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maquillaged, adj.
Fri, 03 Feb 2023 +0000
OED Word of the Day: maquillaged, adj. Wearing cosmetics, made up.

chromakey, n.
Sat, 04 Feb 2023 +0000
OED WOTD: chromakey, n. In Television and Cinematography: a technique or process for selectively combining two different images to form a composite scene by filming in front of a coloured screen or background…

damnatio memoriae, n.
Sun, 05 Feb 2023 +0000
OED WOTD: damnatio memoriae, n. A term for a form of punishment whereby a deceased public figure identified as an enemy of the state was erased from public record, typically by obliterating inscriptions, destroying statues or portraits...

siu mei, n.
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
OED Word of the Day: siu mei, n. In Cantonese cookery: marinated meat roasted on a spit over an open fire or in a wood-burning rotisserie oven.

Barnstaple oven, n.
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
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.

sholt, n.
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
OED Word of the Day: sholt, n. A dog; esp. a low-bred dog or cur.

mystagoguery, n.
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 +0000
OED Word of the Day: mystagoguery, n. Initiation into mysteries; instruction in arcane knowledge preparatory to such initiation. Often derogatory with suggestion of obscurantism, charlatanism, etc.

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Glasgow staff forms UK's first Apple union after historic vote
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 GMT
Hey, Glaswegians, care to share those negotiating secrets with Apple Store staff in the US?After months of wrangling, Glaswegian Apple Store employees have signed a deal with their Cupertino parent to officially recognize the first Apple trade union in the UK. …

Xen hypervisor port to RISC-V moving– slowly, but moving
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 GMT
Far from ready, but developer thinks it's helping the whole Xen codebaseIf the open source RISC-V CPU architecture is to become a viable option for servers, its software ecosystem will need a solid hypervisor.…

Not so good morning Vietnam, as government announces, then buries. news of Intel investment
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 GMT
$3.3 billion may or may not be on its way to expand Chipzilla's Ho Chi Minh City presenceThe Vietnam government appears to have jumped the gun by announcing a potential $3.3 billion investment by Intel.…

Cloudflare engineer broke rules– and a customer's website – with traffic throttle
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 GMT
Those who think Big Tech has its thumb on the scales are going to love thisCloudflare has admitted that one of its engineers stepped beyond the bounds of its policies and throttled traffic to a customer's website.…

The Twitpocalypse may have begun, as datacenter migration reportedly founders
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 GMT
Glitches hit Elon’s social media mess, as it announces 4,000-character tweets for paying customersTwitter suffered a panoply of significant glitches on Wednesday, reportedly coinciding with a consolidation of its datacenters and reducing its reliance on Google's cloud.…

Japan may go easy on China over export bans on chipmaking equipment
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 GMT
Report suggests lawmakers are struggling to balance strategic and economic impactsThe Biden Administration may have convinced the Dutch and Japanese government to present a unified front against China's domestic chip industry, but the extent to which they'll mirror strict US trade restrictions remains to be seen.…

Americans have the right to livestream police traffic stops… probably
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 GMT
Handy thing, that First Amendment. Now, about the Second…The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a North Carolina police department policy prohibiting the livestreaming of traffic stops is unconstitutional unless the department can support its claim that broadcasting endangers officers.…

Uncle Sam wants to strip the IoS out of IoT with light crypto
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 GMT
NIST weighs up algorithms for small devices– and an architecture for massive systemsThe US National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to protect all devices great and small, and is getting closer to settling on next-gen cryptographic algorithms suitable for systems at both ends of that spectrum– the very great and the very small.…

Biden attacks Big Tech's data addiction, wants more protection for kids
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Old man yells at cloud, literallyPresident Joe Biden in his State of the Union Speech on Tuesday evening called for the passage of legislation to stop technology companies from harvesting children's data and to generally limit broader information collection.…

Google's AI search bot Bard makes $120b error on day one
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
'This highlights the importance of a rigorous testing process' says Choc Fact. No sh%t...About 10 percent of Alphabet's market value– some $120 billion – was wiped out this week after Google proudly presented Bard, its answer to Microsoft's next-gen AI offerings, and the system bungled a simple question.…

