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Review: In ‘Proud Mary,’ Taraji P. Henson Is a Hit Woman With a Soft Spot 12 Jan 5:10pm Review: In ‘Proud Mary,’ Taraji P. Henson Is a Hit Woman With a Soft Spot
Babak Najafi directed this action thriller that aims to carry on the tradition of films like “Foxy Brown.” Danny Glover also stars.
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The Authenticity of Modigliani Paintings Questioned Once Again 12 Jan 3:56pm The Authenticity of Modigliani Paintings Questioned Once Again
An expert for Genoa prosecutors says that 20 of 60 works exhibited last year are fakes, but the owners of the works demand independent appraisals.
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City Center to Honor Michael Friedman 12 Jan 3:44pm City Center to Honor Michael Friedman
The theater’s Off-Center series, which Mr. Friedman led until his death last year, will stage his 2003 musical “Gone Missing” in July.
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Critic’s Notebook: How to Listen to Rock ’n’ Roll in a Theater 12 Jan 3:42pm Critic’s Notebook: How to Listen to Rock ’n’ Roll in a Theater
Rock is underexplored onstage, but two Under the Radar shows, “How to Be a Rock Critic” and “The Hendrix Project,” grapple with its transformative power.
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Review: Roomful of Teeth Stretches for a Piano Premiere 12 Jan 3:14pm Review: Roomful of Teeth Stretches for a Piano Premiere
The ensemble performed its showpiece, Partita for 8 Voices, in a program that also included the pianist-composer’s Tigran Hamasyan’s “Ser Aravote.”
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Popcast: In Streaming, One Goliath Creates Many Davids 12 Jan 3:00pm Popcast: In Streaming, One Goliath Creates Many Davids
Streaming has established itself as the dominant mode of music distribution. What could go wrong? Quite a lot, it turns out.
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That Decisive Moment: Heavenly Hymn: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments of the Week on YouTube 12 Jan 2:46pm That Decisive Moment: Heavenly Hymn: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments of the Week on YouTube
A young composer, animation inspired by a violinist and Roomful of Teeth were among the highlights.
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For Lorraine Hansberry, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Was Just the Start 12 Jan 2:43pm For Lorraine Hansberry, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Was Just the Start
The new documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” explores a more complex and complicated playwright than the civil rights figure known to most people.
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Review: Who Am I? ‘Panorama’ Says There Is No Easy Answer 12 Jan 2:20pm Review: Who Am I? ‘Panorama’ Says There Is No Easy Answer
In this multimedia, multidimensional performance piece, the boundaries of race, gender and ethnicity blur into a shifting pageant of identity.
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Books News: Stephen King to Receive PEN Literary Service Award 12 Jan 2:09pm Books News: Stephen King to Receive PEN Literary Service Award
Previous recipients include Stephen Sondheim and J.K. Rowling.
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Encounters: Pete Holmes of ‘Crashing’ Finds Humor in His Church Roots 12 Jan 1:59pm Encounters: Pete Holmes of ‘Crashing’ Finds Humor in His Church Roots
The actor and comedian gets ready for Season 2 of his HBO show.
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Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs 12 Jan 1:56pm Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs
Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.
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Critic’s Notebook: How to Listen to Rock ‘n’ Roll in a Theater 12 Jan 1:49pm Critic’s Notebook: How to Listen to Rock ‘n’ Roll in a Theater
Rock is underexplored onstage, but two Under the Radar shows, “How to Be a Rock Critic” and “The Hendrix Project,” grapple with its transformative power.
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Heiress Plotted 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway. 12 Jan 1:18pm Updated Heiress Plotted 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway.
Frances Glessner Lee, the first lady of forensic science, was a cult curiosity. With her “Nutshell Studies” at the Renwick Gallery, she rises to art star.
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Darren Criss Plays the Happy-Go-Lucky Killer in the Versace TV Drama 12 Jan 11:58am Darren Criss Plays the Happy-Go-Lucky Killer in the Versace TV Drama
He acts, he sings, he dances. And in his latest role, the 30-year-old, who shot to fame with “Glee,” is the serial killer who murdered Gianni Versace.
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Arab and Coming Out in Art That Speaks Up 12 Jan 11:54am Updated Arab and Coming Out in Art That Speaks Up
A museum show highlights the apprehensions and discrimination L.G.B.T. artists of Arab descent face.
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Review: One Vote for ‘Victoria’ Over ‘The Crown’ 12 Jan 11:43am Review: One Vote for ‘Victoria’ Over ‘The Crown’
In the battle of prestige series about British queens, the glossy pleasures of PBS’s “Victoria” can hold their own against Netflix’s highly lauded “The Crown.”
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Chinese Composers With an Ear to the World 12 Jan 11:42am Chinese Composers With an Ear to the World
A festival at the Juilliard School explores the sounds of contemporary China, without traditional instruments or foreign-based composers.
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Art in NYC This Week 12 Jan 11:33am Updated Art in NYC This Week
Our guide to new art shows — and some that will be closing soon.
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Review: A Conductor’s Exciting Return to the New York Philharmonic 12 Jan 11:23am Review: A Conductor’s Exciting Return to the New York Philharmonic
Susanna Malkki led works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Esa-Pekka Salonen in an impressive follow-up to her debut with the orchestra in 2015.
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12 Jan 10:23am Updated Women’s Accusations Follow James Franco After Golden Globes
Mr. Franco’s victory on Sunday became a flash point for women who came forward to say Mr. Franco sexually exploited them or behaved inappropriately.
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James Spader Still Lives for the Surprise of ‘The Blacklist’ 12 Jan 10:00am James Spader Still Lives for the Surprise of ‘The Blacklist’
Mr. Spader talks about his 100th episode, the pleasures of playing the provocateur and why now is the time for men to keep quiet and listen.
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Jake Gyllenhaal on Ambivalent Heroes and, Um, Perms 12 Jan 8:35am Updated Jake Gyllenhaal on Ambivalent Heroes and, Um, Perms
The 37-year old actor was passed over by the Golden Globes but may well land an Oscar nomination for his performance in “Stronger”
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Your Week in Culture: Lana Del Rey, ‘Gianni Versace,’ the Murder of Malcolm X Onstage 12 Jan 8:00am Your Week in Culture: Lana Del Rey, ‘Gianni Versace,’ the Murder of Malcolm X Onstage
Ms. Del Rey performs in Newark, and ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ arrives to FX.
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Your Week in Culture: Lana Del Rey, ‘Gianni Versace,’ the Murder of Malcolm X on Stage 12 Jan 8:00am Your Week in Culture: Lana Del Rey, ‘Gianni Versace,’ the Murder of Malcolm X on Stage
Ms. Del Rey performs in Newark, and ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ arrives to FX.
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Best of Late Night: <div>Trevor Noah Pans Trump’s Vulgarity, a Bleep for Other Hosts</div> 12 Jan 5:35am Updated Best of Late Night:
Trevor Noah Pans Trump’s Vulgarity, a Bleep for Other Hosts
Late-night hosts had a hard time making light of President Trump’s derogatory characterization of immigrants from Haiti and Africa.
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The Thread: The 12.31.2017 Issue 12 Jan 5:00am The Thread: The 12.31.2017 Issue
Readers respond.
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What’s on TV Friday: David Letterman’s New Show and a Tribute to Tony Bennett 12 Jan 1:00am Updated What’s on TV Friday: David Letterman’s New Show and a Tribute to Tony Bennett
Mr. Letterman’s new talk show comes to Netflix, while new adaptations of Philip K. Dick stories come to Amazon.
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