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Writer’s Invitation Is Pulled, and Some Ask if Hong Kong Is Still a Refuge 8 Nov 10:45pm Updated Writer’s Invitation Is Pulled, and Some Ask if Hong Kong Is Still a Refuge
Ma Jian, whose new novel “China Dream” is a satire of totalitarianism, accused the venue of “turning a literary festival into a political matter.”
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Review: ‘King Kong’ Is the Mess That Roared 8 Nov 9:45pm Review: ‘King Kong’ Is the Mess That Roared
The one-ton, 20-foot marionette is impressive, but the $35 million musical he stars in doesn’t even succeed as camp.
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Reader’s Notebook: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ and the History in Historical Fiction 8 Nov 9:07pm Reader’s Notebook: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ and the History in Historical Fiction
Most readers haven’t noticed or been worried by omitted details or factual mistakes in the book. But is there a greater imperative for novels about the Holocaust to get basic facts correct?
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Reimagining Norman Rockwell’s America 8 Nov 6:01pm Reimagining Norman Rockwell’s America
Seventy-five years after the artist’s “Four Freedoms” series ran in The Saturday Evening Post, a number of artists are reinterpreting it to include today’s more diverse culture.
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Review: Apocalypse Too Soon 8 Nov 5:54pm ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Review: Apocalypse Too Soon
This second installment in J.K. Rowling’s series about a “magizoologist” is so freighted with foreboding that even the would-be whimsy feels leaden.
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Jean Mohr, 93, Photographer Who Found Heart Amid Bleakness, Dies 8 Nov 5:24pm Jean Mohr, 93, Photographer Who Found Heart Amid Bleakness, Dies
He toured the world, often to record the aftermath of calamity, and collaborated on books with acclaimed writers.
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Jean Mohr, 93. Photographer Who Found Heart Amid Bleakness, Dies 8 Nov 5:24pm Jean Mohr, 93. Photographer Who Found Heart Amid Bleakness, Dies
He toured the world, often to record the aftermath of calamity, and collaborated on books with acclaimed writers.
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Things to Do in N.Y.C.: Share Your SoHo Recommendations 8 Nov 5:09pm Things to Do in N.Y.C.: Share Your SoHo Recommendations
What are the best restaurants or bars in Soho? Tell us about a gallery or boutique you frequent. How about a favorite quiet spot or street for strolling? We want to hear from you.
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Things to Do in N.Y.C.: Share Your Harlem Recommendations 8 Nov 5:09pm Things to Do in N.Y.C.: Share Your Harlem Recommendations
Where are the best restaurants or bars in Harlem? Tell us about the museum, park or store you frequent in the neighborhood. We want to hear from you.
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10 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend 8 Nov 5:00pm Updated 10 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
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22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend 8 Nov 5:00pm Updated 22 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
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8 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend 8 Nov 5:00pm Updated 8 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
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Jeff Koons Is Found Guilty of Copying. Again. 8 Nov 4:46pm Jeff Koons Is Found Guilty of Copying. Again.
A French court found that Mr. Koons’s 1988 sculpture “Fait d’hiver” breached the copyright of the creator of a 1985 advertising campaign.
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A First for Missy Elliott: 6 Things to Know in Pop Culture Today 8 Nov 4:02pm A First for Missy Elliott: 6 Things to Know in Pop Culture Today
What you need to know from Thursday’s TV, music and movie news.
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Critic’s Pick: ‘Infinite Football’ Review: Soccer and Other Existential Questions 8 Nov 3:52pm Critic’s Pick: ‘Infinite Football’ Review: Soccer and Other Existential Questions
By its end, the Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu’s new documentary, nominally about world’s most popular sport, moves onto a plane of mysticism.
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50 Years Later, Chicago Artists Are Getting Their Due 8 Nov 3:01pm Updated 50 Years Later, Chicago Artists Are Getting Their Due
“The Time Is Now!” at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago examines a watershed cultural moment and the African-American artists figures who defined it.
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8 Nov 2:28pm #SpeakingInDance: Haunting, Paranoia and All That Dance Horror
Arthur Pita's dance-drama “The Tenant” (yep, like the Polanski movie) features James Whiteside and Cassandra Trenary of American Ballet Theater.
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Review: Hungarian National Ballet Brings a Stale ‘Swan Lake’ 8 Nov 2:16pm Review: Hungarian National Ballet Brings a Stale ‘Swan Lake’
For its American debut, the company unveiled a dramatically peculiar and roughly danced version of the classic.
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After Strife in Berlin, Chris Dercon Is to Run the Grand Palais in Paris 8 Nov 2:14pm After Strife in Berlin, Chris Dercon Is to Run the Grand Palais in Paris
The former head of Tate Modern had to resign from his last job after protests. France’s culture ministry said he will take over one of the country’s largest exhibition spaces.
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Nonfiction: Sylvia Plath’s Last Letters Show Her Struggling to Imagine Life Without Ted Hughes 8 Nov 2:00pm Nonfiction: Sylvia Plath’s Last Letters Show Her Struggling to Imagine Life Without Ted Hughes
“The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 2: 1956-1963,” edited by Peter Steinberg and Karen Kukil, includes 14 revelatory letters she wrote to her psychiatrist about the crisis in her marriage.
