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pinguinitescent, adj.
Sun, 07 Aug 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: pinguinitescent, adj. Having a greasy lustre.

poddle, v.
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: poddle, v. To walk with slow, short, or unsteady steps; to proceed in a dawdling or uncoordinated manner.

chiptune, n.
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 +0000
OED WOTD: chiptune, n.  A type of synthesized electronic music that mimics the timbre of sound effects from (typically vintage) personal computers, arcade machines, and games consoles, made using emulators or sound chips from these devices.

dogfood, v.
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: dogfood, v. Of a company or its employees: to use a product or service developed by the company, as a means of testing it before it is made available to customers.

reginal, adj.
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: reginal, adj. Of or relating to a queen; queenly.

muso, n.
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: muso, n. In Australian English: a musician; especially a classical one.

chipperness, n.
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OED Word of the Day: chipperness, n. The condition or quality of being chipper; lively cheerfulness.

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AI laser probe for prostate cancer enters clinical trials
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 GMT
FDA says yes to the testsAI software capable of mapping tumor tissue more accurately to help surgeons treat and shrink prostate cancer using a laser-powered needle will soon be tested in real patients during clinical trials.…

Ukraine's cyber chief comes to Black Hat in surprise visit
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 GMT
Tl;DR - the news isn't goodBlack Hat In BriefVictor Zhora, Ukraine's lead cybersecurity official, made an unannounced visit to Black Hat in Las Vegas this week, where he spoke to attendees about the state of cyberwarfare in the country's conflict with Russia. The picture Zhora painted was bleak.…

Intel finally takes the hint on software optimization
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 GMT
Don't have the budget or customer base for Graviton-class silicon? Intel thinks it can helpIn a quest to deliver better application performance and greater efficiency, many software and hardware vendors are turning to custom silicon to achieve their goals.…

Let there be ambient light sensing, without fear of data theft
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 GMT
Six years on web devs finally settle on sensor privacy defensesSix years after web security and privacy concerns surfaced about ambient light sensors in mobile phones and notebooks, browser boffins have finally implemented defenses.…

Palo Alto bug used for DDoS attacks and there's no fix yet
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
There goes the weekend...A high-severity Palo Alto Networks denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability has been exploited by miscreants looking to launch DDoS attacks, and several of the affected products won't have a patch until next week.…

Starlink satellite dish cracked on stage at Black Hat
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Once the modchip plans are live, you can, tooBlack HatA security researcher has shown how to, with physical access at least, fully take over a Starlink satellite terminal using a homemade modchip.…

Meta iOS apps accused of injecting code into third-party websites
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Company insists it's doing so 'to honor people’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) choices'Meta's Instagram and Facebook apps on iOS devices have been injecting JavaScript code into third-party websites from their custom in-app browser, gaining access to data that would be unavailable were those pages loaded in a stand-alone, WebKit-based iOS browser.…

Twitter unveils US midterm election integrity plans, upsets almost everyone
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Don't feed the trolls? Users deem policy an attack on conservatives, dystopian, and election manipulationTwitter has announced its plans to fight misinformation during the 2022 US midterm elections, including activating its Civic Integrity Policy (CIP).…

US reveals 'Target' pic of Conti man with $10m reward offer
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Fashion Police chipping in on the bounty related to costliest strain of ransomware on recordThe US government is putting a face on a claimed member of the infamous Conti ransomware group as part of a $10 million reward for information about five of the gang's crew.…

Scientists find gasses from Earth in rocks from early Moon
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
The discovery could help scientists further understand the origins of lifeMoon meteorites found on Earth contain trace gasses that lend further support to the widely held belief that our largest natural satellite formed from chunks of our planet that were ejected in a massive impact.…

Microsoft trumps Google for 2021-22 bug bounty payouts
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Another $13.7m handed out to researchers, but then again it does have an awful lot of attack surfacesMicrosoft appears to have beat Google on the bug bounty front, with $13.7 million in rewards spread out over 335 researchers.…

AWS takes a shot at the private 5G network
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Well, more like 4G LTE right now, and you'll probably need someone to put up the radioAmazon Web Services has waded into the private mobile network marketplace with AWS Private 5G.…

BT union announces 48-hour strike action in protest over pay
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
26,000 engineers and call center operators to down tools again this monthThe union representing upset BT workers has served notice on the one-time UK state owned telco that tens of thousands of engineers and call center operators will down tools for two more days of strikes this month.…

