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Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:00:23 GMT

This newly discovered print of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 map was to be sold at auction this month until experts raised concerns about its authenticity.Christie’s had planned to sell the map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity.

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The All-Stars of ‘Star Wars’

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:53:42 GMT

From left, Andy Serkis, the director Rian Johnson, Domhnall Gleeson, Laura Dern, Gwendoline Christie, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran.Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and their “Last Jedi” comrades discuss the difficulties of new relationships, the joys of villainy and those porgs.

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Critic’s Notebook: ‘Nureyev’ Opens at Bolshoi After Delay and Much Speculation

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:24:58 GMT

A scene from “Nureyev” at the Bolshoi, with Vladislav Lantratov (in tuxedo) in the title role.The ballet had its premiere on Saturday in front of a starry crowd that didn’t include its director, who’s under house arrest.

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Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:57:23 GMT

Taylor Swift showed off the new image that goes with her new album, “Reputation,” at Jingle Ball.The annual concert of hitmakers at Madison Square Garden slighted pop’s diversity, offering a narrow definition of what “hit radio” looked like in 2017.

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‘S.N.L.’ and James Franco Tackle Al Franken and Sexual Harassment

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:54:57 GMT

A store Santa (Kenan Thompson), with Kate McKinnon, struggled to answer children’s questions about Matt Lauer, Roy Moore, Al Franken, President Trump and others on this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live.”This weekend’s episode opened with children asking Santa questions like “What did Al Franken do?” and “Is President Trump on the naughty list?”

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Holdover Films Chug Away at the Box Office as ‘Last Jedi’ Looms

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:22:36 GMT

Dave Franco, left, and James Franco star in “The Disaster Artist,” which had strong ticket sales in relatively limited release.In another quiet weekend at multiplexes, “Coco” was No. 1, “Justice League” continued to disappoint and “Wonder” crossed the $100 million mark.

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James Levine Will Not Face Criminal Charges in Illinois

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:55:57 GMT

James Levine rehearsing at the Metropolitan Opera in 2013.Officials said that even if they could prove a man’s accusation that Mr. Levine sexually abused him in 1986, he was at what was then the age of consent.

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Team to Lead City Ballet During Martins Sexual Harassment Probe

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:52:11 GMT

The team that will lead New York City Ballet in the absence of Peter Martins, from left: Justin Peck, Rebecca Krohn, Jonathan Stafford and Craig Hall.Four New York City Ballet veterans will take over the responsibilities of Peter Martins during an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment.

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Review: The Haywire Hospitality of ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:32:00 GMT

In “At Home With Amy Sedaris,” Ms. Sedaris sends up TV home shows.In her TruTV series — a surreal, affectionate sendup of home shows — the comic actress shows off her versatility, with help from some friends.

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The Best Movies of 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:37:34 GMT

The best movies of 2017 included, clockwise from top left: “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “The Florida Project,” “Lady Bird,” “Okja” and “Wonder Woman.”Our chief film critics on their favorite pictures of the year.

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The Best Albums of 2017

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:23:26 GMT

Clockwise from top left: J. Cole; nothing,nowhere.; Taylor Swift; Moses Sumney; Lorde; and Jaimie Branch.Our critics picked St. Vincent and Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Julien Baker and Taylor Swift, Nicole Mitchell and Tyshawn Sorey — and many more.

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The Best Art of 2017

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:37:24 GMT

The most gripping and engaging art of the year included wild actions, unusual wearables and unexpected materials (like chocolate).Art critics of The New York Times share their picks for the best shows and experiences of the year, from daring performances to sculptures cast in chocolate.

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The Best TV Shows of 2017

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:18:23 GMT

The best television of 2017 included, clockwise from top left: “American Vandal”; “Halt and Catch Fire”; “Fauda”; “American Crime”; “Chewing Gum”; and “Downward Dog.”Our television critics on their favorites this year, including “Better Things,” “The Good Place” and “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

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The Best Performances of 2017

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:54:26 GMT

Clockwise from top left: Venus Williams at the Australian Open; Warren Beatty at the Oscars; Tina Fey on “Saturday Night Live”; and the Minnesota Vikings playing duck-duck goose.A critic shares his favorite moments, from Tina Fey’s sheet-cake meltdown to the NFL’s end zone celebrations to Betty Gabriel in “Get Out.”

