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deek, n.
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 -0500
OED Word of the Day: deek, n. A look; a peep

gribiche, n.
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 -0500
OED Word of the Day: gribiche, n. A sauce similar to mayonnaise, typically made from hard-boiled eggs, oil, vinegar, and mustard…

gype, n.
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 -0500
OED Word of the Day: gype, n. A glutton; a greedy or avaricious person

hailsome, adj.
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 -0500
OED Word of the Day: hailsome, adj. Beneficial to one's health or well-being; wholesome

hake, n.5
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 -0500
OED Word of the Day: hake, n.5. A wide, flat, soft paintbrush originating in Japan, typically having bristles of goat hair and used esp. in watercolour painting

Overton window, n.
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 -0500
OED Word of the Day: Overton window, n. In political contexts: the spectrum of ideas on public policy and social issues considered acceptable or viable by the general public at a given time

Bloody Caesar, n.
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 -0500
OED Word of the Day: Bloody Caesar, n. A drink consisting of vodka and Clamato juice

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Are we having fund yet, npm? CTO calls for patience after devs complain promised donations platform has stalled
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 GMT
Funding free software is 'still a very unsolved problem' says co-founderAt the end of August, JavaScript package registry NPM Inc said it intended "to finalize and launch an Open Source funding platform by the end of 2019."…

Third time's a charm, maybe: Bankers suing Oracle over claims of exaggerated cloud sales have another go at convincing skeptical judge
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Anecdotes of bullying customers fall short of legal standard to establish fraudulent intentThe financial group suing Oracle for allegedly deceiving investors by inflating its cloud revenue this week took a third stab at articulating its claim against the database giant.…

Duped into running bogus virus scans at Office Depot? Dry your eyes with a small check from $35m settlement
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Treat yourself to a meal out or a case of bevvies... or an appetizer in SF or NYCVictims of dodgy IT support from Office Depot will start receiving compensation checks, a US consumer watchdog said Thursday.…

This is your last chance, HP. There's no turning back. You take blue poison pill, the story ends. You take the red Xerox pill, you stay in Wonderland
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Photocopier goliath hits back at PC giant's attempt to scupper takeoverXerox has shot back at HP's decision to adopt a shareholder rights plan– a poison pill designed to derail the photocopier titan's $36.5bn hostile takeover of the PC'n'printer slinger.…

Why so shy, Samsung? Weird Find my Phone push notification did not only affect Galaxy mobes
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Registerreaders around the globe shared in worldwide oddityConcern is growing over the security of Samsung's Android infrastructure after readers from around the world toldThe Registerthat yesterday's Find my Mobile push notification affected them– including on devices where the offending app was disabled.…

Managed services slinger Ensono waves goodbye to staff on both sides of the pond
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Says a big hello to low-cost services land, aka IndiaManaged services pusher Ensono is to chop 137 employees across its UK and US global support desk and technology teams to reduce costs, and has said that hiring in India is a key element of delivering services.…

Ofcom measured UK's 5G radiation and found that, no, it won't give you cancer
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Dangerous levels of EMF: Evidence-based Measurement FindingsUK comms regulator Ofcom today published the results of its latest spectrum measurement tests, which tracked electromagnetic field emissions at 16 of the busiest 5G sites.…

Californian man served with restraining order for allegedly 'stalking' Apple CEO Tim Cook
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Also slapped with court request not to contact security staffersMembers of Silicon Valley-based security firm Urban Tactical Group (UTG), which does "regular" work for Apple, have been granted a temporary restraining order preventing a Californian man from approaching them.…

Get in the C: Raspberry Pi 4 can handle a wider range of USB adapters thanks to revised design's silent arrival
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Resistance no longer futile?There is good news for prospective buyers of the diminutive Raspberry Pi 4 as the USB-C issue that stopped the device working with some power supplies has been fixed.…

