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Asia and Australia Edition: Zimbabwe, Toshiba, Manus Island: Your Monday Briefing

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/briefing/manus-island-toshiba-zimbabwe.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Ben Curtis/Associated Press
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
CHARLES McDERMID Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:47:23 GMT

Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/health/tax-plan-obamacare-mandate.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Alexia Manon Senior says she would not drop her health insurance even if the Affordable Care Act’s so-called individual mandate were repealed.
Scott McIntyre for The New York Times
Americans dislike the requirement that everyone have health insurance. But eliminating it doesn’t mean that they’d stop buying coverage — or accepting subsidies.
KATE ZERNIKE and ABBY GOODNOUGH Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:32:45 GMT Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Affordable Care Act

Will the House Tax Plan Help the Middle Class?

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000005556683/house-tax-cut-middle-class.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
House Republicans have touted their tax plan as good for the middle class. The reality is more complicated.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:29:07 GMT Federal Taxes (US) Income Tax Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions Republican Party House of Representatives United States Politics and Government

Wealth Matters: Tax Cuts for Small-Business Owners? It’s Complicated

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/your-money/tax-cuts-small-business.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Jay Hatfield of Infrastructure Capital Advisors in his New York office. He is planning to restructure his businesses in order to pay lower taxes and have more money to invest.
Chad Batka for The New York Times
The House bill may seem like a tax cut for small businesses, but it is not likely to bring much relief to many business owners.
PAUL SULLIVAN Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:32:42 GMT Small Business Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions High Net Worth Individuals Income Tax Corporate Taxes Federal Taxes (US) Taxation Law and Legislation United States Politics and Government House of Representatives Republican Party Senate

Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/business/trump-wants-more-big-infrastructure-projects-the-obstacles-can-be-big-too.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Trump, with Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, announcing the “streamlining” of permitting requirements for infrastructure projects.
Al Drago for The New York Times
The president is pushing for repairs to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and he has promised to streamline government approvals. It still might not be enough.
BARRY MEIER Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:05:07 GMT Infrastructure (Public Works) Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Environment Federal Energy Regulatory Commission BNSF Railway Environmental Protection Agency

Trump Blasts LaVar Ball: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail!’

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/sports/lavar-ball-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
LaVar Ball, father of the U.C.L.A. freshman LiAngelo Ball, attended a promotional event in Hong Kong last week.
Anthony Wallace/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
A day after Mr. Ball downplayed President Trump’s involvement in getting three U.C.L.A. players safely out of China, the president fired back on Twitter.
BENJAMIN HOFFMAN Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:55:47 GMT Politics and Government Basketball Shoplifting and Employee Theft (Retail) Ball, LaVar (1968- ) Trump, Donald J

Robert Mugabe, in Speech to Zimbabwe, Refuses to Say if He Will Resign

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/world/africa/zimbabwe-robert-mugabe.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe met with military leaders in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Sunday.
Associated Press
Party leaders had given the embattled president until noon Monday to resign or face impeachment in Parliament, but the president said he would preside over a party congress in a few weeks.
JEFFREY MOYO Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:53:46 GMT Politics and Government Appointments and Executive Changes Mugabe, Grace Mugabe, Robert Mnangagwa, Emmerson Zimbabwe

Mugabe Addresses Zimbabwe

https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/africa/100000005561400/mugabe-addresses-zimbabwe.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
In a 20-minute speech to the African nation on Sunday night, President Robert G. Mugabe, flanked by members of the military, refused to say whether he would resign after nearly 40 years in power.
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:00:31 GMT Politics and Government Defense and Military Forces Associated Press Mugabe, Robert Africa Zimbabwe

‘The Zimbabwe of My Youth Is No More’

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/reader-center/zimbabwe-mugabe.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
With my sister, right, in Zimbabwe in 1981.
A young woman who grew up in Zimbabwe now sits thousands of miles away, glued to Twitter. “We have yet to see what this new day brings, but we are ready for change,” she says.
WADZANAI MHUTE Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:54:34 GMT Zimbabwe Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat Mugabe, Robert Harare (Zimbabwe)

