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Milan Gets a New Soundtrack

One of the people Mr. Nyman met, for example, was Miuccia Prada. They ran into each other at the architect Stefano Boeri’s birthday party, where Mr. Nyman was performing. “I found her quite daunting,” he said. Continue reading the main story A few years before (2008, to be precise), he made a film called “Cleaners Wear Prada.” In town for ...

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Aaron Hernandez Found to Have Severe C.T.E.

The league had already faced public relations problems after other high-profile players were found to have C.T.E., including Junior Seau, Ken Stabler and Frank Gifford. Mr. Seau — along with Dave Duerson, Andre Waters and Ray Easterling, among others — killed himself. 111 N.F.L. Brains. All But One Had C.T.E. A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players ...

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A Chorus of Mazel Tovs in Uganda

Mr. Levi waited for her for three years. Then, in 2013, he returned to formally ask permission to marry Ms. Namusoosa. Mr. Levi, now 28, is the spiritual leader of the Namutumba Abayudaya, one of nine Jewish communities in Uganda that stem from the conversion roughly 100 years ago of a local leader called Semei Kakungulu, who then created a ...

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Searching for a Starter Home in Connecticut

A house they saw in Darien was charming, but it was on a busy thoroughfare, West Avenue, that was a bus route. And the asking price, Ms. Caruso advised them, was too high, at $899,000. “Leslie said you have to consider not just the honeymoon phase when you move into the house, but whether you want to be on a ...

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North Korea, Puerto Rico, Mexico: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

These photographs show disaster zones that are battered, but not broken. And this 360-video shows the huge efforts of citizens helping to clear rubble in Mexico City. Continue reading the main story Here’s where to donate to help people affected by the earthquake. Above, a funeral in Atzala, a town in Puebla. Y tenemos toda nuestra cobertura en español aquí. ...

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Retiring the Google Drive Desktop App

Q. Is it true that Google Drive is being discontinued? A. Google announced this month that it will end support for the Google Drive desktop apps for Windows and Mac computers on Dec. 11 and that the software will be shut down for good on March 12. But while those handy desktop programs for managing your files in the cloud ...

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Michael Phelps: A Golden Shoulder to Lean On

Such exchanges are the reason Hackett traveled 8,000 miles from Australia to Arizona last month to stay with Phelps and his wife, Nicole. It wasn’t his first visit. He has used their home as something of a halfway house, joking that he spends so much time with them that he is getting mail there. His life in Australia, where distance ...

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Review: ‘The Force’ Follows the Oakland Police From Crisis to Crisis

Photo A scene from Peter Nicks’s documentary “The Force,” about the Oakland Police Department. Credit Kino Lorber In the potent documentary “The Force,” there’s a moment when Sean Whent, the Oakland chief of police, faces a tough critic: the public. It’s 2015, and he’s talking about the police response to calls. He admits the police are not providing the level ...

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8 of the Season’s Best Crystal Earrings

Chandelier styles — flashy, glamorous and unapologetically decadent — with a punk-rock edge. Photo Burberry, price on request, burberry.com. Photo Céline, $820, (212) 535-3703. Photo Sarara Couture, $395, sararacouture.com. Photo Isabel Marant, $485, isabelmarant.com. Photo Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, $1,195, ysl.com. Photo Oscar de la Renta, $485, oscardelarenta.com. Photo Janis Savitt, $300, (212) 245-7396. Photo Miu Miu, $1,355, miumiu.com. Continue reading ...

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Line Drive Strikes Young Girl in the Face at Yankee Stadium

Under the prodding of Commissioner Rob Manfred in 2015, all 30 teams agreed to extend the traditional protective netting behind home plate to at least the inner edge of both dugouts. About a third of the teams have extended the netting further, to at least the far end of the dugout, and the Mets added netting even beyond that. However, ...

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