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scrimmaging, adj.
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: scrimmaging, adj. That scrimmages or moves energetically or restlessly around; bustling. Also: characterized by energetic or bustling activity; frenetic.

bridle-wise, adj.
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: bridle-wise, adj. Of a horse, pony, etc.: that responds readily to the rider's use of the reins; well-trained and obedient. In extended use (of a person): obedient, biddable.

ghoulishness, n.
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: ghoulishness, n. The quality or condition of being ghoulish; morbid or macabre character.

summum malum, n.
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: summum malum, n. The greatest or supreme evil; that which is most reprehensible, harmful, or undesirable.

sitooterie, n.
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: sitooterie, n. In Scottish English: a secluded area within a building where people can sit apart from others; an alcove, recess.

cardioid, n. and adj.
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: cardioid, n. A curve having the general shape of a heart with a rounded end, such as is traced by a point on the circumference of a circle as it rolls around another, identical, circle.

garden bean, n.
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: garden bean, n. Any of various types of cultivated bean grown as a garden crop; spec. (a) (the broad bean (now rare); (b) the French bean, Phaseolus vulgaris.

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UK government backs away from proposals to remove individuals' rights to challenge AI decision making
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 GMT
Meanwhile, ICO says government should not be choosing its CEO in debate over its future independenceThe UK government is backing away from proposals to remove individuals' rights to challenge decisions made about them by artificial intelligence following an early analysis of its consultation process.…

I own that $4.5bn of digi-dosh so rewrite your blockchain and give it to me, Craig Wright tells Bitcoin SV devs
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 GMT
Oh look, another High Court sueball over cryptocurrenciesA man who claims he's the creator of Bitcoin says his private keys to£14m of Bitcoin SV were deleted by hackers in 2020 – and now he's suing developers to forcibly give him access to internet coins he "owns but cannot access."…

COVID-19 was a generational opportunity for change at work– and corporate blew it
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 GMT
Faux flexibility– and then back in the office where we can keep an eye on you ...Sent home towait out the Omicron waveof the seemingly never-ending COVID-19 pandemic, office workers throughout much of the world naturally will be wondering what comes next.…

UK police lack framework for adopting new tech like AI and face recognition, Lords told
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 GMT
Governance structure is 'a bush, not a tree'– whatever that meansUK police forces have no overarching rules for introducing controversial technologies like AI and facial recognition, the House of Lords has heard.…

Ad blockers altering website code is not a copyright violation, German court rules
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 GMT
Browser filter biz Eyeo defeats Axel Springer– but case against Google poses similar risksAd-filtering biz Eyeo on Tuesday celebrated the defeat of a copyright claim that threatened to break the web, though that risk hasn't entirely been put to rest in the US.…

Autonomy's Mike Lynch gets yet another judgment date as US extradition wrangling continues
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 GMT
Brit exec plays extremely expensive game of hurry up and waitAutonomy TrialMike Lynch will have to wait a week to find out if he can have his extradition from the UK to America kicked into the long grass– while the High Court in England has set itself yet another deadline for its epically long judgment on the HP/Autonomy merger.…

ESA boss gives update on stricken Sentinel-1B imaging satellite: All is not lost yet
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 GMT
Still borked, 1C and 1D are waiting in the wingsESA Director General Josef Aschbacher has addressed the issue of the space agency's borked Copernicus Sentinel-1B spacecraft in his first annual press conference.…

Tesla driver charged with vehicular manslaughter after deadly Autopilot crash
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 GMT
Prosecution seems to be first of its kind in AmericaA Tesla driver has seemingly become the first person in the US to be charged with vehicular manslaughter for a deadly crash in which the vehicle's Autopilot mode was engaged.…

AMD returns to smartphone graphics with new Samsung chip for your pocket computer
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
We're back in blackAMD's GPU technology is returning to mobile handsets with Samsung's Exynos 2200 system-on-chip, which was announced on Tuesday.…

Big shock: Guy who fled political violence and became rich in tech now struggles to care about political violence
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
'I recognize that I come across as lacking empathy,' billionaire VC admitsBillionaire tech investor and ex-Facebook senior executive Chamath Palihapitiya was publicly blasted after he said nobody really cares about the reported human rights abuse of Uyghur Muslims in China.…

