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Aug 03, 2021

New York Public Library's Picture Collection Will Be Archived
Cornell, Spiegelman and Warhol browsed the famous collection of images in the New York Public Library. Now a century of serendipitous discovery is coming to an end.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Review: Mostly Mozart Returns to Lincoln Center, Quietly
The center's summertime music series has a limited outdoor run this week.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Lincoln Center, Seeking Wider Range, Names New Artistic Leader
Shanta Thake, a theater executive, faces challenges that include helping the center embrace new genres and attract virus-wary audiences.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Want Free Central Park Concert Tickets? Keep Trying.
The first batches of free tickets to the "We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert" are being released online this week. They can be gotten, with patience.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Abrons Arts Center's Fall Season Celebrates Trailblazers
Highlights include a photography exhibition on female leaders in public housing and a contemporary play about the life of Mary Shelley, the author of "Frankenstein."

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Zazie Beetz Grew Up With Shel Silverstein and Nina Simone
The "Atlanta" actress talks about her latest film, "Nine Days," her desire to become a doula, her love affair with all things French, and how Debussy and Lianne La Havas got her through some difficult times.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

‘Pray Away' Review: Atoning for an Anti-Gay Stance
In this documentary, people who had promoted the idea that sexual orientation could be changed express their regrets.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

How Lorde Got Happy
The 24-year-old musician traces the personal and sonic evolutions that led to the title track from her next album.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Osama bin Laden, the Fanatical Terrorist and the Devoted Family Man
With fresh material from bin Laden's hide-out, Peter Bergen, in "The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden," gives us a three-dimensional portrait.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

After 40 Years, a Luminary of Theater's Avant-Garde Departs
"I have the energy, I have the interest," says Blanka Zizka of the Wilma Theater. "But I need to go a different way."

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

The Pressures and Privileges of Being a Parent in 2021
Three new books delve into the choices faced by modern families.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

The Body Keeps Score. So Does This Memoir.
In "Ladyparts," Deborah Copaken tells the story of her life through the lens of ailments, loss and struggle.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Stephen King Pays His Dues in a ‘One Last Job' Novel
In "Billy Summers," a hired killer and aspiring writer is lured from the brink of retirement with a lucrative assignment.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

A Political Prisoner Restores His Mind by Talking to a Frog
In "The President and the Frog," by Carolina De Robertis, a thinly veiled version of a former Uruguayan leader reflects on a dark period in history.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Tao Lin and the Grueling Art of Self-Healing
In "Leave Society," Lin's new novel, a writer abandons speed, despair and his belief in Western medicine. But he still wants a fix, to fix himself.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Tao Lin and the Grueling Art of Self-Healing
In "Leave Society," Lin's new novel, a writer abandons speed, despair and his belief in Western medicine. But he still wants a fix, to fix himself.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Lorde's 'Solar Power': Diary of a Song
"Solar Power" was built on nostalgia for early 2000s pop, a newfound feeling of freedom and the singer-songwriter's ongoing love for her New Zealand home. See how she did it.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

From Towering Redwoods to Tiny Creatures, This Novel Has It All
Ash Davidson's debut, ‘Damnation Spring,' gets at a logging community's deep roots.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

A Key Player in Trump's First Impeachment Tells His Insider's Story
Alexander Vindman's memoir, "Here, Right Matters," is not only a backstage account of the first impeachment proceeding but also a plea to Americans to do the right thing.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

A Story Collection Steeped in Colombia's Troubled History
"Songs for the Flames," by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, is a book about the power of secrets, held by characters touched by war and trauma.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

For Asian Women Raised in Sweatshop Conditions, Queens Posed Obstacles to Assimilation
Two memoirs, Anna Qu's "Made in China" and Ly Tran's "House of Sticks," recount memories of abuse and family loyalty.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Book Review: ‘Something New Under the Sun,' by Alexandra Kleeman
What constitutes an emergency? That is one of the questions posed by Alexandra Kleeman's latest novel, "Something New Under the Sun."

