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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:27 GMTMichael Govan, the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in front of Chris Burden’s “Urban Light.”Michael Govan, the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has a provocative vision for his museum and his adopted city.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:40:24 GMTThe actress Tonya Pinkins in 2015.The actress finds herself the subject of taunts. She knows the culprit.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:05:33 GMTA trustee of the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan donates millions to organizations skeptical of climate change.A leader of the American Museum of Natural History has been using her family’s millions to finance organizations that some say undermine the museum’s mission.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:51:43 GMTThe Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner, Oksana Shalygina, in Paris. The couple deny the sexual assault allegations by an actress at an avant-garde theater, saying that an encounter was consensual and that the case is politically motivated.The authorities in Russia questioned the performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner after an actress accused them of sexual assault.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:44:56 GMTThe cast of “Embeds” includes, back row from left, Andre Jamal Kinney, Caleb Harris, Taylor Zakhar and Carrie Lynn-Neales; and, front, from left, Kelsey Asbille, Max Ehrich and Charles Stransky.A former network TV reporter who was embedded with political campaigns talks about this series from Go90, Verizon’s new mobile streaming service.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:51:20 GMTHonesty is like pollen as the narrator moves from person to person in this novel, which bears down on topics like power, freedom, fate and love.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:10:54 GMTAlexandra Bachzetsis at the Museum of Modern Art, where “Massacre: Variations on a Theme” is showing. Alexandra Bachzetsis presents her new, ruthless, repetitive and violent installation, “Massacre: Variations on a Theme,” at the Museum of Modern Art.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:42:49 GMTLeonard Cohen in 1972, in Tony Palmer’s documentary “Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire.”Tony Palmer’s documentary follows this singer-songwriter in an early phase of his career, during a somewhat disordered 1972 European tour.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:08:09 GMTPresident Obama in the Oval Office during an interview with Michiko Kakutani on Friday.In an interview seven days before leaving office, Mr. Obama talked about the role books have played during his presidency and throughout his life.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:21:21 GMTDenzel Washington and Viola Davis as a long-married couple in “Fences,” which Washington directed. They’re almost sure to get Oscar nominations in the best actor and best supporting actress categories, and “Fences” could get a best picture nod, too.Against a backdrop of tense race relations, three widely praised movies should bring needed diversity to this year’s Academy Award nominations.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:25 GMTPresident Obama, delivering his farewell address in Chicago on Jan. 10, 2017. CNN trails President Obama and his staff as they prepare for the transition of power. And “Six” tells fictional stories inspired by a Navy SEAL team.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:30:40 GMTJames S. Ackerman in an undated photograph.Mr. Ackerman’s passion for architecture was kindled while serving in Italy with the Army. His studies of Michelangelo and Palladio are classics in the field.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:22:15 GMTWendy Whalen and Robert Fairchild of New York City Ballet performing “La Sonnambula” in 2014.Our dance critic walks viewers through Balanchine’s Gothic “La Sonnambula.”
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:21:24 GMTJuan Pablo Raba in “Six,” starting Wednesday on the History channel.This shallow-focused television drama on History is mostly a grim, uncomplicated shoot-’em-up of war-weary good guys against savage bad guys.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:06:54 GMTEric T. Miller, left, and RJ Brown in “Mope,” at the Ensemble Studio Theater.Paul Cameron’s Hardy’s new play at the Ensemble Studio Theater focuses on two actors, one a success in pornography, the other just a journeyman player.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:39:21 GMTJames Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award for his performance as the Genie in “Aladdin,” will join the cast of “Hamilton” in mid-April.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:26:41 GMT“St. Jerome,” attributed to the circle of the 16th-century Italian artist Parmigianino, has been determined to be a modern fake, according to a complaint filed by Sotheby’s auction house in United States District Court in New York on Tuesday.Signs of a widening old masters’ forgery case after scientific testing of paint from “St. Jerome.”
