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‘The Big Sick,’ South Asian Identity and Me

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:03:38 GMT

Kumail Nanjiani, right, and Zoe Kazan in “The Big Sick,” a movie written by Mr. Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon (played by Ms. Kazan), based on their relationship.The hit movie reflects the world that one New York Times writer grew up in. But does it do so at the expense of South Asian women?


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Another Look at Princess Diana, With a Notable Difference

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:40:18 GMT

Princess Diana with her sons, Prince Harry, left, and Prince William.Twenty years after their mother died, Prince William and Prince Harry talk about their memories in “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy,” on HBO.


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Tim and Eric Figure Out How to Do the Wrong Thing, Perfectly

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:56:28 GMT

Tim Heidecker, left, and Eric Wareheim backstage at the Town Hall in Manhattan.These two outsider comedians haven’t exactly gone mainstream, but they’ve had an outsize impact on communications from liquor ads to “Portlandia.”


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Review: ‘People of Earth’ Returns for Affectingly Close Encounters

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:01:10 GMT

Wyatt Cenac in “People of Earth” on TBS.TBS brings back its alien-abductee comedy, which evolved from a sci-fi goof into a charming story of people (and space people) looking to connect.


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‘Dunkirk’ Exceeds Box Office Expectations as ‘Valerian’ Bombs

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:52:15 GMT

Kenneth Branagh in Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” which took in more than expected at the weekend box office.“Dunkirk,” a World War II movie directed by Christopher Nolan, found an audience despite being considered a more serious film than usual summer fare.


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Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Affluence Without Abundance’

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:58:41 GMT

The author James Suzman.In his new book, James Suzman writes about the Bushmen hunter-gatherers and what they have taught him about how the modern world lives.


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Review: Steve Jobs of Apple, Tech Visionary, Has Glitches as an Opera

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:04:05 GMT

Edward Parks as Steve Jobs in “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” running through Aug. 25 at the Santa Fe Opera.The much-in-demand composer Mason Bates and the librettist Mark Campbell have given Jobs’s thorny life a sappier, more stale arc.


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Angela Merkel’s Humanity, Captured in an Elizabeth Peyton Oil

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:42:37 GMT

“Her face is so determined and tender,” the artist Elizabeth Peyton said of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor.For a profile, Vogue rendered Ms. Merkel, the German chancellor, not in a glossy photo shoot but in muted hues by Ms. Peyton, the American artist.


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At Comic-Con, Ben Affleck Says He Will Continue to Play Batman

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:42:17 GMT

Jason Momoa, left, and Ben Affleck greeting fans at the “Justice League” autograph signing on Saturday at Comic-Con International.The actor rebutted an article saying that his days as the Caped Crusader were numbered.


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David Mamet Doesn’t Want to Hear From You. Do Other Playwrights?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:12:00 GMT

Theatergoers met members of the cast and creative team of the musical “Come From Away” during a recent matinee talkback.Tedious or contentious, the post-show discussion has become part of the theater landscape. Given a choice, would other writers issue a gag order?


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Review: U.S. Youth Orchestra Inspires a Chinese Counterpart

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:06:16 GMT

The conductor Marin Alsop leading the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in a program that included a short John Adams work and a premiere by Gabriela Lena Frank at Carnegie Hall on Friday.Carnegie Hall hosted back-to-back performances from American and Chinese ensembles.


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More Than 90 at Chance the Rapper Concert Hospitalized

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:11:48 GMT

Chance the Rapper in concert.Scores of fans at the event in Hartford were treated for severe intoxication.


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Newspeak on the Stage, but Real Glassware at a Theater’s Bar

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:01:21 GMT

Billy-Grace Ward, left, and Neda Sultova sat in the Ambassador’s Lounge before a show at The Hudson Theater. The bar at the theater uses real glassware as opposed to the plastic used at many other Broadway theaters.The Hudson Theater, home to a stage adaptation of “1984,” serves drinks in real glasses, not the plastic ones used by most other Broadway theaters.


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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Story of a Girl’ and ‘Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White’

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:00:30 GMT

Ryann Shane and Kevin Bacon in “Story of a Girl.”Kyra Sedgwick makes her directorial debut with her husband, Kevin Bacon, and their daughter, Sosie. And Michael Phelps races (sort of) a great white on Shark Week.


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John Heard, the Frazzled Father in ‘Home Alone,’ Dies at 71

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:18:53 GMT

John Heard in 1994 in an episode of “Law and Order.” He gained recognition mainly for lighter roles in films of the 1980s and 1990s.Mr. Heard played pained characters in dramas but was best known as the dad who embarked on a family trip to Paris without his youngest son.


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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ and ‘Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio’

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:26 GMT

Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge.”Mel Gibson’s Oscar-nominated tale of wartime resistance comes to HBO. And Joe Berlinger investigates an unsolved case of vanishing Ohio women.