Come on baby light me on fire: McDonald's to sell 'Quarter Pounder' scented candles
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Because the human condition isn't harrowing enoughFear, shame, regret and Quarter Pounder®with Cheese– now you can relive the scents of last night in your living room thanks to obesity merchants McDonald's.…

Windows Dressing: Psst... Fast Ring folks, whispers Microsoft. You're in this for the cool icons, right?
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Fluent, fluent everywhere but not a patch that worksGood news everyone! While Microsoft seems unable to deliver a patch that won't leave Windows 10 in a parlous state for some users, it does possess the will to fiddle with the icons. Again.…

Breaking bad... browser use: New Mexico accuses Google of illegally slurping kids' private data via G Suite
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Web giant hits back, says allegations are 'factually wrong'New Mexico has sued Google, claiming the ad-slinging web titan broke its promises– and the law – by covertly collecting personal information and the browsing habits of children.…

Decent, legal, honest and searchable: C'mon, Ofcom. Let us check up on the ad-slingers ourselves
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
It's a hard job... why not outsource it?ColumnOur favourite controller of UK media, Ofcom, is being given new powers to regulate the internet. Or censor it, depending on your preferred spin. It's all a bit fuzzy at the moment: with illegal content, the regulator will watch for the usual monsters of terrorism and child abuse and act swiftly to close them down and keep them down.…

AMD takes a bite out of Intel's PC market share across Europe amid microprocessor shortages, rising Ryzen
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Mmmm, these scraps are pretty darn meatyIntel is losing ground to AMD in every corner of the European PC industry serviced by the channel, according to official sales stats from distributors.…

'Don't tell anyone but I have a secret.' There, that's my security sorted
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
The inevitable return of Norbert SpankmonkeySomething for the Weekend, Sir?Where's my free promo tat? Fellow convention attendees have no such problem being showered with promotional gifts from all sides as they totter up and down the rows of booths.…

Your McDonald's demo has expired. For full functionality, please purchase a licence or try another fast-food joint
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
I'll take a Big Mac, large fries and... um, are you OK?Bork!Bork!Bork!There is a saying about networking fails: "It's not DNS. It can't be DNS. It was DNS." So far forThe Register'scolumn of retail calamity, it's McDonald's. It's nearly always McDonald's.…

The self-disconnecting switch: Ghost in the machine or just a desire to save some cash?
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Yet another reason to never do things by halvesOn CallThe weekend is a day away, but before you swan off, please join us for another episode of ticketing system terror withThe Register's regularOn Call.…

If you're struggling to keep new year resolutions, try NGTS-10b, a mere 1,000 LY away. One year is just 18 hrs
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Happy birthday to me... Happy birthday to me... Happy birthday to me... Happy birthday to me... Happy birthday to me... Happy birthday to me...Astronomers have discovered a hot Jupiter-like exoplanet with the shortest orbital period yet: a year on this large puffy world lasts just 18 hours.…

Keep cloud innovation rolling at your biz by getting yourself to Gartner’s Infrastructure and Operations Conference
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Discover which developments lie ahead: 16 - 17 June, FrankfurtPromo“Digital transformation” in practice still basically boils down to hybrid cloud, and while more and more of us are bolting public and private cloud infrastructure together, it’s no less important to keep looking for new inspiration as we put new technology and skills in place within the enterprise.…

Worried about future planet-cleansing superbugs? But distrust AI? Guess you're not interested in these antibiotics
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Meet halicin, picked by a neural network and whimsically named after the HAL 9000 botAlthough new strains of antibiotics are increasingly difficult to develop, scientists have done just that, with the help of a neural network.…

FCC forced by court to ask the public (again) if they think tearing up net neutrality was a really good idea or not
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
US regulator tries to hide embarrassment behind series of sudden announcementsCommentThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking the American public to tell it if its decision in 2017 toscrap net neutrality regulationswas dumb or not.…

