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gas giant, n.
Sun, 31 May 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: gas giant, n. A large planet of low density composed mostly of hydrogen and helium (predominantly in liquid form), such as Jupiter and Saturn

astrolabe, n.
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: astrolabe, n. Any of various portable instruments formerly used for making astronomical measurements, esp. the altitudes of celestial objects…

histrion, n.
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: histrion, n. An actor (chiefly depreciative in later use)

sunshiner, n.
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: sunshiner, n. Any of various carabid beetles, esp. of the genus Amara, which are typically shiny black, bronze, or green in colour, and are commonly seen in sunny weather.

phlizz, n.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: phlizz, n. Something apparently existing, or existing in name, but having no real substance

nipe, v.1
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: nipe, v.1. To bow the head; to bow down, bend, droop; to descend, sink low

Barnstaple oven, n.
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 -0400
OED Word of the Day: Barnstaple oven, n. Especially in the West Country: an earthenware pot with three short legs and a lid, used for baking over a fire.

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Franco-German cloud framework floated t protect European's data from foreign tech firms slurpage
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 GMT
Economy Ministers mark official launch of GAIA-X projectThe Economy Ministers of Germany and France, Peter Altmaier and Bruno Le Maire, held a media event on Thursday to talk up GAIA-X, an EU data infrastructure initiative aiming to take on Silicon Valley and Chinese behemoths to protect data.…

Don't panic: An asteroid larger than the Empire State Building is flying past Earth this weekend but we're just fine
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 GMT
2002 NN4 will visit us fairly frequently, and always miss - ignore the clickbaitAn asteroid described as larger than the Empire State Building will whizz past Earth, making its closest approach on 6 June.…

Moore's Law is deader than corduroy bell bottoms. But with a bit of smart coding it's not the end of the road
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Don't aim for the bottom, go top downIn his 1959 address to the American Physical Society at Caltech, physicist Richard Feynman gave a lecture titled, "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom," laying out the opportunity ahead to manipulate matter at the atomic scale.…

British Army pulls up its SOC: New regiment to do infosec work even civvies will recognise
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
That's Systems Operating Centre to you. Chuffed with that, says Royal Signals brigadierThe British Army has raised a new regiment that will take charge of its in-house security operations centre, a move calculated to make cyber defence a more mainstream part of all things armed and camouflaged.…

It could be 'five to ten years' before the world finally drags itself away from IPv4
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Happy 8th (or 9th) 'launch day' birthday, IPv6. Your daddy ain't dead yetIPv4 is here to stay with us for a good few years yet, reckons the the Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre's (RIPE NCC) public policy manager, eight years after IPv6 was supposed to replace it.…

Kind of goes without saying, but fix your admin passwords or risk getting borged by this brute-forcing botnet
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Publishing platforms, hosts being targeted by Stealthworker malwareServers are being targeted with a malware attack that uses its infected hosts to brute-force other machines.…

Trump's Make Space Great Again video pulled after former 'naut says: Nope
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
How may I infringe thee? Let me count the ways...A funny thing happened overnight in the world of space and politics as a campaigning video featuringSpaceX's commercial crew launchand promoting US President Donald Trump was abruptly pulled from YouTube.…

UK govt publishes contracts granting Amazon, Microsoft, Google and AI firms access to COVID-19 health data
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Questions linger over involvement of biz linked to Dominic Cummings and Vote Leave campaignUK government has published the contracts it holds with private tech firms and the NHS for the creation of a COVID-19 data store, just days aftercampaigners fired legal shotsover a lack of transparency.…

TsoHost swings axe at 'legacy' DIY website builder MrSite, giving customers a month to find alternative arrangements
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Celebrating two years of merged activities by hitting the Off buttonIP blacklist frequentertsoHost has taken time out from borking emails to let customers know that its recent acquisition, website builder MrSite, is for the chop.…

Some Brits reckon broadband got worse after lockdown– but that's just what happens when you're online 12 hours straight
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
You perceive more faults, and they may not be faults in the first placeA chunk of the UK's broadband users claim their connections worsened in the days following lockdown,according to a YouGov survey of 2,301 adults.…

