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Avicii, Electronic Dance Music Producer and D.J., Is Dead at 28

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:21:31 GMT

Tim Bergling, also known by the stage name Avicii, in 2013.Tim Bergling, who worked with pop stars like Madonna and Coldplay under the stage name Avicii, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.


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Prince’s Friends Fiercely Guarded His Privacy, Complicating Overdose Investigation

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:07:00 GMT

The crowd outside Paisley Park, Prince’s home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn., on April 22, 2016, the day after he was found dead inside.The musician’s close associates, who were fiercely protective of him, said they had no inkling of his painkiller addiction until just before he died of an overdose in 2016.


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Term of Affection? Ethnic Slur? Theater Union Decides That ‘Gypsy’ Must Go.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:49:30 GMT

Jeremy Ford, center, a member of the ensemble in “Cats,” wearing the Gypsy Robe during a 2016 ceremony.While performers who go from show to show embrace the identity, Actors’ Equity has decided that a ceremony celebrating them needs to be renamed.


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Defense Says Cosby Was Traveling on Day of Disputed Encounter

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:46:20 GMT

Lawyers for Bill Cosby argued Friday that travel records suggested he was out of town at the time his main accuser, Andrea Constand, says he sexually assaulted her.Bill Cosby’s lawyers presented travel records to suggest he was out of town for much of January 2004, but the documents did not cover the whole month.


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She Won the Turner Prize. Now She’s Using Her Clout to Help Others.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:20 GMT

Lubaina Himid with one of her works, “A Fashionable Marriage.” In a career as an artist and activist spanning more than 30 years, Ms. Himid has tried to bring black history to greater attention.Lubaina Himid is using her enhanced influence to make galleries that show her work reach out and involve black artists around them.


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To Be a Star Carlos Acosta Had to Leave Cuba. Maybe His Dancers Won’t Have To.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:28:27 GMT

Members of Acosta Danza rehearsing Raúl Reinoso’s “Nosotros,” in Havana. The company makes its United States debut at City Center on April 25.Mr. Acosta, the international ballet star, has started Acosta Danza, a Cuban contemporary-meets-ballet troupe that makes its U.S. debut this week.


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Ellen Burstyn Honors a Friendship With a Futurist

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:00:05 GMT

Ellen BurstynMs. Burstyn talks about “The House of Tomorrow” and her relationship with Buckminster Fuller, her coming directorial debut and her own #MeToo story.


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A Room-Size Painting Becomes a Cello Concerto About Versailles

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:45:31 GMT

John Vanderlyn’s “Panoramic View of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which inspired Timo Andres’s newest work.An 18th-century panoramic vision of Versailles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the inspiration for a new work by the composer Timo Andres.


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Critic’s Notebook: This Man Doesn’t Star in Every Australian TV Show. It Just Seems That Way.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:05:11 GMT

Patrick Brammall in “Glitch,” an Australian series streaming on Netflix.Patrick Brammall, an award-winning actor who appears in some of Australia’s most prominent recent series, is all over Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.


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material culture: Who Bought Sylvia Plath’s Stuff?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:00:01 GMT

Sylvia Plath's yellow checked summer frock sold for $1,417.A tartan kilt, fishing rod and dragon pendant were among items auctioned recently by the poet’s daughter, Frieda Hughes.


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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:00:01 GMT

Antonio Banderas, enough said. Meet Cuba’s new president. Say hello again to Janelle Monáe. And give a listen to a our new podcast, “Caliphate.”


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Books of The Times: Jake Tapper’s ‘Hellfire Club’ Takes Us Back to McCarthy-Era America

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:00:01 GMT

The first novel by the CNN anchor is about a new congressman with secrets, and it includes a parade of high-profile political cameos.


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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘The Letdown’ and ‘Indivisible’

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 05:00:06 GMT

Alison Bell in “The Letdown.”“The Letdown” puts a comedic spin on motherhood stories. And “Indivisible” follows three undocumented immigrants at the heart of a national debate.


