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Jan 23, 2022

On ‘S.N.L.,' Donald Trump Tries His Hand at Wordle
Colin Jost and Pete Davidson provided an update on their purchase of a retired Staten Island Ferry boat, in this episode hosted by Will Forte.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 22, 2022

How Meat Loaf Made a Cult Favorite: ‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light'
The eight-and-a-half minute tale of sexual awakening features drums by the E Street Band's Max Weinberg and vocals from Ellen Foley, who help recount how the unlikely song came together.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

In New Orleans, a White Picket Fence That's Seen Better Days
Having come upon a broken-down partition on a walk, Willie Birch decided to paint what he saw: a fitting metaphor for his city and the country as a whole.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

‘Billions' Season 6 Premiere Recap: Fire in the Hole
Chuck goes to war with a billionaire, but probably not the one audiences expected. Prince tries his best to be different from his predecessor.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

What to Do This Weekend
It's a TV bumper crop.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Louie Anderson and the Compassion of America's Eternal Kid
He displayed an empathetic humanity that he shared offstage with his friend Bob Saget. The loss of both comics represents the end of an era.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Louie Anderson, Genial Stand-Up Comic and Actor, Dies at 68
He won an Emmy Award for his work on the series "Baskets" and two Daytime Emmys for his animated children's show, "Life With Louie."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Another Peloton Heart Attack on TV? ‘Billions' Says It's a Coincidence.
Peloton's stock dropped last month after the premiere of the "Sex and the City" reboot, which ended with Mr. Big dying after riding one of the company's bikes.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Samara Golden Is Spilling Her ‘Guts'
The Los Angeles artist has created an ambitious new installation full of inner turmoil.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Brian Cox Takes Stock of His Eventful Life on Stage and Screen
In "Putting the Rabbit in the Hat," the actor currently thriving as Logan Roy in "Succession" recounts his Scottish upbringing, his years in the theater and his experiences in Hollywood.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Ann Arensberg, Insightful Novelist of Mysteries and Manners, Dies at 84
Her debut novel, "Sister Wolf," won a 1981 National Book Award. Her later books explored the Manhattan theater scene and the New England occult.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

A Reimagined ‘Long Day's Journey Into Night' for the Covid Era
Robert O'Hara directs a trimmed-down revival of Eugene O'Neill's classic, with a colorblind cast and a weary eye on the pandemic and the opioid crisis.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Overlooked No More: Lee Godie, Eccentric Chicago Street Artist
A self-described Impressionist, she hawked her art on Michigan Avenue in the 1970s and '80s and lived mostly outdoors. But her work is in museums.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Corey Stoll on Becoming the New Face of Fortune in ‘Billions'
The actor talked about taking over from Damian Lewis as the show's chief nemesis, and why a do-gooder billionaire is still a billionaire.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Louie Anderson, Genial Stand-Up Comic, Actor and TV Host, Dies at 68
He won an Emmy Award for his work on the series "Baskets" and two Daytime Emmys for his animated children's show, "Life With Louie."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

A Knockout Country-Rap Crossover, and 13 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Nilüfer Yanya, Gayle, John Mellencamp and others.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Renée Fleming and Uma Thurman Share an Odyssey
The actress and opera star come together in "Penelope," a Homeric monodrama by André Previn and Tom Stoppard, at Carnegie Hall.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Eden Deering Started Her Art Career at 8
She is the director of PPOW, a venerable art gallery in TriBeCa co-founded by her mother in 1983.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

After Being Stuck in Russia, Kirill Serebrennikov Directs a Play in Germany
Kirill Serebrennikov is living under a three-year travel ban, but to his surprise, Russian authorities approved his request to direct a play in Hamburg.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Five Science Fiction Movies to Stream Now
If you're interested in alien invasions, vivid dreamscapes or adorable cats, this collection of streaming picks may be just right for you.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Louie Anderson, Stand-up Comic and TV Host, Dies at 68
Mr. Anderson, who was known for his role "Life With Louie," won an Emmy in 2016 for his performance in the show "Baskets."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

‘As We See It' Is Not a Typical Portrayal of Autism
Most autistic characters have been played onscreen by neurotypical actors. A new series bucks the trend, starring three leads who are on the spectrum.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Do Men Still Rule Ballet? Let Us Count the Ways.
Elizabeth B. Yntema's Dance Data Project has been using a steady drumbeat of numbers to push the ballet world to action on gender equality.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

