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Tired of Regional Critics, Venezuela Looks to Russia and China

Tired of Regional Critics, Venezuela Looks to Russia and China

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, center, is increasingly regarded as a despot among neighbors in a region that has shifted politically to the right.
Crime in New York City Plunges to a Level Not Seen Since the 1950s

Crime in New York City Plunges to a Level Not Seen Since the 1950s

Police recruits being sworn in at Madison Square Garden in October. Crime in New York City has declined for 27 straight years, even as police officers use less deadly force and make fewer arrests.
How to Interview a Celebrity Like a Celebrity

How to Interview a Celebrity Like a Celebrity

George Wayne at Pier 59 Studios, where he often goes to write.
Left Behind by the Nation’s Largest Subway System

Left Behind by the Nation’s Largest Subway System

Enrique Toledo scoffed at the idea that there would ever be any major subway expansion beyond what is already in the works, especially to serve New York City’s poorest residents. “They won’t do it in
Ralph Carney, Saxophonist for Tom Waits and Many Others, Dies at 61

Ralph Carney, Saxophonist for Tom Waits and Many Others, Dies at 61

Ralph Carney in 1998. Though best known as a saxophonist, he also played clarinet, trumpet, violin, harmonica, panpipes, keyboards, trombone, ukulele and banjo.
Encounters: Taye Diggs Doesn’t Feel Like Dancing

Encounters: Taye Diggs Doesn’t Feel Like Dancing

In town for some readings of a choreopoem he hopes to direct, the actor Taye Diggs returned to Steps on Broadway, where he used to study his moves.
Ukraine Fighting Pauses, Briefly, for Big Prisoner Exchange

Ukraine Fighting Pauses, Briefly, for Big Prisoner Exchange

Prisoners of war from separatist self-proclaimed republics before boarding a bus during an exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut, Ukraine, on Wednesday.
Opinion: Remembering Life in the Soviet Union, One Family Photo at a Time

Opinion: Remembering Life in the Soviet Union, One Family Photo at a Time

Vacationers in 1935 at the Livadia Palace, later the site of the Yalta Conference. Built for the Russian royal family, Livadia was made a sanitarium for peasants in 1925; soon it was a health resort
Climate Fwd:: 5 of Our Favorite Climate Stories of the Year

Climate Fwd:: 5 of Our Favorite Climate Stories of the Year

As Hurricane Irma approached Miami, wildfires burned in the West and an earthquake hit Mexico. Coincidence? Yes.
Boîte: An Astrology-Themed Brooklyn Bar Filled With Art

Boîte: An Astrology-Themed Brooklyn Bar Filled With Art

A Friday night on the dance floor at Mood Ring in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.
Tel Aviv’s Toy-Block Tower Measures Up for a Record

Tel Aviv’s Toy-Block Tower Measures Up for a Record

The tower in Rabin Square, in central Tel Aviv, on Wednesday. At 35.95 meters, or 117 feet 11 inches, tall, it is said to be nearly 3 feet taller than a previous effort in Milan.
Make Mine the Burlap Wrap

Make Mine the Burlap Wrap

Each conifer lining the road outside Ira Rennert's Sagaponack mega-mansion Fairfield wears a winter coat.
The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

Taylor Swift took a risk few artists could afford to take in 2017 — holding her new album, “Reputation,” back from streaming services upon its release.
A Sudanese Refugee Brings a Taste of Home to the U.S.

A Sudanese Refugee Brings a Taste of Home to the U.S.

Kaltum Mohamed and her husband, Ahmed Suliman, with their children, from left, Masagid, Manara, Abdelrahman, Maazah and Mohamed at their home in Salt Lake City.