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Dec 08, 2019

Caroll Spinney, Big Bird's Alter Ego on ‘Sesame Street,' Is Dead at 85
Besides the sweet-natured giant yellow bird, he also played the misanthropic bellyacher Oscar the Grouch.

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Dec 08, 2019

A Farewell to Feministing and the Heyday of Feminist Blogging
Another site is about to close, joining other publications like The Hairpin and The Toast that are dead or dying, as their "rowdy" voices go mainstream.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 08, 2019

Podcasts About Beyoncé, Arias and Health Care: Worth a Listen
These returning shows, tailor-made for bingeing, deserve to be revisited (or newly discovered).

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Dec 08, 2019

Review: At Alvin Ailey, Tragic Themes Overwhelm a Dance
Donald Byrd's "Greenwood," about the 1921 massacre of black citizens of Tulsa, struggles to translate traumatic history into movement.

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Dec 08, 2019

Juice WRLD, Rising Rap Artist, Dies at 21
The musician, whose real name was Jarad A. Higgins, died on Sunday in Illinois, the authorities said.

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Dec 08, 2019

Would Prince Have Wanted His Rough Drafts Made Public?
A memoir and a deluxe edition of "1999" offer a new perspective on the meticulous artist.

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Dec 08, 2019

The Internet Swallowed INXS. Can a Movie Rescue Its Legacy?
A remastered concert film and a new documentary reposition the Australian band for the digital age.

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Dec 08, 2019

Banana Splits: Spoiled by Its Own Success, the $120,000 Fruit Is Gone
The artist Maurizio Cattelan's taped banana at Art Basel Miami prompted so much buzz and commotion that it was removed on Sunday before the end of the fair.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 08, 2019

Spoiled by Its Own Success, the $120,000 Banana Is Gone
The artist Maurizio Cattelan's taped banana at Art Basel Miami had prompted so much buzz and commotion that it had to be removed on Sunday before the end of the fair.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 08, 2019

‘S.N.L.': Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden Rule the NATO Cafeteria
An opening sketch featured celebrities playing the world leaders who were caught on tape gossiping about President Trump.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 08, 2019

Rei Kawakubo Talks ‘Orlando,' Opera and the Performance of Gender
The Comme des Garçons founder on her debut as a costume designer at the Wiener Staatsoper.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 08, 2019

What's on TV Sunday: ‘Hala' and ‘The L Word: Generation Q'
Catch Minhal Baig's coming-of-age story about a Muslim teenager, and the revival of Showtime's pioneering L.G.B.T.Q. series.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 07, 2019

A $120,000 Banana Is Peeled From an Art Exhibition and Eaten
As people watched, a prankster removed the banana, which was taped to a wall at Art Basel in Miami Beach.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 07, 2019

What's on TV Saturday: ‘Marriage Story' and ‘The SpongeBob Musical'
Catch Noah Baumbach's story of a marriage's collapse, and a televised performance of the colorful Broadway musical.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Ron Leibman, Tony Winner for ‘Angels,' Is Dead at 82
In addition to his acclaimed turn as Roy Cohn on Broadway, he was known for his work in "Norma Rae," "Slaughterhouse-Five" and other films.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Dressing ‘The Irishman': Polyester Pantsuits and Capo Collars
The costume designers Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson explain why they turned to Pucci-style looks for the women and how they waded through a sea of ties for the men.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Teenager Pleads Guilty to Throwing Boy Off Balcony at Tate Modern in London
Jonty Bravery, who faced one count of attempted murder, intended to kill the boy so he could be on the news, the authorities said.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

A ‘Crisis' Brings Together Many DC Comics Heroes
A five-part crossover story, premiering Sunday on CW, will include some unexpected characters.

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Dec 06, 2019

That Banana on the Wall? At Art Basel Miami It'll Cost You $120,000.
Maurizio Cattelan's latest provocative work is buzzy and fun. But is it art?

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

‘Reprisal' Review: A Femme Fatale on the Midnight Train to Revenge
In Hulu's "Reprisal," Abigail Spencer plays a woman on an implacable mission in a Southern gothic tale of brawling gangs and tender male pride.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

‘I'm a Business, Man'
Michael Eric Dyson's book, "Jay-Z: Made in America" is new on the nonfiction list this week.