Crypto.com acknowledges 'unauthorized activity' on servers, maintains no funds have been lost
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Security biz PeckShield claims $15m in Ethereum takenCrypto.com, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange, has denied reports that the firm lost nearly $15m in Ethereum in a possible network intrusion over the weekend.…

Tonga takes to radio, satellite, motorboat comms to restore communications after massive volcano blast and tsunami
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Next steps for island nationLimited communication is being restored in Tonga through satellite, high-frequency radio and motorboat after a violent underwater volcano severed a fiber-optic cable connecting the remote island to the world.…

Apple grabs smartphone crown as iPhone 13 wakes up the fanbois, leaves Chinese rivals eating dust
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
But smartphone shipments globally edge up just 1% for total market as demand outweighs supplyMore than one in five phones shipped in Q4 carried a certain fruit brand as Apple leapt to the top of a barely growing global smartphone market.…

Foxstuck: Firefox browser bug boots legions of users offline
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Outfoxed? Not if you read The RegIn a hard-to-beat demo of the perils of software telemetry, Mozilla accidentally kicked legions of users offline last week by an update to its telemetry servers that triggered an existing bug in Firefox. Internally, Mozilla is calling the bug "foxstuck".…

International police shut down 15 server infrastructures as part of VPNLab.net's takedown
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
VPN service used by crims to support ransomware attacks and other illicit activitySome 15 server infrastructures used by crims to prepare ransomware attacks were seized by cops yesterday as part of an international sting to take down VPNLab.net.…

Microsoft seems intent on buying the gaming industry with $68.7bn purchase of troubled Activision Blizzard
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
'Creative success and autonomy go hand-in-hand with treating every person with dignity and respect'Microsoft has cracked open its wallet once again with anacquisition of Activision Blizzardin an all-cash transaction valued at an eye-popping$68.7bn.…

European Space Agency whittles wannabe astronauts down from 23,000 to 1,391
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Could there be a South Korean TV show somewhere in this?The European Space Agency (ESA) hascompleted stage oneof its latest astronaut selection process, with 1,362 astronaut and 29 parastronaut applicants making the cut.…

More contractor pain: Parasol's sister firms, SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams, confirm cyberattack
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Ransomware suspected but not confirmedSJD Accountancy andNixon Williams– both contractor-focused beancounting firms owned by the same corporate parent as cyber-attack-struck UK umbrella company Parasol – have been hit by online attackers.…

Billionaires see wealth double during pandemic as tech bros lead the charge
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Now what– in the middle of a pandemic – is a useful thing we could do with that $800bn extra dosh, Oxfam wondersSelf-proclaimed visionaries of our times like to explode myths about what can and cannot be done.Inhabiting mars? Let's get on it, electric car maker Elon Musk says.…

Singapore monetary authority threatens action on bank over widespread phishing scam
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Scam has claimed 469 victims in December alone, of which OCBC has issued goodwill payments to 30The Monetary Authority of Singapore says it is considering supervisory action against Southeast Asia's second largest bank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), which was criticised for its incident response to a widespread phishing scheme across the island nation.…

Indian IT services biz HCL sees boom in business– and staff attrition
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Company pauses bonus clawbacks amid controversies and drop in share priceHCL's latest quarter was packed with revenue growth and new deals– but also saw a near-doubling of attrition when compared to last year, affecting net profit and forcing the firm to get creative in preventing staff from jumping ship.…

Microsoft patches the patch that broke VPNs, Hyper-V, and left servers in boot loops
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Testing? Isn't that what users are for?Microsoft haspatched the patchthat broke chunks of Windows and emitted fixes for a Patch Tuesday cock-up that left servers rebooting and VPNs disconnected.…

Plumspace's Smart SFP TAP can monitor, capture or relay gigabit-speed comms– for legitimate business reasons
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Hardware hacker spots 'ghost in the ethernet optic'Hardware hacker Ben Coxhas spottedan interesting bit of kit that we're sure has entirely reasonable uses other than network intrusion: Plumspace'sSmart SFP TAP.…

