Women Dominate Booker International Prize Shortlist

LONDON — For the second year running, five of the six shortlisted novels for the International Booker Prize are by women. The contenders for the award, arguably the most significant prize for literature translated into English, were announced in London on Thursday. Among the books in the running are the Japanese author Yoko Ogawa’s “The […]Read More

Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore

“Stay firmly with the national government” Many within India’s news firmament have embraced Mr. Modi, sensing how much the popular mood has swung away from India’s founding secularism and toward Mr. Modi’s brand of strident Hindu nationalism. Right-wing TV anchors, led by Arnab Goswami of Republic TV, compete to outdo each other as the loudest […]Read More

Trevor Noah Thinks Trump May Have Started Reading the News

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Trump Faces Reality? President […]Read More

Some Alternatives for the Bored Gamer

With so many of us stuck at home, gamers included, there is bound to be burnout. For those players who are over their usual go-to’s, here are some alternatives in the major gaming genres, suggested by New York Times editors and reporters. Platforming: Sick of Minecraft? Try Mario Maker 2 Every so often, videos gain […]Read More

House Hunting on Curaçao: A Circular Villa on the Sea

A Three-Bedroom Home on the West Coast of Curaçao $979,000 This circular villa overlooks the Caribbean Sea from the highest point in Rif Sint Marie, a coastal area in western Curaçao. Built in 2007 on nearly three-quarters of an acre, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom house is in the gated, resort-style community of Coral Estate. With its […]Read More

FEMA enters the fight against COVID-19 with order for 100,000

As Bloomberg reports, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked the Pentagon to hand over its 50,000-bag stockpile of military body bags for civilian use. However, it’s clear that the available supply won’t match the looming need for this particular item. So the Pentagon is already looking to buy additional bags. But even when it […]Read More

How Congress will keep an eye on $2 trillion in

Here is how those protections are supposed to work: 1) The Congressional Oversight Commission Who’s in charge Congress’ main oversight tool is a new, five-member panel that is charged with monitoring a $500 billion fund for distressed industries operated by Mnuchin, in partnership with the Federal Reserve. The four top congressional leaders each get an […]Read More

Coronavirus Live Updates: Job Losses in America Soar, Part of

In just two weeks, 10 million jobs have vanished. With the coronavirus pandemic shuttering businesses and forcing vast layoffs, many economists are expecting that the United States will suffer an economic shock that rivals the Great Depression. Another grim piece of news came on Thursday, when the Labor Department reported that about 6.6 million people […]Read More

What Happened After ‘Tiger King’

Traveling the country in 1866, the showman P.T. Barnum sparred with the founder of the A.S.P.C.A. Having learned of a mauling at a Long Island zoo in 1933, one woman wrote to her newspaper, “it makes one wonder why these roadside ‘zoos’ are allowed.” Watching Netflix in 2020, a lot of people are wondering the […]Read More

Live Stock Market Tracker During Coronavirus Pandemic

Stocks drop as investors brace for more damage to come. Stocks on Wall Street fell sharply on Wednesday, following a slump in global markets, as investors face new projections of the potential scale and economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P 500 fell nearly 4 percent in early trading, extending its losses from March […]Read More