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Dec 06, 2019

Review: Dancing the ‘Twisted Beauty' of the Black Experience
At the Next Wave Festival, the choreographer Kyle Marshall unveils a new work along with his ravishing "Colored" from 2017.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered by Those Who Knew Him Best
For "Texas Flood," their oral history of the legendary blues guitarist, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort talked to his family, bandmates and crew.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Overlooked No More: Rose Mackenberg, Houdini's Secret ‘Ghost-Buster'
Working undercover for the illusionist, Mackenberg exposed phony psychics who claimed they could connect people to their dead loved ones.

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Dec 06, 2019

Review: Steve Reich Makes a Rare Venture Into the Orchestra
"Music for Ensemble and Orchestra" had its New York premiere on Thursday with the New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden.

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Dec 06, 2019

Hugh, Actually: In U.K. Campaign, Voters Find an Actor at the Door
Celebrities have long thrown the weight of their public personas behind political candidates. But Hugh Grant has been one of the most active ahead of Britain's general election.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Holiday Magic: Fooled and Fooled and Fooled Again
In its sixth year on Broadway, "The Illusionists" serves up familiar routines, but two smaller shows deliver egghead charm and brainy sleight-of-hand.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

The Playlist: The Weeknd's Cold Heart, and 8 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, Grimes, Kali Uchis and others.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby' Review: The Title Says It All
This holiday film on Netflix, the third in a series, is both flimsy and flat, but if royal romance is what you crave, you've found it.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

The $120,000 Banana Wins Art Basel
Stampeding billionaires took over Miami Beach for the annual art fair where everybody is V.I.P.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

John Mulaney's Comic Stew: Sondheim, ‘Drag Race' and Spalding Gray
The comedian, who has a special for kids coming to Netflix, talks about the theater, movies and writing that have shaped his work.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Is ‘Playing It Safe' Bad for Classical Music?
The New York Times's chief classical music critic and a loyal reader (and listener) wrestle with the boundaries of programming.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Here We (Let It) Go Again: ‘Frozen 2' and Movie Musical Sequels
A look back at what has worked, and what has not, in the continuation of musical stories.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

When a Film Shows Gay Romance in Georgia, Going to See It Is a Risk
An internationally acclaimed movie is missing from the lineup of the Tbilisi Film Festival, after protests at screenings turned violent.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

A Female Composer Makes History With ‘Orlando' in Vienna
Olga Neuwirth's new adaptation of Virginia Woolf's gender-crossing novel is the first work by a woman at the Vienna State Opera.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

A Movie Torn From the Pages of His Life
Ladj Ly started with videos of police confrontations with his friends in Paris's immigrant suburbs. Now, his wrenching film "Les Misérables" is up for an Oscar.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

‘Dead Kids' Review: A Flashy Portrait of Teen Angst Gone Awry
This thriller from Netflix follows four teenage misfits in the Philippines who plot to kidnap the school bully for ransom.

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Dec 06, 2019

Best Dance of 2019
In 2019, older works bristled with fresh energy, Joaquin Phoenix reminded us how an actor's body can speak louder than words and tap came flying back.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Best Art of 2019
This was a year of highs that included political protest in the art world, a historic Whitney Biennial, inspiring monuments and a revamped MoMA.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Presidents of War' and ‘Solitary'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

Pelosi Orders a Draft That Trump Won't Be Able to Dodge, Kimmel Says
It's about time, the late-night hosts said on Thursday, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally announced the drafting of articles of impeachment against President Trump.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 06, 2019

What's on TV Friday: ‘Mrs. Maisel' and ‘Wuthering Heights'
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is back for a third season. And a long-lost adaptation of "Wuthering" starring Richard Burton has been recovered.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Review: With ‘Jagged Little Pill,' They Finally Fixed the Jukebox
Alanis Morissette's "ironic" fury finds a perfect Broadway musical setting in Diablo Cody's fiery indictment of, well, everything.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Times Critics' Top Art Books of 2019
The Times's art critics select 26 of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

How to Spend the Holidays in New York City
A roundup of events in every borough, from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Manhattan to the annual Holiday Train Show in the Bronx.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Raeanne Rubenstein, Versatile Celebrity Photographer, Dies at 74
She had a knack for capturing her subjects, whether Andy Warhol in New York or Dolly Parton in Nashville, in ways that caught their essence.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