Ubuntu 22.04.1: Slightly late, but worth the upgrade
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Latest shine on the Jammy Jellyfish brings ton of fixes to keep you working smoothlyThe first point-release of the newest Ubuntu is here, which marks the stage it formally becomes the new long-term-support release.…

Intel ups protection against physical chip attacks in Alder Lake
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Repurposes logic originally used for spotting variations in voltage, timing in older circuits to help performanceBlack HatIntel has disclosed how it may be able to protect systems against some physical threats by repurposing circuitry originally designed to counter variations in voltage and timing that may occur as silicon circuits age.…

Google fined $42.5m over misleading Android location settings in Australia
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Ad behemoth committed to 'providing the most helpful products possible'Google is being ordered to pay A$60 million ($42.5 million) in penalties to Australia's competition and national consumer law regulator regarding the collection and use of location data on Android phones.…

Emergency services call-handling provider: Ransomware forced it to pull servers offline
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Advanced's infrastructurestilldown and out, recovery to take weeks or moreAdvanced, the MSP forced to shut down some of its servers last week after identifying an "issue" with its infrastructure hosting products, has confirmed a ransomware attack and says recovery will be in the order of weeks.…

Microsoft: Outlook desktop app crashing due to missing identity setting
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
A new Windows esport event: Opening OutlookOutlook sometimes goes wrong and even Microsoft occasionally can't work out why, judging by a freshly published Microsoft 365 support article.…

Our software is perfect. If something has gone wrong, it must be YOUR fault
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Hello customer, can I help you? Ha ha, just kidding, of course I won’tSomething for the Weekend"That's it! I've had enough of this! I'm leaving!"…

Microsoft open-sources its emojis as part of new design philosophy
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
No Clippy, though, and that philosophy only seems to go so farMicrosoft open-sourced most of its emoji library this week.…

'I wonder what this cable does': How to tell thicknet from a thickhead
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Termin-what? Why can't I connect directly to the networkOn CallIs a Loose Cannon worse than a Big Cheese? What happens when the two are combined? Stir in some overconfidence and you have today's entry in theOn Callarchives.…

Asteroids may shoot pebbles into shallow temporary orbits, boffins believe
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
OSIRIS-Rex saw this happening. An odd meteorite suggests why and howIn 2019, scientists clocked something they'd never seen before: an asteroid named Bennu appeared to be popping off swarms of pebbles. Research published Thursday may go some way to explain why.…

US military fuels eVTOL research with $75m contract
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
The renewed agreement more than doubles the DoD's deal with Joby AviationA flying taxi company with plans to take to the skies by 2024 has just received a $45 million cash infusion from the United States Department of Defense to explore military applications.…

After eleven-year wait, Atlassian customers promised custom domains in 2023
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Some got so cranky waiting they made a t-shirt celebrating the 'CLOUD-6999' Jira ticketOn July 8, 2011, Atlassian Cloud posted a Jira ticket titled "Allow custom domains for Cloud apps".…

VMware offers cloudy upgrade lifeline to legacy vCenter users
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
But warns 'upcoming major release of vSphere' will break some pluginsIt's not often that a double dot release of a product adds significant functionality, but VMware did just that on Thursday with version 4.4.1 of its Cloud Director Availability product, which adds the ability to migrate aged and unsupported versions of vCenter to the cloud.…

Court voids 34,000 unfair Fuji Xerox contracts
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Required customers to pay for software they did not receive, among other sinsAustralia's Federal Court has voided 34,000 contracts that Fuji Xerox's local outposts offered to local small business customers, after they were found to be unfair in many ways.…

FAANGs failing on keeping user data safe from bug hunters
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 GMT
Time to call in the legal teamBlack HatDylan Ayrey, a bug hunter and CEO of Truffle Security, discovered a big data company credential dump containing personal information belonging to about 50,000 of its users, and still hasn't fixed it. …

FTC ponders proper punishment for commercial data 'surveillance' and shoddy security
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Got thoughts on the online panopticon? The FTC wants to hearThe US Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced an effort to formulate privacy rules to deter unwelcome online monitoring and shoddy data security.…

