Movies

Coronavirus: Patricia Bosworth, actor and author, dies at 86

Patricia Bosworth, known for her role opposite Audrey Hepburn in the 1959 film “The Nun’s Story,” her biographies of Hollywood luminaries and her own celebrated memoirs, died in Manhattan on April 2. She was 86. Bosworth’s stepdaughter, Fia Hatsav, told The New York Times that the author died of pneumonia brought on by the novel […]

Technology

Coronavirus and Paid Sick Leave: A Quarantined Uber Driver’s Quest

Zachary Frenette likes working as an Uber driver in Phoenix. He is a top-rated driver who often chats with his customers on their trips. During the outbreak of the coronavirus last month, business began to slow. Then, a possible exposure to the virus prompted Mr. Frenette, 29, to quarantine himself. Off the roads and worried […]

Technology

A Quarantined Uber Driver’s Quest for Paid Sick Leave

Zachary Frenette likes working as an Uber driver in Phoenix. He is a top-rated driver who often chats with his customers on their trips. During the outbreak of the coronavirus last month, business began to slow. Then, a possible exposure to the virus prompted Mr. Frenette, 29, to quarantine himself. Off the roads and worried […]

Education

College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are.

By late January, as the coronavirus was moving beyond China, Ms. Canning saw a message from Ms. Lathion saying she planned to be a teaching assistant that coming semester. The two teammates discovered they had both been recruited by Ms. Isaacs to assist with her seminar on forced migration from Latin America. They were joined […]

Miami

Zoom Continues Its Marketing Effort Despite Reports Questioning Its Security

IBL News | New York Zoom.com, the increasingly popular video conferencing service, announced yesterday additional security measures to combat the hacking phenomenon of “Zoombombing”. As a result, Zoom said Friday it will enable passwords and turn on waiting rooms by default starting on April 5. “We’re always striving to continue to deliver you a secure […]

Movies

Review: ‘Shooting Heroin’ offers little hope for opioid crisis

Urgency runs through the narrative veins of “Shooting Heroin,” an issue-centric drama on the opioid epidemic poisoning America’s working-class heartland. Fond of stories underlined with religious faith, writer-director Spencer T. Folmar proposes two possible antithetical solutions: peaceful tactics that appeal to guilt or vigilante revenge. Former “Quantico” series regular Alan Powell spearheads a large talent […]

Movies

Review: Sean Hayes stars in watered-down satire ‘Lazy Susan’

The essence of John Waters — albeit watered-down Waters — is all over “Lazy Susan,” a badly-behaving satire starring Sean Hayes as a highly unmotivated cisgender woman mired in her self-centered ways. Trudging through existence with a distinct lack of effort, single, serially unemployed, skort-wearing Susan finds herself facing a midlife crisis after her put-upon […]

Movies

Review: Shallow rom-com ‘Almost Love’ looks at sex in the city

In the rom-com “Almost Love,” there’s plenty of attention paid to the surface — a likable cast, Instagram-ready interiors, smart costuming — but the script from director Mike Doyle has all the depth of a Tinder profile. A few strong moments from its stars brighten the film, but it’s never more than a mildly enjoyable […]

Technology

How to Thrive in Online Life

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Like for many of you, my life has become detached from the physical world. I’m having drinks with buddies on Zoom, chatting with my boss on Google Hangouts and texting up a storm with my dad and […]