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Feb 21, 2019

Hillary Clinton Lost. The Play Won.
Lucas Hnath wrote "Hillary and Clinton" as the Democratic nomination slipped away from Mrs. Clinton. The 2016 election made it newly relevant.

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Feb 21, 2019

Lens: Capturing the Soul: Photographic Portraiture Before the Smartphone Era
From F.B.I. posters to commissioned family photos, portraits have long revealed how people wanted to be presented, and sometimes how they didn't.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 21, 2019

What's on TV Thursday: ‘Desus & Mero' and ‘School Daze'
Desus Nice and the Kid Mero make their Showtime debut. And Spike Lee's "School Daze" airs on BET.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Who Is Jussie Smollett, the Actor Charged With Staging His Own Assault?
Mr. Smollett, a star in the TV show "Empire," was charged Wednesday with a felony account of disorderly conduct in connection with the episode.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Jussie Smollett Faces Felony Charge, Accused of Faking Own Assault
The "Empire" actor was accused of staging the assault he reported as a hate crime to Chicago police in January.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Jussie Smollett Charged With Faking His Own Assault
Mr. Smollett reported being attacked, but two brothers said to have helped him stage the incident were brought in as witnesses to a grand jury who handed up an indictment.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' Review: A Series Scales Up
The third in this franchise concerns the exigencies that poor Hiccup must face as the leader of Berk.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Jussie Smollett Labeled a Suspect by Chicago Police
Mr. Smollett reported that he was attacked in January, but two brothers said to have helped him stage the incident were brought in as witnesses to a grand jury.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Newsbook: 6 Books to Binge Read Before the 2019 Oscars
These books will take you back to the golden age of Hollywood.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Time's Up a Year Later: Hollywood Women Test Their Clout
Its legal fund has helped 100 lower-wage workers. But then the group couldn't stop the hiring of an animation chief accused of unwanted touching.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Show Us Your Wall: Some People Put on a Show. Others Stage an Art Fair.
Dean Valentine started collecting art during a painful time in his life and says, "a mortality event almost always lies at the core of some collection mania."

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Fiction: A Novelist Dares to Imagine Tennessee Williams in Love and at Work
In "Leading Men," Christopher Castellani takes Tennessee Williams and his lover, Frank Merlo, back to an invented interlude in Portofino.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

The Obama Presidential Library That Isn't
The Obama Presidential Center in Chicago won't include a research library and archive. To some historians, that's a problem.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

How a Movie Helped Fuel a Viola da Gamba Revival
The viol virtuoso Jordi Savall is touring his music for the film "Tous les Matins du Monde," which gave the Baroque instrument its big-screen moment.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

How a Movie Helped Fuel a Viola de Gamba Revival
The viol virtuoso Jordi Savall is touring his music for the film "Tous les Matins du Monde," which gave the Baroque instrument its big-screen moment.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Books of The Times: ‘Say Nothing' Unearths Buried Secrets in Northern Ireland
Patrick Radden Keefe's new book explores the abduction of Jean McConville, a mother of 10, from her home in 1972, while also offering a broader history of the Troubles.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Critic's Pick: Gary Clark Jr. Finds a 21st-Century Blues Spirit on ‘This Land'
On his third major-label studio album, the singer and guitarist finds an outlet for seething anger in a genre with historical resonance and emotional depth.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

City Ballet to Bring Balanchine Dances to MoMA for Lincoln Kirstein Show
Dancers will perform excerpts from four seminal ballets that will "tell a story about Kirstein and Balanchine."

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

On Poetry: What Charles Bukowski's Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out
A new collection of the writer's prose and poems, "On Drinking," makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski's view of addiction survive a new era?

