Day: June 1, 2019

A Tibetan Collection Fights a Battle That Small Museums Often Face – The New York Times

A Tibetan Collection Fights a Battle That Small Museums Often Face  The New York Times

Jacques Marchais, an art dealer and collector, never traveled to Asia, but the artifacts she gathered from Tibet, as well as from Nepal, Mongolia and northern China, became the passion of her life. Her dream to display this collection to the public was realized in 1947 when, just a few months before her death, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art opened atop a hill on Staten Island, next door to her house. The museum was designed to resemble a Himalayan monastery, and she and a local Italian mason, Joseph Primiano, worked to find the stones needed to recreate its traditional mountain …

José Antonio Reyes, Former Arsenal Player, Dies in Car Crash at 35 – The New York Times

José Antonio Reyes, Former Arsenal Player, Dies in Car Crash at 35  The New York Times

MADRID — José Antonio Reyes, a Spanish soccer star who played for several of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Arsenal in the Premier League, died on Saturday in a car crash, his former club Sevilla FC announced. He was 35. The crash occurred before noon while Mr. Reyes was traveling on a road linking Utrera, his hometown, and Seville, the regional capital of Andalusia, the Spanish news agency EFE reported. Emergency services crews could not save his life, the report said. Mr. Reyes was playing most recently for Extremadura in the Segunda Division. But he formerly played for Real Madri…

12 New Books to Watch For in June – The New York Times

12 New Books to Watch For in June  The New York Times

Welcome to June. Hopefully there will be some quiet afternoons in your future this summer, or at the very least, plenty of moments for you to grab a book. We’ve put together a list of exciting new titles coming out this month that will make any reader happy. [ Want to keep up with the latest book news, reviews and features? Subscribe to our Books Briefing newsletter. ] ‘Big Sky,’ by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown, June 18) Atkinson introduced the private investigator Jackson Brodie in her 2004 crime novel “Case Histories,” and followed up with three more Brodie novels in quick succession befo…

Happy Global Running Day – The New York Times

Happy Global Running Day  The New York Times

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. This Wednesday, June 5, is Global Running Day. Is it a made-up holiday? Sort of. But unlike many made-up holidays dedicated to celebrating guilty pleasures, Global Running Day has the purpose of celebrating running and encouraging kids and beginners to try it. And just as I will take any excuse to drink a margarita on National Margarita Day (Feb. 22) or eat a hot dog on National Hot Dog Day (July 17) or down a…

Champions League Final Preview: Liverpool or Tottenham? – The New York Times

Champions League Final Preview: Liverpool or Tottenham?  The New York Times

[Sign up for Rory Smith’s weekly newsletter on world soccer: Rory Smith on Soccer.] How to watch the Champions League final: The match kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern time. The game will be broadcast by TNT and Univision Deportes in the United States. To find broadcast options where you are, click here. Why Liverpool will win Jürgen Klopp does not feel cursed. He does not, as he made plain during his Friday evening news media call in Madrid, even feel unlucky. He might have lost every final he has reached with Liverpool, and six of the seven he has contested over all, but he does not see that a…

Marijuana legalization: Cannabis expo tells NJ, NY what comes next – Asbury Park Press

Marijuana legalization: Cannabis expo tells NJ, NY what comes next  Asbury Park Press

NEW YORK — With the road to legal weed in New York and New Jersey slow and winding, cannabis advocates Friday said they would continue to chip away at the negative public perception and hope lawmakers will come around. A new incarnation of refer madness seems to be taking hold, one New Jersey official said jokingly, and people are nervous the Garden State will turn into, say, Oregon gone crazy, with kids freely consuming marijuana and falling out of trees. The key to getting legalized recreational marijuana across the finish line: “Being responsible members of the community,” said Jeff Brow…

Mystery in a Wealthy Town: She Dropped Off Her Children, Then Went Missing – The New York Times

Mystery in a Wealthy Town: She Dropped Off Her Children, Then Went Missing  The New York Times

Last Friday, as she had many times before, Jennifer Dulos dropped her five children off at school. She left her house in New Canaan, Conn., where she and her family had moved during a turbulent divorce battle with her husband, and drove less than a mile to a private school, the police said. She has not been seen since. A week after Ms. Dulos was reported missing, the search for her intensified and expanded across Connecticut, with investigators still trying to determine whether Ms. Dulos, 50, was the victim of foul play. At the same time, the custody battle between Ms. Dulos and her husband…