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sea-puss, n.
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: sea-puss, n. A strong, narrow current on or near the surface of the sea, flowing directly out from the shore, esp. over a submerged channel or gully…

gypit, adj.
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: gypit, adj. Silly, foolish, idiotic.

Yat, n. and adj.
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: Yat, n. A regional dialect or accent of New Orleans…

Christophany, n.
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: Christophany, n. An appearance or manifestation of Christ. Also: this appearance or manifestation as a phenomenon.

dulciloquy, n.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: dulciloquy, n. A sweet or pleasing manner of speaking; sweetness of speech.

cannet, n.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: cannet, n. In heraldry: a representation of a duck with neither feet nor beak, borne as a charge.

transitarium, n.
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: transitarium, n. A device used for illustrating the geometry of the transit of Venus or Mercury across the sun's disk…

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Wanna live on the edge and play with a multi-core system crammed with 5G, AI? Here's a dev kit Qualcomm has in mind
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 GMT
Plus: Machine-learning software and another Power processor core opened up by IBMRoundupSamples of Qualcomm's Cloud AI 100,teasedmore than a year ago, are now shipping to select customers, the tech giant said this week. The hardware is due to officially launch in the first half of next year.…

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 debut derailed by website glitches, bots, lack of supply
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Chip giant dinged for failing to block automated buyingAnalysisNvidia launched its GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards on Thursday and promptly sold out from its online store, to the annoyance of more than a few would-be customers who were left empty-handed.…

Let's go space truckin': 1970s probe Voyager 1 is now 14 billion miles from home
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
NASA's long-lived spacecraft reaches another milestoneNASA's extraordinarily long-livedVoyager 1probe this week passed14 billion milesfrom Earth.…

Das Keyboard 4C TKL: Plucky mechanical contender strikes happy medium between typing feel and clackety-clack joy
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Quality comes in small packagesReviewMechanical keyboard aficionados spend years (and an unconscionable amount of money) searching for typing perfection. One recent pocket-crushing contender in this arena is theDas Keyboard 4C TKL, which retails at $139 (or£139 in Blighty).…

Online fraud prevention biz fails to prevent CEO's alleged offline fraud
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Security upstart NS8, which raised $123m in funding, let its leader have sole control over revenue recordsThe Feds on Thursday charged the head of a cyber-fraud prevention company with fraud in a complaint unsealed in a New York City court.…

Your anti-phishing test emails may be too easy to spot. NIST has a training tool for that
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Phish Scale hopes to make life easier for blue teams gazing at click ratesThe US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has said it has developed a way of measuring precisely why corporate staff click on obvious phishing emails and open malware-laden attachments, despite warnings not to do those things.…

It's IPO week and one of Wall Street's own is raising the spectre of a stock market crash
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Some aspects are 'eerily similar to the peak of the 2000 bubble' warns BernsteinIn a week that saw three tech companies float on the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street analyst Bernstein is mulling the potential of a share price crash based on similar indicators prevalent during the .com bust.…

Top 5 billionaires find that global pandemics are good for business– and their wallets
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Richest boys' club wealth grew by $101.7bn between March and JuneAstounding though it is, there are members of the human race about whom it can confidently be said: "Look, they're having a good pandemic."…

Bad news for 'cool dads' trying to bond with their teens: China-owned TikTok and WeChat face US download ban by Sunday
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Unless the Orange One steps in to save the day. Fancy that!The US Department of Commerce has threatened to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned social media platforms Tiktok and Wechat from app stores this weekend.…

Did this airliner land in the North Sea? No. So what happened?<i>El Reg</i>probes flight tracker site oddity
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
All is well. Unless you trust everything you see on the internetAn airliner that appeared to crash into the North Sea earlier this week in fact landed safely. Yet multiple flight tracker websites showed it spiralling into the ocean. Experts have explained toThe Registerwhat really happened.…

