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Dec 13, 2018

Critic's Pick: ‘Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle' Review: She Wanted Three Things in Life
The Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón stitches together an affectionate, frank portrait of his indomitable mother in this family documentary.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Denise Scott Brown's photographs of Las Vegas; Kayode Ojo's color prints and sculptures; Anna Maria Maiolino's "poetic wanderings"; and Lyle Ashton Harris's portraits.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

Critic's Pick: ‘Ghostbox Cowboy' Review: An Absurd Entrepreneur Is Lost in Asia
John Maringouin directs a dryly funny dissection of entrepreneurial absurdism bleeding into existential and metaphysical despair.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

‘Mortal Engines' Review: London Becomes a Death Star on Wheels
To the extent that "Mortal Engines" resembles anything, it's other movies, which it plunders with a landfill-diving zeal that suits the surviving populace.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki' Review: Animation Giant, Retired and Restless
The director of animated classics like "Spirited Away" reflects on his career in this documentary.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

‘That Way Madness Lies …' Review: A Terrifying True Story, Ordinarily Told
The director Sandra Luckow chronicles her brother's mental illness. If this is a subject matter that has touched your life, you ought to see this movie.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

Critic's Notebook: Obsessing Over ‘Vertigo'
Jean Curran's dye-transfer prints from film stills, and a stop-time movie by Catherine Opie, continue the 60-year-old love affair of artists with Alfred Hitchcock's ‘Vertigo.'

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Doesn't Have Much Sympathy for Michael Cohen
Cohen, a former lawyer for President Trump, denounced him in a statement at his sentencing hearing, but Colbert was not won over.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

The Physical and Spiritual Art of Capoeira
Our reporter and photographer went to Permangolinha, a three-day retreat where capoeira meets sustainable farming.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

Rookie Cataloged a Generation of Girlhood
Tavi Gevinson's online magazine served as a collective diary for Gen Z.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

How an Underground Queer Zine Became the Best Blog in Opera
Parterre Box started 25 years ago, smuggled into bathrooms at Lincoln Center. Now it is an essential, respected voice in the opera world.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

‘Bird Box' Review: The End of the World Is Riveting. Sometimes.
Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson and a strong cast appear in this sci-fi thriller adapted from a novel by Josh Malerman.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

Profile: With ‘The Friend,' Sigrid Nunez Becomes an Overnight Literary Sensation, 23 Years and Eight Books Later
More than two decades after critics declared her "a writer of uncommon talent," Nunez won the National Book Award.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

By the Book: Alice Walker: By the Book
The author, most recently, of the poetry collection "Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart" feels a duty to read about countries devastated by war: "The suffering, usually for the most vulnerable, never ends."

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

Critic's Pick: ‘Dead Souls' Review: Forgotten Victims of Mao's Camps Speak
More than eight hours long and harrowing to watch, Wang Bing's "Dead Souls" is a necessary look at China's brutal re-education camps for "rightists."

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2018
A flood of recordings — the best efforts of our favorite artists — lands each year in our mailboxes and streaming services. Somehow, we winnowed our favorites down to 25 albums (O.K., 26, if you look carefully), music from the 15th century to the 21st — each represented by a track we particularly cherished, and arranged here alphabetically by composer.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 13, 2018

What's on TV Thursday: ‘The Land Before Time' and ‘Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year.'
Get nostalgic with a visit to "The Land Before Time," and watch as the Golden State Warriors are honored by Sports Illustrated.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Firing up Weird Science at the Whitney
Kevin Beasley confronts King Cotton's legacy in his solo museum show.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

‘Sesame Street,' Holiday Movies and More: 5 Things in Pop Culture Today
What you need to know from Wednesday's TV, music and movie news.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Critic's Pick: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk' Review: Trusting Love in a World Ruled by Hate
The couple in this adaptation of James Baldwin's novel are loving while black, an existential truth that is turned into a nightmare.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

#SpeakingInDance: Circles, Stars and Then Down the Drain
We went underwater to bring you the synchronized swimmers of the Manhattan Plaza Health Club performing a section of "Wish."

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Critic's Notebook: On ‘Counterpart' and ‘Berlin Station,' Spies to Keep You Company in the Cold
Two entertaining espionage thrillers, on Starz and Epix, both take place in Berlin, where secret agents are part of the atmosphere.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Critic's Pick: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Review: A Fresh Take on a Venerable Hero
This lively, diverse comic-book movie brings some fun to a genre that often takes itself too seriously.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

The Carpetbagger: Who's Better Suited for Award Season Than Richard E. Grant?
The actor is earning — and savoring — Oscar buzz for the first time in his career, for his work in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Poetry: A Poet Takes Aim at the Literary and Political Patriarchy
In Anne Waldman's latest collection, "Trickster Feminism," her verses argue on behalf of collective expression — and collective responsibility.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Critic's Notebook: Annette Peacock Has Been Improvising Music for 7 Decades. Her Life, Too.
The mercurial pianist and singer, 77, came to Brooklyn for a rare concert that posed a question: Was she really performing at all?

