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Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus Wants You to Think About Whiteness (and to Dance)

The indie-pop musician applied lessons learned while D.J.-ing and attending a workshop on race to her new album, “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.”


Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...


Review: Globalfest’s World Music for a Connected World

The 15th edition of the event featured 12 groups, from the Guadeloupean blues of Delgres to the diverse grooves of the Congolese group Jupiter & Okwess.

Cranberries, The (Music Group)

Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies

The singer was 46. There was no immediate information about the cause of death.


Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story

In “Fellow Travelers,” a story of persecuted gay love during the 1950s, the composer Gregory Spears demonstrates how to be original.


Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy

Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.


Critic’s Notebook: How to Listen to Rock ’n’ Roll in a Theater

Rock is underexplored onstage, but two Under the Radar shows, “How to Be a Rock Critic” and “The Hendrix Project,” grapple with its transformative power.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.


Vocations: He Has a Rarity in Music: A Steady Paycheck

Joe Shadid of appears in the site’s videos, teaching guitar and demonstrating instruments — keeping him close to what he loves while earning a living.


Chinese Composers With an Ear to the World

A festival at the Juilliard School explores the sounds of contemporary China, without traditional instruments or foreign-based composers.

Classical Music

Review: A Conductor’s Exciting Return to the New York Philharmonic

Susanna Malkki led works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Esa-Pekka Salonen in an impressive follow-up to her debut with the orchestra in 2015.

Pop and Rock Music

How Camila Cabello Lost Some Friends and Found Her Voice

The “Havana” singer and former Fifth Harmony member opens up about her solo journey and “super awkward” split from the group.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Marks the ‘2,000th Lie’ of the Trump Administration

Referring to a lie tracker that The Washington Post has been running, Mr. Kimmel declared the moment “Lie2K.”

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Editorial: Who Will Listen to Democrats’ Warning on Russia?

In the face of Republican complacency, Senate Democrats issue the most comprehensive public analysis thus far of Moscow’s war on the West.


Jimmy Iovine says not leaving Apple: Variety

(Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is committed to staying at Apple Inc's music streaming service, according to a report by Variety on Tuesday.

Pop and Rock Music

He Made Kids’ Music and Albums About Lucifer. Now His Work Is a Rock Opera.

The psychedelic work of Bruce Haack, an electronic-music pioneer who died in 1988, is coming to the stage.

Editorial: Europe Listens Anxiously as Germans Talk

The world is in urgent need of strong leadership from Berlin, so Angela Merkel needs to form a government quickly.

Why Jimmy Kimmel isn't writing his Oscar jokes yet

With nearly two months to go until the Academy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel is in no hurry to start writing his material, even when it comes to the industry's ongoing discussion about sexual misconduct and the women who are leading the charge to create change, which dominated the conversation at Sunday night's Golden Globes.


Recognize That Tune? It’s the Northern Accent of Georgia Football

Georgia’s unofficial fight song borrowed its melody from “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which was a rallying cry for the North during the Civil War.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

Classical Music

Review: A Nostalgia Trip at the New York Philharmonic

While the program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn, led by the pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane, was finely executed, it felt safe and predictable.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: A Power Struggle in Iran

A closer look at the largest protests in Iran in years suggests that the country’s president may have been the one who started it all.


Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August: Billboard

(Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple Inc's music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources.


Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August - Billboard

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple Inc's music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources.


The Pianist of the Resistance Captures a Surprise Award

Igor Levit, known for bringing together music old and new — and for his outspoken political views — has been given the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award.

Spotify sued for $1.6B over Tom Petty, Doors songs


Rick Hall, Music Producer Known for Muscle Shoals Sound, Dies at 85

Mr. Hall turned small-town Alabama into a crucible of music, recording the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, the Osmonds and Mac Davis.


Lena Hall Plans an Ambitious Tribute to Her Favorite Musicians

The “Hedwig” actress will pay homage to David Bowie, Radiohead and many others as part of “Obsessed,” a project involving a new EP each month in 2018.


