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Jun 18, 2018

Cultured Traveler: Athens, Rising
The city has endured crisis and chaos, and yet is now emerging from the wreckage as one of Europe's most vibrant and significant cultural capitals.

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Jun 18, 2018

Nonfiction: Harper Lee and Her Father, the Real Atticus Finch
Joseph Crespino's "biography" of the virtuous lawyer in "To Kill a Mockingbird," and the real man he was modeled after, brings to life the inconsistencies of the South.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 18, 2018

Nonfiction: An Exhaustive Analysis of Harper Lee's Enduring Legacy in America
Tom Santopietro's "Why ‘To Kill a Mockingbird' Matters" is painstakingly researched, if substantively and structurally flawed.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 18, 2018

Red Flags Among the Roses. What Will Happen on ‘The Bachelorette'?
Reality TV shows do background checks on their contestants, but sometimes they miss important red flags.

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Jun 18, 2018

Red Flags Among the Roses. What Will Happen on ‘The Bachelorette?'
Reality TV shows do background checks on their contestants, but sometimes they miss important red flags.

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Jun 18, 2018

What's on TV Monday: The MTV Movie & TV Awards and the Monterey Pop Festival
"Black Panther" leads at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. And the Monterey Pop Festival streams 51 years after it happened.

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Jun 18, 2018

Yayoi Kusama's ‘Narcissus Garden' Is Coming to the Rockaways
Ms. Kusama's piece, which consists of over a thousand reflective spheres, will be installed on July 1 in Fort Tilden.

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Jun 17, 2018

Westworld: ‘Westworld' Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: The Stain
This week's tragic episode took full measure of William's all-consuming obsession and the destruction it has caused in his life.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

Westworld: ‘Westworld' Season 2, Episode 9: The Stain
This week's tragic episode took full measure of William's all-consuming obsession and the destruction it has caused in his life.

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Jun 17, 2018

The Affair: ‘The Affair' Season 4 Premiere Recap: California Dreamin'
Helen's new life in Los Angeles seems perfect; Noah's definitely does not. But things are rarely so simple in this show of shifting perspectives.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

The Affair: ‘The Affair' Season 4 Premiere: California Dreamin'
Helen's new life in Los Angeles seems perfect; Noah's definitely does not. But things are rarely so simple in this show of shifting perspectives.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

Review: Theater as Sabotage in the Dazzling ‘Fairview'
Jackie Sibblies Drury's ruthless comic drama about perceptions of race artfully plays the cat to an audience of white mice.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

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.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

Review: ‘Radio Delirio' Focuses on a Forgettable Man
The writer-performer Alessandro Magania narrates the tale of a man disguised as a page-turner, working hard to not be noticed.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

‘Incredibles 2' Sells a Record-Setting $180 Million in Tickets
The Pixar movie had the best-ever opening for an animated release, benefiting from rapturous word of mouth. Ticket buyers gave it a rare A-plus in exit polls.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

At River to River Festival, Dancing Amid the Mundane and Majestic
Works by Cori Olinghouse, Enrico D. Wey and Catherine Galasso are performed across Lower Manhattan, at nondescript office buildings and historical sites.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

Critic's Notebook: At the Louvre, Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Both Outsiders and Heirs
A critic's guide to the art in the couple's new video, from the Mona Lisa to "Raft of the Medusa."

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

Review: ‘Fruit Trilogy,' Eve Ensler's New Show, Brims With Outrage
Certain moments are politically and artistically potent, but most of "Fruit Trilogy," a program of three short plays, is pervaded by a curious flatness.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Drafting a Eulogy for Classic Rock
In "Twilight of the Gods," Steven Hyden writes about what a generation of music gave to the culture — and whether any of it can last.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

Buried Alive Beneath a Road? An Australian Artist Explains
Mike Parr has been entombed in a steel box under a busy road in the Australian state of Tasmania since Thursday. Here's why he did that to himself.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

Buried Alive Beneath a Road? An Australian Artist Explains.
Mike Parr has been entombed in a steel box under a busy road in the Australian state of Tasmania since Thursday. Here's why he did that to himself.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 17, 2018

What's on TV Sunday: ‘The Affair' and ‘Parts Unknown'
"The Affair" starts its fourth season with the four main characters drifting apart. And the penultimate episode of "Parts Unknown" takes place at Mardi Gras.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 16, 2018

Chris Hardwick's AMC Talk Show Yanked After Abuse Allegations
Mr. Hardwick, a comedian and television personality, denied allegations from his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra that he sexually assaulted her.

