New in Paperback: ‘Oh William!’ and ‘Big Mistake’

hey william!, Elizabeth Strout’s photo. (Random House, 256 p., $18.) Lucy Barton, the narrator of Strout’s 2016 novel “My Name is Lucy Barton,” is widowed by her second husband and becomes a famous writer when her first husband, William, invites her on a trip to investigate a family secret. According to our critic Jennifer Egan, …

Ernie Barnes’ ‘Sugar Shack’ Painting Brings Big Price At Auction

Ernie Barnes‘s most famous painting, “This sugar shackAn enthusiastic dance scene in the program ” Cover of Marvin Gaye’s album “I Want You” and during the closing credits of the TV sitcom “Good Times,” it was sold to an energy trader for $15.3 million at Christie’s 20th Century auction on Thursday evening. Bill PerkinsIt is …

Ernie Barnes’ ‘Shake Shack’ Painting Brings Big Price At Auction

Ernie Barnes‘s most famous painting, “sugar shackAn enthusiastic dance scene in the program ” Cover of Marvin Gaye’s album “I Want You” and during the closing credits of the TV sitcom “Good Times,” it was sold to a former energy trader for $15.3 million at Christie’s 20th Century auction on Thursday evening. Bill PerkinsIt is …

‘The Montana Story’ Review: A Native Drama in Big Sky Country

Rethink the masterful genre “Montana Story,” where the American flag is not only waving and waving, but also sending a warning. It looks very modest. It flies from a long pole erected in front of a beautiful two-story house, clean and tidy, with frayed edges or discolored. There, on a 200-acre estate in southwestern Montana, …

How shareholders are pushing big banks for climate action

It is difficult to live without banks. But having an account often ties our money to the conveyor belt of global finance and its effects on the climate. Take Citigroup, which owns Citibank, for example. Market research firm YouGov ranks Citibank Among the most popular banks in the United States. It’s also the world’s second-largest …