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Oct 18, 2021

A ‘Holy Grail' of American Folk Art, Hiding in Plain Sight
A collector's keen eye — and willingness to knock on a stranger's door — led to the rediscovery of a sculpture by a renowned stone carver, William Edmondson.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 18, 2021

Review: ‘The Red and the Black' Is Sumptuous, but Safe
Based on the 1830 novel by Stendhal, Pierre Lacotte's new production for the Paris Opera Ballet is an old-fashioned costume drama.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 18, 2021

Aack! A Millennial's Audio Odyssey Through the ‘Cathy' Comic Strip
The comedian Jamie Loftus returns with another limited-run podcast, this time exploring white boomer women through the lens of a much-maligned comic strip.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 18, 2021

Elizabeth Strout Gets Meta in Her New Novel About Marriage
The protagonist of "Oh William!" is a famous author whose books have a lot in common with ones written by the creator of Lucy Barton.

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Oct 18, 2021

Jefferson Statue May Be Removed After More Than 100 Years at City Hall
Black, Latino and Asian City Council members who find the sculpture oppressive and racist may finally win a two-decade fight to remove it from their chamber.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 18, 2021

What's on TV This Week: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm' and ‘Queens'
Season 11 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" begins on HBO. And a new musical drama series debuts on ABC.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 17, 2021

‘Succession' Recap, Season 3, Episode 1: Action Stations, Let's Go
In the Season 3 premiere, the Roys and their surrogates hustled to secure allies in the coming fight between father and son.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 17, 2021

Review: In the Disturbing ‘Dana H.,' Whose Voice Is It Anyway?
Deirdre O'Connell brilliantly lip-syncs the testimony of a woman abducted by a white supremacist in a play by Lucas Hnath.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 17, 2021

Elizabeth Diller Is Retelling Edmund de Waal's Story — and Her Own
Designing a show at the Jewish Museum in New York has illuminated corners of hidden history in her life, the architect says. "Edmund dug into his past. I didn't. I couldn't bear it."

NYTimes Arts
Oct 17, 2021

Review: Sphinx Virtuosi Bring an Intriguing Vision to Carnegie Hall
An ensemble of 18 string players who are Black and Latino set a reflective and spirited tone on Friday, with solos by the charismatic bass-baritone Davóne Tines.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 17, 2021

Elizabeth Diller Is Retelling Edmund DeWaal's Story — and Her Own
Designing a show at the Jewish Museum illuminated corners of hidden history in her life, the architect says. "Edmund dug into his past. I didn't. I couldn't bear it."

NYTimes Arts
Oct 17, 2021

Bringing Attention to the Maori Language, One Song at a Time
"Waiata/Anthems," Lorde's "Te Ao Marama" EP and a host of other projects are aimed at revitalizing the Indigenous language of New Zealand via music.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 17, 2021

John Grisham on Judges, Innocence and the Judgments He Ignores
The best-selling author, whose new book, "The Judge's List," is about a murderous member of the bench, talks about the Supreme Court, wrongful convictions and what it means to be "review-proof."

NYTimes Arts
Oct 17, 2021

‘Saturday Night Live' Takes on the N.F.L.'s Jon Gruden Scandal
An episode hosted by Rami Malek also featured appearances from his "No Time to Die" co-star Daniel Craig.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 17, 2021

Russian Film Crew Wraps Space Station Shoot and Returns to Earth
A Russian actress and film director landed near Russia's spaceflight base in Kazakhstan after 12 days in orbit.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

What to Do This Weekend
‘Succession' returns and the sky is falling.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Beyond Chucky: Frightening Alternatives for Halloween TV
If this Halloween season's brand-name horror retreads leave you cold, here are some frightening alternatives.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

New in Paperback: ‘Memorial' and ‘Singular Sensation'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Glimmerglass Festival Unveils Its Leader's Final Season
Francesca Zambello, who has overseen a dozen editions of the opera festival in upstate New York, will depart next summer.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Dave Chappelle Isn't Canceled. He Just Likes to Talk About It.
In Netflix's "The Closer," he returns to views about transgender people that drew anger in his last special. With his popularity partly built on courting outrage, it's no surprise he's doubling down.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Finneas, a Pop Star's Secret Weapon, Strides Into the Spotlight
He's won eight Grammys alongside his sister, Billie Eilish, and worked with some of the genre's biggest stars. Now the 24-year-old musician is arriving as a solo artist with "Optimist."

