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FROM THE PAGES OF 8pm in New York

SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times
A Freed but Scarred City Tests Trump E.P.A. CHIEF VOIDS

TABQA, Syria — The young Trump administration’s policy OBAMA-ERA RULES
man unburdened himself about of empowering commanders in
the dark years of living under the Syria to make battlefield deci- IN BLAZING START
Islamic State as a crowd of curi- sions to defeat the militants while
ous onlookers gathered in front relying on a small team of State
of a weathered storefront in the Department officials and Army
town marketplace. civil affairs units to cement the WASHINGTON — In the four
The militants, said the man, a uneasy peace that follows — all months since he took office as the
22-year-old named Abdul Qadir without getting into the business Environmental Protection Agen-
Khalil, killed many residents, of nation-building. cy’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has
doled out precious jobs and se- It is also a dry run for the im- moved to undo, delay or otherwise
verely limited travel to and from MICHAEL R. GORDON/THE NEW YORK TIMES pending capture of Raqqa, a larg- block more than 30 environmental
the city. “When they left, our situ- Abdul Qadir Khalil, center, er, far more densely populated rules, a regulatory rollback larger in
ation was much better mentally,” said people in Tabqa lacked and better defended city. scope than any other over so short
Khalil said. “If things were fixed, basic necessities. The United States’ strategy in a time in the agency’s 47-year histo-
our society would be better and Syria is to wage the ground cam- ry, according to experts in environ-
we would come to our normal paign against the Islamic State mental law.
life.” Women are well represented on through local forces in order to Pruitt’s supporters, including
He ticked off a list of the things the town’s new governing council, maintain a small American foot- President Trump, have hailed his
Tabqa needs: electricity, water, and small children greet visitors print. But even that requires the moves as an uprooting of the ad-
fuel and a sizable bakery. Then, with a “V” sign for victory. deployment of American advis- ministrative state and a clearing
laughing about his new freedom But nearly two months after ers, plus artillery, satellite-guided of onerous regulations that have
to openly denounce the militants, the Islamic State was driven off rockets, Apache attack helicop- stymied American business. Envi-
he said, “If they ever come back, by the American-led coalition ters and Army Rangers — some ronmental advocates have watched
they will slaughter all of us.” fighting the militants, the needs 1,000 troops in all. in horror as Pruitt has worked to
Life is slowly returning to the are even more vast than Khalil The American presence comes disable the authority of the agency
streets of Tabqa, a city of about suggested, with no functioning as Iran and the Shiite militias it charged with protecting the nation’s
100,000 strategically positioned hospitals or schools, not even the backs, as well as the Syrian gov- air, water and public health.
just 30 miles west of Raqqa, the heavy equipment needed to un- ernment and Russia, are maneu- But both sides agree: While much
capital of the self-proclaimed ca- cover the dead. vering to control territory in east- of Trump’s policy agenda is mired
liphate of the Islamic State, also In that respect, Tabqa stands ern Syria after Raqqa is taken. in legal and legislative delays, ham-
known as ISIS. as a laboratory for testing the MICHAEL R. GORDON pered by poor execution and over-
shadowed by the Russia investiga-
Life-Changing Services at Risk For Millions tions, the E.P.A. is acting.
Since February, Pruitt has filed a
proposal of intent to undo or weak-
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Frances legislation to repeal and replace federal funding limits. en President Barack Obama’s cli-
Isbell has spinal muscular atro- the Affordable Care Act. Those changes would have mate change regulations, known as
phy, a genetic disorder that has Those services include dental far bigger consequences over the Clean Power Plan. In late June,
left her unable to walk or even care for adults, long-term care time, affecting many more of the he filed a legal plan to repeal an
roll over in bed. But Isbell has a for disabled and elderly people roughly 74 million Americans on Obama-era rule curbing pollution
personal care assistant through living at home, certain therapies Medicaid. The threat to optional in the nation’s waterways. And he
Medicaid, and the help allowed that children with disabilities re- services may be especially acute reversed a ban on the use of a pesti-
her to go to law school at the Uni- ceive in school, prosthetic limbs in states, like Alabama, that al- cide that the E.P.A.’s own scientists
versity of Alabama here. She will and even prescription drugs. ready spend far less than the na- have said is linked to damage of chil-
graduate next month. The battle over replacing the tional average on Medicaid and dren’s nervous systems.
She hopes to become a disabil- Affordable Care Act has focused are averse to raising more reve- And he is doing all this largely
ity rights lawyer, but staying in- intensely on the future of Med- nue through taxes. without the input of the 15,000 ca-
dependent will be crucial to her icaid, the state-federal health in- “In a poor state like Alabama, reer employees at the agency he
professional future. surance program for the poor and you are starting off with a base- heads, according to interviews with
“The point of these programs vulnerable created more than 50 line that’s already low,” said over 20 current and former E.P.A.
is to give people options and free- years ago as part of President James A. Tucker, director of the senior career staff members.
dom,” said Isbell, 24. Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Soci- Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Instead, Pruitt has outsourced
The care she gets is an option- ety. Much of the debate has cen- Program, which provides legal crucial work to a network of law-
al benefit under federal Medic- tered on Republican proposals to services to people with disabil- yers, lobbyists and other allies, es-
aid law, which means each state roll back the recent expansion of ities here. “There’s a funda- pecially the Republican Attorneys
can decide whether to offer it the program to millions of low-in- mental antipathy to spending General Association. Since 2013,
and how much to spend. Option- come adults without disabilities. the public purse on health care the group has collected $4.2 million
al services that she and millions But the House and Senate bills services for poor people, and from fossil fuel-related companies
of other Medicaid beneficiaries would also make profound chang- that would only get worse if the like Exxon Mobil, businesses that al-
receive would be particularly at es to the very nature of Medicaid, resources become capped and so worked closely with Pruitt in ma-
risk under Republican proposals shifting it from an open-ended en- more limited.” ny of the 14 lawsuits he filed against
to scale back Medicaid as part of titlement to a program with strict ABBY GOODNOUGH the E.P.A. CORAL DAVENPORT