Reseller gives Brits Insight into value webcam shipments of the future-ture-ture-ture
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Pull on your gold hoodie and Darth Vader breathing apparatus and take a trip with us to 2051UpdatedWorried about the impact of Brexit and COVID-19 on your supply chain? Wondering about the operating systems of the future? A reseller has the inside scoop on when you should expect that shipment of 17 "Windows XP" cams, and it's 2051.…

This is how demon.co.uk ends, not with a bang but a blunder: Randomer swipes decommissioning domain
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Namesco says soz, Brit data watchdog investigatingThe last vestige of ye olde UK ISP Demon Internet, in the form of the demon.co.uk subdomain, was given its marching orders this year– after internet services outfit Namesco told customers to change their email address by29 May.…

Should we all consolidate databases for the storage benefits? Reg vultures deploy DevOps, zoos, haircuts
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
As the wisdom of the crowd decidesRegister DebateYou’d think debating the benefits of database consolidation for storage would be a relatively straightforward affair. Not when it’s a Register Debate.…

Behold the Bloo Screen of Death: Bathroom borkage stops<s>spray</s>play
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Flushed outBork!Bork!Bork!Windows pops up in the strangest of places. Sure, digital signage– been there, done that. But as something to stare at when one should be directing one's undercarriage? That's a new one.…

Elecrow CrowPi2: Neat way to get your boffins-to-be hooked on Linux from an early age and tinkering in no time
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
The kiddiwonks won't even know they're learningReviewThe Raspberry Pi's pitch is simple: it's a dirt-cheap, low-stakes computer designed to inspire experimentation in software engineering and electronics. Since it first hit the market in 2013, a flood of third-party accessories popped up to help foster that. Take, for example, the Elecrow CrowPi2.…

Iran's RampantKitten spy crew were snooping on expats and dissidents for six years
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
So says Check Point, piecing together Telegram-busting malware cluesInfosec outfit Check Point says it has uncovered a six-year Iranian cyber-spying campaign directed at expats and dissidents worldwide.…

Amazon gets its tax excuses in early amid rising UK profits– but leaves<i>El Reg</i>off the press list. Can't think why
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
A charm offensive, or just plain offensive?Amazon tried to head off negative column inches about its tax-efficient operations in Britain by cherry-picking journalists to brief on its latest financial results days before they hit Companies House.…

How is your machine learning project coming along? Get some inspiration from our MCubed Online conference
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Explainability, model testing, experience reports– we've got everything you need next monthEventRemember the days of coming together at a conference and venting about work stuff while learning something that may actually help you move your company's machine learning initiative forward?…

As we stand on the precipice of science fiction into science fact, people say: Hell yeah, I want to augment my eyesight!
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
They're called glasses, look it upDude. Imagine, like, if you had– bear with me – a smartphone, right? But, like, in your HEAD?!…

iOS 14 suffers app preference amnesia: Rebooting an iThing resets browser, email client defaults back to Safari, Mail
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
You didn't want to run that hot Cupertino code? Too bad, loserApple's iOS 14 is supposed to let people select third-party apps, such as Chrome and Outlook, as their default browser and email client. Yet, when the iThings are rebooted or powered back on, these choices are wiped, and the defaults reset to Apple's Safari and Mail.…

Apple 'proud to support Indian customers and their communities'– but maybe not so much for COVID-slammed retailers
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Online Apple store comes to India even as millions remain in containment zonesApple will grace India with its online store, at just the moment that local bricks and mortar retailers need trade they can get.…

He was a skater boy. We said, 'see you later, boy'– and the VAX machine mysteriously began to work as intended
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Go pivot on thisOn CallEveryone loves a mystery so clamber into theOn Callvaults for a good old-fashioned VAX-based whatdunnit.…

Alibaba wants to get you off the PC upgrade treadmill and into its cloud
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Pitches tiny 'cloud computer' that streams apps and OSes over WiFi and hooks up to USB-C displaysAlibaba has teased a tiny PC replacement that will stream apps from its cloud.…

