16 New Books to Watch For in March

‘Children Under Fire: An American Crisis,’ by John Woodrow Cox (Ecco, March 30) Over the past 10 years, 15,000 children have been killed by gunfire, and countless more have been devastated by its consequences. Cox, a reporter at The Washington Post, focuses on the emotional toll of gun violence in …

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Manatees May Carry Half a Million Microscopic Hitchhikers

Previous studies had associated nematodes with manatee skin. One in 2011 described an “extraordinarily” long-tailed diplogastrid nematode, Cutidiplogaster manati, found in skin lesions on West Indian manatees in an aquarium in Okinawa, Japan. That piqued the interest of these authors, who hoped to learn more about C. manati. In 2013, …

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The Frick Savors the Opulence of Emptiness

Yesterday’s robber barons lived like princes; today, they’d rather be monks. When the union-crushing coke and steel magnate Henry Clay Frick left Pittsburgh for New York in 1905, he built himself a Beaux-Arts townhouse the width of a city block, encased in marble and mahogany, trimmed with velvet and gold. …

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Seth Meyers Is Excited to See Trump’s Tax Returns

“That’s right, the Manhattan district attorney’s office confirmed that it’s in possession of Trump’s tax records, as evidenced by the white smoke coming from the Statue of Liberty’s torch,” Seth Meyers joked on Thursday. “Even in death, they found a way to cancel Don Rickles.” — JIMMY KIMMEL “Why are …

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Opinion | Operation Car Wash Was No Magic Bullet

This doesn’t necessarily mean that there is no effective way to combat corruption. Indeed, there’s much we can learn from the Brazilian experience. During Mr. da Silva’s administrations, the Brazilian justice system underwent a profound reform process that increased funding and resources, created specific jurisdictions to fight money laundering, and …

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Is New York Finally Ready to Tax the Rich?

Debunked myths revive themselves. The idea that the rich will move to Key Biscayne if they are not appeased has traction despite the evidence. As the Cornell sociologist Cristobal Young found when he analyzed tax returns from 3.7 million very high earners, filed over 12 years, they largely stay right …

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Opinion | Get Whatever Covid-19 Vaccine You Can

This Op-Ed has been updated to reflect news developments. More vaccines are coming soon. The one-dose coronavirus vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson was endorsed on Friday by an advisory committee for the Food and Drug Administration, with authorization by the agency possible as early as Saturday. Assuming F.D.A. approves …

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