As China Joins Part Mortuary, Part Inn for an Aging Japan

Climate Fight, OSAKA, Japan — The mini- The funeral

Coal Plants Rise malist rooms at the Hotel Rela- for Hajime
tion here in Japan’s third-largest
Iguchi at
city are furnished with plain twin Sousou, a
When China halted plans for beds. Flat-screen televisions so-called
more than 100 new coal-fired pow- adorn the walls. Plastic-wrapped corpse
er plants this year, even as Presi- cups and toothbrushes are pro-
dent Trump vowed to “bring back vided in the bathrooms. And just hotel in
coal” in America, the contrast across the hall are the rooms the Tokyo
seemed to confirm Beijing’s new where the corpses rest. suburb of
role as a leader in the fight against Checkout time, for the living Kawasaki
climate change. and the dead, is usually no later City, last
But new data on the world’s than 3 p.m. year.
biggest developers of coal-fired The Hotel Relation is what
power plants paints a very differ- Japanese call an “itai hoteru,” BEN C. SOLOMON/THE NEW YORK TIMES
ent picture: China’s energy com- or corpse hotel. About half the sometimes have to wait several percent of deaths in the Tokyo
panies will make up nearly half of rooms are fitted with small altars days before a body can be cremat- area are not marked by a funeral
the new coal generation expected and narrow platforms designed ed. service, up from just 10 percent a
to go online in the next decade. to hold coffins. Some also have The corpse hotels offer a prac- decade ago.
These Chinese corporations climate-controlled coffins with tical solution — a place where a When Hajime Iguchi died at
are building or planning to build transparent lids so mourners can body can be stored at low cost age 83 last autumn, his sister and
more than 700 new coal plants peer inside. until the crematory is ready, and brother-in-law held his wake and
at home and around the world, Part mortuary, part inn, these where small, inexpensive wakes funeral at Sousou, a corpse hotel
some in countries that today hotels serve a growing market of and services can be held outside in the Tokyo suburb of Kawasaki
burn little or no coal, according Japanese seeking an alternative the home. City. Iguchi, a lifelong bachelor,
to tallies compiled by Urgewald, to a big, traditional funeral in a “We can say the supply doesn’t had died in a nursing home after
an environmental group based in country where the population is meet the demand,” mainly in ur- a protracted illness, and had few
Berlin. Many of the plants are in aging rapidly, community bonds ban areas, said Hiroshi Ota, an friends left. “Back in the day, we
China, but by capacity, roughly a are fraying and crematories are official at the Japan Society of En- used to have funerals at home, but
fifth of these new coal power sta- struggling to keep up with the vironmental Crematories. While times have changed,” said his sis-
tions are in other countries. sheer number of people dying. Japan has an estimated 5,100 ter, Kunie Abe, 73.
Over all, 1,600 coal plants are By custom, Japanese families crematories, Tokyo, with a popu- At the Hotel Relation here in
planned or under construction in take the bodies of their loved ones lation of more than 13 million, has Osaka, about a third of the cus-
62 countries, according to Urge- home from the hospital and sit for just 26. tomers forgo a formal funeral.
wald’s tally, which uses data from an overnight wake followed by a Japan has funeral parlors, too, Instead, they sit in the rooms with
the Global Coal Plant Tracker service the next morning in the an industry that developed as peo- their dearly departed for a day or
portal. The new plants would ex- company of neighbors, colleagues ple moved from the countryside to two, with only close family in at-
pand the world’s coal-fired power and friends. Then, in the afternoon, the cities. But they cater to larger tendance, and then send the bod-
capacity by 43 percent. the body is sent to a crematory. groups and more elaborate cere- ies for cremation. “In the past, if
The fleet of new coal plants But as neighborhood ties have monies, and these days, that can you heard someone held a funeral
would make it virtually impos- weakened, funerals that once in- seem a bit much. just for family members, people
sible to meet the goals set in the volved entire communities are in- The corpse hotels are used by in the neighborhood would say,
Paris climate accord. “Even today, creasingly the province of small, families who want a simpler affair, ‘What kind of people would hold a
new countries are being brought nuclear families. At the same or want to skip a funeral altogeth- family-only funeral?’ But now it is
into the cycle of coal dependency,” time, Japanese society is getting er. According to Midori Kotani, accepted,” said Yoshihiro Kurisu,
said Heffa Schücking, the director old so fast and deaths per year are executive researcher at Dai-ichi the hotel’s president.
of Urgewald. HIROKO TABUCHI climbing so quickly that families Life Research Institute, about 30 . MOTOKO RICH
In Brief

U.S. Military Plays Larger Role Mexico Says 19 Killed in Clashes Hundreds of Thousands March
In Final Stages of Fight for Mosul Near the Beach City of Mazatlan For Gay Pride Rally in Madrid
The day after Iraq’s prime minister de- Mexican authorities said Saturday that at Hundreds of thousands of people marched
clared an end to the Islamic State group’s ca- least 19 people died in clashes involving armed Saturday in a global gay pride demonstration
liphate, U.S. Army Col. Pat Work and a small men and security forces in the gang-plagued in Madrid under tight security, and a parade
team of about a dozen soldiers drove through northwestern state of Sinaloa, where homi- of 52 floats took the festivities through the
western Mosul in two unmarked armored cides have spiked dramatically following the Spanish capital and into the night. The rally
vehicles to warn Iraqi forces of a pressing capture and extradition of convicted drug lord was led by all of Spain’s major political par-
threat: friendly fire. The American colonel Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo. The vio- ties, both left and right, who carried a large
had a series of urgent face-to-face meetings lence began with a shooting Friday that killed banner that read “For LGBTI Rights All Over
with generals from the Iraqi Army, the federal two men near a department store in the town the World.” Behind them came a slow-moving
police and the Iraqi special forces ahead of a of Villa Union, about 15 miles southeast of the mass of people decked out in rainbow flags
major offensive Saturday morning to drive beach resort of Mazatlan. Officials attributed and colorful outfits. The march included sev-
out the remaining Islamic State positions in the incident to warring drug gang members re- eral groups from other countries as well as
Mosul. American troops are taking on an in- sponsible for recent violence in the state, which groups ranging from rural lesbians to gay and
creasingly prominent role in the fight. (AP) is home to Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel. (AP) lesbian police officers. (AP)


Complex Grief After Rampage By a Loved One In Brief

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — He flung illness, he took a turn, she said. Police: 25 People Shot
dishes at his wife, roared at the His rage came more suddenly.
television, erupted during an out- Now she wants it all to go away. at Arkansas Nightclub
ing at a local brewery. Suzanne She has asked a funeral home Dozens of people were wound-
Hodgkinson became so concerned run by a friend to cremate her ed by gunfire at a nightclub early
with her husband’s growing anger husband’s body. After that, she Saturday morning in downtown
that she wrote to his doctor. may scatter the ashes at home, Little Rock, Ark., in what ap-
Now, the wife of the man who or bury them in nearby St. Louis. peared to be the result of a dis-
opened fire on a congressional She won’t be informing the public. pute and not an act of terrorism,
baseball team in June wonders There will be no ceremony. according to police reports. The
what more she could have done. “Coldhearted as it may be, I’m police department said on Twitter
“I get up every morning feeling done,” Hodgkinson said. “He was that at least 25 people suffered
guilty because I didn’t stop it,” not a religious man, and I’m done gunshot wounds, and at least
Hodgkinson said Wednesday at with this. I want this to get over.” three more were injured while
her home in Belleville, where the KALEY JOHNSON/BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT, She then spoke as if James they tried to flee the crowded
blinds are drawn tight and pho- VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS Hodgkinson were sitting on club. It said all the injured were
tographs of her husband adorn a Suzanne Hodgkinson, whose the couch next to her. “You just expected to survive. No suspects
living room wall. It was her first husband shot at Republicans. walked out on me.” had been apprehended as of Sat-
sit-down interview since her The number of mass shootings urday afternoon. (NYT)
husband, James Thomas Hodgk- in the United States has risen
inson, attacked a Republican con- And then there is the question of sharply in recent years — to an
gressional baseball team practice how to mourn. How to dispose of a average of 16.4 per year between Trump Tweets Stoke
in Alexandria, Va., wounding Rep. body that everyone else wants to 2007 and 2013, from 6.4 per year Voter Fraud Claims
Steve Scalise and three other peo- forget. between 2000 and 2006. (These
ple before the authorities killed On Tuesday, Hodgkinson, 65, numbers come from the F.B.I. and President Trump began his holi-
him. (Scalise remains hospital- received an email asking her to exclude episodes tied to domestic day weekend getaway with anoth-
ized in fair condition.) identify the body. A formality. violence and gangs.) er angry tirade against the news
Hodgkinson continued, “I wake When she opened the attachment, Each of these attacks has left media and accused secretaries of
up with hot sweats, thinking: ‘You her husband’s swollen face stared the families of innocent victims state from around the country of
should have known. You should back at her. “That’s Tom,” she said awash in pain, with a growing trying to hide something from a
have known.’” she had written back, before hit- number of Americans roped into panel investigating widespread
To be the spouse, or the parent, ting delete. the indelible trauma of a sudden, voter fraud that experts say never
or the child of someone who com- She would like to deal with her senseless, violent attack. happened. In a Twitter message
mits a mass shooting is to enter husband’s remains as quickly and Relatives of people who commit on Saturday morning, Trump said
a strange club whose members quietly as possible, she said. He mass shootings often choose se- that “numerous states are refus-
are envied by no one and reviled was not a bad man at his core, she cret burials in unmarked graves ing to give information to the very
by many. Rites of passage include believes. They married in 1984. with small or nonexistent cere- distinguished VOTER FRAUD
hate mail, death threats and the When they met, he was happy, monies, designed to keep away PANEL. What are they trying to
vicious thoughts that haunt them singing in her ear at a grocery critics and vandals. This has not hide?” Trump set up the Presi-
at night. That they should have store. Later, they took in some 35 stopped the onslaught of attention dential Advisory Commission on
seen it coming. That they could foster children and adopted two. and condemnation. Voter Integrity to find evidence
have done something. But in the late 1990s, after a long JULIE TURKEWITZ for his debunked claim that mil-
lions of votes were cast illegally in
Shutdown Closes N.J. Parks on Holiday Weekend the 2016 presidential election. On
Wednesday, the group asked all
50 secretaries of state for personal
ISLAND BEACH STATE sites and recreational areas were lion state budget include a provi- data about the nation’s 200 million
PARK, N.J. — This spot is usually closed just as vacationers from sion requiring that Horizon Blue voters; many of the state officials
a choke point for shore traffic, not New Jersey and beyond descend- Cross Blue Shield spend some of balked at the inquiry. (NYT)
a U-turn. Yet on Saturday morn- ed on parks and beaches for an its reserve fund on public health
ing, a single yellow sign stapled to extended Fourth of July weekend. initiatives — particularly the gov- Most Hurt in Shooting
a makeshift but unyielding block- Across the state, confusion ernor’s drug treatment initiative. At Hospital Now Stable
ade read: “These facilities are blended with anger. Public golf Absent that provision, Christie
closed until further notice.” courses were flooded with calls has threatened to veto any budget Only one of six people wounded
“It’s ridiculous,” said Eric Cowl- from frantic golfers wondering that lawmakers send him. in a shooting rampage at a New
ing, 28, who had come from Phila- whether their tee times were off At least nine other states failed to York City hospital remained
delphia with his girlfriend to fish, (they were not). Social media was reach budget deals by late Friday in critical condition Saturday.
lounge and possibly camp in their awash with worries about the ca- before the start of their July 1 fis- Bronx Lebanon Hospital vice
truck on the beach. He said he un- sinos (they remained opened), the cal year, though many states have president Errol C. Schneer said
derstood the wrangling over the racetracks (those, too) and the provisions that allow operations the improvement of the five oth-
state budget, but said that closing courthouses (closed). The gov- to continue so the consequences ers now listed in stable condition
the beaches and waterways on a ernor’s office released a full list of will not be felt immediately by resi- is a testament to how “heroically”
holiday weekend was infuriating. affected agencies at midnight. dents. Not so in New Jersey, where staff responded to save lives
As the state’s government shut The shutdown stems from a the state’s Constitution requires when a physician forced to resign
down at midnight on Friday, re- brinkmanship between Christie, the government to suspend spend- returned with an AM-15 assault
sulting from a budget impasse be- who is a Republican, and Vincent ing aside from public safety and rifle and opened fire in his old de-
tween Gov. Chris Christie and the Prieto, the speaker of the State As- emergency services if a balanced partment, killing a female doctor.
Democratic-led State Assembly, sembly and a Democrat. Christie budget is not in place by the start of Dr. Henry Bello then shot and
more than 50 state parks, historic is demanding that the $34.7 bil- the fiscal year. NICK CORASANITI killed himself, officials said. (AP)


