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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:40:54 GMTClockwise from top left: Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf in “American Honey”; “Sausage Party”; Alex Hibbert in “Moonlight”; Sandra Hüller in “Toni Erdmann”; Mihai Comanoiu and Alberto Dinache in “Aferim!”; and Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in “A Bigger Splash.”The film critics of The New York Times — Manohla Dargis, A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden — share their picks for the best movies of the year.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:58:28 GMTBrett Gorvy and Dominique Lévy. Mr. Gorvy is leaving Christie’s after 23 years to become a partner in the renamed Lévy Gorvy gallery.Brett Gorvy, the auction house’s worldwide chairman for postwar and contemporary art, will join Dominique Lévy, whose Madison Avenue gallery will be renamed Lévy Gorvy.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:36:14 GMTThe comedian and musician Reggie Watts is a leading proponent of a subgenre of stand-up that is aggressively silly and improvisational.In “Spatial,” Mr. Watts shows off his command of nonsense as an element of stand-up, a subgenre of silly that claims a number of comic adherents.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:53:14 GMTBeyoncé in May at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.Drake and Rihanna are each up for eight awards, Chance the Rapper has seven nominations, and Adele is up for five, including the top three categories.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:46:30 GMTThe German-Jewish art dealer and collector Alfred Flechtheim. His heirs are suing the German state of Bavaria over works they say were looted by the Nazis.The heirs of the art dealer Alfred Flechtheim are suing Bavaria for eight paintings, which the German state denies were stolen.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:00:33 GMTMare Winningham and Mark Blum in”Rancho Viejo.”Dan LeFranc’s sweet and scary, lackadaisical and hypnotic play centers on a pending divorce and baby-boomer couples with a lot of time on their hands.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:44:52 GMTClockwise from top left: Mary Elizabeth Winstead in “BrainDead”; Cuba Gooding Jr. in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”; Phoebe Waller-Bridge in “Fleabag”; Donald Glover in “Atlanta”; Danielle Walters in “Chewing Gum”; and Forrest Pusey and Sofia Pavone in “Stan Against Evil.”A sampler of television as dizzying and agitated as the year we’ve just lived through.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:19 GMTClockwise from top left, Denée Benton and Amber Gray in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”; Taylor Mac in “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music”; Joe Morton in “Turn Me Loose”; David Hyde Pierce in “A Life”; Laura Dreyfuss and Ben Platt in “Dear Evan Hansen”; and Mary-Louise Parker in “Heisenberg.”A “Great Comet,” a 24-hour magnum opus and a comedy about slavery are among the top shows of the year.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:33:58 GMTCenter, from left, Angus Sampson, Jeffrey Donovan and Linda Haverford in “Shut Eye.”Jeffrey Donovan stars in the new show, created by Les Bohem and set in Los Angeles.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:02 GMTSandra Hüller in a scene from the German comedy “Toni Erdmann,” in the running for best foreign language film.Those countries have both entered unusual comedies, but a raft of more traditional films are also in the running in a banner year for the category.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:15 GMTFrom left, Maddie Baillio, Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein will be in “Hairspray Live!” on NBC.Unleash your dancin’ feet to “Hairspray Live!,” the latest musical spectacular from NBC. And Jeffrey Donovan plays a fake psychic who starts having real visions after a bonk to the head in “Shut Eye.”
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:06:24 GMTPeter Vaughan, left, with John Bradley in “Game of Thrones.”Mr. Vaughan had an acting career in films and British television for more than 50 years before his turn as the blind mentor to Jon Snow in the HBO series.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:24:09 GMTAlonzo Knowles, 24, stole unreleased music and movie and television scripts, as well as nude images, and tried to sell them for thousands of dollars.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:47:43 GMTStanding from left, Harold Surratt and James Edward Becton, and seated from left, Laura E. Johnston, Trevor Hayes and David Stallings, at La MaMa.Erik Ehn’s sprawling experimental drama at La MaMa, directed by Glory Kadigan, means to be obscure, though probably not to the degree that it is.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:36:14 GMTMaria José Siri, left, and Gerardo Zecchini rehearsing for “Madama Butterfly,” opening Wednesday at Teatro alla Scala in Milan.The opera will get a second chance at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, more than a century after its premiere met with catcalls and jeers.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:32:54 GMTPaul Bloom is by no means making the case for heartlessness in his new book. He prefers a mixture of caring and detached cost-benefit analysis.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:03:00 GMTSturgill Simpson, whose album “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” has been nominated for a Grammy for Album of the Year.The country singer joined Adele, Beyoncé, Drake and Justin Bieber in the category for Album of the Year.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:47:03 GMTAngela Davis in a scene from “13th,” the documentary by Ava DuVernay.Films like “O.J.: Made in America” will be considered in this feature category, but some notables missed the cut for the Jan. 24 announcement of nominees.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:44:16 GMTThe plus-size women who pole dance.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:18:44 GMTThe Paul Taylor Dance Company performing in “Promethean Fire.”This triple bill has been added to the coming season of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:11:18 GMTLukas Forchhammer, the force behind this song and band, said being nominated for multiple Grammys is “completely surreal.”
