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Review: 3-D Enhances An Enigmatic New Opera1h 22m Review: 3-D Enhances An Enigmatic New Opera
Michel van der Aa’s “Blank Out” mingles stage action and video projection, live music-making and recorded performance, poetry and original text.
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Sampha leaps up chart after Mercury Music Prize win1h 34m Sampha leaps up chart after Mercury Music Prize win
His debut album Process leaps from 152 to number seven after winning the Mercury Music Prize.
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Foo Fighters ticket mix-up: The O2 criticised for links to ticketing site1h 41m Foo Fighters ticket mix-up: The O2 criticised for links to ticketing site
The partnership is "deeply concerning", says MP after fans are turned away from a Foo Fighters show.
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Prince Charles is called to public debate by designer Richard Rogers1h 58m Prince Charles is called to public debate by designer Richard Rogers
The designer says he knows of five developers who privately consulted prince over architects, fearing his opposition Richard Rogers has challenged Prince Charles to engage in public debate over Britain’s build environment after claiming he knows of five developers who privately consulted him over their choice of architects because they fear his opposition.
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A Third of the Three Tenors, José Carreras Exits on His Terms2h Updated A Third of the Three Tenors, José Carreras Exits on His Terms
Not just “the other guy,” Mr. Carreras reflects on Pavarotti, Domingo, his career and his brush with death as his final tour arrives at Carnegie Hall.
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Bill Clinton’s Novel With James Patterson to Be Adapted for Showtime2h Bill Clinton’s Novel With James Patterson to Be Adapted for Showtime
Showtime has acquired the rights to “The President Is Missing,” the novel that the former president and the best-selling author are writing together.
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What’s New in NYC Theater2h Updated What’s New in NYC Theater
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
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Think Like an Anthropologist review – how to understand the human condition2h Think Like an Anthropologist review – how to understand the human condition
From Downton Abbey to marriage in modern China, Matthew Engelke gives an excellent overview of the key concepts that have shaped anthropology As Matthew Engelke says in this succinct survey, it is the “stitch of the cultural” that binds the diverse tribe of anthropologists together, from
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English National Opera C.E.O. to Step Down2h Updated English National Opera C.E.O. to Step Down
Cressida Pollock, who clashed with many of the company’s artists and management, will leave her position at the end of the current season.
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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?3h Updated How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
The new season of “Transparent” is now streaming. Also this weekend? A fantastic British comedy and a tense British crime drama.
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Art Review: A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art3h Updated Art Review: A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art
In Latin American Los Angeles, bridges soar, walls fall. A grand exchange beckons the art traveler to “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.”
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Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week3h Updated Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.
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Alternative Movie Posters: Fan Art We Love4h Alternative Movie Posters: Fan Art We Love
Artists’ odes to favorite films are increasingly valuable. It’s “like a Keith Haring knockoff becoming more popular than the original,” an expert says.
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They Can Act. But Can They Serve?4h They Can Act. But Can They Serve?
Getting in character for “The Last Match,” the cast gets a tennis lesson from a former pro before taking the stage.
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Tennis Onstage: Game, Set and Watch4h Tennis Onstage: Game, Set and Watch
Five plays that transported the drama and comedy of the game from the court to the theater.
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Megan Fairchild, the Swan With the Screwball Spark4h Megan Fairchild, the Swan With the Screwball Spark
“It’s big Megan” now. After a stint on Broadway and a divorce, Ms. Fairchild has arrived at a new level of artistry and her first Odette-Odile.
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Washington’s Opera Taps a Champion of New Work From St. Louis4h Washington’s Opera Taps a Champion of New Work From St. Louis
Timothy O’Leary, who is known for staging premieres, has been named general director of the Washington National Opera.
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A Word With: Bobby Moynihan on His New Life After ‘Saturday Night Live’4h A Word With: Bobby Moynihan on His New Life After ‘Saturday Night Live’
Mr. Moynihan, who was an “S.N.L.” cast member for nine seasons, stars in the CBS sitcom “Me, Myself & I,” which explores a man’s life at three ages.
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On ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ a Franchise Boldly Goes Into the Serial TV Era4h Updated On ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ a Franchise Boldly Goes Into the Serial TV Era
The first new “Star Trek” series in more than a decade deals with the demands of long-form storytelling and confronts earthbound production problems.
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Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat4h Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat
What was on the turntable in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio? The answer is crucial to understanding his work.