Understanding Yelp’s Fierce Grudge Against Google

Jeremy Stoppelman, chief ex- the first or second result, compa-
ecutive of Yelp, the local search nies like Yelp are made invisible.
and reviewing site, would like this Google disagrees. The compa-
article to be focused on his compa- ny declined to comment beyond
ny’s growth, or on how its reviews its official statement on the Eu-
help independent businesses, or ropean fine, but it has repeatedly
on pretty much anything besides said that as smartphones displace
what it is about: how Yelp became desktop computers as the internet
Google’s most tenacious pest. gateway, people just want the an-
“If you were to have asked me 15 swer to their question — not a link
years ago, ‘Hey, are you going to to a site where they might have to
be an antitrust crusader?’ I would repeat the query — and that Goo-
have said, ‘No, I have no interest gle’s results oblige.
in that,’ ” he said. “That was not a This dispute would be moot if
childhood dream.” people were in the habit of using a
For six years, his company has variety of search engines.
been locked in a campaign on Google is sitting on close to
three continents to get antitrust TOM GRILLO $100 billion in cash, so the $2.7 bil-
regulators to punish Google, voring its own services over those ican companies that have agitat- lion fine is hardly unmanageable.
Yelp’s larger, richer and more of its rivals. The fine was related ed for governments to take up the A larger concern is that the de-
politically connected competitor. to Google’s shopping service, so fight against Google. It is one tiny cision, and the potential for other
He has testified before Congress, strictly speaking it had nothing to player, but through persistence antitrust actions, will limit Goo-
written op-ed columns and used do with the Yelp-Google dispute, and doggedness it has become an gle’s ability to position ads around
Twitter to bash Google’s behavior. which is part of a separate inves- unusually prominent voice. its search box. And Google is still
Unlike Google, whose office is tigation into local search. For Yelp, the issue is where Goo- the foundation of a big advertising
full of artwork and free food, Yelp’s Still, Yelp and other American gle displays “organic” website company.
Washington presence is just a technology companies pushed rankings — the ones spit out by its The impact is hard to discern,
rented co-working space. “This is hard to get regulators to issue a algorithm — in relation to the “ver- because it’s impossible to judge
a shoestring operation,” said Lu- bold condemnation of Google’s tical” results that Google provides. whether Google has done wrong
ther Lowe, Yelp’s vice president behavior toward competitors, Yelp’s contention is that by put- without delving into detail about
for government relations. signing a letter that accused Goo- ting its own results at the top, Goo- software algorithms and concepts
But after years of trying and gle of “destroying jobs and stifling gle is giving itself an unfair advan- like “consumer harm.” Explaining
failing, that operation has finally innovation.” And by affirming that tage, because those results don’t all that has been Yelp’s principal
landed a good punch. On Tuesday, Google is the dominant company have to jump through the same challenge with regulators. The
the European Union fined Google in online search, Tuesday’s deci- algorithmic hoops non-Google war over how Google serves up in-
$2.7 billion — the largest antitrust sion is likely to help Yelp’s case. sites are subjected to. And since formation has been an information
fine in its history — for unfairly fa- Yelp is one of a number of Amer- Yelp says few people go beyond war. CONOR DOUGHERTY
Americans Are Wary of Being Alone With the Opposite Sex

Men and women still don’t don’t have the same opportu- other person is present. Others
seem to have figured out how to nities as men. They are treated described similar tactics, includ-
work or socialize together. For differently not just on the golf ing using conference rooms with
many, according to a new Morn- course or in the boardroom, but in glass walls and avoiding alcohol
ing Consult poll conducted for daily episodes large and small, at with colleagues. “Temptation is
The The New York Times, work and in their social lives. always a factor,” said Mauldin, 29.
it is better simply to Further, the poll results pro- One reason women stall profes-
UpshoT avoid each other. vide societal context for Vice sionally, research shows, is that
Claire Many men and President Mike Pence’s comment people have a tendency to hire,
Cain women are wary of a that he doesn’t eat alone with any promote and mentor people like
Miller range of one-on-one woman other than his wife. themselves. When men avoid
situations, the poll Attitudes reflect a work world POOL PHOTO BY OLIVIER DOULIERY solo interactions with women — a
found. Around a quarter think shadowed by sexual harassment. Vice President Mike Pence catch-up lunch or late night finish-
private work meetings with In recent news about Uber and ing a project — it puts women at a
colleagues of the opposite sex Fox News, women see cautionary and his wife, Karen. disadvantage. “If I couldn’t meet
are inappropriate. Nearly two- tales about being alone with men. with my boss one on one, I don’t
thirds say people should take In interviews, people described on,” said Christopher Mauldin, get that face time to show what I
extra caution around members a cultural divide. Some said their a construction worker in Rialto, can do to get that next promotion,”
of the opposite sex at work. A social lives and careers depended Calif. “Sometimes false accusa- said Shannon Healy, 31, a property
majority of women, and nearly on such solo meetings. Others tions create irreversible damag- manager in Houghton, Mich.
half of men, say it’s unacceptable described caution around people es to reputations.” Any rule about avoiding meet-
to have dinner or drinks alone of the opposite sex, and some de- He said he avoids any solo in- ings that applied only to one
with someone of the opposite sex picted the workplace as a fraught teractions with women, including sex, even if unspoken, would
other than their spouse. atmosphere in which they feared dining or driving, as does his most likely be illegal, said Peter
The results show the extent harassment, or being accused of it. girlfriend with other men. When Rahbar, founder of the Rahbar
to which sex is an implicit part “When a man and a woman are he needs to meet with women Group for employment law. Such
of our interactions. They also left alone, outside parties can in- at work or his church, he makes behavior is often cited in gender
explain in part why women still sinuate about what’s really going sure doors are left open and an- discrimination lawsuits, he said.


