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18 Dec 2017, 7:36pm Dancing with Douglas Dunn
Douglas Dunn + Dancers perform at a Norte Maar event in Brooklyn. "No other physical activity, and no degree of mental gymnastics, come close to replacing the daily ecstasy of unimpeded kinetic exploration."
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18 Dec 2017, 7:36pm Dancing with Brenda Bufalino
"The body has this incredible way of healing itself and finding itself anew."
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18 Dec 2017, 7:36pm Dancing with Eiko
"People now comment, 'Eiko, you are moving faster!' I joke back and say, I don't have much time left!"
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18 Dec 2017, 7:36pm Dancing with Gus Solomons Jr.
"I am playing the instrument as hard as it can be played, given the instrument."
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Critic’s Notebook: The New Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Refuses to Sugarcoat History 18 Dec 2017, 6:01pm Updated Critic’s Notebook: The New Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Refuses to Sugarcoat History
Our critic visits a museum whose story is still unfolding, from 1960s Jackson, to Ferguson and Charlottesville. It leaves us upset —and that’s good.
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From the Fringes of Art Basel Miami Beach 18 Dec 2017, 4:21pm From the Fringes of Art Basel Miami Beach
A photographer’s look behind the shiny facade of an art extravaganza.
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Critic’s Notebook: In Jackson, Feeling the Blows, the Bullets and the Tears 18 Dec 2017, 3:54pm Critic’s Notebook: In Jackson, Feeling the Blows, the Bullets and the Tears
The new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum refuses to sugarcoat history. Fine art museums have a lot to learn from the example.
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Luke Bryan Is Latest Challenger to Hold Off Taylor Swift for No. 1 18 Dec 2017, 3:39pm Luke Bryan Is Latest Challenger to Hold Off Taylor Swift for No. 1
Last week U2 bumped Ms. Swift’s “Reputation” from the top spot after three weeks. And this week Luke Bryan hits No. 1 with “What Makes You Country.”
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Books of The Times: A Political Scandal’s Trauma, Seen From the Inside 18 Dec 2017, 3:02pm Updated Books of The Times: A Political Scandal’s Trauma, Seen From the Inside
Nicholas Montemarano’s new novel, “The Senator’s Children,” is about a family weathering the fallout of a scandal like the one that derailed the presidential aspirations of John Edwards.
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Critic’s Notebook: When Disenfranchised Lives and American Ideals Collide Onstage 18 Dec 2017, 2:29pm Critic’s Notebook: When Disenfranchised Lives and American Ideals Collide Onstage
Three small, powerful pieces of political theater consider those wounded by racism and xenophobia.
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Royal Court Reverses Decision to Cancel ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ 18 Dec 2017, 1:51pm Royal Court Reverses Decision to Cancel ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’
The London theater has reinstated the run of Andrea Dunbar’s play following accusations of censorship.
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Has Second-Biggest Opening Ever 18 Dec 2017, 1:47pm Updated ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Has Second-Biggest Opening Ever
“Last Jedi” beat analysts’ high expectations and collected $220 million at theaters in North America, second only to “The Force Awakens.”
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Review: Mark Rylance Returns to Broadway as a Mad Monarch to Cherish 18 Dec 2017, 1:35pm Updated Review: Mark Rylance Returns to Broadway as a Mad Monarch to Cherish
In Claire van Kampen’s strange, enchanting “Farinelli and the King,” from Shakespeare’s Globe in London, music hath charms to spare.
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3 Rappers Peeking at Eminem’s Playbook 18 Dec 2017, 1:15pm 3 Rappers Peeking at Eminem’s Playbook
Eminem’s art and personality have seeped into the pop mainstream. G-Eazy, Lil Xan and NF were listening.
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Album Review: Hip-Hop Changes. Eminem Doesn’t. 18 Dec 2017, 12:00pm Album Review: Hip-Hop Changes. Eminem Doesn’t.
His new album, “Revival,” is entrancing and mystifying, a showcase for a dexterous rapper and over-the-top provocateur searching for his middle-aged sound.
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Popcast: The Popcast Answers Your Burning Questions About Pop Music in 2017 18 Dec 2017, 11:43am Popcast: The Popcast Answers Your Burning Questions About Pop Music in 2017
On this week’s episode, our readers picked the topics of conversation, which included Fergie, the state of streaming and evolutions in Latin pop.
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Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment 18 Dec 2017, 11:42am Updated Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment
Kathleen Kennedy, Nina Shaw and other female powerbrokers spearheaded the idea, and top agents, studio chief executives union leaders have signed on.
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What’s in a Rick Owens Retrospective? Whatever He Wants 18 Dec 2017, 10:30am Updated What’s in a Rick Owens Retrospective? Whatever He Wants
The designer’s exhibition in Milan, which opens Dec. 15, includes his fashion designs but also a sculptural intrusion — globular, coiled, ominous.
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The Carpetbagger: Meet the Youngest and Oldest Hopefuls in This Oscar Race 18 Dec 2017, 7:00am The Carpetbagger: Meet the Youngest and Oldest Hopefuls in This Oscar Race
Brooklynn Prince (“The Florida Project”) and Lois Smith (“Marjorie Prime”) are 80 years apart. But they had plenty to talk about, like showbiz and ice cream.
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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Gunpowder’ and ‘Supergirl’ 18 Dec 2017, 1:00am What’s on TV Monday: ‘Gunpowder’ and ‘Supergirl’
Kit Harington stars in “Gunpowder.” And a documentary about a record-breaking teenage weight lifter, “Supergirl,” airs on PBS.
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Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Renowned Art House Theater, to Close 18 Dec 2017, 12:01am Updated Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Renowned Art House Theater, to Close
The theater on the Upper West Side, operated by Daniel and Toby Talbot, has served as a springboard for foreign and independent films for more than 30 years.
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