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decumanus, n.
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 +0000
OED Word of the Day: decumanus, n. Roman History. Originally: a line or boundary running east to west, as marked by a surveyor. In later use chiefly: a road running east to west in a Roman town, camp, etc.

rampageous, adj.
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 +0000
OED Word of the Day: rampageous, adj. Violently or boisterously uncontrollable; unruly, running wild; given to or characterized by rampaging.

bishy barnabee, n.
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 +0000
OED Word of the Day: bishy barnabee, n. English regional (chiefly East Anglian). A ladybird.

hallalujous, adj.
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
OED Word of the Day: hallalujous, adj. Filled with hallelujahs.

ocicat, n.
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
OED Word of the Day: ocicat, n. A breed of domestic cat which has a spotted coat somewhat resembling that of some wild cat species; a cat of this breed.

carry-castle, n.
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
OED Word of the Day: carry-castle, n. An elephant (in allusion to the former use of war elephants to carry turrets with soldiers in them).

flatshare, v.
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 +0000
OED Word of the Day: flatshare, v. To share a flat with other people, typically as cohabitants of rented accommodation; to engage in flat-sharing.

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Last chance: Get hands-on ML experience in Prof Mark Whitehorn’s introductory web workshop
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 GMT
December 3 is the final day to buy tickets– book now or miss outEventOn December 9, at 0900 GMT,Registerregular Mark Whitehorn and the people behind our machine-learning conference MCubed will bring an online workshop about the foundations of AI straight to your desk.…

Samsung wheels out new silicon that turns cars into 5G-fuelled entertainment hubs
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 GMT
Nice wheels! Thanks, it's got eight Cortex-A76 cores, a 5G modem and 32GB of RAMSamsung has wheeled out three new slabs of silicon for automotive applications.…

UK watchdog's punishment for Blackbaud, Easyjet, other big privacy lawbreakers was slap on the wrist in private
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 GMT
Is this what they call light-touch regulation?Blackbaud was given a private slap on the wrist by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) afterpaying offcriminals who stole users' financial data from the cloud CRM biz's servers.…

Beijing wants to level up China's software industry, with an emphasis on FOSS
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 GMT
Plans to build 'two or three open source communities with international influence' in the next five yearsChina's software industry is underperforming internationally and needs to lean into open source technology to improve, the nation's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Tuesday.…

We've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Mega-comets lurking in solar systems, spewing carbon monoxide
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 GMT
Comet BB is not only largest of its type that we know of, it was likely active billions of miles from the SunNot only is comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein the largest of its kind known, it’s also one of the most active, distant comets, likely spewing plumes of gas further out from the Sun than expected.…

Need a new CEO, Salesforce? Have two– Bret Taylor and Marc Beioff to share the job
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 GMT
Restores twin CEO structure that ended in 2020, no indication this has deeper meaningSaaS sultan Salesforce has announced a new CEO: Bret Taylor, previously the company's president and chief operating officer.…

Qualcomm takes a swipe at Apple's build-not-buy culture (because it wants to sell stuff to Apple)
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 GMT
Suggests collaboration with OS suppliers is the best way to innovate, ignoring that Google just designed its own silicon for Pixel 6Qualcomm has distanced itself from Apple, and took a veiled shot at its rival as it tried to clear the air on its relationship with Google.…

UK intel chief says MI6 must outsource innovation– and James Bond's in-house 'Q' is nonsense
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 GMT
China is on the march, Russia loves to destabilise, no intelligence agency can stop 'em without helpThe head of the UK's secretive Military Intelligence Section 6 agency– popularly known as MI6 – has delivered a rare speech in which he has warned that China, Iran, and Russia use information technology to destabilise rivals, and that the agency he leads can no longer rely on in-house innovation to develop the technologies the UK needs to defend itself.…

Cisco tells UCS owners they may have a screw loose– in the server chassis
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 GMT
Power supplies are screwed up because they're not all screwed inCisco has warned owners of its UCS servers that they may have a screw loose. In the UCS X9508 chassis that houses their servers, that is.…