Google product boss cuffed on suspicion of murder after his Microsoft manager wife goes missing, woman's body found, during Hawaii trip
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Before he was arrested, Googler appealed to internet, newspaper for help finding his spouseUpdatedSonam Saxena, a product manager at Google Cloud, was arrested in Hawaii this week on suspicion of second-degree murder.…

Google exiles 600 apps from Play Store for 'disruptive advertising' amid push to clean up Android souk's image
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 GMT
Purge is the latest in a series of similar store scouringsOn Thursday Google confirmed it has removed nearly 600 Android apps from the Google Play Store and banned them from its ad services for violating its policies on disruptive advertising and interstitials.…

Apple drops a bomb on long-life HTTPS certificates: Safari to snub new security certs valid for more than 13 months
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Keep your crypto below 398 days after September 1 and you're all goodSafari will, later this year, no longer accept new HTTPS certificates that expire more than 13 months from their creation date.…

Stuffing nonsense: Persistent cyberpunks are pummelling banks' public APIs, warns Akamai
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Security biz clocked 55 million malicious login attempts on a clientFinancial services firms' public APIs are becoming the target du jour for internet ne'er-do-wells, reckons Akamai, which also said that one of its customers was firehosed with 55 million malicious login attempts last summer.…

Oracle plays its Trump card: Blushing Big Red gushes over US govt support in Java API battle... just as Larry Ellison holds Donald fundraiser
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Unfortunate timing– the Obama admin also supported the database giantThe US solicitor general Noel Francisco on Wednesday filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Oracle in its Java API copyright lawsuit against Google, scheduled to be argued before the US Supreme Court next month.…

RSA Conference loses one more abbreviated tech giant after AT&T disconnects over Wuhan coronavirus fears
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Alternative headline: Killer bio-nasty linked to former alien vault and cyber-hacker gatheringRSAYet another big brand has pulled out of RSA Conference, due to take place next week, amid the ongoing novel coronavirus panic.…

Buzzwords ahoy as Microsoft tears the wraps off machine-learning enhancements, new application for Dynamics 365
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Introducing Project OperationsMicrosoft has announced a new application, Dynamics 365 Project Operations, as well as additional AI-driven features for its Dynamics 365 range.…

Google Cloud embraces GitOps with new Application Manager for Kubernetes
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Cloud giant aims to attract developers with code-oriented deployment automationGoogle's new Application Manager, now in beta, is geared toward simplifying setting up GitOps with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) as the target platform.…

We know what you did last summer: MGM's hotel spinoff lost 10.7m guest records and now they're on hacker forums
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
What happens in Vegas... gets leaked on the internetCasino and hotel chain MGM Resorts lost almost 10.7 million guest records last summer, including the data of Jack Dorsey and Justin Bieber, which was duly posted to hacker forums.…

Hey, Brits. Your Google data is leaving the EU before you are: Hoard to be shipped from Ireland to US next month
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Relax, you won't feel a thingGoogle's UK users will see their data shifted to a US-based data controller from the end of next month with the ad giant blaming Brexit for the move.…

Life in plastic, with a classic: Polymer£20 notes released into wild sporting Turner art
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Updated cocaine straws will be much harder to forge and hopefully veganThe Bank of England has started sending out new polymer£20 notes but the old paper ones remain legal tender for now.…

London's Metropolitan Police flip the switch: Smile, fellow citizens... you're undergoing Live Facial Recognition
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
This is not a testThe Metropolitan Police are using live facial recognition (LFR) in various locations in central London today after spending two years testing the technology.…

Appy days? Microsoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoint now live under one roof on mobile– but look out for Office 365 popups
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
And that's one hell of a privacy agreementMicrosoft's all-in-one mobile Office app combining Word, Excel and Powerpoint into a single application for iOS and Android is here, but you'll need an Office 365 subscription to use the "premium features."…

