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A Scene Right Out of Philip Roth: His Books Come Home to Newark’s Library

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:38:50 GMT

Philip Roth revisiting areas where he grew up in Newark.When Mr. Roth’s books are moved to a refurbished space in the Newark Public Library, they will be shelved using the same system he created at home.

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Trevor Noah: The First Time I Drove a Car. (I Was 6.)

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:21:59 GMT

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” who grew up in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Johannesburg. He’s the author of “Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood” (Spiegel & Grau).Born and raised in South Africa, Mr. Noah talks about growing up poor there, and his mother’s beat-up, tangerine Volkswagen Beetle.

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Critic's Notebook: In ‘Rectify,’ Life After Prison and the Chance to Be Reborn

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:10:39 GMT

Aden Young plays an ex-convict reintegrating into society in “Rectify.”The final season of the SundanceTV series uses deep Christian themes in telling the story of an ex-convict who is unequipped for freedom.

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Paul Beatty and Elizabeth Strout Among 13 on Longlist for 2016 Booker Prize

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:52:15 GMT

Paul Beatty, the author of “The Sellout.”Other authors in contention for the prestigious award include J.M. Coetzee, Ottessa Moshfegh and Ian McGuire.

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Challenging Boundaries With Her Naked Body

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:00:15 GMT

The artist Carolee Schneemann, at home outside New Paltz, N.Y.Carolee Schneemann, 77, may have been years ahead of her time, but she is getting her due amid growing interest in artists of her generation.

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Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Shines in a Joyous ‘Sunday in the Park With George’

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:53:03 GMT

Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal in “Sunday in the Park With George,” at City Center.In this gala performance, Mr. Gyllenhaal plays the French painter Georges Seurat at work. It’s another musical night to remember at City Center.

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A Retort to Shrinking Screens, in an Ultra-Immersive Show at the Whitney

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:22:29 GMT

Hito Steyerl’s “Factory of the Sun” (2015), in which viewers sit on lounge chairs in a gridded space to watch a video game parody.“Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016” explores the multidimensional possibilities of film, historically and today.

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Buffalo Philharmonic, Once Languishing, Has Come a Long Way

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:08:44 GMT

JoAnn Falletta leading a performance of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall.The orchestra’s fortunes have improved in the years since JoAnn Falletta took over, and she hopes to make it more central to the city’s identity.

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Race/Related: Declaring ‘That’s Me,’ and Empowering Latinas

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:28:57 GMT

Sarai Gonzalez, 11, posing for a portrait in Union Square, in Manhattan.How a viral music video featuring a defiant and adorable little girl stood up to the anti-Latino rhetoric of the Trump campaign.

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Public Theater Takes Its Under the Radar Festival to a Warship

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:35:37 GMT

A 600 Highwaymen production of “Employee of the Year.” The troupe will be performing “The Fever” at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival in January.The 13th annual festival includes “Blueprint Specials,” a musical performed at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

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Review: 500 Years of Cultivation in ‘Portrait of a Garden’

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:10:25 GMT

“Portrait of a Garden,” a documentary about tending a Dutch kitchen garden over centuries, opens on Wednesday.A Dutch kitchen garden on a historic estate yields lessons about what humans and nature can cooperate in creating.

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Critc's Notebook: Tracing the Path of AIDS Through the Dance World

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:08:24 GMT

Slim Ninja, far right, taking part in a performance celebrating the legacy of Willi Ninja, part of Danspace Project’s “Platform 2016: Lost and Found.”Danspace Project’s “Platform 2016: Lost and Found,” featuring performances and conversations, explores the disease’s impact over three decades.

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Review: In ‘Supersonic,’ the Band Oasis and Its Combative Brothers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:03:52 GMT

“Supersonic,” a documentary about the founding members of the rock band Oasis — Liam Gallagher, above (and his brother Noel) — is directed by Mat Whitecross.This documentary looks at the rock group’s founding members, Liam and Noel Gallagher, through older footage and animated re-creations.

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Artificial Intelligence as a Bridge for Art and Reality

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:38:57 GMT

A photo from this year’s Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn was half of a match made by the “Recognition” computer program, which compares news photos and art from the Tate Britain’s archives.“Recognition” searches 1,000 news photographs a day and matches them with artworks in Tate Britain’s database. The results are surprising.

