AMC Theater Chain Gets Into Streaming With On-Demand Movies

LOS ANGELES — In a sign of just how much streaming is changing Hollywood, movie fans will soon be able to rent and buy films for viewing at home — from a movie theater chain. AMC Entertainment, the largest multiplex operator in the world, will introduce an iTunes-style online video store in the United States […]

NBC News Hits Back Against Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ Book

NBC News pushed back against the investigative journalist Ronan Farrow on Monday, denying his allegations that the network tried to conceal complaints about the former “Today” host Matt Lauer and obstruct Mr. Farrow’s reporting into the film mogul Harvey Weinstein. “We have no secrets and nothing to hide,” the NBC News president, Noah Oppenheim, wrote […]

Fox News Is Trump’s Chief TV Booster. So Why Is He Griping About It?

Fed up with the coverage on his favorite cable news station, President Trump decided late this summer that a direct intervention was needed. So he telephoned the chief executive of Fox News, Suzanne Scott, and let loose. In a lengthy conversation, Mr. Trump complained that Fox News was not covering him fairly, according to three […]

Warren Dares Facebook With Intentionally False Political Ad

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren is playing a game of dare with Facebook. The Democratic presidential candidate bought a political ad on the social network this past week that purposefully includes false claims about Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and President Trump to goad the social network to remove misinformation in political ads ahead of the […]

Bob Weinstein, Brother of Disgraced Mogul, Starts New Production Company

LOS ANGELES — While Harvey Weinstein awaits trial on five felony charges related to allegations of sexual abuse, his brother, Bob, has announced his re-entry into Hollywood. On Friday, the younger of the two brothers revealed to the trade publication Deadline Hollywood that he would be starting a new production company with a focus on […]

Shepard Smith, Fox News Anchor, Abruptly Departs From Network

To critics who accuse Fox News of being uniformly pro-Trump, the network often points to the blunt-truth reporting of Shepard Smith, its veteran chief news anchor, whose coverage of the Trump White House stood out on a channel known best for conservative opinion. Starting now, Fox News will need to point to somebody else. In […]

Philip Gips, Creator of Celebrated Film Posters, Dies at 88

Philip Gips, a graphic artist who created many celebrated movie posters, including those for “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Alien,” which hinted at the terror audiences would experience but gave away nothing of the films’ plots, died on Oct. 3 in a hospital in White Plains. He was 88. His son Michael said the cause was complications […]

China’s Political Correctness: One Country, No Arguments

Hong Kong’s protests have disrupted Yang Yang’s family life. Though the 29-year-old lives in mainland China, he was inspired by the demonstrations to write a song about freedom and upload it to the internet. When censors deleted it, he complained to his family. They weren’t sympathetic. “How can you support Hong Kong separatists?” they asked. […]

A New Owner, and Layoffs, for amNewYork

A change of ownership at amNewYork, a free New York tabloid meant for subway reading, went into effect on Friday. Along with the change, there were layoffs, with the number of newsroom employees cut to seven from 16. Newsday Media Group sold the paper this month to Schneps Media, a New York publisher of more […]

Netflix Goes All Out to Wow Children as Streaming Wars Intensify

LOS ANGELES — Walk the halls of Netflix Animation, spread across three buildings in the heart of Hollywood, and a cheeky question may cross your mind: Is anyone left at Disney Channel headquarters? Chris Nee, the force behind “Doc McStuffins,” the groundbreaking Disney Channel series, decamped for Netflix in December. She followed Alex Hirsch, a […]

Splinter, a Gawker Successor Focused on Politics, Is Shuttered

The fierce competition for political news online has claimed a once-promising newcomer. Splinter, a political news website owned by G/O Media, which runs Gizmodo and Jezebel, ceased publication on Thursday. In an email to the staff on Thursday morning, Paul Maidment, G/O Media’s editorial director, said the site would stop publishing new content. He said […]

