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sinistral, adj. and n.
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: sinistral, adj. Situated on the left side; of or relating to the left side or hand; left.

top bin, n. and adv.
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: top bin, n. Association Football: either of the top corners of the goal; (also) a goal scored by kicking the ball into either of the top corners.

calligram, n.
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OED Word of the Day: calligram, n. A word or piece of text in which the form and layout of the letters creates a pictorial or ornamental design…

yever, adj.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: yever, adj. Greedy; gluttonous; covetous. Also: desirous, yearning.

bearless, adj.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: bearless, adj. Barren; not bearing flowers or fruit.

palynology, n.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: palynology, n. The branch of science that deals with the structure and dispersal of pollen grains and other spores…

acid drop, n.
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: acid drop, n. A kind of boiled sweet flavoured with tartaric acid and having a sharp, sour taste.

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Eagle-on-EGLE* violence: American icon sends govt-flown drone hurtling into the waters of Lake Michigan
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
*Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and EnergyA government drone pilot watched $950 meet a watery end after a bald eagle took umbrage at a DJI Phantom 4 Pro being used to map the shoreline of Lake Michigan.…

Oracle and Salesforce targeted in€10bn GDPR lawsuit backed by profit-making litigation fund
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
Case to be filed in the Netherlands and LondonSalesforce and Oracle are to face a GDPR lawsuit in London and the Netherlands that could cost them up to€10bn in fines, a legally aggressive privacy campaign group has claimed toThe Register.…

HPE hopes COVID-19 clouds will pass as UK limb's sales down for third year in a row
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
Why does it always rain on me?Hewlett Packard Enterprise's UK operations were already feeling the squeeze before the COVID-19 pandemic made enterprises tighten spending on traditional infrastructure, according to the latest financial accounts.…

CREST: We are investigating NCC Group certification cheat sheet scandal– and not with NCC personnel
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
Infosec cert body looking into it as under-fire firm starts its own probeExclusiveBritish infosec accreditation body CREST has changed some of its exams after cheat sheets containing exam answers and practical walkthroughs were posted on GitHub in a repo that NCC Group confirmed included its own documents.…

Well, what are we waiting for? Three weeks later, Windows Embedded Standard 7 still didn't have the answer
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
The RegisterTheatre Company presents: Waiting for WindowsBork!Bork!Bork!Sometimes Windows sits and thinks, and sometimes it just sits. Today's entry inThe Register's pit of signage silage is an example of Microsoft's former finest that sums up the last few months better than we could ever hope to.…

Trump administration reportedly offers Oracle cheap end to $400m wage discrimination case
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
Lawyer driving case said to have been re-assigned and filed complaint against boss over alleged sub-$40m settlementUnited States labor secretary Eugene Scalia has reportedly personally intervened in Oracle’s wage discrimination case and suggested it could settle for a modest sum.…

Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced techie is indistinguishable from magic
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
And with a wave of his hand, the printer was fixedOn CallFriday is here and while we cannot promise a break in the weather, we can bring forth another recollection from those brave souls staffing the helpdesk courtesy ofThe Register'sOn Callmailbag.…

Docker shocker: Cash-strapped container crew threatens to delete 4.5 petabytes of unloved images
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
If you haven’t touched yours for six-plus months, you have to cough up to prevent erasure come NovemberDocker has warned that it plans to delete 4.5 petabytes of container images that haven’t been used for six or more months.…

NHS tests COVID-19 contact-tracing app that may actually work properly– EU neighbors lent a helping hand
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
Not just Germany stepping up to the plate– Ireland, too, we're toldBritain's NHS has released its second go at a contact-tracing app to help limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infections, thanks in part to some help from the neighbors.…

AWS creates a quantum computing cloud with classical testbed plus rentable qubits
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
If you think the quantum world is confusing, wait until you see the pricingAmazon Web Services has fired up a cloud quantum computing service.…

India rolls out AI and e-government to increase taxpayer numbers beyond current miserable 15 million
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
‘Honoring the honest’ is the catchphrase for massive new online schemeIndia has announced a new technology-powered tax collection scheme that it hopes will increase its revenue.…

