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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Better Call Saul: ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 Finale Recap: Suckers!

Jimmy’s slide into Saul continues as Mike faces a brutal choice.
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For Aasif Mandvi, a 20-Year-Old Play Now Feels Like ‘Political Resistance’

“Sakina’s Restaurant,” which put him on the map, has new resonance, which is why he’s summoning the energy to play all its roles all over again.
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Bill Cosby’s Legal Woes Now Shift to Civil Court

Largely on hold while his criminal case unfolded, the suits from 10 women who say he also sexually assaulted them will now proceed in Massachusetts and California.
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Critic’s Notebook: ‘Better Call Saul’ Is Great TV. Well, Part of It Is.

The Season 4 finale reached a long-promised milestone for a “Breaking Bad” prequel that’s part moral investigation, part Easter-egg factory.
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Critic’s Notebook: In ‘A Star Is Born,’ Lady Gaga Pits Pop Against Authenticity

The movie reflects a battle that’s played out in her own career, between the perceived ephemerality of pop and the assumed durability of “real” music.
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How Banksy’s Prank Might Boost His Prices: ‘It’s a Part of Art History’

The artist’s remotely shredded “Girl With Balloon” was meant to poke fun at excesses of the auction world. Yet now his prices look set to soar.
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Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby’s

The British street artist Banksy appeared to pull off one of his most spectacular pranks on Friday night, with a frame that shredded his “Girl With Balloon” after it sold.
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Hoaxers Slip Breastaurants and Dog-Park Sex Into Journals

Three academics tested a theory about the intellectual integrity of peer-reviewed “grievance studies” by cooking up, and publishing, their own.
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Critic’s Notebook: The Only Hollywood Abuser I Want to Hear From Is a Horse

In a TV season filled with very special #MeToo episodes, a few standout shows like “BoJack Horseman” commit to telling a bigger story.
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Vulgar Texts and Dancer Turmoil Force City Ballet to Look in the Mirror

The country’s premier ballet company, rocked by accusations against its former leader and three male dancers, is now reassessing its culture.
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David Hockney Wouldn’t Paint the Queen. But He Made Her a Stained-Glass Window.

The British painter says he is not a churchgoer, but on Tuesday a window that he designed was formally dedicated in Westminster Abbey.
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Riddle of a Scandalous French Painting Is Solved, Researcher Says

Until now, the identity of the subject in Gustave Courbet’s “The Origin of the World,” a meticulous close-up of a woman’s genitals, was unknown.
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‘S.N.L.’ Has Matt Damon Play Brett Kavanaugh in Season Premiere

Meanwhile, the musical guest, Kanye West, drew attention for his extensive post-show remarks.
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Yo-Yo Ma Wants Bach to Save the World

With a new recording and a two-year, 36-city world tour, the classical musician of our civic life is pairing art and community action.
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Critic’s Notebook: A High-Stakes Hearing Raises Two Voices, One Quiet, One Loud

The political and gender divide in America played out on TV not just in what Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh said, but how they said it.
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Bradley Cooper Is Not Really Into This Profile

In “A Star Is Born,” his directorial debut, Mr. Cooper wrangles with the celebrity industrial complex. So you can imagine how this interview went.
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Critic’s Notebook: The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’

I went to as many Instagramable “museums,” “factories” and “mansions” as I could. They nearly broke me.
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Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison; Bail Is Denied

Mr. Cosby was convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a woman he had mentored.
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Bill Cosby Sentencing: Live Updates

A psychologist testified that Mr. Cosby had a personality disorder that drove him to seek sex with nonconsenting partners, a depiction that the defense challenged.
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The Met Is Creating New Operas (Including Its First by Women)

Turning the page with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, its first new music director since 1976, the Met is readying new works — and planning forays into its city.
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Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision

This expanded private museum in Maryland gets a tax break for Mitchell and Emily Wei Rales. But artists say it also gives the world an exciting place to view their work.
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How Robyn, Pop’s Glittery Rebel, Danced Her Way Back From Darkness

