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Gord Downie, a Canadian Rock Legend, Sings Goodbye

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:31:14 GMT

The singer and songwriter Gord Downie in 2016. After learning he had terminal brain cancer, he went on a final tour with his band, the Tragically Hip, and recorded a last solo album.Inside the making of “Introduce Yerself,” the intimate new solo album that the Tragically Hip frontman made before his death this week.

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‘The Walking Dead’ at 100: Still a Hit, but for How Much Longer?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:22 GMT

Andrew Lincoln in the Season 8 premiere of “The Walking Dead,” which is the 100th episode of the show’s run.As the zombie apocalypse drama returns for Season 8, the AMC series is looking to rebound from a stretch of storytelling shenanigans that alienated viewers.

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New Flight for a New ‘Butterfly’

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:24:02 GMT

Clive Owen as a French diplomat in the Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s “M. Butterfly.”David Henry Hwang has reworked his gender-blurring, career-launching Tony-winning play to assure that it feels “resonant with the culture today.”

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Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:34:46 GMT

George Saunders has won the Man Booker Prize for his first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo.”Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.

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As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:30:41 GMT

The audience at the renovated Music Hall in Cincinnati on Oct. 6.Reopening after a $143 million renovation, which removed a thousand seats, Cincinnati’s stately Music Hall offers a model for Lincoln Center.

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Critic’s Notebook: Bodies in Pain, Protest and Resistance

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:17:37 GMT

Maria Alyokhina, left, a member of Pussy Riot, and Kiryl Masheka in the Belarus Free Theater production of “Burning Doors.”Works from the Belarus Free Theater and the Freedom Theater explore the drama of confronting authority.

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Alexei Ratmansky’s Elective Affinity, Musically Speaking

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:19:57 GMT

The choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, left, and the composer Leonid Desyatnikov. Mr. Ratmansky’s new ballet, “Songs of Bukovina,” is set to preludes by Mr. Desyatnikov, loosely based on Ukrainian folk songs.Mr. Ratmansky keeps returning to Leonid Desyatnikov’s music. The two talked about their new work, Ukraine, their Jewish backgrounds and their Soviet upbringings.

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Art Review: Lauren Greenfield Tries to Capture the Meaning of Money

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:18:10 GMT

Ilona, a photographer and former model originally from Latvia, in the mezzanine library of her home in Moscow.In “Generation Wealth,” the photographer shows that she can satirize her subjects. But does she give insight into why we live the way we do?

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:28:38 GMT

A pollen-bejeweled jacket hung from a tree is the subject of Anthony Hernandez’s “Landscapes for the Homeless #38,” from 1989.Anthony Hernandez’s photography, Tom Friedman’s short animated videos and Julia Bland’s fiber weavings are among the works on display around town.

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Listen to Bach, Transformed for String Quartet

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:29:35 GMT

The members of the Borromeo String Quartet, from left, Kristopher Tong, Yeesun Kim, Mai Motobuchi and Nicholas Kitchen.The Borromeo Quartet will perform selections from its transcription of Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” on Friday at Carnegie Hall.

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Scalpel, Sponge, Magic Beans: When Doctors Moonlight as Actors

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:59:24 GMT

The fourth-year medical student Nicole Curatola, center, rehearsing for her role as Jack’s Mother in the Bard Hall Players’ production of “Into the Woods.”The Bard Hall Players, a theater company made up of Columbia University medical students, is marking its 50th season with a production of “Into the Woods.”

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Rewind: In ‘Maigret Sets a Trap,’ Pack Your Pipe and Track a Killer

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:46:22 GMT

Jean Gabin and Annie Girardot in Jean Delannoy’s 1958 film, “Maigret Sets a Trap.”After a recent digital restoration, this French film noir adapted from a Georges Simenon novel will have a weeklong run at Metrograph.

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Book News: A New Novel From the Late Sam Shepard to Be Published in December

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Sam Shepard, the playwright and actor, died in July.Knopf will publish “Spy of the First Person,” which the actor and playwright wrote in the final months of his life.