A ‘High Priestess of Satanic Art'? This Organist Can Only Laugh.
For more than a decade, Anna von Hausswolff has been bringing the sound of pipe organs to rock fans. But Roman Catholic extremists have tried to stop her playing shows in churches.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Augmented Reality Theater Takes a Bow. In Your Kitchen.
The Interactive Storytelling Studio at the National Theater in London is using technology to bring a miniature musical to viewers' homes. It's one of several high-tech British projects pushing dramatic boundaries.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Review: ‘Addressless' Is on the Streets and in Your Home
This hybrid of theater and game asks us to consider homelessness empathetically but can't overcome the friction between education and entertainment.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Watch a Seductive Moment in ‘The Power of the Dog'
Jane Campion narrates an intimate scene between Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Two Novelists, Avi and Brian Farrey, Use Fiction to Show Kids Why Facts Matter
"Loyalty" and "The Counterclockwise Heart" — set in 1774 Boston and a fairy-tale kingdom divided against itself — explore how misinformation stokes fear and incites violence.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell' Singer and Actor, Dies
In his six-decade career, the singer, born Marvin Lee Aday, sold millions of albums and acted in films including "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Fight Club."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

‘The Power of the Dog' | Anatomy of a Scene
The screenwriter and director Jane Campion narrates an intimate sequence between Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Adele Delays Las Vegas Residency Because of Covid Among Crew
The shows will be rescheduled, she said, describing herself as "gutted" and "really embarrassed."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

The French Naturalist Who Loved To Paint Mushrooms
Jean-Henri Fabre, known for his popular books on insects, was a man of many hobbies.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Damien Hirst's Medium is the Art Market
He might be Britain's richest artist, but with each attempt to monetize his talent, Hirst's originality as a conceptual sculptor becomes an ever more distant memory.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

One Opera Opening Would Make Any Composer Happy. He Has Two.
Ricky Ian Gordon's "Intimate Apparel" and "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" are premiering in New York almost simultaneously.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

New in Paperback: ‘Harlem Shadows' and ‘The Black Church'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

From Blood and Phlegm to Alcohol and Defenestration, Novels of Heartache
Fiction by Mina Seçkin, Lisa Harding, Neel Patel and Renée Branum tells of transnational family and loss.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Heroic Outcasts Who Reshaped America
James R. Gaines's "The Fifties" describes a decade when opposition to a stifling national consensus was costly and courageous.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Seeking Enlightenment, He Disappeared Into a Hiker's Bermuda Triangle
In "Lost in the Valley of Death," Harley Rustad follows the long and winding road that led Justin Alexander Shetler to India's Parvati Valley.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell' Singer and Actor, Dies at 74
In his six-decade career, the singer, born Marvin Lee Aday, sold millions of albums and acted in films.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 21, 2022

Late Night Celebrates One Year of President Biden
"A year ago, Biden pledged to address Covid, the economy, climate change and racial injustice. And good news — after 12 months of tireless effort, we're all getting three free masks," Jimmy Fallon said.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Elza Soares, 91, Who Pushed the Boundaries of Brazilian Music, Dies
She rose from a favela in Rio to samba stardom in the 1960s. But her career was later overshadowed by an affair with a famous soccer player that became a national scandal.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Elza Soares, Who Pushed the Boundaries of Brazilian Music, Dies at 91
She rose from a favela in Rio to samba stardom in the 1960s. But her career was later overshadowed by an affair with a famous soccer player that became a national scandal.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Review: In ‘Whisper House,' the Living Are the Pawns of the Dead
A lighthouse keeper, the nephew living with her and a Japanese employee are on alert for U-boats and graver threats in this chamber musical set in 1942.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Adele Delays Las Vegas Residency Because of Covid Among Crew.
The shows will be rescheduled, she said, describing herself as "gutted" and "really embarrassed."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Taylor Mac Explores the Philosophy of the Hang
A new jazz opera reimagines Socrates' final hours. Expect queer romps, ancient Greek in-jokes and plenty of tulle.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
The Fraggles are back. Or check out a rapid-fire new comedy college.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

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

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Drawing, a Cure for the January Blahs
The medium is our art critic's favorite — and this is a rich moment to indulge in works on paper, from the Drawing Center to the weeklong Master Drawings New York.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

A New Coalition Amplifies Disability Culture in the Music Industry
RAMPD, an organization of professional disabled musicians, will push for accessibility in the music industry, including adding visible ramps to awards show stages.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