After enduring an emotional crash, a breakup and the death of a mentor, the Swedish star has her first album in eight years and the most transcendent song of her career.
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Creativity From the Chaos of Hurricane Maria

One year later, artists in Puerto Rico and those attached to the island talk about how the devastation and its aftermath influenced their work.
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New York Review of Books Editor Is Out Amid Uproar Over #MeToo Essay

The editor, Ian Buruma, left as the magazine faced a backlash after publishing an essay by a Canadian radio personality who lost his job and reputation following sexual misconduct allegations.
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The Best and Worst Moments of the 2018 Emmys

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were dominated by “diversity,” “Mrs. Maisel” and a surprise proposal.
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Emmys Briefing: 2018 Emmy Awards: What to Watch For

Will the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards be a battle of former champions? Many eyes are on “Game of Thrones” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
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Profile: Jill Lepore on Writing the Story of America (in 1,000 Pages or Less)

After writing a shelf of books mining forgotten incidents and obscure lives, the Harvard scholar and New Yorker writer offers history on a grand scale.
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the new season: Movie Stars Have Heroines, Too

We asked actresses, directors and writers with this fall’s films to tell us about the forerunners they admire. Tilda Swinton, Rashida Jones, Michelle Rodriguez and others explain in their own words.
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Critic’s notebook: The Best New Social Thriller Is a Podcast

“Adventures in New America” and “The Horror of Dolores Roach” take fiction podcasts to new heights with mash-ups of horror, comedy and social commentary.
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Gender Is a Construct. Christine and the Queens Built a Bulldozer.

This French pop singer’s new album, “Chris,” an ode to “horny, hungry and ambitious” women, is a timely personal and political breakthrough.
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‘She Should Be Revered, and She Is Not’

With two more high-profile plays opening in New York this season — and a huge movie deal in the works — Theresa Rebeck’s time may have come.
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On Comedy: The Netflix Executives Who Bent Comedy to Their Will

The streaming service neutralized Comedy Central and HBO by relying on taste clusters rather than traditional demographics. But there have been major missteps, too.
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Mac Miller, Rapper Who Wrestled With Fame and Addiction, Dies at 26

The musician, who released five albums, began his career as a mischievous party-starter but turned toward darker themes.
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The Billionaire Who Bought Trump’s Mansion Faces Scrutiny in Monaco

Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian mining magnate, is suspected of using perks to curry favor with officials, who arrested a businessman he is feuding with.
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Burt Reynolds Dies at 82; Made Hearts Throb and Audiences Laugh

Mr. Reynolds carried on a long love affair with moviegoers even though his performances were often more memorable than the films that contained them.
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City Ballet and Chase Finlay Sued by Woman Who Says Nude Photos of Her Were Shared

Alexandra Waterbury, 19, accused New York City Ballet of fostering a “fraternity-like atmosphere.”
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Cher Has Never Been a Huge Cher Fan. But She Loves Being Cher.

With a new album of Abba covers, a Broadway musical about her life and a no-holds-barred take on her career, the 72-year-old pop icon is as outspoken as ever.
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Critic’s Notebok: At the Telluride Film Festival, the Past Isn’t Safe at All

At this year’s edition, the movies looked ahead (to the Oscars) and back into history, none better than Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical “Roma.”
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As TV Seeks Diverse Writing Ranks, Rising Demand Meets Short Supply

Shows are scrambling to hire more minorities, but the pipeline of experienced writers is thin, a problem of the industry’s own making.
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Critic’s Notebook: In a Hometown Send-Off, Aretha Franklin Belongs to Everyone

The gospel church, the pop public, the city of Detroit: The “Queen of Soul” was part of them all, but they didn’t define her singular gifts.
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Aretha Franklin Funeral: Thousands Gather to Honor the ‘Queen of Soul’

People packed a Detroit church to pay respects to a musical giant whose legacy was evident in several hours of tributes in song.
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Paul Taylor Dies at 88; Brought Poetry and Lyricism to Modern Dance

Mr. Taylor’s poignant and exuberant works entered the repertory of numerous dance companies. His own company has been one of the world’s superlative troupes.
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An Artist Ascendant: Simone Leigh Moves Into the Mainstream

