Hotels have begun to turn their lobbies and common areas into WeWork-like gathering places, attracting both guests and locals.
With marijuana becoming legal in more markets, big corporations are swooping in with multibillion-dollar deals.
The Trump administration, believing China will struggle to change its stance over trade, plans to hammer home the idea that it wants strong commitments.
Tensions may flare at a hearing on the city’s development deal with Amazon. Also: One reason you’re seeing Ariana Grande everywhere.
The pound whipsawed on Wednesday after Conservative lawmakers scheduled a vote on the leadership of Prime Minister Theresa May.
Maybe there actually is a genuinely post-Christian future for America.
In Apple v. Pepper, the Supreme Court will decide whether iPhone App Store customers are entitled to make their case against the tech giant.
Yes, it would be. But that question is a distraction from the principal objective of the Russia investigation.
This month’s spotlight shines on constructor and prestidigitator David Kwong.
Many conservative lawmakers support a bill that would enact the most significant changes to the federal criminal justice system in decades.
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Five new African camps are ratcheting up the luxury factor while also promoting their commitment to sustainability.
Give yourself the gift of gravy.
Terrance Hayes’s hybrid nonfiction book “To Float in the Space Between” pays homage to the poet Etheridge Knight, with room for personal detours and meditation.
Max Harris did chores and collected rent at the artists’ warehouse where he lived. Now he faces trial for the deaths at a concert there — including some of his close friends.
If the past teaches us anything, it will happen one day. In fact, the process might have already started.
Some see the product as a playful way to moisturize and play dress up at the same time. Critics call it an unacceptable endorsement of a dictator.
The suspect had been flagged by intelligence services for possible jihadist radicalization, but officials cautioned that they were not sure the attack was terrorism.
Jimmy Kimmel compared President Trump’s demanding a border wall to “a toddler threatening to keep screaming on the floor of Toys ‘R’ Us until Congress buys him a Hatchimal.”
Glimpses of life in the apartments along the 1.45-mile park are often unavoidable. That’s part of the attraction, some residents and visitors say.
Glimpses of life in the apartments along the 1.45-mile park are often unavoidable. That’s part of the attraction, some residents and visitors say.
Lily, a character introduced seven years ago to address child hunger, returns. This time her family does not have a place to live.
The tech industry’s obsession with “frictionless” design has been the source of innumerable problems.
Beth Bowlen Wallace, Pat Bowlen’s daughter, says she is ready to take control of his N.F.L. franchise. The ailing owner’s trustees, who control the team, disagree.
The star conductor knows how to whip up excitement. But as he prepares to make his Metropolitan Opera debut, he’s drawn to an intimate moment.
As state officials look into suspicious voting in a general election House race, they are also examining this year’s Republican primary for signs of fraud.
Doctors, lawyers and others described the steps that people of color must take to avoid unwarranted suspicion and bolster their credibility.
The two parties typically try to avoid getting blamed for a government shutdown. President Trump says he’s happy to own one over a border wall
Aerobic activities like jogging and interval training can make our cells biologically younger; weight training did not have the same effect.
Do you ever listen to a book? Do you lose anything by not reading it?
In Shindand, a district in Herat Province, violence has become a part of daily life, and residents have at times lost track of what faction is even responsible for it.
United Nations representatives dispense with hierarchical diplomacy during runs in Central Park. It’s “a bit like going to the sauna — everyone is equal,” said one from Finland.
A planned executive order is the administration’s latest attempt to turn a provision from the sweeping 2017 tax law into a major effort to combat poverty.
Lawyers for immigrants have started to convince judges that state laws prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Instead of euthanasia for my aging dog, I tried a palliative and hospice care approach to ease his pain and give him more time to enjoy life.
From dire climate reports to ravenous urchins and vanishing heritage sites, here are the climate stories you shouldn’t miss from this year.
The sentencing, at 11 a.m. in Manhattan, will cap a startling fall for Mr. Cohen, who is a central figure in the payments to a porn star and a former Playboy model.