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Jun 16, 2018

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Deliver a Surprise Album: ‘Everything Is Love'
The married titans of popular music released their long-rumored collaborative project after a concert in London on Saturday.

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Jun 16, 2018

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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Jun 16, 2018

Popcast: Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes, Would-Be Pop Kings
Boy bands are on the rise and young male singers have some choices to make. A conversation about two performers with their sights set on pop ubiquity.

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Jun 16, 2018

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
A trip through Dad's heart and closet. Fannie Farmer gets an obituary. The sometimes blurry truth about Lasik. Time to tune up your summer reading list and more.

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Jun 16, 2018

The Great Interview Magazine Caper
Andy Warhol's magazine is dead. No wait, it's back! Inside Peter Brant's latest magic trick.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 16, 2018

Fire Guts Glasgow School of Art for Second Time in 4 Years
Considered the jewel in the Scottish city's architectural crown, the building had been under restoration after being badly damaged in a 2014 blaze.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 16, 2018

What's on TV Saturday: ‘Jurassic Park' and ‘Animals Doing Things'
The original "Jurassic Park" airs on NBC ahead of the release of "Fallen Kingdom." And the comedian Howie Mandel narrates "Animals Doing Things."

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

William Reese, Leading Seller of Rare Books, Is Dead at 62
For nearly 40 years, Mr. Reese shaped tastes, cultivated collectors and advised museums and libraries from his by-appointment-only store in New Haven.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Clemens Kalischer, 97, Refugee Photographer of Humanity, Dies
He escaped war-torn Europe, had a lucky break in New York and then defined himself by remaining invisible behind the camera.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Fiction: Twins, Foils, Frauds: A Posthumous Novel on the Puzzle of Free Will
In "The Solitary Twin," by Harry Mathews, fractured identities come together in small, miraculous revelations that never feel contrived at all.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Yvette Horner, France's Star Accordionist, Is Dead at 95
She came to fame entertaining in the caravan that accompanies the Tour de France. In recent decades she achieved a kitschy cool.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Blue Man Group to Pay More Than $3 Million to End Royalty Dispute
Ian Pai said he was in on the ground floor of Blue Man Group, but that his royalties were not commensurate with his contributions.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Clarinetist's Girlfriend Faked Rejection From Prestigious Music School That Gave Him Scholarship
He wanted to study with Yehuda Gilad, whose students fill many U.S. orchestra positions. He won large damages from his (now ex-) girlfriend.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

A Clarinetist's Girlfriend Didn't Want Him to Leave. So She Crushed His Dreams.
He had a chance to study with a renowned professor. But his (now ex-) girlfriend intercepted a scholarship offer and turned it down.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

About That ‘Hereditary' Ending: Really?
For a film that largely avoids clichés, the finale indulges a pretty big one that's unworthy of such an interesting movie.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

About the Ending of ‘Hereditary': Really?
For a film that largely avoids clichés, the finale indulges a pretty big one that's unworthy of such an interesting movie.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Critic's Notebook: The Mideasterner, TV's Most Flexible Genre
"Deep State" on Epix and "Next of Kin" on Sundance Now show the different ways 21st-century geopolitics can be combined with good old family soap opera.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

The Book Review Podcast: The Things We Inherit
Carl Zimmer discusses "She Has Her Mother's Laugh," and Henry Alford talks about "And Then We Danced."

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Banksy Print Stolen Ahead of Toronto Art Exhibition
A man sneaked in a side door, lifted the $38,000 print and walked away. The police have released surveillance video of the burglar.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Critic's Notebook: 4 Buzzy ‘Romeo and Juliet' Debuts, 1 Fainthearted Production
Kenneth MacMillan's "Romeo and Juliet," a beloved war horse at American Ballet Theater, has suddenly lost luster despite impressive new faces onstage.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Apple and Oprah Winfrey Sign a Content Deal
The technology giant continued its foray into Hollywood by hiring one of the biggest names in television to create programs for streaming.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Playlist: The Playlist: Alessia Cara Grows Up, and 12 More New Songs
Hear tracks from Spiritualized, Nicki Minaj, Fantastic Negrito and more.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

