Showing posts from December 27, 2019

When Baseball Made a Cameo at the Berlin Olympics

By BY ANDREW MARANISS Sports In 1936, more than 100,000 spectators were, in the words of one sportswriter, “unbearably bored” by America’s pastime. New York Times Baseball, Olympic Games (1936) December 28, 2019 at 07:00AM

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ and ‘American Beauty’

By BY SARA ARIDI Arts The live-action Pokémon feature, starring Ryan Reynolds, airs on HBO. And Sam Mendes’s feature directorial debut is available to stream. New York Times Movies, Television December 28, 2019 at 06:00AM

Corrections: Dec. 28, 2019

By Unknown Author Corrections Corrections that appeared in print on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. New York Times December 28, 2019 at 04:35AM

Quotation of the Day: Jerry Herman, 88, Composer of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and Other Broadway Hits, Dies

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Saturday, December 28, 2019. New York Times December 28, 2019 at 04:34AM

Federal Judge Backs Georgia’s Purge of Nearly 100,000 Voters

By BY ELISHA BROWN U.S. The judge said the state’s move to cancel the voter registration status of inactive voters did not violate the United States Constitution. New York Times Elections, Decisions and Verdicts, Voter Registration and Requirements December 28, 2019 at 03:06AM

Juicy News Alert

By BY CAITLIN LOVINGER Crosswords & Games Robyn Weintraub drops in with a weekend puzzle, to agitate us. New York Times Crossword Puzzles December 28, 2019 at 02:40AM

Hero in U.N.C. Charlotte Shooting Is Honored in New ‘Star Wars’ Book

By BY AIMEE ORTIZ U.S. A short paragraph tells the story of a Jedi Master and historian named Ri-Lee Howell who collected “many of the earliest accounts of exploration and codifications of The Force.” New York Times School Shootings and Armed Attacks, Awards, Decorations and Honors, Books and Literature December 28, 2019 at 02:22AM

The Secrets of Jewish Genius

By BY BRET STEPHENS Opinion It’s not about having higher I.Q.s. New York Times Jews and Judaism, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) December 28, 2019 at 01:39AM

Joe Biden Says He’d Defy Subpoena to Testify in Trump’s Senate Trial

By BY THOMAS KAPLAN U.S. Mr. Biden said Republican demands that he testify were an effort to shift attention away from the president’s own actions. New York Times Trump-Ukraine Whistle-Blower Complaint and Impeachment Inquiry, Impeachment December 28, 2019 at 01:13AM

ISIS Affiliate in Nigeria Releases a Video Showing 11 Executions

By BY RUTH MACLEAN AND ERIC SCHMITT World The grisly footage shows fighters aligned with the Islamic State cutting the throats of 10 prisoners and shooting an 11th captive. New York Times Terrorism December 28, 2019 at 12:48AM

The ‘Infinity War’ in the Streets of Hong Kong

By BY ROGER COHEN Opinion The rise of China threatens the free world. New York Times Hong Kong Protests (2019) December 28, 2019 at 12:36AM

Neal R. Peirce, Who Put Spotlight on Urban Innovation, Dies at 87

By BY KEITH SCHNEIDER U.S. As a columnist and author he turned local affairs into a national subject, focusing on how alliances among leaders produced showcase projects. New York Times Deaths (Obituaries), Writing and Writers, Newspapers, Urban Areas, Local Government December 28, 2019 at 12:27AM

American Contractor Killed in Rocket Attack in Iraq

By BY JULIAN E. BARNES U.S. An attack on a base near Kirkuk also injured several American and Iraqi military personnel. New York Times United States Defense and Military Forces, United States Politics and Government, Civilian Casualties, United States International Relations December 28, 2019 at 12:09AM

Russia Deploys Hypersonic Weapon, Potentially Renewing Arms Race

By BY JULIAN E. BARNES AND DAVID E. SANGER U.S. The new Russian weapon system flies at superfast speeds and can evade traditional missile defense systems. The United States is trying to catch up. New York Times United States International Relations, Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, United States Defense and Military Forces, Arms Control and Limitation and Disarmament, Defense and Military Forces, Nuclear Weapons, Treaties, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems December 28, 2019 at 12:06AM

Arthur Singer Jr., Who Set the Stage for Public TV, Dies at 90

By BY SAM ROBERTS Arts He played a key behind-the-scenes role in the Carnegie Commission report that led to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and federal funding. New York Times Deaths (Obituaries), Public Broadcasting, Television December 28, 2019 at 12:00AM

The Patriarchy of Alcoholics Anonymous

By BY HOLLY WHITAKER Opinion Women who drink too much need help. But we don’t need to give up our power. New York Times December 28, 2019 at 12:00AM

‘There Is No Excuse.’ Methodist Pastor, Accused of Sexual Harassment, Steps Down.

By BY JACK HEALY U.S. The Rev. Donald Heckman, known for support of interfaith outreach and progressive views, agreed to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations. New York Times Sexual Harassment, Women and Girls December 27, 2019 at 11:59PM

Ruling in Paul Haggis Case Gives Lift to #MeToo Lawsuits

By BY NANCY COLEMAN Arts An appeals court said a New York City law on gender-motivated attacks applies to accusations of sexual assault. New York Times Suits and Litigation (Civil), Women and Girls, #MeToo Movement December 27, 2019 at 11:50PM

Sue Lyon, Star of ‘Lolita,’ Is Dead at 73

By BY NEIL GENZLINGER Movies She was 14 when she was cast in the title role of Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 film of the Nabokov novel. It remained her best-known credit. New York Times Deaths (Obituaries), Movies, Actors and Actresses December 27, 2019 at 11:50PM

N.Y.P.D. Steps Up Patrols After Reports of 8 Anti-Semitic Incidents

By BY ANDREA SALCEDO AND SEAN PICCOLI New York Police presence will increase in three Brooklyn neighborhoods in response to a surge of reported hate crimes. New York Times Jews and Judaism, Anti-Semitism, Hate Crimes December 27, 2019 at 11:40PM

Mexican Police Chief Arrested in Massacre of Mormon Family

By BY ELISABETH MALKIN World The killings of three women and six children, members of a binational community that farms land in northern Mexico, reverberated worldwide. New York Times Mormon Family Massacre (Mexico, 2019), Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Organized Crime, Crime and Criminals December 27, 2019 at 11:38PM

Probation Officer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Parolees Is Arrested

By BY AIMEE ORTIZ U.S. The officer, Eric Alzafari, 42, faces charges that include two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual contact with a supervised person, according to the authorities. New York Times Probation and Parole, Sex Crimes December 27, 2019 at 11:34PM

Drawing the Guantánamo Bay War Court

By BY WENDY MACNAUGHTON Reader Center I spent a week at Gitmo’s military court, drawing the people involved in the Sept. 11 trial. It was a challenge in every way imaginable. New York Times Art, Detainees, Pentagon Building December 27, 2019 at 11:26PM