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Review: Roomful of Teeth Stretches for a Piano Premiere

A musical week that began on Monday with displays of extended instrumental techniques, in the New York Philharmonic’s Contact! concert at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, wound down on Thursday with a show of extended vocal techniques, by the ensemble Roomful of Teeth at Zankel Hall. Roomful, an a cappella octet founded in 2009, is a…

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Quotation of the Day: Valentine’s Day Is Banned, but Love Finds a Way

“People are still going to go out and do their thing and have fun — maybe just in different ways. You can’t ban love.” OBAID MALIK, a businessman in Islamabad, Pakistan, where a court banned Valentine’s celebrations, deeming them “against the teachings of Islam” and a sign of growing Western influence. payday loan for US

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Opinion | Why the I.R.S. Fears Bitcoin

The extraordinary rise in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has led many people to worry that this market is a giant bubble. Many, including the Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen and the billionaire investor Warren Buffett, have warned about a “Bitcoin bust” that could rival the dot-com crash of 2000 and wipe out…

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Homelessness, Step by Step

From the windows of a seven-story building on East 151st Street in the Bronx, Manhattan rises like Oz in the distance, a glittering reminder of why so many people want to live in New York City. Inside the building, children sense something is wrong. Their parents are bogged down by backpacks, suitcases, strollers and worries…

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