San Francisco Opera Names a New Conductor. She's Making History.
Eun Sun Kim will be the first woman to hold the music director post at an American company of major size and stature.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

4 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to film series and special screenings.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

8 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to the city's best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

5 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

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Dec 05, 2019

15 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

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

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Try an auteur comedy, a British game show, or just head for a pineapple under the sea.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire' Review: A Brush With Passion
In Céline Sciamma's new film, Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant play an aristocrat and an artist falling in love in 18th-century France.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Robert Krulwich Will Retire From ‘Radiolab' in January
Krulwich, known for taking on big ideas in his reporting, has co-hosted the nationally syndicated WNYC program since 2005.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

The Cage Cunningham Fellowship Puts a Spotlight on Light
Jennifer Tipton, a lighting designer who works in dance, theater and opera, is this year's recipient of the award from the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Review: An Eerie Shift Translates ‘Der Freischütz' to Texas
Heartbeat Opera's production of Weber's classic of 19th-century Romanticism delves into toxic masculinity.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

‘The L Word: Generation Q' Review: New Vision, Old Blind Spots
Ten years after the original ended, the groundbreaking Showtime series returns with a cast that is more diverse if still a bit fantastical.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Holiday Tunes That Soothe, Provoke and Share a Joke
A new crop of albums has arrived that offer fresh (and not so fresh) takes on seasonal songs and sentiments.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Pinterest and The Knot Pledge to Stop Promoting Plantation Weddings
Zola was also among five major websites that said they would cut back on promoting and romanticizing weddings at former slave plantations.

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Dec 05, 2019

Dormeshia: ‘We're Just Swinging'
Watch the tap masters Dormeshia and Jason Samuels Smith perform part of the introduction of their show at the Joyce Theater.

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Dec 05, 2019

‘Porgy and Bess,' a Hit for the Met Opera, Gets an Encore
Adding three performances, the company is extending an opera's run for the first time in its modern history.

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Dec 05, 2019

‘The Disappearance of My Mother' Review: Son's View of a Model Parent
Benedetta Barzini, couture star and cultural critic, reluctantly faces her son's camera in a tender and harsh documentary.

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Dec 05, 2019

Stephen Cleobury, Longtime Leader of Fabled Choir, Dies at 70
He led the King's College Choir of England for 37 years, including during its famous Christmas Eve performances.

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Dec 05, 2019

Vittorio Grigolo, Star Tenor, Fired for ‘Inappropriate' Behavior
The Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera in London dismissed the singer for an incident during the Royal's tour of Japan in September.

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Dec 05, 2019

Howard Cruse Dies at 75; His Cartoons Explored Gay Life
He described his experiences as a gay man in a comic strip and an acclaimed semi-autobiographical graphic novel, influencing many other cartoonists.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

The Stories Behind American Heroes, Made Accessible to Kids
Picture book biographies of Thurgood Marshall, Katherine Johnson, Jimmy Carter and more introduce people who just kept going, until they changed the world.

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Dec 05, 2019

Tekashi69 Is Praised by Prosecutors, Who Urge a Lenient Sentence
His cooperation with the government led hip-hop fans and other rappers to call him a snitch and a fraud.

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Dec 05, 2019

‘The Aeronauts' Review: High Anxiety
Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne reach for the skies in this charming Victorian ballooning adventure.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Tekashi69 Is Praised by Prosecutors, Who Urge a Lenient Sentence for Him
His cooperation with the government led hip-hop fans and other rappers to call him a snitch and a fraud.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

‘A German Youth' Review: Lights, Camera, Guerrilla Tactics?
The documentary traces the origins of the Red Army Faction with a dizzying assemblage of archival footage.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

‘In Fabric' Review: The Dress Is Possessed. But It Was on Sale.
Peter Strickland's fourth feature is a horror story about, yes, a garment, but it's his most engrossing work yet.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

‘Little Joe' Review: This Flower Can Dispense Joy, but It Has Demands
Jessica Hausner's new sci-fi film about a flower engineered to release a potent antidepressant evokes "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

‘Daniel Isn't Real' Review: Even an Imaginary Friend Can Hurt You
Young Luke was happy to find a friend in Daniel. Luke's mother couldn't see Daniel, but accepted him nonetheless, until he went too far.

