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FROM THE PAGES OF 8pm in New York

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times
World’s Eyes on Trump as U.N. Meets U.S. DIGGING IN

WASHINGTON — Every year, get on his good side.” Obama’s nuclear agreement FOR LONG HAUL
the president heads to New York In some places, there has been with Iran. But the president has
to welcome world leaders to the an instinct to dismiss Trump, a not launched an all-out trade war IN AFGHANISTAN
United Nations General Assem- Twitter-obsessed political and with China, ripped up the Iran
bly. He gives a speech and meets diplomatic neophyte. “But the fact deal or the North American Free
with foreign poten- is you can’t write off the American Trade Agreement, or moved the
News tates to discuss a president,” Alterman said. American Embassy in Israel to KABUL, Afghanistan — Soon,
Analysis dizzying array of One of Trump’s primary tasks Jerusalem, at least not yet. United States Embassy employees
complicated, often will be to define how his America On Tuesday, Trump will deliver in Kabul will no longer need to take a
intractable issues. First approach, which has led his centerpiece speech to the Gen- Chinook helicopter ride to cross the
The days are “kind of like him to pull out of global agree- eral Assembly, have lunch with street to a military base less than
speed dating from hell,” as one ments on free trade and climate António Guterres, the United Na- 100 yards outside the present Green
analyst put it, and the evenings change, fits into the world-first tions secretary general, and meet Zone security district.
are “the world’s most tedious mission of the United Nations. with Miroslav Lajcak, the presi- Instead, the boundaries of the
cocktail party.” Not exactly Pres- His challenge is “to describe dent of the General Assembly. Green Zone will be redrawn to in-
ident Trump’s favored format. the Trump Doctrine on U.S. glob- Nikki R. Haley, the ambassa- clude that base, known as the Kabul
But when Trump attends the al leadership and engagement,” dor to the United Nations, said City Compound, formerly the head-
first United Nations session of said Zalmay Khalilzad, ambas- Trump would use his speech to quarters for American Special Oper-
his presidency this week, all eyes sador to the United Nations un- lay down markers. “I personally ations forces in the capital. The zone
will be on him as counterparts der President George W. Bush. think he slaps the right people, is separated from the rest of the city
from around the globe try to fig- “The perception in many parts of he hugs the right people, and he by a network of police, military and
ure out this American leader. the world, including the U.N., is comes out with the U.S. being private security checkpoints.
“The world is still trying to that President Trump is unilater- very strong in the end,” she said. The expansion is part of a huge
take the measure of this presi- alist and isolationist. Trump has To the extent world leaders public works project that over the
dent,” said Jon B. Alterman, a se- the opportunity to present and evaluate the new president, next two years will reshape the
nior vice president at the Center describe his vision and strategy. Haley said they should be im- center of this city of five million to
for Strategic and International The world will be all ears.” pressed. “They’re going to find bring nearly all Western embassies,
Studies in Washington and au- Trump arrives in New York out we are going to be solid, major government ministries, and
thor of the speed-dating analogy. at a time of tension over North we’re going to be strong,” she NATO and American military head-
“For a number of leaders, this is Korea’s provocative actions and said. “No one is going to grip and quarters within the protected area.
going to be their first chance to deep uncertainty about what he grin. The United States is going After 16 years of American presence
see him, to judge him, to try to will do with President Barack to work.” PETER BAKER in Kabul, it is a stark acknowledg-
ment that even the city’s central
Cake Is His Art. Can He Deny One to Gay Couple? districts have become too difficult
to defend from Taliban bombings.
But the project is also taking place
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Jack compel him to endorse a message along with an increase in American
Phillips bakes beautiful cakes, at odds with his beliefs. troops to a reported 15,000, from
and it is not a stretch to call him “I’m being forced to use my cre- around 11,000. The Trump adminis-
an artist. Five years ago, in a de- ativity, my talents and my art for tration’s new strategy for Afghani-
cision that has led to a Supreme an event — a significant religious stan is likely to keep the military in
Court showdown, he refused to event — that violates my reli- place well into the 2020s.
use his skills to make a wedding gious faith,” Phillips said. No one wants to say when a final
cake to celebrate a same-sex Gay rights groups regard the exit will occur because the empha-
marriage, saying it would violate case as a potent threat to the sis is on a conditions-based with-
his Christian faith and hijack his equality promised by the Su- drawal, presumably meaning after
right to express himself. preme Court in 2015 when it said the Afghan government can handle
“It’s more than just a cake,” he the Constitution guaranteed the the war alone. President Trump has
said at his bakery. “It’s a piece of right to same-sex marriage. A rul- kept those conditions a secret.
art in so many ways.” NICK COTE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES ing in favor of Phillips, they said, At the NATO summit meeting in
The couple he refused to serve, Jack Phillips, a baker, was would mark the marriages of gay Warsaw last year, the allies agreed
David Mullins and Charlie Craig, couples as second-class unions to fund the development of the Af-
filed civil rights charges. They accused of discrimination. unworthy of legal protection. ghan security forces until the end
said they had been demeaned The court has in recent years of what was termed “the transition
and humiliated as they sought to crimination and the First Amend- been receptive to free speech decade,” meaning from 2014, when
celebrate their union. ment’s protection of religious arguments. It has ruled that the Afghan forces began to take charge
“We asked for a cake,” Craig freedom. But when the justices government may not compel peo- of their own security, until 2024.
said. “We didn’t ask for a piece of hear the case this fall, the argu- ple to convey messages that they “I would guess the U.S. has to plan
art or for him to make a statement ments will mostly center on a dif- do not believe. But Craig said on being inside Afghanistan for a
for us. He simply turned us away ferent part of the amendment: its the free speech argument was a decade or more in order for there to
because of who we are.” protection of free speech. smoke screen. “It’s not about the be any type of resolution,” said Bill
The case looked like a conflict The government, Phillips con- cake,” he said. “It is about dis- Roggio, editor of Long War Journal.
between a state law banning dis- tends, should not be allowed to crimination.” ADAM LIPTAK ROD NORDLAND


