‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Revisits a Tale That Refuses to Die

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, creators of the original mockumentary, talk about the new TV adaptation and the hassles of never dying.
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This Is Lupita Nyong’o. Hollywood, Please Keep Up.

The Kenyan-Mexican star of “Us” and “Black Panther,” who seems to excel at everything — even rap — is an exception in her industry, for better and worse.
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Doors Open for Women and People of Color at Top Ranks of American Theater

Artistic directors, the faces of local theater and tastemakers in their communities, have long been white men who have held the posts for many years. That’s changing.
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Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes: What to Read, Watch and Listen To

Alex Gibney’s new HBO documentary “The Inventor” is only the latest retelling of the Silicon Valley fraud that captivated the public imagination.
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When Extremes Attract: Dance and Horror’s New Pas de Deux

Gaspar Noé’s “Climax” is the latest movie to push the ecstatic, frightening qualities of dance into horror. A body holds plenty of space for terror.
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Iggy Pop Is Fine With Being the Godfather of Punk

In an interview, the influential proto-punk frontman discusses the Sex Pistols, Lester Bangs, drugs and “Punk,” his new documentary series on Epix.
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A Soprano Survived a Vocal Crisis. The Met Found Its Brünnhilde.

Christine Goerke nearly quit opera before becoming one of the world’s top dramatic voices. Now she faces her biggest test: Wagner’s “Ring” cycle.
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‘Billions,’ ‘Succession’ and the Making of Wealth Porn

How modern billionaire TV shows capture the lifestyles of the 1 percent of the 1 percent.
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Amy Schumer Doesn’t Care What You Think (That Much)

Taking harsh criticism and facing motherhood, the comedian acknowledged mistakes, saying, “I’m down to evolve.” Then again, she doesn’t want to be too careful.
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With Shows Like ‘The Other Two,’ Comedy Central Looks Beyond Its Core

The network’s primary audience has long been young white guys. A slate of new shows demonstrate how the brand is expanding beyond that more than ever before.
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Critic’s Notebook: Nine Concerts in Seven Days at the World’s Most Famous Concert Hall

Carnegie Hall manages to present the vast sprawl of the classical field in the 21st century better than almost anywhere else.
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critic’s notebook: Two Flamenco Divas, Two Kinds of Showmanship

Sara Baras’s show is like a pop diva’s concert. Soledad Barrio’s is bare bones — with nothing to hide behind, nothing to get in the way.
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‘Mockingbird’ Play Publisher Demands $500,000 From Harper Lee Estate

A filing seeking arbitration says the estate allowed eight theaters around the United States to stage “To Kill a Mockingbird,” then flip-flopped at the last minute.
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Aidy Bryant Found Her Confidence on ‘S.N.L.’ On ‘Shrill’ She Found Herself.

The bittersweet Hulu comedy, based on the memoir by Lindy West, has deep personal resonance for the “S.N.L.” veteran.
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Adam Driver and Keri Russell Share a Stage and Then, Maybe, Lightsabers

Before the force is with them, Keri Russell and Adam Driver, who will both appear in “Star Wars: Episode IX,” bring an unruly love story to Broadway.
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Her Husband Did the Unthinkable. This Is a Play About Everything After.

When her husband was arrested on child pornography charges, Maddie Corman watched her world fall apart. Then she made a play about it.
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Pritzker Prize Goes to Arata Isozaki, Designer for a Postwar World

The architect synthesizes Western and Japanese influences without ceding to one style.
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Michael Jackson Fans Are Tenacious. ‘Leaving Neverland’ Has Them Poised for Battle.

A new documentary detailing allegations of sexual abuse has the pop star’s most activist supporters ready to jump on Twitter and YouTube to defend his name.
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HBO Film Revives Lurid Claims, Imperiling Thriving Michael Jackson Estate

Mr. Jackson died deep in debt. Now his estate is worth billions. Will the new film, “Leaving Neverland,” focused on two men’s accounts of sexual abuse, damage his posthumous career?
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Critic’s Notebook: At New York City Ballet, Progress but Not Equality

Wendy Whelan has been chosen to run City Ballet with Jonathan Stafford, but her professional title is missing a prefix, as in co-artistic director.
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Critic’s Notebook: New York Has a Public Housing Problem. Does London Have an Answer?

