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Mar 28, 2020

Ray Mantilla, Percussionist Who Transcended Genres, Dies at 85
He was adept at a range of instruments, particularly the congas and timbales, and he could make himself at home in almost any ensemble.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 28, 2020

A Box of Secrets Led to the Story of Her Father's Painful Wartime Past
Ariana Neumann's father had nightmares and an ID card in a different name. In her memoir, "When Time Stopped," she unspools the past he kept hidden for so long.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 28, 2020

No Fan of Sports, a Graphic Novelist Learns to Follow the Bouncing Ball
In "Dragon Hoops," Gene Luen Yang intercuts the thrilling wins and crushing losses of one high school team with basketball's own turbulent history.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 28, 2020

How a College Final Became a Lesson in Survival
When Covid-19 struck, Stanford closed its classrooms. The novelist Daniel Mason turned his students' last assignment into an exercise for staying well.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 28, 2020

What's on TV Saturday: ‘Captain Phillips' and ‘Fly Away Home'
A thriller starring Tom Hanks airs on SundanceTV. And a family drama with Jeff Daniels comes to Criterion.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Binge These One-Season Wonders
Many series that are canceled after one season probably shouldn't have been made in the first place. But others are taken from us all too soon. Here are some great shows you can binge in a day.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Lucia Bosé, Whose Acting Was Interrupted by Marriage, Dies at 89
She appeared in films by Antonioni and Buñuel before marrying the bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín, then resumed her career after they split up.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Stuart Gordon, Whose Films Reanimated Horror, Dies at 72
His low-budget movies, notably the cult favorite "Re-Animator," combined grisly body horror with a mordant sense of humor.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

They Were Meant to Be the Season's Big Books. Then the Virus Struck.
With stores temporarily shut down and other industry disruptions, some of the most anticipated titles of the spring are being pushed back to later in the year.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Turn the Living Room into a Stage: Read Plays Out Loud
It's a tradition this drama critic would highly recommend to those looking for ways to find magic in empty hours.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

In Time of Quarantine, Zwirner Shares Online Platform With Smaller Galleries
Twelve New York galleries will each present two works by a single artist in Zwirner's digital viewing room.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

What Is the Role of Criticism in a Crisis?
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the world, and the arts are reeling. Pop music critics are asking (and facing) hard questions.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Overlooked No More: Kate Worley, a Pioneer Writer of Erotic Comics
Worley, who wrote Omaha the Cat Dancer, about a feline stripper, "injected a woman's point of view" that helped the comic stand out from others in the 1980s.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

A Ballet Scandal Gets the ‘Special Victims Unit' Treatment
The episode, "Dance, Lies and Videotape," appeared to be ripped from the headlines of New York City Ballet.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Mark Blum, a Familiar Face Off Broadway, Is Dead at 69
Mr. Blum, who died of coronavirus complications, was also seen on Broadway; in "Crocodile Dundee" and other movies; and on numerous television shows.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

The Ultimate Beethoven Symphony Collection
Nine crucial works. The best recording of each.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Gets New Director
Jennifer Schantz, an executive at the New-York Historical Society, will lead the library, which is home to more than 8 million items relating to music, theater and dance.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Spring Culture Fell to Virus. In Oregon, Summer Theater Now Succumbs.
As nonprofits around the country cancel all spring programs, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival says it must go further, and will lay off 80 percent of its staff.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
Courage inside a Brooklyn hospital. A husband's illness. Learning to swim. The survivors of Thalidomide. C.E.O.s are just like us — logged on from the laundry room. And more.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

A 12-Year-Old Gymnast Heals After a Coach's Sexual Abuse
Helped by a raft of strong women, the heroine of Kate Messner's "Chirp" reclaims the parts of her childhood she's not ready to leave behind.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Bob Dylan's 17-Minute Surprise, and 8 More New Songs
Hear tracks by PartyNextDoor featuring Rihanna, Benjamin Gibbard and others.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

‘Making the Cut' Is New, but the Pattern Is Familiar
The Amazon reality series starring Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn is the latest riff on "Project Runway."

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Dance, Theater and More: Works to Experience at Home This Weekend
Our writers are usually busy covering performances. Coronavirus changed that. Here are their suggestions for what to watch, read or listen to while we're housebound.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Swiss Museum Settles Claim Over Art Trove Acquired in Nazi Era
The Kunstmuseum in Basel agreed to pay the heirs of a Berlin collector for 200 works he sold as he fled German persecution of Jews.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

Short Attention Span? All These Movies Are Under 90 Minutes
These 12 films, all streaming on Netflix, will satisfy your itch for fresh content without demanding much of your time.