Autonomy founder's anti-extradition case is like saying Moon made of cheese, US govt tells UK court
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 GMT
Lynch fears US.gov will add yet more charges against himAutonomy TrialMike Lynch has branded a judge's decision to not delay the process deadline for his extradition to the US on allegations of fraud as "perverse" and "irrational"– while the US government said his legal arguments were like saying "the Moon is made of cheese."…

Bug in WebKit's IndexedDB implementation makes Safari 15 leak Google account info... and more
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
Glitch is spilling private data and there's not much Apple users can do about itAn improperly implemented API that stores data on browsers has caused a vulnerability in Safari 15 that leaks user internet activity and personal identifiers.…

Buy 'em by the punnet: Raspberry Pi offers RP2040 chips in bulk
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
'Reel'-y cheap– like $0.70 a popIf you only need the smallest of Raspberry Pi chips, but you need a lot of them, you can now buy the gang's RP2040microcontrollers directlyfrom thefarmsupplier in lots of 500 or 3,400.…

Ukraine blames Belarus for PC-wiping 'ransomware' that has no recovery method and nukes target boxen
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
And for last week's digital graffiti operations, tooAfter last week's website defacements, Ukraine is now being targeted by boot record-wiping malware that looks like ransomware but with one crucial difference: there's no recovery method. Officials have pointed the finger at Belarus.…

Move over exoplanets, exomoons are the next big thing
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
Is that an extremely large moon we see outside the solar system, astro-boffins ask themselvesScientists have spotted a new candidate for a moon existing outside of our solar system, with only a 1 per cent chance the observation could be an anomaly.…

Cloud spending back to business as usual at end of 2021: Slight slowdown was a blip due to overprovisioning
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
IDC figures suggest providers had extra inventory to shift after pandemic panicSpending on compute and storage infrastructure for the cloud rose by 6.6 per cent during the last quarter following a cooldown in the middle of 2021 due to overprovisioning by cloud providers in response to the pandemic.…

Umbrella company Parasol Group confirms cyber attack as 'root cause' of prolonged network outage
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
'Malicious activity on our network' spotted, says CEO, as some contractors say they've still not been paidUmbrella company Parasol Group has confirmed why it shut down part of its IT last week: it found unauthorised activity from an intruder.…

Email blocklisting: A Christmas gift from Microsoft that Linode can't seem to return
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
Sorry, that IP address is on the naughty stepMicrosoft appears to have delivered the unwanted Christmas gift of email blocklisting to Linode IP addresses, and two weeks into 2022 the company does not seem ready to relent.…

Epoch-alypse now: BBC iPlayer flaunts 2038 cutoff date, gives infrastructure game away
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
Nobody expects the Linux malposition, do they, Michael Palin?Feeling old yet? Let theRegruin your day for you. We are now substantially closer to the2038 problem(5,849 days) than it has been since theYear 2000 problem(yep, 8,049 days since Y2K).…

Edge computing set for growth– that is, when we can agree what it is
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
Analyst predicts double-digit percentage uptick in '22Worldwide spending on edge computing is expected to see double-digit growth this year, according to new figures from analyst IDC.…

Open source, closed wallets, big profits– nobody wins the OSS rock, paper, scissors game
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
Stop horsing around. Pony upOpinionThere's much talk of the Open Source Sustainability Problem. Fromindividual developerstoGoogle's White House lobbying, the issue seems simple but intractable. Is the willingness of volunteer coders a solid enough basis for the long-term health of essential infrastructure?…

Planning for power cuts? That's strictly for the birds
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 GMT
Please Mr Hitchcock, no more. The UPS can't take itWho, Me?"Expect the unexpected" is a cliché regularly trotted out during disaster planning. But how far should those plans go? Welcome to an episode ofWho, Me?where a reader finds an entirely new failure mode.…

North Korea pulled in $400m in cryptocurrency heists last year– report
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 GMT
Plus: FIFA 22 players lose their identity and Texas gets phony QR codesIn briefThieves operating for the North Korean government made off with almost $400m in digicash last year in a concerted attack to steal and launder as much currency as they could.…

