The Beginning of Summer – The New York Times
This holiday weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and we’re turning today’s newsletter into a summer preview. We will cover food, travel, books, sports and movies.
Many Americans are starting to travel again. “The tourism recovery is shaping up to be even stronger than airlines expected,” Our colleague Niraj Chokshi reported last week. Even so, traveling this summer won’t be entirely normal.
If you are returning to the United States from another country, you will need a negative Covid test to board your plane. Several other countries, including Canada and the UK, have lifted their testing rules.
Note that airlines can legally cancel flights and put passengers on less convenient routes, with flight delays. Those disruptions appear to have become more common over the past two years, due to sick crew and aircraft shortages. Our category have tips on how to avoid them.
A little tip: Don’t assume that old travel patterns will necessarily continue. Public transportation schedules may have changed since the start of the pandemic. Renting a car can be more expensive or require a longer wait time. Beach houses can be harder to find in some places and easier in others.
And what should you do if you still haven’t decided what to do? The Times is running a series – A Summer Cycling Around the Globe – with reports on Vancouver; Vermont; Alaska; Hawaii; 150 miles journey from Italy to Croatia; and seven cities around the world that’s fun to explore on a bike.
Sam encourages people to remember that Memorial Day is a holiday with a purpose. “I always make sure to pay my respects to those who have sacrificed for the country before I get to the beer and beer side,” he said. We encourage you to read This profile of Sgt. Nicole Gee and Sgt. Johanny Rosario PichardoTwo marines were killed while helping to evacuate Kabul last year.
In the ’80s, Pete Mitchell was an upstart striving to stand out on the elite Top Gun show. Now he’s a captain in the Navy, and he’s one of the best fighter pilots.
Times have changed, but Pete still gets it – as does Tom Cruise, who played the character in the original “Top Gun” and its sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” an action movie. Classic Summer premiered last week. “On the brink of 60,” reviewer AO Scott writes, Cruise “still exudes that nimble, smug charm, a perennial lad who conquered the box office in the 1980s.” This is Review of The Times, trailer and a profile of Cruise.
Also this summer: “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Jurassic World Dominion,” and “Nope,” a Jordan Peele film, topped The Times’ 101 Most Interesting List movie of the season.
This is a summer reading guide from Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and “Fresh Air” by NPR.
An early event on the summer sports calendar will be the exciting NBA Finals game between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics. The Warriors have experience on their side: This is the sixth Finals for star trio Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. But the Celtics have youth – their top scorer, Jayson Tatum, is a decade younger than Curry – and a stellar defence.
Soon after, the NHL will host the Stanley Cup Finals. Tampa Bay Lightning, the two-time defending champion, is one of five remaining, along with Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Avalanche, and New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes (meet because Game 7 tonight). Edmonton hopes to win the first Stanley Cup for a Canadian team since 1993.
The rest of the summer will consist of tennis Grand Slams, featuring the rising Spaniard. Carlos Alcaraz; a WNBA season might be finally for the legendary bird Sue; and an MLB season featuring Yankees and Mets . fans dream of another series of subways.
A footnote: 2022 is a World Cup year, but the tournament won’t take place in the summer, for the first time in its history. It starts on November 21st – to avoid the hottest months in Qatar, this year’s host country.
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What to see
The “Stranger Things” reviewer went from “the lovely popular wallpapers of the 1980s to painstakingly copying itself”. Mike Hale writes about Season 4.
What do you hear?
To listen new song by Wynonna & Waxahatchee, Superorganism, Rico Nasty and others.