Feeling boxed in by her reputation for kindness, the comic is weighing whether to leave daytime TV, as her wife wants, or to stay, as her brother urges.
How likely is it that President Trump will be impeached based on these revelations? How likely is it that he will be indicted on a criminal offense?
Old ways of life are disappearing from Cespedosa de Tormes in western Spain, but Juan Manuel Castro Prieto wants to preserve the threads that join him to his ancestral village.
The Library of Congress has chosen 25 films for induction into its registry, including “My Fair Lady,” “Rebecca,” “Broadcast News,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Eve’s Bayou.”
The U.K. prime minister promised to contest a no-confidence vote by her party’s lawmakers “with everything I’ve got.”
China has a long history of arresting or holding foreigners for mysterious reasons, often in a tit-for-tat play to put pressure on overseas rivals.
The assertion was China’s first official comment on the detention of Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat now working for a nongovernmental organization.
What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to and comment on current events?
This word has appeared in 59 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year.
The drama comes to a boil in “Riverdale,” and “Inception” offers a break from reality.
A new group of more than 40 deportees, many of them the children of refugees, will be the largest yet to be ejected by the Trump administration.
In a combative appearance with Democratic congressional leaders, President Trump said that he would be “proud to shut down the government for border security.”
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A House committee grilled Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, about a variety of issues, including worries about personal data and complaints about search results.
Corrections appearing in print on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
The women had sued Mr. Rose and CBS in May, alleging that they were sexually harassed by the former anchorman and that the network did nothing to stop it.
Quotation of the day for Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
Saudi Arabia’s role in the killing of a journalist is creating uncomfortable dynamics for sports officials eager to feed the kingdom’s growing appetite for sports events.
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, who once competed on “American Idol,” banter, sing and try to upstage each other in this holiday revue.
Amy Heckerling’s amiable but limp adaptation of her classic 1995 film suggests a peppy fan club putting on its own makeshift show.
President Trump’s former national security adviser will be sentenced next week after admitting he lied to the F.B.I. when he was questioned in the Russia investigation.
David Kahn’s nod to an incredible performance.
Police unions celebrated the state Court of Appeal’s decision, while civil libertarians called it a “terrible setback.”
The Mets’ hyperactive new general manager has helped kicked the rumor mill into high gear during his first trip to baseball’s annual Winter Meetings this week.
Two former executives of Ford Motor were convicted of helping the country’s military dictators kidnap and torture 24 workers during the 1970s.
Cool rather than chaotic, Liverpool beat Napoli by 1-0 to claim its place in the knockout round of Europe’s most exclusive club competition.
The extended timeline is the latest sign of how the president was surprised when his top candidate, Nick Ayers, would not agree to the terms of the job the president requested.
The corporate giant has hired well-connected lobbyists to convince lawmakers and residents of the benefits of its new hub in Long Island City.
Reports that Boston was trying to trade some high-priced players were dismissed, and the team said Andrew Benintendi would replace Betts at leadoff.
Senator Richard Blumenthal’s request came a day after a report that examined who knew what, and when, in the Larry Nassar scandal.
Our public health system is a jewel. Can it survive four years of recklessness?
If Tuesday’s Oval Office meeting is any indication, it’s going to be a rough two years.
Local officials charged eight people in the assault and asked the F.B.I. to look into bringing federal hate crime charges.
She was a 20-year-old Brooklynite seeking adventure when her plane crashed. But she and the pilot, both injured, endured in subzero weather until rescued.
France’s imperious young leader has heard the anger of his marginalized citizens and has begun to respond.
Mexican drug cartels are thought to be stable groups that have withstood the test of time. The El Chapo trial has shown that it’s more like “Game of Thrones.”
The order is connected to a defamation suit Ms. Daniels filed against President Trump last spring. A judge dismissed it in October.
Playful looks abound in this beach community where the waves become a runway — hiding out as far east as you can go in Australia.
Will the conservative majority deliver on Trump’s promise to overturn Roe v. Wade?
Indictments unsealed Tuesday described a wide-ranging scheme to steal at least $15 million from Bloomberg L.P.
