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Books and Literature

Fiction: From Isabel Allende, a Novel of Three Immigrants and a Brooklyn Misadventure

Two professors aid an undocumented worker following an accident that launches a trio of narratives about life lived across America’s borders in “In the Midst of Winter.”

Web-Original Programming

Brooklyn’s Favorite Pot Dealer Returns

Ben Sinclair is nothing like the freewheeling dealer he portrays in “High Maintenance.” Except he smokes pot, drives an R.V. and parted ways with his wife (who co-created the show).

Snow comes to the South, bringing frigid temps

From Texas to Maine, a storm swept in frigid temperatures and snow, putting portions of 23 states and more than 70 million people under winter weather alerts.

#MeToo Movement

For Brooklyn Rape Victim, a Long-Awaited Apology From Police

Physically attacked and vilified in print in 1994, the now 51-year-old victim calls the #MeToo movement an ongoing reality


Tennis: Vandeweghe bringing new attitude to Melbourne

(Reuters) - Coco Vandeweghe feels the biggest misconception about her is that she is arrogant but the outspoken American is not letting that get in the way of her quest for a maiden grand slam title at the Australian Open.

Earmarks (Finance)

To Grease Wheels of Congress, Trump Suggests Bringing Back Pork

President Trump’s suggestion that Congress revive the old practice of salting spending bills with lawmaker pet projects has revived a simmering debate.

Trump suggests bringing back earmarks

President Donald Trump said Tuesday said Democrats and Republicans should consider bringing back earmarks to make passing legislation easier.

Frauds and Swindling

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges

Pamela Harris was accused of defrauding government agencies, including one scheme where she was said to falsely claim Hurricane Sandy relief.

Babies and Infants

From Brooklyn to India, in Search of the Secret to Parenthood

“She’s fine,” the doctor said. “You’re doing a good job, don’t worry too much.” I could not worry too much? That was an option?

Prisons and Prisoners

Trial Begins in Brooklyn of Jail Guard Accused of Raping Female Inmate

The case of Carlos Richard Martinez is expected to shed light on longstanding concerns about the treatment of women at the Metropolitan Detention Center.


Review: A Wondrous ‘Pinocchio’ With That ‘Lion King’ Magic

In a creative master stroke, this National Theater adaptation of the Disney film uses oversized puppets to play adults, who tower over the title figure.


Live Briefing: ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Swirls Northward, Bringing Snow and Bitter Cold

The storm, which dropped sleet or snow as far south as Florida, was expected to produce blizzard conditions as it moved up the Eastern Seaboard.

Bass, Fred

Fred Bass, Who Made Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89

Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.

Ava DuVernay's real Hollywood magic

How director Ava DuVernay is making the entertainment industry more reflective of the world we live in, one distinctly-DuVernay hit at a time.

Computer and Video Games

Nintendo’s Switch Brings Some Magic Back

This time last year, the company that made Mario and Donkey Kong household names seemed to have lost its touch. Now, with the new console, it’s on a roll.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.

Book World Inc

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Book World is closing its 45 stores amid the holiday shopping season, signaling the final gasps for large book sellers as e-commerce rises.

Midtown Area (Manhattan, NY)

Character Study: Running an Indie Bookstore, With Churchillian Resolve

By selling rare Churchill books to wealthy buyers, Barry Singer, 60, has kept his midtown shop open for 34 years.

Bars and Nightclubs

Boîte: An Astrology-Themed Brooklyn Bar Filled With Art

Tucked under the elevated subway, Mood Ring draws a diverse 20-something clientele who can play an artwork that looks like a vintage arcade game.


China has 'overwhelming advantage' in bringing Taiwan to heel, official says

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's growing economic, political and diplomatic power means it is achieving an "overwhelming advantage" in bringing self-ruled Taiwan to heel, and time is on China's side, a senior official said in a comments published on Monday.


Magic big man Vucevic suffers broken hand against Wizards

(Reuters) - Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic suffered a broken bone in his left hand on Saturday against the Washington Wizards and will require surgery, the Magic announced.

Harry Potter (Fictional Character)

Harry Potter and the Magical Profit Margins Under the Tree

A broken Harry Potter wand got us thinking about who has the biggest profit margins in the toy industry.


Watch These Brooklyn Skate Club Regulars Dance Their Wheels Off

There’s magic in the skates: On Wednesday nights, the Brooklyn Skate Club transforms a gymnasium in Bedford-Stuyvesant into a swirl of bodies.

Real Estate (Commercial)

In Brooklyn, a Hare Krishna Reckoning

As the Hare Krishna Society builds a lavish new temple in India, it is struggling to control a faction in the city where the religion was born.


BRIEF-Hoak Public Equities Reports Less Than 1 Pct Stake In Magicjack Vocaltec ‍​


Fires and Firefighters

Woman and Three Children Killed in Brooklyn Fire

At least five others were injured when the fire tore through a home early Monday morning.


