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Sep 18, 2019

Survey of Most Produced Plays Shows Diversity
Works by Lauren Gunderson, Lauren Yee and Larissa FastHorse see multiple productions, while "Bright Star" proves a popular musical.

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Sep 18, 2019

Billy Porter's Jam-Packed Trip to London
For the performer and red-carpet staple, London Fashion Week is filled with shows, parties — and lots of outfit changes.

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Sep 18, 2019

‘Downton Abbey' Review: Back to the Past
From its spectacularly detailed aesthetic to the characters' march down well-worn personality paths, the movie argues insistently for the status quo.

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Sep 18, 2019

Lee Salem, Champion of Quirky Cartoonists, Is Dead at 73
He nurtured an empire of influential comic strips, including "Cathy," "Doonesbury," "Calvin and Hobbes," "The Boondocks" and "For Better or for Worse."

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Sep 18, 2019

A Death-Haunted Poetry Book Mulls Life's Reversals of Fortune
"Dunce," by Mary Ruefle, confronts the extraordinary yet inescapable fact that all of us die.

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Sep 18, 2019

A Festival in the Bronx Will Explore Climate Change and Culture
The free event this Saturday will be a "happening" of sorts, at the intersection of art and activism.

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Sep 18, 2019

The T List: What to Visit, Eat and Know About This Week
The best of the Marrakesh medina, men's skin care and more.

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Sep 18, 2019

What Does Alternative Rock Radio Sound Like in the Age of Spotify?
At ALT 92.3 FM, where they don't say "rock," it's a mix of millennial oldies and newer, pop-leaning and electronic folk from bands like Bastille and Smith & Thell.

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Sep 18, 2019

Review: Lennon and McCartney Wait Out a Storm in ‘Only Yesterday'
Bob Stevens's fond look at a life-changing night for the young Beatles should satisfy more than die-hard fans.

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Sep 18, 2019

Luigi Colani, 91, Designer of Fanciful and Futuristic Objects, Dies
Better known for far-out prototypes than actual products, he was seen by his admirers as a visionary in an unimaginative world.

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Sep 18, 2019

Review: A Sad Noodle Debut by Rubberband
The tone of Victor Quijada's choreography is that of an emo band or of anguished adolescent poetry.

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Sep 18, 2019

Madonna Is Still Taking Chances
Her Madame X show reimagines pop spectacle for a theater stage, merging her newest music and calls for political awareness with striking intimacy.

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Sep 18, 2019

An Indoor Sea and Miles of Metalwork: Antony Gormley's Crowning Moment
The British sculptor says he wants to transport visitors to "the threshold between the known and the unknown" at his ambitious new show in the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

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Sep 18, 2019

A Collection That Owes Its Existence to a ‘Carpe Diem' Event
Ellen Marmur's skin cancer reset her course. For more than a decade she's been on a quest to add beauty to her surroundings.

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Sep 18, 2019

What Reconstruction-Era Laws Can Teach Our Democracy
"The Second Founding," by the historian Eric Foner, argues that the radical promise of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments — all passed after the Civil War — remains unfulfilled today.

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Sep 18, 2019

Ann Patchett Will Eventually Discuss Her Book
"The Dutch House," a novel whose creation she compared to burning a cake, is coming out soon. Let's change the subject.

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Sep 18, 2019

Kal Penn Isn't Making a Political Point with His Immigration Sitcom
"Sunnyside" is about trying to navigate the United States citizenship process, but its aims are more comic than didactic.

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Sep 18, 2019

Why Can't New York City Build More Gems Like This Queens Library?
The Hunters Point Community Library is one of the finest public buildings New York has produced this century. But it cost more than $40 million, took a decade and almost died.

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Sep 18, 2019

George the Poet Is Pushing Podcasting's Limits
The London rapper and spoken-word practitioner brings music and verse together, and adds some politics and social observation.

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Sep 18, 2019

TriBeCa, the New Art Stroll
With the decline of retail, storefronts in the Triangle Below Canal Street are filling with galleries — it's New York City's most unlikely new art scene.

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Sep 18, 2019

For Peter Brook, the Experimental Showman, ‘Nothing Is Ever Finished'
His eyesight failing but schedule still packed, the 94-year-old stage director reflects on a globe-spanning career that includes a New York premiere this week.