With her first major New York gallery show and an important public commission, the artist spotlights African-American women “left out of history.”
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Ethan Hawke Is Still Taking Ethan Hawke Extremely Seriously

The critics used to hate him, but he worked in defiance of them. Now they’re rapturous, and he’s not sure what to do.
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An Appraisal: Neil Simon Drew Big Laughs, Then Came a Cultural Shift

Though he remains the greatest American comic playwright, Mr. Simon was standing over a fault line in the culture that eventually pulled him down.
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Neil Simon, Broadway Master of Comedy, Is Dead at 91

Mr. Simon started out writing for television and later wrote for the movies, but his plays were his biggest successes, among them “The Odd Couple” and “Barefoot in the Park.”
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On Comedy: This May Be the Most Polarizing Comedy Special of the Year

For his new set on HBO, Drew Michael drops the audience and adds a fictional girlfriend. The result is sarcastic club humor that feels like a French new wave film.
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What Will the Future Be Like? These Objects Help Us Imagine

An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London examines how technological and social change will alter the way we live.
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In Praise of Bernstein as Conductor: Movement That Mesmerized

To his fans, especially the baby boomers who were the target audience for his Young People’s Concerts, his theatrical podium persona was thrilling.
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Plácido Domingo, Opera Superstar, Achieves the Unthinkable: 150 Roles

The 77-year-old singer will reach a virtually unheard-of milestone when he sings his 150th role at the Salzburg Festival in Austria on Thursday.
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Sacha Baron Cohen Pranked Me, Can I Sue? Yes. Win? Not So Much.

Mr. Cohen has been sued many times. There’s a reason he rarely loses: His unsuspecting subjects don’t read the fine print.
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‘This Story Transcends Race’: Kevin Kwan on the Appeal of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

The author of the novel, from which the movie was adapted, talks about how the film is opening new doors for its cast and why it’s making white men cry.
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Aretha Franklin’s Music Powered Memorable Moments Onscreen

In “Moonlight,” “Murphy Brown,” “Blues Brothers” and more, Ms. Franklin’s catalog was called on to sweeten or deepen a scene.
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‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Us All to Church

Recorded at a Baptist church in South Los Angeles in 1972, the album is an artist reaching another level.
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Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

With hits like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” she defined a female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable.
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Kenan Thompson, the Reluctant Star of ‘Saturday Night Live’

He has always been most comfortable as a supporting player. The longest tenure on the show and an Emmy nomination have helped change that state of mind.
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Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is a Party With a First-Rate Guest List

Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of the best-selling novel is a lavish, slyly old-fashioned romantic comedy.
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They All Love a ‘Yellow Submarine’: Very Young Beatles Fans Sing Along

Families, most with small children, gathered at Film Forum for a special screening of the 1968 movie that let them share their love of the group.
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An Appraisal: V.S. Naipaul, a Writer of Many Contradictions and Obvious Greatness

Naipaul, who died at 85 on Saturday, was a self-styled heir to Joseph Conrad, and a legitimate one.
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Eighth Graders Watch ‘Eighth Grade’ and Relate (and Also Cringe)

Teenagers turned out in droves for free all-ages screenings of Bo Burnham’s drama about being 13. The movie reminded them of their own middle-school hell.
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Transforming Tulsa, Starting with a Park

Can a billionaire bring together his divided city? With Gathering Place, George B. Kaiser and Michael Van Valkenburgh challenge what an urban park can be.
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Langston Hughes Just Got a Year Older

How a random late-night online search led to new discoveries about the poet’s birth and early years.
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’: Why Did It Take So Long to See a Cast Like This?

