Woody Allen got a book deal. Staff at his new publisher have walked out in protest.

Employees of the publisher Hachette Book Group are staging a walkout in protest of the company’s recently announced acquisition of Woody Allen’s forthcoming memoir, Publishers Weekly reports.

In a statement posted to Twitter, employees said, “We stand in solidarity with Ronan Farrow, Dylan Farrow, and survivors of sexual abuse.” The message refers to Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, who says Allen molested her when she was 7 years old, and his son Ronan Farrow, who last year published a book about sexual predators, Catch and Kill, with Hachette. Supporters of the walkout are gathering on social media …

Covid-19, explained by Carl (who has it)

Carl Goldman gifted his wife, Jeri Seratti-Goldman, a combined Christmas and birthday present this year of a trip to Southeast Asia on a Princess Cruise. The Diamond Princess, to be exact.

Along with two of their close friends, he left for Tokyo on January 17 and boarded the ship three days later. On the final day of the sail, the captain announced that a passenger who had left the ship in Hong Kong four days earlier now had the coronavirus. The ship went back to Yokohama Harbor in Japan, Goldman explains on this episode of Today, Explained, so …

LGBTQ voters turned out in record numbers on Super Tuesday

Many Democratic presidential candidates have released extensive and detailed plans for addressing LGBTQ equality over the course of the campaign cycle. On Super Tuesday, LGBTQ voters rewarded that work by turning out in record numbers.

Nearly one in 10 voters on Tuesday identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, according to exit poll data from NBC News. That turnout was up from the 2018 midterms, when 6 percent of the electorate identified as LGBTQ.

“All of the data from this year’s presidential primary, the 2018 midterms, and the 2016 presidential election shows the LGBTQ voting bloc is growing …

What Iran stockpiling uranium for a nuclear bomb is really about 

Iran may be getting close to having enough nuclear material to make a single bomb if it chooses to do so. Although experts estimate it would still take Iran roughly a year to actually build a bomb (which it has long said it does not want to do), it’s still a worrying development.

It’s also a predictable one — in fact, it’s what many experts warned was likely to happen if President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

On Tuesday, the International Atomic Energy Agency — the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog — wrote in a …