Pipped to the post: Google Cloud nabs Salesforce exec to lead UK and Ireland business
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Pip White among bunch of new EMEA hires at Chocolate Factory offshootPip White, senior veep and general manager of industry sales at Salesforce, has been nabbed by Google to head up its Cloud business in the UK and Ireland.…

'Direct from the software vendor': UK.gov goes window-shopping for standard ERP in£400m spree
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Don't bother picking that tie for the Zoom session, resellersUK government procurement unit Crown Commercial Service is sizing up the market for new back-office systems for central government in deals that could be worth up to£400m.…

DB2 migration problems caused IBM to resurrect Netezza, according to analyst
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Plenty of competition out there for Big BlueIBM brought its flagship data warehousing product Netezza back from the dead because customers were having trouble migrating to the IBM database DB2, according to ananalyst blog published today.…

Looking for a fresh challenge or somewhere new to work? Here are some vacancies: Developers, developers and a digital architect
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Place your job ads with us for free or take some time to browse the listings for suitable rolesJob AlertThe Registerhas got more jobs for readers to peruse this week as we continue efforts to keep techies in work during these testing times.…

Signal goes Gaussian to take privacy to the next level: All your faces don't belong to us
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Blur tool brings privacy protection to images, in these troubled timesAmid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, secure comms biz Signal has deployed a blur tool in its messaging and calling app to allow users to obscure faces in app-captured snapshots.…

Travel-sick Windows needing a Systemwiederherstellung would be in Germany, right? Austria? Not necessarily
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Mein OS tut wehBork!Bork!Bork!Willkommen to today's edition of Bork,The Register's glimpse at what digital signage does when it thinks nobody is looking.…

Apps get bit animated: Android Studio 4.0 released with new Motion Editor
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Google's free IDE is high quality but doesn't remove all the annoyances of Android developmentGoogle has released Android Studio 4.0, a massive update to its IDE for mobile app development, with features like an upgraded Layout Inspector, and the brand new Build Analyzer and motion editor.…

OK Windows 10, we get it: You really do not want us to install this unsigned application. But 7 steps borders on ridiculous
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Utility creator claims OTT security hoops are harmful to indie devsA developer of a Windows utility has protested that "Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is hurting independent developers" because of the number of warnings and obstacles placed in front of users who download installers that are not signed or sufficiently well known.…

Amazon declined to sell a book so Elon Musk called for it to be broken up
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
That escalated quicklyElon Musk has called for Amazon.com to be broken up because it declined to sell a book.…

We're number... six. Analysis puts UK behind Switzerland and Kuwait in 5G adoption
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
There's Samsung to be said for having an in-house 5G vendor, right, Korea?A new report has put the UK sixth globally for 5G adoption– behind the usual heavyweights of South Korea and Switzerland, as well as the US, Kuwait, and Qatar.…

Video? That's so not what we care about, says Slack, as it signs video deal with AWS
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
All Amazon staff are slackers now as AWS chat backend Chime's inSlack hasreportedstrong growth for the first quarter of FY 2021 and declined to measure its performance by comparing adoption rates with Microsoft Teams.…

If Daddy doesn't want me to touch the buttons, why did they make them so colourful?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
The perils of 'bring your child to work' dayOn CallWe have stepped into Friday, and the weekend is only a few short hours away. Take a break from wondering what a trip to the park might do to the "R" number and join us for another adventure of thoseRegisterreaders cursed with theOn Callphone.…

VMware delays vSphere 6.7 end of life by 11 months, because vAdmins have other things to worry about
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
And teases pay-by-credit-card options for its AWS serviceVMware has extended the supported life of vSphere 6.7 for 11 months.…

Google+ replacement‘Currents’ to end beta and debut in G Suite on July 6th
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Admins told‘It will not be possible to opt out’ but also promised transition should be painlessGoogle has advised G Suite administrators that its replacement for Google+,“Currents”, will debut on July 6th.…

Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant for Samsung's heir apparent
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Fraud allegations regarding health company transaction mean more strife for Lee Jae-yongSouth Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant for Samsung Group heir, Lee Jae-yong, as part of a investigation into an alleged $3.9bn accounting fraud.…

Facebook to save US users from ads bought by foreign state-controlled media
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
Leaving more room for false ads bought by local politicians, which it still allowsFacebook will hide ads bought by state-owned media outlets from its US-based users, as part of its plan“to provide an extra layer of protection against various types of foreign influence in the public debate ahead of the November 2020 election in the US.”…

Google India says Play store policy, not geopolitics, behind removal of Chinese-app-deleting app
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
And we’d do it anywhere else, anytime, says veepGoogle India has explained why it yanked an app calledRemove China Appsfrom its“Play” digital souk.…

Hooray, space boffins have finally got InSight lander's heat probe back into Martian ground again
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 GMT
The beloved mole hasn't been able to dig into the Red Planet's regolith for agesNASA’s Insight lander is back in business after the agency reported that its "mole," a digging probe designed to burrow into the martian soil, is now back in action after suffering months of mishaps.…

Amazon warehouse workers sue over safety concerns as several contract COVID-19
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
One employee went on to infect her cousin, who later diedAmazon.com employees have sued the e-commerce giant for failing to protect them against the coronavirus, after they contracted COVID-19 and infected their relatives or partners.…

VMware beefs up security chops with Lastline acquisition, reportedly drops 40 per cent of staff
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Security firm's swallowing may leave many staff out in the coldVMware is acquiring antimalware company Lastline to boost its network security offerings.…

We have Huawei to make the internet more secure: Dump TCP/IP to make folks safer says Chinese mobe slinger
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Chinese telecom companies and authorities want more network control to keep everyone...uh, safe onlineChinese telecom companies and the Middle Kingdom government contend that the TCP/IP protocol stack is ill-suited for future networking needs and have proposed reworking the internet's technical architecture with new, more secure internet protocols.…

Have I Been Pwned breach report email pwned entire firm's helldesk ticket system
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
That's one way of making people check for updatesA hapless IT bod found the Have I Been Pwned service (HIBP) answering its own question in a way he really didn’t want – after a breach report including a SQL string KO’d his company’s helpdesk ticket system.…

Is the speed and resilience of your storage up to scratch? We’d love to hear your thoughts
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Fill out our questionnaire, and we’ll share the report once we’ve collated the dataReader surveySome company directors respond well when you wave a pie chart in their face to get what you want, and we’re offering you an opportunity – if you work in database storage and workloads – to help create that kind of budget-relocating study yourself.…

Brit MP demands answers from Fujitsu about Horizon IT system after Post Office staff jailed over accounting errors
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Biz committee chairman asks whether firm accepts software had issuesA senior Brit MP has written to Fujitsu demanding answers from the company over its role in the Horizon IT system scandal that has rocked the nation's Post Office.…

Astroboffins peering back in time with Hubble find stars may have been flickering into life even earlier than thought
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
We need to look further to glimpse Population III fireballs– where's that James Webb Telescope?European astronomers, using data from the veteran Hubble Space Telescope,have suggestedthe formation of the first stars and galaxies in the early universe happened earlier than thought.…

Legal complaint lodged with UK data watchdog over claims coronavirus Test and Trace programme flouts GDPR
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
'Government is moving too fast, and breaking things as a result'Open Rights Group has instructed lawyers to lodge a complaint with the UK's data watchdog over the rollout of the Test and Trace system because it says the system breaches the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).…

Sophos puts 100 at risk of redundancy as future of Naked Security blog hangs in balance
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Firm denies shutdown of marketing organ but heads may well rollExclusiveSophos has placed 100 staff at risk of redundancy and is said to be shutting down its Naked Security blog, sources have toldThe Register- although the private equity-owned biz denied this.…