Michael Palin, ‘As soon as Styling Shakespeare

One Sly Python I’m told not As a Steampunk Rocker
to laugh at
then it Some are born great, some achieve great-
When we meet Tom Parfitt, the elderly cen- immediately ness and some get a series order 400 years
tral character in the PBS mini-series “Remem- post-mortem. On July 10, TNT will debut the
ber Me,” he has fallen down a flight of stairs in becomes first two episodes of “Will,” a boisterous, ste-
his home. He is then moved to an assisted-liv- hysterically ampunk-style period drama that imagines
ing facility, where a social worker falls out of funny.’ William Shakespeare’s early years in London.
his bedroom window to her death, leaving him Michael Palin The tales he adapted and invented can still
the only apparent suspect. astonish, delight and provoke. But can his own
The mystery that follows is part detective story — 20-something kid breaks into the Eliz-
story of earthbound sleuthing and part inves- natural is it? abethan theater scene — inspire a hit show?
tigation into the otherworldly realm of ghosts TOM JAMIESON FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES Is it going It’s been tried in film —
and the undead. The tale reveals Parfitt as to be ‘Scoo- from a 1914 silent movie to
much more than he appears: dark, devious by-Doo?’ ” Hughes said. “We thought, ‘oh, no “Shakespeare in Love” to
and even older than the man of 80-something — this means he hates ghost stories.’” the authorship conspiracy
years he claims to be. On the contrary, Palin said he has been a fan thriller “Anonymous” — and
It was a perfect part for Michael Palin, the since childhood of the ethereal tales of authors on television, too, chiefly in
British actor and founding member of the like M. R. James. “There were always clergy- “Will Shakespeare,” the
Monty Python comedy troupe. men involved, for some reason,” he said. “And 1978 English series that
Through the characters he has played in he opens a door in the middle of the night, and starred Tim Curry as Will. Laurie
nearly 50 years’ worth of Monty Python tele- the world of the suppressed and mysterious Yet it’s never been attempt-
vision shows and films, Palin, 74, has culti- invades.” ed with so many tattoos Davidson
vated a reputation for being a sympathetic, Palin said he always showed an aptitude for and piercings and stage
likable guy. acting and imitation, but had to keep such as- dives while “London Calling” pulses on the
“Remember Me” not only allowed Palin to pirations secret from his father, an industrial soundtrack.
undermine that reputation but also to demon- engineer. Craig Pearce, Baz Luhrmann’s longtime
strate that there is still a lot of vitality in people When Palin went onto Oxford in the early writing partner and the creator of “Will,” ex-
long after they’ve crossed some of life’s major 1960s, he said, “I was off the leash, as it were.” plains the punk-rock mode as an analogy for
thresholds. It was there that he befriended Terry Jones, theater in Shakespeare’s day. “It wasn’t this
“I used to be offered people’s fathers — now his frequent collaborator on “Monty Python’s polite thing,” he said. “It was 3,000 people
it’s grandfathers, if you’re not careful,” Palin Flying Circus,” where Palin estimated he crammed into these wooden structures. They
said. “I still think of myself as being about 14.” played about 400 characters over its five-year were fighting and they were drinking and they
“Remember Me,” first shown on the BBC in run from 1969 to 1974. were eating.” If they liked a play, they cheered.
2014, was written by the filmmaker and screen- As ever, Palin could not predict his future If they hated it, they revolted.
writer Gwyneth Hughes. acting plans; he said his next creative endeav- But how to communicate that visceral sense
Hughes said she drew upon a variety of or is a nonfiction book he is writing about the of sweat and thrum and poetry via the cool
sources and inspirations, including the real-life H.M.S. Erebus, a British Naval ship that was medium of television? Any new take on Shake-
history of the British coastal town of Scarbor- lost in the Franklin expedition of the North- speare’s life and work has to decide whether to
ough, where the story is set, and the haunting west Passage. hang on to the original story and language or
ballad “Scarborough Fair.” Still, it seemed hard for him to imagine he whether to modernize them.
Offering Palin the principal role in the series, wouldn’t eventually return to comedy. Laurie Davidson, who landed the role of Will,
she acknowledged, was “a complete long shot,” “As soon as I’m told not to laugh at some- recalled his confusion at an early costume fit-
but not unthinkable. “Tom, in the show, is an thing, then it immediately becomes hysteri- ting. “I was certainly surprised when I got giv-
old man who’s never really grown up — that’s cally funny,” Palin said. “Disorder is very, very en my pair of skinny jeans. I was like, ‘Where’s
the nature of the story,” Hughes said. close to order. It’s a bus ticket away from total my ruff?’ ” The section of the theater where
Palin had just one question during this re- chaos. And that’s what I like, really.” the groundlings stand? It’s been imagined as
cruitment process: “He asked, ‘How super- DAVE ITZKOFF a mosh pit. ALEXIS SOLOSKI
Ask Brad Hall to Act in a Play. He Just Might Say Yes.

Over a span of some four decades in which summer production of “The Effect,” by the occasional gig outside the
he helped found Chicago’s Practical Theater British playwright Lucy Prebble. geographical boundaries
Company, with an ensemble that included his The play casts Hall and Lindsay Crouse as and critical pressures of the
future wife, Julia Louis-Dreyfus; acted for two doctors reflecting on a pharmaceutical trial in entertainment industry was
seasons on “Saturday Night Live”; created the which its two research volunteers have fallen a crucial change of pace.
TV sitcoms “The Single Guy” and “Watching in love. The production, which runs through When he is working on a Brad Hall
Ellie”; and wrote comedy movies including July 8, brought Hall to Gloucester, Mass., to TV assignment, Hall said:
“Bye Bye Love,” Brad Hall says he has few ca- work with his co-stars and the play’s direc- “You have to run, an awful
reer regrets. tor, Sam Weisman. “Whenever we were on a lot, on instinct. Even on ‘Veep,’ it’s not like you
“That’s because I have a selective memo- soundstage together and something would go get weeks of rehearsal to break out what’s go-
ry,” Hall joked. A bit more sincerely, he added: wrong,” Hall said, “we’d look at each other and ing on in the scenes.”
“Those regrets that I do have are, exclusively, go, ‘It won’t be like this when we go back to the With “The Effect,” he said, “It’s nice to be
not doing plays that I wish I had done. So now theater.’ So we’re testing that premise.” able to sit down and have a discussion about
I decided to say yes when people ask me to do Hall has continued to act on shows like something for more than four minutes, and not
them.” “Parks and Recreation” and “Brooklyn Nine- look at your watch and go, ‘Oh my God, I just
Among the opportunities that Hall has em- Nine,” and to direct episodes of Louis-Drey- spent $40,000 of HBO’s money.’ ”
braced is the Gloucester Stage Company’s fus’s HBO satire, “Veep.” Still, he said that an DAVE ITZKOFF


