● A Chinese Celebrity Scandal Puts Surrogate Births on Trial The state news media excoriated an actress accused of abandoning babies born in the United States. Others say China’s limits on reproductive techniques at home are...
● With New Museums, a Once Disgraced Socialite Looks to Burnish His Legacy Two new art spaces funded by a Spanish regional government showcase the collection of Roberto Polo. But they don’t mention the shadier episodes of his...
● Suriname Could Be Latest Big Oil Find as Industry Cuts Costs The small South American country has become a hot prospect for oil companies looking to produce fossil fuels while spending less.
● Jack Ma, Alibaba Co-Founder, Makes First Appearance Since Criticizing China Mr. Ma, the co-founder of the retailing giant Alibaba, had disappeared after criticizing Chinese regulators late last year.
● War-Zone Experience Carries Journalists Into Inauguration Coverage Reporters and photographers who are no strangers to conflict are among those assigned to what is usually a day of pageantry.
● Parler Tries to Survive With Help From Russian Company The social network, popular with President Trump’s supporters, went offline last week after it was kicked off Amazon’s servers.
● Fox News Fires a Key Player in Its Election Night Coverage The politics editor who defended the network’s accurate projection that Biden had won Arizona is out after a backlash from viewers, including President Trump.
● The Stories of Those Who Lost Decades in the Closet A new photography exhibit invites viewers to contemplate the emotional toll of discrimination.
● Netflix Will No Longer Borrow, Ending Its Run of Debt The streaming giant borrowed over $16 billion in less than a decade as it built out its content library. The strategy prompted criticism that the company was unsustainable.
● What It Means to Look at Paintings of Snow Today, works depicting the blankets of white that were once synonymous with the season evoke longing for a winter that never comes.
● Roger Mandle, a Prolific Museum Director, Dies at 79 From the Rhode Island School of Design to Doha, Mr. Mandle was a force in art and design for decades.
● The Financial Minefield Awaiting an Ex-President Trump Baseless election fraud claims and the Capitol riot have compounded already-looming threats to his bottom line. And the cash lifelines he once relied on are gone.
● How to Stay Warm Sociializing Outsde? Snowsuits and Wearable Sleeping Bags Colorful snowsuits and sleeping-bag coats are selling like hot cakes during the pandemic’s difficult winter period.
● No Better Time to Consider Our Lungs In “Breath Taking,” Michael J. Stephen looks at an important organ that has been particularly under attack by the coronavirus.
● MyPillow Dropped by Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl's Mike Lindell, the company’s founder, has become a prominent supporter of President Trump and MyPillow offered a “Fight forTrump” discount code on the day of the Capitol...
● La MaMa Festival Is Still Moving, if Somewhat in Place This year’s La MaMa Moves! adds up to a picture of the moment: a little provisional, with flashes of promise.
● 10 Challenges Biden Faces in Righting the Economy The pandemic has damaged the economy and cost millions of people their livelihoods. These are some of the areas that demand Joe Biden’s attention.
● Inside the Bull Market for Songwriting Rights The emergence of Hipgnosis has helped turn the battle for catalogs into an arms race that shows no signs of slowing down.
● Basil Twist in Paris: When Puppets Meet Baroque Opera Before his directorial debut in France, with Mondonville’s “Titon et l’Aurore” at the Opéra Comique, the virtuoso puppeteer discussed the challenges of working in a...
● Blackstone's Schwarzman Stays Loyal to Trump The Blackstone chief executive stuck with President Trump despite the occasional slight, and stopped short of criticizing Mr. Trump even after the Capitol attack.
● Steve Schwarzman, a Trump Adviser, Stays Loyal Till the End The Blackstone chief executive stuck with President Trump despite the occasional slight, and stopped short of criticizing Mr. Trump even after the Capitol attack.
● Airfares fell to their lowest level in two decades last summer as air travel plummeted. The average price for a one-way domestic flight dropped to $135 last summer, its lowest level in at least two decades, according to...
● The Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker Rivian Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.
● Struggling Local Governments May Get Help From the Private Sector As their fiscal woes become worse, some government officials are looking more closely at public-private partnerships as a way to jump-start their economies.
● Dark Money Is on the Supreme Court's Docket A new Supreme Court case will take on “dark money” in politics.
● C.E.O.s, Former Officials Call for a Post-Trump Globalism Revival A group of company leaders and former policymakers argue that “globalism” isn’t an epithet. Instead, they argue, it is the way forward.
● Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands.
● Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment, in Verse The youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history will read a work she finished after the riot at the Capitol. “I’m not going to in any way gloss over what we’ve seen,” she says.
● For More Inclusive Writing, Look to How Writing Is Taught “Craft in the Real World,” by Matthew Salesses, dismantles assumptions about the art of fiction and how it should be written.
● After the Loss of a Child, How Does Life Go On? Emily Rapp Black ponders the unanswerable in her new memoir, “Sanctuary.”
● Made by Hand in America: A New Book Tells the Story of Unsung Artisans “Craft: An American History,” by Glenn Adamson, considers the often disparaged tradition of artisanal work from colonial days to today’s maker movement.