Higher risks and premiums are creating critical gap in cyber insurance
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Most organizations don’t have the financial resources necessary to address ransomware and other cyberattacks, BlackBerry saysBlack HatMany organizations are increasingly unprepared to deal with the skyrocketing costs of a ransomware attacks, at a time when the number of incidents and the payments demanded by cybercriminals are rising rapidly.…

Security needs to learn from the aviation biz to avoid crashing
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
'Until someone has to go to jail for doing it wrong the teeth are not going to be the same'Black Hat videoThe security industry needs to take a leaf from the manual of an industry where smart incident response is literally life and death, if it is to fix systemic problems.…

Scientists unveil a physics-defying curved space robot
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
It can move without anything to push off from, but only via curved spacetimeA team of scientists from Georgia Tech say they've built a robot that can move without anything to push against– a discovery that seems to violate the law of conservation momentum. …

Russian invasion has dangerously destabilized cyber security norms
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
The inside scoop on the Ukrainian IT army, and what could happen nextBlack HatThe hacktivist attacks that have occurred during the ongoing war in Ukraine are setting a dangerous precedent for cyber norms— and infrastructure security, according to journalist and author Kim Zetter.…

AWS and Splunk partner for faster cyberattack response
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
OCSF initiative will give enterprise security teams an open standard for moving and analyzing threat dataBlack HatAWS and Splunk are leading an initiative aimed at creating an open standard for ingesting and analyzing data, enabling enterprise security teams to more quickly respond to cyberthreats.…

Google gets the green light to flood US Gmail inboxes with political spam
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Federal Election Commission votes to let Google allow campaign email through filtersThe US Federal Election Commission on Thursday voted 4-1 to allow Google to create a program exempting qualified political email from Gmail spam filtering, despite emphatic objections from email users.…

Ex-CIA security boss predicts coming crackdown on spyware
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Plus, spoiler alert: ransomware is gonna get a lot worseBlack Hat videoIt turns out that ex-CIA chief information security officers don't spill secrets at bars in Vegas. Or via Zoom, while pretending to be at a Black Hat cocktail party.…

Sonatype spots another PyPI package behaving badly
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Identity of a real person was used to lend credence to a package that dropped cryptominer in memorySonatype has unearthed yet more malware lurking on PyPI, this time a fileless Linux nasty designed to mine Monero and using the identity of a real person to lend credibility to the package.…

General Motors charging mandatory $1,500 fee for three years of optional car features
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Don't want the services? You'll still have to pay for them, activated or notDrivers in the US and Canada are in for a bit of sticker shock as General Motors has made three years of its OnStar subscription service mandatory in many new vehicles at a cost of $1,500.…

SmartNICs to make up 38% of network market by 2026
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Dell'Oro sees traditional NICs being displaced for most hyperscale cloud infrastructureSmartNICs are expected to play a significant part in growing the Ethernet adapter market, which is forecast to reach $5 billion by 2026, according to research outfit Dell'Oro.…

Don't be surprised if your organization suffers multiple cyberattacks
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Failing to fix flaws, a crowded threat group scene, RaaS, and dependencies among crooks are fueling the trendBlack HatSecurity experts spent years warning enterprises to expect cyberattacks and to plan their defenses accordingly, now Sophos researchers are saying organizations shouldn't be surprised if they get attacked multiple times.…

Dealing with legacy issues around Red Hat crypto versions? Here's a fix
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
RHELSHA-ll speak unto RHEL… except from 9 to 6If you're running a mixture of new and old RHEL versions, you may have problems SSHing from new to old. Luckily, someone has worked out a handy way around it.…

There can be only one... Microsoft Excel Champion
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Welcome to the world of extreme modeling, techie style. How's your day going?Channel surfers seeking refuge from the world might have stumbled across an esport on ESPN2 that is as brilliant as it is horrifying.…

FCC rejects Starlink's bid for US rural internet access funds
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Even those within the agency puzzled by the SpaceX decision when 'we have the technology to improve lives now'The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rejected Starlink's application for subsidies under the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund program.…

Four charged with tricking Qualcomm into buying $150m startup
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Technically the chip giant already owned the tech due to real inventor’s contract, according to DoJUpdatedThe US Department of Justice has charged four people with conspiring to fraudulently sell a startup for $150 million to a San Diego based multinational tech company thatThe Reghas identified as Qualcomm.…

Want the very latest Windows Insider Dev Channel build? Check your disk space
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
You might need to free up 24GB. A bug for now, but might be sign of way things are goingRemember when you could run Windows from a floppy disk? The latest Windows 11 Dev Channel Insider build could need at least 24GB of free space to download and install.…

