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Aug 14, 2018

‘Seriously Ill' Aretha Franklin Visited by Luminaries, While Others Pay Tribute
The Queen of Soul, 76, is receiving hospice care for an unspecified illness at her Detroit home.

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Aug 14, 2018

Taraji P. Henson Reads Tracy Morgan's Mind in ‘What Men Want'
With a new trailer out now, the movie is a follow-up of sorts to the Mel Gibson smash "What Women Want."

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Aug 14, 2018

Who Should Run City Ballet? A Job Posting, Explained
New York City Ballet wants an artistic director, not another ballet master in chief. And a humane leader, too.

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Aug 14, 2018

These MoviePass Superfans Found Each Other. But What's Next?
The service has become an integral part of the private and social lives of many — one user saw 19 movies in 19 days. But limits on usage will change that.

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Aug 14, 2018

The Shortlist: Eats of Eden
Sink your teeth into three tasty new food memoirs — Rick Bragg's "The Best Cook in the World," Edward Lee's "Buttermilk Graffiti" and Lidia Bastianich's "My American Dream."

NYTimes Arts
Aug 14, 2018

Who Should Run City Ballet? A Job Posting, Explained.
New York City Ballet wants an artistic director, not another ballet master in chief. And a humane leader, too.

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Aug 14, 2018

Books of The Times: Fables Leap Back and Forth Through Time in ‘Flights'
Olga Tokarczuk's novel, the winner of this year's International Man Booker Prize, is full of bizarre and harrowing stories that blend fiction and fact.

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Aug 14, 2018

Review: The Profound Eloquence of Odissi Dance
Watching Arushi Mudgal's program, our critic began to feel that no other dance forms match the classical ones of India.

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Aug 14, 2018

Show Us Your Wall: African Photos Are the Backbone of a Living Room Gallery
Stephanie Baptist, a photography agent, left New York to study abroad and came back with the seeds of a global dialogue on art.

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Aug 14, 2018

Review: Looking to the Stars, ‘Cielo' Can't Quite Form a Constellation
Alison McAlpine's experimental feature tries to film an essentially unfilmable subject: the night sky above the Atacama Desert in Chile.

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Aug 14, 2018

JT Leroy Film With Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart to Close Toronto Film Fest
The festival also announced a period drama with Chris Pine as its opening night film.

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Aug 14, 2018

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.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 14, 2018

Best of Late Night: Colbert Isn't Surprised by Anything Omarosa Manigault Newman Says
"Finally, we have proof that the guy who refused to rent to black tenants" is a racist, Stephen Colbert said, referring sarcastically to President Trump.

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Aug 14, 2018

Nonfiction: On the Ground in Afghanistan and Iraq
C.J. Chivers's "The Fighters" provides gut-wrenching descriptions of the battles in the Middle East

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Aug 14, 2018

Match Book: Aspiring Memoirist Seeking Famous Writers' Letters and Essays for Inspiration
From Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield to Yiyun Li and Heidi Julavits, Do Diarists Ever Truly Reveal Themselves?

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Aug 14, 2018

What's on TV Tuesday: ‘Zama' and ‘Action Point'
"Zama" explores the history of colonialism through the eyes of a colonizer. And Johnny Knoxville performs relatively safe stunts in "Action Point."

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Aug 14, 2018

Velvet Underground Exhibition Will Come to New York in October
The show tracking the legacy of the influential band will include photographs and memorabilia as well as a concert series.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 13, 2018

Better Call Saul: ‘Better Call Saul' Season 4, Episode 2: Gus Fring Is a Management Genius
Fring is best known as a master seller of both drugs and fried chicken, but this week's episode showed he's just as good at managing and manipulating people.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 13, 2018

Review: Familiar Rock Dreams in ‘Gettin' the Band Back Together'
A new "original" musical is usually something to welcome, but when it's a Frankenstein monster created from spare parts, maybe stay out of its way.

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Aug 13, 2018

Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen, He Was as Shocked as the Rest of Us
Daniel Roberts, a gun rights advocate, said he had no clue he had been duped into a humiliating appearance on "Who Is America?" until the episode aired.

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Aug 13, 2018

Ruby Rose Quits Twitter Amid Backlash Over ‘Batwoman' Casting
Ms. Rose, an Australian actress who has described herself as gender fluid, said she was baffled by assertions that should not play a lesbian character.

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Aug 13, 2018

Three Shows to Watch This Week
Choose between spies, bands and BFFs.

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Aug 13, 2018

Nonfiction: Why We Should Never Expect to Discover Sentient Ice Cubes
Charles S. Cockell's "The Equations of Life" argues that physics constrains evolution so that life is not endlessly variable, but actually quite predictable.

