Latest NY Region News from the NY Times
- Challengers of Affirmative Action Have a New Target: New York City’s Elite High Schools
The controversy surrounding Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to integrate the city’s specialized high schools just intensified.
- Democrats in New Jersey Have a Firm Grip on Power. They Want Even More.
Democrats want to make Republicans a permanent minority in the state by essentially writing gerrymandering into the State Constitution.
- Welcome to Брайтон Бич, Brooklyn
Brighton Beach is the grumpy neighbor of Coney Island and home to a population of Soviet exiles. And if you don’t get it, well, your loss.
- Chris Collins Overcomes Indictment, Absentee Ballots, to Capture 4th House Term
The Western New York race became competitive after the Republican representative was charged in August with insider trading.
- Joyce Theater’s Spring Season Brings Australians and Cunningham Celebration
An Australia festival is to include Lucy Guerin; Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston and others perform for Merce Cunningham’s centennial.
US News from Stuff.co.nz
- Chicken-egg sized diamond found in Canada's frozen north
The biggest diamond ever found in North America has been unearthed by Dominion Diamond Mines and Rio Tinto Group at a mine in Canada’s frozen north.
- Mueller's handling of cooperating witnesses suggests Russia probe may be winding down
Russia probe special counsel Robert Mueller is setting a curious pattern as he squeezes cooperation and guilty pleas out of suspects in his investigation, one that suggests he may be nearing the end o …
- 'Walkout dad' actually buried for 57 years
Down in the basement of Michael Carroll’s childhood home in Lake Grove on Long Island, in the US, the psychic pointed to the cement floor.
- Man attempting copper theft rescued in US coal mine: Four-day ordeal was 'terrible'
Their faces covered in black soot, three adults safely rescued after several days in an inactive coal mine in the US state of West Virginia were mobbed by loved ones in a teary reunion, then they than …
- Cash spills onto highway causing car crashes
An armoured truck spilled cash on a New Jersey highway in the US on Thursday (Friday NZ time), leading to two crashes as drivers “went a little bit crazy,” stopping their cars and scrambling to grab t …
- Harrison David Rivers Wins 2018 Relentless Award
The playwright took the prize for “The Bandaged Place,” about an abusive relationship between two gay men.
- ‘Strange Window: The Turn of the Screw’ Review: Henry James for the Gig Economy
This multimedia adaptation for the era of TED Talks and smartphones is visually and aurally striking, but it lacks the spookiness of the original novella.
- The Last of the Old-School Cabaret Artists
Steve Ross will always sing ‘Always.’ A certain Cole Porter tune still gives him a frisson. The entertainer, who could very well be the last of a dying breed, has devoted himself to the Great American …
- ‘Clueless, the Musical’ Review: The Film’s Charm Is Replaced by Sparkle
Amy Heckerling’s amiable but limp adaptation of her classic 1995 film suggests a peppy fan club putting on its own makeshift show.
- Critic’s Pick: Review: Race and Sex in Plantation America in ‘Slave Play’
In a staggering professional New York debut, the playwright Jeremy O. Harris unpacks interracial relationships both antebellum and postmodern.