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Jul 05, 2022

Review: ‘The Rise and Fall of … Jean Claude Van Damme' Revives an Action Hero
A gleefully juvenile show about the Belgian star, from the writer Timothy Haskell, barrels through his life and oeuvre using toy action figures.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 05, 2022

Bad Bunny Returns to No. 1 With ‘Un Verano Sin Ti'
The Puerto Rican rapper, singer and pop star's latest album, "Un Verano Sin Ti," tops the Billboard chart again in its eighth week of release.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 05, 2022

Bad Bunny, a Streaming Heavyweight, Returns to No. 1
The Puerto Rican rapper, singer and pop star's latest album, "Un Verano Sin Ti," tops the Billboard chart again in its eighth week of release.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 05, 2022

‘Growing Up Getty' Shakes the Dust Off a Family's Aristocratic Name
James Reginato's new book about the oil baron J. Paul Getty and his many descendants argues that the family isn't especially dysfunctional — by the standards of the very rich.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 05, 2022

Matthew Modine Isn't Sure if ‘Stranger Things' Is Done With Him
The Hollywood veteran returned to the Netflix hit this season, but not even he knows his character's fate. "I would love to have the opportunity to come back," he said.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 05, 2022

A Conductor's Career, Cut Short, Still Blazes on Recordings
With an abundance of albums out on multiple labels, we have as complete a portrait of the Toscanini protégé Guido Cantelli as we are ever likely to.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 05, 2022

B.A. Parker Can't Get Enough of K-Dramas
The new host of N.P.R.'s "Code Switch" podcast counts Donny Hathaway's voice, 50-minute naps and Otterbein's Cookies as her essentials.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 05, 2022

Review: ‘The Displacements,' by Bruce Holsinger
In Bruce Holsinger's latest novel, "The Displacements," the world's first Category 6 hurricane prompts a reckoning.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 05, 2022

Review: ‘The Earthspinner,' by Anuradha Roy
In Anuradha Roy's latest novel, several lives are shattered after the creation of a ceramic sculpture in 1970s India.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 04, 2022

Joe Turkel, the Spectral Bartender in ‘The Shining,' Dies at 94
Also memorably seen in "Blade Runner," he was a favorite among directors looking for someone who could bring zealous professionalism to even the smallest role.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 04, 2022

What Becomes a Star Most? For Tom Cruise, It's Control.
Sheer force of will is now part of his potent mix of athleticism and charisma. That combination goes a long way to explain why "Top Gun: Maverick" is a hit.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 04, 2022

Kurt Markus, Photographer of Cowboys and Models, Is Dead at 75
He traveled the world and shot celebrities and fashion luminaries. But he never abandoned his roots in the open spaces of the American West.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 04, 2022

No Guns, No Dragons: Her Video Games Capture Private Moments
Nina Freeman, a leading indie game designer, infuses her work with a poetic sensibility far from the tone of mainstream shoot-'em-ups.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 04, 2022

Kool & the Gang Get the Dance Floor Moving. Have They Gotten Their Due?
The group's funk, disco and pop songs have been sampled over 1,800 times, but haven't collected the same accolades as many contemporaries. A new boxed set takes a look back.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 04, 2022

Nazi Tapes Provide a Chilling Sequel to the Eichmann Trial
Sixty years after the execution of Adolf Eichmann, the logistics chief of the Holocaust, an Israeli documentary airs his confessions in his own voice.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 04, 2022

A Refreshing Look at Egypt's Ancient Pyramids
A downpour, a dust storm and an encounter with a lively dig team offered a photographer a new perspective on the country's celebrated tombs.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 04, 2022

In This Debut Novel, Family Ties Bind, Even From Afar
Taymour Soomro's "Other Names for Love" is about a Pakistani teenager sent abroad to be educated who does not want to come back, even when sorely needed.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 04, 2022

