Showing posts from December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve Wildfire in Chile Destroys Dozens of Homes

By BY THE NEW YORK TIMES World Firefighters struggled to control the blaze on a hillside in the city of Valparaíso. New York Times Wildfires, Fires and Firefighters December 25, 2019 at 06:38AM

What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Togo’ and ‘The Witcher’

By BY GABE COHN Arts Willem Dafoe stars in an adventure movie on Disney Plus. And a PBS program looks at Christmastime in Tudor England. New York Times Television, Movies December 25, 2019 at 06:00AM

6 Tips to Getting Things Done in 2020

By BY TIM HERRERA Smarter Living Time to focus. New York Times December 25, 2019 at 03:00AM

What Santa Said

By BY DEB AMLEN Crosswords & Games Bruce Haight dishes on the man in the sleigh. New York Times Crossword Puzzles December 25, 2019 at 03:00AM

Quotation of the Day: A Ban on Snowball Fights May Be Lifted. Look Out.

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Wednesday, December 25, 2019. New York Times December 25, 2019 at 02:50AM

Corrections: Dec. 25, 2019

By Unknown Author Corrections Corrections that appeared in print on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. New York Times December 25, 2019 at 02:46AM

Iraq’s New Election Law Draws Much Criticism and Few Cheers

By BY FALIH HASSAN AND ALISSA J. RUBIN World Iraq’s Parliament voted to overhaul the country’s election laws in a bid to reduce the power of political parties. But many protesters, who had called for just such a change, were not impressed. New York Times Politics and Government, Elections, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Corruption (Institutional), Legislatures and Parliaments December 25, 2019 at 02:28AM

Inquiry Into Michigan State’s Handling of Larry Nassar Case Is Suspended

By BY NEIL VIGDOR Sports The university’s former president and former gymnastics coach are facing criminal prosecution as a result of the investigation, while a former dean was sentenced to one year in prison. New York Times Colleges and Universities, Attorneys General, Gymnastics, Sex Crimes, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Women and Girls December 25, 2019 at 01:48AM

35 Civilians Killed in Extremist Attack in Burkina Faso

By BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS World The assault by Islamist extremists on a town in northern Burkina Faso also left 80 jihadists dead, according to the country’s president. New York Times Terrorism, Defense and Military Forces, Civilian Casualties December 25, 2019 at 01:24AM

Nigeria Releases Leading Critic on Bail After a Campaign an Ocean Away

By BY RUTH MACLEAN World Omoyele Sowore, a publisher and ex-presidential candidate, was released after months in detention. His New Jersey neighbors had led the effort to free him. New York Times Politics and Government, Corruption (Institutional) December 25, 2019 at 12:50AM

The Decade’s Best and Worst (Sorry, Knicks)

By BY MARC STEIN Sports In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein looks back at the last decade in the N.B.A. New York Times Basketball, Two Thousand Tens (Decade), Newsletters, Free Agents (Sports), NBA Championship December 25, 2019 at 12:09AM

In Praise of Barack Obama, Music Critic

By BY JAY RUTTENBERG Opinion The former president’s annual year-end playlist never fails to delight. New York Times Pop and Rock Music, Rhythm and Blues (Music) December 25, 2019 at 12:00AM

How to Teach an Old Frog New Tricks

By BY BRITTAN HELLER Opinion Pepe, Gaysper and other once-hateful symbols teach us that tech companies should institutionalize impermanence. New York Times Social Media, Discrimination, Computers and the Internet, Anti-Semitism, Hong Kong Protests (2019), Human Rights and Human Rights Violations December 25, 2019 at 12:00AM

Children’s Aid Helped a Young Ghanaian Woman Get to College

By BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD Opinion Karen Mills, who came to New York at 13, found a support network through piano lessons. New York Times December 25, 2019 at 12:00AM

The Hidden Perk That New York’s Mega-Rich Now Demand

By BY JAMES BARRON New York The porte cochère, a covered entry, all but disappeared decades ago. High-end buildings catering to car owners are bringing it back. New York Times Automobiles, Real Estate and Housing (Residential), High Net Worth Individuals, Luxury Goods and Services December 24, 2019 at 10:00AM

Love Christmas Variety Shows? Go Ahead, Take Another Helping

By BY MAYA SALAM Arts In recent years, Kacey Musgraves, John Legend and Gwen Stefani have all paid tribute to classic televised holiday variety shows, banking on baked-in holiday nostalgia. New York Times Television, Christmas, Ratings (Audience Measurement) December 24, 2019 at 10:00AM

Pentagon Eyes Africa Drawdown as First Step in Global Troop Shift

By BY HELENE COOPER, THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF, CHARLIE SAVAGE AND ERIC SCHMITT World The deliberations stem from a push to reduce missions battling distant terrorist groups, and to instead refocus on confronting so-called Great Powers like Russia and China. New York Times United States Defense and Military Forces, Terrorism, Military Bases and Installations, United States International Relations, United States Politics and Government December 24, 2019 at 10:00AM

Chinese Restaurants Are Closing. That’s a Good Thing, the Owners Say.

By BY AMELIA NIERENBERG AND QUOCTRUNG BUI The Upshot The share of Chinese restaurants has fallen in metro areas across the country in the last five years. Many owners are glad their children won’t be taking over. New York Times Restaurants, Chinese-Americans, Immigration and Emigration, Family Business December 24, 2019 at 10:00AM

Quotation of the Day: Seasons Fade for Christmas Tree Farms

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Tuesday, December 24, 2019. New York Times December 24, 2019 at 08:42AM

Rudy Giuliani Says He’s ‘More of a Jew’ Than George Soros

By BY DANIEL VICTOR U.S. Mr. Soros, a liberal billionaire, is a Holocaust survivor from Hungary. New York Times Jews and Judaism, Anti-Semitism December 24, 2019 at 08:28AM

Dear C.E.O.: Before You Give to Charity, Look at Your Own Workplace

By BY ANDREW ROSS SORKIN Business Many business leaders commendably donate to charity. But they don’t do enough to support their employees and the less fortunate they work with daily. New York Times Philanthropy, Wages and Salaries, Food Banks and Pantries, Minimum Wage, Living Wage, Homeless Persons December 24, 2019 at 08:00AM

For the N.B.A., Christmas Showcases Its Best (and Some of Its Worst)

By BY BENJAMIN HOFFMAN Sports The Lakers’ battling the Clippers and the 76ers’ hosting the Bucks are the highlights of a five-game slate. New York Times Basketball December 24, 2019 at 08:00AM

Where Have All the Christmas Tree Farms Gone?

By BY JULIE BOSMAN U.S. Christmas tree farms have been closing down. A trip to Indiana, where many have vanished, revealed a variety of reasons. This is patient, solitary work. New York Times Christmas, Christmas Trees, Agriculture and Farming December 24, 2019 at 08:00AM