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Sep 19, 2020

Anne Stevenson, Poet and Plath Biographer, Is Dead at 87
Her poetry was acclaimed, but her take on her more famous contemporary caused controversy.

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Sep 19, 2020

RBG Movies: Where to Stream
The Supreme Court justice, who died on Friday at 87, was a celebrated pop culture figure late in her life, and the subject of two films.

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Sep 19, 2020

Where To Stream Movies About The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Supreme Court justice, who died on Friday at 87, was a celebrated pop culture figure late in her life, and the subject of two films.

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Sep 19, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Loved Opera, and Opera Loved Her Back
Justice Ginsburg was the art form's "greatest advocate and our greatest spokesperson," says a leading director.

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Sep 19, 2020

RBG Movies" Where to Stream Movies About RBG's Life
The Supreme Court justice, who died on Friday at 87, was a celebrated pop culture figure late in her life, and the subject of two films.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 19, 2020

Best Sellers Sell the Best Because They're Best Sellers
Publishing is becoming a winner-take-all game. Nobody dominates it like Madeline McIntosh and Penguin Random House.

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Sep 19, 2020

Young Adult Dystopian Fiction That Feels Pretty Real
These four thrillers may be gussied up with future settings, but the problems they confront are rooted in today's world.

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Sep 18, 2020

Stephen F. Cohen, Influential Historian of Russia, Dies at 81
He chronicled Stalin's tyrannies and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and he was an enthusiastic admirer of Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Sep 18, 2020

‘Rifkin's Festival' Review: Woody Allen Travels to Movie Memory Lane
The filmmaker seems to acknowledge the world has changed in this light tale of a director (Wallace Shawn) at a European film festival.

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Sep 18, 2020

Winston Groom, Author of ‘Forrest Gump,' Dies at 77
He wrote the 1986 novel that inspired the Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks. Another book was a finalist for a Pulitzer.

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Sep 18, 2020

Christian Liaigre, Minimalist Interior Designer, Dies at 77
Known for his muscular and clean-lined furniture, Mr. Liaigre designed the influential Mercer hotel in SoHo, as well as the homes of Rupert Murdoch and others.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

‘Static Apnea' Review: Breathing Together, Remaining Apart
In this brief but eerie installation, one viewer and one performer, separated by glass, share the feeling of being trapped underwater.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Derry Girls'
A smart sitcom set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, its characters are richly detailed, its understanding of teenage awkwardness profound.

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Sep 18, 2020

New York City Center to Revive a Pair of Musicals About Black Lives
"The Life" and "The Tap Dance Kid," which focus on people of color in Manhattan, are planned for the 2020-2021 season of Encores!, the center's popular series.

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Sep 18, 2020

The Most Famous People in America
We're a media company, standing in front of a readership, asking them to tell us what they think about fame.

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Sep 18, 2020

A Stained-Glass Gift, From God and Gerhard Richter
The monks of a German abbey hope new windows by the renowned artist will draw visitors and secure the community's future.

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Sep 18, 2020

Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper's Wholesome Team-Up, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Sam Smith, Salem, Steve Arrington and others.

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Sep 18, 2020

‘The Devil All the Time' | Anatomy of a Scene
The director Antonio Campos discusses a scene from his drama featuring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson.

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Sep 18, 2020

How Tom Holland Seeks Revenge in ‘The Devil All the Time'
The director Antonio Campos narrates a look at his period drama featuring Holland and Robert Pattinson.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

National Book Awards Names 2020 Nominees
Fiction contenders include Brit Bennett, the author of "The Vanishing Half"; Randall Kenan, a beloved writer who died in August; and Douglas Stuart, a debut novelist who is also a Booker Prize finalist.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

New York Film Festival Gives New Life to 'The Spook Who Sat by the Door'
"The Spook Who Sat by the Door," a 1973 parable about institutional racism, was pulled from theaters after only a few weeks. The New York Film Festival is giving new life to the cult film.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

From a Historic Piano Duel to a Finger-Blurring New Album
Marc-André Hamelin's recording features fantasias on Italian opera by Franz Liszt and Sigismond Thalberg, who faced off onstage in 1837.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King' Gets Her Own Show
The unscripted series will follow Ms. Baskin and her husband, Howard Baskin, as "they work to expose" animal abuse, a production company said.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

In His Hands, a Love Song Becomes a Requiem for Plague Times
The artist Ragnar Kjartansson has built his reputation around endurance works, and a Milanese church will host his latest: the same romantic tune repeated hour after hour, day after day, for a month.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

‘PEN15' Is No Longer an Underdog, and That Feels Weird
In a joint interview, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle discussed the new season, the destabilizing effect of their show's success and why the smallest slights are the most devastating.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

It's a Banana. It's Art. And Now It's the Guggenheim's Problem.
Ephemeral works of art, like Maurizio Cattelan's creation out of fruit, can often pose conservation challenges for the museums that have them.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

A Candlelit Proposal for a Couple Used to the Spotlight
Ben Chase and Rachel Schur, both actors, got engaged sitting in an audience.