There's always a coronavirus angle these days: Honor intros new smartphone with built-in temperature sensor
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Be the hero who carries a thermometer around in their mobeNiche, China-exclusive smartphones seldom get a nod inThe Reg's pages, but allow us to make an exception for Honor's latest flagship, the Play4 Pro.…

Hey Mister Prime Minister ... Scott! Can you get off my lawn please, mate?
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Aussie homeowner moves press conference off freshly seeded grassIn these dark times, at least we still have the no-nonsense attitude of Australians to lift the mood– though the country's prime minister found himself at the pointy end of it this morning.…

Namesco email 'scripting error' has last bastion of Demon Internet holdouts scratching their heads
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Let's play 'That's Not My Subdomain'There was another twist in the long-running Demon subdomain saga yesterday as Namesco accidentally mixed up some customers due to a "scripting error."…

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Hydrogen clouds in a far-away star system glowing from a supernova's last gasp
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Exploding sun's shock wave may have sparked light from interstellar gasMore than 20 years ago a huge wave of energized interstellar gas was detected passing through the Big Dipper– or The Plough as it's known in the UK. Now astrophysicists think they've figured out the cause of the cosmic commotion: a ripple from a massive supernova explosion passing through the Milky Way.…

Is a global crisis the right time to invest in some kind of data platform? If the boss isn't making cuts to all things IT, why not?
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Forget Industry 4.0– we're on Data 4.0 now, if Informatica is to believedWeb 2.0, Analytics 3.0, Industry 4.0. A world-weary tech worker would be minded to add TotalBull 5.0 to the list. Tech industry vendors are prone to promote grand visions that on close examination turn out to be a mishmash of concepts and technologies congregating only to shift more units.…

Global bean-counting behemoth PWC tells vendors: Now would be a great time to audit your customers
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
A little more short-term revenue never hurt any.. er, well..You know how it is: the economy is in meltdown; half the company is working from home and the other half is furloughed. What is there to look forward to? Software audits, that's what.…

Repair store faces hefty legal bill after losing David and Goliath fight with Apple over replacement iPhone screens
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Top court rules iGiant's trademark infringed by componentsIn a setback for the right-to-repair movement, Norway's Supreme Court has upheld a decision that a repair shop's use of unauthorized iPhone screens violated Apple's trademark.…

Creeps give away money to harass recipients with abusive transaction descriptions on bank statements
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
'Serious threats' and references to family violence as payment descriptors turned into virtual messaging serviceCreeps in Australia have given away money in order to harass people with abusive transaction descriptions that appear in online banking records.…

GSMA suggests mobile carriers bake contact-tracing into their own apps– if governments ask for it
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Working group already probing Bluetooth performance on myriad devices to help developersThe GSM Association, the body that represents mobile carriers and influences the development of standards, has suggested its members bake virus contact-tracing functionality into their own bundled software.…

Barmy ban on businesses, Brits based in Blighty bearing or buying .eu domains is back: Cut-off date is Jan 1, 2021
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
If you're not registered somewhere in the union, you can't use the TLDAny Brit based in the UK, and not in the EU, will have their .eu domain taken away from them on January 1, 2021, according to the latest iteration of rules published by the TLD's operator EURid.…

Keep it clean you lot: Samsung's created a hand-washing app for its wearables
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Complete with nagware and wash-tracking featuresUsers of Samsung’s wearable devices can now get their hands on a hand-washing app that runs on their wrists.…

No more installing Microsoft's Chromium-centered Edge by hand: Windows 10 will do it for you automatically
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Something something pushing us over the EdgeMicrosoft warned late last year that it was making plans to distribute the Chromium-based version of its Edge browser in Windows 10 updates. It began doing so earlier this year, although manual installation was required, but now Redmond has taken the distribution of Edge via Windows Update a step further by initiating installation.…

IBM to power down Power-powered virtual private cloud, GPU-accelerated options
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 GMT
Customers given 80 days before instance deletion and the suggested replacement doesn't yet support LinuxIBM has given users of its IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC on Power 80 days to find a new home.…

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NY Times Arts/Music:




Paint Fades, but Murals Remember People Killed by Police
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Across the country, artists have created portraits of George Floyd, Amadou Diallo, Eric Garner and others as markers of pain and loss.