Woman dies after hospital is unable to treat her during crippling ransomware infection, cops launch probe
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Extortionware is bad but it never killed anyo... never mindA woman in Germany died after a ransomware infection prevented her hospital from giving her emergency treatment.…

Thunderbird implements PGP crypto feature requested 21 years ago
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
As Mozilla kills off secure file transfer tool because– shock! – it was being abusedMozilla's mail reader Thunderbird has implemented a feature first requested 21 years ago.…

Pakistan to smartphone-makers: Come for the low tax, stay to create your replacements
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Floats industry plan that requires ramp-up of locally made components and complete tech transferPakistan has proposed that foreign smartphone-makers entering the country will have to help it build a domestic smartphone industry.…

USA still hasn’t figured out details of WeChat ban but promises users won't be punished
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 GMT
Three days remain before definition of prohibited transactions dropsThe United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has revealed that the Trump administration has not yet decided exactly what sort of ban it wants to impose on Tencent-operated messaging service WeChat, but that users of the service won’t be subject to any penalties.…

Feeling bad about your last security audit? Check out what just happened to the US Department of Interior
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
It starts with a backpack of $200 of electronics and poor Wi-Fi securityThe US Department of the Interior (DoI) spectacularly failed its latest computer security assessment, mostly for a lack of Wi-Fi defenses.…

Internet Archive's way cool Wayback Machine gets way more websites in Cloudflare fail-over pact
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
And Cloudflare customers get way better availabilityThe Internet Archive, repository for some 468bn webpages, has become a fail-over service for Cloudflare customers, which could improve website availability for everyone.…

Strap in for the wild ride that is invest.com: A failed legal battle, millions of dollars on the line... and that Yo! app
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Plus: Strange $12m sale rumors surround top domain nameAnalysisThe man who claims he was screwed out of ownership of one of the internet’s most valuable addresses – invest.com – has lost a critical appeals court ruling. He reckons the battle’s not over yet, though.…

Google bans stalkerware apps from Android store. Which is cool but... why were they allowed in the first place?
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Disclosed tracking, helicopter parenting programs are still kosherIn an update to its Android Developer Program Policy, Google on Wednesday said stalkerware apps in its app store can no longer be used to stalk non-consenting adults.…

Video encoders using Huawei chips have backdoors and bad bugs– and Chinese giant says it's not to blame
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Telecom kit maker points finger in the general direction of Middle Kingdom's complicated supply chainHardware video encoders from multiple suppliers contain several critical security bugs that allow a remote unauthenticated miscreant to run arbitrary code on the equipment.…

New strategy, Cloudera? Hadoop flinger launches NoSQL database, visualisation tools in head-scratching flurry
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Another facet of its data platform vision thingAnalysisFor a data company, Cloudera appears to be short on answers. Amid a raft of technology releases, it seems to be trying to insert its muzzle into two well-established markets while questions still remain over its Enterprise Data Cloud, announced more than a year ago.…

Ah yes, Sony, that major player in the smartphone space, has a new flagship inbound: The Xperia 5 II
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Snapdragon 865-powered, 120Hz tall boy focuses on fun and gamesHoping to regain ground lost to competitors in China and South Korea, Sony today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone: the€899 Xperia 5 II.…

Flashy tabs and no Flash: Apple rolls out Safari 14 to macOS Catalina, Mojave users
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
End of the line for Adobe's multimedia nightmare on iGiant's browserAhead of the macOS Big Sur launch, Apple has released Safari 14 to the general public, granting Mojave and Catalina users access to the company's latest browser.…

AWS hoping to pick up stream with Cloud Digital Interface: Low latency cloud network for uncompressed video
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Cloud connection with the performance of 12G-SDI - as long as VMs are physically close togetherAmazon Web Services has said its new Cloud Digital Interface (CDI) will enable cloud-based video production across multiple virtual machines for the first time.…

GCHQ agency 'strongly urges' Brit universities, colleges to protect themselves after spike in ransomware infections
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Never mind real-world viruses, get your networks into lockdown ASAPGCHQ offshoot the National Cyber Security Centre has warned Further and Higher Education institutions in the UK to be on their guard against ransomware attacks as the new academic year (sort of) gets under way.…

