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Walking to Work From the Lower East Side

So in the winter, she became an editor at Oyster.com, a hotel review site owned by TripAdvisor, a job that would take her back to New York. Photo EAST VILLAGE A studio on East 11th Street had some good points, but it was too expensive and too far from her office. Credit David Dee Delgado for The New York Times ...

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U.S. Senate, Jerusalem, Jeff Bezos: Your Friday Briefing

The context, experts emphasized, was the American principle of civilian control over the military, but the effect was chilling, particularly at a time when North Korea’s nuclear threat is increasing and trust that mutually assured destruction would forestall any nuclear attack appears to be decreasing. Continue reading the main story _____ Photo Credit Kimimasa Mayama/European Pressphoto Agency • The Japanese ...

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Jeff Bezos Becomes World’s Richest Person, Surpassing Bill Gates

Photo Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon. Credit Nick Cote for The New York Times SEATTLE — Jeff Bezos on Thursday took something away from a billionaire neighbor in the Seattle area, Bill Gates — the mantle of world’s richest person. A 1 percent pop in the shares of Amazon.com — the internet company Mr. Bezos founded, ...

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Senate Health Care Vote: Here’s Where They Left Off and What’s Next

The repeal-only measure was expected to fail. But the episode demonstrated the problem facing Republican leaders: They don’t have enough votes to pass a broad replacement of the health law. They also don’t have the votes to simply repeal major parts of it. Graphic The Outcomes of the Many Republican Health Plans Are Not So Different Comparing how the plans ...

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Reveling in the Unapologetic Blackness of ‘Girls Trip’

Photo A still from “Girls Trip.” Credit Universal Pictures/Photofest We’re freaking out. Twice. First: The country is barely on the other side of a period of deep thought about the cultural meaning of O.J. Simpson. Early last year, FX’s broadcast of the mini-series “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” a starry entertainment about Mr. Simpson’s trial and acquittal for murder, made ...

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The Year of the Goat

“I know there are stereotypes: They eat cans and smell bad,” said William Kowalik, a representative of the American Goat Society. “That’s not true. They are very much like dogs. They are great pets. The goats know what kind of mood you are in. They can get a person to open up.” Continue reading the main story Angela Bailey lives ...

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Elevated to Ace, Luis Severino Shows His Electric Stuff

Severino’s counterpart, Homer Bailey, was decidedly less intimidating than the previous two pitchers Severino had dueled — Felix Hernandez of Seattle six days earlier and Chris Sale of Boston on July 15 — and aside from Joey Votto, the Reds’ lineup was significantly less formidable than that of the Mariners or the Red Sox. Photo Todd Frazier (29) had his ...

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The Belgian Port Town That Inspired James Ensor’s Provocative Art

“Thank you,” I said. “Maybe someday I will.” Now that day had finally come, but to know where to track Ensor in Ostend, I met Xavier Tricot, an artist, writer and one of the world’s pre-eminent Ensor scholars, for a coffee in the cafe at De Grote Post first. The popular cultural center was created from the town’s beautiful former ...

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White House, Jeff Sessions, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing

Mr. Trump, who is deeply skeptical about sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, may have found one justification for staying engaged in the country: vast mineral wealth. Continue reading the main story _____ Photo Credit Diagram by Joe Burgess • China and India are engaged in one of their worst border disputes in more than 30 years — over an ...

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Packing Google Maps, but Not an Internet Connection

Q. I will use only my Verizon plan iPhone and Google Maps for driving directions in Europe. What plans or workarounds can I use to minimize data use? A. If you have access to a Wi-Fi connection and space on your phone to store around 300 to 500 megabytes, you can download maps before you go and avoid cellular data ...

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