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King Krule’s Dum Surfer: a sludgy Monster Mash for 20175h King Krule’s Dum Surfer: a sludgy Monster Mash for 2017
Also this week: Fergie teams up with Nicki Minaj, while Charlotte Gainsbourg delivers a breathless slice of meh
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James Bond auction fetches £112,0005h James Bond auction fetches £112,000
The on-screen props and chair were among the 500-piece collection from a anonymous seller.
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Blurred lines: why Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are pillaging pop’s past5h Blurred lines: why Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are pillaging pop’s past
After Swift’s Right Said Fred ‘homage’, we look into the world of artists interpolating previously released music
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Harry Dean Stanton, and the Movies That Broke Him Free6h Harry Dean Stanton, and the Movies That Broke Him Free
The Quad Cinema salutes the actor, who died this month, with a retrospective.
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At a Los Angeles Art Show, Mickey Mouse as an Imperialist Icon6h At a Los Angeles Art Show, Mickey Mouse as an Imperialist Icon
As part of the art extravaganza “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” an exhibition focuses on Walt Disney’s trip to South America.
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The Saxophonist Darius Jones Works Up to a Jazz Septet6h The Saxophonist Darius Jones Works Up to a Jazz Septet
At the Stone in Manhattan, Mr. Jones will be adding a new instrument each night to his collaborative performances.
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Nate Wooley Puts Together a Mini-Festival6h Nate Wooley Puts Together a Mini-Festival
The trumpeter and composer organized “For/With,” a two-night event at Issue Project Room that focuses on four composers.
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How Did That Date Go? In ‘Liar,’ It Depends on Who’s Telling6h How Did That Date Go? In ‘Liar,’ It Depends on Who’s Telling
Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) and Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four”) play a couple whose date leads to a vicious she-said, he-said war.
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Politicians v the people: what our leaders could learn from Coriolanus6h Politicians v the people: what our leaders could learn from Coriolanus
Shakespeare plucked an obscure Roman general from Plutarch and made him a principled but uncompromising hero. As the RSC brings the play back, its brutal statement on class divide and conviction politics has never hit harder The Romans liked to commemorate their military victories with a showy gesture. Why just win a battle if you could also perform that victory with a triumphal procession, a few days of gladiatorial games, or a brand new name? The
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Greg James and A.Dot to host new pop show on BBC One7h Greg James and A.Dot to host new pop show on BBC One
Greg James and A.Dot will host a new, weekly music show on BBC One, live from Television Centre.
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Alan Hollinghurst: ‘I was fortunate to come along just as gay lit was coming into its own’7h Alan Hollinghurst: ‘I was fortunate to come along just as gay lit was coming into its own’
As he publishes his new novel, the Booker prize winner explains why he is looking back to an era before the Sexual Offences Act As he was working on his sixth novel,
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‘The Principles of Uncertainty,’ Staged With Joy and Anguish7h ‘The Principles of Uncertainty,’ Staged With Joy and Anguish
The performance version of Maira Kalman’s book arrives at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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Amy Herzog’s New Play Mines the Personal and Political7h Amy Herzog’s New Play Mines the Personal and Political
“Mary Jane” is a portrait of a mother’s relationship with her chronically ill young son. Carrie Coon of “The Leftovers” stars.
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Sinead Morrissey wins Forward Prize for poetry7h Sinead Morrissey wins Forward Prize for poetry
Previous winners of one of poetry's most prestigious prizes include Ted Hughes and Carol Ann Duffy.
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Transparent season four review – even more essential in the age of Trump7h Transparent season four review – even more essential in the age of Trump
Jill Soloway’s masterwork is still the most moving show on TV, full of hilarity and humanity, sex and adventure. If you haven’t got involved, I urge you to now A few things that have happened in America since the last season of
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A night at the opera with Armando Iannucci: the agony, the ecstasy – the giant rotating antlers7h A night at the opera with Armando Iannucci: the agony, the ecstasy – the giant rotating antlers
In this exclusive extract from his new book Hear Me Out, Armando Iannucci revels in the weird rituals of opera, from Wagnerians in cowboy hats to the sublime music soaring out over your neighbour’s coughing Opera is the coming together of music, theatre, design, people and coughing in the greatest synthesis of art capable of collapsing at the beep of a watch alarm. It is man’s highest creation, his most expansive assertion of artistic supremacy over the inferior beasts and birds of nature who, proficient though they might be with sticks and spittle, can’t perform tricks as staggeringly complex as mounting a three-act declaration of love from a wooden castle. Foxes don’t sing and leverets are incapable of costume design, so they needn’t bother trying. Armies of termites, though they may impress us with their 20ft-high mud constructions, haven’t a hope in hell of building anything out of wet dirt as architecturally elaborate as a publicly funded opera house, with its dazzling honeycomb of boxes and its awesome web of sturdy crush bars. Have I made myself clear, animals? We’re better than you, so go back to doing what you do best, which is sniffing at bushes.
