A Muslim-Hindu Kiss Puts Netflix India in the Crosshairs

Nationalist leaders decry scenes in the show “A Suitable Boy” between a Hindu and a Muslim, at a time of rising interfaith conflict and government efforts to control online content.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #censorship, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hinduism, #india, #kissing, #muslims-and-islam, #nair-mira, #netflix-inc, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Hollywood’s ‘We’re Not in Kansas Anymore’ Moment

The announcement that “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day is the clearest sign that streaming is now central to the film industry’s business model.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #disney-plus, #hbo-max, #kilar-jason, #movies, #netflix-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-media-llc, #wonder-woman-fictional-character

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Are Streamed Plays Theater or TV? Unions Settle a Dispute

Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA’s agreement clears the way for more entertainment during the pandemic winter.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #organized-labor, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sag-aftra, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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How to Have a Fully Remote Family Thanksgiving

Skipping travel this year to stop the spread of Covid-19? Here’s how to digitally reimagine the holiday, from meal prep to after-dinner activities.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smartphones, #thanksgiving-day, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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PBS Will Show Charlie Brown Holiday Specials This Year

The tech giant, which recently gained exclusive rights to the widely beloved “Peanuts” specials, said they would air on public airwaves again this year.

#a-charlie-brown-christmas-tv-program, #apple-tv, #apple-tv-plus, #its-the-great-pumpkin-charlie-brown-tv-program, #public-broadcasting, #public-broadcasting-service, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Endless Subscribers: Pro Surfers Follow a New Path to Stardom

In the digital era, a carefully crafted persona has become more valuable than contest results.

#magazines, #surfer-magazine, #surfing, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #world-surf-league

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Disney+ Passes 73 Million Subscribers as Streaming Takes Center Stage

The company has experienced deep losses in its theme park division because of the pandemic, but investors don’t seem to care at the moment.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #chapek-robert-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disney-plus, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company

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Blackpink Panda Cuddle Riles Up Chinese Internet Users

The K-pop band was accused of putting the cub at risk after the group posted video of its antics at a South Korean zoo.

#blackpink-music-group, #china, #k-pop, #music, #pandas, #south-korea, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #zoos

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Watch This Snowball Fight From 1897 for a Jolt of Pure Joy

A viral clip of old-timey French people pelting one another with snowballs perfectly distills our current mayhem. It’s my favorite film of 2020.

#lumiere-brothers, #lumiere-auguste-1862-1954, #lumiere-louis-1864-1948, #lyon-france, #snow-and-snowstorms, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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YouTube Cut Down Misinformation. Then It Boosted Fox News.

To battle false information, YouTube cut its recommendations to fringe channels and instead promoted major networks, especially Fox News.

#carlson-tucker, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #fox-news-channel, #google-inc, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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Egyptian Teen Seeks Justice for Rape, and a Battle Erupts Over Women’s Rights

A generation of young women in Egypt who have found their voice on social media are challenging the old rules that blamed women when they were attacked by men.

#cairo-egypt, #computers-and-the-internet, #egypt, #egyptian-initiative-for-personal-rights, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #sex-crimes, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls

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Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Proves Music’s Dirty Secret: Censorship Is Good Business

Scandalized parents and politicians ushered in warning labels in the 1980s. Now making clean versions of explicit songs means taking advantage of every possible revenue stream.

#cardi-b-1992, #eminem, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #labeling-and-labels-product, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wap-song

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Quibi, Short-Form Streaming Service, Quickly Shuts Down

The company started by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman had a high-profile launch and megawatt Hollywood stars involved but failed to find an audience.

#katzenberg-jeffrey, #mobile-applications, #quibi-holdings-llc, #shutdowns-institutional, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming, #whitman-margaret-c

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It’s Google’s World. We Just Live In It.

Googling something was all we once did with Google. Now we spend hours a day using its maps, videos, security cameras, email, smartphones and more.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #google-inc, #home-automation-and-smart-homes, #maps, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #search-engines, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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At 77, Howardena Pindell Exorcises a Chilling Memory From Childhood

The artist’s first new video in 25 years, on view at the Shed, mines the history of violence against African-Americans.

#art, #black-people, #discrimination, #pindell-howardena, #rope-fire-water-movie, #shed-manhattan-ny, #united-states, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Disney Reorganization Puts a Sharper Focus on Streaming

The move was one of the biggest by Bob Chapek since he became C.E.O. in February.

#bergman-alan-entertainment-executive, #chapek-robert-a, #disney-plus, #horn-alan-f, #rice-peter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company

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Officials Demand Answers After ICE Agents Stopped a Black Jogger

A video of the encounter showed at least three agents with police vests questioning the jogger, Bena Apreala, in his Boston neighborhood.