In Brief How Industry Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

FORTALEZA, Brazil — Chil-
Police in London Make dren’s squeals rang out as a woman Celene da
Arrest in Subway Attack pushed a gleaming cart along pit- Silva, left, and
her daughter
The British police said on ted streets. She was making deliv- Sabrina
Saturday that they had made a eries to some of the poorest house- delivering
“significant arrest” of a suspect in holds in this seaside city, bringing
the terrorist attack on a subway pudding, cookies and other pack- Nestlé
station in Parsons Green that aged foods to her customers. products like
injured at least 30 people and Celene da Silva, 29, is one of thou- Kit-Kats and
unleashed panic among fleeing sands of door-to-door vendors for pudding in
passengers in London’s subway Nestlé, helping the world’s largest Fortaleza,
system. The suspect, identified packaged food conglomerate ex- Brazil.
only as an 18-year-old man, was pand its reach into a quarter-mil-
arrested in the port area of Do- lion households in Brazil. WILLIAM DANIELS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
ver. The Islamic State claimed As she dropped off variety packs
responsibility for the blast on of Chandelle pudding, Kit-Kats and tionists and health experts, reveals obese people worldwide, 108 mil-
Friday. Britain raised its terror- Mucilon infant cereal, there was a sea change in the way food is pro- lion of them children, according
ism threat level to “critical,” the something striking about her cus- duced, distributed and advertised. to research published in The New
highest level, after the attack, tomers: Many were visibly over- Across the world, more people England Journal of Medicine. The
meaning that another assault weight, even small children. are now obese than underweight. ubiquity of obesity has doubled in
was “expected imminently.” Dep- She gestured to a home, recall- At the same time, scientists 73 nations since 1980, contributing
uty Assistant Commissioner Neil ing how its patriarch, an obese say, the growing availability of to four million premature deaths.
Basu, the top counterterrorism man, died. “He ate a piece of cake high-calorie, nutrient-poor foods In 2010, Brazilian food and bever-
official at the Metropolitan Police and died in his sleep,” she said. is generating a new type of mal- age firms torpedoed measures that
in London, said on Saturday that Da Silva, who weighs more than nutrition, one in which a growing sought to limit junk food ads aimed
the level would remain that way 200 pounds, recently discovered number of people are both over- at children. Now, the president,
as the inquiry continued. (NYT) that she had high blood pressure, weight and undernourished. Michel Temer, a business-friendly
a condition she acknowledges is “To put it in stark terms: The centrist, and his allies in Congress
Camp to House Rohingya probably tied to her weakness for diet is killing us,” said Anthony are seeking to chip away at the
regulations and laws intended to
fried chicken and the Coca-Cola
Winson, who studies the political
Bangladesh, facing an unprece- she drinks with every meal. economics of nutrition at the Uni- encourage healthy eating.
dented influx of ethnic Rohingya, As their growth slows in the versity of Guelph in Ontario. “What we have is a war between
plans to build a vast camp to house wealthiest countries, multina- Nestlé executives say their prod- two food systems, a traditional
about 400,000 refugees who have tional food companies like Nestlé, ucts have helped alleviate hunger diet of real food once produced by
poured into the country over the PepsiCo and General Mills have and provided crucial nutrients. the farmers around you and the
past three weeks. The settlements been expanding their presence in But Sean Westcott, head of food re- producers of ultra-processed food
will be built within the next 10 developing nations, unleashing search and development at Nestlé, designed to be over-consumed and
days on 2,000 acres near Bangla- a marketing juggernaut that is conceded obesity has been an which in some cases are addictive,”
desh’s border with Myanmar. The upending traditional diets. A New unexpected side effect of making said Carlos A. Monteiro, a professor
authorities plan to build 14,000 York Times examination of cor- inexpensive processed food more of nutrition and public health at the
shelters, each with the capacity porate records, epidemiological widely available. “We didn’t expect University of São Paulo.
to hold six families, with the help studies and government reports, what the impact would be,” he said. ANDREW JACOBS
of aid groups and the military. as well as interviews with nutri- There are over 700 million and MATT RICHTEL
Camps were already overflowing
provoked by Rohingya militants’ Hold the Egg Sandwich … Egyptian TV Is Calling
before the current exodus was
attacking Myanmar police posts
and an army base Aug. 25. (NYT) Every other day or so, Hatem ers in Egypt — know that the man began last year, not long after
El-Gamasy connects to a news au- making egg sandwiches and small he wrote an opinion piece for an
Kim Acclaims Advances dience halfway around the world, talk behind the counter is the Egyptian news organization pre-
dicting Donald J. Trump’s victory,
same one who appears on Egyp-
delivering hot takes on American
The leader of North Korea said politics, live from New York, but tian television news programs, at a time when Hillary Clinton was
his country was nearing its goal on Egyptian holding forth on subjects from im- nearly 20 points ahead in the polls.
of military “equilibrium” with television. migration policy to North Korea. The article caught the atten-
the United States, which he said When the Nor do many know that his tele- tion of someone at the Egyptian
would deter talk about a “military br oadc ast vision studio is a washroom in the state broadcaster, Nile TV, who
option” to resolve the current ends, he slips back. After a reporter approached was looking to interview an Egyp-
standoff, according to remarks out his ear- him about his two careers, he de- tian-American about the election.
carried by North Korea’s official pieces, opens cided to go public for the first time. The interview went well, and his
news agency on Saturday. The the door of his “The fear for being exposed phone began ringing with requests.
statement by Kim Jong-un came Hatem makeshift stu- is that they’ll say, ‘He’s just a “He’s very polished, and he
a day after the United Nations Se- dio and returns sandwich guy. How does he talk knows about political life and polit-
curity Council condemned North El-Gamasy to his day job. about these big issues?’ ” said El- ical news in America,” Muhammad
Korea’s “highly provocative” bal- “You want Gamasy, 48. “But I’m also an ed- El-Muhammady, a producer for
listic missile test over Japan on ketchup on that?” he said to a cus- ucated guy, and being a sandwich ONtvLIVE, said from his office in
Friday. The missile traveled 2,300 tomer. “Extra ketchup as usual?” guy is not against the law. Cairo. “He can talk about a variety
miles before landing in the Pacif- El-Gamasy owns the Lotus Deli “And look at what I say,” he add- of political topics,” he said, from the
ic. It was the North’s longest test in Queens. But few of his custom- ed. “It’s very credible.” president’s posts on Twitter to hur-
flight of a ballistic missile. (AP) ers — and likely, none of his view- El-Gamasy’s broadcast career ricanes. SARAH MASLIN NIR