On Tribal Lands, a Time to Make Art for Solace and Survival
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
The coronavirus outbreak has had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of Native American artists. But they are responding with a creative resolve born from centuries of adversity.

As Images of Pain Flood TV,‘Where Is Our Leader?’
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Americans traditionally have looked to the president for empathy in a crisis. This time, they turned to their phones, to a memorial service— even to the Rock.

After 25 Years, San Francisco’s Maverick Conductor Moves On
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Michael Tilson Thomas’s long tenure leading the San Francisco Symphony has ended, with less fanfare than expected.

Can Ballet Come Alive Online?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet offer virtual seasons. The reigning screen gem: Balanchine’s “Diamonds.” It’s like you were there.

Yvonne Orji, the‘Insecure’ Star, Returns Confidently to Stand-Up
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
The Nigerian-American actress and comedian talks about her first comedy special,“Momma, I Made It!,” debuting Saturday on HBO.

10 Comic Books to Celebrate Pride
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
L.G.B.T.Q. characters star in these comic books and graphic novels that are available now, later this month and in the fall.

And in the Next Zoom Room, a Rat Doing a Striptease
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
“Eschaton” was meant to be an in-person immersive experience. But its creators have pivoted to invite audiences to visit the “nightclub” virtually instead.

A New Museum Director’s First Challenge: Which Exhibits to Give Back
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Figures on both sides of the restitution debate are hoping that Emmanuel Kasarhérou’s bicultural background will make him receptive to their views.

City Summer, Country Summer
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 +0000
A photographer and a writer separately explore black boyhood and the season.

What to Do at Home This Week
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 +0000
Stroll New York’s Museum Mile from afar, support diverse dance companies and take in some Afro-Latin jazz.

Podcasts to Understand This Moment
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 +0000
Learn to see through protesters’ eyes with these podcasts.

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Shirley’ and Yvonne Orji
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 +0000
A thriller starring Elisabeth Moss streams on Hulu, while the“Insecure” actress Yvonne Orji gets her first HBO special.

BookExpo Proves You Can Have a Trade Show in a Pandemic, Virtually
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
The publishing industry’s annual event, normally staged at the cavernous Javits Center, moved some programming online and reached a big digital crowd.

Grace Edwards, Harlem Mystery Writer, Dies at 87
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
A former director of the Harlem Writers Guild, she published her first novel when she was 55, and her first mystery, featuring a stylish female ex-cop turned sleuth, when she was 64.

People Are Marching Against Racism. They’re Also Reading About It.
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 +0000
Books on the subject have soared up best-seller lists as protests continue across the country.

Guy Bedos, Who Made France Laugh at Itself, Is Dead at 85
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Inspired by Lenny Bruce, he spared no one in his bitingly satirical sketches while becoming a fixture of French movies and TV.

Robert Ford Jr., an Early Force in Hip-Hop, Is Dead at 70
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
He chronicled the scene when it was new, then went on to mentor some of its most important early figures, including Kurtis Blow and Russell Simmons.

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Video: How George Floyd died. At the C.D.C., what went wrong? Tara Reade’s journey. Pete Davidson is out of the basement. Farewell, Christo. And more.

Comfort Viewing: Three Reasons I Love‘Riverdale’
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
A bananas show for a bananas moment, it somehow mirrors what America actually feels like right now.

Beautiful Places to Die
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
In these new crime novels, the settings— mountain hamlets, Antarctic ice fields, French sheep farms — may look bucolic. They are not.

Hell House
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
In Dennis Mahoney’s “Ghostlove,” a young man becomes involved with the dead woman haunting his brownstone.

Three New Memoirs Bring the Farm to the Page
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
From Depression-era Wisconsin to 21st-century Wales, the pastures that have shaped the people who tended them.