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Cressida Pollock quits as head of English National Opera8h Cressida Pollock quits as head of English National Opera
Former management consultant steered ENO through difficult times and leaves it in a more stable position Cressida Pollock, the former McKinsey management consultant who steered English National Opera through some of its most turbulent times, is to leave her job next summer. Pollock said she was “greatly saddened to leave this incredible institution”, but did not give a reason for leaving.
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Berlin Has a New Art Fair. Can It Attract the Buyers?8h Updated Berlin Has a New Art Fair. Can It Attract the Buyers?
Art Berlin joins the popular Gallery Weekend as an opportunity for the art world’s international buyers to swoop in.
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Follies and Acosta Danza: this week’s best UK theatre and dance8h Follies and Acosta Danza: this week’s best UK theatre and dance
Dominic Cooke’s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s beautiful musical continues its run at the National, while the celebrated choreographer returns to London
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Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’9h Updated Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’
How the playwright James Graham and the actor Bertie Carvel give the media mogul a fair hearing in a play that takes a hard look at populism and the press.
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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Thinks Paul Manafort Got Mixed Up With the Wrong Crowd9h Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Thinks Paul Manafort Got Mixed Up With the Wrong Crowd
Mr. Noah said, “Ask yourself this: When has the phrase ‘Russian oligarch’ ever been a good thing?”
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Riverdale safety questions after KJ Apa crashes car after 14-hour day9h Riverdale safety questions after KJ Apa crashes car after 14-hour day
KJ Apa, who plays Archie in the show, was in a collision last week after working a 14-hour day on set.
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Elton John voices support for same-sex marriage in Australia amid national vote10h Elton John voices support for same-sex marriage in Australia amid national vote
Singer says recognition of the love of his husband ‘is what makes life truly worth living’, in a heartfelt plea as nation takes part in postal survey over change in law Elton John has called for gay marriage to be legalised in Australia, as the country votes in
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Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Inspired Basquiat10h Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Inspired Basquiat
What was on the turntable in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio? The answer is crucial to understanding his work.
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The 10 best things to do this week: New Contemporaries and Labour of Love10h The 10 best things to do this week: New Contemporaries and Labour of Love
Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig star in a political comedy penned by James Graham, while the showcase of graduate art visits Gateshead
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London Theater Reviews: Minds in Meltdown, and a Risk-Taking Director Back on Form10h Updated London Theater Reviews: Minds in Meltdown, and a Risk-Taking Director Back on Form
On the London stage, a portrait of a great British cinematographer falls flat — but a searing portrait of rural life soars.
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Taylor Swift’s fans make the best online sleuths. What can they teach me about social media?12h Taylor Swift’s fans make the best online sleuths. What can they teach me about social media?
Many celebrity gossip devotees double as internet detectives, reading whole worlds into a ‘favourite’ or unfollow. There’s a lesson in that for all of us
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Yes, yes, yes! Welcome to the golden age of slutty cinema13h Yes, yes, yes! Welcome to the golden age of slutty cinema
The promiscuous heroine of the indie film Daphne upends on-screen conventions about women and sex. From Bond to Bridesmaids and beyond, are the movies finally coming to terms with female desire? It is a radical act, which every film generation thinks they are the first to discover: to create characters who are not good people. When you drill into it, this always means creating men who are not good men, since the grey areas around women on screen – do they have any lines that aren’t variations on “help”? Do they have motivation independent of the hero’s? – mean that, even in a putatively intelligent film, it is often quite hard to ascribe a moral arc to them, as it would be to a horse, or a robot. So let’s leave aside “good” – it is vanishingly rare, and pretty bracing, to see a woman on screen who isn’t the villain, and yet is not likable.
