Google News

OED Word of the Day:  New!




quackster, n.
Tue, 17 May 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: quackster, n. A quack, a quacksalver.

curatorium, n.
Wed, 18 May 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: curatorium, n. A group of curators (in various senses), typically acting as an advisory body.

aardwolf, n.
Thu, 19 May 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: aardwolf, n. A small, nocturnal African hyena, Proteles cristata, which has a mane along the back and black vertical stripes, feeding chiefly on termites.

pan-loafy, adj. (and adv.)
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: pan-loafy, adj. In Scottish English: affectedly refined, pretentious; posh.

thrashy, adj.
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: thrashy, adj. Originally and chiefly British. Of an engine or vehicle: sounding harsh or strained, noisy.

maieutic, adj. and n.
Sun, 22 May 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: maieutic, adj. and n. Relating to or designating the Socratic process, or other similar method, of assisting a person to become fully conscious of ideas previously latent in the mind.

propine, n.
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
OED Word of the Day: propine, n. Something presented or offered as a gift; a present; (occasionally) a gratuity. Formerly also in extended use: a tribute in words; a toast.

The Register:




Zuckerberg sued for alleged role in Cambridge Analytica data-slurp scandal
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
I can prove CEO was 'personally involved in Facebook’s failure to protect privacy', DC AG insistsCambridge Analytica is back to haunt Mark Zuckerberg: Washington DC's Attorney General filed a lawsuit today directly accusing the Meta CEO of personal involvement in the abuses that led to the data-slurping scandal. …

Florida's content-moderation law kept on ice, likely unconstitutional, court says
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
So cool you're into free speech because that includes taking down misinformationWhile the US Supreme Court considers an emergency petition to reinstate a preliminary injunction against Texas' social media law HB 20, the US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday partially upheld a similar injunction against Florida's social media law, SB 7072.…

US-APAC trade deal leaves out Taiwan, military defense not ruled out
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
All fun and games until the chip factories are in the crosshairsUS President Joe Biden has heralded an Indo-Pacific trade deal signed by several nations that do not include Taiwan. At the same time, Biden warned China that America would help defend Taiwan from attack; it is home to a critical slice of the global chip industry, after all. …

381,000-plus Kubernetes API servers 'exposed to internet'
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Firewall isn't a made-up word from the Hackers movie, peopleA large number of servers running the Kubernetes API have been left exposed to the internet, which is not great: they're potentially vulnerable to abuse.…

A peek into Gigabyte's GPU Arm for AI, HPC shops
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
High-performance platform choices are going beyond the ubiquitous x86 standardArm-based servers continue to gain momentum with Gigabyte Technology introducing a system based on Ampere's Altra processors paired with Nvidia A100 GPUs, aimed at demanding workloads such as AI training and high-performance compute (HPC) applications.…

GitLab version 15 goes big on visibility and observability
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
GitOps fans can take a spin on the free tier for pull-based deploymentOne-stop DevOps shop GitLab has announced version 15 of its platform, hot on the heels of pull-based GitOps turning up on the platform's free tier.…

To multicloud, or not: Former PayPal head of engineering weighs in
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Not everyone needs it, but those who do need to consider 3 things, says Asim RazzaqThe push is on to get every enterprise thinking they're missing out on the next big thing if they don't adopt a multicloud strategy.…

Infosys board asks boss Salil Parekh to stay another 5 years
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
As staff churn at 27% a year, senior execs offered lots of shares to keep growth comingInfosys has extended Salil Parekh's term as CEO and managing director for an additional five years, according to a stock exchange filing made on Sunday.…

Upgrading to Android 12.1 ... in Windows 11: Telemetry disabled by default
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Dev Channel Insiders get Windows Subsystem for Android updatesMicrosoft is continuing to lavish love on Android for Windows with an update to Android 12.1 that disables telemetry by default, although, as Microsoft notes, "this update may cause some apps to fail to launch."…

Google picks business chiefs for European Advisory Board
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
A sign that the company is taking data sovereignty concerns more seriouslyGoogle has established a European Advisory Board for Google Cloud made up of executives drawn from across industry in the region.…

Clearview AI fined millions in the UK: No 'lawful reason' to collect Brits' images
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Notorious selfie-scraper must pay $9.43 million– less than half of predicted fine – says data regulatorUpdatedThe UK's data protection body today made good on itsthreatto fine controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI, ordering it to stop scraping the personal data of residents from the internet, delete what it already has, and pay a£7.5 million ($9.43 million) fine.…

