National Correspondent, New York Times
National correspondent for The New York Times, covering urban affairs and the impact of the downturn.
bits.blogs.nytimes.com — Among the thousands of file formats that exist in modern computing, the GIF, or Graphics Interchange Format, has attained celebrity status in a sea of lesser-known BMPs, RIPs, FIGs and MIFFs. It was honored as a "word of the year" in 2012, and Tuesday night, its inventor, Steve Wilhite, will be accepting a lifetime achievement award at The Webby Awards.
nytimes.com — MOSCOW - The French-born actor Gérard Depardieu, who renounced his French nationality and became a citizen of Russia as a protest against high taxes, said Tuesday that he would turn into a Chechen, in two new films to be set in Moscow and in Grozny.
nytimes.com — MOORE, Okla. - This is it, Mark Ellerd thought. Insulation rained down on his head. He could hear glass shattering, walls crumbling and the roof tearing from his one-story home that sits in the shadow of a multiplex here. And, of course, there was that familiar roar like a train.
newsok.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn says that any additional federal aid to help tornado victims and to rebuild devastated areas of his state should be financed with cuts to other programs in the government's $3.6 trillion budget.
nytimes.com — A huge tornado, perhaps a mile wide, tore through towns near Oklahoma City on Monday, flattening homes and businesses, starting fires and sending residents scrambling to find friends and neighbors possibly buried in rubble. There were no immediate reports of injuries, and a spokeswoman for the National Weather Service said it was too early to say how strong the tornado was.
nytimes.com — Assistant Fire Chief John Hansen was on his first call after the tornadoes hit on Monday night, helping hundreds of dazed and injured students out of their ruined high school, when his eyes turned homeward. His two-story town house was on the other side of a small creek to the east of the school, Westmoore High.
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