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In Detroit, Artists Explore the Riches of the 99-Cent Store

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:10:14 GMT

Osman Khan’s “The Allegory of the Horse,” a donkey piñata, is part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s “99 Cents or Less” exhibition.For a summer exhibition titled “99 Cents or Less,” the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit has begun to resemble a dollar shop.

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The Creator of ‘Radiolab,’ a Lapsed Composer, Returns to Music

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:56:01 GMT

Jad Abumrad in his Brooklyn studio.An interview with Jad Abumrad, the MacArthur “genius” radio producer who moonlights as a composer and will perform a work in progress this week.

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‘Will’ on TNT: A Punk-Rock Shakespeare, Striving and Stage-Diving in the Big City

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:25 GMT

Laurie Davidson as Shakespeare in the new series “Will.”“Will,” which features the playwright in his formative years, is heavy on the tattoos and piercings.

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Album Review: Washed Out, a Pioneer of Chillwave, Considers an Escape on ‘Mister Mellow’

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:57:06 GMT

Ernest Greene, who records as Washed Out.Ernest Greene’s third album is a smooth, disorienting meditation on the idea of woozy sounds as refuge.

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Nobody Expects Michael Palin: A Comic Actor in a Dramatic Role

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:08:29 GMT

Michael Palin, the British actor and founding member of the Monty Python comedy troupe who stars in the PBS mini-series “Remember Me.”Mr. Palin, a founding member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, relishes his central role in the PBS mystery “Remember Me” as a manipulative older man.

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Critic's Notebook: A Bounty of Hip-Hop Classics, Resurrected

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:14:49 GMT

The vinyl boom has helped fuel a banner year for rap reissues, including records by Dr. Octagon, UGK and Afiliashun.

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‘The Bachelorette’ Leans on a Racial Conflict, and Nobody Wins

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:29:10 GMT

Rachel Lindsay on “The Bachelorette,” with, from left, Alex, Adam, Peter and Kenny.This week’s arc led viewers to believe there would be a physical altercation between black and white hopefuls, but it delivered only a deception.

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Critic's Notebook: Drama, Humor and a Sex Scene Every 15 Minutes

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:42:56 GMT

A scene from “Aroused by Gymnopédies,” part of the New York Asian Film Festival, which begins Friday in Manhattan.The New York Asian Film Festival spotlights a contemporary reboot of a venerable Japanese genre known as roman porno.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘The Lost City of Z’ and ‘Tell No One’

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:01:36 GMT

Tom Holland, center left, and Charlie Hunnam in “The Lost City of Z.”Charlie Hunnam mesmerizes as a British explorer lured time and again into the Amazon. And a French pediatrician obsesses over a woman who may or may not be dead.

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Unbuttoned: Your Literary Idols and Their Wardrobes

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:04 GMT

Clockwise from top left, Samuel Beckett, Zadie Smith, John Updike, Fran Lebowitz, Joan Didion and Malcolm Gladwell.Think that it doesn’t matter what a writer wears? A new book says otherwise.

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Oscars Voting Pool Expands, With Female and Minority Membership Expected to Rise

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:08:21 GMT

Naomie Harris, who received a best supporting actress nomination for “Moonlight,” was among those invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is expanding to a record 8,427 people; if all accept, female and minority membership would rise.

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Summer Is the Time for Stretching

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:25:16 GMT

Brad Hall in Gloucester, Mass., where he is performing in “The Effect.”These writers and performers are using the warmer months to take some risks, test themselves and expand their talents onstage.

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Review: ‘In a Word’ Grapples With Loss and Language

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:28:17 GMT

Laura Ramadei and José Joaquin Pérez, foreground, and Justin Mark, background, in “In a Word.”In Lauren Yee’s play, the disappearance of a child short-circuits language and takes over reality itself. But it can be survived.

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Books of The Times: Keeping Up With New Delhi’s 1 Percent in ‘The Windfall’

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:26:58 GMT

Diksha BasuIn Diksha Basu’s debut novel, set in a wealthy enclave of New Delhi, characters with old and new money feel status anxiety.

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Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Weddings Edition

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:25:42 GMT

On this week’s podcast, Kathryn Hahn and John Cho read stories about the highs and lows of those ubiquitous summer ceremonies.

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A Look at the Art Collection of Claude Simard

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:26:52 GMT

A tribute at the Tang Museum honors one of the founders of Jack Shainman Gallery.

Pop: Drummer Tony Allen, Blending Art Blakey and Afrobeat

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:20:02 GMT

The drummer Art Blakey, above, will get a tribute from Tony Allen.Mr. Allen will be bending the music of Blakey, who was also a drummer, into a grooving Afrobeat sound at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Exploring the Public School/Private School Divide in ‘Pipeline’

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:10:43 GMT

Karen Pittman in “Pipeline,” written by Dominique Morisseau.Dominique Morisseau is one of the theater’s most penetrating voices. In her latest play, she focuses on issues of class and education.

