Tuesday, Jul 07, 2020
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The New York Times
‘I Can Barely Keep Track’: Inside a Texas Hospital Battling Coronavirus | Coronavirus News
NYT, 07 Jul 2020
Our correspondent Sheri Fink goes behind the scenes at Houston Methodist Hospital as coronavirus cases rise.
The Fast & Furious Art of the Car Chase
NYT, 03 Jul 2020
In the movies, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of the car chase. The best ones create the same adrenaline rush in their audiences as they do in their characters.
Why Some Black Americans Need Guns to Feel Safe in Their Country | NYT Opinion
NYT, 03 Jul 2020
What does it take for Black Americans to feel safe right now? For some, it’s owning a gun.
How Pop Smoke and Fivio Foreign Took Brooklyn Drill Global | Diary of a Song
NYT, 01 Jul 2020
A hyper-local strain of hip-hop that started in Chicago was tweaked by bedroom producers in the United Kingdom before taking over Brooklyn.
How the Philadelphia Police Tear-Gassed a Group of Trapped Protesters | Visual Investigations
NYT, 26 Jun 2020
On June 1, SWAT teams turned a protest march in Philadelphia into chaos. We went to the site, interviewed witnesses and analyzed dozens of videos to reconstruct what happened.
Why Six Critically Ill Covid-19 Patients Would Overwhelm This Texas Hospital | NYT Opinion
NYT, 25 Jun 2020
As coronavirus cases surge in Texas and other Sun Belt states, rural hospitals are enduring a uniquely painful emergency of their own, in a world away from the I.C.U.s of New York City, or even Dallas.
'Voguing Has Always Been a Protest.' Here's Why.
NYT, 25 Jun 2020
The ballroom community has vogued its way through decades of change and social unrest.
The Killing of Rayshard Brooks: How a Police Encounter Suddenly Turned Fatal | Visual Investigations
NYT, 24 Jun 2020
The Times analyzed witness videos, police footage and official documents to identify the critical moments — and missteps — that led to the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta on June 12.
Why Trump’s Tulsa Rally Put the City’s Black Residents on Edge
NYT, 23 Jun 2020
President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., the site of one of the country’s worst episodes of racial violence in 1921, angered the city’s black residents.
A Racist Attack Caught on Camera. 45 Years Later, It Still Stings. | George Floyd Protests
NYT, 22 Jun 2020
As protests and anger over racism grip the nation, a clip from a 1976 documentary about a hateful attack on a group of black children in New York City still resonates.
How ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Takes a Fresh View of Black History | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 19 Jun 2020
The assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a tipping point for African-American Vietnam War soldiers in this scene from Spike Lee’s latest film, “Da 5 Bloods” (streaming on Netflix).
These Workers Are Risking Their Lives to Feed America | NYT Opinion
NYT, 18 Jun 2020
You’re a worker at a Tyson Foods poultry plant and still punching in even though the coronavirus continues to run rampant through meat-processing plants across the country.
How Coronavirus Has Devastated N.Y.C.'s Black Community | Coronavirus News
NYT, 16 Jun 2020
In New York City, Covid-19 is disproportionately killing black and Latino residents.
How ‘The King of Staten Island’ Handles Sibling Rivalry | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 13 Jun 2020
A sibling leaving for college becomes a moment of anguish in “The King of Staten Island.” The director Judd Apatow narrates this sequence featuring Pete Davidson as Scott and Maude Apatow as his sister, Claire.
I'm Asking for Justice for My Baby, Ahmaud Arbery | NYT Opinion
NYT, 11 Jun 2020
After Ahmaud Arbery was chased down and killed while he was jogging in Glynn County, Ga., investigators say, one of the white men accused of shooting him used a racial slur.
His Best Friend Was Killed By the Police. Now He's Running for Office
NYT, 10 Jun 2020
“If we’re not at the table, we’re on the menu.” We followed a Minnesota organizer whose run for office has taken on new urgency since George Floyd’s death.
How Questionable Police Tactics Led to a Fatal Shooting In Louisville | Visual Investigations
NYT, 09 Jun 2020
The Times analyzed videos of the shooting by the police and National Guardsmen of David McAtee in Louisville, Ky., on June 1 to show how the episode unfolded — and how questionable policing tactics played a role.
Thousands March to the White House | George Floyd Protests
NYT, 08 Jun 2020
Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to protest George Floyd’s death, racism and police brutality.
Amazon Warehouses Are Still Seeing Coronavirus Outbreaks. Why Did They End Hazard Pay? | NYT Opinion
NYT, 06 Jun 2020
While Amazon may glorify its workers with sentimental commercials, thanking them for their heroic bravery, it has also rolled back some policies designed to keep those very workers safe during this pandemic.
Funeral Homes in Mexico Show Coronavirus’ Hidden Death Toll | Coronavirus News
NYT, 05 Jun 2020
Mexico is reopening, but those handling the dead say the Coronavirus epidemic there is far from over.