Ex-Twitter staffer convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Ahmad Abouammo is facing 10-20 years in prison for leaking PII from 6,000 Twitter accountsA former Twitter employee faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia and its royal family.…

BT wins networking contract for UK nuclear site Sellafield
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Paving the way for the role of AI in the future of nuclear waste processingUK telephony outfit British Telecom has won a five-year deal for networking at the Sellafield nuclear site in northwest England.…

Supermicro pulls in a strong quarter thanks to rack-scale demand
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
More customers also adopting the server maker's green computing products, CEO saysSupermicro, server provider to the hyperscale cloud providers, has delivered better than expected figures for its fiscal Q4 2022, attributing it to a growing number of customers adopting its rack-scale solutions.…

Rescuezilla 2.4 is here: Grab it before you need it
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
A fork of Redo Rescue that outdoes the original– and beats Clonezilla tooVersion 2.4 of Rescuezilla - which describes itself as the "Swiss Army Knife of System Recovery," - is here and based on Ubuntu 22.04.…

DoE digs up molten salt nuclear reactor tech, taps Los Alamos to lead the way back
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
The collaborative effort pits supercomputers against the agency's corrosive reactor researchAfter more than 50 years, molten salt nuclear reactors might be making a comeback. The US Department of Energy (DoE) has tapped Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to lead a $9.25 million study into the structural properties and materials necessary to build them at scale.…

Intel, Amazon, and SpaceX asked to tuck into DARPA's Space-BACN
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 GMT
Internetwork of satellite networks advances to 'actually building' stuff stageDARPA's attempt to build an internetwork of communications satellites– which operates under the fabulous name Space-BACN – has tapped Intel, SpaceX and others to build kit that will make its planned "Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node" a reality.…

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After Basquiat Raid, Orlando Museum Faces Crisis of Credibility
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
As OMA cancels three shows, some donors shift their support— and a celebrated collection — to the Rollins Museum of Art.

James Morosini and Patton Oswalt on Catfishing Comedy‘I Love My Dad’
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
James Morosini, the writer-director and star of the catfishing comedy“I Love My Dad,” talks with his real father and Patton Oswalt, his onscreen father.

How Does Marfa Move Forward After Donald Judd?
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
The artist turned the remote town of Marfa into a cultural pilgrimage site. Three decades after his death, the foundations charged with preserving his complicated legacy are debating how to move forward.

‘A Little Night Music’ Review: A Rueful Take at Barrington Stage
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
Barrington Stage Company offers a take on the Sondheim-Wheeler classic highlighted by performances in shades of regret.

Review:‘A League of Their Own’ Broadens the Field
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
A new version of the women’s baseball tale, best known from the 1992 movie, incorporates stories about queer identity and race.

Ukrainian Children Bring a Play From a Bomb Shelter to Brooklyn
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 +0000
The group recently arrived in New York to perform“Mom on Skype,” first staged in April in Lviv, at the Irondale Center this weekend.

The Composer Who Turns Hayao Miyazaki’s Humane Touch Into Music
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
Joe Hisaishi’s scores have helped make Studio Ghibli films indelible. But in concert, the works stand on their own. That’s because “it’s about emotion,” he says.

Getty to Return Three Major Sculptures to Italy
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
“Orpheus and the Sirens” will be sent back in September, with other ancient artworks to follow.

Dolly Alderton’s ‘Everything I Know About Love’ Is Adapted for TV
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
The writer has turned her memoir,“Everything I Know About Love,” into a TV show, which plots its central friendship like a grand love story.

What to Know About‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
HBO’s new “Game of Thrones” prequel takes us back to the land of Westeros, hundreds of years earlier. We’ve got your cheat sheet.

Review: Kyle Abraham’s Out There ‘Requiem,’ With Nods to Mozart
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
With a score by the innovative electronic musician Jlin, Abraham’s dance has beautiful skeins of motion but lacks cohesive structure.

‘Emily the Criminal’ Review: Survival Strategy
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
Aubrey Plaza’s wonderfully nuanced performance anchors this absorbing story of a young woman’s descent into lawlessness.

‘Five Days at Memorial’ Tells the Harrowing Story of a Deadly Choice
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
A new scripted series on Apple TV+ dramatizes the crisis faced by a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina, as the waters and the death toll rose.

