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macaronic, adj. and n.
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: macaronic, adj. Of or designating a burlesque form of verse in which vernacular words are introduced into the context of another language (originally and chiefly Latin)

leggiadrous, adj.
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: leggiadrous, adj. Graceful, elegant

proclivity, n.
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: proclivity, n. An inclination toward something (esp. something considered morally wrong); a predisposition, a tendency

wallydraigle, n.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: wallydraigle, n. A lazy, unkempt, or slovenly person; a good-for-nothing, a slob, a slattern

anaerobe, n.
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: anaerobe, n. An organism, esp. a microorganism, that has the ability to live in the absence of oxygen

cockshut, n.
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: cockshut, n. Twilight

baby blues, n.2
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: baby blues, n.2 A temporary change in mood, characterized by feelings of depression or anxiety, experienced by many mothers soon after childbirth

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Tech companies start to disclose possible bottom-line coronavirus impacts
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 GMT
Disclosures to investors from Dell, DocuSign, Cloudera and MongoDB reveal not all are completely terrifiedCoronavirus has started to become a staple of the Form 10-K corporate risk disclosure documents filed by public technology companies.…

'Social distancing champ' Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.6, tells devs to put health before next release
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 GMT
Doesn’t anticipate slowdown because ‘I suspect a lot of us work from home even normally’Linux overseer Linus Torvalds given the world version 5.6 of the Linux kernel, and been given the title“social distancing champ”.…

What are you doing at quarter past? WebEx wants you on calls then, to ease corona-congestion
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 GMT
Remember landlines? Cisco service wants you to remember them too, to make dial-in part of your isolation arsenalCisco's Webex collaboration service has urged users to turn off video and avoid starting meetings on the hour, to help ease pressure on public networks during the coronavirus-avoidance crisis.…

UK Information Commissioner OKs use of phone data to track coronavirus spread
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 GMT
But Australia’s PM declares it doesn’t align with national valuesThe Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the United Kingdom has provided advice to the government that it can use anonymised mobile phone data in the fight against coronavirus.…

Microsoft reveals 775 percent Azure surge, quotas on some resources and‘significant new capacity’ coming ASAP
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 GMT
Admits to ongoing provisioning problems but insists no capacity crunch even as it drops freebiesMicrosoft has revealed“a 775 percent increase of our cloud services in regions that have enforced social distancing or shelter in place orders” and is “expediting the addition of significant new capacity that will be available in the weeks ahead”, but has already imposed some quotas to cope with huge demand for its cloud.…

Infosys fires employee who Facebooked‘let’s hold hands and share coronavirus’
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 GMT
This is clearly not the time to test your company's social media policy, because that's what was used to let him goInfosys has fired an employee who reportedly used his Facebook account to suggest wilfully spreading coronavirus.…

Drones intone 'you must stay home,' eliciting moans from those in the zone: Flying gizmos corral Brits amid coronavirus lockdown
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 GMT
Big Brother refitted for Big HoverAuthorities in the UK have begun using drones to direct the public to comply with public health measures announced on Monday tolimitthe spread of the novel coronavirus.…

Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 GMT
Scientists pull coronavirus treatment study apart after rushed publicationA research paper, championed by President Donald Trump, that suggested hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin could effectively treat COVID-19 coronavirus victims is flawed, scientists fear.…

Gresecurity maker finally coughs up $300k to foot open-source pioneer Bruce Perens' legal bill in row over GPL
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Failed defamation claim proves priceyAfter three years of legal wrangling, the defamation lawsuit brought by Brad Spengler and his company Open Source Security (OSS) against open-source pioneer Bruce Perens has finally concluded.…

Yeah, that Zoom app you're trusting with work chatter? It lives with 'vampires feeding on the blood of human data'
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Doc Frown: Searls decries video-conferencing software's 'creepy' closeness with ad trackingAs the global coronavirus pandemic pushes the popularity of videoconferencing app Zoom to new heights, one web veteran has sounded the alarm over its "creepily chummy" relationship with tracking-based advertisers.…

Could WFH web traffic topple a Brit telco? Pfff, scoff operators. This has nothing on Liverpool v Everton streaming
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
UK volumes quieter than mix of Call of Duty and Merseyside derby streamers, says OpenreachBritain has plenty of internet traffic "headroom" despite the explosion in remote working during the coronavirus shutdown, telcos and mobe networks have toldThe Register.…

