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Children’s Books: Grandmas and Grandpas Are a Kid’s Natural Allies in These Books 22 Jun 7:25pm Updated Children’s Books: Grandmas and Grandpas Are a Kid’s Natural Allies in These Books
Affecting stories by the Fan Brothers, Dan Santat and Minh Le, and more celebrate the bonds between grandparents and grandkids.
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Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest 22 Jun 6:50pm Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest
A 13-foot sculpture of a “heroin spoon” was placed in front of Purdue Pharma headquarters, an emblem of what critics say is its role in the opioid crisis.
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ABC Pulls Episode of ‘The Proposal’ After Sexual Assault Accusation 22 Jun 6:07pm Updated ABC Pulls Episode of ‘The Proposal’ After Sexual Assault Accusation
A contestant on the new reality dating series is accused of aiding the sexual assault of a woman in Milwaukee last fall.
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Popcast: XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality 22 Jun 4:10pm Popcast: XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality
The 20-year-old broke out of the SoundCloud rap scene and reached No 1. But he faced accusations of violent crimes against a woman, and leaves behind a troubling legacy.
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5 K-pop Acts to Watch at KCON 2018 22 Jun 3:55pm 5 K-pop Acts to Watch at KCON 2018
American audiences often get their first exposure to K-pop’s rising stars at this annual festival. Here’s who to keep an eye on in New Jersey this weekend.
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That Decisive Moment: Saved, Freed: The Week in Classical Music 22 Jun 3:39pm That Decisive Moment: Saved, Freed: The Week in Classical Music
An underrated Strauss anniversary and a rising conductor’s take on Mozart were some of the highlights.
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The Book Review Podcast: The Life of Atticus Finch 22 Jun 3:18pm The Book Review Podcast: The Life of Atticus Finch
On this week’s podcast, Joseph Crespino talks about “Atticus Finch: The Biography,” and Philip Dray discusses “The Fair Chase: The Epic Story of Hunting in America.”
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7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend 22 Jun 2:01pm Updated 7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
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Critic’s Notebook: How to Save ‘The Conners’ from Roseanne 22 Jun 1:47pm Updated Critic’s Notebook: How to Save ‘The Conners’ from Roseanne
Maybe the troubled “Roseanne” revival should have just ended. But if it won’t, here are some ways it could get better.
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Crime: Bears and Poets: Endangered Prey in This Week’s Crime Column 22 Jun 12:55pm Updated Crime: Bears and Poets: Endangered Prey in This Week’s Crime Column
The deep woods and the drawing rooms of London are crime scenes in Marilyn Stasio’s column. Also two villages, one in France and the other in England.
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Encounters: Alison Brie Swaps Her Wrestling Costume for Boxing Gloves 22 Jun 12:43pm Updated Encounters: Alison Brie Swaps Her Wrestling Costume for Boxing Gloves
The star of Netflix’s “GLOW,” which returns for Season 2, is not afraid of getting physical.
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Fiction: Reliably Unreliable Men, Unlikely to Improve Their Lot 22 Jun 11:40am Updated Fiction: Reliably Unreliable Men, Unlikely to Improve Their Lot
Joseph O’Neill’s story collection, “Good Trouble,” features characters unlikely to be on the receiving end of a warmhearted learning experience.
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Berlin Film Festival Appoints Joint Leaders 22 Jun 11:17am Berlin Film Festival Appoints Joint Leaders
Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek will take charge from 2020, Germany’s Culture Ministry announced.
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Reporter’s Notebook: A City at the Crossroads Examines Migration, Through Art 22 Jun 10:14am Reporter’s Notebook: A City at the Crossroads Examines Migration, Through Art
Italy’s new government is making strong gestures to deter migrants. But Manifesta, a major international art exhibition in the capital of Sicily, takes a more open view.
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Nonfiction: Falling Crime Rates Are Good — at a Cost. A Writer Sees Both Sides. 22 Jun 10:02am Nonfiction: Falling Crime Rates Are Good — at a Cost. A Writer Sees Both Sides.
In “Uneasy Peace,” Patrick Sharkey sees disparities when the homicide rate drops. The country is safer, but some people are now afraid of the police.
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For Hugh Grant, a Smaller Screen Brings a More Complex Role 22 Jun 10:00am For Hugh Grant, a Smaller Screen Brings a More Complex Role
In “A Very English Scandal,” Mr. Grant’s first major TV role since the 1990s, he plays a British politician who conspired to murder his former lover.
