In Opinion, Ben Mankiewicz, the Turner Traditional Films host, wrote that whereas World Warfare II movies “might have solely been ‘based mostly on a real story,’” the most effective of them “did justice to the important fact of what occurred on the bottom.” Our Books part has additionally supplied a information to current D-Day books. Additionally you’ll want to learn Adam Nossiter on the researchers in France who’re nonetheless digging up and cataloging the stays of the invasion.
Like many World Warfare II veterans, my father, Ronald B. Austen Jr., spoke comparatively little about his experiences. A navigator for the Royal Canadian Air Power bombers, he didn’t land on Juno Seashore. However whereas he didn’t reside to see the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the commemorations of the large invasion have come, for me, to characterize his time at warfare greater than Remembrance Day.
On the Bus
It’s again. After a profitable debut final yr, The New York Occasions is internet hosting one other bus tour from Toronto to the Stratford Competition on July 13. On board shall be Scott Heller, our theater editor, and as soon as in Stratford he’ll crew up with our co-chief theater critic Jesse Inexperienced and tradition reporter Cara Buckley for interviews with solid members from “Billy Elliot the Musical” and “Othello,” the 2 performs the group will see. Plus we’ll throw in lunch. Tickets are restricted and prone to vanish shortly. You should buy them and discover all the main points right here.
—The sufferer was a millionaire from China who gamed the Canadian immigration system. The accused killer was his poorer cousin, who had come to Canada along with his household. Dan Bilefsky tells the story of the homicide case that’s gripped Vancouver.
—A nationwide inquiry into the widespread killings and disappearances of Indigenous ladies and women in Canada got here up with 231 suggestions in its closing report. The query now could be what number of of them will result in motion.
—Louis Levi Oakes, who died final month close to the Akwesasne Mohawk reserve in Quebec, was the final of a gaggle of Indigenous troopers who performed a selected position throughout World Warfare II.
Round The Occasions
—Our information to the Ladies’s World Cup of soccer, which started Friday, predicts that the “Canadians will concern no opponent, and they are going to be a troublesome out.”
—The transfer away from single-use plastics might lighten many vacationers’ toiletry baggage.
—NASA introduced plans to maneuver into the journey enterprise — for the very, very rich.
—As soon as revolutionary, iTunes grew to become one thing of a multitude in maturity. Kevin Roose provides its obituary.
—The Museum of Fashionable Artwork in New York will quickly shut for 4 months. Whereas a part of that’s to complete an enlargement, Roberta Smith wrote that it’s simply as a lot about fixing up its earlier enlargement and rethinking the way it shows its huge assortment.
—We dissected how James Holzhauer’s distinctive profitable streak on “Jeopardy!” got here to its finish.