His Art, Their Ideas: Did Robert Indiana Lose Control of His Work?

Private text messages entered as evidence in a legal dispute raise new questions about whether the artist fully designed his final works.
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Can Art Make Something Happen?

With “This Land,” David Opdyke melds art and activism, hoping to inspire urgent changes in vision, one postcard, and viewer, at a time.
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Yalitza Aparicio of ‘Roma’ and the Politics of Stardom in Mexico

The film’s star was on her way to being a teacher when she landed the role. Now she’s part of a conversation about Indigenous people and inequality.
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‘Project Blue Book’ Is Based on a True U.F.O. Story. Here It Is.

Here are the actual events behind History’s popular new series on the Air Force’s program to investigate and debunk U.F.O.s.
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The Met Opera Has a Gay Conductor. Yes, That Matters.

Openly gay performing arts leaders are still rare. So it was a breath of fresh air to chat about coming out and Celine Dion with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and his partner.
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Sara Gilbert Balances Her Lives on ‘The Conners’ and ‘The Talk’

A producer and star of both shows, she found herself at the heart of two of television’s most intensely examined recent controversies.
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A Word With: Matthew Goode Knows How to Charm. Just Ask Lady Mary and Princess Margaret.

Goode talks about playing a vampire in “A Discovery of Witches.” He also discusses the “Downton Abbey” movie and bidding farewell to “The Crown.”
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings ‘Hamilton’ to a Troubled but Appreciative Puerto Rico

The show’s creator hopes its 17-day run in San Juan will call attention to the struggling island’s needs as well as its riches.
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A Real-World Battle Over Dancing Avatars: Did Fortnite Steal the Floss?

Three performers are suing the makers of the video game Fortnite, saying it is selling their dance moves without their permission. Can they win?
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‘The Sopranos’ 20th Anniversary: Here’s Your Complete Guide to Rewatching It

New to the series? Already a fan? Our spoiler-light guide offers several different watching strategies, based on your commitment level.
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The Demolition Artist: 3 Critics Debate Ivo van Hove

Visionary stylist or one-trick pony? With “Network” on Broadway and “All About Eve” on the horizon, the multimedia-mad stage director is ready for his close-up.
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Mary Boone, Art Dealer, Cites Early Trauma in Bid to Avoid Prison

The New York gallerist faces a possible prison term of three years after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
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The Best and Worst of the Golden Globes

It was a big night for Sandra Oh and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” “A Star Is Born” had it rougher. From heartfelt hosts to snoozy speeches, here’s how we saw the show.
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Critic’s Notebook: ‘Game of Thrones’ Does Not Say What Donald Trump Thinks It Does

The president’s appropriation of the show’s tagline and imagery suggests he doesn’t know what happened to the wall — or what it really means.
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Ellen DeGeneres: Academy Should Reinstate Kevin Hart as Oscars Host

In an interview released Friday, DeGeneres told Hart that she called the academy to ask it to make him the host of the award.
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The Choreographed Cacophony of ‘Ferryman’

With a cast of 21, plus a live goose and rabbit, the dizzying number of comings and goings in this Broadway show requires an incredible attention to detail.
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Mexico City as the Director of ‘Roma’ Remembers It (and Hears It)

Alfonso Cuarón revisits the sights and sounds of the neighborhood that inspired his critically acclaimed film.
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The Good, the Bad and ‘Black Panther’

Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott, the chief film critics of The New York Times, look back at a year of rage, silliness and sublimity at the movies.
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A Father Confronts His ‘Spider-Verse’ Problem

His sons identify so deeply with the Afro-Latino hero that a conversation about the movie’s deep structural flaw is impossible.
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Critic’s Notebook: What It’s Like to Be a Female Movie Critic in the #MeToo Era

For Manohla Dargis, who spent a lifetime loving movies, ordinary, unremarkable sexism was so much harder to glide over. And it deserves outrage too.
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Critic’s Notebook: Hail, Dance, and Farewell to the Critic’s Life

Our departing chief dance critic, Alastair Macaulay, looks back on his tenure: the dance he has reviewed, and the scene today.
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The Arts: Photos We Loved in 2018

Kanye West. Philip Roth. Opera. Jazz. Salsa. King Kong. Tonya Harding. We can go on, but why don’t you see for yourself.
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‘Black Mirror’ Gives Power to the People

