Media and Adv

‘Solo’ Sputters at Box Office, Raising Worries of ‘Star Wars’ Fatigue

Dom, 05/27/2018 - 20:55
Ticket sales for “Solo” were big, but by “Star Wars” standards they fell far short. Multiplex gridlock and disgruntled fans were among possible explanations.

Makers of ‘Sesame Street’ Sue to Get Raunchy Puppet Movie to Change Its Advertising

Dom, 05/27/2018 - 14:27
The creators of the children’s television show want “The Happytime Murders,” an upcoming movie featuring puppets, to stop using the slogan “No Sesame. All Street.”

40 Years of Chronicling the Unnoticed

Dom, 05/27/2018 - 08:20
“Don’t you have better things to do than watch me vacuum apartments?” wondered a cleaning woman I spent some time tagging along with. I didn’t.

As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul

Sab, 05/26/2018 - 22:06
In a Silicon Valley park, burrowing owls are dying and disappearing. Public records and a bit of snooping uncovered a path that led to Google and its feline-loving employees.

Visa Stops Morgan Freeman Commercials After Sexual Harassment Report

Sab, 05/26/2018 - 06:05
The credit card company said it would “suspend its marketing” featuring Mr. Freeman’s voice after several women told CNN about inappropriate touching or comments by the actor.

Michael Goldstein, Publicist Who Started SoHo Weekly News, Dies at 79

Ven, 05/25/2018 - 22:30
After representing Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone and other music stars, he challenged The Village Voice, covering Lower Manhattan in a grittier era.

U.S. News Outlets Block European Readers Over New Privacy Rules

Ven, 05/25/2018 - 16:36
The move by several major news organizations illustrated that some companies would prefer to lose European readers than to risk being hit with stiff penalties.

Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google

Ven, 05/25/2018 - 10:18
Major tech companies took steps to prevent foreign meddling online before voters in Ireland cast ballots on Friday. Here’s how those efforts are working out.

G.D.P.R., a New Privacy Law, Makes Europe World’s Leading Tech Watchdog

Ven, 05/25/2018 - 09:41
The European Union on Friday puts the world’s toughest data privacy rules into effect. The regulations are set to have an outsize impact far beyond Europe.

Morgan Freeman Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by Several Women

Ven, 05/25/2018 - 02:22
The women told CNN that he inappropriately touched or spoke to them on set, during publicity events and at his production company. He issued an apology.

noted: If You Think the Poop Emoji Is Gross, Don’t Read This

Gio, 05/24/2018 - 23:46
America has softened on stool.

Trump’s Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

Gio, 05/24/2018 - 04:41
A federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday that President Trump’s practice of blocking Twitter users who criticize him is unconstitutional.

Blocked by Trump: Twitter Users Sound Off on Being Barred

Gio, 05/24/2018 - 03:44
“What he’s done is create an echo chamber,” said one user who was blocked for suggesting that President Trump had a crush on Hillary Clinton.

Truth in a Post-Truth Era: Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones, Conspiracy Theorist

Gio, 05/24/2018 - 02:21
The cases seek a verdict on “post truth” culture and on Mr. Jones, a Trump ally who reaps millions peddling bogus claims about an American tragedy.

Leslie Moonves and Shari Redstone Dig In for a Long Legal War at CBS

Mer, 05/23/2018 - 21:31
In an effort to ward off a merger with Viacom, the network amended its lawsuit against its parent company. Now it falls to a judge to break the deadlock.

Review: ‘The Gospel According to André’ Barely Scratches the Surface

Mer, 05/23/2018 - 20:37
A documentary about the fashion world Zelig André Leon Talley doesn’t live up to his energy.

She Painted Portraits of ‘Overlooked’ Women. Then She Made a Dress.

Mer, 05/23/2018 - 17:32
With #MeToo in mind, 17-year-old Avalon Hester turned a Times obituary series into a pleated gown.

Tech We’re Using: Metrics Are Everywhere in Media. Here’s How They Help.

Mer, 05/23/2018 - 16:29
Kathy Zhang, a newsroom and product analytics manager at The Times, discusses how analytics tools help her better serve readers.

Tech Fix: Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them.

Mer, 05/23/2018 - 11:00
To comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect on May 25, internet companies have been updating their data policies. Here’s how you can benefit.

Mark Zuckerberg to Apologize Again, This Time to European Parliament

Mar, 05/22/2018 - 11:37
Facebook’s chief executive is expected to strike a conciliatory tone about user data on Tuesday when he speaks to members of the European Parliament.