Twice Saved From Floods, but Still a Victim In Brief

HOUSTON — It was a hard media as an example of heroism boaters took Ellis to the nearest 1 Million Still Lack Power
choice, but in the end it was no and the bond between two hurri- dry corner, where people were
choice at all. A small rescue boat cane-pummeled Gulf Coast states. sheltering. Just after 8 a.m., an- As a New Storm Forms
had come up the driveway, offer- But with a chaotic rescue effort other evacuee posted on Face- Almost a week after Hurricane
ing help. Carl Ellis was with his underway, few people paid atten- book that a Wilma Ellis had been Irma made two landfalls in Flor-
frail, 73-year-old mother, Wilma tion to Ellis’s next 10 hours. She rescued and needed help. ida, more than one million cus-
Jean. The boat had room for one. had recently had surgery, followed More than 10 hours later, Ellis tomers remained without power
It was Aug. 28 — the peak of des- by a stroke, family members said. arrived at Lyndon B. Johnson as of Saturday. As the state recov-
peration for northeastern Houston She still wore the hospital brace- Hospital in a body bag. She was ered, the tiny two-island nation of
residents devastated by Hurricane let when she got into the boat. But brought in, the records said, by the Antigua and Barbuda in the Ca-
Harvey. The water was up to Carl before the boat reached the corner Coast Guard — or maybe, a hospi- ribbean faced its third hurricane
Ellis’s knees. He helped his moth- stop sign, she fell into the floodwa- tal spokesman said later, the Fire watch in two weeks. Forecasters
er into the boat, her belongings in ter. “They were trying to make a Department. The hospital bracelet announced on Saturday the for-
garbage bags. There were no life right, but the boat tipped over,” said was missing. Ellis was a Jane Doe. mation of Tropical Storm Maria,
jackets, but it was a short trip. The a neighbor, Desmond Clark. That night, China Davis was which was expected to strength-
rescuers vowed to return. He never Soon three members of the Ca- working at the hospital when a en to a hurricane. The National
saw them, or his mother, again. jun Navy saw something in the call came in. “Somebody called Hurricane Center projected the
Wilma Jean Ellis was rescued water. At first, they thought it was me and told me that my sister was storm, with sustained winds of 50
not once, but twice, and still be- a trash bag. Then they realized it floating in the water,” she said. m.p.h., would approach the Lee-
came a casualty of the storm. was a body. Two of them jumped “ ‘China, your sister is on CNN.’ ” ward Islands on Monday. Irma
At the time her son believed out while a third stayed aboard. Davis was confused. Her neph- left half of Antigua and Barbuda’s
she was being ferried to higher Unable to lift her into the boat, ew, Carl, had told her that Ellis had 1,600 residents homeless, Prime
ground, she was found floating the men recruited two neighbors been taken to a school. He was still Minister Gaston Browne said. An
face down in the floodwater. She to help. “She was alive,” said one, waiting to be rescued himself. evacuation order was issued for
was resuscitated by civilian boat- Brando Flanagan. He cringed, re- Ellis’s family did not know where Barbuda ahead of Jose, but the
ers from Louisiana, part of an in- membering. “I looked in her eye. I she was. They called hospitals and hurricane has lingered for a week
formal group known as the Cajun told her she was going to be O.K.” shelters. It was not until Aug. 31 without making landfall. (NYT)
Navy. That moment was hailed At the time, hospitals were vir- that Davis received a call from the
on national television and social tually impossible to reach. The morgue. SHAILA DEWAN
Tragedy Roils Florida
Tensions High in St. Louis After Ex-Officer’s Acquittal nounced new rules on Saturday
Gov. Rick Scott of Florida an-
requiring nursing homes and as-
ST. LOUIS — On edge after a ment of black people. St. Louis is and then to the Taste of St. Louis, an sisted living facilities to have gen-
night of protests that led to dozens about 10 miles south of Ferguson, outdoor exhibition for restaurants. erators capable of maintaining
of arrests and a broken window at where unrest erupted three years Mike Kociela, the producer of comfortable temperatures for at
the mayor’s home, this city faced ago after another police shooting. Taste of St. Louis, let some of the least 96 hours after a power loss.
more demonstrations on Satur- City and state law enforcement protesters take the microphone The action came three days after
day after the acquittal of a white officials repeatedly warned that at the bandstand. “We love you. eight residents of a nursing home
former police officer who shot and they would not tolerate violence Whether you love us back is irrel- in Hollywood, Fla., the Rehabili-
killed a black driver. during Saturday’s protests. evant,” Cori Bush, 41, of the suburb tation Center at Hollywood Hills,
Businesses and community In the morning, 200 people of Florissant, told the mostly white died when the home lost power
groups announced closings, can- gathered in a park in University patrons. “We are not trying to take in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
cellations and postponements af- City, outside St. Louis, preparing anyone hostage. We are here to let The public outcry over the deaths
ter protests ran deep into the night. to march. Joan Bray, 72, a former you know that black lives matter.” has intensified after the nursing
The band U2 canceled a concert state lawmaker who was in the Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri home said that Scott, the power
set for Saturday night at the Dome crowd, said she was distressed praised the police on Saturday utility and county and state agen-
at America’s Center in St. Louis. “that the verdict was so inevitable,” and warned: “If you riot, we’re go- cies had been contacted to get the
Tensions here have seemed es- adding, “It’s so sided to the police.” ing to cuff you. If you assault a law issue resolved, to no avail. (NYT)
pecially high, in part, because the Later, protesters marched enforcement officer, we’re going
region has been at the center of the through the Chesterfield Mall, an- to arrest you.” TIM O’NEIL Arctic Drilling Is Feared
nation’s debate over police treat- other suburban shopping center, and VIVIAN WANG
An internal Interior Department
Juggalos on Mall? Just Another Weekend of D.C. Protests memo has proposed lifting restric-
tions on exploratory seismic stud-
ies in the Arctic National Wildlife
WASHINGTON — Bound for But Washingtonians had noth- ence. More than 30 events were Refuge, a possible step toward
the Lincoln Memorial, thousands ing to fear. In fact, they barely booked on federal land in the city. opening the pristine wilderness
of demonstrators ambled block af- blinked. It was just another day “This is the new normal,” said area to oil and gas drilling. The
ter block through the city, shouting in the capital’s summer of protest. Helen Brosnan, a Washington memo proposes ending a restric-
obscenities, their faces streaked On Saturday, in addition to the resident who said she often en- tion that had limited exploratory
with sweat and clown paint. Juggalo gathering, there was the countered rallies in front of the drilling to the period from Oct. 1,
The marchers, known as Jugga- Mother of All Rallies — an exhorta- White House on her way to work 1984, to May 31, 1986. It directs the
los, the supporters of the rap-met- tion to the red-cap-wearing faithful at a progressive nonprofit group. agency to provide an environmen-
al duo Insane Clown Posse, had de- to “take our country back” — and, She was at a brunch spot called tal assessment and a proposal on
scended on the capital to proclaim blocks away, a counterprotest op- A Baked Joint. Next to her was a exploration. The document, a copy
their right to free speech and to de- posing white supremacy. Near the table of rowdy Juggalos. “Brunch of which was obtained by The New
nounce their classification by the White House, there was a protest and a protest,” she added. York Times, was first reported by
F.B.I. as a criminal gang. against Russia’s election interfer- EMILY BAUMGAERTNER The Washington Post. (NYT)


Chip Off Old Block: Computers Get Design Cues From Brain

SAN FRANCISCO — We expect can learn tasks on their own.
a lot from our computers these Dean and his team built a service
days. They should talk to us, rec- that could recognize spoken words
ognize everything from faces to far more accurately than Google’s
flowers, and maybe soon do the existing one. But if the more than
driving. All this artificial intel- one billion phones that operated
ligence requires an enormous on Google’s Android software used
amount of computing power. the service just three minutes a
Now, some of the world’s largest day, Dean realized, Google would
tech companies are taking a cue have to double its data center ca-
from biology as they respond to pacity. He proposed that Google
these growing demands. They are build its own chip for running this
building machines that look more kind of artificial intelligence.
like the human brain, in which In the next few years, com-
a central brain stem oversees panies like Google, Apple and
the nervous system and offloads MINH UONG/THE NEW YORK TIMES Samsung will build phones with
tasks — like hearing and seeing — specialized A.I. chips. Microsoft
to the surrounding cortex. said John Hennessy, the former centers are a harbinger of what is is designing such a chip for an
This behind-the-scenes migra- Stanford University president to come. Inside most of its servers, augmented-reality headset. And
tion to a new kind of machine will who is now a member of the board there is still a central processor, but companies from Google to Toyota
have broad implications. It will at Alphabet, Google’s parent com- enormous banks of custom-built are building autonomous cars that
allow work on artificially intelli- pany. “The existing approach is chips work alongside the servers, will need similar chips.
gent systems to accelerate, so the out of steam, and people are try- running the algorithms that drive This trend toward specialty
dream of machines that can navi- ing to rearchitect the system.” speech recognition and other chips and a new computer archi-
gate the physical world by them- For half a century, comput- forms of artificial intelligence. tecture could lead to a “Cambrian
selves can one day come true. er makers have built systems For years, Google had operated explosion” of artificial intelligence,
This migration could also dimin- around a single, do-it-all chip the world’s largest computer net- said Gill Pratt, who was a program
ish the power of Intel, the giant of from a company like Intel, one work — an empire of data centers manager at Darpa, a research arm
chip design and manufacturing, of the world’s biggest semicon- and cables that stretched from of the United States Department of
and remake the $335 billion a ductor makers. That’s what is in California to Finland to Singapore. Defense, and now works on driv-
year semiconductor industry that your laptop computer or smart- But for one Google researcher, it erless cars at Toyota. As he sees it,
sits at the heart of all things tech, phone. Now, newer machines are was much too small. machines that spread computa-
from the data centers that drive dividing the work into tiny pieces In 2011, Jeff Dean, one of the tions across vast numbers of tiny,
the internet to your iPhone to the and spreading them among vast company’s engineers, led a re- low-power chips can operate more
virtual reality headsets and flying farms of simpler, specialized chips search team that explored the like the human brain.
drones of tomorrow. that consume less power. idea of neural networks — essen- “In the brain, energy efficiency
“This is an enormous change,” Changes inside Google’s data tially computer algorithms that is the key,” he said. CADE METZ
In Amish Country, Cellphones, Computers and Horse-Drawn Buggies