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Clancy Sigal, Novelist Whose Life Was a Tale in Itself, Dies at 90

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:56:10 GMT

The authors Clancy Sigal and Doris Lessing in the late 1950s or early ’60s. They used their romantic relationship as source material for their novels.Jailed at 5, blacklisted in Hollywood, the author of “Going Away” fell in with R.D. Laing and Doris Lessing.


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Review: Revisiting a Throbbing Classic of Electronic Music

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:02:23 GMT

Morton Subotnick performing “Silver Apples of the Moon” at the Lincoln Center Festival.The Lincoln Center Festival presented a transformed live-performance version of Morton Subotnick’s classic 1967 recording, “Silver Apples of the Moon.”


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Critic's Notebook: The Drag Queen Overshares, but the Guru Has Something to Hide

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:53:10 GMT

Brian Charles Rooney in “Miss Blanche Tells It All,” part of the New York Musical Festival.Questions of identity are explored through song in three shows at the New York Musical Festival.


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That Decisive Moment: Chilling Fervor: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:49:20 GMT

Political messages from the pianist Igor Levit and the conductor Daniel Barenboim were among the highlights.



In Europe, Opera Takes On Our Time

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:31:34 GMT

From left, Julia Bullock, Andrew Watts and Paul Appleby in Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress,” at the Aix Festival in France.A tour of savage, skeptical productions in France, Germany and Switzerland shows a range of artists dissatisfied with the state of the world.


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Review: ‘Story of a Girl,’ on Overcoming Viral Infamy

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:29:41 GMT

Ryann Shane and Kevin Bacon in “Story of a Girl.”Kyra Sedgwick directs her husband, Kevin Bacon, in a Lifetime movie about a teenage victim of slut-shaming.


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When a Comic Book Hillbilly and Milton Collide

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:24:19 GMT

Gary Panter in his studio in Brooklyn.Gary Panter — known for his punk graphics, the sets of “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and Jimbo — returns to graphic novels with a phantasmagoric take on “Paradise Regained.”


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How Quiet Should You Be During ‘Game of Thrones’? Fans Disagree

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:13:43 GMT

Spectators on Tuesday at the premiere of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” during the Night in the Metro at Mayakovskaya subway station in Moscow.Some say any peep from a companion watching the hit HBO show would ruin everything. Others are more accommodating. And some just have to talk.


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What I Love: Andy Blankenbuehler, ‘Hamilton’ Choreographer, at Home in Harlem

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:09:53 GMT

When the choreographer finally got his dream house, it was during a nightmarish time in his life.



10 Things to Do in NYC Now

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:01:07 GMT

The folk musician Olivia Chaney, at keyboard, performing with members of the Decemberists (from left, Nate Query, John Moen and Colin Meloy) at Brooklyn Steel in April.It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. Here’s a sampling of cultural highlights this weekend and over the week ahead.


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Painting From Goering’s Collection Is Returned to Banker’s Heirs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:26:58 GMT

“The Raising of Lazarus” (circa 1530–1540), by an anonymous German artist, was salvaged by the Monuments Men at the end of World War II. The painting was returned to an heir, Frank Winkel, at a ceremony in Munich on Friday.Nearly 80 years after it was stolen from a German family by the Nazis, a 16th-century painting was returned to the family’s descendants in Munich.


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Popcast: Streaming Is Taking Over Pop, but It’s Far From Flawless

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:33:37 GMT

Jay-Z, who heralded the arrival of Tidal in 2015, has become one of the most high-profiles faces in the music-streaming business.Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal: Seemingly every major streaming service has suffered through some controversy lately. A panel discussion, on Popcast.


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Playlist: The Playlist: Linkin Park Pays Tribute to Chester Bennington

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:40:47 GMT

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park onstage at the Download Festival in June. The band has released a new video showcasing his live performances.Hear 13 of the week's most important new tracks from Romeo Santos, Chance the Rapper, PVRIS and more.


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Detroit House Music Takes a Swaggering Step Out of the Darkness

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:05:44 GMT

The D.J. and producer Theo Parrish is a cornerstone of the hardy and prolific Detroit house music scene.A daytime lineup of producers and D.J.s is coming to the Panorama Festival on Randalls Island, giving an influential music scene a chance to shine.


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Review: Balanchine Jewels from Paris, Moscow and New York

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:58:37 GMT

Teresa Reichlen and fellow members of New York City Ballet performing in “Rubies” on Thursday night.The Lincoln Center Festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of George Balanchine’s “Jewels” with three of the world’s foremost ballet companies.


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Live Auctions End at Christie’s South Ken. Will Online Sales Fill the Void?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:58:21 GMT

“Last Rights: The Spirits of the Dead Are Watching” (1992) by Robert Colescott.More than 40 years of history at the London salesroom closed with the sale of a walnut table used for auction house board meetings.


