Drug Makers Sue to Block Requirement for Listing Prices in TV Ads

Three of the nation’s major drug manufacturers sued the Trump administration on Friday to block a rule that would force them to put the price of their drugs in television advertisements beginning this summer. The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C., by Merck, Eli Lilly and Amgen, as well as a trade […]

U.K. Bans Advertisements Depicting Gender Stereotypes

Men unable to change diapers; women cleaning while men kick their feet up on the couch; women having trouble with parking: Scenes like these, which play on gender stereotypes, are now banned in British advertisements. Britain’s advertising regulator announced the changes in December, but companies were given a six-month adjustment period before they took effect. […]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Steadfast Trump Fan, Never Wavered

If Sean Spicer’s tenure as White House press secretary made him a figure of national renown and mockery, priming him for his current incarnation as a special correspondent on the syndicated TV show “Extra,” the legacy of his successor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is more straightforward. And, perhaps, more lasting. She made the White House briefing […]

When Rohingya Refugees Fled to India, Hate on Facebook Followed

KOLKATA, India — Mohammad Salim, a Rohingya Muslim refugee, thought he had left genocidal violence and Facebook vitriol behind when he fled his native country, Myanmar, in 2013. But lately, his new home, India’s West Bengal state, has not felt much safer. And once again, Facebook is a big part of the problem. During India’s […]

Lorna Simpson Embraces the Blues

The mood is blue in the new paintings of Lorna Simpson. Blue like glaciers in polar night. Blue like a frigid ocean. Blue like premonition, blue like the blues. “Dark times, to me, mean dark paintings,” the artist said recently, in her spacious new studio at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Big, brooding landscapes, up to […]

Dr. Kenneth Forde, Surgeon Who Fostered Cancer Screening, Dies at 85

Dr. Kenneth A. Forde, a pioneering surgeon who helped educate the public about cancer risks by performing a colonoscopy on Katie Couric that was later televised, died on June 2 at his home in Scarborough, N.Y. He was 85. The cause was heart failure, according to his son, Trevor. For much of Dr. Forde’s 40 […]

How 5 Data Dynamos Do Their Jobs

[embedded content] Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Data journalism is not new. It predates our biggest investigations of the last few decades. It predates computers. Indeed, reporters have used data to hold power to account for centuries, as a data-driven […]

Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Faces New Hurdle With Lawsuit by States

A group of attorneys general from 10 states filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday in a bid to block a proposed merger between the wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, a $26 billion deal that has yet to receive the Justice Department’s approval. The lawsuit, led by Letitia James of New York and Xavier Becerra of […]

The Day the Music Burned

1. ‘The Vault Is on Fire’ The fire that swept across the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood on Sunday, June 1, 2008, began early that morning, in New England. At 4:43 a.m., a security guard at the movie studio and theme park saw flames rising from a rooftop on the set known as New England […]

Jiggs Kalra, Food Writer Who Elevated Indian Fine Dining, Dies at 72

Jiggs Kalra, a food writer who helped elevate Indian fine dining, and a gastronome who threw the spotlight on little known chefs, making their recipes accessible to generations of home cooks, died on Tuesday at a hospital in New Delhi. He was 72. His death was announced by his son Zorawar Kalra, a leading Indian […]

Vice Media Loses Its HBO Show and a Top Executive

There were significant changes at Vice Media on Monday as the company — which was once operated more like a frat party than a business — takes shape under new leadership. First came the news that HBO was canceling the nightly program “Vice News Tonight” and that the executive who oversaw the show, Josh Tyrangiel, […]

‘Hadestown’ Triumphs at 2019 Tony Awards

The highlights:‘Hadestown’ wins best new musical.‘The Ferryman’ ends up on top in a strong season for plays. Ali Stroker becomes first wheelchair user to win a Tony.James Corden proves an amiable host. ‘Oklahoma!’ wins as best musical revival. Image André De Shields performing a number from “Hadestown,” the night’s big winner.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times‘Hadestown’ […]

Google Made $4.7 Billion From the News Industry in 2018, Study Says

$4,700,000,000. It’s more than the combined ticket sales of the last two “Avengers” movies. It’s more than what virtually any professional sports team is worth. And it’s the amount that Google made from the work of news publishers in 2018 via search and Google News, according to a study to be released on Monday by […]

A Tech Columnist on How He Avoids Twitter Trolls and Finds Screen-Free Escapes

ImageCreditLuis Mazón BEHIND THE BYLINE • Kevin Roose A Tech Columnist on How He Avoids Twitter Trolls and Finds Screen-Free Escapes Interview by Lara Takenaga June 8, 2019 The Reader Center has a new interview series, Behind the Byline, to introduce you to Times journalists. Is there a reporter, photographer or editor whom you would […]