With much riding on the first major Hollywood film with a majority Asian cast and crew since 1993, the makers faced questions about identity.
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Syria’s Women Prisoners, Drawn by an Artist Who Was One

Azza Abo Rebieh got her guards to give her pencils and paper, then began sketching the faces and habits of fellow inmates in Syria’s notorious detention system.
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Syria’s Women Prisoners, Drawn by an Artist Who Was One

Azza Abo Rebieh got her guards to give her pencils and paper, then began sketching the faces and habits of fellow inmates in Syria’s notorious detention system.
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As America Grieved, Sports Helped Console a Nation

Lump-in-the-throat, intimate stories that allowed fans to temporarily forget the tragedy have emerged at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
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The Go-Go’s Gave Us the Beat and So Much More

The new wave band, whose music is being celebrated in a Broadway musical, provided a blueprint for girl-powered groups. But the Go-Go’s weren’t always taken seriously.
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A Family’s 400-Year-Old Musical Secret Still Rings True

Created for the court for the Ottoman Empire, Zildjian cymbals are used by drummers worldwide.
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Newseum Says It Made a Mistake and Pulls ‘Fake News’ Shirts

“Journalists are not the enemy of the people,” the Washington museum dedicated to celebrating the First Amendment said on Saturday.
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What Do 525 Ventriloquists Do at a Convention? Ask Their Dummies

Scenes from an annual “vent” gathering in Kentucky, where puppets rule and their masters crave respect for an unappreciated art form.
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An Influential French Director Is Accused of Sexual Abuse. The Reaction Has Been Muted.

Allegations against Luc Besson have not set off a chain reaction in the French film industry, showing how #MeToo has played out differently.
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A Rough Rehearsal, a Suicide and a Broadway Show in Turmoil

The death of Jeff Loeffelholz, a longtime standby actor in “Chicago,” has rattled the cast and brought attention to workplace behavior on Broadway.
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An Artist Unites North and South Korea, Stitch by Stitch

Through smugglers and bribes, Kyungah Ham employs embroiderers in the Hermit Kingdom to sew her designs, an extraordinary and risky collaboration.
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Finding Music in Shakespeare, Suffragists and Mitch McConnell

A rising star in musical theater, Shaina Taub is a fiercely political singer-songwriter who is writing the lyrics for her first Broadway show, with Elton John.
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Art Review: Rammellzee, From Living Letters to Living Sculpture

The universe of the graffiti master turned astrofunk storyteller, in a bracing show at Red Bull Arts New York, shows his lifelong battle against the limitations of form.
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Books News: Missing Pages From Malcolm X’s Autobiography Turn Up at Auction

The possible existence of three unpublished chapters has been a source of intrigue, and now at least one of them has surfaced.
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Jason Spencer, Georgia Lawmaker Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, to Resign

Two days after footage showed him yelling racial epithets on Mr. Cohen’s series “Who Is America?,” Mr. Spencer has decided to step down from office.
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Billy Joel’s Got a Good Job and Hits in His Head

He stopped making new pop music in 1993, but his fans stuck around. Celebrating his 100th Madison Square Garden show, he spoke about writing songs and staying alive.
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The Comedy-Destroying, Soul-Affirming Art of Hannah Gadsby

Creating the furious stand-up special “Nanette” was an act of self-preservation for the Australian star. The result has been a sensation “beyond my comprehension.”
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Sacha Baron Cohen Is Duping Republicans. Is He the James O’Keefe of the Left?

Mr. Cohen’s Showtime series, “Who Is America,” has used deception to embarrass G.O.P. figures, similar to the way Mr. O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has targeted liberals.
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‘Castle Rock’ Is a Stephen King Story That Isn’t Really a Stephen King Story

The 10-episode series on Hulu represents a confluence of many of the author’s stories and characters and also of several TV trends.
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How Benny Blanco Became the Most Popular Oddball in Pop Music

The producer and songwriter has worked with Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Kanye West and just about everyone else. Now he’s putting out songs of his own.
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‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Says Debate Around Apu Is ‘Tainted’

Amid discussion about whether Apu is an Indian stereotype, Mr. Groening shares his feelings about the character and explains why the criticism caught him off guard.
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G.M. Used Graffiti in a Car Ad. Should the Artist Be Paid?

As graffiti becomes a marketing tool, copyright law has struggled to catch up. A lawsuit could decide when an artist is entitled to compensation.
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A Starring Role for Hollywood’s Sexual Zelig

“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” details the story of Scotty Bowers, who says he ran a gay and bisexual prostitution ring for the stars for decades.
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Sacha Baron Cohen Has Been Duping Politicians for Decades. Here Are Some Greatest Hits.