And for His Next Trick, Hopping Genres

Dane Terry grew up wanting to be a magician and came to New York to play his songs. But the downtown cabaret scene came calling.


BRIEF-Campbell Soup Says Entered Into Three-Year Credit Agreement With Credit Suisse, Cayman Islands Branch ‍​


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.

Pop and Rock Music

New Year’s Eve 2017: A Guide to Music and Comedy Events

Set the DVR for Mariah Carey’s “Rockin’ Eve” do-over and head out to catch the cabaret, comedy, dance music, rock shows and jazz lineups ringing in 2018.

Pop and Rock Music

Why Every Pop Star Wants a Piece of Starrah

With hits for Drake, Rihanna and Maroon 5, an intensely private woman is the secret queen of streaming.

Pop and Rock Music

The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

As streaming continues to remake the music industry, artists and record labels schemed and scrambled, remixed and bundled to get their songs into fans’ ears.

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Critic’s Notebook: And a Child Shall Lead Them … Elsewhere

All our critic wanted was to stop judging and share a holiday show with her daughter. But her pint-size companion had other ideas.

Pop and Rock Music

Mariah Carey Will Return to ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ After Last Year’s Meltdown

The singer is seeking redemption by once again headlining the ABC show following a flubbed performance in Times Square.


Sprawling Across New York, a Solstice Music Marathon

Make Music Winter, an annual explosion of participatory “parades,” included riffs on Bach, West African music and microtonality.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.

Pop and Rock Music

A Sex Pistols Concert Film Languished for Four Decades. Here’s Why.

The story of the documentary “D.O.A.: A Right of Passage” involved the founder of High Times and a race to capture the band’s only United States tour.


Pop Music in 2017: Glum and Glummer

The dominant sound this year was dark, traumatized and defensive, led by artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Future and Taylor Swift.

Because this ballot was counted for the GOP, control of the VA House essentially comes down to a coin toss

A single ballot has put the control of the Virginia House chamber back in limbo for the second time in one week, and next Wednesday morning, the balance of power will be settled in a random drawing.


Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Keeps the Songs but Loses the Plot

The latest entry in this movie series fares best when its director treats it as a fantastical buddy comedy.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Ending the Individual Mandate

Congress is using the tax bill to kill the Affordable Care Act provision. What does this mean for the future of health care?

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says the Tax Bill Is Actually Meant as Punishment

Mr. Fallon joked that the broadly unpopular G.O.P. tax overhaul is “payback for the majority of Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.”


Hershey, Campbell bet nearly $6 billion on healthy snacks makers

(Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co and Hershey Co on Monday unveiled deals totaling nearly $6 billion to buy healthy packaged snacks makers, the latest example of big U.S. food companies trying to cater to an increasing American preference for healthy foods.


BRIEF-Campbell To Acquire Snyder’S-Lance, Inc For $4.87 bln



Campbell Soup to buy snacks maker Snyder's-Lance for $4.87 billion

(Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co will buy Pretzels and Cape Cod chips maker Snyder's-Lance Inc for $4.87 billion as it looks to expand its snack business amid sagging soup sales.


Campbell Soup to buy snacks maker Snyder's-Lance for $4.87 bln

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co will buy Pretzels and Cape Cod chips maker Snyder's-Lance Inc for $4.87 billion as it looks to expand its snack business amid sagging soup sales.


East Libyan commander Haftar says will listen to 'will of free Libyan people'

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces control parts of the country, said on Sunday he would listen to the "will of free Libyan people", in the strongest indication so far that he might run in elections expected next year.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

Classical Music

The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017

Our critics and writers choose their favorite albums of the year, including a new “Rigoletto,” Philip Glass piano works, and free-jazz arrangements.


BRIEF-Snyder's-Lance Hires Bank To Weigh Sale After Campbell Approach- CNBC



Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 Women

Mr. Simmons, a powerful gatekeeper in the entertainment and media worlds, damaged careers and self-confidence with his pattern of sexual assault and harassment, the women say.