Australian government wants power to run cyber-response for businesses under attack
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
Ponders giving 'em immunity too for countermeasures up to hacking back.Australia’s government has proposed giving itself the power to take over private enterprises’ response to cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure.…

Mozilla signs fresh Google search deal worth mega-millions as 25% staff cut hits Servo, MDN, security teams
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
$2.5m-a-year CEO set to take a pay cut, so that's all right, thenMozilla has renewed its lucrative nine-figure deal with Google to ensure its search engine is the default in Firefox in the US and other parts of the world.…

Epic Games gets itself epically banned, launches epic Fortnite death match with Apple over App Store's epic 30% cut
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 GMT
Google yoinks smash-hit video game from Play store, tooEpic Games, the maker of Fortnite, filed a lawsuit against Apple on Thursday accusing the iGiant of illegally monopolizing iOS app distribution and app payments.…

This NSA, FBI security advisory has four words you never want to see together: Fancy Bear Linux rootkit
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
From Russia, with loveThe NSA and FBI are sounding the alarm over a dangerous new strain of Linux malware being employed by Russian government hackers often dubbed theFancy Bearcrew.…

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Winking red supergiants sneezing hot gas 650 light years away
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Hubble probe readings may reveal what caused Betelgeuse to briefly dimThe light from the red supergiant Betelgeuse dimmed to a record low earlier this year, leading stargazers to speculate it was about to explode as a supernova. But now it appears the aging sun merely had a stellar sneeze.…

Single-line software bug causes fledgling YAM cryptocurrency to implode just two days after launch
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Day one: We're worth half a billion! Day Two: We're nearly worthlessA two-day-old decentralized cryptocurrency called YAM collapsed on Wednesday after its creators revealed that a software bug had effectively vetoed human governance.…

Vivaldi composes sweet ad-blocking symphony for users of browser's Android version
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Oslo outfit ups ante to show off privacy prowess in 3.2Oslo-based Vivaldi hasreleased an updateto its Android browser replete with additional weaponry for the ongoing Tracker and Ad Blocker arms race.…

Google Apps Scripts debugger is buggered for devs using V8 runtime: Fix coming... in Q4
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
'We need this issue solved ASAP'Life ain't so suite (pardon) for a bunch of Google Apps Script developers thanks to a bug preventing them from using the platform's debug mode.…

It's cool, claims Samsung as it pushes 3D IC SoC tech at overheated world
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Promises to ladle out more info on grand SRAM at Hot ChipsSamsung Foundry has begun rollout of its latest 3D IC packaging tech, dubbed“eXtended-Cube” or “X-Cube*", which it claims can result in lower power consumption and faster overall speeds.…

US govt proposes elephant showers for every American after Prez Trump says trickles dampen his haircare routine
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
This is how you win an electionUpdatedSince the United States has had so much success flattening the curve (vertically), President Donald Trump has turned his attention to more pressing matters.…

Made in China? Not for much longer, reckons Foxconn boss
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Chairman of iPhone maker tells investors local markets will grow their own manufacturing ecosystemsChina's days as "the world's factory" are numbered, according to Foxconn chairman Young Liu.…

Intel talks up its 10nm Tiger Lake laptop system-on-chips as though everything is going according to plan
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Never mind the delays, competition, or departures– we've got a strategyIntel has revealed details of its 11th Generation Core technology, including its Tiger Lake laptop-friendly system-on-chip family featuring Willow Cove CPU cores and so-called SuperFin 10nm transistors.…

eBay won't pass UK Digital Service Tax costs on to third-party sellers– unlike Amazon, which simply can't afford it
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Stop sniggering, don't forget those 'indirect taxes' Amazon says it paysUnlike arch-rival Amazon, eBay has assured the 300,000 third parties that use its online marketplaces it will continue to absorb the UK government's Digital Services Tax (DST) rather than pass it on.…

