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Jan 23, 2020

Balanchine Turns 116 This Week. His Ballets Never Get Old.
New York City Ballet returned to Lincoln Center with transcendent dances and exceptional dancers. Megan Fairchild and Teresa Reichlen led the way.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

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

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Worlds Within Worlds Mix It Up at the Winter Show
The venerable fair may have changed its name, but it has not forsaken its passion for quality.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

A Show of Artists Galvanized by the Abortion Debate
"Abortion Is Normal" is the kind of exhibition that energizes supporters and upsets opponents. But it's exciting for just being a good art show.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Jonas Mekas's Debut Is an Artifact of Beat-Era New York
Newly restored, his first feature, "Guns of the Trees" documents the city's bohemian youth with gloom and gusto.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

How the Grammys and Deborah Dugan Went From Hello to War in 5 Months
Accusations of harassment, favoritism and bullying have overshadowed Sunday's show and pitted the Recording Academy against its suspended chief executive.

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Jan 23, 2020

The Mummy Speaks! Hear Sounds From the Voice of an Ancient Egyptian Priest
Scientists used a 3-D printer, a loudspeaker and computer software to recreate a part of the voice of a 3,000-year-old mummy.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

The Art of Caribbean Exchange, in Gold, Stone or Hardwood
"Arte del Mar," an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, shows that the West Indies were a meeting point of cultures long before the European arrival.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

‘John Henry' Review: Hammer Time
Terry Crews stars as an ex-gang member reluctant to take revenge in Will Forbes's over-the-top action flick.

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Jan 23, 2020

The Making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey' Was as Far Out as the Movie
A jumble of memorabilia, storyboards and props, an exhibit illustrates the whirl of influences behind Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 1968 film.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

The Boys Return to Their Comic Book Roots
A new story will reveal more about the characters before the Amazon Prime TV superhero series returns this year.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Will Lizzo Rule the Grammys Like She Owned 2019?
She has eight nominations Sunday night, a performance slot and the devotion of fiercely loyal fans. What's behind this Lizzo momentum? Let's discuss.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

‘I Wish I Knew' Review: A Melancholy Master's Portrait of a City
In this elegiac documentary, the director Jia Zhangke explores Shanghai through its people, stories and soaring cranes.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

‘The Turning' Review: Taking a Dusty Book Off the Shelf
Henry James's 19th-century novella "The Turn of the Screw" receives an update in this film that has the hallmarks of horror but few real terrors.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

The Mummy Speaks! Hear Sounds From the Voice an Ancient Egyptian Priest
Scientists used a 3-D printer, a loudspeaker and computer software to recreate a part of the voice of a 3,000-year-old mummy.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Overlooked No More: Judee Sill, Singer Whose Life Was Tragically Cut Short
The story that runs parallel to Sill's rising stardom was one of misfortune and adversity that culminated in her death at the age of 35.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Reagan Arthur Named Publisher at Knopf
Ms. Arthur, previously the publisher at Little, Brown, succeeds Sonny Mehta, who died late last year.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

A Monument Man Gives Memorials New Stories to Tell
In video projections onto historical statuary in Manhattan, the artist Krzysztof Wodiczko claims public spaces for marginalized viewpoints.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Six Angels Singing the ‘Blues'
The Harlem-set "Blues for an Alabama Sky" finally arrives in New York, with a juicy role that has attracted African-American actresses across the country.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Animation That Broke the Rules
The great Japanese animator Satoshi Kon died young in 2010 but his work continues to dazzle on the internet.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

‘Star Trek: Picard' Series Premiere Recap: Back From Retirement
Patrick Stewart returns in an energetic stand-alone series about the "Next Generation" hero Jean-Luc Picard. So much for the admiral's quiet life at the chateau.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Obama Portraits to Tour the Nation
The works by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will make their way to five cities from June 2021 through May 2022, including a stop at the Brooklyn Museum.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Museum C.E.O. Apologizes for Mistakes in Dealing With Former Manager
The apology to the staff from the Philadelphia Museum of Art executive involved a manager who had been the subject of employee complaints.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

‘Quezon's Game' Review: In the Philippines, a Refuge From the Nazis
The real challenge wasn't getting the Jews out of Nazi Germany, but rather persuading the United States to grant them visas to the Philippines.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

‘Zombi Child' Review: Race, Class and Voodoo
A new film about a schoolgirl's erotic obsession examines the social hierarchies of midcentury Haiti and present-day France.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

‘The Last Full Measure' Review: Remembering a Fallen War Hero
This fact-based story directed by Todd Robinson follows the quest to get a Medal of Honor for a pararescue medic who died in Vietnam.