After listening to residents, Hackney upgraded its council estates with sleek new apartments, mixing subsidized and market-rate tenants.
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Michael Jackson Cast a Spell. ‘Leaving Neverland’ Breaks It.

In a new documentary on HBO, two men accuse the star of sexually abusing them as children. Our critic wrestles with their stories, and his own fandom.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: The Grand, Exhausting Life of Pamela Adlon’s ‘Better Things’

The impressionistic family comedy on FX captures the labor of love better than ever in its third season.
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The Carpetbagger: The Oscars Finds Its Way Through an Identity Crisis — for Now

After so many scrapped plans, the fact that the show found an appealing groove is encouraging. But the academy faces many unresolved questions.
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The Best and Worst Moments of the 2019 Oscars

A more diverse winners’ list, a best-picture blunder, a joyous victory and misbegotten acceptance — these were the highs and lows as we saw them.
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Reporter’s Notebook: The One Big Awards Show That Didn’t Lock Out Women Directors

The Independent Spirit Awards nominated a record number of female directors. Why did no other award-giving groups come close to following suit?
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R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of Sexual Abuse in Chicago

The R&B singer was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims, three of whom were underage. His attorney said “there’s no merit to any of this.”
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What to See in New York City This Spring

Broadway, Wagner’s “Ring,” the opening of the Shed: what our critics and writers are looking forward to this season.
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Jussie Smollett’s Bond Set at $100,000

The Chicago Police said Thursday that the “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, upset over his salary, staged a fake assault.
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The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t

The Obama Presidential Center in Chicago won’t include a research library and archive. To some historians, that’s a problem.
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Game of Thrones: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Here’s What We Know

Here are a few details about the new season. And sign up for our preseason newsletter, which begins next week!
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Critic’s Notebook: A Man You Can Bait with a Skit

Wounded by a “Saturday Night Live” spoof, President Trump reacts with part heavy-handed threat, part celebrity ego.
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On ‘S.N.L.’, Alec Baldwin Mocks President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

In one of his increasingly infrequent appearances as Trump, Baldwin lampooned the president’s Rose Garden news conference, including its strange singsong portion.
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Ryan Adams Album Release Canceled Amid Report of F.B.I. Inquiry

“Big Colors,” the first of three albums scheduled for this year, is on hold after the musician was accused of explicit communication with an underage fan. He denies the claims.
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A Pop Culture Shock After the Trip of a Lifetime

Our 52 Places Traveler thought she could rely on downloads as armor against the unknowns of global travel. That’s not how it went down.
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What Will Win Best Picture? 20 Oscar Voters Spill Their Secrets

None would go on the record, but these members of the academy did reveal their candid opinions — and biases. News flash: It’s not all about merit.
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Ryan Adams Dangled Success. Women Say They Paid a Price.

Several women say Adams offered to jumpstart their music careers, then pursued them sexually and in some cases retaliated when they spurned him. He denies the claims.
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Critic’s Notebook: Who Can Split-Screen Trump?

The Democratic race may be, in part, a shadow contest over who can steal the TV president’s spotlight.
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The Best and Worst of the Grammys

Drake showed up (and got cut off), Brandi Carlile provided a thrill and Alicia Keys brought the chill. From powerhouse performances to mismatched collaborations, here’s how we saw the show.
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Landmark Broadway Deal Gives Actors a Piece of the Profits

Performers and stage managers who help develop hit shows will share in the riches following an agreement reached Friday between their union and producers.
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Lagos, City of Hustle, Builds an Art ‘Ecosystem’

West Africa’s new art destination is a sprawling megacity with a generation of artists, gallerists and collectors powering the scene.
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Can the Grammys Please Anyone?

The awards show made a series of changes in the past year to address its lack of diversity. But whether new nominees will win — or big names will show up — isn’t guaranteed.
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Critic’s Notebook: Trump, Political TV’s Protagonist, Now Has to Share the Spotlight

The State of the Union address suggested that America’s political drama was becoming an ensemble, not a one-man show anymore.
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MoMA to Close, Then Open Doors to More Expansive View of Art

Don’t plan to visit MoMA this summer. It’s closing for renovations that will put a new focus on work by women and artists of color. The results will shake up every gallery.
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The Best and the Worst of the Super Bowl Movie Trailers

Marvel movies like “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” stood out; “Alita,” what were you thinking?
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At the Paris Opera, a Biblical Tale Told With Rothko and Children

The director Romeo Castellucci explains some of the striking imagery in his staging of Scarlatti’s “Il Primo Omicidio.”
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A Word With: Kelly Rowland on Playing Gladys Knight: ‘I Just Wanted to Soak Her Up’

Rowland discusses her role in BET’s “American Soul,” the politics of the Super Bowl, R. Kelly and the message she’s bringing at this stage in life.
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Critic’s Notebook: The Sundance Film Festival Comes Through (Again!)

