How Control of Congress Could Swing on a Fight to Repeal California’s Gas Tax

How Control of Congress Could Swing on a Fight to Repeal California’s Gas Tax

SAN FRANCISCO — It was enacted by the thinnest of margins: A 12-cent gasoline tax handed by lawmakers final 12 months to finance a multibillion-dollar marketing campaign to restore California roads and bridges hobbled by years of neglect and disrepair. But the tax, which took impact in November, is now the topic of a serious […]

Chris Brown Arrested in Connection With a 2017 Nightclub Dispute

Chris Brown Arrested in Connection With a 2017 Nightclub Dispute

The R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested Thursday evening after a live performance in West Palm Beach, Fla., on a cost of felony battery stemming from an April 2017 incident in Tampa. He is accused of punching a photographer, Bennie Vines, at an occasion there at Club Aja, in response to the police. Officials notified […]

Video Shows Police Officer Firing Stun Gun at Unarmed Man Sitting on Curb

Video Shows Police Officer Firing Stun Gun at Unarmed Man Sitting on Curb

In 2008, an officer with the New York Police Department fired a Taser at an emotionally disturbed man on a ledge in Brooklyn, in violation of departmental guidelines, and the person fell some 10 toes to his dying. The lieutenant who had given the order to fireside the Taser killed himself eight days later. Tasers, […]

Review: On the High Line, Striking Poses in Latex and Lipstick

Review: On the High Line, Striking Poses in Latex and Lipstick

A latex gown. A person’s go well with. A thick coat of purple lipstick. In “PRIVATE: Wear a mask when you talk to me” and “Private Song,” the choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis explores the concept of gender with surfaces in thoughts. If you wish to remodel into one other look — male or feminine — merely […]

‘Antigone in Ferguson’ Will Come to Harlem Stage This Fall

‘Antigone in Ferguson’ Will Come to Harlem Stage This Fall

“Antigone in Ferguson,” an adaptation of Sophocles’s Greek tragedy conceived as a response to Michael Brown’s 2014 loss of life in Missouri, is headed to Harlem Stage for a free five-week run. The manufacturing begins Sept. 13 and combines readings from “Antigone,” choral music sung by native choirs, and an viewers dialogue on race and […]

Facebook’s New Political Algorithms Increase Tension With Publishers

Facebook’s New Political Algorithms Increase Tension With Publishers

“I don’t want trust to be a popularity contest decided by users of Facebook,” Lydia Polgreen, the editor in chief of HuffPost, mentioned on the panel discussion, which was held at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The panel, moderated by Emily Bell, the director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia, additionally […]

Scientists Can Design ‘Better’ Babies. Should They?

Scientists Can Design ‘Better’ Babies. Should They?

Then there’s a gene-editing technique referred to as Crispr, the acronym for a mouthful of a process: Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. A group led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, an American reproductive biologist, introduced final yr that it had utilized the method to alter a human genome. With an enzyme referred to as Cas9 performing […]

The Playlist: Kanye West’s Breakout Star 070 Shake, and 10 More New Songs

The Playlist: Kanye West’s Breakout Star 070 Shake, and 10 More New Songs

Hear our critics’ weekly playlist, together with serpentwithfeet, Snail Mail and Jorja Smith. Image070 Shake is being praised for her contributions to Kanye West’s new album, “Ye.” This week, she launched a monitor known as “Mirrors.”CreditDan Regan Quick to leverage her extensively praised publicity on Kanye West’s “Ye,” the New Jersey singer and rapper 070 […]