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Today β€” October 20th 2018Your RSS feeds

Big City: A New Chapter in the Police Department’s Crackdown on the Left


The Proud Boys, listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, showed up in Manhattan last week. Were the police too accommodating?

Does Brahms’s Obsession With Rhythmic Instability Explain His Music’s Magic?


Polyrhythms run through his music like a compulsive streak. They’re what give his works tension and majesty.

The Enduring Appeal of Oscar the Grouch


Big Bird’s nice, but Oscar, who loves trash and shuns his neighbors, is a lovable curmudgeon.

Yesterday β€” October 19th 2018Your RSS feeds

Kimberley Strassel: Bob Menendez, Dems and the midterms -- Listen to what we say, ignore what we do

By Kimberley A. Strassel

Democrats have failed all year to find a cogent midterm campaign theme, but one appears to be attaching to them all the same: Listen to what we say; ignore what we do.

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In Facebook's effort to fight fake news, human fact-checkers struggle to keep up

By Georgia Wells

At Facebook Inc. headquarters in Silicon Valley this week, engineers and researchers huddled around computers in a newly configured “war room” to fight misinformation ahead of the midterms. Almost 3,000 miles away, in Philadelphia, the fact-checkers hired to be on the front lines haven’t received fresh marching orders.

Facebook finds hack was done by spammers, not foreign state

By Robert McMillan

Facebook believes that the hackers who gained access to the private information of 30 million of its users were spammers looking to make money through deceptive advertising, according to people familiar with the company’s internal investigation.

Army veteran wages war on social-media disinformation

By Ben Kesling

Kris Goldsmith’s campaign to get Facebook Inc. to close fake accounts targeting U.S. veterans started with a simple search.

Bruce Springsteen on the Stone Pony: β€˜Just a Very Down-Home Place’


The Times interviewed The Boss for its oral history of the Asbury Park music venue. Here’s everything he said.

Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves β€˜Sesame Street’ After Nearly 50 Years


Mr. Spinney’s remarkable run as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, two of the most beloved characters on television, will end this week.

Sarah Jessica Parker: Shopgirl


On any given afternoon, the actress may be found working the floor at her new shoe boutique.

George Soros's March on Washington

By Asra Nomani

I started following the money for the “resistance” when it was born, hours after Election Day 2016. What I have pieced together is an open secret but one that journalists tend to avoid.

Google exposed user data, feared repercussions of disclosing to public

By Douglas MacMillan and Robert McMillan

Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network and then opted not to disclose the issue this past spring, in part because of fears that doing so would draw regulatory scrutiny and cause reputational damage, according to people briefed on the incident and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

John Putnam, the Melville of the South Street Seaport, Dies at 82


Mr. Putnam spent decades bringing New York’s maritime history to life as a resident museum historian and an impersonator of the author of “Moby-Dick.”

Page to Screen: What to Read Before Heading to Movie Theaters This Fall


Of the various book-to-film adaptations, these eight titles — including “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “The Sisters Brothers” and “The Hate U Give” — are worth reading before you watch.

Kimberly Strassel: A vote against Kavanaugh is a vote for ambush tactics and against due process

By Kimberley A. Strassel

Any Republican who votes against Judge Kavanaugh is implying that he committed perjury in front of the Senate. As Sen. Lindsey Graham said: “If you vote ‘no,’ you are legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics.”