With “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Clemency” and more, this year’s festival had plenty of good and even great movies if not a consensus favorite.
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On Comedy: Instead of Killer Punchlines, Killer Choruses

In a loose-knit scene packing audiences into intimate New York spaces, comedians are getting big laughs with original songs.
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You Know the Lorena Bobbitt Story. But Not All of It.

In the 1990s, she was the topic of tabloid headlines and comedy skits. Now, as a documentary series takes on the story, she opens up about how that one night changed her life.
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Ellie Kemper: What I Learned From the Cast of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

As the Netflix series ends, Kemper writes about saying goodbye to Kimmy and what she learned from colleagues like Tina Fey.
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‘Rent Live’ Review: How Do You Measure a Show You Were Never Meant to See?

Fox’s TV production of the hit musical hardly went off as planned. What to make of this barely live show?
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Steve Martin Plays Roger Stone on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Wearing a pinstripe suit and projecting his voice at maximum volume, Martin played Stone, the longtime Trump adviser who was arrested on Friday.
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Roy Wood Jr. Is Following in the Comedy Footsteps of Dick Gregory

The comedian has a new Comedy Central special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You.” But he was never supposed to make it this far.
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‘Hamlet’ in Virtual Reality Casts the Viewer in the Play

A joint production by a Boston theater company and Google hopes to bring high-quality Shakespeare to wider audiences, and new audiences into theaters.
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What Penn Badgley Wants Us to Learn From ‘You’

When viewers swooned over his creepy character on the hit series, Badgley fired back on social media. Now, he reflects on his tweets and the show’s impact.
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‘Green Book’ and ‘Miss Daisy’ Fuel a Racial Fantasy. Mookie Knew Better.

In many Oscar bait movies, interracial friendships come with a paycheck, and follow the white character’s journey to enlightenment.
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Oscar Nominations 2019: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’ Break Ground

Netflix got its first best picture nod. The 91st Academy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24.
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Can Conan O’Brien Reinvent ‘Conan’?

On Tuesday, O’Brien returns to his TBS late-night show, which has a new half-hour format. Will that make the program competitive, and is that even what he wants?
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On Display at the People’s House: A Century of Persistence

Chirlane McCray sets a populist tone with an exhibition of female artists, long underrepresented at Gracie Mansion.
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His Art, Their Ideas: Did Robert Indiana Lose Control of His Work?

Private text messages entered as evidence in a legal dispute raise new questions about whether the artist fully designed his final works.
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To Get This Artist’s Message, You Have to Look Really Closely

With “This Land,” David Opdyke melds art and activism, hoping to inspire urgent changes in vision, one postcard, and viewer, at a time.
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Yalitza Aparicio of ‘Roma’ and the Politics of Stardom in Mexico

The film’s star was on her way to being a teacher when she landed the role. Now she’s part of a conversation about Indigenous people and inequality.
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The Carpetbagger: What Do the Oscars Gain by Losing a Host?

With Kevin Hart gone and a plan to proceed with no comic in charge, the show theoretically should be shorter. But the host’s importance is both overrated and underrated.
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M. Night Shyamalan’s Biggest Twist? Coming Full Circle

The director said his new film, “Glass,” was the toughest he has ever made. Yet the man once called “the Next Spielberg” says he is back where he wants to be.
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The Hunt for the Nazi Loot Still Sitting on Library Shelves

The art stolen by the Nazis has gotten more attention, but millions of books were also looted from Jews, and others, and have yet to be returned.
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Why It Could Be Hard to Mute R. Kelly

Many people have called for repercussions against the R&B star following a documentary about his treatment of women, but legal and commercial hurdles stand in the way.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings ‘Hamilton’ to a Troubled but Appreciative Puerto Rico

The show’s creator hopes its 17-day run in San Juan will call attention to the struggling island’s needs as well as its riches.
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A Real-World Battle Over Dancing Avatars: Did Fortnite Steal the Floss?

