Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018

Alabama’s surprising result gives Democrats a plausible path to take control. The Republican senator Dean Heller of Nevada seems vulnerable to a Democratic challenge in 2018. CreditCharles Dharapak/Associated Press At this time last year, the Democratic path to Senate control seemed impossible: Hold all of the Democratic seats, flip Arizona and Nevada, then hope for …

Happy No More, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D Want to Wake You Up

Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley of N.E.R.D are returning with a jagged album filled with outrage. Graham Walzer for The New York Times LOS ANGELES — Pharrell Williams remembers the exact moment when he realized he was ready to return to N.E.R.D, his long-running side project with Chad Hugo and Shae Haley. In …

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Thinks Allegations of F.B.I. Bias Are Overblown

Trevor Noah did not seem particularly surprised that an F.B.I. agent had sent text messages criticizing President Trump during the 2016 campaign. Comedy Central Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. What do you think of it? What else are you …

Review: Finding Serenity in a Tempest-Tossed ‘Twelfth Night’

From left, Jessie Austrian as Olivia, Emily Young as Viola and Noah Brody as Orsino in the Fiasco Theater’s “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” at the Classic Stage Company. Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Fiasco Theater — whose affable “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” opened on Thursday night at the Classic Stage Company …