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Aug 13, 2018

Fakir Musafar, Whose ‘Body Play' Went to Extremes, Dies at 87
Mr. Musafar, a performance artist, practiced rituals like piercing and branding, believing they expanded consciousness and led to catharsis.

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Aug 13, 2018

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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Aug 13, 2018

Travis Scott's ‘Astroworld' Sells Enough to Beat Drake
The rapper's new album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, ending a five-week run at top for "Scorpion."

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Aug 13, 2018

Art Review: Cleveland Triennial Is an Artistic Scavenger Hunt With Civic Pride
At the inaugural Front Triennial, powerful experiences come at a former station on the Underground Railroad and in drawings of gay life in Akron.

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Aug 13, 2018

Books of The Times: A Case for the New Jazz Sound That Will Inspire Playlists
In "Playing Changes," Nate Chinen argues that we're living in a brilliant new phase of jazz, and offers an annotated guide to his favorite performers.

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Aug 13, 2018

Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Feminist, Activist and Author, Dies at 72
She helped shape new ways of thinking about Jewish identity, including challenging the Zionist notion that Israel must be honored as the homeland.

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Aug 13, 2018

He Used to Move Pianos. Now He Moves Audiences.
Stephen Payne, a longtime understudy, gets his first Broadway starring role in "Straight White Men."

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Aug 13, 2018

‘BlacKkKlansman' Is the Movie Everyone's Talking About. Here's What to Read About It.
We roundup some of the best reviews, reports, essays and interviews about Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman."

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Aug 13, 2018

Nonfiction: A New View of Evolution That Can't Be Represented by a Tree
David Quammen has written a sprawling history of evolutionary genetics, "The Tangled Tree," that complicates familiar notions of how species evolved.

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Aug 13, 2018

What's on TV Monday: ‘The Overthinker' and ‘Ronny Chieng: International Student'
Demetri Martin reflects on the mundane in his new stand-up special. And "Ronny Chieng: International Student" arrives on the Comedy Central app.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 12, 2018

‘Insecure' Season 3 Premiere: The Bad Decision Index
The HBO series is back, and Issa and the rest of the crew are still making questionable life choices. We rate the least improved.

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Aug 12, 2018

The Affair: ‘The Affair' Season 4, Episode 9: Secondary Drowning
We knew what was coming. We just didn't know how.

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Aug 12, 2018

Sharp Objects: ‘Sharp Objects' Episode 6: Dead Girls Everywhere
Camille is struggling mightily to escape devolving into the wild, miserable, victimized cheerleader she was in high school.

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Aug 12, 2018

Review: ‘Pushkin' Squanders a Russian Poet's Real-Life Drama
Jonathan Leaf sticks close to historical fact in his ambitious new verse play, but the action in this production always feels removed, like a diorama.

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Aug 12, 2018

Critic's Notebook: At Salzburg Festival, Two Bold Directors Claim Their Stages
Lydia Steier's "The Magic Flute" riffs on "The Princess Bride" and Hans Neuenfels's "Pique Dame" explores the privileges money can bring.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 12, 2018

‘The Meg' Is a Surprise Box-Office Monster
The shark movie was expected to take in $20 million. Instead, "The Meg" collected $44.5 million. Among highbrow films, "BlacKkKlansman" posted solid results.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 12, 2018

A German Opera Spotlights the Refugee Crisis, With Refugees
"Moses," a production by the Bavarian State Opera's youth program, brings together a cast of teenage refugees, children of immigrants and Germans.

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Aug 12, 2018

Strong Women on the March at Seattle Art Fair
In a city where power, gender and technology converge, artists ask hard questions about diversity.

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Aug 12, 2018

V.S. Naipaul, Who Explored Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85
Mr. Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, wrote about the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean, where he was born.

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Aug 12, 2018

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Learning to Love Himself, With an Assist From Beyoncé
In "I Can't Date Jesus," Michael Arceneaux writes with humor about his Catholic childhood in Houston and his struggles coming to terms with his sexuality.

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Aug 12, 2018

What's on TV Sunday: ‘Insecure' and ‘Fear the Walking Dead'
Will the characters on "Insecure" make better decisions? Will the characters on "Fear the Walking Dead" stay alive?

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Aug 12, 2018

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.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 11, 2018

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
Don't ask Paul Ryan about President Trump anymore. How two cyclists lost their lives in Tajikistan. We're not prepared for global warming. Why the songs of summer sound the same. And more.

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Aug 11, 2018

Newsbook: Nearing Retirement? Here's a Book to Help You Maximize Your Social Security Benefits
Plus, another that looks at the state of the economy and a satire that offers a wacky solution.

