South Carolina GOP Primary: What to Watch

South Carolina voters head to the polls on Saturday to cast ballots in a Republican presidential primary that could well determine the political fate of the state’s former governor, Nikki Haley, in her long-shot bid to derail former President Donald J. Trump’s march to the Republican nomination. Here is what to watch in the Palmetto … Read more

After Nonbinary Student’s Death, Oklahoma Schools Chief Defends Strict Gender Policies

In his three years as state superintendent for Oklahoma’s public schools, Ryan Walters, a former high school history teacher, has transformed himself into one of the most strident culture warriors in a state known for sharp-edged conservative politics. Following the death earlier this month of a 16-year-old nonbinary student a day after an altercation in … Read more

The Race Trump Can’t Disappear Behind

For much of 2023, Donald Trump’s political campaign was defined by the criminal charges he faces in four jurisdictions. Republicans reacted, the former president went to arraignments and the coverage on television was often wall to wall. The cycle of events created a sense of motion for a front-running Republican candidate seeking another term in … Read more

When a Job Becomes a Literal Hell

If you peered through one of the microscopes at the artist Candice Lin’s installation “Lithium Sex Demons at the Factory,” on view at Canal Projects in downtown New York last fall, you would have seen a writhing horned creature, animated in psychedelic colors on a small video screen. One such screen was embedded in each … Read more

Trump Says He Supports IVF After Alabama Ruling and Calls for Legal Protection

Former President Donald J. Trump on Friday broke his silence on the Alabama Supreme Court’s declaration that frozen embryos are entitled to legal protection, distancing himself from the staunchest abortion opponents in calling on the state’s Legislature to “act quickly” to protect in vitro fertilization treatments, which he said should remain legal in every state. … Read more

Trump’s Georgia Lawyers Surface Fani Willis’s and Nathan Wade’s Phone Records

Lawyers representing former President Donald J. Trump are continuing to press their argument that the lead prosecutors in the Georgia election interference case are lying about when their romantic relationship began, surfacing phone records on Friday that they will likely use to try to undercut the prosecutors’ testimony. In a court filing, Mr. Trump’s lawyers … Read more

Worried Republicans Urge Senate Candidates to Support IVF

Washington Republicans are urging their Senate candidates to support in vitro fertilization treatments after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled a week ago that frozen embryos should be considered children. The decision has already proved problematic for Republicans, who have struggled since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade two years ago to walk the … Read more

‘The Zone of Interest’ | Anatomy of a Scene

“Hello, my name is Jonathan Glazer, and I’m the writer and director of the ‘Zone of Interest.’ So we open the sequence on a prisoner gardener, one of whose duties is to clean Rudolf Höss, the commandant’s boots. So everything you’re going to see in this scene was shot simultaneously with 10 cameras. We’re watching … Read more