Op-Ed Columnist: Bringing Down Our Monsters

As assailants in Hollywood, media and politics fall, will the Harasser in Chief elude the posse of women lawmakers giving chase?

Federal Taxes (US)

Editorial: Mr. Mnuchin’s Magical Math on Taxes

Pressed to prove that a tax cut for the rich can pay for itself, the Treasury relies on growth “models” with no basis in reality.

A parrot safari in... Brooklyn?


Review: ‘Brooklyn Nutcracker’ Is Simply, Imperfectly Charming

Diverse in multiple ways, “The Brooklyn Nutcracker” combines ballet and hip-hop — with a superb Arabian belly dance number, too.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

City to Settle Discrimination Claim in Brooklyn Housing Plan

An eight-year legal fight over racial discrimination in a proposed development plan for the Broadway Triangle ends with the city agreeing to changes.


Durant tossed from Warriors' win over Magic

(Reuters) - Golden State's Kevin Durant became the latest high-profile player to be ejected from a game when he was thrown out of the Warriors' 133-112 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

How the Ferry Is Changing the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront

The city’s recent ferry expansion is bringing a surge of interest to long-neglected neighborhoods on the East River.


Works in Progress: Santa’s Workshop Is Real, and It’s in Brooklyn

When you need an over-the-top, talking, moving, blinking, singing Christmas display, call Lou Nasti, maestro of the holiday lawn ornament.


MTV Searches for ‘Jersey Shore’ Magic on the Florida Panhandle

The creator of “Floribama Shore,” the name of which is meant to evoke “Jersey Shore,” says the show is different and the cast is more earnest and vulnerable.

MTV is bringing 'Jersey Shore' back

MTV is bringing back one of its most popular reality shows, but this time there's a family feel.

WeWork to Buy Meetup, the Service for Bringing Hobbyists Together

In acquiring the meeting-organization company, WeWork is seeking to again extend its business beyond office space into more facets of customers’ lives.


A Tired Brooklyn Transit Hub Is Finally Getting Attention

New York City officials aim to transform Broadway Junction from a pass-through to a destination stop with offices, stores, restaurants and other amenities.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Columnist: China Could Sell Trump the Brooklyn Bridge

The president got played in his trade talks in Beijing last week.


BRIEF-Magic Software reports Q3 earnings per share of $0.09

* Magic delivers record-breaking revenues of $66 million for the third quarter of 2017 with 21% year over year growth


Brooklyn Diocese Names 8 Priests Who Sexually Abused Children

One priest, after being defrocked in 1992, went on to an illustrious career in academia while his victims’ lives “have been destroyed,” a lawyer said.


BRIEF-Uber CEO says bringing in Softbank would be good thing - NYT Dealbook Conference‍​

* Uber CEO at NYT Dealbook Conference‍​ says after two months, feels better at where company is, than when he came into company- CNBC


Pokemon Go's Niantic taps 'Harry Potter' magic for new augmented reality game

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new "Harry Potter" augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday.


Pokemon Go's Niantic taps 'Harry Potter' magic for new AR game

LOS ANGELES, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new "Harry Potter" augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday.

Writing and Writers

Op-Ed Columnist: The Magic and Moral of Joan Didion

You glitter the way she does only if there’s gold at the core.

City council president: Why I'm bringing my baby to work

World Series magic spotlights football's lost luster


Former Brooklyn resident charged in U.S. with aiding Islamic State

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former resident of Brooklyn, New York, has been brought to the United States to face charges that he traveled to the Middle East to work as a recruiter for Islamic State, according to a filing on Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court.


Brooklyn man sentenced to 15 years prison over Islamic State support

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Brooklyn man was sentenced on Friday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State.


UPDATE 1-Alibaba's Tsai in deal for stake in NBA's Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Joseph Tsai, vice chairman of Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , has struck a deal to buy a 49 percent stake in the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association, according to two sources familiar with the matter.


Alibaba Co-Founder Joseph Tsai Said to Buy Brooklyn Nets Stake

Mr. Tsai has agreed in principle to buy a 49 percent stake in the team, people briefed on the matter said, valuing the franchise at $2.3 billion.


Alibaba's Tsai in deal for stake in NBA's Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Joseph Tsai, vice chairman of Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , has struck a deal to buy a 49 percent stake in the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association, according to two sources familiar with the matter.


Golf: Johnson's new putter works like magic, 63 gives him the lead in Shanghai

(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson reaped magic from a new putter to card a sparkling nine-under 63 and take a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai on Friday.

Waiters and Waitresses

The Sweet Spot: How to Fulfill Your Dreams When the Magic-Wand Fairy is Late

A hard-working waitress wonders if she’ll ever be able leave her small town and get a higher education. The answer is yes! And the secret is a list.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: The Dodgers and Brooklyn

Monday: A California team with New York roots, a panel on Civil War monuments, and advice for the Yankees.