Three performers are suing the makers of the video game Fortnite, saying it is selling their dance moves without their permission. Can they win?
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‘The Sopranos’ 20th Anniversary: Here’s Your Complete Guide to Rewatching It

New to the series? Already a fan? Our spoiler-light guide offers several different watching strategies, based on your commitment level.
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The Carpetbagger: Wakanda for Oscar?

Director Ryan Coogler and his female department heads helped bring “Black Panther” to life. Will they get the credit they’re due?
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‘Bird Box’ Is Full of Plot Holes. We Tried (and Sometimes Failed) to Plug Them.

For a certain type of fan, half the fun of watching a movie is pointing out the logical inconsistencies. “Bird Box” gave us plenty.
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The Carpetbagger: Why the Golden Globes’ Surprise Wins Aren’t So Surprising

How did “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book” prevail while big hits like “A Star Is Born” and “Black Panther” stumbled?
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Critic’s Notebook: How ‘Chappelle’s Show’ and ‘The Boondocks’ Kept Us Laughing at R. Kelly

In the early 2000s, it was easier to mock the singer than wrestle with his alleged crimes. The documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” makes that difficult now.
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Critic’s Notebook: ‘Game of Thrones’ Does Not Say What Donald Trump Thinks It Does

The president’s appropriation of the show’s tagline and imagery suggests he doesn’t know what happened to the wall — or what it really means.
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Ellen DeGeneres: Academy Should Reinstate Kevin Hart as Oscars Host

In an interview released Friday, DeGeneres told Hart that she called the academy to ask it to make him the host of the award.
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‘Broad City’ Is Ending. Be at Peace With That. The Creators Are.

In a freewheeling interview, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, stars of “Broad City,” explain why they ended the show and why they look forward to life without it.
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Mexico City as the Director of ‘Roma’ Remembers It (and Hears It)

Alfonso Cuarón revisits the sights and sounds of the neighborhood that inspired his critically acclaimed film.
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10 Things Our Critics Are Looking Forward to in 2019

A Frida Kahlo show. A live “Great Gatsby” marathon. “Fleabag” takes the stage. Here are some of our most anticipated events of the early new year.
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A Father Confronts His ‘Spider-Verse’ Problem

His sons identify so deeply with the Afro-Latino hero that a conversation about the movie’s deep structural flaw is impossible.
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Critic’s Notebook: What It’s Like to Be a Female Movie Critic in the #MeToo Era

For Manohla Dargis, who spent a lifetime loving movies, ordinary, unremarkable sexism was so much harder to glide over. And it deserves outrage too.
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‘Black Mirror’ Gives Power to the People

Interactive filmmaking, where the viewers take control, has always been a technology in search of an audience. Netflix thinks the time is right.
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The Arts: Photos We Loved in 2018

Kanye West. Philip Roth. Opera. Jazz. Salsa. King Kong. Tonya Harding. We can go on, but why don’t you see for yourself.
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Bringing to Life the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Only Her Family Knows

Her nephew wrote the new biopic about her, “On the Basis of Sex.” Her grandson has a part. And the justice and her daughter reviewed draft after draft.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Passion for Puerto Rico

The island has shaped the “Hamilton” creator’s identity. Now he’s bringing the musical to San Juan, and things are getting complicated.
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Artists We Lost in 2018, in Their Words

Quotes from notable actors, musicians, writers and dancers who made us laugh and cry and look at the world in new, myriad ways.
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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became ‘Notorious’

This brisk biopic shows how the future Supreme Court justice made history, from her days at Harvard Law School to a decisive early case.
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They Look Like the Emperors’ Clocks. But Are They Real?

A legal dispute in New York is part of a broader questioning of the authenticity of some ornate timepieces that have come on the market from China.
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Dick Van Dyke on ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and Dancing at 93

The actor who starred in the original film dislikes the new one’s animation and says the biggest challenge wasn’t the hoofing but finally getting the accent right.
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The Carpetbagger: Rob Lowe on Dancing With Snow White and Getting the Last Laugh

The last time the Oscars went hostless, he did a duet that went down in history — and not in a good way. “I managed to convince myself that I’d killed it.”
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Review: A Watered-Down ‘Watership Down’ on Netflix

This four-part adaptation makes Richard Adams’s epic of rabbit civilization less scary, but stiff C.G.I. and timid choices sacrifice some of its dark poetry.
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On Comedy: Should Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. Talk About Accusations Onstage?

