For Melissa Watson, a lifelong Beatles fan who has a refrigerator covered with memorabilia from 25 years of Beatles conventions, a “Yellow Submarine” singalong in Greenwich Village was worth the trek from Long Island. On Saturday, she and her loved ones were among 50 families, most with young children, gathered inside, away from the rain, to watch “Yellow Submarine” in celebration of its 50th anniversary and to sing along to “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “Eleanor Rigby” and more. The screening was part of Film Forum Jr., a series of family-friendly movies on weekend mornings at the theater. “Yellow Submarine” is filled with coded drug references, as befits a rock film from 1968, but it works on a kids’ level as well. It tells the story of Pepperland, at risk of being taken over by the music-hating Blue Meanies. Cartoon versions of the Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr — though it’s not their speaking voices in the movie, ride a submarine to the land and help save the day with their music. @amylombard took this photo of Melissa and her youngest daughter. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
Peak-season corn, now in abundance, is at the heart of this easy summer pasta recipe inspired by Mexican street corn. The sauce comes together as the pasta cooks, allowing you to get dinner on the table in about a half-hour. As your pasta boils, sauté chopped jalapeño in butter, then add corn kernels to the skillet a cook a few minutes. Add pasta water, add the cooked pasta, add feta, and top with basil. That’s it! @linda.xiao took this photo of summer dish for @nytcooking. Get the full @coluhenry recipe and ingredient amounts through the link our profile.
@shalaneflanagan won the @nycmarathon last year at 36. Now, after taking a good long while to consider retirement, she will try to do it again. Her win ended a 4-decade drought for American women as she broke the tape crying, shrieking a profanity and pumping her fist. Shalane said returning to New York is like being in love, or something like it. “When I think about running New York, I get a feeling of ecstasy; my stomach turns,” she said. “It’s like if you’re dating someone and it goes well and you want more.” New York, win or lose, was going to be the perfect capstone for Shalane’s career, until she fell back into the rhythms of her running life and decided she didn’t want it to end. “My win in New York changed the trajectory for other American women because we’re friends, we’re teammates,” she said. Her long career has become as much a story of her collaborative approach to competition as it is about medals. She has embraced rising talent, instead of racing against it, and that has helped reinforce her own gifts. After finishing 7th in @bostonmarathon, a race she desperately wanted to win, she used the opportunity to train to pace her much younger teammate @shelbo800. That effort got her back up to the speeds that she is now using to fuel her through New York. @amandalucier took this photo of #ShalaneFlanagan training last week at the @Nike campus track in Beaverton, Oregon. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem around 125th Street is now lined with artisanal French restaurants, wood-fired pizza joints and brunch places serving kale salad. A new Whole Foods supermarket shines from the corner. So it is an apt time to remember what lies behind the rapidly changing streetscape, particularly the legacy of the man for whom the boulevard is named. That is the mission of Katie Merriman, a 32-year-old Ph.D. student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who gives free walking tours about the Muslim history of Harlem about 5 times a year to help preserve a legacy that is at risk of being forgotten. Many of the places Katie points out are gone or transformed beyond recognition. “We are here because a lot of this history is being erased,” Katie, whose own roots are Irish-American, told a group at the start of a walk. “The reason I am giving this tour is because you are mostly not going to see plaques. These histories are mostly oral histories and not written down.” Katie’s personal link to the subject is through her father, who grew up in Washington Heights. In 1965, he biked over to the Audubon Ballroom the night Malcolm X was murdered there to see what the chaos was. Katie started to unpack for herself the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and decided she wanted to help reduce misunderstandings surrounding Islam. @mariancaa took this photo of Katie giving a walking tour. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
The Five Star Movement came to power by harnessing Italy’s anger toward politics-as-usual and big business interests, running a nationalist-themed campaign filled with conspiratorial overtones against globalist forces and suspicion of expertise and the elite — whether it came to vaccines, economics or energy. And now the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, or TAP, poses an existential political problem for Five Star. Italy imports 90% of its energy, and the U.S. and the European Union have long pushed the pipeline as a strategic priority to wean the country off its dependency on Russian. Both Five Star and its governing partner, the League, are opponents of sanctions against Russia and proponents of closer ties to Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin. Yet under pressure from the U.S., the European Union and international business interests, Five Star is awkwardly walking back its opposition. Matteo Salvini, the leader of the League, recently insisted that the pipeline needed to be finished to lower gas prices and help the country’s impoverished south. But the pipeline, scheduled for completion in 2020, has been bitterly opposed by many in Puglia, a region famed for its scenic coastline. “Would you ever bring your child swimming here? With an atomic bomb underneath? It’s a tumor,” said Alfredo Fasiello, who voted for Five Star. Stephanie Gengott took this photo of gas a beach in San Foca, Italy, that would be disturbed. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
In 1901, American soldiers were eating breakfast in Balangiga’s town square when Filipino villagers, including men disguised in dresses, attacked them with bolo knives. 48 Americans died. In retaliation, the United States commander ordered his forces to kill every male older than 10 and turn the central Philippines island of Samar into a “howling wilderness.” American troops killed civilians, burned houses and destroyed food supplies. They also carted off 3 church bells as war trophies. Now, 117 years later, the bells are on the verge of returning home. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is expected to sign an order authorizing the bells’ return, according to the United States embassy in Manila. 2 bells are on display at the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. The 3rd, which has twice crossed the Pacific, is kept at Camp Red Cloud, a U.S. Army facility in South Korea. For more than 2 decades, the Philippine government and the townspeople of Balangiga on Samar have tried to win the bells’ return. But some U.S. veterans groups have long opposed such action, arguing that the bells are part of their heritage too. The bells’ return, though, is supported by some descendants of the Americans who survived the massacre and by some U.S. veterans who served in the Philippines. @jeszmann took this photo of a re-enactment of the battle between Filipino and American soldiers. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