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Deadlier Than Sharks: A Documentary Spotlights the Mosquito

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:04:44 GMT

Bart Knols, a medical entomologist, in the documentary “Mosquito.”The Discovery Channel takes a sobering look at the havoc wrought by “the most dangerous animal in the world.”

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Tyshawn Sorey in Residency at the Stone

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:03:15 GMT

The multi-instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey in 2015.Mr. Sorey, a multi-instrumentalist and composer, will play a five-day residency at the Stone in the East Village.

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Jonathan Groff to Sing Bobby Darin for Songbook Series

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:00:13 GMT

Jonathan Groff, left, and Bobby Darin. A revamped Lyrics & Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y has drawn Mr. Groff, a two-time Tony nominee, for performances of Darin’s songs in January.A revamped Lyrics & Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y has drawn Mr. Groff, a two-time Tony nominee, for five performances next January.

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A Salute to Stomach-Churning Pleasures: Horror on VHS

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:58:23 GMT

Who’s your dentist? A scene from “The Necro Files,” directed by Matt Jaissle.Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn celebrates no-budget horror with movies like “The Necro Files” and “Black Devil Doll From Hell.”

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New ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Music Video Takes Aim at Immigration

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:32:40 GMT

An image from a YouTube video of “The Hamilton Mixtape: Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)"A new music video for a song off the “Hamilton Mixtape” soundtrack takes direct aim at President Trump’s immigration rhetoric.

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Kurt Cobain, a New Player in the Art-Fair World

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:14:46 GMT

One of the Kurt Cobain paintings that will be displayed in Seattle; it was used for the cover of “Incesticide,” Nirvana’s 1992 collection of B-sides.A Hollywood agency will bring two of Cobain’s paintings to his hometown for the Seattle Art Fair.

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Schimmel Center to Host a Two-Day Toast to the Bottom Line

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:33:25 GMT

The Bottom Line, a nightclub in Greenwich Village, in September 2003. Paul Shaffer is to host a festival with performances from many of the musicians whose careers were shaped at the club.The bandleader Paul Shaffer will host the festival, which is to include performances from many of the musicians whose careers were shaped there.

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Anatomy of a Scene: Sofia Coppola Narrates a Scene From ‘The Beguiled’

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:01:41 GMT

The director discusses a sequence featuring Colin Farrell and Kirsten Dunst.

New Works, and a Milestone, for American Ballet Theater’s Fall Season

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:00:26 GMT

The A.B.T. is to celebrate its 25th year under the artistic direction of Kevin McKenzie.The company’s 25th year under Kevin McKenzie will feature premieres by Alexei Ratmansky, Jessica Lang and Benjamin Millepied.

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Anatomy of a Scene | ‘The Beguiled’

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:54:40 GMT

Sofia Coppola narrates a sequence featuring Colin Farrell and Kirsten Dunst.

Tastemaker Wanted: Lincoln Center Festival Director to Step Down

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:30:14 GMT

A scene from the play “Kafka on the Shore,” part of the Lincoln Center Festival in 2015. The festival’s director, Nigel Redden, announced on Wednesday that he would leave the position after this summer’s festival, his 20th.The director, Nigel Redden, announced on Wednesday that he would leave the position after this summer’s festival, his 20th.

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Michael Bond, Paddington Bear Creator, Is Dead at 91

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:49:12 GMT

Michael Bond, the British author who created Paddington Bear. His books have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and have been translated into at least 40 languages.The character — disaster-prone but good-natured and always polite — was the hero of children’s novels, picture books and animated television series.

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Takes CNN to Task for Retracted Article

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:24:22 GMT

Stephen Colbert said a recent CNN article was the network’s “worst mistake since their short-lived spinoff, ‘Wolf Blitzer’s Rockin’ Situation Garage.’”Mr. Colbert found something he has in common with President Trump: Both enjoyed taking shots at CNN this week.

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A Canopy of Knitted Light at MoMA PS1

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Take a 360-degree tour through “Lumen,” Jenny Sabin’s photoluminescent installation at MoMA PS1. Ms. Sabin won the museum’s Young Architects Program.

What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Okja,’ ‘Younger’ and ‘Broadchurch’

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:27 GMT

An Seo Hyun, left, and her pet in “Okja.”A South Korean girl embarks on an odyssey to save her massive pet pig in “Okja.” And Liza finds that telling the truth isn’t as easy as she had hoped in “Younger.”

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Geri Allen, Pianist Who Reconciled Jazz’s Far-Flung Styles, Dies at 60

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:01:53 GMT

Geri Allen in 2012. She gained prominence in the 1980s.Ms. Allen’s dense but agile piano playing formed a bridge between jazz’s midcentury past and its stylistically diffuse present.