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Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:07:05 GMT

Richard Oldenburg in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art in 1972. He said of his brother, the Pop Art sculptor Claes Oldenburg, “He had the free spirit which I longed for, but I was born with an excess of caution.”A director brought blockbuster exhibitions of Picasso, Matisse and Cézanne — along with a steady hand — to a Museum of Modern Art that doubled its size.


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Popcast: Pop’s Category Killers, From Live Nation to Spotify, Under the Microscope

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:23:56 GMT

On April 3, Spotify went public. The move was one of several recent changes for businesses in the music industry.In recent weeks, the businesses that present music to the public have undergone major shifts.


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The Book Review Podcast: Jo Nesbo Reimagines ‘Macbeth’

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:26:36 GMT

James Shapiro discusses Nesbo’s new novel, and Leila Slimani talks about “The Perfect Nanny.”


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That Decisive Moment: Bristling Energy: The Best Classical Music Moments of the Week

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:26:20 GMT

The Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, Germany, an 18th-century masterpiece, reopened to the public this week after a six-year renovation.Mozart, “Candide” and the music Pulitzer were among the highlights.


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Encounters: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Star of ‘Station 19,’ Tries Her Own Stunts

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:00:01 GMT

Jaina Lee Ortiz, a star of “Station 19,” scaled the rock wall at Chelsea Piers with ease.The 31-year-old actress plays a firefighter in the rare prime-time series with a Latina lead.


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Newsbook: Read These 3 Books on Government Corruption

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:39:08 GMT

A look at how Citizens United and a network of plutocrats have shaped the country’s politics.


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Review: A Spanish Stage Provocateur Makes a Blood-Dripping Debut

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:25:27 GMT

Angélica Liddell in her challenging but transfixing theater work “Esta Breve Tragedia de la Carne (This Brief Tragedy of the Flesh).”New York-area audiences finally have a chance to see Angélica Liddell, a darling of European theaters, in “Esta Breve Tragedia” at Peak Performances.


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Scene City: Learning to Be Leaders

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:06:18 GMT

Benefits were held for N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts, the Brooklyn Museum, the DVF Awards and Edible Schoolyard NYC.


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Playlist: The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:24:24 GMT

Two years after Prince’s death, his estate has released his original 1984 recording of the song that became a 1990 hit for Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”Ariana Grande’s first new music since the Manchester attack, Taylor Swift on a Sugarland tune and the other tracks that caught our critics’ attention this week.


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Museums Shake Things Up by Mixing Old and New

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:23:54 GMT

Frans Hals’s “Banquet of the Officers of the Calivermen Civic Guard,” left, from 1627, hangs next to Anton Henning’s “Interior No. 559” from 2018, at the Frans Hals Museum.By placing old master paintings alongside contemporary art, curators hope to make us look at both differently.


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Renaissance Tapestries Are Out. But Today’s Are Having a Renaissance.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:10:02 GMT

For the tapestry “Zoo, Oxford,” Craigie Horsfield used digital 3-D weaving techniques to simulate the skin of two rhinoceroses.They were once the most expensive variety of art, but old tapestries can now sell for less than they originally cost.


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Comic Performers Play It Dark in Netflix Movies

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:29:01 GMT

Ed Harris, left, and Jason Sudeikis portray an estranged father and son in “Kodachrome.”In “Cargo,” “6 Balloons,” and “Kodachrome,” actors known for their funny roles hone their dramatic skills in Netflix Original movies.


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Review: Two Masters Unite in a Meeting of Musical Minds

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:56:21 GMT

The tenor Mark Padmore and the pianist Paul Lewis came together at Alice Tully Hall in a meeting of minds, and fine ones.The tenor Mark Padmore and the pianist Paul Lewis brought artful intensity to songs by Brahms and Schumann at Alice Tully Hall.