Cohen’s new Showtime series, “Who Is America?,” promises a thorough skewering of American politicians. But Ali G, Borat and Brüno have been at this a while.
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Trump Has Yet to Award the National Arts Medals for 2016

Other presidents have dawdled, too, but President Trump is the first to go this long without awarding national medals in the arts and humanities.
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How a Director Uncovered Whitney Houston’s Secret Pain

The director of a new documentary said he consulted addiction experts and repeatedly interviewed her brothers to reveal her childhood abuse.
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It’s the Movie Hit of the Summer: Why ‘The Kissing Booth’ Clicked

The Netflix movie is based on a book by a real teenager, adapted by a fan of ’80s teen rom-coms and features stars who actually became a couple.
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A Canadian Museum Promotes Indigenous Art. But Don’t Call It ‘Indian.’

Will a debate over terminology at the Art Gallery of Ontario help the progress of artists who are underrepresented in United States museums?
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Emmy Nominations 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ and Netflix Lead the Way

“Game of Thrones” received 22 Emmy nominations, the most of any show. Netflix claimed the most nominations of any service or channel, displacing HBO from the top spot.
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Oakland in Their Bones, and in Their Films

For the first time in the city’s long history as a cultural wellspring, it is fertile ground for filmmakers like the writer-stars of “Blindspotting.” What took so long?
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Critic’s Notebook: Trump’s Reality TV Supreme Court Rollout, Slick and Substance-Free

President Trump has spent considerable time behaving like a reality-show character, but on Monday night, he stepped into the producer’s role.
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How One Tweet About Nicki Minaj Spiraled Into Internet Chaos

A hip-hop writer became the target of superfan ire — and the rapper’s own fury — after she posted a message about Ms. Minaj’s musical direction.
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A Fire Killed 32 at a New Orleans Gay Bar. This Artist Didn’t Forget.

Skylar Fein’s new exhibition is part of a larger movement in the city to recognize, finally, the victims of the UpStairs Lounge fire in 1973.
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Review: Pam Tanowitz’s ‘Four Quartets’ Hits Poetic Heights

The choreographer’s staging of T.S. Eliot’s classic, at Bard College, might be the greatest creation of dance theater so far this century.
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In This Play About Race, ‘People Need to Be Uncomfortable’

There have been complaints that “Fairview,” currently at Soho Rep, goes too far and complaints that it doesn’t go far enough.
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If It’s on ‘Love Island,’ Britain’s Talking About It

A reality show featuring young Brits hooking up and breaking up is attracting millions of viewers to a second-tier network, and no small amount of finger-wagging.
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The Art of Staying Cool: 10 Can’t-Miss Summer Shows in New York

When summer weather turns sultry, museums are very chill places to be.
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Four Musicals on Three Continents: An Australian Company’s Big Bet

Global Creatures, a company founded by a wealthy Australian, is breaking into theater with high-profile, big-budget productions, including “King Kong” on Broadway.
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Lakeith Stanfield Is Playing Us All

The new symbol of Hollywood weird, who is starring in “Sorry to Bother You,” refuses to be categorized as part of a movement. “I’m just doing me.”
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The First Time: Shirley Manson: The First Time I Cut Myself

Trapped in an unhealthy relationship, this musician found relief and power in self-harming. Today, she vigilantly avoids the patterns that got her there.
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On Comedy: A Netflix Experiment Gives Deserving Comics Their 15 Minutes

Instead of hourlong specials, these bite-sized sets let you in on one of comedy’s biggest secrets: the funniest stand-ups are the ones you’ve never heard of.
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Jacqueline Kennedy’s Notes for Dallas Are Found, Starting a Quiet Tug of War

Her packing list for the trip in November 1963 surfaced two years ago. Since then, it has sat at the Kennedy library: unnoticed, unpublicized — and perhaps off-limits.
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Unwelcome Sound on Germany’s Stages: Musicians Who Boycott Israel

Performers who support a movement protesting the treatment of Palestinians are clashing with German sensibilities.
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Behind Lincoln Center’s White Travertine Facade: Infighting and Indecision

Four leaders in five years. New initiatives that come and go. Financial pressures. The tumult that is challenging Lincoln Center and its future.
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The Amy Adams Method

Few actors are as unshowy, or unshakable. With “Sharp Objects,” in which she plays a self-destructive journalist, the five-time Oscar nominee keeps evolving.
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Critic’s Notebook: Coney Island’s Newest Wonder: Sharks!