Coming to You From a Can of Cashews

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Raphael Bob-Waksberg insisted that his debut book is optimistic, even if the numbers didn’t quite add up. In his sun-filled kitchen, he thumbed through the pages of his new short story collection, “Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory,” delivering a happy-or-not verdict to each entry. The final […]

Robert Earle, 93, TV ‘College Bowl’ Moderator, Is Dead

Robert Earle, who tested the wits of hundreds of students and countless television viewers as moderator of the long-running quiz show “The General Electric College Bowl,” died on Wednesday in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 93. His family said the cause was cancer. Mr. Earle was moderator of the show from 1962 until it went off […]

For China’s Leading Investigative Reporter, Enough Is Enough

BEIJING — Late at night, a senior police officer guided Liu Wanyong, then a budding investigative journalist, through the inner sanctum of one of the scariest domains in China, the Ministry of Public Security. The rooms were empty. Mr. Liu was directed to a locked filing cabinet. The officer pulled out a dossier, laid the […]

Survey Says: Look for ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Ferryman’ to Take Tony Trophies

It looks like Broadway is going to hell. Our annual survey of Tony Award voters finds a solid plurality favoring “Hadestown,” the folk- and jazz-inflected journey to the underworld, for best musical, the most financially consequential contest. And “The Ferryman,” a sprawling drama whose title alludes to the boatman who brings souls to Hades, is […]

Herb Sandler, Banker Who Financed ProPublica, Dies at 87

Herb Sandler, a banker and philanthropist who with his wife, Marion, provided the initial financing for ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative-reporting organization that seeks to be an alternative model for sustaining vigorous journalism, died on Wednesday at his home in San Francisco. He was 87. His family announced the death. The cause was not given. Mr. […]

Remembering Tin House, a Literary Haven for ‘Brilliant Weirdos’

The great fame of American literary magazines is that almost no one reads them. Some so-called little magazines boast a three-figure readership; to reach the very low five figures is a rare achievement. The second best-known fact about literary magazines is that they are financially vulnerable. No one makes money from a literary magazine, and […]

A $55 Million Gift Aims to Ensure the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Recovery

The Philadelphia Orchestra, known in recent years as much for the fiscal woes that drove it into bankruptcy in 2011 as for its vibrant performances, announced Thursday that it had received a major ship-righting gift of $55 million. The donation, which the ensemble said had been made by “individuals who have chosen to remain anonymous,” […]

Craig Newmark, New Friend to Journalism, Gives $6 Million to Consumer Reports

An entrepreneur who made a fortune thanks to his digital disruption of the newspaper industry has joined forces with a fearsome nonprofit watchdog publication that is expanding its coverage of the tech industry. Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, the online service that drained the classified advertising revenue that once fueled the newspaper industry, has […]

Murray Polner, Antiwar Editor and Author, Is Dead at 91

Murray Polner, an unswerving voice for pacifism and civil liberties and the founder and only editor of Present Tense magazine, a progressive counterpoint to Commentary that began in a period of one-upmanship among Jewish intellectuals, died on May 30 in Manhasset, N.Y. He was 91. The cause was sepsis, his son Robert said. Present Tense, […]

How China Tariffs Could Make Your Sweaters and Pants Cost More

The Trump administration’s threat to impose new tariffs on nearly everything that comes to the United States from China has sent American retailers scrambling. Many rely on China for some portion of their manufacturing, and the new tariffs — as much as 25 percent on the roughly $300 billion worth of goods that so far […]

Australia May Well Be the World’s Most Secretive Democracy

SYDNEY, Australia — One journalist is being investigated for reporting that several boats filled with asylum seekers recently tried to reach Australia from Sri Lanka. Another reporter had her home raided by the authorities this week after reporting on a government plan to expand surveillance powers. Then on Wednesday, the Australian federal police showed up […]

Trump, in Interview, Says He Prefers Talk to Military Action on Iran

LONDON — President Trump said in a British TV interview broadcast on Wednesday that there was “a chance” of military action against Iran, after months of threats and an apparent de-escalation of tensions between Tehran and Washington. Mr. Trump made the remarks on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” to Piers Morgan, the show’s co-host who was […]

How James Corden Shares His Love of Theater

The Arc de Triomphe was lit up in the spring sunshine. In front of it, James Corden walked down the middle of Avenue Carnot, singing to the camera while he tore at a long brown wig and dirty floor-length frock. “I dreamed a dream in times gone by,” he warbled with committed agony, as bemused […]

Outside the U.S., It’s All About WhatsApp

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Adam Satariano, a technology correspondent based in London, discussed the tech he’s using. You reported from the United States before moving to London. How has your tech setup changed?  I moved to London three years ago, and the biggest […]

