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Report: ‘Swamp Thing’ And ‘The Return Of Swamp Thing’ Just 2 Of Literally Thousands Of Movies

LOS ANGELES—According to a report released Wednesday by the American Film Institute, the 1982 motion picture <i>Swamp Thing</i> and its 1989 sequel, <i>The</i> …

A Wounded Child In Aleppo, Silent And Still, Shocks The World

Surrounded by shouting, he's completely silent.<p>The child is small, alone, covered in blood and dust, dropped in the back of an ambulance with his feet dangling off the edge of a too-big chair.<p>He doesn't cry or speak. His face is stunned and dazed, but not surprised. He wipes his hand over his …

Aleppo

Report: More American Fifth-Graders Taking Gap Year To Unwind Before Middle School

WASHINGTON—A report released Monday by the Pew Research Center revealed that a growing number of American fifth-graders are opting to take a gap year …

Middle School

Tell him about his father

Above: Luz Long and Jesse Owens<p>To win four gold medals at a single Olympic Games is astonishing enough; however, to do so as a black person in 1936, …

Jesse Owens

A Gift for Music Lovers Who Have It All: A Personal Utility Pole

TOKYO—Takeo Morita wanted absolutely the best fidelity possible from his audio system, so he bought a utility pole.<p>The 82-year-old lawyer already had a $60,000 American-made amplifier, 1960s German loudspeakers that once belonged to a theater, Japanese audio cables threaded with gold and silver, …

Entertainment

Mom Wants To Know If The People Who Live In Your Apartment Building Are Nice

CHICAGO—Following several inquiries about how you were adjusting to the new place, your mother reportedly wanted to know Monday if the people who …

Apartment building

Almost There! Michael Phelps Is Close To Having Enough Gold Medals To Redeem Them For A Free Bike

It may be his final Olympics, but the future looks bright for Michael Phelps.<p>After placing first in Sunday’s 4x100m freestyle relay, the most …

North Korean Gymnast’s Selfie Goes Viral, but Her Bio Is Sparse

SEOUL, South Korea — In a selfie that has gone viral, the North Korean gymnast Hong Un-jong smiles brightly as a South Korean competitor at the Rio Olympics, Lee Eun-ju, 17, holds up her smartphone and snaps a picture of them hugging.<p>The selfie, which ricocheted across social media, was held up as …

Selfies

Letter of Resignation from the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission — NewCo Shift

Dear City Council Members and Palo Alto Residents,<p>This letter serves as my official resignation from the Planning and Transportation Commission. My …

Palo Alto

Women’s Gymanastics Deserves Better TV Coverage

This month, NBC will once again attempt to pull one of the greatest tricks in television: convincing people to care about sports they that have ignored for the past four years. Millions of Americans will turn on their televisions in the coming days to watch Ping-Pong and beach volleyball and …

Gymnastics

The GOP must dump Trump

The Muslim ban, the David Duke denial, the “Mexican” judge flap, the draft dodger denigrating John McCain’s military service, the son of privilege attacking an immigrant Gold Star mother and the constant revisionism and lying about past political positions taken are but a few of the lowlights that …

Donald Trump

How to Tell an Australian From a New Zealander

Australia and New Zealand, mostly affectionate southern siblings. (Image: Public Domain)To Australians and New Zealanders, the differences between …

Australia

Trump’s Ambiguous Wink Wink to ‘Second Amendment People’

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin got assassinated.<p>His right-wing opponents just kept delegitimizing him as a “traitor” and “a Nazi” for wanting to make peace with the Palestinians and give back part of the Land of Israel. Of course, all is fair in …

Israel

There’s No Such Thing As A Protest Vote

We’re in the season of protest vote advocacy, with writers of all political stripes making arguments for third-party candidates (Jill Stein, Gary …

Voting

11 Ways To Get a Letter from the White House

President Barack Obama, potentially writing to you. (Photo: Pete Souza/Public Domain)As we all know, citizens of the United States enjoy certain …

The White House

Sub-Sub-Sub Island on Victoria Island in Canada

Victoria Island, located right between Nunavut and the Northwest Territories of Canada, holds a few records under its name. It is the eighth largest …

Canada

There are mixed emotions for Matt Duffy, and he's not alone

San Francisco Giants’ Matt Duffy (5) is photographed at spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (Josie …

Matt Moore

Khizr Khan responds to the latest from Trump: ‘Typical of a person without a soul’

Two days after delivering one of the most memorable speeches of the 2016 campaign season — a moment one commentator described as the “fulcrum” of the election — Khizr Khan was checking into a D.C. hotel, preparing for television appearances Sunday morning and still trying to come to grips with the …

United States

Here’s to Bob, Luis, Gordon, and the “Sesame Street” Grownups

On a magical night not too long ago, at a party for the opening of “Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Sesame Street,” at the Library for the Performing Arts, I met some of my generation’s heroes: Bob, Susan, Maria, and Oscar the Grouch. It was as joyous as one might hope. Beneath Super Grover and …

Sesame Street

Father of Fallen Muslim American Soldier Rouses Convention with Trump Rebuke

Khizr Khan lost his son, Capt. Humayun Khan of the Army, to the war in Iraq more than a decade ago.<p>On Thursday night, he shared his grief, and the story of his son’s sacrifice, at the Democratic National Convention in an emotional rebuke of Donald J. Trump’s immigration proposals and his ideas on …

United States

Google Cuts Its Giant Electricity Bill With DeepMind-Powered AI

Google just paid for part of its acquisition of DeepMind in a surprising way.<p>The internet giant is using technology from the DeepMind artificial …

Electricity

Sports Reporter Cries Foul When Own Son’s Youth League Is Bilked

<i>Times Insider</i> <i>delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this piece, Bill Pennington, a Times sports reporter, recalls how his continuing, far-reaching investigative series on trusted adults who steal millions from youth sports</i> …

A Runner’s Career Ends, but Her Mission Goes the Distance

Lauren Fleshman was the top collegiate distance runner in American history. Then, as a professional athlete, she transformed herself into an entrepreneur and a forceful advocate for women in sports. When she included a photo of her pregnancy-loosened belly in a blog post a year after trying out for …

Little America: The Birth of a New Republican Party

Thirteen months ago, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President with a speech that sparked a revival of America’s far right, a seething confederation of white nationalists, “racial activists,” and anti-immigration zealots. On Thursday, the final day of the Republican National Convention, in …

Republican Party

Grit

My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-Day Hunt for Food in a Starving Land

The diary of a desperate mother trying to put food on the kitchen table.<p>By Fabiola Zerpa | July 18, 2016<p>Photographs by Bloomberg<p>Versión en español</i> …

Food

The Dread and Bewilderment of Walking in Circles

A few years ago, my partner and I moved from a small apartment in New York City to a small cabin in British Columbia. Behind our property stands a tall cedar forest, and behind that lie the cold green waters of the Georgia Strait. At the end of our dirt road, where it joins a bend in the main …

Western Canada

The Driving Life And Death Of Philando Castile

Philando Castile's trouble with traffic stops began when he still had his learner's permit. He was stopped a day before his 19th birthday.<p>From there, he descends into a seemingly endless cycle of traffic stops, fines, court appearances, late fees, revocations and reinstatements in various …

Law

Tim Duncan Raving About Health Benefits Of Standing Bench

SAN ANTONIO—Explaining that it significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and promotes healthier metabolism, Spurs power forward Tim …