No Huawei gear in vital 5G project to bring virtual-reality Robin Hood to Sherwood Forest
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Rural trials will not use equipment 'from high risk vendors' says Ministry of FunThe UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS, aka the Ministry of Fun) has barred Huawei gear from rural 5G trials.…

GRU won't believe it: UK and US call out Russia for cyber-attacks on Georgia last year
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
It's APT28 again! Public attribution names and shames state-backed crewThe same Russian state hackers who unleashedNotPetyaon the world's computers were behind destructive cyberattacks on Georgia during 2019, the governments of Britain and the US have said– echoing a similar attribution a decade ago.…

Keen to check for 'abnormal' user behaviours? Microsoft talks insider risk, AWS imports and compliance at infosec shindig RSA
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Before you remove the mote from thy hacker's eye, remove the beam from the eyes of your, er, TeamsRSAAs IBM's crew cancels their hotel rooms,Microsoft's infosec staffers are still set to attend the decades-old RSA conference and pulled the covers off a raft of security releases and previews for the event today.…

Yo, Imma let you finish, but for the 6,000 people still using that app on a daily basis ... we have a question: why?
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Taylor Swift of apps or ultimate ironic hipster shout-out?In 2014, the world was graced with yet another social network. This one was special. While Facebook and Twitter were grotesquely stodgy beasts, this app stood out with its almost Scandinavian simplicity. It would allow you to message your friends with the word "Yo!"– and that's it.…

All that Samsung users found on UK website after weird Find my Mobile push notification was... other people's details
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
It's looking rather ominous to usFollowing a mysterious "Find my Mobile" push notification this morning, questions are swirling around Samsung after customers found other users's login details being shown to them while trying to change their passwords.…

Researchers trick Tesla into massively breaking the speed limit by sticking a 2-inch piece of electrical tape on a sign
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
You'd hope it would know 85mph speed limits aren't exactly routineVidA single piece of electrical tape stuck to a 35mph (56kph) road sign is enough to trick the autopilot software in Tesla's vehicles into speeding up to 85mph (136kph).…

'An issue of survival': Why Mozilla welcomes EU attempts to regulate the internet giants
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
The web is 'optimised for Chrome, not for independent browsers'InterviewMozilla's head of EU public policy, Raegan MacDonald, reckons effective regulation to protect privacy and enable fair competition is an "issue of survival" for Mozilla and other independent companies.…

How's this for a crossover? Scumbag scammed victims with fake gem mines– then pivoted to fake crypto-mines
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Not the sort of 'digital transformation' you want to be part ofA bloke has copped to operating a£115m ($149m) scam that managed to encompass physical mining of gems and the virtual mining of cryptocoins.…

Samsung will be Putin dreaded Kremlin-approved shovelware on its phones, claims Russia
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Now Ru?The Russian government, via mouthpiece RIA Novosti, has claimed Korean tech giant Samsung will comply with a controversial Russian lawpassed in Novemberthat forces smartphones and computers to come pre-installed with domestic-made shovelware.…

Smartwatch owners love their calorie-counting gadgets, but they are verrry expensive
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Xiaomi the way to the sale rack, would you?Smartwatch sales have been steadily increasing in recent years, thanks to Apple's efforts, as well as downward pricing pressure from Chinese firms like Xiaomi. And, according to entrail prodders at analyst haus CCS Insight, those who buy them are fairly content.…

VCs warn: Pumping millions into an AI startup? You mean, pumping millions into Azure, AWS or Google Cloud...
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
And forget SaaS-y upstarts: These machine-learning darlings are more like traditional service outfitsDespite all the hype around artificial intelligence, trendy startups built upon the tech are said to have lower margins than funding-magnet software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies.…

The great big open-source census: Most-used libraries revealed– plus 10 things developers should be doing to keep their code secure
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
Linux Foundation hears your gripes about naming schemes, legacy code, and moreWith modern applications now composed of 80 to 90 per cent Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), the Linux Foundation and Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard University (LISH) on Wednesday published their second open-source census to promote better security and code management practices.…