Harry Potter exhibit brings magic to 'muggles'

It's been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book came out and it's being celebrated at the British Library. CNN's Robyn Kriel reports.

Brexit showdown bringing uncertainty to UK

The showdown between the UK and the EU over money continues and the uncertainty is bringing along social anxiety for many. CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports.

New York Today: New York Today: A Bull Runs Free in Brooklyn

Wednesday: A bull tastes freedom on the streets of Park Slope, Yankees in Game 5, and Black Monday.


Startup Magic Leap raises half a billion in new funding

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Magic Leap, a well-funded and secretive startup, said on Tuesday it has raised $502 million in a new capital funding round led by Temasek Holdings, an investment firm owned by the government of Singapore.


New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.

New York Today: New York Today: The Voice of the Brooklyn Nets

Tuesday: A chat with Olivier Sedra, a “Hair” sing along, and Archives Week.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Kicks Off a Week of Shows in Brooklyn

Mr. Kimmel was joined by Paul Shaffer, Amy Schumer and other prominent guests on his first broadcast of the week from his hometown.

Bars and Nightclubs

At This Brooklyn Bar, It’s Just You, Your Date and the Barman

Feel like bending an elbow? The Threesome Tollbooth, in Bushwick, practically requires you to in order to fit into the place.


Startup Magic Leap seeks $1 billion funding, working on debut product

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Magic Leap, a highly funded and secretive startup that has promised breakthrough augmented reality technology, is seeking to raise up to $1 billion in fresh funding from investors, according to a new corporate filing.


Magical Messi sees Argentina through to World Cup finals

(Reuters) - A magical Lionel Messi hat-trick carried Argentina to a 3-1 win over Ecuador on Tuesday and booked their place at next year's World Cup finals in Russia.


Alibaba denies Tsai in deal talks with NBA's Brooklyn Nets

(Reuters) - Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd denied on Thursday that its vice chairman, Joseph Tsai, is in advanced talks to buy a stake in the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association.


Exclusive: Alibaba's Tsai in talks to buy stake in NBA's Brooklyn Nets - sources

(Reuters) - Joseph Tsai, the vice chairman of Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , is in advanced talks to buy a stake in the Brooklyn Nets, valuing the U.S. basketball team at around $2.2 billion, people familiar with the matter said.

Fashion and Apparel

Supreme Opened in Brooklyn With a Giant Skate Bowl. We Dropped In.

The New York City cult street-wear brand created a real life retail sculpture. And the skaters, avatars of good taste and box-logo hounds came out.


In Disney’s Seedy Shadow, the Magic and Hardship of ‘The Florida Project’

With his latest film, the director Sean Baker continues his look at people on the margins of American society, stories he isn’t seeing in cinema.

Return trip to Italy: You can recapture travel magic


Modernist Magic in Indiana

An Indianapolis family with a historical connection to modern architecture found inspiration for their new home in a piece of land, a nearby town and an Eero Saarinen creation.

Inside New York's oldest bookstore

Founded in 1925, Argosy Books continues the quaint tradition of selling actual printed books, even when their six-story building is worth millions. "The Wonder List" returns Oct 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Hikes and Hiking

Hike to Find the Magic of Santorini

Many visitors to Santorini come for its pristine beaches, but its open secret is the winding hiking trails that overlook the sea.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

Sale of Brooklyn Housing Complex Would Benefit Trump

The owners of Starrett City, the country’s biggest federally subsidized housing complex, are selling the development for more than $850 million. President Trump is a partial owner.


German minister favors longer ban on Syrian refugees bringing families

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said he favors extending a temporary ban on Syrian migrants bringing their families to Germany, a move that reflects growing popular opposition to family reunifications.

See the magic behind 'Game of Thrones' dragons

The final episode of 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 airs Sunday night. Clare Sebastian looks at the the visual effects behind the show's iconic dragons.


McEnroe expects more Federer magic at U.S. Open

(Reuters) - American great John McEnroe expects Roger Federer's sensational comeback season to continue in New York when the U.S. Open kicks off on Monday.

Martha's Vineyard (Mass)

Martha’s Vineyard Has a Nourishing Magic for Black Americans

My first vacation on the island was bartered. That was seven years ago, and I’ve been drawn back every summer since.


The Look: Sunday Best in Harlem and Brooklyn

A photographer spent a couple of Sundays roaming the streets in Brooklyn and Harlem searching for finely dressed churchgoers.


Alaska Warily Eyes Change Bringing Suburbs and Amazon Boxes

Vast physical distances are becoming less limiting, bringing conveniences but perhaps eroding the state’s special identity.


Bruce Springsteen Is Bringing His Music and His Memories to Broadway

Tickets to the intimate shows at the Walter Kerr Theater will be sold via a new technology called Verified Fan in an attempt to cut down on scalping.