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

And You Thought the Sally Rooney Bucket Hats Were Ridiculous
Marketing a book is an art form, a delicate match of writer and approach. Ward Sutton imagines all the ways this could have gone wrong for famous authors in the past.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Fright Lite
Four new picture books draw in young readers with ghosts, ghouls and vampires — not to scare them but to amuse them.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Comedian Sydnee Washington on the Need for Jokes Now More Than Ever
When live performance moved online, Ms. Washington started a cooking show on Instagram. Now she's back in front of audiences, who seem eager to hear jokes in person again.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Haile Gerima Is Having a Hollywood Moment. It's Left Him Conflicted.
The director, an eminence of American and African indie cinema, is being recognized by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and Netflix. But he has long rejected the industry.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

At Frieze London, the Art World Inches Toward Normalcy
The fairs, exhibitions and auctions of "Frieze Week" are in-person events once more. But the art world has changed, and so has Britain.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Review: Schumann at the Philharmonic. Robert, Too.
With a debuting pianist and conductor, a solo by Clara Schumann preceded works by her husband and Brahms.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

A Blackface ‘Othello' Shocks, and a Professor Steps Back From Class
Students objected after the composer Bright Sheng showed the 1965 film of Laurence Olivier's "Othello" to his class at the University of Michigan.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Andrea Martin, R&B Songwriter, Dies at 49
She co-wrote hits for En Vogue, Toni Braxton and other artists in the 1990s and 2000s and was also a singer, releasing an album.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Adele Returns With Power and Restraint, and 11 More New Songs
Hear new tracks by serpentwithfeet, Blackstarkids, Stromae and others.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Dancing Cheek to Cheek Again: New York's Tango Scene Rebounds
The pandemic was disastrous for tango. But milongas are thriving around the city now, capped by the return of Queer Tango Weekend.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

David Sanford's Music Has Flown Under the Radar. It Shouldn't.
Few composers have broader stylistic reach. But on a new album, "A Prayer for Lester Bowie," he makes it all cohere.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Five Horror Films to Stream Now
The month's picks include a contagion film, an '80s throwback, an unnerving tale of siblings, a faux documentary and a slow-burn thriller.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Succession Season 3: What You Need to Know From Season 2
Two years have passed since Season 2 ended, and the alliances and schemes were as layered as an insult from Roman Roy. Here's a quick catch-up guide.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

The Velvet Underground Meets Its Match in Todd Haynes
In the director's hands, music subjects are as much about their cultural moment as about their sound — a good description of the band led by Lou Reed.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Farewell to a Ballerina With Borscht Belt Humor and ‘Legs of Life'
Maria Kowroski, the reigning principal of New York City Ballet and the last company member to have worked with Jerome Robbins, takes her final bow.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

The Visionary Community of the Harlem Y.M.C.A.
In the early 20th century, the building became a meeting place for many of the writers, artists, actors and activists who defined a new and vibrant Black culture.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

‘Insecure' Broke Ground by Embracing Imperfection
The show, which ends this season, depicted its characters as authentically flawed. "True representation is the ability to show your vulnerability," said the co-creator and star Issa Rae.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Recognition, at Last, After Decades Decolonizing Art
Sutapa Biswas is the subject of two major exhibitions in Britain that explore the country's imperial legacy.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Concert Halls Are Back. But Visa Backlogs Are Keeping Musicians Out.
Visa delays are causing tumult in the classical music industry, leading to a wave of cancellations just as live performances are finally returning.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Love's Perils, Trauma's Wounds: New Story Collections
"The Ruin of Everything," "Hao" and "Variations on the Body" explore fraught relationships and the long shadow of war.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

When the Au Pair Helps With the Care of the Children and the Sex Life of the Parents
T.L. Toma's second novel, "Look at Us," follows a wealthy couple who embark on a sexual misadventure with their au pair.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 15, 2021

Late Night Isn't Threatened by Trump's Latest Stunt
This week, Donald Trump said Republicans should not be voting in the 2022 or 2024 elections. "Wow, he's been out of office so long, he's forgotten how threats work," Seth Meyers said.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Review: In ‘The Lehman Trilogy,' a Vivid Tale of Profit and Pain
The play, tracing the rise and fall of the fabled financiers, finally opens on Broadway after successful runs in London and at the Park Avenue Armory.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Gary Paulsen, Author of Young-Adult Adventures, Dies at 82
His 200 books, among them "Hatchet" and "Dogsong," inspired generations with their tales of exploration, survival and the bloody reality of the natural world.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Van Gogh Watercolor, Once Seized by Nazis, to be Sold at Auction
Christie's estimates the work could fetch as much as $30 million, to be split between the current owner and the heirs of Jewish collectors who once owned it.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Mike Renzi, a Jazz Singer's Best Friend, Dies at 80
He was an in-demand accompanist and arranger for countless artists, including Mel Tormé, the duo of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and the "Sesame Street" crew.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

