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    Christopher Tolkien, Keeper of His Father’s Legacy, Dies at 95

    Christopher Tolkien, the son of the writer J.R.R. Tolkien, who guarded his legacy and brought forth monumental posthumous works, like “The Silmarillion,” based on his father’s writings, died on Wednesday in Provence, France. He was 95. His death was confirmed by Daniel Klass, his brother-in-law. For nearly 50 years after his father died in 1973, […]

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    A Common Charger for All Phones? The European Union Is on the Case

    LONDON — The European Union wants to make it easier to charge your cellphone and other devices. This week, members of the European Parliament held a hearing on a measure to require smartphone makers to produce a common charger for all mobile and portable devices sold in the region, including tablets, e-readers and digital cameras. […]

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    The Work Diary of Derrius Quarles, Million-Dollar Multitasker

    Wednesday 6 p.m. I made a salad with smoked trout, spinach, tomatoes, green apple (but any kind of apple will work) and a little lemon juice. 7 p.m. Breaux Capital is launching a merchandising campaign tomorrow. It’s all caps — dad hats, like a curved baseball cap, with different textures, colors and tones. We have […]

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    The Lewis Prize Awards $1.75 Million for Music Education

    The Lewis Prize for Music, a new philanthropic organization focused on fostering music education and career development in young people, announced its first slate of winners on Tuesday. The $1.75 million will be awarded to the leaders of nine organizations in eight states. The prize, which is split into three categories and includes both long-term […]

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    After Oscar Season’s Wildest Week, a Troubling Takeaway

    The week before the Oscar nominations on Jan. 13 was meant to be the most exciting phase of awards season yet: After a glittery Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, many of the most important industry guilds and groups weighed in with their own nominations during the next two days, helping to clarify the Oscar race […]

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    In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

    Contemporary jazz musicians are limber, open-eared and risk-minded. They collaborate widely, and across genre. They look to nonmusical forms for inspiration. They make work that’s intensely personal. On this week’s Popcast, a conversation about the most adventurous jazz albums of 2019, including LPs from Kris Davis, the Tomeka Reid Quartet, Angel Bat Dawid and Joel […]

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    10 Electric Vehicles to Watch

    Faraday Future: Once left for dead after a splashy premiere three years ago, a planned Las Vegas factory that never got built, and a Chinese founder and funder who went bankrupt, the company is back with a new leader, the former head of Byton; new funding; and a rethought vehicle. Where once Faraday Future advocated […]

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