Showing posts from December 22, 2019

‘Mr. Robot’ Series Finale Recap: The Real Thing

By BY SEAN T. COLLINS Arts Sam Esmail’s paranoid techno-thriller kept the major twists coming until the very end. New York Times Television December 23, 2019 at 07:14AM

A Test for Foreign Teachers in Indonesia: Are You Gay?

By BY RICHARD C. PADDOCK AND MUKTITA SUHARTONO World Under a government regulation, teachers at some international schools face intrusive questions aimed at identifying those with “abnormal” sexual orientations. New York Times Discrimination, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Psychology and Psychologists, Education (K-12), Muslims and Islam December 23, 2019 at 06:33AM

What’s on TV Monday: ‘His Dark Materials’ and a Football Finale

By BY PETER LIBBEY Arts The fantasy series based on novels by Philip Pullman wraps up its first season. And rivals clash on Monday Night Football. New York Times Television, Movies December 23, 2019 at 06:00AM

Your Monday Briefing

By BY MIKE IVES Briefing Russia, Poland, Christmas market: Here’s what you need to know. New York Times December 23, 2019 at 05:26AM

What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 16

By BY BENJAMIN HOFFMAN Sports The Ravens clinched the top spot in the A.F.C., the Eagles beat the Cowboys, the Cardinals beat the Seahawks and Michael Thomas broke a celebrated record. New York Times Records and Achievements December 23, 2019 at 05:01AM

American Service Member Is Killed in Afghanistan

By BY THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF World The death was the 20th of a service member during combat operations this year. New York Times United States Defense and Military Forces, Afghanistan War (2001- ), Terrorism, Deaths (Fatalities), United States Politics and Government December 23, 2019 at 04:49AM

Quotation of the Day: With No Principals or Parents, Vaping Surges on Campus

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Monday, December 23, 2019. New York Times December 23, 2019 at 03:32AM

No Corrections: Dec. 23, 2019

By Unknown Author Corrections No corrections appeared in print on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. New York Times December 23, 2019 at 03:11AM

Green Liquid Oozes Onto a Michigan Highway, Prompting Questions and a Cleanup

By BY NEIL VIGDOR U.S. Environmental officials said the mysterious substance was probably hexavalent chromium, a manufacturing compound that can cause cancer and that was featured in the movie “Erin Brockovich.” New York Times Water Pollution, Hazardous and Toxic Substances, Roads and Traffic, Waste Materials and Disposal, Water December 23, 2019 at 02:01AM

Eagles Finish Off Cowboys, in More Ways Than One

By BY KEN BELSON Sports Philadelphia took control of the N.F.C. East and turned up the pressure on Dallas Coach Jason Garrett. New York Times Football December 23, 2019 at 01:41AM

Democrats, Citing White House Emails, Renew Calls for Impeachment Witnesses

By BY SHERYL GAY STOLBERG U.S. With lawmakers at odds over a trial’s format, impeachment proceedings are in limbo. New York Times Impeachment, Trump-Ukraine Whistle-Blower Complaint and Impeachment Inquiry, United States Politics and Government December 23, 2019 at 01:01AM

Black, Homeless and Burdened by L.A.’s Legacy of Racism

By BY JUGAL K. PATEL, TIM ARANGO, ANJALI SINGHVI AND JON HUANG U.S. Black people are dramatically overrepresented among those living on Los Angeles’s streets, where the bright future promised to earlier generations has been blunted by the bitter inheritance of racism. New York Times Homeless Persons, Race and Ethnicity December 23, 2019 at 12:55AM

Remembering the Poor on Christmas

By BY CHARLES M. BLOW Opinion It’s easy to forget those left behind in a strong economy. New York Times Poverty, Christmas, United States Economy December 23, 2019 at 12:24AM

In Hong Kong, a Vast Citizens’ Network Keeps Watch on the Police

By BY K.K. REBECCA LAI World As protests and arrests have become routine in the city, online groups have formed to document arrests and police action during protests and at other times. New York Times Hong Kong Protests (2019) December 23, 2019 at 12:07AM

Make Laws, Not Money

By BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD Opinion Members of Congress should not be allowed to buy and sell stocks, or to serve on corporate boards. New York Times United States Politics and Government, Insider Trading, Law and Legislation December 23, 2019 at 12:00AM

When the Monkey Chants Are for You: A Soccer Star’s View of Racist Abuse

By BY RORY SMITH Sports As black players in Europe endure racist incidents with increasing regularity, striker Romelu Lukaku speaks out about what he has endured: “It’s crazy.” New York Times Soccer December 22, 2019 at 11:48PM

What About Centrist Bias?

By BY DAVID LEONHARDT Opinion The political midpoint is too often the media’s ideal. New York Times Presidential Election of 2020, United States Politics and Government, United States Economy, Income Inequality, News and News Media, Primaries and Caucuses, Budgets and Budgeting, High Net Worth Individuals, Liberalism (US Politics), Conservatism (US Politics), Federal Taxes (US) December 22, 2019 at 11:38PM

U.K. Honors a Flawed Feminist Trailblazer, Nancy Astor

By BY STEPHEN CASTLE World The American-born Lady Astor was the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament. A century later, her legacy is still being debated. New York Times Anti-Semitism, Legislatures and Parliaments, Women and Girls December 22, 2019 at 09:32AM

Eddie Murphy Returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’

By BY DAVE ITZKOFF Arts Murphy, who helped keep ‘S.N.L.’ alive in the ’80s, hosted for the first time in 35 years, with help from his old characters and a ton of special guests. New York Times Television December 22, 2019 at 08:18AM

‘He Accidentally Smashed the Bottle of Wine He Was Opening’

By Unknown Author New York Out on a date, overheard in Midtown and more reader tales from New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary. New York Times December 22, 2019 at 08:00AM

Watch the Ursids Meteor Shower 2019 Peak in Night Skies

By BY NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR Science Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse. New York Times Meteors and Meteorites, Space and Astronomy, Solar System December 22, 2019 at 08:00AM