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Critic’s Notebook: At Ailey, a Dance Set to Coltrane Finds a Somber Radiance

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:18:08 GMT

From left, Ghrai DeVore, Samantha Figgins and Yannick Lebrun in the premiere of “Members Don’t Get Weary” on Friday.Jamar Roberts’s new work, “Members Don’t Get Weary,” was emotional and virtuosic. And a 1983 dance set to David Byrne’s music re-entered the repertory.

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New Trailer: ‘Ready Player One,’ From Steven Spielberg

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:00:16 GMT

Tye Sheridan in a scene from the trailer for “Ready Player One.”A new promo gives more details about the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s gamer novel. Tye Sheridan and Ben Mendelsohn star.

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Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:25:50 GMT

The composer Pauchi Sasaki, in a “speaker dress” of her own design, with members of the American Composers Orchestra on Friday.Two composers took on Mr. Glass’s work in “response” pieces with the American Composers Orchestra, and two pianists played his music in Brooklyn.

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Louis C.K. Will Buy Back ‘I Love You, Daddy’

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:30:14 GMT

The premiere of Louis C.K.’s film “I Love You, Daddy” at the Paris Theater was canceled after allegations of sexual misconduct.The comedian will buy back the rights to his film, which was shelved by its distributor following allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Review: In ‘Today Is My Birthday,’ Love Is a Butt Dial

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:17:39 GMT

Susan Soon He Stanton’s new play uses only audio interactions, from voice mail to intercom, to tell a story about the breakdown of intimacy.

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Max Clifford, Celebrity Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapsing in Prison

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:21:39 GMT

Max Clifford in London in 2014.Mr. Clifford, once Britain’s highest-profile publicity agent, was serving an eight-year sentence for assaulting woman and girls as young as 15.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Encore’

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 06:00:26 GMT

Christian Serratos, left, and Norman Reedus in “The Walking Dead.”Be prepared for a major death on “The Walking Dead.” And Kristen Bell tries to bring former musical theater stars back to their glory days in “Encore.”

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‘Merci, Johnny’: Hallyday Honored With Rock-Star Funeral (and Motorbikes)

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:40:18 GMT

Fans of the French rock star Johnny Hallyday gathered outside the Madeleine church in Paris on Saturday before a funeral procession.Crowds lined the streets of the French capital to watch the singer’s funeral procession. “He was part of France,” President Emmanuel Macron said.

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Newsbook: 3 Homages to Nature

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:00:01 GMT

In these books, Henry Thoreau, John Muir and Terry Tempest Williams relish in the beauty (and lament the destruction) of our national parks.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Selma’ and the Major League Soccer Cup

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:00:30 GMT

David Oyelowo, center, and Carmen Ejogo in “Selma.”Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” airs on FXM. And the Seattle Sounders play the Toronto FC in the finale of the Major League Soccer Cup.

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Court Rules Against Brendan Dassey, Subject of ‘Making a Murderer’

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 03:00:02 GMT

Brendan Dassey in court in Wisconsin in 2007. On Friday, a federal appeals court overturned a ruling that would have freed him.A federal appeals court ruled that his confession in a 2007 sexual assault and murder had not been coerced by police investigators, reversing earlier decisions.

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Popcast: In 2017, Pop Music Made Triumph Out of Tough Times

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:17:27 GMT

Lorde’s “Melodrama” appeared on both of our pop music critics’ best albums of 2017 lists.From Lorde to Kendrick Lamar, many of the albums and songs on our critics’ best-of lists showcased the work of musicians meeting difficult circumstances with artistic fortitude.

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That Decisive Moment: Brazen Virtuosity: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:15:24 GMT

Janine Jansen backstage in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.Janine Jansen, Laurie Anderson and two young opera stars were among the highlights.

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Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 04:08:16 GMT

Minh Bui Jones looking at a previous issue of his magazine on the terrace of his house in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.Mekong Review’s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.

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Up Next: Wiki, Formerly of the Hip-Hop Collective Ratking, Strikes Out on His Own

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:05:18 GMT

The rapper Patrick Morales, better known as Wiki, in Brooklyn.The 24-year-old rapper from New York released a debut solo album and isn’t slowing down.

