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That didn't take long: replacement for SORBS spam blacklist arises ... sort of
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 GMT
ALSO: online adoption cyberstalker nabbed; Tesla trade secrets thief pleads guilty; and a critical ASUS Wi-Fi vulnIn BriefA popular spam blocklist service that went offline earlier this month has advised users it is down permanently– but at least one potential candidate is stepping up to try to fill the threat intelligence void.…

Japan's space junk cleaner hunts down major target
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 GMT
PLUS: Australia to age limit social media; Hong Kong's robo-dogs; India's new tech ministerThe space junk cleaning mission launched by Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully hunted down one of its targets.…

Meta accused of trying to discredit ad researchers
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 GMT
As more than 70 civil society groups sign open letter slamming 'intimidation'Meta allegedly tried to discredit university researchers in Brazil who had flagged fraudulent adverts on the social network's ad platform.…

From RAGs to riches: A practical guide to making your local AI chatbot smarter
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 GMT
Nine out of 10 execs recommend adding Retrieval Augmented Generation to your daily regimenHands onIf you've been following enterprise adoption of AI, you've no doubt heard the term“RAG” tossed around.…

European Commission may be about to put the squeeze on Apple for its App Store rules
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 GMT
iBiz potentially facing hefty penalties under the Digital Markets ActThe European Commission is said to be preparing to file charges against Apple alleging that its "steering" rules, imposed on third-party developers distributing software through the App Store, violate Europe's Digital Markets Act (DMA).…

Microsoft answered Congress' questions on security. Now the White House needs to act
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 GMT
Business as usual needs a real changeFeatureMicrosoft president Brad Smith struck a conciliatory tone regarding his IT giant's repeated computer security failings during a congressional hearing on Thursday– while also claiming the Windows maker is above the rule of law, at least in China.…

Stanford Internet Observatory wilts under legal pressure during election year
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Because who needs disinformation research at times like theseThe Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO), which for the past five years has been studying and reporting on social media disinformation, is being reimagined with new management and fewer staff following the recent departure of research director Renee DiResta.…

Meta won't train AI on Euro posts after all, as watchdogs put their paws down
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Facebook parent calls step forward for privacy a 'step backwards'Meta has caved to European regulators, and agreed to pause its plans to train AI models on EU users' Facebook and Instagram users' posts— a move that the social media giant said will delay its plans to launch Meta AI in the economic zone.…

Nigerian faces up to 102 years in the slammer for $1.5M phishing scam
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Crook and his alleged co-conspirators said to have used Discord to coordinateThe US Department of Justice has convicted a Nigerian national of participating in a business email compromise (BEC) scam worth $1.5 million.…

Clearview AI reaches 'creative' settlement with privacy suit plaintiffs: A conditional IOU
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Biz too broke, class too big to settle now; agrees to pay in limited circumstances like an IPO, liquidationUnable to afford a settlement with "virtually anyone in the United States whose face appears on the internet," data-scraping facial recognition firm Clearview AI has decided that an IOU for a chunk of the company's future value will have to do. …

Let's take a look at Oracle's love and hate relationship with open source software
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
All businesses use FOSS now, but Big Red never been entirely comfortable with itOpinionAll companies use open source now, but some, such as Oracle, have never been completely comfortable with it.…

T-Mobile US joins suppliers on $2.7B DoD contract for next-gen comms services
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Expansive Spiral 4 program to boost capabilities with cutting-edge techT-Mobile US was this week picked as a wireless provider by the Department of Defense to supply telecoms services and equipment for the US Navy as part of a ten-year contract worth $2.67 billion in total.…

Virgin Galactic celebrates flight hiatus with a reverse stock split
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Biz keen to avoid a delisting as share price dropsVirgin Galactic has confirmed a reverse stock split in an effort to stop the company from tumbling out of the New York Stock Exchange.…

Mozilla defies Kremlin, restores banned Firefox add-ons in Russia
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Browser maker decided not to follow Putin's orders. Well doneMozilla has reinstated certain add-ons for Firefox that earlier this week had been banned in Russia by the Kremlin.…

