Sunday, Feb 05, 2023
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The New York Times
How a Violent Arrest Has School Police Under Scrutiny
NYT, 26 Jan 2023
A Tennessee high school student was violently arrested after refusing to play kickball in gym class.
How ‘Nanny’ Unleashes a Downpour in a Bedroom | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 13 Jan 2023
In the horror film “Nanny” (streaming on Amazon Prime Video), it’s not just the lead character’s stressful new job as a babysitter that is keeping her up at night.
Why Saving Kids Is Bad Business in America | NYT Opinion
NYT, 05 Jan 2023
It’s happening again. Hospital I.C.U.s are swamped with patients suffering from severe respiratory illnesses.
Exposing the Russian Military Unit Behind a Massacre in Bucha | Visual Investigations
NYT, 22 Dec 2022
We spent months in Ukraine, investigating who killed dozens of civilians along one street in Bucha, a normally quiet town on the outskirts of Kyiv.
How ‘Bardo’ Turns Collapsing Into Choreography | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 17 Dec 2022
In one of the many ambitious scenes from “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” (streaming on Netflix), the lead character, Silverio Gama (Daniel Giménez Cacho), comes across a woman who has collapsed on a Mexico City sidewalk.
What Happens to the Migrant Workers Who Built the World Cup?
NYT, 13 Dec 2022
As the World Cup comes to a close, what will happen to the workers who helped Qatar make it possible? The small nation of Nepal has sent more workers to Qatar per capita than any other country.
Putin vs. the Priest: A Big Story About a Small Sermon | NYT Opinion
NYT, 08 Dec 2022
The Opinion video above tells the story of Father Ioann Burdin, a priest with the Russian Orthodox Church who ran afoul of his government soon after Russia invaded Ukraine.
My Mom Has Two Sons: Me and a Squirrel | Op-Docs
NYT, 06 Dec 2022
During the summer of 2020, I returned home to Chicago during a break from my studies at the Lodz Film School in Poland.
Watch Santa Throw a Punch in ‘Violent Night’’ | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 03 Dec 2022
Santa shows how he deals with someone very naughty in this scene from the action comedy “Violent Night.” David Harbour stars as the jolly (or here, more melancholy) bearded fellow, who is delivering presents to a house when a gang of thi...
The U.S. Broke A Promise To Its Afghan Allies. These Volunteers Trying To Fix It | NYT Opinion
NYT, 01 Dec 2022
Last year the war in Afghanistan came to a chaotic and dispiriting end for the United States, and the conflict all but faded from the American consciousness.
How to Get Ahead When You’re a Laundryman in Mumbai | Op-Docs
NYT, 30 Nov 2022
In India during religious festivals, political elections and even banal events like politicians’ birthdays, large banners go up in public places.
Empty Classrooms, Abandoned Kids: Inside The Great Teacher Resignation | NYT Opinion
NYT, 19 Nov 2022
Across the United States, educators are walking out en masse. Vacancies — from teachers to bus drivers to custodians — aren’t being filled, and schools are scrambling to find substitutes.
How Daniel Radcliffe Gets ‘Weird’ in ‘The Al Yankovic Story’ | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 08 Nov 2022
You know that moment in biopics when artists find inspiration for the songs that will go on to become giant hits? You might see just a little bit of it in a movie like “Respect,” or in a scene from “Ray” that may lead one to hit the road.
Millions Suffered. Hundreds Died. Greg Abbott Will Probably Get Re-Elected Anyway. | NYT Opinion
NYT, 04 Nov 2022
Should politicians be held accountable for disasters which unfold under their watch? It’s a question for Texans voting for governor next week.
How a Diner Talk Builds Tension in ‘The Good Nurse’ | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 31 Oct 2022
A staple in American cinema, the diner scene has been a go-to for acclaimed filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and David Fincher.
Brazil's Presidential Election Will Determine the Planet's Future | NYT Opinion
NYT, 28 Oct 2022
On Oct. 30, Brazilians go to the polls to elect their next president. But at stake is something far more important than just the leadership of one of the world’s largest economies.
Hear This Pro-Life Preacher's Sermon on Abortion | NYT Opinion
NYT, 27 Oct 2022
In the debate over abortion, it often seems there’s not much room for nuance: You’re either for it or against it.
How ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Turns the Status Tables | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 21 Oct 2022
The wealthy get a sendup and a send-off in “Triangle of Sadness,” the latest feature from the Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, now in theaters.
Elon Musk Can't Fix Your Commute | NYT Opinion
NYT, 14 Oct 2022
Say what you will about Elon Musk, but the man has ideas. Loads of them. He has ideas about how to improve Twitter and colonize Mars.
Remembering Angela Lansbury
NYT, 12 Oct 2022
The New York Times sat down with Angela Lansbury in 2010 to discuss her life and accomplishments on the stage and screen.