How do you solve 'disruption' at the UK border after Brexit? Let's call Peter Thiel! AI biz Palantir– you're hired
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Oh, and Smart Freight System software in beta by April... will be used from December. WCGW?The UK government has enlisted controversial US AI biz Palantir in a bid to "mitigate and manage potential disruption at the border" as the country's departure from the EU comes into force.…

What did they do– twist his Arm? Ex-Qualcomm senior veep joins SiFive as CEO, RISC-V PC for devs teased
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Vector-math processor core for high-perf computing promised, tooEx-Qualcomm exec Patrick Little will today take over as CEO and president of Arm-wrestling RISC-V chip design upstart SiFive.…

Microsoft forks out $3m in back pay settlement to make Feds' hiring discrimination probe go away
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Agreement puts a stop to the audit, but isn't an admission of wrongdoingUpdatedMicrosoft has agreed to fork out $3,000,000 in back pay and interest to resolve an investigation by a US federal agency looking into allegations it unlawfully passed over qualified Asian, African American, and Hispanic applicants who were looking for work.…

Financial Reporting Council slaps Autonomy auditor Deloitte with£15m fine over audit 'misconduct'
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Two audits also hit with combined£750k of personal fines by accountacy regulatorDeloitte has been fined£15m by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for “serious and serial failures” in its auditing of British software company Autonomy prior to the latter’s acquisition by HP for $11bn.…

Amazon Lex can now speak British English... or simply 'English' if you're British
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Alexa-derived chatbot tech allegedly understands 'the British accent', but fails to recognise that there are manyIt's only taken three years, but the conversational interface tech underlying Amazon's Alexa assistant is now capable of the world's lingua franca in its purest form– "British English".…

.UK overlord Nominet tells everyone not to worry about 'distorted' vote allocations in its board elections
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Errors had no material effect on the outcome, promises the, er, board chairmanNominet has been forced to admit it wrongly calculated election results for its board of directors in 2018 and 2019.…

Relics of the past to be found in Oxford: A medieval friary, a Saxon wall, and... Windows 7
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Shopping paradise forgot to pay for more supportBork!Bork!Bork!Microsoft has many operating systems that simply refuse to die. MS-DOS can be found here and there. Windows XP continues to hang around like a toxic airborne emission. And Windows 7? Despite the software maker's best efforts, it lingers on.…

One down, two to go: Astra's first attempt to reach orbit scuppered by iffy guidance
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Also: Cygnus named for Columbia 'naut, and Space Shuttle Endeavour dressed up for launchIn brief"As we've always said, we expect it to take three flights to make it to orbit," upstart launch vehicle outfit Astrabravely saidas its imaginatively named Rocket 3.1 went *phut* shortly after lift-off last week.…

You have to be very on-trend as a cybercrook– hence why coronavirus-themed phishing is this year's must-have look
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
F-Secure gives its take on the first half of 2020 in internet scumminessCoronavirus-themed malicious emails were the standout feature of online naughtiness in the first half of 2020, according to infosec firm F-Secure– though overall volumes of phishing did decrease a touch.…

Cisco’s 'intuitive security' tool can’t handle MAC address randomization out-of-the-box
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
iOS 14's new MAC scrambling could stop upgraded devices from connecting, Android 10 also a messCiscopromotesits Identity Services Engine (ISE) as“intuitive network security for the digital age.” But Switchzilla has just explained that it’s not very good at handling the growing practice of MAC address randomization by mobile devices.…

What the hell is going on with .uk? Dozens of domain names sold in error, then reversed, but we'll say no more about it, says oversight org
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Fasthosts made a mistake, this exhibit is closedThe perilous state of the UK's internet space has been exposed once again, as the second largest seller of .uk domain names admitted last night it wrongly sold dozens of valuable internet addresses.…