Tennis: Marathon magician Makarova downs Goerges to win Citi Open

Russian Ekaterina Makarova turned on the marathon magic again to defeat Julia Goerges 3-6 7-6(2) 6-0 and win the Citi Open in Washington DC on Sunday.

Historic Buildings and Sites

19th-Century Diary Suggests Slaves Are Buried in Brooklyn Lot

A Gowanus farmer’s writings from 1828 to 1830 describe burying them on property that includes the proposed site of a prekindergarten.

Amusement and Theme Parks

SUMMER FIRSTS Brooklyn: Finding Alchemy and Art on a Coney Island Scary Ride

For Francine Prose, an amusement-park trip as a young girl led to a ride on the Spook-a-Rama and later to a prized Diane Arbus photo of the same ride.


Embassy attack fuels fears ISIS bringing Iraq war to Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - An attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul has reinforced fears that Islamic State militants are seeking to bring the group's Middle East conflict to Afghanistan, though evidence of fighters relocating from Iraq and Syria remains elusive.

Sex Crimes

Federal Jail in Brooklyn Faces a String of Sexual Assault Cases

The Metropolitan Detention Center has relatively few female inmates. Yet it accounts for a disproportionate number of sexual assault cases involving them.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: The Greenest Block in Brooklyn

Monday: A winning block in Brooklyn, bike commuting soars, and a cross-country train trip.


Brooklyn jurors to begin deliberating in Martin Shkreli's fraud case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fate of former drug company executive Martin Shkreli now rests with jurors in Brooklyn federal court, who will begin deliberating Monday morning after a month-long trial.


A Minute With: Jada Pinkett Smith talks 'black girl magic'

LONDON (Reuters) - Jada Pinkett Smith stars with Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish in the hit movie "Girl's Trip", a comedy that features four black women in the lead roles - an unusual proposition in Hollywood.

The best things to do in Brooklyn's Coney Island

Coney Island, Brooklyn, is as synonymous with summer as popsicles and fireworks.

Magic and Magicians

Hat. Rabbit. Spy Cam? Claims of Skulduggery at a Hot Magic Show

The magician Derek DelGaudio has tried to keep his work invisible on the internet. Did another professional secretly film his show?

Books and Literature

Harry Potter Nerds Rejoice: 2 New ‘History of Magic’ Books Coming This Fall

The books will appear on Oct. 20 as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition at the British Library. But they aren’t new novels or even plays.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Brooklyn Man Charged With Murder in Manhattan Rap Concert Shooting

Daryl Campbell, 31, who goes by the stage name Taxstone, was accused of fatally shooting a 33-year-old bodyguard at a 2016 concert by the rapper T.I.


Muller magic runs out as Cilic powers into semis

LONDON (Reuters) - Gilles Muller's unlikely Wimbledon run came to an end when he was beaten in five sets by Croatian Marin Cilic in their quarter-final on Wednesday.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Bringing Tax Anger to Governor’s Race

Wednesday: Checking in with Assemblyman Travis Allen, political resentment in northernmost California, and a Hermosa Beach race that celebrates vomit.


Long-awaited 'Jumanji' sequel puts new twist on magical board game

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In the verdant rain forests of Hawaii, Jack Black, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan simulated dodging rampaging rhinos and hungry hippos as they filmed the long-anticipated sequel to the Robin Williams 1995 adventure film "Jumanji."


Review: Sisters Plot Their Escapes From ‘Napoli, Brooklyn’

In Meghan Kennedy’s kitchen-table drama at the Roundabout, an immigrant Italian family in 1960 seems ready to explode. Then it does.


At platform 9-3/4, Harry Potter fans mark 20 years of magic

LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty years to the day after the first book in the Harry Potter series was published, fans gathered online and in the real world to express their enduring love for J.K. Rowling's magical creation.


At women-only salon in Brooklyn, Muslim-Americans prepare for Eid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nevien Shehadeh, 19, was one of many Muslim women who chose Le'Jemalik Salon and Boutique in New York's borough of Brooklyn on Friday to prepare for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Books and Literature

Crime: Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime

Alchemists and archaeologists are among the characters in this week’s mystery column. Also crooked cops and a very sad, very dead homeless man.


Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Magic Johnson revolutionized the point guard position during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and on Thursday, in his new role of running the team, picked a player in his own image to lead them back to contention.


Catholic Church in Brooklyn to compensate sexual abuse victims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church in the New York City borough of Brooklyn has set up a compensation program for victims of sexual abuse by its clergy, the Diocese of Brooklyn said on Thursday.


Brooklyn, as Hollywood Never Sees It

Jim McKay’s new film, about bicycle delivery men and soccer in Carroll Gardens and Sunset Park, is having its premiere at BAMcinemaFest.

