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Review: A Nose by Any Other Name in a Hudson Valley ‘Cyrano’1h 8m Updated Review: A Nose by Any Other Name in a Hudson Valley ‘Cyrano’
Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers’s adaptation of “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival asks us not to take anything at face value.
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Portishead’s ‘Dummy’ Is 25. The Band Asks That You Play It Loud.1h 9m Updated Portishead’s ‘Dummy’ Is 25. The Band Asks That You Play It Loud.
The trip-hop classic was an unexpected success in 1994. Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley look back at its creation and explain how they think it should be heard.
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A Year Later, the Fight Over Aretha Franklin’s Estate Deepens1h 10m Updated A Year Later, the Fight Over Aretha Franklin’s Estate Deepens
Bitter squabbling has surfaced as the singer’s four sons and others debate whether any of the handwritten documents found in her house qualify as valid wills.
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Don’t Let Sean Spicer Tap-Dance Out of Infamy on ‘Dancing With the Stars’1h 11m Updated Don’t Let Sean Spicer Tap-Dance Out of Infamy on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
His casting on the ABC reality show makes political deception into a joke.
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Instagram’s Chain-Letter Uprising1h 16m Updated Instagram’s Chain-Letter Uprising
Hordes of confused Instagrammers are trying to declare sovereignty from Instagram. Do they accidentally have a point?
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2h Updated New York Galleries: What to See Right Now
Ceramic sculptures; warped photographs; floral still lifes; treasures in a trash collection; and swoops of acrylic indigo.
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Why ‘Gaslight’ Hasn’t Lost Its Glow2h Updated Why ‘Gaslight’ Hasn’t Lost Its Glow
The 1940s thriller enjoys an afterlife as a classic movie and as a buzzy word in political and psychoanalytic discourse.
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Alice Walker Defends George Washington Murals4h Alice Walker Defends George Washington Murals
“Why try to hide the reality of our history?” she said of the objectionable images that confronted San Francisco students every day.
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Tanya Tucker Would Rather Be Celebrated While She’s Alive5h Updated Tanya Tucker Would Rather Be Celebrated While She’s Alive
The country star is returning with her first album of original music in 17 years, aided by two younger musicians who feel her fire: Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings.
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It Was ‘Cool Central’: Bill T. Jones Leads a Trip Through His Archive6h Updated It Was ‘Cool Central’: Bill T. Jones Leads a Trip Through His Archive
The dancer and choreographer talks about his collaborations with Arnie Zane, Keith Haring and Robert Mapplethorpe — and the time the Vatican denounced him.
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8h ‘The Harder They Come’: A Pop Classic That Has Hardly Faded
Perry Henzell’s outlaw film, with one of cinema’s most infectious scores, is back on the big screen in New York.
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Rebecca Wei, Head of Christie’s Asia, Is Departing8h Rebecca Wei, Head of Christie’s Asia, Is Departing
The move comes less than a year after she was named chairwoman of the auction house.
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Cyborgs and supermodels hit the dancefloor at Edinburgh9h Cyborgs and supermodels hit the dancefloor at Edinburgh
In Ritualia and Learning from the Future, Colette Sadler poses questions about the human body. But does she find answers? It’s a bold move for any contemporary choreographer to reimagine Bronislava Nijinska and Igor Stravinsky’s modernist ballet
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9h ‘The Matrix’ Gets a Fourth Movie, and Keanu Reeves Is Back
Carrie-Anne Moss is also set to return, and Lana Wachowski, one of the franchise’s original creators, will write and direct.
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10h Updated ‘The Dark Crystal’ Returns on an Even Grander Scale
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” a 10-part Netflix series, is a prequel to Jim Henson’s 1982 puppet fantasy film.
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10h How to Draw Yourself Out of a Creative Funk
Malaka Gharib, the author of the coming-of-age graphic memoir “I Was Their American Dream,” shares her tips.
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Edinburgh Comedy awards 2019: surrealists, standups and sausage act vie for prize13h Edinburgh Comedy awards 2019: surrealists, standups and sausage act vie for prize
London Hughes and Jessica Fostekew are among the comics on the shortlist of nine nominees, while Catherine Cohen is up for best newcomer The shortlist for the biggest prize in live comedy, the Edinburgh Comedy award, has been announced – and it’s one of the most diverse in the history of what used to be the Perrier. Straight standup, autobiographical shows, experimentalism and prop comedy are all recognised, alongside two sketch shows – representing a mini-revival for the artform. A year after
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14h Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes highest paid actors list again
The Rock earned $89.4m (£73.6m) this year after starring in Skyscraper and Hobbs & Shaw.
