The ‘Trust’ Equation: Wealth and Power Equals Misery

“Trust,” the new series coming to FX, deals with the 1973 kidnapping of the teenage grandson (Harris Dickinson) of the magnate J. Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland). The recent film “All the Money in the World” also focused on the kidnapping. Oliver Upton/FX SANTA MONICA, Calif. — “Money. Sex. Violence. Kidnapping.” Donald Sutherland, looking meditative …

Brian Eno Wants to Take You ‘Inside the Music’

Brian Eno is among the prominent musicians exploring the artistic potential of immersive technologies developed primarily for the video game industry.CreditHerman Wouters for The New York Times AMSTERDAM — Little colored bubbles float ever higher, growing larger as they rise toward the sky. People drift into a circle of six towering screens, wearing high-tech 3-D …

Hashtag Open House

Influencers in Los Angeles and New York are saving us from dreary old open houses. Maybe you can get some cheap rent out of your Snapchat? The Instagram influencer Ayla Woodruff, center, and Adrew Seally, right, get into pillow fight with models. At this open house, setups were created to encourage social media posting.CreditAdam Amengual …

Lens: Pride and Self-Love in the L.G.B.T.Q. African Diaspora

lens Olave, a non-binary queer Burundian, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.CreditMikael Owunna When Mikael Owunna returned to his family’s home in Pittsburgh after finishing a Fulbright Fellowship in Taiwan, it was unsettling. He and his family were originally from Nigeria, where gay Africans like him were scorned and mistreated. While grappling with long suppressed anxiety and …

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenges to Arizona’s Death Penalty Law

The Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976 after a four-year moratorium. Al Drago for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request that it take a fresh look at whether the death penalty is constitutional anywhere in the nation. The court also refused to consider a …

A Curveball From the New Tax Law: It Makes Baseball Trades Harder

Justin Verlander started Game 6 of last season's World Series for the Houston Astros, about two months after arriving in a trade from the Detroit Tigers.CreditMatt Slocum/Associated Press WASHINGTON — As President Trump congratulated the Houston Astros for winning the World Series at a White House ceremony this week, he also heaped praise on himself …

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Nashville Demolition Blues

Billy Renkl NASHVILLE — There’s a mechanized tyrannosaur biting a hole in the roof of my mother’s last house. It moves hesitantly, lifting its heavy head and widening its serrated jaws before clamping down, then nosing around a little bit, finding purchase between bites, backing up and moving forward to accommodate its long reach, its …

Europe’s Planned Digital Tax Heightens Tensions With U.S.

Amazon, which based its European headquarters in Luxembourg, is among the American technology companies that could be hit hardest by a new digital tax being planned in Europe. Emmanuel Dunand/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — A global attempt to prevent large, multinational companies from shifting their profits to lower-tax jurisdictions is setting off a …

5 Years Ago Luigi Di Maio Was Living at Home. Now He May Lead Italy.

Luigi Di Maio, center left, returned to Pomigliano D’Arco, his hometown, to celebrate the Five Star Movement’s first place finish in Italy’s election. Gianni Cipriano for The New York Times POMIGLIANO D’ARCO, Italy — After leading the anti-establishment Five Star Movement to a stunning result in Italy’s national elections, Luigi Di Maio returned triumphantly to …