Pop and Rock Music

Bon Jovi Leads 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: ‘It’s About Time’

The band will join the institution in April along with Nina Simone, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Jimmy Kimmel brings out his son to talk about health care

Late night audiences were given two Kimmels on Monday night.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Alabama Senate Race

One day before the polls open, many are asking whether voters will find it harder to support Roy Moore or a Democrat.

Haley on Trump accusers: 'We should all be willing to listen to them'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that any women who speak up about inappropriate sexual behavior "should be heard," including President Donald Trump's accusers.

Classical Music

Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match

Two composers took on Mr. Glass’s work in “response” pieces with the American Composers Orchestra, and two pianists played his music in Brooklyn.

Pop and Rock Music

Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

The annual concert of hitmakers at Madison Square Garden slighted pop’s diversity, offering a narrow definition of what “hit radio” looked like in 2017.


Op-Ed Contributor: An Everyman — Just Not Ours

Understanding France’s ardor for Johnny Hallyday does not come easily to Americans.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Speaks Tonight in Florida, but Alabama Voters Will Be Listening

President Trump is holding a campaign-style rally in the Florida Panhandle Friday night. But his real audience is likely to be in neighboring Alabama.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

The week's most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Al Franken and the Democrats

The Democratic senator from Minnesota announced that he would resign, even as he denied accusations of sexual misconduct. What does it tell us that his own party pressed him to do it?

Computers and the Internet

An Alexa Holdout Wants to Know Who’s Listening

Some 24 million so-called smart speakers are expected to sell this year. But not all of us are ready to share our thoughts.

Jimmy Kimmel's wife opens up about family drama

As a writer and producer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" as well as Kimmel's wife, Molly McNearney should have been the first to know about his moving monologue about their son's health issues.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Arab Anger and Resignation Over Jerusalem

The Palestinian issue seems to no longer be at the top of the agenda for many Arab leaders. Also, what it’s like to visit the Saudi crown prince.

Pop and Rock Music

The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

Country Music

Album Review: For Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, You Can’t Teach an Old Country Bro New Tricks

New albums from the two singers are at odds over whether country is in the lyrics or the sounds.

The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.


Moogfest Shines a Spotlight on Female, Nonbinary and Transgender Musicians

The music, ideas and technology conference is showcasing its performers in a 50-hour live stream this week featuring 50 artists in 17 countries.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Jerusalem, and the Weinstein Machine

Why President Trump might be risking hopes of an Israeli-Palestinian deal. Also, how Harvey Weinstein used his connections to cover up misconduct accusations.


Feature: From Farm to Farm With the King of ‘Bro-Country’

Luke Bryan has been testing the sonic limits of country music for a decade. Just how much novelty can the genre take?

Jimmy Kimmel's son has 2nd heart surgery

Jimmy Kimmel is off his show this week, but it's for a good reason.

Pop and Rock Music

Communist-Era Crooner and Far-Right Metal Band Share a Spotlight

“The Sinatra of the East” and a heavy metal group known for anti-Muslim lyrics were honored in the Czech Republic’s answer to the Grammys.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Free Speech and Wedding Cake

A Colorado baker refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. The case is now going to the Supreme Court.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical (Play)

Review: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ a Watery Wonderland on Broadway

This ginormous adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon television series perfectly captures the innocently idiotic spirit of its prototype.

Classical Music

A Symphony Breathes Life Into 400 Broken School Instruments

David Lang’s “symphony for a broken orchestra” had its premiere as part of a project to fix damaged instruments from Philadelphia’s public schools.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Rushed Bill Goes Far Beyond Taxation

Republicans are confident that final tax legislation will be sent to President Trump by the end of this month. But there is more to it than a tax overhaul.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to a Special Episode of ‘The Daily’ on Flynn’s Guilty Plea

What it tells us that federal prosecutors have a former senior member of the Trump White House on their side.