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Sep 18, 2019

Queens Has a Striking New Library. Why Can't the City Build More Gems Like This?
The Hunters Point Community Library is one of the finest public buildings New York has produced this century. But it cost more than $40 million, took a decade and almost died.

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Sep 18, 2019

How to Solve the Stephen King Adaptation Puzzle
The directors of "It Chapter Two" and the coming "Doctor Sleep" know all that can go wrong with film versions of his work. Here's what they learned.

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Sep 18, 2019

Late Night Mocks Trump's Appeal to Hispanic Voters
"Buena suerte with that, el Trumpo," Stephen Colbert joked Tuesday of President Trump's New Mexico rally.

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Sep 18, 2019

What's on TV Wednesday: A New Late-Night Show and ‘American Horror Story'
The YouTube star Lilly Singh helms a new late-night show on NBC. And "American Horror Story" returns on FX.

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Sep 17, 2019

A Same-Sex Couple Changes Bachelor Nation
Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty's love story on "Bachelor in Paradise" was handled with nuance and authenticity, two words that run counter to the show's reputation.

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Sep 17, 2019

Betty Corwin, Who Preserved Theater's Legacy, Dies at 98
By definition, live theater vanishes in the moment; Ms. Corwin pushed to have shows videotaped and deposited in a library collection, which she ran for decades.

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Sep 17, 2019

In ‘Sontag,' the Author's Myth Takes Center Stage
Benjamin Moser's authorized biography of the essayist, critic and cultural icon Susan Sontag pays closest attention to its subject's persona as a "great original creation."

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Sep 17, 2019

Mamet's ‘American Buffalo' Is Headed Back to Broadway
Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell will star as the junk store hustlers in the revival of the 1975 play.

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Sep 17, 2019

David Mamet's ‘American Buffalo' Is Headed for Broadway
Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell will star as the junk store hustlers in the revival of the 1975 play.

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Sep 17, 2019

John Cohen, Champion of Old-Time Music, Is Dead at 87
As a founder of the New Lost City Ramblers and as a photographer, filmmaker and musicologist, he devoted his life to the traditional music of the rural South.

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Sep 17, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic's Chief Executive Abruptly Leaves
Simon Woods, who replaced Deborah Borda after her long tenure, started less than two years ago.

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Sep 17, 2019

‘The Drama is Over' at the Salzburg Easter Festival
Nikolaus Bachler will take over the annual event, and Christian Thielemann and his Staatskapelle Dresden will move on after 2022.

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Sep 17, 2019

‘Midnight Traveler' Review: A Refugee Family's Search for Safe Harbor
The global migration crisis comes into intimate view in this documentary about an Afghan family's arduous journey toward asylum.

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Sep 17, 2019

Getty Trust to Invest $100 Million in Saving Threatened Antiquities
The money will go toward preserving ancient artifacts that are in danger because of crises like war and climate change.

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Sep 17, 2019

2019 Festival Albertine to Take On Climate Change
Bill McKibben will be the curator of the festival, dedicated to fostering French-American intellectual exchange, which this year focuses on the environment.

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Sep 17, 2019

In Rare Show of Defiance, Russian Celebrities Rally Behind Jailed Actor
Though the theater and film industries are firmly controlled by the Kremlin, many Russian actors spoke out against what they called a trumped-up case.

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Sep 17, 2019

A Translator's Tribute to the Lifesaving Power of Words
In her evocative memoir, "Homesick," Jennifer Croft recalls, in words and images, her troubled childhood and the solace she found in language.

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Sep 17, 2019

Alex Trebek Says He's in a New Round of Chemotherapy
The "Jeopardy!" host revealed in March that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

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Sep 17, 2019

At the Whitney Biennial, Flood Preparation as Social Dance
The choreographer Madeline Hollander has devised simple looping steps, with names like "zigzag waltz," in a piece that meets climate change with ritual.

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Sep 17, 2019

St. John the Divine Cathedral Is in Recovery Mode
While all eyes are on Paris's fire-ravaged Notre-Dame, New York's St. John the Divine cathedral is dealing with the aftermath of a fire of its own.

