Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on It

Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on It

Tax breaks, land deals and cheap energy have spurred cryptocurrency mining in Georgia, which wants to be a digital data leader.

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High-Speed Tunnel Project Divides Italy’s Ruling Populists

A strategic European Union project to build a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps, meant to speed journeys between France and Italy, could dead-end as Italy’s populists squabble.

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1919: Hollywood’s Boom Year

1919: Hollywood’s Boom Year

A century ago, the struggle between stars and studios shaped the future of the movies.

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The Week in Arts: Soderbergh’s Latest, Sharon Van Etten, Kronos Quartet

The director’s new film, “High Flying Bird,” stars André Holland as a fast-talking basketball agent who proposes a bold business move to his rookie client.

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An Enthralling and Terrifying History of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl

An Enthralling and Terrifying History of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl

In “Midnight in Chernobyl,” the journalist Adam Higginbotham reconstructs the calamity from the ground up, stating the overture to it as well as its results.

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John Dingell Was at Home on Twitter Up till the end, John Dingell would not go down without a battle — — or a tweet.

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An Enthralling and Terrifying History of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl

An Enthralling as well as Terrifying History of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl

In “Midnight in Chernobyl,” the journalist Adam Higginbotham reconstructs the disaster from scratch, recounting the prelude to it in addition to its consequences.

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John Dingell Was at Home on Twitter Up till the end, John Dingell wouldn’t go down without a fight — — or a tweet.

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1919: Hollywood’s Boom Year

1919: Hollywood’s Boom Year

A century ago, the battle between workshops and celebrities shaped the future of the motion pictures.

Read More … A Community Newspaper Gets Tough on a Village. The Village Pulls Its Ads.For 50 years, a Long Island suburban area has paid its primary neighborhood paper to run weekly public notices, however is now diverting them after the paper’s tough insurance coverage.

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For the Former OHWOW Gallery’s First Outing, a Provocative Show

For the Former OHWOW Gallery’s First Outing, a Provocative Show

The “youth-cultural experiment” OHWOW has been rebranded Moran Bondaroff; its inaugural show features sculptures by Nick van Woert that confront institutional violence.

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Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

As machine learning becomes more powerful, the field’s researchers increasingly find themselves unable to account for what their algorithms know — or how they know it.

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The Week in Arts: Soderbergh’s Latest, Sharon Van Etten, Kronos Quartet

The Week in Arts: Soderbergh’s Latest, Sharon Van Etten, Kronos Quartet

The director’s brand-new movie, “High Flying Bird,” stars André Holland as a fast-talking basketball representative who recommends a bold company relocate to his newbie client.

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