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This Week: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Returns, Bad Bunny, Rachel Weisz

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:00:01 GMT

Elisabeth Moss in the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”The series’ second season picks up where Margaret Atwood’s book left off; and the Puerto Rican crooner’s American tour comes to an end.


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This Week: a Devilish Matthew Broderick; and a Righteous Chiwetel Ejiofor

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:00:01 GMT

Matthew Broderick in “The Seafarer” at the Irish Repertory Theater.Mr. Broderick is maliciously fun in “The Searfarer,” and Mr. Ejiofor is electrifying in “Come Sunday.”


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RuPaul’s Drag Race: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Season 10, Episode 5: Getting to 50

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:04:37 GMT

This week on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the queens’ improvisation skills were tested in a faux daytime talk show hosted by “Bossy Rossy” Mathews, left.For a show that celebrates the power and glory of artifice, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is tackling some gritty realities.


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Nonfiction: Can It Happen Here? Madeleine Albright Examines Fascism Then and Now

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:40:06 GMT

Madeleine AlbrightIn her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” the former secretary of state finds the seeds of authoritarian rule in social, political and economic chaos.


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Romancing the Horn: Opera Stars Record Like It’s 1900

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:15 GMT

The soprano Susanna Phillips, left, and the tenor Piotr Beczala, right, listen to a recording they made with early-20th-century technology.Listen and compare two Metropolitan Opera singers as they’re captured on both turn-of-the-20th-century wax cylinders and modern technology.


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Inside the List: This Best-Selling Author Lives With 4 Dogs, 17 Chickens, 3 Horses, a Pony and a Cat

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:15 GMT

Lisa ScottolineShe may care for a veritable menagerie, but Lisa Scottoline still writes three books a year, including the just-published thriller “After Anna.”


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Critic’s Notebook: Past and Present, the Orpheus Myth Makes Us Rethink Music

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:29:00 GMT

Mauro Borgioni in the title role of Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy.Two productions in Italy made our critic wonder about the fate of the story of a perfect instrumentalist in a world where music is omnipresent.


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Critic’s Notebook: Two Downtown Luminaries, Still Blazing

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:13 GMT

Two downtown legends, still roaring: Joan La Barbara, left, and Eve Beglarian.With a bit of hustle, it was possible on a single evening to see the composer-performers Eve Beglarian and Joan La Barbara, both New York stars.


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Fiction: In This Novel, a Grieving Widow Becomes the Detective Hero

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:12 GMT

“The Bible of Dirty Jokes,” by Eileen Pollack, tracks a middle-aged woman’s quest to find her lost brother and her own independence.


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with …: Rachel Weisz Has a Big Surprise

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:40:56 GMT

Rachel Weisz in Manhattan, N.Y.The 48-year-old actress did same-sex love scenes for her new movie, “Disobedience,” but that’s not what’s about to shake and stir her marriage to Daniel Craig, a.k.a. James Bond.


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Nonfiction: A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:13 GMT

The Harvard geneticist David Reich details his groundbreaking research into ancient DNA in “Who We Are and How We Got Here.”


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The Shortlist: Four Books Explore Various Aspects of Cities Past and Present

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:56:31 GMT

Ecology, eccentricity, celebrity, policy: Urban living brings it all together.


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Fiction: A War Correspondent Comes Home, Bringing War With Her

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:12 GMT

The heroine of Wendell Steavenson’s novel, “Paris Metro,” hoping to find safety for her Iraqi stepson in France, encounters danger instead.


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Paperback Row

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:12 GMT

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.


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Fiction: When a Young Immigrant Vanishes in London, Can a Wildlife Biologist Help?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:11 GMT

In Aminatta Forna’s novel “Happiness,” an American biologist and a Ghanaian psychiatrist find common ground among the urban dispossessed.


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Nonfiction: How Picasso Became Picasso

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:11 GMT

Pablo Picasso in 1946.In “Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World,” Miles J. Unger follows the painter’s early career, culminating in “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.”