Among the thousands of ESXiArgs ransomware victims? FBI and CISA to the rescue
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Evil code hits more than 3,800 servers globally, according to the FedsThe US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a recovery script to help companies whose servers were scrambled in the recent ESXiArgs ransomware outbreak.…

Used EV car batteries find new life storing solar power in California
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Putting theory into practice, hopefully without a lithium fireAs researchers continue to debate the merits of turning old electric vehicle batteries into energy storage for renewables like solar and wind, a California startup says it has already built out a facility to do just that.…

Microsoft-Activision deal will hurt UK gamers, says watchdog
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Competition and Markets Authority isn't buying promises of equal access to Call of DutyThe UK's competition watchdog is throwing more water on Microsoft's controversial $69 billion bid for Activision Blizzard, saying an acquisition could hit gamers with higher prices and fewer choices.…

Google shows off upcoming AI search features, leaves Bard waiting in the wings
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
If you were hoping for more info about the ChatGPT competitor, keep hopingNot to be outdone by Microsoft's announcement of new AI-powered search features coming to Bing, Google held an event today to show off some of its own moves to embed AI into search.…

First rule of critical minerals club: US, EU looking to make a deal
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Euro players are not happy about US green tech subsidies... andeverybody'sworried about ChinaThe US and Europe could be moving towards another area of cooperation, this time over critical minerals needed for electric vehicles and other technologies, with the creation of a de facto free-trade status for such resources.…

Meta sees off another logo complaint from blockchain player Dfinity
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
What would possess a nonprofit to go after Mark Zuckerberg's empire?Dfinity Foundation's lawsuit against Meta over their logos is probably the most publicity the "infinite blockchain" outfit has received, but the extra attention is over for now after a judge dismissed the complaint with prejudice.…

Transmission FOSS BitTorrent client hits version 4.0
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Torrenting is still a thing, it still works, and if streaming vendors get mean, it's still an optionVersion 4 of the most widely used FOSS BitTorrent client is here, and it's worth a look if you have any difficulties with streaming media services.…

5% of the cloud now runs on Arm as chip designer plans 2023 IPO
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Growing indication power-sipping CPUs are catching on in crowded datacentersThree major hyperscalers– AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud – deliver as much as five percent of their compute services using Arm CPUs.…

Scammers steal $4 million in crypto during face-to-face meeting
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Demand to display wallet full of coin facilitated mystery heistAhad Shams, the co-founder of Web3 metaverse gaming engine startup Webaverse, discovered in late November 2022 that someone had stolen $4 million of his cryptocurrency– during a real world interaction.…

UK PM splits govt department in 4, creates dedicated 'Science and Tech' bit
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
GDPR rejig and Online Safety Bill concerns, semiconductor strategy basically sorted then. Right? Right?UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has used a reshuffle of his cabinet of ministers to also usher into existence a dedicated department to focus on science and technology policy for the country, although when that will happen wasn't immediately clear.…

Cedars-Sinai hospital's website shares patient info with Meta, lawsuit claims
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Facebook parent could then offer that data to other advertising clients, complaint allegesPatients of Cedars-Sinai did not want third parties to target them with advertising that may be related to their medical conditions, a would-be class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles teaching hospital says.…

Could RISC-V become a force in high performance computing?
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Meanwhile, Euro supercomputer project makes a call for developing an HPC ecosystem based on the architectureAnalysisThe RISC-V architecture looks set to become more prevalent in the high performance computing (HPC) sector, and could even become the dominant architecture, at least according to some technical experts in the field.…

Conversational AI tells us what we want to hear– a fib that the Web is reliable and friendly
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
As Google and Microsoft make us all AI consumers, remember that to err is human, but to really mess things up at scale takes a computerOpinionThere is an old saying: when giants fight, it is the grass that suffers. For us little people watching, there is little to do but run for cover and grab the popcorn.…

You can run Windows 11 on just 200MB of RAM– but should you?
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Just because you can doesn’t mean you shouldVideoStripping down operating systems to run on old, forgotten, or low-end hardware is nothing new, and has spawned a whole community of Linux aficionados. But what about full-fat Windows 11?…

