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Jun 01, 2020

Watch This: A Poignant Documentary or a Classic Sketch Comedy
Your TV needs may vary this week. These are the titles our critic recommends checking out.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

Writers who show us who we are
These essays on American authors — some well known, some unjustly forgotten, some perpetually misunderstood — aim to restore a sense of the "complex fate" of being an American. Read more about the series.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera Cancels All Fall Performances
Many artists have not been paid since March at the company, which hopes to return on New Year's Eve after its longest interruption in over a century.

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Jun 01, 2020

After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push Back
Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat, and how some in the limelight bristle at social media condemnation.

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Jun 01, 2020

Five Artists for This Moment
These esteemed black American creators make work that responds to violence against the black body.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Amazon and More in June
Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are our picks for June.

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Jun 01, 2020

How ‘Phantom of the Opera' Survived the Pandemic
The musical's world tour, now in Seoul, weathered a cast outbreak to become perhaps the only major show running. Can theater learn from its example?

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

Publishers Sue Internet Archive Over Free E-Books
Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online.

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Jun 01, 2020

Gunna Extends Hip-Hop's Dominance on the Billboard Album Chart
The rapper earned his first No. 1 with "Wunna," and now all eyes are on Lady Gaga, whose "Chromatica" is expected to take the top spot next week.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

Celebrating Pride on Film
Missing parties and parades during Pride Month? These movies will fill your screen with joy, history and rainbows.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

Publishers Sue Internet Archive Over National Emergency Library
Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Jun 01, 2020

George Floyd's Final Words, Written in the Sky
On Saturday, the artist Jammie Holmes staged his own kind of protest in five cities across the country.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

How Zane Lowe Became Pop's Unofficial Therapist
The D.J.'s interviews on Apple's Beats 1 have gone from promotional stops to opportunities for deep thoughts, anchored by an impulse to share his own story.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

‘Phoenix, Oregon' Review: An Ode to Small-Town Joys
Gary Lundgren's comedy, which celebrates the comfort of a local hang, feels poignant during our current pandemic.

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Jun 01, 2020

Finding Euphoria in Bangkok's Food Scene
In search of creative inspiration, a New York-based photographer spent two weeks documenting Bangkok's fresh markets and street vendors.

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Jun 01, 2020

Fall Is Now Jam-Packed for Book Publishers. That Could Be a Problem.
Books scheduled for release this spring and summer are now on track for fall, when authors will be fighting for attention in the midst of a presidential election and an ongoing crisis.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

A Filmmaker Put Away for Tax Fraud Takes Us Inside a British Prison
In "A Bit of a Stretch," Chris Atkins writes about the nine months he spent at Wandsworth, one of the largest, oldest and unruliest prisons in Britain.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and Stan in Australia in June
Our picks for June, including ‘Queer Eye,' ‘Da 5 Bloods,' ‘Scarface' and ‘LOL: Last One Laughing Australia'

NYTimes Arts
Jun 01, 2020

What's on TV Monday: ‘Zombi Child' and ‘Inside Man'
Bertrand Bonello's recent film makes its streaming debut on the Criterion Channel. And the heist movie starring Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster arrives on Netflix.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

What to Do At Home This Week
Get help with parenting issues, blast a favorite show tune and, if you dare, sign up for an open mic.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

‘Billions' Season 5, Episode 5 Recap: Old Men
Axe and Chuck grapple with the sins of their fathers. Wendy takes a deeper in interest in art.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

Christo, Artist Who Wrapped and Festooned on an Epic Scale, Dies at 84
Mountains, museums, bridges and Central Park were just some of what he used to make astonishing and popular art with his wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

‘I Just Let Myself Go': Igor Levit on Surviving a Satie Marathon
The pianist livestreamed "Vexations," a solo of four lines repeated 840 times, to evoke the crisis facing artists during the coronavirus pandemic.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

These Times Call for Stephen Petronio's Coiled Energy
The choreographer took to YouTube to present "#GimmeShelter," a dance film to the Rolling Stones song that has resonance lately.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

Finding the Sweet, Stinging Salt in Plays of Confinement
For stuck-at-homes feeling like submerging into the existential depths of no-exit theater, here's a list of works to read and to watch.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

Karen Blumenthal, 61, Dies; Journalist Turned Young-Adult Author
After many years at The Wall Street Journal, she began writing books about the social forces that gave rise to hot-button issues in American culture.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