The Return of Gopher: Pre-web hypertext service is still around
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
<movietrailer voice>The world was not ready for this gift. It is still not ready for this gift. Coming soon to a Gopherspace near youAn announcement about a new handheld games console a few days ago caused confusion, because it was online but not on the web. It was published on Gopher.…

Safari is crippling the mobile market, and we never even noticed
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
With web apps, Apple insists on taking the pith helmetOpinionIt has been 14 years since Apple opened its App Store with its shiny shopfront of tempting toys and gloomy back office of rules and rentier revenues, but only now has the proposed EU Digital Markets Act threatened to endApple's web browser engine monopoly. …

Beware the fury of a database developer torn from tables and SQL
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Not so much process privilege rings, more circles of hellWho, Me?Be careful what humorous messages you leave in your app, for you never know who might see them. Welcome toWho, Me?…

How to find NPM dependencies vulnerable to account hijacking
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Security engineer outlines self-help strategy for keeping software supply chain safeFollowing the recent disclosure of a technique for hijacking certain NPM packages, security engineer Danish Tariq has proposed a defensive strategy for those looking to assess whether their web apps include dependencies tied to subvertable email domains.…

Dell's rugged Latitude 5430 laptop is quick and pretty– but also bulky and heavy
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Survives all manner of indiginities inRegtests but may stuggle to cross over from boots to suitsIf you drop Dell's Latitude 5430 laptop from hip height onto vinyl flooring that covers a concrete slab, it lands with a sharp crack, bounces a little, then skitters to a halt. Drop it two meters onto sodden grass and it lands with a meaty squish on its long rear edge. The impact pushes a spray of water and flecks of mud through the crack between the screen and keyboard, with a spot or two of each making it onto the keyboard's ASDF row.…

Microsoft sounds the alarm on– wait for it – a Linux botnet
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Redmond claims the numbers are scary, but won't release themMicrosoft has sounded the alarm on DDoS malware called XorDdos that targets Linux endpoints and servers.…

AMD reveals 5nm Ryzen 7000 powered by Zen 4 cores
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
AM5 socket to bring desktop CPUs to life in late 2022, mid-range laptop CPU to followAMD has revealed some more details about its forthcoming Ryzen 7000 family of Zen 4 desktop processors and the socket they'll use.…

South Korean and US presidents gang up on North Korea's cyber-offensives
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Less than two weeks into his new gig, Yoon cozies up to Biden as China and DPRK loomUS president Biden and South Korea's new president Yoon Suk Yeol have pledged further co-operation in many technologies, including joint efforts to combat North Korea.…

Broadcom in talks to buy VMware: multiple reports
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Michael Dell could be the key to any dealBroadcom is in early talks to buy VMware, according toThe New York Times,Bloomberg, andReuters.…

Linus Torvalds debuts 'boring old plain' Linux kernel 5.18
Mon, 23 May 2022 GMT
Adds 'feature activation' for Intel silicon, but Chipzilla still isn't saying what that meansLinus Torvalds has released version 5.18 of the Linux kernel.…

Robotics and 5G to spur growth of SoC industry– report
Sun, 22 May 2022 GMT
Big OEMs hogging production and COVID causing supply issuesThe system-on-chip (SoC) side of the semiconductor industry is poised for growth between now and 2026, when it's predicted to be worth $6.85 billion, according to an analyst's report. …

Deepfake attacks can easily trick live facial recognition systems online
Sun, 22 May 2022 GMT
Plus: Next PyTorch release will support Apple GPUs so devs can train neural networks on their own laptopsIn briefMiscreants can easily steal someone else's identity by tricking live facial recognition software using deepfakes, according to a new report.…

Lonestar plans to put datacenters in the Moon's lava tubes
Sat, 21 May 2022 GMT
How? Founder tellsThe Register'Robots… lots of robots'Imagine a future where racks of computer servers hum quietly in darkness below the surface of the Moon.…

Conti: Russian-backed rulers of Costa Rican hacktocracy?
Sat, 21 May 2022 GMT
Also, Chinese IT admin jailed for deleting database, and the NSA promises no more backdoorsIn briefThe notorious Russian-aligned Conti ransomware gang has upped the ante in its attack against Costa Rica, threatening to overthrow the government if it doesn't pay a $20 million ransom. …

