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Nathan Hill Is Compared to John Irving. Irving Compares Him to Dickens.

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 23:43
Mr. Hill’s first novel, a piece of social satire called “The Nix,” already has admirers in high places.
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Review: Kanye West, Both Close and Out of Reach at His Tour Opener

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 20:00
Performing on hovering platforms as cameras projected views of him, Mr. West was simultaneously host and reveler at his “Saint Pablo” concert in Indianapolis.
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Migrants Aid Victims of Italy Earthquake

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 19:58
Migrants from Africa have volunteered to help residents in areas of central Italy that were struck by a deadly earthquake this week.
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Resignations at the Bronx Museum, Protesting an Expensive International Push

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 17:37
Two top executives, along with other board members, are leaving, saying projects with Cuba betray the institution’s local mission.
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News Analysis: ‘Brexit’ Vote Feeds Scotland’s Alienation

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 17:11
The vote for a British exit from the European Union felt crushing to the Scots. But despite everything, another independence referendum feels far away.
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Court Suspends ‘Burkini’ Ban in French Town

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 15:23
The Council of State, the highest court in the French administrative justice system, ruled that the prohibition in Villeneuve-Loubet violated civil liberties.
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Opinion: At the Beach in My Burkini

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 14:00
I dreaded wearing it in middle school. Not anymore.
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Op-Ed Columnist: Chappatte on the Burkini Ban

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 13:43
Policing women’s right to wear swimwear.
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VW to Pay $1.2 Billion to U.S. Dealers Hurt by Diesel Scandal

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:20
The settlement, still subject to a federal judge’s approval, is meant to address lost sales and the declining value of Volkswagen dealerships.
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Pushback on the ‘Burkini’ Ban

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 01:04
A woman was told to remove her headscarf and shirt on a beach in Nice, France. The incident has sparked protest against the country’s “burkini” ban.
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What Do You See in Art? Nearly 50 People Told Us

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 01:00
We wanted to better understand the modern museumgoer. So we went to the Met Breuer exhibition “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” and talked to visitors.
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Some Villages in Italy May Never Recover From Earthquake

Ny Europe - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:36
For some of the smallest mountain towns, where homes have been leveled and lives lost, displaced residents face the possible elimination of the towns themselves.
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Russia, Fuming at Paralympics Ban, Steps Up Campaign Against Whistle-Blower

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 20:27
The authorities are hounding the whistle-blower doctor in the doping scandal and spinning elaborate conspiracy theories — anything but admitting their own misdeeds.
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Good News for MTV’s V.M.A.s: Music Videos Matter Again

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 20:02
The projects competing for best video this year — including those from Beyoncé, Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West — suggest a new maturity for the form.
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Turkey, Sending More Tanks Into Syria, Steps Up Pressure on Kurds

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:55
The Turkish military seemed to be succeeding in its broader aims of clearing the border area of Islamic State militants and preventing Kurdish militias from taking more territory.
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The Race to Save the Films We Love

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:00
Every day we lose more frames from beloved old films. Preservationists are rushing to save them before a crucial part of cultural history is lost.
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After 25 Years, How Well Has Madonna’s ‘Truth or Dare’ Aged?

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 13:00
It’s held up well in a lot of ways, says Alek Keshishian, who chronicled the singer’s “Blond Ambition” tour in the 1991 concert film and documentary.
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By the Book: Jacqueline Woodson: By the Book

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 13:00
The author, most recently, of “Another Brooklyn” loved “The Little Match Girl” as a child. First, “I cried for a week. Then I was done and ready to go out and change the world!”
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Sonia Rykiel, Fashion Designer for the ‘Fragile, but Strong,’ Dies at 86

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:33
Based in Paris, she made fashions for women, like herself, who were proud of their pregnancies, sophisticated about sex and too busy to fuss over the latest fads.
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Search for Missing in Italy Quake Intensifies as Death Toll Rises to 247

Ny Europe - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:48
Another 264 people had been hospitalized and dozens more injured, officials said, but with hundreds of people unaccounted for, the count was expected to rise.
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