Suspect in Finnish psychotherapy center blackmail hack arrested
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Suomi sentence expected for shrink records theftFrench police have arrested a 25-year-old Finnish man accused of hacking a psychotherapy clinic, stealing more than 22,000 patients' therapy notes, demanding ransom payments from them and also leaking this very private info on a Tor website.…

China's Yangtze Memory reportedly lays off staff, evicts them from company housing
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
So much for the workers' paradise: Big Tech gives its discards months of severance payAdding insult to injury, staff laid off by Chinese memory-maker Yangtze Memory Technologies Corp (YTMC) not only lost their jobs, but were evicted from their company-subsidized apartments in Wuhan, according to Chinese media outletCaixin.…

Bank of England won't call it Britcoin but says digital pound 'likely to be needed in future'
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Technical paper says blockchain probably isn't up to the jobThe Bank of England and HM Treasury have declared the UK will probably need a digital version of the pound at some point, and commenced a consultation process to advance plans for the currency so the nation is prepared if a decision is taken to greenlight what's jokingly been called "Britcoin".…

China to stop certifying fax machines, ISDN and frame relay kit
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Modems and pagers soon to beep their last, ATM switches on the outer tooChina's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology tolled the bell on Monday for network access reforms that will mean the end for some well-loved but arguably obsolete communications technologies.…

Google pushes fake abortion clinic ads to lower-income women, report says
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
At least those who live in Phoenix and AtlantaGoogle is more likely to push ads for fake abortion clinics toward lower-income women in two major US cities in states that ban the procedure after six weeks, such as in the contested case in Georgia, and 15 weeks for Arizona, according to research by the Tech Transparency Project (TTP) .…

Zoom and gloom: Vid-chat biz sheds 15 percent of staff– by email
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
CEO admits hyper-growth during pandemic was carelessVideo chat outfit Zoom has "made the tough but necessary decision to reduce our team by approximately 15 percent and say goodbye to around 1,300 hardworking, talented colleagues"– and communicated it in an email.…

FTC backs down over Meta's acquisition of VR biz Within
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Meta said it plans to close deal soonThe Federal Trade Commission will not appeal a court decision approving Meta's acquisition of virtual reality fitness biz Within, paving the way for the deal to finally close.…

Voice.ai denies claim it violated open source software license requirements
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 GMT
Maker of voice changing software says it has removed GPLv3 code "to alleviate any doubt"Voice.ai, maker of a voice-changing SDK and similar apps on several platforms, proclaims itscommitment to ethicson its website.…

Microsoft tells people to prepare for AI search engine that goes Bing!
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
Redmond thinks OpenAI can be secret sauce to beat GoogleMicrosoft has announced new AI chatbot-powered search features supporting its search engine Bing and the browser Edge on Tuesday, promising to revamp the way netizens surf information on the internet. …

US environment agency says it can regulate crypto farms - are datacenters next?
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
First Bitcoin, next bit barns? UnlikelyIn a letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Monday a small group of Democrats called on the agency to enact policies designed to force US crypto-mining operations to report their annual energy consumption.…

GitHub claims source code search engine is a game changer
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
When grep isn't good enough, try BlackbirdGitHub has a lot of code to search– more than 200 million repositories – and says last November's beta version of a search engine optimized for source code that has caused a "flurry of innovation."…

US warns aging air-traffic control code won't be fixed until 2030
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
NOTAM chance in hell this stuff is getting sorted soon despite outageThe aging computer system that was behind the grounding of flights across the US last month will need until 2030 to be fully upgraded, the Federal Aviation Administration said, leaving US government leaders questioning why.…

MIT Press to trial open access journals, so long as someone else pays for it
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
Great: Fewer paywalls. Not great: Long-term funding is still a questionAcademic publisher the MIT Press has announced a new initiative to move from subscription-funded journals to open-access papers that are free of charge.…

Microsoft's AI habit comes to data governance tool Purview
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
You're a high-risk worker who wants access to that file? Computer says noMicrosoft is adding a machine learning-based technology to its Purview data governance tool, hoping to appeal to customers who are worried about insider security risks.…