AWS unveils Graviton3 Arm chips and more. But the real story is the slide from IaaS to packaged solutions
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 GMT
CEO Adam Selipsky takes the stage in Vegas– and may be on a collision course with customersRe:InventAdam Selipsky gave his first Re:Invent keynote as AWS CEO on Tuesday, introducing a range of services, and hinting that the cloud giant may move toward more packaged solutions rather than primarily offering infrastructure-as-a-service.…

Qualcomm crams more smarts into flagship mobile chip: It's the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Do you want a smartphone to know you that well?Qualcomm today will unveil its latest flagship chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, a greatest-hits compilation of the US giant's fastest CPU, GPU, camera, and modem technology.…

If at first Amazon doesn't let you succeed, try, try again: Warehouse workers given second chance at union vote
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
US watchdog tosses previous result in the trash after election fairness slammedAmerica's labor watchdog has given workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, another crack at voting for unionization after their first attempt failed earlier this year.…

It's the flu season– FluBot, that is: Surge of info-stealing Android malware detected
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
And a bunch of bank-account-raiding trojans also identifiedFluBot, a family of Android malware, is circulating again via SMS messaging, according to authorities in Finland.…

AsmREPL: Wing your way through x86-64 assembly language
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Assemblers uniteRuby developer and internet japester Aaron Patterson haspublisheda REPL for 64-bit x86 assembly language, enabling interactive coding in the lowest-level language of all.…

Microsoft adds Buy Now, Pay Later financing option to Edge– and everyone hates it
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
There's always Use Another BrowserAs the festive season approaches, Microsoft has decided to add "Buy Now, Pay Later" financing options to its Edge browser in the US at least.…

Visiting a booby-trapped webpage could give attackers code execution privileges on HP network printers
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Patches available for 150 affected productsTricking users into visiting a malicious webpage could allow malicious people to compromise 150 models of HP multi-function printers, according to F-Secure researchers.…

Leaked footage shows British F-35B falling off HMS Queen Elizabeth and pilot's death-defying ejection
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Parachute snagged on ship's bowsVideoVideo footage has emerged of a British F-35B fighter jet falling off the front of aircraft carrier HMSQueen Elizabethafter a botched takeoff.…

Lloyd's of London suggests insurers should not cover 'retaliatory cyber operations' between nation states
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
And they might attribute cyber attacks if governments won'tLloyd’s of London may no longer extend insurance cover to companiesaffected by acts of war, and new clauses drafted for providers of so-called "cyber" insurance are raising the spectre of organisations caught in tit-for-tat nation state-backed attacks being left high and dry.…

UK competition regulator to Meta's Facebook: Sell Giphy, we will not approve the purchase
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
CMA finds that deal would be bad for consumers and tighten Zuck's grip on almost half of£7bn digital ad spendThe UK competition watchdog has orderedMeta, the owner of Facebook, to sell Giphy after deciding purchase of the animated GIF creator platform will damage rivals, consumers and advertisers.…

You, me and debris: NASA cans ISS spacewalk because it's getting too risky outside
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Broken antenna will have to wait as warning comes in less than 24 hours before airlock openingNASA hasdelayed a spacewalkscheduled today from the International Space Station amid concerns about debris.…

Can Rust save the planet? Why, and why not
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
The snag: This programming language is safe and efficient, but hard to learn, impacting productivityRe:InventHere at a depleted AWS Re:invent in Las Vegas, Rust Foundation chairwoman Shane Miller and Tokio project lead Carl Lerche made the case for using Rust to minimize environmental impact, though said its steep learning curve made the task challenging.…

The climate is turning against owning our own compute hardware. Cloud is good for you and your customers
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
From the data centre to the desktop, here is the green solutionRegister DebateWelcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you the reader choose the winning argument. The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against on Tuesday and Thursday. During the week you can cast your vote on which side you support using the poll embedded below, choosing whether you're in favour or against the motion. The final score will be announced on Friday, revealing whether the for or against argument was most popular.…