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:18 GMTFrom left, Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon, Jane Mayer and Ann Patchett, all finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.Jane Mayer and Ann Patchett are also among the 30 finalists in six categories.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:17 GMTMaria Balshaw has served for the past decade as the director of the Whitworth in Manchester, England, and since 2011 as the director of Manchester City Galleries.Ms. Balshaw, who runs the Whitworth in Manchester, will oversee the four museums in the group, including Tate Modern and Tate Britain.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:12 GMTMaya Rudolph, left, and Greta Gerwig, who plays the title character in “Maggie’s Plan,” directed by Rebecca Miller.A young New Yorker’s ambitions go awry when life happens in “Maggie’s Plan,” starring Greta Gerwig. And “Throwing Shade,” the popular current-events podcast, comes to television.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:00:01 GMTThe Benjamin Franklin broadside from 1723, along with the scrapbook in which it was found, will be on view at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center until Feb. 10.On the founding father’s 311th birthday, the newly rediscovered first piece of Franklin’s printing is going on display at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:40:43 GMTDick Gautier as the vain Conrad Birdie in the 1960 Broadway musical “Bye Bye Birdie.”The comic actor, who was also known for his role as a robot on the TV show “Get Smart,” was 85.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:41:56 GMTThe B-Street Band, with Willie Forte, center.The B-Street Band, booked before Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy, reacted to indignation from fans.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:54:56 GMTFrom left, Julia Sirna-Frest, Leah Karpel and Jorge Cordova in “[Porto].”This Kate Benson play is set in a Brooklyn spot that promises company and conversation, especially for a lonely woman who wants to attract a man.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:36:06 GMTDean Obeidallah, creator of “The Big Brown Comedy Hour,” at the Comic Strip Live club in Manhattan on Sunday.The jokes at Comic Strip Live’s “Big Brown Comedy Hour” took on a more urgent tone in the countdown to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:21:27 GMTThe composer Andrew Norman.The work has taken on an otherworldly reputation, and has been acclaimed by critics as among the finest compositions of the century.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:14:41 GMTPuppeteers act out a relationship between two lonely souls while exploring American consumerism and human rights abuses in “Made in China.”This enchanting, unclassifiable show swings freely between political commentary and surrealistic comedy.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:11:05 GMTTwo episodes of “Frontline” on PBS titled “Divided States of America” go inside the national rift. A CNN program, “The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House,” looks at the transfer of power.One program documents the national division, another examines the delicate transfer of power.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:55:47 GMTIrma Boom at her office in Amsterdam.The Dutch designer, one of the world’s pre-eminent bookmakers, doesn’t call herself an artist, but many view her creations as works of art.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:46:03 GMTThe heroine of Lucinda Rosenfeld’s stiletto-sharp novel tries to do the right thing about race, class, nutrition, poverty, parenthood and plastics.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:49:59 GMTLisa Kron, who won the award for most promising musical theater librettist.Daniel Zaitchik also won the award, which comes with $100,000.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:43:01 GMTThe Weeknd, whose “Starboy” is atop the chart for its second week in a row, and the third time since the album was released in November.The surge of the “La La Land” soundtrack, after the film won seven Golden Globes, is the biggest news.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:31:12 GMTPresident Obama in the Oval Office on Friday during an interview with Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times.Michiko Kakutani, our chief book critic, met with Mr. Obama to discuss the books and writers that have influenced his life and presidency.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:01:49 GMTPaul Ritter as Marc, left, and Rufus Sewell as Serge in “Art.”The new production in London of Yasmina Reza’s play about a painting has a sting. But the revival of Shaw’s portrait of Joan of Arc feels bland.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:13 GMTDeborah Small in “13th.”In honor of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, stream “13th,” Ava DuVernay’s film about the mass incarceration of African-American men. Or take your pick of civil rights documentaries on TCM.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:01:01 GMTRuth Wilson in “The Affair.”“The Affair” got back to Montauk with an Alison-and-Cole episode.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:00:14 GMTMarie Mullen, left, and Aisling O’Sullivan in “The Beauty Queen of Leenane.”A revival of Martin McDonagh’s play features Marie Mullen as the mother, Mag; almost 20 years ago she played Maureen, Mag’s daughter.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:01:01 GMTPatrick Sabongui and Claire Danes in “Homeland.”Things aren’t so happy though, despite the nice brownstone, and the return of Quinn.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:13:19 GMTConfirming an unusual number of deaths in a given year is tricky, since celebrity is a subjective quality. But several media tallies point to a trend.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:04:16 GMTActors at the State Jewish Theater in Bucharest, Romania, after a performance this month. The theater stages mostly Yiddish plays in a city with a tiny Jewish population.Bucharest is home to one of only a handful of Yiddish theaters left in Europe, which remained open even as Romania was gripped by anti-Semitism during World War II.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:07:56 GMTEmma Watson and Dan Stevens as the title characters in “Beauty and the Beast,” scheduled for release in March.When a song-and-dance film earns $132 million this fast, others will follow — with Emma Watson, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig and Josh Gad, for starters.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:33:35 GMTAn interior of the Morgan Library & Museum, a beneficiary of the estate of Amber Lightfoot Walker, who died in 2014.Money from the estate of the socialite has been donated to Lincoln Center Theater, the Morgan Library & Museum and other institutions.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:28:13 GMTDonald J. TrumpPresident-elect Donald J. Trump has always been hooked on recognition. More than ever, tweeting has given him a fitting outlet.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:26:39 GMTLike reality-TV fans and some Donald J. Trump supporters, today’s novel readers may recognize the artifice before them but form a bond of “shared culpability.”
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:01:53 GMTTony Rosato in a January 1982 sketch on “Saturday Night Live.”Mr. Rosato’s comedy career, which began in Toronto with the Second City troupe, ground to a halt because of mental illness and his incarceration.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:46:14 GMTAlec Baldwin mocked Donald J. Trump on a range of subjects on “Saturday Night Live” after Mr. Trump’s first news conference as president-elect.The actor Alec Baldwin, in a parody of Mr. Trump’s first news conference as president-elect, began by vowing to answer what he said was “the question that’s on everyone’s mind.”
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:00:29 GMTJude Law, starring in “The Young Pope.”Call it “Vatican of Cards”: “The Young Pope” is sometimes so bad it’s almost good, our critic says. And Season 6 of “Homeland” brings a note of comfort in troubling times.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:42:18 GMTJennifer Holliday said on Saturday that she would no longer take part in any events affiliated with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president.The singer said she had been influenced by an article about how her planned appearance was heartbreaking to her gay fans.