How Artists are Using Social Media to Show Support for Protesters
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
As thousands of protesters took to the streets over the past week, artists, both amateur and professional, created a vast collection of drawings, paintings and illustrations in support of the protests and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Musicians Playing Through the Lockdown, to One Listener at a Time
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of most cultural events, including concerts. But two German orchestras found an intensely personal way to play on.

10 Great Movies on HBO Max
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Getting started on the new streaming service? Here’s a guide to some of the best film offerings, from classics to contemporary hits.

New in Paperback:‘Mistress of the Ritz’ and ‘No Visible Bruises’
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

Seth Meyers Mocks Trump’s ‘Mad’ Mattis Tweets
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Meyers fact-checked Trump’s claim to have christened the former defense secretary “Mad Dog”: “We know you didn’t come up with it because it’s a cool nickname.”

The Self-Help Life Cycle
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
When we’re at home and searching to better ourselves, a certain genre of books beckons, again and again.

What’s on TV Friday: ‘Yourself and Yours’ and ‘Circumstantial Pleasures’
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Hong Sang-soo’s “Yourself and Yours” has a virtual debut. And the artist Lewis Klahr takes part in a virtual Q. and A. about his latest film, which can be streamed.

Stacey Abrams Has a Message for You: Get Involved
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
She isn’t Georgia’s governor — she will tell you herself — but in “Our Time Is Now” she still has a blueprint for effective leadership.

Art That Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
“Queer Eye” is back, alongside a great new “30 for 30” documentary. And CNN and “Sesame Street” host another town hall.

Breaking Down‘Those Color Lines’ in a Music Industry That Drew Them
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
The first black person appointed president of a major U.S. record label talks about race in the industry, and what has and hasn’t changed.

‘Not Just for Gays’: The Year the Tonys Dared to Go There
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
How Adam Schlesinger and his writing partner created what may be the most outrageous opening number the broadcast has ever seen.

Review: Michaela Coel Is Riveting in‘I May Destroy You’
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
The actress and writer brings her comic gifts and ferocious intensity to this new HBO series, which was inspired by her own experience of sexual assault.

No Tony Awards Show? Make Your Own With These Great Moments
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Miranda’s rap. Rylance’s poems. Jackman’s pelvis. And a brassy reunion for Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury. Now set your clock for “Turkey Lurkey Time.”

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Jimmy Capps, Guitarist on Numerous Country Hits, Dies at 81
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
In addition to his prolific work as a studio musician, Mr. Capps was a member of the Grand Ole Opry’s house band for more than 50 years.

6 Shows to Stream From Latin America
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
Our writer recommends“The House of Flowers,” “The Queen of Flow” and four other Spanish- and Portuguese-language shows now on Netflix and Hulu.

6 Things to Do at Home This Weekend
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.

The French Artist Who Saw the Pandemic Coming
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
Six years before the coronavirus, Neïl Beloufa imagined a global outbreak of disease and digital bewilderment. “Screen Talk,” his new project, erases the line between fiction and real life.

New York Theaters Open Up Lobbies for Racial Justice Protesters
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
The Public Theater and Atlantic Theater Company are among those welcoming demonstrators into their buildings.

The Sheku Effect: A Classical Music Star Rises
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
The young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is bursting to the forefront of a field distressingly low on headliners of color.

‘Judy&Punch’ Review: On With the Horror Show
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
In this bizarre satire, married puppeteers enact a grotesque comic tragedy of violence and revenge.

‘Yourself and Yours’ Review: Romance, Alcohol and a Puzzle
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
The South Korean director Hong Sang-soo puts viewers in tune with the world of his sad-sack characters immediately.

‘Feral’ Review: Homeless and Unraveling as a Storm Approaches
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
Annapurna Sriram portrays a young woman struggling with mental illness while living near train tracks in Brooklyn.

‘And We Go Green’ Review: Start Your (Quiet) Engines
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
The cheery, lightweight documentary looks at the electric car racing series Formula E.

Why Michael Eric Dyson Would Demote‘Heart of Darkness’ From the Canon
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
“It’s done so much damage in fashioning savage notions of Africa.”