You loved running JavaScript in your web browser. Now, get ready for Python scripting
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
All thanks to CPython, WebAssembly, and some clever developers (And yes, there's Pyodide, too)Python, one of the world's most popular programming languages, may soon become even more ubiquitous as it finds a home within web browsers.…

Think that spreadsheet in your company's accounts dept is old? 70 years ago, LEO ran the first business app
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Mods to the design of EDSAC were 'considerable' says boffinSeventy years ago this week, LEO, the world's first computer for business, ran one of the first enterprise applications after several experimental test runs.…

UK privacy watchdog may fine selfie-hoarding Clearview AI£17m... eventually, perhaps
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Regulator's 'assertions are factually and legally incorrect' biz tellsEl RegClearview AI, the controversial startup known for scraping billions of selfies from people's public social network profiles to train a facial-recognition system, may be fined just over£17m ($22.6m) by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).…

Quantum computing to grow by 50 per cent per year until 2027, when revenue will still be chump change
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
IDC reckons industry will be worth $8.6B a year– or about a quarter of one Dell quarterDon't rush to convert your analog computing skills into the quantum realm– analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reckons that in 2027 the annual market for quantum computing globally will still only be worth $8.6 billion. Which sounds like a lot, but really isn't.…

Hubble space 'scope brings its Cosmic Origins Spectrograph back online
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Work continues on code to make the observatory operate happily when control unit message sync glitches outNASA has successfully restored another instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope.…

Euro-telcos call on big tech to help pay for their network builds
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Aka 'rebalancing global technology giants and the European digital ecosystem'The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) has published a letter signed by ten telco CEOs that calls for, among other things, Big Tech to pay for their network builds.…

AI-enhanced frog stem cells start to replicate in entirely new ways
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Xenobots scoop up loose cells to make more of themselves. We welcome our new overlordsIn January of 2020, scientists from the University of Vermont announced they had built the first living robots; this week they have published reports that those robots, made from frog cells and called Xenobots, can reproduce and have found a new way to do so.…

Panasonic admits intruders were inside its servers for months
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 GMT
Spotted the crack after it ended– still not sure what was lostJapanese industrial giant Panasonic has admitted it's been popped, and badly.…

HPE sees 'no indication' its tech was sold to Chinese military, seeks answers from Uncle Sam on sanctions
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
In the dark about how New H3C chip org ended up on USA’s naughty listHPE has said it sees "no indication" its technology has been sold to China's military.…

James Webb Space Telescope may actually truly launch this century, says NASA
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
Will it fly by Christmas? Betteridge's law probably appliesThe very-much-delayed James Webb Space Telescope is being pumped with fuel and prepared for liftoff after an anomaly knocked back its launch date to no earlier than December 22.…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey rebrands himself a 'single point of failure' and quits
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
That's so MetaTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigned on Monday, anointing CTO Parag Agrawal as the social network company's new chief executive and announcing the elevation of board member Bret Taylor, former CTO of Facebook, to Independent Chair of the Board.…

UK Home Secretary delays Autonomy founder extradition decision to mid-December
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
Could be a Christmas surprise in store from Priti PatelAutonomy TrialAutonomy founder Mike Lynch's pending extradition to the US has been kicked into the long grass again by the UK Home Office.…

Want to buy your own piece of the Pi? No 'urgency' says Upton of the listing rumours
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
A British success story... what happens next?Industry talk is continuing to circulate regarding a possible public listing of the UK makers of the diminutive Raspberry Pi computer.…

All change at JetBrains: Remote development now, new IDE previewed
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
Security, collaboration, flexible working: Fleet does it all apparentlyJetBrains has introduced remote development for its range of IDEs as well as previewing a new IDE called Fleet, which will form the basis for fresh tools covering all major programming languages.…

Nextcloud and cloud chums fire off competition complaint to the EU over Microsoft bundling OneDrive with Windows
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
No, it isn't the limited levels of storage that have irked European businessesEU software and cloud businesses have joined Nextcloud in filing acomplaintwith the European Commission regarding Microsoft's alleged anti-competitive behaviour over the bundling of its OS with online services.…

