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Asia and Australia Edition: Shinzo Abe, Catalonia, Jimmy Carter: Your Monday Briefing

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/briefing/shinzo-abe-catalonia-jimmy-carter.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Toshifumi Kitamura/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
CHARLES McDERMID Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:59 GMT

The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/podcasts/rex-tillerson-new-washington.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with President Trump at the White House this week.
Tom Brenner/The New York Times
Mr. Tillerson talked with Jason Zengerle about his most important diplomatic relationship — the one with President Trump — factoring the president’s tweets into foreign policy strategy and more.
MICHAEL BARBARO Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:45:31 GMT Podcasts Tillerson, Rex W

A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/world/asia/cia-expanding-taliban-fight-afghanistan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Afghan Army soldiers in 2013. The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly experienced officers and contractors to fight alongside Afghan forces.
Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times
The assignment heralds a shift for the agency, which once viewed such a mission as risky and a drain on resources.
THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF, ERIC SCHMITT and ADAM GOLDMAN Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:21:37 GMT United States Politics and Government United States Defense and Military Forces Afghanistan War (2001- ) Terrorism Central Intelligence Agency Taliban Pompeo, Mike Trump, Donald J Afghanistan

ISIS Fighters Are Not Flooding Back Home to Wreak Havoc as Feared

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/us/politics/fewer-isis-fighters-returning-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Displaced men suspected of being members of the Islamic State were searched and washed recently at a security screening center near Kirkuk, Iraq.
Ivor Prickett for The New York Times
Several factors contributed: The American-led campaign in Iraq and Syria focused on preventing militants from leaving, and many fought to the death.
ERIC SCHMITT Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:25:06 GMT Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Terrorism Defense and Military Forces United States Defense and Military Forces European Union Espionage and Intelligence Services

Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Global Rise Despite Friction and Fear

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/world/asia/china-xi-jinping-global-power.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Xi Jinping is pushing a vision of national rejuvenation during the Communist Party congress, which is expected to give him a second five-year term.
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Mr. Xi has enjoyed remarkable success expanding Chinese global influence, benefiting from President Trump’s election. But he is also facing pushback to his assertive approach to foreign policy.
JANE PERLEZ Sun, 22 Oct 2017 22:54:19 GMT China Xi Jinping International Relations United States International Relations Australia Defense and Military Forces International Trade and World Market

O’Reilly Settled New Harassment Claim, Then Fox Renewed His Contract

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/business/media/bill-oreilly-sexual-harassment.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Bill O’Reilly at his studio in 2012. He was forced out of Fox News in April after public disclosure of five settlements related to harassment allegations against him.
Robert Wright for The New York Times
In January, the Fox News host was said to have agreed to a $32 million settlement with a former network analyst, the largest of his known payouts.
EMILY STEEL and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:54:30 GMT O'Reilly, Bill 21st Century Fox Sexual Harassment Workplace Environment

McCain in Twilight: An Unfettered Voice Against Trumpism

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/us/politics/mccain-cancer-trump-career-twilight-speech.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Senator John McCain in Philadelphia on Monday after receiving the Liberty Medal for his lifetime of public service.
William Thomas Cain/Getty Images
Senator John McCain, the irrepressible Arizona Republican, has long felt free to speak his mind. But since his cancer diagnosis, he has been a vocal defender of national ideals.
SHERYL GAY STOLBERG Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:13:22 GMT Presidential Election of 2016 Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates Speeches and Statements Bannon, Stephen K Trump, Donald J McCain, John

News Analysis: Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/us/politics/trump-frederica-wilson.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Trump did not do what any of his predecessors almost certainly would have done: apologize for words that failed to bring comfort to a grieving Army widow.
Tom Brenner/The New York Times
The weeklong feud between President Trump and a Democratic congresswoman after a soldier’s death might never have happened had either side followed convention.
MICHAEL D. SHEAR Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:05:44 GMT United States Politics and Government Wilson, Frederica S Trump, Donald J Apologies Widows and Widowers