Volkswagen, With New Ads, Wants to Put Its Cheating Past Behind It

Volkswagen is sorry. But it’s not exactly saying so in a new ad campaign. The world’s largest automaker has been on something of an apology tour since 2015, when it was publicly accused of using illegal software in its diesel cars to dupe pollution tests. The company was slammed with criminal charges, lawsuits and billions […]

In China, a Reuters Partner Blocks Articles on the Tiananmen Square Massacre

A financial-information company partly owned by the news organization Thomson Reuters removed articles related to the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square massacre from the feeds of its data terminals in China last week. The move came under pressure from the Chinese government, Reuters reported Monday. The data firm that complied with the censorship demands, Refinitiv, […]

Le Anne Schreiber, 73, Dies; a First Among Sports Editors

Le Anne Schreiber, who became the first woman to run a major American daily newspaper’s sports section when The New York Times appointed her to that position in 1978, died on Friday at a hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She was 73. The cause was lung cancer, said Jennifer Shute, a close friend. Ms. Schreiber, who […]

In Hong Kong, a Publisher Struggles to Document Tiananmen’s Carnage

HONG KONG — Even after this city returned to Chinese control in 1997, it has traditionally held the largest annual vigil for the Tiananmen protesters killed in the government’s crackdown. It is home to the only museum dedicated to the events of 1989. But as Beijing’s influence has increased, one of the greatest reservoirs of […]

Australian Police Raid Journalist’s Home Over Surveillance Article

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian authorities on Tuesday searched the home, computer and cellphone of a journalist who wrote an article last year detailing top-secret correspondence between government ministries over a plan to allow intelligence agencies to surveil Australian citizens. The journalist, Annika Smethurst, the political editor for The Sunday Telegraph of Sydney, which is […]

How Emma Boettcher Beat James Holzhauer on ‘Jeopardy!’

How Emma Boettcher Beat James Holzhauer on ‘Jeopardy!’ The 27-year-old librarian from Chicago dethroned Holzhauer before he was able to beat Ken Jennings’s record. ImageEmma Boettcher first auditioned for “Jeopardy!” when she was a senior in high school. She got the call to appear on the show after her fourth audition.CreditWhitten Sabbatini for The New […]

‘King Lear’ Revival Will Close Early on Broadway

The Broadway revival of “King Lear,” starring Glenda Jackson as the anguished male monarch, will close a month early. The production, directed by Sam Gold, opened in April to mixed reviews. In The New York Times, Ben Brantley praised Ms. Jackson for “a powerful and deeply perceptive performance,” but described the show as a “glittery, […]

Billie Eilish’s Debut Album Returns to No. 1 for a Third Time

After a period of confusion on last week’s Billboard album chart, when the top position largely came down to the validity of merchandise bundles, things have settled down a bit, and Billie Eilish returns the top spot for a third time with her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” (Interscope). […]

Hollywood Producer Seeks to Raise Funds to Battle Anti-Abortion Laws

LOS ANGELES — One of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters, the producer and investor Peter Chernin, has started a campaign to raise millions of dollars to help fund a legal attack on new anti-abortion laws in Georgia and other states. Mr. Chernin, who stepped down as Rupert Murdoch’s longtime top lieutenant in 2009 to start his own […]

Trump Suggests a Boycott of AT&T to Punish CNN

President Trump on Monday floated the notion of a consumer boycott of AT&T, the telecommunications firm turned media colossus, an apparent attempt to punish the company for the news coverage produced by one of its subsidiaries, CNN. “I believe that if people stoped using or subscribing to @ATT, they would be forced to make big […]

Apple WWDC Live Updates: TV Details and New Watch Features

Here’s what to look for:Apple updates the software for its watch.Apple kicked off the event talking about TV and its original programming.Expect more speed and access for your devices. Apple may address concerns about its products and practices. ImageTim Cook, Apple’s C.E.O., kicking off the conference at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.CreditJim […]

‘Godzilla’ Sequel Disappoints, but Leaves a Bigger Footprint Overseas

LOS ANGELES — Even Godzilla needs a rest. The hard-working lizard, trudging back to wide release in North American theaters for a fifth time in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” managed to sell about $49 million in tickets over the weekend, enough for first place. But the Legendary Entertainment sequel will nonetheless go down as […]

Google Disruptions Affect Gmail, YouTube and Other Sites

Gmail, YouTube and other services that rely on Google’s technology were disrupted for several hours on Sunday by what the company said were “high levels of network congestion.” It was not clear what specifically was behind the network problems, which Google said it first began investigating around 4 p.m. Eastern time. Google did not say […]