With 65 billion chickens consumed each year, the signature fossil of the modern epoch may be the leftovers.
The ousted chief executive Leslie Moonves’s severance pay is a $120 million question, but shareholders didn’t ask about it.
The plan, contained in draft defense guidelines approved by the government’s governing parties, comes as China is exerting increased military strength.
Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an $867 billion bill that ditched new work requirements for food stamps that had been embraced by the House and president.
The economic problems of the working poor and middle classes will be largely unaffected by the plan of President Emmanuel Macron to raise the minimum wage and exempt some income from taxes.
Meng Wanzhou, a Huawei executive who American authorities want to extradite from Canada on fraud charges, was granted bail of 10 million dollars on Tuesday.
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Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?
He railed in relative obscurity against what he viewed as United States imperialism, until he received an unexpected endorsement from the founder of Al Qaeda.
Amtrak wants to keep the Portal Bridge in New Jersey closed through the rush hours because it gets stuck so often after swinging open to let boats pass.
Faizal Coto, 33, a Brooklyn firefighter and amateur rapper, is thought to have been killed on the Belt Parkway in an apparent dispute over a fender-bender. The other driver fled.
A comedy institution that has propelled comedians to the A-list faces increased competition and high rents. It let go much of its sales and marketing teams.
“It is truly an amazing feeling when you know that you have built something that no one else ever has and it actually works,” said Donna Strickland, only the third woman to win the physics prize.
Justin Muzinich, a former Wall Street banker, joins the top ranks of President Trump’s economic team.
Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, pushed back against President Trump during an argument in front of reporters over his demand to build a border wall and threat to shut down the government.
Even during a year of division and fear of the future in many corners of America, the Fixes column found people trying to make things better — and succeeding.
Many of his conceptual pieces drew on the months he spent living with a tribe in the Amazon.
Amid reports that officials had leaked absentee vote totals days before the election, the state G.O.P. chairman said that a new election may be necessary.
Dozens of women have come forward to accuse the Brazilian medium João Teixeira de Faria, known as John of God.
Graphic and prose novels for your speed-reading children to both breeze through and savor.
A group of Asian-Australian students started a Facebook group to share jokes and memes about their experiences. Now, it has nearly a million followers all over the world.
Adjani’s turn as a flamboyant con artist sends up her own aloof image in this fun and sophisticated comic caper from Romain Gavras.
James Fields Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder by a jury that found he intentionally drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in August 2017, killing one woman.
A video posted to Facebook showed police officers forcefully removing Jazmine Headley’s 1-year-old son from her arms at a Brooklyn food stamp office. The episode ignited outrage online against the New York Police Department and the charges against Ms. Headley were later dropped.
Readers discuss Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed new policies and how blacks are disproportionately accused of rape.
These district attorneys should make jail the exception and eliminate cash bail.
Officials said that 12 people were wounded in the picturesque city, home to France’s biggest Christmas market. The Interior Ministry urged people to stay home.
Readers discuss the use of ketamine to treat depression.
An expert says significant changes took place long before Mr. Trump took office.
In a long stage career that took him from Yale to Broadway, he was steeped in the author of “Waiting for Godot,” acting in its Broadway premiere in 1956.
An environmentalist says Congress needs to act to erase a false distinction.
Readers share experiences, including the not-to-be-repeated.
A reader says he has been playing handball for almost 60 years.
Alain Kaloyeros, once hailed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as “New York’s secret weapon,” was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for a bid-rigging scandal.
Guy Gunaratne’s “In Our Mad and Furious City,” longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is told in alternating viewpoints after a murder roils the city.
The shooting took place at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, Brazil, killing four people and injuring four others, the authorities said.
An ecologist says recycling of phones and more helps the environment.
In the Oval Office, the likely new House speaker takes on a president who is rarely challenged to his face in public, especially by a woman.
The best option goes beyond retaliation or restraint.
Some have been deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association, and others have proved racially divisive, but that hasn’t necessarily stopped them from reaching the bench.
A State Supreme Court judge in Brooklyn ordered the woman’s release after an online video showing the police yanking an infant from the woman’s arms sparked an outcry.