Wind turbine maker Vestas confirms recent security incident<i>was</i>ransomware
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
10 days after attack 'almost all systems' up and running, refuses to say if ransom was paidWind turbine maker Vestas says "almost all" of its IT systems are finally up and running 10 days after a security attack by criminals, confirming that it had indeed fallen victim to ransomware.…

UK and Ireland S/4HANA migrations accelerated during 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns, figures reveal
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
User group survey shows concerns linger about support skills for upgradeUK SAP users stuck with their migrations to S/4HANA during COVID-19 lockdowns this year, according to fresh figures released today. But skills among partners and SAP technical resources are still a worry.…

UK Space Agency wants primary school kids to design a logo for first Brit launches
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
Submissions must create a 'sense of pride.' What could possibly go wrong?Good news for those in the UK with primary school-aged kids and wondering what to do when the next bout of home-schooling hits: design a logo for the first UK satellite launches.…

Threeshiba: Key Toshiba investor opposes firm's split
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
3D Investments said plan will result in 'three underperforming companies'A fund that holds around 7 per cent of Toshiba stock– making it the company's second-largest shareholder – has opposed the Japanese industrial giant's proposed split into three companies, and called for a review of alternative strategies.…

Renting IT hardware on a subscription basis is bad for customers
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
We're back with another debate you can vote on as we argue back and forth– this time over cloud computingRegister DebateWelcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you the reader choose the winning argument. The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against on Tuesday and Thursday. During the week you can cast your vote on which side you support using the poll embedded below, choosing whether you're in favour or against the motion. The final score will be announced on Friday, revealing whether the for or against argument was most popular.…

Project Union: Microsoft releases Windows App SDK 1.0, developers try to puzzle it out
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
Multiple Windows in WinUI 3? Next version. Open source? Maybe one dayMicrosoft released the Windows App SDK 1.0 earlier this month, the first full release of "Project Reunion", but there is some confusion about what it is and whether developers need it.…

Smart things are so dumb because they take after their makers. Let's fix that
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
IoT still needs its lightbulb momentOpinionTech is a great leveller. You can drop£50k on a shiny Teslaand£1k+ on the latest iPhone 13 Max Grunt to unlock it. But if some netops drone located half the globe away misconfigured a server, you're walking home just like a peon with a scratched-up Android and a battered Peugeot who dropped their keys down a drain.…

When civilisation ends, a Xenix box will be running a long-forgotten job somewhere
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
'Keep it running a few weeks.' Fast-forward 5 years. 'Why'd it break, man!?'Who, Me?We've all heard the phrase that "best is the enemy of good", but we've all also shoved in that "temporary" solution that ended up being a bit more permanent than we'd hoped. Welcome to the home of duct tape and prayers:Who, Me?…

Looking to get complex machine learning models into production? Serverless might be the answer
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
Oh-em-gee, it's only another free web lecture from our MCubed teamSpecial seriesAn old truism of machine learning states that the more complex and larger a model is, the more accurate the outcome of its predictions– up to a point.…

It's 2021 and someone's written a new Windows 3.x mouse driver. Why now?
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
For those of you who virtualise Microsoft’s finest and struggle with the pointer, this developer has an answerTwo thousand and twenty-one might not seem the obvious year– or century – to give the world a new mouse driver for Windows 3.1, but a developer named Calvin Buckley has written one nonetheless. His motivation apparently is to ensure rapid and reliable rodent operations when Microsoft's venerable OS runs as a virtual machine.…

Warning: China planning to swipe a bunch of data soon, so quantum computers can decrypt it later
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
Meanwhile, the Middle Kingdom’s military plans an AI offensive – in the labs and on the field of combatTech consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton has warned that China will soon plan the theft of high value data, so it can decrypt it once quantum computers break classical encryption.…

Indian government warns locals not to use Starlink's internet services
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
If you are going to sell satellite internet subscriptions in India, you Musk get a license, says regulatorThe government of India has advised locals not to subscribe to SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service, revealing that it does not have a valid license to operate on the subcontinent.…

AWS is on the threshold of adulthood, but is nowhere near grown up
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 GMT
The cloudy concern is a prodigy, but early promise is no guarantee of dominancere:InventHeading into Christmas 2005, could you have imagined that 16 years later a new player would have rewritten the rules of how business tech is delivered?…

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‘The Power of the Dog’ Review: Wild Hearts on a Closed Frontier
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
In Jane Campion’s staggering take on the western, her first movie in more than a decade, a cruel cowboy meets his surprising match.