Need to track IT kit? Business continuity? Legal? ServiceNow has a package of satellite apps for you... now
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Biz is not going to make any impact in core areas– but there's much more to life than HR, supply chains, accounting, analyst tells usServiceNow, the workflow company home tohumble-braggingCEO Bill McDermott, on Wednesday launched a package of tools to help organizations scratch an itch incumbent management software suites may not be able to reach.…

Not content with distorting actual reality, Facebook now wants to build a digital layer for the world
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 GMT
Data-harvesting test pilots to roam the streets wearing AR glasses and little lanyards explaining that you’re being recordedBy permitting conspiracies and blatant falsehoods to circulate unchallenged, Facebook made denial of reality a nasty feature of actual reality. And now the Silicon Valley juggernaut has decided it wants to figure out how to build a digital layer that overlays the real world.…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Loved Opera, and Opera Loved Her Back
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
Justice Ginsburg was the art form’s “greatest advocate and our greatest spokesperson,” says a leading director.

Where To Stream Movies About The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
The Supreme Court justice, who died on Friday at 87, was a celebrated pop culture figure late in her life, and the subject of two films.

It’s a Banana. It’s Art. And Now It’s the Guggenheim’s Problem.
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
Ephemeral works of art, like Maurizio Cattelan’s creation out of fruit, can often pose conservation challenges for the museums that have them.

New York Film Festival Gives New Life to'The Spook Who Sat by the Door'
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
“The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” a 1973 parable about institutional racism, was pulled from theaters after only a few weeks. The New York Film Festival is giving new life to the cult film.

‘PEN15’ Is No Longer an Underdog, and That Feels Weird
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
In a joint interview, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle discussed the new season, the destabilizing effect of their show’s success and why the smallest slights are the most devastating.

A Stained-Glass Gift, From God and Gerhard Richter
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
The monks of a German abbey hope new windows by the renowned artist will draw visitors and secure the community’s future.

In His Hands, a Love Song Becomes a Requiem for Plague Times
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
The artist Ragnar Kjartansson has built his reputation around endurance works, and a Milanese church will host his latest: the same romantic tune repeated hour after hour, day after day, for a month.

From a Historic Piano Duel to a Finger-Blurring New Album
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
Marc-André Hamelin’s recording features fantasias on Italian opera by Franz Liszt and Sigismond Thalberg, who faced off onstage in 1837.

‘Static Apnea’ Review: Breathing Together, Remaining Apart
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
In this brief but eerie installation, one viewer and one performer, separated by glass, share the feeling of being trapped underwater.

Anne Stevenson, Poet and Plath Biographer, Is Dead at 87
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
Her poetry was acclaimed, but her take on her more famous contemporary caused controversy.

Best Sellers Sell the Best Because They’re Best Sellers
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
Publishing is becoming a winner-take-all game. Nobody dominates it like Madeline McIntosh and Penguin Random House.

Young Adult Dystopian Fiction That Feels Pretty Real
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
These four thrillers may be gussied up with future settings, but the problems they confront are rooted in today’s world.

Stephen F. Cohen, Influential Historian of Russia, Dies at 81
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
He chronicled Stalin’s tyrannies and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and he was an enthusiastic admirer of Mikhail Gorbachev.

‘Rifkin’s Festival’ Review: Woody Allen Travels to Movie Memory Lane
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The filmmaker seems to acknowledge the world has changed in this light tale of a director (Wallace Shawn) at a European film festival.

Winston Groom, Author of‘Forrest Gump,’ Dies at 77
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
He wrote the 1986 novel that inspired the Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks. Another book was a finalist for a Pulitzer.

Christian Liaigre, Minimalist Interior Designer, Dies at 77
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
Known for his muscular and clean-lined furniture, Mr. Liaigre designed the influential Mercer hotel in SoHo, as well as the homes of Rupert Murdoch and others.

Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love‘Derry Girls’
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
A smart sitcom set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, its characters are richly detailed, its understanding of teenage awkwardness profound.