M.I.A. Takes Aim at Fame, and 7 More New Songs
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
Hear tracks by Nicki Minaj, Gayle, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and others.

Bookplates, a Vanishing and Nuclear-Strength Charisma
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 +0000
Our critic recommends old and new books.

Salman Rushdie Attack Recalls Murder of His Japanese Translator
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 +0000
Hitoshi Igarashi, who translated“The Satanic Verses,” was fatally stabbed at a university near Tokyo where he taught Islamic culture. The crime remains unsolved.

Anne Heche Onscreen: Wily and Funny but Also Unnerving
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 +0000
Hollywood tried to slot her into cookie-cutter blockbusters, sometimes successfully. She was at her best playing competent women in extreme situations.

From Madonna to Beyoncé, Pop Material Girls Draw From Rich Influence
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 +0000
Questions about borrowing, authorship and inspiration— from the underground to the mainstream and vice versa — connect new releases from Beyoncé, Madonna and Saucy Santana.

Review:“Memoirs,” by Robert Lowell
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
“Memoirs,” a new collection of Lowell’s nonfiction, includes a coming-of-age autobiography that may be the best thing he ever wrote.

The Lucerne Festival’s Push for Diversity Stirs Debate
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
The Lucerne Festival in Switzerland is trying to shine a light on race and gender disparities. But some are skeptical of its efforts.

Bill Pitman, Revered Studio Guitarist, Is Dead at 102
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
As a versatile member of the loose association of musicians known as the Wrecking Crew, he was heard on many of the biggest pop and rock hits of the 1960s and’70s.

Five Action Movies to Stream Now
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
This month’s picks include films about corrupt systems and a fun-loving superhero B movie.

Anne Heche Is Brain-Dead After Crash, Representative Says
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
The actress, 53, was being kept on life support while it was being determined if her organs could be donated, the representative said.

Lea Desandre Gives a Modern Voice to Early Music
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
The mezzo-soprano will sing with the Jupiter Ensemble in a concert of 17th-century Italian compositions at the Salzburg Festival.

‘13: The Musical’ Review: Mild Anxieties in Middle America
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
The Broadway show of the same name gets a Netflix screen adaptation directed by Tamra Davis.

“Worser” by Jennifer Ziegler
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
In Jennifer Ziegler’s “Worser,” a precocious logophile learns that the spaces between words are as important as the words themselves.

“Wolfstongue” by Sam Thompson
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
To save oppressed wolves from authoritarian foxes, a silent boy in Sam Thompson’s Orwellian middle grade novel must learn to speak.

‘Day Shift’ Review: Stakes Out
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
Jamie Foxx is a blue-collar vampire hunter and a steadying hand on the tiller of this frenzied action comedy.

Jean-Jacques Sempé, Cartoonist of Droll Whimsy, Dies at 89
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
Beloved in France and popular around the world, he drew more than 100 covers for The New Yorker in an association that began in 1978.

Roger E. Mosley, Actor Best Known for‘Magnum, P.I.,’ Dies at 83
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
He played Leadbelly and Sonny Liston on the big screen. But his most high-profile role was a rugged, wry Vietnam War veteran opposite Tom Selleck on TV.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
Our TV critic recommends checking out a new comedy, a juicy finale and a returning teen rom-com.

What to Do With an Absent Father? Cast Him as a Character Onstage.
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
The experimental theater maker Aya Ogawa ponders her distant father as well as failure and forgiveness in“The Nosebleed” at Lincoln Center Theater.

Paul Coker, Cartoonist at Mad for Almost Six Decades, Dies at 93
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
The artist behind the magazine’s long-running feature “Horrifying Cliches,” he also created, for TV, the look of Frosty the Snowman and other animated characters.

A Renaissance in American Hardcore Music
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
A look at the recent burst of bands and how the scene operates as music, ethic and feeling.

Frank Miller Sues Widow of Comics Magazine Editor for the Return of Artworks
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
Two of Miller’s original drawings that were used in 1980s issues of David Anthony Kraft’s magazine Comics Interview were gifts, Kraft’s wife says. Miller says they were not.

‘Inu-oh’ Review: Dazzling Anime Meets Medieval Epic
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
This modern riff on“The Tale of the Heike,” from 14th-century Japan, takes some confusing turns. But the animation is undeniably wonderful.