Live From New York, It's Jazz at a Distance
The Greenwich Village club Smalls is booking bands inside the venue again, but audiences will still have to stay home.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

Lessons From Robert Gober, Anxious Homebody
A new view of Gober World, where social distancing and supermarket pie are the norm.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

Building a New Sanctuary on Long Island for Culture Lovers
In Sag Harbor, April Gornik and Eric Fischl are converting a former church into a community arts center.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

The Drive-In Theater: Keeping Drama Alive During the Lockdown
Czech theater companies couldn't perform onstage during the early phases of the pandemic. So they took over a parking lot.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

Newly Minted Work by a Change Artist
Johnny Swing, who makes furniture from coins, prepares for his first solo show.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

Breaking Glass and Gloomy Skies Inspire This Artist
The Japanese glass virtuoso Rui Sasaki's great subject is the weather.

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

How to Sing a Digital Duet
Even if you're not a pro, you can still record your due together from afar

NYTimes Arts
May 31, 2020

What's on TV Sunday: ‘Quiz' and ‘The Vast of Night'
A new AMC series dramatizes a very real English scandal, while a sci-fi thriller streams on Amazon.

NYTimes Arts
May 30, 2020

John Loengard, Life Photographer and Chronicler, Dies at 85
He shot compelling portraits of the Beatles, Georgia O'Keeffe and many others. He also celebrated photography, and Life magazine, in several books.

NYTimes Arts
May 30, 2020

A Tale of Twinned Cities
In William Shivering's "Thieves of Weirdwood," a mirror city's buildings and streets physically reflect the hopes and fears of a "normal," grim, Dickensian city's residents.

NYTimes Arts
May 30, 2020

For Fans of Ivan, the Answer to ‘What About Bob?'
In Katherine Applegate's "The One and Only Bob," Ivan's best buddy strikes out on his own.

NYTimes Arts
May 30, 2020

What's on TV Saturday: ‘Ramy' and ‘The High Note'
Ramy Youssef's faith-focused dramedy is back for a second season, and a comedy about the music industry arrives on digital platforms.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

How ‘Quiz,' a Drama About Coughing, Captivated Lockdown Britain
The show, about a couple who cheated on a game show, is coming to AMC. It wasn't just a hit in Britain; it changed attitudes toward one of that country's strangest crimes.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Bugs Bunny Is Back, and So Is the ‘Looney Tunes' Mayhem
A new collection of shorts on HBO Max, "Looney Tunes Cartoons," captures the look and feel of the originals.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica' Is Here. Let's Discuss.
On "Chromatica," Lady Gaga strives to bring introspection to the dance-pop that made her a star. But hallmarks like her audaciousness and sense of adventure are in shorter supply.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

What Tracee Ellis Ross Worried About in ‘High Note' (It Wasn't Her Mom)
Her character, a glamorous singer, might remind others of Diana Ross, but that's not what the star was thinking. Really.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Bobby Digital Dies at 59; His Reggae Rhythms Spread Worldwide
The producer born Robert Dixon was responsible for hits like the Shabba Ranks song "Dem Bow," which became a staple of global pop.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

An Artist Who Delights in the Minor Key
Moyra Davey's work moves freely between photography, video and writing but is united in its unwavering attention to the objects and accidents of everyday life.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Emma Amos, Painter Who Challenged Racism and Sexism, Dies at 83
Early in her career she created brightly colored scenes of black middle-class domestic life. Her later work was increasingly personal and experimental.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

CNN Arrest of Omar Jimenez Is What Actual Censorship Looks Like
After days of presidential complaining about Twitter policies, the live-TV arrest of a CNN crew showed America an actual offense against the First Amendment.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Mark Morris Gives Video Dances a Whirl
Rolling with the times, the choreographer unveiled four new works, created with the assistance of Zoom. His musicality? It's intact.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

‘The Vast of Night' | Anatomy of a Scene
The director Andrew Patterson discusses a switchboard sequence from his science-fiction drama featuring Sierra McCormick.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Sotheby's to Hold ‘Live' Auctions in June, Remotely
The auctioneer will be in London; the telephone bids will be taken around the world. Viewers will be watching everywhere but in the showroom.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