How Did Live Ammunition Get on the'Rust'Film Set?
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Investigators are trying to determine whether a supplier who was supposed to provide the movie with blanks and dummies may have sent live rounds.

Met Museum Jump-Starts New Modern Wing With $125 Million Gift
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
The donation from a trustee, Oscar L. Tang, and his wife, Agnes Hsu‐Tang, reinvigorates the long-delayed project and is the largest capital gift in the Met’s history.

Investigator Cites Video and Other Evidence Against Jussie Smollett
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 +0000
A detective told jurors at Mr. Smollett’s trial how the actor had gone from victim to suspect as the investigation unfolded. But the actor’s lawyer suggested the police work was not thorough.

The Confounding Lightness of Helen Pashgian
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Long underrecognized for her innovations, a trailblazer of the Light and Space Movement is suddenly juggling three tribute shows to her six-decade career.

Robert Battle on Running Ailey:‘This Is My Choreography Now’
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Celebrating 10 years as the artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Battle says he is most proud of the chances he has taken.

At 80, Robert Wilson Holds On to a Singular Vision for the Stage
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Slowed but not stopped by the pandemic, Wilson has had a busy fall that continues with his production of“Turandot” at the Paris Opera.

Andrea Bowers: Her Activism Animates Her Art
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
A studio visit with one of America’s foremost political artists on her remarkable journey and breakthrough career-survey in Chicago.

A Choreographer Gives‘Dog Day Afternoon’ a Makeover
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
In the postponed premiere of“Wednesday” at New York Live Arts, Raja Feather Kelly asks: “Who has the right to tell anyone’s story?”

Late Night Doesn’t Feel Great About Omicron
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 +0000
Moderna’s chief executive said scientists anticipate Omicron is “not going to be good.” Stephen Colbert called the sentiment “not comforting.”

Adele Returns, From Beyond Space and Time
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Will we ever see a star who unites audiences like this British musician again?

Joanne Shenandoah, Leading Native American Musician, Dies at 64
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Ms. Shenandoah was considered the matriarch of Indigenous music for revolutionizing its sound. She won a Grammy Award for her contributions to a 2005 album.

Uzo Aduba Adjusts Her Mood With Playlists and‘The Real Housewives’
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
The actress talks about sports, her latest film and return to the stage, and why a clean, white pair of Converse All Stars is the shoe for almost any occasion.

Stories Anchored in Place, From Japan to the U.S.-Mexican Border
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
New collections by Hiromi Kawakami, Wendy J. Fox and Blake Sanz.

Dave Hickey, Iconoclastic Art Critic, Dies at 82
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
His status as an art-world outsider, and as a staunch defender of“beauty” in art, drew him legions of fans and enemies alike.

The Horrors of Irish Magdalene Laundries, Revisited
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Claire Keegan’s “Small Things Like These” uncovers the Catholic Church’s centuries-long conspiracy to imprison, abuse and even murder “fallen women” and their children.

The Gotham Awards Find a Big Winner in‘The Lost Daughter’
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
The film, adapted from an Elena Ferrante story by the director-writer Maggie Gyllenhaal, took home top feature, among other honors.

An Earthquake Has Broken Tehran, but She’s Looking for a Different Fix
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
“In Case of Emergency,” a novel by Mahsa Mohebali, offers an antic portrait of a mind on edge in contemporary Iran.

The Best Books of 2021
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Editors at The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.

‘The Summit of the Gods’ Review: In the (Mountain) Heights
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Adapted from a manga, this French-language feature concerns an obsessive climber and a camera that may prove Everest was conquered decades earlier.