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French Magazine Draws Outrage for Putting Convicted Killer on Its Cover

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:08:02 GMT

The music weekly Les Inrockuptibles featured Bertrand Cantat, who was jailed for fatally beating his partner in 2003, on the front of its latest issue.

Review: ‘Liberation Day,’ Rocking in Pyongyang With Laibach

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:45:44 GMT

A scene from the documentary “Liberation Day.”They’re members of a Slovenian band, and they don’t like to reveal too much, even in a documentary.

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Art Review: A Bold Explorer Surfaces in ‘Wandering Lake’

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:00:26 GMT

An installation view of “Invocation for a Wandering Lake, Part I” (2015), at the Queens Museum. The video shows the artist Patty Chang sponging down a dead whale.Patty Chang’s show at the Queens Museum sees water as a metaphor for gender fluidity, migration, life.

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The Art of Collecting: At 44, a Paris Art Fair Is Gaining Even More Steam

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:28 GMT

The Grand Palais, site of the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain.As the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, or FIAC, has pushed boundaries under Jennifer Flay’s leadership, it has drawn broad-based support.

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The Art of Collecting: In Paris, Passion Battles the Decline of Stamp Collecting

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:27 GMT

Raphaël Stern, owner of Action Philatélie, works on stamps at his shop in Paris.Paris is still a city of stamp lovers, and for four days in November vendors and collectors from France and around the world will gather there.

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The Art of Collecting: FIAC Breaks Ground While Branching Out

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:24 GMT

“Sans Titre” by Etel Adnan, a 92-year-old Lebanese artist, poet and essayist.As the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, or FIAC, continues expanding around Paris, it is also expanding its offerings to include art from 29 countries.

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The Art of Collecting: Can’t Get Enough of FIAC? Go Outside

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:19 GMT

The art fair in Paris has expanded the scope of its offerings not only intellectually but also physically, to the Petit Palais, the Avenue Winston Churchill and beyond.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: Debate Night With Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:17 GMT

From left, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson and Peri Gilpin in “Broad City.”Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders face off on taxes. And Abbi’s mom appears on “Broad City.”

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The Art of Collecting: A Dutch Artist Travels Through Time and Its Colonial Past

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:16 GMT

Falke Pisano’s most recent work, “Wonder-What-Time-It-Is,” explores whether time is a concept imposed in a way that allows some people to dominate others.Falke Pisano’s “Wonder-What-Time-It-Is,” to be performed at FIAC, continues an inquiry into how colonialism and racism play out in modern life.

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Law & Order True Crime: ‘Law & Order True Crime’ Season 1, Episode 4: There’s the Rub

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:00:02 GMT

Miles Gaston Villanueva in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”Everyone’s an actor. The lawyers’ job is to determine their motivations.

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Show Us Your Wall: David and Sybil Yurman: Out of Africa — and the Subconscious

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:56:05 GMT

From far left: “Seated Old Man,” a Rembrandt etching from 1630; a bronze sculpture by David Yurman; a William Blake illustration for John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”; a raku pot by Sybil Yurman; a carving of Fukurokuju, a Japanese deity; and a glazed pot given to Ms. Yurman from her father.From Danish modern furnishings to African masks, a jewelry power couple’s collections are inspired by memories and travels.

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Sarah Jessica Parker, Hailey Baldwin and Haim at the Hammer Gala

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:57:38 GMT

The annual Los Angeles gala draws Hollywood insiders and celebrities.

Harvey Weinstein, Fired on Oct. 8, Resigns From Company’s Board

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:31:16 GMT

Over the last week and a half, more than 30 women have come forward publicly with harrowing stories of encounters with Harvey Weinstein.Mr. Weinstein submitted his resignation during a meeting with the company’s remaining board members, who had convened to affirm his earlier firing.

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Review: Warming Up to the Frozen North in ‘Alaxsxa / Alaska’

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:49:18 GMT

Gary Upay’aq Beaver, a native Alaskan versed in Yup’ik drum and dance, helps narrate the history of the 49th state in the Ping Chong + Company production.Ping Chong creates a deceptively warm multimedia production about a very cold place.

