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In a Walt Whitman Novel, Lost for 165 Years, Clues to ‘Leaves of Grass’

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:08 GMT

A portrait of Walt Whitman, 1853 or 1854.A digital sleuth has discovered an anonymously published 1852 serial novel by the poet, which survived in only a single copy of an obscure newspaper.


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Critic's Notebook: On a Design Mission in Mississippi

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:47:28 GMT

An academic center designed by the firm Duvall Decker on the Tougaloo College campus on the northern edge of Jackson, Miss.An architectural firm’s soup-to-nuts approach is leaving an indelible imprint on poor, once-neglected corners in and around this state’s capital.


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‘Charge the Cockpit or You Die’: Behind an Incendiary Case for Trump

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:36:28 GMT

“The Flight 93 Election,” an essay in The Claremont Review of Books, has stirred discussion among Trump supporters, anti-Trumpers and anti-anti-Trumpers.The Claremont Review of Books published “The Flight 93 Election,” an incendiary case for Donald J. Trump. Can it now help pilot the American government?


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Books of The Times: Review: ‘The One Inside’ Presents Sam Shepard in a Minor Key

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:09:40 GMT

This new volume, labeled a work of fiction, provides a sharp-edged distillation of the themes that have preoccupied him throughout his career.


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Hillary Clinton’s in the House

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:25:23 GMT

Hillary Clinton chatting backstage with Glenn Close, star of “Sunset Boulevard.”For Broadway audiences, she’s become a familiar sight — and another reason to applaud.


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This Maestro Is Turning 90. He’s Also Conducting Over 90 Concerts This Year.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:22:19 GMT

Herbert Blomstedt rehearsing Brahms’s Third Symphony with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center. Herbert Blomstedt, who shows little signs of slowing down, discusses the secrets of pulling off a demanding schedule.


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‘Moonlight’ and ‘Arrival’ Win Top Honors at Writers Guild Awards

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:42:34 GMT

Barry Jenkins, accepting the award for best screenplay for “Moonlight,” at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.The last of the major industry prizes before the Oscars were doled out on Sunday, in ceremonies that included political jabs at President Trump.


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Paris’s ‘Spider-Man’ Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Art Heist

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:48:38 GMT

Vjeran Tomic, in Paris on Monday. He had confessed to stealing five paintings during a predawn break-in at the Paris Museum of Modern Art in 2010.Vjeran Tomic stole five paintings from a museum in 2010; one of his accomplices was sentenced to seven years in prison and the other, six years.


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Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:25:47 GMT

The sale of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s “Au Lit: Le Baiser” is at the center of a dispute.The debate about anonymity in art sales has intensified as some people wonder whether a lack of ownership transparency has invited criminal activity.


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Best of Late Night: A Working Holiday for Colbert and Meyers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:04:50 GMT

Seth Meyers taking on President Trump’s claim that the news media is an “enemy” of the American people.Most late-night hosts took a break on Presidents’ Day. But Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers spent it roasting the president.


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The Conversation: #OscarsSoOrange

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:21:14 GMT

Oscar statuettes awaiting their coating of gold at Epner Technology in Brooklyn.Frank Bruni and Gail Collins banter about Donald Trump Oscar Night and bask in a “Moonlight” glow.


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What’s on TV Tuesday: Oscar Nominees ‘Jackie’ and ‘Moana’

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:25 GMT

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie.”“Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman, and Disney’s “Moana” are streaming online. And PBS airs an “American Masters” documentary about Maya Angelou.


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Richard Schickel, Critic and Filmmaker, Dies at 84

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:12:26 GMT

Richard Schickel and the actress Olympia Dukakis in a conversation in Los Angeles in 2003.Mr. Schickel reviewed films for Life magazine and wrote 37 books about the movies.


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Dick Bruna, Author of Miffy Books, Is Dead at 89

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:57:49 GMT

Dick Bruna in 2005 at the opening of an exhibition devoted to his Miffy books in The Hague.The Dutch writer and illustrator was known for children’s books depicting a sparely drawn round white rabbit who gained a worldwide following.


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Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:53:01 GMT

The National Museum of Iraq soon after it reopened, in March 2015.For this international event, the Iraq pavilion will this time feature ancient works never shown outside that country.


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Grammys Boost Record Sales, but ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Soundtrack is No. 1

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:06:32 GMT

Bruno Mars, whose record sales leaped this past week, performing “Let’s Go Crazy” during a tribute to Prince at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12.The soundtrack had the equivalent of 123,000 album sales in the United States, while Bruno Mars, Beyoncé and Adele saw a post-Grammy leap.


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Looking Back on Haydn’s Legacy at the Chamber Music Society

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:25:42 GMT

Members of the Danish String Quartet, from left, Rune Tonsgaard Sorensen, Asbjorn Norgaard, Frederik Oland, Fredrik Schoyen Sjolin.“The Classical Style,” its champions and inheritors, is the society’s 2017-18 theme, with works by Mozart and Beethoven, and a premiere by John Luther Adams.