China-linked Twisted Panda caught spying on Russian defense R&amp;D
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Because Beijing isn't above covert ops to accomplish its five-year goalsChinese cyberspies targeted two Russian defense institutes and possibly another research facility in Belarus, according to Check Point Research.…

FTC signals crackdown on ed-tech harvesting kid's data
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Trade watchdog, and President, reminds that COPPA can ban yaThe US Federal Trade Commission on Thursday said it intends to take action against educational technology companies that unlawfully collect data from children using online educational services.…

Mysterious firm seeks to buy majority stake in Arm China
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Chinese joint venture's ousted CEO tries to hang on - who will get control?The saga surrounding Arm's joint venture in China just took another intriguing turn: a mysterious firm named Lotcap Group claims it has signed a letter of intent to buy a 51 percent stake in Arm China from existing investors in the country.…

SmartNICs power the cloud, are enterprise datacenters next?
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
High pricing, lack of software make smartNICs a tough sell, despite offload potentialSmartNICs have the potential to accelerate enterprise workloads, but don't expect to see them bring hyperscale-class efficiency to most datacenters anytime soon, ZK Research's Zeus Kerravala toldThe Register.…

US fears China may have ten exascale systems by 2025
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
China refuses to share benchmarks, US sharpens focus on developing optimized softwareThe US is racing to catch up with China in supercomputing performance amid fears that the country may widen its lead in exascale computers over the next decade, according to reports.…

Repairability champ Framework's modular laptop gets a speed boost
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
With any other portable, this would be bad news for existing ownersLaptop vendor Framework Computer has launched new faster models. Unlike in the case of any other laptop maker, if you already have one, this isgoodnews.…

Boeing's Starliner CST-100 on its way to the ISS 2 years late
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
A couple of thruster failures shouldn't affect the Calamity Capsule's second attempt at reaching space stationTwo and a half years after its first disastrous launch, Boeing has once again fired its CST-100 Starliner capsule at the International Space Station.…

Biden tours Samsung fab, talks chip cooperation with South Korea
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Factory is a model for one the company has planned in TexasUS president Joe Biden kicked off his first Asian tour since taking office in South Korea, where he visited a Samsung semiconductor fab said to be the model for the company's planned plant in Taylor, Texas.…

Meta to squeeze money from WhatsApp with Cloud API for businesses
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
How to make a free messaging platform bought for $22 billion profitableAt Meta's first Conversations keynote yesterday, the company announced the WhatsApp Cloud API, aimed at improving the customer service experience for businesses of all sizes.…

Microsoft patches the patch that broke Windows authentication
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
May 10 update addressed serious vulns but also had problems of its ownMicrosoft has released an out-of-band patch to deal with an authentication issue that was introduced in the May 10 Windows update.…

Daisy Group to take on some of data management company Sungard's UK customers
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Customers at other Sungard datacenters are not affectedUK customers of datacenter and colo service provider Sungard Availability Services are to be transferred to Daisy Corporate Services, part of the Daisy Group, months after Sungard went into administration.…

FreeBSD 13.1 is out for everything from PowerPC to x86-64
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
The granddaddy of FOSS UNIX just keeps on trucking– and is a lot easier to install this time roundThe latest version of FreeBSD, 13.1, was released this week for both 32 and 64-bit forms of x86, Arm, POWER– and 64-bit RISC-V.…

Microsoft Bing censors politically sensitive Chinese terms
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Research claims it fails to autofill certain names in Han characters, Microsoft says it's technical errorUpdatedMicrosoft search engine Bing censors terms deemed sensitive in China from its autosuggestion feature internationally, according to research from Citizen Lab.…

Failed gambler? How about an algorithm that predicts the future
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Hopefully an end to '... and you'll never guess what happened next!'Something for the WeekendAnother coffee, please. Yes, I know we're about to start. There is always time for one more coffee. It's good for your brain. Thanks.…

Seriously, you do not want to make that cable your earth
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Network? What's that when it's at home?On CallThis week we bring you a shocking incident for aRegisterreader who was party to an electrical engineer's earthly delights.…

Protecting data now as the quantum era approaches
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Startup QuSecure is the latest vendor to jump into the field with its as-a-service offeringAnalysisStartup QuSecure will this week introduce a service aimed at addressing how to safeguard cybersecurity once quantum computing renders current public key encryption technologies vulnerable.…

China’s GitHub clone making all repos private pending mysterious ‘review’
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Gitee apologises but won't explain why this is happeningChina’s approved GitHub clone, Gitee, has warned users that it will make all existing repositories private pending a mysterious review of their content.…