Tesla Full Self-Driving videos prompt California's DMV to rethink policy on accidents
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 GMT
Plus: AI systems can identify different chess players by their moves and moreIn briefCalifornia’s Department of Motor Vehicles said it’s “revisiting” its opinion of whether Tesla’s so-called Full Self-Driving feature needs more oversight after a series of videos demonstrate how the technology can be dangerous.…

Alien life on Super-Earth can survive longer than us due to long-lasting protection from cosmic rays
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 GMT
Laser experiments show their magnetic fields shielding their surfaces from radiation last longerLife on Super-Earths may have more time to develop and evolve, thanks to their long-lasting magnetic fields protecting them against harmful cosmic rays, according to new researchpublishedin Science.…

And relax: No repeat car crash financials for SAP in 2021 as cloud services come good
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 GMT
Let's not mention on-premise licences....ERP specialist SAP saw Q4 cloud revenue jump 28 per cent compared with the same period a year earlier to hit€2.61bn…

Google and Facebook's top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 GMT
Latest iteration of Texas-led antitrust complaint against Google expands claims of bad behaviorThe alleged 2017 deal between Google and Facebook to kill header bidding, a way for multiple ad exchanges to compete fairly in automated ad auctions, was negotiated by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and endorsed by both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (now with Meta) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, according to an updated complaint filed in the Texas-led antitrust lawsuit against Google.…

US-China chip cold war? It's only helping the Middle Kingdom, silicon makers warn
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 GMT
It's blowback time againChina's cold war with the US on chips isn't slowing down the country's rapid growth in semiconductors, the Semiconductor Industry Association said this week.…

Alibaba gazes into crystal ball to spy coming advances in AI and silicon photonics
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 GMT
Machine learning to propel us into glorious era of scientific discoveryAlibaba has published a report detailing a number of technology trends the China-based megacorp believes will make an impact across the economy and society at large over the next several years. This includes the use of AI in scientific research, adoption of silicon photonics, the integration of terrestrial, and satellite data networks among others.…

Lawmakers propose TLDR Act because no one reads Terms of Service agreements
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 GMT
The bill calls for concise, machine readable summaries of how websites and apps use client dataAlmost no one bothers to read the Terms of Service agreements on websites so a group of US lawmakers on Thursday proposed a bill to require that commercial websites and mobile apps translate their legalese into summaries that can be more easily read by people and by machines.…

Russia starts playing by the rules: FSB busts 14 REvil ransomware suspects
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 GMT
Cybercrook gang has 'ceased to exist' says Putin's military serviceRussia's internal security agency said today it had dismantled the REvil ransomware gang's networks and raided its operators' homes following arrests yesterday in Ukraine.…

Support specialist Rimini Street found in contempt of court for continued Oracle copyright infringements
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 GMT
It took two years for Big Red to find five breachesA US court has found Oracle support specialist Rimini Street in contempt of court and ordered it to pay $630,000 in sanctions– peanuts for the $40bn-revenue Big Red software company.…

Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket deploys seven satellites with third successful mission
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 GMT
Paperwork needs sorting for a launch from the UKVirgin Orbit has managed athird successful missionas the company deployed seven satellites into orbit from its LauncherOne rocket.…

5G frequencies won't interfere with airliners here, UK and EU aviation regulators say
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 GMT
US (and Canadian) fears are uniquely Leftpondian, it seems5G mobile phone emissions won't harm airliners, Britain's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said, dampening down excitement in the US about mobile masts interfering with airliners' altimeters.…

Google splurging cash on UK offices to lure staffers back from the kitchen table
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 GMT
Covered outdoor workspaces can be so... bracingGoogle issplashing the cash in the UKwith a billion-dollar purchase of a London property as the ad biz looks to the office as "a place for in-person collaboration and connection."…

Multi-day IT systems outage whacks umbrella biz Parasol Group amid fears of a cyber attack
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 GMT
Contractors say they haven't been paid, and are in the dark tooContractors employed via umbrella company Parasol Group are increasingly nervous about a multi-day outage of some IT systems used to process payroll, with several suspecting a security attack as the root cause.…

Ukraine shrugs off mass govt website defacement as world turns to stare at Russia
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 GMT
Despite threatening messages nothing's been leaked, say victimsA "massive" cyber attack on Ukraine caught the world's eye this morning as the country's foreign ministry said its website, among others, had been taken down by unidentified hackers.…

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Philippe Gaulier on the Art of Clowning and Sacha Baron Cohen
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
The French master teacher Philippe Gaulier has worked with stars like Sacha Baron Cohen. But at 78, are his methods, which include insults, outdated?