Voyager 1 makes stellar comeback to science operations
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Engineers coax veteran probe back to healthNASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is back in action and conducting normal science operations for the first time since the veteran probe began spouting gibberish at the end of 2023.…

Ukraine busts SIM farms targeting soldiers with spyware
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Russia recruits local residents to support battlefield goalsInfrastructure that enabled two pro-Russia Ukraine residents to break into soldiers' devices and deploy spyware has been dismantled by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU).…

Tesla shareholders agree to pay Musk staggering sum of $48B
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
The value falls but the rocket man still gets his gas moneyHuman ingenuity is not sufficient to construct a violin small enough to lament the fortunes of Elon Musk. The serial entrepreneur, polymath and media figure is facing the knowledge that the nominal value of his stock options from electric car company Tesla fell by $8 billion in the time it took to persuade shareholders to hand them over.…

French state bidding for piece of Atos, offers€700M
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Big data + security division could be owed by the government and its peopleThe French government has confirmed an offer of€700 million ($748 million) for key assets of ailing IT services giant Atos, following the company’s acceptance of a restructuring deal earlier this week.…

AI Octopus predicts results of Euro 2024: It isn't looking good for England
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Who needs a real live cephalopod?The Euro 2024 international football tournament gets underway today, and we're delighted to report that AI has finally been turned into something useful in the form of a virtual pundit for sports fans.…

How Apache Spark lit up the tech world and outshone its big data brethren
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
El Reg queries author Matei Zaharia on a decade of the projectInterviewBig data is no longer hailed as the "new oil." It has gone out of fashion, both in terms of hype and because its foundational technology– Apache Hadoop – was surpassed by cloud-based blob storage such as AWS S3. However, a sister project born in the big data era has become more influential in the modern world of LLMs and internet-scale data systems.…

We need a volunteer to literally crawl over broken glass to fix this network
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Downside: High chance of injury. Upside: Permanent bragging rights at performance reviewsOn CallThe Registerknows that readers often put themselves in harm's way to ensure tech keeps ticking over, which is why each Friday we salute those efforts with a fresh installment of On Call– the reader-contributed column that details true tales of tech support.…

Microsoft cancels universal Recall release in favor of Windows Insider preview
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Wider release coming real soon– promise – after the Windows faithful give it a thrashingMicrosoft has cancelled the wide release of Recall– the controversial tool for Copilot+ PCs that takes regular snapshots of a machine to create a record of everything users do with their machines – and will instead make it available only to Windows Insiders for the foreseeable future.…

Pakistan punishes tax dodgers with new measures to ensure telcos cut off their mobile phones
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Already doxxed and ordered disconnection for half a million of its own citizens suspected of not paying their sharePakistan has outlined measures to punish tax evaders by cutting off their mobile phone.…

Japan's space agency helps to target advertising with satellite photos of crops
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
Some would say ads for cabbage are futile– can pics from space at least make them timely?Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and marketing agency Dentsu have developed a means to use snaps captured by satellites to smooth out agricultural supply chains and enhance advertising.…

Microsoft bigwig says the Feds catching Chinese spies in Exchange Online is the cloud working as intended
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 GMT
'It's not our job to find the culprits– That's what we're paying you for' lawmaker scolds Brad SmithLawmakers on Thursday grilled Microsoft president Brad Smith about the Windows giant's businesses dealing in China— and the super-corp's repeated security failings — at a time when Beijing-backed spies are accused of breaking into Microsoft-hosted email accounts of American government officials.…

US Space Force wanted $77M to reinforce GPS– and Congress shot it down
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Can't we do this another way, like without these mini-sats costing $1B over 5 years, House reps wonderA plan by America's Space Force to harden GPS against spoofing attacks may be going nowhere: A request by the service branch for $77 million of public cash to finish the work is struggling to get approval from Congress.…

