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How ‘You Know Me’ Became #YouKnowMe 15 May 10:15pm How ‘You Know Me’ Became #YouKnowMe
After Busy Philipps opened up about her abortion on TV, a friend saw an opportunity for a bigger conversation about reproductive rights.
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Harvey Weinstein’s Former Studio Seeks Liquidation in Bankruptcy Court 15 May 9:28pm Harvey Weinstein’s Former Studio Seeks Liquidation in Bankruptcy Court
The Weinstein Company sold most of its assets to a private equity firm last year, but women who accused Mr. Weinstein of abuse, along with insurers and creditors, still have claims pending.
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Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Smashes Record for Work by a Living Artist 15 May 9:04pm Updated Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Smashes Record for Work by a Living Artist
A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s Wednesday.
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15 May 7:50pm Organizers of Woodstock Anniversary Concert Win Partial Victory in Court
A judge said that a company that was to finance Woodstock 50 could not unilaterally cancel the festival, but the firm does not have to return the $18 million it had taken back.
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The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis 15 May 7:24pm Updated The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis
The decision by one of the world’s leading museums could spur other institutions to turn down philanthropy from the family behind OxyContin.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: A Lovingly Rendered ‘Plough and the Stars’ 15 May 5:47pm Critic’s Pick: Review: A Lovingly Rendered ‘Plough and the Stars’
The Irish Rep production of an O’Casey classic isn’t snazzy, but satisfaction comes from expert actors in complex roles.
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How Busy Philipps Turned ‘You Know Me’ Into #YouKnowMe 15 May 5:44pm How Busy Philipps Turned ‘You Know Me’ Into #YouKnowMe
When the actress opened up about her abortion on TV, a friend saw an opportunity for a bigger conversation about reproductive rights.
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15 May 4:54pm Fiction: A Singer’s Hard Question: Can Her Career Coexist With Motherhood?
Laura Barnett’s novel “Greatest Hits” uses the creation of a retrospective album to explore a woman’s tempestuous life in music.
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15 May 4:40pm Updated ‘Fleabag’ Is (Finally) Back. Here’s a Refresher.
Everything you need to know from Season 1, just in time for the long-awaited Season 2.
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Nonfiction: We Have Abundant Food. Why Is Our Health — and the Planet’s — So Bad? 15 May 4:36pm Nonfiction: We Have Abundant Food. Why Is Our Health — and the Planet’s — So Bad?
Bee Wilson’s “The Way We Eat Now” delves into the startling consequences of the globalization that has revolutionized our relationship to food.
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15 May 4:27pm Jörg Demus, Exponent of Piano Repertory’s Heart, Dies at 90
The Austrian Mr. Demus played with refinement, often accompanying the great singers of his time and championing the four-hand piano literature.
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Album Review: For Jamila Woods, History Is Today’s Inspiration and Tomorrow’s Blueprint 15 May 3:29pm Album Review: For Jamila Woods, History Is Today’s Inspiration and Tomorrow’s Blueprint
The Chicago singer and poet pays tribute to creative titans and offers lessons on how to triumph over the challenges of everyday life on “Legacy! Legacy!”
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New Statue of Liberty Museum Illuminates a Forgotten History 15 May 3:18pm New Statue of Liberty Museum Illuminates a Forgotten History
The museum, opening Thursday on Liberty Island, reminds visitors of the vague and often dubious ideal of “liberty for all.”
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15 May 3:15pm Updated Daniel Fish’s ‘White Noise’ Set for American Debut
The fall season at N.Y.U. Skirball Center will also include 10 interdisciplinary performance works by artists like John Kelly and Mette Ingvartsen.
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15 May 3:01pm #SpeakingInDance: Gillian Walsh Offers Serenity Now
“It’s really slow and there’s a lot of stillness because stillness is basically my one true love,” Ms. Walsh says of this excerpt from “Fame Notions.”
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Reimagining the ’70s Tehran Music Scene, One Party at a Time 15 May 2:48pm Reimagining the ’70s Tehran Music Scene, One Party at a Time
Arya Ghavamian and Mani Nilchiani’s New York events, Disco Tehran, spotlight Iranian musicians and a spirit of cultural exchange.
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All Black Everything 15 May 1:20pm Updated All Black Everything
John Singleton put black lives on the big screen.
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Books of The Times: Impeachment, the First Time Around 15 May 12:54pm Books of The Times: Impeachment, the First Time Around
Andrew Johnson ascended to the presidency after Lincoln’s assassination. Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” recounts the efforts to remove him from office.
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Review: A People-Pleasing Choreographer Honors a Complicated Parent 15 May 12:43pm Review: A People-Pleasing Choreographer Honors a Complicated Parent
David Parsons’s dances, at their best and worst, remain simple. Not so, the strange, enigmatic “Runes” of Paul Taylor, Mr. Parson’s creative parent.
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‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ Review: A Charming, if Generic, Adolescent Love Story 15 May 12:01pm ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ Review: A Charming, if Generic, Adolescent Love Story
Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton play teenagers falling in love on a hectic, sunny day in New York.
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Solving the 6 Biggest Mysteries of This Broadway Season 15 May 11:12am Updated Solving the 6 Biggest Mysteries of This Broadway Season
How does she stay so still? Is that scene really live? And how tall is that guy, anyway? We dig into the burning questions about Tony-nominated shows.
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Judge in Bill Cosby Case Disputes Grounds for Appeal 15 May 10:13am Updated Judge in Bill Cosby Case Disputes Grounds for Appeal
Mr. Cosby’s lawyers had challenged his conviction on 11 grounds, including that the judge allowed five additional women to testify. The appeal will proceed in a higher court.
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Tech Tip: How to Add Hollywood Special Effects to Your Videos 15 May 9:00am Tech Tip: How to Add Hollywood Special Effects to Your Videos
With your smartphone, inexpensive software and a bit of cloth or paper, you can make your own “green screen” movies.
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15 May 6:00am Critic’s Pick: Jeff Wall Takes Photography Into a Painterly Realm
The conceptual photographer’s transfixing show at Gagosian includes confounding diptychs and a cinematic triptych.
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Best of Late Night: Colbert Jokes About Trump’s Game of Squabbles With China 15 May 2:04am Best of Late Night: Colbert Jokes About Trump’s Game of Squabbles With China
“We’ve had lots of squabbles throughout history,” Stephen Colbert said, impersonating President Trump. “We had World Squabble I, World Squabble II.”
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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Home Videos’ and ‘Yardie’ 15 May 1:00am What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Home Videos’ and ‘Yardie’
Jerrod Carmichael’s short, quiet documentary is streaming on HBO platforms. And Idris Elba’s directorial debut hits Amazon.
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Home Is Where the Greek Drama Is 15 May 12:31am Updated Home Is Where the Greek Drama Is
The choreographer and performance artist Ann Liv Young is using her Bushwick apartment — and her daughters and animals — in her version of “Antigone.”
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