Latest NY Region News from the NY Times
- Why Beyoncé Is a Fan of These Teenage Singers From Brooklyn
The acclaimed Brooklyn Youth Chorus collaborates with cutting-edge composers and has become a resource for popular musicians.
- What to Do in New York This Weekend
“The Lion King” remake, the Apollo 11 anniversary and more: Here’s your guide to the weekend in culture.
- The Lonely Pursuit of Air Hockey Greatness
Yes, air hockey is a professional sport. Join a master and his student on a quest for the championship — and a regulation table that isn’t broken.
- How the Founder of Clark’s Botanicals Spends His Sundays
Francesco Clark, who was paralyzed 17 years ago, has defied the odds in his recovery while running a skin care company.
- Fire Island Dance Festival: A Full-Circle Community Experience
Born during the AIDS crisis to raise money for dancers, the festival turns 25, mixing celebration with sorrow.
NZ News from UK Guardian
- New Zealand begins first round of gun buybacks after Christchurch attack
Government has set aside more than NZ$200m to remove military-style firearms from circulationDozens of Christchurch gun owners have handed over their weapons in exchange for cash in the first of more …
- No media penalty over Christchurch shootings live stream, watchdog says
Code-of-practice ‘questions raised’ but better to reframe codes than make adverse findings, Acma chair saysBroadcasters may have breached codes of practice by airing video of the Christchurch mosque s …
- 'Incredible comeback': Cricket World Cup victory prompts outpouring of joy in New Zealand
Key runout against India described as ‘one of the most iconic sporting moments in New Zealand folklore’In the early hours of Thursday morning, New Zealanders collectively rubbed their tired eyes. On t …
- Jacinda Ardern's neighbour reportedly admits to killing Paddles, first cat of New Zealand
Man going by the name of Chris says he wrote condolence card for Ardern and her partner, Clarke GayfordThe man who killed New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s cat has reportedly broken his sile …
- Christchurch mayor on mass shooter: 'I've no idea what his name is'
On visit to UK, Lianne Dalziel tells of her city’s resilience in aftermath of mosque attacksThe mayor of Christchurch has refused to commit to memory the name of the man who carried out mosque shootin …
- All Blacks coach criticised for saying domestic violence 'not a gender thing'
Steve Hansen made the comments after naming Sevu Reece, who admitted to assaulting his partner, in the teamThe All Blacks head coach has been called out for saying that domestic violence is not a gend …
- Still Aiming to Confound, the Scrappy Brick Turns a Page
A new leader is about to take over from the Williamsburg theater’s founders. A festival there now offers a sense of her transgressive, slightly bonkers vision (sour cream included).
- From Russia, With Despair, Self-Loathing and Love
What do two contemporary playwrights have in common with Anton Chekhov? A bunch.
- ‘The Great Society,’ About L.B.J., Is Coming to Broadway
The playwright, Robert Schenkkan, also wrote the Tony-winning “All the Way,” about an earlier chapter of the Johnson presidency.
- How Can ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Upstage the Movie? With 70 Songs
Finding spots for the pop songs, credited to 161 writers, and getting the rights, was no cancan.