Omarosa Manigault Newman Releases Tape of Lara Trump’s $15,000-a-Month Job Offer

By releasing tapes of her private conversations, Omarosa Manigault Newman has taken a page from President Trump’s playbook.CreditShannon Stapleton/Reuters By Maggie Haberman and Kenneth P. Vogel Omarosa Manigault Newman released a secret recording on Thursday that she said backed her claim that President Trump’s daughter-in-law had offered her a $15,000-a-month contract in exchange for her …

Trump’s Military Parade Could Cost $92 Million, Official Says

President Trump reviewing an Army air assault exercise on Monday at Fort Drum in New York.CreditTom Brenner for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The military parade ordered up by President Trump could cost more than $90 million, a Defense Department official said Thursday — a financial mandate that, if it happens, would come as …

Prisoners face beginning crackdown on drugs, abandon and phones

Prisoners are to face a fresh crackdown on drugs, violence and smuggled mobile phones as part of a £10m drive to turn around 10 of the worst-performing jails in England. Rory Stewart, prisons minister, has announced a package of measures designed to lift standards at the 10 jails, which have “acute” problems, saying the project …

Review: Matt Groening Enters the Netflix Age With ‘Disenchantment’

Matt Groening’s “Disenchantment,” debuting Friday on Netflix, tracks a feisty princess, voiced by Abbi Jacobson, and her sidekicks, an elf (Nat Faxon) and a demon (Eric Andre).CreditNetflix First he came for the family sitcom. Then he came for the science-fiction adventure. Now he’s back for the medieval fantasy, and he’s grabbing the Disney princess movie …

Nonfiction: A Critic Who Worships Literature, and Defends His Faith Accordingly

Nonfiction William GiraldiCreditRobert Birnbaum AMERICAN AUDACITY In Defense of Literary Daring By William Giraldi 462 pp. Liveright. $30. If literature, as William Giraldi writes in “American Audacity,” is “the one religion worth having,” then Giraldi is our most tenacious revivalist preacher, his sermons galvanized by a righteous exhortative energy, a mastery of the sacred texts …

Theater Review: In Edinburgh, the Plays Are Short (and Some Are Sweet)

Theater Review Sarah Higgins and Henry Pettigrew in “Midsummer.”CreditPeter Dibdin EDINBURGH — If you’re looking for a single show at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival to introduce you to the Scottish capital, where better to start than with David Greig’s “Midsummer”? This lively and likable 90-minute romantic comedy, produced by the National Theater of Scotland …

Australia Fare: Northern Rivers Is a Breezy, Ex-Hippie Wonderland for Australian Chefs

Australia fare: Critic’s notebook The appealing landscape and beaches have attracted young, talented restaurateurs and the ‘boho-chic’ set. In the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, there has been an influx of ambitious young chefs and restaurateurs.CreditPaul Bamford for The New York Times Astrid McCormack tells a story about one of the first meals …

Both low and high-carb diets can accession accident of aboriginal death, abstraction finds

Eating either a low-carb diet or a high-carb diet raises the risk of an early death, according to a major new study which will dismay the many people who have ditched the likes of bread, rice and potatoes for weight loss or health reasons. Researchers who pooled the results of eight large studies have found …