11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Welcome to the weekend. Snow in the Northern Plains, a superstorm in Japan, fighting in Syria and a fast-paced impeachment inquiry — so much to keep up with. Here are some other amazing stories you may have passed right by during this busy week.

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If they moved Monet, don’t despair. There are stimulating ideas and unexpected talents at every turn in the Museum of Modern Art — from Africa, Asia, South America, and African America. (And plenty of works by women.)

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Losing a pregnancy might be the loneliest experience that millions of women have faced.

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Welcome to the lawless heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Here, cattle ranchers and loggers — emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro — are clearing and burning huge swaths of rainforest every day in the name of progress.CreditCreditVictor Moriyama for The New York Times

Many of the thousands of fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon are set by ranchers. A deal inked 10 years ago was meant to stop the problem, but the ecological arson goes on as the Earth warms.

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Hakki Akdeniz built a pizza chain and has 3.5 million followers on Instagram. But he was once homeless, and returned to the streets this week.

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Mr. Farrow writes that NBC tried to shut down his reporting about sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

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Joshua Henry of the musical “The Wrong Man” grabs a phone from a patron and tosses it under the risers.CreditCreditJonathan Frank/Reel Time Video Productions

A seized phone. A stopped concert. A text from Rihanna. All are new fuel for a heated debate about theater etiquette in the digital age.

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With “Gemini Man,” about an assassin and his much younger clone, the actor was forced to confront his career choices — and his director’s view of his career choices.

The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding.

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The critic A.O. Scott reflects on the outsize influence Sontag has had on his life as a critic.

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How Sleepy Hollow and the river towns of New York City went all in on Halloween.

[Also read: “Witches Are Having Their Hour.”]

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