Faith Ringgold Mural at Rikers Island to Move to Brooklyn Museum
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
The artist requested that her painting, dedicated to incarcerated women in the jail complex, head to the museum because of safety concerns. City officials agreed.

New Research Tracks Ancient Artifacts Looted by the Nazis
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
Scholars are increasingly focusing attention on the seizure and excavation of antiquities from Greece and other countries by German forces during World War II.

‘This Beautiful Future’ Review: Love Glows in War’s Shadow
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
Theaterlab stages a gimlet-eyed romance involving a girl and a young Nazi soldier in Occupied France by the playwright Rita Kalnejais.

Grammy Awards Move to April in Las Vegas
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
The 64th annual show, originally scheduled for Jan. 31 in Los Angeles, was postponed amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. It will now take place on April 3, and be broadcast live by CBS.

Scholars Doubt New Theory on Anne Frank’s Betrayal
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
A new book that names a Jewish notary as a suspect made headlines. Now that World War II and Holocaust experts have had time to review its claims, many doubt the methods and conclusion.

‘The Kite Runner’ Is Coming to Broadway
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
The 2007 play based on Khaled Hosseini’s novel has been widely produced, including on the West End in London. It will come to Broadway in July.

Janis Ian Lets Her Music Speak Her Mind (One Last Time)
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
At 70, the singer-songwriter who has always been unafraid of difficult subjects is releasing a final album,“The Light at the End of the Line.”

After‘Clyde’s,’ Lynn Nottage Just Has Two Shows Onstage. ‘Whew!’
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
With one play closed, Nottage can focus on“MJ” on Broadway and “Intimate Apparel” at Lincoln Center Theater. And maybe even catch her breath.

Françoise Gilot: ‘It Girl’ at 100
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
The painter, writer and the only woman with the spunk and self-determination to leave Picasso has a few things to say about success, personal style and the nature of intimacy.

Jeremy Irons Is Transported by Renzo Piano and a Dog Named Smudge
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
The star of the new Netflix movie‘Munich — The Edge of War’ discusses his first Broadway gig and the connection between Irish fiddling and jazz.

Thoreau, Emerson and the Town Where Their Thoughts Took Root
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
“The Transcendentalists and Their World,” by Robert A. Gross, focuses on Concord, Mass.

In‘Last Resort,’ a Writer Turns a Friend’s Story Into a Smash Success
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
Andrew Lipstein’s entertaining debut novel mines comedy from an aspiring author’s ethically questionable path to publication.

Trevor Noah Doesn’t Trust the At-Home Covid Tests
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
“We’re just going to test ourselves for antigens? Is that before or after we mess up the directions on an Easy Mac?” Noah said.

Yvette Mimieux, Who Found Fame With‘The Time Machine,’ Dies at 80
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
Playing fragile characters, she had success in the 1960s in“Where the Boys Are” and other movies before her acting career took a downturn.

Ali Mitgutsch, Inventive Children’s Book Illustrator, Dies at 86
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
The father of a German genre called Wimmelbuch, he delighted readers with detailed, cartoonish tableaus crammed with jokes and anecdotes.

They Wanted to Write the History of Modern China. But How?
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
In the historian Jing Tsu’s “Kingdom of Characters,” the evolution of Chinese writing tells the story of the country’s past, present — and future.

‘Devil House,’ a Confident, Creepy Novel About a Wicked Unsolved Crime
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
John Darnielle’s new novel is about a true-crime writer who moves into a house where notorious murders had occurred decades earlier.

What’s Left for the Weeknd to Conquer?
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
“Dawn FM” suggests at least one future direction for the pop powerhouse, who’s spent a decade making careful moves.

A Recovery Journey That Isn’t
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
David Sanchez’ debut novel, “All Day Is a Long Time,” paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of life with addiction.

