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Alibaba is taking its cloud to Mexico, likely following Chinese manufacturers
Fri, 24 May 2024 GMT
More AZs in its Asian backyard also plannedAlibaba Cloud announced on Wednesday it will open its first region in Mexico and expand with building new datacenters across Southeast Asia.…

Japan's space agency enlists train operator's AI to foresee in-orbit failures
Fri, 24 May 2024 GMT
Shinkansen maintenance tricks boost reliability on the ground, so why not?Japan's space agency JAXA has teamed up with West Japan Railway Company to apply the latter's AI-powered failure-prediction technology to operating spacecraft.…

Thanks for the memory, South Korea tells nation's chip makers– now build processors
Fri, 24 May 2024 GMT
President warns of 'all-out national warfare' around silicon as he announces $19B development packageSouth Korea's president has described the global semiconductor industry as "a field where all-out national warfare is underway" as he announced a $19 billion to diversify the nation's silicon sector.…

China reveals space weather radar it claims represents a breakthrough
Fri, 24 May 2024 GMT
Might share tech and data with the world sometime… maybeChina says it has created its own radar technology to help it forecast space weather, and claimed it made breakthroughs along the way.…

Three-year-old Apache Flink flaw under active attack
Fri, 24 May 2024 GMT
We know IT admins have busy schedules but c'monAn improper access control bug in Apache Flink that was fixed in January 2021 has been added to the US government's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, meaning criminals are right now abusing the flaw in the wild to compromise targets.…

iFixit divorces Samsung over lack of real commitment to DIY repair program
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
CEO tells El Reg the phone titan's 'refusal to be completely candid with us was a major factor'iFixit and Samsung are breaking up, ending efforts to provide better tools, parts, and resources for DIY repairs that began almost two years ago.…

Korea's SKC gets $75M in CHIPS change for US-based glass substrate plant
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Set up as a gamble, the Absolics subsidiary has just paid offThe CEO of South Korean chemical firm SKC made a big bet on the US CHIPS Act when he decided to grow his manufacturing site in the American South. That gamble has now paid off with some CHIPS change coming SKC's way to help bankroll its factory expansion.…

Here's yet more ransomware using BitLocker against Microsoft's own users
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
ShrinkLocker throws steel and vaccine makers into the hurt lockerYet more ransomware is using Microsoft BitLocker to encrypt corporate files, steal the decryption key, and then extort a payment from victim organizations, according to Kaspersky.…

Microsoft's deal with UAE's G42 sparks fears over true destination of AI exports
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
US politicos worry that all roads lead to renminbiMicrosoft may end up exporting advanced computer processors, AI model weights, and other key technologies to the Middle East and beyond via the Windows giant's cozy relationship with United Arab Emirates giant G42.…

Casino cyberattacks put a bullseye on Scattered Spider– and the FBI is closing in
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Mandiant CTO chats to The Reg about the looming fate of this ransomware crewInterviewThe cyberattacks against Las Vegas casinos over the summer put a big target on the backs of prime suspects Scattered Spider, according to Mandiant CTO Charles Carmakal.…

Uncle Sam's had enough of Live Nation and Ticketmaster, sues to end monopoly
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Music to everyone's earsThe US Department of Justice, in the company of 30 state and district attorneys general, filed a civil antitrust complaint against Live Nation Entertainment and its Ticketmaster subsidiary today, claiming the entertainment giant has suppressed competition by monopolizing the concert market.…

Google guru roasts useless phishing tests, calls for fire drill-style overhaul
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Current approaches aren't working and demonize security teamsA Google security bigwig has had enough of federally mandated phishing tests, saying they make colleagues hate IT teams for no added benefit.…

US Space Force says it needs more practice at responding to orbital emergencies
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
But still just once a year because this stuff is expensive. Hopefully that's enoughIn the military world, preparation is everything. That's why the US Space Force is planning to up its tactical response launch practice cadence… to once a year.…

Microsoft gives Windows admins a break and MFA a hard push
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Updates now optional, but Azure security is notMicrosoft has given administrators additional flexibility in managing Windows updates and clarified what it meant by stating: "Microsoft will require MFA for all Azure users."…