How ‘The Vast of Night' Builds Tension With a Strange Sound
The director Andrew Patterson discusses a sequence from his film, now streaming on Amazon Prime.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
The Central Park bird watcher speaks. A re-examination of the chopstick. Farewell, Larry Kramer. Face-timing Pamela Anderson. And more.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Review: ‘Quiz' Has a Big Question but No Final Answer
In three snappy and ambiguous episodes, the AMC mini-series revisits the cheating scandal that rocked the original "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Dolly Parton Promises Hope, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Rosalía and Travis Scott, Nicole Atkins, Bright Eyes and others.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Lincoln Center's Artistic Leader to Leave After Three Decades
Jane Moss broadened what had been a stodgy concert season to encompass ambitious, memorable experiences.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Take a Virtual Tour of the Financial District and the Battery
With workers in quarantine, the busy neighborhood now feels like a secret backyard for families. Our critic walks with the architect Claire Weisz.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

The Beach May Be Closed, but These Books Are Worth Opening
Three new novels transport you to other places — Nantucket, Seoul and the French Riviera.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Feminist Rap Group in Iceland Looks Abroad After Making a Stir at Home
The nine-woman collective Daughters of Reykjavik was mocked online and in Iceland's news media. So they're taking their message elsewhere.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Design Fiction: Real Solutions, Unreal Problems
"Lithopy," a social satire, and other futuristic works, mark a new direction for digital storytelling.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Domestic Rites
An assignment for all of us to help capture an extraordinary time.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

No Touch, No Hands-On Learning, for Now, as Museums Try to Reopen
Science and children's museums are studying how to rethink their many tactile exhibits to keep people safe.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

7 Podcasts Your Wallet Will Love
These shows will help you weather the financial storm with your sanity intact.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

A Novel Imagines the Fate of Twin Sisters, One Passing for White
"The Vanishing Half," by Brit Bennett, considers fraught questions of racial identity, personal freedom and community in a story that stretches from the Jim Crow South to 1980s Los Angeles.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Fact or Farce? Alexandra Petri Thinks ‘Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why'
The latest installments of political satire from the Washington Post columnist.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

New in Paperback: ‘Sabrina & Corina' and ‘Save Me the Plums'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Life Advice From a Dead Grandmother Who's Returned as a Bird
"Parakeet," Marie-Helene Bertino's trippy, surreal new novel, follows a heroine reckoning with her unhappy engagement and other life choices.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Comedy Tonight: ‘S.N.L.' Then and Now
On its 45th anniversary, Colin Jost (in "A Very Punchable Face") and Alan Zweibel (in "Laugh Lines") relive their years at "Saturday Night Live."

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

Lighting Out for the Territories With Ornette Coleman
Maria Golia's new biography of the unorthodox jazz musician captures the many worlds his compositions explored.

NYTimes Arts
May 29, 2020

What's on TV Friday: ‘Sidewalk Stories' and ‘Space Force'
A near-silent film from the 1980s is on Criterion Channel. And Steve Carell stars in "Space Force" on Netflix.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

National Geographic Plan to Dismantle Granite Sculpture Hits Snag
The organization says the art installation must go so a redesign of the Washington campus can proceed, but a local review panel indicates there may be alternatives.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

Richard Herd, a Baffled Boss on ‘Seinfeld,' Is Dead at 87
A busy character actor, he also appeared on several science-fiction shows, including "Star Trek: The Next Generation," on which he played a Klingon.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Elmo, "Ramy" and a British game show scandal await.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

For One Theater, a ‘Marvelous' Way to Perform in Lockdown
With actors on payroll, Seacoast Rep has removed seats, added tech equipment and is selling tickets for a musical livestreamed every weekend.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

Roman Villa's Mosaics Are Unearthed, Again, a Century After Last Dig
The site in northern Italy was excavated in 1922, but then reburied and mostly forgotten about. But not by archaeologists, who made "an important find" of mosaics from the third or fourth century A.D.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

‘Ramy' and the New American Muslims of TV
Even positive portrayals of Muslim Americans after 9/11 seemed burdened with a responsibility to explain and defend. But that burden is starting to be cast off.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

Looking for an Introduction to Taiwan's Greatest Filmmaker? Start Here
For years, Hou Hsiao-Hsien's work was hard to find in the United States. Now that the movies are streaming, all you need to do is pay attention.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

