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Sep 27, 2020

The Technical Stars Who Help Pull Off a Christopher Nolan Narrative
In films like "Memento" and "Inception," the director's time shifts and intricate action require careful calibration by editors, stunt performers and others.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 27, 2020

Panic! at the Disco's Flourishes Weren't Just Dramatic. They Were Theater.
A look back at the band's 15-year-old debut, "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out," a commercial success that simultaneously satirized and celebrated staged spectacles.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 27, 2020

In a Book About Trauma, She Hopes to Show What Survival Looks Like
Fariha Róisín has been working on her debut novel, "Like a Bird," for 18 years, a process she says has been key to her own healing.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 27, 2020

3 Illustrated Novels With Animal Magnetism
With nods to "Winnie the Pooh," "The Wind in the Willows," "Frog and Toad" and "Charlotte's Web," three animal-centric novels help revive a genre.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 26, 2020

How to Make D.I.Y. Crows for Halloween
Spooky birds are perfect décor for the season and can be created from your paper and some household items.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 26, 2020

Things to Do This Week
This week, meet the singer Tashera Robertson, hit a photo show and try your hand at making snow fluff.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 26, 2020

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became a Pop Culture Icon
She found A-list fame late in life, appearing in movies, children's books and ‘S.N.L.' impressions.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 26, 2020

How to Know the Risks of Visiting Museums and Movie Theaters
Cultural attractions are reopening across the country. If you decide to see a film or take in an exhibit, know the risks and take precautions.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 26, 2020

Michael Lonsdale, a Bond Villain and Much More, Dies at 89
He was best known to many as Hugo Drax in "Moonraker." But he also worked with a Who's Who of directors including Truffaut, Spielberg and Marguerite Duras.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 26, 2020

Fake Guns, Fictional Battles, Real Uniforms: Inside the Immersive World of MilSim
Veterans, gamers, history buffs and gun enthusiasts are shelling out to take part in military simulations.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 26, 2020

This Basketball-Loving Poet Resists Categorization
Fresh off the success of his play "Barber Shop Chronicles," Inua Ellams has a new book out, "The Half God of Rainfall," about a son of Zeus who dominates on the courts.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Delay of Philip Guston Retrospective Divides the Art World
"Philip Guston Now" has become Philip Guston in 2024, after four museums postponed an artist's show that includes Klan imagery.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Cleveland on ‘Family Guy' to Be Voiced by Arif Zahir
Zahir will succeed the actor Mike Henry in the part. Henry, who is white, in June said that he would no longer play Cleveland: "Persons of color should play characters of color."

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

A Painting Depicting the Precarity of a Single Figure, and of Us All
In this new work by Marcus Jansen, the subject must contend with two threats: rising walls and rising waters.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Sam McBratney Dies at 77; Wrote ‘Guess How Much I Love You'
His bedtime story of a hare and his son one-upping each other in declaring their love became a children's classic, translated into 57 languages.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

‘Utopia' Review: Gillian Flynn's Dystopian Thriller on Amazon Prime Video
Gillian Flynn's dystopian comic-book thriller for Amazon Prime Video takes a band of nerds down a fortuitously timely rabbit hole.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

New Initiative Will Grant $156 Million to Arts Groups Run by People of Color
The Ford Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and others are aiding national and regional groups at risk of shuttering because of the pandemic.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

FX Documentary ‘A Wilderness of Error' Points the Lens Back at Errol Morris
In a 2012 book, the influential documentarian reinvestigated the case of Jeffrey MacDonald, convicted of the 1970 murder of his wife and children. A new docu-series gives Morris the Morris treatment.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

‘A Wilderness of Error' Points the Lens Back at Errol Morris
In a 2012 book, the influential documentarian reinvestigated the case of Jeffrey MacDonald, convicted of the 1970 murder of his wife and children. A new docu-series gives Morris the Morris treatment.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Jennifer Lopez and Maluma's Romantic Duel, and 11 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Oneohtrix Point Never, Bryson Tiller, La Dame Blanche and others.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Glenn Close to Headline Starry ‘Angels in America' Benefit
Laura Linney, Patti LuPone and Jeremy O. Harris will also feature in the digital performance of scenes from Tony Kushner's two-part epic on Oct. 8.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

A Painter Who Puts It All on the Line
At 81, Virginia Jaramillo is having her first solo museum exhibition, at the Menil Collection. What took so long?

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

‘Mark Trail' Jumps Into an Adventure With a New Cartoonist
The environmentally minded comic strip, which began in 1946, will be drawn by Jules Rivera, who is known for her slice-of-life webcomic "Love, Joolz."

