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Books of The Times: In ‘Becoming,’ Michelle Obama Mostly Opts for Empowerment Over Politics 9 Nov 6:31pm Updated Books of The Times: In ‘Becoming,’ Michelle Obama Mostly Opts for Empowerment Over Politics
The former first lady’s memoir is mostly about her childhood in Chicago, her marriage and her time in the White House, but she leaves room for some unequivocal criticism of President Trump.
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That Decisive Moment: Barenboim Returns: The Week in Classical Music 9 Nov 6:22pm That Decisive Moment: Barenboim Returns: The Week in Classical Music
Composer portraits, anime scores and music in Los Angeles were among the highlights.
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Playlist: The Playlist: Kane Brown Confronts Gun Violence, and 12 More New Songs 9 Nov 5:19pm Updated Playlist: The Playlist: Kane Brown Confronts Gun Violence, and 12 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Ariana Grande, Cherry Glazerr, Bayonne, Julia Jacklin and others.
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New in Paperback: ‘Winter,’ ‘Ten Restaurants That Changed America’ 9 Nov 4:24pm New in Paperback: ‘Winter,’ ‘Ten Restaurants That Changed America’
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Children’s Books: Y.A. Novels That Explore Love in Many Forms 9 Nov 4:04pm Children’s Books: Y.A. Novels That Explore Love in Many Forms
A cross-cultural romance, a love triangle, a fake relationship and a girl in search of her birth mom in the latest realistic Y.A. fiction.
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Children’s Books: Great New Children’s Books About Animals 9 Nov 4:02pm Children’s Books: Great New Children’s Books About Animals
Why do critters feature in so many memorable kids books? Novels by Sharon Creech, Carl Hiaasen and more show once again how animals help us understand the world.
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Exhibition Review: Salon Art + Design, a Fair With Wit, Cheek, History 9 Nov 4:01pm Updated Exhibition Review: Salon Art + Design, a Fair With Wit, Cheek, History
A show at the Park Avenue Armory embraces Modernism’s classics, new craft and artists rooted in South African culture. Here are some highlights.
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Value Soars for Leonardo da Vinci Drawing After ‘Salvator Mundi’ 9 Nov 3:11pm Value Soars for Leonardo da Vinci Drawing After ‘Salvator Mundi’
A rediscovered drawing by the Renaissance master was priced at about $15.8 million in 2016. Now, the sky is the limit.
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When Queen Took ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Live Aid 9 Nov 3:10pm Updated When Queen Took ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Live Aid
Freddie Mercury’s set in July 1985 is often called one of the greatest live performances of all time. What made those 21 minutes so memorable?
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Backstreet’s Back (on Tour) and More: 6 Things to Know From the Week in Pop Culture 9 Nov 2:22pm Backstreet’s Back (on Tour) and More: 6 Things to Know From the Week in Pop Culture
What you need to know from today’s TV, music and movie news.
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Backstreet’s Back (Again) and More: 6 Things to Know From the Week in Pop Culture 9 Nov 1:56pm Backstreet’s Back (Again) and More: 6 Things to Know From the Week in Pop Culture
What you need to know from today’s TV, music and movie news.
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Children’s Books: Can a Simple, Classic European Fantasy Win Over Jaded American Kids? This One Just Might 9 Nov 1:33pm Children’s Books: Can a Simple, Classic European Fantasy Win Over Jaded American Kids? This One Just Might
“The Letter for the King,” by the Dutch author Tonke Dragt, gets a new English edition 56 years after it first appeared. It’s a straightforward story with buckets of charm on its side.
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Cloud Lingers Over Jan Fabre’s Show at N.Y.U. Amid Sexual Harassment Complaints 9 Nov 1:29pm Cloud Lingers Over Jan Fabre’s Show at N.Y.U. Amid Sexual Harassment Complaints
Former employees of the acclaimed Belgian artist want the university to more publicly address the accusations against him before his company performs there on Saturday.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: ‘Mefistofele’ at the Met Opera Is a Devil That Dances 9 Nov 1:14pm Critic’s Pick: Review: ‘Mefistofele’ at the Met Opera Is a Devil That Dances
Robert Carsen’s louche, lively staging, which is being revived for the first time in almost 20 years, stars the bass-baritone Christian Van Horn.