Tony Kushner, Oracle of the Upper West Side
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
When Steven Spielberg asked Kushner, America’s most important living playwright, to take on ‘West Side Story,’ he thought, ‘He’s lost his mind.’ But he dared.

The Guccis Are Really Not Happy About‘House of Gucci’
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
When artistic license collides with reality, which one wins?

How to Make a Personal Logo
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Choose an emblem that represents an aspect of yourself that goes back to a childlike state. Simple actions and clear lines are best.

A Book’s Unlikely Pairing: Fernando Pessoa and Plane Crashes
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
James Hannaham’s “Pilot Impostor” is a hybrid work of stories, essays, poems and visual art.

Performing Twins Part Ways. Estrangement Ensues.
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
In Elizabeth Weiss’s debut novel, “The Sisters Sweet,” a vaudeville family is torn asunder by a sibling in search of a limelight of her own.

Translation Is Hard Work. Lydia Davis Makes It Thrilling.
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
In“Essays Two,” the acclaimed fiction writer and translator of Proust, Flaubert and others does a beautiful job of transmitting the satisfactions of working with language.

Trevor Noah:‘Covid Turned the Planet Into a Frat House’
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
The latest Covid variant, Omicron, follows Alpha, Lambda and Delta in the Greek alphabet.

Met Opera’s Conductor Drops Out of ‘Figaro’
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Yannick Nézet-Séguin said a nearly four-week break from the podium would allow “time for me to re-energize” after a busy autumn.

David Gulpilil, Famed Aboriginal Actor, Dies at 68
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
In a career that began with the film“Walkabout” 50 years ago, he was acclaimed for changing the way Australia’s Indigenous people were portrayed and viewed.

Catherine the Great Letter Up for Auction Shows Her Support for Inoculations
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
In a letter to be sold at auction this week, the Russian empress called for widespread access to a precursor of the smallpox vaccine.

In Bill Cosby Case, Supreme Court Is Asked to Toss Ruling That Freed Him
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
The prosecutors who brought the 2018 sexual assault case are appealing the decision in June by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that overturned the jury verdict.

Arlene Dahl, Movie Star Turned Entrepreneur, Is Dead at 96
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
She had already started branching out when her film career was at its height, writing a syndicated column and launching a fashion and cosmetics business.

‘Looking for the Good War’ Says Our Nostalgia for World War II Has Done Real Harm
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
Elizabeth D. Samet demystifies the cultural narrative that has shrouded the historical reality.

Adele Is No. 1 With a Huge Week, but Without a Million in Sales
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
“30” tops the Billboard album chart with the equivalent of 839,000 sales in the United States, leaving Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” as the last LP to cross the million mark.

As‘Nutcracker’ Returns, Companies Rethink Depictions of Asians
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
Ballet companies are reworking the holiday classic partly in response to a wave of anti-Asian hate that has intensified during the pandemic.

Under the Radar Festival Returns, Smaller but Still Funky
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
The experimental festival at the Public Theater will return in person with fewer shows and, for the first time, performances outside New York City.

Prosecutors: Jussie Smollett Faked Attack After Real Threat Was Ignored
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
In opening the trial, a prosecutor said Mr. Smollett had staged a hate crime because a death threat he received was not taken seriously enough at work.

Zestworld Will Give Comic Book Creators a Greater Stake
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
Zestworld, which counts Alexis Ohanian as a supporter, will allow comic book writers and artists to present new work and reap the benefits.

Adele and Summer Walker: Our Season of Romantic Discontent
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
New chart-topping albums from the two singers serve as raw excavations of relationships gone bad.

Looking at Surrealist Art in Our Own Surreal Age
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
When viewed as a vehicle for various forms of liberation, the movement remains highly resonant even a century after its heyday.

Joaquina Kalukango and Amanda Williams on Creative Freedom
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
The‘Slave Play’ actress and the Chicago-based artist discuss generational gaps, success and the art that brought them each acclaim.