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

‘Father of the Bride,' the Pandemic and Me
The director Nancy Meyers explains how a sort-of sequel was born amid worry and a desire to help. George Banks would approve.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Seeking the Humanity in the Story of Kim Wall's Murder
A new TV series, "The Investigation," fictionalizes the police investigation into the killing of the Swedish journalist, resisting the usual trappings of Nordic noir.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

A Former Russian Rock Star Surprises His Fans … With a Desk Job
After a farewell tour with his band, Leningrad, Sergei Shnurov switched tracks with a day job running a respectable but dull television station.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Former Russian Rock Star Sergei Shnurov Surprises Fans … With a Desk Job
After a farewell tour with his band, Leningrad, Sergei Shnurov switched tracks with a day job running a respectable but dull television station.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Full-Scale Wagner Returns to Europe With a Refugee-Theme ‘Walküre'
Delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Stefan Herheim's "Ring" cycle, rumored for a future Met Opera season, gets underway in Berlin.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

From All-Star Flop to Astute Satire in Just 50 Years
"The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer" involved major names like John Cleese and Harold Pinter and anticipated U.S. and British politics. Why didn't it catch on?

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

The Incredible Influence of James A. Baker III
Peter Baker and Susan Glasser's "The Man Who Ran Washington" tells the story of the incredibly influential statesman and insider's insider.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

New in Paperback: ‘The Topeka School' and ‘Brown White Black'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Late Night Takes On the Peaceful Transition of Power
Hosts weighed in on President Trump's refusal to say he would step down if he lost the election. "Well, so much for that Nobel Peace Prize," Jimmy Kimmel said on Thursday.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

A Wordless Way to Write a Novel
From "bespectacled" to "rosy-fingered," a special set of emoji for the literary inclined.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Philip Guston Blockbuster Show Postponed by Four Museums
The works that appeared to ignite concern include hooded Ku Klux Klan figures, a motif in Guston's paintings since the early 1930s.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7' Review: They Fought the Law
Aaron Sorkin and an all-star cast re-enact a real-life ‘'60s courtroom drama with present-day implications.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

F.A.A. Says Harrison Ford Can Continue Flying
After the actor went through remedial training, the agency said it had closed its investigation into a runway error he was involved in last April.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Bill Murray Faces Legal Threat From Doobie Brothers
A lawyer for the band demands that the actor pay for using the song "Listen to the Music" in an ad for his William Murray golf wear.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
"Bob's Burgers" is back, but maybe you would rather revisit "Fraggle Rock" or watch a compelling new "30 for 30."

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Dance on Film Is the Only Game in Town. BalletX Takes the Field.
This Philadelphia company has released four new works that engage the medium by pairing choreographers with filmmakers.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

How Was ‘Mein Kampf' Handled in The Book Review in 1943?
In a recent issue dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, The Book Review resurfaced its 1943 critique of Hitler's political manifesto.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Review: This ‘Elephant Room' Sequel Is a Goofball Epic
The interstellar adventure deftly mixes the lo-fi aesthetics of budget science fiction with dopey humor and experimental theater's sensibility.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

BAFTA Takes Steps on Diversity, After All-White, All-Male Shortlists
Voters in Britain's version of the Oscars will have to take unconscious bias training, and there will be a quota for women in the first round of voting for best director.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

I Was Bullied for Being Arab. Nine Inch Nails Threw Me a Lifeline.
As a teenage girl paralyzed with fear, one of the darkest albums of the 1990s, "The Downward Spiral," gave me the guts to rebel against my tormentors.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

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

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

‘Fargo' Season 4 Review: Chris Rock, Gangsters and a Social Conscience
FX's mannered Midwestern noir returns after three years with a new setting, a social conscience and Chris Rock.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

‘Fargo' Review: Kansas City, Here We Come
FX's mannered Midwestern noir returns after three years with a new setting, a social conscience and Chris Rock.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Lorne Michaels on 'S.N.L.' in the Pandemic and Chris Rock's Return as Host
"Saturday Night Live" returns Oct. 3 with Chris Rock as host. In an interview, Michaels, the show's creator, talks about pandemic preparations and why "a little danger" can be good for comedy.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Busy Philipps's Week: Coffee, ‘Little Women' and Keeping It Together
The actor is also dedicated to her podcast, "Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best," and her dog, Gina Linetti.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Prince's Vault Reveals a Brilliant Trove With ‘Sign O' the Times'
The reissue of his 1987 masterpiece unveils dozens of unheard songs.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

