Your Money: Teachers and Annuities: A Questionable Match and Hard Products to Shed

Ryan Frailich helping a teacher, Katie Harvey, manage her retirement savings. When he worked at a charter school, Mr. Frailich discovered that he and his colleagues had money in problematic annuities. Edmund D. Fountain for The New York Times NEW ORLEANS — In the world of workplace retirement plans, there is a persistent problem with …

A Good Appetite: Yes, Adults Can Have Chocolate for Breakfast. Really.

Oatmeal, spiked with cocoa powder and healthy toppings, is a sweet breakfast treat. Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times No matter how much cream and honey you pour into your bowl, no matter the raisins or raspberries that dot the top, there will always be something gray and Dickensian about a bowl of morning …

Album Review: Music Is a Sanctuary From Chaos on Yo La Tengo’s ‘There’s a Riot Going On’

From left: James McNew, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo. The band’s new album title was inspired by a 1971 LP by Sly and the Family Stone. GODLIS At first glance, “There’s a Riot Going On” is a pointlessly provocative album title. The indie-rock band Yo La Tengo got it from the …

Review: In ‘Love, Simon,’ a Glossy Teen Romance, the Hero Has a Secret

Nick Robinson brings a knowing touch of 1980s Matthew Broderick to his role in “Love, Simon.” Ben Rothstein/20th Century Fox For the most part, “Love, Simon” is an amiable, slick, silver-tongued teen romantic comedy. Set in a particularly idyllic Atlanta suburb, replete with lifestyle wish-fulfillment production design, it’s the kind of movie in which the …

Wheels: When Self-Driving Cars Can’t Help Themselves, Who Takes the Wheel?

Ben Shukman, a software engineer for Phantom Auto, remotely driving one of the company’s vehicles. The company’s technology is intended to help an autonomous vehicle handle unique situations that software programs can’t anticipate. Christie Hemm Klok for The New York Times A car wends its way through a line of taxis in the Las Vegas …