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Fox Stands by Jussie Smollett: ‘He Is Not Being Written Out of the Show'
The network said Wednesday that Mr. Smollett "continues to be a consummate professional on set" and that he remains a part of the "Empire" cast.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Past Tense: Rare, Early Glimpses of Sidney Poitier
On the actor's 92nd birthday, photos from early in his career show how he elegantly carried "the terrific burden" of the hopes and aspirations of an entire people.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

The Met Opera's New Season: What Our Critics Want to See
The new productions are "Porgy and Bess," "Akhnaten," "Wozzeck," "Agrippina" and "Der Fliegende Holländer."

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

What to See in New York Art Galleries Right Now
Leonor Fini's post-internet paintings; contemporary sculptures from the French Caribbean and Haiti; Luke Stettner's painfully personal show; and Joseph Urban's sumptuous theater sets.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Streaming: Why Hasn't Sofia Coppola Gotten the Respect an Auteur Deserves?
She has the awards but is rarely mentioned alongside major filmmakers. Perhaps that's because, as her streaming features show, her subjects are privileged.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Brantley in Britain: Review: Blue State Blues Meet the Black of Night in a Thrilling ‘Shipwreck'
Anne Washburn's fantasia finds a cadre of friends talking about — what else — Trump, in what may be this season's most exciting American play.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Leonor Fini's post-internet paintings; contemporary sculptures from the French Caribbean and Haiti; Luke Stettner's painfully personal show; and Joseph Urban's sumptuous theater sets.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

He Sounds Just Like Freddie Mercury. And That's Good for Business.
Marc Martel never thought his vocal resemblance to the Queen frontman "would amount to anything more than a fun karaoke trick." It's taken him to "Bohemian Rhapsody" and beyond.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Why ‘Tootsie,' ‘Beetlejuice' and the Temptations Hit the Road
The path to opening night in New York used to pass through several cities. Now it rarely does — but are shows better off for it?

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

The Guy Behind ‘Be More Chill' Is Keeping It in the Family
The prolific composer Joe Iconis is fiercely loyal to his friends and fans. His first Broadway musical is the ride they've all been waiting for.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Glenda Jackson and Adam Driver: Performers With a License to Rage
In "King Lear" and "Burn This," the stars have volcanic roles in productions that required patience to come together.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Trying to Stop Brexit, Using Catchy Songs and Washboard Abs
The Breunion Boys are wading into a bitter debate with a clear mission: "We just want to show the real love between Britain and Europe."

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Fiction: In a Gutsy New Thriller, a Black Female Spy's Past Comes Back to Haunt Her
"American Spy," Lauren Wilkinson's assured debut novel, explores the career and moral quandaries of a black woman who's undervalued in the boy's club of the F.B.I.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

A Marvel Hero Copes With Bipolar Disorder
The teenage Wasp has inherited her father's mission for justice. Like him, she must also learn to live with a mental health condition.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Calling K-Pop Stars ‘Identical,' South Korea Tries to Limit Their Influence
"Are all the singers on television music programs twins?" new broadcast guidelines asked. Critics compared them to the censorship handed down during the country's dictatorship.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Nonfiction: Sex and the Cinema: How Hollywood Shaped Desire
In "Sleeping With Strangers," David Thomson examines the ways in which movies have codified our fantasies.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

As a ‘No Deal' Brexit Looms, the Art World Prepares for the Fallout
British dealers, auctioneers and artists are bracing for the departure from the European Union. Some see advantages to life outside the bloc.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Gets in Costume to Roast Bernie Sanders
Impersonating the newly announced presidential candidate, Fallon intoned: "Hello, I'm Bernie Sanders, and I'm yelling for president of the United States."

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Chaka Khan on Artistic Freedom, Her Side Hustles and Joni Mitchell
The singer's first album in 12 years, "Hello Happiness," marks the beginning of yet another era for the Queen of Funk: "I can still drop it like it's hot onstage."