A young woman, wearing a about whether social networks 313,000, up nearly 150 percent
traditional full-length Amish will lead sons and daughters to from 25 years ago, according to
dress and white bonnet, stepped date non-Amish friends; and researchers at Elizabethtown
away from a farmers’ market, about connecting to a world of College near Lancaster. Married
opened her palm and revealed a seemingly limitless possibilities. women have seven children on
smartphone. She began to scroll “Amish life is about recogniz- average, and Amish people marry
through screens, seemingly obliv- ing the value of agreed-upon lim- at a higher rate and at a younger
ious to the activity around her. its,” said Erik Wesner, an author age than Americans over all.
Not far away, a man in his late who runs a blog, Amish America, In the Lancaster area, as open
60s with a silvery beard, wide- “and the spirit of the internet cuts land has become scarce and more
brimmed straw hat and suspend- against the idea of limits.” costly, some Amish have left farm-
ers adjusted the settings on a John, who works a computer- ing for business trades. There are
computer-driven crosscut saw. ized saw at Amish Country Ga- probably 2,000 successful Amish
He was soon cutting pieces for zebos near Lancaster, Pa., said, businesses in the area, many of
gazebos that are sold online and “There’s always a concern about them multimillion-dollar enter-
delivered around the country. ASHLEY GILBERTSON FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES what would lead our young folk prises, according to research.
The Amish have not given up on A young Amish man at a out of the church and into the Still, John, the woodworker, and
horse-drawn buggies. Their rigid market in Bird-in-Hand, Pa. world.” (He and others declined his wife, Lizzie, worry about where
abstinence from many kinds of to give their surname, out of an technology is taking the Amish
technology has left parts of their Amish sense of humility.) community. “People are treating
lifestyle frozen since the 19th cen- perity. A contractor can call a cus- But Marylin, 18, said that some those phones like they are gods,”
tury: no cars, TVs or connections tomer from a job site. A store own- leniency was necessary. “We can’t Lizzie said. “They’re bowing down
to electric utilities, for example. er’s software can make quick work live like we did 50 years ago be- to it at the table, bowing down to
But computers and cellphones of payroll and inventory tasks. cause so much has changed,” she it when they’re walking. Here we
are making their way into some But new tech devices have said. “We love our way of life, but a say we don’t bow down to idols, and
Amish communities, pushing them brought fears about the conse- bit of change is good.” that’s getting dangerously close, I
into the 21st century. Technology quence of internet access. There The Amish population in the think.” KEVIN GRANVILLE
has created opportunities for pros- are worries about pornography; United States is estimated at and ASHLEY GILBERTSON


‘Will & Grace’ Is Back. Will Its Portrait of Gay Life Hold Up?

The sitcom helped normalize “I would imagine that there will probably be
gay characters in the 1990s. a bit more blowback,” Kohan said of the show’s
politically incorrect humor. “But saying the
But its stereotypes may feel most un-P.C. things has always been part of
what makes the show funny, so I’m hoping we
out of step now. get away with it.”
Mutchnick added that he hoped the show’s
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Eleven years pre-existing fan base, “grandfathers us in to a
after parting ways, the “Will & Grace” gang — lot of forgiveness.”
same cast, same writers, same studio audience Still, they were keenly aware that Tina Fey
warm-up guy — reunited on the NBCUniversal was being attacked online at that very moment
lot here in mid-August. As they started work on as a transphobic stereotype spreader. She had
29 new episodes, Sean Hayes, returning to his made a rather tame joke about drag queens
role as Jack, belted out a song from “Dream- on a “Saturday Night Live” special the night
girls.” Megan Mullally, who plays Karen, did a
little dance and shouted, “Sass is in the house!”
But not everyone was doing Rockette kicks. The format that made the show
Ruminating on a sofa in the middle of Stage 22
were Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, the a smash hit the first time around
creators of “Will & Grace.” They had already is unchanged.
celebrated their show’s revival and were fret-
ting about the evolved culture, in particular the
emphasis on identity politics and the way TV
shows are picked apart on social media. How BRINSON+BANKS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES before. “I really hope that we don’t spend too
would their sometimes sharp-edged sitcom, The cast of “Will & Grace,” clockwise much time being careful,” Mutchnick said. “I’m
which returns to NBC on Sept. 28, go over in from bottom left, Debra Messing, Eric worried about that.”
the Age of Rage? McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan “Will & Grace” — a throwback to an era when
“That really is the big question,” Mutchnick Mullally. razzmatazz, laugh-track sitcoms had not yet
said. been supplanted by single-camera comedies
“Will & Grace” pushed past the broadcast tailored for millennial tastes — was revived
network comfort zone when it arrived with characters, in particular the politically incor- in a roundabout way. A few months before last
a finger snap in 1998. The show’s framework rect Karen, occasionally crack racially tinged year’s presidential election, Mutchnick sent
was familiar — “I Love Lucy,” with twists — jokes. Although the lovably uptight gay char- an email to his former cast members that said
but its focus on gay characters was not. Being acter at the center of the show, Will, played by in part, “This monster must be stopped.” He
gay on TV was considered so taboo that “Will & Eric McCormack, is best friends with Grace, was referring to Donald J. Trump. Would they
Grace” writers waited until the second season played by Debra Messing, he sometimes reprise their sitcom characters to make a get-
to risk including a (modest) same-sex kiss. makes quips that could come across as misog- out-the-vote video? Forty minutes later, he had
Now, however, with the legalization of gay ynistic in today’s climate. In rehearsal for the four yeses.
marriage and “Transparent” and gay charac- third episode, writers had Will joking, “It’s all The resulting 10-minute video was a run-
ters even popping up on the Disney Channel, in the book ‘Men Are From Mars, Who Cares away YouTube hit, which caught NBC’s atten-
the question is not whether “Will & Grace” Where Women Come From.’ ” tion. The cast agreed to revive “Will & Grace”
is too inclusive, but whether it is inclusive How will swishy, stereotypical Jack go over? with 10 new episodes. Then Robert Greenblatt,
enough. At a time when Hollywood is under in- That character, however hilarious, made some chairman of NBC Entertainment, got the quar-
tense pressure to avoid stereotypes and to pro- viewers wince the first time around. McCor- tet to agree to two more. And then four more.
mote diversity from every possible angle, “Will mack is straight. Will the fact that he’s repris- And now — after a euphoric response to the
& Grace” could actually find itself assailed for ing his role earn him a pass from those who idea of a revival from the news media and ad-
being behind the curve. think gay characters should only be played by vertisers — they’re signed up for a 13-episode
It’s about four privileged white people. The gay actors? second season. BROOKS BARNES
Jolie’s New Wartime Film Affected Her View of Family

LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie was sit- she occupies many at once. to the screen. Three of the
ting barefoot on the porch of her new home, She is a peerless glamazon as well as the four movies she has made
explaining why she wants to save the world. women’s health advocate who told the world are set in wartime, includ-
Jolie went on to lament the imbalance of a about her preventive double mastectomy. She ing her latest, “First They
world where Californian pets get cushy care has a meticulously managed public profile Killed My Father,” based
while millions of people the world over lack yet professes not to care what others think. on the true story of Loung Angelina
access to proper medical treatment. Perhaps She remains near the pinnacle of celebrity’s Ung, who as a young girl Jolie
more than any other celebrity, Jolie, 42, has cruel pyramid, even though her recent mov- survived the Cambodian
kept herself firmly planted in two vastly differ- ies only made money when she was camou- genocide and is now one of
ent worlds. She’s the glamorous A-lister whose flaged (“Maleficent,” “Kung Fu Panda”). She Jolie’s close friends.
every move is tracked in headlines, and the is obsessed over and fixed in the cultural fir- Jolie said she thought a lot about what family
humanitarian do-gooder who has made more mament as America’s vixen despite having a meant during production, and how they should
than 60 trips to the field as part of her United half-dozen strong brood. help each other and take care of one another.
Nations work. Apparent contradictions ac- And even though the public appetite for “Loung had such horrors in her life, but also
count for her elusive allure. Jolie has been en- salacious details of her personal life has long had so much love, and that is why she’s all right
duringly hard to peg, a woman who cannot eas- eclipsed interest in the films she has directed, today,” Jolie said. “That is something I need to
ily be lumped into a single category because Jolie doggedly brings tough, obscure stories remember.” CARA BUCKLEY