McConnell Signals Willingness to Hold Vote on Health Deal if Trump Approves

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-trump-bipartisan-health-proposal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Trump outside the White House with Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, last week. “I’m not certain yet what the president is looking for here, but I’ll be happy to bring a bill to the floor if I know President Trump would sign it,” Mr. McConnell said on Sunday.
Tom Brenner/The New York Times
The comments by Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, shifted attention to Mr. Trump, who has sent mixed signals about a bipartisan bill unveiled last week.
NICHOLAS FANDOS Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:57:13 GMT McConnell, Mitch Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Senate United States Politics and Government Schumer, Charles E

Still Waiting for FEMA in Texas and Florida After Hurricanes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/us/fema-texas-florida-delays-.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Rachel Roberts with her sons, Troy and Harrison, at their home in Houston. After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, long delays for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have frustrated residents.
Scott Dalton for The New York Times
After Harvey and Irma, residents are waiting weeks for FEMA inspections and hours on hold when calling the agency’s help line.
MANNY FERNANDEZ, LIZETTE ALVAREZ and RON NIXON Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:22:38 GMT Hurricane Harvey (2017) Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Federal Emergency Management Agency Houston (Tex) Disasters and Emergencies

Op-Ed Contributor: Ted Cruz: A Pressure Point for North Korea

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/opinion/ted-cruz-a-pressure-point-for-north-korea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Doug Chayka
The regime in Pyongyang has long sponsored terrorism. American policy should once again reflect that reality.
TED CRUZ Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:29:53 GMT United States International Relations Nuclear Weapons

Gray Matter: How Protest Works

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/opinion/sunday/how-protest-works.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Marion Fayolle
To have lasting impact, a social movement requires action on multiple fronts.
KENNETH T. ANDREWS Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:05:31 GMT Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Civil Rights Movement (1954-68) Sociology

Opinion: I Am Sorry for This Scraggly Mess on My Face

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/opinion/sunday/john-hodgman-beard.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Lauren Nassef
I knew my beard would turn out badly. But I had to grow it.
JOHN HODGMAN Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:36:56 GMT Beards and Mustaches

Editorial: Where Have All Our Heroes Gone?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/opinion/sunday/heroes-ticker-tape-parades.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Illustration by Grace Han; Photograph by Leo Vals/Archive Photos, via Getty Images
Let’s get back into the habit of gathering to celebrate the exceptional among us. Who’s on your list?
THE EDITORIAL BOARD Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:25:02 GMT Armas, Carlos Castillo Glenn, John Herschel Jr Hansen, James E Lee, Spike Miranda, Lin-Manuel Yousafzai, Malala Smith, Tracy K Parades Veterans

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is Inspirational ... for Poetry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/opinion/sunday/trump-poetry-contest.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Jennifer Heuer
Here are the winners from the thousands of submissions in my Trump poetry contest.
NICHOLAS KRISTOF Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:20:01 GMT Poetry and Poets Contests and Prizes Poetry Society of America Trump, Donald J

Opinion: Black Lives Matter Is Democracy in Action

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/opinion/sunday/black-lives-matter-leadership.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Demonstrators in Chicago blocked an intersection during a protest in 2015 related to the killing by the police of Laquan McDonald.
Joshua Lott for The New York Times
A decentralized movement can be effective, even without a Martin Luther King Jr.
BARBARA RANSBY Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:59:13 GMT Blacks Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Famous Athletes Have Always Led the Way

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/opinion/sunday/famous-athletes-have-always-led-the-way.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink John Dominis/Time Life Pictures, via Getty Images
The extraordinary are the ones who need to make things better for everyone.
MICHAEL ERIC DYSON Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:00:14 GMT Kaepernick, Colin Blacks Race and Ethnicity Discrimination Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Football (College) Olympic Games (1968) Athletics and Sports

Loose Ends: Well, Actually, Frankenstein Was the Name of the Doctor

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/opinion/sunday/well-actually-frankenstein-was-the-name-of-the-doctor.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink John F. Malta
Scary facts only special people know.
SARAH HUTTO Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:30:24 GMT Halloween

Letters: Teenagers’ View of the News

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/opinion/high-school-student-letters.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Getty Images
We asked high school students to react to a recent Times article and got over 1,000 responses. Here are 20 of our favorites.
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:53:01 GMT Education (K-12) Youth News and News Media