GM bringing back 600 jobs from Mexico


New Zealand try new black magic to end U.S. America's Cup spell

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - Emirates Team New Zealand will be hoping to mimic "Black Magic", the boat with which they beat the U.S. to lift the America's Cup in 1995, when they take on Oracle Team USA in Bermuda.


Sailing-New Zealand try new black magic to end U.S. America's Cup spell

HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 16 (Reuters) - Emirates Team New Zealand will be hoping to mimic "Black Magic", the boat with which they beat the U.S. to lift the America's Cup in 1995, when they take on Oracle Team USA in Bermuda.


As Shanghai's Magic Kingdom turns one, Disney pushes further into China

SHANGHAI, June 16 (Reuters) - Walt Disney celebrates the one-year anniversary of its $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai on Friday, a key plank of the entertainment giant's push into the world's second-largest economy through everything from English schools to films.


Rooftop Terrace at Brooklyn Children’s Museum Is Set to Open

A decade after it began, an outdoor green space for the museum’s small visitors is finally ready, and it arrives with an impressive design pedigree.

Staubitz Market (Brooklyn, NY)

Neighborhood Joint: Staubitz Market in Brooklyn: 100 Years of Sawdust, Steaks and Chops

A display contains frozen items, and the shelves are stocked with jars and cans. But there’s just one reason to visit this Boerum Hill business: meat.


Shots fired outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, one injured

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One man was shot outside a shopping center near a major sports arena in New York City on Wednesday but it was not immediately clear who opened fire or how badly the victim was hurt, police said.

Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates)

The New Health Care: There’s No Magical Savings in Showing Prices to Doctors

Informing physicians of the cost of a test, drug or scan tends not to affect whether they order them for their patients, research shows.

Lieberman: This group's bringing common sense to Congress


An urban farm grows in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Erik Groszyk, 30, used to spend his day as an investment banker working on spreadsheets. Now, he blasts rapper Kendrick Lamar while harvesting crops from his own urban farm out of a shipping container in a Brooklyn parking lot.

Orderliness and Clutter

Modern Love: Making a Marriage Magically Tidy

At her husband’s suggestion (and with the wisdom of Marie Kondo), a recovering slob discovers the sexiness of cleanliness.


Golf: Matsuyama hopes Memorial magic puts him back on track

(Reuters) - World number four Hideki Matsuyama lost his red-hot form from early this season but hopes a return to Muirfield Village will revitalise him at the Memorial Tournament starting on Thursday.

Brooklyn (NYC)

The Look: Capturing Love, It’s the Brooklyn Way

Love isn’t always black and white, and photographer Andre Wagner shows the range of the emotion through his gray-scale images.

Prisons and Prisoners

Brooklyn Prison Supervisors Charged With Sexually Assaulting Inmates

Two supervisors at a federal jail in Brooklyn accused of sexually abusing female inmates educated subordinates about the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Budget Plan Offers No Clarity, and So Far No ‘Magic Unicorn’

Senator Ron Wyden told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that the administration was using accounting that would “make Bernie Madoff blush.”

Books and Literature

Summer Pages: Summer Reading Recommendations, From 6 Novelists Who Own Bookstores

Here’s what Emma Straub, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Lethem, Louise Erdrich, Judy Blume and Jeff Kinney are reading and recommending to bookstore customers.

Inside Amazon's first NYC bookstore

It was "day one" at Amazon Books, the tech giant's first brick-and-mortar store in New York City.

United States Economy

Economists See Little Magic in Tax Cuts to Promote Growth

President Trump’s budget hews to a longtime Republican premise, but past efforts to enlarge the pie even while slicing it have fallen short of hopes.

Colleges and Universities

Bringing the Dream of an Elite College to Rural Students

By placing college advisers in public schools, an organization is trying to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students from dreaming big.

Computers and the Internet

No, Google’s Not a Bird: Bringing the Internet to Rural India

While India produces some of the world’s best coders, many of its people have little sense of the virtual world. The arrival of the internet in their lives is one of India’s most hopeful narratives.

NBC bringing back 'Must See TV'

"Will & Grace" isn't the only old thing NBC wants to make new again.

Infrastructure (Public Works)

Finally, an Entrance Worthy of the Brooklyn Bridge

New York City will spend $22 million to transform a barren concrete corridor into a grand portal for pedestrians and cyclists.

Horse Racing

On Horse Racing: Always Dreaming’s Story Starts With 2 Brooklyn Boys’ Trips to the Track

Vincent Viola and Anthony Bonomo, the majority owners of the Kentucky Derby-winning colt, grew up together in pre-hipster Williamsburg, circa 1960s.

Bloomberg, Jill

A Principal Is Accused of Being a Communist, Rattling a Brooklyn School

The principal at Park Slope Collegiate, Jill Bloomberg, says allegations of Communist organizing are retaliation for her outspokenness about race and segregation in New York City schools.