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‘People are vibing off each other’s cultures’: Hare Squead and the rise of Irish rap13h ‘People are vibing off each other’s cultures’: Hare Squead and the rise of Irish rap
Dublin’s once-insular music scene is being transformed by a global-facing DIY hip-hop scene. It’s a long way from the hackneyed Irish music stereotypes of Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl
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Eamonn & Ruth’s 7 Year Itch review – it’s hard to shake the image of Eamonn Holmes in a sex dungeon13h Eamonn & Ruth’s 7 Year Itch review – it’s hard to shake the image of Eamonn Holmes in a sex dungeon
The hosts of This Morning go to excruciating lengths to reinvigorate their marriage. Plus: sympathy for the much-maligned hyena – and life-saving surgery for a staffie I feel lucky to have made it this far through life without too many horrific mental images, but episode one of
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In Between review – flatmates crash the cultural boundaries13h In Between review – flatmates crash the cultural boundaries
Three women from Muslim and Christian backgrounds bond over hummus and history in a delightful drama set in Tel Aviv Most Palestinian films focus on the impact of politics and how the fraught relations with the Israeli state affect the lives of Palestinians. This delightful feature from Maysaloun Hamoud takes a seemingly more apolitical approach. And yet there’s a palpable subtext at play here about the oppressive treatment of women from the territory by their own people, affecting those leading secular lives as well as the religiously observant, Muslims and Christians alike. In a Tel Aviv apartment, Muslim lawyer and chain-smoking party girl Layla (Mouna Hawa) and her friend Salma (Sana Jammelieh), a lesbian from a Christian family who floats through an assortment of service sector jobs, welcome a new flatmate, hijab-wearing Nour (Shaden Kanboura). Nour is in her last year of university, studying computer science and engaged to a priggish jerk (Henry Andrawas) who wants her to move somewhere in Jaffa, so she won’t have to mingle with “whores” like Layla and Salma. Although from very different backgrounds and with very different goals in life, these three shekels in a fountain gradually bond.
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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ and ‘19-2’13h What’s on TV Friday: ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ and ‘19-2’
Lady Gaga sheds the glamour but retains her chart-topping talent in a new documentary. And the final season of the Canadian cop drama “19-2” arrives on Acorn TV.
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Laser Beak Man: how an artist with autism created his own superhero13h Laser Beak Man: how an artist with autism created his own superhero
Art was Tim Sharp’s way of communicating as a child; now it’s inspiration for a joyful 90 minutes of puppetry, live music, animation and dad jokes Tim Sharp takes things literally. Consider the term “flat white”. Most of us would imagine our morning coffee, perhaps being served to us by a bearded barista. Sharp, however, sees
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Most Seen on Stage? Shakespeare the Character, Not the Playwright14h Updated Most Seen on Stage? Shakespeare the Character, Not the Playwright
The 2014 play “Shakespeare in Love” will be the most produced play in the country this season.
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Guggenheim Exhibit With Video of Dogs Trying to Fight Stirs Criticism16h Guggenheim Exhibit With Video of Dogs Trying to Fight Stirs Criticism
Facing a backlash, the museum put out a statement defending an exhibition by Chinese conceptual artists that is to open on Oct. 6.
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Strictly Come Dancing: Can you predict the winner?17h Strictly Come Dancing: Can you predict the winner?
Reality Check has looked at what statistics can tell you about who might win the Strictly glitter ball
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Bernie Casey, Who Glided From Football to Hollywood, Dies at 7818h Updated Bernie Casey, Who Glided From Football to Hollywood, Dies at 78
Mr. Casey was known for roles in “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” after eight years as an N.F.L. wide receiver. He was also an accomplished painter.
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Albert Speer Jr., Architect and Son of Hitler Confidant, Dies at 8319h Updated Albert Speer Jr., Architect and Son of Hitler Confidant, Dies at 83
The younger Mr. Speer ultimately had more influence on urban landscapes than his notorious father, from whom he sought to distance himself.
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Review: Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Stronger’ Loses His Legs in the Boston Bombing20h Updated Review: Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Stronger’ Loses His Legs in the Boston Bombing
With raw emotion, David Gordon Green’s “Stronger” tells the true tale of Jeff Bauman, catastrophically injured as he watched the 2013 marathon.
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The Killers: Wonderful Wonderful review – swagger and funk with added vulnerability21h The Killers: Wonderful Wonderful review – swagger and funk with added vulnerability
(Island) Recent departures from the Killers’ touring lineup have led
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Party Coverage: Scene City: Sounds of Autumn21h Party Coverage: Scene City: Sounds of Autumn
Galas were held last week for the New York Philharmonic, New Yorkers For Children, the American Theater Wing and the Museum at F.I.T.
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Dance in NYC This Week21h Updated Dance in NYC This Week
Our guide to dance performances.