Wells Fargo fires employees accused of faking keyboard activity to pretend to work
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Homer Simpson was ahead of his timeWells Fargo fired a bunch of employees accused of pretending to work, by using some tech to fake their keyboard typing, instead of doing their actual jobs, it emerged today.…

Oracle Ads have had it: $2B operation shuts down after dwindling to $300M
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
In this slightly more private era, your data ain't as profitable as it once wasAnalysisOracle Advertising is shutting down, CEO Safra Catz said during the database goliath's fiscal 2024 Q4 earnings call with Wall Street this week.…

World's first RISC-V laptop with Ubuntu preloaded touts AI smarts and octa-core chip
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Might be more of a paper tiger given it runs at 2 GHz and has just 2 TOPSDeepComputing has announced a successor to its Roma laptop, which was the first notebook of its kind to use a RISC-V-compatible processor.…

Google datacenters in Nevada to go full steam ahead with geothermal energy
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Part of Mountain View's aim for carbon-free power by 2030Google has signed a deal with NV Energy to help power its Nevada datacenters using geothermal energy under an arrangement the megacorp claims is more progressive than existing renewable energy contracts.…

X marks the spot where Twitter's severance math doesn't add up
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Surely an everything app includes a working currency converter?A group of former Australian Twitter employees are reportedly being asked to return oversized severance checks seemingly because their ex-employer doesn't understand how to convert currency.…

Ukrainian cops collar Kyiv programmer believed to be Conti, LockBit linchpin
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
28-year-old accused of major ransomware attacks across EuropeAn alleged cog in the Conti and LockBit ransomware machines is now in handcuffs after Ukrainian police raided his home this week.…

Startup Diraq taps GlobalFoundries to forge silicon-based quantum chips
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Vows to have a 'commercially relevant' system within five yearsQuantum startup Diraq is to produce sample devices at GlobalFoundries fabs, making it another developer following Intel down the route of using standard CMOS production techniques to build toward full-scale quantum systems.…

China miffed over electric vehicle tariff tiff with EU
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Trade body bemoans move as 'notably unfair' but no countermeasures yetChina has issued a withering response to the EU's decision to raise tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles, describing the move as "notably unfair."…

Google's Privacy Sandbox more like a privacy mirage, campaigners claim
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Chocolate Factory accused of misleading Chrome browser usersUpdatedPrivacy campaigner noyb has filed a GDPR complaint regarding Google's Privacy Sandbox, alleging that turning on a "Privacy Feature" in the Chrome browser resulted in unwanted tracking by the US megacorp.…

US senators propose guardrails for government AI purchases and operations
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Bill proposes appointment of chief AI officers, privacy safeguards, and lots of testingTwo US senators have introduced a bipartisan bill that defines guardrails for the acquisition and implementation of AI across the federal government.…

NASA hits wrong button, broadcasts ISS emergency training by mistake
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Simulation stimulates social media panicNASA provided an inadvertent insight into its training techniques when it accidentally broadcast audio that sounded like an emergency on the International Space Station.…

UK Labour Party promises end to datacenter planning 'barriers'
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
With a strong lead going into general election, opposition claims it will 'supercharge' tech sectorThe UK's opposition Labour Party– which boasts a sizable poll lead heading into July's general election – has promised to ease planning restrictions holding back investment in datacenters.…

Student's flimsy bin bags blamed for latest NHS data breach
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Confidential patient information found by member of the publicA data protection gaffe affecting the UK's NHS is being pinned on a medical student who placed too much trust in their bin bags.…

Version 256 of systemd boasts '42% less Unix philosophy'
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
And it's subsuming another bit of Linux by replacing sudoThe latest version of the systemd init system is out, with theopenly confrontational tag line: "Available soon in your nearest distro, now with 42 percent less Unix philosophy."…

The origin of 3D Pipes, Windows' best screensaver
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Raymond Chen talks teapots, and a fully engaged marketing teamArchaeologicMicrosoft veteran Raymond Chen has shared the origin story behind the Windows 3D Pipes screensaver.…

