The True Story Behind Godfather of Harlem

EPIX’s Godfather of Harlem chronicles the struggle of one of America’s most notorious African-American mobsters as he fought to reclaim his neighborhood after more than a decade in prison. Oscar winner Forest Whitaker stars as real-life Harlem mob boss Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, who has been portrayed in multiple films, most notably Ridley Scott’s 2007 American…

How to Return a Farm to the Wild—And Maybe Save the Planet

With unstoppable vigour, thickets of thistles three-foot-high were advancing over our land, engulfing acre after acre like the Day Of The Triffids. Every day, as my husband Charlie and I walked over what had once been arable fields on our family farm, we could barely believe what we were seeing. Known as the “cursed thistle”…

Donald Trump, Israel, John Coltrane: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Sept. 25, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times1. The news from Washington is moving at a breakneck pace. We’ll break it down for you.This morning, the White House released a call log that showed Mr. Trump urging the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky,…

‘I Have to Get That’: How Henry Chalfant Became a Graffiti Ambassador

The artist’s photographs, a major act of urban historical preservation, are on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.Henry Chalfant at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where his first United States retrospective is being exhibited.CreditHenry Chalfant/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Jackson Krule for The New York TimesWhen Henry Chalfant arrived in New…

Joseph Wilson, Who Challenged Iraq War Narrative, Dies at 69

He contradicted a statement in President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address. A week later, his wife at the time, Valerie Plame, was outed as a C.I.A. agent. Former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson in 2006 with his wife, the former C.I.A. officer Valerie Plame. CreditLawrence Jackson/Associated PressPublished Sept. 27, 2019Updated Oct. 8, 2019Joseph C.…