Who Is the TikTok CEO Shou Chew?

Shou Chew, TikTok’s chief executive, is appearing for the first time on Thursday before Congress, as the solo witness in a hearing about the dangers of the video app. TikTok is owned by the Chinese internet giant ByteDance, which has prompted concerns that the app could share sensitive data from American users with the Chinese … Read more

Opinion | The Shameful Secret at the Heart of My War Reporting

Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro Produced by Rhiannon Corby Edited by Anabel Bacon and Kaari Pitkin Engineered by Pat McCusker and Isaac Jones Original music by Isaac Jones, Sonia Herrero, Pat McCusker and Carole Sabouraud Listen to and follow ‘First Person’Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Amazon Music I first met Ali Hamdani in Baghdad in 2003, … Read more

China Says It Will ‘Firmly Oppose’ Forced Sale of TikTok

China said it would oppose efforts by the United States to force a sale of TikTok, in a public rebuke of the Biden administration’s stance against the app’s Chinese ownership. The comments, made by China’s commerce ministry on Thursday, came hours before TikTok’s chief executive was scheduled to testify before Congress for the first time, … Read more

What Does All This Rain Mean for California’s Drought?

As you’re well aware, California has had an extremely wet winter, replete with severe flooding, snowed-in mountain communities and a massive snowpack accumulating in the Sierra Nevada. So what does that mean for the state’s drought? In January, after back-to-back atmospheric river storms, it was still largely unknown whether the downpours could reverse our drought, which … Read more

From the Musician Weyes Blood, a Moonstone Heart Necklace

Camp Here A New Tented Resort in Southern Utah Ulum Moab resort, slated to open next week, is spread across 200 acres at the foot of Utah’s Looking Glass Rock.Credit…Bailey Made By Lisa Wong Macabasco Ulum Moab, a new resort about an hour’s drive from the Arches and Canyonlands national parks, opens next week, promising … Read more

‘The Lost King’ Review: A Royal Obsession

Sally Hawkins is a gift, to directors and audiences alike. When she smiles, it’s a face-splitting beam, so contagious that we would likely love her even if she were playing a murderer. And while her character in “The Lost King” is firmly tethered to a dead man, she didn’t kill him: She’s trying to dig … Read more