Capita cuts projects, furloughs workers due to 'unpredictable level of disruption' from COVID-19
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Outsourcer vows to help efforts in healthcare call centresOutsourcing firm Capita has slashed£25m from planned capital spending in response to the "unprecedented situation" caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak.…

Exchange some currency you want to? Guess the BIOS setup keyboard combination first you must, young Padawan
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Things go sideways in Sainsbury'sBork!Bork!Bork!Welcome to another inThe Register's occasional series on computers flashing their undercrackers to all and sundry.…

A pair of previews from Microsoft for a bit of weekend tinkering: PowerShell 7.1 and Visual Studio 2019 16.6
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Cross-platform tool aims high while IDE gets stuck into GitMicrosoft has slung out a pair of previews, giving admins a look at PowerShell 7.1 and developers another chance to play with Visual Studio 2019 16.6…

Hailing frequencies open, sir... America's Space Force hurls its first military comms satellite into Earth's orbit
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Watch the Atlas V 551 rocket blast offVidThe US Space Force embarked on its first official mission on Thursday, launching a military communications satellite aboard an Atlas V551rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.…

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock both test positive for COVID-19 coronavirus
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Now wash your handsUpdatedUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.…

Interested in Busting a Move? Mmmm? IBM UK: We couldn't get to GTS redundo numbers we need by voluntary means
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Big Blue reopens window of opportunity, no end date mentionedIBM has extended the window of opportunity for its Global Technology Services workforce in the UK to nominate themselves for voluntary redundancy after too few people put their hand up in the allotted time.…

20 years later, Microsoft's still hammerin' Xamarin: Bunch of improvements on the way for cross-platform coding toolset
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Less fashionable than React Native, but a mature solution for .NET developersMicrosoft continues to evolve itsXamarin technology for cross-platform codingwith .NET, even though alternatives like React Native and Blazor are getting plenty of attention within the company.…

Announcing the official Reg-approved measure of social distancing: The Osman
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Look on my beanpoleness, ye Blighty, and mea-sure! Far away enough? Check our converter and find out!As you nervously shuffle away from your close-talking neighbour who always stood too near at the best of times, tutting and muttering "social distancing", you may wonder to yourself just what two metres or six feet should really look like. Luckily,El Reg's Standards Soviet is here to help.…

Google warns against disabling websites during Coronavirus pandemic
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Your search ranking will suffer less if you just make it a bit rubbish insteadAs companies shut their doors against the coronavirus outbreak, Google has released a set of guidelines to website owners on how to minimise the long-terms effects on their business's search ranking.…

That awful moment when what you thought was a number 1 turned out to be a number 2
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
How to Excel (sorry) on the helldeskOn CallWell done! You've made it to Friday! As a reward, treat yourself to another cup of tea and an extra slice of toast, and enjoy a morning story of panicking users and level-headed IT pros in today'sOn Call.…

Lockdown ain't easy. And that's without snoring, burping, hair-shedding seals outside your house
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Folks at one Antarctic base have noisy, stinky, neighbors right now. And they're isolated until NovemberRegreaders confined to quarters for the duration of the global coronavirus pandemic are probably not enjoying being at home all day, every day.…

Google polishes platinum Cloud Foundry membership badge as foundation takes KubeCF under its wing
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
We talk to CF's CTO as missing piece added to open-source application platformCloud Foundry, an open-source foundation dedicated to a cloud-oriented application platform, is now incubating the KubeCF project, and has also welcomed Google upgrading its membership to platinum– the highest level.…

California emits latest layoff statistics. March's numbers are ugly. It's 19,000 total, including many in tech
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Symantec, Cisco, Uber, loathsome Juul, others shed staff amid pandemicCalifornia, home of Silicon Valley, has released its latest figures on job losses in the US state, and it's not pretty.…

Want to see through walls? Electroboffins build tiny chip in the lab that vibrates at just the right frequency to do it
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Terahertz nanoplasma kit makes traditional transistors look slowVideoScientists have crafted a tiny flexible electrical device capable of generating terahertz waves, which could pave the way for new imaging techniques and high-speed communications.…