The comics are taking opposite tacks as they return, but the art of comedy relies on personas. What happens when those constructs no longer ring true?
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Review: A Truck Full of Sugar Can’t Make This Uplift Go Down

In this charmless follow-up to the 1964 film, Mary Poppins is back to take matters firmly in hand. There will be discipline, and song.
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The Carpetbagger: How Dolly Parton Nearly Hired Our Columnist Away

Spoiler alert: He’s still writing for us and not singing for her. But it’s just one example of the way the star has sweet-talked her way into the Oscar race.
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How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New

The director restored archival combat film to pristine clarity for “They Shall Not Grow Old.”
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The Director James Wan: If ‘Aquaman’ Doesn’t Work, Blame Me

He took on this film thinking the superhero had few fans. Then some other DC movies didn’t excite the public; now the new one faces unexpected pressure.
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Church Leaders Accuse Princeton of Keeping Looted Manuscripts

In a lawsuit, officials of the Eastern Orthodox Church say the university has four manuscripts that were looted from a monastery in Greece in 1917.
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On Comedy: Ellen DeGeneres Is Not as Nice as You Think

Feeling boxed in by her reputation for kindness, the comic is weighing whether to leave daytime TV, as her wife wants, or to stay, as her brother urges.
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Movies Starring Women Earn More Than Male-Led Films, Study Finds

The research, covering 2014 to 2017, also showed the power of films that pass the Bechdel test, in which two female characters discuss something other than a man.
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Album Review: XXXTentacion Left Splinters Amid the Wreckage on ‘Skins’

The singer and rapper was known for blending genres and channeling disaffection. His first posthumous album is a threadbare version of the work that made him famous.
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A Yacht, a Monet, a See-Through Piano: The U.S. Collects on a Fugitive’s Shopping Spree

The government is trying to recoup the many assets of Jho Low, a Malaysian financier at the center of an international fraud case who had very expensive tastes.
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Taylor Swift? Cardi B? The 2019 Grammy Nominations’ Snubs and Surprises

Younger artists racked up more nods than legacy acts — and one of pop’s biggest stars — as the Grammys made some major adjustments.
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2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Women Lead the Way

Facing criticism for a lack of diversity, the Recording Academy shifted its show’s processes, giving a crop of young and less heralded artists a chance to shine.
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Golden Globes Briefing: ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Vice’ Lead the Golden Globes Nominations

“Vice” nabbed six nominations while “A Star Is Born,” “Green Book” and “The Favourite” all received five. The global smash “Black Panther” was nominated for best drama.
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‘Clueless’ Was Amy Heckerling’s Masterpiece. Is She Done With It? As If.

Heckerling, the pioneering director behind “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” is turning “Clueless” into a musical. Will she finally get her due?
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The Best Theater of 2018

It was a year when classics were reincarnated in deceptively modest interpretations, conventional story forms were tossed aside and strong voices roared.
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culture 2018: The Best TV Shows of 2018

Another year brought another embarrassment of TV riches, as departing favorites gave way to audacious new series, and streaming services brought viewers a world of outstanding foreign fare.
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How 3 Actors Overcame Trump’s Travel Ban to Take the New York Stage

Two Iranians and a Syrian were allowed entry to perform “The Jungle,” a play about refugees, after urgings by Sting and an ex-archbishop of Canterbury.
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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and More in December

The holiday season is in full swing. As you gather with family and loved ones, this month’s roundup highlights TV shows and movies for all to enjoy.
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George R.R. Martin on How ‘Nightflyers’ Made ‘Game of Thrones’ Possible

The author discusses “Nightflyers” on Syfy, whitewashing of his work, future “sexing” and ideas for other “Game of Thrones” prequels.
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Rare Photo Is a Teenage van Gogh, but Not Vincent

A photo long thought to be one of two known pictures of the artist’s face is actually of his brother Theo, researchers in Amsterdam said.
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An Appraisal: David Mamet on Ricky Jay, a Great Astonisher and ‘Truest Friend’

“He achieved fame,” the playwright says of the master of magic who recently died. “But like the warrior monk or Hasidic master, he sought perfection.”
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The Director’s Cut: A Label Often Redefined, Now by Lars von Trier

