Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

The Ex-Black Eyed Pea

April 19, 2022

In 1990’s Los Angeles, singer and songwriter Kim Hill was in an underground hip-hop crew called The Black Eyed Peas. Until she wasn’t. A New York Times “Almost Famous” video by Ben Proudfoot.

Kim Hall website

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An Illustrated Talk With Maurice Sendak

March 18, 2022

Christoph Niemann illustrated a clip of Maurice Sendak‘s 2011 interview with Terry Gross.

Christoph Niemann website

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Tech Is Trapping Kids

March 15, 2022

How do we protect kids for the pitfalls of tech? A New York Times opinion essay.

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Sarah Palin’s Libel Lawsuit Thrown Out of Court

February 16, 2022

Sarah Palin's Lawsuit Thrown Out of Court

Sarah Palin, former Miss Wasilla and once part-time Temp-Governor of Alaska, had her libel suit against the New York Times thrown of of court. In an editorial, the Times erroneously linked Ms. Palin’s rhetoric to specific incidents of political gun violence, but quickly issued a correction. The judge found that the plaintiff’s case did not rise to the level of harm established as libel by the Supreme Court. In an unusual move, the judge made his ruling while the jury was deliberating, and the jury, independently, reached the same conclusion.

Sarah Palin, the proto-Trump, will probably appeal.

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The Hidden Graves Of Louisiana

August 4, 2021

New York Times reporters explore the painstaking search for the graves of enslaved people along the Mississipppi River in Louisiana.

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Art of the Car Chase

January 6, 2021

Justin Lin describes five breathtaking movie car chase scenes (including of one his own) and explains what makes them so effective. A New York Times video.

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The Loneliest Job in Soccer

October 16, 2020

Legendary Arsenal FC goalkeeper Bob Wilson explains why goalies have the loneliest job in soccer. Video by Andre Andreev for The New York Times

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New York City: Empire in Decline?

July 30, 2020

 

Even before the rich fled New York City during the pandemic, native New Yorker Mara Gay asked if the Big Apple has run out of big ideas. A New York Times video Op-Ed.

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The Dead City

April 28, 2020

Die Tote Stadt” (“The Dead City”), an opera by Erich Korngold (1897-1957), is back from the dead. Premiered to great acclaim in Vienna in 1920, it dissappeared after the Anschluss in 1931, since it’s the work of a Jewish composer. The exiled Korngold became a legendary Hollywood film composer. In the past year “Die Todt Stadt” has been revived by the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

More:

“How a Forgotten Opera Made a Big Comeback,” Joshua Barone, New York Times

“Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the Opera Composer Who Went Hollywood,” Alex Ross, The New Yorker

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Why does the moon look so much bigger when it’s on the horizon?

February 4, 2020

The moon looks bigger when it’s on the horizon. Why? A New York Times video.

Related:

“What Is a Supermoon?” Elizabeth Howell, Space.com

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