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Sep 17, 2019

‘The Nightcrawlers' and ‘Lost and Found' Review: Short Documentaries Tackle Big Issues
Two films — one on the violent antidrug campaign in the Philippines, another on refugees from Myanmar — screen together.

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Sep 17, 2019

She Escaped From Nxivm. Now She's Written a Book About the Sex Cult.
In "Scarred," Sarah Edmondson — once a high-ranking Nxivm member — describes her years in the group.

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Sep 17, 2019

NBCUniversal Introduces Peacock, Its New Streaming Service
The service joins a competitive streaming field, and it will offer new shows that incorporate elements of older NBCUniversal properties.

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Sep 17, 2019

A Nazi Design Show Draws Criticism. Its Curator's Comments Didn't Help.
The exhibition's detractors say that a man who derided museums as too feminine and politically correct may not be taking the right approach to overseeing the sensitive items on display.

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Sep 17, 2019

Climbing Out of the Abyss of Worry
With anxiety disorders on the rise among children, "Guts," Raina Telgemaier's warm, funny and realistic new graphic memoir, hits home.

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Sep 17, 2019

More and More Children Are Feeling Anxious. This Graphic Novelist Is Trying to Help.
"Guts," Raina Telgemaier's warm, funny and realistic new graphic memoir, hits home for parents and children trying to climb out of the abyss of worry.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Andrew Yang Knows You May Disagree With Him About Shane Gillis
Mr. Gillis was dropped by "Saturday Night Live" after calling Mr. Yang a racial slur, and Mr. Yang, an entrepreneur who is running for president, has urged forgiveness.

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Sep 17, 2019

Chris Rock Is Writing a Book on Race and Relationships
"My First Black Boyfriend," an essay collection by the comedian and filmmaker, is coming out next year.

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Sep 17, 2019

For One Playwright, It Wouldn't Be Home Without a Little Melodrama
When Theresa Rebeck first saw her Brooklyn brownstone, it was falling apart. She took it as a challenge.

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Sep 17, 2019

Confronting Grief, Mental Illness and Marginalization, in Verse
Four poetry collections — "Be Recorder," by Carmen Giménez Smith; "Odes to Lithium," by Shira Erlichman; "Grief Sequence," by Prageeta Sharma; and "Eyes Bottle Dark With a Mouthful of Flowers," by Jake Skeets — explore narratives of belonging and identity.

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Sep 17, 2019

Is the Green New Deal Realistic? Two Sympathetic Authors Weigh In
In new books, Naomi Klein and Jeremy Rifkin take very different approaches to A.O.C.'s progressive climate proposal.

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Sep 17, 2019

How a Dying Man Wrote a Timeless Novel
The Canadian poet Steven Price has written a novel, "Lampedusa," about the creation of one of Italy's iconic works of fiction, "The Leopard."

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Sep 17, 2019

Rachel Cusk Said She Was Done With Autobiography. These Essays Suggest Otherwise.
In "Coventry," the British author of the widely admired "Outline" trilogy shows how central the self is to her artistic vision.

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Sep 17, 2019

Love Among the Ruins
In Stella Tillyard's novel "Call Upon the Water," a 17th-century Dutch engineer sets out to drain the English fenlands, but finds his spirit drained instead.

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Sep 17, 2019

Trump Is ‘Locked and Loaded' for Iran, but He's No Dirty Harry, Colbert Says
"Dirty Harry didn't say ‘Go ahead, make my day — once you've been found guilty by a jury of your peers, punk,'" Stephen Colbert joked on Monday.

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Sep 17, 2019

What's on TV Tuesday: ‘Bachelor in Paradise' and ‘Last Kids on Earth'
The season finale of ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise." And the premiere of "Last Kids on Earth" on Netflix.

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Sep 16, 2019

Review: In ‘Wives,' the Other Halves Have Their Say
Jaclyn Backhaus's slapdash comedy, at Playwright's Horizons, travels through time to coax oppressed spouses out of their powerful husband's shadows.

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Sep 16, 2019

Writers Guild Re-elects Leadership at Odds With Agencies
It has been five months since thousands of movie and TV writers fired their agents and election results indicate the Hollywood standoff will continue.

