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Critic’s Notebook: Who We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Weinstein

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:20:36 GMT

Annabella Sciorra in “Jungle Fever.”After Annabella Sciorra told her story about Harvey Weinstein, I watched her work again — and wondered what might have been.


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Review: ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ on Netflix Is a Bold Reboot From Spike Lee

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:47:41 GMT

DeWanda Wise in “She’s Gotta Have It” on Netflix, a TV reboot of Spike Lee’s debut film.The director has remade his breakthrough film as a streaming series, and this time Nola Darling’s work is as important as her love life.


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With a Singing SpongeBob, Nickelodeon Aims for a Broadway Splash

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:25:59 GMT

Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants and Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical” at the Palace Theater.To capture the spirit of its relentlessly cheerful animated hero and his underwater world, a $20 million musical that “explodes off the stage.”


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Album Review: Blackbear Is Not Quite the Sum of His Parts on ‘Cybersex’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:26:05 GMT

The singer and rapper Blackbear wears his influences from the early 2000s loudly.The singer and rapper’s fourth album flirts with the shifts at play in pop music today, but it feels more like a mimeograph than an innovation.


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Trying to Save a 1950s Mural of 1800s Chelsea From Demolition

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:28:53 GMT

Julien Binford’s “A Memory of 14th Street and 6th Avenue” (1954), a 110-foot-long canvas painting of the intersection during the late 19th century. It is housed inside a bank building in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.A city councilman joins the effort to preserve a W.P.A.-style painting housed inside a bank building set to be converted into condominiums.


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Listen to the Best of Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:08:53 GMT

Dmitri Hvorostovsky at Carnegie Hall in 2011.Some of our favorite clips capturing the artistry of the Russian baritone, a mainstay at the Metropolitan Opera who died of cancer on Nov. 22 at 55.


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What Should I Watch in the Background on Thanksgiving Day?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:53:36 GMT

A scene from “Zumbo’s Just Desserts.”With everyone hopping on and off the couch, it’s not the best time to start a particularly involved series.


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Mr. Robot: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3, Episode 7: Old Friends Return, Briefly

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:01:01 GMT

Christian Slater as Mr. Robot in “Mr. Robot.”This week’s emotionally brutal episode, which picked up right after the cataclysmic E Corp attack, found people breaking down all over the place.


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Review: A Boy’s Own Desire in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:46:13 GMT

Timothée Chalamet in “Call Me by Your Name.”In the latest movie from the Italian director Luca Guadagnino (“I Am Love”), Armie Hammer plays a visiting student who falls for his host’s teenage son.


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Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:00:20 GMT

No production of “Follies” has plumbed the depths of its sadness as fearlessly as Dominic Cooke’s interpretation at London’s National Theater.New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.


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Too Many Batmans and Supermans?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:43:03 GMT

From left, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot in "Justice League."DC used to feature one version of a superhero at a time onscreen.


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Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Live From Toronto

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:15:20 GMT

On this week’s podcast, the “Kim’s Convenience” star tells the story of a father’s birth plan gone awry.


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Popcast: Remembering Lil Peep

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:55:52 GMT

Lil Peep photographed in April. The 21-year-old rapper died of an apparent Xanax overdose.The 21-year-old rapper, who died last week, found a unique way to unite the languages of hip-hop and emo. A conversation about his legacy, on Popcast.


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This Weekend: How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:55:29 GMT

A pride of lions in Botswana.As your Thanksgiving feast digests, settle in with a nature series, a Beatles documentary or something a bit like “The Affair,” but good.


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Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker’s Estate for Control of Steely Dan

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:02:20 GMT

Donald Fagen has sued the estate of Walter Becker, who died in September, for complete ownership of the band’s name and damages in excess of $1 million.Mr. Fagen, the band’s only remaining member, seeks sole ownership of it in a challenge to Mr. Becker’s widow.


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Art Review: Stephen Shore’s MoMA Survey Shows a Restless Reformer as a Master of Photography

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:00:35 GMT

Stephen Shore’s “U.S. 97, South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, July 21, 1973,” at the Museum of Modern Art.The Museum of Modern Art offers a commanding retrospective of five decades of Stephen Shore’s groundbreaking work.