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Jan 23, 2020

These Artifacts Were Stolen. Why Is It So Hard to Get Them Back?
The Benin Bronzes, some of Africa's greatest treasures, were looted over 120 years ago. After a chance encounter, two men made it their mission to return them.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Before Michael B. Jordan Played Him in ‘Just Mercy,' Bryan Stevenson Was a Kid Who Loved to Read
The best-selling author and public interest lawyer comes from a family in which words mattered. A lot.

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Jan 23, 2020

Charles Yu Loves Reading With His Children. Don't Tell Them.
"I try not to smile too hard — if they ever realized how happy it makes me, they might start feeling like they're being duped."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

In ‘My War Criminal,' the Bad Guy Controls the Conversation
Jessica Stern's new book recounts her series of meetings with Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader who is serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Vienna's Ambitious Burgtheater Tours the Ruins of Europe
Under a new artistic director, this season at Austria's main playhouse includes 30 premieres, ranging from classical dramas to brand-new works.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Review: ‘Picard' Is, Finally, ‘Star Trek: Peak TV'
The seventh live-action "Star Trek" series offers some fan service for franchise nostalgists, but Patrick Stewart is just about the only thing that hasn't changed.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Senators Aren't Losing Sleep Over Trump's Impeachment Trial, Noah Says
"You know you've been sleeping for a long time when an artist has time to sketch your portrait," Trevor Noah said on Wednesday of napping senators.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

What's on TV Thursday: ‘Star Trek: Picard' and ‘Station 19'
Patrick Stewart returns to "Star Trek" in a new streaming show. And a "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff begins its third season on ABC.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 23, 2020

‘Color Out of Space' Review: Bother From Another Planet
Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson face an evil shade of lilac in this inventive sci-fi horror film directed by Richard Stanley.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Museum CEO Apologizes for Mistakes in Dealing With Former Manager
The apology to the staff from the Philadelphia Museum of Art executive involved an employee who was the subject of employee complaints.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Museum CEO Apologizes for Handling of Staff Complaints
The head of the Philadelphia Museum of Art made the apology at a meeting about how the museum had responded to sexual harassment accusations against a former manager.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Juice WRLD Cause of Death: Autopsy Shows Rapper Died of Accidental Overdose
The 21-year-old artist, whose real name was Jarad A. Higgins, went into convulsions during a drug raid at Midway Airport in Chicago.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Hollywood Women Push Directors Guild for Better Parental Benefits
Taking leave can result in lost coverage, as one female director discovered after giving birth. She's enlisted Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler and others in her effort to get the rules revised.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Harvey Weinstein Trial: Vivid Descriptions of Several Sexual Attacks
A prosecutor offered graphic details, including that Harvey Weinstein showed up uninvited outside Annabella Sciorra's hotel room in his underwear.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

‘The Gentlemen' Review: Boys Will Be Boys, Sometimes With Guns
Guy Ritchie makes a very Guy Ritchie movie, this time with Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant and Charlie Hunnam.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

David Olney, 71, Singer-Songwriter, Dies Onstage
He wasn't as famous as those who sang his songs, but he was revered by them. After apparently suffering a heart attack, mid-song, he stopped and said, "I'm sorry."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Sounds of the City
We sent four photographers to capture New York's soundscape in images. Here's what they saw (and heard).

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

The Man Behind the Boston Symphony's Quiet Success Will Retire
After two decades, Mark Volpe, the chief executive who tripled the orchestra's endowment, plans to step down.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Emojis Meet Hieroglyphs: If King Tut Could Text
An Israel Museum exhibition explores the complicated relationship between the hieroglyphs of antiquity and emoji, the lingua franca of the digital age.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

10 Years Later, an Oscar Experiment That Actually Worked
Expanding the best-picture list has made the category better, but there's still more to do to give us a fuller sense of the year in movies.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Weinstein Trial Begins With Vivid Descriptions of Several Sexual Attacks
A prosecutor offered graphic details, including that Harvey Weinstein showed up uninvited outside Annabella Sciorra's hotel room in his underwear.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Native Americans Get a Stronger Voice in the Mayflower Story
The United States and Britain will commemorate 400 years since the Pilgrim ship made its crossing. The events are more politically charged on one side of the Atlantic than the other.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

An Art-Lover Alert to the Voice and the Tap on the Shoulder
When a piece speaks to Dani Levinas, he listens. Many of the works that touch him have their roots in Latin America.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

The Pythons Remember Terry Jones, a ‘Renaissance Comedian'
The surviving members of Monty Python paid tribute to another founder, Terry Jones, after his death Tuesday.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries
‘Souls Grown Diaspora,' a movement's northern reach; Frederick Weston's ‘Blue Bedroom Blues'; Nicholas Krushenick's collages; Eric Brown's ‘Longhand' paintings.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Weinstein Trial Begins, 2 Years After Accusations Led to #MeToo
Prosecutors are portraying the producer as a serial rapist, while his lawyers maintain that his accusers consented to sex with him.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Behind a ‘Best New Artist' Nod: Yola's 20 Years of Experience
The 36-year-old singer and songwriter's "genre-fluid" country-soul music has been nominated for four Grammy Awards.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Groping Trial Can Include Testimony From 2 More Women
Prosecutors asked permission to allow 19 women with accusations against Mr. Gooding to testify. The accounts date back as far as 2001 and cover seven states.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