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Michael Nyqvist, a Star in ‘John Wick’ and the Swedish ‘Dragon Tattoo,’ Dies at 56

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:07:29 GMT

Michael Nyqvist, the Swedish actor, in 2015. He landed his breakthrough role at age 39 in the 2000 film “Together.”Mr. Nyqvist was a star in Swedish movies and television before playing villains in Hollywood thrillers. He also wrote about his search for his biological parents.

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Ask a Showrunner: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Finale: How a Mystery Hid Its Villain

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:03:11 GMT

From left: Tyler Blackburn, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse, Troian Bellisario and Ashley Benson in “Pretty Little Liars.”I. Marlene King, the showrunner for “Pretty Little Liars,” discusses the Freeform mystery series, which wrapped up its run on Tuesday night.

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Review: Sisters Plot Their Escapes From ‘Napoli, Brooklyn’

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:00:15 GMT

Jordyn DiNatale throwing a glass of water on Michael Rispoli in “Napoli, Brooklyn,” by Meghan Kennedy, at the Laura Pels Theater.In Meghan Kennedy’s kitchen-table drama at the Roundabout, an immigrant Italian family in 1960 seems ready to explode. Then it does.

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Margaux Fragoso, Memoirist Who Wrote Hauntingly of Sexual Abuse, Dies at 38

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:59:20 GMT

Margaux Fragoso“Tiger, Tiger,” Ms. Fragoso’s graphic account of her relationship with a much older man, was considered one of the more notable books of the year when it was released in 2011.

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Richard Benson, Photographer and Printer, Dies at 73

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:57:34 GMT

Lee Friedlander’s “Richard Benson, Newport, Rhode Island, 1984.”Mr. Benson believed in the painterly impact of reproducing the work of photographers like Irving Penn, Lee Friedlander and Helen Levitt on an offset printing press.

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Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Says No Town Hall Talks Anytime Soon

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:05:19 GMT

Angela C. Agrusa, a lawyer for Bill Cosby, speaking to reporters in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Mr. Cosby’s publicists had said that he hoped to speak to groups this summer, but his lawyer said such appearances are unlikely until after the retrial.

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Heard of the Jimmys? It’s the Tonys, for Teenagers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:39:40 GMT

Students practicing with Kiesha Lalama, foreground.This year, 74 of the nation’s most talented theatrical hopefuls took the stage for the Jimmy Awards, now in its ninth year.

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Broadway’s Biggest Night — for Teenagers

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:39:26 GMT

Each June, two students are chosen as winners of the Jimmy Awards, a sort of Tonys for teenagers. Step into their high-kicking world as 74 theatrical hopefuls from around the country compete for stardom.

Christie’s Owner Unveils Plans for Private Paris Museum

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:11:18 GMT

An artistic rendering of the Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s design for a new museum inside the Bourse de Commerce building in Paris.François Pinault’s contemporary art collection will be housed in one of Paris’s historic rotundas, which is being renovated by the architect Tadao Ando.

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How They Pulled Off Those Perfectly Timed Stunts in ‘Baby Driver’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:08:58 GMT

From left, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Ansel Elgort (in car) and Jon Hamm after a heist in “Baby Driver.”The director Edgar Wright brought in a choreographer best known for music videos like Sia’s “Chandelier” to map out every beat of the action.

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Review: ‘Spell Reel’ Shows a Revolution Filmed, on the Leader’s Orders

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:56:19 GMT

A scene from the documentary “Spell Reel,” set in Guinea-Bissau.The documentary digs up movies shot to document Guinea-Bissau’s war of independence from Portugal in the 1960s and ’70s.

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Books News: Liveright to Publish Nelson Mandela’s Letters From Prison

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:54:22 GMT

The publisher expects to issue a volume of selected correspondence in 2018, with a fuller two-volume set to follow. See one of the letters here.

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Review: Midlife Crisis, With Pachyderm, in ‘Pop Aye’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:53:08 GMT

Thaneth Warakulnukroh and Bong the elephant in “Pop Aye,” directed by Kirsten Tan.A quixotic Thai drama about a middle-aged architect, an old elephant and their journey into a new life.

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Review: In ‘Okja,’ a Girl and Her Pig Take on the Food Industrial Complex

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:46:21 GMT

The computer-generated Okja, left, and An Seo Hyun in “Okja.”Bong Joon-ho’s latest film on Netflix is a high-speed satire with a conscience and a heart. And Tilda Swinton in braces.

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Books of The Times: Review: Francis Spufford’s First Novel Is a Swashbuckling Tale

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:40:43 GMT

Francis Spufford“Golden Hill” follows the misadventures of a handsome young stranger who arrives in New York from London, hoping to cash in on a fortune.

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