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Holiday Movies, ‘Sesame Street' and More: 5 Things in Pop Culture Today
What you need to know from Wednesday's TV, music and movie news.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Books of The Times: A Look at Competition in Business Urges Us to Think Small
In "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age," Tim Wu argues for busting up big businesses into smaller parts, and shows how it was once a veritable American tradition.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

No Regrets: Karlie Kloss Celebrates Thinkers
Parties were held for the Berggruen Institute, the David Lynch Foundation and CBS.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Best Jazz of 2018
Some of the most trusted names in jazz and a host of innovative young disrupters brought cross-media collaborations and fresh approaches to the genre.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Best Art of 2018
The art critics of The New York Times tell you what rocked their worlds this year: notable art events, works in museums and galleries, emerging artists and how they found beauty in unexpected places.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

‘Clueless, the Musical' Review: The Film's Charm Is Replaced by Sparkle
Amy Heckerling's amiable but limp adaptation of her classic 1995 film suggests a peppy fan club putting on its own makeshift show.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Best Dance of 2018
Our critics choose the best dance moments of a year crowded with major retrospectives and important new works.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Best Theater of 2018
Classics were reincarnated in deceptively modest interpretations and conventional story forms were tossed aside this year. Here are our critics' favorites.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

The Carpetbagger: SAG Award Nominations: Emily Blunt Leads; Regina King Is Snubbed
The Screen Actors Guild went for some very popular films, and some Oscar contenders should be worried about being shut out.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Best Movies of 2018
Our chief film critics choose the films that moved them this year.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

culture 2018: Best TV Shows of 2018
This year, departing favorites gave way to audacious new series, and streaming services brought viewers outstanding foreign fare.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Critic's Notebook: Rib-Eye Steak With a Side of Shakespeare
Our intrepid theatergoer ate her way through a spate of shows that make food part of the experience. Her stomach sometimes ended up fuller than her imagination.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants
Projects supported by this round of grants include work to preserve the "auditory signatures" of historic sites and a timeline of African-American music.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

A Lucinda Childs Dance for Wendy Whelan Is Coming to Jacob's Pillow
"THE DAY," a premiere conceived by the cellist Maya Beiser and with music by David Lang, is among the works on tap for the dance festival in 2019.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Best of Late Night: Kimmel Says Trump's Meeting With Democratic Leaders Felt Like ‘Real Housewives'
Jimmy Kimmel compared President Trump's demanding a border wall to "a toddler threatening to keep screaming on the floor of Toys ‘R' Us until Congress buys him a Hatchimal."

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

My Favorite Page: Gustavo Dudamel's Favorite Part of ‘Otello' is a Quiet Prayer
The star conductor knows how to whip up excitement. But as he prepares to make his Metropolitan Opera debut, he's drawn to an intimate moment.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

Nonfiction: In a (Prose) Tribute to Fathers and Father Figures, a Fast-Paced Poet Slows Down
Terrance Hayes's hybrid nonfiction book "To Float in the Space Between" pays homage to the poet Etheridge Knight, with room for personal detours and meditation.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

On Comedy: Ellen DeGeneres Is Not as Nice as You Think
Feeling boxed in by her reputation for kindness, the comic is weighing whether to leave daytime TV, as her wife wants, or to stay, as her brother urges.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

‘Jurassic Park,' ‘The Shining' and ‘Cinderella' Among Movies Chosen for National Film Registry
The Library of Congress has chosen 25 films for induction into its registry, including "My Fair Lady," "Rebecca," "Broadcast News," "Brokeback Mountain" and "Eve's Bayou."