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

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Sterling Magee, Bluesman Known as ‘Satan,' Dies at 84
As half of the duo Satan and Adam, he played blues on the streets of Harlem and later on stages around the world. He died of complications of Covid-19.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Review: ‘Romantics Anonymous,' a Challenge to Your Sweet Tooth
A musical about two French chocolatiers may satisfy the hunger for live song and dance, but keep the insulin handy.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Don't Get What Makes Brian De Palma an Auteur? Try These Two Films
The director, who just turned 80, makes popular films that have long inspired debates. Watch "Blow Out" and "Carlito's Way" to better understand the arguments.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists
Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Artist Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million
Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Review: ‘The Comey Rule' and What a Fool Believes
Showtime's political drama is a scattered but searing picture of failed self-righteousness.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Luchita Hurtado: The Elusive Artist Portrays Herself
An exhibition of drawings and paintings stretches over several decades of the artist's long career, but only comes to life in its — and her — final efforts.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Making Art When ‘Lockdown' Means Prison
With two million people behind bars, a stirring exhibition at MoMA PS1 shows the ingenuity of art made by incarcerated people, in restricted space and with few supplies.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

And the Emmy Goes to … My Therapist
As he accepted the award for outstanding writing, Cord Jefferson thanked his therapist, and he wasn't kidding.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

‘Misbehaviour' Review: Pretty Women, Some Pretty Angry
This British comedy about a feminist protest against the 1970 Miss World contest stars Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

‘Public Trust' Review: Saving National Lands
This documentary follows individuals pushing back against political forces that want to privatize federal lands.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

‘Myth of a Colorblind France' Review: Artistry Abroad
The documentary focuses on the history of African-American expatriates in France and the writings, paintings and music they made there.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

‘Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles' Review: Pastries of the Gilded Age, Made Modern
This documentary follows the star chef Yotam Ottolenghi as he assembles a crack team to make sweets for an event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

‘The Last Shift' Review: Passing the Fast-Food Torch
Richard Jenkins gets a starring role as a man training his replacement at a job he's worked at for nearly 40 years.

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Sep 24, 2020

‘Kajillionaire' Review: California Scheming
Miranda July's third feature follows a family of small-scale swindlers in a deceptively sunny Los Angeles.

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Sep 24, 2020

‘Secret Society of Second-Born Royals' Review: A Princess With Powers
Streaming on Disney , Anna Mastro's incoherent origin story follows a rebellious princess who learns she's even more special than she thought.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

‘The Artist's Wife' Review: Strife on Canvas
Lena Olin and Bruce Dern play married artists whose lives are abruptly reconfigured when one receives a diagnosis of dementia.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

‘Bird Island' Review: Avian Therapy
This compact, whimsical film about a bird rehabilitation center in Switzerland is perched wryly between fiction and documentary.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Solo Plays for Anxious Times
The Bridge theater in London has resumed performances after the coronavirus shutdown with a series of monologues by David Hare and Alan Bennett.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Times Square, Grand Central and the Laws That Build the City
A virtual tour looks at the legal battles and innovations behind 42nd Street. Our critic chats with the Harvard professor Jerold S. Kayden.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

17 New Books to Watch For in October
New biographies shed light on Malcolm X, Sylvia Plath and the Beatles, plus the latest fiction from Tana French, Martin Amis, Sayaka Murata and more.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

David Chang's Memoir, ‘Eat a Peach,' Provides Food for Thought
The restaurateur, television personality and podcast host lays his life on the table with bracing candor.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

David Chang's Memoir, "Eat a Peach," Provides Food for Thought
The restaurateur, television personality and podcast host lays his life on the table with bracing candor.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Reed Hastings, the Founder of Netflix, Keeps His Library in His Pocket
"They're all on Kindle. Although I have to admit as a first-time author, when the hardcover book arrived, it felt really good to hold in my hands."

NYTimes Arts
Sep 24, 2020

Trump Rallies Are High-Risk Activities, Seth Meyers Says
Attending a Trump event is as risky as "doorknob licking, hugging everyone on the subway and eating shrimp at the strip club buffet," the "Late Night" host said.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

Juliette Gréco, Grande Dame of Chanson Française, Dies at 93
The muse of bohemian postwar Paris, she became an internationally known actress and singer.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

Museum Fires Curator Who It Says Sexually Harassed Student Researcher
The American Museum of Natural History acted after investigators it hired reviewed a complaint filed against an expert on invertebrate zoology.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

Jackie Stallone, Celebrity Astrologer and Sylvester's Mother, Dies at 98
After running away with the circus, she promoted women's wrestling and fitness before seeing signs of the future in a most unusual spot. (Hint: it's not the palm.)

