NBA Preview: Miami Heat and Boston Celtics Fight to Win East

A group of 20, mostly out-of-towners, traveling to Miami at this time of year were typically referred to as spring breakers. But for our purposes, Boston Celtics. The reward for beating the Milwaukee Bucks in a tough seven-game Eastern Conference semifinals series is a date in the conference finals with the #1 seeded. Miami HeatFrom …

Focused East Africa Photojournalist Sumy Sadurni dies at 32

Sumy Sadurni, a prolific photojournalist who documented human rights struggles, political resistance and gender issues in East Africa with a sharp and candid lens, died on March 7 in Kampala, Uganda. She was 32 years old. His brother, Jorge Sadurni Carrasco, said he died in a car accident. Freelance Ms. Sadurni has traveled the world …

Met Museum to Renovate Ancient Near East and Cyprus Galleries

Museum officials announced on Tuesday that the Metropolitan Museum of Art is planning a $40 million initiative to renovate the Ancient Near East and Cyprus galleries. The collection includes some of the institution’s best-known ancient artifacts from the eastern Mediterranean coast to Iran, including a pair of tall lamassu sculptures – winged lions with human …

Nai-Ni Chen, whose dances unite East and West, dies at 62

Nai-Ni Chen, dancer and choreographer Nai-Ni Chen Dance Troupe The artist, who has combined traditional Chinese and contemporary influences in performances across the United States and overseas for 30 years, died in a swimming accident while vacationing in Hawaii on Sunday. He was 62 years old. The incident occurred off Kailua Beach in Oahu. Her …

Jared Kushner Returns to Middle East Seeking Backers for New Fund

That spring, just a few months later, Mr. Kushner successfully forced his father-in-law to start his own business. First international trip to a summit in RiyadhThe Saudi capital where the president was photographed participating in a traditional sword dance. At the same time, Mr. Kushner personally helped negotiate a 10-year deal. Saudi Arabia will buy …

Russia Adopts Anti-Satellite Missile Test That Creates Confusion in the Middle East

MOSCOW — The Russian military acknowledged Tuesday that it conducted an anti-satellite weapons test that destroyed a target in orbit, sending a vast cloud of debris surrounding Earth and forcing astronauts on the International Space Station to seek shelter. The announcement comes after a day of silence about sophisticated weapons testing in Moscow amid already …

An East Village Boutique Where the Avant-garde Meets

In 2017, Columbia University-trained oral historian Svetlana Kitto, who writes frequently about art, found herself at the Gordon Robichaux gallery researching a catalog for “Objects/Time/Proposals,” an installation by artist Ken Tisa. Encountering the name Sara Penn over and over again? Who was he? Those with a long memory for fashion may remember Sara Penn as …

Hurricane Pamela lands in Mexico, 16th in the East Pacific

Across much of the Atlantic Ocean, from Cuba to Texas and Florida to Newfoundland, hurricanes and tropical storms have flooded streets, cut off electricity and wreaked havoc on cities this year. Storms are also reviving in the Northeast Pacific: There have been 16 named storms so far this year, including six hurricanes with more than …