Galileo got it wrong– official: Jupiter actually wet, not super-dry: 'No one would have guessed that water might be so variable across the planet'
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
The 1990s spacecraft, that isJupiter contains more water than a previous study suggested, according to recordings from NASA's Juno probe, which were published in Nature Astronomy this month.…

Chrome deploys deep-linking tech in latest browser build despite privacy concerns
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
It's not a bug, it's a feature, explains the Chocolate FactoryGoogle has implemented a browser capability in Chrome calledScrollToTextFragmentthat enables deep links to web documents, but it has done so despite unresolved privacy concerns and lack of support from other browser makers.…

Forcing us to get consent before selling browser histories violates our free speech, US ISPs claim
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 GMT
That ain't the way life should be, Maine respondsThe US state of Maine is violating internet broadband providers' free speech by forcing them to ask for their customers’ permission to sell their browser history, according to a new lawsuit.…

Oi, Cisco! Who left the 'high privilege' login for Smart Software Manager just sitting out in the open?
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 GMT
Critical fix for static credential headlines latest patch rolloutCisco hasreleased fixesto address 17 vulnerabilities across its networking and unified communications lines.…

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The Artist Beneath the Art Forger
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
A show of portraits by Elmyr de Hory is a celebration of the man as an artist as well as a forger. Will it bring a recognition that eluded him in his lifetime?

A Beethoven Aria Was Lost. I Filled In the Missing Pages.
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
You’re no Beethoven, to say the least. But you have take the risk.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like‘Emma’?
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Other movie versions of the Jane Austen heroine emphasized her charms. This time she doesn’t care about pleasing her audience.

Review: As‘Better Call Saul’ Returns, ‘Breaking Bad’ Comes Into View
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
In the fifth season of AMC’s esteemed drama, Jimmy McGill completes his transformation into Saul Goodman and the show’s separate story lines also start to converge.

Loved‘Parasite’? Manohla Dargis Recommends Other South Korean Movies
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
The Times’s Culture editor has questions. Our critic has answers.

Pamela Adlon Fuels Her Hectic Life With Fosse and‘Fame’
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
The actress, whose FX series returns on March 5, puts“All That Jazz,” A Tribe Called Quest and Norman Lear’s comedies on her list of must-haves.

Why Diego Luna Took Convincing to Play a Kingpin in‘Narcos: Mexico’
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Following the Season 2 debut, the actor opened up about his character’s rise and fall and his memories of Mexico City during the height of the drug war.

Review: At the Philharmonic, New Music for a Changing World
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 +0000
Jaap van Zweden led an evening of Renée Fleming in songs by Björk, and a premiere by the Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Reid.

Okwui Okpokwasili Wants You to Slow Down and Walk With Her
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
At Danspace Project, Ms. Okpokwasili invites you into her work. Listen. Answer a question. Maybe even sing a bit.

Vine Made the Internet Fall in Love With Short Videos
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 +0000
Now that they’re everywhere, is it time for Vine to make a comeback? The founder of Byte hopes so.

What’s on TV Saturday: Whitmer Thomas and the N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 +0000
Watch a raw comedy special on HBO, or tune into the 51st N.A.A.C.P. Awards on BET.

Holocaust Educators Urge Amazon to Stop Selling Nazi Propaganda
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 +0000
The retailer said it was listening, but defended its right to sell books“that some may find objectionable.”

What the Jury's Note Could Mean for a Verdict in the Weinstein Trial
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 +0000
A tantalizing question sent to the trial judge left many people wondering if the jurors were nearing a conviction.

‘Friends’ Cast to Reunite in HBO Max Special
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 +0000
The special will be available to subscribers at the debut of the new streaming service, in May. (Could you BE any more excited?)

Justin Bieber Is Back With Confessions, Personal and Musical
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
One of pop’s biggest stars returns with an album that has unexpected kinship with new music from Harry Styles and Selena Gomez.