Agency of Oddballs Transformed Modern War Editor’s Row

Few have heard of the Defense fantasy than many of the projects THE ONE DEVICE: The Secret History of
Advanced Research Projects The Imagineers of War dismissed here, in retrospect, as the iPhone, by Brian Merchant. (Little,
Agency, but this small Pentagon “lunatic” or “comical”? Brown, $28.) This book dispels some
of the fog that surrounds the iPhone,
enclave has spawned some of the By Sharon Weinberger The key to Darpa’s successes making visible the human labor that
transformative inventions not just Illustrated. 475 pp. and failures, apparently, was that creates it.
of modern war but of modern life: Alfred A. Knopf, $32.50 it operated “below the radar,” as MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS: How
the Saturn rocket, stealth aircraft, Weinberger writes, “unencum- Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered
armed drones, biofeedback sys- bered by the typical bureaucratic Culture and Undermined Democracy, by
tems and the internet. Vietnamese villages through oversight and uninhibited by the Jonathan Taplin. (Little, Brown, $29.)
Yet Darpa has also devised mass hypnosis, an acoustic snip- restraints of scientific peer re- A tech pioneer argues that the radical
some of the most disastrous fu- er-detection system and an inter- view.” The initial $1 million budget libertarianism and greed of many Silicon
sions of science and war, including planetary spaceship powered by for a cross-country computer net- Valley entrepreneurs have undermined
Agent Orange and myriad other thousands of nuclear explosions. work — the beginnings of the in- the communal idealism of the early
projects that treated the world as With access to Godel’s unpub- ternet — was given the go-ahead internet.
a giant laboratory. In “The Imag- lished memoir, Weinberger paints after a 15-minute conversation. A FINE MESS: A Global Quest for a
ineers of War: The Untold Story him as not only the driving force That was in 1965, when the Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax
System, by T.R. Reid. (Penguin Press,
of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency in this story, but also a colorful agency was ensconced in the $27.) Reid approaches the subject of tax
That Changed the World,” Sharon character. His house was filled Pentagon. In later years, it lost reform with a wry voice and a light touch.
Weinberger, an executive editor at with gadgets straight out of James some of its élan and autonomy. A world tour of tax systems reveals
Foreign Policy, traces the ups and Bond’s Q lab. After leaving ARPA, In her final chapter, Weinberger other countries’ efforts to redesign their
downs of this agency, with its “mix he ran guns to Southeast Asia. laments the current Darpa’s focus systems.
of geniuses and mediocre bureau- Some suspected he was a security on narrow “technical problems” THE SEEDS OF LIFE: From Aristotle to da
crats” and a “procession of nuts, risk. and all but pines for the days Vinci, From Sharks’ Teeth to Frogs’ Pants,
opportunists and salesmen.” The book saunters down a gal- when it “sought to understand the the Long and Strange Quest to Discover
The agency was established, lery of oddballs apart from Godel. fundamentals of society and the Where Babies Come From, by Edward
originally as ARPA, in 1958, to get There’s Nicholas Christofilos, a causes of insurgency.” Yet a recur- Dolnick. (Basic Books, $28.) Not until 1875
the United States into space after flamboyant Greek, whose ideas ring theme of her book has been was the process of human reproduction
the Soviets beat us to the punch were “scientifically sound but re- the fallacy of believing that tech- fully understood. This is a fascinating
with the Sputnik satellite. With- quired technological miracles to nology can win a war for hearts record of the quest.
in a year, a new civilian agency, make them work.” There’s Her- and minds and the “arrogance” A GOOD COUNTRY, by Laleh Khadivi.
NASA, assumed that mission. So man Kahn, the ur-strategist of nu- of “treating nations as living test (Bloomsbury, $27.) The son of prosperous
Iranian-American immigrants, searching
ARPA, “struggling to find a new clear war (and the probable model beds.” for his identity, becomes alienated and
role for itself,” turned to the esca- for Dr. Strangelove), who pro- Just a few pages before her eventually radicalized. This powerful
lating war in Vietnam. President posed building a moat around Sai- concluding nostalgic dip, she novel is marked by moving prose, vivid
John F. Kennedy, an enthusiast of gon to keep out the Vietcong. An- condemns the “allure of apply- characters and a balance between com-
counterinsurgency, funded AR- thony Tether, a more recent Darpa ing the wizardry of science and passion and merciless realism.
PA’s Combat Development and director, told Weinberger that the technology to warfare.” This is a THE COLOR OF LAW: A Forgotten History
Test Center, which put in motion agency’s best program managers cogent critique, worthy of a sepa- of How Our Government Segregated
Project Agile, a “covert-opera- “have inside them the desire to be rate book, but it’s a bit overstated America, by Richard Rothstein. (Liveright,
tions shop” run by William Godel, a science fiction writer.” for this one. Darpa invented the $27.95.) Most residential segregation in
a veteran spy who helped recruit Yet a desire to write science fic- armed drone, but, as she notes, America is de jure — that is, it derives
former Nazi rocket scientists. tion could lead to inventions like a quarter-century passed before from policy or law, which was supported
It was Godel who turned ARPA the internet. Tether, for instance, it came into wide production and by virtually every presidential admin-
into a forum for ideas that were started the Darpa Grand Chal- use. “The agency has largely been istration since the 19th century. This
“completely screwball,” in Wein- lenge, which spurred the develop- absent from the past 10 years of powerful and disturbing account is also a
call to arms.
berger’s words, but got funded ment of driverless cars. And who national security debates,” she
anyway because they were “bold could have judged that armed observes. The question, which she The full reviews of these and other
and scientifically interesting.” drones or brain-controlled pros- leaves uncertain, is whether that’s recent books are on the web:
These included a plan to control thetics were any less the stuff of good or bad. FRED KAPLAN

Paperback Row

LEAVING LUCY PEAR, by Anna Solomon. (Penguin, THE HIGH PLACES: Stories, by Fiona McFarlane. (Pic- ward complaint to concentrate on the task at hand.”
$16.) Beatrice — 18 years old, unmarried, Rad- ador, $16.) The high places McFarlane invokes in PALACE OF TREASON, by Jason Matthews. (Scribner,
cliffe-bound — leaves her newborn daughter in her this collection range from the literal (paratroopers $16.99.) Dominika Egorova, the synesthetic double
uncle’s pear grove, hoping that the thieves who of- during World War II) to the divine (a pastor ques- agent introduced in Matthews’s first thriller, “Red
ten steal fruit will take the child, too. Years later, in a tioning his faith). “The narrative impulse behind Sparrow,” has returned to Russia from the West and
Massachusetts in the throes of Prohibition, Beatrice these vivid tales is understandable,” the reviewer ascended to the top ranks of the Russian Intelli-
is restless, stalled and grieving, when the woman for The New York Times Book Review, Christopher gence Service — making her one of the best-placed
who adopted the baby begins working for Beatrice’s Benfey, wrote. “McFarlane’s instinct as a storyteller C.I.A. moles. As she fends off Iranian assassination
uncle, and the families’ fates are entwined yet again. is to let some puzzles remain unsolved.” attempts and advances from President Vladimir V.
AMERICAN ULYSSES: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant, by Ron- THE BRIDGE LADIES: A Memoir, by Betsy Lerner. Putin, she hides secrets of her own.
ald C. White. (Random House, $20.) This thorough (Harper Perennial, $15.99.) To repair a fraught rela- HOW TO BE A PERSON IN THE WORLD: Ask Polly’s Guide
biography celebrates the virtues and contradictions tionship with her mother, Lerner begins attending Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life, by Heather
of the president and general, with a focus on his suc- her longstanding Monday bridge club — a fixture Havrilesky. (Anchor, $15.) The advice columnist for
cess during the Civil War. In White’s telling, Grant of her social life even when the author was a child. New York magazine grapples with such substantive
emerges as a skilled, courageous leader with a deep As our reviewer, Becky Aikman, put it, the memoir issues as creative quandaries and emotional blocks.
faith, commitment to justice and hidden wit — a “makes a case for spending time together under the The collection, which includes both previously
corrective to images advanced by Jim Crow-era his- rules of neutrality imposed by a game, an approach published and new columns, dispenses thoughtful,
torians and other critics. to living that refrains from over-sharing and out- tough-love advice. Joumana Khatib


THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21
ACROSS 56 Bus. need that most 86 Luxuriant 22 23 24 25
1 Major tenant of lemonade stands 87 Charge, in a way
Rockefeller Center don’t have 88 Spanish letter 26 27 28
6 “Young 57 Some Japanese between ka and eme 29 30 31 32
Frankenstein” role 89 Piece org.? 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
10 Theater drop 58 Big ____ (some 90 Silverwork city in
15 Nuke 59 Edgar in “King southern Mexico 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51
18 CBS’s “Kate & ____” Lear,” e.g. 91 “Strangers and 52 53 54 55 56
Brothers” novelist
19 Turner of “Peyton 60 It might help you 57 58 59 60
Place” get to Carnegie 92 Move quickly 61 62 63 64
20 Bad thing to bring Hall, for short 94 1943 penny material
one’s family 61 Riga resident 95 Merchandise: Abbr. 65 66 67 68 69
21 Wealthy: Sp. 62 Garden party? 96 Structure used in 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77
22 “With the Beatles” 63 Record shop stock extreme sports 78 79 80 81 82 83
song written by 64 Talk, talk, talk 102 “Antennae”
Smokey Robinson 65 “The Time 106 Raised a ruckus 84 85 86 87
26 In all seriousness Machine” race 108 1977 Warhol subject 88 89 90 91
27 Gen ____ 67 Something you 111 Filmmaker Guy 92 93 94 95
28 Emulated the might lose a little 116 “Revolver” song
tortoise and hare sleep over?: Abbr. that Paul McCartney 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105
29 One of seven in the 68 Delany or Carvey described as “an 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115
ode to pot”
Book of Revelation 69 Whopper 116 117 118
31 Ladies’ men, in 70 Last Hebrew letter 119 They go in locks
older usage 71 Capital bombed in 120 Ancient 119 120 121 122
33 Gulf state: Abbr. 1972 121 Footwear for a run 123 124 125 126
36 Monastery head’s 74 Grade school subj. 122 Like a good scout
jurisdiction 75 Audio problem 123 Fifth qtrs. 7/2/17
39 Domesticate 78 Harrison’s 124 Résumé listing 17 “The Gold-Bug” 44 George of “Star 83 Old movie theater
43 Intimate successor 125 It used to be made 21 Certain tribute 45 Bunches 90 Kitchen shortening
47 Zombie or flaming 79 African antelope of lead 23 Most watchful 46 Try out
volcano 80 Message from the 126 Les ____-Unis 93 “____ a wrap”
48 “Yuck!” Red Cross, maybe DOWN 24 Living thing 48 “Sgt. Pepper’s 97 Latin 101 word
Lonely Hearts Club
51 Part of U.N.L.V. 81 Cinematic 1 One side of a vote 25 “____ & the Women” Band” song whose 98 Theater sections
composer André
(2000 Altman film)
52 “Let’s go!,” in Baja 84 Triumphant cry 2 Link studied at 30 “Hey Jude” song title is followed by 99 Lose it
“where the rain gets
53 Meditation leader 85 Its state quarter has 3 Coterie that mentions every in” 100 ____ dish
54 Altar exchange a lighthouse 4 Part of an old- day of the week but 49 Twin Cities suburb 101 Pastoral poem
fashioned swing 50 Sacrosanct 103 Came (from)
SP EN T M I C A N AR C O VA T E 32 “Yikes!”
PO LA R A CL U O VE R N I G E L 5 Zigs or zags 33 Solvers’ shouts 55 Pommes frites 104 Pacific ____
R I F L E R OO T P ON E S LU NK 6 Napoleon’s partner seasoning 105 Bob or weave
AS I A NL ON GHOR NE DB E L E on “The Man From 34 What T.S.A. 59 Slowly fade away
YE N C EO SOSO I L SA U.N.C.L.E.” Precheck helps 65 Like names on 106 Lacquer, e.g.
CHAN T R AB B I T T NO RA 7 “Wonder Woman” people avoid trophies, often 107 Contents of some
FO U RC RER S K L I DO SC OP I C star ____ Gadot 35 “A Hard Day’s envelopes: Abbr.
ATSE A D E L L M OO R AVA ST 8 Shade of black Night” song that 66 “I can’t hear you!” 109 Officially go (for)
SH EA TH KY OTO BA LK S Lennon called 68 Extra-special
T E RM AS KF OR TB AL L 9 Fury McCartney’s “first 71 End of a shift 110 Black as night
SRS NA T I ON AL AR C I E P CS 10 Onetime J.F.K. sight ‘Yesterday’” 112 Circulatory block
ES SE X D ON AT E C AR E 11 1968 movie based 37 Strongly worded 72 Disc jockey Freed
DE TO X L EA NN ST ON ED on “Flowers for attack 73 Hair-razing name? 113 Slangy greeting
I N EP T A AR E M I D I OR AT E Algernon” 75 Bigger than big 114 “____ first you don’t
SY MP TMT LO GY CO SM OR ME R 12 Indy 500 winner 38 Panther or puma succeed …”
CA PO UN CT I O N N OO I L 40 “With the Beatles” 76 Beans, e.g. 115 Congers and
NA VE SK I S PO T T SA Bobby song playing in the 77 ____ teeth morays
V EGE TA BL ES HO RT EN I N G 13 “____ roll!” E.R. when Lennon 80 The highest form of
AM ON G I L Y A S AK E A I D AN 14 Blue died flattery? 116 Melted mess
GO T T I M EE T A ME N S CARE 15 Penny, mostly 41 Tiki bar cocktail 117 Olive ____
OB ESE ES SE NU DE YE L L S 82 Tommy Hilfiger
Answer to puzzle for 6/25/17 16 Zenith 42 Houdini feat alternative 118 Cape Horn, for one
Note: When this puzzle is done, read the letters along the shaded path to get another example of the theme.
Answers to this puzzle will appear in next Sunday’s TimesDigest, and in next Sunday’s New York Times.



