WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Mischa Barton was having a rough week. Ziggy, her beloved canine companion, had just died; she was grieving. Still, there were things to look forward to, like the screenplays stacked atop the glass table in the center of her living room. “I just started reading scripts again, which is a good…
LONDON — Only one person, the joke doing the rounds in Parliament goes, can stop the disheveled, blond-haired, crowd-pleasing former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, from becoming the country’s next prime minister. That is Mr. Johnson himself. One of Britain’s most recognizable, and now most divisive politicians, Mr. Johnson has a history of verbal gaffes, a…
Five takeaways from the 2018 report: C.E.O.s get paid regardless of logic When Tesla announced its multibillion-dollar award for Mr. Musk in January 2018, it was hailed as a bold experiment, fitting of a visionary entrepreneur. Sure, the multibillion headline number was big enough to appease the gods, but the award was structured in such…
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s order allowing Attorney General William P. Barr to declassify any intelligence that led to the Russia investigation sets up a potential confrontation with the C.I.A. It effectively strips the agency of its most critical power: choosing which secrets it shares and which ones remain hidden. Mr. Trump said on Friday that…
By then, as Zamir tells it, he had come to love gardening: “Because it was my father’s profession, it is a way to keep going with what he did, and it makes me feel closer to him.” Our miserable mud patch proved a blessing, a tabula rasa upon which Zamir could create whatever he wanted.…
James Holzhauer, the “Jeopardy!” contestant currently on a 27-game victory streak, passed $2 million in winnings in the episode that aired on Friday. Holzhauer is still about $455,000 behind Ken Jennings, who won $2.5 million* during his record streak of 74 victories in 2004. But if Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional gambler in Las Vegas, continues…
Many farmers are. In North Carolina, Ms. Overman, 57, said she could not handle another bad year. Last season, she lost $450,000 when most of her wheat and soybeans were wiped out by a hurricane, the second in three years. Her son and son-in-law have both come home to farm. “But neither of them wants…
LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation on Friday after three years of trying and failing to pull Britain out of the European Union, throwing her country into an unpredictable stage and setting off a bare-knuckled contest among other Conservative leaders to replace her. As she stood behind a lectern outside 10 Downing…
In New Hampshire, he called himself a member of the “Woodstock generation.” Tall and square-jawed with neat silver hair, he looks like a dictionary illustration next to the entry for “banker” or “C.E.O.” He is earnest but not obviously charismatic. Yet, he hopes to be seen as a messenger for an issue with particular support…
Yet she is also learning on the job. For example, until she can find a psychologist to help ease women’s post-surgical adjustment, she has started requiring patients to read books about intimacy and sex. With each of her 11 patients — from Delaware, Maryland, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania by way of Mali, Niger, Sierra…
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