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Jan 19, 2021

A Child of China's Gilded Elite Strikes a Nerve Over Wealth and Privilege
The youngest daughter of the founder of the telecommunications giant Huawei debuted a documentary, a magazine cover and a music video — and the response was savage.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment, in Verse
The youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history will read a work she finished after the riot at the Capitol. "I'm not going to in any way gloss over what we've seen," she says.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment in "The Hill We Climb"
The youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history will read a work she finished after the riot at the Capitol. "I'm not going to in any way gloss over what we've seen," she says.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2021

For More Inclusive Writing, Look to How Writing Is Taught
"Craft in the Real World," by Matthew Salesses, dismantles assumptions about the art of fiction and how it should be written.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2021

William Boyd's Madcap Burlesque Revisits the Summer of 1968
"Trio" follows three characters who are connected to a disastrous film production and each has a personal crisis to deal with.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Made by Hand in America: A New Book Tells the Story of Unsung Artisans
"Craft: An American History," by Glenn Adamson, considers the often disparaged tradition of artisanal work from colonial days to today's maker movement.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2021

After the Loss of a Child, How Does Life Go On?
Emily Rapp Black ponders the unanswerable in her new memoir, "Sanctuary."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Late Night Celebrates the Final 36 Hours of Trump in Charge
"Normally, after a president's term, they show before and after photos to prove how much the job aged him. This time, they're showing before and after photos of all of us," Jimmy Fallon joked on Monday.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Phil Spector: Listening to 15 Songs From a Violent Legacy
He was convicted of murder and died an inmate in California, but the producer's work in the early 1960s is an inextricable part of pop music history.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Matthew Lewis Can't Believe He's a Romantic Lead, Either
The actor, best known as the clumsy Neville Longbottom of "Harry Potter" fame, is a dashing suitor in the PBS reboot of "All Creatures Great and Small."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

How Theater Stepped Up to Meet the Trump Era
As artists saw liberties threatened and inequities exacerbated, the stage became more thrillingly urgent than it had been in decades.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

The Devilish Life and Art of Lucian Freud, in Full Detail
William Feaver's "The Lives of Lucian Freud: Fame, 1968-2011" completes a two-volume biography of the pioneering realist painter.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Paging Through Broadway While the Stages Are Dark
As she packs her things to make a move, a critic lingers over her memories, many slickly packaged, some not.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Morgan Wallen Debuts at No. 1 and Smashes a Country Streaming Record
"Dangerous: The Double Album" had 240 million streams — more than double the previous high set by Luke Combs.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Phil Spector: Hear 15 Essential Songs
He was convicted of murder and died an inmate in California, but the producer's work in the early 1960s is an inextricable part of pop music history.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

A Theater Serves as a Courthouse, Provoking Drama Offstage
Black artists and activists in Birmingham, England, say the city's largest playhouse has sold out by leasing its auditoriums to the criminal justice system.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Sylvain Sylvain of the Proto-Punk New York Dolls Dies at 69
He was a core member of a group that had limited commercial success in the early 1970s and didn't last long but proved hugely influential.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Finding a Foothold for Nordic Skiing in Rural Alaska
The harsh wind-hammered tundra sometimes complicates the prospect, as do the polar bears. But the children are enthusiastic pupils.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

The Mystery of the Painting Thieves Love
What is it about a Frans Hals painting housed at a tiny Dutch museum that has made it so popular with thieves, who have stolen it three times since 1988?

NYTimes Arts
Jan 18, 2021

What's on TV This Week: ‘Salt-N-Pepa' and ‘Painting With John'
Lifetime airs a movie about the all-female rap group. And John Lurie shares his wisdom on HBO.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 17, 2021

For Diversity Leaders in the Arts, Getting Hired Is Just the First Step
Cultural institutions are recruiting people of color to direct their transformation efforts. But bringing in one manager doesn't mean the work is done.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 17, 2021

Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer and Convicted Murderer, Dies at 81
Known for creating the ‘Wall of Sound,' he scored hits with the Crystals, the Ronettes and the Righteous Brothers and was one of the most influential figures in popular music.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 17, 2021

A Trip Into the Otherworldly With Adrienne Kennedy as Guide
A digital four-play retrospective, capped by a world premiere, illuminates this writer's fascination with doubling, violence and Black identity.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 17, 2021

Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer Imprisoned in Slaying, Dies at 81
Known for creating the ‘Wall of Sound,' he scored hits with the Crystals, the Ronettes and the Righteous Brothers and was one of the most influential figures in popular music.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 17, 2021

Movies to Stream for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Seven recent films help commemorate King's legacy in fighting for racial justice.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 17, 2021

How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief
Over nearly a decade, Jonathan Petropoulos met dozens of times with a man who helped the Nazis loot Jewish art collections, a complicated relationship he explores in "Göring's Man in Paris."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Make a Maze With Newspaper
With some thoughtful folding and a little tape, you can make your own hand-held game.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Things To Do At Home
This week, celebrate Martin Luther King's Birthday, revisit "The West Wing" and explore a new exhibit from the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Six Great Movies About Presidents
If you're looking for some escapism, these films are a good reminder that democracy works.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 16, 2021

How to Commemorate Martin Luther King's Legacy in 2021
Here are ways to commemorate Dr. King's legacy, whether you want to commit to a day of service or learn about the history of the civil rights movement.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Sylvain Sylvain of the Proto-Punk Band New York Dolls Dies at 69
He was a core member of a group that had limited commercial success in the early 1970s and didn't last long but proved hugely influential.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Marsha Zazula, ‘Metal Matriarch' of Metallica and Others, Dies at 68
She and her husband founded Megaforce Records and introduced the world to heavy metal bands that became major stars.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Pixar's ‘Soul' Has a Black Hero. In Denmark, a White Actor Dubs the Voice.
The casting has fueled a debate about structural racism and fanned anger about stereotyping and prejudice in European-language voice-overs, even when films have main characters of color.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Figuring It Out: Two Novels About Ice Skating and Adolescence
"The Comeback," by E.L. Shen, and "Ana on the Edge," by A.J. Sass, put identity on center ice.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Globalfest Moves Online, Showcasing World Music Without Boundaries
With 16 bands over four nights, the festival expanded its reach at a time when live music with audiences is in short supply.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Joanne Rogers, Mister Rogers's Mrs., Is Dead at 92
She worked to preserve the legacy of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," spreading her husband's message of kindness. A friend said, "Her presence in my life made me never forget Fred."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Kim Tschang-Yeul, 91, Dies; Painted Water Drops Swollen With Meaning
Hailing from South Korea, he became an international art star with luminous images informed by Eastern philosophy and the trauma of war.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Celebrating King the Activist (Not Just the Dreamer) in Art
A digital tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joins seven Brooklyn-based artists, and BAM.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Will Averno Become a 'Marvel Universe' for Musicals?
The shows have not been staged, but three concept albums are at the center of a sprawling fictional world created largely by teenagers.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Philip J. Smith, a Power on Broadway, Is Dead at 89
As head of the Shubert Organization, he was one of New York City's most influential real estate and cultural entrepreneurs.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Sam Pollard and ‘MLK/FBI': The Filmmaker as Historian
Whether working on his own projects or others like "Eyes on the Prize II" and "4 Little Girls," the multihyphenate artist has built a monumental career examining America.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

D.I.Why?
We've come a long, exhausted way from trying to make the best of it. Here are some new "Do It Yourself" books that more accurately reflect the moment.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Sincere, Outdoorsy, Trippy, a Music Festival Breathes Los Angeles
Darkness Sounding, a solstice-inspired embrace "of the body and for the body," is coming from the group Wild Up.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Biden Inauguration: Bruce Springsteen and John Legend to Perform
Foo Fighters, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will also take part in the prime-time television special.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Thrillers Spiked With Malice and Dread
Looking for a nerve-fraying whodunit? These three novels — including one from Jane Harper — will keep you up at night.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Javicia Leslie on Becoming TV's First Black Batwoman
"I'm coming in with my elbows out and making way," the 33-year-old actor said about her starring role in Season 2 of the CW superhero series "Batwoman."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

The Blockbuster ‘Drivers License,' a Possible Reply and 7 More New Songs
Hear tracks from Lana Del Rey, Aly & AJ, Drive-By Truckers and others.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