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Review: The Berlin Philharmonic Stages a Musically Glorious ‘Vixen’

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:56:38 GMT

The conductor Simon Rattle, center right, and cast members performing Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” in Berlin.Lucy Crowe’s rendition of the title character was a highlight of Peter Sellars’s production, a collaboration with Simon Rattle and his orchestra.

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Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:08:33 GMT

Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.

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5 Artists on How ‘M. Butterfly’ Changed Their Lives

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:27:59 GMT

BD Wong in 2016, 28 years after his Broadway breakout in “M. Butterfly.”Actors and playwrights describe how David Henry Hwang’s 1988 play inspired their work.

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5 ‘Psycho’ Surprises: Inside the Most Familiar Scene in Movies

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:52:27 GMT

A still from “78/52,” a documentary all about the shower scene in “Psycho.”A new documentary examines Hitchcock’s film from various angles. Did you know Scorsese modeled a fight sequence in “Raging Bull” on the shower scene?

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Director Departs at Amsterdam’s Top Contemporary Art Museum

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:25:28 GMT

Beatrix Ruf in 2014, when she was appointed director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The Stedelijk said in a statement on Tuesday that she was stepping down.Beatrix Ruf has resigned from the Stedelijk with immediate effect after controversy over her outside income and her handling of private collectors.

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At the Palais de Tokyo, Camille Henrot Finds Wonder in the Everyday

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:17:01 GMT

Camille Henrot’s exhibition “Days Are Dogs” at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris explores the idea of a week as “both an oppressive and reassuring structure.”The young French artist’s first major solo exhibition in Paris examines a basic but unavoidable concept: the seven-day week.

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Review: The Crushed Romanticism of Philippe Garrel’s ‘L’Enfant Secret’

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:28 GMT

Anne Wiazemsky in “L’Enfant Secret,” a film directed by Philippe Garrel.A film that opened in Paris in 1979 finally surfaces in the United States.

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Review: With ‘The Paris Opera,’ a Peek Behind the Curtain

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:00:13 GMT

A scene from the documentary “The Paris Opera.”At its most fun, this documentary functions as a stealth backstage chronicle.

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Kicks Off a Week of Shows in Brooklyn

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:12:01 GMT

Jimmy Kimmel at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where special guests included Paul Shaffer and Amy Schumer, among others.Mr. Kimmel was joined by Paul Shaffer, Amy Schumer and other prominent guests on his first broadcast of the week from his hometown.

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London Art Auction for Grenfell Fire Survivors Raises $2.5 Million

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:20:53 GMT

“Stack 7, Ultramarine Blue” by Annie Morris was among the works sold at a charity auction for the survivors of the London Grenfell Tower fire, at Sotheby’s in London on Oct. 16.Leading artists donated pieces for sale at Sotheby’s, including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Tillmans.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Patton Oswalt: Annihilation’ and ‘Hit the Road’

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:00:25 GMT

Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt riffs on his personal struggles, social media angst and the political climate in a new special. And a family band chases fame in “Hit the Road.”

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The Gay Architects of Classic Rock

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:22:48 GMT

The Beatles with their manager Brian Epstein, right, in October 1965.Who created that gorgeous 20th-century creature, the rock star? Consider the gay image makers of the day, like Brian Epstein and Jann Wenner.

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Review: Hello, Hodor! A ‘Game of Thrones’ Musical Spoof

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:23:16 GMT

Mandie Hittleman, center, is Daenerys, surrounded by fellow cast members in “Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical — An Unauthorized Parody.”This spirited riff on the long-running HBO hit displays affection for its subject, tempered with a keen eye for its shortcomings.

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Critic’s Notebook: Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:24:49 GMT

The painter Kehinde Wiley, in 2015, depicts his subjects with flamboyance and historical sweep. Barack and Michelle Obama have chosen him to create Mr. Obama’s official portrait for the National Portrait Gallery.The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: one established artist, one on her way.

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Profile: Recovery, Russell Brand Style

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:40:34 GMT

The comedian Russell Brand, in New York this month, has a point to make about addiction.The comedian on narcissism, fame, his new book on the 12 steps and life after addiction.

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Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:54:33 GMT

Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.

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Stephen Sondheim | "I'm Still Here"

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:30:33 GMT

The song from his 1971 musical, “Follies,” as sung by campers from the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York.