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

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Getting a Grip on Unreality at the Met's 'Surrealism Beyond Borders'
These 10 standout artists — from Colombia to Egypt to Japan — redrew the map of Surrealism, the 20th century's most provocative art movement. They and dozens more are reunited at the Metropolitan Museum.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Banksy's Shredding Artwork Is Auctioned for $25.4 Million at Sotheby's
"Love Is in the Bin," originally titled "Girl With Balloon," was resold. It had been partially shredded after it was bought at a Sotheby's auction in 2018.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Bill Cosby Is Sued; Woman Says He Sexually Assaulted Her in 1990
The suit was filed under a change in New Jersey law that extended the deadline to sue in cases involving allegations of sexual assault.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Bill Cosby Sued; Woman Says She Was Sexually Assaulted at Atlantic City Hotel
The suit was filed under a change in New Jersey law that extended the deadline to sue in cases involving allegations of sexual assault.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Our critic recommends the new season of the Netflix stalker soap "You" and a chilled-out painting show.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Book Review: ‘Going There,' by Katie Couric
The "Today" host and "CBS Evening News" anchor shares her story, from her suburban childhood to her trailblazing media career.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Lena Dunham on Joy Sorman and Unnameable Female Pain
"Life Sciences" follows the youngest in a family of women plagued by mysterious, unheeded illnesses.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Beauford Delaney: Portraits Glowing With Inner Light
In "Be Your Wonderful Self" at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, abstraction and portraiture achieve a remarkable unity.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Fall for Dance Review: Splats, Blue Moods and Go-Go Grooves
This mixed-nuts dance series returned with a whiplash-inducing program of Streb Extreme Action, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham and the Verdon Fosse Legacy.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Welcome to Planet Surrealism
These 10 standout artists — from Colombia to Egypt to Japan — redrew the map of the 20th century's most provocative art movement. They and dozens more are reunited at the Metropolitan Museum.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘Introducing, Selma Blair' Review: An Actress in Her Second Act
A window into the actress's battle with multiple sclerosis.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘Halloween Kills' Review: There Will Be (Copious Amounts of) Blood
The newest installment of the "Halloween" franchise, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, is a murderous mess that substitutes corpses for characters.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy' Review: What We Talk About
In three stories, men and women circle one another as they casually and cruelly share intimacies, express desires and voice doubts.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Raymond Gniewek, 89, Met Orchestra's Enduring Concertmaster, Dies
For 43 years he was a steadying force with the ensemble as he helped it become one of the world's most esteemed.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

A History of Modernity That Puts Africa at Center Stage
"Born in Blackness," by the former New York Times correspondent Howard W. French, is a deeply researched account of the continent's often overlooked role in the development of the modern world.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘The Velvet Underground' Review: And Me, I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band
Todd Haynes's documentary paints a jagged, revelatory portrait of the New York avant-garde scene of the 1960s.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘Bergman Island' Review: Love Among the Cinephiles
In Mia Hansen-Love's new film, Vicki Krieps and Tim Roth play filmmakers on the rocks in the Baltic Sea.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

The NY Cat and Dog Film Festivals Return After Pandemic Hiatus
After a pandemic-induced hiatus, these celebrations of human-animal bonds are screening in Manhattan and beyond.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

British Museums Face Covid's Long-Term Effects
Months of closures during the pandemic have caused financial havoc for art venues, and many expect to be strapped for years. At the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the virus's impact is clear.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Remi Wolf Turns Bedroom Pop Into Hypercolored Explosions
The 25-year-old Los Angeles musician's debut album, "Juno," is a collage of sounds, emotions and cultural detritus filtered through her own unique energy.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘Succession' Returns, With No Real People Involved
In the new season of the dynastic HBO drama, the very rich are even less like you and me than they used to be.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Iztapalapa lucha contra la violencia con murales y teleférico
Un nuevo teleférico y cientos de murales han iluminado la vida en el barrio más poblado de la Ciudad de México, pero la pobreza y los ataques contra las mujeres aún son omnipresentes.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘Hard Luck Love Song' Review: A Glossy Take on a Gritty Tune
Drawn from the plotline of a Todd Snider song, the film follows a pool shark and an escort, taking twists that are both violent and silly.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘Needle in a Timestack' Review: Put a Pin in It
The director John Ridley, who wrote "12 Years a Slave," tries to combine time travel and romance, and comes up short twice.

