http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/sports/sydney-hobart-yacht-race-smoke.html John Clarke (The New York Times) Hundreds of sailors were about to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Then one uninvited guest showed up: Smoke from nearby bushfires. An eerie layer of haze that cut visibility in Sydney Harbor to 0.1 nautical miles forced the cancellation...
Freda Moon(The New York Times) Stepping off the plane in Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, I gulped the thick, tropical air. After three days in Mexico’s high-elevation capital, inhaling the vital, pungent smell of sea and damp vegetation felt like a resuscitation. I hired an “authorized” taxi and...

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(The New York Times) We have gotten so used to the ever-faster cycles of creative director change at brands in the four big fashion capitals – New York, London, Milan and Paris – so used to “She is in!” and “He is out!” and “They are changing cities!” that a...
Siddhartha Mitter(New York Times) LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo This hot, dry metropolis may seem an unlikely art center. It is a thousand miles from the capital, Kinshasa, on the southern edge of an enormous, unwieldy country typically associated with wars and other crises. Yet the Lubumbashi Biennial, founded in 2008, recently...
(The New York Times) Atari, the brand known for pioneering video games like Pong, Asteroids and RollerCoaster Tycoon, is taking its business in a new direction: Hotels. In a move that underlines the popularity of e-sports, the demands of its growing audience and how video games are escaping the bounds of...
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, the World’s Biggest Book Sale, will be returning to Myanmar from December 23rd to 30th December 2020 – but this time the event will be held entirely online at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’s official website. Redesigned to cater to the current need...
  http://Canonical URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/sports/tennis/rising-stars.html In 2010, the three best players on the ATP Tour were Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. A decade later, they retain the top three rankings. Still, eventually new names will rise to the top. Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev combined for dozens...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/arts/design/renaissance-women-painters-prado.html MADRID — Old Masters have always outnumbered Old Mistresses, especially at the Prado. The museum is chock-a-block with paintings we know from Art History 101, in which female artists seem almost nonexistent. We come to the Prado to admire El Greco’s bony saints and Francisco de Goya’s strolling...
Vanessa Friedman (The New York Times) Dr. Sarah Armstrong has a 15-year-old patient who has been going to the weight management clinic at Duke since he was 8 years old. “The parents both have worked with us tirelessly, the family drives an hour to see us, they’ve tried various diets and...
  Written by Isabel Kershner/ The New York Times JERUSALEM The sleek figures, kohl-rimmed eyes and offerings to the gods etched on ancient Egypt’s temples and tombs are enjoying a kind of graphic afterlife, reincarnated in the tears of joy, clinking beer mugs and burger emojis of digital messaging. An exhibition at the...