Snortical warfare: Wild boar launches amphibious assault against German beachgoers
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Stealing nudists' laptops? An appetite for cocaine? They're evolving!VideoFootage from northern Germany appears to document an alarming development in the arsenal of wild boars– amphibious assaults.…

Ink tanks park themselves all over the lawns of Western Europe as orders flood in
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Get off my grass! ... And onto my WFH desktopInk-tank printers flew off distributors' shelves in the first half of this year and onto the desks of work-from-home employees, providing one of the brighter spots for printer land in the first half of 2020.…

Deep-root database: Kew Garden's 8 million specimen collection to find new life through data management
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Finally, a digital transformation that really mattersCharles Darwin's legacy lives not just in the idea of evolution by natural selection, but also in the samples he collected.…

Sources: Oracle Commerce Cloud devs laid off as platform struggles to gain traction, move to modern architecture
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Big Red: Everything's fineA bunch of Oracle developers supporting its Commerce systems are being let go as Big Red seeks to downsize the struggling platform.…

COVID-19 has done what Microsoft and Intel couldn't– given people a reason for a PC upgrade
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Lenovo says online sales soared in Q1 and has new hyper-plan for its data center unitLenovo's long-suffering data centre group has posted considerably increased revenue and a modest loss, thanks to increased engagements with hyperscale clients.…

ZX Spectrum reboot promising– steady now – 28MHz of sizzling Speccy speed now boasts improved Wi-Fi
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Heir to 2017’s successful Spectrum Next hits target in minutesThe team behind 2017’s successful re-imagining of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum is back with another new cut of the classic British Micro.…

You weren't hacked because you lacked space-age network defenses. Nor because cyber-gurus picked on you. It's far simpler than that
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Three little words: Patches, passwords, policiesThe continued inability of organizations to patch security vulnerabilities in a timely manner, combined with guessable passwords and the spread of automated hacking tools, is making it pretty easy for miscreants, professionals, and thrill-seekers to break into corporate networks.…

VMware 'rebalances' with layoffs that converge hyperconverged team
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Also hosed out many Datrium staff on day oneVMware has made a round of layoffs that appear to be one of its regular consolidations butThe Registerhas learned coincided with some internal re-organisation.…

Tencent’s gaming surge trumps potential loss of the one or two percent of cash it makes in America
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Files 'Please explain' memo to Washington as revenue jumps 29 percent and profit pops even higherChinese web giant Tencent has reported strong growth and brushed off the potential impact of the USA’s proposed ban on its WeChat service and cloud operation.…

India to trial restoration of Internet access in Kashmir
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
But only to bits that aren’t conflict hot spotsIndia has taken a small step towards restoring meaningful internet access to the disputed states of Jammu and Kashmir, by ordering a trial restoration of 4G services in select areas.…

Cisco to sell everything-as-a-service– even core networking hardware – and cut costs by a billion bucks
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 GMT
Q4 revenue took a nasty kick in the COVIDs, but profit bounced anywayCisco CEO Chuck Robbins says his IT giant is considering an as-a-service offering for its core networking hardware.…

America's largest radio telescope blind after falling cable slashes 100-foot gash in reflector dish
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
Venerable Arecibo Observatory showing its agePicAmerica's largest radio telescope, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, has been forced to shut down after a falling cable slashed a 100-foot rent in its 1,000-foot reflector dish.…

Bratty Uber throws tantrum, threatens to cut off California unless judge does what it says in driver labor rights row
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
CEO says making cyber-cabbies employees would be a bridge too farFinal updateUber's CEO today threatened to suspend all of its dial-a-ride services in California should a judge not grant an emergency appeal to let it continue classifying its app's drivers as contract workers.…

Splunk sales ace wins sex discrimination case after new boss handed her key accounts to blokes deemed 'flight risks'
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
UK sales chief treated her unequally, rules Employment TribunalA Splunk saleswoman who brought in eight-figure deals has won a sex discrimination lawsuit against the data analytics 'n' SIEM vendor after she was "pushed aside for the old boys' network".…