OPinion: Women don't need a man-to-man between Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore

Let's get one thing straight, Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore: The last thing American women want or need is for you two to defend our honor in some kind of retrograde battle.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: The Hold Steady Get Revved Up and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's notable new releases, from Beyoncé joining Ed Sheeran to the latest from Craig David's comeback.

Classical Music

A Violinist as Riveting in Silence as in Sound

Janine Jansen, a star in Europe, claims one of New York’s musical prizes this season: a Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall that begins on Dec. 7.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Tax Bill’s $1 Trillion Problem

A trillion-dollar problem delayed a vote on the Republican tax bill, and the White House has an elaborate transition plan.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel, Defending Christianity, Offers to Fight Roy Moore

Mr. Kimmel lashed out at Mr. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama accused of sexual misconduct, after the two tangled on Twitter.

Jimmy Kimmel, Roy Moore get in Twitter feud

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel addressed a Twitter spat between himself and Alabama Republican candidate Roy Moore. Kimmel accepted Moore's offer to visit Alabama to discuss Christian values.

Jimmy Kimmel takes on Roy Moore: 'I accept the invitation'

Jimmy Kimmel is ready to take on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Trump, Taxes and Twitter

We look at President Trump’s role in the Republican tax plan and at the furor he set off by sharing extremist videos.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Unpaid Price of Civilian Casualties

The American government has yet to compensate any of the families of the thousands of civilian casualties from the U.S.-led battle against ISIS. Why?


How the Amtrak Dining Car Could Heal the Nation

A songwriter’s six-train, 8,980-mile cross-country journey reminds him that slowing down, logging off and meeting strangers is an antidote to pessimism.

Fallon, Jimmy

A Sharp Decline for Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

The latest ratings show that viewers are tuning out NBC’s fun-and-games approach and flocking to the politically engaged Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: What’s Going On at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

We look at the messy public fight for control of the government’s top consumer financial watchdog and at the deregulatory pressures it faces.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Supreme Court Tackles Digital Privacy

A string of armed robberies in the Midwest has led to what could be the most important case on electronic rights to go before the justices.


New York Punk, Out of Retirement

Rockers from the downtown scene of the 1970s and ’80s are keeping the flame alive, and their gray-haired fans are happy to party like it’s 1979.

Score these kitchen essentials on sale for Black Friday


UPDATE 1-ExxonMobil stops non-essential work in PNG highlands due to unrest

* PNG LNG still operating, Oil Search operations normal (Adds ExxonMobil comment on abduction)


ExxonMobil stops non-essential work in PNG highlands due to unrest

MELBOURNE, Nov 23 (Reuters) - ExxonMobil has evacuated non-essential staff in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, it said on Thursday, due to unrest in the area, but said operations are continuing at its PNG LNG liquefied natural gas project.


Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self

New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.

Travel essentials on sale during Cyber Week

Take 20% off these kitchen essentials for Cyber Monday

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Robert Mugabe’s Rise and Fall

Mr. Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe after nearly four decades in power. Will he be remembered as a tyrant, or as a hero?

Rose, Charlie

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says Charlie Rose Should ‘Put on His Pants and Leave’

As sexual assault allegations continue to pour in against famous men, the late-night hosts have begun to address them with regularity.

Country Music

The Grand Ole Opry, a Nashville Institution, Comes to New York

The 92-year-old country music show is opening a Southern-themed restaurant and concert space in Times Square, with plans to expand in the U.S. and beyond.


UPDATE 3-Campbell Soup warns of weak Q2 profit due to carrot supply delays

* Expects FY 2018 adj. EPS $2.95 to $3.02 vs. est of $3.05. (Adds Q2 profit expectations, CFO quote; updates share move)

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Sexual Misconduct on Capitol Hill

There’s a growing sense that Congress is, for many women, a hostile workplace. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to change that.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: How Trump Is Reshaping the Judiciary

Republican lawyers and lawmakers are working together to install conservative judges at a rate not seen in decades.