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Nonfiction: When to Wage War, and How to Win: A Guide

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:08 GMT

John Lewis Gaddis’s “On Grand Strategy” is a study of global thinking at the highest levels.


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Sketchbook | The Literati: Agatha Christie Solves the Mystery of Happiness in Marriage

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:07 GMT

When the author of “Murder on the Orient Express” rode that very train on a journey toward true love.


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Confirm or Deny: Rachel Weisz

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:06 GMT

Rachel WeiszMaureen Dowd has a few more questions for the “Disobedience” star.


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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:01 GMT

In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Edwin Clark on “The Great Gatsby.”



Letters to the Editor

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:01 GMT

Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.



Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Want to Know More About Trump’s Sex Life

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:41:06 GMT

A former Playboy model was just freed from a nondisclosure agreement, allowing her to discuss her alleged affair with President Trump. Stephen Colbert said he was not excited about it.Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model, was just freed from a nondisclosure agreement surrounding her alleged relationship with President Trump. Colbert is wary.


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Bette Midler to Return to ‘Hello, Dolly!’ This Summer

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:28:45 GMT

Bette Midler won a Tony Award for her role as Dolly Gallagher Levi, a human steamroller out to land a rich husband in 19th-century New York.Ms. Midler, who won a Tony for her performance, will close out the last six weeks of the hit show.


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What’s on TV Friday: A Portrait of Meghan Markle and ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:04 GMT

Alex Winter, left, and Keanu Reeves in “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.”Learn more about Meghan Markle, who will become the newest member of the British royal family. Or relax with buddy comedies that all have something in common.


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Atlanta: ‘Atlanta’ Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: Is Al Finally Ready to be Paper Boi?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:41:33 GMT

Brian Tyree Henry in “Atlanta.”Al has been stagnating on all fronts, but this week he got a wake-up call.


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Review: Whose ‘Fair Lady’? This Time, Eliza’s in Charge

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:06:51 GMT

Lauren Ambrose, at center, letting loose at the racetrack in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of “My Fair Lady.”Lauren Ambrose stars as a newly empowered flower girl in a gorgeous revival that transforms the classic musical into an ur-text for the #MeToo moment.


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Toxicologists Clash on Drug in Cosby Sex Assault Trial

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:09:29 GMT

Bill Cosby, center, departs the Montgomery County Courthouse, where he is on trial in connection with sexual assault charges, Thursday.What does diphenhydramine do, and is that what was in the pills Bill Cosby gave his accuser, Andrea Constand?


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Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:26:39 GMT

Lee Holley, left, in 2000 with Hank Ketcham, creator of “Dennis the Menace,” in Los Angeles. Mr. Holley was a ghost illustrator of Mr. Ketcham’s comic strip.He was helping with “Dennis the Menace” when he created “Ponytail,” about a spirited girl in a postwar suburban world of boys, burgers and phone chats.


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Art Review: Adrian Piper: The Thinking Canvas

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:38:15 GMT

Adrian Piper’s “Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features,” 1981. In all of her work, our critic writes, “her aim is not to assert racial identity but to destabilize the very concept of it.”She’s an artist and scholar, and at “A Synthesis of Intuitions” you see thinking — about gender, racism, art — happening before your eyes.


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Profile: CNN’s Jake Tapper Has Emerged as a Staunch Defender of Facts in the Trump Era. So Why Is He Writing Fiction?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:29:01 GMT

Tapper’s debut novel, “The Hellfire Club,” a historical thriller set in 1950s Washington, has some unsettling parallels to today’s political climate.


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25 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:00:05 GMT

A Paphiopedilum hybrid, one of the more than 5,000 orchids on display at the New York Botanical Garden until Sunday.Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.


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15 Plays and Musicals to Go to in NYC This Weekend

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:00:04 GMT

Ben Caplan in “Old Stock,” which closes on Sunday at 59E59.Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.


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4 Film Series to Catch in NYC This Weekend

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:00:05 GMT

Youssouf Djaoro (center) in Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s “A Screaming Man.”Our guide to film series and special screenings.


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