nytimes.com: Cultural Crackdown in China Shuts Comedy and Music Shows

Cultural Crackdown in China Shuts Comedy and Music Shows Alarming developments in China. “China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, has made arts and culture a central arena for ideological crackdowns, demanding that artists align their creative ambitions with Chinese Communist Party goals and promote a nationalist vision of Chinese identity.”

The Real-World Costs of the Digital Race for Bitcoin

The Real-World Costs of the Digital Race for Bitcoin The New York Times has identified 34 such large-scale operations, known as Bitcoin mines, in the United States, all putting immense pressure on the power grid and most finding novel ways to profit from doing so. Their operations can create costs — including higher electricity bills … Read more