India’s networking market collapsed … in Q4 2019!
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
The nation is already well and truly routed, and telcos have new taxes to payIndia's networking equipment market collapsed before the coronavirus could stab it in the back, thanks in part to a new tax on telcos.…

Microsoft buys Affirmed Networks to provide cloudy services for 5G network operators
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Vodafone, Orange, AT&T, and Softbank are already users, will soon have Azure optionMicrosoft has become the latest company to have a crack at helping telcos prepare for 5G by acquiring network specialist Affirmed Networks.…

Dell, VMware withdraw fiscal 2021 guidance amid humming global supply chain and remote work boom
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
You can't seriously be asking why. Do you live under a rock? The reason is coronavirusUpdatedDell today slipped out aregulatory filingin which it withdrew the financial guidance it offered in late February.…

Instagram, YouTube 'iron man' marketer first to be nabbed by Feds cracking down on fake coronavirus web cures
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 GMT
Videos claiming to have magic savior pills racked up millions of views amid allegedly fraudulent investment schemeA social-media marketer is understood to be the first person to be hit with a federal fraud charge in the US for allegedly trying to trick people into investing in a bogus COVID-19 cure.…

ISP Monkeybrains cries foul over coronavirus fees after requesting more bandwidth. Zayo says it was all a mistake
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Presumed pandemic profiteering may be just confused staffAnalysisEarlier this week, Monkeybrains, a San-Francisco-based internet service provider, asked ZayoGroup, a communication infrastructure biz based in Boulder, Colorado, to temporarily upgrade a network circuit from 2Gbps to 10Gbps.…

Microsoft staff giggle beneath the weight of a 52,000-person Reply-All email storm
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Team Redmond stokes the flames as an exercise in black humorMicrosoft is right now groaning under the weight of a 52,000-person internal Reply-All email storm.…

What's a Google Play? Huawei talks up fledgling AppGallery store, shows off another voice assistant with a female name
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Oh Ce-Celia, I'm down on my knees, I'm begging you please to phone homeFor much of its life, Huawei didn't have to think too much about its software ecosystem, at least with regard to its once-growing Western market. But then Donald Trump pulled the rug out from underneath the Middle Kingdom mobe maker with a Google embargo.…

AMD dials 911, emits DMCA takedowns after miscreant steals a load of GPU hardware blueprints, leaks on GitHub
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
'We believe the stolen graphics IP is not core to the competitiveness or security of our graphics products'On Wednesday, AMD confirmed intellectual property related to its graphics processors was stolen last year, though insisted the leaked files will not damage its business nor compromise product security.…

From Gmail to Gfail: Google's G-Suite topples over for unlucky netizens, rights itself
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
East Coast looks to be hardest hit. C'mon, Chocolate Factory, we're relying on you to pull us throughUpdatedA bunch of Google services, from Gmail and Google Drive to Hangouts and Classroom, fell offline for unlucky netizens in North America today.…

Things that make you go zoom: Huawei rolls out pictastic P40 phones, no Google Play Store in sight
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Chocolate Factory's software souk still Trumped, so you'll have to make do with AppGalleryUndeterred by US boycotts, Huawei has pushed out a new range of Android smartphones without the Google software that usually comes with them.…

2020 MacBook Air teardown shows in graphic detail how butterfly keyboards were snipped for scissor switch
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Was 0.5mm of laptop really worth five years of pain, Tim?Teardown terrors iFixithave opened up the innards of the new MacBook Airto reveal not only the departure of the hated butterfly keyboard, but also tweaks that might make things a bit more repairable. Kind of.…

Brits swarm Dixons Carphone for laptops, printers, games consoles, fridges, freezers to weather out COVID-19 storm
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Online sales up 72%, but retailer warns of impact of store closuresOnline sales at Dixons Carphone shot up as Brits began preparing en masse to work from home by shelling out on notebooks, printers and– to keep the kids happy – games consoles, in response to the spread of COVID-19.…

Huawei P40 Pro: Camera setup really captures the misery of an empty world foods aisle
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Flagship's snappers would be great if we weren't under lockdownHands onHuawei, when translated from the original Chinese, means "terrible timing"*. Case in point: theHuawei P40 Propacks one of the best smartphone cameras yet, but comes at a time when most people are (or should be) self-isolating.…