Mozilla opens testing for Manifest v3 extensions in Firefox
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Browser makers line up for Google's extension system but complaints persistMozilla on Wednesday launched a Developer Preview program to solicit feedback on Firefox extensions that implement Manifest v3, a Google-backed revision of browser extension architecture.…

Canada bans Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks, citing national security risks
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Ban on shopping from September, rip and replace order with 2024 deadlineThe Canadian government has joined many of its allies and banned the use of Huawei and ZTE tech in its 5G networks, as part of a new telecommunications security framework.…

India slightly softens infosec incident reporting and data retention rules
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
But also makes it plain that offshore entities must complyIndia has slightly softened its controversial new reporting requirements for information security incidents and made it plain they apply to multinational companies.…

Lenovo halves its ThinkPad workstation range
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Two becomes one as ThinkPad P16 stands alone and HX replaces mobile XeonLenovo has halved its range of portable workstations.…

US won’t prosecute ‘good faith’ security researchers under CFAA
Fri, 20 May 2022 GMT
Well, that clears things up? Maybe not.The US Justice Department has directed prosecutors not to charge "good-faith security researchers" with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) if their reasons for hacking are ethical— things like bug hunting, responsible vulnerability disclosure, or above-board penetration testing.…

Intel plans immersion lab to chill its power-hungry chips
Thu, 19 May 2022 GMT
AI chips are sucking down 600W+ and the solution could be to drown them.Intel this week unveiled a $700 million sustainability initiative to try innovative liquid and immersion cooling technologies to the datacenter.…

US recovers a record $15m from the 3ve ad-fraud crew
Thu, 19 May 2022 GMT
Swiss banks cough up around half of the proceeds of crimeThe US government has recovered over $15 million in proceeds from the 3ve digital advertising fraud operation that cost businesses more than $29 million for ads that were never viewed.…

Lawmakers launch bill to break up tech giants' ad dominance
Thu, 19 May 2022 GMT
Running ad auctions while also buying and selling ads may be outlawed for large firmsA bipartisan group of US lawmakers has proposed legislation that would likely force Alphabet's Google, Meta's Facebook, and Amazon to divest portions of their ad businesses.…

A List Apart:
Newsfeed currently unavailable, er return true;   ;-)

BostonChannel.com - Local News:

» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(
» The XML source of this newsfeed contains errors. :-(

BostonChannel.com - Entertainment:
Newsfeed currently unavailable, er return true;   ;-)

NY Times Arts/Music:




The Horror and Happiness of Oliver Sim
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
The xx singer on going solo, disclosing his H.I.V. status and learning that he actually likes people.

Catch a Rising Star at the Auction House
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
No longer does museum validation or scholarly attention determine a painting’s value. Now, the collectors’ hunger comes first, and institutions must follow.

Cannes Live Updates: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
David Cronenberg’s latest feature, the body horror film “Crimes of the Future,” brought Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen to the film festival.

The‘Philosopher King’ of Percussion Starts His Next Chapter
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
Steven Schick, a renowned figure in contemporary music, had nearly burned out as a performer. But a new recording project shows he’s hardly finished.

Angela Lansbury Will Receive Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
The star of stage, film and screen has already won five competitive Tony Awards, and starred in several Stephen Sondheim musicals.

Cannes Cameraman Explains How He Shoots Standing Ovations
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
Jean-Baptiste Cortet explains what he focuses on and why (partly to goad the audience) when he’s filming those premiere close-ups.

In‘Cane Fire,’ When an Image of Paradise Creates Loss
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
The director Anthony Banua-Simon discusses his documentary about how the lives of Hawaii residents have been affected by tourism.

Review: In‘Who Killed My Father,’ an Inquest and an Indictment
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
Édouard Louis grew up scorned by his family for being gay. Now he sees homophobia as part of the portfolio of “humiliation by the ruling class.”

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Mr. Morale’ Is No. 1 With the Year’s Biggest Opening
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
“Mr. Morale&the Big Steppers,” Lamar’s first album in five years, may be eclipsed by Harry Styles’s LP next week.

Simon Preston, Acclaimed Organist and Conductor, Dies at 83
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
A force in the world of choral music, he was considered one of the most important English church musicians of his generation.

Review:“Phil,” by Alan Shipnuck
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
“Phil,” a new biography of the confounding golf star, arrives as he finds himself the subject of a public outcry.