Cub Scout Is Exiled After Pressing Legislator on Guns and Race

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/us/cub-scout-colorado.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Above, a Cub Scout in Oklahoma in 2013. The Boy Scouts of America declined to provide details about the removal of a scout in Colorado from his local unit.
Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Ames Mayfield, 11, was removed from his den after asking State Senator Vicki Marble of Colorado about gun control and her comments on race. He joined another den.
CHRISTINE HAUSER Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:48:34 GMT Gun Control Blacks Boy Scouts Colorado Marble, Vicki Mayfield, Ames

E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/climate/epa-scientists.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program is funded through the E.P.A.’s approximately $26 million National Estuary Program.
Erik Jacobs for The New York Times
Organizers of a Monday conference on the Narragansett Bay were told three E.P.A. scientists would not be allowed to present their work.
LISA FRIEDMAN Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:22:39 GMT United States Politics and Government Environmental Protection Agency Pruitt, Scott Global Warming Environment Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rhode Island

Protesters in Malta Denounce Failure to Protect Killed Journalist

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/world/europe/malta-protest-daphne-caruana-galizia.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Demonstrators in Valletta, Malta, on Sunday said the authorities should have done more to safeguard Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Matthew Mirabelli/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Thousands of demonstrators sent a message of support for free speech and disgust with Malta’s political elite after the car-bomb killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
ANDREW HIGGINS Sun, 22 Oct 2017 22:54:25 GMT Malta Caruana Galizia, Daphne Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Freedom of the Press Corruption (Institutional) Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Grade School Students Have Spoken: Jefferson Davis Is Out, Barack Obama Is In

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/us/mississippi-school-rename-obama.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The students of Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson, Miss., voted to rename their school after President Barack Obama.
Doug Mills/The New York Times
A Mississippi elementary school named after the Confederate leader will be renamed after its mostly black student body researched new options and held a vote.
VIVIAN WANG Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:08:25 GMT Names, Organizational Education (K-12) Davis, Jefferson F Obama, Barack Jackson (Miss) Jackson Public Schools

Titanic Letter Sells for Record Price at Auction in England

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/world/europe/uk-titanic-letter-record.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The letter sold for a record £126,000 at an auction on Saturday.
Henry Aldridge & Son, via Reuters
A collector paid £126,000 for a note from an American passenger to his mother that describes the ill-fated ocean liner as a “giant” ship fitted up like a palatial hotel.
SUSANNE FOWLER Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:08:07 GMT Titanic (Ship) Auctions England Alexander Oskar Holverson Letters

A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/us/politics/trump-voters-vigo-indiana-bellwether.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Crossroads Cafe in Terre Haute, Ind., where regulars pick at politics over breakfast.
Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times
Voters in Indiana’s Vigo County have an almost unerring record in choosing the winning presidential candidate, and now many would like to see President Trump change his tone.
MICHAEL TACKETT Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:21:32 GMT Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Voting and Voters Presidential Election of 2016 Indiana Republican Party Democratic Party

A Replacement Home Arrives, Little Assembly Required

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/nyregion/hurricane-sandy-modular-homes.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A modular home was assembled in the Midland Beach neighborhood on Staten Island as part of New York City’s rebuilding program following Hurricane Sandy.

Bryan Anselm for The New York Times
For the first time, New York City will bring in dozens of modular houses as part of a long-troubled Hurricane Sandy rebuilding program.
WINNIE HU Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:10:17 GMT Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Hurricane Sandy (2012) Build It Back Program (NYC) New York City

Ready, Set, Gone! The N.F.L.’s Disappearing Huddle

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/sports/football/nfl-huddle-offense.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Christian Petersen/Getty Images
For more than a century, the huddle has been one of the most defining fixtures of American football. But in today’s N.F.L., it’s slowly disappearing.
BILL PENNINGTON Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:42:26 GMT Football National Football League Kelly, Jim (1960- ) Montana, Joe Staubach, Roger

Turbo-Charging His Life After Losing His Mother

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/nyregion/turbo-charging-his-life-after-losing-his-mother.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Atreyal Ransom, 19, struggled in school after his mother died. He worked to catch up and graduated as valedictorian of his class in June.
Michael Noble Jr. for The New York Times
When his mother died, Atreyal Ransom lost interest in school. But he got back on track, becoming valedictorian of his class and a volunteer at a community center.
EMILY PALMER Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:39:23 GMT New York Times Neediest Cases Fund Brooklyn Community Services Philanthropy