What's on TV This Week: Macy's Fireworks and ‘America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston'
The annual fireworks display airs on NBC. And a new outdoor adventure series has its debut on PBS.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 03, 2022

‘Dom Juan' Review: The Perks of Being a Professional Hypocrite
Piety is just a pose in Ashley Tata's gender-swapped production of Molière's tragicomedy at Bard's SummerScape festival.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 03, 2022

Richard Taruskin Was Classical Music's Towering Intellectual
Richard Taruskin, who died on Friday, is remembered by his former editor at The New York Times and elsewhere.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 03, 2022

Review: In Pam Tanowitz's ‘Song of Songs' the Beloved Is Beauty
Her new dance at Bard, a collaboration with the composer David Lang, is a refined, restrained and sometimes breathtaking response to the biblical poem.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 03, 2022

Hunter Reynolds, Artist Who Dressed Up AIDS, Dies at 62
After he learned he was H.I.V. positive, he began making art — often performing as his gown-wearing alter ego — that told stories about the condition.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 03, 2022

At the Met, Protest and Poetry About Water
As climate change and government actions lead to water scarcity and desecration, Native American artists send an urgent message.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 03, 2022

Amid Ukraine War, Orchestras Rethink ‘1812 Overture,' a July 4 Rite
Some ensembles have decided not to perform Tchaikovsky's overture, written as commemoration of Russia's defeat of Napoleon's army.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 03, 2022

Peter Brook, Celebrated Stage Director of Scale and Humanity, Dies at 97
He was called "the greatest innovator of his generation," leaving an indelible mark with plays, musicals, opera and a relentless curiosity.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 03, 2022

‘Demand Is Robust.' Fireworks Come Roaring Back This Summer.
Pyrotechnic companies say they're staging July Fourth shows at prepandemic levels, even as some cities cancel their celebrations because of supply-chain and drought concerns.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 02, 2022

‘Country House Operas' Offer a Glimpse of Opera's Future
Steeped in romantic history, smaller "country house operas" such as Grange Park Opera, west of London, offer a leisurely pace and less overhead.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 02, 2022

Seeing Norma: The Conflicted Life of the Woman at the Center of Roe v. Wade
Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the case that made abortion legal, struggled with her role. Her personal papers offer insight into her life, her thinking — and her continued relevance.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 02, 2022

How Opera Houses Are Putting Puccini Into Contemporary Context
Opera houses in London and Boston have taken a critical look at "Madama Butterfly" to correct its clichés, caricatures and anachronisms.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 02, 2022

Ermonela Jaho, an Albanian Soprano, ‘Can Sing Your Music'
The Albanian soprano has won over audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Her latest role is Nedda in Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" at the Royal Opera.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to HBO, Hulu, Apple TV and More in July
Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to their libraries. Here are our picks for some of July's most promising new titles.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Trying to Capture the Life and Lyrics of That Wry Sage Leonard Cohen
The makers of a documentary on the singer-songwriter took a deep dive into his "writing and rewriting and erasing" to better understand the man.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

At Comedy Shows in Lviv, Crowds Look for Humor Amid a Deadly War
At the Cultural Defense shows in Lviv, comedians and audiences look for humor amid a deadly conflict. Don't mind the air raid alarms.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

New in Paperback: Susan Orlean and Brandon Taylor
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

London Modern and Contemporary Auctions: A Market Minus the Froth
The prices — $36.9 million for Monet paintings, and $52.8 million for a Francis Bacon — show that even as Britain's share of the global art market has decreased, it's an important player.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

‘53% Of' Review: Zinging Pro-Trump Women, and Everyone Else
A new comedy by Steph Del Rosso starts as a satire of conservatives, then takes aim at progressives. Too bad the jokes barely cut either side.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

H.T. Chen, Choreographer of the Asian Experience, Dies at 74
He merged Eastern and Western influences in his modern dance works, and his dance center was a cultural anchor in New York's Chinatown.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