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Mar 27, 2020

Curious George, the Wild Things, and Frog and Toad Get an Update
Seeing some of our childhood favorites in a brand-new, contemporary light.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

In Protest or Celebration, Four Poets Evoke a Sense of Endings
The end of relationships, the end of life, the end of civilization: Collections from Major Jackson, Carolyn Forché, Victoria Chang and Danez Smith imagine the worst.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

New in Paperback: ‘Savage Feast' and ‘The Bird King'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

‘Uncorked' Review: A Fresh Take on the Father-Son Drama
A young man seeks to become a master sommelier in this drama from Prentice Penny.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 27, 2020

What's on TV Friday: ‘Making the Cut' and ‘Uncorked'
A reality series with Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum hits Amazon. And a father-son drama debuts on Netflix.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Bill Pullman Digs Deeper on ‘The Sinner' Season 3 Finale
The actor talked about the explosive season ending, his dream of Keanu Reeves and what it was like to be buried alive.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

‘Star Trek: Picard' Season 1 Finale Recap: Another Goodbye
As the first season of "Picard" comes to an end, our recapper asks, "Who was this show really about anyway?"

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Weaving a Way Out of Isolation
You can craft your way to a sense of community, says the artist Liza Lou. She's creating her "comfort" project on Instagram in real time.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Take a break, steer into the skid, keep hanging on: Our TV critic has some great recommendations.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

New York City Ballet Cancels Its Season but Will Pay Employees
City Ballet says it will lose about $8 million with the disappearance of its spring season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Woody Allen's New Memoir Is Sometimes Funny — and Tone Deaf and Banal
Allen's "Apropos of Nothing," recently released after being canceled by its original publisher, covers his childhood in Brooklyn, his career and the abuse allegations against him.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Maurice Berger, Curator Outspoken About Race, Is Dead at 63
An influential art historian, he called out racism in the museum world, and in the broader culture as well.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Escaping Into ‘Babylon Berlin' and ‘My Brilliant Friend'
New seasons of two top-notch international series, on Netflix and HBO, offer comfort viewing that's outside the comfort zone.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Things to Do in N.Y.C. This Weekend While Staying Inside
A weekly guide to maintaining a social life while social distancing.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Art Basel Shifts to September Amid Coronavirus Concerns
The 50th edition of the world's biggest modern and contemporary fair joins a growing list of canceled and postponed art events.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

A Pianist's Final Message: Overlooked Works by a Son of Bach
When he died in January, Peter Serkin was putting the final edits on his recording of a trove of pieces by C.P.E. Bach.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

On ‘Beef House,' Family Sitcoms Get the Tim and Eric Treatment
The comedy duo wanted to make a sitcom for Adult Swim about a house full of awkward men (and, somehow, one woman). It's as weird as Tim and Eric fans would expect.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Broadcasting From Closets at Home, Daily Podcasts Come of Age
As the pandemic sequesters millions at home, an emerging category of intimate news programs offers a comforting voice.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Donald Judd's Plain-Spoken Masterpiece
Yes, it's better to see this great flutter of planes, volumes and edges in person. But an online visit is the next best thing.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

New York Art Galleries: The Virtual Experience
Tarsila do Amaral's drawings are among dozens of landscapes of Brazil you can view from home. Ditto with Guanyu Xu's photo installations.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Desperately Seeking Hope and Help for Your Nerves? Try Reading ‘Hope and Help for Your Nerves'
Claire Weekes, a pioneer in treating anxiety, offered simple and soothing advice that has come to influence much of our approach to panic.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

One Work of Dance, Theater and More to Experience This Weekend
Our writers are usually busy covering performances. Coronavirus changed that. Here are their suggestions for what to watch, read or listen to while we're housebound.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Don't Get What's So Great About Westerns? Start Here
The films of Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott are short but complex and suspenseful. And the wide-open vistas are sure nice, right now.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

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

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

The Fourth Wall Is My Laptop Screen
When theaters closed by the pandemic stream their shuttered plays online, watching sharpens the longing for the real thing.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

‘I Never Knew Anyone Less Jaded': Admiring Terrence McNally
Audra McDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joe Mantello on a versatile collaborator who came to know "he didn't have to repeat himself.'