Soccer: Magical Can goal boosts Liverpool's top-four push

(Reuters) - Liverpool's Emre Can produced a goal of stunning brilliance to earn a crucial 1-0 victory at Watford on Monday that boosts the Reds' push for a top-four finish in the Premier League.


‘Encyclopedic’ Brooklyn Museum Vies for Contemporary Attention

The myriad challenges for Anne Pasternak, director of this institution, include remaining true to Brooklyn’s identity while embracing a shift in trends.


Boy Killed as Concrete Planter Falls on Him Outside Brooklyn Home

An 8-year-old climbing the security gates on a window in Marine Park apparently grabbed the flower box, which fell on him, the police said.


Critic's Notebook: Bringing Tito Puente’s Fire to a New Generation

A Puente retrospective at the Hostos Center offered three days of performances, discussions and workshops in the Bronx, a rarity for the city’s Latin music tradition.

The new bookstore bringing magic to Brooklyn

Bookstores owned by famous authors

Authors don't just love writing books -- many of them love to sell books, too. From Ann Patchett to Judy Blume, check out these authors who moonlight as booksellers.

Trump relies on magic wand of growth to pay for tax cuts

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Swallowing Swords in Brooklyn

Friday: Opening of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Earth Day events, and a makeover for our newsstands.


UPDATE 1-Amazon says it is bringing retail shopfront service to Australia

* Amazon says will open an online shopfront service in Australia


Amazon says it is bringing retail shopfront service to Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Global retail juggernaut Inc said on Thursday it plans to offer its retail shopfront service in Australia, confirming rumors which have circulated for years about its plans to expand into the world's 12th-largest economy.

Decoding the mysterious 'magic islands' on Saturn's moon

When NASA's Cassini mission surveyed Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in 2013, scientists encountered a mystery they couldn't solve: the "magic islands."


On the Verge: Designer to Know: Bringing Back ’70s Style With Knits

Maria Dora, who designs costumes for films on the side, references her parents’ disparate tastes.


'Harry Potter' triumphs with magical sweep at Olivier Awards

LONDON (Reuters) - "Harry Potter And The Cursed Child", a stage adaptation of J.K Rowling's fantastical world of witches and wizards, cast a magical spell at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, scooping nine wins at Britain's big night for theater.


Experience produces Masters magic for Couples

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Playing in his 32nd U.S. Masters, evergreen Fred Couples knows all the tricks and spots where bits of golf magic can be conjured up at Augusta National and on Friday pulled another great round out of his hat.


BRIEF-Google says bringing Google Calendar to the iPad

* Says "bringing Google Calendar to the iPad" Source text: ( Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)


One Boy Is Killed and Another Critically Injured in a Fall From a Brooklyn Building

The police said the two boys may have tried to jump from one building to another in the Bushwick neighborhood.


Shi'ite aid convoys enter Mosul, bringing relief and suspicion

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Aid convoys linked to paramilitary groups have begun making regular deliveries to Mosul districts recaptured from Islamic State, bringing much-needed relief but also fears that their Shi'ite backers are encroaching into the mostly Sunni city.

Computers and the Internet

In New York, Bringing Broadband to Everyone by 2018

Under a state-led initiative, even far-flung homes are getting wired, giving residents faster access to the internet and changing lives.


After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It

A fund created by the United Nations to help Haiti combat cholera, a disease introduced by peacekeepers in 2010, has little money. It is supposed to have $400 million.


Over a Century Later, an Irish Painter’s Brooklyn Renaissance

John Mulvany, a celebrated artist largely forgotten after his death, spent his last years in Greenpoint — a period taking on new importance as his lost works are rediscovered.

Magic and Magicians

Feature: The Magician Who Wants to Break Magic

Derek DelGaudio takes illusionism to new conceptual heights.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Public Health: No Magic in How G.O.P. Plan Lowers Premiums: It Pushes Out Older People

Lower insurance prices were a silver lining for Republicans in the C.B.O. report, but the plan would effectively cover fewer older Americans.

Politics and Government

Cuomo Pledges $1.4 Billion to Fight Poor Health and Poverty in Brooklyn

The plan, called Vital Brooklyn, would bring health and wellness resources into communities like East New York, Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.


Two Dozen People Are Accused of Bringing 200 Guns to New York

The authorities say a gun-trafficking ring brought guns, including assault weapons, to New York from Virginia using a familiar route on Interstate 95.

Books and Literature

Global Migration Meets Magic in Mohsin Hamid’s Timely Novel

Mr. Hamid’s “Exit West” seems poised to become one of this year’s most important literary works.

Citrus Fruits

The Bright Magic of Citrus in the Baking Pan

The scent and taste of lemon evoke powerful memories of childhood summers in Italy.