Arm servers are on Nutanix's long-range radar, not yet its to-do list
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
CTO waiting for major OEMs to get on board, but when/if that happens it'll be game on ... perhaps for AINextNutanix is contemplating the day when it ports some of its wares to the Arm CPU family, but hasn't yet put the job on its to-do list and doesn't think its hypervisor needs to make the jump.…

ESA to fetch stuff from space before ISS takes the plunge
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Thales Alenia Space and The Exploration Company tapped for retrieval opsThe European Space Agency has signed contracts with two European companies in a bid to get cargo back from the International Space Station (ISS)– hopefully before what is left of it is deorbited into the ocean.…

Europe buying more Chinese phone brands as market starts to bounce back
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Apple and Samsung still on top, though, and pre-pandemic numbers but a faraway dreamThe first quarter of 2024 saw the European smartphone market register its first year-over-year increase in shipments since 2021, and Chinese brands are growing the most.…

Computer modeling deepens scientists' understanding of solar cycle
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Phenomenon underpinning aurora has eluded explanation as we approach 11-year flipSkywatchers this month feasted their eyes on ramping up of the aurora borealis, a light show caused by the interaction between the solar wind of charged particles and Earth's magnetic field.…

Veeam says critical flaw can't be abused to trash backups
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
It's still a rough one, so patch upVeeam says the recent critical vulnerability in its Backup Enterprise Manager (VBEM) can't be used by cybercriminals to delete an organization's backups.…

VBScript nudged nearer to the grave with next big Windows 11 update
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
The writing's on the wall for veteran scripting languageMicrosoft has sent Windows 11 24H2 into the Release Preview channel and confirmed that VBScript will be starting its journey to full deprecation by becoming an on-by-default Feature On Demand (FOD).…

70% of CISOs worry their org is at risk of a material cyber attack
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Wait, why do you want this job again?Chief information security officers around the globe "are nervously looking over the horizon," according to a survey of 1,600 CISOs that found more than two thirds (70 percent) worry their organization is at risk of a material cyber attack over the next 12 months. …

Nvidia beats market expectations again, but for how long?
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
262% topline increases won't last forever, amid market worries that mega AI investments won't pay off...Nvidia has turned in another set of sizzling results on the back of AI-driven demand for its products, yet industry watchers are increasingly wondering how long this substantial growth can continue, or whether the bubble is going to burst.…

Teradata takes plunge into lakehouse waters, but not everyone is convinced
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
We have not changed our minds, the industry has evolved, data warehouse stalwart claimsWith its vision of a unified enterprise data warehouse, Teradata attracted globally dominant customers including HSBC, Unilever and Walmart. But earlier this month, it confirmed backing of the lakehouse concept, which combines both messy data lakes and structured data warehouses, together with the idea of analytics anywhere, supported by object storage and open table formats.…

UK PM Sunak calls election, leaving Brits cringing over memory of his Musk love-in
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Man who promised the Unicorn Kingdom must now face judgement from the real thingDrenched in British spring rain, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called an election yesterday, surprising colleagues and commentators. And ifopinion pollsare anything to go by he will lose and leave behind a tech legacy which is patchy at best.…

Bing and Copilot fall from the clouds
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Alternatively, true AGI has been reached, and the machines decided to delete themselvesUpdatedParts of Microsoft's Bing are still offline in Europe after it fell over earlier this morning, taking down Copilot and anything else that depends on the search service's API.…

GNU Compiler Collection 15 ushers Xeon Phi and Solaris 11.3 to silicon heaven
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Remember Intel's 'Larrabee' many-core Pentium-based GPU? GCC doesn'tAfter dropping Itanium support, GCC 15 is set to kill off more ancient platforms, with the Xeon Phi facing the firing squad alongside the penultimate version of Solaris.…

Brit council fumbles Oracle Fusion launch, leaving SAP to die another day
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
More than four years after procurement began, authority has no go-live dateEast Sussex County Council in England is conducting "a further health check of the system and programme" after it failed to go live with Oracle Fusion, its replacement for SAP R/3.…