That Decisive Moment: Oh! Oh! Ojai: The Week in Classical Music
One of the world's most lovably idiosyncratic festivals yielded some of our highlights.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

For Experimental Jazz Group Onyx Collective, the Only Rule Is ‘No Rules'
The collection of downtown performers has been attracting listeners that don't frequent traditional jazz sets, and bringing together like-minded artists.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

These Movies Haunted Me at the Human Rights Watch Festival
The strongest documentaries in this year's edition of the annual event are also the most heartbreaking.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

The Serious Business of the Literary Party
Building buzz and raising cash — the publishing social circuit is good for more than free booze.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Review: John Travolta Has the Dapper Look, but ‘Gotti' Is a Mess
Poorly directed by Kevin Connolly, the film about the mobster fails to cohere as a story and its view on the title character is never clear.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Comedy Central Cancels ‘The Opposition With Jordan Klepper'
"The Opposition," a "Daily Show" spinoff that starred Mr. Klepper as a paranoid, conspiratorial broadcaster, is the latest show to fall short for the network at 11:30 p.m.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Newsbook: For Father's Day, 3 Books about Dads
They range from terrifying to hilarious.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Scene City: Rita Ora, Claire Danes, Adam Rippon and Chelsea Clinton on the Gala Circuit
Fund-raisers were held for the Trevor Project, the Public Theater, the Glass House and Carnegie Hall.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Fiction: In This Novel, a First-Grader Survives a School Shooting. His Older Brother Does Not.
The 6-year-old narrator of Rhiannon Navin's debut, "Only Child," tries to decipher the grief that transforms his parents.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Ayad Akhtar Gets a European Welcome, With Conditions
His stage explorations of the Muslim-American experience have proved popular in the German-speaking world. Casting, though, has been a challenge.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Critic's Notebook: A Tribute to Bach on His Own Turf: 33 Cantatas in 48 Hours
Bachfest Leipzig brings together some of the composer's best works, performed in the spaces they were created for by world-class interpreters.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Nonfiction: A Writer Recalls Her Schoolgirl Crush on a Deranged Tennis Coach
In "You All Grow Up and Leave Me," Piper Weiss remembers an infamous attack in the 1990s, and the man who was allowed to get alarmingly close to the female students who idolized him.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

A Word With: Jeff Goldblum, Back in ‘Jurassic World' and Making a Small Role Big
Mr. Goldblum talks about reprising the role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," his jazz album and new Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

The Black Sitcom Steps Out of the '90s and Gets Real
"Love Is ___," from Mara Brock Akil, explores how the hip-hop and TV shows of the 1990s influenced each other and shaped a generation of African-American writers.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

For Pride Week at the Joyce Theater, a Painful Look Back
For its first Pride program, the Joyce is pairing Madboots and Sean Dorsey Dance, whose documentary dance work explores the AIDS epidemic.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

RuPaul's Drag Race: ‘RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10, Episode 12: An Elephant Noise
This week the contestants were asked to write and record personalized verses of RuPaul's latest single.

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Jun 15, 2018

This Week: New York Circa '86, Ladyland Festival, ‘The Affair' Returns
Watch "Them" at Performance Space New York, go to Ladyfag's first festival and tune into the tangled Showtime drama.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Back to Blue-Chip Works at a More Conservative Art Basel
The Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell is the star of the bellwether fair's investment-conscious market.

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Jun 15, 2018

Best of Late Night: Colbert Gets Passionate on Behalf of Migrant Families
Stephen Colbert told his audience: "Children have reportedly been ripped from their families at the U.S. border. Now, if it sounds evil, then good news: Your ears are working."

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Best of Late Night: Colbert Makes Plea on Behalf of Migrant Families Being Split Up
Stephen Colbert told his audience: "Children have reportedly been ripped from their families at the U.S. border. Now, if it sounds evil, then good news: Your ears are working."

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

The Real Story Behind Frida Kahlo's Style
A new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London explores how the artist's physical disabilities influenced her well-known image.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Critic's Notebook: A Critic's First Orchestra Defines Britain's Musical Soul
Having returned from the brink of financial disaster, the Hallé Orchestra in northern England is a chief custodian of its country's repertory.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Nonfiction: You Say ‘To-may-to,' I Say ‘To-mah-to'
Lynne Murphy's "The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English" depicts nations divided by a common language.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Inside the List: What Would You Do if You Found a Bag Crammed With Cash?
That's the question Catherine Steadman explores in her tense debut thriller, "Something in the Water."