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

How a Well-Intentioned Program Has Trapped Millions in Debt
Josh Mitchell's "The Debt Trap" traces the history of the student loan program, and where it went wrong.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

This Novel Is a Record of Its Own Failure. Somehow It Succeeds.
"The Luminous Novel," by Mario Levrero, is a diary of a doomed project, one that leads the reader to surprisingly optimistic conclusions.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Four Nuns and a Halfway House for Recovering Addicts
In "Agatha of Little Neon," Claire Luchette's winning debut novel, religious life collides with the pungent reality of the secular world.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Human and Animal Predators Together in the Scottish Highlands
"Once There Were Wolves," a new novel by Charlotte McConaghy, features a preternaturally sensitive wolf biologist, her traumatized twin sister, 14 gray wolves and a skeptical rural community.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Joyce Carol Oates Explores the Cruel Course of Grief
In "Breathe," Oates's new novel, a woman navigates the shock and painful journey of a loved one's terminal illness.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Joyce Carol Oates Explores the Cruel Course of Grief
In "Breathe," Oates's new novel, a woman navigates the shock and painful journey of a loved one's terminal illness.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

Adrift in a Ghostly Paris, With a Void in His Soul
In David Hoon Kim's debut novel, "Paris Is a Party, Paris Is a Ghost," a grieving expatriate looks for fulfillment in a city of longings and letdowns.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

May the Family Secrets Always Be at Your Back
In "We Are the Brennans," Tracey Lange tells a yarn about an Irish American clan with a lot to hide.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 03, 2021

A Remarkable Work of Family History Vividly Recreates the Anti-Nazi Resistance in Germany
In "All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days," Rebecca Donner writes about her great-great-aunt Mildred Harnack, an American woman who was sentenced to death by the Nazi regime.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

George Forss, 80, Photographer Discovered on the Streets of N.Y., Dies
He was peddling his black-and-white photos of New York City's majesty for $5 each in the 1980s — until a famous photographer came upon them in "astonishment."

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

Lynn C. Franklin, Literary Agent and Memoirist on Adoption, Dies at 74
She represented Desmond Tutu and Deepak Chopra, but the book closest to her was the one she wrote about giving up her baby and then reuniting with him.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

No, Cormac McCarthy Isn't on Twitter. Don't Be Fooled by the Check Mark.
An account posing as the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Road," "No Country for Old Men" and "All the Pretty Horses" was mistakenly verified by Twitter.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

Book Review: ‘The Husbands,' by Chandler Baker
In her new novel, "The Husbands," Chandler Baker turns the Stepford formula upside down.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

'Wicked' Is First Broadway Tour Since Coronavirus Shutdown
The production, which starts Tuesday in Dallas, is the first Broadway tour back onstage, a test as American theaters seek to rebound from the pandemic shutdown.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

Three Sharply Observed Books Showcase the Enduring Appeal of Memoirs About Dealing With Disease
Three new books about affliction — Fred D'Aguiar's "Year of Plagues," Jan Grue's "I Live a Life Like Yours" and James Tate Hill's "Blind Man's Bluff" — have a lot to say about desire, pain, depression and many other topics.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

‘Wicked' Hits the Road, Carrying the Hopes of Broadway Tours
The production, which starts Tuesday in Dallas, is the first Broadway tour back onstage, a test as American theaters seek to rebound from the pandemic shutdown.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

DaBaby Apologizes for Homophobic Remarks After More Events Drop Him
The rapper apologized on Monday after being criticized for asking fans at a performance to raise their phones in the air if they didn't have H.I.V. or AIDS.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

Billie Eilish's Uneasy View From the Top
On her second album, "Happier Than Ever," the 19-year-old pop phenomenon takes on new anxieties and adversaries — and debates just how much of herself to reveal.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

'Happier Than Ever': Billie Eilish's Uneasy View From the Top
On her second album, "Happier Than Ever," the 19-year-old pop phenomenon takes on new anxieties and adversaries — and debates just how much of herself to reveal.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

As Bang on a Can Returns, a New Generation Rises
After months of livestreamed marathons, the new music collective was back to in-person performance with a two-day festival.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

George Forss, 80, Photographer Discovered on the Street, Dies
He was peddling his black-and-white photos of New York City's majesty for $5 each in the 1980s — until a famous photographer came upon them in "astonishment."

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

The Kid Laroi's Ever-Growing Mixtape Is Now a No. 1 Album
By continually adding songs to "____ Love," the teenage rapper and singer's label pushed a release that arrived a year ago to the top of the Billboard 200.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

Welcome to His World. And Hers.
In a mixed but audacious first season, AMC's feminist deconstruction of marriage stories made two sets of TV clichés into something bigger.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

Start-Ups Are Not Great for Marriages
New novels by Tahmima Anam and Y.Z. Chin feature South Asian American women facing disadvantages in tech.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

The Novel That Inspired Harry Styles and Emma Corrin's Upcoming Film
Published in Britain in 2012 but only being released in the United States for the first time now, "My Policeman," by Bethan Roberts, depicts a passionate love triangle between a married couple and an older gay man in 1950s Brighton.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

Jay Pickett, Veteran Soap Opera Actor, Dies at 60
His credits included "General Hospital," "Days of Our Lives" and "Port Charles." He died while filming a western in Idaho, where he was raised.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