TR-069, a protocol that made broadband manageable, turns 20. What's coming next?
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
In less than 13 minutes, we'll get you up to speed on USPInterviewTechnical report 69, or TR-069, which defines how people's broadband routers and other customer-premises equipment can be remotely provisioned and managed by ISPs automatically, is turning 20 years old.…

UK data watchdog wants six figures from N Ireland cops after 2023 data leak
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Massive discount applied to save cop shop’s helicopter budgetFollowing a data leak that brought "tangible fear of threat to life", the UK's data protection watchdog says it intends to fine the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)£750,000 ($955,798).…

I stumbled upon LLM Kryptonite– and no one wants to fix this model-breaking bug
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Neural nets with flaws can be harmless… yet dangerous. So why are reports of problems being roundly ignored?FeatureImagine a brand new and nearly completely untested technology, capable of crashing at any moment under the slightest provocation without explanation– or even the ability to diagnose the problem. No self-respecting IT department would have anything to do with it, keeping it isolated from any core systems.…

How Apple Wi-Fi Positioning System can be abused to track people around the globe
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
SpaceX is smart on this, Cupertino and GL.iNet not so muchIn-depthAcademics have suggested that Apple's Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) can be abused to create a global privacy nightmare.…

Would you buy Pegasus spyware from this scammer?
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
You shouldn't– Indian infosec researchers warn you'll get random junk insteadIndian infosec firm CloudSEK warned on Wednesday that scammers are selling counterfeit code advertised as the NSO Group's notorious Pegasus spyware.…

Read AI about it... OpenAI does deal with News Corp
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Pact made with WSJ, New York Post, Sunday Times, Australian publisher as lawsuit bullets ping around the industryOpenAI and News Corp on Wednesday announced a partnership that will bring the publisher's output to the super-lab's models, marking yet another in a series of data content deals for the industry.…

China creates LLM trained to discuss Xi Jinping's philosophies
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
What next? Kim-Jong-AI? Don't laugh– Nvidia has pondered rebuilding a digital NapoleonChina's Cyberspace Research Institute has revealed it's created a large language model and conversational AI based on the philosophies of President Xi Jinping.…

'China-aligned' spyware slingers operating since 2018 unmasked at last
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Unfading Sea Haze adept at staying under the radarBitdefender says it has tracked down and exposed an online gang that has been operating since 2018 nearly without a trace– and likely working for Chinese interests.…

Lawmakers advance bill to tighten White House grip on AI model exports
Thu, 23 May 2024 GMT
Vague ML definitions subject to change– yeah, greatThe House Foreign Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to advance a law bill expanding the White House's authority to police exports of AI systems– including models said to pose a national security threat to the United States.…

Microsoft invites punters to test drive custom Arm-based Cobalt 100 CPU VMs in Azure
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
Subscribers in US, Europe, SEA can take silicon out for a spin for freeBuildMicrosoft is bringing its custom-designed Arm-based Cobalt 100 processors closer to the public as it is now demoing the chips in an Azure virtual machine (VM) preview.…

FCC boss wants political ads to admit when they were made using AI
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
How about just flag up the adverts not using machine learningThe Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposal that would require US political ads to disclose their usage of AI technology.…

Go after UnitedHealth, not us, 100+ medical groups urge Uncle Sam
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
Why should we get its paperwork?More than 100 medical industry groups have asked the Feds to make UnitedHealth Group, not them, go through the rigmarole of notifying everyone about the Change Healthcare ransomware infection.…

It looks a lot like VMware just lost a 24,000-VM customer
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
Computershare CTO says he got a bill 15 times his previous quoteNextGlobal stock-market share registry operator Computershare looks like it has just decided to bail from VMware rather than suffer Broadcom’s latest licensing regime and price hikes.…

Nvidia's future in scientific computing hinges on a melding of AI and HPC
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
But if they can't, AMD is well positioned to mop upAnalysisNvidia had quite the showing at the International Supercomputing show in Hamburg last week. Its GH200claimeda spot among the 10 most powerful publicly known supercomputers, while the CPU-GPU frankenchipsdominatedthe Green500 for the efficiency prize.…