Hey, China. Maybe you should have held your hackers off for a bit while COVID-19 ravaged the planet. Just a suggestion
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Citrix, Cisco and Zoho-pwning APT41 attack wave seems in awfully bad tasteProving that no good crisis ever goes to waste, Chinese government hacking crew APT41 launched a campaign that abuses vulns in Citrix Netscaler and Zoho ManageEngine, according to threat intel outfit FireEye.…

Microsoft tries getting touchy-feely once again with its Windows Insiders
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Try the Tablet Experience and pretend the Windows 8 Tablet Mode never happenedMicrosoft celebrated thearrival of a new bossfor the Windows Insider Program with a fresh build and another crack at dealing with Windows 10's often maddening approach to tablets.…

Give us a reason... not to buy a new handset? Samsung back-ports Galaxy S20 photo features to Galaxy 10 range
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Erm, guys, this is lovely. But isn't selling new kit pretty important?Samsung has announced an update for theGalaxy S10andGalaxy Note 10that will imbue them with powers previously only available on the newer Galaxy S20 range.…

Drones, apps and packed lunches: The latest on big tech's COVID-19 response
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Microsoft makes sandwiches and Intel empties its factories of protective gearRoundupWelcome to another round-up of bandwagon-hopping and genuine altruism from big tech as the industry continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Meeemories, fuel our revenue's incline: Micron sees uptick in PC and data centre demand as WFH becomes new normal
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Pyjama party for NAND and DRAM flingerChipmaker Micron forecast quarterly revenues above analysts' estimates as the novel coronavirus outbreak fuels demand for notebooks and data centre services.…

What happens when the maintainer of a JS library downloaded 26m times a week goes to prison for killing someone with a motorbike? Core-js just found out
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
What will be the fate of an open-source project relied upon by so many?In November 2019, Denis Pushkarev, maintainer of the popularcore-jslibrary, lost an appeal to overturn an 18-month prison sentence imposed for driving his motorcycle into two pedestrians, killing one of them.…

Chart-topper Neo4j makes connections in effort to nudge graph DBs into the mainstream
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Java Database Connectivity built in to hook up easily with analytics toolsGraph database spinner Neo4j has built Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) into its tech as standard with the promise of making life easier for users of popular analytics and visualisation tools who want to work on graph data.…

Short of tech talent to deal with novel coronavirus surge? Let us help– with free job ads on The Register
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
No snark, just something to help an IT industry in needIt won't have escaped anyone in the tech community and the wider world that we are in for some challenging times.…

Borky shark: A deserted airport and a Raspberry Pi feeling poorly at baggage claim. Welcome to 2020
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Zoomarine: Oceans of failBork!Bork!Bork!Worried about The Rise Of The Machines in these troubled times? Cheer yourself up with another example of what computers get up to when humans aren't watching, courtesy of your self-isolated vultures atThe Register.…

BEHOLD! Japan's Hayabusa2 probe left human imprints on ASTEROID SAND
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Sure, the bullet couldn't shift a big boulder, but it may have learned Ryugu's composition and birthdayAstroboffins have analysed what happened when the Japanese probe Hayabusa2shota 2kg Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI) at asteroid Ryugu in 2019.…

Apple: Relax, we're not totally screwing web apps. But yes, third-party cookies are toast
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
Sure, we'll delete local data after seven days but there's a way to avoid thatAfter three years of escalating restrictions on third-party cookies to protect user privacy, Apple on Tuesday went all-in with full third-party cookie blocking.…

There's no Huawei a virus can stop us! 90% of our staff in China are already back at work, says CEO
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 GMT
And ready to build the stuff that the rest of the world needs to stay online during the CoronaCrisisThe vast majority of Huawei's employees are back to work following nationwide shutdowns implemented in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China.…

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A Fight Over Money, Loyalty and Who Gets Credit for an Artist’s Rise
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
Derek Fordjour and the gallery that once worked with him are battling in court over pieces he promised to create before his career took off.

They Create Nightmare Worlds for TV. Now They’re Living in One.
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
Amid the pandemic, the producers of dystopian dramas like“The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Westworld” see their work in a different light.

Now Playing Nightly on Instagram: Sketch Comedy’s Newest Star
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
Names big and small are pivoting to online humor, but the standouts are the character-driven performers who were there all along, especially Meg Stalter.