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Trailers of the Week: ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ and Other Toons 9 Nov 1:14pm Trailers of the Week: ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ and Other Toons
Clips for “Missing Link,” “UglyDolls” and “Spies in Disguise” made the rounds, along with a first look at the new “Mowgli.”
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Children’s Books: Picture Books About Cars, Trucks and Other Things That Clank, Roar and Move Fast 9 Nov 1:09pm Children’s Books: Picture Books About Cars, Trucks and Other Things That Clank, Roar and Move Fast
These books for young vehicle lovers have it all: size, strength, speed — even kindness. And a dog.
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Critic’s Pick: Meet Warhol, Again, in This Brilliant Whitney Show 9 Nov 1:08pm Updated Critic’s Pick: Meet Warhol, Again, in This Brilliant Whitney Show
A sweeping retrospective shows a personal side of the Pop master — his hopes, fears, faith — and reasserts his power for a new generation, Holland Cotter writes in his review.
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Jean Mohr, Photographer Who Found Heart Amid Bleakness, Dies at 93 9 Nov 12:33pm Updated Jean Mohr, Photographer Who Found Heart Amid Bleakness, Dies at 93
He toured the world, often to record the aftermath of calamity, and collaborated on books with acclaimed writers.
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Children’s Books: Showing the Indelible, Imperiled Bonds Between Animals and People 9 Nov 11:33am Children’s Books: Showing the Indelible, Imperiled Bonds Between Animals and People
“Tales From the Inner City,” by the acclaimed Shaun Tan, uses weird, striking images to tell stories about how we share the earth with creatures.
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Twyla Tharp, the Maximal Minimalist, and Her ‘Eight Jelly Rolls’ 9 Nov 10:00am Twyla Tharp, the Maximal Minimalist, and Her ‘Eight Jelly Rolls’
“Minimalism and Me,” Ms. Tharp’s two-part program at the Joyce Theater, pays homage to her early years as an experimentalist.
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A Word With: Ann Curry Searches for Greatness in Everyday Heroes 9 Nov 10:00am A Word With: Ann Curry Searches for Greatness in Everyday Heroes
Curry talks about her PBS series “We’ll Meet Again,” her own place in the #MeToo movement, and the issues of truth and trust in journalism.
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The First Time: Charlie Cox on the First Time He Owned a Leather Jacket 9 Nov 10:00am The First Time: Charlie Cox on the First Time He Owned a Leather Jacket
The “Daredevil” star wears a superhero costume to work. But an encounter with Al Pacino persuaded him that a simpler garment can bring power, too.
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Vietnam-Era Play Lands With a Gasp 9 Nov 10:00am Kurt Vonnegut’s Vietnam-Era Play Lands With a Gasp
The novelist’s first play, “Happy Birthday, Wanda June,” is proving its resonance — and some nights, too much so — in a timely new revival.
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He Makes Archie Deep and Sabrina Dark. Meet Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. 9 Nov 9:49am Updated He Makes Archie Deep and Sabrina Dark. Meet Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
How did a comic book geek with a fanboy soul create some of the most compulsively watchable shows on television?
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Jacob G. Padrón to Lead Long Wharf Theater 9 Nov 9:28am Jacob G. Padrón to Lead Long Wharf Theater
The theater had fired the previous artistic director, Gordon Edelstein, over sexual misconduct accusations.
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The Week in Arts: Andy Warhol, Viola Davis, the Met’s Sleeper Hit 9 Nov 8:00am The Week in Arts: Andy Warhol, Viola Davis, the Met’s Sleeper Hit
With 350 pieces, the Warhol retrospective at the Whitney sets aside the icon’s persona and focuses on his art.
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In Search of the Real Thing: China’s Quest to Buy Back Its Lost Heritage 9 Nov 7:58am In Search of the Real Thing: China’s Quest to Buy Back Its Lost Heritage
Chinese collectors flock to London to buy items from their country’s Imperial past, attracted by pieces with ownership histories that guarantee authenticity.
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Best of Late Night: Colbert Slams Huckabee Sanders for Circulating Doctored Video 9 Nov 5:19am Best of Late Night: Colbert Slams Huckabee Sanders for Circulating Doctored Video
“The fact that the White House press secretary is promoting this doctored video is reprehensible, and grounds for dismissal,” Stephen Colbert said.
