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Review: A Newly Relevant ‘L’Amour de Loin’ at the Met

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:50:54 GMT

Tamara Mumford, left, and Eric Owens in “L’Amour de Loin,” by Kaija Saariaho, at the Metropolitan Opera.Kaija Saariaho’s work, making its New York debut, is the second opera composed by a woman to be presented by the company. (The first was in 1903.)

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Critic's Notebook: Politics and Commerce Collide at Art Basel Miami Beach

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:46:44 GMT

A work by Zanele Muholi, the South African photographer and L.G.B.T. activist, in the Stevenson booth at Art Basel Miami Beach, where the talk has been about more than art.Amid concerns about what challenges the art world might face, there are still many not-to-miss exhibitions at galleries and museums.

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Critic's Notebook: The Hillary Clinton Selfie as Political Salve, or Weapon

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:14:52 GMT

A selfie recently taken with Hillary Clinton.Some supporters of the Democratic candidate have found comfort in Mrs. Clinton’s makeup-free look and comfortable demeanor, while others remain stung by the loss.

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Yale Sets Policy That Could Allow Renaming of Calhoun College

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:29:02 GMT

A student working at Calhoun College at Yale University, where there has been a debate over the residential college named for the pro-slavery statesman John C. Calhoun.After intense debate over the legacy of slavery at Yale, a new report lays out broad principles for renaming buildings without erasing the past.

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A Word With: Katie Holmes Talks About Directing, Motherhood and Mistakes

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:00:02 GMT

Katie Holmes directs and stars in “All We Had.” It’s her first time directing a feature film.Ms. Holmes also stars in “All We Had,” set during the 2008 financial crisis. She says her daughter, Suri, is the inspiration behind everything she does.

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10 Things to Do Now in NYC

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:18:48 GMT

Samar Qupty and Tamer Nafarin “Junction 48.”It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. Here’s a sampling of cultural highlights this weekend and over the week ahead.

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Together Again, for Now: The Hold Steady in Brooklyn

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:06:29 GMT

From left, Galen Polivka, Bobby Drake, Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of the Hold Steady on Wednesday night at Brooklyn Bowl.With the keyboardist Franz Nicolay returning to its lineup, the band is playing four sold-out shows celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Boys and Girls in America.”

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Review: ‘Lost Tapes’ Depicts Pearl Harbor as People Saw It Then

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:26:58 GMT

Sailors paying tribute in 1942 to casualties of the Pearl Harbor attack in the new Smithsonian Channel series “The Lost Tapes.”This new Smithsonian series, which recreates historical moments using only archival clips and materials, looks at Dec. 7, 1941, living on in infamy.

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Popcast: Popcast: Bruno Mars and The Weeknd, the Past as Muse

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:04:21 GMT

Bruno Mars at the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles earlier this month. His new album, “24K Magic,” is his first in four years.This week, a discussion of new releases by both artists who have more in common than it may appear.

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What’s on TV Saturday: Key and Peele in ‘Keanu’ and Emma Stone on ‘S.N.L.’

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:00:29 GMT

Jordan Peele, left, and Keegan-Michael Key in “Keanu.”The comedy duo behind “Key & Peele” go in search of a Teflon kitten in their first feature film, “Keanu.” And Emma Stone hosts “Saturday Night Live.”

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Alice Drummond, Character Actress, Dies at 88

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:12:06 GMT

Alice Drummond, shown in 1992, worked in theater, television and film productions.Ms. Drummond, a regular in Broadway and off Broadway productions in the 1960s and ’70s, had roles in films like “Ghostbusters,” “Awakenings” and “Doubt.”

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Critic's Notebook: Colliding Concerts Deliver a Surfeit of Mozart

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:04:09 GMT

The New York Philharmonic with Ying Fang, soprano, under the baton of Bernard Labadie, at David Geffen Hall.The New York Philharmonic and the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra presented back-to-back concerts this week.

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Yarn Bombing Hits the High Street

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:19:22 GMT

London Kaye at her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.The clients for London Kaye, a crochet artist, have included Starbucks, Miller Lite, Valentino, Gap and Progressive car insurance.

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#1LookADay: All the City’s a Stage

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:52:10 GMT

Every instant, a new narrative is composing itself in New York.

Night Out: Anne Rice Finds Inspiration Amid Taxidermied Animals

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:03:32 GMT

Anne Rice gazes at taxdermied animals at the the Museum of Morbid Anatomy in Brooklyn.Let there be light in the vampire writer’s living quarters.

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Pre-Holiday Spirit

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:49:33 GMT

Galas were held last week for Unicef, Phoenix House, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Native Son Awards.

For ‘Trollhunters,’ Guillermo del Toro Found Inspiration in the Sewers

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:34:16 GMT

A scene from “Trollhunters,” a 26-episode DreamWorks Animation series on Netflix.The director incorporated many of his past and present loves into his current venture, a 26-episode animated series for Netflix.

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In Meeting, Putin Vows to Protect Artistic Freedom in Russia

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:05:05 GMT

In a meeting with directors and artists, the Russian president also defended a court that gave a film director a 20-year prison term.