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Anatomy of a Scene | 'Call Me by Your Name'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:28:30 GMT

Luca Guadagnino narrates a sequence from his film featuring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.



Rewind: A Restored ‘Passion of Joan of Arc’ Still a Transcendent Masterpiece

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:05:09 GMT

Maria Falconetti in Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent film, “The Passion of Joan of Arc.”Carl Theodor Dreyer’s landmark silent film is back on the big screen in a new digital restoration.


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He Knows Bikini Bottom. Now He Gets to Swim There.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:34:17 GMT

Ethan Slater, pictured here in his Brooklyn neighborhood, said physical comedians had influenced his performance as the title character in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.”“It’s a little freaky” how much the energetic actor Ethan Slater seems like the title character he plays in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.”


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G’night Forever, Little Edie! Grey Gardens Is Empty at Last.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:33:21 GMT

Buyers carrying their items down the stairs for purchase.“No extra charge for the cat pee!” said an organizer. But, yes, pricing was a challenge: How to put a monetary value on provenance this rich?


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Clive Barnes Award Winner and Nominees Are Announced

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:12:29 GMT

Gemma Bond’s “Then and Again” at the Joyce Ballet Festival this year. Ms. Bond is the winner of the Clive Barnes Award for dance.Gemma Bond, the ballet dancer and choreographer, is the winner of this year’s dance award. Theater winners will be announced on Jan. 8.


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Unearthed Raymond Chandler Story Rebukes U.S. Health Care System

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:18:23 GMT

Raymond Chandler, the crime novelist, in 1946. One of his short stories, “It’s All Right — He Only Died,” was recently discovered and published by Strand Magazine, a literary quarterly.You won’t find Philip Marlowe in the crime novelist’s short story “It’s All Right — He’s Dead.” But it explores themes still relevant 60 years after Chandler’s death.


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Books of The Times: Not if the Seas Rise, but When and How High

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:00:01 GMT

Jeff Goodell’s “The Water Will Come” reports on climate change and contemplates the future fates of coastal cities.


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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says Charlie Rose Should ‘Put on His Pants and Leave’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:22:48 GMT

Jimmy Fallon joined a chorus of late-night comics taking shots at Charlie Rose on Tuesday.As sexual assault allegations continue to pour in against famous men, the late-night hosts have begun to address them with regularity.


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On Comedy: Comedy Is Booming. I Can’t Wait for the Bust.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:00:25 GMT

Our critic says comedy feels stagnant right now, dominated by the same stars. It’s time to make room for up-and-comers.


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Step Inside Bolivia’s Psychedelic Dream Homes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:00:23 GMT

Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani is gaining fame for his elaborate, electric style of architecture that he sees as part of a movement embracing local culture and traditions.



What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Godless’ and ‘The Wall’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:20 GMT

A scene from the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None.”Watch Michelle Dockery and Jeff Daniels in a Netflix western, or stream the Emmy-winning Thanksgiving episode of “Master of None.”


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Review: TV Crooners (and Danny Aiello) Head ‘Home for the Holidays’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:45:19 GMT

From left, Evynne Hollens, Peter Hollens, Bianca Ryan, Danny Aiello and Kaitlyn Bristowe in ”Home for the Holidays” at the August Wilson Theater.Despite the presence of “American Idol” winner Candice Glover, this limp revue of carols and pop songs isn’t likely to bring much Yuletide cheer.


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Review: Who Is ‘Harry Clarke,’ and Why Is He So Appealing?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:45:19 GMT

Billy Crudup stars as a man who reinvents himself in David Cale’s “Harry Clarke” at the Vineyard Theater.Billy Crudup is having a blast as a Midwestern sad sack and his English alter ego in David Cale’s one-man, double-life play at the Vineyard.


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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:22:47 GMT

Emma Amos’s “Tightrope,” a self-portrait from 1994, at Ryan Lee Gallery.New shows focus on Emma Amos’s women of many colors, McArthur Binion’s “DNA Series” and Torbjorn Rodland’s arresting photographs.