Community Radio Fights to Stay Live (and Weird) Despite Coronavirus
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
Local stations have cut down on D.J.s coming to the studio, but playlists and personalities are holding strong as small stations get a chance to build bigger audiences.

Spring Culture Fell to Virus. In Oregon, Summer Theater Now Succumbs.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
As nonprofits around the country cancel all spring programs, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival halts performances through Labor Day, and will lay off 80 percent of its staff.

Weaving a Way Out of Isolation
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
You can craft your way to a sense of community, says the artist Liza Lou. She’s creating her “comfort” project on Instagram in real time.

Turn the Living Room into a Stage: Read Plays Out Loud
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
It’s a tradition this drama critic would highly recommend to those looking for ways to find magic in empty hours.

Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish Composer With Cinematic Flair, Dies at 86
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 +0000
Mr. Penderecki’s modernist compositions turned up in films like “The Exorcist” and influenced a generation of edgy rock musicians.

‘Making the Cut’ Is New, but the Pattern Is Familiar
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
The Amazon reality series starring Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn is the latest riff on“Project Runway.”

‘Westworld’ Season 3, Episode 3 Recap: Predators and Prey
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 +0000
Dolores is learning that we humans have our redeeming moments. Caleb learns that humans and Dolores aren’t so different.

Michael Sorkin, 71, Dies; Saw Architecture as a Vehicle for Change
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
Mr. Sorkin, who died of the coronavirus, promoted social justice in his prodigious output of essays, lectures and designs.

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ and ‘Beef House’
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
Watch a tender romance on Hulu, or try out a new sitcom from Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.

Mike Longo, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 83
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
Best known for his long association with Dizzy Gillespie, Mr. Longo, who died of the coronavirus, also led a big band and promoted the work of other musicians.

Ray Mantilla, Percussionist Who Transcended Genres, Dies at 85
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
He was adept at a range of instruments, particularly the congas and timbales, and he could make himself at home in almost any ensemble.

A Box of Secrets Led to the Story of Her Father’s Painful Wartime Past
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
Ariana Neumann’s father had nightmares and an ID card in a different name. In her memoir, “When Time Stopped,” she unspools the past he kept hidden for so long.

No Fan of Sports, a Graphic Novelist Learns to Follow the Bouncing Ball
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
In“Dragon Hoops,” Gene Luen Yang intercuts the thrilling wins and crushing losses of one high school team with basketball’s own turbulent history.

How a College Final Became a Lesson in Survival
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
When Covid-19 struck, Stanford closed its classrooms. The novelist Daniel Mason turned his students’ last assignment into an exercise for staying well.

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘Fly Away Home’
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
A thriller starring Tom Hanks airs on SundanceTV. And a family drama with Jeff Daniels comes to Criterion.

Binge These One-Season Wonders
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Many series that are canceled after one season probably shouldn’t have been made in the first place. But others are taken from us all too soon. Here are some great shows you can binge in a day.

Lucia Bosé, Whose Acting Was Interrupted by Marriage, Dies at 89
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
She appeared in films by Antonioni and Buñuel before marrying the bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín, then resumed her career after they split up.

Stuart Gordon, Whose Films Reanimated Horror, Dies at 72
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
His low-budget movies, notably the cult favorite“Re-Animator,” combined grisly body horror with a mordant sense of humor.

They Were Meant to Be the Season’s Big Books. Then the Virus Struck.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
With stores temporarily shut down and other industry disruptions, some of the most anticipated titles of the spring are being pushed back to later in the year.

In Time of Quarantine, Zwirner Shares Online Platform With Smaller Galleries
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Twelve New York galleries will each present two works by a single artist in Zwirner’s digital viewing room.

What Is the Role of Criticism in a Crisis?
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the world, and the arts are reeling. Pop music critics are asking (and facing) hard questions.

A Ballet Scandal Gets the‘Special Victims Unit’ Treatment
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
The episode,“Dance, Lies and Videotape,” appeared to be ripped from the headlines of New York City Ballet.

Overlooked No More: Kate Worley, a Pioneer Writer of Erotic Comics
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Worley, who wrote Omaha the Cat Dancer, about a feline stripper,“injected a woman’s point of view” that helped the comic stand out from others in the 1980s.