Sylvan Esso’s New Album of Electro-pop Challenges All Expectations
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
The duo’s fourth LP, “No Rules Sandy,” revels in constantly shifting sounds that are “surreal but free.”

The New‘Monuments Officers’ Prepare to Protect Art Amid War
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
A group of art experts have had intensive training to become part of the U.S. Army Reserve. It will be their job to help save cultural heritage in war zones.

A Bigger Canvas for Jayson Musson Includes Puppets and Picasso
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
He’s back to making videos that poke fun at the ways of the art world, but a sprawling new show allows viewers to see how he puts it all together.

Seeing Double? So Do Great Artists.
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
At the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., a thrilling new show,“The Double,” proves the surprising power of duplication.

‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ and Gen Z’s Struggle to Connect IRL
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
What happens when Gen Z loses Wi-Fi? Using horror and humor, the cast and filmmakers of the new slasher film aim for a generational portrait.

The Artists Taking on Mass Incarceration
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
More and more art is challenging long-held assumptions about the criminal justice system.

‘Free Chol Soo Lee’ Review: An Indictment of the Justice System
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
Activists helped free a Korean immigrant, and this documentary explores the wrongful conviction and its ripple effect.

‘The Princess’ Review: An Unsparing Look at Princess Diana
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
The director Ed Perkins uses only found footage to create a harrowing account of Diana’s life and death.

‘Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story’ Review: Surviving the Grind
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
In this documentary, a professional skateboarder turns down the Olympics for the chance to live openly.

‘Emergency Declaration’ Review: Midair Contagion
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
The“Parasite” star Song Kang-ho plays a detective working to thwart a plan to unleash a deadly virus on unsuspecting plane passengers.

‘Free Puppies!’ Review: A Fight to Save a Dog’s Life
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
This documentary focuses on volunteer animal rescue groups in the rural United States.

‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ Review: Forrest Gump in India
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
This Indian adaptation of“Forrest Gump” doubles down on its Pollyanna hero, substituting different historical touchstones.

‘Mack&Rita’ Review: 70 Is the New 30
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
An influencer emerges from a tanning bed 40 years older in this playful movie starring Diane Keaton.

‘Girl Picture’ Review: Teens on Thin Ice
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
This Finnish comedy about three high school girls grants them a judgment-free sanctuary.

‘We Are Living Things’ Review: The Truth Is Out There
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
Two undocumented immigrants from opposite sides of the world connect in Brooklyn— and over their shared trauma relating to apparent alien abductions.

‘Secret Headquarters’ Review: You Know, for Kids
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
A group of plucky tweens get in on some superhero action in this kid-friendly action comedy.

‘Summering’ Review: The Besties Confront Bittersweet Truths
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
This meditative coming-of-age movie by James Ponsoldt tracks the emotional upheavals of four 11-year-old girls who stumble upon a corpse.

‘Fall’ Review: Things Are Looking Down
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
In this nerve-shredding thriller, two young women fight to survive while stranded on top of a 2,000-foot TV tower.

‘El Gran Movimiento’ Review: Subsistence and the City
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
This cryptic Bolivian feature looks at metropolitan life through a defamiliarizing lens.

‘Rogue Agent’ Review: The Spy Who Duped Me
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
James Norton stars as a British charmer who claims he’s an MI5 agent in this irksome thriller based on a true story.

Things to Do In Denver, Where Festivals and Food Are on the Rise
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
Denver has regained its prepandemic vibrancy, with a plethora of new restaurants and hotels, and the return of some old favorites.

Peter Beagle, Author of‘The Last Unicorn,’ Is Back In Control
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
After losing control of his intellectual property— including the book, a classic and a strong seller for decades — he has regained the rights, and is publishing again.

At Edinburgh’s Festivals, Big Names and Live Issues
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
While marquee productions have featured star turns from Ian McKellen and Alan Cumming, smaller shows deal with contemporary life.

Climate Change Threatens Summer Stages and Outdoor Performances
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
In the West, wildfires are stopping shows. Extreme heat has led to cancellations in the South. And changing weather patterns are hobbling performances in the Northeast.

The Gloriously Weird B-52’s Say Farewell to the Road
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 +0000
Forty-three years after their first album, the band that brought the world“Rock Lobster” and “Love Shack” is starting a tour for the last time.