A Cannes Faux Pas, as Tik Tok Comes to Town.
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
At the festival, the video app ran a short film competition. The president of its jury briefly withdrew after he said TikTok employees tried to influence the jury’s decision.

Review:‘What the Ermine Saw,’ by Eden Collinsworth
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
A history of Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-Century portrait, “Lady With an Ermine,” is also a history of modern Europe.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘This Is Us’ and a Memorial Day Concert
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
The series finale of“This Is Us” airs on NBC. And an annual Memorial Day concert at the Capitol Building is on PBS.

Review:‘Belfast Girls’ Set Sail, but This Isn’t a Pleasure Cruise
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
A historical drama revisits a 19th-century scheme in which Irish girls of“good character” were encouraged to immigrate to Australia.

Review: Henry Threadgill’s Music From Two Perspectives
Sun, 22 May 2022 +0000
At Roulette, the composer and his ensemble performed a pair of multimedia sets based on a single composition.

In Cleveland, Schubert Outsings Even the Mighty‘Otello’
Sun, 22 May 2022 +0000
After playing Schubert’s Ninth Symphony just before the pandemic lockdown, the Cleveland Orchestra shone in its return to the sprawling work.

‘Secret City,’ an Epic Narrative History of the Closet in the Capital
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
James Kirchick’s new book tallies the cost of homophobia on lives and careers in Washington, D.C., from the days of F.D.R. to the Clinton presidency.

In Iran, a New Wave of Repression Hits Acclaimed Filmmakers
Sun, 22 May 2022 +0000
The authorities in the Islamic Republic like to take credit for the country’s achievements in film, but are warning those who make them not to cross red lines at home.

Amanda Claridge, Archaeologist of Ancient Rome, Dies at 72
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
Her 1998 guide took a detailed look at the city and its many ruins, examining who built what and why.

Lawsuit Accusing Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault Heads to Trial
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
A civil suit accusing Mr. Cosby of assaulting a teenager in the 1970s, which he denies, will be the first to head to court since his criminal conviction was overturned last year.

A New Psychological Thriller Explores the Grim Underbelly of Life as a Social Media Moderator
Sun, 22 May 2022 +0000
Hanna Bervoets’s latest novel, “We Had to Remove This Post,” is a discomfiting mystery about the disturbing parts of social media that most people never see.

‘S.N.L.’ Says Goodbye Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and More
Sun, 22 May 2022 +0000
Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and Aidy Bryant each got to take a victory lap in a“Saturday Night Live” season finale hosted by Natasha Lyonne.

Kenneth Welsh, Memorable as a Villain on‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 80
Sun, 22 May 2022 +0000
In a long career onstage (including Broadway), in movies and on television, he ranged across genres, from sketch comedy to science fiction.

‘A form of hope’: As air-raid sirens sound, a Lviv orchestra opens a summer festival with Mozart’s Requiem.
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
Even as the Lviv Philharmonic theater became a wartime hub for humanitarian supplies, it has remained a home for musicians and choirs.

A Library, a Pigeon and a Cruise
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
Our critic recommends old and new books.

Baz Luhrmann Talks‘Elvis’ With Maureen Dowd
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
In other words, yes, the director has made a movie about Elvis.

The Other Affair in‘Conversations With Friends’
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
In the Hulu adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel, a large and tasteful home becomes an object of infatuation.

H.B.C.U.s Have a Spirit All Their Own. Pop Culture Is Paying Attention.
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
Thanks to Beyoncé, Ralph Lauren and hit shows like “All American: Homecoming,” depictions of Black campus life have moved from “A Different World” to center stage.

Summer Reading Suggestions
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
A book for“White Lotus” fans, a coming-of-age story in the Canary Islands, Werner Herzog’s debut novel (yes, it’s grim) and more.

Writers to Watch This Summer
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
Three authors discuss their new novels and what brought them to write about a young woman in trouble, three brothers from Staten Island and an anxious parrot.

Review:‘Neruda on the Park,’ by Cleyvis Natera
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
The Dominican American family at the center of this debut lives in a New York City neighborhood threatened by luxury condominiums and high-rises.

Vacation Reading, Unpacked
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
What do we want from the books we take with us when we travel? They can be a destination, a guide— or the tether that restores us to ourselves.

Vangelis, Composer Best Known for‘Chariots of Fire,’ Dies at 79
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
A master of the synthesizer, he won an Oscar for that film’s score, and his memorable theme song became a No. 1 pop hit.