Mark Blum, a Familiar Face Off Broadway, Is Dead at 69
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
Mr. Blum, who died of coronavirus complications, was also seen on Broadway; in“Crocodile Dundee” and other movies; and on numerous television shows.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Gets New Director
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Jennifer Schantz, an executive at the New-York Historical Society, will lead the library, which is home to more than 8 million items relating to music, theater and dance.

The Ultimate Beethoven Symphony Collection
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
Nine crucial works. The best recording of each.

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Courage inside a Brooklyn hospital. A husband’s illness. Learning to swim. The survivors of Thalidomide. C.E.O.s are just like us — logged on from the laundry room. And more.

A 12-Year-Old Gymnast Heals After a Coach’s Sexual Abuse
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Helped by a raft of strong women, the heroine of Kate Messner’s “Chirp” reclaims the parts of her childhood she’s not ready to leave behind.

Bob Dylan’s 17-Minute Surprise, and 8 More New Songs
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Hear tracks by PartyNextDoor featuring Rihanna, Benjamin Gibbard and others.

Short Attention Span? All These Movies Are Under 90 Minutes
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
These 12 films, all streaming on Netflix, will satisfy your itch for fresh content without demanding much of your time.

Swiss Museum Settles Claim Over Art Trove Acquired in Nazi Era
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
The Kunstmuseum in Basel agreed to pay the heirs of a Berlin collector for 200 works he sold as he fled German persecution of Jews.

Curious George, the Wild Things, and Frog and Toad Get an Update
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Seeing some of our childhood favorites in a brand-new, contemporary light.

In Protest or Celebration, Four Poets Evoke a Sense of Endings
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
The end of relationships, the end of life, the end of civilization: Collections from Major Jackson, Carolyn Forché, Victoria Chang and Danez Smith imagine the worst.

New in Paperback:‘Savage Feast’ and ‘The Bird King’
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

‘Uncorked’ Review: A Fresh Take on the Father-Son Drama
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
A young man seeks to become a master sommelier in this drama from Prentice Penny.

What’s on TV Friday: ‘Making the Cut’ and ‘Uncorked’
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
A reality series with Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum hits Amazon. And a father-son drama debuts on Netflix.

Bill Pullman Digs Deeper on‘The Sinner’ Season 3 Finale
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
The actor talked about the explosive season ending, his dream of Keanu Reeves and what it was like to be buried alive.

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 1 Finale Recap: Another Goodbye
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
As the first season of“Picard” comes to an end, our recapper asks, “Who was this show really about anyway?”

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
Take a break, steer into the skid, keep hanging on: Our TV critic has some great recommendations.

Woody Allen’s New Memoir Is Sometimes Funny — and Tone Deaf and Banal
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
Allen’s “Apropos of Nothing,” recently released after being canceled by its original publisher, covers his childhood in Brooklyn, his career and the abuse allegations against him.

New York City Ballet Cancels Its Season but Will Pay Employees
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
City Ballet says it will lose about $8 million with the disappearance of its spring season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Maurice Berger, Curator Outspoken About Race, Is Dead at 63
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
An influential art historian, he called out racism in the museum world, and in the broader culture as well.

Escaping Into‘Babylon Berlin’ and ‘My Brilliant Friend’
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
New seasons of two top-notch international series, on Netflix and HBO, offer comfort viewing that’s outside the comfort zone.

Things to Do in N.Y.C. This Weekend While Staying Inside
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
A weekly guide to maintaining a social life while social distancing.

Art Basel Shifts to September Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
The 50th edition of the world’s biggest modern and contemporary fair joins a growing list of canceled and postponed art events.

A Pianist’s Final Message: Overlooked Works by a Son of Bach
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
When he died in February, Peter Serkin was putting the final edits on his recording of a trove of pieces by C.P.E. Bach.

On‘Beef House,’ Family Sitcoms Get the Tim and Eric Treatment
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
The comedy duo wanted to make a sitcom for Adult Swim about a house full of awkward men (and, somehow, one woman). It’s as weird as Tim and Eric fans would expect.

Broadcasting From Closets at Home, Daily Podcasts Come of Age
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
As the pandemic sequesters millions at home, an emerging category of intimate news programs offers a comforting voice.