We have bad news for non-US Microsoft fans: The incoming Surface Duo is underspecced, overpriced, and over there
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
'A more productive way to get things done'– in the States onlyMicrosoft has followed theSurface Duo price and ship datewith somedetailed specsthat will leave all but the company's most determined fans struggling to say much more than: "Is that it?"…

Zoom-er or later, your past catches up with you: Vid chat service hit by sueball over end-to-end encryption claim
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
US consumer nonprofit alleges it was false advertisingWhat's that barging into Zoom's socially distanced virtual family reunion? It's a lawsuit from US nonprofit Consumer Watchdog alleging the videoconferencing giant misled the public over its purported use of end-to-end encryption.…

Texas jury: Apple on the hook for half a billion dollars after infringing 4G LTE patents
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
Famed IP holder pops champers as Cupertino plots appealA jury in Texas yesterday agreed that Apple should cough up $506.2m in FRAND royalties for including 4G LTE capability on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch without buying a licence from a group of IP holders.…

Never Hertz to try: Samsung's new adaptive display tech will change frequency depending on the app you're running
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
Tipped to appear on upcoming Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5GSamsung has lifted the lid on its new Adaptive Frequency screen tech, which dynamically adjusts a display's refresh rate based on the app being used. The firm says the tech is already commercially available, with plans to debut it on the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G flagship blower.…

Irony, thy name is SANS: 28k records nicked from infosec training org after staffer's email account phished
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
Names, email addresses, phone numbers, job titles, company names, country of residence etc. pinchedUpdatedCybersecurity training organisation the SANS Institute suffered the loss of 28,000 items of personally identifiable information (PII) after a staffer's email account was accessed by malicious people.…

Just can't let go of those Windows CE apps? Microsoft has a container for that
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
Easing users into the world of Windows 10 IoTEnterprises eyeing their crusty old Windows CE apps with alarm as Microsoft yanks the plug on its legacy operating systems will be relieved to see the companymaking goodon its promised CE container technology.…

How is Trump's anti-Chinese rhetoric playing out? 70% of smartphones sold in the US are– surprise – made in China
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
So it's working really wellAs US President Trumppats himself on the backfor disrupting Huawei's business outside of China, he may be interested to discover more and more smartphones purchased in the US are made in the Middle Kingdom.…

The future of signage is here, and it wants an update
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
Careful with that Patch, EugeneBork!Bork!Bork!As displays become ever more complex, one constant remains. Windows will need care and attention and is liable to let the world know if it doesn't get it. Welcome to another inThe Register's pantheon of Bork.…

Microsoft spills beans on release, pricing for folding fancyphone: Start your Surface Duo engines now
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
10 September, $1,399After months of teasing the faithful with smug pics of its latest blower in the hands of various veeps, Microsoft whipped the covers off the Surface Duo and confirmed the date and price of the folding fancyphone.…

Can't decide which OS to run today? Why not Linux inside Windows inside macOS?
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
Parallels desktop upgrade enables nested virtualization and adds a dash of automationParallels has released a new version of its macOS desktop hypervisor and added a few handy things that developers and virtualization wonks will likely appreciate.…

If you haven't yet patched this critical hole in SAP NetWeaver Application Server, today is not your day
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
Full details of security vuln plus proof-of-concept exploits revealedWe hope you've patched CVE-2020-6262, aka note 2835979, that affects SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP, because the folks who found and reported the vulnerability are going public with the details.…

What looks like a global pay freeze, sounds like a global pay freeze, but isn't a global pay freeze? Ask IBM
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 GMT
HR boss warns staff Big Blue will 'suspend' salary reviews, shunt rises into 2021ExclusiveIBM has told staff across the world in all divisions it is scrapping pay rise reviews until the first half of next year due to the "considerable uncertainty" caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.…

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In Prison, Learning Magic by Mail
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
A deck of cards cut from milk cartons. A wand made with medical tape. How a group of inmates learned“the magic of magic.”

Why You Should Still Care About‘Bicycle Thieves’
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
On the unforgettable heartbreak and enduring pleasures of an Italian neorealist masterpiece.

