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.…

Montgomery, Ala., Elects Steven Reed, Its First Black Mayor

U.S.|Montgomery, Ala., Elects Steven Reed, Its First Black MayorVoters chose Mr. Reed, a probate judge, to lead a majority-black city almost 200 years after it was incorporated.ImageSteven L. Reed delivered his acceptance speech after being elected as mayor of Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday.CreditCreditLynsey Addario for The New York TimesOct. 8, 2019MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On the…

Boeing, Brexit, Syria: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Oct. 18, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York Times1. Being presidential is easy, President Trump said: “All you have to do is act like a stiff.”So instead, at his latest campaign rally…