Justice Gorsuch Delivers Cruella de Trump

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority even when their state constitutions bar it. The So, with this latest toad jumping from our
leader, has had a rough couple of weeks. Yet, case, which involved state funds to make play- president’s mouth, is Donald Trump acting like
however many setbacks he might suffer over grounds safer, has implications for government a sexist pig or simply a pig?
health care reform or other parts of the Repub- aid to religious institutions in many other cases, I have no doubt that he would attack a man’s
lican agenda, he knows he has already won notably school vouchers. That concerned some appearance in the same breathtakingly below-
the biggest fight of all: the theft of a Supreme of the more liberal justices, but Roberts won the-belt way if he felt humiliated by that man
Court seat from President Obama, the installa- them over, and put together a 7-to-2 majority, and had the ammunition.
tion of Justice Neil Gorsuch and the preserva- by writing that the ruling was limited to play- In his vile tweet about Mika Brzezinski, he
tion of the court’s conservative majority. grounds. Gorsuch rejected the chief’s effort to called her crazy. He often tweets that women
“One of my proudest moments was when I limit the decision even though he agreed with journalists are crazy. Yet in that same tweet
looked at Barack Obama in the eye and I said, the outcome. He wanted much more: “The gen- about Mika, he called Joe Scarborough “psy-
‘Mr. President, you will not fill this Supreme eral principles here,” he wrote, “do not permit cho.” And he told the Russians in May that
Court vacancy,’ ” McConnell told a political discrimination against religious exercise — James Comey was “a nut job.”
gathering in Kentucky last summer. whether on the playground or anywhere else.” Some, including Scarborough, think Trump
With this audacious pledge — made only On the same day, Gorsuch dissented or dis- goes after women harder. Certainly, it reso-
hours after news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s tinguished himself from the majority in cas- nates more with women because of Trump’s
death on Feb. 13, 2016, reached the public — es involving the equal treatment of married history of sexist remarks, his taped boasting
McConnell demolished longstanding Sen- same-sex couples, President Trump’s travel about assaulting women and his habit of rating
ate tradition and denied a vote to one of the ban and rights under the Second Amendment. women’s looks on a 1-to-10 scale.
most well-qualified nominees ever: Merrick The problem isn’t so much Gorsuch’s judi- There is also the historical context: It is a
Garland, the veteran federal appellate judge cial ideology, which is so far unsurprising. The more sensitive matter for women because for
Obama had chosen to replace Justice Scalia. problem is that he’s sitting in the seat that by centuries, they relied on their looks for eco-
As the court’s term ended last week in a flur- rights should be occupied by Garland. Had nomic security, and they continue to be judged
ry of high-profile opinions and orders, it was Garland been confirmed, the court would have more on physical traits and clothing choices.
clear that McConnell’s gambit had paid off in had a majority of Democratic-appointed jus- Let’s not narrow it to sexism.
the extreme. It’s risky to read too much into tices for the first time in almost half a century. It’s even more troubling than that. It’s cru-
a justice’s early opinions, but Gorsuch has al- McConnell’s decision that day in February elty on a Grand Guignol scale, both in Trump’s
ready staked his claim as one of the most con- 2016 represented either the height of courage heartless tweets and in his mindless sales-
servative members of the court. or the depths of cynicism — or perhaps both. manship of the Republicans’ heartless budget.
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., a staunch Either way, it set in motion a chain of events When Trump called the House health care bill
conservative in his own right, often seeks out that, while seemingly implausible only weeks mean, he knows whereof he speaks. Patheti-
points of compromise among the justices. On earlier, changed history. Trump will be out of cally, Trump mistakes cruelty for strength.
June 26, the court’s last opinion day, Gorsuch power by 2025 at the latest. But thanks to Mc- The 71-year-old president’s pathological in-
appeared to be having none of it. Connell, Gorsuch — and whoever else might ability to let go of slights; his reflex to bite back
Consider his separate opinion in Trinity Lu- join him in the next couple of years — will en- like a cornered animal; his lack of self-aware-
theran Church v. Comer, which held that states trench a solid conservative majority on the ness about the power he commands and the
must sometimes provide aid to religious groups court for far longer. proportionality of his responses; his Pravda
partnership with David Pecker, the head hon-
The Good, Bad and Ugly in Albany cho at The National Enquirer, which has been
giving Trump the Il Duce treatment while slim-
ing his opponents — these are all matters that
The Chicago newspaper columnist Mike But the governor also opened the door for should alarm men and women equally.
Royko suggested many years ago that his other subjects, and legislators lost little time Trump blasted his way up in the 2016 cam-
hometown change its motto, “Urbs in Horto,” bursting in. The result was an ungainly bill that paign by mocking his opponents’ looks —
Latin for “City in a Garden.” Far more appropri- had more sections than a cinema multiplex. In male and female. At a New Jersey fund-raiser,
ate for a city historically steeped in corruption, addition to mayoral control, lawmakers re- Trump teased Chris Christie, “No more Oreos.”
he said, would be “Ubi est Mea?” Where’s mine? authorized a smorgasbord of taxes for cities He made fun of Jeb for ditching glasses for con-
Thus far, Chicago has resisted the idea. But and counties, sweetened pension benefits for tacts and Rick Perry when he put glasses on.
since that slogan remains unused, it is there for some uniformed workers in New York City, He famously and viciously mocked Times
the taking by the New York State Legislature, added money for Lake Ontario flood victims, reporter Serge Kovaleski for his disability.
which has had plenty of its sticky-fingered offered tax relief to a racetrack and casino near “He is mean to men as well as women,” says
members sent to prison. While overt corrup- Utica, made funds available for projects in the Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio.
tion has subsided of late as a distinguishing Adirondacks, and attached the names of politi- Certainly, Trump is squeamish about bodily
Albany characteristic, the motto is still an able cians to a bridge, a road and a state park. functions. He weirdly found it “disgusting” that
descriptor of how the 213 senators and Assem- Not for nothing did some in Albany refer to Hillary took a bathroom break during a debate.
bly members go about their business. this bundle as a “big ugly.” Each element of it I gave Trump the benefit of the doubt after
“Where’s mine?” was fully on display in the may well have had merit. Nonetheless, the big his comment on Megyn Kelly about “blood
special legislative session just ordered by Gov. ugly was symptomatic of a way of operating coming out of her wherever” when he claimed
Andrew Cuomo, ostensibly to deal with one is- that has long defined a state capital where he meant her nose. But later, a longtime Trump
sue: renewing mayoral control over New York matters are routinely not debated on their associate told me that Trump had practiced
City’s public schools. This the lawmakers did, substance, but rather used as chips in a high- that line and that it was meant to evoke an im-
for which both they and the governor deserve stakes poker game. Not surprisingly, the final age of Kelly as hormonal.
credit. Extending the mayor’s mandate for two deal managed to include not a syllable about Since Trump and some of those close to him
years offers a greater measure of stability than meaningful and sorely needed ethics reform. have such an elastic relationship with the
the succession of one-year renewals with which On that score, the motto that prevails in Albany truth, you can never be sure of anything from
Senate Republicans had been torturing him. is, “Non est nobis.” Not for us. this White House. Except the cruelty.


Without Serena, the Favorite Is Simply a Guess In Brief

Only two women playing in the great comebacks in a sport that better-than-usual chance in Sere- Thomas Wins Opening
Wimbledon singles tournament seems to have cornered the mar- na’s absence.
this year have won the singles title. ket in comebacks, but it is unclear There are new threats like Stage of Tour de France
Neither of them is Serena Wil- how much the effort has taken out Jelena Ostapenko, the surprise Geraint Thomas won the wet
liams, which makes for quite a ca- of her physically or emotionally. French Open champion. There are and slippery opening stage of
reer opportunity. She withdrew from the grass- established threats like Garbiñe the Tour de France on Saturday
“When Serena is not around, the court tournament in Eastbourne, Muguruza and Angelique Kerber, and claimed the yellow jersey. It
field is definitely wide open,” said England, last week, citing an ab- the struggling top-ranked player, was the first Grand Tour stage
Martina Navratilova, the nine- dominal strain. who have both lost Wimbledon fi- victory for Thomas, who has
time Wimbledon singles cham- Williams, now 37 and preparing nals to Serena Williams. escorted Chris Froome, his Team
pion, who once was even more to play in her 20th Wimbledon, is Kvitova, who won Wimble- Sky teammate and the defending
dominant than the seven-time having the finest season of her don in 2011 and 2014, can create champion, to Paris for Froome’s
champion Williams at the All En- late-career phase, but she was acute angles and big openings three Tour victories. Thomas said
gland Club. involved in a car crash in Florida with her flat, often overpower- he watched the Tour as a child
With Williams pregnant and out in early June that led to the death ing groundstrokes. That Kvitova and harangued his dad to get sat-
until at least next season, the two of an elderly passenger in the oth- can do this only six months after ellite TV coverage. Averaging 32
former champions in the draw are er vehicle, according to a police being attacked and sustaining ca- miles per hour, Thomas required
Petra Kvitova and Williams’s old- report released last week. Her reer-threatening knife wounds to little more than 16 minutes to cov-
er sister, Venus. lawyer issued a statement saying her left hand is remarkable. er the almost entirely flat 8.7-mile
Venus Williams and Kvitova, she had not been at fault, and as Kvitova is seeded 11th and has individual time trial along the
for different reasons, will be senti- of Friday, Williams had not been a promising draw. Her first-round banks of the Rhine River in down-
mental favorites. Both, for differ- cited or charged. opponent is Johanna Larsson, a town Düsseldorf. Stefan Küng
ent reasons, are dealing with more In any event, Williams has ar- Swedish veteran who is 0-6 in sin- of BMC Racing Team finished
than forehands and backhands. rived at Wimbledon along with all gles at Wimbledon. second, five seconds behind, and
Kvitova has made one of the the younger women who have a CHRISTOPHER CLAREY Vasil Kiryienka of Sky was third,
seven seconds back. Froome fin-
Curry Gets Huge Deal, Opening Free-Agent Flurry ished sixth. (AP)

