Emojis Meet Hieroglyphs: If King Tut Could Text

JERUSALEM — The sleek figures, kohl-rimmed eyes and offerings to the gods etched on ancient Egypt’s temples and tombs are enjoying a kind of graphic afterlife, reincarnated in the tears of joy, clinking beer mugs and burger emojis of digital messaging. An exhibition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, “Emoglyphs: …

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Opinion | Hillary Clinton’s Swipe at Bernie Sanders

To the Editor: Re “‘Nobody Likes Him’: Clinton’s Shot at Sanders Rattles Democrats” (front page, Jan. 22): I voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and am undecided as to which Democratic Party candidate I will support in 2020. However, I find Mrs. Clinton’s comments about Senator Bernie Sanders to be …

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Opinion | The Iconic Man With a Gun Is a White Man

Mandatory gun ownership went hand-in-hand with strict gun restrictions, and in the emerging racialized polity of British North America, this meant banning guns among enslaved Africans and free blacks as well as strong prohibitions on selling guns to indigenous people. What’s more, the historian Kathleen Brown observes in “Good Wives, …

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Opinion | What if Trump Gave Alaska to Putin?

Let’s not dismiss the Senate impeachment trial as a “kangaroo court.” That’s an insult to kangaroos, who lately have been suffering enough. President Trump and Senate Republican leaders seem to be planning a rushed, sham trial with no witnesses and limited evidence. This reminds me of a trial I once …

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Eli Manning Announces His Retirement

Eli Manning, the Louisiana-born, Mississippi-educated quarterback who became a New York sports folk hero after he led the Giants to two upset victories in the Super Bowl, is retiring from the N.F.L., the team said. Manning will make a formal announcement in a news conference scheduled for Friday. Manning, 39, …

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A Closer Look at Schiaparelli’s Surrealist Couture Jewelry

When a designer is creating a clothing collection, jewelry is, more often than not, the final flourish. Not exactly an afterthought, but rarely the main event. For Schiaparelli’s spring 2020 haute couture show, which was held earlier today, the house’s 34-year-old Texas-born artistic director, Daniel Roseberry, turned this idea on …

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Opinion | We’re Sleepwalking Into a Surveillance State

There is much about the future that keeps me up at night — A.I. weaponry, undetectable viral deepfakes, indefatigable and infinitely wise robotic op-ed columnists — but in the last few years, one technological threat has blipped my fear radar much faster than others. That fear? Ubiquitous surveillance. I am …

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Hallmark TV Chief Leaves After Dispute Over Same-Sex Wedding Ad

Hallmark’s top television executive, Bill Abbott, is leaving the company weeks after the Hallmark Channel confronted a withering backlash over its decision to pull commercials that featured a same-sex wedding. Mr. Abbott had been chief executive of Crown Media, the division of Hallmark Cards that oversees the network, for 11 …

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