By day’s end, after Mr. Trump told aides to clean up the mess, Mr. Mulvaney issued a statement flatly denying what he had earlier said. The W.G.A. unions say that they are the writers’ exclusive bargaining representatives. As such, they can delegate who gets to negotiate on behalf of their members, and they have not hesitated to signal to managers and lawyers that they may effectively take on the duties of agents on the writers’ behalf.
The United States has said that Iran was behind naval mines that damaged five oil tankers in the Persian Gulf this spring, and in June Iran boasted of shooting down an American surveillance drone. Yet President Trump did little in retaliation for the tanker attacks and called off a planned airstrike against Iran in response to the downing of the drone. JOE LOVANO’S TRIO TAPESTRY at the Village Vanguard (May 21-26, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.). There’s a quiet bravado to Lovano’s playing — on both tenor and soprano saxophones — that allows him to make a home in almost any jazz style, from the freely improvised to the rigorously composed. The music of this new trio, featuring the pianist Marilyn Crispell and the drummer Carmen Castaldi, lands somewhere in the middle, but it leans toward the open-ended. Melodies glide and taper, textures rise and shudder and dissipate. At the Vanguard, the trio will draw selections from a fine debut album, “Trio Tapestry,” recently out on ECM. 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com
Ms. Maddox liked to say, “I write for money,” her son, who is also a writer, recalled. Some protesters showed frustration at Mr. Guaidó’s failure to persuade enough military officers to switch sides despite the massive collapse in living standards and the tightening of American sanctions.
Ms. Cheldelin Fell, who lost a family member in a car accident, said seeing a video of a person being rescued from the burning wreckage of a vehicle is upsetting. For others, she added, it could push them over the edge. But the authorities did not even try to help, Ms. Guimarães said. They told her it was too dangerous to go into the neighborhood, she said.
Faced with the prospect of digging into their pockets, residents in Amelia began to question the village council’s spending, including hundreds of thousands of dollars to upgrade village offices to a Victorian-style building, with a lion door-knocker, chandeliers on the ceiling and a gazebo in the backyard. (Mayor Hart said that officials had been cramped in their old offices and that buying the historic building was cheaper than new construction.) In his lifetime, Blazer had frequently explained his lavish lifestyle to anyone who asked as the fruit of his success as a day trader of considerable skill. Visitors to his apartment in Trump Tower in Manhattan often would find him seated at a desk behind a computer screen, from where he said he executed his investment strategies.
“You’re in the head space of these characters for months and months, sometimes years,” Tower said. “You end up knowing these characters so well they feel like a friend, and your shots actually get easier because you understand who they are. You can go there.” • Managers asking job applicants for salary history may perpetuate the pay gap. Also, it’s illegal to ask about it in New York City.
News of the talks between Fiat Chrysler and Renault was first reported by The Financial Times. Singleton’s debut film burned with the kind of energy and intensity that only a first-timer can produce — the feeling that they may not get another shot, so they’re making this one count. Singleton’s heartfelt story of growing up in the Crenshaw section of Los Angeles netted him Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best director (he was both the youngest-ever nominee in the latter category, and its first African-American), and launched not only his career, but those of several cast members, including Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long and Regina King. Our critic Janet Maslin praised Singleton for “saying something familiar with new dramatic force, and in ways that a wide and varied audience will understand.”
Because the tables were very close together, I could hear every word she said. I was facing the woman’s back, and I could see the man on the far side of their table. Although I tried to look away, I saw him gesture toward me. To my surprise, he invited us to join them. Following previous Italian hits “Open City” and “The Bicycle Thief” into the World Theater, a Times Square movie house specializing in imported films, “Bitter Rice” ran for months. The main attraction was the movie’s statuesque, sultry star Silvana Mangano as a teenage rice harvester introduced executing a solo boogie-woogie. Impulsive and naïve, she comes under the spell of a swaggering thief played by Vittorio Gassman, soon himself to achieve international recognition.