The filmmaker is releasing his version of “The House That Jack Built” before the official one. What a director’s cut means has changed over the years.
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Bertolucci’s Best Movies Streaming Now: ‘Last Tango in Paris,’ ’1900’ and More

The Italian director explored lives big and small, his touch both sweeping and intimate. He was also controversial. Here’s a closer look at his work.
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On Comedy: 3 Savvy Comics Who Shine Where Sex and Politics Intersect

Janelle James, Liza Treyger and Emmy Blotnick smuggle funny political jokes into bits on dating and relationships.
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Theater’s Latest Prompt: Don’t Act Your Age!

In “Usual Girls,” “Dance Nation” and other plays, actors are playing characters that are sometimes decades younger than they are. Here’s how it works.
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Peeling Back the Paint to Discover Bruegel’s Secrets

New technology allows researchers to look beneath the layers of the Dutch master’s works, revealing some macabre details.
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Olivia Colman: Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears the Crowns

Olivia Colman has been a quiet star in Britain for a decade. But with two royal roles ahead, she’s reluctantly stepping into the spotlight.
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Critic’s Pick: ‘The Favourite’ Review: Scheming for Power in a Kinky Palace Triangle

Yorgos Lanthimos’s new film, starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, turns 18th-century royal intrigue into sublime and ridiculous comedy.
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Critic’s Notebook: Paula Jones, Reconsidered

Twenty years after Bill Clinton was impeached, “The Clinton Affair” and “Slow Burn” put the women who accused him of sexual misconduct in a new light.
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‘My Brilliant Friend’: Here’s What to Know About the HBO Adaptation

Based on the first book of the beloved Neapolitan series by Elena Ferrante, the series faces high expectations. How does it fare? Here’s what to read.
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Brace Yourself in Act II: Trigger Warnings Come to the Stage

A number of American theaters are posting specific and comprehensive advisories about sensitive material, while others are resisting the trend.
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William Goldman, Screenwriting Star and Hollywood Skeptic, Dies at 87

He won Oscars for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men.” But his jaundiced view of the movie business was well known.
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The Carpetbagger: Michael B. Jordan Is Finally in Control. Now What?

“Black Panther” has brought him Oscar buzz and “Creed II” could be another big hit. Still, he’s restless.
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Critic’s Notebook: The End of Endings

How endless sequels, boundless TV revivals and self-perpetuating social media feeds are robbing us of closure.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Is an Intimate Epic

HBO’s newest series is a faithful rendering of the story by Elena Ferrante and a counterpoint to cable drama’s testosterone-driven past.
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Stan Lee’s 11 Best Cameos and Where to Stream Them

The comics legend had dozens of winking cameos across the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as in indie films and on TV, both live-action and animated.
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Stan Lee Is Dead at 95; Superhero of Marvel Comics

Mr. Lee helped create Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man and others while overseeing his company’s emergence as a media behemoth.
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In a Netherlands Museum Director, the Nazis Found an Ally

As Dutch museums scour their holdings for Nazi-looted art, historians are revisiting a wartime arts administrator associated with tainted works.
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Vietnam-Era Play Lands With a Gasp

The novelist’s first play, “Happy Birthday, Wanda June,” is proving its resonance — and some nights, too much so — in a timely new revival.
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When Queen Took ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Live Aid

Freddie Mercury’s set in July 1985 is often called one of the greatest live performances of all time. What made those 21 minutes so memorable?
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Critic’s Pick: Meet Warhol, Again, in This Brilliant Whitney Show

A sweeping retrospective shows a personal side of the Pop master — his hopes, fears, faith — and reasserts his power for a new generation.
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Ben Stiller Goes Darker for a Real-Life Prison Break

His mini-series about a 2015 escape in upstate New York feels more like a thriller from a generation ago than the comic work he’s done before.
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Critic’s Notebook: Hip-Hop Rivalries Aren’t New. But the Battlefields Have Changed.