At Sundance, Two Films Look at Abortion and the Jane Collective
In the years leading up to Roe v. Wade, a Chicago group helped thousands of women obtain the procedure safely. A documentary and a feature tell their story.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Broadway Meets the Avant-Garde in a Juilliard Music Festival
Focus, a weeklong event starting Sunday, delves into the broad range of American sounds in the first half of the 20th century.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Everett Lee, Who Broke Color Barriers on the Conductor's Podium, Dies at 105
He was known as the first Black conductor on Broadway and the first to conduct a white orchestra in the South. Mr. Lee went on to a successful career in Europe.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

A Dollhouse You Could Call Home
Carrie Stettheimer spent 19 years decorating this tiny house, on view at the Museum of the City of New York. She even asked Duchamp to reprise his most famous nude — at three inches.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘The Tiger Rising' Review: A Cage of Clichés
A lonely boy finds an ally when he discovers a caged tiger in a forest behind his home, but imagination is somehow short-lived in this children's movie.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Review: ‘As We See It,' Where the Quest for ‘Normal' Is Extraordinary
This dramedy from Jason Katims brings three young adults on the autism spectrum to vivid life, with empathy and a light touch.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Fred Parris, Creator of a Doo-Wop Classic, Is Dead at 85
His "In the Still of the Night" (originally "Nite"), recorded with his group the Five Satins, came to define a sort of dreamy 1950s nostalgia.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Hardy Kruger, German-Born Hollywood Star, Is Dead at 93
He found success in American films in the 1960s and '70s, one critic said, because he found ways to portray "the new, good German."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘Introduction' Review: All Mixed Up
In his new film, the prolific South Korean director Hong Sangsoo tells a fractured coming-of-age story in three vignettes.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Singing Will Return to Tanglewood This Summer
The Boston Symphony Orchestra plans to go back to full-scale programming at its bucolic warm-weather home in the Berkshires.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘And Just Like That' Episode 8 Recap: Giant Feelings
Miranda is in love with Che and ready to act on it. But how does Che feel?

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Michael Schur's Unending Quest to Be Perfect
The comedy writer, known for shows like "Parks and Recreation" and "The Good Place," has a surprising new project: a book about moral philosophy that explores how to be a good person.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Lawsuit Says Faculty at a Top Arts School Preyed on Students for Decades
Dozens of people who studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts during a period of more than 40 years say they were sexually, emotionally or physically abused there as minors.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

The Cult of Saint Joan
Daphne Merkin examines her complicated feelings about Joan Didion's writing, iconic status and legacy.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Tom McCarthy Thinks the Wrong Kurt Vonnegut Book Is Famous
"I was really disappointed when I read ‘Slaughterhouse-Five,'" says the author of "The Making of Incarnation" and other novels. "But then I read his ‘Mother Night,' and thought it was brilliant."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘Simple Passion' Review: An Ordinary Erotic Tale
Adapted from a book by Annie Ernaux, the movie puts a female gaze on sexual obsession.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘Munich: The Edge of War' Review: ‘Well Navigated, Sir' (Not!)
With clenched jaws and furrowed brows, this plodding procedural attempts to glorify Neville Chamberlain, played here by Jeremy Irons.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘Salt in My Soul' Review: Living, Even Thriving, With Illness
This documentary reconstructs the life of Mallory Smith, who died at 25 after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘A Shot Through the Wall' Review: Tipping Justice's Scales
In this drama about the killing of a Black man, the intersection of race and policing is considered from the perspective of a Chinese American police officer.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘The Royal Treatment' Review: Heavy is the Head (and Shoulders)
Laura Marano and Mena Massoud star in a romantic comedy that tweaks a familiar formula but still feels inane.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘The King's Daughter' Review: Sinking or Swimming at Versailles
Pierce Brosnan stars as a version of King Louis XIV who seeks to sacrifice a mermaid for immortality in this puerile storybook fantasy that was shot nearly eight years ago.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘Donkeyhead' Review: You Really Can't Go Home Anymore
A writer living in Canada finds herself back home with her Punjabi immigrant parents.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘The Last Thing Mary Saw' Review: God Is Always Watching
In this thriller set in a Calvinist household in 1843, two women in love struggle against both patriarchal and supernatural forces to be together.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom' Review: Remote Learning
In Pawo Choyning Dorji's film, a teacher is assigned to a school that's an eight-day walk from where he lives.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

The Day New Queer Cinema Said: Let's Do This
Thirty years after a panel at Sundance, some of the artists and journalists who helped ignite an L.G.B.T.Q. film movement take stock.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

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
Jan 20, 2022

The Morgan Wallen Conundrum
The country superstar had the biggest album of 2021 despite being captured on video using a racial slur. Is he on a redemption tour, or just on tour?

