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American Companies Tiptoe Toward China’s Big Shopping Day

American Companies Tiptoe Toward China’s Big Shopping Day

Taylor Swift will be there. But tensions over trade and Hong Kong have made some U.S. retailers wary ahead of Singles Day.

Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows

A New York Times/Siena College survey in six key states also showed voters want a candidate who can work with Republicans.
Awaiting Layoffs, WeWork Employees Say Founder’s Payout is ‘Graft’

Awaiting Layoffs, WeWork Employees Say Founder’s Payout is ‘Graft’

In a letter, workers asked executives to treat those who will lose their jobs humanely while giving people who remain more say in decisions.

A 3D Print-Out You Could Call Home

Using concrete and giant printers, home building may one day be much faster and cheaper.
Yoga Is Finally Facing Consent and Unwanted Touch

Yoga Is Finally Facing Consent and Unwanted Touch

Yoga students and studios are grappling with inappropriate, manipulative and exploitative teachers and teachings.
‘We’re Self-Interested’: The Growing Identity Debate in Black America

‘We’re Self-Interested’: The Growing Identity Debate in Black America

Why a movement that claims to support the American descendants of slavery is being promoted by conservatives and attacked on the left.
How Lying and Mistrust Could Hurt the American Economy

How Lying and Mistrust Could Hurt the American Economy

The political dangers get all the attention, but the business effects could weigh on the United States for years, a Nobel laureate says.
Jonathan Van Ness, Ali Wong and John Hodgman Walk Into a Bar …

Jonathan Van Ness, Ali Wong and John Hodgman Walk Into a Bar …

Three very funny celebrities narrate their (mostly) very funny autobiographical audiobooks themselves.
Did Daisy Haggard Create the Next ‘Fleabag’? Not Exactly

Did Daisy Haggard Create the Next ‘Fleabag’? Not Exactly

A success in Britain, “Back to Life,” about a female ex-con, is coming to Showtime. “Fleabag” connections abound, but the series and its creator resist easy comparison.

Stephen Colbert Reveals How He Knows the Latest Trump Denial Is True

“Of course, there’s only one way to make sure a story about Trump is true, and that’s if he rage-tweets his denial,” Colbert joked.
‘Hostile Architecture’: How Public Spaces Keep the Public Out

‘Hostile Architecture’: How Public Spaces Keep the Public Out

Hostile design has flourished in New York as a way to maintain order and ensure public safety. But critics say it is inhumane and targets the homeless.
Players to Watch in the 2019-20 College Basketball Season

Players to Watch in the 2019-20 College Basketball Season

There are freshmen looking to make a mark, game-changing transfers and unknowns poised for their breakout moment.
Germany Has Been Unified for 30 Years. Its Identity Still Is Not.

Germany Has Been Unified for 30 Years. Its Identity Still Is Not.

East Germans, bio-Germans, passport Germans: In an increasingly diverse country, the legacy of a divided history has left many feeling like strangers in their own land.
When a Dad’s Secret Changes Everything

When a Dad’s Secret Changes Everything

My father’s midlife transition taught me that if life is about change, love is about constancy.
Book Review: In ‘A Warning,’ Anonymous Author Makes Case Against Re-election

Book Review: In ‘A Warning,’ Anonymous Author Makes Case Against Re-election

The same official who wrote an Opinion essay in 2018 argues in a new book that the president’s contract shouldn’t be renewed.
A C.G.I. James Dean? Some See ‘an Awful Precedent’

A C.G.I. James Dean? Some See ‘an Awful Precedent’

The directors of “Finding Jack” have been criticized for their plan to feature a computer-generated likeness of the actor, who died in 1955.
Anger in Hong Kong After Student Dies From Fall Following Clash With Police

Anger in Hong Kong After Student Dies From Fall Following Clash With Police

The death of the student, Chow Tsz-lok, ignited public fury after months of antigovernment demonstrations.
Congressional Democrats to Revive Equal Rights Amendment Push

Congressional Democrats to Revive Equal Rights Amendment Push

Democrats aim to repeal an expired deadline on the measure to ensure equality of the sexes, clearing the way for Virginia — where they just won legislative control — to be the last state to ratify it.
Review: The ‘Tina’ Musical Is One Inch Deep, Mountain High

Review: The ‘Tina’ Musical Is One Inch Deep, Mountain High

Tina Turner gets the bio-jukebox treatment, with all its lows (emaciated storytelling) and one of its peaks (a star-making performance from Adrienne Warren).