Big three cloud giants tighten grip as overall spending slows
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
The big get biggerEnterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services slowed in the fourth quarter of 2022, but that didn't stop the big three platforms from taking two-thirds of the entire market.…

Fortinet's latest ASIC promises 2.5Gbps of SSL inspection at the edge
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
New entry-level firewalls to followFortinet this week unveiled a custom ASIC it says will power its next-generation of firewalls debuting later this year.…

GitHub CEO says EU AI Act shouldn't apply to open source devs
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
Lawmakers said to be trying to align on the basics by 'early March'The EU's upcoming artificial intelligence legislation will define how the world regulates AI, warned GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke, who thinks open source developers should be exempted from the AI Act.…

Mitsubishi gives up on Japan's first domestically manufactured passenger jet
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
Lessons learned could be applied to a next-gen fighter, says companyMitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), a core company within Japan's Mitsubishi Group, announced on Tuesday that it was finally killing its regional aircraft, the SpaceJet.…

Arm still strong despite SoftBank loss as shipments pass a quarter of a trillion
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
Meanwhile, parent company continues to bleed billionsArm is claiming strong royalty and licensing growth for the last quarter of 2022, plus revenue growth in all its target markets, while parent SoftBank reports another quarterly loss due to the volatile tech sector.…

Take the morning off because Outlook has already
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
We're down to Microsoft 364 again by first week of FebruaryIf you sat down to work this morning and attempted to do something as routine as check your emails with Outlook, you'd be bang out of luck.…

Warning: Microsoft Teams Free (classic) will be gone in 2 months
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
You may have already known this... but did you know you'll lose data migration unless you switch to paid?Microsoft will officially kill its legacy free Teams app for business, Teams Free (classic), on April 12, with all chats, files and other data lost unless you switch to a paid version.…

Mozilla, like Google, is looking ahead to the end of Apple's WebKit rule
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
Work on a Gecko-based version of Firefox for iOS is underway, againUpdatedMozilla is planning for the day when Apple will no longer require its competitors to use the WebKit browser engine in iOS.…

Eurocops shut down Exclu encrypted messaging app, arrest dozens
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
German and Dutch authorities say the app was a favorite of organized criminals and drug smugglersAn encrypted messaging service that has been on law enforcement's radar since a 2019 raid on an old NATO bunker has been shut down after a sweeping series of raids across Europe last week. …

China’s Baidu reveals generative AI chatbot based on language model bigger than GPT-3
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
Probably bilingual bot will be called ERNIE outside China, Wenxin Yiyan withinChinese web giant Baidu, which has“AI” in its name and has made AI the focus of its hyperscale cloud, has revealed it will launch a generative AI chatbot later this year.…

India bans 232 Chinese lending and betting apps
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
And a few non-Chinese lending apps that appear to have been scooped by accidentIndia’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has commenced the process to ban and block 138 betting apps and 94 loan lending apps with Chinese links, but has drawn criticism for a lack of transparency and the inclusion of several non-Chinese platforms.…

Pakistan’s PM overturns Wikipedia ban, seeks end to whack-a-mole content blocks
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 GMT
Cabinet committee gets to find a solution after years of bans didn’t achieve a lotPakistan’s years-long whack-a-mole attempts to prevent its citizens seeing some content online gone up a level, after the nation’s prime minister intervened to overturn a fresh ban on Wikipedia.…

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The Oscars’ Andrea Riseborough Controversy, Explained
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
You’ve got questions about the surprise best-actress nominee, and our awards columnist has the answers (and a few more questions).

Rihanna Returns at the Super Bowl Halftime Show: What’s at Stake?
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
On Sunday, one of pop’s most reliable hitmakers returns at the Super Bowl halftime show. During her hiatus from music her mystique — and the stakes for her return — have only grown.

In L.A., Gustavo Dudamel’s Influence Extends Beyond the Concert Hall
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
The news that Gustavo Dudamel is leaving the Los Angeles Philharmonic for New York was a blow to a city where he has been much more than a conductor.

‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ Review: Stripping Down to Bare Essentials
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
Channing Tatum returns as Florida’s favorite male exotic dancer, romancing a restless socialite played by Salma Hayek Pinault.