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Aug 11, 2018

What's on TV Saturday: ‘No Country for Old Men' and ‘Summer Palace'
"No Country for Old Men" arrives on Netflix. And "Summer Palace" tells a teenage love story in the context of the Tiananmen Square protests.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 10, 2018

Popcast: The Shrinking Space Between Band T-Shirt and High Fashion
Merch has become a crucial part of a musician's rise. Here's how it's evolved.

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Aug 10, 2018

Matthew Newton, Director With Domestic Violence Record, Departs Jessica Chastain Film
The director stepped away from "Eve," a movie being co-produced by a company founded by Ms. Chastain, a vocal supporter of the Time's Up movement.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 10, 2018

Review: Mark Morris's New Pastoral Says Less Than Its Music
A Mark Morris world premiere, part of the Mostly Mozart Festival, is awkward and has much less to say than the Schubert work it's paired with.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 10, 2018

Matthew Newton, Director With Domestic Violence Record, Quits Jessica Chastain Film
The director stepped away from "Eve," a movie being co-produced by a company founded by Ms. Chastain, a vocal supporter of the Time's Up movement.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 10, 2018

Latte Art Begone! Here Come the Bold Freaks of Instagram
Extreme makeup, wicked wigs and blank scowls are subverting a platform of pretty.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 10, 2018

That Decisive Moment: Turning Climate Crisis Into Sound: The Week in Classical Music
A new work by Ashley Fure and a Mark Morris dance to Schubert were among the highlights.

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Aug 10, 2018

Inside the List: Around the World With Books: A Peek at Global Best-Seller Lists
In August, the best-seller lists here don't change much. So we decided to look elsewhere — Germany, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands.

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Aug 10, 2018

Playlist: The Playlist: Cher Covers Abba (Again!), and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks from Travis Scott, Aphex Twin, Big Freedia and others.

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Aug 10, 2018

Cuts, Big and Small, Transform Leonard Bernstein's Final Opera
A recent adaptation, captured on a new recording, makes a new case for "A Quiet Place," which has had a rocky history.

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Aug 10, 2018

Review: A Housekeeper Claims Center Stage in ‘Member of the Wedding'
Roslyn Ruff gives a wondrous performance in the Williamstown Theater Festival revival of the Carson McCullers play.

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Aug 10, 2018

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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Aug 10, 2018

British Museum to Return Looted Antiquities to Iraq
The items, which include clay cones with cuneiform inscriptions, were seized by the British police in 2003 from a now-defunct London art dealer.

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Aug 10, 2018

From Harlem to Herrang: An Original Lindy Hopper Blooms in Sweden
At an annual dance camp, Norma Miller, 98, is a direct link to the history of the Lindy Hop, a dance craze born in Harlem in the 1920s.

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Aug 10, 2018

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives
In which we consult the Book Review's past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Fareed Zakaria's first book, "From Wealth to Power."

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Aug 10, 2018

Children's Books: Actress Diane Guerrero Recounts Her Family's Deportation Ordeal
In "My Family Divided," the "Orange Is the New Black" star tells the story of coming home at age 14 to find her parents gone, taken by immigration authorities.

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Aug 10, 2018

Gender Letter: Rebel Women Are Coming to a Public Monument Near You
For years, men have made up the vast majority of public monuments in this country. A series of campaigns are now pressing for women to get their (monumental) due.

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Aug 10, 2018

Critic's Notebook: So, You're Going to Call Your Play _____?
Naming a show can be tricky. Some recent titles are obscure, others extremely long. And then there's the weird punctuation. What's going on?

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Aug 10, 2018

After a Quick Breather, Chloë Grace Moretz Comes Out Fighting
Ms. Moretz talks about "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," her new film about gay conversion therapy, and why her Louis C.K. movie should never be released.

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Aug 10, 2018

In Moscow's Newest Park, All of Russia Comes Together
The architects behind New York's High Line have created a new urban space that reflects the diversity of Russia's regional landscapes.

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Aug 10, 2018

This Week in Arts: Ariana Grande, Frederick Ashton and Winona Ryder
A pop star's fourth album arrives; the Sarasota Ballet returns to the Joyce; and Winona Ryder is everywhere.

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Aug 10, 2018

Best of Late Night: Kanye West to Jimmy Kimmel on Trump: It's ‘Not About Policies'
West told Mr. Kimmel that his support for the president was "not about policies," but because it represented "doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said."

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Aug 10, 2018

Best of Late Night: Kanye West on Backing Trump: It's ‘Not About Policies'
West told Jimmy Kimmel that his support for the president was "not about policies," but because it represented "doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said."