‘Outside the Wire' Review: At War With the Robots
This Netflix film starring Anthony Mackie is neither curious nor bold in the ways it depicts a sentient robotic revolt.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Trump Tried to End Federal Arts Funding. Instead, It Grew.
Each year, President Trump's proposed federal budget eliminated funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. But the agency survived, largely by relying on bipartisan support in Congress.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Regina King on 'One Night in Miami' and Her Art
The actress-turned-director of "One Night in Miami" explains why she sees the fact-based drama about a meeting of four icons as a companion piece to "Watchmen."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

‘Tiny Pretty Things' Falls for Big Ugly Ballet Stereotypes
Why is it so hard to show the dance world as it is? This Netflix series about students at a ballet school is yet another cartoonish depiction.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Watch Gal Gadot Fight Crime at the Mall in ‘Wonder Woman 1984'
The director Patty Jenkins narrates a sequence from her movie, streaming on HBO Max.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

‘Wonder Woman 1984' | Anatomy of a Scene
Patty Jenkins narrates a sequence from her film.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Bruce Springsteen and John Legend to Perform at Biden Inauguration Event
Foo Fighters, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will also take part in the prime-time television special.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

The Kids of Survival Are Middle-Aged — and Transforming Yet Again
Studio K.O.S. continues the legacy of the '80s art collective that grew up, entered museums and regrouped in Hoboken.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

What Is a Home? In ‘Aftershocks,' the Answer Is Not So Clear
In her memoir, Nadia Owusu contemplates what it means to find home.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

What Can We Expect After the Pandemic?
Four new books look at life after the virus and reach startlingly different conclusions.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

New in Paperback: ‘Amnesty' and ‘Cool Town'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 15, 2021

Late Night: Shocker. Trump Stiffs Giuliani and Won't Take His Calls.
"Impeachment was great, but there really is no more perfect way for this to end than Trump stiffing Rudy," Seth Meyers said.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Monument Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is Set for Boston
The memorial, called "The Embrace" and designed by Thomas and architects at MASS Design Group, will honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Mary Catherine Bateson Dies at 81; Anthropologist on Lives of Women
After a well-documented childhood as the daughter of Margaret Mead, she earned her own renown with a book on women's lives that became a touchstone to feminists.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
If you need soothing, an escape, or something that's just fun, there's plenty worth checking out.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Mary Catherine Bateson Dies at 82; Anthropologist on Lives of Women
After a well-documented childhood as the daughter of Margaret Mead, she earned her own renown with a book on women's lives that became a touchstone to feminists.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

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

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Guggenheim Names First Black Deputy Director and Chief Curator
Naomi Beckwith, who succeeds Nancy Spector, sees herself as a "partner" in healing and will help the museum work toward a more equitable work environment.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Nick Cave's ‘Truth Be Told' Moving to Brooklyn Museum
Anne Pasternak, the Brooklyn Museum's director, shows solidarity with "Truth Be Told," three words in vinyl that address racial injustice.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘Acasa, My Home' Review: Civilization and Its Malcontents
A family's dispossession to make way for a nature park is the subject of this Romanian documentary.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘WandaVision' Review: That's Why They Became the Disney Bunch
A new TV era for Marvel's roster of superheroes begins with — a high-concept salute to classic sitcoms?

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘MLK/FBI' Review: King, Hoover and the Tale of the Tape
Sam Pollard's fascinating documentary chronicles the F.B.I. director's obsession with the private life and political affiliations of the civil rights leader.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Howard Johnson, 79, Dies; Elevated the Tuba in Jazz and Beyond
Fluent and graceful on a notoriously cumbersome instrument, he helped to find it a new role in a wide range of musical settings.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

What Happens Now to Michael Apted's Lifelong Project ‘Up'?
His documentary series chronicled the lives of its subjects every seven years since 1964. Now the participants ponder whether it can carry on without him.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

What MF Doom's 'Operations: Doomsday' Contributed to Hip-Hop
With his 1999 debut album, "Operation: Doomsday," the masked rapper blurred the line between present and past.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

MF Doom, Magician of Memory
With his 1999 debut album, "Operation: Doomsday," the masked rapper blurred the line between present and past.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