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Critic's Notebook: This Podcast Is a Love Story, for Your Ears Only

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:16:23 GMT

From left, Jessie Shelton and Jonathan Groff, who play the “36 Questions” podcast’s characters, and the composers Ellen Winter and Chris Littler.The new podcast “36 Questions” sets a standard for the future of musical theater.


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A Word With: Kevin Bacon Knows You’re Gazing at Him

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:00:26 GMT

Kevin Bacon, star of “I Love Dick,” plays a fatherly figure in Lifetime’s “Story of a Girl,” which is directed by his wife, Kyra Sedgwick.The star of “I Love Dick” talks about his new sex-symbol status and his latest project with his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, who made her directorial debut.


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Beyoncé Statue at Madame Tussauds Is ‘Adjusted’ After Criticism

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:43:06 GMT

The wax figure of Beyoncé at the Midtown Manhattan location of Madame Tussauds. Left, before the styling and lighting were adjusted, and, right, after they were adjusted.The statue was denounced on social media because it seemed to whitewash the pop star. On Friday, a new version was on display in Manhattan.


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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says if Simpson Is a Model Prisoner, Maybe He Should Stay

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:11:18 GMT

All the late-night hosts, including Trevor Noah, took on the news of O.J. Simpson’s victory before a parole board.All the late-night hosts weighed in on O.J. Simpson’s victory before a parole board on Thursday.


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Jessica Williams Charts Her Course: ‘I Know What I’d Be Incredible At’

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:23 GMT

Jessica Williams, who is the star of the film “The Incredible Jessica James” on Netflix.Many “Daily Show” fans had hoped she would succeed Jon Stewart, but she took herself out of the running to focus elsewhere.


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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Ozark’ and ‘Descendants 2’

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:16 GMT

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in “Ozark.”Jason Bateman plays an angry white money launderer trying to save his life at the Lake of the Ozarks. And Disney adds some new villain kids to its popular fairy-tale mix.


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Chester Bennington Brought Rock Ferocity to Linkin Park’s Innovations

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:58:48 GMT

Chester Bennington performing at Madison Square Garden in 2011.Mr. Bennington, who died at 41, could sing any way he wanted — guttural and anguished or dreamlike and sweet.


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Streaming: Le CiNéMa Club Presents Its Movie of the Week. What?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:46:11 GMT

A scene from the Gus Van Sant short “The Discipline of D.E.,” which has been shown by Le CiNéMa Club.In a time of binge-watching and media overload, a streaming site hosts just one film each week, complementing it with a few other special features.


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‘Confederate’ Poses Test Over Race for ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators and HBO

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:45:07 GMT

From left, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of “Game of Thrones,” at the Emmy Awards in 2016.Set in an America where slavery still exists, the show, from the “Game of Thrones” creators, has prompted concerns about its mixture of race, politics and history.


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Events for Children in NYC This Week

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:39:10 GMT

Matt Singer, on guitar, and Liam Hurley of the Big Littles, who play acoustic pop on small instruments.Our guide to cultural events in New York City for families with children and teenagers.


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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:15:21 GMT

A gelatin silver print from 2000 of Irving Penn’s “Girl Drinking (Mary Jane Russell), New York, 1949,” included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art retrospective “Irving Penn: Centennial.” The exhibition will close on July 30; see listing below.Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.


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Film Series in NYC This Week

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:07:21 GMT

Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in the Oscar-winning “A Place in the Sun,” which will show at the Metrograph on Monday, the first screening in a yearlong partnership between that movie theater and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. See listing below.Our guide to film series and special screenings.


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Dance in NYC This Week

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:55:53 GMT

Abigail Levine will recreate Sol LeWitt’s “Wall Drawing #56,” according to the artist’s painstaking written instructions, as a choreographic exercise at Fridman Gallery over five days. See listing below.Our guide to dance performances.


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Anatomy of a Scene: Luc Besson Narrates a Scene From ‘Valerian’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:50:16 GMT

The director discusses a scene from his film.



Comedy in NYC This Week

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:49:48 GMT

The stand-up comedian Joe Pera will try out material for coming TV specials in three shows at Union Hall in Brooklyn next week; see listing below.Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows.


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Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Valerian’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:46:04 GMT

Luc Besson narrates a sequence from "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" featuring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.



Classical Music in NYC This Week

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:45:11 GMT

Louis Langrée will lead the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in its first program of the summer on Tuesday and Wednesday; see listing below.Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.


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Profile: Inside the World of Brad Thor

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:41:49 GMT

“The complaint I’m getting is I don’t write fast enough,” Brad Thor says of his fan base.To build a lasting fan base in the relentless world of espionage thrillers, Brad Thor has cranked out 17 books in 16 years, selling nearly 15 million copies.


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