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Sep 16, 2019

Phyllis Newman, Tony Award-Winning Star, Is Dead at 86
She was also a familiar face on television and raised millions of dollars to help women in entertainment deal with health problems.

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Sep 16, 2019

Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Dies at 75
A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he wrote songs that updated classic sounds and managed to please both punk-rock fans and a broader pop audience.

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Sep 16, 2019

Shane Gillis Dropped From ‘S.N.L.' Cast Amid Criticism of Racist Slurs
A few days after Gillis was named to the cast, the show said that he would not stay on, and that it had been unaware of his offensive remarks.

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Sep 16, 2019

This Artist Lived Like a Victorian During the 1980s. Now, He Reflects on His Own Past.
Ahead of the release of his memoir, Peter McGough looks back on 40 years as half of the time-traveling artist duo McDermott & McGough.

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Sep 16, 2019

Bingeworthy: Netflix Snaps Up Streaming Rights to ‘Seinfeld'
The hit comedy will begin appearing on the service in 2021, the latest move in the battle between media companies for the rights to beloved sitcoms.

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Sep 16, 2019

Theatrical Moles Put Out Their Paws for a Visit
Washington Square Park has certainly seen its share of eccentrics. But a parade of fur-clad, claw-footed Frenchmen turned a head or two.

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Sep 16, 2019

Post Malone Claims No. 1 With the Year's Biggest Streaming Total
The musician's "Hollywood's Bleeding" bumped Tool from the top spot on the album chart with the equivalent of 489,000 sales in the United States.

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Sep 16, 2019

Will Banksy's Chimpanzees Laugh to a Record $2 Million?
What effect did the artist's 2018 salesroom prank have on his prices? A major sale at Sotheby's looks set to reveal the impact.

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Sep 16, 2019

Ric Ocasek's Essential Songs: Listen to 11 Tracks
The Cars' co-founder, who had a gift for coating clever ideas in radio-friendly rock, has died.

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Sep 16, 2019

‘The Affair' Season 5, Episode 4 Recap: Quid Pro Quo
Noah rolls around in the gutter while Whitney tries to navigate a very compromising situation.

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Sep 16, 2019

The Far Side Teases Its Return
A new era of the strip, by Gary Larson, is returning.

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Sep 16, 2019

Netflix's ‘Unbelievable' Retells a Confounding Story of Injustice
The true crime series, starring Toni Collette and Merritt Wever, is based on the real-life case of a rape victim the police refused to believe.

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Sep 16, 2019

Brazil's Outspoken Daniela Mercury Is a Swirl of Ideas and Songs
At 54, the singer and dancer has been courting controversy and shifting her sound. This week she comes to Sony Hall in Manhattan.

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Sep 16, 2019

A Bluesy, Sweetly Aching New Novel From Jacqueline Woodson
In "Red at the Bone," the effects of an unplanned teenage pregnancy ripple through three generations of a Brooklyn family.

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Sep 16, 2019

A Dazzling, Sweetly Aching New Novel From Jacqueline Woodson
In "Red at the Bone," the effects of an unplanned teenage pregnancy ripple through three generations of a Brooklyn family.

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Sep 16, 2019

Two Lifetime Crooks Wait for a Missing Daughter, With Shades of Beckett
In Kevin Barry's "Last Boat to Tangier," longlisted for this year's Booker Prize, a pair of existentialist thugs in a Spanish port city recount their friendship, their fights and their many bad decisions.

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Sep 16, 2019

A Rebel French Poet Draws New Followers to the Hometown He Hated
Pilgrims flock to the once-ignored grave of Arthur Rimbaud, the "Jim Morrison of poets," loved by fans as a tragic hero of free thought and authenticity.

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Sep 16, 2019

What's on Monday: ‘Surviving R. Kelly' and ‘Dancing with the Stars'
A powerful documentary about R. Kelly becomes available on Netflix. And a new batch of celebrities begins to duke it out on the dance floor.

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Sep 16, 2019

‘Game of Thrones' Dominates at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
The HBO epic won 10 of the awards, which primarily recognize technical achievement.

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Sep 15, 2019

Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Is Dead
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee updated classic sounds for a broader pop audience, making polished songs with sonic depth.