An Artist With Roots in Nairobi and New York Imagines a New Destiny
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
With sculptures that blend evolutionary history and science fiction, Wangechi Mutu draws on her bicontinental life for an ambitious New Museum survey.

Republicans Give Biden the Gift of Heckling at 2023 State of the Union
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
A presidency that’s been short on galvanizing TV gets an infusion of energy from a feisty speech.

Tom Brady Continues a Long History of Athletes in Sports Movies
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
With Tom Brady appearing in the comedy“80 for Brady,” a look at other sports figures who have made their way to the big screen.

How‘Some Like It Hot’ Tunes In to the Jazz Age
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
From the set design to the wig styles, the Broadway musical creates a richly detailed vision of the 1920s and’30s. Its creators share their inspirations.

Simone Forti’s Experiments Transcribing Bodies in Motion
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
Best known for her work as a choreographer, the artist is the subject of a wide-ranging show at MOCA in Los Angeles— and a recipient of the Venice Biennale’s lifetime achievement award.

Hermès Wins MetaBirkins Lawsuit; Jurors Not Convinced NFTs Are Art
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
The verdict means First Amendment protections did not apply to a digital project blurring the line between art and business.

A New Marvel Hero Battles Supervillains and Teen Angst
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
In the animated series“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” the superhero exploits are based in relatable teenage emotions and concerns.

Soul Told Black Musicians’ Stories. Its Archives Are Going Digital.
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
The newspaper, which started in 1966 with a focus on R&B, funk and disco, shut down in 1982. But one of its founders’ grandsons is devoted to finding it a new online audience.

Review: A Hip-Hop Take on Shakespeare’s Star-Crossed Lovers
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
“Rome&Jewels,” revived at the Joyce Theater, established Rennie Harris as a gifted and canny choreographer of street styles for the concert stage.

Quality Control, Atlanta Rap Powerhouse, Sells to Scooter Braun’s Hybe
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 +0000
The acquisition is the famed music manager’s first major move at Hybe America — a division of the South Korean firm — since he became its sole chief executive last month.

Ronald Blythe, Scribe of the English Countryside, Dies at 100
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
He was best known for his 1969 book“Akenfield,” but he was also beloved for his many essays and columns about rural life in his native Suffolk.

I Promised God It Was the Last Time
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
After years of suppressing her gay desires, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman reaches her breaking point.

‘Lucy’ Review: There’s Something About the Babysitter
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
A workplace comedy set at home, this cleverly detailed production explores child care as both labor and primal instinct.

John Cleese to Reboot‘Fawlty Towers’ With His Daughter Camilla Cleese
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
Mr. Cleese will write and act alongside his daughter Camilla Cleese in a revival of the renowned BBC comedy.

Whitney Houston’s Enduring Legacy: Lifting Up Other Black Women
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
The singer was intimately familiar with how punishing the spotlight could be. Instead of only guiding others toward greater visibility, she worked to ensure they would survive it.

Jimmy Fallon Sounds Off on State of the Union Applause
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
“It was a tough night for all of Biden’s staffers watching from the White House, because every time people clapped, the lights went on and off,” Fallon said.

Alec Baldwin’s Lawyers Say ‘Rust’ Prosecutor Should Be Disqualified
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
Lawyers for Mr. Baldwin, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter, say the fact that the special prosecutor is also a state legislator violates the New Mexico Constitution.

Grammys 2023: Hip-Hop Wins, Beyoncé Wins (Sort of)
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
Does respect from music’s premier awards show still carry weight?

At Cooper Union, a Russian Design Show Caught in a Political Crossfire
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
After indefinitely postponing a modest student exhibit about the Russian equivalent to the Bauhaus, the school received protests from 750 academics. On Monday, it reinstated the show.

New York Philharmonic Appoints Gustavo Dudamel as Music Director
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
Dudamel, a charismatic 42-year-old conductor, will take up the Philharmonic’s podium in 2026, in a major coup for the orchestra.

Gustavo Dudamel’s 10 Notable Recordings
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
Dudamel, the New York Philharmonic’s next music director, has a varied catalog of classics and contemporary works, as well as film scores.