NYTimes Arts
Feb 20, 2019

What's on TV Wednesday: ‘Documentary Now!' and ‘The Incredibles'
Learn about an unusual cult that never existed in Season 3 of "Documentary Now!" And revisit "The Incredibles" on Freeform.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Critic's Pick: Review: Early Hollywood in Black and White in ‘Vera Stark'
Lynn Nottage's barbed satire looks at the narrow options offered African-American actresses in a movie industry that can't shake stereotypes.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Review: ‘Merrily We Roll Along,' the Way It Never, Ever Was
This revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical, about a Broadway composer who sells out to Hollywood, is not so much stripped-down as emaciated.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Frieze and Felix Turn Heads in Los Angeles
Memorable moments from a weekend of new fairs where art trumps celebrity-watching.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

in her words: Finding Clothes, and Identity, Outside Men's and Women's Wear
More clothing companies are trying to meet the demands of a changing cliental, offering gender-bending, gender-fluid and gender-neutral items.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Books of The Times: An Exhilarating Work of History About Daring Adventures in Love
In "Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments," Saidiya Hartman writes about young black women in the early 20th century who tossed out the narrow scripts about intimacy they had been given.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Tomi Ungerer's Books, for Adults, to Be Rereleased
Fantagraphics Books will publish four of his books, starting with "The Underground Sketchbook," in October.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

The Second Half of ‘Arrested Development' Season 5 Gets an Official Release Date
Since an unflattering interview with the cast derailed a press tour last spring, fans have wondered when the rest of the episodes would drop.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Nonfiction: The Life-or-Death Struggle of Refugees Braving the Mediterranean Crossing
In "Notes on a Shipwreck," the Italian journalist Davide Enia bears witness to the suffering of migrants fleeing Africa for the island of Lampedusa.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

In ‘Sleeping Beauty,' the Hard Work of Being Princess (or Prince)
We check in with Indiana Woodward and Anthony Huxley on a day of rehearsals and costume fittings for their debuts as Aurora and Désiré.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Game of Thrones: ‘Game of Thrones' Season 8: Here's What We Know
Here are a few details about the new season. And sign up for our preseason newsletter, which begins next week!

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

What I Love: She Loves Her Stuff. He Has Little and Cares Less.
The musician Ingrid Michaelson and the actor Will Chase have very different ideas about material possessions. And that works out just fine.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Fiction: In This New Caper Novel, a Yearbook Reveals Family Secrets
Elinor Lipman's "Good Riddance" offers an up-to-the-minute look at a young woman's life in Manhattan.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Says Trump Contradicted Himself on Emergency
President Trump said he planned to use emergency powers even though he "didn't need to." Colbert said that sounded like a contradiction.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 19, 2019

What's on TV Tuesday: ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris' and ‘The Breaker Upperers'
Amy Sedaris offers dubious homemaking lessons in the second season of her parody show. And two nihilists profit from failed romances in a Netflix comedy.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

MacDowell Colony Chooses Sundance Veteran as New Executive Director
Philip Himberg, a theater administrator and playwright, will succeed Cheryl Young, who is retiring, and will oversee the flagship residency program.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Amazon Resets Its Film Operation After Rough Year at Box Office
The tech giant put "too much focus" on art-house fare, the head of Amazon Studios said. The tech giant will now focus more on films for a broader audience, including "sexy date-night movies."

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Lisa Borders, CEO of Time's Up Anti-Harassment Group, Resigns
Borders, formerly president of the WNBA, is leaving Time's Up for family reasons after four months in the position.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Brantley in Britain: At the London Theater, a Fear of the Foreign and Familiar
Revivals of work by Pinter and Miller — and a play about an Englishman roped into an Italian horror movie — ponder mortal anxiety in the age of Brexit.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Nonfiction: The Tumultuous Path From Emancipation to Segregation
"Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey From Slavery to Segregation," by Steve Luxenberg, is an elegant history of the mostly losing battle to protect the civil rights of newly freed black citizens.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

An Infamous ‘Lolita' Musical Gets a Belated New York Debut
A celebration of the "My Fair Lady" lyricist and librettist offers audiences a chance to reconsider one of his biggest flops.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Critic's Notebook: A Man You Can Bait with a Skit
Wounded by a "Saturday Night Live" spoof, President Trump reacts with part heavy-handed threat, part celebrity ego.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Ariana Grande Has Another, Even Bigger No. 1 Album With ‘Thank U, Next'
The pop singer earns her second Billboard 200 chart-topper in less than six months.