Trump’s Favorite Target Describes Life on Trail Editor’s Row

Donald Trump picked Katy Tur, blasts — and in a pattern typical FANTASYLAND: How America Went Hay-
a young NBC News correspon- Unbelievable of his love/hate relationship with wire: A 500-Year History, by Kurt Ander-
dent, as his favorite target in the the press — Trump granted her sen. (Random House, $30.) Andersen’s
romp through American history contains
“fake news” media. My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest interviews. a powerful message: For centuries, the
Why this curious choice for re- Campaign in American History Tur’s chronology is purposely country has nurtured a “promiscuous
peated taunting? By Katy Tur jumbled, jumping back and forth devotion to the untrue.”
First, and probably most im- 291 pp. Dey St./William Morrow. $26.99. from the frenzy of election night to CAREERS FOR WOMEN, by Joanna Scott.
portant, she was a she. She was the rest of the campaign and then (Little, Brown, $26.) Scott borrows the
short, and we know Trump hates weaving in short takes from Tur’s best aspects of crime fiction (pacing,
anything small. She was a cam- for the nomination. She joined an personal life. Navigating through stakes, excitement) and avoids its worst
paign trail novice. Easy pickings unusual, all-female NBC bench of the book can be confusing. (gore, stilted dialogue, foreshadowing).
for intimidation, Trump must campaign correspondents. But one subject that Tur richly BLACK DETROIT: A People’s History
have figured. Almost immediately, @real- examines is the outrageous sex- of Self-Determination, by Herb Boyd.
At rallies, he singled Tur out for DonaldTrump lit into her with four ism of Trump and many of his (Amistad/HarperCollins, $27.99.) In 29
calumny and in tweets he tried out slashing tweets. His pique was supporters, for instance, captur- chapters, Boyd celebrates the men and
his trademark insults: “third-rate raised because Tur had tweeted ing the full horror of a Mike Pence women of Detroit who would otherwise
reporter,” “should be fired,” “dis- about protesters who had forced rally in New Hampshire where remain on history’s margins.
honest reporting,” “incompetent,” him to abandon the stage at a rally. the anti-Clinton chants included THE LIGHTHOUSE, by Alison Moore. (Bib-
lioasis, paper, $14.95.) This suspenseful
“incorrect story,” “lied.” “Imagine your friend or boss “assassinate that bitch.” In an- novel, a finalist for the Man Booker Prize
She vividly recaptures the mo- calling you a liar,” Tur writes of other instance, she lashed out at in 2012, follows a lonely British hiker
ment when Trump told her to “be their first confrontation. “Now a Trump supporter who had told through a troubled, possibly dangerous,
quiet,” a condescension that went amplify the experience by a thou- a CNN reporter she was ugly and trek across the German countryside.
viral on Twitter. She could not sand.” needed more makeup. A DISAPPEARANCE IN DAMASCUS: A
quite believe the candidate had Tur describes how “waves of in- Tur claims that most Trump Story of Friendship and Survival in the
dared to “shush” her. sults and threats poured into my supporters were not innately Shadow of War, by Deborah Campbell.
While Trump singled out many phone — the device buzzing like a cruel and would probably not say (Picador, $27.) This searing account pres-
female reporters, including two shock collar.” Trump supporters such things at work or at home. At ents an unusual perspective on the horror
journalists from The Times, Mau- were both fanatically loyal and Trump rallies, however, they be- of the police state — that of the outsider
reen Dowd and Maggie Haber- mad as rabid dogs. came “unchained,” transformed trying to navigate its treacherous shoals.
man, Tur seemed always to be the Next, he pointed her out to the in repulsive ways. THE BURNING GIRL, by Claire Messud.
one he hammered hardest. crowd at a South Carolina rally, As a reporter for NBC, Tur was (Norton, $25.95.) The teenage girls in
“Unbelievable,” Tur’s short and calling her a liar. She told herself assigned the task of alerting the Messud’s novel have always been best
breezy campaign memoir, is the to shake it off and smile, vowing Trump campaign to the now no- friends. Now they’re getting older and
growing apart. The consequences could
story of how she soldiered on. It not to let him “get into my head.” torious “Access Hollywood” tape, be dangerous for one of them.
is also the familiar tale of how a When members of the angry but she was cut out of coverage GORBACHEV: His Life and Times, by
relatively inexperienced woman crowd milled around her after of an NBC presidential debate William Taubman. (Norton, $39.95.) Taub-
is underestimated, both by the she finished her live broadcast for and had to see Lester Holt, Chuck man comes through with what will surely
candidate she covered and by her MSNBC, the Secret Service as- Todd and Savannah Guthrie take be the definitive English-language study
network superiors. By the end signed to protect Trump needed over. (After the election, Tur was of the Russian leader who opened up the
of “Unbelievable” it’s clear how to usher her and her producer out. given her own afternoon show on Soviet Union — and was hated for it.
wrong they all were in thinking Her mother, a battle-hardened MSNBC.) WISHTREE, by Katherine Applegate. (Fei-
they could run over “Little Katy” photojournalist, called her daugh- Tur was one of the few reporters wel & Friends, $17.99; ages 8 to 12.) Red,
(Trump’s snide name for Tur). ter later, begging her to get more covering him who thought Trump the character at the center of Applegate’s
Tur began covering him when, security. It was then, Tur writes, would win. Though her book stops parable, is a city tree who witnesses a
on a home visit to New York from that she realized, “I’m a target.” on election night, its apt title could neighborhood boy’s hatred for a family of
her base in London, one of her Tur evolved into a seasoned be applied to every aspect of his Muslim immigrants.
bosses picked her for what was campaign reporter and never let presidency, too. The full reviews of these and other
assumed to be a short assignment Trump get under her skin. Mean- Tur, surely, isn’t surprised. recent books are on the web:
— reporting on Trump’s losing bid while, in between the personal JILL ABRAMSON

Paperback Row

SUBSTITUTE: Going to School With a Thousand Kids, MUSLIM GIRL: A Coming of Age, by Amani Al-Khataht- Hidden away in a Balinese town, John Harper, a
by Nicholson Baker. (Blue Rider Press, $20.) Baker, beh. (Simon & Schuster, $15.) Growing up in New contractor for a faceless European corporation, is
a novelist, joined the corps of substitute teachers Jersey, the author was 9 at the time of the Sept. 11, waiting to be murdered. When he falls in love with
in Maine. With each day of teaching a chapter, he 2001, terrorist attacks, and recounts in her memoir Rita, a local woman, more of his story comes to
offers modest policy proposals (less homework) the racism and Islamophobia she and her family light. Doughty’s excellent thriller examines how
and an ear attuned to the mundane rhythms of a experienced: “It was like a curtain had been pulled early childhood traumas — and a personal history
school, resulting in what the reviewer for The New back on my family, casting them into the spotlight, that echoes Indonesia’s — help to explain how
York Times, Garret Keizer, said “may be the most and revealing to them a world that seemed to have Harper became an instrument of Western econom-
revealing depiction of the contemporary American always been festering behind a thin veil.” ic and political power.
classroom that we have to date.” A SQUARE MEAL: A Culinary History of the Great LUCKY BOY, by Shanthi Sekaram. (Putnam, $16.) At
TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD, by Eowyn Ivey. Depression, by Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe. 18, Soli made the journey from Mexico to Northern
(Back Bay/Little, Brown, $16.99.) It’s 1885 and (Harper, $15.99.) This evocative cultural history California as an undocumented immigrant; once
Col. Henry T. Allen is leading an expedition into investigates how the experience of widespread she gives birth to her son, Ignacio, motherhood
Alaska’s uncharted, sublime wilderness. As the hunger — roughly a quarter of Americans were gives her life an organizing principle. But when
reviewer for The Times, Amy Greene, put it, “We undernourished — affects the United States’ rela- she faces deportation, Soli and Ignacio’s lives
often count on our artists to see the wild beauty tionship to food today, including taste preferences intersect with that of a wealthy Indian-American
our civilized eyes no longer can, to remind us, as and understanding of nutrition. woman — who desperately wants a child — at a
Ivey does in her remarkable new book.” BLACK WATER, by Louise Doughty. (Picador, $16.) critical juncture. Joumana Khatib