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Female Investors Express Interest in Weinstein Company

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:30:23 GMT

Maria Contreras-Sweet, who led the Small Business Administration under President Barack Obama, is leading an investor group. She has proposed renaming the Weinstein Company and removing Bob Weinstein as chairman.Neither of two investor groups is close to a deal, but their interest shows the factors beyond mere business considerations the embattled studio must address.


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Atlanta Rap Keeps Evolving. Quality Control Is Taking It Global.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:04:59 GMT

Pierre Thomas, known as Pee, the chief executive of Quality Control, holds up his chain in Atlanta.The nimble record label in the world’s de facto hip-hop capital is working to build sustainable careers, not viral moments, in the streaming era.


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Robot From ‘Forbidden Planet’ Breaks Auction Records

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:26:13 GMT

Robby the Robot with Anne Francis in a promotional portrait for “Forbidden Planet.”Robby the Robot sold for $5.375 million, breaking the record for price of a movie prop sold at auction.


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The Grand Ole Opry, a Nashville Institution, Comes to New York

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:44:59 GMT

The Grand Ole Opry is expanding. The country music institution is opening a restaurant and concert space in Times Square.The 92-year-old country music show is opening a Southern-themed restaurant and concert space in Times Square, with plans to expand in the U.S. and beyond.


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Up Next: The ‘Good Time’ Stylist Has Some Tips for Style on a Budget

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:17:20 GMT

Miyako Bellizzi, a stylist, sometimes offers people money to buy what they’re wearing.Miyako Bellizzi, who transformed Robert Pattinson from a “pretty boy” into a greasy-haired con artist, knows how to recreate a look.


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John Lasseter, a Pixar Founder, Takes Leave After ‘Missteps’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:41:48 GMT

John Lasseter is the force behind Disney franchises like “Toy Story,” “Cars” and “Frozen.”Mr. Lasseter, who oversees all films made by Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, said he would step away from the company for six months.


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Albert Ledner, Architect With a Quirky Sense, Dies at 93

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:07:13 GMT

Albert Ledner in 2013.Three porthole-filled buildings in New York and many unique homes in New Orleans testify to Mr. Ledner’s adventurousness.


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The Hurricane Hit, but Our Show Went On

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:03:11 GMT

In this snapshot, the playwright Rajiv Joseph captured the flooding outside the Alley Theater, where Hurricane Harvey forced the relocation of his play “Describe the Night.”Rehearsing “Describe the Night” in makeshift space after Hurricane Harvey reminded Rajiv Joseph that theater can help build community. And rebuild it.


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The First Time: Billy Porter: The First Time I Refused to Keep Playing a Stereotype

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:42:14 GMT

The actor Billy Porter is starring in “Kinky Boots,” for which he won a Tony Award in 2013.Seeing “Angels in America” in 1994 was the moment Mr. Porter, the Broadway star, realized he had to rethink his career path and chase a new dream.


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Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:35:35 GMT

Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.


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Critic’s Notebook: 10 Ways to Tell if Your ‘Nutcracker’ Is Traditional

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:57:48 GMT

Robert La Fosse, center, and members of New York City Ballet performing in “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” at the David H. Koch Theater in 2013.Variations on “The Nutcracker” abound. Our critic sorts out what’s true to the ballet’s heart and (a different thing) to its tradition.


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Review: ‘Darkest Hour,’ or the Great Man Theory of History (and Acting)

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:56:01 GMT

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.”Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s drama about the early days of World War II.


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Man Arrested in Berlin Over John Lennon’s Stolen Diaries

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:37:11 GMT

Stolen diaries written by John Lennon in 1975, 1979 and 1980 were recovered by the Berlin police.The Berlin police arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of fraud and handling stolen goods. They also suspect a former employee of Yoko Ono of involvement.


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Review: In ‘Brimstone & Glory,’ Passions Blaze at a Fireworks Festival

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:51:21 GMT

A scene from “Brimstone & Glory.”The director Viktor Jakovleski’s movie is a vehicle for cinematographic derring-do.


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Mel Chin to Sound the Call, All Over New York

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:46:37 GMT

A study for “Unmoored” and “Wake,” an augmented-reality project by the artist Mel Chin that will be installed in Times Square.Mr. Chin’s first augmented-reality work, “Unmoored,” about sea level, is coming to Times Square next year, as part of a sprawling socially minded exhibition.