‘Honey and Spice,' by Bolu Babalola
In her debut romance novel, "Honey and Spice," Bolu Babalola plays with familiar literary romance tropes to explore questions about gender, sexuality and modern dating.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Review: In ‘Corps,' Running Aspirational Dance Drills
The choreographer Milka Djordjevich's work at New York Live Arts investigates regimented movement before opening up to something more joyous and loose.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Review: ‘The Mutes' Gives Voice to Musical Outsiders
In Paris, a moving and wistful performance installation by Lina Lapelyte gathers untrained singers for reflections on regret and inability.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Director of the Chinati Foundation in Marfa to Step Down
Jenny Moore is leaving the contemporary art museum established by Donald Judd, after nine years as the director and following the completion of the first part of its multiyear master plan.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Nipsey Hussle Murder Trial: What to Know, as Jury Deliberations Begin
More than three years after the Los Angeles rapper was shot and killed, the trial of Eric Holder Jr., the accused gunman, is now in the hands of the jury.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Cardi B's All-Star Team-Up, and 9 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Raye, Steve Lacy, Moor Mother and others.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Richard Taruskin, Vigorously Polemical Musicologist, Dies at 77
Author, critic, teacher and public intellectual, he was an unabashed flamethrower who challenged conventional thinking about classical music.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Benin Bronzes Returned to Nigeria from Germany
Two of the renowned artifacts were given back to Nigeria on Friday, and Germany intends to give the African country ownership of some 1,100 more.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Eduardo Franco on ‘Stranger Things' 4 and Argyle's Stoned Comic Relief
Eduardo Franco, who joined the Netflix hit this season, has carved out a role as the show's addled but reliably hilarious tension-release valve.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Five International Movies to Stream Now
This month's picks include an unconventional French rom-com, a triptych about Indigenous women in Mexico, a provincial Tamil satire and more.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

‘Elvis' | Anatomy of a Scene
Baz Luhrmann narrates a sequence from his biopic starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Watch Austin Butler Cause Hysteria in ‘Elvis'
The director Baz Luhrmann narrates a sequence in which Elvis gives an early performance that stirs up the audience.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

A Chameleon Flies From ‘The Blacklist' to ‘The Kite Runner'
After nine seasons on the NBC series, Amir Arison is making his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's popular 2003 novel.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

The Best Films of 2022, So Far
Here are the movies that our critics say have made the year a strong one onscreen.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

How TikTok Became a Best Seller Machine
#BookTok, where enthusiastic readers share reading recommendations, has gone from being a novelty to becoming an anchor in the publishing industry and a dominant driver of fiction sales.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

After ‘Rocketman', Taron Egerton Transforms Again for ‘Black Bird'
The 32-year-old plays an imprisoned drug dealer facing an unusual choice in the Apple TV series, written by Dennis Lehane.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

‘The Princess' Review: Holding His Heart in Her Hands
Joey King is credible and compelling as a vengeful would-be princess bride in this over-the-top action fantasy tale.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Review: ‘Night of the Living Rez,' by Morgan Talty
In a brash, irreverent story collection, "Night of the Living Rez," Morgan Talty illuminates life and death on the Penobscot Indian Nation reservation.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Stephen Colbert Reflects on This Year in the Supreme Court
Colbert referred to the court's year of bold rulings as "a real roller-coaster ride, in that I am nauseous and scared we're all going to die."

NYTimes Arts
Jul 01, 2022

Review: "Mordechai Anielewicz: No to Despair" by Rachel Hausfater
A new historical fiction series for young readers highlights "the importance of standing up for what you know is right."