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Aug 10, 2018

Children's Books: How Do We Tell a New Generation of Teenagers About the Vietnam War?
Elizabeth Partridge's "Boots on the Ground" includes some disturbing images and facts. But today's activist teenagers can handle a fuller account of American conduct during the war.

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Aug 10, 2018

Nonfiction: Mughal Men Ruled South Asia — and One Man Was Ruled by a Woman
The daughter of Persian immigrants, Nur Jahan became the favorite wife and the co-ruler of Emperor Jahangir. Ruby Lal's "Empress" tells her story.

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Aug 10, 2018

Sketchbook: In Order to Write, It Must Be Right
A room of one's own? The cartoonist Grant Snider thinks a writer needs a lot more than that.

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Aug 10, 2018

Books News: How a Young War Veteran Became a Serial Bank Robber, Then a Novelist
Nico Walker's Autobiographical novel "Cherry" traces his descent into addiction and crime. It's being called the first great novel of the opioid crisis.

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Aug 10, 2018

Book News: How a Young War Veteran Became a Serial Bank Robber, Then a Novelist
Nico Walker's Autobiographical novel "Cherry" traces his descent into addiction and crime. It's being called the first great novel of the opioid crisis.

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Aug 10, 2018

Nonfiction: Defending Conservatism, and Seeking Converts
Roger Scruton's "Conservatism: An Invitation to the Great Tradition" is intended not only for the author's political allies but for liberals too.

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Aug 10, 2018

Nonfiction: Going Solo: An Author Chooses — and Celebrates — Life Without a Partner or Kids
Glynnis MacNicol's smart, pithy memoir, "No One Tells You This," celebrates women who buck cultural norms.

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Aug 10, 2018

Nonfiction: Looking Back at the Economic Crash of 2008
Adam Tooze's "Crashed" examines "how a decade of financial crises changed the world."

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Aug 10, 2018

The Shortlist: Fictional Glimpses of the Past: From the Tudors to the Czars
England and Russia figure in two recent novels, while in the New World, historical fiction revisits the 19th-century Caribbean and the American West.

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Aug 10, 2018

New in Paperback: ‘Ranger Games,' ‘Conversations With Friends'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Aug 10, 2018

Fiction: A Novel That Delves Into the Mind of a Famous Schizophrenic
In "Playthings," Alex Pheby tells the story of Daniel Paul Schreber, a German judge who described his own struggles with mental illness.

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Aug 10, 2018

Essay: Au Revoir, Nancy! A Children's Book Author Kisses Her Character Goodbye
As Jane O'Connor, the author of the Fancy Nancy books, ends her series, she reflects on the intimate connections she's fostered with young readers.

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Aug 10, 2018

Fiction: ‘A Terrible Country' That's Impossible Not to Love
The young Russian-American protagonist of Keith Gessen's new novel returns to the country of his birth and discovers both misery and magic.

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Aug 10, 2018

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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Aug 10, 2018

What's on TV Friday: ‘Ordeal by Innocence' and ‘Great Performances'
Matthew Goode appears in two British Netflix offerings, including an Agatha Christie adaptation. And Chicago royalty gather for a cross-genre concert.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 09, 2018

Review: Spike Lee's ‘BlacKkKlansman' Journeys Into White America's Heart of Darkness
John David Washington and Adam Driver star in a movie based on a crazy true story from the 1970s, pitched to the crazy realities of right now.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 09, 2018

Review: A High School Meltdown Heats Up ‘Be More Chill'
This high-energy, high-anxiety musical, a hit on social media even before it opened, reflects the metabolism of its teenage audience.

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Aug 09, 2018

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
"Insecure" is back! So is Demetri Martin. And "Freaky Friday," this time with music.

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Aug 09, 2018

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

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Aug 09, 2018

5 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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Aug 09, 2018

7 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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Aug 09, 2018

13 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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Aug 09, 2018

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

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Aug 09, 2018

7 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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Aug 09, 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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Aug 09, 2018

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

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Aug 09, 2018

‘Insecure' Is Back. Here's What to Remember for Season 3.
Issa Rae's HBO series returns on Sunday. Here's a primer on where things stood when it left off.

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Aug 09, 2018

Art Review: At the Rubin Museum, the Future Has Arrived. And It's Fluid.
The small Rubin tackles the big subject of time, in six exhibitions that cover a wide swath, from the Second Buddha to Indo-Futurism.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 09, 2018

Profile: Olga Tokarczuk's Book ‘Flights' Is Taking Off
It is not her only novel to be translated into English, but it is the first one to establish her reputation beyond her native Poland.

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Aug 09, 2018

Gender Letter: Revolutionary Women Are Coming to a Public Monument Near You
For years, men have made up the vast majority of public monuments in this country. A series of campaigns are now pressing for women to get their (monumental) due.

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