Face time with May: UK listens to bankers' Brexit worries

LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A few hours before Theresa May lost her second cabinet member in a week, the British prime minister found time amidst the crisis to meet one of the world's most powerful bankers.

Deaths (Obituaries)

Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85

Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.

Pop and Rock Music

Malcolm Young of AC/DC: Listen to 10 Essential Songs

The musician, who died on Saturday, gave the band its architectural foundation, using his rhythm guitar to make AC/DC swing as much as it stomped.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: A Special Episode for Kids

Starting next year, girls can decide whether to become a Girl Scout or a Boy Scout. But a handful of girls — kind of secretly — have already made that decision.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Counting Civilian Casualties in Iraq

In Part 2 of our look at the U.S.-led fight against ISIS, the survivor of an airstrike sets out to learn why his home was targeted.


Embroidering With Björk’s Maskmaker

Step inside the home studio of Björk’s co-creative director, James Merry, where he experiments with embroidery and sculpture to bring their artistic visions to life for her latest album, “Utopia.”

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Targeting ISIS, and Killing Civilians

The U.S.-led air campaign been hailed as the most precise in history. But its civilian death toll has been far higher than anyone has acknowledged.

Pop and Rock Music

Meet the Musicians Who Gave Isaac Hayes His Groove

A new boxed CD set helps shine a light on the band — born out of the Bar-Kays — that backed this soul star on “Hot Buttered Soul” and beyond.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Jeff Sessions in the Hot Seat

The attorney general denied lying to Congress about Russian contacts and sidestepped questions about feeling pressure to investigate Hillary Clinton.

Pop and Rock Music

Björk’s New Album Is a Love Letter to Optimism

Björk discusses “Utopia,” an enthusiastic reaction to her dark heartbreak record, “Vulnicura,” and the election of President Trump, and her post about Lars von Trier.

J.J. Abrams gave Jimmy Kimmel an epic gift

Jimmy Kimmel has some pretty heroic friends.

Pop and Rock Music

Popcast: Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss.

Ms. Swift plays a different game on her sixth album — making pop music that directly competes with the rest of the field’s dominant players. A panel discussion, on Popcast.


BRIEF-Campbell Soup names Monica Diaz chief diversity and inclusion officer

* Campbell appoints Monica Diaz chief diversity and inclusion officer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Roy Moore and the G.O.P.

The party’s Senate candidate in Alabama has called sexual misconduct accusations against him a Democratic plot. The majority leader urged him to quit.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Kevin Young’s Enthralling, Essential History of the Hoax

Jonathan Lethem reviews Kevin Young’s “Bunk,” a new book that traces the American fondness for plagiarists, hoaxes and, yes, fake news.

Jimmy Fallon on the death of his mother: 'She was the best audience'

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Tax Bill and Trickle-Down Economics

The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, says the Republican plans would help the middle class. But that assumes that savings for the wealthy would percolate through the system.

Social Media

She Warned of ‘Peer-to-Peer Misinformation.’ Congress Listened.

Renee DiResta has been tracking disinformation on Facebook and other sites since the anti-vaccine movement. Congress turned to her for the grilling of tech executives.

Pop and Rock Music

Fred Cole, Leader of Garage-Rock Band Dead Moon, Dies at 69

A singer and guitarist who became a hero of the Northwest music scene of the 1990s, he set a standard for do-it-yourself perseverance.

Rap and Hip-Hop

Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem Reflects, Sturgill Simpson Busks and 11 More New Songs

Elvis Costello releases a new track, Betty Davis brings the "F.U.N.K.," and more songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

Classical Music

Review: Son Confronts Father to End a Leonard Bernstein Festival

The actor Jeremy Irons is a riveting narrator in Bernstein’s “Kaddish” Symphony, with Leonard Slatkin conducting the New York Philharmonic.