Interactive filmmaking, where the viewers take control, has always been a technology in search of an audience. Netflix thinks the time is right.
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Bringing to Life the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Only Her Family Knows

Her nephew wrote the new biopic about her, “On the Basis of Sex.” Her grandson has a part. And the justice and her daughter reviewed draft after draft.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Passion for Puerto Rico

The island has shaped the “Hamilton” creator’s identity. Now he’s bringing the musical to San Juan, and things are getting complicated.
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Artists We Lost in 2018, in Their Words

Quotes from notable actors, musicians, writers and dancers who made us laugh and cry and look at the world in new, myriad ways.
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They Look Like the Emperors’ Clocks. But Are They Real?

A legal dispute in New York is part of a broader questioning of the authenticity of some ornate timepieces that have come on the market from China.
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Dick Van Dyke on ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and Dancing at 93

The actor who starred in the original film dislikes the new one’s animation and says the biggest challenge wasn’t the hoofing but finally getting the accent right.
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The Carpetbagger: Rob Lowe on Dancing With Snow White and Getting the Last Laugh

The last time the Oscars went hostless, he did a duet that went down in history — and not in a good way. “I managed to convince myself that I’d killed it.”
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Review: A Watered-Down ‘Watership Down’ on Netflix

This four-part adaptation makes Richard Adams’s epic of rabbit civilization less scary, but stiff C.G.I. and timid choices sacrifice some of its dark poetry.
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On Comedy: Should Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. Talk About Accusations Onstage?

The comics are taking opposite tacks as they return, but the art of comedy relies on personas. What happens when those constructs no longer ring true?
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Steven Spielberg on Storytelling’s Power to Fight Hate

The director is reissuing “Schindler’s List,” as he expands the mission of the Shoah Foundation through video testimonies of genocide survivors.
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The Carpetbagger: How Dolly Parton Nearly Hired Our Columnist Away

Spoiler alert: He’s still writing for us and not singing for her. But it’s just one example of the way the star has sweet-talked her way into the Oscar race.
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How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New

The director restored archival combat film to pristine clarity for “They Shall Not Grow Old.”
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Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over ‘Stolen’ Manuscripts

In a lawsuit, officials of the Eastern Orthodox Church say the university has four manuscripts that were looted from a monastery in Greece in 1917.
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The Director James Wan: If ‘Aquaman’ Doesn’t Work, Blame Me

He took on this film thinking the superhero had few fans. Then some other DC movies didn’t excite the public; now the new one faces unexpected pressure.
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‘Mortal Engines’: How the Filmmakers Created a Roaming London

The makers of this science fiction film discuss what was required to turn a sprawling city into a giant R.V.
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The Best Classical Music of 2018

In a year of beginnings, the Jaap van Zweden era started at the New York Philharmonic, and the 92-year-old composer Gyorgy Kurtag’s first opera had its premiere.
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On Comedy: Ellen DeGeneres Is Not as Nice as You Think

Feeling boxed in by her reputation for kindness, the comic is weighing whether to leave daytime TV, as her wife wants, or to stay, as her brother urges.
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My Brilliant Friend: Has HBO’s ‘’My Brilliant Friend’ Finale Left You Wanting More?

Times staff discuss the highs and lows of the eight-episode season adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel.
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A Yacht, a Monet, a See-Through Piano: The U.S. Collects on a Fugitive’s Shopping Spree

The government is trying to recoup the many assets of Jho Low, a Malaysian financier at the center of an international fraud case who had very expensive tastes.
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Dana Carvey Remembers George Bush, From Muse to Friend

The former president’s best-known impersonator looks back on his surprise invitation to the White House, and the 25-year friendship that followed.
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Taylor Swift? Cardi B? The 2019 Grammy Nominations’ Snubs and Surprises

Younger artists racked up more nods than legacy acts — and one of pop’s biggest stars — as the Grammys made some major adjustments.
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2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar Leads, and Women Dominate Major Categories

Facing criticism for a lack of diversity, the Recording Academy shifted its show’s processes, giving a crop of young and less heralded artists a chance to shine.
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Golden Globes Briefing: Golden Globes 2019: ‘Vice’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ Lead

