Movies

‘The Last Shift’ review: A fast-food nation divided

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. Many artists and journalists have tried to crack the code of the […]

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‘Kiss the Ground’ review: A hopeful Netflix climate doc

With climate change back on the front burner so to speak, dirt is probably not the hero you were expecting. The documentary “Kiss the Ground” makes the case that by regenerating the Earth’s soils, we can balance the climate, replenish the water supply, keep species off the extinction list and better feed the world. Not […]

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‘Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles’ review: Sweet!

Criticism should strive to be evergreen, but criticism and objects of critique can almost never be divorced from their context: the context in which a film was made, and the context in which a film is viewed by a critic. Six months into a global pandemic, the charming documentary “Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles,” […]

Technology

A Hopeful Forecast: More Accurate Long-Term Weather Predictions

What if you could get an accurate weather report as much as three weeks in advance? In some parts of the world, that could soon be possible. Right now, forecasters can reliably predict the weather in most parts of the United States up to eight days in advance, according to the American Meteorological Society. In […]

Technology

Facebook’s Power This Election – The New York Times

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Charlie Warzel is furious about Facebook. Even when I don’t agree with him, I want to know what he thinks. In his New York Times Opinion columns, Charlie has over months railed against the company for what […]

Education

Young People Are Spreading the Virus

This is the Coronavirus Schools Briefing, a guide to the seismic changes in U.S. education that are taking place during the pandemic. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what many already know: Younger people are infecting older people. In both […]

Technology

Alphabet Settles Shareholder Suits Over Sexual Harassment Claims

“Recent years have involved a lot of introspection and work to make sure we’re providing a safe and inclusive workplace,” Eileen Naughton, vice president of Google’s people operations, wrote in a blog post on the company’s website. “I’m grateful to everyone, especially our employees and shareholders, for providing us with feedback, and for making sure […]

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‘The Artist’s Wife’ review: A sensitive turn by Lena Olin

“He’s not an easy man, but he’s worth knowing,” says Claire Smythson (Lena Olin) of her famous painter-husband, Richard (Bruce Dern), in the uneven drama “The Artist’s Wife.” Unfortunately, the screenplay by director Tom Dolby, Nicole Brending and Abdi Nazemian makes a weak case for the “worth knowing” part of Claire’s assertion, largely portraying the […]

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How COVID-19 has changed Hollywood’s audition process

While auditioning for a family Christmas commercial in Los Angeles, actors Elizabeth Bemis and Gabriel Villanueva made a bold choice. After hitting their marks and delivering their lines as a married couple, the pair leaned in for a quick peck on the lips. The sweet, unscripted moment lasted less than a second, but elicited quite […]