Sunday Routine: How Roya Sullivan, Designer of Macy’s Holiday Windows, Spends Her Sundays

During the holiday season, it’s hard to miss the six festive windows at Macy’s Herald Square. Roya Sullivan, 51, is the person who oversees their presentation. Around this time of year, her schedule ramps up to 70 hours a week, so on Sundays, Ms. Sullivan is happy for a little solitude, mixed in with family …

Inside the List: Tiffany Haddish on Bar Mitzvahs, Pimping and Other Rites of Passage

Tiffany Haddish MAKING IT: Tiffany Haddish may have been spurned by the Golden Globes, but the comedian and “Girls Trip” star is holding her own on the hardcover nonfiction list — her book of personal essays, “The Last Black Unicorn,” debuts at No. 15. The book is, no surprise, every bit as rowdy as the …

Cook County Jail’s Comeback

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Matter: Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling Predators

An artist’s rendering compares Kumimanu biceae, an extinct giant penguin, to a human diver. Kumimanu stood 5 feet 7 inches and weighed 220 pounds. It is among the earliest known penguin species. G. Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute The 57 million-year-old fossil is both fearsome and comical: a long-beaked penguin that stood 5 feet 7 inches tall …

‘S.N.L.’ Takes On Omarosa Resignation (or Firing?)

Gathering around the Trumps’ Christmas tree: Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong and Scarlett Johansson. NBC “Saturday Night Live” got in the holiday — er, sorry — Christmas spirit in this week’s cold open, the last of the year. President Trump, performed as usual by the frowning Alec Baldwin, and the first lady, Melania Trump, played by …

Australian Tried to Sell Missile Parts for North Korea, Police Say

Neil Gaughan, the assistant commissioner for the Australian Federal Police, spoke to reporters about the arrest of an Australian man charged with trying to sell North Korean missile parts and technology. Peter Parks/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images SYDNEY, Australia — The federal police said Sunday that they had arrested an Australian man who was charged …

Knicks 111, Thunder 96: Carmelo Anthony, Back in New York, Gets Cheers, a Video and a Loss

Carmelo Anthony scored 12 points in his first game back at Madison Square Garden since being traded to Oklahoma City during the off-season. Ben Solomon for The New York Times As Carmelo Anthony sat on the Oklahoma City bench in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, waiting for the game against the Knicks to begin, …

Vigorous Exercise Tied to Macular Degeneration in Men

A new study suggests that vigorous physical activity may increase the risk for vision loss, a finding that has surprised and puzzled researchers. Using questionnaires, Korean researchers evaluated physical activity among 211,960 men and women ages 45 to 79 in 2002 and 2003. Then they tracked diagnoses of age-related macular degeneration, from 2009 to 2013. …