Natalie Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

Ms. Dessay, a star soprano who retired from staged opera in 2013, has recorded a Michel Legrand song cycle intended for Ms. Streisand in the 1970s.

Classical Music

Three Composers on the Necessity and Pitfalls of Political Music

David Lang, Caroline Shaw and Ted Hearne discuss their works, to be performed by the Crossing at the Institute for Advanced Study on Nov. 10 and 11.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Steve Bannon’s War

Mr. Bannon, a former Trump adviser, discusses the future of the Republican Party, white nationalism and more in an interview with The Times.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: Swift Is a 2017 Pop Machine on ‘Reputation,’ but at What Cost?

On her sneakily potent sixth album, the pop star shifts away from her signature melodies, engaging with the competition on its terms, not hers.

Winter weather travel: Your guide to the essentials

Sure they're pretty, but fluffy blankets of snow and glittering ice have a knack for making travel treacherous.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Steve Bannon on Virginia’s Elections

We talk with President Trump’s former chief strategist, and look at why a mass shooting could make Texas friendlier to guns.

Pop and Rock Music

Charlotte Gainsbourg Finds Her Own Voice

For her fourth album, “Rest,” she did something she’s never done before: write her own lyrics, digging into her family’s tangled history for inspiration.

Pop and Rock Music

Taylor Swift, Entering a New Era, Sticks to a Safe Space: Tumblr

As the singer prepares to release “Reputation,” her die-hard fans interact directly with their queen away from the critical glare of other social media.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Was Iowa Killing a Hate Crime?

A murder trial after the death of a 16-year-old described by his mother as gender fluid has become part of the national debate over gender identity.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Texas Gunman, and Trump vs. the Courts

We look at why a domestic violence conviction did not stop Devin Kelley from buying weapons, and at how the president’s comments can influence court rulings.

Classical Music

Chopin’s Heart, Pickled in a Jar, Offers Clues to His Death

The heart of the Polish composer, preserved for nearly 170 years, was examined by scientists who say he most likely died of tuberculosis.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Texas Church Shooting

At least 26 people were killed during morning services at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs — 7 percent of the town’s population.


BRIEF-Essential Energy Services announces patent litigation decision

* Essential energy services announces patent litigation decision

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: The Return of the Real Boy Band and 10 More New Songs

Hear Feist honor Leonard Cohen, N.E.R.D snap back to life and more new songs that caught our critics' attention this week.


Disability: Sensations of Sound: On Deafness and Music

I am deaf. But getting cochlear implants led me to explore more deeply what music meant to me.

Campaign adviser: Trump listened to Papadopoulos and 'heard him out'

A former Trump campaign adviser says Donald Trump listened to George Papadopoulos when he presented the idea of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: A Hate Crime, or a Wound of War?

A Marine attacked an Iraqi restaurant in Oregon. But what constitutes a hate crime, and how does the legal system treat combat veterans?

Fly comfortably with these convenient carry-on essentials

If you travel by plane, you know the adverse effects flying can have on the human body. Depending on a number of conditions, including varying altitudes and air pressure within the aircraft, passengers often experience drowsiness, dry skin, dehydration and fatigue (aka jet lag) — just to name a few.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: A Terrorism Suspect and a Visa Lottery

The man charged over the New York truck attack entered the United States through a lottery program for diversity. President Trump has pushed to cancel it.

Gospel Music

Critic’s Notebook: Bob Dylan’s Songs for the Soul, Revisited and Redeemed

The latest installment in the “Bootleg Series” provides new perspective on the songwriter’s controversial Christian years.


Broadway’s Comic Chameleon Writes a Heartfelt New Tune

Known for brassy musicals like “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” David Yazbek is also a dark solo act. Now, with “The Band’s Visit,” his different personas come together.

Cooking essentials to buy before age 30

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Mueller’s Strategy, and an Attack in New York

We look at the Russia investigation, internet giants’ hearings on Capitol Hill, and the terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan.

