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02/21/2018 11:04 AM
Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets
Nabeel Rajab, a leading figure of pro-democracy rallies in 2011, had criticized prison abuses and the Yemen war. He was already serving time for criticizing the government.

02/21/2018 10:12 AM
When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon
A surge of legal cases against entertainers, journalists and activists has raised concerns about one of the Arab world’s freest environments.

02/21/2018 07:20 AM
An Olympic Figure Skater Who Also Made History for The Times
Maribel Vinson, a three-time Olympian and renowned coach, had another distinction that is almost forgotten: She was the first female sportswriter at The New York Times.

02/21/2018 05:00 AM
State of the Art: Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World
Next to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, Amazon’s voice assistant may be turning into the third great consumer computing platform of our era.

02/21/2018 05:00 AM
Feature: What Happens When Athletes Do the Sportswriting?
The Players’ Tribune, a pet project of Derek Jeter’s, allows the stars to tell their own stories. It’s occasionally great — but is it journalism?

02/21/2018 02:46 AM
Right-Wing Media Uses Parkland Shooting as Conspiracy Fodder
Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Jack Kingston express suspicion toward the teenage survivors. The website Gateway Pundit claims they were coached.

02/19/2018 08:00 PM
Fox News Plans a Streaming Service for ‘Superfans’
Fox Nation will focus primarily on right-leaning commentary and charge viewers a subscription fee.

02/20/2018 07:51 PM
David Poindexter, 89, Who Used Media to Preach Family Planning, Dies
A Methodist minister, he saw TV and radio programming — soap operas, in particular — as effective tools to teach the world about population control.

02/19/2018 02:27 AM
Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids
Beyond facilitating a $130,000 payment to silence a pornographic film actress, Donald Trump’s lawyer spent years making aggressive behind-the-scenes efforts to protect him.

02/18/2018 08:32 PM
Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?
The brower’s latest update filters out pop-up ads and other annoyances. It also strengthens Google’s grip on the web.

02/18/2018 10:31 PM
We Have Streaming Revenue, Too, Says NBC. And We Can Prove It.
The network’s entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt says NBC has learned how to generate more cash from digital views, and keep track of it.

02/19/2018 02:10 PM
What Makes Public Radio ‘Very Personal’ Magnifies Its #MeToo Cases
Public broadcasting, which fosters an intimate relationship with its listeners and counts on their donations, is scrambling after the ouster of prominent figures over allegations of misbehavior.

02/21/2018 12:10 PM
With $218 Million Haul, ‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records
The movie’s Presidents’ Day weekend ticket sales in North America — and a global total of $387 million — have upended Hollywood myths.

02/16/2018 06:58 PM
Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89
Mr. Bennett, the author of “Before the Mayflower” and other books, was also a top editor at Ebony magazine for decades.

02/16/2018 06:41 PM
Media Memo: A Familiar Editorial Split After Parkland Shooting, but Not Everywhere
A surprise editorial in favor of gun control from the Trump-friendly New York Post appears among a deluge of argument and erroneous reporting.

02/19/2018 10:42 AM
‘To Me, It Was Racist’: N.B.A. Players Respond to Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James
The Fox News host mocked Mr. James and said basketball stars should not express political opinions. “We will definitely not shut up and dribble,” Mr. James responded.

02/16/2018 05:00 AM
While ‘Last Week Tonight’ Was Away, John Oliver Was Busy
Mr. Oliver talks about the new season of his topical HBO comedy series and a challenging interview of Dustin Hoffman that he conducted.

02/17/2018 12:56 PM
‘Black Panther’ Poised to Shatter a Hollywood Myth
The film is expected to take in at least $250 million worldwide this weekend, disproving the notion that movies rooted in black culture cannot be global blockbusters.

02/15/2018 08:05 PM
Amazon Moves On Without ‘Transparent’ Actor Jeffrey Tambor
The 73-year-old star of Jill Soloway’s Emmy-winning series will not return to the role that brought him late-career plaudits.

02/15/2018 06:50 PM
NBC Promotes Two Women to Lead Scripted Programming
Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta will become co-presidents, replacing Jennifer Salke, who announced last week that she was leaving to run Amazon Studios.

02/15/2018 01:56 PM
N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game
Los Angeles is suddenly crawling with basketball royalty like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who are developing TV shows, streaming offerings and movies.

02/14/2018 07:44 PM
As the Streaming Wars Heat Up, Ryan Murphy Cashes In
The producer agreed to a $300 million Netflix deal months after Shonda Rhimes signed for $100 million and Apple and Amazon contributed to a manic market.

02/14/2018 03:15 PM
Beyoncé Songs Come to the Olympics. But Who Pays for the Rights?
Songs with lyrics are permitted at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang for the first time. And because the Games are considered a “live event,” no special permission is required.

02/14/2018 04:24 PM
Netflix Is Getting Huge. But Can It Get Great?
Having signed Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes, this streaming service is creating a parallel TV universe. But imitation isn’t the route to brilliance.

02/14/2018 02:26 PM
Audible Will Bring Back ‘Harry Clarke’ Off Broadway
The production of “Harry Clarke,” a one-man show starring Billy Crudup, is the latest step in the audiobook maker’s investment in contemporary theater.



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