Dr Ed Stone, former director of JPL, Voyager project scientist, dies at 88
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
A legacy of scientific discovery, inspiration and engagementObitEdward C Stone, the project scientist for NASA's Voyager mission from 1972 to 2022, has died.…

Preventing another chip shortage on G7 summit agenda
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Group will also look into protecting subsea communications infrastructureMore than three years after the pandemic crippled semiconductor supply chains, it seems G7 nations are getting ready to do something to prevent future disruptions.…

ASUS quietly built supercomputers, datacenters and an LLM. Now it's quietly selling them all together
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
The plan is a slow build– not a breakout into enterprise techTaiwan's ASUS is best known for its laptops and Wi-Fi kit, but it's quietly building an enterprise tech and cloud business– and slowly introducing it to the world after big successes at home.…

Japan forces Apple and Google to allow third-party app stores and payments
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
DMA-like law passes in pursuit of a more innovative and open smartphone marketJapan's parliament has passed a law that will require Apple and Google to allow access to third-party app stores and payment providers on devices running their mobile operating systems.…

VMware revenue plunges $600M, but Broadcom assures investors growth plan is on track
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Costs cut deeply, with more to come, and forward bookings surgeVMware's quarterly revenue appears to have fallen by $600 million during its first full quarter of ownership by Broadcom, which revealed strong growth in forward bookings and huge cost cuts at the virtualization giant.…

SK hynix shimmies towards AI silicon by driving merger of South Korean Nvidia challengers
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Sapeon and Rebellions think they can do better togetherTwo South Korean members of the AI Platform Alliance– a group that advocates an open alternative to Nvidia – have proposed a merger to accelerate their work and achieve greater scale, and perhaps give local chipmaker SK hynix a way into the market for AI silicon.…

Crooks crack customer info at tracking device vendor Tile, issue 'extortion' demands
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 GMT
Who tracks the trackers?Life360, purveyor of "Tile" Bluetooth tracking devices and developer of associated apps, has revealed it is dealing with a "criminal extortion attempt" after unknown miscreants contacted it with an allegation they had customer data in their possession.…

Google borrows from Android to make ChromeOS better
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 GMT
'Large portions' of droid tech stack going into laptop OS plumbingGoogle's ChromeOS team has begun borrowing "large portions" of Android's tech stack to innovate faster, to reduce the burden of maintaining multiple operating systems, and to enhance device interoperability in the face of vendor kernel variability, the web giant says.…

Waymo issues software fix after driverless taxi hits telephone pole
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 GMT
NHTSA already probing robo-car biz over crashes with 'clearly visible objects'Waymo is updating its self-driving cars' software after another accident in Phoenix, Arizona, that the driverless taxi biz is blaming on faulty maps and code.…

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Live Updates:‘Appropriate’ Wins Best Revival of a Play at Tony Awards
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 +0000
‘Stereophonic’ and ‘The Outsiders’ got off to strong starts. Daniel Radcliffe won for “Merrily We Roll Along,” Jeremy Strong for “An Enemy of the People” and Kecia Lewis for “Hell’s Kitchen.”

Tony Award Winners 2024: Updating List
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 +0000
The Tony Awards begin on Sunday at 8 p.m. E.T., live from Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater.

A Met Orchestra of Mixed Quality Returns to Carnegie Hall
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
The tenure of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Metropolitan Opera’s music director, can be difficult to assess. That much was evident over two concerts.

Nick Jonas and Adrienne Warren to Star in‘Last Five Years’ on Broadway
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
Whitney White will direct the first Broadway production of Jason Robert Brown’s popular musical, which plans to open next spring.

Review: Camille A. Brown Still Holds the Harlem Stage
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
It was a sign of her generosity that her program this weekend was almost all work by her associates.

‘House of the Dragon’: a Guide to all the Key Characters in Season 2
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
They all have blond hair and the same name. Not really, but close. Behold, a rundown of the key players ahead of the Season 2 premiere.

Ncuti Gatwa Brings Millennial Emotion to‘Doctor Who’
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
In his first season leading“Doctor Who,” Ncuti Gatwa has brought charisma, emotion and even more camp to the long-running sci-fi show.