‘Lovecraft Country’ Review: Nightmare on Jim Crow Street
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
HBO’s new horror series sends a Black family on a quest across 1950s America, where anyone they see might be a monster.

Aesha Ash Takes Her Place at the Head of the Class
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
This former City Ballet dancer becomes the first Black female member of the School of American Ballet’s permanent faculty. Yes, it’s a big deal.

He Wasn’t Toscanini, but He Made Orchestras Sing
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
New box sets continue the debate over John Barbirolli, the New York Philharmonic’s music director from 1937 to ’42.

9/11 Light Tribute to Take Different Shape
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
The twin columns will not be projected into the sky this year because of coronavirus concerns for the workers who put it together. But other buildings may shine blue.

Tales of Hope and Resilience as a Museum Reopens
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
An outdoor exhibition of quarantine stories at the New-York Historical Society offers a healing space for emotionally drained New Yorkers. The museum invites visitors to record their own experiences.

A Bouquet of Group Art Shows Near Houston Street
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
These expansive exhibitions, in galleries on or near the Lower East Side, create an immersive sense of art and the reawakening art scene.

Tobe Nwigwe Never Planned to Go Viral. Then He Rapped About Breonna Taylor.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
The Houston rapper and singer has been making music with a close-knit team for five years. A 44-second track released in July brought his message to a larger audience.

‘Boys State’ Review: Give Me a Teen and I’ll Show You a Politician
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
The winning if overly eager-to-please documentary“Boys State” looks at an annual educational program for teenage boys.

‘Project Power’ Review: Ye Olde Bangs, Scares and Clichés
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
Jamie Foxx heads up this very busy and familiar action movie, which also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dominique Fishback.

‘We Are the Guinea Pigs’: Hollywood Restarts Its Blockbuster Machine
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
“Jurassic World: Dominion,” filming in England, is a chance for the movie industry to see if it can move past the financial woes caused by the pandemic.

Massachusetts Forces Two Theaters to Reduce Seating Capacity
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Only 50 audience members apiece will be allowed to attend tent performances of“Godspell” and “Harry Clarke"in the Berkshires.

‘Martin Margiela: In His Own Words’ Review: A Visionary’s Handiwork
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
A rather conventional documentary about a fashion designer whose creations were anything but.

Welcome to the Covid-19 Mental Health Struggle
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
An artist with schizoaffective disorder shares her strategy for self-care.

New in Paperback:
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

How Wittgenstein and Other Thinkers Dealt With a Decade of Crisis
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
Wolfram Eilenberger’s “Time of the Magicians” elegantly traces the life and work of four figures who transformed philosophy in the 1920s.

Jimmy Fallon Thinks Trump Might Have a Problem With Women
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
“At this point, our best shot at Trump attacking Covid is someone telling him the virus ovulates,” Fallon said after the president called Kamala Harris a “mad woman.”

I Exchanged Notes With Elena Ferrante. Sort of.
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
The process of publishing an excerpt from the author’s new novel was just as mysterious as the writer herself.

What’s on TV Friday: ‘World’s Toughest Race’ and ‘Motherless Brooklyn’
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
Bear Grylls hosts a new reality competition show on Amazon. And Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn” adaptation airs on HBO Signature.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Our critic recommends a televised short-film festival, an earnest new comedy or embarking on a doctor show mega-marathon.

10 New Books We Recommend This Week
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Theater to Stream:‘Finish the Fight’ and a Starry ‘Jacksonian’
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
This month, watch Ming Peiffer’s play about the women’s suffrage movement and a virtual reading that reunites Ed Harris and Bill Pullman.

Steve McQueen and Chloé Zhao Works Will Play at the New York Film Festival
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
The main slate also includes documentaries by Jia Zhangke and Frederick Wiseman in an event that has been reshaped by the pandemic.

9 Things to Do This Weekend
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

Phillips Auction House to Open Hamptons Location
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
The new space in Southampton will open on Friday with 70 works from upcoming auctions, like Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Portrait of A-One A.K.A. King.”