Will Gustavo Dudamel Be the New York Philharmonic’s Next Leonard Bernstein?
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
The superstar conductor’s hiring is the New York Philharmonic’s attempt to recapture the populist glamour it enjoyed under Leonard Bernstein in the 1960s.

Ted Bell, Adman Turned Author of Best-Selling Thrillers, Is Dead at 76
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
In midcareer, having worked for the biggest agencies, he quit to conjure up novels about a British spy named Alex Hawke, who was likened to James Bond.

How Much to See a Movie at AMC? It Will Soon Depend Where You Sit.
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
By the end of 2023, the movie theater chain will offer tickets at three different price tiers, with middle seats costing the most. You’ll pay less if you like the front row.

The Roma Artist Sewing a New History for Her People
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
Malgorzata Mirga-Tas’s vibrant textile works offer a rare opportunity to see the Roma on their own terms, both as a contemporary community and as a people with a rich heritage.

Pentagon Lifts Trump-Era Ban on Release of Guantánamo Prisoners’ Art
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
The Trump administration called detainee art U.S. government property and halted most releases. Lawyers never mounted an intellectual property case.

‘Mixtape Trilogy’ Review: Powerful Music, but a Less Powerful Film
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
A scholar, an architect and an Indigo Girls superfan talk about the musical artists that inspire them in Kathleen Ermitage’s documentary.

In Russian Plays, Don’t Mention the War
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
Paris productions of Chekhov, Turgenev and Ostrovsky avoid current events and focus on profound truths. But the plays’ message is clear: If you rebel, you will be crushed.

What Would the Cast of‘Knock at the Cabin’ Do?
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
In an interview, the stars of M. Night Shyamalan’s film address the soul-searching questions posed to their characters.

‘They Wait in the Dark’ Review: If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
A terrified woman finds her childhood home contains more than bad memories in this loopy horror movie.

A Trailblazing Black Cartoonist’s Work: ‘It’s Unapologetic, and It’s the Truth’
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
Barbara Brandon-Croft’s series “Where I’m Coming From” was the first by a Black female cartoonist to be picked up by a major national syndicate. Her strips, now collected in a book, got plenty right about how we still live today.

On‘Pictures From Home’ on Broadway, a Family Portrait Full of Secrets
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
Adapted from Larry Sultan’s photo memoir, Sharr White’s play “Pictures From Home” explores the lies people — and their photographs — tell.

Is Nazi Loot Amid His 6,000 Oils, Some Grenades and Napoleon’s Toothbrush?
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
The daughter of an eccentric Swiss collector has asked an independent panel to review whether items in his massive collection were stolen from Jews during World War II.

Book Review:‘Stealing,’ by Margaret Verble
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
In Margaret Verble’s latest novel, “Stealing,” a Cherokee girl is kidnapped and sent to a Christian school, where terrors reign.

Chelsea Handler Pokes Fun at the Chinese Balloon During‘Daily Show’ Guest Stint
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
Handler poked fun at the Chinese surveillance balloon that a U.S. fighter jet shot down off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Tips His Cap to‘Take Me Out’
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
The actor, who won a Tony Award for playing a baseball star’s business manager in the Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg’s 2002 play, called the role the most personal of his career.

Charlie Thomas, a Drifter in Song Nearly All His Life, Dies at 85
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
He was heard on hits like“There Goes My Baby,” “Under the Boardwalk” and “Up on the Roof.” He kept singing them for decades.

Jason Moran Pays Tribute to an Early Jazz Ancestor
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
The album“From the Dancehall to the Battlefield” puts the music of James Reese Europe through a contemporary prism.

K-Pop Group Tomorrow X Together Ends SZA’s Seven-Week Run at No. 1
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
The boy band topped the Billboard album chart for the first time thanks to an array of collectible CDs for sale.

Essential Colette Books
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
The author, considered by some to be the greatest French writer of her time, played with words and convention. Here’s where to start with her work.

Home-Cooked Spaghetti Dinners and a Glam Photo Shoot: Eight Unusual Oscar Bids
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
The campaign on behalf of Andrea Riseborough is the latest to provoke controversy, but it’s hardly the most memorable.

