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As Broadway Returns, Shows Rethink and Restage Depictions of Race

“Hamilton” has restaged “What’d I Miss?,” the second act opener that introduces Thomas Jefferson, so that the dancer playing Sally Hemings, the enslaved woman who bore him multiple children, can pointedly ...

Added October 23, 2021

U.N. Flight Thwarted as Fighting Grows in Ethiopia

A United Nations humanitarian flight to the Ethiopian region of Tigray, epicenter of a year-old war that threatens to cause deepening famine, was ordered to abort a landing on Friday as government airstrikes ...

Added October 22, 2021

Narrowing the Vaccine Racial Gap and Fighting Sneaker Bots: The Week in Narrated Articles

This weekend, listen to a collection of narrated articles from around The New York Times, read aloud by the reporters who wrote them.

Added October 22, 2021

New Zealand Wants a 90% Vaccination Rate. Its Street Gangs May Hold the Key.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Rawiri Jansen, a Maori doctor, had an urgent message for the 150 people, mostly patch-wearing members of New Zealand’s plentiful street gangs and their families, who sat before ...

Added October 22, 2021

Online Furor Over a Student’s Hijab Engulfs a Liberal Town

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — A 7-year-old girl came home from school earlier this month upset, impatient to tell her mother a story.

Added October 22, 2021

No Longer Boxed In, Volvo Wins Over Buyers With Its Sleeker Look

Volvo is perhaps best known in America for rectilinear sedans and, especially, station wagons. This is something of a well-earned reputation. For decades, the Swedish company produced angular, sensible ...

Added October 22, 2021

Jerry Pinkney, Acclaimed Children’s Book Illustrator, Dies at 81

Jerry Pinkney, whose evocative illustrations won acclaim in bringing more than 100 children’s books to life, many with Black characters or images of Black history and culture, died on Wednesday in Sleepy ...

Added October 21, 2021

How Should We Teach Students About Inequality?

On Oct. 8, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California signed Assembly Bill 101, which, starting with the class of 2030, will require every public and charter high school student in the state to take an ethnic studies ...

Added October 21, 2021

Read the Proposed N.F.L. Concussion Settlement

Lawyers for the N.F.L. and former players filed a settlement agreement in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia that eliminates race as a consideration in evaluating dementia claims by former players.

Added October 21, 2021

Art Institute of Chicago Ends a Docent Program, and Sets Off a Backlash

Like many museums around the country, the Art Institute of Chicago has been trying to forge closer ties with the racially and economically diverse city it serves. Museum officials decided that one area ...

Added October 21, 2021

Energizing Conservative Voters, One School Board Election at a Time

Little more than a year ago, Scarlett Johnson was a stay-at-home mother, devoted to chauffeuring her children to school and supervising their homework.

Added October 21, 2021

Pfizer says new data show booster shots of its vaccine are highly protective against Covid.

Booster shots in adults who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were highly effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 breakthrough infections, Pfizer announced on Thursday.

Added October 21, 2021

Celtics Games Are Pulled in China After Enes Kanter’s Pro-Tibet Posts

Boston Celtics games were abruptly pulled from the Chinese internet on Thursday after a center on the team, Enes Kanter, said on social media that the country’s leader, Xi Jinping, was a “brutal dictator ...

Added October 21, 2021

An East Village Boutique Where the Avant-Garde Gathered

It was back in 2017 that Svetlana Kitto, a Columbia University-trained oral historian who writes frequently about art, was researching a catalog for “Objects/Time/Offerings,” an installation at the Gordon ...

Added October 21, 2021

The Married Will Soon Be the Minority

When I was young, everything in society seemed to aim one toward marriage. It was the expectation. It was the inevitability. You would — and should — meet someone, get married and start a family. It was ...

Added October 21, 2021

Rahm Emanuel, Seeking Senate Nod, Discusses 2014 Police Shooting

Rahm Emanuel, President Biden’s nominee for ambassador to Japan, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he would seize the offensive against China if confirmed — even as questions about his conduct ...

Added October 21, 2021

Plan Filed to Scrap Race as Factor in N.F.L. Concussion Settlement

After months of haggling, the N.F.L. and lawyers representing Black players who accused the league of discrimination filed a joint proposal that will scrap the use of a race-based method to evaluate dementia ...

Added October 20, 2021

M.I.T.’s Choice of Lecturer Ignited Criticism. So Did Its Decision to Cancel.

CHICAGO — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invited the geophysicist Dorian Abbot to give a prestigious public lecture this autumn. He seemed a natural choice, a scientific star who studies climate ...

Added October 20, 2021

Your Favorite Children’s Books

Today, the newsletter is taken over by you — our readers — and your gobsmacking recommendations for children’s books.

Added October 20, 2021

Turkey Sours on Syrians, but Not in This Sleepy Town, Jolted Awake

KILIS, Turkey — Slumbering amid olive and pistachio groves on a hot plain near the Syrian border, Kilis, Turkey, was for many decades a quiet backwater, surviving, but hardly prospering, on cross-border ...

Added October 20, 2021

Burns calls for a mix of competition and cooperation with China.

R. Nicholas Burns, President Biden’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to China, told a Senate panel on Wednesday that if he was confirmed he would help Mr. Biden pursue a strategy of competition and cooperation ...

Added October 20, 2021

Stir-Frying Without a Wok

Good morning. I loved this column Genevieve Ko wrote for the newspaper that we sent to the plant yesterday, printed overnight, stuffed into blue bags and hurled in the direction of our home-delivery subscribers ...

Added October 20, 2021

Navalny, Putin’s Imprisoned Foe, Wins E.U.’s Top Human Rights Award

MOSCOW — Aleksei A. Navalny, who for a decade challenged the Kremlin in street protests and elections, survived an assassination attempt and is now in a Russian prison, on Wednesday was awarded the Sakharov ...

Added October 20, 2021

Navalny, Persistent Kremlin Critic, Wins E.U.’s Top Human Rights Award

LONDON — Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, who for a decade challenged the Kremlin in street protests and elections, survived an assassination attempt and is now in a Russian ...

Added October 20, 2021

Why Newsom Said No to These Bills

Even the most dedicated news junkies can’t be blamed for not keeping track of all the bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom has recently weighed in on.

Added October 20, 2021