New York Times

p1

Robert Frank dies; pivotal documentary photographer was 94

Robert Frank, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, whose visually raw and personally expressive style was...

A new collection upends conventional wisdom about migration

A new collection upends conventional wisdom about migration

There’s a saying often attributed to novelist John Gardner that there are really only two stories: A Person Goes on...

p1

Nadal and Medvedev Will Play for the U.S. Open Men’s Title

If Medvedev wins, he would become the first player outside the so-called Big Three—Federer, Novak Djokovic and Nadal—to win a...

Netflix to run Breaking Bad film in October

Netflix to run Breaking Bad film in October

Nearly six years ago, viewers of Breaking Bad watched the final episode of that series, in which the drug kingpin...

Google tries to corral its staff after ugly internal debates

Google tries to corral its staff after ugly internal debates

This, following a former employee’s accusations that he was fired for his conservative viewpoints.   Google has long prided itself...

p1

Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s bookstore, Orwell gets a rewrite

Browsing George Orwell’s books on Amazon, David Streitfeld comes across a number of counterfeit editions, with typos galore, missing pages...

Swift’s Lover arrives the old-fashioned way, and with twists

Swift’s Lover arrives the old-fashioned way, and with twists

As the pop music landscape has shifted over and over again this decade, major artists have repeatedly attempted to reinvent...

p2

Germany has powered Europe’s economy. What happens when its engine stalls?

When a debt crisis slammed the eurozone nearly a decade ago, Germany’s powerhouse economy helped lift troubled neighbours like Greece,...

p1

Uncontroversial: Why aren’t we talking about LinkedIn?

Twitter helps the powerful discover their worst selves and leaves everyone else vulnerable. Facebook brings people together only to subject...

p1

Space for rediscovery: Sharing art once hidden in private collections

Founded by Jessica and Evrim Oralkan, Collecteurs is a website and social media platform that aims to serve as a...

US sanctions turn Iran’s oil industry into spy vs spy

US sanctions turn Iran’s oil industry into spy vs spy

They change offices every few months and store documents only in hard copy. They scan their businesses for covert listening...

Huawei unveils Harmony, its answer  to Android, in survival bid

Huawei unveils Harmony, its answer to Android, in survival bid

Huawei, the Chinese technology giant, on Friday unveiled its own mobile operating system, Harmony, in an effort to ensure that...

Still from the 2019 movie The Lion King.

Digital fur, digital folks: Reality is starting to feel overrated

If historians of the future try to pinpoint the exact moment when the term “digital fur” became ubiquitous in our...

Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis, with a 7-inch screen and an aluminum body.

Kindle Oasis: A nicotine patch for smartphone addictions

What if I told you that one of the best ways to fix your smartphone-addicted brain was to buy another...

A Richard Wagner sculpture in Bayreuth, Germany.

Simplified epic: Wagner’s sprawling operas, shrunk to child size

A 75-minute crunch version of Wagner’s epic opera, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, was recently performed at the Bayreuth Festival in...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and its restorative power

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and its restorative power

Not long after I arrived in Britain, I got lost in Athens. Or rather, I was wandering through a surreal...

p1

Chance of no-deal Brexit hampers Bank of England’s powers of prediction

The Bank of England trimmed its economic growth forecast for 2019 and 2020 on Thursday, and said British economic data...

p1

All of those products are making your skin worse

When customers message Nicolas Travis, the founder of the skin-care brand Allies of Skin, with questions about their sensitive skin,...

Semicolon is the story of a small mark that can carry big ideas

Semicolon is the story of a small mark that can carry big ideas

Writers have their pet themes, favourite words, stubborn obsessions. But their signature, the essence of their style, is felt someplace...

p1

Toby Walsh, AI expert, is racing to stop the killer robots

Toby Walsh, a professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, is one of Australia’s leading experts on...

Hip-hop muse: Chance the Rapper’s odes to joy

Hip-hop muse: Chance the Rapper’s odes to joy

When it comes to joy in hip-hop, Chance the Rapper has a stranglehold. Rapping in a high-pitched ribbit, he has...

p1

Manet’s last years: A radical embrace of beauty and aestheticism

As he got older, the French artist Édouard Manet leaned away from the plainness of his scandalous youth to paint...

p1

Boeing 737 Max troubles add up: $8 billion and counting

The costs will be spread out over years and will depress the overall profitability of the Max programme.   The...

p1

Baby steps to linking mind and machine

Elon Musk aspires to make inserting a computer connection into your brain as safe and painless as Lasik eye surgery....