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Scene City: Fashion, Dinosaurs and Food

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:01:32 GMT

Galas were held last week for Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History, and Food Allergy Research and Education.

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Review: ‘Brooklyn Nutcracker’ Is Simply, Imperfectly Charming

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:52:08 GMT

The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier: Ingrid Silva and Dylan Santos (both of Dance Theater of Harlem) performing with the Brooklyn Ballet in “The Brooklyn Nutcracker.”Diverse in multiple ways, “The Brooklyn Nutcracker” combines ballet and hip-hop — with a superb Arabian belly dance number, too.

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‘Big Little Lies’ to Return for a Second Season

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:31:32 GMT

Nicole Kidman, center left, Reese Witherspoon, center right, and cast and crew, accepting the award for outstanding limited series for “Big Little Lies” at the Emmys.Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will return for another seven episodes of the HBO show, which was a hit with critics and audiences.

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Books of The Times: A Polite Drive for Secession in ‘Radio Free Vermont’

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:09:18 GMT

The well-known environmentalist Bill McKibben turns his hand to satire in this novel about an old-school radio host who falls backward into the revolution business.

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In ‘Coco,’ Death Is the Point

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 23:48:01 GMT

A scene from “Coco.” Death, often a plot device in animated movies, is the subject of this one.A villain’s demise, a parent’s absence. That’s how death used to figure in animated movies for children. Thanks to Pixar and now “Coco,” that’s changing.

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10 Things to Do Now in NYC

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:35:51 GMT

Alternative gifts, plus speakers and workshops, will be part of the Bust Holiday Craftacular. Above, a moment from last year's London Craftacular.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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Critic’s Notebook: Berlin’s State Opera Has Served Kings, Presidents and Dictators. Now What?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:05:35 GMT

A seven-year restoration of the Berlin State Opera’s home is ongoing, but it is hosting the company’s 275th-anniversary celebrations.The opera company has reflected changing political weather in Germany for 275 years. Now it is shaped by its conductor, Daniel Barenboim.

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Books News: Jacqueline Woodson to Explore Belonging in Two Upcoming Books

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:56:59 GMT

Jacqueline Woodson in Monpelier, Vt. in 2016.A middle-grade novel and a picture book, to be published in 2018, explore what being American really means.

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Critic’s Notebook: Cobbling Together a Christmas Music Marathon

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:51:51 GMT

Thomas Crawford conducting the American Classical Orchestra at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church.Our critic was there for four evenings in a row of choral music tied to the Christmas season — including a lot of Bach, both father and son.

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Why Is Fashion Having an Astral Moment?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:02:01 GMT

Buzz Aldrin, a space evangelist, has attached his name, and his myth, to a “Mission to Mars” collection of coats, duffels and backpacks, in collaboration with Sprayground.Buzz Aldrin has attached his name to a line of street wear — just one sign that space is exerting an outsize influence on pop culture.

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You Have Questions About ‘The Room.’ Tommy Wiseau Has Answers, Kind Of.

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:54:31 GMT

Tommy Wiseau, whose answers seem only to inspire more questions about his cult hit “The Room,” in Los Angeles last month.On the occasion of the wide release of “The Disaster Artist,” a look back at Mr. Wiseau’s explanations for his movie’s greatest mysteries.

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Review: The Radiant Modesty of Janine Jansen at Carnegie Hall

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:36:24 GMT

From left, Janine Jansen, Lucas Debargue and Martin Frost at Carnegie Hall, where Ms. Jansen began a five-concert Perspectives series.The violinist began a five-concert Perspectives series with a program of chamber music that benefited from her immaculate intensity.

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Johnny Hallyday’s Fans Share Their Favorite Songs

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:22:34 GMT

Mourners gathered to pay tribute to the late French singer Johnny Hallyday in Nice, Framce, on Wednesday.We asked readers from around the world to share their favorite song and a memory they associate with it.

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Can ‘Salvator Mundi’ Turn the Tide for Old Master Sales?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:22:36 GMT

Joseph Wright of Derby’s “An Academy by Lamplight” sold for nearly $10 million at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday.Such paintings have been out of fashion for collectors for some time. How much will the dizzying price fetched by a Leonardo in New York change that?