“Vice” nabbed six nominations while “A Star Is Born,” “Green Book” and “The Favourite” all received five. The global smash “Black Panther” was nominated for best drama.
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The Best Movies of 2018

Our chief film critics single out a Mexican remembrance of things past and four American documentaries about the way we live now.
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The Best Theater of 2018

It was a year when classics were reincarnated in deceptively modest interpretations, conventional story forms were tossed aside and strong voices roared.
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How 3 Actors Overcame Trump’s Travel Ban to Take the New York Stage

Two Iranians and a Syrian were allowed entry to perform “The Jungle,” a play about refugees, after urgings by Sting and an ex-archbishop of Canterbury.
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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and More in December

The holiday season is in full swing. As you gather with family and loved ones, this month’s roundup highlights TV shows and movies for all to enjoy.
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The New Vanguard: Makaya McCraven Sees the Future of Jazz Through Layers of History

The Chicago-based drummer keeps expanding his communal improvisational process. He released the album “Universal Beings” in October to wide acclaim.
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Rare Photo Is a Teenage van Gogh, but Not Vincent

A photo long thought to be one of two known pictures of the artist’s face is actually of his brother Theo, researchers in Amsterdam said.
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Emerging From Migos as His Own Man: The Metamorphosis of Offset

As the rapper readies a solo album that reveals more about his interior life than ever before, he talks about Cardi B, his car crash and his path to fame.
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The Director’s Cut: A Label Often Redefined, Now by Lars von Trier

The filmmaker is releasing his version of “The House That Jack Built” before the official one. What a director’s cut means has changed over the years.
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In a Texas Art Mecca, Humble Adobe Now Carries a High Cost

In Marfa, Tex., officials have raised taxes on adobe homes, pinching upscale homeowners as well as lower-income families who have lived there for decades.
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On Comedy: 3 Savvy Comics Who Shine Where Sex and Politics Intersect

Janelle James, Liza Treyger and Emmy Blotnick smuggle funny political jokes into bits on dating and relationships.
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Theater’s Latest Prompt: Don’t Act Your Age!

In “Usual Girls,” “Dance Nation” and other plays, actors are playing characters that are sometimes decades younger than they are. Here’s how it works.
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Peeling Back the Paint to Discover Bruegel’s Secrets

New technology allows researchers to look beneath the layers of the Dutch master’s works, revealing some macabre details.
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Olivia Colman: Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears the Crowns

Olivia Colman has been a quiet star in Britain for a decade. But with two royal roles ahead, she’s reluctantly stepping into the spotlight.
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Critic’s Pick: ‘The Favourite’ Review: Scheming for Power in a Kinky Palace Triangle

Yorgos Lanthimos’s new film, starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, turns 18th-century royal intrigue into sublime and ridiculous comedy.
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‘Network’ in an Age of Fake News and Fury

Even the cast and creators are working out what the stage adaptation of the prescient 1976 film means right now.
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Table for Three: Michelle Obama and Tracee Ellis Ross on the Power of Women’s Stories

The former first lady and a star of ABC’s “black-ish” talk about Mrs. Obama’s memoir, feeling “good enough” and what it really means to “go high.”
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Brace Yourself in Act II: Trigger Warnings Come to the Stage

A number of American theaters are posting specific and comprehensive advisories about sensitive material, while others are resisting the trend.
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‘S.N.L.’ Takes Aim at the Midterm Elections and Jeff Bezos

The episode was hosted by Steve Carell, who appeared in a reunion of sorts with some of his former cast mates from “The Office.”
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The Carpetbagger: Michael B. Jordan Is Finally in Control. Now What?

“Black Panther” has brought him Oscar buzz and “Creed II” could be another big hit. Still, he’s restless.
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Louis Armstrong’s Life in Letters, Music and Art

Step inside the mind of one of America’s great virtuosos, thanks to a vast archive of his personal writings, home recordings and artistic collages.
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Critic’s Notebook: The End of Endings

How endless sequels, boundless TV revivals and self-perpetuating social media feeds are robbing us of closure.
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You Can’t Spell Cher Without Her (and Her and Her)

How three Broadway actresses capture the essence of one superstar: Thank the costumes, “Burlesque” — and white teeth.
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Stan Lee Is Dead at 95; Superhero of Marvel Comics