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How T.S. Eliot Went From Neurotic Banker to Neurotic Worldwide Literary Hero 9 Nov 5:00am How T.S. Eliot Went From Neurotic Banker to Neurotic Worldwide Literary Hero
A graphic retelling of the American poet’s ascent to stardom.
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War Stories: George Washington, William T. Sherman and Viking Marauders 9 Nov 5:00am War Stories: George Washington, William T. Sherman and Viking Marauders
Lessons about war from the American Revolution, the Civil War, medieval Britain and West Africa.
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Fiction: Body Hopping for a Better View of America 9 Nov 5:00am Fiction: Body Hopping for a Better View of America
A dead soul migrates from person to person in Martin Riker’s inventive debut novel, “Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return.”
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The Shortlist: Three New Takes on Feminism: In the Dorm, in the Economy and Around the World 9 Nov 5:00am The Shortlist: Three New Takes on Feminism: In the Dorm, in the Economy and Around the World
A scholar, a World Bank economist teaming up with a novelist, and a fiery young activist attempt to write the next pages of the history of women’s rights.
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Nonfiction: When Home Is ‘Always Another Country’ 9 Nov 5:00am Nonfiction: When Home Is ‘Always Another Country’
Sisonke Msimang’s graceful new memoir reckons with the challenges of figuring out who you are and where you belong when you’ve grown up all over the world.
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Fiction: Dark Fairy Tales From a Now-Vanished Agrarian Japan 9 Nov 5:00am Fiction: Dark Fairy Tales From a Now-Vanished Agrarian Japan
Kenji Miyazawa, who died in 1933, was one of Japan’s most beloved poets. Now, in “Once and Forever,” his magical short stories are available in English.
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Fiction: The World War II Tragedy of Italy’s Jews, Preserved in Fiction 9 Nov 5:00am Fiction: The World War II Tragedy of Italy’s Jews, Preserved in Fiction
In “The Novel of Ferrara,” Giorgio Bassani retrofits his novellas and stories into a sprawling portrait of a community destroyed by historical hatreds.
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Fiction: In These Novels, Women With Cancer Decide to Ditch the People-Pleasing 9 Nov 5:00am Fiction: In These Novels, Women With Cancer Decide to Ditch the People-Pleasing
Women, even dying women, are often judged for putting their own needs first. The main characters in “The Bus on Thursday” and “Craving” know that — and they don’t care.
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Genesis P-Orridge Has Always Been a Provocateur of the Body. Now She’s at Its Mercy. 9 Nov 4:00am Genesis P-Orridge Has Always Been a Provocateur of the Body. Now She’s at Its Mercy.
The Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV musician is battling leukemia. But after a lifetime of making challenging art, she isn’t done shocking the world yet.
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Country Music Will Talk About the Hurt, but Not the Politics 9 Nov 4:00am Country Music Will Talk About the Hurt, but Not the Politics
Once again, the Country Music Association Awards will follow a mass shooting of its fans, but talk about guns is unlikely to come up during the show.
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London Theater Reviews: ‘White Teeth’ Makes a Big-Hearted, but Bumpy, Transition to the Stage 9 Nov 2:37am London Theater Reviews: ‘White Teeth’ Makes a Big-Hearted, but Bumpy, Transition to the Stage
Among a range of plays in London exploring racial tensions, an adaptation of Zadie Smith’s novel stands out for its positive view of the city’s multicultural life.
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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Room 104’ and ‘Outlaw King’ 9 Nov 1:00am What’s on TV Friday: ‘Room 104’ and ‘Outlaw King’
Season 2 of the Duplass brothers’ dark anthology series debuts on HBO. And Chris Pine plays a 14th-century Scottish king in Netflix’s “Outlaw King.”
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9 Nov 12:10am Anatomy of a Scene: Watch Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart in ‘The Front Runner’
The director Jason Reitman narrates the opening scene of his political drama.
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9 Nov 12:06am ‘The Front Runner’ | Anatomy of a Scene
Jason Reitman narrates the opening shot of his film, featuring Hugh Jackman as the politician Gary Hart.
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