‘Parkland Rising’ Review: A Close-Up on Activism After a Tragedy
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
A documentary profiles students and parents who became organizers after the school shooting, but doesn’t provide a lot of fresh insight.

‘Tommaso’ Review: A Sober, but Not Serene, Life
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
Abel Ferrara’s new semi-autobiographical drama, starring Willem Dafoe, crackles with ideas and empathy.

‘2040’ Review: Tools to Fix the World, Already at Hand
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
Damon Gameau’s documentary is an accessible, informative and optimistic look at solutions to the climate crisis.

‘Dreamland’ Review: The Hit Man and the Trumpeter
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
A double dose of Stephen McHattie helps this freaky noir find its footing.

Pete Davidson Comes Out of His Basement With Judd Apatow’s Help
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
The“S.N.L.” star is open about his struggles. The director focuses on the personal. Still, their “The King of Staten Island” was “fraught with the possibility of failure.”

The Obamas, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé: New Livestreaming Events
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for in coming days, and when to tune in.

Hilarie Burton Morgan Asked Fans to Shop Local. They Listened.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
Oblong Books is closed to the public, but star power helps keep the lights on in the Hudson Valley’s literary hub.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: America’s No. 1 Literary Celebrity
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
In his new biography,“Cross of Snow,” Nicholas A. Basbanes makes a case for the man and the poet.

A Cabaret in a Nursing Home, While France’s Theaters Are Closed
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
The first professional production in France since stages went dark in March was a back-to-basics affair, but more memorable than many slick Paris shows.

Late Night Asks Why the Orange Chicken Crossed the Road
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
President Trump continued to get mocked for his photo op at St. John’s Episcopal Church after protests were forcibly broken up nearby.

NY Times Obituaries:




Harry Hoffman Dies at 92; Led the Expansion of Waldenbooks
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
In a pre-Amazon world, Mr. Hoffman solidified his company’s stature as the No. 1 book retailer in the United States.

Robert Ford Jr., an Early Force in Hip-Hop, Is Dead at 70
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
He chronicled the scene when it was new, then went on to mentor some of its most important early figures, including Kurtis Blow and Russell Simmons.

Grace Edwards, Harlem Mystery Writer, Dies at 87
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
A former director of the Harlem Writers Guild, she published her first novel when she was 55, and her first mystery, featuring a stylish female ex-cop turned sleuth, when she was 64.

Louis Sheldon, Anti-Gay Minister With Political Clout, Dies at 85
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Founder of the Traditional Values Coalition, he railed against what he called the“homosexual agenda,” gaining the ear of national politicians.

Those We’ve Lost
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 +0000
The coronavirus pandemic has taken an incalculable death toll. This series is designed to put names and faces to the numbers.

Guy Bedos, Who Made France Laugh at Itself, Is Dead at 85
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Inspired by Lenny Bruce, he spared no one in his bitingly satirical sketches while becoming a fixture of French movies and TV.

Hecky Powell, Barbecue Master and Civic Leader, Dies at 71
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
From his restaurant in Evanston, Ill., he fed hungry students and the Chicago Bulls, and counseled high schoolers, mayors, a governor and a young Barack Obama.

Bobby Morrow, Who Ran to Stardom at the 1956 Olympics, Dies at 84
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
With three gold medals in sprints in Melbourne, he matched what Jesse Owens had memorably accomplished 20 years earlier in Berlin.

Dr. Bertram Brown, Mental Health Advocate, Is Dead at 89
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
In the 1960s and’70s, as head of the National Institute of Mental Health, he was instrumental in improving programs for intellectually disabled Americans.

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
Video: How George Floyd died. At the C.D.C., what went wrong? Tara Reade’s journey. Pete Davidson is out of the basement. Farewell, Christo. And more.

Jimmy Capps, Guitarist on Numerous Country Hits, Dies at 81
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
In addition to his prolific work as a studio musician, Mr. Capps was a member of the Grand Ole Opry’s house band for more than 50 years.

