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Lawrence Roberts, Who Helped Design Internet’s Precursor, Dies at 81

Lawrence Roberts, Who Helped Design Internet’s Precursor, Dies at 81

Lawrence Roberts, far left, with other internet pioneers, from left, Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee, at a conference in Spain in 2002. Dr. Roberts insisted that engineers look for
Cyberattack Disrupts Printing of Major Newspapers

Cyberattack Disrupts Printing of Major Newspapers

The Los Angeles Times, whose printing operations were disrupted, said the cyberattack had come from outside the United States.
In ‘Grey Rock,’ a Palestinian Playwright Tackles the Ordinary

In ‘Grey Rock,’ a Palestinian Playwright Tackles the Ordinary

Amir Nizar Zuabi’s play “Grey Rock” is about a Palestinian man who decides to build, in a shed, a rocket to the moon.
Congo Votes, Amid Ebola Crisis and Problems at Polls, After Years’ Delay

Congo Votes, Amid Ebola Crisis and Problems at Polls, After Years’ Delay

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, delayed by two years and a week, finally took place on Sunday in most of the country.
As New Year’s Eve Ball Drops, the Free Press Gets a Moment in the Spotlight

As New Year’s Eve Ball Drops, the Free Press Gets a Moment in the Spotlight

New Year’s Eve in Times Square two years ago. On Monday night, 11 journalists from a variety of outlets pressed the button that started the annual ball drop.
Critic’s Notebook: A Luminous ‘Aria Code’ Joins a Meager Field of Classical Music Podcasts

Critic’s Notebook: A Luminous ‘Aria Code’ Joins a Meager Field of Classical Music Podcasts

“Aria Code,” a new podcast created by WQXR and the Metropolitan Opera, is hosted by the polymathic musician Rhiannon Giddens.
Glorified and Vilified, Representative-Elect Ilhan Omar Tells Critics: ‘Just Deal’

Glorified and Vilified, Representative-Elect Ilhan Omar Tells Critics: ‘Just Deal’

Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.
Kelly, on His Way Out, Says Administration Long Ago Abandoned Idea of Concrete Wall

Kelly, on His Way Out, Says Administration Long Ago Abandoned Idea of Concrete Wall

“The president still says ‘wall,’” John F. Kelly, the outgoing White House chief of staff, said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the
China Thwarts U.S. Effort to Promote American Culture on Campuses

China Thwarts U.S. Effort to Promote American Culture on Campuses

The American ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, and his wife, Christine, at their residence in Beijing. A Chinese university turned down his request to visit a center to promote American culture
Hello. Does Poland Have Vampires? My Date Wants to Know My Blood Type.

Hello. Does Poland Have Vampires? My Date Wants to Know My Blood Type.

One man requested that the British Foreign Office speak to a massage parlor in Bangkok on his behalf: He had fallen asleep during a massage and felt he should not have to pay for it.
Grace Notes: At Lord & Taylor, Everything Must Go. A Daughter’s Guilt Will Remain.

Grace Notes: At Lord & Taylor, Everything Must Go. A Daughter’s Guilt Will Remain.

Lord & Taylor will close its flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Wednesday. The building is being sold to WeWork.
Critic’s Notebook: What It’s Like to Be a Female Movie Critic in the #MeToo Era

Critic’s Notebook: What It’s Like to Be a Female Movie Critic in the #MeToo Era

Amy Adams, left, as Lynne Cheney and Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s “Vice.” McKay conceives of the couple as a contemporary Lord and Lady Macbeth.
Too Old to Be a Freshman in Congress? Donna Shalala Doesn’t Care

Too Old to Be a Freshman in Congress? Donna Shalala Doesn’t Care

Representative-elect Donna Shalala of Florida, a former secretary of health and human services, concedes that her new junior status will be a challenge.
Colombia Investigating Possible Plot to Assassinate President, Official Says

Colombia Investigating Possible Plot to Assassinate President, Official Says

President Ivan Duque of Colombia in Bogota this month. The foreign minister said Colombia’s intelligence services had been hearing chatter about alleged plans to kill Mr. Duque.
Staging Reality Winner: An F.B.I. Transcript Becomes an Offbeat Thriller

Staging Reality Winner: An F.B.I. Transcript Becomes an Offbeat Thriller

Tina Satter, right, is directing Emily Davis in “Is This a Room,” a play about the F.B.I.’s 2017 interrogation of the military contractor Reality Winner.
Moscow Dispatch: Stalin’s Soaring Moscow Towers Sorely Need Body Work

Moscow Dispatch: Stalin’s Soaring Moscow Towers Sorely Need Body Work

The Moscow State University building, at nearly 800 feet, is the biggest of the so-called “Stalin high-rises” that were built to symbolize the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany and which