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Articles from May 14, 2016

36 Hours in Amsterdam
A quick visit to Amsterdam.As far as Europe's creative capitals go, Amsterdam has historically taken a back seat to trendier, bolder neighbors like Berlin and Copenhagen. But no longer. The dynamic Dutch capital recently reopened two national landmarks,...
A Down and Up Week in the Art Market ; Christie's Sale Confirms Weakness of Demand for Impressionist Works
Contemporary art has become the barometer of the market's resilience.One could be forgiven for experiencing some whiplash from the spate of intense auctions this past week. One moment, the art world was bemoaning Sotheby's poor Impressionist and modern...
After Storied Career, Ex-Guardian Editor Is Driven to Resign
Alan Rusbridger, lauded as The Guardian's editor, had been due to take over in the fall as head of the Scott Trust, the nonprofit body that owns the left-leaning news group.When Alan Rusbridger retired last year after two decades as the editor of The...
A Molecular Pursuit of Inheritance
Siddhartha Mukherjee explores the history of genetic discovery in his new book, "The Gene."The Gene.An Intimate History. By Siddhartha Mukherjee.592 pages. Scribner. $32.Even before the beginning of human history, people recognized that parents transmit...
Antitrust, and Post-It Notes, in the Age of Amazon
The blocking of the Staples-Office Depot union illustrates the complications the age of Amazon has created in the retail industry.Pens matter. Ink does not.In the age of Amazon, evaluating antitrust concerns is sometimes twisting government officials...
Apple Bets on China, Solidifying Its Presence ; A $1 Billion Investment in Ride-Hailing App May Also Pay off in Good Will
A $1 billion investment in the Didi Chuxing ride-hailing app enlarges the American giant's footprint in Asia.In April, Apple's chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, sat down for the first time with the leaders of the Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing...
Arts Guide
A look at selected arts events worldwide.Melbourne, AustraliaLuminous: Australian Watercolors 1900-2000NGV AustraliaThrough Aug. 21Gouache and watercolor paintings by around 50 Australian artists are on view in this exhibition of works from the museum's collection....
As Insurers Flee, Hedge Funds Face Reckoning
The high-reward, low-risk promises of hedge funds failed to materialize, and many insurance companies are unwinding their positions.Like many sophisticated investors, America's largest insurers drank the hedge fund Kool-Aid, pouring billions into the...
Brazil's Political Crisis Worsens
If President Dilma Rousseff's term is cut short, Brazilians should be allowed to elect a new leader promptlyHours after senators voted overwhelmingly to put her on trial for alleged financial trickery, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil denounced the...
Bring Hillary and Bernie Together
Democrats could turn his standard speech into the party's platformBernie Sanders is not going away. And why should he? The weather is nice, the crowds are enormous and he keeps winning primaries. Hillary Clinton has what appears to be an insurmountable...
Broadway Season That Reflected the World ; Critics Discuss Works Focusing on Race, History and Cultural Reclamation
Theater critics discuss the sophisticated works that focused on race, history and cultural reclamation - and defined this theatergoing season.Tickets sell for a thousand dollars apiece. Michelle Obama calls it "the best piece of art in any form that...
Caught Up in Technology-Bubble Denial
Venture capitalists still deny they're in a bubble. But the signs, and the potential consequences, are becoming harder to ignore.When Silicon Valley venture capitalists get themselves into image trouble, it's usually because they've been too candid with...
Chinese Wait for Answers over Mao's Darkest Days ; after 50 Years, Officials Stifle Efforts to Take Stock of Cultural Revolution
Chen Shuxiang's father was killed by Red Guards in Mao's Cultural Revolution. He has never learned why his father was singled out or found his body.Fifty years after his father was killed, Chen Shuxiang still wonders what happened to his bloodied corpse....
Climate Change and Case of the Shrinking Red Knots
A ripple effect of weather, insects and other food supplies, from the Arctic to the tropics, may be driving down the population of the red knot, a study finds.Animal migrations combine staggering endurance and exquisite timing.Consider the odyssey of...
Defecting from North Korea
It's time for China to reverse its policy of hunting down defectors and returning them to its brutal neighbor.For years, thousands of North Koreans have been sneaking across the border into China to escape oppression. The Chinese authorities routinely...
Even on Alert, It's Still a Big Party at Cannes ; Film Festival Maintains Its Traditions of Silliness and Controversy
Aside from security concerns in the wake of the attacks on Paris in November, the film festival maintains its traditions of silliness and controversy."Woody, Woody, Woody! Please, please, please!"One of the familiar sounds of the annual Cannes Film Festival, blended...