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Review: Rip Van Winkle Meets Creepy Gnomes in ‘Now Is the Time. Now Is the Best Time. Now Is the Best Time of Your Life.’

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:37:00 GMT

From left, Ry Szelong, Kaaron Briscoe and Morgan Lindsey Tachco in “Now Is the Time. Now Is the Best Time. Now Is the Best Time of Your Life.”An oddly endearing production at the Abrons Arts Center that traffics far more in scary bearded creatures than narrative intelligibility.

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Books of The Times: Review: ‘Turner,’ a Portrait of a Most Dazzling and Disagreeable Artist

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:25:25 GMT

A self-portrait by J.M.W. Turner (circa 1790). Franny Moyle’s ambitious biography depicts J.M.W. Turner’s talent, work ethic and self-involvement in detail but with little style or warmth.

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Review: In ‘Public Enemy,’ a Noble Whistle-Blower Turns Fanatic

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:09:10 GMT

Jimonn Cole, foreground, in “Public Enemy,” David Harrower’s adaptation of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People.”Ibsen’s evergreen story still has much to offer in this 90-minute version by David Harrower, given a modern-dress production by the Pearl Theater.

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Prince’s Paisley Park Is Cleared to Open as a Museum

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:11:07 GMT

Paisley Park, the Prince museum in Chanhassen, Minn. After a zoning delay, tours will start again on Friday.After hitting a zoning snag, the musician’s studio complex will once again be open for tours starting on Friday.

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Emma Rice Will Bow Out as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:39:56 GMT

Emma RiceA statement from the theater’s board suggested that the use of technology in productions led to the decision about her departure, in 2018.

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Glenn Close Will Star, Again, in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ on Broadway

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:00:03 GMT

Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard.”Ms. Close is bringing the role back to Broadway for 16 weeks beginning in February at the Palace Theater.

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A.I. Inspiration: The Science Fiction That Frames Discussion

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:20 GMT

“Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card, is often cited by Robert O. Work, the deputy defense secretary.A look at the movies and novels that inform discussions of real-life artificial intelligence and weapons.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘The Adam Ruins Everything Election Special’

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:24 GMT

Dory, now heroine of her own film.In “Finding Dory,” Ellen DeGeneres is back for another journey with everyone’s favorite clown fish, Nemo. And Adam Conover ruins presidential politics.

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Review: In ‘A Life,’ Lonely and Looking to the Stars for Answers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:00:07 GMT

Brad Heberlee, left, and David Hyde Pierce in “A Life,” at Playwrights Horizons.David Hyde Pierce stars in this bleak new play by Adam Bock, which swerves suddenly from the mundane to the shocking.

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Review: In ‘The Harvest,’ a Crisis of Feeling for Young Evangelicals

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:55:01 GMT

Peter Mark Kendall and Leah Karpel in “The Harvest,” by Samuel D. Hunter, at Lincoln Center Theater.This new play by Samuel D. Hunter centers on a group of 20-somethings who are exploring their problems as they prepare for a mission to the Middle East.

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How an Aesthete’s Eye Can Help a Doctor’s Hand

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:40 GMT

Participants in a teaching demonstration that is led by medical and museum educators inspecting an Umberto Boccioni sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art.With the goal of fostering diagnostic skills and empathy, more medical schools are battling skepticism to offer courses on viewing art.

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Art Dealers Move Out of the Gallery and Into a Taco Bell

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:47:07 GMT

From left, Emma Fernberger, associate director of the Bortolami Gallery; the dealer Stefania Bortolami; and the artist Tom Burr in the former Pirelli Tire Company building in New Haven, where Mr. Burr plans an installation as part of the gallery’s “Artist/City” initiative.Weary of the high-flying approach of big galleries, artists are looking to display art in smaller ways. That might even include an old Taco Bell.

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Discovering Contemporary African Art, With a Curator as a Guide

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:40:33 GMT

Bisi Silva, a curator based in Lagos, Nigeria, has been called “the godmother of contemporary African art.”Specialists are discovering artists, then empowering them to push boundaries, build networks and draw the public to their work.