Canada's London Drugs confirms ransomware attack after LockBit demands $25M
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
Pharmacy says it's 'unwilling and unable to pay ransom'Canadian pharmacy chain London Drugs has confirmed that ransomware thugs stole some of its corporate files containing employee information and says it is "unwilling and unable to pay ransom to these cybercriminals."…

NYSE parent gets $10M wrist tap for failing to report 2021 systems break-in
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
Intercontinental Exchange's Q1 revenue exceeded $1B– that'll sure teach 'emThe New York Stock Exchange's parent company has just been hit with a $10 million fine for failing to properly inform the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of a 2021 cyber intrusion. …

US Army doubles down on laser tag with $95M for prototyping
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
Recently confirming first use of energy weapons in the field, military now wants bigger, better systemsIt hasn't been using them for long, but the US Army is apparently pleased enough with its early directed energy (i.e. laser) weapons systems that it's investing another $95.4 million in improved versions.…

Laundering cash from healthcare, romance scams lands US man in prison for a decade
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
$4.5M slushed through accounts from state healthcare and lonely peopleGeorgia resident Malachi Mullings received a decade-long sentence for laundering money scored in scams against healthcare providers, private companies, and individuals to the tune of $4.5 million.…

Even TSMC can't cook chips fast enough to sate AI's hunger
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
Semiconductor foundry industry thanks its lucky stars amid slow general recoveryDemand for AI-related tech is at a high point amid a relatively slow recovery for the semiconductor foundry industry, according to Counterpoint Research, which expects the situation to last for the rest of this year.…

Confused by the SEC's IT security breach reporting rules? Read this
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
'Clarification' weighs in on material vs voluntary disclosuresThe US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to clarify guidelines for public companies regarding the disclosure of ransomware and other cybersecurity incidents.…

Boeing's Calamity Capsule launch date slides into the future
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
Starliner or Padstayer?Boeing's Starliner, aka the Calamity Capsule, has suffered another setback after a hoped-for May 25 launch date has been dropped as engineers work to deal with a helium leak in the spacecraft's propulsion system.…

Research finds electric cars are silent but violent for pedestrians
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
You're thrice as likely to be hit by a battery-powered vehicleThe road to net zero might be paved with good intentions, but it's also apparently littered with injured pedestrians.…

John Deere now considers VMs to be legacy tech, Ethernet and Wi-Fi on the brink
Wed, 22 May 2024 GMT
Plans robo-tractors to help as folks flee the farm but the planet stays hungryNextAgricultural equipment maker John Deere has decided virtual machines are legacy tech.…

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Graduation’s Pomp Goes On, No Matter the Circumstance
Fri, 24 May 2024 +0000
Commencement is the rare American ritual that still has rules. That’s why it’s ripe for disruption.

Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift Race for No. 1
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
The two pop music titans, locked in a close contest for the top of next week’s album chart, are stoking fans’ competitive spirit with a variety of digital tactics.

Tems, R&B’s Golden Child, Dials In
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
The Nigerian singer won a Grammy and worked for Beyoncé, Drake and Rihanna before making her first album. Now it’s time to be her own boss.

Tennessee Attorney General to Review Company’s Bid to Sell Graceland
Fri, 24 May 2024 +0000
The attorney general’s office said it is looking into Nausanny Investments’ effort to foreclose on Elvis Presley’s former home. His heirs called it a fraud.

At MoMA, LaToya Ruby Frazier Asks What Our Monuments Should Be
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
The documentary photographer honors those who turn their energies to a social good. And our critic says this artist does the same.

Cassie After Sean Combs Assault Footage:‘Open Your Heart to Believing Victims’
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
The singer, who sued the hip-hop mogul over allegations of rape and abuse, posted a statement after 2016 video emerged last week showing him assaulting her in a hotel.

At DanceAfrica, the Enduring Power of Love
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
A couple with deep ties to the popular Brooklyn festival and its founder and longtime artistic director, Chuck Davis, recall when their wedding was part of the show.

