Times Video: Dr. Oliver Sacks, Explorer of the Brain


Oliver Sacks in 1995. In describing his patients' struggles and sometimes uncanny gifts, Dr. Sacks helped introduce syndromes like Tourette's or Asperger's to a general audience.

Science

Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he told.
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Culture

Justin Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex talk about the making of their hit song “Where Are U Now".
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Vultures picked apart the carcass of a recently killed wildebeest at the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya.

International

Across East Africa, vulture populations have been decimated by poaching, poisoning and other human interventions.
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U.S. & Politics

The city that went under in the surging waters of Hurricane Katrina has not returned, not to how it used to be. A decade later, New Orleans is an improvisation, one that is establishing a new normal.
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Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. Lonely Planet named the borough the No. 1 United States tourist destination of 2015.

New York

Lonely Planet named Queens the No. 1 United States tourist destination of 2015. Residents and business owners wonder if the borough can become more than just a day trip from Manhattan.

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Food – Melissa Clark

This sandwich pairs slightly overripe tomato slices with the essence of pan con tomate.
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Ifrah Ahmed, front, and her husband, Benjamin Verdoes, left, with his bandmate, Nate Quiroga, and Mr. Quiroga's girlfriend, Mandy Blouin. Mr. Quiroga describes them as

New York

This story begins with two couples living in Seattle. The men are in a band. When one of the women gets into the City University of New York School of Law, everyone moves to New York together.

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Travel – 36 Hours

The less-harried Asian side of Istanbul is a greener, cleaner swath of the city that offers its own multicultural mix of Ottoman palaces, intriguing cuisine and hipster night life.
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Election 2016

From the beginning, Spanish-language TV has been covering Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign more critically than the mainstream news media, especially after his remarks on immigrants.
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Magazine

It has been nearly four years since Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in an American drone strike, but online, his influence is as strong and pervasive as ever. Did killing Awlaki strengthen his message?
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2016 Toyota Tacoma

Business – Driven

The Tacoma’s 800-pound gorilla is new, improved and facing new competition.

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Culture – Anatomy of a Scene

Alex Ross Perry narrates a sequence from “Queen of Earth" with Elisabeth Moss.

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Technology – App Smart

Whether back-to-school means college or high school, apps can help a student stay organized and productive.
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