A Widow Takes Her Grown Kids on a Cruise. What Could Go Wrong?
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Amanda Eyre Ward’s new novel, “The Jetsetters,” follows a dysfunctional family out to sea.

Review: Richard Alston Dance Says Adieu in (Quiet) Character
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
In its final U.S. appearance, the company displayed its virtues: luxuriant dancing allied to courtly music.

Andrew Weatherall, D.J. Who Broke Down Genre Barriers, Dies at 56
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Also a record producer, he shaped London’s fertile club scene in the late 1980s and ’90s and helped meld rock and dance music.

Harvey Weinstein Trial: Jury Suggests It Is Split on 2 Most Serious Charges
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 +0000
The judge told jurors to keep deliberating after they sent a note asking if they could be deadlocked on the top counts, but unanimous on others.

A Supreme Court for the Rich
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Adam Cohen’s “Supreme Inequality” shows that for 50 years the decisions of the Supreme Court have favored the wealthy.

Reinbert de Leeuw, Dutch Champion of Contemporary Music, Dies at 81
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
He pushed conservative institutions to program the new, and was a noted conductor of major avant-garde works.

A Spinning Top in‘Rodeo’
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
The New York City Ballet principal Daniel Ulbricht’s solo in this Justin Peck ballet is all about momentum — and clarity.

Tobi Tobias, Longtime Dance Critic, Dies at 81
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
She wrote for New York and Dance magazines, pulling no punches. She was also the author of a number of children’s books.

Alanis Morissette’s Agonized Ballad, and 10 More New Songs
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Hear tracks by Waxahatchee, Kyle, Arca and others.

The Umbrella Academy Has a Spinoff: You Look Like Death
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
The flashback story will feature Séance, one of the misfit heroes, and an adventure in Hollywood.

‘Sabbath Girl’ Review: A Meet-Cute with Art and Knishes
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Cary Gitter’s throwback romantic comedy, about an Orthodox Jew and his Italian-American neighbor, is kind of sweet and kind of clunky.

An Artist Who Doesn’t Want to Feed Western Fantasies About Africa
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 +0000
Cinga Samson’s surreal canvases engage obliquely with his identity, but stand alone as testaments to his finely honed craft.

A Billion-Dollar Scandal Turns the‘King of Manuscripts’ Into the ‘Madoff of France’
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Accused of orchestrating a literary Ponzi scheme, Gérard Lhéritier prepares his defense as his breathtaking collection is auctioned off.

New in Paperback:‘Say Nothing’ and ‘The Club’
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

Hanging With the Wits and Dandies of the BelleÉpoque
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
In“The Man in the Red Coat,” Julian Barnes takes readers on an elegant, illustrated tour of the Paris of one of his favorite historical periods.

What’s on TV Friday: ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’ and ‘The Clone Wars’
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
A thriller based on a Joan Didion novel debuts on Netflix. And“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” gets revived on Disney Plus.

Ousted Cooper Hewitt Director Calls Investigation a‘Sham’
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
In her first public remarks since she was forced to resign, Caroline Baumann said an inquiry that focused on her wedding was unfair and colored by sexism.

‘Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations’ Review: A Close-Up on Hatred
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
A documentary filmmaker finds racism embedded globally but fails to examine it in historical context.

‘West Side Story’ Review: Sharks vs. Jets vs. Video
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Ivo van Hove’s attention-splintering revival of the immortal 1957 musical features new choreography, a ravishing orchestra and smothering visual effects.

Broadway’s ‘The Inheritance’ to Close on March 15
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Acclaimed in London, the two-part play about gay culture and the legacy of AIDS drew a chillier response in New York, where it is set.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
A solid show ends, a great one returns, and a documentary takes viewers to the dark side (in a good way).

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: Resistance Is Revenge
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Seven of Nine has some scores to settle. And some liquor to drink.

20 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.

8 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

4 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Our guide to film series and special screenings.

