Review: ‘Yourself and Yours’ by Hong Sang-soo enchants

South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo has already premiered six more feature films since “Yourself and Yours” first played festivals in 2016. Though it is only now receiving a U.S. release, it says something about the ever-prolific filmmaker’s consistency and extremely high level of proficiency that the film still seems fresh and enchanting, by turns delicate, […]


2,000 Free Meals a Night, Seasoned by Silicon Valley Chefs

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Andres Pantoja, an up-and-coming Silicon Valley sous chef, spent his pre-pandemic evenings delicately preparing the $115 plate of lamb chops and deboning the $42 Psari Plaki whole fish at a fashionable restaurant here. It is frantic work serving 200 upscale meals a night. His new gig is proving way more chaotic, […]


Tech Is Global. Right? – The New York Times

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. We’ve gotten used to thinking of the internet as a unified language across the world. Whether we live in Mumbai or Miami, we have Facebook and YouTube in common. Spotify, Netflix, TikTok and Uber are popular in […]


Share Your 2020 College Application Essays

Some number of months ago, before things changed entirely, you may have written an essay as part of an application for undergraduate admission. And perhaps it was about work or lack of work, what it’s like to be rich or far from it, or some other topic that touches on money. If so, we’d like […]


U.S. productivity falls at 0.9% rate in first quarter

A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves assembles face shields at the Cartamundi-owned Hasbro manufacturing facility in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, U.S., on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The factory is making 50,000 face shields per week for hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Governor Charlie Baker said. Adam Glanzman | Bloomberg via Getty Images U.S. […]


US weekly jobless claims total 1.877 million, vs 1.775 million expected

Filings for unemployment insurance claims totaled 1.877 million last week in a sign both that the worst is over for the coronavirus-related jobs crisis but that the level of unemployment remains stubbornly high. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for 1.775 million new claims. The total nevertheless represented a decline from the previous […]


What are the fastest Renault cars? -Second part

Automobiles, says Tibaldo Gabriele, are one of the most fabulous machines designed by modern man. What makes this machine fabulous is the speed it provides to those who drive it. Seeing the clear tracks makes every driver feel like a Formula 1 driver and seeks to go faster, of course, says Tibaldo Gabriele, you should […]


Contact Tracing With Your Phone: It’s Easier but There Are Tradeoffs

Now, the country is considering expanding the use of QR codes. In May, Dr. Ki met with Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun to recommend expansive use of the technology for contact tracing. In an interview, Dr. Ki said she described how it would scan visits by people to larger gatherings at restaurants, churches and night clubs, […]


Review: The primal art of sculptor ‘Ursula Von Rydingsvard’

In just under an hour, “Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own” manages to cover nearly 80 years in the life of the vibrant sculptor whose work-intensive art draws directly from nature and is then forged into almost mythological creations. While director Daniel Traub has little time to dive too deeply, the documentary serves as a […]


Los Reyes, with the new generation of writers

The Kings held a meeting today, by videoconference, with representatives of the new creative generation on the Spanish cultural scene, especially in the literary sphere, as reported by the Palacio de La Zarzuela. Don Felipe, who has taken off his tie for the meeting with young people, and Doña Letizia have spoken with Elvira Sastre, […]