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Children’s Books: Nighttime Picture Books to Put Children to Bed — and Their Fears to Rest 8 Nov 2:00pm Children’s Books: Nighttime Picture Books to Put Children to Bed — and Their Fears to Rest
Reassuring and beautiful stories from Grace Lin, Kitty Crowther and more, about kids who conquer nightmares and go off on moonlight adventures.
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Missy Elliott, Mowgli and More: 5 Things to Know in Pop Culture Today 8 Nov 1:28pm Missy Elliott, Mowgli and More: 5 Things to Know in Pop Culture Today
What you need to know from today’s TV, music and movie news.
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‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Review: Lisbeth Salander, Blunted in Tooth and Claw 8 Nov 1:06pm Updated ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Review: Lisbeth Salander, Blunted in Tooth and Claw
In the latest and emptiest Salander vehicle, the character’s unclassifiable quality has been dulled and contained.
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‘Overlord’ Review: Old-Fashioned Nazi-Killing, With a Gory Twist 8 Nov 12:51pm ‘Overlord’ Review: Old-Fashioned Nazi-Killing, With a Gory Twist
The director Julius Avery delivers a fairly predictable action-horror hybrid about American soldiers behind enemy lines.
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‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ Review: Pointy-Headed and Pointless 8 Nov 12:28pm ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ Review: Pointy-Headed and Pointless
Aside from colorful computer animation and enhanced cuteness for the lovable sidekick dog, Max, this new “Grinch” brings little of note to the table.
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Editors’ Choice: 12 New Books We Recommend This Week 8 Nov 12:08pm Editors’ Choice: 12 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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‘Outlaw King’ Review: Bloody Medieval Times and Guts 8 Nov 11:45am ‘Outlaw King’ Review: Bloody Medieval Times and Guts
Chris Pine stars in a historical slog about Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) that is little more than a churn of mud, entrails and misty nationalism.
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Review: ‘Sally4Ever’ Sends a Black-Hearted Valentine 8 Nov 11:02am Review: ‘Sally4Ever’ Sends a Black-Hearted Valentine
Julia Davis brings her scathing comedy to HBO with a story of predatory love.
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Jenny Holzer Creates Mobile Exhibition for World AIDS Day 8 Nov 10:44am Jenny Holzer Creates Mobile Exhibition for World AIDS Day
As a part of “#LightTheFight,” a collaboration with the New York City AIDS Memorial, Ms. Holzer has created a fleet of message-bearing trucks.
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‘El Angel’ Review: Tracing a Sociopath’s Destiny 8 Nov 9:38am Updated ‘El Angel’ Review: Tracing a Sociopath’s Destiny
The film, which was inspired by a real-life killer, follows Carlitos as he moves from one transgression to the next.
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Books News: Nicolas Mathieu Wins Goncourt Prize for Work on France’s Forgotten 8 Nov 8:06am Books News: Nicolas Mathieu Wins Goncourt Prize for Work on France’s Forgotten
“Their Children After Them,” about youths in a fading industrial region, was a surprise winner, but it has already been picked up for U.S. publication.
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‘The New Romantic’ Review: Experiments With Love and Money 8 Nov 7:05am ‘The New Romantic’ Review: Experiments With Love and Money
A college newspaper columnist writes about her experiences trading gifts for sex in a film that squanders its good will.
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‘Postcards From London’ Review: Small Town Boy Becomes Big City Escort 8 Nov 7:00am ‘Postcards From London’ Review: Small Town Boy Becomes Big City Escort
Steve McLean’s film is a pretty movie about pretty boys.
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‘The Long Dumb Road’ Review: Jason Mantzoukas Dispenses Life Lessons 8 Nov 7:00am ‘The Long Dumb Road’ Review: Jason Mantzoukas Dispenses Life Lessons
This buddy comedy is at its best when it simply chills out with its leads.
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Hong Kong Venue Pulls Out as Host of Events Featuring Exiled Chinese Writer 8 Nov 6:52am Hong Kong Venue Pulls Out as Host of Events Featuring Exiled Chinese Writer
Ma Jian, whose new novel “China Dream” is a satire of totalitarianism, accused the venue of “turning a literary festival into a political matter.”
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By the Book: Natasha Trethewey: By the Book 8 Nov 5:00am By the Book: Natasha Trethewey: By the Book
The former poet laureate and author, most recently, of “Monument” came to poetic language via Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: “Before I ever committed any poems to memory I had memorized his speech.”
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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Bids Jeff Sessions Good Riddance 8 Nov 4:40am Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Bids Jeff Sessions Good Riddance
“No word what Jeff Sessions is going to do next,” Colbert said. “I assume he’s going to spend more time with his family-separation policy.”
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Critic’s Notebook: Wes Anderson, Curator? The Filmmaker Gives It a Try 8 Nov 4:33am Updated Critic’s Notebook: Wes Anderson, Curator? The Filmmaker Gives It a Try
Mr. Anderson and his partner, Juman Malouf, were given free rein in Austria’s largest museum. But you can’t make an exhibition as you would a movie, our critic writes.
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Critic’s Pick: ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Review: The Coens Go Darkly West Again 8 Nov 4:00am Critic’s Pick: ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Review: The Coens Go Darkly West Again
A.O. Scott says this cowboy anthology is among the silliest Coen brothers films, and also one of the grimmest.
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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ and ‘The Cry’ 8 Nov 1:00am What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ and ‘The Cry’
A Canadian sketch comedy show returns for a third season. And a British psychological thriller series has its United States debut on Sundance Now.
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