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Charles Fuller Never Expected Broadway. At 80, He’s Arrived.

By Salamishah Tillet

The creator of “A Soldier’s Play” has largely written for black theaters. But now he has the chance to remind the biggest audiences: African-Americans served, too.

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A Former Owner of Newsweek Pleads Guilty in a Fraud Scheme

By Marc Tracy

A Manhattan investigation had led to charges against Etienne Uzac, who co-owned IBT Media, and another media executive.

β€˜The L Word’ Was a Trailblazer. Can a Reboot Keep Up With the Culture?

By Jenna Wortham

For some queer women, the original was a first glimpse of lesbianism onscreen. But the new version has a debt to repay, and it knows it.

Damming the Lower Mekong, Devastating the Ways and Means of Life

By Hannah Beech and Adam Dean

Thailand funded the first dam on the river in Laos, and it is Thai towns, farms and fisheries that are suffering.

The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star

By Dennis Overbye

The red supergiant is no closer to exploding, it seems. It also no longer appears round.

β€˜Thermometer Guns’ on Coronavirus Front Lines Are β€˜Notoriously Not Accurate’

By David Yaffe-Bellany

Chinese authorities are using infrared thermometers to screen people for the illness, as the devices have become synonymous with trying to contain deadly outbreaks.

Damming the Lower Mekong, Devastating the Ways and Means of Life

By Hannah Beech and Adam Dean

Thailand funded the first dam on the river in Laos, and it is Thai towns, farms and fisheries that are suffering.

A Question That Almost Went Unasked

By Megan Twohey

Our interview with the woman defending Harvey Weinstein.

As Sea Levels Rise, Scientists Offer a Bold Idea: Dam the North Sea

By Claire Moses

A proposal to build two huge barriers — one that would connect Norway to Scotland, the other France to England — was described as a warning about the urgency of the climate crisis.

A New Book Asks: Just How Machiavellian Was Machiavelli?

By Jennifer Szalai

The French historian Patrick Boucheron joins a list of scholars who have been trying to debunk the stereotype of Machiavelli as a fascist enabler and tyrant whisperer.

Why the N.Y.P.D. Subpoenaed a Reporter’s Twitter Feed

By Ali Watkins

The police used an antiterror law to demand information about who leaked crime scene photos that she posted to social media.

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