Mr. Lee helped create Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man and others while overseeing his company’s emergence as a media behemoth.
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In a Netherlands Museum Director, the Nazis Found an Ally

As Dutch museums scour their holdings for Nazi-looted art, historians are revisiting a wartime arts administrator associated with tainted works.
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Backstreet’s Back (on Tour) and More: 6 Things to Know From the Week in Pop Culture

What you need to know from today’s TV, music and movie news.
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Vietnam-Era Play Lands With a Gasp

The novelist’s first play, “Happy Birthday, Wanda June,” is proving its resonance — and some nights, too much so — in a timely new revival.
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When Queen Took ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Live Aid

Freddie Mercury’s set in July 1985 is often called one of the greatest live performances of all time. What made those 21 minutes so memorable?
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Ben Stiller Goes Darker for a Real-Life Prison Break

His mini-series about a 2015 escape in upstate New York feels more like a thriller from a generation ago than the comic work he’s done before.
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Ben Stiller Goes Darker for a Real-Life Prison Break

His mini-series about a 2015 escape in upstate New York feels more like a thriller from a generation ago than the comic work he’s done before.
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Taking Your Child to Work, When Your Job Is Making Theater

Work-life balance is particularly difficult for women in the theater, but a number of experiments are attempting to make the juggling easier.
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Late Night TV in Full Campaign Mode on Eve of Midterms

Hosts are engaging in a level of politicking that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Will it make any difference?
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When a Collision Between Politics and Sex Shocked Americans

As the drama “The Front Runner” chronicles, Gary Hart’s presidential campaign was dogged by questions about his personal life. Would we care today?
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Orson Welles’ Final Movie and More: 7 Things to Know From the Week in Pop Culture

What you need to know from this week’s TV, music and movie news.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and Movie Musicals

The star shares his five favorite movie musicals, and, yes, he says, “Labyrinth” counts: “It is totally a David Bowie movie musical.”
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WARHOL’S LEGACY: Andy Warhol Inc.: How He Made Business His Art

His decision to turn the spreadsheet and the publicity machine into artistic mediums has touched artists from Damien Hirst to Banksy.
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Jennifer Lopez on Her Power Bossness, ‘Second Act’ and A-Rod

With a new movie and numerous other deals in the works, the star has come to realize Hollywood hasn’t given her her fair share. Now she’s fixing that.
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Barbra Streisand Can’t Get Trump Out of Her Head. So She Sang About Him.

Her new album, “Walls,” is a rare instance of politics permeating her music, and in an interview, she could barely stop talking about her least favorite president.
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On Comedy: Will TV Change the Comedy Cellar? Comics Are About to Find Out

The premier Greenwich Village club is getting into the late-night programming wars at a time when it has been under fire for Louis C.K. appearances.
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A Word With: Hugh Jackman Breaks the Movie Star Rules and Doesn’t Care

Jackman talks about portraying Gary Hart in “The Front Runner,” the next incarnation of “The Greatest Showman,” and why life is better than ever at 50.
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Allison Janae Hamilton’s Spirit Sources

Pine tar and turpentine, climate change and hurricanes affect her fantastical art of the rural South, in a show at Mass MoCA.
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Jerry Seinfeld on Louis C.K., Roseanne and Tense Times in Comedy

Analytical as ever, the comic has strong opinions about disgraced peers like Cosby. He says the audience is always right (even about his #MeToo joke).
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Frankenstein at 200

Mary Shelley’s creation is the rare story to pass from literature into common myth, inspiring a seemingly endless stream of adaptations.
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The Beastie Boys Put Down the Mic and Pick Up the Pen

After the death of Adam Yauch, Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz worked to capture the groundbreaking group’s aesthetic and legacy on the page. Here’s how they did it.
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Tippi Hedren, Hitchcock’s ‘Marnie,’ Loves the Met’s Opera

The star of the story’s film version flew in from California for the premiere, and stayed at the cast party past midnight.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: A Thrilling ‘Ferryman’ Serves Up a Glorious Harvest Feast

Jez Butterworth’s great, sprawling drama of rural Northern Ireland during the Troubles bares a culture’s contradictions through riveting storytelling.
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Bella Thorne’s Cats, Big Bird and More: Your Week in Pop Culture

What you need to know from this week’s TV, music and movie news.
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Live Review: Elton John Stays Flashy on the Long Road to Farewell

The English musician conquered American pop radio in the 1970s and never entirely left. Now he’s on a three-year tour celebrating his many hits for the last time.
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Met and Brooklyn Museums Will Not Use Saudi Money for Programs on the Middle East

As more details emerged about the fate of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the museums said they would use their own money for events originally supported by Saudi funds.
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Can Hasan Minhaj Make Topical Comedy Work on Netflix?