NYTimes Arts
Dec 12, 2018

What's on TV Wednesday: ‘Riverdale' and ‘Inception'
The drama comes to a boil in "Riverdale," and "Inception" offers a break from reality.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Review: ‘Ruben & Clay' Reunites ‘Idol' Rivals for Christmas Fun
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, who once competed on "American Idol," banter, sing and try to upstage each other in this holiday revue.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘Clueless: The Musical' Review: The Film's Charm Is Replaced by Sparkle
Amy Heckerling's amiable but limp adaptation of her classic 1995 film suggests a peppy fan club putting on its own makeshift show.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘Black Christmas' (1974) Review
A.H. Weiler reviewed "Black Christmas" for The New York Times on Oct. 20, 1975. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

10 Classic Christmas Movies That Our Critics Didn't See Coming
Predicting the canon of Christmas movie future has never been easy. Here's what The Times wrote about some of today's favorites when they first hit screens.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Lothar Baumgarten Dies at 74; Artist Explored Collision of Cultures
Many of his conceptual pieces drew on the months he spent living with a tribe in the Amazon.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Upright Citizens Brigade, Facing Financial Struggles, Announces Layoffs
A comedy institution that has propelled comedians to the A-list faces increased competition and high rents. It let go much of its sales and marketing teams.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

The Best Dance of 2018
Our critics choose the best dance moments of a year crowded with major retrospectives and important new works.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Streaming Movie Review: ‘The World Is Yours' Review: Isabelle Adjani Revitalizes the Comic Caper
Adjani's turn as a flamboyant con artist sends up her own aloof image in this fun and sophisticated comic caper from Romain Gavras.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Match Book: Books to Give Your Precocious Readers
Graphic and prose novels for your speed-reading children to both breeze through and savor.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Books of The Times: A Debut Novel Unfolds Over 48 Tense Hours in London
Guy Gunaratne's "In Our Mad and Furious City," longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is told in alternating viewpoints after a murder roils the city.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Man Smashes Rare Mayan and Chinese Works at Denver Art Museum, Police Say
Museum executives said they could not explain why a man pushed over an exhibition case and hurled works by Chinese and Mayan artists to the floor.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Late-Night TV Hosts Give Publicity-Starved Novelists the Star Treatment
TV coverage of literary fiction has dwindled, but Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers are exceptions. "Who would have guessed that a 700-page novel would be on national TV?" one publishing executive said.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Books News: Late-Night TV Hosts Give Publicity-Starved Novelists the Star Treatment
TV coverage of literary fiction has dwindled, but Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers are exceptions. "Who would have guessed that a 700-page novel would be on national TV?" one publishing executive said.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Poetry: Two New Volumes by Adrienne Rich, Game-Changing Feminist, Poet and Essayist
"Selected Poems: 1950-2012," and "Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry," are laden with insights that, six years after Rich's death, remain as urgent as ever.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

5 Things in Pop Culture Today (With Sprinkles on Top)
What you need to know from Tuesday's TV, music and movie news.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!' Revival Is Coming to Broadway
The darkly revisionist production, which was staged this fall at St. Ann's Warehouse, will play the Circle in the Square.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Review: Downward Mobility Is Upward Morality in ‘Fabulation'
A revival of Lynn Nottage's 2004 satire puts an unexpected spin on the religion of American reinvention.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Now Read This: Discussion Questions for ‘There Will Be No Miracles Here'
Casey Gerald's memoir is our December pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, "Now Read This."

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

10 Classic Christmas Movies That New York Times Critics Didn't See Coming
Predicting the canon of Christmas movie future has never been easy. Here's what The Times wrote about some of today's favorites when they first hit screens.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Kathie Lee Gifford Says She Will Leave ‘Today' in April
Ms. Gifford, and her co-host Hoda Kotb, have become fixtures on NBC's morning lineup over the past decade, along with their ever-present glasses of wine.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

My Brilliant Friend: You've Finished Watching ‘My Brilliant Friend.' Here's What to Do Next.
Here's what to read and watch to learn more about the series and Elena Ferrante, and prolong the mood and magic of her world.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Stars and Stripes (and Trocks) Forever
"You can't force Lucille Ball to be Gracie Allen" and other lessons from the artistic director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, which returns to the Joyce Theater this week.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

National Gallery of Art Chooses First Female Director
Kaywin Feldman of the Minneapolis Institute of Art will take over the Washington museum in March.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘Scrooged' (1988) Review
Vincent Canby reviewed "Scrooged" for The New York Times on Nov.23, 1988. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘White Christmas' (1954) Review
Bosley Crowther reviewed "White Christmas" for The New York Times on Oct. 15, 1954. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘A Christmas Story' (1983) Review
Vincent Canby reviewed "A Christmas Story" for The New York Times on Nov. 18, 1983. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘It's a Wonderful Life' (1946) Review
Bosley Crowther reviewed "It's a Wonderful Life" for The New York Times on Dec.23, 1946. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘Love Actually' (2003) Review
A.O. Scott reviewed "Love Actually" for The New York Times on Nov.7, 2003. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Ghosts of ‘Nutcracker' Past, Preserved on Film
Alexander Shiryaev's animated movie, from the early 20th century, shows a dance instantly recognizable as the Candy Cane solo from George Balanchine's version of the holiday classic.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Movies Starring Women Earn More Than Male-Led Films, Study Finds
The research, covering 2014 to 2017, also showed the power of films that pass the Bechdel test, in which two female characters discuss something other than a man.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Overlooked in Atlanta, Black Female Artists Try Miami
Would an appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach help ten women scale the barriers of rejection or aesthetic misunderstanding they found in Georgia?