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:40:13 GMTJake Carpenter, left, and Jeff Koons with the Philosopher snowboard.The American artist joins with Burton to create ... the Philosopher.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:03:51 GMTJessica Williams, left, and Phoebe Robinson of “2 Dope Queens,” one of this year’s breakthrough podcasts.Splendid new series, including “2 Dope Queens,” “Bad With Money,” “In the Dark” and “Homecoming,” represent a growing aural landscape.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:57:15 GMTAlia Shawkat, 27, grew up working in Hollywood but never fell prey to the homogeneous beauty standards imposed by the industry.The actress shares her makeup routine — she loves a lip tint — and her favorite workout. (Hint: It’s great for the bum.)
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:09:11 GMTHarry Benson at the Carlyle hotel in New York, where some of his photographs are on display.At 87, a man whose images captured presidents, celebrities and royalty is enjoying tributes galore. But will he be welcome at the president-elect’s White House?
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:06:42 GMTA look through the photographer’s archives.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:25:52 GMTThe choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.The coming season of this series includes the Broadway divas Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, and new ballets by Alexei Ratmansky.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:09:15 GMTKanye West, a frequent Grammy critic, had eight nominations, but none in any of the top categories for his own work.The list of nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:09:38 GMTThe world’s best-kept secrets — those of private citizens and state institutions — will one day sit in plain sight.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:06:20 GMTScarlett Johansson as the Black Widow in 2012’s “The Avengers.”The highest-grossing actress of all time on how women’s roles in real life are changing their roles in film.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:09:17 GMTRoman Polanski at a court hearing in Krakow, Poland, in 2015. The Krakow prosecutor’s office had sought Mr. Polanski’s extradition on behalf of the United States.The Oscar-winning filmmaker is wanted in the United States over a decades-old conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:28 GMTMandy Moore in “This Is Us.”“This Is Us” ends the first half of Season 1 with a journey to a Christmas Eve past. And Barbara Walters looks back at the affair that changed the way politics are covered.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:00:17 GMTThe ensemble play “The Wolves” focuses on a soccer team of suburban teenage girls.In this play, ideas and emotions jostle for position as a soccer team of teenage girls chatter and loosen up before playing.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:00:02 GMTJosh Radnor and Elizabeth Reaser in Richard Greenberg’s “The Babylon Line,” at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in Lincoln Center.Writers-in-training swap tales in Richard Greenberg’s unresolved new comedy.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:00:01 GMTNewspaper containers for The Village Voice on a sidewalk in Manhattan in 2013.Stephen Mooallem, the executive editor of Harper’s Bazaar, will become the alternative weekly’s third top editor this year.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:25:57 GMTVan Williams, left, with Bruce Lee as Kato, his valet and a martial arts expert, in the 1960s ABC series “The Green Hornet.”Before his most memorable television role as a masked vigilante, Mr. Williams played the detective Kenny Madison on two ABC series.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:19:37 GMTMargaret Whitton and Charlie Sheen in “Major League II.”Ms. Whitton, who shifted to directing late in her career, was best known for her role as the owner of the Cleveland Indians, which played to her love of baseball.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:35:03 GMTBill Cosby leaving the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.. in November.In deposition testimony from a 2005 civil lawsuit, the star acknowledged obtaining quaaludes as part of his efforts to have sex with women.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:56:32 GMTSarah Vaughan, San Francisco, 1970. Resonance Records is releasing a 1978 live recording from the artist.In an exceptional year for historical windfalls in the jazz record industry, Resonance Records, a young label with an obsessive sense of mission, stands out.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:38:19 GMTDavid Sax asserts that analog isn’t going anywhere, but is, in fact, experiencing a bracing revival. And it’s not just a case of nostalgia.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:18:00 GMTHelen Marten, winner of the Turner Prize, Britain’s most prominent award for contemporary art.Ms. Marten, known for her whimsical installations, has received Britain’s most prestigious award for rising artists.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:08 GMTA scene from Bela Pinter’s “Our Secrets,” which will open at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in January.The season’s lineup includes premieres by the Hungarian theater troupe Bela Pinter and Company and the dancers Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:06:16 GMTMatt Steiner, left, as Aaron Swartz (reading the part of Chelsea Manning), and E. James Ford as his friend Billy (reading the part of President Obama) in the play within a play in “Private Manning Goes to Washington.”In Stan Richardson’s “Private Manning Goes to Washington,” the activist hacker Aaron Swartz wants to put on a play inspired by the whistle-blower Manning.