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Sep 15, 2019

Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Is Dead at 75
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee updated classic sounds for a broader pop audience, making polished songs with sonic depth.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 15, 2019

‘Succession' Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: Damage, Control
Bad news is breaking and the Roys fight to keep it under wraps. If they can stop fighting one another.

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Sep 15, 2019

‘The Affair' Season 5, Episode 4 Recap: Qiud Pro Quo
Noah rolls around in the gutter while Whitney tries to navigate a very compromising situation.

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Sep 15, 2019

Review: Being Brainwashed Into Joy in Derren Brown's ‘Secret'
This one-mentalist show, in which Mr. Brown peers into the minds of his audience, offers exhilaration and comfort to New York City's head cases.

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Sep 15, 2019

‘Hustlers' Has a Strong Opening at the Box Office
The movie opened to about $33.2 million in domestic ticket sales, second only to "It Chapter Two."

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Sep 15, 2019

A Light Safari in Wine Country
Public light spectacles by artists like Bruce Munro herald a movement that infuses culture in valleys of viticulture (and blazes new trails in cities, too).

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Sep 15, 2019

The Week in Books
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's "She Said," new memoirs from Demi Moore and Edward Snowden, "Super Tuesday" for publishing and more.

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Sep 15, 2019

A Big New Biography of Susan Sontag Digs to Find the Person Beneath the Icon
Benjamin Moser's "Sontag" explores the life and work of the vaunted writer and public intellectual, including her long-term relationship with the photographer Annie Leibovitz.

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Sep 15, 2019

What's on TV Sunday: Chelsea Handler and Roasting Alec Baldwin
Handler sets out to have tough conversations in "Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea," and Baldwin subjects himself to ridicule from Robert De Niro and Caitlyn Jenner.

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Sep 14, 2019

What's on TV Saturday: ‘Unbelievable' and ‘Maigret'
Merritt Wever and Toni Collette hunt down a rapist in a new crime series on Netflix. And Rowan Atkinson plays Georges Simenon's detective in "Maigret."

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Sep 14, 2019

‘The Education of Brett Kavanaugh' Takes a Hard Look at the Supreme Court Justice and His Accusers
A new account by the New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly reinvestigates the allegations of sexual misconduct against the justice.

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Sep 13, 2019

MoviePass Ending Its Run, 2 Years After Millions Signed Up
A low subscription fee in 2017 attracted subscribers but resulted in huge losses. It continued to burn through cash while struggling to find a business model that worked.

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Sep 13, 2019

The End Comes for MoviePass, 2 Years After Millions Signed Up
A low subscription fee in 2017 attracted subscribers but resulted in huge losses. It continued to burn through cash while struggling to find a business model that worked.

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Sep 13, 2019

Shane Gillis's Jokes Went Too Far. Should That End His ‘S.N.L.' Career?
The new cast member's offensive remarks about Chinese people and others raise questions about the show's vetting and what, if anything, the show should do with him.

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Sep 13, 2019

After Toronto, Is Tarantino Still the Oscar Favorite?
A lot of major contenders just debuted at film festivals, but none may be strong enough to dislodge front-runner "Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood."

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Sep 13, 2019

Anne Rivers Siddons, Novelist Whose Muse Was the New South, Dies at 83
Ms. Siddons found inspiration for her writing in her Georgia upbringing and in her observations of Atlanta as it became a major postwar city.

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Sep 13, 2019

For His First Museum Show in 15 Years, John Currin Turns His Gaze to Men
The artist, who made his name with his polarizing but masterly portraits of women, discusses his lesser-known paintings.

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Sep 13, 2019

4 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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Sep 13, 2019

Kanye West's New Yeezy Shoes Draw Comparisons to Crocs and a Colander
White, slip-on and dotted with holes, the unreleased shoes got decidedly mixed reviews after pictures of them emerged.

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Sep 13, 2019

Yes, They Found It in a Box
Twenty-one years ago, Dr. Seuss' widow discovered some unpublished manuscripts, including one that has become "Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum," illustrated by Andrew Joyner.

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Sep 13, 2019

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
Men's stories of sex assault in the military. A full picture of the Great Flood of 2019. Jennifer Aniston. Demi Moore. Giuliani's divorce. And more.

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