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Review: In ‘Eve’s Song,’ the Ghosts Are Not the Scariest Part 7 Nov 9:45pm Updated Review: In ‘Eve’s Song,’ the Ghosts Are Not the Scariest Part
Patricia Ione Lloyd’s macabre domestic comedy suggests that for African-Americans, every day is a potential horror movie in the making.
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Critic’s Notebook: On Midterm TV, Data Came Fast. Answers Came Later, if at All. 7 Nov 8:03pm Updated Critic’s Notebook: On Midterm TV, Data Came Fast. Answers Came Later, if at All.
An election that was both covered and fought on cable news ended with debates about waves and a lot of whiplash.
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Best of Late Night: Colbert Grabs the Bourbon, Less Forlornly Than 2016 7 Nov 5:14pm Updated Best of Late Night: Colbert Grabs the Bourbon, Less Forlornly Than 2016
Stephen Colbert broadcast live on Election Day, delivering the news that Democrats had won the House. But Senator Ted Cruz’s re-election put a damper on his mood.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: A Rare Staging Finds the Magic in Schumann’s ‘Faust’ 7 Nov 4:41pm Critic’s Pick: Review: A Rare Staging Finds the Magic in Schumann’s ‘Faust’
Achim Freyer’s production in Hamburg conjures a world that, for all its surreal touches, has a zany beauty that gently smooths over Schumann’s flaws.
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Hip-Hop Beefs and a ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie: 6 Things in Pop Culture Today 7 Nov 4:30pm Hip-Hop Beefs and a ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie: 6 Things in Pop Culture Today
What you need to know from Wednesday’s TV, music and movie news.
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Mid-term elections 2018 Do celebrities really influence voters? 7 Nov 3:53pm Mid-term elections 2018 Do celebrities really influence voters?
Getting an endorsement from some of the biggest stars in the world doesn't always mean a win.
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Hip-Hop Beefs and a ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie: 5 Things in Pop Culture Today 7 Nov 3:29pm Hip-Hop Beefs and a ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie: 5 Things in Pop Culture Today
What you need to know from Wednesday’s TV, music and movie news.
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Show Us Your Wall: Terrence McNally Cherishes the Light in Art. Until It Goes Out. 7 Nov 3:20pm Show Us Your Wall: Terrence McNally Cherishes the Light in Art. Until It Goes Out.
“A great work is one you never get tired of — you find new value in it every day.” So says this playwright, who has a taste for lyrical realism.
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Review: A Chic but Dull ‘Tenant’ With James Whiteside 7 Nov 3:12pm Review: A Chic but Dull ‘Tenant’ With James Whiteside
Arthur Pita’s shiny dance-drama is well made and has committed performances, but whenever the dancing starts, the tension drops.
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Critic’s Pick: Deep Inside the Beatles’ White Album, 50 Years Later 7 Nov 2:53pm Critic’s Pick: Deep Inside the Beatles’ White Album, 50 Years Later
An anniversary reissue, which includes remixes, reveals a band painstakingly working for an elusive perfection, running through songs again and again.
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Matter: In Cave in Borneo Jungle, Scientists Find Oldest Figurative Painting in the World 7 Nov 2:19pm Matter: In Cave in Borneo Jungle, Scientists Find Oldest Figurative Painting in the World
A cave drawing in Borneo is at least 40,000 years old, raising intriguing questions about creativity in ancient societies.
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Trial of Russian Director Seen as Test of Artistic Freedom 7 Nov 2:01pm Trial of Russian Director Seen as Test of Artistic Freedom
Russian artists worry that the Kremlin, having tamed the news media, is now gunning for them. The case against the director Kirill Serebrennikov is evidence, they say.
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Essay: What Pokémon Can Teach Us About Fiction 7 Nov 2:00pm Essay: What Pokémon Can Teach Us About Fiction
Video games and novels have more in common than you might think. Jeremy Klemin explains how the logic of both involves enigmas and resolutions.
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Matter: In an Indonesian Jungle, Scientists Find the Oldest Figurative Art in the World 7 Nov 1:58pm Updated Matter: In an Indonesian Jungle, Scientists Find the Oldest Figurative Art in the World
A cave drawing in Borneo is at least 40,000 years old, raising intriguing questions about creativity in ancient societies.
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G.I. Joe, Mickey Mouse and Captain America Walk Into … a Display 7 Nov 1:52pm G.I. Joe, Mickey Mouse and Captain America Walk Into … a Display
Heroes come to life at the Library of Congress this week by way of a major comics, toys and memorabilia collection.
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Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams review – schooldays to stadiums 7 Nov 1:00pm Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams review – schooldays to stadiums
Accentuating the positive, Mat Whitecross’s reverential documentary portrait avoids Spinal Tap allusions – and treats Gwyneth Paltrow tactfully This is a watchable, if blandly celebratory and unchallenging portrait of a massive rock institution. It sees no great need to look for the flaws, the problems, the loose thread that could be pulled so the whole thing comes to pieces. Still less is it looking for any
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Celebrities Voting: Demi Lovato, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Others Head to the Polls 7 Nov 12:03pm Updated Celebrities Voting: Demi Lovato, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Others Head to the Polls
On Election Day, it’s not just ordinary people waiting in line to fill out their ballots. Big-name people are doing it, too.
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A 92-Year-Old Composer’s First Opera Is His ‘Endgame’ 7 Nov 11:30am Updated A 92-Year-Old Composer’s First Opera Is His ‘Endgame’
The career of Gyorgy Kurtag, one of the last living giants of 20th-century music, is culminating in an adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s play.