The Batcave, a Graffiti Landmark in Brooklyn, Grows Up

A nonprofit plans to renovate and expand a former power station in Gowanus, turning it into a factory of sorts for producing art.

Gowanus (Brooklyn, NY)

Preserving a Brooklyn Temple of Graffiti

The Batcave, a derelict warehouse in Brooklyn, was a canvas for graffiti for decades. Visit it in this 360° video before it is renovated.


Three Brooklyn women at same nursing home celebrate 100 years of life

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women at the same nursing home on Monday celebrated living more than 100 years with cake, songs and flowers while sharing their secrets of long life with friends, family...

Empire Stores (Brooklyn, NY)

Resilient Design: 7-Foot Wall on the Brooklyn Riverfront to Fight Flooding

In rebuilding the landmark Empire Stores as a commercial complex anchored by West Elm, the developers are relying on a deployable flood barrier.


David Copperfield on creating a magical life: Don't ignore reality

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you had to name just one person on Earth who is living his or her best life, David Copperfield would have to be among the finalists.

Exit West (Book)

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Exit West,’ Mohsin Hamid Mixes Global Trouble With a Bit of Magic

When their country descends into civil war, two migrants find a way to escape their besieged city.


MOVES-Amia Capital makes two more appointments, bringing ex-BTG staff to 12

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - New hedge fund Amia Capital, led by the former chief investment officer at Brazilian financial services group BTG Pactual's global macro fund, has made two new appointments and now employs 12 former BTG staff, according to a source close to the matter.


Otherworldly Architecture in Japan’s Magical Mountainside

In the leafy hamlet of Karuizawa, distinctive design is the expression of the uninhibited self.


Magician's death by hanging in Hollywood ruled accidental by coroner

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death of a world-class magician found hanged in his dressing room at a popular Hollywood nightclub called the Magic Castle was ruled an accident on Saturday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Department, an agency official said.


Man charged in two cold-case Brooklyn murders of teenagers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 38-year-old man has been charged with the high-profile murder and dismemberment of a 19-year-old Brooklyn resident in 2005 and the killing of a teenage girl a year earlier, prosecutors said on Wednesday.


Gucci's magic garden kick off Milan Fashion week

MILAN (Reuters) - The curtain went up on Milan's fashion week on Wednesday with Gucci's enchanted garden inspired looks and Fay's 1990s rock chick styles paraded for the womenswear autumn and winter 2017/2018 season.


Far from Brooklyn, Iraq's hipsters declare war on poor dress sense

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - With their waxed moustaches, precision-clipped beards and dapper clothes, members of the Mr. Erbil gentleman's club look like the smarter residents of Brooklyn or Shoreditch.


Lakers’ Housecleaning Hands Reins to Magic Johnson

Jeanie Buss, the team president, ousted her brother from his job as the head of basketball operations and fired the longtime general manager, Mitch Kupchak.

Lakers fire GM, name Magic president

He's talked about it. Now Earvin "Magic" Johnson will get the chance to run the Los Angeles Lakers.


Magic named Lakers' president of basketball operations

(Reuters) - Magic Johnson was named the president of basketball operations for the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday as one of the NBA's most storied franchises undergoes a major shakeup to the their front office.


Brooklyn detainees may sue NYC over 'degrading' conditions: U.S. court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City must face a lawsuit claiming it unconstitutionally subjected pretrial detainees at Brooklyn Central Booking to "degrading" conditions such as overcrowded and filthy cells, rotten food and undrinkable water, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.


Passion plus timing makes magic formula for 2017 Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - This year's Oscars is filled with projects fueled by passion and deeply-held personal visions that prevailed over skepticism, funding troubles and conventional wisdom.

Virtual Reality (Computers)

With New Invention, Virtual Reality’s Potential for Magic Gets Real

The Void, a Utah-based start-up, bets that by making V.R. both social and spontaneous, it can draw throngs and make a mint. Some big names are taking notice.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Man With Pellet Gun Is Killed by Police After Robbery in Brooklyn

Officers shot and killed the man when he pointed a realistic-looking pellet gun at them after robbing a Bushwick bodega, the police said.

Travel and Vacations

Heads Up: Humble Magic in Georgian Capital’s Restaurant Renaissance

Culinary fever is spreading in Tbilisi, with post-Soviet restaurants dusting off their cookie-cutter menus and focusing on all things organic.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Bookstores Stoke Trump Resistance With Action, Not Just Words

Independent shops have become magnets for a growing movement, with some taking a protest role beyond deciding what titles to display.


Magic trade Ibaka to Raptors for Ross, first-round pick

(The Sports Exchange) - Serge Ibaka is headed north of the border after the Orlando Magic agreed to trade the three-time All-Defensive First Teamer to the Toronto Raptors for Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round pick, The Vertical reported Tuesday.

