effects of climate change, and all their unintended consequences.

Book Review:‘The Empathy Diaries,’ by Sherry Turkle
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
In her memoir, Sherry Turkle evokes her childhood in postwar Brooklyn, the intellectual atmosphere at Radcliffe and Harvard in the late 1960s and much more.

His Books Inspired Lovestruck Teens to Put Locks on Bridges
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Federico Moccia, the Italian writer likened to Nicholas Sparks and John Green, is releasing his Rome Novels in English for the first time.

How Do Influencers Get Jobs? It’s Changing
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
A new service is designed to help formalize relationships that are typically forged through personal connections or cold DMs.

With Seven Weeks at No. 1, Morgan Wallen Breaks a Chart Record
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
With little competition, the singer-songwriter, who was rebuked in February for using a racial slur, is now the first country artist to spend his first seven weeks in the top spot of the Billboard 200.

New Thrillers That Glitter With Malice
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Tired of winter? All three of these novels are guaranteed to give you a different kind of chill.

LaToya Ruby Frazier, American Witness
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
A marriage of art and activism, the artist’s searing photographs reveal the human toll of economic injustice.

Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes— even when the weather is well below freezing.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘Soul of a Nation’ and ‘Ghostbusters’
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
A newsmagazine featuring a look at Black life in America premieres on ABC. And the“Back to the Future” trilogy airs on AMC.

At This Year’s Golden Globes, You Had to (Not) Be There
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 +0000
Beset by onscreen and offscreen problems, this year’s show was not the same boozy escape.

Chadwick Boseman wins a best actor Golden Globe and his widow accepts in an emotional speech.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
It was the final role— and first win — for the late star of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” who died in August from colon cancer at age 43.

Transcript: Jane Fonda calls for diversity in Golden Globe nominees and voters.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
The winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement cited“I May Destroy You” and other productions that “deepened my empathy for what being Black has meant.”

Chloé Zhao becomes the first Asian woman to win the Golden Globe for best director.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Zhao also became the first woman to be named best director since Barbra Streisand won for“Yentl” almost 40 years ago.

‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 2 Recap: A Family Torn Apart
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Seven months after the shocking discovery of Woody Allen’s relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, he was accused of sexually abusing Dylan Farrow.

‘Minari’ wins best foreign-language film, but not without controversy.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
The movie competed in the category even though it was filmed in the United States and its director, Lee Isaac Chung, is American.

Emma Corrin, as Princess Diana, wins her first Golden Globe for‘The Crown.’
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
The 25-year-old actress, a relative unknown, created a sympathetic portrayal of the princess in the early years of her marriage.

Transcript: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey skewer the H.F.P.A.’s lack of diversity.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
From opposite coasts, their split-screen opening of the Golden Globes took on the turn to streaming in the pandemic.

Daniel Kaluuya overcomes the first hiccup of the night.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Accepting the award for best supporting actor in a film for his role in“Judas and the Black Messiah,” his remote speech was initially muted.

Daniel Kaluuya and Chadwick Boseman are both recognized for film roles.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Daniel Kaluuya won for his performance as the Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in“Judas and the Black Messiah,” while Chadwick Boseman was awarded a posthumous Globe for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

What will win tonight? Here are our predictions.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000


How to watch the Golden Globes on TV and Online.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
A quick guide to watching the ceremony.

Jason Sudeikis wins best comedic actor for‘Ted Lasso.’
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000


Review: Kafka Meets Twitch in‘Letter to My Father’
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
Audience members can shift from camera to camera in this streaming solo show, like security guards keeping watch.

Making Black Lives, Not Just Black Deaths, Matter Onstage
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
The tragedy of racism is only part of the story in two very different plays from London that carry a dimension of meaning not usually seen in this country.

Emmanuel Acho to Host‘The Bachelor’ Television Special
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
Mr. Acho, author of“Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man,” will host “After the Final Rose” after the show’s longtime host went on hiatus over comments dismissive of racism.

On‘S.N.L.,’ Dr. Fauci Hosts ‘So You Think You Can Get the Vaccine’
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
The satirical game show on“Saturday Night Live” also lampooned Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Gov. Gavin Newsom of California.

How To Ritualize Tea Time
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
Tea might be the perfect drink for the pandemic winter malaise. Here’s how to start your own ritual.

Dances to Learn At Home
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
Online tutorials for TikTok and music-video routines can help prove you wrong. The“WAP” dance is within your reach.