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A Word With: Jane Krakowski Tap, Tap, Taps Into ‘A Christmas Story Live!’

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:00:29 GMT

Jane KrakowskiThe Tony-winning actress — best known for TV roles on “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — talks about embracing fear and working with Tina Fey.

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Your Week in Culture: Thom Yorke, JCVD, ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:00:18 GMT

Thom Yorke will perform a rare solo set at the Day for Night festival in Houston this month.Also the week of Dec. 10: Nicholas Nixon’s “Brown Sisters” portraits in Boston; Merce Cunningham alumni in Brooklyn.

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From Ho, Ho, Ho to No, No, No! Office Parties Feel the Chill

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:05:52 GMT

An office party from days past (1966). “This is not the year for telling your boss off,” said David Adler, the founder of BizBash, which tracks trends in the event-planning industry. “You aren’t going to see people letting their hair down.”The days of getting squeezed under the mistletoe after Bob in accounting had a few too many? They’re over, my friends.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says a Republican Al Franken Would Still Have a Job

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:09:55 GMT

Trevor Noah said that Senator Al Franken “was just in the wrong party.”Mr. Noah and other hosts tackled Mr. Franken’s resignation and Roy Moore’s Senate campaign.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘The Crown’ and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:00:27 GMT

Katie Aselton and Dan Stevens in “Legion.”“The Crown” returns on Netflix. And J.J. Watt and José Altuve are honored by Sports Illustrated.

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Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men’ Director, Is Accused of Sexual Assault in New Lawsuit

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:41:36 GMT

Bryan Singer in 2013. A representative for Mr. Singer, who is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in 2003, said he denied the allegations.Cesar Sanchez-Guzman said that in 2003, when he was 17, Mr. Singer sexually assaulted him at a party on a yacht.

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2 Times Reporters Will Write Book on Sexual Abuse Scandals

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:41:09 GMT

Jodi Kantor, left, and Megan Twohey last month at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards.Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, whose exposé on Harvey Weinstein ignited a national conversation on sexual misconduct, have reached a deal with Penguin Press.

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New Trailer: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ With Chris Pratt

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:33:07 GMT

Chris Pratt and friend in a scene from the trailer for the “Jurassic World” sequel.Bryce Dallas Howard returns as well to the sequel to the blockbuster “Jurassic World.” J.A. Bayona takes over directing chores.

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The Carpetbagger: Documentaries About Doping and Jane Goodall Make Oscar Shortlist

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:47:44 GMT

Jane Goodall in the documentary “Jane,” directed by Brett Morgen.Fifteen films are in the running for the Academy Award for best documentary feature. The final five nominees will be announced Jan. 23.

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City Ballet’s Peter Martins Takes Leave of Absence After Misconduct Accusation

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:50:53 GMT

Peter Martins, the head of New York City Ballet.Mr. Martins requested the leave until the conclusion of an investigation into a sexual harassment accusation against him.

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James Levine Denies ‘Unfounded’ Sexual Abuse Accusations

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:35:15 GMT

James Levine leading the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2015.The Metropolitan Opera’s music director emeritus made his first public comment since four men accused him of abusing them when they were teenagers or his students.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:19:13 GMT

The cast of “Encore!”Like “Lost”? How about musicals, or British dramas? If you’ve got the time, we’ve got you covered.

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Comedy in NYC This Week

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:40:26 GMT

Alex Song, left, and Dan Lee in “Asian AF.” See listing below.Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows.

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Classical Music in NYC This Week

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:26:55 GMT

The countertenor Anthony Roth Constanzo and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble in a 2016 version of Suzanne Farrin’s “La Dolce Morte.” See listing below.Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

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The Male Animal: What’s the Deal With That Guy’s Fluffy Hair?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:22:45 GMT

From Bernie Sanders to Graydon Carter, men of a certain age embrace an unruly hairstyle that suggests mad genius or regal slob.

Dance in NYC This Week

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:57:18 GMT

A scene from “Tesseract.” See listing below.Our guide to dance performances.

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Screens (and Titles) Full of ‘Wonder’

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:12:20 GMT

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the blockbuster directed by Patty Jenkins.“Wonder Woman,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” “Wonderstruck,” “Wonder Wheel” and just plain “Wonder” — movies with suchlike titles but different aims.

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