Meet the Beauty Queens of Al Dhafra
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
Camel beauty contests take center stage at a celebration of Bedouin culture, held annually in the United Arab Emirates.

Colton Underwood Comes Out and Comes Clean
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
The former“Bachelor” star announced he is gay on national TV in April. A new Netflix reality series seeks to share his journey and address the criticism.

What’s on TV This Week: Willy Wonka and a ‘West Side Story’ Special
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” airs on AMC. And ABC hosts a special on “West Side Story.”

‘Insecure’ Recap, Season 5, Episode 6: Dreams and Ghosts
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
This week’s episode revolves largely around professional aspirations and the messy entanglements that can result from them.

‘Succession’ Season 3, Episode 7: Citizen Ken
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
Ken tries to have it both ways with a birthday party that is both absurdly over the top but disownably ironic. Unfortunately for him, it is more tragedy than farce.

‘Encanto’ Reaches No. 1, but Moviegoers Are Tough to Lure Back
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
No simultaneous streaming:“Encanto” or “House of Gucci” could only be seen in theaters this weekend. Even still, some viewers stayed home.

Stephen Sondheim, as Great a Composer as He Was a Lyricist
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
Our chief classical music critic remembers playing and teaching the unforgettable scores of“Sweeney Todd,” “Sunday in the Park With George” and other shows.

Jennifer Nettles Had Sung‘She Used to Be Mine.’ But Not While Crying.
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
The country singer and musical-theater fan was grateful to play the intense title role in“Waitress” not long after her Broadway-themed album came out.

20 Stephen Sondheim Songs to Listen to Right Now
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
The lyricist and composer, who died on Friday, wrote dozens of piercing tunes for Broadway. Here is a selection of his most brilliant and surprising.

Donors Worry About Fate of Artifacts as Museum on Irish Famine Closes
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
Quinnipiac University, which had opened Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in 2012, said that it could no longer afford to operate it.

Kiki and Herb Will Be Back Where They Belong for Christmas
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman have resurrected their Christmas act for“a big, old chosen family reunion.”

When Is a Horror Movie Not a Horror Movie?
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
When“The Humans” and other new dramas use jump scares and other genre staples, it’s a fair question to ask.

Weaving the Threads of Applied and Contemporary Art
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
Works created with or inspired by textiles and crafting are being showcased at Art Basel Miami Beach and at satellite fairs.

Art Basel Miami Beach Meets a Pent-Up Demand
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
This year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach brings collectors back while welcoming a more diverse group of gallery owners.

For 2 Bogotá Galleries, Art Basel Means Business
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
With a limited market in Colombia, Casas Riegner and Instituto de Visión depend on art fairs to survive and to support the careers of their artists.

Maryan, an Artist Once Reborn, Is Now Rediscovered
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
Maryan, who reinvented himself after surviving Nazi death camps, comes into contemporary focus in a retrospective in North Miami.

Qatari Artist Mubarak Al-Malik Brings His Culture to Miami
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
The artist Mubarak al-Malik is bringing a signature object— the traditional batoola face covering — to Miami in a mural that he hopes will show off his homeland.

Florida Museums Highlight Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Machu Picchu
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
Museums in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton present exhibitions of the Mexican artists and of Peruvian ceramics and gold and silver ornaments.

NY Times Obituaries:




Philip B. Heymann, 89, Dies; Prosecuted Watergate and Abscam
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
He served four presidents over six decades, mostly in the Justice Department and often as a key part of major investigations.

Mark Roth, Top Bowler Who Brought Power to the Sport, Dies at 70
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
His explosive release created a lot of hook and speed.“Sometimes I throw rockets,” he said. He won 34 titles, a record eight of them in 1978.

Jim Warren, Early Influencer in Personal Computing, Dies at 85
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
He personified the blend of technical enthusiasm and counterculture values that shaped the industry, launching the West Coast Computer Faire in the 1970s.

Adolfo, Designer Who Dressed Nancy Reagan, Dies at 98
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
Adolfo, who began as a milliner and took inspiration from Chanel, was also a favorite of New York society women.