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Dec 05, 2019

‘When Lambs Become Lions' Review: An Ivory Poacher's Perspective
The documentarian Jon Kasbe spent years among elephant hunters in Kenya, and his movie is an intense 74-minute distillation of his efforts.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

‘The Wolf Hour' Review: Panic in the City
In this psychological drama, Naomi Watts plays an agoraphobic writer slowly unraveling in a blistering New York City apartment.

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Dec 05, 2019

‘A Million Little Pieces' Review: Cracking Up
A committed lead performance and some eloquent visuals aren't enough to save this hackneyed tale of a rehab-resisting addict.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Best Albums of 2019
Our critics chose the best albums of the year — a format that is in an increasingly fragile state in pop music.

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Dec 05, 2019

Times Critics' Top Books of 2019
The Times's staff critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

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Dec 05, 2019

Best Jazz of 2019
Brilliance accommodates any form — and, as these albums show, sometimes lightning lands in a bottle.

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Dec 05, 2019

Best Performances of 2019
Even though 10 usually seems like the right number (it's tidy, divisible, standard), some years it feels woefully insufficient. This is one of those years.

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Dec 05, 2019

The Best Crime Novels of the Year
Marilyn Stasio's 2019 top 10 list includes a gruesome Danish serial-killer thriller, a missing-persons caper and a murder mystery set in the video-gaming world.

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Dec 05, 2019

Edelweiss, Edelweiss? Julie Andrews Loves Reading About 18th-Century Plant Hunters
"I'm fascinated by stories of how the various plant specimens we take for granted today were originally discovered," says the actor, whose latest book is "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years."

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Dec 05, 2019

‘The Man Without Qualities' Acquires a New Volume
Combining material from Robert Musil's great unfinished novel and from his archives, "Agathe, or the Forgotten Sister" focuses on the twinlike siblings at the book's heart.

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Dec 05, 2019

Times Critics Discuss Their Year in Books, From New Talents to Old Favorites
The Times's staff critics talk with each other about the reading they did in 2019, on and off the job.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

For Entertaining Musicals, Look No Further Than … Paris
The genre has long been seen as minor in the French capital, but a string of English-language productions is creating a pleasingly upbeat dynamic.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Late Night Can't Get Enough of World Leaders Laughing at Trump
President Trump's leaving NATO early after the release of a video in which leaders mock him was like a child calling his mother to come get him from a sleepover, Trevor Noah said.

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Dec 05, 2019

What's on TV Thursday: ‘Gone Girl' and a New Holiday Favorite
David Fincher's eerie drama is on FXM. And the third part of a Christmastime trilogy premieres on Netflix.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 05, 2019

Palettes Are What Every Teen Wants for the Holidays
How did eye shadow become the most sought-after item on high schoolers' wish lists?

NYTimes Arts
Dec 04, 2019

Tekashi69, Called a Snitch by Rappers, Is Praised by Prosecutors
The government says he deserves leniency because of his "extraordinary" testimony against former associates.

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Dec 04, 2019

Review: Facing Life's Final Stretch in ‘Harry Townsend's Last Stand'
George Eastman's Off Broadway play is lifted by its direction and performances, but often feels like a cornball sitcom.

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Dec 04, 2019

‘Midnight Family' Review: The Night Stalkers of Mexico City
In this outstanding documentary, a family of emergency medical workers struggles both to save lives and to make a living.

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Dec 04, 2019

The Impeachment Show Fleshes Out Its Back Story
The congressional saga returned to TV, shifting modes from foreign-intrigue thriller to constitutional documentary.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 04, 2019

Howard Cruse, Whose Cartoons Explored Gay Life, Dies at 75
He described his experiences as a gay man in a comic strip and an acclaimed semi-autobiographical graphic novel, influencing many other cartoonists.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 04, 2019

Billy Dee Williams Says Pronoun Use Did Not Mean ‘Gender-Fluid'
In a recent interview with Esquire, the actor said he used "himself" and "herself," widely taken to mean that he had embraced gender-fluid pronouns.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 04, 2019

Joe Smith, Career-Making Record Executive, Is Dead at 91
He spanned musical eras in presiding, all told, over three major labels, nurturing acts from Peter, Paul and Mary to the Grateful Dead to Queen.

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