How the English Language Conquered the World
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
Rosemary Salomone’s “The Rise of English” looks at the economic, social and cultural impact of English around the world.

Daniel Radcliffe to Play Weird Al in Biopic on Roku
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
The film,“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” will begin production next month and will be available for streaming on the Roku Channel.

Is Civil War Coming to America?
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
Two books,“How Civil Wars Start,” by Barbara F. Walter, and “The Next Civil War,” by Stephen Marche, examine if the United States is facing upheaval.

Gunna Beats the Weeknd in a Close Race for No. 1
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
In a tale of two surprise albums with striking cover art,“deluxe” versions and retail discounts, the Atlanta rapper’s “DS4Ever” won by a nose.

‘Nocturna’ Review: A Dark Night of the Soul
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
A seemingly haunted apartment building terrorizes a bewildered old man in this psychological thriller.

American L.G.B.T.Q.+ Museum Names First Executive Director
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
Ben Garcia will lead the first museum dedicated to L.G.B.T.Q. history and culture in the city, which seeks to strike a careful balance between New York and national queer history.

Did John F. Kennedy and the Democrats Steal the 1960 Election?
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
“Campaign of the Century,” a new book by Irwin F. Gellman, revives an old contention that Richard Nixon actually won the presidency in 1960.

Listen to Keyboard Music by Bach (No, Not That One)
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
The extraordinary range of C.P.E. Bach, a son of J.S., is on display in a new album from the pianist Marc-André Hamelin.

Why a Stranded Barge Has Become a Popular Vancouver Photo Spot
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
Washed ashore during a fierce November storm, a massive barge has become both a popular sightseeing spot and meme in Vancouver.

What It’s Like to Live Through a Rupture in History
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
“Free,” by Lea Ypi, is a memoir about growing up in Albania amid the fall of communism.

How a Boy in Rural Iceland Became a Tool for Global Fascism
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
“Red Milk,” a novel by Sjón, examines a young man’s path to neo-Nazism.

In a Virus-Stricken Future, Humanity Endures Amid the Grief
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
Sequoia Nagamatsu’s debut novel, “How High We Go in the Dark,” is an expansive mosaic set in the wake of a devastating virus.

Before He Died, the Writer Roberto Calasso Had the Old Testament on His Mind
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
In“The Book of All Books,” the great Italian polymath offers his interpretation of biblical stories.

Jimmy Kimmel Recaps Trump’s Latest Rally
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
“Thousands of people showed up, because there’s nothing to do in Florence, Arizona,” Kimmel said.

Review: In‘Witness,’ Seeking a Haven for Jewish Refugees
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
The experience of Jews who fled Germany in 1939 aboard the St. Louis luxury liner is the subject of a new production from the Arlekin Players Theater.

In a Double Bill, the Avant-Garde Meets a Very Good Girl
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
Excellent performances, including one by a well-behaved dog, warm up two experimental plays upstate.

Ralph Emery, the Dick Clark of Country Music, Dies at 88
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
For six decades he promoted country performers on radio and television, earning a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Eerie, Lunar Nothingness of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
The stretch of coastline in southwest Africa is a strange and beautiful reminder that, in the end, we are powerless against nature and time.

The Too-Short Evolution of Mac Miller
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
“Most Dope,” a biography by Paul Cantor, offers a tender remembrance of a precocious talent.

A Strong New Lead in‘The Betrayal of Anne Frank’
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
Rosemary Sullivan’s new book chronicles the emergence of a new suspect who might have informed the authorities of Frank’s whereabouts.

What’s on TV This Week: Michelle Obama and ‘Billions’
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
A conversation with Michelle Obama airs on BET. And Showtime’s “Billions” begins a new season.

Melanie Lynskey on That Chilling‘Yellowjackets’ Finale
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
The actress discussed her character’s cool under pressure, her favorite fan theories and one thing she insisted to writers that Shauna would never do.

Israeli Artist Turns Plastic Pollution Into‘Earth Poetica’
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
In Beverly Barkat’s quest to connect people with nature, she found that environmental waste could be a powerful medium.

Now Is the Winter of Broadway’s Discontent
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
Curtains are rising again after the Omicron surge caused widespread cancellations, but attendance has fallen steeply. Nine shows are closing, at least temporarily.