Ari Emanuel Condemns Netanyahu, Drawing Boos at Jewish Group’s Gala
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
“For the good of Israel, he should go,” Emanuel, chief executive of the media group Endeavor, said of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s conservative prime minister.

Game Reviews: Mysteries of the Afterlife and the Eerie Present
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
In a strong month for indie games, Hauntii is a hunt for memories and Crow Country offers retro survival in a creepy amusement park. The origami-like Paper Trail feels a bit thin.

‘Hit Man’ Review: It’s a Hit, Man
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
Glen Powell stars in one of the year’s funniest, sexiest, most enjoyable movies — and somehow it’s surprisingly deep, too.

Gamelan Dharma Swara Finds Its Authentic Self
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
The ensemble, which plays traditional and contemporary Balinese music, nearly dissolved during the pandemic. Reborn, it will perform a piece created for its members.

In Brutal Ordeals, a Performance Artist Embodies the Oppressed
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
It’s hard to look away from Carlos Martiel’s feats of endurance and self-harm. Does his sacrifice help us understand a legacy of racist violence?

New‘Richard III’ Raises an Old Question: Who Should Wear the Crown?
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
A production at the Shakespeare’s Globe theater faced criticism because a nondisabled actor plays the scheming king. But disputes like these miss the point, our critic writes.

New York’s Palace Theater Gets an $80 Million Refresh (and 30 Feet Higher)
Fri, 24 May 2024 +0000
The Times Square landmark has been restored and refurbished. Take a look.

Review:‘The Hours Are Feminine,’ a Family Braces for a Storm
Fri, 24 May 2024 +0000
In José Rivera’s latest play, a Puerto Rican family moves to Long Island in 1960, contending both with Hurricane Donna and their neighbors’ hostility.

6 New Books We Recommend This Week
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Joe Zucker, Prolific Painter of Innumerable Styles, Dies at 82
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
His art, which he described as“conceptual and literal,” used a variety of materials, including cotton, wood and even squeegee handles.

‘Solo’ Review: Listen to Your Heart
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
Sophie Dupuis’s sensitive French Canadian drama takes a turn when a young, starry-eyed drag queen (Théodore Pellerin) opens up to questionable figures.

‘Queen of the Deuce’ Review: A Mother of Invention
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
This warm remembrance of a Times Square legend is too careful with its iconoclastic heroine.

A Furious, Forgotten Slave Narrative Resurfaces After Nearly 170 Years
Fri, 24 May 2024 +0000
John S. Jacobs was a fugitive, an abolitionist— and the brother of the canonical author Harriet Jacobs. Now, his own fierce autobiography has re-emerged.

‘Sight’ Review: An Eye Doctor’s (Inner) Journey From China
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
Based on the real life of the pioneering ophthalmologist Ming Wang, this movie follows the character’s struggle to see inside himself.

‘The Garfield Movie’ Review: This Feels Like Too Much Effort
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
Garfield, voiced by Chris Pratt, is joined by Samuel L. Jackson as his father, in an inert big-screen adaptation that fundamentally misunderstands its protagonist.

‘Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara’ Review: Church vs. State
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
This film, based on a true story about the kidnapping of a Jewish child in 19th-century Italy, underscores the devastating consequences of family separation.

Jimmy Kimmel Roasts Republicans for Crying Wolf
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
President Biden“sent an elite team of ultraliberal F.B.I. agents to assassinate Donald Trump, but somehow he slipped out the back door,” Kimmel joked on Wednesday.

Shirley Conran, Author Best Known for the Steamy‘Lace,’ Dies at 91
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
A divorced single mother, she started out to write a sex guide for schoolgirls and ended up with a tale of female autonomy that became a best-selling novel.

Popcast (Deluxe): Billie Eilish Is Done Hiding
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
A conversation about the pop singer’s new album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft.”

‘Evil’ Review: Is It Satan, or Is It Us? It’s Time to Find Out.
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
Michelle and Robert King’s macabre comedy about the possibility of demonic possession and the certainty of evil begins its final season.

‘The Substance’ and ‘Emilia Pérez’ Cause a Stir at Cannes
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
“The Substance” features Demi Moore in go-for-broke mode, while “Emilia Pérez” is a musical crime drama that defies description.