Ronan Farrow Goes After NBC News Executives in His New Book

In a step-by-step account in his new book, the investigative journalist Ronan Farrow accuses high-level executives and producers at NBC News of interfering with his monthslong effort to report on the film mogul Harvey Weinstein, an investigation that would become part of the prizewinning series he published in The New Yorker after leaving the network […]

James Murdoch Buys a Stake in Vice Media

James Murdoch, the former chief executive of 21st Century Fox, has taken a small stake in Vice Media, the irreverent media brand focused on millennials and entertainment. Mr. Murdoch, who already sits on Vice’s board, made the investment as part of Vice’s recent acquisition of Refinery29, a women’s lifestyle publisher, according to a person familiar […]

Apple Removes App That Tracked Hong Kong Police

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple removed an app on Wednesday that enabled protesters in Hong Kong to track police, a day after facing intense criticism from Chinese state media for it, plunging the technology giant deeper into the increasingly politicized atmosphere in China. Apple said it was removing the app, called HKmap.live, from its iPhone App […]

Matt Lauer Accuser Speaks Out in Ronan Farrow’s New Book

For more than 20 years, Matt Lauer was a star anchor of NBC’s most profitable franchise, “Today.” His downfall came in November 2017 when the network fired him after receiving a complaint of sexual misconduct against him. The accusation was soon followed by others. Now, the circumstances of that firing have resurfaced in a book […]

When Social Media Becomes a Wartime Necessity

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Vivian Yee and Hwaida Saad, who report on the Middle East and are based in Beirut, Lebanon, discussed the tech they’re using. Vivian, you were previously a New York metro reporter and a national immigration reporter. How has your […]

Behind Amazon’s Abrupt Change in Its Film Strategy

LOS ANGELES — “The Aeronauts,” an adventure film about swashbuckling 19th-century hot-air balloonists, was built for the big screen. Led by an Oscar winner, Eddie Redmayne, and a “Star Wars” star, Felicity Jones, it has real cinematic sweep, with sequences that take place miles above sea level. In May, Amazon Studios announced that the movie […]

National Book Awards Names 2019 Finalists

Marlon James’s novel “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” an epic fantasy about a bounty hunter on the trail of a mysterious boy, on Tuesday was named one of the five fiction finalists for the National Book Award. James, who won the Man Booker Prize in 2015 for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” is […]

Layoffs and Canceled Shows at WBAI-FM, a New York Radio Original

For decades, WBAI-FM has remained a proudly scrappy alternative in New York’s radio market, a bastion of left-wing political commentary and community voices rarely heard elsewhere on the dial. That identity was cast into doubt on Monday when the station’s owner, the nonprofit Pacifica Foundation, abruptly laid off most of WBAI’s staff and replaced its […]

Whitney Museum Chooses Curators for Its Next Biennial

The Whitney Museum of American Art has again reached within its ranks to select a pair of curators to steward its Biennial exhibition in 2021, which aims to reflect the current social, political and cultural moment through art. The curators, announced on Monday, are both relatively recent additions to the museum’s staff. David Breslin, who […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Mobile Start-Up, Quibi, Makes a Deal With ESPN

LOS ANGELES — Quibi’s latest partner is ESPN. The sports network, part of the Walt Disney Company, has agreed to join the likes of NBC News in providing content for the soon-to-launch short-form video platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg, a onetime chairman of Walt Disney Studios and a founder of DreamWorks. ESPN’s contribution, a daily sports […]

DaBaby and the Beatles Shake Up the Album Chart

Streaming hits dominate the top of the Billboard chart this week, with the North Carolina rapper DaBaby taking No. 1. But the biggest winner may be the Beatles. “Kirk,” DaBaby’s second LP, with guest spots by Migos, Chance the Rapper and Gucci Mane, opened with the equivalent of 145,000 sales in the United States, according […]

Quartz Editor in Chief Steps Down in Shake-Up

Kevin Delaney, the editor in chief of Quartz and one of the digital publication’s co-founders, is stepping down as part of a shake-up of the company’s leadership. Quartz announced the change on Monday, adding that another of its co-founders, Zach Seward, had become the chief executive officer. Mr. Delaney had previously shared that role with […]