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Review: ‘The Wolves’ Are Back in a Rush of Combustible Energy

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:39:36 GMT

Brenna Coates, center foreground, in “The Wolves” at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater.Sarah DeLappe’s remarkably assured first play, a group portrait of a girls’ soccer team, is now at Lincoln Center Theater.


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Review: Netflix’s ‘Godless,’ a Western With a Little Bit of Everything

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:58:28 GMT

Merritt Wever, left, and Michelle Dockery in “Godless” a western mini-series arriving Wednesday on Netflix.A new Netflix mini-series stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery in a story of revenge, religion and a frontier town populated almost entirely by women.


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Review: ‘Coco’ Brings the Pixar Touch to Death

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:42:35 GMT

Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) in “Coco,” the new film from Pixar.The movie delivers moments of cinematic rigor and playful pop-culture erudition. And though it deals with the afterlife, don’t let that scare you.


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Review: A Most Opinionated Wedding Guest Returns in ‘Bright Colors’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:27:58 GMT

Drew Droege wrote and stars in the solo show “Bright Colors and Bold Patterns,” directed by Michael Urie.Overwhelming? Yes. Self-involved? Absolutely. But Drew Droege still makes for hilarious company in this one-person show.


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Review: In ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas,’ Dickens as a Secret Documentarian

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:19:06 GMT

From left, Jonathan Pryce, Ger Ryan, Dan Stevens and Morfydd Clark in "The Man Who Invented Christmas."This drama purports that Charles Dickens took inspiration for his fictional characters from real-life encounters.


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Show Us Your Wall: The Protest Art of Cuba Finds an Unlikely Champion

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:00:18 GMT

Chris von Christierson, with “Tu Lugar” (“Your Place”), by Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy, part of the large collection of Afro-Cuban art he has on display in his London home.A birthday trip to Havana prompted Chris von Christierson to start putting together an ambitious collection of contemporary Afro-Cuban art.


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Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Sells 1.2 Million Copies in Its First Week

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:22:10 GMT

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” is already the biggest-selling album of the year, after one week.This is the pop singer’s fourth consecutive album to sell more than one million copies right off the bat.


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A Word With: Terry Gilliam and the Time He Shared a Crew With ‘Star Wars’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:00:18 GMT

Terry Gilliam in London. Watching “Jabberwocky” again, he said he thought: “God, I was good then. I was much better than I am now.”The director recalls the making of “Jabberwocky” and how workers told him his film was far better than the one they were working on with George Lucas.


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Review: In ‘Mr. Roosevelt,’ an Ailing Cat and a Comedian in Crisis

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:00:22 GMT

Noël Wells in “Mr. Roosevelt.”Noël Wells wrote, directed and stars in this film about a young woman who returns to her former home and discovers much has changed.


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Did You Hear the One About the Housewife Who Walks Into a Comedy Club?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:15:54 GMT

In “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Rachel Brosnahan plays a dedicated homemaker who accidentally becomes a stand-up comedian.In the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the creator of “Gilmore Girls” introduces another brainy, mouthy heroine, this time in the male-dominated comedy world of the 1950s.


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The (Elegant, Brazen, Brainy) Pioneering Women of Comedy

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:57:07 GMT

While stand-up comedy remained largely the province of men through the 1950s and ’60s, a few women had begun to appear on club stages and late show couches.



Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Attacks Trump for Feuding With LaVar Ball

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:34:26 GMT

Stephen Colbert made fun of President Trump for venturing into a war of words with a college basketball player’s father.Mr. Colbert told President Trump: “I know you’re upset, but maybe now’s not the time to be implying that someone’s kid should go to jail for what their dad did.”


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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Crooked House’ and ‘Who Killed Tupac?’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:07:09 GMT

Glenn Close in “Crooked House.”A new Agatha Christie adaptation streams ahead of its theatrical release. And a documentary mini-series explores the death of the rapper Tupac Shakur.


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Books of The Times: The Story of Appalachia, With Plenty of Villains

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:48:41 GMT

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” is a powerful and outrage-making analysis of the forces, over centuries, that have shaped the region.


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