SUPER LOOPER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22
ACROSS 48 Tikkanen who won 94 ____ plane 23 24 25
1 Naval engagements five Stanley Cups 95 Addis Ababa’s 26 27 28 29 30
8 Setting a world 49 All together, as a country: Abbr.
record, e.g. family 96 Claim deposits 31 32 33 34
12 “The Hallucinogenic 51 Classroom item 97 “I rock!” 35 36 37 38 39 40
Toreador” artist 54 Schoolboy 100 Backup group for
16 Evidence in an 55 More chichi Gladys Knight 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
arson investigation 57 Get a bite? 102 Mahmoud Abbas’s 49 50 51 52 53
19 “No point arguing 58 Team finale? grp. 54 55 56 57
with me!” 103 Quarter deck?
20 Some rounds 60 Hot spot, both 105 Tiny conductor of 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
literally and
21 “The only beauty figuratively heat or electricity 67 68 69 70 71 72 73
that never fades,”
per Audrey 63 Roman philosopher 108 Email best not 74 75 76 77 78
Hepburn who wrote “All replied to 79 80 81 82 83 84 85
cruelty springs
23 Fancy French from weakness” 112 Mulled wine
shellfish dish 67 Buenos ____ ingredient 86 87 88 89 90 91 92
25 Beer parlor 69 Central Park’s 113 Extra periods at TD 93 94 95 96
26 “Then again …,” in a SummerStage, e.g. 97 98 99 100 101 102
tweet 114 Mythical beast with
goatlike features
27 Collection of Hindu 73 At the limit, with 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111
aphorisms 115 Jazzy Fitzgerald 112 113 114 115
28 Palindromic bird 74 Save from disaster 116 Premise of the film 116 117 118 119 120
“Freaky Friday”
30 It’s got you covered 76 The same as
31 Tennis’s Novak 78 “Homer and ____ 118 Some positives and 121 122 123
Exchange Cross
Djokovic, by birth Words” (2008 124 125 126 127
32 Rex Tillerson’s alma episode of “The 121 Welcoming diners
at midnight, say
mater, for short Simpsons”) 9/17/17
34 Proteins 79 Music genre for 122 Singer India.____ 17 Frequent director of 56 Dark time, in poesy 90 Actress Lena
responsible for mad Weezer or the Shins 123 Adds water to De Niro 59 Wrap-up 92 “Relax!”
cow disease 83 Catch like Spider- 124 Director Anderson 18 Pigment in red 61 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 …,
35 Special ____ Man 125 Surveys blood cells e.g.: Abbr. 95 Trusts and ____ (law
school class)
37 It’s got you covered 85 Child’s seat, maybe 126 “Darn it!” 22 “Star Wars” droid 62 Less mendacious 98 Authority
39 Carved emblem 86 Tech overseer 127 A good place to 24 Letters on N.Y.C. 64 Like the Dalai Lama 99 Gertrude who swam
41 Keys for Keys? 91 Reason to stop start trains 65 One of the Borgias the English Channel
44 German pronoun reading DOWN 29 Together 66 Evolves in 1926
46 South American 93 Stranded cellular 1 Grain containers 33 Swiss folk hero with 68 The Philippines’ ____ 101 Brand of note?
a crossbow
plains stuff 2 Theatricalize 34 Dig for answers Sea 102 Teen driver’s
3 National ____ Day 70 Author Rankin acquisition
BE SA F E J U L I A N AS CA R (last Friday in April) 36 After-dinner drink 104 The New Yorker
AS HR AM AN O I NT CO MP OT E 38 Speed skater Karin 71 1428 ____ (horror piece
film address): Abbr.
S TAT I C CYC L I NG ON EO NT A 4 Football formation who won eight
HE R L EE ZA I O S R A I D 5 007, for one: Abbr. Olympic medals 72 The N.B.A.’s Curry, 106 Western tribe
SK YT E L S I LOFR EQ UE NC Y 6 ____ monkey informally 107 “Turn! Turn! Turn!”
SA O I CE D I N S LU GS 40 Scratch 75 Singer James band, with “the”
S L IM AA R Y L E M L AL AS 7 Cocky walk 41 Celestial object that 77 Baja bear 109 One-named
HE P P C CYC LO NE S R I C C I 8 Copyright concern emits radio waves philosopher
YA HW EH PO I O T T ER S I NN 42 Drawn 80 Vermin
AV O I R S TA SH HA L E CO LA 9 Symbol for a break 81 Straight: Prefix 110 Paul ____, Microsoft
WE NT PR O S TA HL BL AR NE Y 10 ____, amas, amat 43 Poisonous snakes 82 Signer of many a co-founder
AS ST AL OT MO ANA LU CA S 11 Taquito wrap 44 Anthropomorphic permission form 111 En ____ (as a group)
YO O S TO KE R T BA LA DO GA 12 What may grow hedgehog of 112 Boast
NU B I A D RA WS S I NA I M UY with interest gamedom 84 Congress, with
PA RT V S N I P V OX MM ES 45 “Don’t mind ____!” “the” 113 Bullfight chorus
RE A I R UNU SE D G A I 13 Barley wine, e.g. 47 Elbow-benders 86 ____ wolf 117 Homophone for the
S I L E NT SU PP OR T O BO I S T 14 Burton of “Reading 87 Not level atomic number of
TR I X IM A R I F L E SE E Rainbow” 50 ____-pah-pah 88 Old outdoor dance oxygen
RE NA UL T S A I GO NF I S H I NG 15 “Totally 51 Pair sights 119 Altar constellation
ENE MI ES SC RU BS SA MO SA understood” 52 “Excuse me”
WE SS EX T ENE T S TO NE D 89 Place to try patatas 120 St. Pierre, par
Answer to puzzle for 9/10/17 16 Blessed 53 Kidney-related bravas exemple
Answers to this puzzle will appear in next Sunday’s TimesDigest, and in next Sunday’s New York Times.