Marshall Arisman, Illustrator Who Found Beauty in Violence, Dies at 83
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
Mr. Arisman, whose work appeared in The New York Times and other major periodicals, was a storyteller who mined his personal biography for inspiration.

Roger Angell’s Best Books
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
A look back at some of The New Yorker writer and editor’s most beloved books.

What Does It Mean to Live in Ukraine? Filmmakers Offer Their Answers.
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
Some, like Sergei Loznitsa, choose to use history as a filter. But the movies that stand out forgo monumental statements for personal ones.

‘Islander’ Review: Two Young Women Lost and Found at Sea
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
This gentle musical, a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, combines Scottish folklore and live looping technology.

Suzi Gablik, Art Critic Who Took Modernism to Task, Dies at 87
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
As a collage artist and reviewer, she was an it-girl of avant-garde art. But she turned on that world in 1984 with her salvo of a book,“Has Modernism Failed?”

Robert Goolrick Dies at 73; Became a Successful Novelist Late in Life
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
Being fired as an advertising executive freed him to write a blistering memoir about his Southern family and an erotic novel that became a best seller.

Chun Wai Chan Promoted to Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
Chan, a former principal with Houston Ballet, entered the company as a soloist in 2021 and now becomes its first Chinese principal.

Cannes 2022: How Jessica Chastain Played Donald Trump’s Sister
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
The director James Gray based the cameo on an actual incident from his childhood, but filling the role proved quite a challenge.

Review: Grammy-Winning‘Akhnaten’ Returns to the Met Opera
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
Philip Glass’s portrait of a pathbreaking pharaoh returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time since its hit debut there in 2019.

Elif Batuman’s Alter Ego Goes Back to College. Her Minor: Overthinking.
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
In the follow-up to“The Idiot,” the protagonist returns to Harvard for another year of exquisite intellectual torment and underwhelming romance.

With the Volt Festival, the Playwright Karen Hartman Comes Home
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
59E59 Theaters is putting a spotlight on a midcareer artist whose work has seldom been seen locally.

Watch Jessie Buckley Take a Haunting Tunnel Walk in‘Men’
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
The writer and director Alex Garland narrates a sequence from his film.

‘Men’ | Anatomy of a Scene
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
The writer and director Alex Garland narrates a sequence from his film starring Jessie Buckley.

Five Action Movies to Stream Now
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
This month’s picks include an action-noir, a South African story of rebellion against apartheid and more.

‘Pistol’ Mini-Series Captures the Anarchy in the Sex Pistols
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
“Pistol,” a new mini-series directed by Danny Boyle, is based on a memoir by the punk band’s guitarist and founder, Steve Jones.

George Grosz, Sharp-Eyed Berlin Observer, Comes Home
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
A new museum in a converted gas station presents the work of one of the best-known artists of Weimar-era Germany.

Broadway Theaters Will Require Masks at Least Through June 30
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
The decision comes at a time when New York City has declared a“high Covid alert.”

Rina Sawayama Flips Damnation Into a Dance Party, and 15 More New Songs
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
Hear tracks by Burna Boy, Metric, Sudan Archives and others.

Italy Says Ancient Statue in U.S. Museum Was Stolen, Not Lost at Sea
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
A court near Pompeii has ordered the return of a treasured classical antiquity that was purchased by the Minneapolis Institute of Art almost four decades ago.

Harry Styles Is a Dreamy Cipher on‘Harry’s House’
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
The title of the pop star’s latest album suggests open-door intimacy, but instead pairs more vivid sonic landscapes with less revealing lyrics.

Seeing de Kooning in a New Light, After a Violent Theft
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
When“Woman-Ochre” goes on view at the Getty Museum after its conservation, the painting will have a new mystique. But competing interpretations remain.

Combing the Beach, and the Archives, to Revive‘The Wreckers’
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
In the early 20th century, Smyth was probably the most famous female composer of her generation, but her music fell out of the repertoire. Glyndebourne Festival Opera is bringing back her 1906 maritime opera.

Warhol Museum Reimagines the Factory in a New‘Pop District’
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
The museum aims to create an arts and music destination in Pittsburgh, teach skills to young people and shore up its finances.

‘Cyber Hell’ Review: When Chat Rooms Become Sites of Exploitation
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
This true-crime documentary, subtitled“Exposing an Internet Horror,” recounts a South Korean case in which chat room operators blackmailed young women into sending explicit videos.

