An Early Leader in Clean Cars Is Now Working To Delay Them

When Toyota paid nearly $1 billion to become the official sponsor of the Tokyo Olympics, the company hoped the event would be an opportunity to draw attention to its hydrogen fuel cell cars. This technology, unlike conventional gas-powered cars, does not produce planet-warming emissions, and Toyota has long insisted that driving is the future in …

An Early Leader in Clean Cars Is Now Working To Delay Them

When Toyota paid nearly $1 billion to become the official sponsor of the Tokyo Olympics, the company hoped the event would be an opportunity to draw attention to its hydrogen fuel cell cars. This technology, unlike conventional gas-powered cars, does not produce planet-warming emissions, and Toyota has long insisted that driving is the future in …

Young Women Feel the Pressure of Femininity in These Early Novels

Things start to change when Amy’s host, Gary, invites her to weekly dinners to hone her cooking skills for her Ukrainian fiancée to arrive. The closer she gets, the more Amy gets caught up in an elaborate self-deception: To boost her self-confidence, she tries to give herself a “placebo” to convince herself she’s already a …

Spike Lee Accidentally Announces Palme d’Or Winner Early: It’s ‘Titane’

CANNES, France — 2021 edition Cannes Film Festival awarded the prestigious Palme d’Or award to the French film. “Titan.” “Titane,” a brutal serial killer tale featuring some of the festival’s most controversial scenes, was directed by Julia Ducournau, the second woman to win the Palme. Jane Campion He received the “Piano” award in 1993. And …

Early Novels by Pik-Shuen Fung, Rahul Raina, and Alex McElroy

GHOST FOREST by Pik-Shuen Fung 257 p. One World. $26. In Fung’s quietly moving “Ghost Forest,” the author takes a choral approach to the family story of his eponymous narrator, following his father’s long illness and death. The young woman’s family immigrated to Vancouver in the 1990s, but her father remained in Hong Kong to …