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Sep 18, 2020

All-American Stories by Walter Mosley, Matthew Baker and Ron Rash
Three new collections explore the abuses, hypocrisies and awkwardnesses of living in this country today.

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Sep 18, 2020

New in Paperback: ‘Speaking American' and ‘The Seine'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

The Nigerian-British Writer Putting Black Joy on Stage and Screen
"There's so much more that comes with being Black apart from dealing with racism," says Theresa Ikoko, a Londoner whose movie "Rocks" opened this week.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

Seth Meyers Defends Blue States Against ‘President Caligula'
After President Trump seemed to blame liberal states for the Covid-19 death toll, Meyers said he'd done a great job "if you just take out all the people that died."

NYTimes Arts
Sep 18, 2020

Can a Book Capture the Magic of Birding?
Delving into the many tomes that try to distill the fascination that makes so many want to stare up through their binoculars.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Ann Getty, Publisher and Bicoastal Arts Patron, Is Dead at 79
She married into one of the world's richest families but refused to let herself be marginalized as a socialite.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Ewan McGregor hits the road again, Mo Willems does the Kennedy Center, and an edgy teen drama returns to Netflix.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Banksy's Attempt to Trademark a Graffiti Image Is Thrown Out
The street artist's effort to use trademark law instead of copyright to protect his paintings from commercial knockoffs is thwarted by a European Union decision.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Claudia Rankine on the Ways Race Haunts Her Imagination, and America's
In her new book, "Just Us," the poet and essayist repeatedly asks how race is understood and manifested in American culture.

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Sep 17, 2020

Steve Carter, Playwright in a Black Theater World, Dies at 90
He emerged from the Black Arts movement and the famed Negro Ensemble Company, writing dramas and satires about the Black and Caribbean-American experiences.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

7 Things to Do This Weekend
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Jacob Lawrence, Peering Through History's Cracks
"American Struggle" at the Met shows an artist searching out bits of the nation's history that have been edged out, and making visible the fight for racial equality.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Jerry Harris of ‘Cheer' Arrested on Child Pornography Charge
Mr. Harris, a fan favorite on the Netflix series, was arrested and charged with production of child pornography on Thursday.

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Sep 17, 2020

Monuments That Celebrate Communal Struggles, Not Flawed Men
Contemporary sculptures by Jeffrey Gibson and others, part of "Monuments Now" at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, draw on the past to look toward the future.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

New York Film Festival: 10 Great Movies You Can (Mostly) Stream Online
This year's edition of the Lincoln Center staple is going virtual and (gasp!) to the Bronx — but there is still plenty to watch.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

‘Hidden or Niche' Productions Shine at Venice Theater Biennale
This year's edition of the festival, held under social distancing measures, is devoted to works made on a limited budget by under-the-radar Italian theater-makers.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Macmillan C.E.O. John Sargent Is Departing
The longtime publishing executive is leaving the company, which has faced months of turmoil, because of disagreements over its direction.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Commission New Online Works
The initiative aims to encourage dance makers, musicians and other artists to continue working. "We need art right now more than ever," Mikhail Baryshnikov said.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Artists Sign Letter Seeking Reform at the Whitney
Last month, the museum acquired works from 80 artists, often through discounted sales. A new letter signed by more than half of the artists asks for substantive changes in the Whitney's policies.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

‘H Is for Happiness' Review: Using Fuss to Fight Off a Funk
The cuteness and cheer of this film is offset by a refreshingly direct take on depression and despair.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Alicia Keys Has Passion, Advice and Aplomb on ‘Alicia'
The singer and songwriter's seventh album grapples with other people's expectations and offers words of uplift.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

A Climate Center on Governors Island Is Just What New York Needs
A rezoning proposal that has been floating around is finally up for city review. This kind of development is just what New York needs now.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

A Climate Center on Governors Island? Could Be a Game Changer
A rezoning proposal that has been floating around is finally up for city review. This kind of development is just what New York needs now.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Róisín Murphy, a Disco Queen Ruling Her Own Galaxy
The Irish innovator has been putting her own spin on glittery music for two decades. In a year full of dance-pop releases, she's returning to shake things up yet again.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Róisín Murphy, Disco Queen, on Her New Album 'Róisín Machine'
The Irish innovator has been putting her own spin on glittery music for two decades. In a year full of dance-pop releases, she's returning to shake things up yet again.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Art About Waiting — and What It Takes to Endure
In a time of crisis with no end in sight, durational performance, or endurance art, surfaces in our consciousness. Is this the art of our age?