Review: In‘Usus,’ Pig Latin Gets Lost in Translation
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
T. Adamson’s new comedy, which opens Clubbed Thumb’s popular Summerworks series at the Wild Project, is about a group of worked-up Franciscan friars.

What is Cultpix? A Streaming Alternative to Netflix and Hulu
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
This streaming service collects low-budget, high-creativity movies with outsider status. We single out some of the best on offer.

Judge Blocks Attempt to Sell Graceland, at Least for Now
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
Elvis’s granddaughter, the actress Riley Keough, had filed a lawsuit seeking to stop what her lawyers said was a fraudulent auction of her family home.

Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler Headline Broadway‘Romeo and Juliet’
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
A production featuring the screen stars, with music by Jack Antonoff, will open in October at Circle in the Square.

‘Modern Love Podcast’: Peter Gallagher’s Marriage Advice? Don’t Get Divorced.
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
Having a decades-long marriage in Hollywood is rare, but actor Peter Gallagher has managed to make it 41 years with his wife, Paula Harwood.

Ali MacGraw on Life After Hollywood and Being a Movie Star
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
With“Love Story,” she shot to Hollywood stardom at 30. It wasn’t until later that the actress, now 85, found fulfillment in New Mexico.

‘The Hunt for Gollum’ Is Announced, Then ‘Lord of the Rings’ Fan Film Disappears
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
When Warner Bros. greenlit a new“Lord of the Rings” movie and a 15-year-old fan film with the same title disappeared, its devotees sprang into action.

Sabrina Carpenter and Chappell Roan Saw a Gap in Pop, and Filled It
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
Two pure pop songs,“Espresso” and “Good Luck, Babe!,” may give the aspiring stars behind them a boost from music’s middle class to the big time.

Don DeLillo’s Best Books: A Guide
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
His fascination with terrorism, cults and mass culture’s weirder turns has given his work a prophetic air. Here’s where to start.

Late Night Laments That Trump Didn’t Testify at His Trial
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
Jimmy Fallon said Trump wanted to take the stand in his criminal case on Tuesday,“but then he saw it was three steps without a handrail.”

Sean Combs Accused of Sexual Assault in New Lawsuit
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
A former model sued the hip-hop mogul and accused him of forcing her to perform oral sex in 2003 at his recording studio. Mr. Combs has not yet responded.

Gérard Depardieu Punches the ‘King of Paparazzi’ Outside Rome Cafe
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
Mr. Depardieu, 75, was seen striking the 79-year-old photographer Rino Barillari on the Via Veneto.

Jenny Erpenbeck’s ‘Kairos’ Wins the International Booker Prize
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
Translated by Michael Hofmann, it’s the first novel originally written in German to win the major literary award.

A Many-Splendored Self-Portrait of the Artist
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
Looking at his identity not as ramparts to defend but as curious paths to explore, René Treviño creates a survey-as-party and invites all the aspects of himself.

Inquiry Seeks Source of Ketamine That Caused Matthew Perry’s Death
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
After investigators determined that ketamine had led to the death of the“Friends” star, federal and local law enforcement officials opened an inquiry into where he got it.

‘Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha’ Review: Julia Masli Is a Problem-Solving Clown
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
A hit at Edinburgh Fringe last year, Julia Masli’s show arrives at SoHo Playhouse for its New York debut.

7 New Songs You Should Hear Now
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
Hear tracks from Carly Pearce, Ibibio Sound Machine, John Cale and more.

Pixar Lays Off 14% of Its Staff and Will Stop Making Shows for Disney+
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
The animation studio, which has struggled over the past few years, will stop making original shows for Disney+.

‘Outer Range’ Is a Dizzying Sci-Fi Drama, With Buffalo
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
The second season of this Amazon series, all of which is available now, cranks up both the time-travel and the outrageous soapiness.

Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter, Riley Keough, Sues to Block Graceland Sale
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
His granddaughter, the actress Riley Keough, claims that a company is fraudulently planning to auction off Elvis’s home in Memphis.