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Cuba in All Its Natural Glory at the American Museum of Natural History

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:39:34 GMT

Genaro Mauricio at work on a 3-D version of a coral reef for the American Museum of Natural History exhibition “iCuba!”The museum is readying one of the largest exhibitions ever in the United States on Cuba’s biodiversity and culture.

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Bobby Vee, Pop Idol Known for ‘Take Good Care of My Baby,’ Dies at 73

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:07:10 GMT

Bobby Vee in an undated photo. He placed 38 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1959 to 1970.One of a crop of dreamboat singers promoted in the late 1950s and early ’60s, he got his first big break when he filled in for Buddy Holly and others after their plane crashed.

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Too Good to Be Ignored: Women Who Reached the Top in Sports

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:28:37 GMT

Molly Schiot, whose new book is “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History.”A new book, “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History,” looks at women who overcame tremendous obstacles.

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Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life,’ Fear Drives a Master of Suspense

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:41:10 GMT

The latest biography by Peter Ackroyd examines what lurks behind the film director’s obsession with order and control.

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A Word With: Lorenzo Lamas Will Fly You to the Grand Canyon (After He’s Sung)

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:32:25 GMT

Lorenzo Lamas, 58, plays El Gallo in “The Fantasticks” at Theater Center.Mr. Lamas, now in “The Fantasticks,” talks about his life in and out of show business and what brought him back to the stage.

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Critic's Notebook: Schubert’s Chilly Winter Journey, Told Two Ways

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:11:40 GMT

Simon Rattle leading Ensemble Connect with the tenor Mark Padmore in Schubert’s “Winterreise,” at Zankel Hall on Oct. 16.Two interpretations of “Winterreise,” one for a chamber group, the other a piano-and-voice performance, took alternate routes to its emotional depths.

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Review: Ballet With Intricate Geometry, and a Lot of Fun

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:34:03 GMT

An all-Balanchine program: Members of Suzanne Farrell Ballet in “Gounod Symphony” at the Kennedy Center.Spirits, steps and wit sparkled in three George Balanchine pieces performed by Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

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Critic's Notebook: A John Zorn Weekend — 10-Hour Marathon Concert Included

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:14:51 GMT

John Zorn, in camouflage pants, being congratulated after a concert on Thursday night at the Miller Theater.The avant-garde composer’s music could be heard this weekend at Columbia’s Miller Theater, as well as at National Sawdust in Brooklyn.

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A Manhattan Exhibit With Antiquity on the Clock

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:13:32 GMT

A mosaic depicting a man looking at sundial, from ancient Daphne, Roman civilization, 4th century A.D.”Time and the Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity,” at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, shows what shaped our need to be punctual.

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Watching: What You Should Watch This Week: ‘Humans’ and ‘Rectify’

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:15:08 GMT

Gemma Chan in “Humans.”From the Watching team, expert TV and movie recommendations for the next few days.

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Kings of Leon Finally Land a No. 1 Album With ‘WALLS’

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:23:38 GMT

The Kings of Leon, from left, Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill and Nathan Followill.The band’s seventh album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, ahead of new records by the Game and JoJo.

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Texas Couple Pledges Art Collection to the Musée D’Orsay

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:03:54 GMT

Marlene and Spencer Hays, of Texas, are bequeathing to the Musee d’Orsay more than 600 masterworks, including pieces by Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Amedeo Modigliani and Henri Matisse.Marlene and Spencer Hays will gift more than 600 masterworks, the largest foreign donation to France in decades.

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Adam Conover Turns a Skeptical Eye to the Presidential Campaign

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:01:03 GMT

Adam Conover in “The Adam Ruins Everything Election Special,” showing Tuesday on truTV.Mr. Conover, the star of truTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything,” recently taped an election special. He just hoped events wouldn’t overtake it.

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How to Clean a Dusty Picasso at MoMA: Use Your Spit

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:55:32 GMT

The artist Nina Katchadourian at the Museum of Modern Art, where she has created an audio guide that delves into the omnipresence of dust in the museum.A new audio guide shifts the focus from works of art to the dust that coats them.

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