How Questlove Pulled Off the Grammys’ Crowd-Pleasing Hip-Hop Tribute
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
The Roots drummer and D.J. was tapped by the Recording Academy to fit 50 years of rap history into 15 minutes. For once, the awards show gave the genre a fitting spotlight.

How the Grammys Bring Rebels Into the Fold
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
The awards show needs to build bridges between generations. That means convincing once-overlooked upstarts to show up as elders.

Book Review:‘Up With the Sun,’ by Thomas Mallon
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
In his name-dropping novel“Up With the Sun,” Thomas Mallon fictionalizes the minor career and tabloid murder of the Broadway actor Dick Kallman.

Best and Worst Moments From the 2023 Grammys
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
Questlove assembled a crash course in hip-hop history, Beyoncé made her priorities known and Kim Petras spoke from the heart at the 65th annual awards.

Is Celebrity‘Queer Baiting’ Really Such a Crime?
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
Even as gender and masculinity are more fluid than ever, it can still rankle when male stars co-opt traditionally gay codes and styles.

Reveling in the Eerie and the Spooky, but Finding‘True Horror’ in Real Life
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
The author Mariana Enriquez deploys— and enjoys — horror conventions. But in “Our Share of Night,” she reminds readers that the violence we live with can be far more frightening.

Book Review:‘The Incredible Events in Women’s Cell Number 3,” by Kira Yarmysh
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
A debut novel from Kira Yarmysh, a longtime critic of Vladimir Putin, offers an intimate look at political imprisonment.

Hayley Williams Is Fueled by Teas, Thrifting and Terrifying Films
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
As Paramore releases its sixth album,“This Is Why,” the singer and songwriter chats about playing in a maturing band — and the music, mushrooms and tinctures that have aided that journey.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘The 7 Toughest Days on Earth’ and Super Bowl LVII
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
A new adventure series is on National Geographic, the Super Bowl airs on Fox, and President Biden delivers his second State of the Union address.

Beyoncé Makes History at a Star-Powered Grammy Ceremony
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
Beyoncé set a record for the most career Grammys won by any artist but was once again shut out of the biggest awards as the ceremony returned to a Los Angeles arena.

‘Baraye,’ the Anthem of Iran’s Protest Movement, Is Honored With a Grammy
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
Shervin Hajipour won in a new special merit category recognizing a song for social change. The song has become the anthem of protests that have swept through Iran in recent months.

Grammys Celebrate Hip-Hop History, From Grandmaster Flash to Lil Uzi Vert
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
The medley, curated by Questlove of the Roots, featured a taste of some two dozen songs from across decades, regions and movements.

Kim Petras, A Transgender Woman, Wins Grammy for Best Pop Duo Performance
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
The German pop singer, who accepted the award with Sam Smith for“Unholy,” announced that she was the first transgender woman to win a Grammy in the best pop duo and group performance category.

Beyoncé Has The Most Grammys Ever After Winning 32nd Award
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
After 88 career nominations, the superstar won her fourth trophy of the 2023 awards, giving her the record for most Grammy victories.

Loretta Lynn, Takeoff and Christine McVie Receive Tributes at the Grammys
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
With performances and videos, the Grammys acknowledged a long list of industry veterans who died in the past year.

‘The Last of Us’ Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: Truck Stop
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
This week, Joel and Ellie’s bond deepened during an unplanned stay in Kansas City. They should have tried Des Moines instead.

Viola Davis Reaches EGOT Status With a Grammy Win for Her Audiobook
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
The actress picked up her trophy for best audio book, narration, and storytelling recording at the event’s preshow ceremony on Sunday.

NY Times Obituaries:




Ronald Blythe, Scribe of the English Countryside, Dies at 100
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
He was best known for his 1969 book“Akenfield,” but he was also beloved for his many essays and columns about rural life in his native Suffolk.

Bob Orben, One-Man Gag Factory and Speechwriter, Dies at 95
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
He wrote tens of thousands of jokes in his career. Among those who told them were Dick Gregory, Jack Paar, Red Skelton— and, for a while, President Gerald R. Ford.