The China Puzzle The Boys of Brexit

Steve Bannon, the former presidential confi- Trump’s impulsiveness and his espousal of It seems like an impossible feat. But Tony
dante, was as apocalyptic as ever about China an America First agenda, Xi projects a steady Blair has done it. He has made himself even
on the eve of his trip to Hong Kong. The man hand as he tries to remake the global order and less popular in Britain.
who had all but declared “economic war” with entice nations into Beijing’s orbit. The country the 64-year-old Blair once
China said to a Times reporter, “A hundred Trump, unlike his predecessor, Barack worked to unite is fractured over Brexit and
years from now, this is what they’ll remember Obama, who worked to expand American in- he finds himself as a key player in trying to
— what we did to confront China on its rise to fluence in Asia, has ceded ground to China, undo what voters did last year. Nigel Farage,
world domination.” But in a speech to an inves- especially by withdrawing from the 12-nation the Brexit ringleader, has blamed Blair, in part,
tor conference there, he seemed to offer hope Trans-Pacific Partnership and thus allowing for throwing open the borders to “rub our nos-
that a trade war could be averted. Beijing an opening to set trade rules in the es in diversity.” The two men, one working in
Bannon reflects a tension in the Trump admin- region. Trump will share the world stage with London and one in Brussels, are facing off as
istration: whether to challenge China or work Xi for the first time this week when both men nemeses over where the country will go next.
with it. There is huge resentment toward Beijing address the United Nations General Assembly. For Blair, all deference disappeared when
among those who believe that China has grown On trade, there may be an opportunity for the British had their suspicions confirmed that
its economy at the expense of the working and progress on a bilateral investment treaty, with the selling of the Iraq invasion was based on
middle classes. And then there are those who American investment offered in exchange for sexed-up evidence, and that his role as W.’s en-
believe that without China’s help there can be no broader access to the Chinese market. On in- abler and simultaneous translator had helped
deterrent to North Korea, and no lasting stability tellectual property, now that China is putting pave the path to endless war and ISIS.
in the South China Sea and the Asian rim. energy into developing its own technology in- Some Londoners, including a bartender at a
For the foreseeable future, no relationship is stead of just stealing America’s, the two could restaurant where Blair was dining, have made
more crucial than that between China and the work together on stronger protections. a citizen’s arrest for crimes against peace. (A
United States. Together, they have a combined On North Korea, Trump has insisted that website called — with a pot
population of more than 1.7 billion people. China, as the North’s main supplier of food of over 10,000 pounds — offers a reward for
Their economies dwarf all others, they both and fuel, could single-handedly resolve the Blair’s capture, or attempted capture.)
have nuclear weapons, they both have veto North Korea nuclear crisis if it wanted to. Chi- He’s Teflon Tony no more.
power in the United Nations Security Council. na can do a lot, but it has no interest in seeing Blair told me he was publishing a report on
Their appetites and ambitions shape the globe. North Korea collapse and doubts remain about how to deal with the immigration issue. The pa-
To some extent, President Trump seems to whether it could force the North to negotiate. per outlined his “explosive” backtrack: Calling
understand all that. He engaged with Presi- There is a template for cooperation, but it on Theresa May’s government to force Euro-
dent Xi Jinping, hosting him at his Mar-a-Lago involves an issue in which Trump has no inter- pean Union migrants to register or face being
resort, and has sought to regularly consult the est — climate change. Arduous negotiation by barred from renting a home, opening a bank
Chinese leader. Yet, he has failed to articulate Secretary of State John Kerry and the Obama account or claiming benefits, recommending
a coherent strategy toward China. He seems White House, plus China’s horrible air pol- curbing unemployed migrants’ access to free
also to lump all China-related issues in one big, lution problems, led Beijing to sign the Paris health care and permitting businesses and
menacing ball — trade, tariffs, North Korea. accord and make a major commitment to sta- universities to discriminate in favor of British
Bannon took a big interest in China. Now bilize greenhouse gas emissions. Self-interest citizens. The British tabloids went nuts.
there is no senior person with close ties to and patient diplomacy: a combination that “Migrant U-Turn Fury,” shrieked The Sun.
Trump to oversee China policy. Against could work to the benefit of the entire world. “Blair Bitch Project.”
“Butt Out Blair — You Ruined This Country,”
The Baseball Theory of Relativity blared The Daily Star’s headline.
Farage called Blair’s new stance “beyond the
pale.” When I mentioned to Blair that Farage is
For Major League Baseball, 2017 has been similar taint clings to Mark McGwire and Sam- surrounded at the E.U., where he is a member
a season of extremes. The Los Angeles Dodg- my Sosa, both of whom also outdid Maris in the of Parliament, by people who loathe him, the
ers went on a tear, winning 84 percent of the steroid-fueled 1990s and early 2000s. former prime minister shot back, “He rejoices
time in one 67-game stretch. Then they lost all One argument is that if Stanton hits 62, he de- in that fact.” Although Farage thinks Blair was
but one of their next 17 games. The Cleveland serves to be recognized as the record holder — a once a “genius” politician, he said, “The thing
Indians won 22 straight games, an American man who, like Maris, is unsullied by intimations about Blair is that, in terms of British public
League record, before losing on Friday night. of skullduggery. But now for another favorite opinion, he’s a busted flush.” He added that
Much of the baseball world’s attention, pastime of fans: whataboutery. What about the May is “a very, very cold fish.”
though, is on one player: Giancarlo Stanton, fact that ballparks are smaller today and thus The 53-year-old hell-raiser was in his office
who plays right field for the Miami Marlins. He cozier for power hitters than they used to be? in a modern Parliament building. All day long,
has been hitting home runs at a pace worthy What about Maris hitting his 61 in a longer sea- E.U. members try to hammer out the terms of
of Roy Hobbs in “The Natural” — 54 of them son than Ruth had, and at a time when pitching the divorce with Britain. He has in a frame the
going into the weekend. That has put him at the strength was diluted by expansion? Oh yeah, picture of him and President Trump, gloating,
center of debates among the sport’s devotees. and what about Ruth having it easier because thumbs up, the week of Trump’s upset victory.
The question about Stanton is what to do he never had to face great pitchers like Satchel At dusk, Farage left his office for a drink in a
should he hit 62 homers, a challenging goal Paige or Bob Gibson because blacks couldn’t crowded square in Brussels. “Brit-bashing here
with only two weeks left in the regular season. play in the big leagues then? in Brussels is about to become a registered E.U.
He would top an old record of 61 set in 1961 by The barroom quarreling can go on and on. As sport,” he said, “as every single one of them lines
Roger Maris, who surpassed the 60 that Babe for Ruth and his 60 dingers, let’s simply note up to say we are wrong, we are deluded, we are
Ruth hit in 1927. But isn’t the real record well that he was a fellow of prodigious appetites. He stupid, we made a deplorable decision and they
out of reach — the 73 homers that Barry Bonds hit a lot of high balls, and drank a lot of high- won’t budge a millimeter in the negotiations and
hit in 2001? That is so. But Bonds has long la- balls. How can you not admire someone who that we’re going to be taught a jolly good lesson.”
bored under suspicions that he sailed to his 73 accomplished so much while under the influ- Farage is the proverbial cat on a hot tin roof.
on a tide of performance-enhancing drugs. A ence of performance-hindering drugs? The victory is just staying on it as long as he can.


Florida Stuns Tennessee; Memphis Tops U.C.L.A. In Brief

Feleipe Franks heaved a 63-yard for overtime — and then Franks ing a punt 79 yards for a score and Dodgers Top Nationals
touchdown pass to Tyrie Cleveland found Cleveland. “It’s crazy, it’s Quinn Nordin tying a program re-
as time expired, and No. 24 Florida crazy,” Cleveland said. “I think cord with five field goals in a win Any shred of doubt the Los
beat No. 23 Tennessee, 26-20, in a this is about the fastest I ever ran.” over Air Force (1-1) in Ann Arbor. Angeles Dodgers absorbed from
wild, wacky and sometimes un- MEMPHIS 48, U.C.L.A. 45 Riley OKLAHOMA ST. 59, PITTSBURGH 21 their 11-game losing streak has
watchable rivalry game in Gaines- Ferguson threw for 398 yards and Mason Rudolph threw five touch- been erased. After their fourth
win in a row, 3-2 over the Wash-
ville, Fla., on Saturday. six touchdown passes and Jacobi down passes — all in the first
Franks scrambled away from Francis broke up a fourth-down half — and No. 9 Oklahoma State ington Nationals on Saturday, the
the rush on a first-and-10 play with pass in the closing seconds to lead crushed host Pittsburgh. Dodgers cranked up the hip-hop
9 seconds remaining and found host Memphis (2-0) to a win over Rudolph completed 23 of 32 in the clubhouse and spoke about
Cleveland behind safety Micah No. 25 U.C.L.A. (2-1). passes for 497 yards before being being back on track. Cody Bell-
inger hit his 38th homer to match
Abernathy for a touchdown pass Francis’s play with 56 sec- pulled in the third quarter with the
that no one — especially the Vol- onds left prevented another Cowboys (3-0) in command. He the National League’s single-sea-
unteers — saw coming. fourth-quarter comeback by Bru- did throw his first interception of son record for rookies. (AP)
The final play capped a crazy ins quarterback Josh Rosen, who the season, ending a streak of 216
fourth quarter in which the teams completed 34 of 56 passes for 463 consecutive passes without a pick. Leishman Leads by 5
combined for 37 points. yards and four touchdowns. WISCONSIN 40, B.Y.U. 6 Alex Horn- Marc Leishman got up-and-
Tennessee (2-1, 0-1 Southeast- MICHIGAN 29, AIR FORCE 13 Quar- ibrook threw for four touchdowns down from a tough lie behind
ern Conference) can blame three terback Wilton Speight hand- and 256 yards as No. 10 Wiscon- the 18th green for one last birdie
missed field goals for not being ed the ball to Ty Isaac, who was sin eased to a win over Brigham that gave him a three-under-par
ahead late. The Gators (1-1, 1-0) stopped, and No. 7 Michigan had Young University in Provo, Utah. 68 and extended his lead to five
looked as if they had the game to settle for a field goal. Again. The Badgers (3-0) put the game shots over Jason Day and Rickie
in hand, but found a way to let The Wolverines (3-0) overcame away early and led 24-6 at the half- Fowler at the BMW Champion-
the Volunteers get back in it. It their offensive struggles, with time. The Cougars (1-3) were out- ship in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP)
looked for sure as if it was headed Donovan Peoples-Jones return- gained 491 total yards to 192. (AP)
Linebacker Beefs Up Cowboys’ Formidable Defense SATURDAY
Ohio State 38, Army 7
T.C.U. 56, S.M.U. 36
Teams often talk about rebuild- registered five sacks. And Antho- ing the nuances of the game from Auburn 24, Mercer 10
ing through the draft, but most of ny Brown, a cornerback drafted his teammate Sean Lee, he will Virginia Tech 64, E. Carolina 17
them do not mean they are going 189th, started 10 games. also get a look at one of the most Northern Illinois 21, Nebraska 17
to do it in one year. It was already an embarrass- dynamic linebackers in the N.F.L. A.L. SCORES
That’s what the Dallas Cowboys ment of riches, but last week, Jay- this week in Denver’s Von Miller. FRIDAY’S LATE GAMES
(1-0) did in 2016. Coming off a 4-12 lon Smith, a linebacker whom they The Broncos (1-0) are not near- Boston 13, Tampa Bay 6, 15 innings
season, the Cowboys took Eze- took a chance on with the 34th pick ly as scary as they were a few L.A. Angels 7, Texas 6
kiel Elliott, a running back, with in that draft, returned after miss- years ago, but Miller is still one of SATURDAY
the fourth pick of the draft, and ing all of last season with a knee in- the game’s best players. Houston 8, Seattle 6
watched as he was named first- jury, and made up for lost time with There is still some ambiguity Yankees 9, Baltimore 3
Cleveland 8, Kansas City 4
team All-Pro after leading the seven tackles and a forced fumble. as to Elliott’s status, as he and the
N.F.L. in rushing yards. Smith’s career was once in jeop- N.F.L. continue to battle in court N.L. SCORES
Dak Prescott, a quarterback ardy. There was no guarantee he over a suspension he received at FRIDAY’S LATE GAMES
taken 135th, played so well as a fill- would regain his explosiveness, the end of a domestic violence in- Milwaukee 10, Miami 2
in starter that he was able to steal but if Week 1 was any indication, vestigation. But with the offense Colorado 6, San Diego 1
Tony Romo’s job even after the the Cowboys have added a fifth at full strength, and Smith adding Arizona 3, San Francisco 2
former Pro Bowler was healthy. starter from a single draft, and po- explosiveness to the defense, the SATURDAY
L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 2
Maliek Collins, a defensive tackle tentially a third superstar. Cowboys are nearly unbeatable. Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis 1
drafted 67th, started 14 games and While Smith talks about learn- BENJAMIN HOFFMAN Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 1
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An Oft-Troubled Quarterback Tries Beating His Demons at 48