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Moses Sumney: Aromanticism review – warmly absorbing meditation on lovelessness21h Moses Sumney: Aromanticism review – warmly absorbing meditation on lovelessness
(Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar) “Am I vital, if my heart is idle? Am I doomed?”, Californian artist Moses Sumney asks on his debut album, his voice carrying the formidable authority of Prince and the late-night melodrama of Jeff Buckley. While those references sound hyperbolic, Sumney – a darling of the alternative world; appearing on Solange’s Mad and touring with Sufjan Stevens – is cut from a superior cloth to most singer-songwriters in 2017. On a concept album about lovelessness, he creates a cavernous feeling of loneliness using soundscapes similar to those Nigel Godrich explores. There’s a warmth too – the spritely Grizzly Bear strings, cosmic jazz, chintzy acoustic ambience and Thundercat on bass. He even finds elegance in the lyrics: “I’m not trying to go to bed with ya / I just want to make out in the car.” When music sounds this complete and absorbing, it’s a wonder we waste our lives chasing coexistence with sweaty, needy humans anyway.
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Comedy in NYC This Week21h Updated Comedy in NYC This Week
Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows.
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Classical Music in NYC This Week22h Updated Classical Music in NYC This Week
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
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Art and Museums in NYC This Week22h Updated Art and Museums in NYC This Week
Our guide to new art shows.
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Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon22h Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon
Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.
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Film Series in NYC This Week22h Updated Film Series in NYC This Week
Our guide to film series and special screenings.
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Confirm or Deny: Judi Dench22h Updated Confirm or Deny: Judi Dench
The dame shares her greatest fears and one of her biggest crushes.
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Events for Children in NYC This Week22h Updated Events for Children in NYC This Week
Our guide to cultural events in New York City for families with children and teenagers.
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Jimmy Kimmel Wasn’t the First Host to Get Serious About Politics22h Jimmy Kimmel Wasn’t the First Host to Get Serious About Politics
When Jimmy Kimmel talked seriously about health care, it was an uncommon moment for him, but other late-night hosts have substituted politics for punch lines.
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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week23h Updated What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week
Bunny Rogers brings her Columbine trilogy to the Whitney; Mary Heilmann’s Process Art is on view at Craig F. Starr Gallery; and more.
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Documenta’s Athens Venue Was a Costly Success, Officials Say23h Documenta’s Athens Venue Was a Costly Success, Officials Say
The decision to stage a part of the contemporary art exhibition, always held in Germany, in the Greek capital helped create an $8 million shortfall
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Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts23h Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts
Some of the items are claimed by tribes and will likely be returned by the museum as part of its compliance with federal repatriation laws.
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With... Dame Judi Dench: Queen! Bow Down to Tattoo-Flashing Octogenarian Dame Dench24h Updated With... Dame Judi Dench: Queen! Bow Down to Tattoo-Flashing Octogenarian Dame Dench
She’s done with Bond but back in play for “Victoria & Abdul,” dating a jolly nice chap and giving Iago higher marks than Trump.
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Marry Waterson and David A Jaycock: Death Had Quicker Wings Than Love review – darkly magical folk24h Marry Waterson and David A Jaycock: Death Had Quicker Wings Than Love review – darkly magical folk
(One Little Indian) This album begins with a woman on a rooftop alone, singing to the birds, her voice gutsy, darkly magical. Since her first album away from her folk dynasty family, 2015’s
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Review: Advantage, Bobby, but Game, Set, Match, Billie Jean in ‘Battle of the Sexes’25h Review: Advantage, Bobby, but Game, Set, Match, Billie Jean in ‘Battle of the Sexes’
Emma Stone plays Billie Jean King and Steve Carell plays Bobby Riggs in a movie about the 1973 tennis match that became a referendum on equality.
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Review: Advantage, Bobby, but Game, Set, Match, Billie Jean25h Review: Advantage, Bobby, but Game, Set, Match, Billie Jean
Emma Stone plays Billie Jean King and Steve Carell plays Bobby Riggs in ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ a movie about the 1973 tennis match that became a referendum on equality.
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In Country Music, Nice Guys Finish First (for Now)25h Updated In Country Music, Nice Guys Finish First (for Now)
For most of the 2010s, Nashville was dominated by the masculinity of bro country. But now the pendulum has swung to the other side: Meet the country gentleman.
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And Now a Fifth ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Is in the Works25h And Now a Fifth ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Is in the Works
Bryan Cogman, a co-executive producer for “Game of Thrones,” is developing a prequel with George R. R. Martin.