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Bolshoi Theater General Director’s Term Extended

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:49:37 GMT

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center, at a meeting Friday with the culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky, left, and the general director of the Bolshoi Theater, Vladimir Urin.The executive, Vladimir Urin, was key in steering the Bolshoi after the 2013 acid attack on the ballet director Sergei Filin.


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From ‘Hotline Bling’ to ‘Orange Is the New Black’: 5 Awards Category Disputes

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:33:10 GMT

Drake performing in Las Vegas in 2016. The singer has criticized the Grammys over the classification of his song “Hotline Bling” as rap. “The only category they can manage to fit me in is in a rap category, maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black. I can’t figure out why,” he said.Drake’s complaint about the Grammys calling his song rap recalls other arguments about how to classify performers and shows.


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Joe Piscopo Considers Running for Governor of New Jersey. No Joke.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:26 GMT

Joe Piscopo, considering a run for New Jersey governor, had policy discussions this month at an Upper East Side restaurant.Mr. Piscopo is hoping to parlay his Jersey credentials and rising political profile into a long-shot bid for governor as either a Republican or an independent.


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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Unlocking the Cage’ and ‘The Breaks’

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:13 GMT

Merlin in “Unlocking the Cage.”“Unlocking the Cage” examines the legal rights of animals, while “The Breaks” chronicles hip-hop’s ascension in early ’90s New York.


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The Walking Dead: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7, Episode 10: Carol Sees an Old Friend, Rick Makes a New One

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:01:01 GMT

Melissa McBride in “The Walking Dead.”Sunday’s episode featured a tender reunion and a new alliance.


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Review: ‘On the Exhale’ Addresses Grief and the Attraction of an Assault Rifle

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:00:02 GMT

Marin Ireland in “On the Exhale” at the Roundabout’s Black Box Theater.Martín Zimmerman’s play, starring Marin Ireland, approaches the subject of American gun violence from a startlingly original perspective.


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Homeland: ‘Homeland,’ Season 6, Episode 5: Quinn Is Not Your Ideal Babysitter

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:00:01 GMT

Claire Danes in “Homeland.”Yes, Quinn showed some bad judgment tonight. He shouldn’t have thrown a TV reporter down the stairs, or let a hostage situation develop. But so what?


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The Good Fight: ‘The Good Fight’ Recap: On the Other Side

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:12:11 GMT

From left, Bernadette Peters, Paul Guilfoyle and Christine Baranski in “The Good Fight.”Seeing depictions of women who mentor and rely on one another with such fierce loyalty is still a rarity on TV.


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Junie Morrison, a Funk Mastermind, Dies at 62

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:39:37 GMT

Junie Morrison on the cover of his “Bread Alone” album from 1980.He was an architect of hits by two pre-eminent 1970s funk outfits, the Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic, and had a prolific career on his own.


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Might Ivanka Trump Speak Up if Her Father Guts the Arts?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:49:47 GMT

Ivanka Trump in “The Nutcracker” nearly 30 years ago.Ms. Trump’s personal history as a collector and ballet dancer suggests a longstanding interest in culture.


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Reader's Notebook: A Different Kind of Dystopian Novel

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:33:39 GMT

Charles A. Lindbergh speaking at a 1941 rally of the isolationist “America First” movement at the Manhattan Center.In Philip Roth’s 2004 alternative history, Charles Lindbergh is in the White House, cozying up to the Third Reich.


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Review: ‘The Breaks’ Captures Hip-Hop in the ’90s, Music and All

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:25:31 GMT

Wood Harris plays Barry Fouray, a hip-hop manager who is trying to build a record label on “The Breaks.”The series on VH1 has a real ear for detail. The music and lyrics, whether soundtrack or in situ — fit the era seamlessly.


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With New Invention, Virtual Reality’s Potential for Magic Gets Real

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:38:29 GMT

Sarah Topham, left, and Ashley Hess taking part in the Void, a virtual reality experience, in Lindon, Utah. The start-up has refined the concept of mapping a virtual world over a physical set.The Void, a Utah-based start-up, bets that by making V.R. both social and spontaneous, it can draw throngs and make a mint. Some big names are taking notice.


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City Ballet Has a New Principal Dancer

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:53:48 GMT

New York City Ballet dancer Russell Janzen at a rehearsal in January.Russell Janzen, who joined the company in 2008, is known for his élan. Seven dancers from the company’s corps de ballet were promoted to the rank of soloist.


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‘The Great Wall’ Topples at North American Box Office

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:36:33 GMT

Lu Han in “The Great Wall,” directed by Zhang Yimou.The Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group had high hopes for “Wall,” a big-budget action film that aimed to conquer North American audiences.