Things To Do At Home
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
This week, get a tarot reading, unwind with a yoga class or learn about pendulums.

Show Thanks With A Gratitude Letter
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
Concerned about a friend or a loved one who may be feeling the winter doldrums? Try writing them a gratitude letter.

Make A Paper Pulp Sculpture At Home
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
The artist Wangechi Mutu uses pulped newspaper as a material for her sculptures. You can too.

Smoky Artwork by Judy Chicago at Desert Zoo Is Canceled
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
“Living Smoke” was scheduled for April but the California venue withdrew after an activist said the colorful smoke display could harm the environment.

Yuval Waldman, Bridge-Building Violinist, Is Dead at 74
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
A conductor as well as a skilled soloist, he liked to spotlight music composed in times of oppression, including the Holocaust.

Broadway Is Dark. London Is Quiet. But in Australia, It’s Showtime.
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
Temperature-taking robots, scanning codes for contact tracing, and generous refund policies are helping shows like“Frozen,” “Come From Away” and “Hamilton” get back onstage.

How to Watch the Golden Globes 2021: Channel, Time and Streaming
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Here’s a quick guide with everything you need to know for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association film and television awards.

From Britney Spears to Janet Jackson, the Era of the Celebrity Reappraisal
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

Heroines of Self-Loathing
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 +0000
What’s with all the female literary characters who can’t stand themselves?

Out of the Wardrobe
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 +0000
With echoes of Narnia, David Levithan’s “The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S.” flips the script on traditional portal fiction.

Latina Girls Dreaming
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 +0000
“Latinitas,” by Juliet Menéndez, introduces young readers to 40 Latina trailblazers, from the 17th century to the present, as children at play.

‘Guernica’ Tapestry Is Taken Back From U.N. by a Rockefeller
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 +0000
The replica of Picasso’s famed painting depicting the horrors of war had hung outside the Security Council chamber since 1985, on loan from the Rockefeller family.

Raymond Cauchetier, Whose Camera Caught the New Wave, Dies at 101
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
A self-taught photographer, he created indelible images on the sets of a French revolution in film, though he was not recognized for them for decades.

‘WandaVision’ Fills In Gaps in Marvel History
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
This week, the series drew from many other Marvel shows, movies and comics. Here’s a breakdown of some of the key references.

‘First Love’ Review: Stop and Smell the Corpses
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
Bill Camp stars in JoAnne Akalaitis’s creepy, funny streaming production of this Samuel Beckett short story.

Overlooked No More: Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Whose Art Chronicled Black Life
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
She believed that life for her people in America was an act of near-superhuman perseverance, and she was determined to capture that history in every medium she could.

Celebrating 125 Years of the Book Review With a Quiz
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
The archive of the Book Review is rich with fun and games.

Amazon Moves From Film Industry’s Margins to the Mainstream
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
With several films competing for Golden Globes on Sunday and a number of high-priced movies coming this year, the streaming service has altered its reputation in Hollywood.

NY Times Obituaries:




Irv Cross, First Black Network TV Sports Analyst, Dies at 81
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 +0000
After playing defensive back in the N.F.L., he made history when he joined CBS Sports’ pregame show, “The NFL Today.”

Derek Khan, Onetime Stylist for Hip-Hop Stars, Dies at 63
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
He was an architect of the over-the-top look known as“ghetto fabulous.” Later, unable to support his own lavish lifestyle, he fell from grace.

Fred Segal, Designer Who Commodified California Cool, Dies at 87
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
His laid-back style and namesake jeans made him a touchstone of 1960s fashion, drawing celebrities and tourists alike to his stores.

Lawrence Otis Graham, 59, Dies; Explored Race and Class in Black America
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
An Ivy League-trained lawyer, he rose to prominence in the 1990s by examining the tensions that surround Black achievement and wealth.

Yuval Waldman, Bridge-Building Violinist, Is Dead at 74
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
A conductor as well as a skilled soloist, he liked to spotlight music composed in times of oppression, including the Holocaust.

Raymond Cauchetier, Whose Camera Caught the New Wave, Dies at 101
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
A self-taught photographer, he created indelible images on the sets of a French revolution in film, though he was not recognized for them for decades.

Shelia Washington Dies at 61; Helped Exonerate Scottsboro Boys
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 +0000
She fought for decades to get their names cleared from an egregious injustice in the Jim Crow South, and created a museum in their honor.

