● Philippine Congress Officially Shuts Down Leading Broadcaster By voting not to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN, lawmakers silenced a major network that had come under fire from President Rodrigo Duterte.
● California, After Riding a Boom, Reckons With Hard Times Early hopes for a quick rebound from the pandemic have yielded to worries about its long-term impact on state finances and the governor’s ambitious agenda.
● Stocks Generate Big Gains and Bigger Questions A powerful rally during drastically deteriorating economic conditions has left the market richly valued and facing great uncertainty.
● Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco? Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city’s camera surveillance system might sound creepy. He’s here to explain why it’s...
● Modern Mothers and Daughters, in Three Novels From long-lost friends, to a woman caring for her aging mom, to a biologist struggling with her maternal identity, these protagonists reveal facets of contemporary womanhood.
● Investors Posted Returns So Great They Seemed Wrong Bets running from coolers and campers to cloud computing helped three mutual funds trounce the S&P 500 in the second quarter.
● Local Finances Are Troubled, but Fund Investors May Still Profit High-grade municipal bond portfolios have been among the best places to find income.
● Awkward Timing, but the Financial Ideas Are Still Sound A book with a provocative title says you should have two equal goals when it comes to investing: Get all you can from both your money and your life.
● Keep Your Friends Close, and Keep Holding Them Closer In their new book, “Big Friendship,” Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman make the case that platonic relationships deserve as much effort and tending as romantic ones.
● Behind the Legend of Butch Cassidy Charles Leerhsen’s biography gives readers the real man and not the Hollywood icon.
● What Is the Hardest Part of Writing? A cartoonist gets down to the crux of what makes putting pen to paper so difficult.
● Storm King Reopens for the Art-Starved The pastoral sculpture park in New York’s Hudson Valley opens its gates, with new works by Mark di Suvero, Kiki Smith and Martha Tuttle — and new precautions.
● My Favorite Summer Blockbuster Popcorn movies are among the many pleasures of the season. Since we can’t go to the movies, we asked six critics to bring the hits to us.
● New York Zoos and Aquarium Plan to Open this Month If all goes as planned with the state’s reopening, the public will be allowed back to see the animals starting on July 24.
● How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend? Check out an Australian kids show that is legitimately entertaining for viewers of all ages, or a sharp Canadian dramedy starring Kim Cattrall.
● Hiring Outlook Remains Dim As Unemployment Claims Continue to Pour In As unemployment claims keep pouring in, new job postings are lacking, and an end to some benefits is approaching.
● With Stores Closed, Barnes & Noble Does Some Redecorating Retail locations shuttered during lockdowns, so the company spruced up hundreds of its stores as the first step in a bigger plan.
● Drug Giants Create Fund to Bolster Struggling Antibiotic Start-Ups New medicines are desperately needed to treat a growing number of drug-resistant infections, but many companies developing the drugs are short on cash and...
● 5 Arrested in Connection With Pop Smoke Killing The Los Angeles Police Department said it had taken three adult men and two minors into custody on Thursday, following the February shooting of the rising rap star in the...
● A Swiss Dada Pioneer Finally Gets Her Spotlight Sophie Taeuber-Arp did it all: Installations, textiles, costumes, abstract art. Nearly 80 years after her death, an online gallery show commemorates her talent (and a major...
● 7 Things to Do This Weekend How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.
● Search for Naya Rivera, Missing 'Glee' Actress, Resumes at California Lake A search team scoured Lake Piru in Ventura County for the 33-year-old actress on Wednesday. Her 4-year-old son was found alone on a boat.
● Redman, Mehldau, McBride and Blade Take Another Spin, 26 Years Later A quartet of jazz all-stars returns with its players — and its philosophy — in a different phase of life.
● The Dance on Camera Festival, When Dance Is Only on Camera Many dance films of recent months have been films by necessity, but the ones in this festival are films by design, for better and worse.