He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/us/affirmative-action-lawsuits.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Edward Blum, who is challenging affirmative action at Harvard and other universities, at his home in South Thomaston, Me.
Sarah Rice for The New York Times
Edward Blum, who has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws, is now fighting affirmative action in the Ivies.
ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:01:19 GMT Affirmative Action Admissions Standards Blum, Edward Harvard University Discrimination Colleges and Universities Students for Fair Admissions Justice Department Asian-Americans

For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/us/roy-moore-alabama.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Kevin D. Liles for The New York Times
The current furor surrounding the Senate candidate has played out like a concentrated version of his battle-filled career.
JESS BIDGOOD, RICHARD FAUSSET and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:18:43 GMT Alabama Moore, Roy S Elections, Senate Sexual Harassment United States Politics and Government Gadsden (Ala) Courts and the Judiciary

Trump Stirs Sexual Misconduct Debate

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000005560491/trump-criticizes-franken-sexual-misconduct.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
By criticizing Senator Al Franken for inappropriate behavior, President Trump has reignited the debate around his own alleged misconduct.
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:20:07 GMT Sex Crimes Sexual Harassment Women and Girls Franken, Al Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government

The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/podcasts/kirsten-gillibrand-sexual-harassment-new-washington.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York.
Laura McDermott for The New York Times
Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.
JENNIFER STEINHAUER Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:53:48 GMT Podcasts Gillibrand, Kirsten E Sexual Harassment Democratic Party Senate

His Daughter Graduates. He Faces Deportation.

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000005115187/ice-deportation-texas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Juan Rodriguez entered the U.S. illegally from El Salvador over a decade ago. Now, after years of checking in with immigration officers, he is told he will be deported as his daughter prepares to graduate from high school.
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:00:22 GMT Deportation El Salvador United States

Editorial: Why is New York Full of Empty Stores?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/opinion/nyc-empty-stores.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A vacant storefront at Broadway and 86th Street in Manhattan this month.
Andrew Burton for The New York Times
All these dead spaces hurt, and neighborhoods have a right to protect themselves.
THE EDITORIAL BOARD Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:55:31 GMT Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) Shopping and Retail Brooklyn (NYC) Manhattan (NYC) Upper West Side (Manhattan, NY)

Op-Ed Contributor: Muslim Women Must Speak for Ourselves

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/opinion/muslim-women-sexism-violence.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Muslim women praying in Lahore, Pakistan, at the historic Badshahi Mosque, in June.
K.M. Chaudary/Associated Press
Millions of women who face Islamophobia and male dominance now have a moment to teach the world how patriarchy breeds sexual violence against them.
MONA ELTAHAWY Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:23:42 GMT Women's Rights Sexual Harassment Muslims and Islam Ramadan, Tariq Trump, Donald J Egypt Europe Lagos (Nigeria) Montreal (Quebec)

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Do So Many Indian Children Go Missing?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/opinion/missing-children-india.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Children play on makeshift swings, on the outskirts of New Delhi, in May.
Prakash Singh/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
And why do the police do so little about it?
SONIA FALEIRO Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:17:38 GMT Missing Persons Child Abuse and Neglect Child Labor Human Trafficking Children and Childhood Poverty India Uttar Pradesh State (India)

Op-Ed Contributor: We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/opinion/facebook-regulation-incentive.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Graphics of Facebook pages were displayed at a hearing on Capitol Hill about Russia’s interference in the election.
Shawn Thew/European Pressphoto Agency
It has no incentive to do so. I would know — I worked there.
SANDY PARAKILAS Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:06:23 GMT Data-Mining and Database Marketing Social Media Facebook Inc Computers and the Internet Advertising and Marketing