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

Gillian Flynn Takes Her Paranoia to Television
With "Utopia," the best-selling novelist makes her debut as a TV showrunner. But anyone who knows her from "Gone Girl" or "Sharp Objects" might be surprised by what they see.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

‘A Wilderness of Error' Review: Errol Morris in the Fog of Murder
The famous documentary maker sits on the other side of the camera to offer his own take on the Jeffrey R. MacDonald murder case.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera Won't Reopen for Another Year
The nation's largest performing arts organization, shut by the coronavirus pandemic, sends a chilling signal that American cultural life is still far from resuming.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

Ron Cobb, a Pioneer in Science Fiction Design, Dies at 83
The artist and movie production designer, who brought a meticulous eye for detail to movies including "Star Wars," "Alien" and "Back to the Future," helped shape the aesthetics of science fiction.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

Come to Vote, Stay for the Art
In California, the Institute of Contemporary Art San José will open for voting, with a mural by Amir H. Fallah on display.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

10 Unusual Streaming Movies for Unusual Times
Looking for a few fresh and different streaming options? We offer some assistance.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

Watching Jeff Daniels in ‘The Comey Rule' Brought James Comey to Tears
Based on the former F.B.I. director's 2018 memoir, the mini-series recounts a history so recent that viewers may experience whiplash. For Comey, watching Daniels in action prompted tears — and nausea.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

In 'Let Love Rule,' Lenny Kravitz Breaks Down How He Found His Sound
In a new memoir, the rock musician breaks down the first 25 years of his life, when he found his sound, his voice and his commitment to love and nonviolence.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

How Lenny Kravitz Keeps His Cool
In a new memoir, the rock musician breaks down the first 25 years of his life, when he found his sound, his voice and his commitment to love and nonviolence.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

Theater to Stream: Catty Birthdays and ‘Lessons in Survival'
In a fall season without many live shows, everything is up for grabs. That includes the canon of classics — and where Bill Irwin might be performing.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

‘Oliver Sacks: His Own Life' Review: All Was Not Well With the Doctor
A new documentary explores the fascinating and sometimes troubled life of the famed neurologist.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

‘Console Wars' Review: In Nintendo vs. Sega, Mortals Combat
The 16-bit duel in this CBS All Access documentary is charged up to Sonic the Hedgehog speed.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

‘The Comey Rule': Why Watching Jeff Daniels Ruined James Comey's Day
Based on the former F.B.I. director's 2018 memoir, the mini-series recounts a history so recent that viewers may experience whiplash. For Comey, watching Daniels in action prompted tears — and nausea.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 23, 2020

Trevor Noah: You Still Think Mitt Romney Is a Moderate?
"The Daily Show" host said that Mr. Romney's decision on a new Supreme Court justice destroyed the illusion that he was "the dad you ask when your other Republican dads say no."

NYTimes Arts
Sep 22, 2020

Tommy DeVito, Original Member of the Four Seasons, Dies at 92
He sang behind Frankie Valli in a hit-making harmony group that gained a new audience when "Jersey Boys" stormed Broadway. He died of the coronavirus.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 22, 2020

‘He Never Quit': Nick Cordero's Widow on Grief, God and Perseverance
Amanda Kloots kept the world informed while her husband, a Broadway actor, lost a battle with Covid. After many grueling months, she's trying to look ahead.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 22, 2020

At the Manifesta Biennial, a French City's Tough Realities Go on Show
The roving international art exhibition is carrying on despite the pandemic. This edition, in Marseille, could be a model for biennials in a changed world.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 22, 2020

3 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now
George Ortman's radiant relief paintings at Mitchell Algus; works from Lucia Nogueira's brief but remarkable career; and Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya's otherworldly sculptures.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 22, 2020

‘The Humans' Review: Surviving in a New World and New Medium
Stephen Karam's celebrated play about economic distress looks very different in 2020 than it did in 2015 — and streaming is only part of the change.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 22, 2020

Idles Are Throwing a Post-Punk Revolution, and Everyone's Invited
The British band known for blending politics with personal passion is releasing a new album, "Ultra Mono," that takes aim at faux patriotism, class inequality and sexism.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 22, 2020

British Post-Punk Band Idles Are Throwing a Revolution, and Everyone's Invited
The British band known for blending politics with personal passion is releasing a new album, "Ultra Mono," that takes aim at faux patriotism, class inequality and sexism.

NYTimes Arts
Sep 22, 2020

Grief and Geology Both Take Time in ‘The Book of Unconformities'
When the anthropologist Hugh Raffles lost two sisters within months, he looked to rocks and stones for a sense of perspective and stability.

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