Tina Tchen, Ex-Obama Aide, Will Take Over Time’s Up

Time’s Up, the advocacy organization founded by powerful women in Hollywood as the #MeToo movement roiled the nation, announced on Monday that it had appointed Tina Tchen, a lawyer and former chief of staff to Michelle Obama, as its new chief executive. Ms. Tchen was a founder of the organization’s signature initiative: a legal-defense fund […]

The Phones Are Alive, With the Sounds of Katie Couric

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — Beyond a thicket of dahlias, Katie Couric climbed through a tangle of vines to pick a squat little eggplant. Each week during the summer in this beach hamlet, she takes inventory of her vegetable garden, and on a mid-September Saturday, the patch of soil was s bursting with shishitos, jalapeños, and […]

Addicted to Screens? That’s Really a You Problem

Nir Eyal does not for a second regret writing Silicon Valley’s tech engagement how-to, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products,” even as he now has a new book out on how to free ourselves of that same addiction. In his original manual for building enthralling smartphone apps, Mr. Eyal laid out the tricks “to subtly […]

China Masters Political Propaganda for the Instagram Age

Lu Yingxin has been singing “My People, My Country” for the past week. An earnest propaganda anthem from 1985, the song typically wouldn’t stand a chance against Taylor Swift, K-pop and other modern tunes the 18-year-old college student and her friends like to listen to. Then, on Sunday, Ms. Lu and her roommates saw a […]

Pierre Le-Tan, Illustrator With a Quiet Touch, Dies at 69

The moon shines through a window, its light falling on a chair and a table holding a bottle and three tomatoes. A toy horse, a locomotive and a Santa Claus ornament sit among discarded ribbons and ornaments. A car approaches from the distance along a wooded lane on a rainy night, its headlights and their […]

You Will Be Shocked by This Article

On many websites, readers who scroll to the very end of an article are likely to encounter rows of small advertisements belonging to a weird subgenre of digital marketing known as chumbox ads. Named for the angler’s practice of using bits of dead fish to lure other fish, these ads comprise arresting images and baffling […]

Disney Bars Netflix TV Ads in Battle for Streaming Supremacy

LOS ANGELES — Dear Netflix: Keep your money. That is the message the Walt Disney Company sent by banning advertising from Netflix on its entertainment television networks — principally ABC and Freeform — as it prepares to introduce its own Netflix-style streaming service, Disney Plus. Disney will continue to accept Netflix ads on its ESPN […]

Was WeWork Ever Going to Work?

Imagine for a moment that Adam Neumann, the co-founder of WeWork and until several days ago its chief executive, came to you looking for a job. He is barefoot (he has been photographed walking around Manhattan this way), he talks about his ambition to live forever, to lead the free world and to “solve the […]

Bob Woodward Is Criticized for ‘She Said’ Interview

During a career spanning nearly five decades, Bob Woodward has interviewed several presidents, dozens of cabinet officials and, most famously, W. Mark Felt, an associate F.B.I. director who helped him piece together the narrative that led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. But Mr. Woodward, a longtime Washington Post reporter who is an […]

Facebook Can Be Forced to Delete Content Worldwide, E.U.’s Top Court Rules

LONDON — Europe’s top court said on Thursday that individual countries can order Facebook to take down posts, photographs and videos not only in their own countries but elsewhere, in a ruling that extends the reach of the region’s internet-related laws beyond its own borders. The European Court of Justice said Facebook could be forced […]

Sports Illustrated Layoffs Seen as a Digital Company Takes Over

Sports Illustrated, which set a standard for sportswriting and photography during its 20th-century heyday, was transferred to a new company Thursday. Along with the change, there were layoffs, according to three people with knowledge of the moves. The number of those who lost their jobs under the magazine’s new steward, Maven, a digital platform company […]

CNN Rejects 2 Trump Campaign Ads, Citing Inaccuracies

The 2020 campaign ad wars have begun. CNN rejected a pair of provocative ads from President Trump’s re-election campaign on Thursday, saying the 30-second spots deriding the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry — one deeming the effort “nothing short of a coup” — contained inaccuracies and unfairly attacked the network’s journalists. It is unusual but not […]

‘Joker’ Movie Is a Risk, but a Calculated One, for Warner Bros.