Op-Ed Contributor: Attica: It’s Worse Than We Thought

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/opinion/attica-prison-torture.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Ted McGrath
Was a doctor conducting leprosy experiments on patients without their consent?
HEATHER ANN THOMPSON Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:28:26 GMT Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Attica Correctional Facility Brandriss, Michael W Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Book)

Op-Ed Columnist: This Is a Man Problem

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/opinion/sexual-harassment-men-.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Participants in the #MeToo March against sexual harassment and assault, held in Los Angeles on Nov. 12.
Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press
To fight sexual harassment, we have to re-examine our masculinity.
CHARLES M. BLOW Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:20:43 GMT Sexual Harassment Women and Girls Men and Boys Sex Crimes Dating and Relationships

Op-Ed Columnist: America Is Now an Outlier on Driving Deaths

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/opinion/america-is-now-an-outlier-on-driving-deaths.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Traffic in Chicago on the day before Thanksgiving last year.
Scott Olson/Getty Images
Only a few decades ago, the United States was not — and it doesn’t need to be now.
DAVID LEONHARDT Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:24:49 GMT Automobiles Traffic Accidents and Safety Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles Speed Limits and Speeding Drunken and Reckless Driving Australia Canada

Opinion: Anthony Doerr: We Were Warned

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/opinion/sunday/anthony-doerr-we-were-warned.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Illustrations by Cristina Spanò
25 years ago scientists raised the threat of climate change. Did I act immediately and decisively? Um, I did not.
ANTHONY DOERR Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:02 GMT Global Warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions Recycling of Waste Materials Alternative and Renewable Energy Environment

Opinion: How to Escape From Roy Moore’s Evangelicalism

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/opinion/sunday/escape-roy-moores-evangelicalism.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
If you don’t think right-wing politics should dominate Christian life, where can you find the right congregation?
MOLLY WORTHEN Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:46:19 GMT Evangelical Movement Race and Ethnicity Christians and Christianity Religion and Belief Calvin College Dallas Theological Seminary Fox News Channel Liberty University Moral Majority Moore, Roy S Trump, Donald J

News Analysis: When the Right Pushes Fake Jews

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/sunday-review/bernie-bernstein-fake-jews.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Leon Edler
“Bernie Bernstein” makes a robocall in deep-red Alabama.
JONATHAN WEISMAN Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:18 GMT Jews and Judaism Anti-Semitism News and News Media Rumors and Misinformation Moore, Roy S Alabama

Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/obituaries/mel-tillis-dead.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Mel Tillis at his theater in Branson, Mo., in 1998.
Mel Tillis Theater
Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.
BILL FRISKICS-WARREN Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:58:35 GMT Deaths (Obituaries) Country Music Tillis, Mel Stuttering Branson (Mo)

Jeffrey Tambor Leaves ‘Transparent’ After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/arts/television/jeffrey-tambor-transparent.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Jeffrey Tambor in a scene from “Transparent,” in which he plays Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman. He said he would not return for the show’s fifth season.
Jennifer Clasen/Amazon Digital, via Associated Press
Mr. Tambor denies the allegations, but said he could not return to the show “given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set.”
MAGGIE ASTOR Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:45:29 GMT Tambor, Jeffrey Transparent (TV Program) Sexual Harassment Amazon.com Inc Lysette, Trace

Search for Missing Argentine Submarine Raises Grim Scenarios

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/world/americas/argentina-submarine-san-juan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Argentine military submarine San Juan and crew leaving the port of Buenos Aires in 2014.
Armada Argentina
Officials said earlier hopeful reports that the crew might have tried to make satellite calls in recent days appeared to be wrong.
DANIEL POLITI and ERNESTO LONDOÑO Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:29:24 GMT Submarines and Submersibles Defense and Military Forces Argentina

