‘The Crown’: The History Behind Season 4 on Netflix

The fourth season of Netflix’s royal show “The Crown” is dense with rivalry, intrigue and — this being the era of Diana, Princess of Wales — hair ...

Don’t Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy

L. Rafael Reif, the president of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, delivered an intellectual call to arms to the university’s faculty in ...

Scary Is How You Act, Not Look, Disability Advocates Tell Filmmakers

When “The Witches,” starring Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, was released last month, a collective groan went up from people with ...

How Republicans in N.Y. Are Responding to the Election

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Tuesday. Weather: Mixed sun and clouds, turning gusty in the afternoon with a ...

‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

SPOKANE, Wash. — Shanna Torp has never been uneasy around guns. Her father, a retired trucker, kept a gun in the cab when he was on the road ...

China’s New Testing Policy for Travelers Is Problematic, Experts Say

As cases of the coronavirus continue to climb worldwide, many countries are doubling down on testing policies that can grant or bar entry to ...

Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller Is Back. This Time He’s the Suspect.

Answer: a snazzy silk suit. Question: What does a shrewd defendant wear to court? Aside from a cheesy clip-on tie, Mickey Haller chooses the ...

What Happened in California Is a Cautionary Tale for Us All

What happened in California? Despite the state’s liberal reputation, voters there last week approved Proposition 22, a ballot initiative ...

Just How Dishonest Are Most Students?

I teach philosophy to college students, and there was no way I was going to give them exams this semester, with our classes being held online ...

QAnon in Europe: the meteoric rise of a dangerous conspiracy theory, boosted by the pandemic

President Trump is the hero in the bizarre and baseless QAnon conspiracy scenarioA Satan-worshipping paedophile ring led by prominent Democrats ...

There’s a Word for Why We Wear Masks, and Liberals Should Say It

Donald Trump is now back on the road, holding rallies in battleground states. These events, with people behind the president wearing masks but ...

N.Y.C. Was Once a Bastion of G.O.P. Moderates. Then Trump Came Along.

Over the course of two decades, the New York City Republican Party got two mayors elected in deep blue New York City. It was a neat trick made ...

How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital at Risk

In March, several cybercrime groups rushed to reassure people that they wouldn’t target hospitals and other health care facilities during the ...

What the N.B.A.’s West Teams Need: Shooters and Shady Texts

Finally — finally — the N.B.A. off-season is here. Sure, it’s October, months removed from when the off-season would typically begin if there ...

‘White Supremacy’ Once Meant David Duke and the Klan. Now It Refers to Much More.

As July 4 and its barbecues arrived this year, the activist and former N.F.L. quarterback Colin Kaepernick declared, “We reject your celebration ...

Bill Offering L.G.B.T. Protections in Italy Spurs Rallies on Both Sides

ROME — Protesters turned out in force on Saturday for rival demonstrations on a bill that would make anti-L.G.B.T. violence a hate crime carrying ...