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A Yiddish-Cuban Opera to Have Its Premiere in Havana in March

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:34:38 GMT

Frank LondonFrank London has composed “Hatuey: Memory of Fire,” based on the life of a newspaper editor in Cuba. Opera de la Calle will perform it at Teatro Arenal.


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Milan Journal: In the Land of Opera, a Choir for the Tone Deaf

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:51:49 GMT

Students training their voices with Coro degli Stonati, or choir for the tone deaf, in Milan.Italy’s next gift to the music world may be a Milan group that helps adults overcome their vocal shortcomings and gain confidence in their singing.


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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Good Fight’

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:14 GMT

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern lead a brooding class drama set in California. And Christine Baranski is back.


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Arts Groups Draft Battle Plans as Trump Funding Cuts Loom

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:25:33 GMT

David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony performed at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2011. The symphony has urged its board members to call their elected representatives about potential budget cuts under the Trump administration.Across the country, orchestras, theaters and operas reacted with alarm that public funding for the arts could be cut under President Trump.


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Clyde Stubblefield, the ‘Funky Drummer’ for James Brown, Dies at 73

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:13:49 GMT

Clyde Stubblefield in 2010 in Madison, Wis.Mr. Stubblefield was best known for a drum solo near the end of a 1969 Brown song he “didn’t like” that became the ubiquitous breakbeat of hip-hop’s sampling era.


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Opinion: The Power of Movies to Change Our Hearts

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:30:25 GMT

Hampton, Virginia. 1962Movies can help us see injustices we have never experienced in our own lives. “Hidden Figures” is a perfect example.


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Cheesecake for the Soul: A ‘Golden Girls’ Cafe Opens

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:09:13 GMT

Inside the Rue La Rue Cafe, a themed restaurant in Washington Heights honoring Rue McClanahan and the other actresses from the television sitcom “The Golden Girls.”The tonic that is a timeless show about four aging housemates is being dispensed in Manhattan.


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The Look: Japanese Street Style: Woodblock Patterns, Colors and Pink Hair

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:10:13 GMT

A young man in Kyoto. “I approached him because of his style, and it’s rare to see a Japanese dandy,” the photographer wrote. “I posed him and he touched his hat, which I loved. He looked like a statue.”Mark Hartman, a photographer and director from Brooklyn, recently spent three weeks in Japan, chasing a lifelong fascination with the country’s culture.


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Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos Find Common Ground

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:16:26 GMT

Bill Maher, the comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time,” last year.An anticipated conversation between the comedian Bill Maher and the right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos turned out to be a mostly chummy affair.


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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ and ‘Planet Earth II’

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:00:26 GMT

Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Alexander Skarsgard.Alexander Skarsgard shows off his physique in “Tarzan.” And “Planet Earth II,” with David Attenborough, takes nature photography to spectacular heights.


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Saloua Raouda Choucair, Early Exponent of Abstract Arabian Art, Dies at 100

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:49:30 GMT

The artist and sculptor Saloua Raouda Choucair in an undated photograph.Ms. Choucair, who worked in obscurity outside her native Lebanon for decades, contributed an Arab idiom to modernism with her sense of line and form.


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Abba Tor, Who Engineered T.W.A. Terminal at Kennedy Airport, Dies at 93

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:34:58 GMT

The skylight ribbons in the Trans World Flight Center at Kennedy International Airport emerged after the engineer, Abba Tor, told the architect, Eero Saarinen, that joints must be created between the concrete roof vaults.Mr. Tor helped the architect Eero Saarinen design a structure of reinforced concrete that reminded viewers of a bird in flight.


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17 Great Books About American Presidents for Presidents’ Day Weekend

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:20:57 GMT

Some of our favorite books by and about presidents from the past few decades.


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Friends No More? Jorge Pérez and Donald Trump

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:48:43 GMT

Jorge Pérez at his home in Miami with “Sin razón, sin aliento y sin nada,” by the Cuban artist Gabriel Cisneros.Who does Donald J. Trump call when he needs a wall? The luxury-condo king of Miami. But their relationship has seen better days.


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Stuart McLean, Who Created Radio’s ‘The Vinyl Cafe,’ Dies at 68

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:58:53 GMT

Stuart McLean, the writer and host of “The Vinyl Cafe,” at his home in 2013.The Canadian humorist’s show was heard on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and on many public radio stations in the United States.


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A Chord Vanishing Into Eternity: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments This Week

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:29:52 GMT

Javier Camarena and Diana Damrau in “I Puritani” at the Metropolitan Opera.Among them, Javier Camarena’s high D flat in “I Puritani” and Peter Gelb’s candid reflection on the “Tosca” he brought to the Met Opera in 2009.


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Street Style: Best of New York Fashion Week

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:04:03 GMT

Our favorite looks from a week of street style.