Donald Judd’s Plain-Spoken Masterpiece
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Yes, it’s better to see this great flutter of planes, volumes and edges in person. But an online visit is the next best thing.

New York Art Galleries: The Virtual Experience
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
Tarsila do Amaral’s drawings are among dozens of landscapes of Brazil you can view from home. Ditto with Guanyu Xu’s photo installations.

Desperately Seeking Hope and Help for Your Nerves? Try Reading‘Hope and Help for Your Nerves’
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Claire Weekes, a pioneer in treating anxiety, offered simple and soothing advice that has come to influence much of our approach to panic.

Dance, Theater and More: Works to Experience at Home This Weekend
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Our writers are usually busy covering performances. Coronavirus changed that. Here are their suggestions for what to watch, read or listen to while we’re housebound.

Don’t Get What’s So Great About Westerns? Start Here
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
The films of Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott are short but complex and suspenseful. And the wide-open vistas are sure nice, right now.

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

The Fourth Wall Is My Laptop Screen
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
When theaters closed by the pandemic stream their shuttered plays online, watching sharpens the longing for the real thing.

NY Times Obituaries:




Michael Sorkin, 71, Dies; Saw Architecture as a Vehicle for Change
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
Mr. Sorkin, who died of the coronavirus, promoted social justice in his prodigious output of essays, lectures and designs.

Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish Composer With Cinematic Flair, Dies at 86
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 +0000
Mr. Penderecki’s modernist compositions turned up in films like “The Exorcist” and influenced a generation of edgy rock musicians.

Joe Diffie, Grammy-Winning Country Music Star, Dies at 61
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 +0000
He was known for his ballads and honky-tonk singles, like“Home” and “Pickup Man.” On Friday, he announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and King Aide, Dies at 98
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
Mr. Lowery helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Tom Coburn, the‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
His prolific use of a bill-blocking measure earned him his nickname, but he also won grudging respect on Capitol Hill as a political maverick.

Ray Mantilla, Percussionist Who Transcended Genres, Dies at 85
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
He was adept at a range of instruments, particularly the congas and timbales, and he could make himself at home in almost any ensemble.

Mike Longo, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 83
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
Best known for his long association with Dizzy Gillespie, Mr. Longo, who died of the coronavirus, also led a big band and promoted the work of other musicians.

John Sears, Strategist for Nixon and Reagan, Dies at 79
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Some thought he was“Deep Throat,” the secret source who helped The Washington Post unravel Watergate. He was not.

Jimmy Wynn,‘Toy Cannon’ Known for His Home Runs, Dies at 78
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Just 5-foot-9 but packed with power, he was a mainstay of the Houston Astros’ lineup for 11 years in the 1960s and ’70s and a three-time All-Star.

Lucia Bosé, Whose Acting Was Interrupted by Marriage, Dies at 89
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
She appeared in films by Antonioni and Buñuel before marrying the bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín, then resumed her career after they split up.

Sol Kerzner, South African Casino Tycoon, Is Dead at 84
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
His Sun City resort let black and white people mingle in the apartheid era, but some saw it as an emblem of all that was wrong with that racial system.

Stuart Gordon, Whose Films Reanimated Horror, Dies at 72
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
His low-budget movies, notably the cult favorite“Re-Animator,” combined grisly body horror with a mordant sense of humor.

Alan Finder, 72, Unflappable Newspaper Journalist, Dies
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
At The Times, he vitalized what in lesser hands might have been benumbing explications of property tax assessments and revisions of the City Charter.

Romi Cohn Saved 56 Jewish Families. Coronavirus Took His Life
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Mr. Cohn was only 15 when he began rescuing Jewish families in Czechoslovakia in 1944.

Dez-Ann Romain, Educator with Grit and Heart, Dies at 36
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Ms. Romain ran a school for young people who fared better in a smaller setting; she was the first school employee in New York City to die of the coronavirus

Dave Edwards, College Basketball Assist Wizard, Dies at 48
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Edwards holds the single-season assist record for Texas A&M, where he starred for three years.

Jenny Polanco, Fashion Designer with a Caribbean Palette, Dies at 62
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
A breakthrough Dominican designer of clothing, jewelry and accessories, she worked across the Caribbean and in Paris and New York.