Some 48,000 students returned to class this week for the first time since the earthquake. Even before the quake, the school system had wrestled with tumult.
“Selected Poems: 1950-2012,” and “Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry,” are laden with insights that, six years after Rich’s death, remain as urgent as ever.
Museum executives said they could not explain why a man pushed over an exhibition case and hurled works by Chinese and Mayan artists to the floor.
TV coverage of literary fiction has dwindled, but Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers are exceptions. “Who would have guessed that a 700-page novel would be on national TV?” one publishing executive said.
A sign showing Coca-Cola’s jolly Santa Claus with a bottle of Coke in each hand wasn’t what it appeared to be. It drew a boycott online, and soda brands into politics.
Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain got stuck in the back seat of a car during a visit to Berlin. On social media, her struggle to exit the vehicle was dubbed "Brexit personified."
A revival of Lynn Nottage’s 2004 satire puts an unexpected spin on the religion of American reinvention.
What was billed as a photo opportunity quickly turned into a heated confrontation between President Trump and the Democratic leaders of Congress, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
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What you need to know from Tuesday’s TV, music and movie news.
The darkly revisionist production, which was staged this fall at St. Ann’s Warehouse, will play the Circle in the Square.
The U.S. military is investigating whether a vehicle crash that killed a French soldier in Niger was the result of drunken driving. An American Green Beret was driving.
And I can’t seem to quit him (or them). Help!
Paul Romer had a doubly big day: he was married to Caroline Weber in the morning and then accepted a Nobel Prize in the evening.
Britain, France and Germany are all facing political change or upheaval. For the European Union, the question is who will guide the bloc into an uncertain future.
Casey Gerald’s memoir is our December pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”
Jacob Anderson, a former fraternity president accused of raping a fellow student, was given a fine and probation for unlawful restraint. Sexual assault charges were dropped.
The Patriots, Steelers, Cowboys, Colts, Chargers, Chiefs, Dolphins and Vikings play games with huge playoff implications this week.
How K-pop helped me to change how I see myself.
Once again, comforting and easy recipes win with readers.
Moscow argues that it has much to offer, but analysts say it is short of cash. In any event, Washington is already planning an American-led lunar station.
From pizza to French toast, Pete Wells chooses his fondest pleasures from a year of eating out.
Each year, they reimagine the traditional Yule log in a cake called the bûche de Noël. Here are some of the year’s best designs and their backstories.
Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same.
In an unsettling year, Pete Wells finds many reasons to cheer.
This easy, cheesy polenta bake will stay in your holiday arsenal for years to come.
Ms. Gifford and her co-host, Hoda Kotb, have become fixtures on NBC’s morning lineup over the past decade, along with their ever-present glasses of wine.
In a video posted to Twitter, a young man identified as a student yelled white supremacist remarks on campus early Sunday morning.
Here’s what to read and watch to learn more about the series and Elena Ferrante, and prolong the mood and magic of her world.
Modern Love in miniature, featuring five reader-submitted stories of 100 words or fewer.
The chef’s Small Batch opens in Roosevelt Field, Esca alumni head to Staten Island, and other restaurant news.
Tory Burch and Pierre-Yves Roussel have joined forces at work and at home. Don’t expect reality T.V.
Kaywin Feldman of the Minneapolis Institute of Art will take over the Washington museum in March.
“You can’t force Lucille Ball to be Gracie Allen” and other lessons from the artistic director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, which returns to the Joyce Theater this week.
The Trump administration is expected to indict hackers and roll out import restrictions out of concern that Beijing will not easily change its trade, cyber and economic practices.
Predicting the canon of Christmas movie future has never been easy. Here’s what The Times wrote about some of today’s favorites when they first hit screens.
How closely did you pay attention to the events of this dramatic year? See what you remember by taking our special 2018 news quiz.
Ligaya Mishan picks her favorite orders from a year of reviewing New York’s wealth of restaurants run by people from around the world.
