What is art? For Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy, it's a target. His new movie Velvet Buzzsaw takes the pretentious art world as its canvas and uses a palette mixing pointed satire and bloody horror. • His predecessor, Philip Hammond, is reportedly working with the opposition Labour Party to prevent Britain from leaving the E.U. without a deal. (Observer)
Ramon Revilla, a former action-movie star and ex-senator, grabbed a microphone and crooned a duet with his wife, the mayor of a town near Manila. Revilla had spent four years in prison awaiting trial for plundering .3 million in public funds before being acquitted last December; he still faced 16 counts of graft. Now he was throwing his lot in with Duterte and attempting a comeback. Ronald dela Rosa, a brawny and bald former police chief of Davao, who had been the subject of a recent biopic and was now making a Senate run, belted a romantic melody. Then Christopher Go — the presidential aide turned Senate candidate whom Ranada had enraged with her article — addressed the throng. And sometimes writing can be a very effective way to change your perspective and start a new life.
Winston Churchill’s ghost still hovers over Washington and London. American presidents have often modeled themselves after the British wartime leader, especially in times of conflict. Ed Dwight’s path had started years earlier.
And on Wednesday, Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, announced that his social network would ban political ads. In one tweet, he managed to needle at Mr. Zuckerberg’s seeming hypocrisy without even mentioning his name. Out on bail on manslaughter charges and wracked with grief, he told a close friend that he believed he had left the children at their day care provider, even though he had not. “He couldn’t explain it,” the friend, Alfredo Angueira, said. “In his mind he dropped them off.”
He did not, however. Reminder: The bombing killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 100 others in a part of the Philippines where the government has long fought Muslim insurgents. The Islamic State eventually claimed responsibility.
District officials have said that the money simply isn’t there and that the frustration should be directed at the state. What we’re reading: This essay in Real Simple, by the Times Magazine writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner. “What if some of us just can’t — or won’t — follow all that advice about becoming mindful, calm and deliberate?” says the briefings editor, Andrea Kannapell. “Taffy explores her own valuation of chaos.”
This sleep binge was unexpected, because I thought I had been getting good rest lately. My kids haven’t been sauntering into our bedroom at 3 a.m. for nonsense reasons, and though I don’t track it, I probably get between seven and eight hours of sleep most nights. And yet, when given the chance, my body told me I needed to sleep indefinitely. It was one of several surveys in recent days that have offered a window into how Americans are processing Mr. Trump’s comments and assessing his core beliefs. National polls conducted by USA Today/Ipsos, The Economist/YouGov and Fox News this month have shown that between half and two-thirds of Americans believe that telling someone to “go back” is a racist statement and that Mr. Trump’s tweets “cross the line.”
In practical terms, the vote today means that Mrs. May will request a postponement when she attends a meeting of European Union leaders next week in Brussels. All 27 of the other members of the bloc would need to agree to extend the exit process. After her 15 years at Boston College, Inglese became head coach at the University of Rhode Island. In 2005 she was an assistant coach of the United States team in the World University Games, held in Izmir, Turkey.