Henry VIII and Katherine Parr, Who Survived Him, Are the Focus of‘Firebrand’
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
“Firebrand” focuses on his sixth spouse as she tries to outlast the ailing king and his treacherous court. “I thought of it as a thriller,” the director says.

Emma D’Arcy, Master of ‘House of the Dragon’
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
A four-episode role in Season 1 of HBO’s “House of the Dragon” made the actor a breakout star. This season, D’Arcy reigns at the top of the call sheet.

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Premiere: Killing in the Name Of
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 +0000
The second season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel opens with an illicit affair and a misguided act of revenge.

Chita Rivera’s Life and Career Are Honored at the Tonys
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 +0000
Rivera, who dazzled Broadway audiences for nearly seven decades, died in January at the age of 91.

Daniel Radcliffe Conjures Up His First Tony
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 +0000
“Merrily We Roll Along” is Radcliffe’s fifth show on Broadway, but the first for which he was even nominated for a Tony Award.

John Everett Benson, Who Chiseled John F. Kennedy’s Grave, Dies at 85
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
A master of the ancient and exacting art of carving into rock, he was 25 when he began his first major commission, at Arlington National Cemetery.

On Bloomsday, Celebrating‘Ulysses’ and Female Creativity
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
To help honor 100 years of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” an all-women Irish festival refocuses the annual re-enactment of the novel’s wanderings around the character of Molly Bloom.

‘Inside Out 2’ Returns Pixar to Box Office Heights
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
The sequel was expected to collect at least $155 million in the United States and Canada over the weekend, about 70 percent more than anticipated.

5 Ways This Year’s Tony Awards Reveal That Theater Is Changing
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
As Broadway prepares to celebrate the best of the season, our theater reporter explores what the nominations tell us about the industry and the art form.

Ben Vautier, Artist Whose Specialty Was Provocation, Dies at 88
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 +0000
A core member of the anti-art movement Fluxus, he died by suicide hours after the death of his wife of 60 years.

Overlooked No More: Lorenza Böttner, Transgender Artist Who Found Beauty in Disability
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
Böttner, whose specialty was self-portraiture, celebrated her armless body in paintings she created with her mouth and feet while dancing in public.

Nick Mavar,‘Deadliest Catch’ Star, Dies at 59
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 +0000
Mr. Mavar, who ran a fishing operation in Alaska, starred in the reality television show for 16 years and captained his own boat.

‘House of the Dragon’ Is Back on Sunday. Here Are Season 1’s Biggest Moments.
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
Need a reminder of all the events that went down in Season 1 between the Greens and the Blacks? We’ve got you.

James Phoon, a New Face on‘Bridgerton,’ Is Team Ariana Grande
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
“She seems to approach the world with kindness and understanding,” said the actor, who has joined the Netflix series for its latest season.

Ariana DeBose, Tonys Host, Just Might Be the Busiest Woman on Broadway
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
Back in New York City after filming a movie, the actress has been racing to shows while also rehearsing for Sunday night’s ceremony.

How to Watch the Tony Awards 2024: Date, Time, Streaming
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
The main event will be broadcast on CBS and livestreamed for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers. A simulcast will also air at Damrosch Park in Manhattan.

Cormac McCarthy Did Not Talk Craft, Except With Roger Payne
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
Notoriously reluctant to give advice, the author offered his views, and meticulous edits, to a lifelong friend: Roger Payne, the marine biologist who introduced the world to whale song.

A Hungarian Rapper’s Bandwagon Gets an Unlikely New Rider
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
Azahriah, who has rapped about the joy of cannabis, has shot to fame in Hungary. That may explain why he has been applauded by the country’s conservative leader, Viktor Orban.

‘Doctor Who’ Episode 7 Recap: God of All Gods
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
In the first part of the season finale, a terrifying enemy from the Doctor’s past returns, as mysteries start to be solved.

Roberto Gerosa Converted a Milan Woodshop into a Maximalist Home
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
The Italian architect and designer Roberto Gerosa has converted a disused wood shop into a live-work space where his imagination can run wild.