NY Times Obituaries:




Jan Longone, Influential Scholar of Food History, Dies at 89
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 +0000
The cookbook collection that began in the basement of her home became the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive at the University of Michigan.

Bill Pitman, Revered Studio Guitarist, Is Dead at 102
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
As a versatile member of the loose association of musicians known as the Wrecking Crew, he was heard on many of the biggest pop and rock hits of the 1960s and’70s.

Jean-Jacques Sempé, Cartoonist of Droll Whimsy, Dies at 89
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
Beloved in France and popular around the world, he drew more than 100 covers for The New Yorker in an association that began in 1978.

Roger E. Mosley, Actor Best Known for‘Magnum, P.I.,’ Dies at 83
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 +0000
He played Leadbelly and Sonny Liston on the big screen. But his most high-profile role was a rugged, wry Vietnam War veteran opposite Tom Selleck on TV.

Kamoya Kimeu, Fossil-Hunting‘Legend’ in East Africa, Is Dead
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
Working closely with the Leakey family in Kenya, he discovered many of the bones that rewrote how we understand human evolution.

Paul Coker, Cartoonist at Mad for Almost Six Decades, Dies at 93
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
The artist behind the magazine’s long-running feature “Horrifying Cliches,” he also created, for TV, the look of Frosty the Snowman and other animated characters.

Raymond Briggs, Who Drew a Wordless‘Snowman,’ Dies at 88
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
An author and illustrator of children’s books sensitive to emotions, he used comic-strip-like panels to explore the joys and struggles of workaday British life.

Issey Miyake, Who Opened a Door for Japanese Fashion, Dies at 84
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
The first Japanese designer to show in Paris, he was known for his origami-like designs, creating pleated skirts, dresses and trousers that afforded freedom.

Judith Durham, Singer of‘Georgy Girl’ and Other Hits, Dies at 79
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 +0000
A classically trained soprano, she became a chart-topping pop star in the 1960s with the folk-based Australian quartet the Seekers.

Italy Salutes a War Hero and the Values He Fought For
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
Mario Fiorentini, Italy’s most decorated resistance fighter, died at age 103 this week, and his mourners want his legacy to live on.

Gary Schroen, Who Led the C.I.A. Into Afghanistan, Dies at 80
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 +0000
Weeks before the troops arrived, he took a small team into the country to prepare for an invasion and begin the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Chase Mishkin, Tony-Winning Producer of‘Dame Edna,’ Dies at 85
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 +0000
She was nearly 60 when she began producing shows on Broadway. In 19 years, she had a hand (and her money) in 30 plays and musicals.

Lamont Dozier, Writer of Numerous Motown Hits, Dies at 81
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 +0000
With the brothers Brian and Eddie Holland, Mr. Dozier wrote dozens of singles that reached the pop or R&B charts, including“You Can’t Hurry Love,” by the Supremes.

Olivia Newton-John, Pop Singer and‘Grease’ Star, Dies at 73
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 +0000
She amassed No. 1 hits, chart-topping albums and four records that sold more than two million copies each. More than anything else, she was likable, even beloved.

Bert Fields, Lawyer to the Hollywood Elite, Dies at 93
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 +0000
A master dealmaker, he had as clients Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, the Beatles and many others, becoming something of a celebrity himself.

David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 +0000
His research— on Adams, Truman and so much more — was deep, his writing was lively, and his narrator’s voice in documentary films was familiar to millions.

Christopher Meyer, Vocal British Envoy to the U.S., Dies at 78
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 +0000
He served loyally during the 9/11 attacks and Iraq invasion. But in a 2005 memoir, he faulted the“conception and execution” of the Iraq war.

Clu Gulager,‘The Tall Man’ and ‘The Virginian’ Actor, Dies at 93
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 +0000
On TV, he played Billy the Kid on“The Tall Man” and was seen on the long-running “The Virginian.” His movies ranged from “The Killers” to “The Last Picture Show.”

Sid Jacobson, Comic Book Writer With Range, Dies at 92
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 +0000
His portfolio included the adventures of Richie Rich and graphic treatments of 9/11 and torture by the C.I.A. He also wrote dozens of songs.

Albert Woodfox, Survivor of 42 Years in Solitary Confinement, Dies at 75
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 +0000
His term in solitary was perhaps the longest in American history. He described how he kept his sanity, and dignity, in an acclaimed memoir.