Thursday, Jan 21, 2021
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4 Years of the Trump Presidency in 6 Minutes | NYT Politics
NYT, 20 Jan 2021
We revisit memorable moments from the past four years. Subscribe:
Watch Gal Gadot Fight Crime at the Mall in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 15 Jan 2021
Yes, there are fanny packs and mustaches galore in “Wonder Woman 1984,” but also some breathtaking action.
Angela: A Modern-Day Warrior for the Kiowa Tribe | Cause of Life - NYT Opinion
NYT, 12 Jan 2021
Angela Chaddlesone McCarthy was a teenage mother raised on a Native American reservation who overcame great odds to become a Kiowa tribe legislator in Oklahoma.
Jerry: An Executioner Who Fought to Abolish the Death Penalty | Cause of Life - NYT Opinion
NYT, 05 Jan 2021
A devout christian, Jerry Givens was Virginia’s chief executioner, before he became an advocate of abolishing the death penalty.
Calvin: A Veteran Who Inspired His Granddaughter's Olympic Career | Cause of Life - NYT Opinion
NYT, 29 Dec 2020
When his son-in-law was killed in a tragic car crash, World War II veteran Calvin Haworth became a surrogate parent and an activist against drunk driving in Minnesota.
How the Police Killed Breonna Taylor | Visual Investigations
NYT, 29 Dec 2020
None of the police officers who raided Breonna Taylor’s home wore body cameras, impeding the public from a full understanding of what happened.
Watch Chadwick Boseman in a Scene From ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 25 Dec 2020
A disagreement between musicians reaches a boiling point in this scene from “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the Netflix film adaptation of August Wilson’s play.
Rosary: A Dance-Crazy Nurse Who Left Retirement to Fight the Pandemic | Cause of Life - NYT Opinion
NYT, 22 Dec 2020
Rosary Castro-Olega was a retired nurse who returned to the frontlines to fight the virus, ultimately becoming one of the Filipino-American nurses who were disproportionately killed by the virus.
Inside a N.Y.C. School That Reopened During the Pandemic | Coronavirus News
NYT, 19 Dec 2020
This fall New York City’s public schools faced perhaps their biggest challenge in memory: Could they resume in person safely? And for how long? We filmed in one school for 33 days to chronicle every step of the reopening.
Watch the Stars of ‘Tenet’ Leap Tall Buildings | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 15 Dec 2020
In addition to its time-bending spectacle, “Tenet” manages to find room to spring its lead characters up the side of a tower.
What My Grandfather Taught Me About Courage | Op-Docs
NYT, 12 Dec 2020
Kris Bowers is one of Hollywood’s rising young composers. At 29, he scored the Oscar-winning film “Green Book” (2018), and this year he premiered a new violin concerto, “For a Younger Self,” at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Alexi Pappas: I Made It to the Olympics. I Wasn't Ready for What Happened Next. | NYT Opinion
NYT, 08 Dec 2020
What if athletes and coaches were trained to look for depression just as vigilantly as they’d be watching for a hamstring pull? In the Op-Ed video above, Alexi Pappas, who lives in Los Angeles, argues that we should view mental health an...
Our Neighbors Committed War Crimes, Here's What We Did | Op-Docs
NYT, 05 Dec 2020
Faced with a lack of prosecution of those accused of crimes against humanity committed during Argentina’s military dictatorship, family members and descendants of the country’s estimated 30,000 disappeared took action.
How Prince Wrote a Political Anthem That’s Still Relevant Today | Diary of a Song
NYT, 04 Dec 2020
In the latest Diary of a Song, the Prince Estate and his closest collaborators offer an unprecedented peek into Prince’s creative process.
Why Is the U.S. Allowing Migrant Children to Die of the Flu? | NYT Opinion
NYT, 03 Dec 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, Americans have another disease to worry about — the flu.
Remembering David Dinkins, NYC's Only Black Mayor
NYT, 24 Nov 2020
The first African-American mayor of New York spoke to The Times in 2013 about his rise to City Hall and his fall after criticism for his handling of racial violence in Brooklyn in 1991.
Why Does California Let Oil Wells Run Next to Elementary Schools? | NYT Opinion
NYT, 21 Nov 2020
California famously prides itself on environmental leadership — but what about when its lawmakers overlook problems in their own constituents’ backyards? It’s still legal to drill for oil there right next to schools and hospitals — despi...
Watch a Harrowing Escape in ‘Run’ | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 20 Nov 2020
A teenager’s bedroom becomes an escape room in the thriller “Run,” streaming on Hulu.
How Do U.S. Voters Feel After the Election? Still Divided. | 2020 Elections
NYT, 17 Nov 2020
In the days after the election, Times reporters went to four swing state counties with some of the tightest vote margins to see how people were feeling.
Watch a Soulful Musical Performance in ‘Jingle Jangle’ | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 14 Nov 2020
The Netflix holiday extravaganza “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” provides plenty of seasonal razzle dazzle.