L.G.B.T.Q. TV Representation Falls for First Time in 5 Years, Glaad Finds
An annual report found that 9.1 percent of characters scheduled to appear on prime-time broadcast series identified as L.G.B.T.Q. in the 2020-21 season, down from 10.2 percent.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

A Racial Equity Monument, From Hank Willis Thomas, Is Set for Boston
The memorial, called "The Embrace" and designed by Thomas and architects at MASS Design Group, will honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Biden Inauguration: Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez Will Perform
Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony, which will feature a performance by Jennifer Lopez.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Baryshnikov Arts Announces Digital Season
New work by Kyle Marshall, Bijayini Satpathy, Justin Hicks and others will debut throughout the spring.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

In ‘Lupin,' Omar Sy Puts a New Twist on a Classic French Tale
In the international hit from Netflix, the actor plays a modern gentleman thief, inspired by the charming rapscallion Arsène Lupin.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

The Lusty Creativity of Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem
A lesser-known Dutch master with a penchant for male backsides created some of the greatest homoerotic paintings of all time.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Meet Kidd G, Country Music's Next Emo-Rap Star
A 17-year-old from a small Georgia town built an audience as a rapper on TikTok and SoundCloud before pivoting to country music and inching his way into a notoriously cloistered industry.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Rape-Revenge Tales: Cathartic? Maybe. Incomplete? Definitely.
Films like "Promising Young Woman" should be especially urgent in the wake of #MeToo. Instead, they sell female characters short.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘Don't Tell a Soul' Review: Brothers in Crime Harbor a Secret
It's not every day you get to see Rainn Wilson at the bottom of a well, and that's just the half of it.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Siegfried Fischbacher, Magician of Siegfried & Roy, Dies at 81
Mr. Fischbacher's partner, Roy Horn, died last May of complications of Covid-19. "There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried," Mr. Fischbacher said at the time.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Mike D Sells Hester Diamond's Art at Auction
Out with the (very) old at Sotheby's.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

The ‘Great Gatsby' Glut
F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel about America and aspiration is now in the public domain, so new editions, as well as a graphic novel and a zombie adaptation, have gotten the green light.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 9 Ways to Honor His Legacy
Marches and parades are on pause this year. But streamed events and exhibitions are still commemorating King's achievements.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

'One Night in Miami' Review: Regina King Directs and Leslie Odom Jr. Stars
A 1964 meeting of Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown is the subject of Regina King's riveting directorial debut.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘One Night in Miami' Review: After the Big Fight, a War of Words
A 1964 meeting of Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown is the subject of Regina King's riveting directorial debut.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘Bloody Hell' Review: An Acrid Thriller Bites Off Too Much
Cannibals and comedy are mixed in this deranged ride from the director Alister Grierson.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘Film About a Father Who' Review: Family Secrets by Omission
In her new documentary, Lynne Sachs assesses her relationship with her father, Ira Sachs Sr., who fathered children with multiple women.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘My Little Sister' Review: Sibling Dependency
A cancer diagnosis only strengthens the bond between adult twins in this perceptive Swiss drama.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘Some Kind of Heaven' Review: Hardly an Idle Retirement
This documentary co-produced by The New York Times visits a retirement community the size of a small city.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘The Marksman' Review: In Need of a Mission
Liam Neeson plays the reluctant protector of an undocumented Mexican boy in this dusty drama.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘Hunted' Review: Catch Me if You Can
Riffing on "Little Red Riding Hood," this sadistic chase movie sends a young woman and two attackers into the deep, dark woods.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘Locked Down' Review: In Quarantine, Misery Hates Company
Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor play a couple sheltering in their London brownstone over the early weeks of the pandemic in this irritating heist comedy.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

‘American Skin' Review: Out for Justice
In Nate Parker's film, a father takes matters into his own hands to hold a police officer to account for shooting down his son.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

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

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

A Playwright's New Subject: Her Husband, the Pandemic Expert
Prolific and widely-produced, Lauren Gunderson didn't have to look far to create "The Catastrophist," a play about risk that's both timely and personal.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Why Kevin Hart Obsesses Over Skin Care
Here's what his grooming and wellness routine looks like.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 14, 2021

Fredrik Backman Walked Into A Potential Future Home. What He Found Surprised Him.
Some of us are struck by aspiration when we're touring a staged property. For this best-selling author, the lightbulb moment was more productive.

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