Hutton Gibson, Extremist and Father of Mel Gibson, Dies at 101
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
His anti-Semitic, anti-Vatican views gained notoriety after his son directed the controversial film,“The Passion of the Christ.”

Bruce Jay Friedman, 90, Author With a Darkly Comic Worldview, Dies
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
An unusual case in American letters, he moved easily between literature and pop culture, including movies like“Stir Crazy"and“Splash,” to great acclaim.

Johnny Majors, 85, Winning Coach at Pittsburgh and Tennessee, Dies
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 +0000
A former star for Tennessee, he led Pitt to a national championship and coached the Volunteers for 16 seasons, only to be ousted after heart surgery.

Charles Lippincott, Who Hyped‘Star Wars,’ Is Dead at 80
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 +0000
In handling publicity for George Lucas’s 1977 blockbuster, he helped create a playbook for future science fiction movies.

Mary J. Wilson, Barrier-Smashing Zookeeper, Dies at 83
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 +0000
Ms. Wilson, who had the coronavirus, was the first African-American senior zookeeper at what is now the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Elsa Dorfman, Who Made Art With Giant Polaroids, Dies at 83
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 +0000
She used a 200-pound camera for her natural portraits of everyday subjects and celebrities— even while Polaroid, outpaced by technology, was fast going out of business.

Patricia Reed Scott, Who Cast New York as Hollywood East, Dies at 86
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 +0000
Working for two mayors, she re-established the city as the prime East Coast outpost for movie and TV production, clearing out traffic more than once.

Federico Acerri, Who Answered Students’ Questions, Dies at 81
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 +0000
He was an information specialist in the Michigan school system. He was also an artist who went by the alias Mad Monk. Mr. Acerri died of complications of the new coronavirus.

Wes Unseld, Powerful Hall of Fame N.B.A. Center, Dies at 74
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 +0000
A rock on the court known for his indefatigable rebounding, he helped turn the Baltimore Bullets around.

Ruben Varias Reyes, Diplomat Who Questioned Marcos Spending, Dies at 79
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 +0000
Assigned to the Philippine Embassy in London, Mr. Reyes challenged expenditures on items like Persian rugs, perfume and real estate.

Pat Dye, Football Coach Who Elevated Auburn, Dies at 80
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 +0000
He reshaped the very architecture and culture of the Iron Bowl rivalry and led Auburn to four conference titles.

Joel Revzen, Conductor and Music Festival Leader, Dies at 74
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 +0000
Mr. Revzen, who had the coronavirus, held posts with regional companies and was on the staff of the Metropolitan Opera.

Christo, Artist Who Wrapped and Festooned on an Epic Scale, Dies at 84
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 +0000
Mountains, museums, bridges and Central Park were just some of what he used to make astonishing and popular art with his wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.

Norman Lamm, 92, Dies; Rescued Yeshiva U. From Brink of Bankruptcy
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 +0000
He championed the idea that Orthodox Jews could maintain their faith while engaging with modern society.

Benjamin Smalls, Jailhouse Lawyer and Prison Reformer, Dies at 72
Sun, 31 May 2020 +0000
To fellow inmates, he was known as the Elder Statesman, and his cell was cluttered with legal papers. He died of the novel coronavirus.

Karen Blumenthal, 61, Dies; Journalist Turned Young-Adult Author
Sun, 31 May 2020 +0000
After many years at The Wall Street Journal, she began writing books about the social forces that gave rise to hot-button issues in American culture.

Herb Stempel, Quiz Show Whistle-Blower, Is Dead at 93
Sun, 31 May 2020 +0000
After being instructed to give a wrong answer and lose to his golden-boy opponent, he played a key role in exposing a major television scandal.

John Loengard, Life Photographer and Chronicler, Dies at 85
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 +0000
He shot compelling portraits of the Beatles, Georgia O’Keeffe and many others and celebrated photography, and Life magazine, in books.

Sam Johnson, Congressman and Former P.O.W., Is Dead at 89
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 +0000
A much-decorated pilot held by the North Vietnamese for years, he would later criticize his fellow Republican Donald Trump for disparaging John McCain.