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American Beauties: A Late-Night Radio Drama, With Hints of the Internet to Come25h American Beauties: A Late-Night Radio Drama, With Hints of the Internet to Come
Stanley Elkin’s “The Dick Gibson Show,” about a talk-radio host, is a landslide of language, offering gags, wordplay and flights of fancy, sexual and otherwise.
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25h Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Narrate a Scene From ‘Battle of the Sexes’
The directors discuss a sequence from their film featuring Emma Stone and Andrea Riseborough.
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25h Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Battle of the Sexes’
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris discuss a sequence from their film featuring Emma Stone and Andrea Riseborough.
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New Trailer: In ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Wes Anderson Returns to Animation25h New Trailer: In ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Wes Anderson Returns to Animation
Using the stop-motion technique, the movie features a starry voice cast that includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson.
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American Vandal review – Netflix sends itself up with a four-hour penis joke26h American Vandal review – Netflix sends itself up with a four-hour penis joke
The streaming channel parodies one of its most bankable genres, the true-crime doc, with an amateur investigator on the trail of a genital-obsessed street artist
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It’s lit! How film finally learned to light black skin26h It’s lit! How film finally learned to light black skin
In lighting, makeup and camera calibration, cinema has pandered to white skin for decades. Now, a new generation of film-makers are keen to ensure people of colour look as good on screen as they should Insecure, the HBO series currently in its terrific second season (#TeamMolly), has been garnering attention since its pilot for its refreshing look at the lives of a small group of black women in Los Angeles. Broadcast in the same slot as its precursor Girls, which showed women as their “real” messy selves, and before that Sex and the City, a fantasia of skipping round New York in Manolos,
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Review: An Anime New York in Netflix’s ‘Neo Yokio’26h Review: An Anime New York in Netflix’s ‘Neo Yokio’
An affectionate satire of life among the city’s elite is the brainchild of Ezra Koenig, the Vampire Weekend singer and guitarist.
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William G Stewart, 15 to 1 host, dies aged 8426h William G Stewart, 15 to 1 host, dies aged 84
The former Butlins redcoat became a firm favourite with viewers with his firm presentational style.
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Picasso nudes to be reunited after 85 years26h Picasso nudes to be reunited after 85 years
The paintings of the artist's younger lover have not been displayed together since 1932.
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‘War Paint’ to Close on Broadway in December26h ‘War Paint’ to Close on Broadway in December
The musical starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole will have its final show on Dec. 30 after 30 performances.
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Tate Modern to host its first ever Picasso exhibition26h Tate Modern to host its first ever Picasso exhibition
Show focusing on 1932 will bring together three paintings of reclining nudes based on artist’s lover Marie-Thérèse Walter Three reclining nudes, inspired by one of Picasso’s most famous lovers, Marie-Thérèse Walter, are to be reunited for the first time in 85 years in a new exhibition at Tate Modern. The three paintings, which were described by Tate Modern director
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The future is radio: why fan favorite Futurama moved to audio-only27h The future is radio: why fan favorite Futurama moved to audio-only
As the animated comedy briefly reincarnates as an old-fashioned radio play, showrunner David X Cohen talks about what the future of the future might be Good news, everyone: Futurama just won’t stay dead. The beloved, much-canceled sci-fi cartoon created by Simpsons auteur Matt Groening has yet another lease on life, this time in the form of a 42-minute podcast, styled like an old-fashioned radio drama. The vintage format is in keeping with the show’s own aesthetic, a harebrained collision of every possible sci-fi trope from Asimov to Zelazny. At its most basic, Futurama is a workplace comedy about a naif from the turn of the century who goes to work for a package delivery service a thousand years in the future; but within that already absurd framework, the show manages to explore every corner of sci-fi lore.
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle: Colin Firth on the superspy comedy sequel – video27h Kingsman: The Golden Circle: Colin Firth on the superspy comedy sequel – video
The second Kingsman film sees the dapper British secret agents go up against American supervillain Poppy Adams, played by Julianne Moore, with the help of Statesman, their US equivalent. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is out now in the UK, and is released on 21 September in Australia and 22 September in the US.
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Borg vs McEnroe’s Stellan Skarsgård: ‘I’ve been changing diapers for 40 years’27h Borg vs McEnroe’s Stellan Skarsgård: ‘I’ve been changing diapers for 40 years’
He’s both one of Sweden’s most prolific actors and the father of eight kids – including actors Alexander and Bill. So it’s no surprise that – despite starring in the nail-biting tennis drama – he doesn’t have much time for sport
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Review: ‘The Force’ Follows the Oakland Police From Crisis to Crisis27h Review: ‘The Force’ Follows the Oakland Police From Crisis to Crisis
For his documentary “The Force,” Peter Nicks tracked the crisis-riddled department for two years.