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Oct 14, 2021

‘All About My Sisters' Review: Family Matters
Wang Qiong's debut feature traces the tragic effects of China's one-child policy on her family.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘The Trip' Review: With This Gun, I Thee Shoot
In this Norwegian thriller on Netflix, a murderous couple get more bloodshed than they bargained for.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘Noroît' Review: In a French Vision, Pirates Inhabit a Jacobean Drama
When this unusual film, made in 1976 by the French director Jacques Rivette, opens in New York this week, it will be making its official debut here.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘Held for Ransom' Review: Negotiating With Terrorists
This thoughtful hostage drama from Denmark depicts the events surrounding the capturing of Daniel Rye, a photojournalist, by ISIS in 2013.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

‘Luzzu' Review: Capturing Culture on the Coasts of Malta
This subtle drama follows a young Maltese fisherman torn between fidelity to his trade and the demands of a modern world.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

5 Things to Do This Weekend
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

A Conductor's Impossible Legacy
The sublime artistry of Wilhelm Furtwängler collided with his role as de facto chief conductor of the Nazi regime.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Why Does Thoreau Live On? A Few Famous Writers Offer Answers.
In "Now Comes Good Sailing," an anthology gathered by Andrew Blauner, famous writers including Pico Iyer, Lauren Groff and Amor Towles meditate on Thoreau's influence.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Jane Goodall Explains How Books Led Her to Live Among the Chimps
"There was no TV when I was a child. I learned from books — and nature. I read every book about animals I could find. Doctor Dolittle and Tarzan led me to dream about living with animals in Africa."

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

How Books Led a Young Jane Goodall to Live Among the Chimps
"There was no TV when I was a child. I learned from books — and nature. I read every book about animals I could find. Doctor Dolittle and Tarzan led me to dream about living with animals in Africa."

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

On London Stages, Brevity Reigns Supreme
A new work by Caryl Churchill, the final installment in Hilary Mantel's Cromwell saga and a Larry Kramer play deploy their running times with varied success.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Ricarlo Flanagan, Comedian Who Contracted Covid, Dies at 41
The comedian, actor and rapper, best known for appearances on "Last Comic Standing" and "Shameless," died in Los Angeles on Saturday, his representative said.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 14, 2021

Seth Meyers Berates Fox News for Its Reporting on Vaccine Mandate
Meyers took Tucker Carlson to task for not "being certain" while reporting falsehoods.

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Oct 14, 2021

U.S. Charges Once-Rising Artist With Selling Raymond Pettibon Forgeries
Christian Rosa is accused in a federal indictment of scheming to defraud art buyers through the sale of four pieces purportedly by Mr. Pettibon.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

Review: ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man' Preaches to the Choir
Keenan Scott II's play, incorporating slam poetry, prose and songs, aspires to be a lyrical reckoning with Black life in America.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

In a Blue Origin Rocket, William Shatner Finally Goes to Space
The actor who played Captain Kirk played the role of pitchman for Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company at a time that it is facing a number of workplace and business difficulties.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

Visconti's Operatic Autopsy of German History, Restored Anew
The trilogy of "The Damned," "Death in Venice" and "Ludwig" is whole again, in editions that freshly reveal their conflicted queerness.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

Powerful Auction Veterans Aim New Company at Asian Market
Amy Cappellazzo, Yuki Terase and Adam Chinn have joined forces to reach a growing pool of young collectors in Hong Kong and beyond.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

‘The Last Duel' Review: A Medieval Epic in the Age of #MeToo
Ridley Scott and his all-star cast rip the moldy fig leaf off chivalric romance in a he-said, he-said, she-said spectacle.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

Destination Crenshaw Moves Ahead With a First Round of Public Sculptures
In Los Angeles, a project commits to commissioning over 100 artworks by Black artists for a new cultural corridor.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now
David Salle's "Tree of Life"; Michael Assiff's "Volunteer Flowers"; a collective's post-prison crusade; and 23 artists highlight Iran's dynamic contemporary art scene.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

Former ‘Hamilton' Cast Member Files Discrimination Complaint Against Show
In the E.E.O.C. filing, the actor, who is nonbinary, describes being retaliated against after requesting a gender-neutral dressing room, among other claims. The show denies the allegations.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

Let's Talk About the Elk
Resisting metaphor is tough.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

Review: ‘By Heart' Commits Community to Memory
In Tiago Rodrigues's show, audience members learn a Shakespeare sonnet together — line by line, over and over.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

‘Whore of New York' Reflects on Sex, Love and Labor
In her new memoir, Liara Roux writes with an intimate, anthropological eye about her experiences as a sex worker.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

Albert J. Raboteau, Who Transformed Black Religious Studies, Dies at 78
Working in the 1970s and '80s, his scholarship helped to cement African-American studies as an academic discipline.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

‘Dopesick' Uses Drama, and Michael Keaton, to Give the Opioid Crisis a Human Face
Based on the book by Beth Macy, the new Hulu series roams the hills of Appalachia and the boardrooms of Purdue Pharma to tell a story of greed and suffering.

NYTimes Arts
Oct 13, 2021

‘Son of Monarchs' Review: Of Butterflies and Belonging
This lush Mexican drama tells a story about climate change and cultural identity using the allegory of monarch butterflies' migration.

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