New York Times The recent history of the Academy Awards is littered with puzzling and short-lived plans. Remember the pandering popular-film Oscar, or the show’s decision to present several categories during the commercial breaks? Both ideas were so roundly derided that they never made it past the point of a...
  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...
Written by Stephanie Li Experience the best things to do in Yangon with this guide to essential eats, drinks, culture, nightlife and more. Friday Live Music Band at Garbo Bar @ Melia Yangon A relaxed evening with the finest cocktails in a hidden gem next to Inya lake will be the best...
http://Canonical URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/style/james-bond-daniel-craig-suits.html MILAN, Italy James Bond has an unexpected weapon in the forthcoming espionage flick, “No Time to Die.” Corduroy. But this cord is not exactly the look of the cord of yore. It comes courtesy of Italian designer Massimo Alba, and includes a two-button sand-tone suit, moss-hued coat and gray trousers. Opening...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/arts/design/leonardo-da-vinci-italy.html Elisabetta Povoledo(The New York Times) VINCI, Italy In his biography of Leonardo da Vinci, written 30 years after the artist’s death in 1519, Giorgio Vasari said Leonardo had “such a power of intellect that whatever he turned his mind to, he made himself master of with ease.” In the 500th anniversary...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/24/travel/Bacalar-mexico-the-next-tulum.html Lauren Sloss (The New York Times) The first glimpse of Laguna Bacalar felt like a mirage, a flash of luminous turquoise through a haze of trees. Twenty-six miles long and just over a mile wide, the “Lake of Seven Colors” snakes through the jungle, carrying tales of Mayan origins...
  http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/06/sports/Australian-Open-fire.html Ben Rothenberg(The New York Times) BRISBANE, Australia With the start of the Australian Open less than two weeks away, the wildfires ravaging the country’s southeast have forced the relocation of a second-tier men’s tennis tournament and stirred concern that the first Grand Slam tournament of the year could also be...
Inle Lake is a favorite of foreign and local travelers alike. The ecosystem formed around it is attracting more and more visitors. Poems, songs, stories and paintings portraying the beauty of the lake have also contributed to its reputation around the world. For most visitors to Myanmar, the lake ranks...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/25/business/saudi-arabia-tourism.html Stanley Reedc.2019 The New York Times Company AL-UYAYNAH, Saudi Arabia – In a makeshift camp under a starry sky, Ghazi Al-Anazi talked about his experience in the fledgling Saudi tourist business. A decade ago, barely in his 20s, he started taking British business associates of his brother to see...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/25/arts/design/deneika-samokhvalov-manege.html Roslyn Sulcasc.2019 The New York Times PETERSBURG, Russia – Figures stare boldly from the canvas, exuding youth and health. Athletes conquer their opponents, factory workers strive proudly for excellence, and soldiers stride off to war, confident of victory. In the exhibition “Deineka/Samokhvalov,” at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall, works by...