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

Opera Star Anna Netrebko Is Hospitalized With Covid-19
"Everything will be fine!" she said on Instagram, but the news is the latest sign of the challenges singers face returning to work.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

‘The Way I See It' Review: Hailing Days Not Too Far Past
Pete Souza, the White House photographer for the Obama administration, casts a warm eye on the past and a cold eye on the present in this Dawn Porter documentary.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

‘God of the Piano' Review: How Far Will Mother Go?
A family drama and psychological horror story, this directorial debut examines a parent's projection of her own failed dreams onto a talented child.

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Sep 17, 2020

‘Blackbird' Review: The Goodbye Girl
Susan Sarandon plays a dying matriarch hosting her family one last time in Roger Michell's vacant tear-jerker.

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Sep 17, 2020

‘A Chef's Voyage' Review: Not the Freshest Ingredients
This documentary is a tedious chronicle of a California restaurant staff's French tour.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2020

‘Alone' Review: Catch Her if You Can
An emotionally fragile young woman takes a terrifying road trip in John Hyams's bare-bones thriller.

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Sep 17, 2020

‘I've Got Issues' Review: Seeking a Point, Starting to Break
Sensitive souls wrestle with existential anxiety in Steve Collins's absurdist comedy.

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Sep 17, 2020

‘The Nest' Review: New Home, Old Wounds
In Sean Durkin's film, a move to Britain widens a family's rifts.

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Sep 17, 2020

‘Residue' Review: When the Old Neighborhood Is No Longer Yours
In Malawi Gerima's first feature film, a failed screenwriter returns to Washington, D.C., and finds gentrification has overrun his home.

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Sep 17, 2020

Obama's Memoir ‘A Promised Land' Coming in November
The former president's publisher plans to release the book after the 2020 election and has ordered a first U.S. printing of 3 million copies.

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Sep 17, 2020

Obama's Memoir ‘A Promised Land' To Release in November
The former president's publisher plans to release the book after the 2020 election and has ordered a first U.S. printing of 3 million copies.

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Sep 17, 2020

‘Antebellum' and the Horrors of History That Persist Today
Janelle Monáe and her directors tackled slavery's terrible legacy. But re-enacting scenes of bondage demanded reserves of strength.

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Sep 17, 2020

The Back Story Behind ‘Transcendent Kingdom': Yaa Gyasi Is a Solid Friend
Loyalty spurred the best-selling author to visit a neuroscientist's lab. What she saw there inspired her next narrator.

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Sep 17, 2020

Why Michael Ian Black Doesn't Like Mystery Novels
"Just tell me who did it."

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Sep 17, 2020

Revisiting the ‘Violent Ballets' of Jack Kirby
In his Graphic Content column, Ed Park explores books capturing Kirby's life and work, including a new biography by Tom Scioli.

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Sep 17, 2020

Stephen Colbert Can't Believe There Are Undecided Voters
"I assume the night started with each of them being roused from a coma," Colbert said of the uncommitted audience at President Trump's Philadelphia town hall.

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Sep 17, 2020

Martha Stewart, Blissed Out on CBD, Is Doing Just Fine
America's foremost domestic goddess was well prepared for many months spent at home.

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Sep 16, 2020

Is TikTok a Music Industry Friend or Troll?
"Old Town Road" showed the app's potential as a hit generator. But its relationship to the business is far more complex.

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Sep 16, 2020

Guggenheim Cuts Staff by 11 Percent Ahead of Reopening
The museum announced Wednesday that 24 employees would be laid off and that eight others have taken voluntary separation agreements.

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Sep 16, 2020

‘Antebellum' Review: Look Away, Dixie Land
Janelle Monáe stars in a muddled attempt to revisit the horrors of American slavery.

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Sep 16, 2020

Jerry Harris of ‘Cheer' Accused of Sex Abuse in Teenagers' Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed in Texas on Monday accuses a star of the Netflix docuseries of soliciting sex and nude photos from two underage boys.

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Sep 16, 2020

Jim Carrey Will Play Joe Biden on ‘Saturday Night Live'
"S.N.L." has also added three new featured performers to its ensemble cast, ahead of its Oct. 3 season premiere.

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Sep 16, 2020

Geraldine Viswanathan on Karaoke and Lizzo Dance Breaks
The star of "Broken Hearts Gallery" can relate to her character in more ways than one. She, too, has been trying to figure out her next steps.