With “Patriot Act,” the former “Daily Show” correspondent plans to cover news most late-night hosts ignore, and looks to defy Netflix’s spotty talk show track record.
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Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves ‘Sesame Street’ After Nearly 50 Years

Mr. Spinney’s remarkable run as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, two of the most beloved characters on television, will end this week.
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Julian Schnabel and the Great Painters, Side by Side

The visual artist and movie director has moved some pieces in the Musée d’Orsay’s collection, hanging his paintings alongside ones by van Gogh, Monet and Cézanne.
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Critic’s Notebook: How Chicago Is Changing Theater, One Storefront at a Time

Can tiny companies thrive in the shadow of major institutions? In this theater-mad city, the question may actually run the other way.
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insidE the WRITERS’ ROOM: ‘Better Call Saul’: How to Cook Up the Perfect Con

For four seasons, the writers of “Saul” have slowly been transforming Jimmy McGill into the slimy Saul Goodman. In this video, they broke down a pivotal scene before the season finale.
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Better Call Saul: ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 Finale Recap: Suckers!

Jimmy’s slide into Saul continues as Mike faces a brutal choice.
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For Aasif Mandvi, a 20-Year-Old Play Now Feels Like ‘Political Resistance’

“Sakina’s Restaurant,” which put him on the map, has new resonance, which is why he’s summoning the energy to play all its roles all over again.
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Bill Cosby’s Legal Woes Now Shift to Civil Court

Largely on hold while his criminal case unfolded, the suits from 10 women who say he also sexually assaulted them will now proceed in Massachusetts and California.
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Critic’s Notebook: In ‘A Star Is Born,’ Lady Gaga Pits Pop Against Authenticity

The movie reflects a battle that’s played out in her own career, between the perceived ephemerality of pop and the assumed durability of “real” music.
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Critic’s Notebook: ‘Better Call Saul’ Is Great TV. Well, Part of It Is.

The Season 4 finale reached a long-promised milestone for a “Breaking Bad” prequel that’s part moral investigation, part Easter-egg factory.
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How Banksy’s Prank Might Boost His Prices: ‘It’s a Part of Art History’

The artist’s remotely shredded “Girl With Balloon” was meant to poke fun at excesses of the auction world. Yet now his prices look set to soar.
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Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby’s

The British street artist Banksy appeared to pull off one of his most spectacular pranks on Friday night, with a frame that shredded his “Girl With Balloon” after it sold.
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The Nazi Downstairs: A Jewish Woman’s Tale of Hiding in Her Home

A search for a lost masterpiece uncovered a woman’s harrowing account of escaping deportation, and possibly death, while spying on a Nazi at close range.
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Hoaxers Slip Breastaurants and Dog-Park Sex Into Journals

Three academics tested a theory about the intellectual integrity of peer-reviewed “grievance studies” by cooking up, and publishing, their own.
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Critic’s Notebook: The Only Hollywood Abuser I Want to Hear From Is a Horse

In a TV season filled with very special #MeToo episodes, a few standout shows like “BoJack Horseman” commit to telling a bigger story.
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Matthew Weiner on Life After ‘Mad Men,’ Sexual Harassment and His New Amazon Show

The Emmy-winning TV creator talks about his return to television with “The Romanoffs” and addresses a harassment allegation.
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Riddle of a Scandalous French Painting Is Solved, Researcher Says

Until now, the identity of the subject in Gustave Courbet’s “The Origin of the World,” a meticulous close-up of a woman’s genitals, was unknown.
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Kanye West Ends ‘S.N.L.’ With Speech About Trump and Bullying

The monologue, delivered in a red Make America Great Again hat, discussed racism and Democrats.
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Matt Damon Plays Brett Kavanaugh in ‘S.N.L.’ Season Premiere

Meanwhile, the musical guest, Kanye West, drew attention for his extensive post-show remarks.
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Yo-Yo Ma Wants Bach to Save the World

