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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sarah Jessica Parker and Ta-Nehisi Coates, on New Literary Paths

Having conquered their respective fields, the actress and the journalist are now dealing in publishing and comics, respectively.

Feature: Can New Technology Bring Baseball’s Data Revolution to Fielding?

For years, players have been valued for their hitting. Now a groundbreaking tool makes it possible to measure how much their defense contributes to a team’s success

The Time I Found Donald Trump’s Tax Records in My Mailbox

A manila envelope led to old-style investigative journalism involving a meeting in a bagel shop and an IBM typewriter.

To the Moon, North Korea? Or Does a Rocket Have a Darker Aim?

The North explains a rocket engine test as a moonshot, but intelligence agencies are exploring another option: the beginnings of a missile that could reach the American mainland.

The Voyages Issue: What We See When We Look at Travel Photography

On the visual — and psychological — contradictions of pictures from the road.

Security Council Backs António Guterres to Be Next U.N. Secretary General

The Security Council announced that Mr. Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister and former chief of the United Nations refugee agency, had unanimous support.

What’s in Your Herbal Pills? Firm Promises DNA Testing for Proof

One of the national’s largest supplement makers will conduct advanced DNA testing to ensure its products contain the ingredients listed on the label.

Memo From Brazil: Brazilian Politics Smother a Film’s Oscar Ambitions

A government panel rejected the critically acclaimed “Aquarius,” starring Sonia Braga, as Brazil’s Academy Awards entry, prompting other directors to withdraw their films.

Union Boss (and Former Miss America) Hits the Road in ‘Fun Home’

Kate Shindle will portray lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel in the traveling production of the Tony-winning musical while also leading Actors’ Equity.

Nonfiction: Anthony Doerr Reviews a New Book on Time Travel

James Gleick’s “Time Travel: A History” is a fascinating mash-up of philosophy, literary criticism, physics and cultural observation.

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