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

Nipsey Hussle Murder Trial: What to Know, After Closing Arguments
More than three years after the Los Angeles rapper was shot and killed, the trial of Eric Holder Jr., the accused gunman, is now in the hands of the jury.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

Martin C. Dreiwitz, Who Took Student Musicians on World Tours, Dies at 91
He combined his love for travel and music to turn the Long Island Youth Orchestra into a globe-trotting powerhouse.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

Review: In a Powerful ‘Hamlet,' a Fragile Prince Faces His Foes
Alex Lawther makes for an especially riveting hero in Robert Icke's chic if imperfect modern-dress production at the Park Avenue Armory.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
For this holiday weekend, our TV critic recommends a new sketch special, a returning space show and a trip into the woods.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now
Recordings of works by Julius Eastman and William Grant Still, as well as a new "La Traviata," are among the highlights.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

2 Art Havens in the Hudson Valley Offer Nature Indoors and Out
Magazzino Italian Art Museum in Cold Spring, N.Y., and the Russel Wright Design Center in nearby Garrison deliver ecological messages (meadows, donkeys, and a waterfall included).

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

‘Mr. Malcolm's List' Review: A Finalist for His Affection
Upper-crust courtship comes with undercooked social commentary in this Regency-era romance.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

America, Prismatic and Distressed, Seen Through Dance
At Jacob's Pillow, the Ted Shawn Theater has reopened with the inclusive "America(na) to Me" and a premiere by Ronald K. Brown/Evidence.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot Goes on a Crypto-Party Crawl
At 21, she was a founding member of the Russian anti-government punk collective. At 22, she was imprisoned. A decade later, she's still fighting, this time using cryptocurrency to help her subvert the system.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

In ‘Stranger Things,' He Delivers Pizza and Stoned Comic Relief
Eduardo Franco, who joined the Netflix hit this season, has carved out a role as the show's addled but reliably hilarious tension-release valve.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

Arnold Skolnick, Whose Poster Embodied Woodstock, Dies at 85
On short notice, he created the bird-on-a-guitar design that advertised the 1969 festival — and became a symbol of the era.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

‘The Forgiven' Review: When the Haves Dispose of a Have-Not
Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain play an unhappy couple who accidentally kill a stranger in Morocco en route to a desert bacchanal.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

‘Fourth of July' Review: Fraught Family Dynamics From Louis C.K.
The comedian directs, co-writes and takes a supporting role in this family dramedy. It's not supposed to be his show, but it is anyway.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

On NBC's ‘Dancing With Myself,' TikTok-Like Dances Meet Network TV
"Dancing With Myself," on NBC, shows the deep influence of the dance challenge on popular culture, even as its hold on TikTok has loosened.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

Foreland, an Art Complex With Big Ambitions, Grows in Catskill
As its new gallery spaces open for the season July 1, Foreland's founder, Stef Halmos, talks of building community in the sprawling Hudson Valley scene.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

‘Hallelujah' Review: From Leonard Cohen to Cale to Buckley to Shrek
A new documentary tells the entwined stories of a songwriter and his best-known composition.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

‘Accepted' Review: Reaching for the Stars, Seeing Them Dissolve
After a scandal unravels at their private school in western Louisiana, four seniors pick up the pieces.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

‘Sniper: The White Raven' Review: Rage and Resilience
This slick fictional portrait of a Ukrainian sniper begins in tranquillity before thrusting us into the silent brutality of the battlefield.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru' Review: They're Yellow but Not Mellow
This latest edition featuring the animated creatures is an origin story of sorts for their master, Gru.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

‘Clara Sola' Review: Breaking Free
A 40-year-old woman, believed to be blessed with divine powers, has her sexual awakening in Nathalie Álvarez Mesén's debut feature.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

‘Beauty' Review: Requiem for a Pop Star
The ghost of Whitney Houston haunts "Beauty," the story of a singer, her family and best friend on the edge of fame.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

‘Rubikon' Review: Waiting to Inhale
In this somber morality tale, the bare-bones crew of a space station is faced with an impossible choice.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

In Munich, Young Directors Offer Horrors Both Real and Fantastical
The Radikal Jung festival transports theatergoers to Russia's 2014 invasion of eastern Ukraine and an American high school in the Middle Ages.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