Three (White, Male) Tough Guys Sign Off. Is It a Moment?
"Bosch," "Mr. Inbetween" and "Jack Irish," dependably good and noticeably old-fashioned, all reach the end of the hard-boiled road.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 02, 2021

What's on TV This Week: An Obama Documentary and ‘Shiva Baby'
HBO debuts a new docuseries about President Barack Obama. And a claustrophobic comedy blends sexual tension, small talk and brined fish.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 01, 2021

Review: In Carl Hancock Rux's ‘Vs.,' the Jury Is Out
Where justice is virtual, crimes have no names and audience members step up to the dock to examine anonymous witnesses.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 01, 2021

Sunken ‘Jungle Cruise' Sales Reflect Hollywood's Delta Variant Troubles
The mega-budget comedic adventure took in $34 million in North America and $30 million on Disney worldwide.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 01, 2021

DaBaby Dropped by Lollapalooza After His Homophobic Remarks
The rapper was criticized for asking fans at a performance last week to raise their phones in the air if they didn't have H.I.V. or AIDS.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 01, 2021

A World War II Spy Didn't Live to Tell Her Tale. Her Great-Great-Niece Will.
In her book, "All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days," Rebecca Donner examines the life of Mildred Harnack, part of the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 01, 2021

Can Paramount Succeed? One Producer Hopes to Make It So.
"He's our future," one CBS Studios executive said of Alex Kurtzman, who has a lucrative contract to expand the "Star Trek" universe — and with it the streaming service's audience.

NYTimes Arts
Aug 01, 2021

Think Sustainability Is Simple? This Sheep Farmer Would Like a Word.
Can farmers make money without wrecking the land? That's the complex question James Rebanks tries to answer in his new book, "Pastoral Song."

NYTimes Arts
Aug 01, 2021

Murals at San Francisco School Should Stay for Now, Judge Says
In response to a lawsuit, a judge says an environmental review must take place before any action is taken to remove or hide the Depression-era murals that some consider offensive.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 31, 2021

Anthony Barajas of TikTok Dies After Shooting at Movie Theater
Anthony Barajas, who was popular on TikTok, and Rylee Goodrich were each shot in the head at a theater in Corona, Calif., in what the district attorney said was an unprovoked attack.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 31, 2021

'Purge' Movie Shooting: 2 Dead in Random Attack, Officials Say
Anthony Barajas, who was popular on TikTok, and Rylee Goodrich were each shot in the head at a theater in Corona, Calif., in what the district attorney said was an unprovoked attack.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 31, 2021

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors? Not at Opus 40.
The scenic vistas of this landscape art and the legacy of its creator, Harvey Fite, are being challenged by a persistent feud and a big fence.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 31, 2021

A Brief History of Summer Reading
We rarely talk about spring books or winter reading. What is it about summer that inspired a whole genre of its own?

NYTimes Arts
Jul 31, 2021

Cults, College Dropouts and the Art of Control in Two New Story Collections
Alix Ohlin's "We Want What We Want" and Genevieve Plunkett's "Prepare Her" explore desire and alienation.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80
A Florentine by birth, he was a polymath as an author and publisher (Kafka, Verdic philosophy, Greek mythology) who found a wide international readership.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Timothy Rub Will Step Down at Philadelphia Museum of Art
As director, he oversaw Frank Gehry's reimagining of the historic 1928 building and dealt with reports of abusive behavior on the part of museum managers.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Chuck E. Weiss, Musician Who, in Love, Inspired a Hit Song, Dies at 76
He and Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones were inseparable in the late '70s, and when Mr. Weiss's romantic life took a turn, Ms. Jones memorialized it in "Chuck E.'s in Love."

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

What to Do This Weekend
Set your intention for August.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Guggenheim Museum Curators Move to Join a Union
The curators, as well as conservators and other staff, are looking to join a local of the United Auto Workers.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

From ‘Call My Agent!' to Hollywood Career
The French series was a pandemic hit in the United States. And now its star, Camille Cottin, is emerging to find herself in demand.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

New in Paperback: ‘Antkind' and ‘Looking for Miss America'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

New York City Awards $3 Million for Latino and Puerto Rican Theater
The Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater will use the funds, along with $7 million from the city over the last eight years, for an expanded South Bronx space.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Repression, Obsession, Murder
Need a distraction? Three prickly, skin-crawling new thrillers will have you on the edge of your seat.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

The Pleasure of Falling Asleep With a Book on Your Face
Maybe you should just surrender to the sweet slumber.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Overlooked No More: Janet Sobel, Whose Art Influenced Jackson Pollock
With no formal art training, working in her Brooklyn apartment, she took up the drip style of painting that Pollock later made famous.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Silk Sonic's Retro Roller Jam, and 12 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Bomba Estéreo featuring Yemi Alade, Saint Etienne, Dry Cleaning and others.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Take a Journey With Dev Patel in ‘The Green Knight'
The director David Lowery narrates a sequence from the film, featuring the actor and Erin Kellyman.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