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Hail Satan? review – sympathy for the devil, socks for the homeless14h Hail Satan? review – sympathy for the devil, socks for the homeless
Florida’s Satanic Temple is more concerned with helping out than worshipping Beelzebub in this light-hearted documentary The devil’s work is moving with the times. Gone are the days of hell-raising and animal sacrifices. Followers of the Satanic Temple in Florida collect socks for the homeless. Other Temple chapters donate tampons to women’s shelters (“Menstruation for Satan!”) and protest against anti-abortionists. Across America civic-minded millennial satanists combine activism with pranks calculated to wind up the Christian right. With her funny, light-hearted documentary,
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16h Updated Weinstein Wants Trial Moved Because of His 11,000 Page Six Mentions
The mogul filed a motion contending he cannot find an impartial jury in Manhattan because of the robust news media here.
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Tom Hiddleston on ‘Betrayal’ and the Art of Self-Protection17h Updated Tom Hiddleston on ‘Betrayal’ and the Art of Self-Protection
The screen and stage star is making his Broadway debut as the bottled-up husband wearing a “mask of control” in Harold Pinter’s romantic triangle.
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With Her Latest Novel, Petina Gappah Sees an Obsession Through17h Updated With Her Latest Novel, Petina Gappah Sees an Obsession Through
The Zimbabwean writer was inspired by Faulkner, Eliot and Toni Morrison for “Out of Darkness, Shining Light,” a fictional account of the journey David Livingstone’s workers took transporting his body.
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‘American Factory’ Review: The New Global Haves and Have-Nots17h Updated ‘American Factory’ Review: The New Global Haves and Have-Nots
A documentary looks at what happened when a Chinese company took over a closed General Motors factory in Ohio.
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Top 10 caregivers in fiction | Lila Savage18h Top 10 caregivers in fiction | Lila Savage
Writers from Alice Munro to Ottessa Moshfegh explore some of life’s most gruelling experiences in ways that build in survival tools Shortly before the publication of my first novel, I learned that my mother’s cancer had returned. I am not yet her caregiver but I have cared for folks with cancer before – and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and other afflictions, mostly of old age. I worked as a professional companion for elderly people for nearly nine years before I began writing about my caregiving work in the form of
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Spider-Man out of Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney split with Sony19h Spider-Man out of Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney split with Sony
Sony expresses disappointment over push by Disney – the parent company of Marvel – for greater share Sony Pictures, the studio which owns the rights to comic book character Spider-Man, has spoken out about the split with Disney that will see the webslinger booted out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A statement released by Sony on Tuesday night said they were “disappointed” by Disney’s demand for a greater stake in the Spider-Man films, and by their proposal to scale down the involvement of Marvel president Kevin Feige in the movies.
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The Offing by Benjamin Myers review – poignant story of an unlikely friendship20h The Offing by Benjamin Myers review – poignant story of an unlikely friendship
One man’s transition from adolescent to adult during a summer by the sea recalls A Month in the CountryBenjamin Myers’s first novel since his Walter Scott prize-winning
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The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy review – a brilliant Booker nominee22h The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy review – a brilliant Booker nominee
The trauma of European totalitarianism is channelled through one man in this intricately layered analysis of personal and political powerThe moment we speak about history, we encounter the problem of where to locate it. History, we tend to think, is behind and around us, a structure we inhabit and by which we are shaped. This partial truth, though, obscures a more intimate reality. History resides within us; it arises directly from our actions and choices. Unless we remain conscious of this, the “study” of history, too often predicated on an illusion of remove, becomes an act not of interrogation, but of evasion.
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A world of ice and fire: life with the Nenets – in pictures22h A world of ice and fire: life with the Nenets – in pictures
For thousands of years the Nenets people have migrated with their reindeer herds across the Yamal Peninsula in the Russian Arctic. In October 2016, Alegra Ally travelled to north-west Siberia to join a family and document their way of life as autumn turned to winter
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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘American Factory’ and ‘School Girls’23h What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘American Factory’ and ‘School Girls’
A Netflix documentary looks at cultural and political complications at a glass factory. And an Off Broadway play is streaming.
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