Ex-Lab Chief for Russia Details Sochi Doping Effort ; at Winter Olympics, Urine Was Swapped in a Ploy to 'Win at Any Cost'
Each night, said the director of the antidoping lab at the Sochi Games, bottles of urine were passed through a hole in the wall and replaced for testing.Dozens of Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, including at least 15 medal winners,...
Facebook Shows News Process after Bias Claims ; Company Offers Details on How It Uses Human Editors and Algorithms
Accused of political bias, the company offered details on how human editors and algorithms choose what appears, or doesn't appear, in "Trending Topics."Facebook, the largest social media network, published internal editorial guidelines on Thursday, the...
Four Kids, One Job, 8,784 Hours
A life is lived in hours. What we do with our lives will be a function of how we spend those hours, and we get only so many.How's life? Oh, busy.So goes the mindless modern conversation -- a constant assertion of the scarcity of time. A December Gallup...
Global Bank Network Reports New Cyberheist
Investigators are still trying to solve the $81 million cyberheist from the central bank of Bangladesh in February.Thieves have again found their way into what was thought to be the most secure financial messaging system in the world and stolen money...
Gruesome Cat Deaths Stoke Fears in Animal-Loving London
Since last fall, owners have been discovering their pets mutilated, some with their heads cut off.The bodies have been dumped on doorsteps with chilling regularity. There was Oscar, an 8-year-old tabby, his head and tail cut off; Oreo, a Siamese kitten...
How 'Hamilton' Actor Became Aaron Burr, Sir ; Leslie Odom Jr. Seized Opportunity to Read for the Role of the Antihero
The actor who plays the show's antihero showed up ready when he was first asked to read for the role.Leslie Odom Jr. was leaving nothing to chance.It was the fall of 2013, and Lin-Manuel Miranda had emailed, inviting him to an early workshop of the show...
In First Moves, Brazil's New Leader Heralds Tilt to Right
Michel Temer's first pick for science minister was a creationist, and he is the first Brazilian leader in decades to have no women in his cabinet.The new Brazilian president's first pick for science minister was a creationist. He chose a soybean tycoon...
In Our Pages
Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives. In 1941, Rudolf Hess, a fugitive Nazi, is interrogated after parachuting into Scotland; in 1966, Leonid Brezhnev returns from Bucharest.1941 Fugitive Nazi Talks to BritishLONDON Rudolf Hess,...
Judge Will Not Force Facebook to Stay Silent on Subpoenas Involving Users
Prosecutors wanted to keep Facebook from telling users about 15 subpoenas of their data. But a judge refused, saying the need for them was not specific.A federal judge has ruled that American prosecutors could not force Facebook to remain silent about...
Man vs. Marathon: A Quest to Break the Two-Hour Barrier
One scientist's quixotic quest to propel a runner past the two- hour barrier.At sunrise, the sky and the water seemed metallic, silver-blue, the color of speed. A sign along Highway 90 said, "Lowest Place on Earth."Yannis Pitsiladis, scientist and provocateur,...
Mullahs and Their Missiles
America cannot stand idly by while Iran threatens our ally Israel.On Monday, the Iranian military's deputy chief of staff announced that the Islamic Republic had successfully tested yet another ballistic missile -- this time, a high-precision midrange...
Myths Endure about Aging and the Economy
Research shows that older adults who work beyond retirement age are productive and are not blocking younger workers from the job market.Why is the American economy stuck in low gear?Among economists, two major culprits get most of the attention. First...
New Filipino Leader Holds U.S. Grudge ; Duterte's 'Hatred' Lingers over American's Escape after Hotel Blast in 2002
The incoming leader traces his hostility to his belief that American officials helped a badly wounded treasure hunter flee charges after a hotel room blast.For more than a decade, a mysterious explosion at the Evergreen Hotel in Davao City has been a...
Onward in Paris as Spring Returns ; an American Journalist Finds His Footing after Attacks in Adopted City
Six months after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks, my adopted city and I have found our footing again."Heures Heureuses!" -- Happy Hours! -- trumpeted the chalkboard menu on the terrace of 92, rue de Charonne. And as I sipped my cocktail at an outdoor table,...
Politics and the Singlish Language
After emerging from obscurity a half-century ago, Singapore's wacky creole has become its boldest language.Is the government's war on Singlish finally over? Our wacky, singsong creole may seem like the poor cousin to the island's four official languages,...
Questions of Vision for the Met ; Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Are His Skill and Charisma Enough for N.Y. Opera?
Yannick Nezet-Seguin may succeed James Levine as the Metropolitan Opera's next music director. But are skill and charisma enough for the job?In November, after the Philadelphia Orchestra played "One Land, One River, One People," a quirkily mystical new...