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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix Australia in November 7 Nov 11:21am Updated The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix Australia in November
Every month, Netflix Australia adds a new batch of movies and TV shows to its library. Here are the titles we think are most interesting for November.
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Children’s Books: Stories for Kids About Heroic Young Refugees 7 Nov 11:00am Children’s Books: Stories for Kids About Heroic Young Refugees
Survival alone is a victory in three timely tales of displaced children who head to Europe, from Katherine Marsh, Eoin Colfer and more.
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Michael Douglas dedicates his Hollywood Star to father Kirk Douglas 7 Nov 10:58am Michael Douglas dedicates his Hollywood Star to father Kirk Douglas
Michael Douglas dedicates his Hollywood Star to father Kirk Douglas
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Actresses Emma Thompson and Sarah Gordy honoured at Buckingham Palace 7 Nov 10:21am Actresses Emma Thompson and Sarah Gordy honoured at Buckingham Palace
And fellow actress Sarah Gordy becomes the first woman with Down's syndrome to be made an MBE.
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The deaf stuntwoman and speed racer who was a real-life Wonder Woman 7 Nov 8:07am The deaf stuntwoman and speed racer who was a real-life Wonder Woman
The record-breaker did not let deafness stop her being a pioneer both in racing and on screen.
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Congrats, Idris Elba: but next year, let’s have a less macho sexiest man alive | Caspar Salmon 7 Nov 7:21am Congrats, Idris Elba: but next year, let’s have a less macho sexiest man alive | Caspar Salmon
Why is the winner of People magazine’s annual award always so square-jawed, paternal – and straight?The US magazine People has
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Spice Girls tease more tour dates in first interviews since reuniting 7 Nov 5:58am Spice Girls tease more tour dates in first interviews since reuniting
The girl group hint that the six dates announced this week will not be their only gigs this summer.
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Top 10 modern Victorian novels 7 Nov 5:00am Top 10 modern Victorian novels
Narrative tricks minted in the 19th century are still working in contemporary fiction by authors from Margaret Atwood to Sarah Waters In historical fiction, as in all things, fashions come and go. As we near the end of Hilary Mantel’s glorious Tudor revival, the ancient world is again getting a look in, with writers such as Madeline Miller and Pat Barker refashioning the Homeric epics to glittering effect. But these trends mask more durable patterns, at least from a crudely chronological point of view.
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Breaking Bad movie in the works 7 Nov 5:00am Breaking Bad movie in the works
The TV programme’s creator, Vince Gilligan, is reportedly filming a two-hour project named Greenbrier in New Mexico A Breaking Bad movie appears to finally be in the works, five years after the series finished in 2013.
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Nonfiction: Wesley Yang and the Search for Asian-American Visibility 7 Nov 5:00am Nonfiction: Wesley Yang and the Search for Asian-American Visibility
In his new book of essays, “The Souls of Yellow Folk,” Yang writes about the dilemmas, successes and struggles of people like Eddie Huang and Amy Chua.
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The bygone British dog show – in pictures 7 Nov 4:00am The bygone British dog show – in pictures
Nostalgic photographs by Shirley Baker capture the quirkiness of owners and their canine companions at that quintessential British event: the dog show. From pekingese to poodles, Dog Show 1961-1978 (Hoxton Mini Press) explores the relationship between humans and their dogs
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Booze, blood and Berghain: is Beat the first TV show to truly get club culture? 7 Nov 4:00am Booze, blood and Berghain: is Beat the first TV show to truly get club culture?
Amazon’s new drama is set in Berlin’s perma-thriving techno scene and, though a bit daft, manages to capture what modern clubbing feels like Amazon Prime’s latest glossy European drama acquisition, Beat, starts badly. Terribly, in fact. Over a soundtrack of the kind of inert pseudo-dance music that usually accompanies the loading screen of a
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How to Be Right by James O’Brien review – challenging the convictions of talk-radio callers 7 Nov 4:00am How to Be Right by James O’Brien review – challenging the convictions of talk-radio callers
The LBC radio host considers the political moment and hits out at the scaremongering of rightwing media
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Ben Stiller Goes Darker for a Real-Life Prison Break 7 Nov 4:00am Ben Stiller Goes Darker for a Real-Life Prison Break
His mini-series about a 2015 escape in upstate New York feels more like a thriller from a generation ago than the comic work he’s done before.
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Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds review – a Christmas Carol for our time 7 Nov 2:30am Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds review – a Christmas Carol for our time
An elderly art dealer confronts dark thoughts and danger in this beautifully drawn graphic novelThe clue is in the name: Posy Simmonds’ first graphic novel in 11 years is a far darker affair than the expat-baiting satire of
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Review: In ‘Relations,’ 3 Choreographers Improvise Like Family 7 Nov 1:00am Updated Review: In ‘Relations,’ 3 Choreographers Improvise Like Family
Ralph Lemon, Bebe Miller and Ishmael Houston-Jones supported, teased, challenged, embraced, nurtured and grappled with one another in Chicago.
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Misty Copeland: the trail-blazing ballerina loved by Prince, Obama and Disney 7 Nov 1:00am Misty Copeland: the trail-blazing ballerina loved by Prince, Obama and Disney
She thinks ballet’s broken – and has a plan to fix it. The star of Disney’s Nutcracker reboot talks about racism, nude shoes and growing up bendy ‘Ballet was definitely my escape,” says Misty Copeland. “It was the first thing I’d ever experienced in my life that was mine – only mine, not my five other siblings’. It gave me a voice, made me feel powerful.” When Copeland discovered ballet she was 13, living with her mother and siblings in a motel in California. She was a shy, slight child who rarely spoke and tried not to be noticed. Twenty-three years later, hers is the kind of transformation story even ballet might think far-fetched. In 2015, she became
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