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Jun 15, 2018

Nonfiction: Why Trump Voters Supported Trump
"The Great Revolt," by Salena Zito and Brad Todd, allows Trump backers to speak in their own voices.

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Jun 15, 2018

The Shortlist: To the Poles — Before They Started Melting
A new book charts the effects of climate change while two others return readers to the great age of Arctic and Antarctic exploration.

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Jun 15, 2018

Nonfiction: Terrorists Killed 12 Nepalese Men. Was an American Military Contractor to Blame?
In "The Girl From Kathmandu," Cam Simpson investigates the deaths of a dozen laborers en route to an American military base where they had never intended to go.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

New in Paperback: ‘Why Buddhism Is True,' ‘The End of Eddy'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Essay: No Two People Read Exactly the Same Book, and That's a Good Thing
Reading to his son, who has cerebral palsy, the poet Craig Morgan Teicher discovers the many-layered pleasures of sharing an experience that is inherently private.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Essay: What a Father Learns by Reading With His Special-Needs Son
Reading to a child with cerebral palsy, the poet Craig Morgan Teicher discovers the many-layered pleasures of sharing an experience that is inherently private.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Sketchbook: Left to Their Own (Literary) Devices
Grant Snider provides an illustrated reminder of what happens when kids are left to roam the stacks of a library.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

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.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

Australia Artist Is Buried Alive to Symbolize Historic Cover-Up
In a nod to Aboriginal history, the artist Mike Parr will spend 72 hours entombed under a road in Hobart, Tasmania.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 15, 2018

What's on TV Friday: ‘Queer Eye' and ‘Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas'
Cristiano Ronaldo faces off against Spain in the World Cup. And a new season of "Queer Eye" streams on Netflix.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

Streaming: In ‘Set It Up' and 2 Other Netflix Comedies, No One Emerges Unscathed
"Set It Up" features Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu as bosses from hell, and "I'm Not an Easy Man" centers on a male chauvinist in a gender-reversed world.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

Cosby Dumps His Legal Team as He Prepares for Sentencing
For the second time since being charged, Bill Cosby has changed his legal team as he tries to avoid prison after being convicted of sexual assault.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

Nonfiction: A Biography Chronicles the Mysteries of Agatha Christie
In "Agatha Christie," by Laura Thompson, the author's work is quoted extensively but little attention is given to how she committed all those murders.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

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

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

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

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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Jun 14, 2018

Nonfiction: A Poet's Memoir Explores Race, Addiction and a Fraught Father-Son Dynamic
In "Air Traffic," the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo grapples with a complicated family legacy.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

Watch These Captivating Salsa Dancers, and Try Not to Break a Sweat
Watch These Dancers, and Join One of the City's Biggest Salsa Parties

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

Review: ‘The Affair' Is Back, and Things Are About to Get Crazy. Again.
Showtime's and perspective- and time-fracturing soap opera returns for a fourth season of sex, death, psychological baggage and 24/7 childish behavior.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

Children's Books: Why Do Kids' Books About Black Hair Draw So Much Attention — and Controversy?
I set out to write a warm, whimsical book about a black girl's hair. Twenty years on, that's still a powerful subject.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

Untrodden Broadway: The Hidden Gems of a World-Famous Street
Beyond the Battery and the Great White Way lies Broadway's less-traveled northern stretch: Manhattan's Inwood section. A walking tour and photo essay reveal its treasures.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Strike a pose; glut your sorrows; embrace your inner dirt bag.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

Barbra Streisand Debuts Lost Footage From ‘A Star Is Born' on Netflix
A newly cut version of the 1976 movie starring Ms. Streisand and Kris Kristofferson will be available on Friday, along with six of her TV specials.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

Welcome to Summer!: Things to Do in New York: History, Funk and the Queens Night Market
We're living history this week, leaning into the past with visits to our city's many founders and reliving it at a show by funk legends. Join us!

NYTimes Arts
Jun 14, 2018

Review: Alvin Ailey Returns to Lincoln Center With a Tribute to Women
The company's season opened with a new work that fizzled out. But it also featured a dance that, 20 years after its premiere, is still eye-opening.

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