Rajie Cook, Who Helped Make Sense of Public Spaces, Dies at 90
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
He and Don Shanosky developed the pictogram symbols used to identify airports, restrooms and more. He was also known for his sculptural assemblages.

Loretta Whitfield, Whose Black Doll Was‘Ahead of Its Time,’ Dies at 79
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
In the 1980s, amid the craze for Cabbage Patch Kids, she and her husband came up with an alternative: Baby Whitney, a doll with realistic Black features.

Norman Landsberg, Jeweler With a Friendly Touch, Dies at 94
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
He designed and sold jewelry for 72 years from a booth in the diamond district in Manhattan. He died of Covid-related pneumonia.

Antoine Hodge, Opera Singer With a Powerful Work Ethic, Dies at 38
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 +0000
Mr. Hodge, a bass-baritone, was recently a chorus member in“Porgy and Bess” at the Metropolitan Opera. He died of Covid-19.

Overlooked No More: Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Whose Art Chronicled Black Life
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 +0000
She believed that life for her people in America was an act of near-superhuman perseverance, and she was determined to capture that history in every medium she could.

Claudette White, Innovative Tribal Judge, Dies at 49
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
Judge White was an advocate for her people, the Quechan of Southern California. She had been calling out injustice since the third grade. She died of Covid-19.

With Care, The Times's Last Word Obituary Series Lives On
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
The videos in The Last Word collection feature interviews with figures conducted years before their death, frozen in time. And that can be the problem.

Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea’s ‘Father of the Nation,’ Dies at 84
Sun, 28 Feb 2021 +0000
Mr. Somare, who played a major role in leading the country to independence from Australia, was its longest-serving prime minister.

Bill Wright, Who Broke a Color Barrier in Golf, Dies at 84
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
In 1959, decades before Tiger Woods, Wright became the first Black golfer to win a United States Golf Association event.

Patrick Filien, Peripatetic Basketball Coach, Dies at 51
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 +0000
After assistant coaching jobs around the country, he found his dream job as the head coach at a small college in Albany, N.Y. He died of Covid-19.

Florence Birdwell, Singing Teacher to Broadway Stars, Dies at 96
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
She was a tough yet empathetic voice professor at Oklahoma City University for 67 years. Two of her students, Kelli O’Hara and Kristin Chenoweth, won Tony Awards.

Susan Feingold Dies at 95; Helped Give New York Children a Head Start
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 +0000
Her Bloomingdale Family Program provided preschoolers with a haven where there hadn’t been one before. It became a model for similar efforts under Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.

Luis Fernando Arias, Colombian Indigenous Leader, Dies at 41
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 +0000
Motivated by violence inflicted on his family by paramilitaries, he became the leading voice in a coalition of Indigenous peoples. Complications of the coronavirus contributed to his death.

Fanne Foxe, Who Plunged Into the Tidal Basin and Emerged Famous, Dies at 84
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 +0000
A stripper known as“the Argentine Firecracker,” she was at the center of a political sex scandal that rocked Washington in the 1970s.

Judy Wald, Headhunter in the‘Mad Men’ Era, Dies at 96
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 +0000
She was a power broker in advertising’s glamour years, recruiting and fostering much of the industry’s biggest talent.

Lenore Janis, Who Broke Construction Industry Barriers, Dies at 86
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 +0000
As a founder and president of an influential trade organization, she showed women how to make it in a field that had long excluded them.

The Last Word: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 +0000
For more than 50 years, the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti kept the bohemian and beat spirit alive at his City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. In 2007, he spoke to The Times about his life and legacy.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 +0000
An unapologetic proponent of“poetry as insurgent art,” he was also a publisher and the owner of the celebrated San Francisco bookstore City Lights.

Dianna Ortiz, la monja defensora de los sobrevivientes de la guerra en Guatemala
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 +0000
Fue activista a favor de los supervivientes de la tortura y ayudó a exigir la publicación de documentos que mostraban la complicidad de Estados Unidos en los abusos contra los derechos humanos en Guatemala.

Elizabeth R. Duff, First Woman to Drive a Nashville City Bus, Dies at 72
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 +0000
A Black woman, Mrs. Duff broke gender and race barriers. She died of Covid-19.

Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Former Saudi Oil Minister, Dies at 90
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 +0000
As Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister, he was architect of the Arab world’s drive to control its own energy resources in the 1970s.