With a new recording and a two-year, 36-city world tour, the classical musician of our civic life is pairing art and community action.
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Critic’s Notebook: Finding Common Ground at El Museo del Barrio

Two shows attempt to bridge the rift in a museum’s mission: to honor its Barrio roots — and reach a global audience.
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Bradley Cooper Is Not Really Into This Profile

In “A Star Is Born,” his directorial debut, Mr. Cooper wrangles with the celebrity industrial complex. So you can imagine how this interview went.
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Reactions to the Cosby Sentence: Accusers and Allies Speak

As news of Bill Cosby’s prison sentence spread, accusers and others reacted to the verdict.
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Bill Cosby Sentencing: Decision Day Begins

Many experts anticipate that Mr. Cosby, whose conviction was the first major one of the #MeToo era, will be sent to prison for a number of years.
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Bill Cosby Sentencing: Live Updates on Sexual Assault Conviction

At his hearing Monday, the disgraced entertainer, 81, could be sent to prison for many years.
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Was This Homage to Bratwurst Really Designed by Robert Indiana?

The sausage company that commissioned it believes it was, despite a disputed image of the artist that may have been altered.
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Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision

This expanded private museum in Maryland gets a tax break for Mitchell and Emily Wei Rales. But artists say it also gives the world an exciting place to view their work.
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How Robyn, Pop’s Glittery Rebel, Danced Her Way Back From Darkness

After enduring an emotional crash, a breakup and the death of a mentor, the Swedish star has her first album in eight years and the most transcendent song of her career.
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New York Review of Books Editor Is Out Amid Uproar Over #MeToo Essay

The editor, Ian Buruma, left after a backlash regarding an essay by a Canadian radio personality who lost his job after sexual misconduct allegations.
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Will Bill Cosby’s Trip From America’s Dad to Sex Offender End in Prison?

The judge who sentences him next week will confront a frail old man convicted of sexually assaulting one woman, but accused of abuse by many others.
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Emmys Briefing: Emmys 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Win Big Awards

It’s a tie: HBO and Netflix won 23 Emmys each. And it was a big night for Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which took five more awards.
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Profile: Jill Lepore on Writing the Story of America (in 1,000 Pages or Less)

After writing a shelf of books mining forgotten incidents and obscure lives, the Harvard scholar and New Yorker writer offers history on a grand scale.
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the new season: Movie Stars Have Heroines, Too

We asked actresses, directors and writers with this fall’s films to tell us about the forerunners they admire. Tilda Swinton, Rashida Jones, Michelle Rodriguez and others explain in their own words.
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Art Review: At the Met Museum, the Grand Enigmas of Delacroix

A glorious retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art introduces a precocious prophet of the modern age.
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Critic’s notebook: The Best New Social Thriller Is a Podcast

“Adventures in New America” and “The Horror of Dolores Roach” take fiction podcasts to new heights with mash-ups of horror, comedy and social commentary.
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Gender Is a Construct. Christine and the Queens Built a Bulldozer.

This French pop singer’s new album, “Chris,” an ode to “horny, hungry and ambitious” women, is a timely personal and political breakthrough.
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‘She Should Be Revered, and She Is Not’

With two more high-profile plays opening in New York this season — and a huge movie deal in the works — Theresa Rebeck’s time may have come.
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The Billionaire Who Bought Trump’s Mansion Faces Scrutiny in Monaco

Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian mining magnate, is suspected of using perks to curry favor with officials, who arrested a businessman he is feuding with.
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Mac Miller, Rapper Who Wrestled With Fame and Addiction, Dies at 26

The musician, who released five albums, began his career as a mischievous party-starter but turned toward darker themes.
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Burt Reynolds Dies at 82; Made Hearts Throb and Audiences Laugh

Mr. Reynolds carried on a long love affair with moviegoers even though his performances were often more memorable than the films that contained them.
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A Darker, Deeper Jim Carrey Returns to TV With ‘Kidding’

Mr. Carrey, the beloved funnyman of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “Dumb and Dumber” fame, is back in his first ongoing TV role since “In Living Color.” But he’s not in a laughing mood.
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Sarah Lucas, Unmasked: From Perverse to Profound

Not widely known on this side of the Atlantic, the British sculptor has a show at the New Museum this fall that may cause jaws to drop.
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Cher Has Never Been a Huge Cher Fan. But She Loves Being Cher.