Ohio Lawmaker Who Backed Family Values Resigns Over ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/us/politics/wes-goodman-ohio-republican.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Wes Goodman, a state representative, resigned last week amid a sex scandal.
Andrew Spear for The New York Times
State Rep. Wesley Goodman supported family values and “natural marriage” but resigned after an “inappropriate interaction” in his office.
JACEY FORTIN and MATT STEVENS Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:54:37 GMT Goodman, Wesley State Legislatures Ohio Homosexuality and Bisexuality

Call It Splitsville, N.Y.: Hasidic Enclave to Get Its Own Town

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/nyregion/hasidic-kiryas-joel-upstate.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Kiryas Joel, a village in a corner of Orange County that is home to more 20,000 Hasidic Jews, gained its independence from the Town of Monroe on Nov. 7.
Jackson Krule
Residents in the village of Kiryas Joel, in Orange County, and those in the Town of Monroe voted to part ways, ending years of conflict over zoning.
LISA W. FODERARO Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:07:55 GMT Hasidism Kiryas Joel (NY) Orange County (NY) Monroe (NY)

Critic’s Notebook: The Void at the Heart of ‘Gurlitt: Status Report’

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/arts/design/the-void-at-the-heart-of-gurlitt-status-report.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s “Two Nudes on a Bed” was acquired by Hildebrand Gurlitt, Cornelius’s father. It is on view in “Gurlitt: Status Report” at the Kunstmuseum Bern.
Kunstmuseum Bern
Cornelius Gurlitt’s trove of inherited art, hidden for decades, is finally on view in two exhibitions. But bringing it into the light can’t dispel his ghost.
MICHAEL KIMMELMAN Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:36:30 GMT Arts and Antiquities Looting Art Holocaust and the Nazi Era Treasure Troves Bundeskunsthalle Kunstmuseum Bern Gurlitt, Cornelius Gurlitt, Hildebrand (1895-1956) Rosenberg, Paul (1881-1959) Bern (Switzerland) Bonn (Germany)

System Failure: How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/nyregion/new-york-subway-system-failure-delays.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Crowds outside the subway in Times Square in Manhattan.
Photographs by John Taggart for The New York Times
Disruptions and delays have roiled the system this year. But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors, a Times investigation shows.
BRIAN M. ROSENTHAL, EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS and MICHAEL LaFORGIA Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:00:23 GMT New York City Subways Transit Systems Metropolitan Transportation Authority Delays (Transportation) Railroad Accidents and Safety Politics and Government Cuomo, Andrew M Pataki, George E New York State Budgets and Budgeting

N.F.L. Scores 2017: Week 11 Highlights and Analysis

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/sports/nfl-scores-week-11.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Patriots’ Danny Amendola (80) celebrated a touchdown with Rob Gronkowski in the first half.
Buda Mendes/Getty Images
The Vikings kept winning behind career-backup quarterback Case Keenum, and the Saints held off the Redskins. Week 11 highlights and analysis.
BENJAMIN HOFFMAN Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:49:52 GMT Football National Football League

After Huge Truck Bombings, U.S. Steps Up Attacks Against Somali Militants

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/us/politics/shabab-somalia-airstrikes-us-military.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A double truck bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, in October left more than 380 people dead.
Said Yusuf Warsame/European Pressphoto Agency
The Trump administration has redoubled its campaign to defeat the Qaeda-backed Shabab, but the group has proved to be a potent and resilient killing force.
ERIC SCHMITT Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:30:44 GMT Shabab Somalia United States Defense and Military Forces Terrorism Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/fashion/azzedine-alaia-obituary.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
From the Alaïa fall 2017 couture collection, shown in Paris.
Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times
Mr. Alaïa insisted on his freedom and worked, argued and cooked on his own schedule.
VANESSA FRIEDMAN Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:05:30 GMT Alaia, Azzedine Fashion and Apparel Deaths (Obituaries) Alaia