Royal Academy of Arts Will Stage Show of Charles I’s Collection

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:43:45 GMT

The show will open in 2018 — the museum’s 250th birthday — and bring together Renaissance art and 17th century works from the collection.

Arena Stage Unveils a 25-Play History of the United States

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:36:10 GMT

The playwright Eve Ensler.“Power Plays,” a new initiative, will commission and develop 25 plays — one for each decade of American history — over the next 10 years.

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Pre-Holiday Spirit

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:27:17 GMT

Galas last week included: Unicef, Phoenix House, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Native Son Awards.

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The Playlist: Burial and Laura Marling Slip Deeper Into the Void

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:16:39 GMT

Laura Marling, whose new album, “Semper Femina,” is due out in March.Hear the new music that caught our pop critics’ attention this week, from Lil Yachty’s Beats 1 Freestyle to an imaginative Paul Simon remix.

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Inside Christopher Wheeldon’s Working-Class ‘Nutcracker’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:54:21 GMT

The choreographer Christopher Wheeldon guiding Christine Rocas in rehearsal for a new Joffrey Ballet production of “The Nutcracker.”A new production, for the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, moves the Christmas-season classic to the site of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.

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Streaming: Groundbreaking Horror Movies You Won’t See in a Theater

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:10:22 GMT

Kate Siegel and John Gallagher Jr. in Mike Flanagan’s “Hush.”Mike Flanagan, the filmmaker behind “Gerald’s Game,” “Oculus” and “Hush,” has found enthusiasm and a lack of red tape in the streaming world.

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The Saturday Profile: A Physician-Turned-Artist Offers a Diagnosis for Islam’s Holiest City

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:30:28 GMT

The Saudi artist Ahmed Mater created a book of more than 600 photographs to document life in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.In his book, the photographer Ahmed Mater documented Mecca in all its splendor — and squalor — hoping to help steer it away from the rampant commercialism of recent years.

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Review: ‘The Children,’ in London, Offers Hints of an Apocalypse

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:39:15 GMT

Ron Cook as Robin and Francesca Annis as Rose in Lucy Kirkwood’s new play, “The Children.”The play by Lucy Kirkwood is at the Royal Court; also reviewed are “The Sewing Group” by E.V. Crowe and a revival of Somerset Maugham’s “Sheppey.”

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Pedro Almodóvar and His ‘Cinema of Women’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:30:02 GMT

Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film is “Julieta,” loosely based on short stories by Alice Munro, and in it he returns to his fascination with female characters.Penélope Cruz, other actresses and Mr. Almodóvar himself discuss how he creates rich worlds that revel in the mystery of women.

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The Carpetbagger: A Documentary Star Is Born: The Girl Who Hunts With Eagles

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:01 GMT

Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the subject of the documentary “The Eagle Huntress,” by Otto Bell.Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the teenager from Mongolia who is in the film, is on the Hollywood awards circuit and isn’t homesick, though she misses her eagle.

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Poem: From ‘Whereas Statements’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:00:01 GMT

Selected by Matthew Zapruder.

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What’s on TV Friday: Alicia Keys and Maren Morris on ‘CMT Crossroads’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:25 GMT

The search for Sherri Papini, on “20/20.”Ms. Keys and Ms. Morris join voices. And Valery Gergiev leads the Mariinsky Orchestra in Stravinsky’s long-lost “Funeral Song.”

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Andrew Sachs, Hapless Waiter on the BBC Sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers,’ Dies at 86

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:45:49 GMT

Andrew Sachs, who played the waiter Manuel in the BBC television series “Fawlty Towers,” in 1981.His earnest yet bumbling character, Manuel, was regularly recruited into the schemes of the hotel owner Basil Fawlty, played by John Cleese.

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This Week’s Movies: Dec. 2, 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:31:19 GMT

The New York Times film critics review “Moana,” “Allied” and “Jackie.”

Movie Review: ‘Jackie’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:29:36 GMT

The Times critic Manohla Dargis reviews “Jackie.”

Movie Review: ‘Allied’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:29:24 GMT

The Times critic A.O. Scott reviews “Allied.”

Movie Review: ‘Moana’

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:29:24 GMT

The Times critic A.O. Scott reviews “Moana.”

Review: ‘A Bronx Tale’ Explores the Struggle for a Boy’s Soul

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:00:27 GMT

Hudson Loverro, center left, as Young Calogero, with Nick Cordero as Sonny, in the musical “A Bronx Tale,” at the Longacre Theater.The music freshens the material in this show at the Longacre Theater, with a book by Chazz Palminteri, who also wrote and starred in the original solo play.

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Milt Moss, Actor in Classic Alka-Seltzer Ad, Is Dead at 93

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:32:25 GMT

Milt MossMr. Moss, who appeared in nightclubs and on TV, was best-known for saying “I can’t believe I ate that whole thing” in an antacid commercial.

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Spare Times for Children Listings for Dec. 2-8

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:28:16 GMT

A select guide to cultural events for children, teenagers and families.