INDIO, Calif. — Halfway in paying leagues will give them
through a two-hour practice that a shot. Linebacker Jake Sheffield
began in 104-degree heat, the foot- said the team has agreed to help
ball players formed a sweaty cir- Marinovich “focus on his sobri-
cle in the outfield of a high school ety.” (Marinovich’s main source of
baseball park marked with the income comes from the occasional
faintest of yard lines. Arms were paid speech and sale of his art.)
raised and hands touched in a But Miller cannot keep Mari-
standard ritual of team unity. novich in a bubble. A year ago in
“One, two, three, family!” came August, a naked Marinovich was
the chant that included No. 12, a arrested in someone’s backyard
weathered man of 48 years, who while in possession of marijuana
joined in such choruses as a boy. and methamphetamine. If there is
In the decades since, Todd Ma- a relapse, Miller said, “Everyone
rinovich has drifted in and out of will blame us.”
the public eye: high school phen- Marinovich might have re-
om, object of national fascination PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL ARES FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES mained retired had he not pledged
in college at Southern California, Todd Marinovich, in T-shirt, is the quarterback for the SoCal to dial down his extreme competi-
N.F.L. failure, surfing/skateboard- Coyotes, a faith-based group built around family and football. tiveness. “One thing I’m letting go
ing dude, drug addict, artist, coun- of is perfectionism,” he said.
terculture figure. Most of all, he is deal with life,” Ma- He said he is clean His father had set out to build
held up as a cautionary tale, widely rinovich said. and sober. the perfect quarterback. He had
depicted as a victim of his father’s Sixteen years On Sept. 2, he Todd lifting hand weights and
attempt to engineer a star athlete ago, his Arena threw for seven performing pull-ups at age 3. As
with intense physical training. Football League touchdowns in a the boy grew older, training inten-
Now, he is experiencing a midlife career ended with 73-0 win over the sified to the extent that some ex-
crisis in the lower rungs of football. ejections from con- California Sharks. perts considered it child cruelty.
“We knew you’re crazy,” Mari- secutive games, “This comeback “That’s unfair,” said Mari-
novich says of the reaction from followed by a sus- has very little to novich, who still refers to his fa-
loved ones when he told them he pension for dodg- do with football,” ther as a onetime “rage-aholic.”
was going to suit up for the SoCal ing drug tests so said David Miller, “He was doing the best he could
Coyotes in the World Developmen- he could hide his coach of the Coy- with the information he had.”
tal League. “Now it’s confirmed.” heroin addiction. otes, a faith-based Marinovich said he now rises
But, in some ways, this makes His father, Marv, group built around early, prays, meditates and stretch-
sense. Sports provide the struc- with whom he reconciled after family and football. He texts Mari- es. Sometimes, he plays golf. “This
ture, demand the discipline and a harsh upbringing in Newport novich often: “How are you going might surprise you,” he said, smil-
establish the goals that can benefit Beach, Calif., has Alzheimer’s. He to stay sober for the next hour?” ing, of his eagerness to master a
a chronic substance abuser. is divorcing his wife, and his time The unpaid Coyotes play with new sport, “but I have an addictive
“I really haven’t known how to with their two children is limited. the hope that talent evaluators personality.” MIKE TIERNEY
A Washington Monument to the Fickle Nature of Modern Pitching

WASHINGTON — The emer- next start will come Sunday night Francisco Gi- ply because they did not have
gence of the Washington Na- against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ants, in 2014. Strasburg. Poor hitting, pitching
tionals as one of the best teams “You can put his numbers up In 2012, miscues and suspect managerial
in baseball was spearheaded by with the rest of the pitchers in when the re- decisions contributed, but hav-
players such as Jayson Werth, baseball,” Nationals General Man- built Nation- ing one of baseball’s best pitchers
Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper ager Mike Rizzo said recently. “To als arrived would certainly have helped.
and Stephen Strasburg. me, he’s in the team photo of the ahead of Rizzo, who gave Strasburg a
Most of them were in the orga- best starting pitchers.” schedule and seven-year $175 million contract
nization the last time the Nation- But with the postseason draw- led the majors extension last year, said the 2012
als posted a losing record, in 2011, ing closer, and the Nationals in wins, Stras- shutdown has helped. “I look at
and all have been part of the four already assured of being there, burg was an him today and I see the stuff that
National League East titles that what also stands out about Stras- Stephen All-Star in he has and other pitchers that
Washington has won since then. burg is that he has made only one Strasburg his first full were treated differently and what
And in that span, Strasburg has postseason start for Washington season back they’re going through,” Rizzo said.
often excelled. Since the start of in his career. The reasons for that from Tommy “Pitching is not easy, especially
his first full season in 2012, Stras- disparity have to do with the mod- John surgery. Despite the lack of the way these guys throw today.”
burg, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 ern state of pitching and the Na- conclusive science, the Nationals Strasburg now hopes he can
draft, ranks in the top 10 in base- tionals’ October demons. held firm to their controversial take his electric pitching into the
ball in such measurements as For all of their regular season decision to shut Strasburg down playoffs, and chase the deep Oc-
strikeout rate, opponents’ batting glory, the Nationals are 0 for 3 in before the playoffs. tober run his team has longed for.
average and wins above replace- playoff series. Despite helping the “I stand by my decision,” Riz- “At this point of the year, I re-
ment. An All-Star for the third Nationals reach the postseason zo said after the Nationals lost a member in 2014, I made 34 starts
time this season, Strasburg has each time, Strasburg was avail- heartbreaking Game 5, and a N.L. and September is when you get
a 2.64 earned run average and a able for only one of those series. Division Series, to the St. Louis Car- that second wind,” he said. “I’m
run of 34 consecutive scoreless in- Even then, the Nationals fell to dinals in 2012 without Strasburg. hoping that comes soon.”
nings, which is a team record. His the eventual champions, the San The Nationals did not lose sim- JAMES WAGNER

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