Arnold Obey, 73, Educator and Marathoner, Dies
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
Mr. Obey was a veteran school principal who took to marathoning and kept at it— 38 times in a row in the New York City Marathon.

Mark Blum, a Familiar Face Off Broadway, Is Dead at 69
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 +0000
Mr. Blum, who died of coronavirus complications, was also seen on Broadway; in“Crocodile Dundee” and other movies; and on numerous television shows.

Curly Neal, Globetrotters’ Dazzling Dribbler, Dies at 77
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
He admitted he“didn’t know anything about being funny” when he joined the comedic basketball team, but he became one of its biggest stars.

Maurice Berger, Curator Outspoken About Race, Is Dead at 63
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
An influential art historian, he called out racism in the museum world, and in the broader culture as well.

Richard Reeves, Columnist and Author on Presidents, Dies at 83
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 +0000
His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column. He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.

Floyd Cardoz Showed How to Honor a Cuisine by Bending It
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 +0000
The chef, who died Tuesday, created Indian-American dishes that surprised and still linger in the memory.

Floyd Cardoz, 59, Dies; Gave American Fine Dining an Indian Flavor
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 +0000
He was the first chef born and raised in India to lead an influential New York City kitchen, at Tabla. He died in the coronavirus pandemic.

Julia Miles, 90, Dies; Pushed for Gender Parity in the Theater
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 +0000
Concerned that female directors and playwrights were underrepresented in New York theaters, she founded Women’s Project in 1978 to cultivate their work.

Richard Marek, Editor of Hemingway, Baldwin and Ludlum, Dies at 86
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 +0000
He shepherded more than 300 books into print, including James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Robert Ludlum’s “The Bourne Identity.”

Albert Uderzo, 92, Co-Creator of French Comic Series Asterix, Dies
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 +0000
He teamed up with the writer René Goscinny to create the mustachioed Gaul, whose adventures have sold hundreds of millions of comic books worldwide.

Terrence McNally as Seen by Critics in The New York Times
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 +0000
He was furious, despairing, yet inescapably entertaining, often in the same show. And he offered memorable roles to Nathan Lane, Zoe Caldwell and more.

Stanley Sporkin, Bane of Corporate Corruption, Dies at 88
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 +0000
As the S.E.C.’s enforcer, he targeted firms that made illegal campaign contributions in the U.S. and bribed officials to gain business in other countries.

Michael Broadbent, Who Put Wine on the Auction Block, Dies at 92
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 +0000
At Christie’s in London, he essentially created the notion that wine could be auctioned like furniture or art. He was also an influential wine writer.

Nashom Wooden, Downtown Denizen, Is Dead at 50
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 +0000
He had survived every iteration of gay nightlife. Then came a sudden illness, believed to be the novel coronavirus.

Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Playwright of Gay Life, Dies at 81
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 +0000
Mr. McNally, who died of coronavirus complications, introduced audiences to characters and situations that most mainstream theater had previously shunted into comic asides.

Wolf Kahn, Who Painted Vibrant Landscapes, Is Dead at 92
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 +0000
He played with color, creating scenes both calming and arresting. He said he wanted his colors“to be surprising to people without being offensive.”

Manu Dibango, Soulful Ambassador of African Music, Dies at 86
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 +0000
His 1972 hit“Soul Makossa” arrived at the dawn of the disco era and made its way to dance floors across the United States, Europe and Africa.

Eric Weissberg,‘Dueling Banjos’ Musician, Dies at 80
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 +0000
His melodic banjo work on a 1973 hit single (heard in the movie“Deliverance”) helped usher bluegrass music into the cultural mainstream.

Boris Stankovic, Who Paved Way for N.B.A.’s ‘Dream Team,’ Dies at 94
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 +0000
As the longtime head of FIBA, the international game’s governing body, he successfully lobbied to let pros play in the Olympics.

Aurlus Mabele, Congolese King of Soukous Music, Dies at 66
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 +0000
His up-tempo hits and high-wattage performances were highlighted by spectacular dance moves. He contracted the coronavirus and died in Paris.

Jeremy Marre, Documentarian of World Music, Is Dead at 76
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 +0000
With a minimal camera and sound crew, Mr. Marre traveled the world to film music and musicians on home turf that was often gritty and unglamorous.