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The new track that has got EVERYBODY dancing27h The new track that has got EVERYBODY dancing
A song called Entammede Jimikki Kamal has taken over the internet and found global fame.
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On Body and Soul review – bizarre and brutal tale of lovers in the slaughterhouse27h On Body and Soul review – bizarre and brutal tale of lovers in the slaughterhouse
In this strange, unsettling romance, a Hungarian abattoir provides the backdrop for an affair between two workers that exists only when they sleep On Body and Soul is an urban pastoral. It’s a love story that unfolds both in a secret inner dreamscape and an outer world of ostensible normality – which is actually far more comically irrational. This duality could be the one hinted at in the title. But which is body and which soul? Where do we assume the spirituality and physicality are located? It’s not entirely clear. The Hungarian film-maker
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Ethiopian artists create art from animal bones and bags27h Ethiopian artists create art from animal bones and bags
Two artists in Ethiopia hope to protect the environment by turning rubbish into art.
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28h #SpeakingInDance: The Center of Their Own World
For “Festival of Dreams” the Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula worked with dancers from It’s Showtime NYC for two weeks.
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28h The New Yorker Said No, but These Cartoons Just May Make Your Day
There are likely to be some winners — and a few groaners — at an exhibition of 45 cartoons that didn’t make the cut.
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Netflix pulls Maya the Bee episode after obscenity complaint28h Updated Netflix pulls Maya the Bee episode after obscenity complaint
The streaming giant removes one of its cartoons after a viewer claims it shows a drawing of a penis.
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Some Cartoons That Missed the Cut29h Some Cartoons That Missed the Cut
The New Yorker is highly selective of the cartoons it publishes. Here are cartoons that didn’t make it.
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Bernie Casey: NFL star and actor dies at 7829h Bernie Casey: NFL star and actor dies at 78
The NFL star turned actor, poet and painter appeared with Sir Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again.
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Mexico earthquake: Salma Hayek pledges $100K to disaster relief30h Mexico earthquake: Salma Hayek pledges $100K to disaster relief
The actress calls for donations to help victims of Mexico's deadliest natural disaster since 1985.
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Art Review: Remember When They Wanted to Build a Parking Lot Over the Hudson?30h Art Review: Remember When They Wanted to Build a Parking Lot Over the Hudson?
‘Never Built New York,’ a new exhibition at the Queens Museum, showcases unrealized ideas, from the almost practical to the magical.
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Review: ‘Hong Kong Trilogy,’ Captures the Voices of the People30h Review: ‘Hong Kong Trilogy,’ Captures the Voices of the People
More of a poem or a city symphony than a documentary, the film drifts freely, sometimes frustratingly, between real and fictionalized moments.
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Hillary Clinton memoir What Happened sells 300,000 copies30h Hillary Clinton memoir What Happened sells 300,000 copies
What Happened, which tells of the 2016 US election campaign, was released on 12 September.
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How Jim Jarmusch used music to put a spell on Hollywood30h How Jim Jarmusch used music to put a spell on Hollywood
Jim Jarmusch doesn’t just stick music on top of his films – he weaves it into their fibre. A new concert series shows how his soundtracks give a voice to drifters and dreamers J
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Zadie Smith says using social media would threaten her writing31h Zadie Smith says using social media would threaten her writing
Novelist tells interviewer that avoiding Twitter and Instagram protects her ‘right to be wrong’, which would be inhibited by instant public reaction Zadie Smith has spoken of how staying away from social media gives her “the right to be wrong” without fearing other people’s reactions, saying that if she knew readers’ reactions to her work, she wouldn’t be able to write. At a live event with the New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino in New York, the British novelist said: “Because I’m not on Twitter, I’m not on Instagram, I’m not on the internet, I never hear people shouting at me.”
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Nick Cave: Mercy On Me review – portrait of a bad seed31h Nick Cave: Mercy On Me review – portrait of a bad seed
Reinhard Kleist’s graphic biography is full of visual delights, but the musician’s wit – crucial foil to his own myth-mongering – is less apparent
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The Horrors: V review – spindly indie survivors hit their sweet spot31h The Horrors: V review – spindly indie survivors hit their sweet spot
Against the odds, the Horrors’ fifth album is their best yet, with Faris Badwan’s commanding, world-weary vocals adding to the synthesised thrills and sparkling guitar-pop
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Review: ‘Loving Vincent’ Paints van Gogh in His Own Images31h Review: ‘Loving Vincent’ Paints van Gogh in His Own Images
An innovative biopic explores the Dutch painter’s last days, with the people he rendered on canvas being brought to uncanny life.
