An art historian explains the tough decisions in rebuilding Notre Dame

An art historian explains the tough decisions in rebuilding Notre Dame

What remains after the fire, and what France must consider as it rebuilds the cathedral. French President Emmanuel Macron declared on Tuesday that Notre Dame Cathedral, which suffered extensive damage in a massive fire Monday, will be rebuilt in five years and will be “even more beautiful than it was.” Officials and specialists are still assessing the damage inflicted on the Paris landmark by the fire — and by the soot and smoke it produced…

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Facebook’s data-sharing practices are called into question, again

Facebook’s data-sharing practices are called into question, again

An NBC News report reveals the company shared user data with “friends” while withholding it from competitors. Facebook was hit with yet another damning story about its treatment of user data on Tuesday. And it’s one that could have potential regulatory implications. According to a report from NBC News’s Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar, Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg had considered selling user data to app developers, even as it publicly highlighted its efforts…

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Israel is deporting a human rights activist over his BDS support

Israel is deporting a human rights activist over his BDS support

Human Rights Watch director Omar Shakir is being deported by Israeli court over Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activism. An Israeli court has ordered the expulsion of the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch, a US-based NGO that advocates for human rights, citing “his actions publicly to advance a boycott against Israel.” Omar Shakir, a US citizen, has been given two weeks to leave the country, the AP reports. Shakir’s case is merely…

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82-year-old Glenda Jackson’s King Lear is towering. But she can’t rescue a bungled show.

82-year-old Glenda Jackson’s King Lear is towering. But she can’t rescue a bungled show.

The new Broadway production gambles on a turbulent Trump allegory. It doesn’t always work. Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has drawn comparisons to Shakespeare’s famous madman, King Lear. Critics have cited Trump’s tendencies to demand ludicrous amounts of loyalty, to rashly kick people out of his service, and to ramble nonsensically in ways that make him seem a bit like a man in denial of — or perhaps coming all too rapidly to terms with…

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