#apreala-bena, #black-people, #boston-mass, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #racial-profiling, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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beabadoobee Made Bedroom Pop. Now She’s Turning Up the Volume.

The 20-year-old singer and songwriter Bea Kristi’s song “Coffee” has reached millions. Now she’s releasing “Fake It Flowers,” an album that puts a new spin on ’90s alt-rock.

#beabadoobee-singer, #fake-it-flowers-album, #london-england, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #pop-and-rock-music, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls, #youtube-com

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Millions of Views and a Gift Truck Later, Nathan Apodaca Keeps the Vibe Going

A TikTok video of an Idaho man longboarding to work while chugging cran-raspberry juice and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac pays unexpected dividends.

#apodaca-nathan, #fleetwood-mac, #fleetwood-mick, #gifts, #idaho, #nicks-stevie, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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‘Triller Money’: How a TikTok Competitor Is Buying Star Power

TikTok’s top creators are taking “Triller money” to bring their content over to the app.

#computers-and-the-internet, #kavanaugh-ryan, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #triller-llc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Google Chromecast Review: A Streaming Device That Gets Better the More It Knows

The new $50 gadget encapsulates a modern quandary: It wants to help you find content to watch. But you have to be willing to share your data.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #television-sets-and-media-devices, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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China Ramps Up a War of Words, Warning the U.S. of Its Red Lines

As the United States and Taiwan draw closer, state propaganda is sending the message that China will go to war if necessary.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #global-times, #hu-xijin, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xi-jinping

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Here are the Best Animal Livestreams

Research shows that watching footage of them can make you happier, so here’s a list of round-the-clock camera footage that will bring koalas, penguins and puppies straight to your screen.

#animals, #aquariums, #bears, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogs, #elephants, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #san-diego-zoo, #smithsonian-national-zoological-park, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #zoos

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A YouTuber Hangs His Own Shingle With an Auction Website

Doug DeMuro has a strong following for his giddy videos about exotic and quirky cars. Cars & Bids, his new site, got off to a roaring start.

#auctions, #automobiles, #cars-and-bids-llc, #computers-and-the-internet, #demuro-doug, #entrepreneurship, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Anthony Fantano Is the Music Critic Who Matters (if You’re Under 25)

Anthony Fantano reviews albums and songs on his YouTube channel, The Needle Drop, bringing an old art to a new medium — and perhaps ensuring it has a future.

#anthony-fantano, #consumer-reviews, #millennial-generation, #music, #social-media, #the-needle-drop, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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Is Diana Markosian’s Project a Soap Opera or Real Life? It’s Both

Stretching the limits of documentary photography, Diana Markosian’s autofictional “Santa Barbara” is the most authentic project of her career.

#aperture-foundation, #armenia, #art, #los-angeles-calif, #magnum-photos, #markosian-diana, #photography, #san-francisco-museum-of-modern-art, #santa-barbara-book, #soap-operas, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Williamson County Sheriff Indicted Over ‘Live PD’ Video of Fatal Traffic Stop

Robert Chody, the sheriff in Williamson County, is accused of tampering with a video of a fatal 2019 traffic stop made by the crew of a police ride-along program.

#ambler-javier, #austin-tex, #chody-robert, #live-pd-tv-program, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nassour-jason, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #reality-television, #television, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Strangers’ Things

Earning money online by selling intimate objects that aren’t obviously sexual (including emotions).

#e-commerce, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sex, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youth

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Police, Protests and Violence: How Times Video Experts Examine a Scene

In analyzing footage involving fatalities or accusations of brutality, the Visual Investigations unit pursues the truth, frame by frame.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Videos Show Gunman Firing at Police During Louisville Protest

One man among hundreds of peaceful protesters fired a handgun at police officers in Louisville, Ky. Witnesses caught him on camera.

#attacks-on-police, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #johnson-larynzo, #louisville-ky, #police-department-louisville-ky, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Google Services Go Down in Some Parts of U.S.

People experienced outages of services like Gmail, YouTube and Google Meet.

#cloud-computing, #computer-network-outages, #computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #united-states, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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I Built a Time Machine to the 1960s

Watching TV news from the past helps me get a grip on the present.

#computers-and-the-internet, #news-and-news-media, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #perlstein-rick, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #vietnam-war, #youtube-com

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No Criminal Charges for Tucson Officers Over Man’s Death in Their Custody

“There is insufficient evidence to prove a crime of negligent or reckless homicide” was committed, the Pima County Attorney’s Office said in a report released Monday.

