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Oakland A’s redesign proposed Howard Terminal stadium

In the latest renderings, released with the stadium’s draft Environmental Impact Report, the stadium will now drop to ground level in right field instead of center field. The redesign will allow people on the waterfront promenade to look into the stadium and watch the action during game days. Fans will be able to view the […]

Movies

‘Tom & Jerry’ review: Cat and mouse are underutilized

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. If there is one thing that can be said about “Tom & […]

Movies

Golden Globes 2021: Time’s Up slams lack of Black members

Just days before Sunday’s Golden Globes telecast, in the wake of a Times investigation that highlighted ethical lapses and the lack of any Black members in the voting body that hands out the awards, Time’s Up on Friday joined those calling for further reforms to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. A number of prominent figures […]

Movies

Costume designer Ruth E. Carter makes Walk of Fame history

The Hollywood Walk of Fame just gained a historic new star. As of Thursday, movie-industry legend Ruth E. Carter is the first Black costume designer and second costume designer ever to have her name enshrined at Hollywood and Vine. The honor comes more than 60 years after prolific costumer Edith Head became the first in […]

Movies

‘I’m No Longer Here’ review: Mexico’s beautiful Oscar submission

The need to move becomes more than just a dance impulse to the young leader of a close-knit but threatened Monterrey, Mexico counterculture in Fernando Frias de la Parra’s sensitive, beautifully filmed and music-laden “I’m No Longer Here,” a cinematic duet of rhythm and rootlessness that is also Mexico’s entry for this year’s international feature […]

Movies

Review: The workers’ minds are wide open in the Brazilian documentary ‘My Darling Supermarket’

Nestled deep in director Tali Yankelevich’s documentary “My Darling Supermarket,” there’s a stirring scene of an employee grinding day-old bread into fine crumbs, just after a long segment with multiple workers debating their beliefs on the afterlife. The delicate dust resembles ashes and marks the end of another shift at a branch of the Brazilian […]

Technology

Want to Buy a Hair-Scrunchie Mask? Great. But Forget About That N95.

“Amazon changes the rules all the time without explanation,” Mr. Atkinson said. “I realize they’re not a charity, but a small company like ours doesn’t stand a chance.” James Thomson, a former Amazon executive who is the chief strategy officer at the marketing consultancy Buy Box Experts, said the tensions between online retailing giants and […]

Oklahoma

Reliever Adam Kolarek has A’s history

MESA, Ariz. — Two weeks ago, reliever Adam Kolarek called his father, Frank, with news: The defending champion Dodgers had just traded him to the A’s. “I could feel his smile through the phone,” Frank Kolarek said. For the Kolareks, the A’s already held meaning. Well before Adam emerged as a sinker-slinging left-hander, Frank was […]

Technology

Amazon Moves From Film Industry’s Margins to the Mainstream

Sacha Baron Cohen may have been going a little mad. It was August 2020, the pandemic was raging and his secret production had shut down. He was determined to reprise his role as Borat in a feature film designed to satirize the Trump administration ahead of the November election. But how? First he persuaded Universal […]

Movies

‘The Independents’ review: Veteran musicians chase a dream

In the tuneful dramedy “The Independents,” three aspiring musicians with dead-end showbiz careers meet serendipitously, and discover that their respective gentle folk-rock sounds blend beautifully. Now they have a hard choice to make. Having abandoned their dreams once, can they muster the will to push themselves back through the industry grinder? “The Independents” was written […]