A Year of Stock Market Fury, Signifying Nearly Nothing

A Year of Stock Market Fury, Signifying Nearly Nothing

Despite wild swings stemming from the trade war, gains over the last 12 months have been tiny. Aug 17, 2019 The stock market is having a banner year. The stock market has barely budged in…

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The Magic of Swimming Holes

The Magic of Swimming Holes

The Look In California, water is precious. The state’s hidden pools are yet another reason to treasure it. Photographs by Angal Field Written by Jenny Odell Produced by Eve Lyons There is something about a…

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Naked Came the Strangers - The New York Times

Naked Came the Strangers – The New York Times

Where was he headed, that naked guy clambering his way through the crowd? The date was Dec. 6, 1969, and the place was the Altamont Speedway in Northern California.. Though there are many reasons to…

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How the Recession of 2020 Could Happen

How the Recession of 2020 Could Happen

These three things are all true: The United States almost certainly isn’t in a recession right now. It may well avoid one for the foreseeable future. But the chances that the nation will fall into…

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The Completely Reasonable Reason People Are Flying With Mini Horses

The Completely Reasonable Reason People Are Flying With Mini Horses

Last week, after months of deliberation, the Department of Transportation released formal guidance regarding animals on planes. The 28-page document makes it clear that three types of service animals should be prioritized for travel: cats,…

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‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty

‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty

The first, startling epigraph in Nicci Gerrard’s new book, “The Last Ocean,” comes from Emily Dickinson: “Abyss has no Biographer.” Gerrard sets out to tell the story of dementia, a disease that can appear to…

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The Week in Arts: An End to ‘The Affair’; A Lincoln Center Horror Show

The Week in Arts: An End to ‘The Affair’; A Lincoln Center Horror Show

Film: The Chills Aren’t Just the A.C. at Scary Movies Aug. 16-21; filmlinc.org Now in its 12th year, the Scary Movies festival at Film at Lincoln Center still oozes blood and guts. The lineup presents…

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘The Amazing Jonathan Documentary’ and JoJo Siwa

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘The Amazing Jonathan Documentary’ and JoJo Siwa

What’s Streaming THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY Stream on Hulu. At its finest, magic is a mixture of truth and illusion. John Szeles, better known by his stage name The Amazing Johnathan, walked the fine line…

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Jean-Pierre Mocky, Iconoclastic French Film Director, Dies at 90

Jean-Pierre Mocky, Iconoclastic French Film Director, Dies at 90

Jean-Pierre Mocky, a fiercely independent French filmmaker whose dozens of movies gleefully skewered what he saw as society’s vices and hypocrisies, died on Aug. 8 at his home in Paris. He was 90. His son,…

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Katreese Barnes, a Musical Force Behind the Scenes, Dies at 56

Katreese Barnes, a Musical Force Behind the Scenes, Dies at 56

Mr. Samberg, reached by phone on Friday, said that Ms. Barnes’s musical virtuosity and collaborative attitude helped keep rehearsals flowing throughout his time in the “S.N.L.” cast. “She was the light in the room, just…

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