‘I Was Willing to Do Everything’: Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/us/campus-sex-assault-mothers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Sherry Warner Seefeld, right, meeting last month in a restaurant in Eagan, Minn., with other mothers of students who had been accused of campus sexual assault.
Tim Gruber for The New York Times
Some of the mothers met with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos before she changed the rules on how colleges should handle accusations.
ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS and CHRISTINA CAPECCHI Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:00:14 GMT Colleges and Universities Sex Crimes Parenting DeVos, Elizabeth (1958- )

Fine Arts & Exhibits: The Aftermath of War, Seen Through Photographers’ Eyes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/arts/museums-middle-east-war-photographs.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Lynsey Addario, “Killis Camp, Turkish/Syrian Border in Turkey, October 22, 2013”
Lynsey Addario for The New York Times
A show curated for the Harn Museum of Art in Florida explores the consequences of war in the Middle East. Two other museums have taken the exhibit.
GERALDINE FABRIKANT Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:39:06 GMT Photography Museums Afghanistan War (2001- ) Art Middle East

Cultured Traveler: Where to See (Really See) the Art of Maya Lin

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/travel/where-to-see-really-see-the-art-of-maya-lin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Novartis building in Cambridge, Mass.
Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
The work of the artist and architect — and the meditation and reflection it inspires — can be experienced in New England cities large and small.
NOEL RUBINTON Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:07:28 GMT Travel and Vacations Lin, Maya Architecture Art

Playlist: The Playlist: Taylor Swift Has a Miserable Crush and 12 More New Songs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/arts/music/playlist-taylor-swift-marshmello-chris-stapleton.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Taylor Swift pines for a “gorgeous” new love interest in her latest song from her Nov. 10 album, “Reputation.”
John Salangsang/Invision, via Associated Press
Hear the tracks the caught our critics' attention this week, from Fever Ray, Colleen, Chris Stapleton and more.
JON PARELES, JON CARAMANICA, CARYN GANZ and GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:33:15 GMT Pop and Rock Music Blitzen Trapper (Music Group) Jackson, Alan (1958- ) Stapleton, Chris (1978- ) Stapleton, Morgane Swift, Taylor Reputation (Album)

Claes Oldenburg Is (Still) Changing What Art Looks Like

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/t-magazine/claes-oldenburg.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Claes Oldenburg, photographed in his downtown N.Y.C. studio.
Pieter Hugo
The sculptor, firmly entrenched in downtown New York, is an original Pop Art star with an undeniable legacy.
RANDY KENNEDY Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:20:06 GMT Art Sculpture Oldenburg, Claes The Greats 2017

Review: At 100 Episodes, ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Walking in Circles

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/arts/television/the-walking-dead-100th-episode-review.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus in the Season 8 premiere of “The Walking Dead.”
Gene Page/AMC
Entering its eighth season, with no end in sight, one of TV’s highest-rated series has forsaken terror for franchise building.
MIKE HALE Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:44:05 GMT Television The Walking Dead (TV Program)

Paris or London? International Collectors Now Have to Choose

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/arts/design/paris-fiac-london-frieze.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Jacqueline de Jong’s 1987 painting “Ceux qui vont en bateau” at the Paris Internationale fair, which runs alongside FIAC.
Renato Ghiazza/Château Shatto
The timing of the FIAC and Frieze art fairs means that few visitors can accommodate both. How do savvy buyers choose?
SCOTT REYBURN Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:24:49 GMT Art Collectors and Collections Frieze Art Fair Fiac Paris (France) London (England)

Review: 1 Actor, in 8 Roles, Wrestles Nuance From Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Strange Interlude’

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/theater/review-strange-interlude-david-greenspan-eugene-oneill.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The actor David Greenspan performing all eight roles in Eugene O’Neill’s “Strange Interlude.”
Photographs by Richard Termine for The New York Times
David Greenspan’s performance in the 6-hour melodrama is masterful in its clarity and endurance.
LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:06:56 GMT Actors and Actresses Irondale Center for Theater, Education and Outreach Transport Group O'Neill, Eugene Greenspan, David (1956- ) Brooklyn (NYC)

