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How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of its superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-imperialist worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment.<p>If you’ve been to a movie theater at any point in the past 20 years, there is a steep statistical probability that …

Comics

No Requirement For Banks To Tell Customers Their Info Was Hacked In New Breach Notification Bill

There’s no requirement for banks and other financial companies to tell customers their information has been hacked in the draft of a new data breach notification bill in Congress.<p>Instead, large operations including merchants, telecom companies and some non-profits would be the only operations …

Customers

Mueller airs new bank fraud allegations against Paul Manafort

Special counsel Robert Mueller is ratcheting up the pressure on former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, saying in a court document that investigators have uncovered new evidence of bank fraud.<p>The allegations were disclosed not in a criminal complaint or superseding indictment but in the …

Donald Trump

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

<b>Russia's foreign minister has dismissed as "blather" the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling.</b><p>Sergei Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw "facts".<p>The charges brought by Special Counsel Robert …

Donald Trump

Filling Breakfast Casseroles

Enjoy all your favorite breakfast flavors combined in a casserole.<p>Breakfast is a wonderful way to start the day, and these breakfast casseroles turn …

12 Cinnamon Roll Recipes to Spice Up Brunch

What pairs better with a steamy cup of coffee than a sweet and delectable cinnamon roll? Not much, friends. Tie on your apron, because we’ve got 12 mouthwatering recipes that will have you running to the kitchen immediately.<p><b>1. Healthy Cinnamon Roll Cake:</b> These cinnamon rolls are made <i>healthy</i> with …

Breakfast

Taste Beyond The Tongue

An Appetizer So Good It Should Be Dinner

When you’re invited to a friend’s house for dinner, it’s impolite to gobble so many of the hors d’oeuvres that you have no room for the rest of the meal.<p>But the stuffed, roasted mini sweet peppers that my friend Meline Toumani made were so ridiculously tasty that I just didn’t have the will to …

Spices

Cathedrals hope apprenticeship schemes will save ancient skills

Cathedrals are attempting to save ancient crafts by training apprentices in bell repair, stone masonry and needlework.<p>The skills have seen a revival in the past three years as new funding allowed cathedrals to expand their works yards and hire more apprentices.<p>Several cathedrals have recently taken …

How to cook the perfect penne all’arrabbiata

This simple, quick and spicy supper can be prepared with minimum fuss. But how ‘angry’ do you dare to make it?<p>If I had to eat one cuisine forever more, I think it would probably be Italian – and not just because a world without spaghetti carbonara feels like a very bleak place indeed. The sheer …

Italian Food

Time to Shift Gears

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Go look at the birds today, if you can. They might be over by the highway, getting …

North Africa

British courts may unlock secrets of how Trump campaign profiled US voters

Legal mechanism may help academic expose how Big Data firms like Cambridge Analytica and Facebook get their information<p>A US professor is trying to reclaim his personal data from the controversial analytics firm that helped Donald Trump to power. In what legal experts say may be a “watershed” case, …

Privacy

Health and safety rules targeted as Trump begins to slash red tape | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When disaster hits the chemical plants in Port Arthur, Texas, triggering fires like those that flared in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Hilton Kelley is the man fielding panicked calls from neighbors unsure whether they should evacuate their homes.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump …

Obama Administration

The Essential Phone is finally shipping out

Nearly 90 days ago, Essential wowed the world with their smartphone. It was supposed to ship not long after that, but as everyone probably knows, …

Galaxy Note

Taste Beyond The Tongue

PHOTOS: NASA's Juno Mission Just Stared Right Into Jupiter's Angry Red Eye

Take a look at that monster.<p>On Monday, NASA's Juno spacecraft came within 9,000 kilometres (5,600 miles) of one of Jupiter's most iconic features and …

Astronomy

5 Boozy Slushies That Were Made for the Summertime

Nothing signals summertime's homecoming quite like sipping frozen cocktails by the pool in anticipation of the night's Fourth of July festivities. …

Cheap is delicious: How to spend just $5 a day on food, save money and enjoy what you eat

If you think limiting yourself to only $5 a day on food means a steady diet of ramen and Taco Bell, think again. Using technology and a little …

Personal Finance

Taste Beyond The Tongue

6 Healthy Recipes For When You Barely Have Time to Cook

Cooking

These Are the Prettiest Easter Desserts for Your Table

After a long winter, gathering around the table with your loved ones for a spring holiday can feel like coming out of hibernation. That means the …

Dessert

Texas-Sized Breakfasts

Three recipes to kick-start your day from the Lone Star State<p>Terry Thompson-Anderson knows Texas. The author and chef has lived in Houston, Austin, and Fredericksburg, and has roamed the entire Lone Star State researching her ten cookbooks, including 2014’s James Beard Award–nominated <i>Texas on the</i> …

Pico de Gallo

Taste Beyond The Tongue

White Privilege IQ Test: 5 Questions

This is a quiz for white Americans. But anyone can take it. It tests your level of knowledge about white privilege.<p>Caution: This quiz is not about determining whether anyone is racist.<p><b>BEFORE YOU START</b><p>If you’re able to answer all of the questions correctly, congratulations. That means you have, at …

Retirement countdown

Five key questions to ask yourself—and answer—about five years before retirement.<p>Chances are you've thought about retirement quite a bit over the …

This Artist Drew One Movie Quote Every Day For A Year

Artist Ian Simmons drew one movie quote for each day of the past year, and they're all amazing.

19 secret references you never noticed in your favorite movies

These hidden references are sometimes known as Easter eggs. They can be anything from an inside joke on set to a shout-out to another film.<p>From "Star Wars" to "The Godfather," let's go on a scavenger hunt for some of the best hidden references in your favorite films.<p><i>Frank Pallotta contributed to a</i> …

Movies

​10 needless hallway mistakes you can easily avoid

They say never to judge a book by its cover. Yet they also say that first impressions are everything. And shouldn’t a guest’s first impression of …

Houseplants