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Feb 18, 2019

Kacey Musgraves on Celebrating Her Grammys With Mick Jagger and a Chicken Sandwich
The country singer-songwriter reflects on winning four awards last week, including album of the year for "Golden Hour."

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Desus and Mero Are Cool With ‘Young Sheldon'
Less than a year after the abrupt end of their Viceland series, the Bronx-born podcasters are trying to grow a wider viewership at Showtime without looking like corporate sellouts.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Popcast: Behind the Ryan Adams Investigation
The musician has been accused of dangling career opportunities while pursuing female artists for sex, then turning domineering and vengeful. He denies the claims.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

The Carpetbagger: Writers Guild Award Goes to a Film Snubbed by the Oscars
"Eighth Grade," written by Bo Burnham, won for original screenplay, while Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty won adapted screenplay for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Jasper Johns, American Legend
The artist's work has managed to speak both to and for the country's consciousness for the last 60 years — and he's not done yet.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Nonfiction: The Case for Covering Your Ears in Noisy Times
Two new books, "How to Disappear," by Akiko Busch, and "Silence," by Jane Brox, explore the benefits of tuning out.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Galleries From A to Z Sued Over Websites the Blind Can't Use
The number of lawsuits nationwide nearly tripled in 2018. Is it an overdue move for the rights of the disabled or a way for lawyers to make a quick buck?

NYTimes Arts
Feb 18, 2019

What's on TV Monday: ‘United Skates' and ‘Manifest'
A documentary on underground skating culture rolls onto HBO. And the first season of "Manifest" ends on NBC.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

True Detective: ‘True Detective' Season 3, Episode 7: Missing Pieces
It is becoming clear that some unseen hand has been dictating where the investigation has gone.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

21 Savage on ICE Detention, the Grammys and His Uncertain Future
"My situation is important 'cause I represent poor black Americans and I represent poor immigrant Americans," the rapper said.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget
Lisa Taback, who worked with Harvey Weinstein on awards campaigns for best picture winners like "The Artist" and "The King's Speech," is in charge of the lavish effort behind "Roma."

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Jussie Smollett Attack: As Mystery Deepens, Investigation Changes Course
Here's a timeline to help keep track of the twists and turns in the reported assault on Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Jussie Smollett Timeline: Mystery Deepens as Police Review Case
Here's a timeline to help keep track of the twists and turns in the reported assault on Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Smollett Timeline: Mystery Deepens as Police Review Attack
Here's a timeline to help keep track of the twists and turns in the reported assault on Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Review: In ‘Spaceman,' Floating in a Most Peculiar Way
Leegrid Stevens's play follows an astronaut on her journey to Mars, as she checks her air pressure, fuel levels and mental health.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Kiyoshi Koyama, Prominent Japanese Jazz Journalist, Dies at 82
As the editor of his country's leading jazz magazine, he documented the music's development. As a producer of archival albums, he helped document its past.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Inside the Scramble to Make the Oscars Shorter
A look at how the producers of the telecast are dealing with the inclusion of four categories previously relegated to commercial breaks.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

‘Alita: Battle Angel' Leads a Weak Box Office
The costly James Cameron-produced sci-fi movie avoided total disaster. But it failed to invigorate what continues to be a lackluster movie year.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Review: A Road Test for Concertgebouw and Daniel Harding
In the Emperor Concerto, dynamics were carefully balanced, with a glassy delicacy to the music-box passages and a richness to the jubilant fanfares.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