Alexander Shiryaev’s animated movie, from the early 20th century, shows a dance instantly recognizable as the Candy Cane solo from George Balanchine’s version of the holiday classic.
Many top players, including Venus Williams and Simona Halep, have changed their coaching arrangements as they prepare for the 2019 season.
Would an appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach help ten women scale the barriers of rejection or aesthetic misunderstanding they found in Georgia?
Michael Kovrig was detained less than a week after Canada announced the arrest of a senior Chinese tech executive, Meng Wanzhou.
Vincent Canby reviewed “Scrooged” for The New York Times on Nov.23, 1988. Read the original review.
Vincent Canby reviewed “Gremlins” for The New York Times on June 8, 1984. Read the original review.
A.O. Scott reviewed “Love Actually” for The New York Times on Nov.7, 2003. Read the original review.
Finding the right makeup artist can be overwhelming. Here are some questions to consider before and after you hire someone, along with a to-do list.
The research, covering 2014 to 2017, also showed the power of films that pass the Bechdel test, in which two female characters discuss something other than a man.
Janet Maslin reviewed “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” for The New York Times on Dec. 1, 1989. Read the original review.
Bosley Crowther reviewed “White Christmas” for The New York Times on Oct. 15, 1954. Read the original review.
Caryn James reviewed “Die Hard” for The New York Times on July 15, 1988. Read the original review.
A.H. Weiler reviewed “Black Christmas” for The New York Times on Oct. 20, 1975. Read the original review.
Bosley Crowther reviewed “It’s a Wonderful Life” for The New York Times on Dec.23, 1946. Read the original review.
Vincent Canby reviewed “A Christmas Story” for The New York Times on Nov. 18, 1983. Read the original review.
Senator Mitch McConnell said the Senate would vote on a bill rewriting prison and sentencing laws before the end of the year, a potential bipartisan policy achievement for President Trump.
The wall is the biggest sticking point between the president and Democrats. President Trump wants funding for it in spending bills that must pass to avert a government shutdown.
How we call the hits — and limit our misses — on the culture beat.
During a public airing of hostilities with Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, the president undercut Republican congressional leaders as he pushed for funding for his border wall.
Saba Arain was homesick and lost when she arrived from Pakistan. But English classes and a baking program gave her the confidence she needed.
As the city’s level of violent crime rises, help us understand how the London police are responding to minor property crimes.
The Arctic has been warmer in the last five years than at any time since records began in 1900, a report from a United States scientific agency found.
Ronald Ollie, a retired mechanical engineer, and his wife, Monique, a project manager at Johnson & Johnson, met at the National Black Fine Art Show.
The governing party lost ground in several states, leaving many wondering if Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in danger of losing in national voting next year.
Economists say that the economy has not only absorbed millions of undocumented workers, it could employ many more. Where are they working, and is it a problem?
Twelve people were killed on the outskirts of Kabul when explosives in a vehicle detonated near a convoy of security forces, the deadliest of several violent strikes in the country.
The honorees, called “the guardians of truth,” included the staff of the Capital Gazette newspapers in Maryland, two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar and a journalist in the Philippines.
The downturn was the latest swing in a volatile stretch shaped by, among other things, investors’ worries over a slowing global economy and trade tensions between the United States and China.
Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York City.
Isha Ambani, the daughter of one of Asia’s richest men, is marrying a childhood friend in Mumbai on Wednesday. The weeklong celebrations are on a scale rivaling royalty.
Tuesday: Seeing big opportunity in the pot industry, development at Tejon Ranch and a Gold Rush legend.
Also: Britain’s impossible choice creates more political chaos.
Evo Morales, menos petróleo y Facebook negocia tus datos: lo que está sucediendo en América Latina y el mundo.
Wirecutter’s kid-tested, parent-and-teacher-approved gift ideas for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary schoolers.
Britain’s prime minister set off Tuesday on a series of flying visits with E.U. leaders, seeking ways to increase domestic support for her withdrawal agreement.
A surprise appearance by the Duchess of Sussex at Britain’s answer to the Met Gala provided a brief respite and much cheer at a time when the country faces an uncertain future.