Wealth: I’m Rich, and That Makes Me Anxious

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/your-money/wealth-anxiety-money.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Thomas Gallagher, 72, is a multimillionaire, but he is still nervous about money. “I have more money than I had ever imagined, but I still worry — do I have enough, if I live longer than I thought?”
Benjamin Norman for The New York Times
Being wealthy can make people believe they have more control over their lives, but it can also control them emotionally.
KERRY HANNON Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:41:31 GMT High Net Worth Individuals Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Personal Finances

Could You Be Allergic to Additives in Food or Drugs?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/well/eat/could-you-be-allergic-to-additives-in-food-or-drugs.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Alan Zale for The New York Times
Natural coloring agents made from plants or insects are more likely to trigger a reaction.
RONI CARYN RABIN Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:42:46 GMT Food Dyes and Dyestuffs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Food Additives Immune System Labeling and Labels (Product) Diet and Nutrition Allergies Proteins Deaths (Fatalities)

Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/arts/music/playlist-luis-fonsi-demi-lovato-jaden-smith.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Demi Lovato teamed up with Luis Fonsi for the new track “Échame La Culpa.”
Ben Stansall/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.
JON PARELES, JON CARAMANICA and GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:26:19 GMT Pop and Rock Music yMusic Fonsi, Luis Lindemann, Maggie Lovato, Demi Raury (1996- ) Roberts, Marcus Rudd, Roswell Skepta (Rapper) Smith, Jaden

The Look: What War Can’t Destroy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/style/what-war-cant-destroy-south-sudan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Before the South Sudanese Civil War broke out, Akuja de Garang, 41, would organize fashion shows and markets. But even in wartime, she believes that style is essential. “We all have to wake up in the morning and get dressed," she said. "Whatever is happening, life has to go on."
Sara Hylton for The New York Times
Years of conflict have torn at the seams of Juba, South Sudan. But the city’s people hold their heads high.
SARA HYLTON, JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and EVE LYONS Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:05:40 GMT War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity South Sudan Photography

Taipei Journal: Where Stinky Tofu Is at Its Malodorous Best

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/world/asia/taiwan-stinky-tofu-taipei.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Dai Family House of Unique Stink in Taipei, Taiwan, has cultivated a following among aficionados of stinky tofu.
An Rong Xu for The New York Times
Dai Family House of Unique Stink is a shrine to one of the world’s most pungent snacks: stinky tofu, whose smell is often likened to dirty socks or rotting garbage.
CHRIS HORTON Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:07:33 GMT Tofu Restaurants Taipei (Taiwan) Smells and Odors Taiwan

Critic’s Notebook: What Christian Artifacts of the Middle East Can Show Us About Tolerance

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/arts/eastern-christians-institut-du-monde-arabe.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A page of a 17th-century prayer book in Syriac and Arabic.
Collection Antoine Maamari, Beyrouth
An exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris looks at 2,000 years of Christians in the Arab World. It has a message for France — and for us all.
JASON FARAGO Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:45:47 GMT Art Christians and Christianity Muslims and Islam Museums Arab World Institute (Paris, France) Paris (France)

Diagnosis: Was This a Virus, or Something More Dangerous for Her — and Her Fetus?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/magazine/was-this-a-virus-or-something-more-dangerous-for-her-and-her-fetus.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Illustration by Andreas Samuelsson
It began with the symptoms of a passing illness. But the woman got steadily worse, and the doctors worried that it was something else entirely.
LISA SANDERS, M.D. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:00:24 GMT acetaminophen Influenza Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Pregnancy and Childbirth

Review: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Lives Up to Its Title, in More Ways Than One

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/movies/a-fantastic-woman-review.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Daniela Vega, who stars in “A Fantastic Woman.”
Facing a lover’s death and a society’s intolerance, in a film by Sebastián Lelio.
A. O. SCOTT Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:34:47 GMT Movies A Fantastic Woman (Movie) Lelio, Sebastian Vega, Daniela

