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Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, ‘Grandfather of Rap,’ Is Dead at 73

Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, ‘Grandfather of Rap,’ Is Dead at 73

Jalal Mansur Nuriddin of the Last Poets in London in 1984. He delivered some of the group’s most urgent and incisive verses.
Why the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Is a Win for Consumers

Why the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Is a Win for Consumers

A merger between AT&T and Time Warner will move forward, after a federal judge rejected the Justice Department’s challenge.
Op-Ed Columnist: How to Lose the Midterms and Re-elect Trump

Op-Ed Columnist: How to Lose the Midterms and Re-elect Trump

Robert De Niro was given a standing ovation at the Tony Awards ceremony after delivering a profanity-laced comment about President Trump.
Can the World Cup Restore Harmony Between Canada and the U.S.?

Can the World Cup Restore Harmony Between Canada and the U.S.?

Mr. Trump with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, ahead of the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, last week.
Tech We’re Using: How Technology Transforms the World of Comic Books

Tech We’re Using: How Technology Transforms the World of Comic Books

George Gene Gustines, an editor in graphics and video at The New York Times, has a comics room at home. He has been writing about comics for nearly two decades.
Fed Raises Interest Rates and Signals 2 More Increases Are Coming

Fed Raises Interest Rates and Signals 2 More Increases Are Coming

“The decision you see today is another sign that the U.S. economy is in great shape,” Jerome H. Powell, the Fed chairman, said on Wednesday.
Iranians Wonder: Why Won’t Trump Talk to Us?

Iranians Wonder: Why Won’t Trump Talk to Us?

Iranians are suffering from a faltering economy, rising prices and the restoration of old sanctions.
ZTE Shares Plunge 40% as Congress Threatens to Block Deal With Trump

ZTE Shares Plunge 40% as Congress Threatens to Block Deal With Trump

ZTE’s offices in Beijing. The fate of the company, which makes telecommunications gear and smartphones, has become caught up in the wider trade dispute between the United States and China.
Gabrielle Hamilton Plans to Partner With Ken Friedman to Run the Spotted Pig

Gabrielle Hamilton Plans to Partner With Ken Friedman to Run the Spotted Pig

The chef Gabrielle Hamilton at her Manhattan restaurant Prune in 2011.
A Year After Grenfell Tower Fire, Pain and Anger Still Resonate

A Year After Grenfell Tower Fire, Pain and Anger Still Resonate

A survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire, Munira Mahmud, with her daughter, Zahra, at Al Manaar mosque in North Kensington, London, where she has cooked each day while living in a hotel room.
Paul Ryan Says Trump Is All In on Next Week’s Immigration Votes

Paul Ryan Says Trump Is All In on Next Week’s Immigration Votes

Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Wednesday in Washington. He told reporters that the “last thing I want to do is bring a bill out of here that I know the president won’t support.”
New Delhi Dispatch: The Personal Wake-Up Call to Prayers, a Ramadan Tradition, Is Endangered

New Delhi Dispatch: The Personal Wake-Up Call to Prayers, a Ramadan Tradition, Is Endangered

Mohammed Shafiq waking up Muslims in the dead of the night in New Delhi, to help them take their pre-dawn meal and get ready for prayers during Ramadan.
Critic’s Notebook: A Soldier’s Racially Charged Suicide Becomes a Powerful Opera

Critic’s Notebook: A Soldier’s Racially Charged Suicide Becomes a Powerful Opera

Andrew Stenson and Mika Shigematsu in “An American Soldier,” based on the true story of a young private’s death after racist hazing, at Opera Theater of St. Louis.
Neighborhood Joint: In Astoria, Lining Up for the Souvlaki Lady

Neighborhood Joint: In Astoria, Lining Up for the Souvlaki Lady

The Souvlaki Lady, a.k.a. Elpida Vasiliadis, has been a fixture on the corner of 33rd Street and Ditmars Boulevard for 28 years.
A Broadway Marathon Survival Guide

A Broadway Marathon Survival Guide

Sophie Marvin and other audience members waiting for the second half of a very Harry Potter theater day. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” clocks in at more than five hours, plus a dinner break.
Daredevil Raccoon Climbs Minnesota Skyscraper and Becomes a Sensation

Daredevil Raccoon Climbs Minnesota Skyscraper and Becomes a Sensation

A raccoon took a break on Tuesday outside a window on the 23rd floor of UBS Tower in St. Paul, Minn., hours after it began its ascent.
On Comedy: What’s So Funny About Orthodox Judaism? This Comic Has One Answer

On Comedy: What’s So Funny About Orthodox Judaism? This Comic Has One Answer

Ashley Blaker, an ultra-Orthodox Jew from England, onstage in “Strictly Unorthodox,” at the Theater Center in Times Square.