New York City Center to Revive a Pair of Musicals About Black Lives
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
“The Life” and “The Tap Dance Kid,” which focus on people of color in Manhattan, are planned for the 2020-2021 season of Encores!, the center’s popular series.

The Most Famous People in America
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We’re a media company, standing in front of a readership, asking them to tell us what they think about fame.

Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper’s Wholesome Team-Up, and 10 More New Songs
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
Hear tracks by Sam Smith, Salem, Steve Arrington and others.

How Tom Holland Seeks Revenge in‘The Devil All the Time’
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
The director Antonio Campos narrates a look at his period drama featuring Holland and Robert Pattinson.

‘The Devil All the Time’ | Anatomy of a Scene
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The director Antonio Campos discusses a scene from his drama featuring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson.

National Book Awards Names 2020 Nominees
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
Fiction contenders include Brit Bennett, the author of“The Vanishing Half”; Randall Kenan, a beloved writer who died in August; and Douglas Stuart, a debut novelist who is also a Booker Prize finalist.

A Candlelit Proposal for a Couple Used to the Spotlight
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
Ben Chase and Rachel Schur, both actors, got engaged sitting in an audience.

All-American Stories by Walter Mosley, Matthew Baker and Ron Rash
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
Three new collections explore the abuses, hypocrisies and awkwardnesses of living in this country today.

New in Paperback:‘Speaking American’ and ‘The Seine’
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

The Nigerian-British Writer Putting Black Joy on Stage and Screen
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
“There’s so much more that comes with being Black apart from dealing with racism,” says Theresa Ikoko, a Londoner whose movie “Rocks” opened this week.

Seth Meyers Defends Blue States Against‘President Caligula’
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
After President Trump seemed to blame liberal states for the Covid-19 death toll, Meyers said he’d done a great job “if you just take out all the people that died.”

Can a Book Capture the Magic of Birding?
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
Delving into the many tomes that try to distill the fascination that makes so many want to stare up through their binoculars.

Carole Baskin of‘Tiger King’ Gets Her Own Show
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
The unscripted series will follow Ms. Baskin and her husband, Howard Baskin, as“they work to expose” animal abuse, a production company said.

Ann Getty, Publisher and Bicoastal Arts Patron, Is Dead at 79
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
She married into one of the world’s richest families but refused to let herself be marginalized as a socialite.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
Ewan McGregor hits the road again, Mo Willems does the Kennedy Center, and an edgy teen drama returns to Netflix.

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Banksy’s Attempt to Trademark a Graffiti Image Is Thrown Out
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
The street artist’s effort to use trademark law instead of copyright to protect his paintings from commercial knockoffs is thwarted by a European Union decision.

Claudia Rankine on the Ways Race Haunts Her Imagination, and America’s
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
In her new book,“Just Us,” the poet and essayist repeatedly asks how race is understood and manifested in American culture.

Steve Carter, Playwright in a Black Theater World, Dies at 90
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
He emerged from the Black Arts movement and the famed Negro Ensemble Company, writing dramas and satires about the Black and Caribbean-American experiences.

7 Things to Do This Weekend
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.

Monuments That Celebrate Communal Struggles, Not Flawed Men
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
Contemporary sculptures by Jeffrey Gibson and others, part of“Monuments Now” at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, draw on the past to look toward the future.

New York Film Festival: 10 Great Movies You Can (Mostly) Stream Online
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
This year’s edition of the Lincoln Center staple is going virtual and to the Bronx — but there is still plenty to watch.

Jerry Harris of‘Cheer’ Arrested on Child Pornography Charge
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
Mr. Harris, a fan favorite on the Netflix series, was arrested and charged with production of child pornography on Thursday, days after two teenage boys filed a lawsuit against him.

‘Hidden or Niche’ Productions Shine at Venice Theater Biennale
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
This year’s edition of the festival, held under social distancing measures, is devoted to works made on a limited budget by under-the-radar Italian theater-makers.