Pop and Rock Music

The Tear-Stained Confessions of Sam Smith

The British pop singer, who has a new album, tried to come out on his own terms. But now he’s listening.


Big Music in Small Rooms: Throat Singing

Experience an intimate show of Inuit throat singing from Tanya Tagaq and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory in Iqaluit, on the edge of the Canadian Arctic. Ms. Tagaq will perform at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Classical Music

Hear 9 New Psalm Settings for Challenging Times

Listen to pieces written by Nico Muhly, David Lang and more for the Psalms Experience, which runs through Nov. 11 at Lincoln Center.


Review: ‘The B-Side’ Is an Extraordinary Masterclass in Listening

Vinyl sings across the decades in the Wooster Group’s transcendent presentation of a 1965 album of songs from a Texas chain gang.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: A Guilty Plea in the Russia Investigation

Three people have been charged. George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser, is the one who may tell the most meaningful story.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Trump Dossier

We look at the origins of the research into President Trump’s connections to Moscow, and Mr. Trump’s top lawyer discusses the Russia investigation.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Gregory Porter Celebrates Nat King Cole and 8 More New Songs

Hear Brian Eno and Kevin Shields's new track, plus songs from Rhye, Sleigh Bells and more.

Classical Music

Review: If You See One Opera This Year, Make It ‘The Exterminating Angel’

The composer Thomas Adès’s audacious new opera based on Luis Buñuel’s surreal 1962 film “The Exterminating Angel” triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Opioid Epidemic

After President Trump called the crisis a public health emergency, we spoke to a recovering addict, and a Times reporter who explained Mr. Trump’s move.

Pop and Rock Music

Op-Ed Contributor: Jon Batiste: Fats Domino and the Rock ’n’ Roll I Didn’t Know

His rollicking piano style was the bridge to a new genre.


Swimming: Campbell rediscovers love for swimming after long break

(Reuters) - Australian swimmer Cate Campbell professed a new-found love for her sport after breaking the 100 meters freestyle short course world record upon her return from a long break.

Country Music

Lee Ann Womack Returns to Her Roots, Singing ‘to the Common Man’

On an album recorded in her native Texas, the country music veteran demonstrates what she’s learned from her mainstream tenure while casting off its restraints.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Republican Rebels, and China’s Leader

President Trump seems to be facing a congressional revolt. But what is really happening? And Xi Jinping consolidates his power.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Skeptical G.O.P. Senators Gave Trump Standing Ovation

Mr. Fallon clarified the president’s boast on “The Tonight Show”: “They were mostly people getting up to leave, but still, it counts as a standing ovation.”

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Columnist: Hey, Men, Listen Up: Sex Harassment Isn’t Just a ‘Women’s Issue’

Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Sandberg, Ashley Judd and other smart women tell how men can be part of the solution.

Pop and Rock Music

Fats Domino Songs: Listen to 12 Essential Tracks

His easygoing image concealed the boldness and subtlety of his music — Domino was an innovator who didn’t flaunt it. A dozen songs from his prime years prove it.


Critic’s Notebook: ‘TRL’ Is Back on MTV, but Undone by the Internet

The afternoon show thrived before phone screens were more enticing than television screens. Only four weeks into its reboot, the seams are visible, and frayed.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Ambush in Niger

A back-and-forth between President Trump and the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger has figured heavily in the news. But what actually happened?


Nestle follows Campbell Soup in quitting food manufacturer lobby group

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nestle SA is leaving the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a lobby group that represents hundreds of food companies in Washington, a spokesman for the group said, just months after a similar decision by Campbell Soup Co .

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Toxic Chemicals at the E.P.A.

A story of regulatory policy changes under President Trump, as told by the shifting powers of two women.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Bill O’Reilly Goes on the Record

Mr. O’Reilly discussed the sexual harassment allegations that cost him his job, speaking to the two Times journalists that brought them to light.