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘Gremlins' (1984) Review
Vincent Canby reviewed "Gremlins" for The New York Times on June 8, 1984. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' (1989) Review
Janet Maslin reviewed "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" for The New York Times on Dec. 1, 1989. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘Die Hard' (1988) Review
Caryn James reviewed "Die Hard" for The New York Times on July 15, 1988. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

‘Black Christmas' (2006) Review
Jeannette Catsoulis reviewed "Black Christmas" for The New York Times on Dec. 27, 2006. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Time Names Person of the Year for 2018: Jamal Khashoggi and Other Journalists
The honorees, called "the guardians of truth," included the staff of the Capital Gazette newspapers in Maryland, two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, and a journalist in the Philippines.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

understanding the times: A Times Arts Critic Reviews His Own Role
How we call the hits — and limit our misses — on the culture beat.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Show Us Your Wall: Nights at the Museum: Good for Cultivating an Art Habit and Romance
Ronald Ollie, a retired mechanical engineer, and his wife, Monique, a project manager at Johnson & Johnson, met at the National Black Fine Art Show.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi, Among Other Journalists, Named Time's Person of the Year for 2018
The honorees, called "the guardians of truth," included the staff of the Capital Gazette newspapers in Maryland, two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, and a journalist in the Philippines.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Further Reading: If You Love ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' You'll Love These Books
Whether you want to dip into a novel that evokes Midge Maisel's New York City or pick up a sparkling history of 1950s comedy, we've got some recommendations for you.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

This Provocative Band Played North Korea. Now They've Made an Album About It.
Laibach has been flirting with totalitarian symbols, and confusing audiences, for decades. Their new album of "Sound of Music" covers is puzzling, too.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Further Reading: Do You Love ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'? Then Read These Books.
Whether you want to dip into a novel that evokes Midge Maisel's New York City or pick up a sparkling history of 1950s comedy, we've got some recommendations for you.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Poetry: From an Iconoclast and an Icon, Poems of Personal and Public Transformation
In "Evolution," Eileen Myles makes us reconsider the nature of experience and imagination.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Makes Fun of Trump for Struggling to Replace John Kelly
"If anyone here wants to be President Trump's chief of staff, just raise your hand and the job is yours," Fallon told his audience.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

What's on TV Tuesday: ‘Momentum Generation' and ‘Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity'
"Momentum Generation" explores surfing in the '90s. And the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs in support of the victims of the synagogue shooting.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 11, 2018

My Brilliant Friend: Has HBO's ‘My Brilliant Friend' Finale Left You Wanting More?
Times staff discuss the highs and lows of the eight-episode season adaptation of Elena Ferrante's novel.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 10, 2018

My Brilliant Friend: Has HBO's ‘'My Brilliant Friend' Finale Left You Wanting More?
Times staff discuss the highs and lows of the eight-episode season adaptation of Elena Ferrante's novel.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 10, 2018

Everything in Life Is Only for Now: ‘Avenue Q' to Close in April
The puppet-filled musical that became an unexpected hit on Broadway in 2003 will be ending its Off Broadway run on April 28.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 10, 2018

Review: In ‘Noura,' an Iraqi Refugee Leaves More Than Home Behind
In her new play, loosely inspired by "A Doll's House," Heather Raffo is radiant as a New York architect caught between cultures.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 10, 2018

Review: In ‘The Prisoner,' Peter Brook Ponders Crime and Punishment
This gnomic tale from the fabled director portrays a man expiating a patricide outside a prison's walls.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 10, 2018

‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang' (2005) Review
A.O. Scott reviewed "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" for The New York Times on Oct. 21, 2005. Read the original review.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 10, 2018

Newsbook: President Trump Seeks New Chief of Staff. 3 Books Show Why His Next Pick Matters.
From Nixon's White House to Obama's, these books highlight presidential right-hand men and their outsize power.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 10, 2018

Critic's Notebook: Two Timely Takes on Hans Christian Andersen's Tales
These classics, performed at Theater Row, are not holiday stories per se, but they have much to say about greed and goodness.

NYTimes Arts
Dec 10, 2018

A ‘Discrepancy' Holds Up the Billboard Chart, and Meek Mill's Victory Lap
The rapper's latest album, "Championships," appears to have debuted at the top. But an issue has led Nielsen to suspend access to its data — and may change last week's No. 1.

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