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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Doubles Down on Criticism of Health Care Bill31h Updated Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Doubles Down on Criticism of Health Care Bill
Mr. Kimmel excoriated Senator Bill Cassidy and his legislation for a second night, though he said he hoped to avoid “a Kanye-and-Taylor-Swift-type situation.”
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Review: ‘The King’s Choice’ Depicts Norway’s Entry Into World War II31h Review: ‘The King’s Choice’ Depicts Norway’s Entry Into World War II
The movie sluggishly charts how the ceremonial king acquired real negotiating power during a crisis.
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The Hobbit at 80: much more than a childish prequel to The Lord of the Rings31h The Hobbit at 80: much more than a childish prequel to The Lord of the Rings
It was deemed ‘juvenile trash’ when first published and, yes, the dwarves’ songs do irritate some – but ideas laid down in JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit shape fantasy to this day The Hobbit, that retelling by Mr JRR Tolkien of the adventures of Mr Bilbo Baggins of Bag End, is celebrating its 80th birthday, albeit with no party of special magnificence nor, perhaps, much talk and excitement in Hobbiton or beyond. But while the the book is not as venerable as its hero – Bilbo died aged 131, we are told in Lord of the Rings; hobbits live, on average, to the age of 96.8 years according to the wonderful number-crunching site
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Review: ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ a Royal Friendship in a Nest of Vipers31h Review: ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ a Royal Friendship in a Nest of Vipers
“Victoria and Abdul” sees a queen in a life-changing relationship with a Muslim Indian man.
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Review: ‘Unrest,’ a Personal Account of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome32h Review: ‘Unrest,’ a Personal Account of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
In this film, Jennifer Brea describes her life that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome hijacked.
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Review: Lady Gaga Unplugged, Sort Of, in ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’32h Review: Lady Gaga Unplugged, Sort Of, in ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’
This documentary depicts Lady Gaga as a disciplined, accomplished performer, but one who inhabits a peculiar isolation despite her fame.
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Review: A Sweet Immigrant Story in ‘The Tiger Hunter’32h Review: A Sweet Immigrant Story in ‘The Tiger Hunter’
It’s 1979 and one aspiring engineer is ready for America and to win over his childhood sweetheart.
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Review: The Documentary ‘Bobbi Jene’ Finds a Dancer in Flux32h Review: The Documentary ‘Bobbi Jene’ Finds a Dancer in Flux
The film follows Bobbi Jene Smith as she leaves the Batsheva Dance Company to strike out on her own.
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Our Last Tango review – passion and pain of the tango stars33h Our Last Tango review – passion and pain of the tango stars
This engaging documentary focuses on a couple who once dazzled audiences with their intimate dance routines but whose off-stage love turned to heartbreak The return of what is now known as
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The Rub of Time by Martin Amis – brilliant, except when it’s not34h The Rub of Time by Martin Amis – brilliant, except when it’s not
Amis is sublime on JG Ballard, writes Anne Enright, but she is less convinced by his views on Islam, ‘foreigners’ and war Some writers make poor critics because they can only ever describe themselves, so it is greatly to his credit that Martin Amis really does write about Nabokov in his essays about Nabokov, and about
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Hating ‘Mother!’: Readers Speak Out35h Updated Hating ‘Mother!’: Readers Speak Out
After Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky offered their explanation of the film, you offered your verdict. Thumbs down doesn’t even begin to describe it.
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What’s on TV Thursday: The Return of ‘Doc Martin’ and ‘Gotham’37h What’s on TV Thursday: The Return of ‘Doc Martin’ and ‘Gotham’
Portwenn’s stiff doctor tries to salvage his marriage for the sake of his baby. And the crime-ridden city of “Gotham” finally gets its hero in Season 4.
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Jake LaMotta: a flawed character alchemised by Raging Bull into a mythical figure37h Jake LaMotta: a flawed character alchemised by Raging Bull into a mythical figure
LaMotta was immortalised on screen by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, but their brilliant 1980 movie remade boxing history in the process
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Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles would never be made today38h Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles would never be made today
The veteran funnyman tells the BBC he believes "comedy has to walk a thin line and take risks".
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