5 Grammy Artists You Need to Hear
The dozens of categories include many musicians worth discovering. Listen to our critics' picks here.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Terry Jones, Monty Python Founder and Scholar, Is Dead at 77
In addition to being a charter member of the celebrated British sketch troupe, he was a director, a screenwriter and an authority on Chaucer.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Phylicia Rashad to Direct ‘Blue' at the Apollo Theater
A revival of the Charles Randolph-Wright play, with Leslie Uggams, had been slated to open on Broadway.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Once ‘Little Joe,' Now a Reigning New York City Ballet Principal
Joseph Gordon, the company's youngest principal, dances like his whole life is ahead of him. And that's how he's playing Prince Siegfried in "Swan Lake."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

When a Critic Put on the ‘Best of All American Operas'
Anthony Tommasini recalls organizing a student production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein's "The Mother of Us All" in the early 1980s.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

The Detroit Symphony Needed a Fill-In. It Found a Music Director.
The Italian conductor Jader Bignamini, 43, will succeed Leonard Slatkin next season.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Terry Jones, a Python and a Scholar, Is Dead at 77
In addition to being a charter member of the celebrated Monty Python sketch troupe, he was a director, a screenwriter and an authority on Chaucer.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

With His Fourth Book, Charles Yu Finally Feels Like a Writer
"Interior Chinatown" explores Asian-American stereotypes, something that captivated the novelist and TV writer as he thought about stars, supporting characters and who gets to play the lead.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

‘Before Sunrise': The Making of an Indie Classic
On a tiny budget and at the mercy of Viennese trains and Ferris wheels, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke managed to create '90s movie magic.

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Jan 22, 2020

In South India, a Fragmented Family Turns Into an Overflowing One
Tishani Doshi's novel "Small Days and Nights" sends an unhappy expat home to Tamil Nadu to start a new life with a sister she never knew she had.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Jimmy Kimmel Differentiates Between Trump's and Clinton's Offenses
"Bill Clinton had sex with one person," Kimmel said on Tuesday night. "Donald Trump screwed a whole country."

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Jan 22, 2020

What's on TV Wednesday: Awkwafina and ‘The Revenant'
"Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens" debuts on Comedy Central. And Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "The Revenant" airs on FXM.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Review: Shrinking Lives at a Big Box Store in ‘Paris'
Racism is a stealth force in Eboni Booth's astute study of the (mostly) quiet desperation of minimum-wage workers in Vermont.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Trump Impeachment: A Quill-and-Ink Process Enters the Digital Age
The televised trial began with smartphone seizures, virtual video witnesses and media blitzes.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Review: In ‘A Soldier's Play,' an Endless War Against Black Men
The Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller's 1981 drama finds premonitions of today in the story of a 1944 murder.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Grammys Chief Calls Her Removal Retaliation for Exposing ‘Boys' Club'
Deborah Dugan, who was placed on leave, said that the Recording Academy's lawyer sexually harassed her and that she had complained about financial and voting irregularities.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Mission Impawsible: How Much ‘Cats' Can a Person Take?
The assignment: Head to Boston to see the touring stage show and the movie musical all in one day. The result: a purr, a yowl or both?

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Design Shows Take On the Future. And It's Not Pretty.
Museum curators and mindful millennials seek visions of a "clean," sustainable future. In Philadelphia, designers offer ideas to provoke.

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Jan 21, 2020

It's ‘Salome.' But With Puppets.
A new staging in Austria looks all the more unusual viewed side-by-side with the Vienna State Opera's classic production.

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Jan 21, 2020

Can a Hip-Hop Dance Show Settle In Off Broadway?
"Beyond Babel," with a style its makers call urban dance, arrives in New York from the West Coast for a two-month run.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

‘The Longing for Less' Gets at the Big Appeal of Minimalism
Kyle Chayka's book delves into art, architecture, music and philosophy to learn why the idea of "less is more" keeps resurfacing.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

A Bag of Cash Falls From the Sky. Trouble Is Close Behind.
Stephen Wright's satirical novel "Processed Cheese" takes on the excesses of the superrich.

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Jan 21, 2020

Teenage Heroes in a Mythical Land Fight Monsters, and Stereotypes
"The Good Hawk," a thrilling adventure fantasy debut by Joseph Elliott, has a heroine with intellectual disabilities. It's about time.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

A Compassionate Children's Book From the NPR Host Scott Simon
In "Sunnyside Plaza," Simon's funny, observant protagonist solves a mystery. She also has developmental disabilities.