Macmillan C.E.O. John Sargent Is Departing
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
The longtime publishing executive is leaving the company, which has faced months of turmoil, because of disagreements over its direction.

Jacob Lawrence, Peering Through History’s Cracks
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
“American Struggle” at the Met shows an artist searching out bits of the nation’s history that have been edged out, and making visible the fight for racial equality.

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Commission New Online Works
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
The initiative aims to encourage dance makers, musicians and other artists to continue working.“We need art right now more than ever,” Mikhail Baryshnikov said.

Artists Sign Letter Seeking Reform at the Whitney
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
Last month, the museum acquired works from 80 artists, often through discounted sales. A new letter signed by more than half of the artists asks for substantive changes in the Whitney’s policies.

‘H Is for Happiness’ Review: Using Fuss to Fight Off a Funk
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
The cuteness and cheer of this film is offset by a refreshingly direct take on depression and despair.

Alicia Keys Has Passion, Advice and Aplomb on‘Alicia’
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
The singer and songwriter’s seventh album grapples with other people’s expectations and offers words of uplift.

A Climate Center on Governors Island Is Just What New York Needs
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
A rezoning proposal that has been floating around is finally up for city review. This kind of development is just what New York needs now.

Róisín Murphy, Disco Queen, on Her New Album'Róisín Machine'
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
The Irish innovator has been putting her own spin on glittery music for two decades. In a year full of dance-pop releases, she’s returning to shake things up yet again.

Art About Waiting— and What It Takes to Endure
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
In a time of crisis with no end in sight, durational performance, or endurance art, surfaces in our consciousness. Is this the art of our age?

Opera Star Anna Netrebko Is Hospitalized With Covid-19
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
“Everything will be fine!” she said on Instagram, but the news is the latest sign of the challenges singers face returning to work.

‘The Way I See It’ Review: Hailing Days Not Too Far Past
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
Pete Souza, the White House photographer for the Obama administration, casts a warm eye on the past and a cold eye on the present in this Dawn Porter documentary.

‘God of the Piano’ Review: How Far Will Mother Go?
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
A family drama and psychological horror story, this directorial debut examines a parent’s projection of her own failed dreams onto a talented child.

‘A Chef’s Voyage’ Review: Not the Freshest Ingredients
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
This documentary is a tedious chronicle of a California restaurant staff’s French tour.

‘The Nest’ Review: New Home, Old Wounds
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
In Sean Durkin’s film, a move to Britain widens a family’s rifts.

‘I’ve Got Issues’ Review: Seeking a Point, Starting to Break
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
Sensitive souls wrestle with existential anxiety in Steve Collins’s absurdist comedy.

‘Blackbird’ Review: The Goodbye Girl
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
Susan Sarandon plays a dying matriarch hosting her family one last time in Roger Michell’s vacant tear-jerker.

‘Alone’ Review: Catch Her if You Can
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
An emotionally fragile young woman takes a terrifying road trip in John Hyams’s bare-bones thriller.

NY Times Obituaries:




Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg’s pointed and powerful dissenting opinions earned her late-life rock stardom.

Stephen F. Cohen, Influential Historian of Russia, Dies at 81
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
He chronicled Stalin’s tyrannies and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and he was an enthusiastic admirer of Mikhail Gorbachev.

Winston Groom, Author of‘Forrest Gump,’ Dies at 77
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
He wrote the 1986 novel that inspired the Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks. Another book was a finalist for a Pulitzer.

Anne Stevenson, Poet and Plath Biographer, Is Dead at 87
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
Her poetry was acclaimed, but her take on her more famous contemporary caused controversy.

Those We’ve Lost
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
The coronavirus pandemic has taken an incalculable death toll. This series is designed to put names and faces to the numbers.

Larry Wilson, Who Made Safety an N.F.L. Threat, Dies at 82
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
A feared Hall of Famer for the St. Louis Cardinals, he was known— particularly by battered quarterbacks — for the safety blitz.