Stephen Sondheim | "Broadway Baby"

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:30:08 GMT

The song from his 1971 musical “Follies,” as sung by employees of The New York Times.

Profile: Amy Tan, the Reluctant Memoirist

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:39:07 GMT

Amy Tan and her editor, Daniel Halpern.She probably wouldn’t have written a memoir, were it not for the gentle prodding of her editor, Daniel Halpern.

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New Home for Gems and Minerals at the Museum of Natural History

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:31:41 GMT

A rendering of a fluorescence and phosphorescence gallery that is expected to be part of the new Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals.A renovated gallery for gems and minerals will open in 2019, displaying treasures like the Star of India sapphire as well as a new 12-foot amethyst geode.

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The Rapper NF Tops the Chart With ‘Perception’

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:42:59 GMT

Nathan Feuerstein, a.k.a. NF, performing in 2015. His album “Perception” (Caroline) opened at the top of the latest Billboard album chart.Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Greatest Hits” holds at No. 2 and Lil Pump opened at No. 3 with his self-titled album.

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Book News: Is Trump Imitating Fiction? Or Is Fiction Imitating Trump?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:24:51 GMT

Jonathan Freedland wrote “To Kill the President” under his nom de plume, Sam Bourne.A new thriller, “To Kill the President,” has readers calling the author Nostradamus.

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Critic’s Notebook: Making Shakespeare Their Own, Serious and Silly

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:56:00 GMT

From left, Peter Saide, Emma Degerstedt and Conor Ryan in “Desperate Measures,” an Old West musical riff on “Measure for Measure”Two productions that draw on the Bard: an “As You Like It” with echoes of the refugee crisis and a goofy musical based on “Measure for Measure.” In this case, fun wins.

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Robert Fairchild Says Goodbye to City Ballet With Balanchine and Roses

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:24:27 GMT

Robert Fairchild takes his final bows at New York City Ballet.Mr. Fairchild performed “Duo Concertant,” with Sterling Hyltin, and then handed roses to fellow principal dancers.

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New Trailer: ‘Black Panther’

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:58:42 GMT

Chadwick Boseman in a scene from the trailer for “Black Panther.”The film stars Chadwick Boseman and is directed by Ryan Coogler, who cast his “Creed” lead, Michael B. Jordan, in the role of the villain, Erik Killmonger.

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William Eggleston, at 78, in a New Key

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:37:42 GMT

When Mr. Eggleston played piano for “Nature Boy” on Big Star’s third album, back in the late 1970s, “he seemed like an old soul,” the band’s drummer, Jody Stephens, recalled.“I’m making it up as I go,” the photographer said of his keyboard playing on “Musik,” his first album.

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#MeToo Floods Social Media With Stories of Harassment and Assault

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:52:14 GMT

The actress Alyssa Milano urged people to acknowledge on social media if they had experienced sexual harassment or assault.Many women, as well as men, are using the hashtag to show the prevalence of sexual misconduct in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein accusations.

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When They Met: In a Bygone New York, John Epperson Invited Charles Busch to a Show

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:08:49 GMT

John Epperson and Charles Busch.The two old friends — and one-time frenemies — both became famous wearing women’s clothing. But don’t call them “drag queens.”

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Deconstructing the Meaning of Home

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:01 GMT

“Home — So Different, So Appealing” explores the universal concept of home through the works of Latino artists. The exhibition moves to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Nov. 17.

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Futurama’ and ‘Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party’

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:00:28 GMT

A scene from “Futurama.”The “Futurama” gang arrives on Hulu. And Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg return to their kitchens for a second season.

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The Deuce: ‘The Deuce’ Season 1, Episode 6: ‘Housecleaning’

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:37:02 GMT

Gbenga Akinnagbe, left, and Gary Carr in a scene from “The Deuce.” Sisyphus will continue to get paid for rolling that boulder up the hill.

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Star Trek: Discovery: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 1, Episode 5: Saru’s Moment

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:45:26 GMT

Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru and Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham in Episode 5 of “Star Trek: Discovery.”Saru finds himself in command of the Discovery, while we learn something rather explosive about Lorca.

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