Dusk was falling in Larrimah, Australia on Dec. 16, 2017, when Paddy Moriarty went to the Pink Panther to end the day with his usual round of drinks. He downed 8 beers, typical for Paddy, a laborer who spent most of his life in Australia’s rugged outback. Then he left for home with his dog by his side. He was never seen again. Neither was his dog, a kelpie named Kellie. 6 days later, when the police arrived, they entered Paddy’s unlocked house to find a cowboy hat on a cooler box and a barbecue chicken still in the microwave. Larrimah, a tiny, dusty town of just 11 people, is about the size of a city block and iis surrounded by head-high, impenetrable thick scrub. It’s a pit stop for exhausted tourists driving north to south, but it is also a place where Aboriginal Australians, even today, refuse to live because they say it is haunted. With no clear evidence or even a motive for Paddy’s disappearance, every one of Larrimah’s residents is in one way or another part of the investigation — with each pointing a finger at a neighbor or two, while denying their own involvement in what has become the latest mystery to capture Australia’s imagination. @adamfergusonphoto took this photo Paddy’s home with a missing persons sign featuring him. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
@harleydavidson took a public relations risk to protect its bottom line when it said it would skirt European Union tariffs aimed directly at the industry in retaliation for @realdonaldtrump’s steel and aluminum levies. Rather than eat the cost of the tariffs or raise prices on the bikes it sells in Europe by $2,200, the company said it would move some production overseas. Most of the hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who converged this past week upon the Black Hills of South Dakota developed a relationship with their Harleys well before Donald Trump became president. Few complex machines are fully sourced and assembled in the U.S. these days, and even the riders who are devoted to the ideal of a fully American-made product said they understood that companies must compete globally. Bikers have been among the groups most loyal to the president, as motorcyclists in the U.S. tend to be predominantly working-class men over 50 and veterans — demographics that comprise the bulk of the president’s base. Some who are generally pleased with President Trump said he was wrong to bully the motorcycle maker merely for trying to make a profit, but they remained loyal to him nonetheless. @benjaminras took this photo of bikers in Sturgis, South Dakota. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
@andiemacdowell turned 60 in April. When you are a woman and still working in Hollywood, an anniversary like that is more than a personal milestone, it’s a cinematic miracle, particularly when you are an actress stretching out in toothsome, age-appropriate roles. Andie will appear in a small independent film called “Love After Love” on Hulu next month, as a middle-aged woman finding her way after the death of her spouse. It may be her finest performance since she played a sexually dormant housewife in “Sex, Lies and Videotape.” The critical praise, some of it backhanded, reminded the actress of the year she turned 40, and colleagues asked her how it felt to have hit an age when she’d never work again. Mature actresses bring richness to movies, as European directors know. But Hollywood has been slower to cotton to that fact. @reesewitherspoon, for example, has a new media company, @hellosunshine, devoted to “female authorship and agency,” in books and films. Andie has quietly been part of this flowering. With projects including playing a madcap American in the 5th season of “Cuckoo,” a British farce, out later this year, and a bohemian hippie sidekick to Richard Dreyfuss and Chevy Chase in “The Last Laugh,” for early 2019 (both on Netflix), Andie can afford to relax this summer. @kjphotos1022 took this photo of #AndieMacDowell at her ranch in Montana. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
After weeks of hype, white supremacists managed to muster just a couple of dozen supporters on Sunday in the nation’s capital for the first anniversary of their deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, finding themselves greatly outnumbered by counterprotesters, police officers and representatives of the news media. But even with the low turnout, almost no one walked away with the sense that the nation’s divisions were any closer to healing. The streets of downtown Washington were charged on Sunday with tension, emotion and noise, as the right-wing agitator Jason Kessler and perhaps 20 fellow members of the far right marched under heavy police escort from the Metro station in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood to their barricaded and heavily protected rally area near the White House. They were surrounded by a vast, rolling plume of counterprotesters, who hurled insults, waved middle fingers and chanted “Shame!” The far-right rally felt as though it was over before it had really begun. It was officially scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m., but the small band of extremists arrived early, finished their demonstration and left before that time. Counterprotesters in the park booed them and their mood soon grew celebratory. Many Washingtonians felt a sense of relief that the event did not turn into something worse — and that the bad guys had effectively lost. @hlswift shot this photo of the rally; swipe right to see a counterprotester and an image by @al_drago. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
Where in the world is @nytimestravel? The photographer @thereseaherne took this photo while on assignment for a story we’re publishing this week. Where do you think she traveled to capture this scene? #
Villagers of Mawlynnong are predominantly Christian, and the Church of the Epiphany is more than 100 years old. Its black-and-white spire reaches out from a tangle of foliage and flowers. There are only 3 churches in the village in northeastern India, and the residents pitch in for their maintenance. Gardening is an integral part of village tradition. When entering the village, visitors see the sign “Welcome to Mawlynnong (God’s Own Garden).” The Rev. Lumlang Khongthrem of the Church of the Epiphany traces the oral history of gardening in the village, where there are beautiful personal gardens at every house, through generations. But when a road connecting the village to the outside world was built in 2000 and tourism became a possibility, some of the people of Mawlynnong were hesitant. Inevitably the village changed, and some bemoaned the loss of old traditions. The reverend believes that when people in Mawlynnong started earning more money because of the increase in visitors, their mind-set changed. “We have lost a lot of charm, and that is very important,” he said. @malinfezehai took this photo of the Church of the Epiphany in Mawlynnong for our Surfacing series, which covers the world’s rich and varied communities. Watch our story to see more and visit the link in our profile to read the story.