#cameras, #jerin-stoor, #jonathan-jackson, #lopez-carlos-ingram-d-2020, #mental-health-and-disorders, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-tucson-ariz, #ryan-starbuck, #samuel-routledge, #tucson-ariz, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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At Assange’s Extradition Hearing, Troubled Tech Takes Center Stage

The WikiLeaks founder’s high-profile case was delayed for months by the coronavirus. Now it is being hobbled by faulty livestreams and other technical issues.

#assange-julian-p, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #extradition, #freedom-of-the-press, #london-england, #manning-chelsea, #united-states, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wikileaks

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New York Public Library Acquires Choreographer Trisha Brown’s Archive

The New York Public Library has acquired Brown’s archive, including 1,200 videotapes that provide an invaluable record of her creative process.

#archives-and-records, #brown-trisha, #brown-trisha-dance-co, #culture-arts, #dancing, #new-york-public-library, #new-york-public-library-for-the-performing-arts, #sikkema-jenkins, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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ByteDance’s Need for a TikTok-Oracle Deal: China is Slowing

ByteDance’s founder has long urged his employees to think beyond the world’s No. 2 economy, where growth is easing and competition is rising.

#artificial-intelligence, #beijing-china, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #toutiao-chinese-news-platform, #united-states-international-relations, #venture-capital, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #zhang-yiming-1983

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Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Is Fired Over Beating of Black Man

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was terminated for “excessive use of force” after a video showing him pinning and punching Roderick Walker, 26, was circulated widely on social media.

#assaults, #black-people, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #clayton-county-ga, #georgia, #hill-victor-1965, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walker-roderick

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The Woman Taking Over TikTok at the Toughest Time

Vanessa Pappas is keeping a focus on the app’s community of creators and users as it deals with pressure from President Trump, Beijing and a possible sale.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mobile-applications, #pappas-vanessa, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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Review: A Family Gropes for Words in ‘Incidental Moments’

Richard Nelson’s profound conclusion to his Zoom-format trilogy about the Apple siblings examines the perils of conversation in 2020.

#incidental-moments-of-the-day-play, #nelson-richard-j, #plunkett-maryann, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sanders-jay-o, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Return of the King: Ninja, a Video Game Star, Goes Back to Twitch

After months of speculation, one of the world’s most famous video gamers announced his next move.

#blevins-tyler-1991, #computer-and-video-games, #twitch-interactive-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Chess (Yes, Chess) Is Now a Streaming Obsession

Viewers are flocking to games during the pandemic, entranced by a charismatic grandmaster and his lightning-fast play.

#chess, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nakamura-hikaru, #twitch-interactive-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Congress Must Be Clear: No Doctored Videos

A congressman posted a manipulated video. That ought to be taken seriously.

#barkan-ady, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-committee-on-ethics, #scalise-steve, #united-states-politics-and-government, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Facebook Video of Assault, Found by Victim’s Mother, Breaks Open Case

The police said a Facebook video found by a mother of her 16-year-old being sexually assaulted while unconscious at a house party in Providence, R.I., had led to charges against eight men.

#carlos-chacon, #carlos-d-vasquez, #facebook-inc, #jose-vargas, #keith-erving-colon, #luis-a-cabrera, #luis-luna, #malcolm-baptista, #providence-ri, #richard-tarell-chester, #sex-crimes, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Prince Harry and Meghan Sign Megawatt Netflix Deal

Six months after ceasing to be working members of the British royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are Hollywood producers.

#harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #netflix-inc, #royal-families, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming

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Love Theater? Jesse Green Recommends Streaming Options

The Times’s Culture editor has questions. Our critic has answers.

#hairspray-play, #one-man-two-guvnors-play, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Virtual Tours Are Here to Stay. This Is How to Do Them Right.

The open house is dead. Long live the open house.

#3-d-devices-and-effects, #content-type-service, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Video: How the Fatal Shooting at A Portland Protest Unfolded

We followed the final moments of a man shot and killed in Portland, Ore., as supporters of President Trump clashed with those protesting police violence.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #danielson-aaron-j, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #patriot-prayer, #portland-ore, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Tracking the Suspect in the Fatal Kenosha Shootings

Footage appears to show a teenager shooting three people during protests in Wisconsin. We tracked his movements that night.

#blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kenosha-wis, #rittenhouse-kyle, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wisconsin

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New Video Shows Largest Hydrogen Bomb Ever Exploded

A Russian nuclear energy agency released formerly classified footage of the Soviet Union’s 1961 Tsar Bomba test.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #hydrogen, #nuclear-weapons, #rosatom, #russia, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-science

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Police Shooting of Black Man in Wisconsin, Captured on Video, Is Investigated

The man, who was not identified, was in serious condition, a spokesman for the Kenosha Police Department said.

#black-people, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-milwaukee-wis, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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