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/science/japan-fukushima-nuclear-meltdown-fuel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Daisuke Hirose, a Tepco spokesman, inside the Unit 5 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Tepco used underwater robots that finally found the melted uranium fuel inside Unit 3, another reactor that was destroyed.
Ko Sasaki for The New York Times
The Japanese government and companies used radiation-hardened machines to search for the fuel that escaped the plant’s ruined reactors.
MARTIN FACKLER Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:02:06 GMT Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011) Nuclear Energy Robots and Robotics Radiation Engineering and Engineers X-Rays Water Electric Light and Power Uranium Protective Clothing and Gear Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Japan) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant Tokyo Electric Power Co Union of Concerned Scientists Fackler, Martin Chernobyl (Ukraine) Japan Three Mile Island (Pa) Tokyo (Japan) USSR (Former Soviet Union)

Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex? Well, It Makes for Great Comedy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/arts/science-podcasts-youre-the-expert-startalk.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
At a live taping of the podcast “You’re the Expert” this month, from left, Jackie Faherty, Chris Duffy, Aparna Nancherla, Zhubin Parang and Ashley Brooke Roberts.
Tawni Bannister for The New York Times
In podcasts and live shows, comedians are extracting the funny from astronomy, climate change and even the physics behind urinal cakes.
SONIA WEISER Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:49:29 GMT Podcasts You're the Expert (Radio Program) Science and Technology Comedy and Humor Duffy, Chris Stars and Galaxies

Retailers Experiment With a New Philosophy: Smaller Is Better

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/business/retailers-showrooms.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The entrance to Nordstrom Local on Melrose Place in Los Angeles. Nordstrom, known for its upscale department stores, is trying a showroom-style store concept to attract shoppers.
Elizabeth Lippman for The New York Times
Department stores and other retailers struggling to beat back e-commerce are taking cues from online start-ups by experimenting with small showrooms.
TIFFANY HSU Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:32:39 GMT Shopping and Retail E-Commerce Bonobos.com Nordstrom Inc Pirch (Manhattan, NY, Retailer) Walmart Stores Inc

Trilobites: How Snapdragons Beckon Bees With More Than One Color

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/science/snapdragons-colors-genes.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Bees follow colored patterns on snapdragon flowers to find the nectar.
John Innes Centre
Subspecies of the flowers share most of their genes, but differ in a handful that lead to some being yellow on magenta and others being magenta on yellow.
JOANNA KLEIN Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:58:52 GMT Flowers and Plants Genetics and Heredity RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) Bees Science (Journal) Coen, Enrico Pyrenees Mountains

Modern Love: Your 13-Word Love Stories

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/style/modern-love-13-word-stories.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Grace Gardner’s parents, Duane and Catherine Gardner, with her brother, Michael Gardner.
Grace Gardner
We asked readers to share succinct summaries of their personal lives. Here are some of our favorites.
THE NEW YORK TIMES Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:48:29 GMT Modern Love 13 Love (Emotion) Dating and Relationships Families and Family Life Pets

A Photo of Billy the Kid Bought for $10 at a Flea Market May Be Worth Millions

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This tintype shows what historians believe is a photo of outlaw Billy the Kid, second from left, and Pat Garrett, far right, taken in 1880.
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Experts say it’s a rare, valuable tintype of the famous outlaw, with Pat Garrett, the man who later killed him.
JACEY FORTIN Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:39:04 GMT Bonney, William Photography North Carolina Flea Markets Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides New Mexico

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Men Aren’t Funny

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Louis C.K. on “Saturday Night Live” in April.
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The post-Louis C.K. reckoning is actually the best thing to happen to comedy in a long time.
LINDY WEST Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:09:27 GMT Comedy and Humor Women and Girls Sex Crimes C K, Louis Maron, Marc

Tech Fix: A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

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Your smartphone is not deliberately losing speed just because your phone maker has a new gadget for sale. For devices that do slow down, here are some fixes.
BRIAN X. CHEN Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:37:49 GMT iPhone Smartphones Mobile Applications Data Storage Software Apple Inc iOS (Operating System)