12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

7 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

6 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

12 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

Jack Youngerman, Distinctively Abstract Artist, Dies at 93
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
He was a leading member of the generation that sought to recast abstraction in cooler, more analytic terms after the turmoil of Abstract Expressionism.

How Mexico’s Muralists Lit a Fire Under U.S. Artists
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
A stupendous show at the Whitney Museum explores the profound impact of Mexican painters— the meeting and mingling that enriched American culture.

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Met Commissions Sculptures for Roof Garden and Facade Niches
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
The artist Héctor Zamora’s work will be on the roof; Carol Bove’s will be visible on Fifth Avenue.

Bonnie MacLean, Psychedelic Poster Artist, Is Dead at 80
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
The posters she made for concerts at the Fillmore in San Francisco helped define the 1960s.

KAWS Looks to the Fringes for Inspiration
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
The wildly popular artist mixes up his collection, shining a light on Outsider art and graffiti.

How Do You Explain the History of Reproductive Rights to Teenagers?
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
With a clear voice and a bit of suspense, Karen Blumenthal’s “Jane Against the World” charts the rocky road that led to legal abortion in the United States.

Uncovering Charles Lindbergh’s Secret Lives
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
One of the most famous— and confounding — Americans of the 20th century gets an unflinching biography in Candace Fleming’s “The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh.”

‘Mack&Mabel’ Review: Lights! Camera! Passion!
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Jerry Herman’s buoyant score is the highlight of this Encores! production about a troubled silent-movie-era romance.

‘Vitalina Varela’ Review: A Widow Grieves in Endless Night
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
In the new drama from Pedro Costa, daylight, and hope, are hard to find.

‘Emma’ Review: Back on the Manor, but Still Clueless
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Anya Taylor-Joy stars in the latest movie adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about a young woman’s romantic meddling.

‘Gentefied’ Review: A Rent Is Too Damn High Party
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
A vibrant Netflix comedy-drama celebrates a community being upscaled out of existence.

Kids to the Rescue: Film Festival Shines a Light on Activism
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
The New York International Children’s Film Festival returns with dozens of works from more than 30 countries.

NY Times Obituaries:




Julius Montgomery, Who Broke a Space-Age Race Barrier, Dies at 90
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
In the Jim Crow South, he was the first black professional to be hired at Cape Canaveral, then made a sacrifice so that a technology school might open.

Reinbert de Leeuw, Dutch Champion of Contemporary Music, Dies at 81
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
He pushed conservative institutions to program the new, and was a noted conductor of major avant-garde works.

José Zalaquett, Leader in Chile’s Search for Truth, Dies at 77
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 +0000
He incurred the wrath of the dictator Augusto Pinochet, was exiled, and became an expert in how to heal traumatized countries.

Charles Hobson, Who Helped Break a TV Color Line, Dies at 83
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 +0000
He produced programs, like“Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant” and “Like It Is,” that exposed a wide audience to the black experience.

Tobi Tobias, Longtime Dance Critic, Dies at 81
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
She wrote for New York and Dance magazines, pulling no punches. She was also the author of a number of children’s books.

Andrew Weatherall, D.J. Who Broke Down Genre Barriers, Dies at 56
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Also a record producer, he shaped London’s fertile club scene in the late 1980s and ’90s and helped meld rock and dance music.

Lawrence Tesler, Who Made Personal Computing Easier, Dies at 74
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
When you’re cutting and pasting, dragging the cursor over selected text and performing other common computer tasks, you can thank him.

Jack Youngerman, Distinctively Abstract Artist, Dies at 93
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
He was a leading member of the generation that sought to recast abstraction in cooler, more analytic terms after the turmoil of Abstract Expressionism.

Bonnie MacLean, Psychedelic Poster Artist, Is Dead at 80
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
The posters she made for concerts at the Fillmore in San Francisco helped define the 1960s.