A New York Aquarium pavilion, with 115 marine species, finally opens this weekend, and the overall effect makes it more of a visible, welcoming presence and neighbor.
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After #MeToo, the Ripple Effect

As the harassment conversation shifts to “what’s next?”, small networks of women are helping to lay the groundwork for legal and institutional change.
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Benicio Del Toro, Hollywood’s Instant Antihero, Goes the Distance

The economical actor has burned brightly in all his films, from “The Usual Suspects” to “The Last Jedi.” Now, with an action franchise and a mini-series, he’s learning to linger.
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Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?

It’s not the Mary Martin vehicle you loved as a child. But Bernstein’s version is getting a rare revival at the Bard SummerScape festival.
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‘A Catharsis Sculpture’: An Artist Makes a Monument to Cancer Survivors

Prune Nourry’s new work, on view in Manhattan’s meatpacking district, is a tribute to women like herself who have battled breast cancer.
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Critic’s Notebook: How to Save ‘The Conners’ From Roseanne

Maybe the troubled “Roseanne” revival should have just ended. But if it won’t, here are some ways it could get better.
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Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

Jordan Millar and Camryn Cowan joined an after-school program to learn how to compose. Now tens of thousands have heard their work.
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Critic’s Notebook: Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle.

An exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture captures what Oprah Winfrey and her TV show have meant.
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Critic’s Notebook: Images of the Border Crises Speak Louder Than ‘Womp Womp’

On cable TV and social media, the separation of parents from their children provoked empathy and exposed the emptiness of trolling.
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Artists Who Lose Their Vision, Then See Clearly

Eight artists found new ways to see after learning they had macular degeneration. “Nothing to lose is a kind of new freedom,” says one of them.
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Christo’s Latest Work Weighs 650 Tons. And It Floats.

For his first major outdoor work in Britain, the artist has assembled 7,506 barrels on a lake in Hyde Park, London. He wants the sequel, in Abu Dhabi, to be eight times as tall.
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Album Review: Beyoncé and Jay-Z: The State of the Union Is Strong

The couple abruptly released their long-rumored joint album, “Everything Is Love,” a statement of solidarity in the face of personal and institutional challenges.
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Glasgow Jewel Goes Up in Flames for Second Time in 4 Years

The Glasgow School of Art had been under restoration after its Art Nouveau building was badly damaged in a 2014 blaze.
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Shape-Shifting Art Tower Completes Prada’s City Within a City

For Rem Koolhaas and Miuccia Prada, more is more. A luxurious tower of art galleries is the last building on the Prada Foundation’s campus.
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Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants.

The New York Philharmonic, alone among the nation’s top orchestras in still requiring female players to perform in skirts or gowns, considers a change.
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Carey Mulligan, Facing the Fear of Being Alone Onstage

Performing the wrenching “Girls & Boys” has taken more fortitude than she ever expected.
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How Orin Wolf Orchestrated a Tony Coup With ‘The Band’s Visit’

He wasn’t a big-league producer. But he fell in love with a small Israeli film and spent years getting it to the stage. His musical won 10 awards on Sunday.
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Tonys Briefing: Tony Awards 2018: What to Watch For

With Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban hosting, and Bruce Springsteen slated to perform, the celebration of Broadway’s best will have a pop flavor.
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He Wants to Be a Ballerina. He Has Taken the First Steps.

Strict physical norms still matter in ballet. To dance in the female corps — a first in modern ballet — Chase Johnsey shed 20 pounds and remade his body.
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