Trump Calls‘Apprentice’ Biopic at Cannes ‘Garbage’ and Plans to Sue
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
The director of“The Apprentice” was unfazed by the threat to the film, which covers the ex-president’s relationships with his first wife and the fixer Roy Cohn.

At Cannes, the Dogs Were Good Again This Year
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
The festival has long embraced canine stars like Messi, the hero of“Anatomy of a Fall,” while human stars are happy to take their furry friends along.

Orlando Museum of Art Gets a Gift With Strings and Tries to Cut Them
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
The museum has asked a Florida court to modify restrictions on a donor’s bequest amid a financial crisis in the wake of its failed, “fake” Basquiat show.

‘The Lonely Few’ Review: Rocking Out and Falling in Love
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
Lauren Patten and Taylor Iman Jones star in an achingly romantic, softly sexy new musical by Rachel Bonds and Zoe Sarnak.

He Made the Met Opera’s Chorus the Best in the World
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
Donald Palumbo, a mild-mannered but relentless perfectionist, is stepping down after 17 years as the company’s chorus master.

Sebastian Junger Is Reporting Live From the Brink of Death
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
In his new memoir, Junger, the veteran journalist, makes sense of— and an uneasy peace with — an experience few have survived.

Supernova or Coronavirus: Can You Tell the Difference?
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
A scientist finds beauty in the“visual synonyms” that exist in images seen through microscopes and telescopes.

Stephen Colbert Slams Justice Alito for Using His Wife as a Scapegoat
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
Colbert joked that Alito“dropped a dime on his gal” when the Supreme Court justice blamed his wife for the flying of an upside-down American flag at their home shortly after Jan. 6.

Review: In‘Three Houses,’ a Dark Karaoke Night of the Soul
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
It’s open mic at the post-pandemic cocktail bar where Dave Malloy’s hypnotic triptych of monodramas takes place.

Penguin Random House Dismisses Two of Its Top Publishers
Mon, 20 May 2024 +0000
The departures of Reagan Arthur, who led Alfred A. Knopf, and Lisa Lucas, who held the top job at Pantheon and Schocken, came as a surprise to many in the company.

Choreographer’s ‘Dog Poop Attack’ on a Critic Inspired This New Play
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
At this year’s Theatertreffen drama festival, one production explores an incident that shocked the German theater world last year.

NY Times Obituaries:




Joe Zucker, Prolific Painter of Innumerable Styles, Dies at 82
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
His art, which he described as“conceptual and literal,” used a variety of materials, including cotton, wood and even squeegee handles.

Shirley Conran, Author Best Known for the Steamy‘Lace,’ Dies at 91
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
A divorced single mother, she started out to write a sex guide for schoolgirls and ended up with a tale of female autonomy that became a best-selling novel.

Frank Shrontz, 92, Dies; Led Boeing in the Last of Its Golden Years
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
Known for his leadership and his commitment to company culture, he left as chief executive in 1996, opening the door to a corporate makeover.

C. Gordon Bell, Creator of a Personal Computer Prototype, Dies at 89
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
It cost $18,000 when it was introduced in 1965, but it bridged the world between room-size mainframes and the modern desktop.

Dr. Paul Parkman, Who Helped to Eliminate Rubella, Dies at 91
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
He also identified the virus, which can cause infants to be born with severe physical and mental impairments as well as causing miscarriages and stillbirths.

David Redden, Who Brought Ingenuity to the Auction Block, Dies at 75
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
He brought a P.T. Barnum-like showmanship to Sotheby’s, where he sold items like Babe Ruth’s bat and a research rover that had been left behind on the moon.

Ivan F. Boesky, Rogue Trader in 1980s Wall Street Scandal, Dies at 87
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
An inspiration for the Gordon Gekko character in the movie“Wall Street,” he made a fortune from insider trading before his downfall brought a crashing end to a decade of greed.

Jim Otto, Hall of Fame Raiders Center, Is Dead at 86
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
Despite his accomplishments on the field, he was remembered mostly for the many beatings his body absorbed, which left him in constant pain.