Asia and Australia Edition: Shinzo Abe, Catalonia, Jimmy Carter: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Jimmy Carter: I'd go to work for Trump

President Donald Trump may have found an unlikely ally in the presidents' club.


Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

Carter, Jimmy

Op-Ed Columnist: Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting

Puritanical Democratic former president seeks job with louche Republican current president — but just to save the world.

Weinstein, Harvey

Listen: Why This Actress Returned to Weinstein’s Hotel Room

Erika Rosenbaum, a Canadian actress, said that Harvey Weinstein repeatedly used the lure of work to lead her into harrowing situations over a decade ago.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Taylor Swift Has a Miserable Crush and 12 More New Songs

Hear the tracks the caught our critics' attention this week, from Fever Ray, Colleen, Chris Stapleton and more.

Classical Music

Critic’s Notebook: Not Just ‘West Side Story’: Celebrating Bernstein’s Symphonies

In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, the New York Philharmonic is revisiting his three symphonies, which were often criticized in his lifetime.

Wilson: I wasn't 'listening in' on condolence call

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) says she heard President Trump's call to the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson because the call was on speakerphone.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Rex Tillerson’s State Department

In just a few months, the secretary of state has fired or driven out many of the country’s most experienced diplomats.

Obama's back. Will Democrats listen?

Former President Barack Obama's nine-month break from politics is officially over. And he's not happy with what he sees.

Ethics (Personal)

Op-Ed Columnist: The Essential John McCain

The senator illustrates what it is to be an honorable citizen.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Big Losses for ISIS

Its de facto capital is falling and its territory is shrinking. But is the Islamic State losing its war, or starting a new one?

Pop and Rock Music

Kelly Clarkson Is Nobody’s Puppet

She’s always been outspoken, honest and unfiltered. But now the singer is taking more control of her sound, with a new album, “Meaning of Life.”

Classical Music

Hear the Martha Argerich Recordings That Inspired 8 Young Pianists

Daniil Trifonov, Khatia Buniatishvili and more talented pianists (and one harpsichordist) share their favorite albums by the great Argentine musician.

Classical Music

Listen to Bach, Transformed for String Quartet

The Borromeo Quartet will perform selections from its transcription of Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” on Friday at Carnegie Hall.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Disappearing Factory Jobs

How President Trump’s promise of “America First” has met the realities of U.S. manufacturing.

Classical Music

As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way

Reopening after a $143 million renovation, which removed a thousand seats, Cincinnati’s stately Music Hall offers a model for Lincoln Center.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty

Donald Trump called the Army sergeant a “dirty rotten traitor” for leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009.

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.

Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical -- An Unauthorized Parody (Play)

Review: Hello, Hodor! A ‘Game of Thrones’ Musical Spoof

This spirited riff on the long-running HBO hit displays affection for its subject, tempered with a keen eye for its shortcomings.


Nicki Minaj, Always in Control

The queen of hip-hop has fought her way to the top of the music industry — and never made compromises.

Jimmy Kimmel opens up about those emotional monologues


William Eggleston, at 78, in a New Key

“I’m making it up as I go,” the photographer said of his keyboard playing on “Musik,” his first album.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal

A top U.S. negotiator of the agreement talks about how it was reached, and what it feels like to watch President Trump threaten to undo it.


Jimmy Kimmel on Health Care, National Tragedies and Twitter Feuds

Mr. Kimmel, the star of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” discusses the attention he has received for some politically pointed monologues.

Classical Music

The Pioneering Modernist Who Wrote an Audacious String Quartet

Ruth Crawford Seeger created pathbreaking music. But her family’s folk revival legacy has overshadowed her avant-garde compositions.

Pop and Rock Music

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Her electric performances in the 1960s made her an elusive cult heroine. A Numero Group boxed set unravels her true story for the first time.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Mavis Staples Warns of Deadly Force, and 9 More New Songs

Hear the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a studio reverie by Beck to a globe-hopping track by Major Lazer.