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s latest comic book movie, “Joker,” arrives in multiplexes on Thursday night, and it has all the makings of a juggernaut. The R-rated film, which portrays the DC Comics villain as sharing the psychological traits of real-life mass shooters, is expected to collect at least $80 million in the United States and […]

Mac Conner, Illustrator for Ads and Magazines, Dies at 105

Mac Conner, a prodigious illustrator whose realistic, colorful and often dramatic paintings for major magazines and advertisers helped lend a distinctive look to postwar popular culture, died on Sept. 26 at his home in Manhattan. He was 105. His death was confirmed by a family spokeswoman. Mr. Conner thrived as an artist from the late […]

‘Sesame Street,’ With Its Five-Decade Library, Moves to HBO Max

“Sesame Street” is moving to a new streaming home. New episodes of the 50-year-old children’s television franchise will appear first on HBO Max, the streaming app from Warner Media that will debut next year, the company announced on Thursday. And for the first time, much of the enormous back library of “Sesame Street” will also […]

Facebook Can Be Forced to Delete Content, E.U.’s Top Court Rules

LONDON — Europe’s top court said on Thursday that an individual country can order Facebook to take down posts, photographs and videos and restrict global access to that material, in a ruling that has implications for how countries can expand content bans beyond their borders. The European Court of Justice’s decision came after a former […]

Next Democratic Debate Will Have 12 Candidates Onstage, the Most Ever

It’s official: Biggest. Debate. Ever. The next Democratic presidential primary debate, on Oct. 15 in Westerville, Ohio, will feature a super-size lineup of a dozen candidates onstage at once, party officials said on Wednesday. Never before have so many presidential candidates shared a single stage in a primary debate, according to political historians who keep […]

Reporter’s Question, Repeated, Launches Trump on Latest Media Attack

“Are you talking to me?” President Trump asked, his brow creased in disgust. He was staring at Jeff Mason, a Reuters reporter whom Mr. Trump had called on moments earlier during an East Room news conference with the president of Finland. Such events, with the American president joined by a fellow head of state, are […]

If You Could Ask the Democratic Candidates One Question, What Would It Be?

ImageThe next Democratic debate will take place on Oct. 15.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times The New York Times and CNN will co-host the next Democratic debate, on Oct. 15, at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio — the first presidential campaign debate that The Times has planned and hosted in more than a decade. What do […]

Martin Bernheimer, Tartly Eloquent Music Critic, Dies at 83

Martin Bernheimer, a classical music critic noted for witty, withering writing that won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1982, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 83. The cause was sarcoma, his wife, the theater critic Linda Winer, said. “Historically,” Mr. Bernheimer wrote in the Financial Times in 2008, “the best critics […]

Brendan Dassey of ‘Making a Murderer’ Seeks Clemency in Wisconsin

Brendan Dassey was 17 years old when he was convicted of helping his uncle murder and sexually assault Teresa Halbach, a photographer, in a Wisconsin salvage yard. He was 26 when the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” made that case — and the concerns about how it was handled — a global sensation. Now, weeks […]

How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct

Last year you may have been addicted to Beyoncé. But nowadays you’re more into Lizzo. You also once went through a phase of being obsessed with houseplants, but have lately gotten into collecting ballpoint pens. People’s tastes and interests change. So why should our Google data histories be eternal? For years, Google has kept a […]

Police Data and the Citizen App: Partners in Crime Coverage

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Ali Watkins, who covers crime and law enforcement in New York, discussed the tech she’s using. What are your go-to tech tools for work? I’ll be the first to admit: I’m a curmudgeon when it comes to tech. I […]