Sy Sperling, Founder of Hair Club for Men (and Also a Client), Dies at 78
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
A star in the era of TV pitchmen, Mr. Sperling rose to fame with ubiquitous late-night ads in the 1980s and’90s.

Jean Daniel, Leading French Journalist and Humanist, Dies at 99
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
In France, where news and opinion are blurred, Mr. Daniel, a self-described non-Communist leftist, used journalism as a means of advocacy.

Esther Scott,‘Boyz N the Hood’ Actress, Dies at 66
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 +0000
Ms. Scott made a career of small, powerful roles in which she portrayed sharp but nurturing characters.

Frank Anderson, Former Spy Who Supplied Afghan Insurgents, Dies at 78
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 +0000
He supervised operations in Afghanistan and the Middle East and oversaw a top-secret link with a high official of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Kellye Nakahara, a Memorable Nurse on‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 73
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 +0000
Originally an extra, she ended up appearing in 167 episodes.“I put myself in every scene,” she once said, “and nobody told me to get out.”

Zoe Caldwell, Winner of Four Tony Awards, Is Dead at 86
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 +0000
Her signature performances included the title role in“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” and Maria Callas in “Master Class.”

Buzzy Linhart, Eccentric and Eclectic Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 76
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 +0000
A prominent figure on the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s, he wrote songs performed by Bette Midler, Carly Simon and the Muppets.

Clayton Williams, Oilman Whose Gaffes Cost an Election, Dies at 88
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 +0000
Leading Ann Richards in 1990, he was undone by a spate of blunders. He was the last Republican to date to lose a race for governor of Texas.

Mickey Wright, One of the Greatest Players in Women’s Golf, Dies at 85
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 +0000
She won 82 L.P.G.A. tournaments, 13 of them majors, dominating the tour in the late 1950s and much of the 1960s.

Dawn Mello, Who Revived Bergdorf Goodman and Gucci, Dies at 88
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 +0000
She was one of the first women to rise to leadership in retailing, and her aesthetic helped shift the landscape of American fashion.

Charles Portis, Elusive Author of‘True Grit,’ Dies at 86
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 +0000
The publicity-shy Mr. Portis earned a modest but devoted readership and accolades as America’s “least-known great writer.”

Owen Bieber, Auto Workers’ President During Period of Decline, Dies at 90
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 +0000
Faced with automation and competition from foreign car companies, he was forced to make concessions in an effort to preserve jobs.

Kamau Brathwaite, Poet Who Celebrated Caribbean Culture, Dies at 89
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 +0000
The peoples of the Caribbean needed to rediscover their heritage, he said, adding,“Instead of developing a sense of ourselves, we developed a false sense of Europe.”

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Star of‘Queen of Katwe,’ Dies at 15
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 +0000
The Ugandan teenager, who debuted in the 2016 Disney film about a chess whiz, died of brain cancer, her school said.

Tony Fernandez, Stylish All-Star Shortstop, Is Dead at 57
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 +0000
He helped the Blue Jays win a World Series in 1993 and played for the Yankees and the Mets. He had waited years for a new kidney.

Barbara Remington, Illustrator of Tolkien Book Covers, Dies at 90
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 +0000
Her work for the 1965 paperback editions of“The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” achieved mass-cult status. But she hadn’t read the books when she got the job.

Caroline Flack, Who Hosted‘Love Island,’ Dies by Suicide at 40
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 +0000
Ms. Flack, who was a fixture in the British tabloids, began hosting the show in 2015.

A. E. Hotchner, Writer and Friend of the Famous, Dies at 102
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 +0000
His diverse body of work included novels, plays and a memoir about Ernest Hemingway. He was also a partner with his friend Paul Newman in business and charity.

Nedda Casei, Mezzo-Soprano Turned Labor Leader, Dies at 87
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 +0000
Ms. Casei was an energetic and exciting presence on the Met stage in the 1960s and’70s before becoming president of a performers’ union.