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Skip Williamson, Underground Cartoonist, Dies at 72

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:33:43 GMT

Skip Williamson with a portrait of Snappy Sammy Smoot in 1971.Mr. Williamson, whose comics in the 1960s and ’70s reflected his radical politics, included savage caricatures and characters like Snappy Sammy Smoot.

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On the Runway: Theresa May Gets Her Annie Leibovitz Moment

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:09:52 GMT

Theresa May, the prime minister of Britain, wearing a coat and dress by LK Bennett for an article in the April issue of American Vogue.When she appeared in a glossy shoot in American Vogue, the first British prime minister to do so, her clothes spoke volumes.

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Wall Street Journal Editorial Harshly Rebukes Trump

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:59:14 GMT

The Wall Street Journal newsroom in New York in 2010. The Journal published an editorial on Tuesday night that called President Trump “his own worst political enemy.”The editorial said President Trump was damaging his presidency with “exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.”

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In a Surprise, the Overseas Movie Box Office Shows No Growth

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:33:57 GMT

A promotion for “Iron Man 3” in Beijing in 2013. Growth in Chinese ticket sales last year was held back by factors including a crackdown on box office fraud and fewer ticket subsidies.Increased ticket sales in countries like Brazil and Japan could not offset steep declines in places like Germany, Britain and Mexico. China was flat.

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Google Tries to Stop Ads From Appearing Next to Hate Speech

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:33:08 GMT

Google’s complex at Menlo Park, Calif., in November.After complaints from brands whose content was shown alongside offensive material online, the search giant pledged to improve its safeguards.

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About New York: Why Jimmy Breslin Matters: Fresh Truths, Bluntly Told

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:18:39 GMT

Jimmy Breslin looking for the subject of his next column in his office at The Daily News in 1985. Mr. Breslin died on Sunday at 88.From the long arc of his public work and life, the New York City columnist often stepped away from the crowd and told stories of people who were ignored.

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Robert Silvers, a Founding Editor of New York Review of Books, Dies at 87

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:07:43 GMT

Robert B. Silvers in his office at The New York Review of Books in 2012.Mr. Silvers brought to The Review’s pages a self-effacing sense of devotion that made him indistinguishable from the publication, and it from him.

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Mediator: Opposition and a Shave: Former Obama Aides Counter Trump

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:41:06 GMT

From left, Tommy Vietor, Jon Lovett and Jon Favreau are former members of the Obama White House who founded the podcast “Pod Save America.”Former members of the Obama White House are using their podcast, “Pod Save America,’’ to counter President Trump on his terrain. (And they have advertisers.)

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Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dies at 88

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:50:20 GMT

Jimmy Breslin in 1970.With prose that was savagely funny, deceptively simple and poorly imitated, Mr. Breslin created his own distinct rhythm in the hurly-burly music of newspapers.

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Buying a New TV? Here’s How to Cut Through the Jargon

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:55:52 GMT

Now is a good time to buy a television as advances in electronics have improved picture quality, experts say.If you have not bought a television in the last two years, now is a good time to buy one because improvements make for superior picture quality, experts said.

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Books News: New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:12:08 GMT

Students in Philadelphia waiting for an autograph from Angie Thomas, whose novel, “The Hate U Give,” won critical raves.A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Advertising: N.C.A.A. Tournament Ads Work Around Glaring Absence: Players

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:16:39 GMT

N.C.A.A. sponsors have to get creative to capture the imagination without being able to use the college athletes themselves. Case in point: These Pizza Hut high-top sneakers can order pizza.Companies spend more than $1 billion on TV ads tied to the men’s basketball tournament, but none of them can use the names or likenesses of the athletes.

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Bits: Riding With the Underdogs: Apps Fill a Void Left by Uber and Lyft

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:06:15 GMT

Jaime Naugle, a driver for the ride-sharing app Fasten, with a passenger in Austin, Tex.The two all-but-ubiquitous ride-sharing apps no longer operate in Austin, Tex. But the city doesn’t seem to be hurting, even in the midst of a huge festival.

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Mediator: A ‘Dying Breed’ Taking More Than Its Loud, Local Voice With It

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:17:37 GMT

Jimmy Breslin of The New York Daily News in 1986, when he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.The columnist Jimmy Breslin’s death pushes a worrisome trend into view: As news organizations chase broader readership, they risk losing a local focus.

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Street Style: SXSW

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:50:52 GMT

Music-festival season has begun in Austin, which means festival style is in full swing too.

John Herbers, Who Vividly Covered the Civil Rights Era for The Times, Dies at 93

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:25:47 GMT

John Herbers in October 1982.Mr. Herbers reported on national affairs including racial violence in the Deep South, protests against the Vietnam War, the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and the Watergate scandal.

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These Women’s Magazines Aren’t Just for Women

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:24:24 GMT

New publications featuring long-form narrative journalism produced by women and about women are finding an audience.Enough with sex and diet tips: Several publications are going with deeply reported articles.

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George Braziller, Publisher of Fresh Literary Voices, Dies at 101

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:51:17 GMT

George Braziller in an undated photograph. He was known for prioritizing literary quality over profits.Mr. Braziller searched the world for promising writers — bringing the work of Jean-Paul Sartre to America — and gave new life to historic manuscripts.

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Critic's Notebook: The Trump Resistance Will Be Commercialized

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:18:04 GMT

An advertisement for Thinx underwear. Since the presidential election, the company has moved its branding from vaguely political to outright partisan.Since the election, several companies have amped up their marketing strategies to pitch their products using outright partisan messages.

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George Osborne, Ex-Finance Chief of U.K., to Become Editor of Evening Standard

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:49:21 GMT

George Osborne in Manchester, England, in July.Mr. Osborne will remain in Parliament while leading the widely read London daily, raising questions about how he will balance his various work commitments.

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The Voyages Issue: Why Does Mount Rushmore Exist?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:02 GMT

George Washington’s profile at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, in the Black Hills of South Dakota.This gargantuan shrine to democracy has never felt so surreal.

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Books of The Times: ‘Cork Dork’ Sniffs, Swills and Spits Through the World of Wine Experts

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:37:15 GMT

A journalist sets her sights on becoming a sommelier, and learns that the training can be grueling for these “masochistic hedonists.”

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A Journey Into the Merriam-Webster Word Factory

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:34:47 GMT

Kory Stamper, a Merriam-Webster lexicographer, in a basement storage area at the company’s Springfield, Mass., headquarters.Kory Stamper reveals the secret life of dictionaries in her book “Word by Word,” and in a visit to headquarters (oddities in the basement included).

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