R.B.S. Will Not Face Charges over 2008 Rights Issue
Scottish prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to pursue senior figures at the bank over the raising of about $17 billion just before its rescue.Prosecutors in Scotland have said that there was "insufficient evidence" to bring criminal charges...
Russia Calls Allegations of Doping 'Groundless'
A spokesman for President Vladimir V. Putin denied on Friday that it had operated a state-sponsored doping program at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014.Russia on Friday denied that it had operated a state-sponsored doping program at the Winter Olympics...
Sadiq Khan and the Future
London's new Muslim mayor is a model for integration and acceptance. The Continent should pay attention.As the votes in London's mayoral election were being counted on May 5, almost every British Muslim I know seemed to have only one thought: Would Sadiq...
Socialists in France Survive a Vote but Stay Split ; Labor Measure Sets off Revolt among Members of President's Own Party
After an unpopular labor law, President Francois Hollande's chances of re-election, or even of making it to the final round, seem to most analysts to be slim.It was a bad day of the kind that has become distressingly common for President Francois Hollande.Antigovernment...
Sounds with Stylish Distortion and Choral Hypnosis
New releases from Blackball, Lesley Flanigan, Andy GonzAlez and Robert Curgenven.The New York City composer Lesley Flanigan works with electronics and voice to create flickering repetitions with layered vocals, a kind of choral hypnosis. Her new EP,...
State's Law School Chooses Quality over Quantity
By shrinking enrollment, and taking in less tuition income, the University of Minnesota hopes to preserve its national standing as a top law school.CORRECTION APPENDED On a recent rainy spring day, students and professors at the University of...
Strike Kills Hezbollah Commander in Syria ; Lebanese Militant Group Confirms Death, but Falls Short of Blaming Israel
Mustafa Badreddine, 55, had been accused in the 2005 assassination of a former prime minister of Lebanon, and many other attacks.Mustafa Amine Badreddine, Hezbollah's top military commander, who was directing its operations in Syria and was accused in...
Teenager's Rising Stock Sped Driver Switch
When Red Bull demoted Formula One driver Daniil Kvyat to its training team, it moved up the teenage star Max Verstappen and signed both to long-term contracts.Daniil Kvyat, a driver at the Red Bull Formula One team, was sitting at home in Moscow watching...
The Road to Vegas for a Trump Ally ; Campaign Fund-Raiser Sought to Court Donors at Hedge Fund Conference
Steven Mnuchin, a hedge fund veteran himself, starts calling on big-money donors at a hedge fund conference gilded with Trump supporters.Less than a week after being recruited by Donald J. Trump to be his campaign fund-raiser, Steven Mnuchin did not...
The Sting of Trauma in Baltimore
An educator looks back at his early years in the East Baltimore drug trade.The Cook Up.A Crack Rock Memoir. By D. Watkins.261 pages. Grand Central Publishing. $26.In 1978, after four years away from American shores and the tempest of public furor, the...
Time to End the Greek Debt Tragedy
When Europe's finance ministers meet again, they should agree to debt relief for GreeceIt's the season when Greece's continuing debt saga approaches what has now become a familiar summer climax, with citizens protesting austerity cuts and international...
Trump and Taxes
His personal returns, his shifting policy proposals and how he picked his experts are all mysterious.This seems to be the week for Trump tax mysteries. One mystery is why Donald Trump, unlike every other major party nominee in modern times, is refusing...
Trump's Rate for Taxes? It's 'None of Your Business'
Donald J. Trump said Friday that he did not believe voters had a right to see his tax returns, and insisted that it was "none of your business" when pressed on what tax rate he himself paid.Donald J. Trump said on Friday that he did not believe voters...
Trying to Change the World with Charitable Donations
Some philanthropists are gambling that the larger the charitable contributions, the stronger the social impact on society.Philanthropists may proclaim their desire for social change, but few, it turns out, follow through.Instead, according to research...
U.S. Issues Transgender Guidance to Schools
The letter to school districts does not have the force of law, but it contains an implicit threat of possible lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.The Obama administration has written a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country...
When a Company Has a Social Cause
The company joins other players like Facebook and PayPal in taking a stand on social and political issues, but deepens concerns about overreach.Google is an adventurous company, but few would ever think of it as a financial regulator.And yet that is...
When Cancer Drugs Work ; What Doctors Can Learn from the Rare Cases of 'Exceptional Responders'
A better understanding of cancer's workings is transforming treatment, as oncologists learn to attack tumors by the mutations that drive them.For years, Grace Silva had experienced odd episodes with her throat -- bouts of swelling and radiating pain...
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