Where Are We? Theatrical Adventures in Digital Dislocation

The lobby of the New Ohio Theater was simultaneously comforting and spooky on a recent evening. Look, it’s the ticket counter! And there’s the concession stand, now with LaCroix water and Purell. Nobody was buying, though: The place was deserted. I wasn’t actually at the West Village venue, of course, …

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Why an Accurate Census Is So Important

“Everybody is not counted, no matter what,” said Peter Miller, a retired public opinion expert at Northwestern University who spent seven years as the senior researcher for survey measurement at the Census Bureau. “You miss some people. Well, you’re going to miss many more now.” If households can’t be reached, …

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Opinion | Trump and His Allies Think They Know Who Counts

At the time, Michael J. Klarman, a legal historian, noted in “The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution,” that “most elite statesmen believed that political representation ought to reflect wealth as well as population” and “several state constitutions provided for legislative apportionment based partly on wealth.” As …

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‘Are You Up on Dominic Fike Yet?’

The New York Times Presents: ‘Dominic Fike, at First’ Producer/Director Alexandra GarciaReporter Joe Coscarelli Watch on Friday, Aug. 7, at 10 p.m. on FX and streaming on Hulu. Dominic Fike was fresh out of jail when he landed a multimillion-dollar record deal. He didn’t have an album or even a …

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Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions

Soon, the office of the inspector general, which oversees the conduct of public employees, was issuing an urgent call for public servants to “respect and not attack the justice system.” Colombians, the office said, must “stop the aggression and the extreme polarization that could bring new scenes of violence. To …

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Experiencing War Far From the Battlefield

It has been a long time since I enjoyed a book as much as I did LOVE IN THE BLITZ (Harper/HarperCollins, 496 pp., $28.99). Of the hundreds of books about World War II that I’ve read, this is one of the best. I would welcome the author, Eileen Alexander, as …

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