Kurt Luedtke, Newspaperman Turned Screenwriter, Dies at 80
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
He led The Detroit Free Press at 33, then gave up journalism for Hollywood.“Absence of Malice” was one result; an Oscar for “Out of Africa” was another.

The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Fine-art postcards, Bottega Veneta rain boots— and more.

To the Mathematician Eugenia Cheng, There’s No Gap Between Art and Science
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
“The boundaries between subjects are really artificial constructs by humans, like the boundaries between colors in a rainbow.”

‘Change of Life’ Review: A Film From a Portuguese Master, Newly Restored
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Paulo Rocha’s 1966 triumph is set in a Portuguese fishing village, where residents live hand-to-mouth.

‘Sputnik’ Review: A Return From Space, With a Little Something
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
This Russian sci-fi horror picture strongly advises that what you find in space should stay there.

‘Represent’ Review: Running for Office, and Seeking More Than Votes
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
In this documentary, three women, driven by a desire to reshape their communities, seek office.

‘The Bay of Silence’ Review: Awash With Secrets
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
This British-Dutch thriller heaps on the supporting characters but doesn’t give them much room to breathe.

‘An Easy Girl’ Review: Carnal Knowledge
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
An inexperienced teenager and her more sophisticated cousin experience a transformative summer in this smart and sultry coming-of-age story.

‘Spree’ Review: Desperately Seeking Likes
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
A ride-share driver turns serial killer in this depressing social-media thriller.

Some Light in the Darkness for London’s West End
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
The Donmar Warehouse is the first major playhouse in the city to reopen, with a socially distanced sound installation.

A Woman Takes the Podium at Salzburg
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
For the conductor Joana Mallwitz, gender is not the issue. And yet she’s still breaking ground.

In Late Summer, Anselm Kiefer Captures the Harvest
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
A show of the artist’s somewhat somber works coincides with a reconfigured festival of music in Salzburg.

Remembering Music’s Saving Powers at Auschwitz
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, who says her role as a cellist in the camp orchestra kept her alive, takes her message to the Salzburg Festival.

Are They Still Beach Books if You’re Not Reading Them on the Beach?
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Of course they are— and this summer, more than ever, indulge in some page-turning escapism.

Agnes Chow, Mulan and a Hong Kong Protest Meme
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
Supporters of Ms. Chow, a 23-year-old activist detained under Hong Kong’s national security law, flooded Twitter with images comparing her to the Chinese folk heroine.

Trevor Noah Can’t Tell Whether Trump Is Attacking or Defending Biden
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
After the president called Kamala Harris“horrible” because of her treatment of Joe Biden at a debate, Trevor Noah said, “I thought this election would be Trump versus Joe Biden.”

In Women’s Suffrage, a Spotlight for Unsung Pioneers
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Through articles, a book, a play and more, a Times special project commemorating the ratification of the 19th Amendment focuses on lesser-known women who were crucial to the fight.

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Selena + Chef’ and ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Day’
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Selena Gomez hosts a cooking show from quarantine. And a new restoration of a 1960 jazz concert film is on Film Forum’s virtual cinema.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: Behind the Scenes of the Emotional Series Finale
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
As they initiate one last time jump, two of the showrunners, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon, discuss bidding a bittersweet farewell to the Marvel secret agency.

‘Storm Over Brooklyn’ Review: A Flash Point of Racial Violence
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
This documentary on the race-related killing of the Black teenager Yusuf Hawkins in 1989 never settles on a satisfying point of view.

These Shows Are Made for Walking
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
The pandemic has darkened theaters around the country. So this summer, some are staging scenes in parks and fields for small groups of masked patrons.

The Small, Black-Owned Record Label That Made a Big Impact in 1970s D.C.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
A new compilation of music released on Black Fire Records is a vital link between jazz and go-go, the city’s official genre.

Sumner Redstone, Hollywood Brawler
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
He embodied the impolite era of the media mogul, a time before streaming, when movie theaters and cable TV were all the rage.

Can Neil Young Block Trump From Using His Songs? It’s Complicated
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
Musicians have complained about politicians playing their music at events for years. Now, with Mr. Young suing for copyright infringement, they are trying a new strategy.

Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
Our critic looks in on a photographer in Los Angeles, a museum in Cape Town, fierce young critics in London and culture workers who are out there fighting for beauty and justice.

Berlin’s Art Scene: Are Reports of Its Death Exaggerated?
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
The news that three top collectors were leaving the city set off a string of negative headlines and prompted soul-searching from artists and administrators.

Delayed‘Diana’ Musical to Be Streamed on Netflix
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
The show will be filmed in the empty Broadway theater where it had been playing in previews, and still plans to open in May 2021.

For Black Suffragists, the Lens Was a Mighty Sword
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
Photographs of generations of Black suffragists offer invaluable documents about their thwarted and central roles in the history of women’s rights.

I’m a Type-A Know-It-All. Leslie Knope Showed Me That’s a Good Thing.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Amy Poehler’s character on “Parks and Recreation” is a vindication for principled, chatty ladies everywhere, even if her idealism feels impossible nowadays.

Remote Control: Making Television Mid-Pandemic
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
When TV production stopped in the spring, a few showrunners began working on pandemic-themed series that could be shot mostly from afar. But will viewers even want more shut-in stories?

Second City Is Trying Not to Be Racist. Will It Work This Time?
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
For more than 60 years, the premier home for improv comedy was a bastion of whiteness where performers of color were consistently demeaned. Now it is trying to remake itself entirely.

‘Entitled’ Takes a Scalpel to What Men Feel They Automatically Deserve
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
The philosopher Kate Manne’s new book is about the ways in which male entitlement leads to a wide range of misogynistic behavior.

Kamala Harris as V.P. Pick Could Mean More Maya Rudolph on‘S.N.L.’
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
The actress has not committed to continuing her Emmy-nominated depiction of the vice-presidential nominee, but she seemed intrigued.

Late Night Doesn’t Trust Trump With the Nation’s Mail
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
The president said mail-in voting could put the election results in doubt. Seth Meyers joked that he sounded like“a loan shark saying, ‘I’d hate to see your thumbs get broken.’”

What’s on TV Wednesday: Documentaries on Yusuf Hawkins and the Go-Go’s
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
“Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn” debuts on HBO. And a film about the band the Go-Go’s airs on Showtime.

Matt Herron, Whose Camera Chronicled a Movement, Dies at 89
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
As a magazine photojournalist, he immersed himself in the South as a witness to civil rights marches and clashes. He was killed when the glider he was piloting crashed.

NY Times Obituaries:




Konrad Steffen, Who Sounded Alarm on Greenland Ice, Dies at 68
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 +0000
A renowned researcher on rising sea levels, he died after falling into the kind of crevasse that warming has created.“It looks like climate change actually claimed him as a victim,” a colleague said.

Kurt Luedtke, Newspaperman Turned Screenwriter, Dies at 80
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
He led The Detroit Free Press at 33, then gave up journalism for Hollywood.“Absence of Malice” was one result; an Oscar for “Out of Africa” was another.

Le Kha Phieu, Vietnam Leader Who Was Pushed Out, Dies at 88
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
He served for less than four years as the country’s general secretary, losing his post after unusually public factional struggles.

Sumner Redstone Dies at 97; Built Media Empire and Long Reigned Over It
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
Starting with a chain of drive-in movie theaters, Mr. Redstone negotiated, sued and otherwise fought to amass a domain that included CBS and Viacom.

Those We’ve Lost
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
The coronavirus pandemic has taken an incalculable death toll. This series is designed to put names and faces to the numbers.

Carol Brock, Who Pushed at a‘Pyrex Ceiling,’ Dies at 96
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
A veteran food writer, she founded Les Dames d’Escoffier, a society for women in the male-dominated culinary world.

Trini Lopez, Singing Star Who Mixed Musical Styles, Dies at 83
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
His blend of American folk, Latin and rockabilly music captivated listeners worldwide. His secret: arrangements that people could dance to. He died of Covid-19.