New Books to Read in July
Dive into a tender coming-of-age memoir by Isaac Fitzgerald, a biography of Vladimir V. Putin and novels from Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Bolu Babalola and Daniel Nieh.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

A Sculptor Takes His Craft to the Skies
The artist Desmond Lewis brings the glow of professional fireworks to under-resourced communities in the South.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 30, 2022

Seth Meyers Calls Out Fox News Hosts for Falling Speechless
Meyers said hosts couldn't "settle on a coherent narrative the way they usually do," as indicated by a long, awkward pause during a live broadcast about Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Betty Rowland, One of Burlesque's Last Queens, Dies at 106
Known as "the Red Headed Ball of Fire," she began performing at age 14, became a headliner on two coasts, and outlived most of her peers.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Revisiting Justice Stephen Breyer's Curious (and Strangely Timed) Defense of the Court
In a book published last year, Breyer depicted the Supreme Court as an apolitical institution that sticks to its guiding principles.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Artists Scrutinize Nazi Family Past of Julia Stoschek
As word circulated of a link between Julia Stoschek's fortune and forced labor in World War II, some began questioning the ethics of working with the billionaire art patron.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Mary Mara, Actress on ‘ER,' ‘Dexter' and ‘Nash Bridges,' Dies at 61
She appeared in dozens of movies and television shows in a career of more than 30 years. The police said they believed she died in a drowning accident.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

With $440 Million, a New Arts Foundation Spreads the Wealth
Based in Milwaukee, the Ruth Foundation for the Arts starts in the top echelon of arts philanthropy. But the money came as a surprise to many grantees.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Naked No More: A TV Rodent Teaches Families About Tolerance
A new adaptation of the Mo Willems book "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed" uses animation and rock songs to tell a story about self-expression and acceptance.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Review: Remaking the Ballets Russes, With a Queer Spin
Christopher Williams, a choreographer captivated by the otherworldly, presents the New York premieres of "Les Sylphides" and "Afternoon of a Faun."

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Where Is Jazz Most at Home?
The genre has long been filled with tension between mainstream outlets and the spaces in which the music is most likely to grow.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

U.S.T.A. and the Armory Show to Bring 5 Artists to the U.S. Open
Sculptures by the artists, from underrepresented communities, will be on display as part of the U.S. Tennis Association's Be Open social justice campaign.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

‘Why We Did It' Is a Dark Ride on the ‘Republican Road to Hell'
The former political operative Tim Miller writes about why most of the Republican establishment learned to stop worrying and line up behind President Trump.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

‘The Art of Making It' Review: Seeking a Bigger Canvas
Despite its haphazard approach, this documentary about the contemporary art world serves as a decent explainer for the industry's fraught dynamics.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Review: ‘The Devils of Loudun' Offers No Escape From Horror
In Munich, the Bavarian State Opera's annual festival opens with Krzysztof Penderecki's harrowing account of demonic possession and pervasive evil.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

She'll Have You at Moo: Milky White and the Power of Puppetry
She breathes, coughs and mourns, and now the cow puppet that captured hearts in the Encores! "Into the Woods" revival is on Broadway.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Orlando Museum Director Loses Job After Jean-Michel Basquiat Dispute
Aaron De Groft was removed from his position days after the F.B.I. seized 25 works that had been shown in a Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit and whose authenticity had been questioned.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Stream These Three Great Documentaries
This month's nonfiction picks include a reflection on a father, a immersive dive into the fishing industry and an alternative approach to the rock band biopic doc.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Taika Waititi on "Thor" and "Our Flag Means Death"
The "Thor: Love and Thunder" director can't say no — to starring in "Our Flag Means Death," making a soccer movie, writing a "Star Wars" idea, adapting Roald Dahl. For starters.

NYTimes Arts
Jun 29, 2022

Art, Darling
Antwaun Sargent wanted to change the art world. He already has.

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