NY Times Obituaries:




Simon Preston, Acclaimed Organist and Conductor, Dies at 83
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
A force in the world of choral music, he was considered one of the most important English church musicians of his generation.

Amanda Claridge, Archaeologist of Ancient Rome, Dies at 72
Mon, 23 May 2022 +0000
Her 1998 guide took a detailed look at the city and its many ruins, examining who built what and why.

Vangelis, Composer Best Known for‘Chariots of Fire,’ Dies at 79
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
A master of the synthesizer, he won an Oscar for that film’s score, and his memorable theme song became a No. 1 pop hit.

Roger Angell, Who Wrote About Baseball With Passion, Dies at 101
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
In elegantly winding articles for The New Yorker loaded with inventive imagery, he wrote more like a fan than a sports journalist.

Frank Gilbert, Preservationist in New York and Beyond, Dies at 91
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
He fought to spare Grand Central Terminal from the fate that befell Penn Station. He also helped draft a landmarks preservation law that became a model across the country.

Robert J. Vlasic Dies at 96; Made a Fortune by Making Pickles Funny
Sun, 22 May 2022 +0000
His company took a lighthearted approach to its products, with a wisecracking stork as its mascot, and became the market leader.

Robert Goolrick Dies at 73; Became a Successful Novelist Late in Life
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
Being fired as an advertising executive freed him to write a blistering memoir about his Southern family and an erotic novel that became a best seller.

Suzi Gablik, Art Critic Who Took Modernism to Task, Dies at 87
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
As a collage artist and reviewer, she was an it-girl of avant-garde art. But she turned on that world in 1984 with her salvo of a book,“Has Modernism Failed?”

Marshall Arisman, Illustrator Who Found Beauty in Violence, Dies at 83
Sat, 21 May 2022 +0000
Mr. Arisman, whose work appeared in The New York Times and other major periodicals, was a storyteller who mined his personal biography for inspiration.

Kenneth Welsh, Memorable as a Villain on‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 80
Sun, 22 May 2022 +0000
In a long career onstage (including Broadway), in movies and on television, he ranged across genres, from sketch comedy to science fiction.

Elspeth Barker, Author of a Beloved if Unsung Novel, Dies at 81
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
Her“O Caledonia,” a Gothic coming-of-age story set in Scotland, has been called “one of the best least-known novels of the 20th century.”

Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, Expert in Sickle Cell Disease, Dies at 76
Sun, 22 May 2022 +0000
When his baby boy was diagnosed with the illness, he made it his mission to combat it. He later took his expertise back to his native Ghana.

Alexander Toradze, 69, Idiosyncratic Pianist, Is Dead
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
A defector to the U.S., he was admired for his prowess in the Russian repertory, but his individualistic approach“was not for everyone — or for all repertoire.”

Ben Roy Mottelson Dies at 95; Shed Light on the Shape of Atoms
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
He shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries of forces that can distort the shape of an atomic nucleus, with implications for human-made nuclear fission.

Donald K. Ross, Leading Public Interest Lawyer, Dies at 78
Thu, 19 May 2022 +0000
A Ralph Nader acolyte, he galvanized students in the 1970s and promoted social change through legislation, legal action and political pressure.

Ray Scott, Creator of the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing, Dies at 88
Thu, 19 May 2022 +0000
He turned bass fishing into a professional sport with the championship Bassmaster Classic and other tournaments, using his showmanship skills to excite fans.

Rosmarie Trapp, of the‘Sound of Music’ Family, Dies at 93
Fri, 20 May 2022 +0000
She was the last surviving daughter of the baron and the would-be nun depicted in the stage musical and 1965 film.

John L. Canley, Belated Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 84
Wed, 18 May 2022 +0000
He was the first living Black Marine to be awarded America’s highest military decoration — 50 years after he demonstrated valor in Vietnam.

Urvashi Vaid, Pioneering L.G.B.T.Q. Activist, Is Dead at 63
Wed, 18 May 2022 +0000
Over a four-decade career, she profoundly shaped a range of progressive issues, including AIDS advocacy, prison reform and gay rights.

Maggie Peterson, a Memorable‘Andy Griffith Show’ Guest, Dies at 81
Tue, 17 May 2022 +0000
As Charlene Darling, a member of the musical Darling family, she appeared in five episodes, beginning with one in which her character became smitten with Mr. Griffith’s.