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘And Just Like That' Episode 8 Recap: ‘Giant Feelings'
Miranda is in love with Che and is ready to act on it. But how does Che feel?

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

‘The Gilded Age' Finally Arrives on HBO
A decade after it began life at NBC, this period drama from the "Downton Abbey" creator, Julian Fellowes, comes to TV with big mansions, big names and big costumes. It also faces big risks.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Reckoning With Joan Didion, the Archpriestess of Cool
Daphne Merkin examines her complicated feelings about Didion's writing, iconic status and legacy.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

These Old Hands Have Written New Best Sellers
What do Jacqueline Woodson and Elizabeth George have in common? They're both veteran authors whose books fly off the shelves.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

When Britney Came to Brecht's House
The Berliner Ensemble, once known for reverent productions of plays by its founder, Bertolt Brecht, has come roaring into a new decade.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 20, 2022

Jimmy Kimmel Not Surprised by Trump Fraud Allegations
"The walls appear to be closing in on Trump — big, beautiful walls," Kimmel said, as new details emerged from an investigation into the ex-president's family business.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

‘Definition Please' Review: What Does It All Mean?
A grown-up spelling bee star who never left her hometown tries to make sense of the conflicts and challenges in her family.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Manhattan Prosecutors Return Two Artifacts to Iraq
The repatriations are among the first under Alvin Bragg, the new Manhattan district attorney, who is continuing the work of a dedicated antiquities trafficking unit created by his predecessor.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

At 83, Arne Glimcher Indulges His Inner Curator
The founder and chairman of Pace Gallery is opening a new space in TriBeCa, his own "little modern museum." Retirement? That's not in the cards.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Ricardo Bofill, Architect of Otherworldly Buildings, Dies at 82
His structures were so bold, they were the backdrops for TV shows and films, including "Westworld" and a "Hunger Games" movie. But they were also socially aware.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

France's Colonial Conflict, Filmed From Both Sides
"The Olive Trees of Justice," a neorealist take on the Algerian War made with nonprofessional actors, is newly restored and still resonates today.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

What Have You Dreamed About Lately?
Night visions, two years in.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Ricardo Bofill, Architect of Startling Buildings, Dies at 82
His structures were so bold, they served as the backdrop for movies and television shows, including ‘Westworld' and a ‘Hunger Games' film.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Aoife O'Donovan's Songs Poured Out When Touring Shut Down
The singer-songwriter's third solo album, "Age of Apathy," is filled with personal touchstones and musical surprises.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Gaspard Ulliel, 37, 'Moon Knight' and 'Hannibal Rising' Star, Dies Skiing
He was known for playing both a young Hannibal Lecter and the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. He died after a skiing accident in France.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Gaspard Ulliel, French Actor and ‘Moon Knight' Star, Dies at 37
He was known for playing both a young Hannibal Lecter and the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. He died after a skiing accident in France.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Jon Bernthal's Guide to Making It as a Supporting Actor
Not being No. 1 on the call sheet has worked out pretty well for the "King Richard" cast member, who helped power that film to a SAG nomination.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

As Broadway Struggles, Governor Hochul Proposes Expanded Tax Credit
With Omicron complicating Broadway's return, Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed more assistance for commercial theater, which her budget director called "critical for the economy."

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Gaspard Ulliel, Star of French Cinema, Dies in Skiing Accident
Known for playing both a young Hannibal Lecter and the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, Mr. Ulliel was just 37 when he died in France.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Theodore Roosevelt Statue Removal Begins at Museum of Natural History
The equestrian monument to Roosevelt, which has stirred protests as a symbol of colonialism and racism, is leaving its plinth, in pieces.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Smithsonian Names New Leader of National Museum of the American Indian
Cynthia Chavez Lamar, an acting associate curator, will be director of the museum, which has one of the largest collections of Native and Indigenous items in the world.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Review: A Skilled Ballet Leader Creates a Messy ‘Raymonda'
Tamara Rojo, San Francisco Ballet's incoming artistic director, has half updated the 19th-century work for English National Ballet.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Jon Stewart to Receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
The comedian and former host of "The Daily Show" will receive the Kennedy Center's annual comedy honor at a ceremony in April.

NYTimes Arts
Jan 19, 2022

Kathy Griffin Is Trying to Get Back on the D-List
Ever since her Trump joke went wrong in 2017, Griffin has been seeking a professional rebirth, and wondering who among the canceled gets a second chance.

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