John Wilmerding, Who Helped Give American Art an Identity, Dies at 86
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
American paintings were largely overlooked and undervalued until he came along. A scholar, curator and collector, he oversaw important exhibitions over the last 50 years.

Martin Starger, Influential Shaper of TV and Movies, Dies at 92
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
In his decade at ABC, long the doormat network in prime time, he helped guide it toward the No. 1 spot. He later produced“Nashville” and won an Emmy for “Friendly Fire.”

Johnny Canales, Influential Mexican TV Host, Dies at 81
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
He was known for introducing new musical acts to a wide audience, including Selena Quintanilla, whose appearance on his show in 1985 was one of her first live TV performances.

The Ultimate Dad Rock Playlist
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
What is dad rock? You know it when you hear it, so listen to 10 songs from Wilco, the Grateful Dead, Steely Dan and more.

New Novels to Read This Summer
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
Watch for new books by J. Courtney Sullivan, Kevin Barry and Casey McQuiston; re-immerse yourself in beloved worlds conjured by Walter Mosley, Elin Hilderbrand and Rebecca Roanhorse.

19 Nonfiction Books to Read This Summer
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
Memoirs from Anthony Fauci and Anna Marie Tendler, a reappraisal of Harriet Tubman, a history of reality TV from Emily Nussbaum— and plenty more.

What‘Inside Out 2’ Teaches Us About Anxiety
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
A new emotion has taken over Riley’s teenage mind. And she has lessons for us all.

Jelly Roll’s Anthem of Perseverance, and 9 More New Songs
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
Hear tracks by Zsela, the Decemberists, Khalid and others.

Four Takeaways From the Metropolitan Opera’s Risky Season
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
The company has bet that new operas will attract new, more diverse audiences and revitalize a stale repertory. Is the gamble paying off?

Five Action Movies to Stream Now
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
This month’s picks include bruised bodies and bruised male egos.

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Review: It’s a Waiting Game
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
The second season of HBO’s very successful “Game of Thrones” prequel gets off to an earthbound start.

Erin Moriarty Is a Woman Among‘The Boys’
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
The actress in the hit superhero satire mulled her role in an age of online bullying and token feminism:“Thank God there are characters like this.”

9 New Movies Our Critics Are Talking About This Week
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
Whether you’re a casual moviegoer or an avid buff, our reviewers think these films are worth knowing about.

Stephen Colbert and Whoopi Goldberg Met the Pope in the Vatican. No Joke.
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
Francis hosted an audience with over 100 comic entertainers, also including Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Conan O’Brien. He said there was much to learn from them.

How‘Inside Out 2’ Battles Anxiety
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
The director Kelsey Mann narrates a sequence from his film, which pits Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler) against Anxiety (Maya Hawke).

Remo Saraceni, 89, Dies; Inventor of the Walking Piano Seen in‘Big’
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
His keyboard, which became famous after Tom Hanks melodiously hopped on it, displayed Mr. Saraceni’s vision of technology powered by “people energy.”

‘The Welkin’ Review: A Strong Ensemble and a Story That Resonates
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
A somber yet witty play set in 18th-century England is a clever perversion of a courtroom drama that features strong performances from an ensemble cast.

Tony Predictions: Expect Wins for‘Merrily’ and ‘Stereophonic’
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
Our reporter surveyed a quarter of Tony voters before Sunday’s ceremony. One certainty: Sondheim’s onetime flop seems destined for redemption.

Art Dealers and Fair Organizers Grapple with a Roller Coaster Market
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
The lockdown phase of Covid was a nightmare for art fairs. Now, art fairs big and small are making plans to win back visitors— and dollars.

‘Dancing for the Devil’: A Cult Docuseries That Takes Its Time
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
This three-part Netflix documentary examines the supposed scheme to exploit TikTok dancers— and proves why cult narratives shouldn’t be rushed.