The first day of N.B.A. free got some solid insurance at point N.H.L. FREE AGENCY The expan- A.L. SCORES
agency Saturday saw things start- guard, agreeing with Langston sion Vegas Golden Knights didn’t
ing to take shape, though there’s Galloway on a three-year deal. make a peep as the N.H.L. signing FRIDAY’S LATE GAMES
Atlanta 3, Oakland 1
still dozens of more moves to But all that, of course, was over- period opened on Saturday. Seattle 10, L.A. Angels 0
come in the next few days. shadowed by Curry’s deal — the But defenseman Kevin Shat- SATURDAY
After an opening flurry that saw biggest contract in N.B.A. history. tenkirk, considered the top free Boston 7, Toronto 1
Stephen Curry get a $201 million Jrue Holiday agreed to return to agent available, signed a four- Detroit 7, Cleveland 4, 1st game
deal from the champion Golden New Orleans for $126 million over year, $26.6 million contract with Texas 10, Chicago White Sox 4
Kansas City 11, Minnesota 6, 1st game
State Warriors and Blake Griffin five years, with incentives poten- the Rangers. And after nine sea- Atlanta 3, Oakland 1
take about $175 million to stay with tially pushing that to $150 million. sons in Washington, defenseman
the Los Angeles Clippers, most Patty Mills is returning to San Karl Alzner signed a five-year,
teams started to look at names Antonio for the next four years at $23.1 million deal with Montreal. N.L. SCORES
more within their price range. $50 million, and Jeff Teague San Jose locked up defensem- FRIDAY’S LATE GAMES
J.J. Redick agreed to a $23 mil- agreed with Minnesota on a an Marc-Edouard Vlasic with an Colorado 6, Arizona 3
lion, one-year deal with the Phil- three-year, $57 million deal. Still eight-year, $56 million contract, L.A. Dodgers 10, San Diego 4
adelphia 76ers. David West is out there is another massive offer: and Anaheim signed defenseman SATURDAY
going back to the Warriors on a John Wall has a chance to sign a Cam Fowler to an eight-year, $52 Atlanta 4, Oakland 3
San Francisco 2, Pittsburgh 1
veteran’s minimum, which is now four-year extension worth $168 million deal. The Sharks also ex- Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 3
worth $2.3 million. And Detroit million with the Wizards. (AP) tended goalie Martin Jones. (AP) Milwaukee 8, Miami 4
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Pitches Remain Fresh in Mind, Even as Memory Is Fading

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. The former before they moved to Milwaukee
— The old knuckleballer grips major leaguer — formed the foundation for “Ball
his favorite pitch with three fin- Jim Bouton, Four,” which was edited by the
gernails. Most pitchers use two, who exposed sportswriter Leonard Shecter.
but for him that makes the pitch baseball “Some of the players I didn’t re-
wobbly, impossible to control. Jim shenanigans ally like that much, but I was lis-
Bouton, 78, uses his ring finger, tening to them, and they became
too. This is the grip he showed in “Ball Four,” interesting,” Bouton said, sitting
Johnny Carson four decades ago with one of his in an armchair on the porch. “I had
on the set of “The Tonight Show,” paintings at no idea. They were funny, interest-
and the grip he displayed for a re- his Berkshires ing characters.”
cent visitor in his backyard, high home. “I think he came, over the years,
up in the Berkshires. NATHANIEL BROOKS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES to love them,” said Kurman. “As
Bouton still throws a couple ago this Aug. 15. They know the hemorrhage in the frontal lobe. each one died, he got really teary
of times a week. He built a con- date because it was the 15th an- The hemorrhage dissipated, but in about it. He realized how deeply
crete-block backstop in a sunlit niversary of the death of Bouton’s the aftermath, Bouton’s language they were part of him.”
corner of the yard, and he hits the daughter, Laurie, in a car crash. skills were essentially wiped out. “I didn’t know the value of it,”
strike zone most of the time. His “The body knows, you know?” He had to relearn how to read, Bouton added. “I was just real-
hat does not fall off anymore, as it Kurman said, softly. “The body write, speak and understand. ly sharing the nonsense. Every
did in his Yankees days, back when knows.” Kurman had worked with once in a while, I would transfer
he threw hard and beat St. Louis Bouton’s body was largely unaf- brain-damaged children many the notes to audio and send in my
twice in the 1964 World Series. fected by the stroke. But his mind, years before, and recognized trou- tapes. I’d call Shecter and say, ‘Is
In a 15-minute game of catch, his the one whose pointed and poi- bling signs in her husband: repeat- this interesting?’ And he’d say:
knuckler hit the glove every time. gnant observations produced the ing questions, difficulty organizing ‘Are you kidding? Keep going!’”
That’s not ideal, exactly; the classic memoir “Ball Four” in 1970, and categorizing information. A Kurman calls Bouton’s condi-
best knuckleballs often zig and will never be the same. This week- visit to Kloman confirmed that tion a pothole syndrome: Things
zag away from the mitt. But if it end in New York, at the convention Bouton was suffering from more will seem smooth, his wit and vo-
doesn’t quite dance the way it did for the Society of American Base- than the aftereffects of a stroke. cabulary intact, and then there
for the Seattle Pilots, it remains ball Research, Bouton was plan- “The fear is that over time, 80 will be a sudden, unforeseen gap
Bouton’s pitch — slower now, but ning to go public about his brain percent of patients progress in- in his reasoning, or a concept he
authentically him. disease: cerebral amyloid angiop- to a demented stage in the next cannot quite grasp.
It is good for Bouton to have athy, which is linked to dementia. five years,” Kloman said. “It’s a “The blessing is there’s no phys-
company, said his wife, Paula Kur- Bouton had a smaller stroke be- shot across the bow. You’re being ical pain,” Kurman said. “The aw-
man, who has a doctorate in inter- fore his 2012 episode, which was warned that something is coming.” ful blow is the very thing which
personal communications from treated immediately with blood He remembers that his moth- enabled him to write ‘Ball Four’ is
Columbia. They have been mar- thinner. That was “catastrophic,” er, Trudy, first encouraged him to mangled — something he prides
ried for 35 years and have lived said Dr. Alec Kloman, a neurolo- take notes on his zany baseball life. himself on, and he’s not going to
here for more than 20. gist at Berkshire Medical Center Those notes — mostly on the Pilots get back to that level again.”
Bouton had a stroke five years in Pittsfield, Mass., and led to a in 1969, their only year of existence TYLER KEPNER
The Bond Between Two Teenage Swimming Stars, Decades Apart

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In the tion. “That a way, Katie!” she ex- Katie Ledecky talking with
pool, Katie Ledecky, a five-time claimed. Then, turning to her hus- Chris Olmstead after a race
Olympic champion, was churning band, she added, in the parlance of at the Pro Swim Series in
through a 1,500-meter freestyle a distance swimmer: “She split a June.
race. In the stands, Chris Olm- great race. But I think it hurt.”
stead was craning her neck to see. Ledecky, 20, and Olmstead, 73,
Olmstead was not another ca- are not technically related, but cluding three golds.
sual fan drawn to the George F. they are both swimming blue Like Ledecky, Olmstead at-
Haines International Swim Cen- bloods. Few people can relate to tended Stanford. But when she
ter to watch Ledecky compete the experience of teenage star- enrolled in fall 1961, the university
here in her last tuneup before the dom that bonds them. was still more than a decade from
USA Swimming Nationals in Indi- Olmstead, the first American PRESTON GANNAWAY FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES fielding its first competitive wom-
anapolis, where the team for this woman to break five minutes in en’s swim team.
month’s world championships in the 400-meter freestyle, looks at The distinction once held by Olmstead spent three decades
Budapest was chosen. Ledecky, the first American wom- Olmstead has been passed to collecting awards and accolades
In her lap, Olmstead clutched an to break four minutes, and it is Ledecky, who has set 13 world at IBM in a competitive environ-
a sheet of paper containing race like seeing an old home movie that records in the 400, 800 and 1,500 ment that fed her need to achieve.
splits from when Ledecky set the has been colorized and digitized. freestyles and is the reigning Then came Ledecky, who was
world record in 2015. As the race “I identify with her,” said Ol- world and Olympic champion in the key that unlocked the trove of
unfurled, Olmstead alternated mstead, who held four world re- the 200 meters. girlhood memories that Olmstead
between studying the times on the cords and 32 American records. Like Ledecky, a five-time med- had packed away. When Ledecky
paper and Ledecky’s stroke. At just 14 years old, she was de- alist in the 2016 Rio Games, Ol- won the 800-meter freestyle at the
When Ledecky touched more scribed in a 1958 Sports Illustrat- mstead emerged from the 1960 2012 Olympics in her internation-
than 50 meters ahead of her near- ed cover story as “the best free- Summer Olympics in Rome as al debut, Olmstead said, “there
est rival, Olmstead stood, clapped style swimmer ever developed in the outstanding female teenage was a connection there that I felt.”
and cheered with maternal affec- America.” swimmer, with four medals, in- KAREN CROUSE

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