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 …

Net Neutrality, Disney, ‘Star Wars’: Your Friday Briefing

A protest outside the Federal Communication Commission building in Washington on Thursday against the end of net neutrality rules. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: New uncertainty for tax bill. • Republicans expect to unveil the final version of their $1.5 trillion tax measure today. But Senator Marco Rubio, a …

Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later

These satellite images of a small part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show the site of what, so far, is the only oil well ever drilled in the refuge, an exploratory well known as KIC-1 that was completed in the mid-1980s. The well was plugged and abandoned, and the drilling equipment and a special …