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Bad Bunny Finds Gold in the Past, While J Balvin Is Trapped in the Future
New albums by two of Latin pop's biggest stars find them chasing inspiration in opposite directions, with contrasting results.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

A Paris Opera Conductor Comes Full Circle
Philippe Jordan talks about his new role in Vienna and his farewell to Paris: a new staging of Wagner's "Ring," which he conducted there in 2010.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

The Saint Who Stopped an Epidemic Is on Lockdown at the Met
Quarantined in Sicily, van Dyck painted a daughter of Palermo who saved the city from an outbreak. Our critic went to see her in an empty museum.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Apollo Theater's Amateur Night Auditions Go Digital
The coronavirus has made in-person auditions impossible, so contestants can submit videos up to five minutes in length for the chance to compete for $20,000.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

‘The Platform' Review: An Accidentally Timely Political Allegory
Netflix's gnarly class commentary certainly isn't subtle. But it gets the job done.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Can Hip Rolls Help? Finding Uplift in Debbie Allen's Instagram Class
Our writer hadn't thought much about fun or joy, or about the bawdiness that comes out of a funk beat. But Ms. Allen had.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

‘Resistance' Review: Save the Children
In this disjointed Holocaust drama starring Jesse Eisenberg, a French actor leads Jewish orphans to safety.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

‘Vivarium' Review: This Is Not Your Beautiful House
Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots play a young couple trapped in a housing project and given an onerous task: child rearing.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

‘Banana Split' Review: Preparing for the Worst and Finding a Bestie
Rivals Hannah Marks and Liana Liberato bond behind a boyfriend's back in this familiar but engaging teenage comedy.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

‘Tape' Review: That's (Not) Entertainment
Two aspiring actresses face the same abuser in Deborah Kampmeier's over-sauced revenge story.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Online, the Show Goes On. But It's Just Not the Same.
The recorded performances that theaters in Germany have put online while they are closed don't live up to the real thing, our critic says.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

When Our (Fictional) Presidents Are Tested by Their Moments
Sometimes these leaders of the free world rose to the challenge, and sometimes they sunk as low as you can get.

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Mar 26, 2020

Yes, You Can Channel Your Stress Into Creativity. Here's How.
An art critic shares his best advice for transforming that uncomfortable feeling into a thing of beauty.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

Attention, Working Writers: Lorrie Moore Admires What You Do
"I also admire the ones who are taking a break and not working."

NYTimes Arts
Mar 26, 2020

What's on TV Thursday: ‘1917' and ‘Unorthodox'
Sam Mendes's World War I drama is available for digital rental. And a series based on a memoir by Deborah Feldman debuts on Netflix.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Richard Reeves, Columnist and Author on Presidents, Dies at 83
His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column. He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Arts Groups, Facing Their Own Virus Crisis, Get a Piece of the Stimulus
As museums shutter and theaters go dark, cultural institutions are have been calling for federal and local government help. Congress's aid package will provide some assistance.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Need to Escape? Stream These 12 Great Foreign-Language TV Shows
The fact that they're subtitled means they require close attention. Maybe it's not a bad thing to put down the phone.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Tony Awards Postponed Amid Coronavirus Crisis
The 74th annual ceremony and television broadcast won't happen until Broadway reopens. How shows will be eligible remains to be determined.

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Mar 25, 2020

‘Threshold' Resurrects the Angry, Ambitious Young Man
In Rob Doyle's novel, a character of the same name drifts, from Paris to Thailand, Croatia and Sicily, doing drugs, mourning his heroes and avoiding writing.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

‘The Occupant' Review: Knock First
A once-successful man becomes a stalker in this Netflix thriller.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Select Film Festivals and Indie Movies Figure Out Online Access
They were canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak, but these ad hoc efforts let you support filmmakers and art houses without going to a theater.

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Mar 25, 2020

Julia Miles, 90, Dies; Pushed for Gender Parity in the Theater
Concerned that female directors and playwrights were underrepresented in New York theaters, she founded Women's Project in 1978 to cultivate their work.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Richard Marek, Editor of Hemingway, Baldwin and Ludlum, Dies at 86
He shepherded more than 300 books into print, including James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk" and Robert Ludlum's "The Bourne Identity."