Review: Reveling in Live Dance at Japan Society
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
Despite the pandemic disruptions, this festival of contemporary dance from Asia went on, nearly as planned, with four North American premieres.

Dallas Frazier, Who Wrote Hits for Country Stars, Dies at 82
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
His songs included the novelty number“Alley Oop,” the Oak Ridge Boys’ hit “Elvira” and “Beneath Still Waters” for Emmylou Harris.

The Much-Vaunted American Melting Pot, Cracks and All
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
Columbus, the Middle Passage, the Mayflower. A thought-provoking exhibition,“Arrivals,” grapples with the myths and origin stories of how everyone set foot in this country.

Steve Jenkins, 69, Dies; His Children’s Books Brought Science to Life
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
In plain language, he answered many burning questions: How do you catch a fly? What do animals do the day they’re born? How loud is a lion’s roar?

Book Review:‘Manifesto,’ by Bernardine Evaristo
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
In“Manifesto,” the author reflects on art, romance and her multiracial upbringing.

A Fascinating Page-Turner Made From an Unlikely Subject: Federal Reserve Policy
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
Christoper Leonard’s “The Lords of Easy Money” takes aim at the Fed’s decision to inject new money into the banking system.

On‘S.N.L.,’ Biden Urges Covid-Weary Nation to Stop Seeing ‘Spider-Man’
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
The“West Side Story” star Ariana DeBose hosted the first new “S.N.L.” of 2022, after its last episode of 2021 was disrupted by the pandemic.

Paul Carter Harrison, Whose Ideas Shaped Black Theater, Dies at 85
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
In his essays and plays, he provided a framework that linked playwrights like August Wilson to African rituals and mythologies.

Spiders, Archaeology and Brain Confetti
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 +0000
Our critic recommends old and new books.

A Library the Internet Can’t Get Enough Of
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
Why does this image keep resurfacing on social media?

Medical professionals urge Spotify to crack down on Covid misinformation.
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 +0000


Terry Teachout, Arts Critic With a Wide Range, Is Dead at 65
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 +0000
He called himself a“well-informed amateur,” and he wrote about everything from bluegrass to ballet.

Rosa Lee Hawkins, Youngest Member of the Dixie Cups, Dies at 76
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 +0000
The singing group’s debut single, “Chapel of Love,” rose to the top of the charts in 1964, displacing the Beatles’ “Love Me Do.”

John Bowman, Comedy Writer With a Knack for Crossing Over, Dies at 64
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
A white writer who left a corporate job, he became known for working on series with Black stars like Keenen Ivory Wayans and Martin Lawrence.

NY Times Obituaries:




Yvette Mimieux, Who Found Fame With‘The Time Machine,’ Dies at 80
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
Playing fragile characters, she had success in the 1960s in“Where the Boys Are” and other movies before her acting career took a downturn.

Ali Mitgutsch, Inventive Children’s Book Illustrator, Dies at 86
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
The father of a German genre called Wimmelbuch, he delighted readers with detailed, cartoonish tableaus crammed with jokes and anecdotes.

Ralph Emery, the Dick Clark of Country Music, Dies at 88
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
For six decades he promoted country performers on radio and television, earning a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Charles E. McGee, Honored Tuskegee Airman, Dies at 102
Wed, 19 Jan 2022 +0000
In three wars, he flew a total of 409 combat missions.“We shattered all the myths,” he said of the accomplishments of Black pilots in World War II.

Dallas Frazier, Who Wrote Hits for Country Stars, Dies at 82
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
His songs included the novelty number“Alley Oop,” the Oak Ridge Boys’ hit “Elvira” and “Beneath Still Waters” for Emmylou Harris.

Andrew Vachss, Children’s Champion in Court and Novels, Dies at 79
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
In hard-edged fiction and in the real-life courtrooms where he practiced law, he sought to shine a light on child sexual abuse.

Steve Jenkins, 69, Dies; His Children’s Books Brought Science to Life
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
In plain language, he answered many burning questions: How do you catch a fly? What do animals do the day they’re born? How loud is a lion’s roar?