Verizon is bringing back unlimited data

Kate McKinnon boards 'Magic School Bus'

Kate McKinnon is ready to get messy as the voice of Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's upcoming revival of "The Magic School Bus."


BRIEF-Magicjack announces settlement agreement with Kanen Wealth Management

* Magicjack announces settlement agreement with Kanen Wealth Management


BRIEF-Carnegie Technologies Holdings filed a motion in an Israeli Court against magicJack

* Carnegie Technologies Holdings - Filed a motion in an Israeli Court against magicJack


BRIEF-Acme United Corp acquires assets of Spill Magic

* Acme United Corporation acquires assets of spill magic, inc.

First on CNN: Trump bringing Supreme Court favorites to Washington

The two judges who have been considered the top finalists to be President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court -- Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman -- are being brought to Washington ahead of tonight's White House announcement, sources tell CNN.


BRIEF-Digital Magics shareholders approve two capital increases

* Shareholders approve two capital increases, one of up to 5.0 million euros ($5.38 million) and a reserved one of up to 1.7 million euros Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ($1 = 0.9298 euros) (Gdynia Newsroom)


Worry and Disbelief in Yemeni-American Community in Brooklyn

Leaders in Bay Ridge fear the future as their relatives are detained at Kennedy Airport in wake of President Trump’s order.

Families and Family Life

Love and Black Lives, in Pictures Found on a Brooklyn Street

A discarded photo album reveals a rich history of black lives, from the segregated South to Harlem dance halls to a pretty block in Crown Heights.

El Chapo meets his match: Brooklyn

One of the world's most notorious drug kingpins and prolific prison escape artists, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was extradited to the United States last Thursday in what was undoubtedly a pre-Trump inauguration gift from Mexican authorities to the Obama administration. "El Chapo," as he is customarily known, was immediately brought to the federal courthouse in Brooklyn for his arraignment on a 17-count indictment for which he faces life in prison.


Cyber firm SentinelOne raises $70 million bringing total to over $110 million

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Cyber security company SentinelOne said on Wednesday it raised an additional $70 million, bringing the total amount it has raised to over $110 million.


Cyber firm SentinelOne raises $70 mln bringing total to over $110 mln

TEL AVIV, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Cyber security company SentinelOne said on Wednesday it raised an additional $70 million, bringing the total amount it has raised to over $110 million.


BRIEF-Magicjack provides SMB unit update

* Expects to begin selling new low priced proprietary ATA device in Q2 2017

Netflix bringing back "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"

Netflix claims it's going to "Make America Fabulous Again" with a reboot of makeover reality series "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."


BRIEF-Digital Magics sells it stake in Profumeriaweb to Free Bird

* Says sells its 5 pct stake in ProfumeriaWeb to Free Bird Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)


Sleepy Warriors wake up in time to stop the Magic

(The Sports Xchange) - Even when they are half asleep, the Golden State Warriors still dominate the NBA.

Opinion: Can women's march make magic moment into a movement?

It was certainly a magic moment -- hundreds of thousands of women pouring hour after hour into the Mall in Washington, joined in protest by women in dozens of American cities and even in a half dozen or more big cities overseas. All told, reported the Washington Post, millions marched to champion their rights and those of others, one of the biggest crowds in recent years.

El Chapo's next stop? Brooklyn

The incessant shouts carry through air vents and heavy metal doors. It's how the segregated prisoners commiserate about life behind bars. Such is life in the most restricted units of the nine-story Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn.


Scorsese thanks Taiwan for bringing 'Silence' to life

(Reuters) - Director Martin Scorsese brought his religious film "Silence" back to Taiwan on Thursday, thanking it for providing the filming location for his decades long project.


Restaurant Review: Slurping Solo, in Sweet Isolation, at Ichiran in Brooklyn

A Japanese ramen chain serves its single kind of soup in a singular setting: individual “flavor concentration booths.”

Class (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘Class’ Takes Satirical Aim at Brooklyn Grade-School Parents

The heroine of Lucinda Rosenfeld’s stiletto-sharp novel tries to do the right thing about race, class, nutrition, poverty, parenthood and plastics.


Homeland: ‘Homeland’ Season 6, Episode 1: Carrie’s a Civilian — and a Brooklynite

Things aren’t so happy though, despite the nice brownstone, and the return of Quinn.


BRIEF-Carnegie Technologies issues statement regarding magicJack Vocaltec

* Carnegie Technologies issues statement regarding magicJack Vocaltec Ltd


Golf: Magical 59 gives Thomas early five-shot lead at Waialae

(Reuters) - Long-hitting American Justin Thomas started and finished with eagles to fire a sizzling 11-under-par 59 for an early five-stroke lead in the opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday.

Voter Registration and Requirements

Justice Dept. Seeks to Join Suit Over 117,000 Purged Brooklyn Voters

A filing accused the New York City Board of Elections of not taking needed steps before names were removed from the rolls for the April primary.