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Jan 21, 2020

A Bollywood Star Takes on a Global Stigma
Deepika Padukone's new movie, "Chhapaak," highlights the activism of survivors of acid attacks.

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Jan 21, 2020

Where to Go to Watch the Paint Dry
Seriously. "Open conservation," or art-restoration labs set up to be viewed, and sometimes, interacted with, are increasingly a part of museums' offerings.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

40 of America's Greatest Writers on Key Supreme Court Decisions
In "Fight of the Century," edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, contributors including Jacqueline Woodson, Dave Eggers and Scott Turow explicate landmark A.C.L.U. cases.

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Jan 21, 2020

Aidy Bryant's Week: Music and More Music, With a Side of Garbage
The comedian and star of "Shrill" shared what she watched, read and listened to last week.

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Jan 21, 2020

Diane Ravitch Declares the Education Reform Movement Dead
In "Slaying Goliath," the veteran public-education activist celebrates the defeat of efforts to introduce federal education standards and testing into public schools and expand charters.

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Jan 21, 2020

Happy Wife, Happy Life, and Other Maddening Notions to Live By
A new novel uses old recipes and retro advice to connect the lives of women in different centuries.

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Jan 21, 2020

The Pain of the Holocaust Echoes Through Three Israeli Novels
A solitary woman who leaps from her balcony to her death and a writer who uncovers a family secret hidden by the war figure in these new works by Israeli authors.

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Jan 21, 2020

English's Pronoun Problem Is Centuries Old
In "What's Your Pronoun?" Dennis Baron argues that the language's lack of a third-person singular gender-neutral pronoun has dogged writers and speakers since at least the Middle Ages.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

English's Pronoun Problem Is Centuries' Old
In "What's Your Pronoun?" Dennis Baron argues that the language's lack of a third-person, gender-neutral pronoun has dogged writers and speakers since at least the Middle Ages.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

A Mystical Healer, Her Ailing Crush and the Desire That Undoes Them Both
Love literally hurts in Sue Rainsford's haunting debut novel, "Follow Me to Ground."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Late Night on Trump's Defense: ‘Just in Case, Gas Up the Bronco'
Jimmy Kimmel noted that one of Trump's lawyers has represented both O.J. Simpson and Jeffrey Epstein. "So he definitely has a type."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Alone on a Mountaintop, Awaiting a Very Hard Rain
Decades ago, Armenian scientists built a high-elevation trap to catch and study cosmic rays. Physics has mostly moved on, but the station persists — a ghost observatory with a skeleton crew.

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Jan 21, 2020

What's on TV Tuesday: ‘DC's Legends of Tomorrow' and ‘Vera'
The silly superheroes of "Legends" are back for a fifth season, and the British crime series "Vera" returns on BritBox.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2020

On ‘Prodigal Son,' Michael Sheen's Father Knows, and Kills, Best
How does the actor keep from bringing home all the weird energy of playing a serial killer dad? Well, who said he did?

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Jan 20, 2020

David Olney, 71, Singer-Songwriter, Dies After Apparent Heart Attack Onstage
He wasn't as famous as those who sang his songs, but he was revered by them. After he was stricken mid-song, he stopped and said, "I'm sorry."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2020

David Olney, 71, Singer-Songwriter, Dies After Stricken Onstage
He wasn't as famous as those who sang his songs, but he was revered by them. After apparently suffering a heart attack mid-song, he stopped and said, "I'm sorry."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2020

For 13 Years, He Has Humanized the Villain of ‘Oklahoma!'
Patrick Vaill took his final Broadway bow as Jud Fry, after performing in Daniel Fish's production of the musical since college.

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Jan 20, 2020

Harvey Weinstein's Dark Days
As his trial begins, he's hobbled and "terrified." His accusers say he deserves his misfortune for his treatment of women.

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Jan 20, 2020

Decades After Two Murders, an Appalachian Town Grapples With the Crimes
In "The Third Rainbow Girl," Emma Copley Eisenberg investigates the 1980 killings of two women hitchhiking to a festival in West Virginia.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Mac Miller and Jon Brion Had a Vision. It Almost Came True.
After the rapper's sudden death in 2018, the producer did his best to "get out of the way" of recordings that represented a bracing left turn for a still-evolving artist.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2020

What Winter Jazzfest Says About Where the Music Is Going in 2020
New York's most buzzed-about jazz event put a spotlight on innovative vocalists, the power of local scenes and older artists discovering new paths forward.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Review: Bess Myerson's ‘Ugly Daughter' Recalls Miss America Dearest
Barra Grant's autobiographical solo play plumbs her fraught relationship with her mother, the famous politician and beauty queen Bess Myerson.

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