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Review: ‘Unorthodox,' a Stunning Escape From Brooklyn
A young Hasidic woman's flight from her marriage and community makes for a modern-day period piece with a striking star performance.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

What Will Art Look Like When We Re-Emerge From Isolation?
The pandemic has not only shut down museums and galleries. It has canceled an entire way of life for contemporary artists — and forces a reconsideration of what all that flying was good for.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

7 New Books to Watch for in April
Julia Alvarez's first new novel in 14 years, an overview of conservative thought, "Notes From an Apocalypse" and more.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Britain's Soap Operas Offer Escape From Coronavirus. For Now.
Filming has stopped on shows like ‘EastEnders' and ‘Coronation Street,' and episodes will air less frequently. Some fans are worried they'll run out.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Albert Uderzo, 92, Co-Creator of French Comic Series Asterix, Dies
He teamed up with the writer René Goscinny to create the mustachioed Gaul, whose adventures have sold hundreds of millions of comic books worldwide.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Jessie Reyez Is Yelling and Loving at the Same Time
The 28-year-old musician's debut album "Before Love Came to Kill Us" is meant to motivate people to think about their mortality. Now she's releasing it during a pandemic.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

The Merry-Go-Round Stopped. What Sort of Art Will Emerge?
The pandemic has not only shut down museums and galleries. It has canceled an entire way of life for contemporary artists — and forces a reconsideration of what all that flying was good for.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

The Activist Star of ‘Crip Camp' Looks Back at a Life on the Barricades
Judy Heumann, a galvanizing force for disability rights in the new Netflix documentary, explains how summer camp set her path.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Mister Rogers Song and Dr. Dre Added to National Recording Registry
The Library of Congress designates 25 recordings for preservation, in what it is billing as "the ultimate ‘stay at home' playlist."

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Dancers Still Need Daily Class. No Barre? Just Grab a Chair.
We checked in with American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet to see how the companies were keeping dancers fit, and together.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

He'd Always Been Thundercat, Whether He Knew It or Not
The bassist and singer Stephen Bruner invites listeners into his eccentric world. His new album, "It Is What It Is," is a vivid portrait of living with uncertainty and grief.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Stellenbosch Triennale, a Bold Experiment
In a South African city emblematic of wealth and privilege, a program of radical art from the whole continent seeks to confront and heal.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

What's on TV Monday: ‘Freud' and ‘Crumb'
Sigmund Freud is a crime fighter in the new series on Netflix. And a documentary about Robert Crumb by Terry Zwigoff arrives on the Criterion Channel.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Terrence McNally as Seen By Critics in The New York Times
He was furious, despairing, yet inescapably entertaining, often in the same show. And he offered memorable roles to Nathan Lane, Zoe Caldwell and more.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

An Artist's Gothic Townhouse, Filled With Octopus-Shaped Lamps
Adam Wallacavage's fascinations with period architecture and the sea converge in his maximalist Philadelphia brownstone.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Broadway Is Shuttered but Its Buildings Sing: A Virtual Tour
David Rockwell, the architect and Tony-winning show designer, talks about the stories and history behind his favorite theaters.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

Dr. Dre and Mister Rogers Song Added to National Recording Registry
The Library of Congress designates 25 recordings for preservation, in what it is billing as "the ultimate ‘stay at home' playlist."

NYTimes Arts
Mar 25, 2020

What's on TV Wednesday: ‘Crip Camp' and ‘Dark Phoenix'
The documentary "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" debuts on Netflix. And "Dark Phoenix" airs on HBO.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 24, 2020

‘For Life': How 50 Cent Helped One Man's Tale of Injustice See Daylight
Convicted on false testimony, Isaac Wright Jr. learned the law and got his life sentence overturned. 50 Cent knew a good story when he heard one.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Who's Your Wingman Now? Pushing the Envelope With ‘Top Gun'
You all spent some time in quarantine with Maverick, Iceman, Goose and two critics who still feel the need for speed. Here's what happened.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Terrence McNally in the Pages of The New York Times
Furious, despairing, yet inescapably entertaining, often in the very same show, featuring Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane and Zoe Caldwell, to name a few.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Facing Crisis, Arts Groups Push for Their Own Bailout
As museums shutter and theaters go dark, cultural institutions are calling for the government's help. But they recognize they're not the first priority during a pandemic.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 24, 2020

With Kids Learning From Home, Children's Publishers See a Spike
As schools close during the coronavirus crisis, sales of reading and writing workbooks, flash cards and activity books have skyrocketed.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 24, 2020

Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Playwright of Gay Life, Dies at 81
Mr. McNally, who died of coronavirus complications, introduced audiences to characters and situations that most mainstream theater had previously shunted into comic asides.

NYTimes Arts
Mar 24, 2020

A D.I.Y. Dance for Your Home, From Yvonne Rainer
The venerated choreographer invites you to try "Passing and Jostling While Being Confined to a Small Apartment."

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