‘The Wandering Earth' Review: Planetary Disaster Goes Global
"The Wandering Earth" proves that China can make a sci-fi blockbuster as awash in murky computer imagery and stupefying exposition as any in Hollywood.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Review: No Surrendering to This ‘British Invasion'
There are plenty of earworms in this jukebox musical about Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, but the hackneyed love-triangle story lowers the volume.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Books of The Times: ‘The Border' Is a Stunning and Timely Conclusion to Don Winslow's Drug-War Trilogy
The third novel in this propulsive, violent series trains a fictional lens on some of today's most pressing issues, including the opioid crisis and political corruption.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

The Surprising Tale of One of Frank Stella's Black Paintings
At 82, this titan of Modernism is talking about the past, taking stock and putting some of his works and part of his collection up for auction.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

On ‘S.N.L.', Alec Baldwin Mocks President Trump's Emergency Declaration
In one of his increasingly infrequent appearances as Trump, Baldwin lampooned the president's Rose Garden news conference, including its strange singsong portion.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 17, 2019

What's on TV Sunday: A Tribute to Elvis and ‘Last Week Tonight'
Contemporary stars gather to pay tribute to Elvis on NBC. And "Last Week Tonight" returns to HBO.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Chicago Police Seeking to Interview Jussie Smollett Again After Questioning Two Brothers
Investigators acknowledged Saturday that they had "shifted the trajectory" of their inquiry into the reported attack on Smollett.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 16, 2019

‘Synonyms,' Drama by Israeli Director, Takes Top Prize at Berlin Film Festival
Nearly half of the films in competition at this year's festival were directed by women, and Angela Schanelec of Germany won the award for best director.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Books of The Times: In ‘The Threat,' Andrew McCabe Issues the Latest Warning Call About Trump's America
This memoir by the former deputy director of the F.B.I. joins a roster of recent and alarming books by high-ranking members of the United States' justice and intelligence communities.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Bruno Ganz, Who Played an Angel and Hitler, Is Dead at 77
"Wings of Desire" and "Downfall" were among the highlights of Mr. Ganz's long film career, which he spent mostly in Europe.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Encounters: Judd Apatow, an Autograph Geek, Hunts for Memorabilia
"If you're not into clothes and you're not into cars, there's nothing for men to buy," Mr. Apatow said.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 16, 2019

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
The Parkland shooting one year on. A princess vanishes. The Mars rover is dead. Investigating Ryan Adams. Dishes that don't require recipes. And more.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 16, 2019

What's on TV Saturday: ‘We the Animals' and an Olivia Newton-John Biopic
A tender movie about an unstable family is available on Netflix. And a reimagining of Olivia Newton-John's life airs on Lifetime.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 15, 2019

2 Men Detained in Jussie Smollett Case Are Released by Police
The two brothers who had been arrested by the Chicago police were freed late Friday. The police said they were no longer considered suspects.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen
Investigators found that the gold-sheathed coffin had been stolen from Egypt in 2011.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Surfacing: Saturdays in the Bronx With Bach
Nearly every weekend for the past 28 years, local children have flocked to the Bronx Conservatory of Music for very low-cost instruction in classical music. Will the school's success be its undoing?

NYTimes Arts
Feb 15, 2019

The Carpetbagger: Dear Academy: Face It, the Short-Film Oscars Should Be Cut From the Telecast
Giving these shorts their due in a separate ceremony would make the main event swifter and stronger, argues the Carpetbagger.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 15, 2019

That Decisive Moment: A Troubling Concert: The Week in Classical Music
Unpleasant humor at a Yuja Wang event, a violin concerto and Gerald Finley were among the highlights.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Family Guide: Kids and Culture? There's So Much to Talk About
Arts writers for The New York Times share their strategies (snacks) and budget-friendly options (outdoor events) in a discussion about introducing children to the arts.

NYTimes Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Critic's Notebook: Suspended in Air, Searching for Connection in Two High-Flying Shows
"When Angels Fall," at Peak Performances, and "Non Solus," at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, blend circus with dance in feats of perfect equilibrium.

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