How Hertz’s Bankruptcy Will Affect the Car Industry

Coming soon to a used-car lot near you. Photo: ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA-EFE/Shutters Like a lot of the companies that have gone bankrupt during the coronavirus crisis, rental-car giant Hertz had preexisting conditions. The company had gone through four CEOs since 2014, made questionable decisions about which cars to buy, and taken on too much debt. The…

Will the Supreme Court Force States to Let Churches Reopen?

Georgia’s Church of Liberty Square, a pentecostal church associated with a COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg via Getty Images In the furor of demands to pare back coronavirus-related restrictions on business and other activities (a.k.a. “reopening America”), churches — particularly conservative Christian churches — have been very prominent. Given the considerable overlap these days between…

Yes, Millennials Really Are That Screwed

They were right. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Ah, homeownership! I pass many a wistful hour on Zillow trying to imagine the possibilities. Alas, I can more easily picture myself leading a left-wing militia into battle than I can see myself buying a house — and data suggests this isn’t just because I made a series…

‘How Old Is Biden? Well, He’ll Have a Lot of Good Advisers.’

Zooming into retirement homes, where the presidential race is on everyone’s mind. A drive-by COVID-19 testing site at the Florida retirement community the Villages on March 23, 2020. Photo: Paul Hennessy/Alamy A drive-by COVID-19 testing site at the Florida retirement community the Villages on March 23, 2020. Photo: Paul Hennessy/Alamy Roland Park Place, Baltimore, Maryland…

America’s Most Resilient Institution

A memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images The last few months have acted as a stress test for American institutions, which have had differing levels of success in bearing the weight of the pandemic. Among the most fragile are those meant to promote public health. The most resilient are…

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’ Is a Better Version of the Hollywood Fairy Tale Than ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

In Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series, characters understand the responsibility film has to change hearts and minds — and they act on it. [Editor’s note: Spoilers below for both “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Netflix’s new series, “Hollywood.”] The Hollywood fairy tale has changed over the decades. Long the story of a small-town…

Nathan Jones: Luton Town reappoint former Stoke City manager

Nathan Jones led Luton to promotion from League Two in 2018 during his previous three-year spell in chargeLuton Town have reappointed Nathan Jones as manager, 16 months after he left to become Stoke City boss.The 46-year-old Welshman replaces namesake Graeme Jones, who parted company with the Hatters last month.He led Luton to promotion from League…

Championship: Two Fulham players among three coronavirus positive tests

Fulham were third in the Championship table when the season was suspended on 13 MarchTwo Fulham players are among three individuals who have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing for Championship clubs.Across Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 1,030 players and staff were tested.It comes after two people at Hull were confirmed to…