At Treasure House Fair in London, a Collection of the Rare and Curious
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
As museums and collectors wrestle with questions of ownership history, the organizers of this London fair say they carefully vet their dealers’ wares.

Tadáskía Makes Her U.S. Debut, Drawing on the Walls at MoMA
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
Tadáskía, a Black trans artist who is only 30, is already stunning audiences with boundary-breaking work at MoMA, Art Basel and beyond.

Watching the Future Hatch in the New Museum Incubator
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
Tech-savvy creators are flocking to New Inc. The focus is less on making art than on making it in a way that provides a living.

A Publishing Haven for the Offbeat and Irreverent
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
Devolver Digital teams with independent video game studios and gives them immense freedom. Just don’t kill Jeff Bezos.

‘Inside Out 2’ | Anatomy of a Scene
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
The director Kelsey Mann narrates a sequence from his film.

Late Night Recaps Donald Trump’s Return to Capitol Hill
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
“They always return to the scene of the crime,” Jimmy Kimmel said after the former president met with House Republicans on Thursday.

Mark James, Writer of‘Suspicious Minds’ and Other Songs, Is Dead at 83
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
His songs became hits for Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee and many other artists. They were also heard on movie soundtracks.

Museum Calls Off Kehinde Wiley Show, Citing Assault Allegations
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
The Minneapolis Institute of Art said it would not move forward with a show after the artist was accused of sexual misconduct, which he has denied.

NY Times Obituaries:




James Kent, Chef Who Was Building a Restaurant Empire, Dies at 45
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
He had opened two restaurants and a cocktail bar in downtown Manhattan, and he was preparing for a big expansion backed by LeBron James.

Paul Pressler, Disgraced Christian Conservative Leader, Dies at 94
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
A former judge, he helped steer the Southern Baptist Convention to the right. But at least seven men accused him of sexual abuse.

Lynn Conway, Computing Pioneer and Transgender Advocate, Dies at 86
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
She made significant contributions at IBM, but she lost her job because of her conviction that she inhabited the wrong body. She later fought for transgender rights.

Ben Vautier, Artist Whose Specialty Was Provocation, Dies at 88
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 +0000
A core member of the anti-art movement Fluxus, he died by suicide hours after the death of his wife of 60 years.

Nick Mavar,‘Deadliest Catch’ Star, Dies at 59
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 +0000
Mr. Mavar, who ran a fishing operation in Alaska, starred in the reality television show for 16 years and captained his own boat.

Edward Stone, 88, Physicist Who Oversaw Voyager Missions, Is Dead
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
He helped send the twin spacecraft on their way in 1977. Decades and billions of miles later, they are still probing— “Earth’s ambassadors to the stars,” as he put it.

Martin Starger, Influential Shaper of TV and Movies, Dies at 92
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
In his decade at ABC, long the doormat network in prime time, he helped guide it toward the No. 1 spot. He later produced“Nashville” and won an Emmy for “Friendly Fire.”

John Wilmerding, Who Helped Give American Art an Identity, Dies at 86
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
American paintings were largely overlooked and undervalued until he came along. A scholar, curator and collector, he oversaw important exhibitions over the last 50 years.

Remo Saraceni, 89, Dies; Inventor of the Walking Piano Seen in‘Big’
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
His keyboard, which became famous after Tom Hanks melodiously hopped on it, displayed Mr. Saraceni’s vision of technology powered by “people energy.”

John Everett Benson, Who Chiseled John F. Kennedy’s Grave, Dies at 85
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
A master of the ancient and exacting art of carving into rock, he was 25 when he began his first major commission, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Overlooked No More: Lorenza Böttner, Transgender Artist Who Found Beauty in Disability
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
Böttner, whose specialty was self-portraiture, celebrated her armless body in paintings she created with her mouth and feet while dancing in public.

Johnny Canales, Influential Mexican TV Host, Dies at 81
Sun, 16 Jun 2024 +0000
He was known for introducing new musical acts to a wide audience, including Selena Quintanilla, whose appearance on his show in 1985 was one of her first live TV performances.