James Greenfield, Globe-Trotting Reporter and Times Editor, Dies at 99
Mon, 20 May 2024 +0000
He wrote about world affairs for Time magazine and worked at the State Department before becoming a senior editor at The New York Times in 1967.

Bob McCreadie,‘the Master of Going Faster,’ Dies at 73
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
One of the winningest drivers in dirt racing history, he was a folk hero who cursed wildly, drove aggressively and crashed a lot.

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s President, Is Dead at 63
Mon, 20 May 2024 +0000
The hard-line Shiite cleric was seen as a possible successor to Iran’s supreme leader. Mr. Raisi’s death comes at a moment of turbulence for a country facing a deepening conflict with Israel.

Bruce Nordstrom, Who Helped Lead His Family’s Retail Empire, Dies at 90
Wed, 22 May 2024 +0000
Though he was the company’s president, he opted for joint leadership with family members as they made Nordstrom, starting as a string of shoe stores, into an international fashion retail brand.

Dolores Rosedale, Who Found Fame as a Game-Show Sidekick, Dies at 95
Mon, 20 May 2024 +0000
A model and actress known as Roxanne, she parlayed her modest role on“Beat the Clock” into magazine covers and the creation of a doll in her image.

Alice Stewart, a CNN Political Commentator, Dies at 58
Thu, 23 May 2024 +0000
She had appeared onscreen as a conservative voice since the 2016 presidential race. A political strategist, she had worked for Republican presidential candidates.

Bud Anderson, Last of World War II’s ‘Triple Ace’ Pilots, Dies at 102
Tue, 21 May 2024 +0000
He single-handedly shot down 16 enemy planes in dogfights over Europe. After the war, he became one of America’s top test pilots during the “Right Stuff” era.

Moorhead C. Kennedy Jr., 93, Dies; Hostage Who Chided Foreign Policy
Sat, 18 May 2024 +0000
A Foreign Service officer, he was one of 52 hostages seized in Iran and held for 444 days. He later challenged the U.S. government to reshape its diplomacy with the Islamic world.

Rex Murphy, a Dominant Pundit on the Right in Canada, Dies at 77
Fri, 24 May 2024 +0000
In newspaper columns and on radio and TV, he was his country’s “premier provocateur,” gaining a wide audience for his conservative attacks on liberals and environmentalists.

Phil Wiggins, Virtuoso of the Blues Harmonica, Is Dead at 69
Sun, 19 May 2024 +0000
First as half of the duo Cephas and Wiggins and later on his own, he was one of the best-known musicians playing the style known as the Piedmont blues.

Dabney Coleman, Actor Audiences Loved to Hate, Is Dead at 92
Sat, 18 May 2024 +0000
In movies like“9 to 5” and “Tootsie” and on TV shows like “Buffalo Bill,” he turned the portrayal of egomaniacal louts into a fine art.

Tony Pigg, Celebrated D.J. of FM’s Golden Age, Dies at 85
Fri, 17 May 2024 +0000
Arising from the free-form San Francisco radio scene of the 1960s, he became an influential voice on the powerhouse WPLJ in New York.

Cyril H. Wecht, 93, Dies; Coroner Cast Doubt on Kennedy Assassination
Mon, 20 May 2024 +0000
A widely respected forensic expert and frequent TV presence, he was also a powerful figure in Pennsylvania Democratic politics.

Jon Urbanchek, Who Led Swimmers to Olympic Glory, Dies at 87
Fri, 17 May 2024 +0000
He coached the University of Michigan to 13 Big Ten Conference titles and a national championship. Overall, his swimmers won 21 medals at the Summer Olympics.

Elba Cabrera, Patron of Puerto Rican Culture in New York, Dies at 90
Sat, 18 May 2024 +0000
Nurturing artists and performers, she was the last of Las Tres Hermanas, three sisters revered for galvanizing arts, education and social programs in the Latino community.

Alta, Irreverent Feminist Poet and Small-Press Pioneer, Dies at 81
Fri, 17 May 2024 +0000
She wrote lusty work about her life. She also started what may have been America’s first feminist press, Shameless Hussy, in her garage.