Arlene Dahl, Movie Star Turned Entrepreneur, Is Dead at 96
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
She had already started branching out when her film career was at its height, writing a syndicated column and launching a fashion and cosmetics business.

David Gulpilil, Famed Aboriginal Actor, Dies at 68
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
In a career that began with the film“Walkabout” 50 years ago, he was acclaimed for changing the way Australia’s Indigenous people were portrayed and viewed.

Doyle Hamm, Who Survived a Bungled Execution, Dies in Prison at 64
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
The failed lethal injection for Mr. Hamm, who was terminally ill, amounted to what his lawyer said was a case of cruel and unusual punishment.

Lee Elder, Who Broke a Golf Color Barrier, Dies at 87
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
In his prime he played in a league for Black players, but in 1975, at 40, he became the first African American to take part in the Masters tournament.

Virgil Abloh, Path-Blazing Designer, Is Dead at 41
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
His expansive approach to design inspired comparisons to artists including Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. For him, clothes were totems of identity.

Dave Hickey, Iconoclastic Art Critic, Dies at 82
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 +0000
His status as an art-world outsider, and as a staunch defender of“beauty” in art, drew him legions of fans and enemies alike.

Carrie P. Meek, U.S. Lawmaker Who Made Racial History, Dies at 95
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
She was the first Black person to represent Florida in the House since Reconstruction, and in five terms she fought for programs to create jobs.

Phil Saviano, Survivor of Clergy Sex Abuse, Dies at 69
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
He played a pivotal role in helping The Boston Globe uncover the widespread scandal in the Catholic Church and was portrayed in the movie“Spotlight.”

Sylvia Weinstock, the‘da Vinci of Wedding Cakes,’ Dies at 91
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
She produced floral-draped architectural works in the shape of rose-studded topiaries, baskets of speckled lilies and bouquets of anemones.

Laszlo Z. Bito, Scientist, Novelist and Philanthropist, Dies at 87
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
He fled communist rule in Hungary, discovered a treatment for glaucoma in the U.S., then became an author and a voice against authoritarianism in his homeland.

Wakefield Poole, Pioneer in Gay Pornography, Dies at 85
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 +0000
He gave up a dance career to create a crossover, and now classic, hit film in 1971 that had both gay and straight audiences, and celebrities, lining up to see it.

Stephen Sondheim Reflected on'Company'and'West Side Story'in Final Interview
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 +0000
In an interview on Sunday, the revered composer and lyricist, 91, contentedly discussed his shows running on Broadway and off, as well as a new movie about to be released.

The Last Word: Stephen Sondheim
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
In a never-before-seen interview, Stephen Sondheim sat down with The New York Times in June 2008 to talk about his life, career and accomplishments.

Stephen Sondheim, Titan of the American Musical, Is Dead at 91
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 +0000
He was the theater’s most revered and influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th century and the driving force behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows.

Jakucho Setouchi, 99, Dies; Buddhist Priest Wrote of Sex and Love
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 +0000
Her more than 400 novels often drew on her own romantic affairs, and her translation of an 11th-century romantic Japanese classic sold millions of copies.

Noah Gordon, 95, Dies; American Novelist With an Audience Overseas
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 +0000
His first book,“The Rabbi,” was a best seller in the U.S. Almost all his other novels were best sellers, too — but in Western Europe.

Kariamu Welsh, Pioneer of African Dance Studies, Dies at 72
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 +0000
Inspired by double Dutch jump rope moves she saw growing up in Brooklyn, she developed an influential dance technique based on archetypes found in African art.

Margo Guryan, Whose Album Drew Belated Acclaim, Dies at 84
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 +0000
She recorded“Take a Picture” in 1968, but it died when she declined to tour. Three decades later, adventurous listeners discovered it and gave it a new life.

Slide Hampton, Trombonist, Composer and Arranger, Dies at 89
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 +0000
He began playing professionally as a child, worked with some of jazz’s biggest names in the 1950s and was a leading figure in the music for the next 60 years.