Tensions between the most prominent figures of rap were once confined to music. The social media era demands another approach.
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Review: A Sex Scandal Upends a Campaign in ‘The Front Runner’

Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart in Jason Reitman’s real-life morality play.
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Brown Point Shoes Arrive, 200 Years After White Ones

Ballet dancers of color have long painted, dyed or covered point shoes in makeup to match their skin. Could this small barrier to inclusion finally be disappearing?
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Orson Welles’ Final Movie and More: 7 Things to Know From the Week in Pop Culture

What you need to know from this week’s TV, music and movie news.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and Movie Musicals

The star shares his five favorite movie musicals, and, yes, he says, “Labyrinth” counts: “It is totally a David Bowie movie musical.”
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WARHOL’S LEGACY: Andy Warhol Inc.: How He Made Business His Art

His decision to turn the spreadsheet and the publicity machine into artistic mediums has touched artists from Damien Hirst to Banksy.
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When a Collision Between Politics and Sex Shocked Americans

As the drama “The Front Runner” chronicles, Gary Hart’s presidential campaign was dogged by questions about his personal life. Would we care today?
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Barbra Streisand Can’t Get Trump Out of Her Head. So She Sang About Him.

Her new album, “Walls,” is a rare instance of politics permeating her music, and in an interview, she could barely stop talking about her least favorite president.
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Heard the One About the Disabled Muslim Comic From Jersey?

With a television development deal for a semi-autobiographical show, Maysoon Zayid is hoping to push marginalized groups into the mainstream.
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On Comedy: Will TV Change the Comedy Cellar? Comics Are About to Find Out

The premier Greenwich Village club is getting into the late-night programming wars at a time when it has been under fire for Louis C.K. appearances.
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Allison Janae Hamilton’s Spirit Sources

Pine tar and turpentine, climate change and hurricanes affect her fantastical art of the rural South, in a show at Mass MoCA.
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Jerry Seinfeld on Louis C.K., Roseanne and Tense Times in Comedy

Analytical as ever, the comic has strong opinions about disgraced peers like Cosby. He says the audience is always right (even about his #MeToo joke).
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Frankenstein at 200

Mary Shelley’s creation is the rare story to pass from literature into common myth, inspiring a seemingly endless stream of adaptations.
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The Beastie Boys Put Down the Mic and Pick Up the Pen

After the death of Adam Yauch, Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz worked to capture the groundbreaking group’s aesthetic and legacy on the page. Here’s how they did it.
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Critic’s Notebook: Fox News and Trump Reboot a Fearmongering TV Drama From 2014

In the last midterms, specious stories about immigration and terror were in heavy fall rotation. It looks like we’re experiencing a rerun.
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Tippi Hedren, Hitchcock’s ‘Marnie,’ Loves the Met’s Opera

The star of the story’s film version flew in from California for the premiere, and stayed at the cast party past midnight.
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Eve Ewing Blasts From Chicago to Space, With a Boost from Marvel

She is a sociologist, poet, Twitter maven, Chicago cultural celebrity and newly minted Marvel Comics writer. But don’t ask Dr. Ewing about her superpowers.
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Bella Thorne’s Cats, Big Bird and More: Your Week in Pop Culture

What you need to know from this week’s TV, music and movie news.
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Live Review: Elton John Stays Flashy on the Long Road to Farewell

The English musician conquered American pop radio in the 1970s and never entirely left. Now he’s on a three-year tour celebrating his many hits for the last time.
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‘Halloween’ Review: Babysitters (and Jamie Lee Curtis) Beware!

David Gordon Green’s sequel to the horror classic brings Michael Myers back for blood.
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Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves ‘Sesame Street’ After Nearly 50 Years

Mr. Spinney’s remarkable run as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, two of the most beloved characters on television, will end this week.
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Tom Stoppard, Always Tackling ‘The Hard Problem’

Can a drama about the nature of consciousness be emotional, too? For its latest production, he’s tinkered with the script to firmly answer yes.
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Julian Schnabel and the Great Painters, Side by Side

The visual artist and movie director has moved some pieces in the Musée d’Orsay’s collection, hanging his paintings alongside ones by van Gogh, Monet and Cézanne.
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Critic’s Notebook: How Chicago Is Changing Theater, One Storefront at a Time

Can tiny companies thrive in the shadow of major institutions? In this theater-mad city, the question may actually run the other way.
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insidE the WRITERS’ ROOM: ‘Better Call Saul’: How to Cook Up the Perfect Con

For four seasons, the writers of “Saul” have slowly been transforming Jimmy McGill into the slimy Saul Goodman. In this video, they broke down a pivotal scene before the season finale.
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