Henrietta Boggs, Southerner Who Spread Her Wings, Dies at 102
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
Fleeing segregated Alabama, she found revolution in Costa Rica and married its future president. She then pushed him to grant women and minorities the right to vote.

Christian Liaigre, Minimalist Interior Designer, Dies at 77
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
Known for his muscular and clean-lined furniture, Mr. Liaigre designed the influential Mercer hotel in SoHo, as well as the homes of Rupert Murdoch and others.

Ann Getty, Publisher and Bicoastal Arts Patron, Is Dead at 79
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
She married into one of the world’s richest families but refused to let herself be marginalized as a socialite.

RBG's Death: Reactions and Latest Updates
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said.

John Najarian, Pioneering Transplant Surgeon, Dies at 92
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
He was known for taking on difficult cases, many involving children. An anti-rejection drug he developed led to a scandal, but he was vindicated.

Steve Carter, Playwright in a Black Theater World, Dies at 90
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
He emerged from the Black Arts movement and the famed Negro Ensemble Company, writing dramas and satires about the Black and Caribbean-American experiences.

Momcilo Krajisnik, Bosnian Serb Convicted of War Crimes, Dies at 75
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
Mr. Krajisnik, the speaker of the Bosnian Serb Parliament during the 1992-95 Bosnian war and the right-hand man of Radovan Karadzic, has died of the novel coronavirus.

Stanley Crouch, Critic Who Saw American Democracy in Jazz, Dies at 74
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
A prolific author, essayist, columnist and social critic, he challenged conventional thinking on race and helped found Jazz at Lincoln Center.

DJ Jaffe, Ad Man Turned Mental Health Crusader, Dies at 65
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 +0000
He pushed for passage of Kendra’s Law in New York, which mandates outpatient psychiatric treatment for patients deemed dangerous. It became a model for similar programs nationwide.

Bill Gates Sr., Who Guided Billionaire Son’s Philanthropy, Dies at 94
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 +0000
He channeled support for campaigns to eradicate polio, reduce infant mortality, build schools and help find an AIDS vaccine— among other causes.

Bruce Williamson Jr., a Latter-Day Temptation, Dies at 49
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 +0000
A gospel music prodigy as a child, Mr. Williamson went on to sing with the Motown group for nearly a decade. He died of the coronavirus.

Randall Kenan, Southern Writer of Magical Realism, Dies at 57
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
His upbringing in North Carolina helped him create a fictional hamlet, Tims Creek, where a 3-year-old clairvoyant scares the neighbors and a pig talks.

Anthony M. Hopkins, Who Fought in Vietnam and the Gulf, Dies at 70
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 +0000
A tank commander, he earned a Purple Heart when he was badly wounded by shrapnel in an ambush in South Vietnam. Later a postal worker, he died of Covid-19.

Jiri Menzel, Oscar-Winning Czech Director, Dies at 82
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 +0000
His 1966 feature,“Closely Watched Trains,” won an Academy Award and was part of a burst of creativity in Czech filmmaking.

Dr. Marion Moses, Top Aide to Cesar Chavez, Dies at 84
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 +0000
She tended to the health of poor farm workers and was at the forefront of a 1960s national grape boycott that brought his agricultural union triumph.

Jack‘Murph the Surf’ Murphy, Heist Mastermind, Dies at 83
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 +0000
He stole the Star of India and other gems from the Museum of Natural History. Two days later he was under arrest.

Nancy Dine, Filmmaker and Muse of Artist Jim Dine, Dies at 83
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
In the 1960s, the Dines were an art-world force in New York and London. Ms. Dine went on to make films about her husband, earning her an Academy Award nomination.

Vasilis Dimitriou, Keeper of a Fading Movie Art, Dies at 84
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 +0000
He was one of Europe’s last Hollywood billboard painters, creating, by hand, giant film promotions for theaters since the end of World War II.

Florence Howe,‘Mother of Women’s Studies,’ Dies at 91
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 +0000
In 1970, she helped found the Feminist Press. It was hailed for making available“a legacy of writings by and about women.”