‘Genius' or ‘Amoral'? Artist's Latest Angers Indigenous Canadians
The Canadian Cree artist Kent Monkman is celebrated for paintings that reflect the lives of Indigenous people, but some feel his new work goes too far.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

How ‘Quiz', a Drama About Coughing, Captivated Lockdown Britain
The show, about a couple who cheated on a game show, is coming to AMC. It wasn't just a hit in Britain; it changed attitudes toward one of that country's strangest crimes.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

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

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

Practicing Architecture in a Pandemic
A year after opening the Shed, Elizabeth Diller is trying to adjust to a world in which she and colleagues can no longer kick around ideas in person.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now
Get up close to the finest mosaics in Western Europe, 19th-century busts (an earlier form of self-promotion), the archaeology of Turkey, the Met's conservation projects and stately European homes.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

Viewing Party! Let's All Watch ‘Some Like It Hot'!
In Billy Wilder's 1959 winking comedy, Marilyn Monroe, starring alongside Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, is at the height of her comedic powers.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

‘The Vast of Night' Review: There's More to Fear Than Fear Itself
In a small New Mexico town in the 1950s, an eerie throbbing sound and a lot of questions send two friends in search of answers.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

6 Things to Do at Home This Weekend
Our culture writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we're housebound.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

‘I Will Make You Mine' Review: Three Times a Lady
Three women struggle with feelings for the same man in this gentle, partly improvised drama.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

1985: When ‘Rambo' Tightened His Grip on the American Psyche
In the Reagan era, manly men, fighting machines and James Bond ruled the Memorial Day box office, but a young Eddie Murphy and Madonna made a mark.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

The National Anthem's Path to Fame Began With Little Fanfare
The song that became "The Star-Spangled Banner" had a modest debut in a newspaper. That first dated printing will be auctioned online at Christie's.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

Review: ‘Central Park' Is the Show We Need Right Now
This musical valentine to urban life, from the creator of "Bob's Burgers," is another TV show that has new resonance in the pandemic era. But for once that relevance is delightful, not depressing.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

Simon & Schuster Names Jonathan Karp C.E.O.
Previously the president of the company's adult publishing division, he succeeds Carolyn Reidy, who died earlier this month.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

‘Circumstantial Pleasures' Review: The Lyrical Junkman Cometh
A new movie by Lewis Klahr, who makes striking, personal assemblages out of cultural detritus.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

‘The High Note' Review: A Little Pitchy
Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross anchor this timid recording-industry story about a pop superstar and her ambitious assistant.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

Leslie Odom Jr. Raises a Glass to Billie Holiday and New York City
The former "Hamilton" star, whose new TV series anoints him the protector of Central Park, also puts Words With Friends and "Waves" on his list of stay-at-home essentials.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

‘Papicha' Review: Fashion Statement
A young Algerian woman rebels against religious extremism in Mounia Meddour's vibrant film.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

2 Art Gallery Shows to Explore From Home
Galleries and museums are getting creative about presenting work online during the coronavirus crisis. Here are two shows worth viewing virtually.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

Dance Companies Take Baby Steps Back to Rehearsal
Ballet and contemporary performers across Europe are returning to work in a different world, with masks, liability waivers and no touching.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

‘Stage: The Culinary Internship' Review: Apprentices With Eclectic Appetites
In this documentary, aspiring chefs push their limits (and the limits of modern cuisine).

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

‘Into Her Own' Review: A Sculptor's Monumental Achievements
For Ursula von Rydingsvard, it essentially takes a village to create a sculpture.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

‘Street Fighting Men' Review: Reviving Detroit From Within
Stories of the death and rebirth of this city are familiar, but Andrew James's documentary conveys the experience of living there.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

'The Plague' and 'Dekalog' Show Innovation in German-Language Theater
In an artistic world that constantly deconstructs itself, the creators of "The Plague" and "Dekalog" turned toward digital tools, with self-filmed actors and direction from the audience.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

13 Books to Watch For in June
An important gay civil rights history, the story of human migration and summery, juicy new novels from Kevin Kwan, J. Courtney Sullivan, Max Brooks and Ottessa Moshfegh.

NYTimes Arts
May 28, 2020

The Mythic Performances That Are Keeping Me Company
Unforgettable moments lost to time, from Christopher Plummer to Jennifer Holliday, now more than ever remind us of theater's special resonance.

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