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Sep 16, 2020

For Kara Young, a Zooming Career is Followed by a Zoom Role
Before lockdown, she won praise for three fierce Off Broadway performances. Next: starring in an online reading of a rarely seen Pulitzer Prize finalist.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

5 Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now
Wearable cookies, rooftop poets and life in the breakaway region of Abkhazia: Here are some of the Instagram accounts brightening our art critic's daily feed.

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Sep 16, 2020

Review: ‘In Love and Warcraft' Serves Romance for Noobs
A naïve young woman struggles with the pitfalls of intimacy in the digital age, on and off the battlefield of a multiplayer online game.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

52-Year-Old Thelonious Monk Concert at Palo Alto High School to Be Released
An ambitious student named Danny Scher booked the jazz great at Palo Alto High School in Northern California. A recording of the event gathered dust for five decades.

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Sep 16, 2020

Looking to Past Pandemics to Determine the Future of Theater
Throughout most of Western history, plays typically went on hiatus when plagues hit. But could contemporary designers, or perhaps outdoor settings or spaced-out seats, provide novel solutions?

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

The Hosts of ‘Back Issue' Want to Throw It Back
Tracy Clayton and Josh Gwynn use their encyclopedic memory of pop culture moments as a balm in trying times.

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Sep 16, 2020

How to Judge the Booker Prize in a Pandemic
Five judges, each with 162 books to read, are determining one of the world's best-known literary awards in an unusual year.

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Sep 16, 2020

Brooklyn Museum to Sell 12 Works as Pandemic Changes the Rules
Museums selling their art has long been frowned upon, but recent financial pressures have sent works to the auction block at Christie's. The proceeds would pay for the care of the collection.

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Sep 16, 2020

Black Boyhood and Its Superpowers
Isaiah Dunn has a superhero alter ego who gets his powers from eating beans and rice. Nnamdi is transformed by his anger into a seven-foot-tall hulk.

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Sep 16, 2020

Review: ‘Ratched' Flies Out of the Cuckoo's Nest and Into the Mire
Stunning 1940s design and heightened performances can't save this stylistic mishmash.

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Sep 16, 2020

The Artist Whose Medium Is Science
Tavares Strachan is known for his ambitious projects and intensive research, which have included expeditions to the North Pole and training as a cosmonaut in Russia.

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Sep 16, 2020

52 Years Ago, Thelonious Monk Played a High School. Now Everyone Can Hear It.
An ambitious student named Danny Scher booked the jazz great at Palo Alto High School in Northern California. A recording of the event gathered dust for five decades.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

New York Public Library Acquires Choreographer Trisha Brown's Archive
The New York Public Library has acquired Brown's archive, including 1,200 videotapes that provide an invaluable record of her creative process.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

Watching a Choreographer Build: Trisha Brown's Unusual Archive
The New York Public Library has acquired Brown's archive, including 1,200 videotapes that provide an invaluable record of her creative process.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

How ‘Goodfellas' and the Gangster Class of 1990 Changed Hollywood
That autumn, "The Godfather Part III" was hotly anticipated. Instead, the Scorsese movie and other crime tales raised the stakes for filmmakers to come.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

Netflix's ‘The Devil All the Time' Review: Down-Home Livin' and Dyin'
In this period drama, Tom Holland plays a country boy surrounded by Gothic ghouls, including Robert Pattinson's preacher man.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

‘The Devil All the Time' Review: Down-Home Livin' and Dyin'
In this period drama, Tom Holland plays a country boy surrounded by Gothic ghouls, including Robert Pattinson's preacher man.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

Carnegie Hall and the Jewels of Midtown: Stroll the History
Our critic chats about the beloved stretch from the music hall to Lincoln Center around Central Park with the architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

Chris Rock Talks 'Fargo', Trump and Protests
In a candid interview, the comic discusses America's summer of strife, Trump, blackface and his dramatic turn in the new season of "Fargo."

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

Chris Rock Tried to Warn Us
In a candid interview, the comic discusses America's summer of strife, Trump, blackface and his dramatic turn in the new season of "Fargo."

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

He Invented the Rubik's Cube. He's Still Learning From It.
Erno Rubik, who devised one of the world's most popular and enduring puzzles, opens up about his creation in his new book, "Cubed."

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

Rubik's Cube Inventor Opens Up About His Creation in New Book 'Cubed'
Erno Rubik, who devised one of the world's most popular and enduring puzzles, opens up about his creation in his new book, "Cubed."

NYTimes Arts
Sep 16, 2020

A T. Rex Skeleton Arrives in Rockefeller Center Ahead of Auction
Christie's is hoping to break records with its sale of the dinosaur, nicknamed Stan, which will be on public view through Oct. 21.

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