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On DVD: The Idolatry of Glaciers, Rocks and Leni Riefenstahl 22 Jun 10:00am On DVD: The Idolatry of Glaciers, Rocks and Leni Riefenstahl
Riefenstahl was the star and muse of the German director Arnold Fanck, largely remembered for his daredevil mountain films.
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In an East Boston Shipyard, a Fresh Idea for Art 22 Jun 9:12am In an East Boston Shipyard, a Fresh Idea for Art
As museums groan under costly expansions, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, found a modest alternative a ferry ride across the harbor.
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‘Surprised and Dismayed’: Readers Respond to Our Best 25 Plays List 22 Jun 9:00am ‘Surprised and Dismayed’: Readers Respond to Our Best 25 Plays List
What they liked, what they hated, who was left out and more disagreement about “Mr. Burns.”
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British Plays Are Better. There, I Said It. 22 Jun 9:00am British Plays Are Better. There, I Said It.
A London journalist takes pity on his New York colleagues and the “unadventurous” work they ended up championing.
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Critic’s Notebook: Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle. 22 Jun 8:59am Updated Critic’s Notebook: Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle.
An exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture captures what Oprah Winfrey and her TV show have meant.
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How Tastes Have Changed: ‘Imps and Mods’ Stutter at London Auctions 22 Jun 8:31am How Tastes Have Changed: ‘Imps and Mods’ Stutter at London Auctions
Standout lots were few and far between at sales of Impressionist and modern works that finished 22 percent down compared with last year.
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Best of Late Night: Kimmel Can’t Figure Out Melania Trump’s ‘I Really Don’t Care’ Jacket 22 Jun 8:13am Updated Best of Late Night: Kimmel Can’t Figure Out Melania Trump’s ‘I Really Don’t Care’ Jacket
Jimmy Kimmel wondered, “Is the president now tweeting onto his wife’s clothes?”
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22 Jun 7:00am Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’
The director J. A. Bayona narrates a sequence with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and a slumbering T. rex.
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Nonfiction: Woodrow Wilson Achieved a Lot. So Why Is He So Scorned? 22 Jun 5:00am Nonfiction: Woodrow Wilson Achieved a Lot. So Why Is He So Scorned?
Patricia O’Toole’s “The Moralist” is the latest biography of Wilson, who has inspired fierce arguments ever since his death in 1924.
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Critic’s Notebook: What Does It Mean to Play the ‘Best’ of Bach? 22 Jun 5:00am Critic’s Notebook: What Does It Mean to Play the ‘Best’ of Bach?
This year’s Bachfest Leipzig in Germany focused on what the festival called the master’s 33 best sacred cantatas. But what makes them so?
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Otherworldly: Heart-Hammering Science Fiction and Fantasy Thrillers 22 Jun 5:00am Otherworldly: Heart-Hammering Science Fiction and Fantasy Thrillers
They may be action-packed page turners — but these books also ask readers to consider very real social issues.
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Inside the List: ‘Kitchen Confidential,’ First Published in 2000, Tops the List Again 22 Jun 5:00am Inside the List: ‘Kitchen Confidential,’ First Published in 2000, Tops the List Again
Demand for Anthony Bourdain’s memoir has soared since his death.
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Nonfiction: How Hunting Became a Macho Sport 22 Jun 5:00am Nonfiction: How Hunting Became a Macho Sport
“The Fair Chase,” Philip Dray’s illuminating history, recounts the evolution of American hunting from frontier vocation to competitive pastime.
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The Shortlist: Short Stories That Travel the World From a Deliciously Off-Kilter Perspective 22 Jun 5:00am The Shortlist: Short Stories That Travel the World From a Deliciously Off-Kilter Perspective
These four masterly collections migrate from a plant nursery in Maine to a Buddhist temple in Japan, pursuing unlikely connections and flashes of enlightenment.
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Fiction: Two Writers Haunted by Their Caribbean Past 22 Jun 5:00am Fiction: Two Writers Haunted by Their Caribbean Past
In his novel “A View of the Empire at Sunset,” Caryl Phillips uses the difficult, lonely life of Jean Rhys to explore themes of alienation and exile.
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Berlin Theater: Books Spring to Life Onstage in Germany 22 Jun 4:07am Updated Berlin Theater: Books Spring to Life Onstage in Germany
From Édouard Louis’s novel “History of Violence” to Boccaccio’s 14th-century “Decameron,” German theaters love to mount literary adaptations.
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What’s on TV Friday: ‘This Is Home’ and ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ 22 Jun 1:00am What’s on TV Friday: ‘This Is Home’ and ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’
“This Is Home” explores the lives of Syrian refugees in Baltimore. And “Marvel’s Luke Cage” has its second season on Netflix.
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