Before the show in Liverpool, the group talked about sometimes feeling like a real boy band. They have several hard-core fans, they said, including a group of schoolgirls that regularly sends them drawings. But they also get the online abuse — including death threats and accusations they are funded by Russia or George Soros, the financier who is often villainized by many on the far right. (“I wish,” Veldman said, laughing.)GO TO STORE
“Every schoolchild in China and every educated Chinese person knows about the ‘century of humiliation,’” said Stephen R. Platt, a historian and author of “Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age.” “There’s a lingering memory of that history from the 19th century that goes a long way to explain the desire in China for a global trading order that works more on China’s terms.”GO TO STORE
The chef Pierre Thiam, a native of Senegal, is opening a casual restaurant featuring African food in the Africa Center, a new cultural center in Harlem that evolved from the Museum for African Art in Long Island City, Queens. Mr. Thiam’s restaurant, whose name means hospitality in Wolof, is filled with elements of African style, the centerpiece of which is a colorful Senegalese fishing boat that he had shipped from Dakar. The menu focuses on bowls, and features several bases with toppings, sauces and side dishes that evoke the cooking of Nigeria, Liberia, Senegal and even Morocco. “Our bowls are larger, for sharing, and I hope people will eat with their hands because the food tastes better,” he said. The bases include fonio, a fine-textured African grain, and couscous made from cassava flour; toppings are chicken, a black-eyed pea and sweet potato stew, and not-so-African salmon. “Using salmon with African seasonings shows the versatility of our ingredients,” he said. Mr. Thiam imports many of his ingredients from West Africa. (Saturday)GO TO STORE
Judge Gergel, who presided in the Dylann Roof murder trial in 2017, began poring over police, court and medical records looking for the tiniest details of the Woodard attack around 2011. He talked to the town’s city attorney, Chris Spradley. He had never heard of the case. Neither had Mr. Spradley’s father, who was a former mayor.