Mukarram Jah, Heir to an Opulent Throne He Abandoned, Dies at 89
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
He descended from famed Islamic royalty in India and Turkey, but later fled to Australia and became a sheep farmer.

David Harris, Leader of Vietnam Draft Resistance Movement, Dies at 76
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
An activist who went to jail for refusing to serve in the military, he teamed with and married Joan Baez and later became a journalist.

Charles Silverstein, 87, Dies; Helped Destigmatize Homosexuality
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
He was at the forefront in persuading the American Psychiatric Association to reassess its classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder.

Ted Bell, Adman Turned Author of Best-Selling Thrillers, Is Dead at 76
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
In midcareer, having worked for the biggest agencies, he quit to conjure up novels about a British spy named Alex Hawke, who was likened to James Bond.

Charlie Thomas, a Drifter in Song Nearly All His Life, Dies at 85
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
He was heard on hits like“There Goes My Baby,” “Under the Boardwalk” and “Up on the Roof.” He kept singing them for decades.

Harry Whittington, Texas Lawyer Shot by Cheney, Dies at 95
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
He drew headlines in 2006 when he was struck by birdshot from a shotgun fired by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident— then apologized himself for the incident.

Melinda Dillon, 2-Time Oscar Nominee, Is Dead at 83
Sun, 05 Feb 2023 +0000
She was a Broadway star at 23 and then quit acting, but later re-emerged in films like“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “A Christmas Story.”

Overlooked No More: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Poet and Suffragist
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 +0000
One of the best-known Black poets of the 19th century, she was also a renowned orator.“You white women speak here of rights,” she said. “I speak of wrongs.”

Charles Kimbrough, Actor Best Known for‘Murphy Brown,’ Dies at 86
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 +0000
In a career that included a Tony nomination for“Company,” he specialized in playing uptight characters, notably Candice Bergen’s stuffy straight man.

Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler of Pakistan, Dies at 79
Sun, 05 Feb 2023 +0000
Mr. Musharraf took power in a bloodless coup in late 1999 but resigned under threat of impeachment in 2008. He drew fire for his ties to Washington.

Fred Terna, Creator of Fiery Holocaust Paintings, Dies at 99
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 +0000
A prisoner at Auschwitz and three other camps, he dealt with his trauma in semiabstract works that depict crematories, ovens and chimneys and serve as testimony.

Jackie Rogers, Jet-Setting Fashion Designer, Dies at 90
Sat, 04 Feb 2023 +0000
An outspoken American who became a model for Coco Chanel, she partied with Europe’s elite before starting her own clothing line for stars and socialites.

Bob Born, Who Brought Marshmallow Peeps to the Masses, Dies at 98
Sat, 04 Feb 2023 +0000
By mechanizing and greatly expanding production, he made the gooey yellow chicks an Easter favorite and a pop-culture phenomenon.

Carol Sloane, Jazz Singer Who Found Success Early and Late, Dies at 85
Sun, 05 Feb 2023 +0000
After seemingly being on the verge of stardom, she languished for decades, battered by changing tastes and bad luck, before enjoying a midlife comeback.

Linda Pastan, Poet Who Plumbed the Ordinary, Dies at 90
Sat, 04 Feb 2023 +0000
In 15 collections, beginning in the early 1970s, she wrote of family, nature, loss and sometimes dogs.

Paco Rabanne, Couturier of the Space Age, Dies at 88
Sat, 04 Feb 2023 +0000
He burst onto the French fashion scene in 1966 and, with dresses made from metal, plastic and paper, changed the definition of couture.

Joyce Dopkeen, Barrier-Breaking News Photographer, Dies at 80
Fri, 03 Feb 2023 +0000
In 1973, she was the first woman hired by The New York Times to be a full-time staff photographer.

Ann McLaughlin Korologos, Former Labor Secretary, Dies at 81
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 +0000
Her brief tenure as only the second woman to run the department came after years of service within the Reagan administration.

Mira Lehr, Artist Who Explored Nature’s Distress, Dies at 88
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 +0000
She helped found a gallery for women artists in Miami Beach and, influenced by an early Buckminster Fuller experiment, focused her art on ecology.