London Theater Reviews: Brexit Britain Through the Lens of a Russian Master

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/arts/albion-almeida-the-lie-menier-chocolate-factory.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Victoria Hamilton as Audrey and Nicholas Rowe as Paul in “Albion,” a play by Mike Bartlett and directed by Rupert Goold.
Marc Brenner
Mike Bartlett’s “Albion” riffs on Chekhov to give a fresh view of modern-day England, but a French play in a new translation proves suffocating.
MATT WOLF Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:26:40 GMT

A Word With: Jane Goodall’s Unparalleled Life, in Never-Before-Seen Footage

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/movies/jane-goodall-documentary-marriage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Jane Goodall said that others tried to discourage her from going into science: “A lot of people said to me, don’t you want to be an air hostess?”
Gabriela Herman for The New York Times
The primatologist is the subject of an intimate new documentary, with never-before-seen footage of her work among chimpanzees in Tanzania in the 1960s.
MELENA RYZIK Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:02:16 GMT Goodall, Jane Jane (Movie) Monkeys and Apes van Lawick, Hugo Documentary Films and Programs

New Study Casts Doubt on Diagnosis of Adult-Onset A.D.H.D.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/health/adhd-adults.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
An A.D.H.D. questionnaire is given to a parent at a pediatrician’s office in Canton, Ga. A.D.H.D. rarely, perhaps never, begins in adulthood, a new study finds.
Bryan Meltz for The New York Times
Adults said to develop symptoms of A.D.H.D. may instead have substance abuse or mood problems, researchers concluded.
BENEDICT CAREY Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:32:59 GMT Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children and Childhood Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Mental Health and Disorders

An Alternative to Burial and Cremation Gains Popularity

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/business/flameless-cremation.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
An alkaline hydrolysis unit at a funeral home in Windom, Minn. This week, California became the 15th state to outline commercial regulations for the disposal of human remains using the method.
Joe Wilson
Fifteen states, most recently California, have rules allowing for the liquefaction of human remains through a process called alkaline hydrolysis.
JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:00:36 GMT Funerals and Memorials Cremation

Ride a Weather Balloon Into (Near) Space

https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005433524/noaa-ozone-balloon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Take a trip into the stratosphere on one of NOAA’s weather balloons. It rises 21 miles into the sky collecting data before bursting and falling back to Earth.
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:00:01 GMT Ozone Earth Balloons

Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/nyregion/nxivm-women-branded-albany.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Sarah Edmondson left Nxivm after being branded as part of a secret ritual.
Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
A self-help organization in Albany called Nxivm has begun to unravel as members reveal disturbing practices and fears of blackmail.
BARRY MEIER Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:19:46 GMT Nxivm Organizations, Societies and Clubs Raniere, Keith Albany (NY) Edmondson, Sarah (1971- ) Vicente, Mark (1965- ) Religious Cults Salzman, Lauren (1976- )

On Campus: College Advice I Wish I’d Taken

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/opinion/college-advice-professor.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Kearin Ever Cook/Pratt Institute
I’m a teacher, but as an undergraduate, I was the type of mediocre student I now disdain.
SUSAN SHAPIRO Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:51:15 GMT Colleges and Universities Social Media Teachers and School Employees

Stephen Sondheim, Theater’s Greatest Lyricist

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/t-magazine/lin-manuel-miranda-stephen-sondheim.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Stephen Sondheim at home in Connecticut.
Colin Dodgson
Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks to the man who has consistently remade the American musical over his 60-year career — and who is trying to surprise us one more time.
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:32:50 GMT Theater Music Sondheim, Stephen The Greats 2017

Feature: When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/18/magazine/when-the-revolution-came-for-amy-cuddy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Photo illustration by Alec Soth
As a young social psychologist, she played by the rules and won big: an influential study, a viral TED talk, a prestigious job at Harvard. Then, suddenly, the rules changed.
SUSAN DOMINUS Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:26:35 GMT Cuddy, Amy (1972- ) Psychology and Psychologists Research Statistics TED Conference Social Media Academic and Scientific Journals Harvard Business School Gelman, Andrew Harvard University power posing social psychology Carney, Dana R Simmons, Joseph P (1977- ) Simonsohn, Uri Nelson, Leif D