Tag: Times

  • Humblebrag, of a Sort – The New York Times

    SATURDAY PUZZLE — This is John Westwig’s second Saturday puzzle in a row for The Times. His crossword has all the hallmarks of a great themeless grid: intimidating single-word clues that send me back to my days of vocabulary tests, wordplay that requires a second (or third) take, and interesting trivia that at first appears […]

  • Corrections: Aug. 6, 2022 – The New York Times

    ARTS & LEISURE An article on Page 9 this weekend about six podcasts about political scandals and upheaval refers incorrectly to the producers of “The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq.” They are Somethin’ Else and Sony Music Entertainment, not the BBC. An article on Page 4 this weekend about the physical and emotional risks […]

  • The Big Economic Question – The New York Times

    The latest G.D.P. numbers — suggesting that the economy shrank in each of the past two quarters — have intensified a debate about whether the U.S. economy has fallen into a recession. Today’s newsletter will briefly explain that debate. But I also want to explain why some of this discussion is semantic and without much […]

  • The Prisoner Swap – The New York Times

    Hello. This is your Russia-Ukraine War Briefing, a weeknight guide to the latest news and analysis about the conflict. The swap Negotiations are underway between the U.S. and Russia on a prisoner swap that would secure the release of Brittney Griner, the U.S. basketball star on trial in Russia on drug charges. To win her […]

  • The Latest Covid Surge – The New York Times

    The Covid virus has a Darwinian quality. As variants emerge, they compete with one another to become dominant. The most contagious variants tend to win the competition because they can spread more quickly. It’s survival of the fittest. That is why the virus has become more contagious over time. Today, the most contagious form of […]