With a new album of Abba covers, a Broadway musical about her life and a no-holds-barred take on her career, the 72-year-old pop icon is as outspoken as ever.
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As TV Seeks Diverse Writing Ranks, Rising Demand Meets Short Supply

Shows are scrambling to hire more minorities, but the pipeline of experienced writers is thin, a problem of the industry’s own making.
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Critic’s Notebook: In a Hometown Send-Off, Aretha Franklin Belongs to Everyone

The gospel church, the pop public, the city of Detroit: The “Queen of Soul” was part of them all, but they didn’t define her singular gifts.
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Aretha Franklin’s Funeral: Stars, Dignitaries and Fans Honor the Queen of Soul

Thousands packed a Detroit church to pay respects to a musical giant whose legacy was evident in several hours of tributes in song.
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Critic’s Notebook: One Last Time, McCain Counterprograms Trump

The senator’s memorials laid out his vision of civic life, and said a lot, indirectly, about someone who was conspicuous by his absence.
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An Artist Ascendant: Simone Leigh Moves Into the Mainstream

With her first major New York gallery show and an important public commission, the artist spotlights African-American women “left out of history.”
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Aretha Franklin’s Fans Say Goodbye, With Tears and Dance Moves

People waited hours to see the Queen of Soul at a public viewing inside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
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Ethan Hawke Is Still Taking Ethan Hawke Extremely Seriously

The critics used to hate him, but he worked in defiance of them. Now they’re rapturous, and he’s not sure what to do.
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Neil Simon, Broadway Master of Comedy, Is Dead at 91

Mr. Simon started out writing for television and later wrote for the movies, but his plays were his biggest successes, among them “The Odd Couple” and “Barefoot in the Park.”
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On Comedy: This May Be the Most Polarizing Comedy Special of the Year

For his new set on HBO, Drew Michael drops the audience and adds a fictional girlfriend. The result is sarcastic club humor that feels like a French new wave film.
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What Will the Future Be Like? These Objects Help Us Imagine

An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London examines how technological and social change will alter the way we live.
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In Praise of Bernstein as Conductor: Movement That Mesmerized

To his fans, especially the baby boomers who were the target audience for his Young People’s Concerts, his theatrical podium persona was thrilling.
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Brash, Confident and Democratic: How Bernstein Symbolized America

Five writers on what made the protean Bernstein, born 100 years ago, one of the most indelible figures in the history of the arts.
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Jack Ryan Still Just Wants to Sit at a Desk

Jack Ryan, the C.I.A. analyst at the center of many Tom Clancy novels, has long been popular in Hollywood. A look at how the character has evolved.
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Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment

The “Star Wars” actress was “brainwashed into believing that my existence was limited to the boundaries of another person’s approval.” Now she’s taking a stand.
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Sacha Baron Cohen Pranked Me, Can I Sue? Yes. Win? Not So Much.

Mr. Cohen has been sued many times. There’s a reason he rarely loses: His unsuspecting subjects don’t read the fine print.
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Aretha Franklin’s Music Powered Memorable Moments Onscreen

In “Moonlight,” “Murphy Brown,” “Blues Brothers” and more, Ms. Franklin’s catalog was called on to sweeten or deepen a scene.
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‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Us All to Church

Recorded at a Baptist church in South Los Angeles in 1972, the album is an artist reaching another level.
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Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

With hits like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” she defined a female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable.
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In This ‘Oklahoma!,’ She Loves Her and He Loves Him

A production with same-sex leads is one of many signs that directors are approaching the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with new eyes.
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They All Love a ‘Yellow Submarine’: Very Young Beatles Fans Sing Along

Families, most with small children, gathered at Film Forum for a special screening of the 1968 movie that let them share their love of the group.
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An Appraisal: V.S. Naipaul, a Writer of Many Contradictions and Obvious Greatness

Naipaul, who died at 85 on Saturday, was a self-styled heir to Joseph Conrad, and a legitimate one.
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From Harlem to Herrang: An Original Lindy Hopper Blooms in Sweden

At an annual dance camp, Norma Miller, 98, is a direct link to the history of the Lindy Hop, a dance craze born in Harlem in the 1920s.
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