Robert Ryland, Who Broke a Tennis Barrier, Dies at 100
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
The first professional Black player, he also taught future tennis stars, as well as a few stars of show business.

Carroll Hardy, Athlete With a Unique Distinction, Dies at 87
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
He was a college star in three sports and a successful N.F.L. executive. But he was better known as the only player who ever pinch-hit for Ted Williams.

In Women’s Suffrage, a Spotlight for Unsung Pioneers
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
Through articles, a book, a play and more, a Times special project commemorating the ratification of the 19th Amendment focuses on lesser-known women who were crucial to the fight.

Matt Herron, Whose Camera Chronicled a Movement, Dies at 89
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 +0000
As a magazine photojournalist, he immersed himself in the South as a witness to civil rights marches and clashes. He was killed when the glider he was piloting crashed.

Wayne Fontana, Hitmaker With‘The Game of Love,’ Dies at 74
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 +0000
The song brought him and his British Invasion band, the Mindbenders, a bit of success in the mid-1960s. Then he went solo, and the hits did not keep coming.

Fay Chew Matsuda, Steward of Chinese Immigrant Legacy, Dies at 71
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 +0000
A social worker turned preservationist, she directed the Museum of Chinese in America.“Sometimes it was literally dumpster-diving,” she said of rescuing artifacts.

Adin Steinsaltz, 83, Dies; Created Epic Translation of Talmud
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 +0000
A rabbi and scholar, he wrote more than 60 books, but his crowning achievement (he called it his hobby) was his 45-year, 45-volume translation of a key Jewish text.

Gloria DeNard, Who Educated Through Jazz, Is Dead at 93
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 +0000
She founded the East Harlem music school Manna House Workshops because, she said,“I wanted the people in the community to have a better feeling of self-worth.”

Terry Cannon, Creator of an Alternative to Cooperstown, Dies at 66
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 +0000
His Baseball Reliquary collects quirky artifacts and honors people who wouldn’t ordinarily be elected to the more august Baseball Hall of Fame.

Shirley Ann Grau, Writer Whose Focus Was the South, Dies at 91
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 +0000
In books like her novel“The Keepers of The House,” which won a Pulitzer Prize, Ms. Grau wrote unsparingly about race relations.

Richard Lapointe, Exonerated in a Murder Case, Dies at 74
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 +0000
Advocates worked for decades to free him in the murder of his wife’s grandmother in Connecticut; in 2015 a court finally agreed.

Frances Allen, Who Helped Hardware Understand Software, Dies at 88
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 +0000
One of the few women in the computer industry in its early days, she paved the way for the efficient, lightning-fast apps of today.

Bernard Bailyn, Eminent Historian of Early America, Dies at 97
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 +0000
On topic after topic he shifted the direction of scholarly inquiry, winning two Pulitzers and a Bancroft Prize for his innovative research and groundbreaking works.

Brent Carver, Versatile Tony-Winning Actor, Dies at 68
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 +0000
He played Hamlet, the wizard Gandalf and Tevye in“Fiddler on the Roof.” But he was probably best known for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”

Sharon Williams, a Nurturer on the Police Force, Dies at 54
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 +0000
When Ms. Williams came across troubled young women while on the job in New Orleans, she saw them as potential“angels.” She died of Covid-19.

Barbara Costikyan, New York Magazine Food Columnist, Dies at 91
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 +0000
Ms. Costikyan, who died of the coronavirus, once wrote that she couldn’t think about food “without thinking about the people who do it.”

Lorenzo Wilson Milam, Guru of Community Radio, Is Dead at 86
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 +0000
He helped start noncommercial stations in the 1960s and’70s, offering an eclectic mix of music and talk. His goal: to change the world.

Brent Scowcroft, a Force on Foreign Policy for 40 Years, Dies at 95
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 +0000
He was a national security adviser to President Ford and the first President Bush and an influential voice in Washington for decades.

Horace Clarke, Standout in a Dismal Yankee Era, Dies at 82
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 +0000
He was a solid, dependable player, but he had the misfortune of joining the Yankees just as they tumbled from greatness.