‘The Green Knight' | Anatomy of a Scene
David Lowery narrates a sequence from "The Green Knight" featuring Dev Patel and Erin Kellyman.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

‘Ted Lasso' Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: The Return of Jamie Tartt
Jamie's reality-TV career takes a turn, leading him straight back AFC Richmond. Ted may be making progress with Sharon.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Legends Remade: New Science Fiction and Fantasy
"The World Gives Way," "The Chosen and the Beautiful" and "Sword Stone Table" borrow from familiar stories but offer surprising readings.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Stream These Five International Films Now
This month's picks include a deadpan Moroccan comedy, a Polish film about an influencer, a nail-biting Indian crime thriller and more.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Broadway Audiences Will Need Proof of Vaccination and Masks
Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. But the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall plan to bar them for now.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

The Tao of Snoop Dogg
"Companies that get down with me know how I get down."

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

In ‘Mr. Corman,' Joseph Gordon-Levitt Looks Inward and Asks, ‘What If?'
For his new Apple TV comedy series, Gordon-Levitt imagined what his life might have been like if he hadn't been so lucky. "It's probably the most me-ish thing I've ever made."

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Sarah Niles Needed ‘Ted Lasso,' Too
Like a lot of the show's fans, the British actress found the fish-out-of-water comedy to be an emotional balm during an exceptionally trying time. Now she's the latest big addition to the cast.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Alexandra Kleeman Finds Reality All Too Surreal
Her latest novel, "Something New Under the Sun," imagines a highly imaginable California so ravaged by drought and wildfires that only the rich can afford to survive.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

She Was Music's Greatest Teacher. And Much More.
A festival broadens our understanding of Nadia Boulanger, the pathbreaking composer, conductor and thinker.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Review: 'The Last Mercenary' With Jean-Claude Van Damme
In this diverting action comedy, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a former secret agent forced back into action to save his estranged son.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

‘The Last Mercenary' Review: Still Kicking
In this diverting action comedy, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a former secret agent forced back into action to save his estranged son.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

Eve L. Ewing Adds a Dash of Black Girl Magic to STEM-Based Learning
In "Maya and the Robot," a shy brainiac finds, fixes and brings to life an artificially intelligent robot named Ralph.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 30, 2021

An Homage to Black Boyhood From the Creator of Tristan Strong
Kwame Mbalia and 16 author friends, including Jason Reynolds, Varian Johnson, Tochi Onyebuchi, Dean Atta and Jerry Craft, make an anthology.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

Johnny Ventura, Who Created the Sound of Modern Merengue, Dies at 81
The "Elvis of Merengue" released more than 100 albums and won six Latin Grammys. For a time, he was mayor of the capital of the Dominican Republic.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

Douglas Chrismas, Gallery Owner, Arrested on Embezzlement Charge
The Los Angeles art dealer Douglas Chrismas has surrendered to the F.B.I. and a trial date has been set for September.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Beat the heat indoors: "Behind the Music" is back, as is "The Wine Show."

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

Murals at a San Francisco School Should Stay for Now, Judge Says
In response to a lawsuit, the judge says an environmental review must take place before any removal or hiding of the Depression-era murals that some consider offensive.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow' Release
The star said making the film available on Disney at the same time it opened in theaters "dramatically" lowered box office revenue, which could cost her tens of millions of dollars.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

Mitchell Button Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit
Mitchell Taylor Button was accused of abuse, and his wife, Dusty Button, a dancer with a large Instagram following, was accused of participating in some of it but not named as a defendant.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

Floyd Cooper, Illustrator of Black Life for Children, Dies at 65
He sought to revive and recount chapters of African American history that he felt weren't taught enough in classrooms.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

Former Dance Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit
Mitchell Taylor Button was accused of abuse, and his wife, Dusty Button, a dancer with a large Instagram following, was accused of participating in some of it but not named as a defendant.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

How the Guggenheim Got Its Groove Back
A video installation by Wu Tsang with Beverly Glenn-Copeland is part of a series of shows with a shared political charge, a taste of what can be.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

‘The Boy Behind the Door' Review: Best Friends in Peril
Tween boys attempt to escape mysterious abductors in this thriller borrowing from the slasher-horror genre.

NYTimes Arts
Jul 29, 2021

Dev Patel, Starry Knight
"The Green Knight" offered the actor a movie-star moment unlike anything he's done before. Could he conquer his insecurities and take the lead?

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