President Trump: ‘I Try Like Hell to Hide That Bald Spot, Folks’

President Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., on Friday. A TV monitor showing him (and his hair) caught his eye. Pete Marovich for The New York Times For as much time as is spent trying to figure out what’s inside President Trump’s head, what’s on top of it has attracted …

Ben Stokes set for England return in first ODI against New Zealand

Ben Stokes is set to make his international return on Sunday as England open their five-match ODI series here against New Zealand. Stokes has not played for his country since his arrest in Bristol last September. He pleaded not guilty to affray at Bristol magistrates court this month and then flew to New Zealand. Since …

Anbang Takeover Sends Blunt Message: China Wants to Fix Its Debt Problem

Anbang Insurance Group began as a modest car insurance company in 2004 and used cheap debt and financial engineering to become a financial force in just a few years. Thomas Peter/Reuters BEIJING — China’s top leader has a message for his country’s biggest deal makers that could reverberate throughout the financial world: Get with my …

What is Anbang? A Primer on China’s Fallen Deal Maker

Despite having a low profile even within China — until it bought the Waldorf Astoria — Anbang’s founder and several board members were well connected in the country, and used those connections to grow. Thomas Peter/Reuters HONG KONG — Anbang Insurance Group burst onto the global deal-making scene in 2014 when it announced a nearly …

Art Review: New Museum Triennial Looks Great, but Plays It Safe

Anupam Roy’s “Surfaces of the Irreal” (2018) depicts images of social and religious violence in contemporary India at the New Museum’s fourth triennial exhibition, “Songs for Sabotage.” John Muggenborg for The New York Times The New Museum’s fourth triennial exhibition, “Songs for Sabotage,” is the smallest, tightest edition of the show so far. Immaculately installed, …

A Word With: No Matter What Rachel McAdams Plays, She Plays for Keeps

Rachel McAdams Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times, via Contour by Getty Images Before there was Rachel McAdams, the Academy Award nominee and tough-as-nails star of films like “Spotlight” and television series like “True Detective,” and before there was Rachel McAdams, the romance queen and star of “The Notebook” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” there was …

Programmed for Kids, This Film Festival Has Adults Lining Up, Too

A Dutch boy named Merlijn, left, and young Afghan refugees use a cellphone translation app to communicate in “Hello Salaam.” The film is part of the New York International Children’s Film Festival, opening on Friday. Kim Brand When Merlijn and Sils, Dutch boys who are 11 and 10, meet Afghan and Syrian youths while visiting …

Hungry City: At Belarussian Xata, Hearty Fare to Keep the Spirits Light

Hungry City At Belarussian Xata in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, birch sap comes in a tall carafe, unclouded and pure. The taste is close to water, only water as if just rained down and sipped from a blossom, with a delicate, attenuated sweetness: what a dryad might live on. Two-fifths of the landlocked former Soviet republic …