Geneviève de Galard, French ‘Angel’ of Dien Bien Phu, Dies at 99
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
A nurse, she tended to the wounded as the French were under fateful attack by Viet Minh forces in 1954. Hailed in France and the U.S., she was given a ticker-tape parade down Broadway.

Mark James, Writer of‘Suspicious Minds’ and Other Songs, Is Dead at 83
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
His songs became hits for Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee and many other artists. They were also heard on movie soundtracks.

Patrick Gottsch, 70, Who Found Rural America Fertile Ground for TV, Dies
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
After a career as a satellite dish installer, he found success with RFD-TV, a 24-hour cable channel aimed at farmers and ranchers.

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, 75, Dies; Expanded Chabad’s Global Reach
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
Chabad, one observer said, is“in more places in the world than any other Hasidic group and most visible to the world because of their outreach — largely thanks to Kotlarsky.”

Frank Carroll, 85, Dies; Coached Michelle Kwan and Other Skating Stars
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
His roster of students also included Linda Fratianne, but he did not coach an Olympic gold medalist until Evan Lysacek won in 2010.

Warren Winiarski, Whose Fledgling Cabernet Bested the French, Dies at 95
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 +0000
His $6 bottle of Napa Valley cabernet won a historic tasting in Paris in 1976, astonishing connoisseurs and putting his Stag’s Leap winery on the map.

Christophe Deloire, Who Fought for Threatened Journalists, Dies at 53
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
As the leader and spokesman for Reporters Without Borders, he rescued some, sought refuge for others and lobbied for pluralism in the press.

Akira Endo, Scholar of Statins That Reduce Heart Disease, Dies at 90
Sat, 15 Jun 2024 +0000
The Japanese biochemist found in the 1970s that cholesterol-lowering drugs lowered the level of LDL, or“bad” cholesterol, in the blood.

Tony Lo Bianco,‘French Connection’ Actor, Dies at 87
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
Once labeled a“natural-born heavy,” he shined onscreen and especially onstage, securing a Tony nomination and winning an Obie Award.

Harrison White, Groundbreaking (and Inscrutable) Sociologist, Dies at 94
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 +0000
A theoretical physicist-turned-sociologist, he upended his field by focusing on social networks to explain how society works. His writing was compared to James Joyce’s.

Howard Fineman, Veteran Political Journalist and TV Pundit, Dies at 75
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
From his beginnings with a daily newspaper, he moved easily through Newsweek magazine to cable news and, later, to the frontiers of online journalism.

Fumihiko Maki, Honored Architect of Understated Buildings, Dies at 95
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
A Pritzker Prize winner, he designed notable projects in his native Japan and in the U.S., including 4 World Trade Center and the M.I.T. Media Lab’s new home.

Françoise Hardy, Moody French Pop Star, Dies at 80
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 +0000
With hit songs and an understated personality, she incarnated a 1960s cool still treasured by the French.

Jerry West, One of Basketball’s Greatest Players, Dies at 86
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 +0000
He was a sharpshooting, high-scoring Hall of Fame guard for the Lakers and later an executive with the team. His image became the N.B.A.’s logo.

Norman Carol, Violinist in Historic Concert in China, Is Dead at 95
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 +0000
The concertmaster and first-chair violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra for decades, he took part in a diplomatic breakthrough in 1973 with concerts in Mao Zedong’s Beijing.

Morrie Markoff, Listed as Oldest Man in the U.S., Dies at 110
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 +0000
A rare supercentenarian, he remained remarkably lucid after 11 decades, even maintaining a blog. His brain has been donated for research on what’s known as super-aging.

Ben Potter, YouTuber Known as Comicstorian, Dies at 40
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 +0000
Mr. Potter narrated the epic sagas of popular comic book heroes and villains on his channel Comicstorian.

James M. Lawson Jr., a Top Strategist for Dr. King, Is Dead at 95
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 +0000
After studying Gandhi’s principles of civil disobedience in India, he joined the 1960s civil rights movement and became an architect of it as a nonviolent struggle.