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Malian President Ousted in 2020, Dies at 76
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
Mr. Keita was elected in 2013 with a mandate to stem the country’s many crises. But during his tenure, they escalated.

Paul Carter Harrison, Whose Ideas Shaped Black Theater, Dies at 85
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
In his essays and plays, he provided a framework that linked playwrights like August Wilson to African rituals and mythologies.

Joe B. Hall, Longtime Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach, Dies at 93
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 +0000
Following Adolph Rupp, one of the greatest college coaches of all time, was a challenge. Hall rose to the occasion, taking the team to the Final Four three times.

Terry Teachout, Arts Critic With a Wide Range, Is Dead at 65
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 +0000
He called himself a“well-informed amateur,” and he wrote about everything from bluegrass to ballet.

Rosa Lee Hawkins, Youngest Member of the Dixie Cups, Dies at 76
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 +0000
The singing group’s debut single, “Chapel of Love,” rose to the top of the charts in 1964, displacing the Beatles’ “Love Me Do.”

Michael Parks, Reporter Who Rose to Lead The Los Angeles Times, Dies at 78
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 +0000
A Pulitzer winner, he covered the Vietnam War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of apartheid in South Africa before running The Times’s newsroom.

Howard Solomon, 94, Dies; His Business Success Had a Personal Connection
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 +0000
After one of his sons fell into a deep depression, he helped him recover. He later licensed an antidepressant that was a boon to his pharmaceutical company.

John Bowman, Comedy Writer With a Knack for Crossing Over, Dies at 64
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 +0000
A white writer who left a corporate job, he became known for working on series with Black stars like Keenen Ivory Wayans and Martin Lawrence.

Ed Schoenfeld, Impresario of Chinese Cuisine, Dies at 72
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 +0000
He helped introduce New Yorkers to the breadth of Chinese regional food with a series of top-rated Manhattan restaurants in the 1970s and’80s.

Eddie Basinski, Who Played Both the Infield and the Fiddle, Dies at 99
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 +0000
Basinski, who spent time with the Dodgers and the Pirates, was a rare double threat: a major league ballplayer and a trained violinist.

Majid Al Futtaim, Who Helped Build Modern Dubai, Dies at 87
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 +0000
His real estate empire, including malls, grocery stores and luxury hotels, transformed the Persian Gulf city into a global tourism hub.

Mike Cochran, Veteran Texas Reporter, Is Dead at 85
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 +0000
His many adventures in journalism included being a pallbearer at Lee Harvey Oswald’s funeral while reporting on it for The Associated Press.

Clyde Bellecourt, a Founder of the American Indian Movement, Dies at 85
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 +0000
A leader of armed confrontations at Wounded Knee and in Washington, he later shifted his focus to education, jobs and cultural renewal.

Beatrice Mintz, Groundbreaking Cancer Researcher, Dies at 100
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 +0000
She found that nearby tissue could help tame tumor cells more gently than radiation or chemotherapy, paving the way for new therapies.

Maria Ewing, Dramatically Daring Opera Star, Dies at 71
Sat, 15 Jan 2022 +0000
She sought to incorporate acting techniques in her singing rather than settle for predictable staging. Uncertainty about her heritage inspired her daughter, the actress Rebecca Hall, to make the film“Passing.”

Ronnie Spector, Who Brought Edge to Girl-Group Sound, Dies at 78
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 +0000
As a member of the Ronettes, she sang on the hits“Be My Baby” and “Baby, I Love You.”

Gerald Stern, a Founding New York Judicial Watchdog, Dies at 86
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 +0000
He was the first head of a state commission that investigated misconduct by judges and meted out discipline in nearly 600 cases during his 29-year tenure.

Dale Clevenger, Chicago Symphony’s Fearless Horn Master, Dies at 81
Wed, 12 Jan 2022 +0000
Mr. Clevenger, who played his notoriously treacherous instrument with daring, was an anchor of the Chicago orchestra’s famed brass section for 47 years.

Alan Scott, Doctor Behind the Medical Use of Botox, Dies at 89
Wed, 12 Jan 2022 +0000
An ophthalmologist and researcher, he discovered a drug that treated serious eye conditions. It also smoothed wrinkles— and an alternative industry was born.