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Is This Ring an Honor, or a Curse? 12 Jun 11:49pm Updated Is This Ring an Honor, or a Curse?
The Iffland Ring is awarded to the “most worthy” actors who perform in German. But it comes with a supposed jinx, accusations of sexism and an association with the Nazis.
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12 Jun 11:04pm Updated Review: In ‘Public Servant,’ a Changed Daughter Returns From College
Bekah Brunstetter’s civic-minded new play is about parenthood, paternalism and what it means to work for the people.
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Review: In ‘Open,’ a Love Story Told by Sleight of Hand 12 Jun 11:03pm Updated Review: In ‘Open,’ a Love Story Told by Sleight of Hand
In Crystal Skillman’s new play, a woman in the wake of tragedy resorts to magic and misdirection.
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The ‘Paris Is Burning’ Director on Its Message: ‘Be Yourself’ 12 Jun 11:03pm Updated The ‘Paris Is Burning’ Director on Its Message: ‘Be Yourself’
Ahead of the acclaimed documentary’s rerelease in theaters, Jennie Livingston discusses her film and the ways its legacy has gone mainstream.
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How Ermanno Olmi Found Grace in the Daily Labors of Italians 12 Jun 11:03pm Updated How Ermanno Olmi Found Grace in the Daily Labors of Italians
A Film at Lincoln Center retrospective reveals the genius of an Italian director who saw poetry in everyday life.
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Review: After 27 Years, Meredith Monk’s ‘Atlas’ Returns to Earth 12 Jun 10:59pm Updated Review: After 27 Years, Meredith Monk’s ‘Atlas’ Returns to Earth
The Los Angeles Philharmonic brings an operatic masterpiece back to life, with a lavishly glowing sphere.
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‘Rolling Thunder’ Review: A New Ballad of Bob, Sung by Marty 12 Jun 9:30pm Updated ‘Rolling Thunder’ Review: A New Ballad of Bob, Sung by Marty
In his new documentary, Martin Scorsese revisits a famous Bob Dylan tour that included Joan Baez and Allen Ginsberg.
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12 Jun 6:35pm Updated Velvel Pasternak, Preserver of Hasidic Music, Is Dead at 85
Mr. Pasternak recorded and transcribed melodies that had historically been passed along by tradition, saving them from possible extinction.
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‘Reckoning’ Follows a 50-Year Road to #MeToo 12 Jun 6:27pm Updated ‘Reckoning’ Follows a 50-Year Road to #MeToo
Linda Hirshman’s new history traces a line from sexual harassment lawsuits in the 1970s to the arraignment of Harvey Weinstein.
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‘Patsy’ Upends the Stereotypes of Immigrant and Gay Fiction 12 Jun 6:27pm Updated ‘Patsy’ Upends the Stereotypes of Immigrant and Gay Fiction
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s second novel “Patsy” follows a Jamaican woman as she begins a new life in Brooklyn, leaving her child behind.
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Sylvia Miles, Actress With a Flair for the Flamboyant, Dies at 94 12 Jun 6:10pm Updated Sylvia Miles, Actress With a Flair for the Flamboyant, Dies at 94
She won Oscar nominations for “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely” and gossip-column attention for her indefatigable partygoing.
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Marching to Their Own Beats 12 Jun 3:23pm Marching to Their Own Beats
Watch a portion of Pam Tanowitz’s new dance — her first for an outdoor space — in which all the dancers, including Sara Mearns, have their own timing.
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Musicians Mourn the Fiery Destruction of Their Recordings: ‘I Think They Are Gone Forever’ 12 Jun 2:45pm Musicians Mourn the Fiery Destruction of Their Recordings: ‘I Think They Are Gone Forever’
An article in The New York Times Magazine revealed that a 2008 blaze was much more destructive than previously disclosed, leading musicians to speak out.
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The Joyce’s New Programming Director Is Set to Make a Musical Mark 12 Jun 2:21pm The Joyce’s New Programming Director Is Set to Make a Musical Mark
Among the highlights of the 2019-20 season are collaborations between Ayodele Casel and Arturo O’Farrill, and Pam Tanowitz and Simone Dinnerstein.
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Petition Filed to Create First Union for Guggenheim Museum Staff 12 Jun 1:43pm Updated Petition Filed to Create First Union for Guggenheim Museum Staff
Under the proposal, about 90 art installers and facilities workers at the museum would become members of the International Union of Operating Engineers.
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Big-League Baseball’s First Woman, on a Stage of Her Own 12 Jun 1:27pm Updated Big-League Baseball’s First Woman, on a Stage of Her Own
A new Off Broadway play aims to make sure Toni Stone, who played for the Indianapolis Clowns in 1953, is no longer a footnote to history.
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Sea Ranch, California’s Modernist Utopia, Gets an Update 12 Jun 1:10pm Sea Ranch, California’s Modernist Utopia, Gets an Update
Demographic shifts. Climate change. The internet. “Sea Ranch is changing, like our society,” said the architect Mary Griffin. “We simply can’t build the way we did even 20 years ago.”
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This Choreographer Can Make Your Play Move 12 Jun 1:04pm Updated This Choreographer Can Make Your Play Move
Raja Feather Kelly, who has left his mark on several Off Broadway shows, specializes in what he calls “virtuosic behavior.”
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The Shifting Fortunes of Manon, Ballet’s Femme Fatale 12 Jun 12:11pm Updated The Shifting Fortunes of Manon, Ballet’s Femme Fatale
Is the heroine of Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet an active agent in her own rise? Or a projection of self-deceiving masculine desire?
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12 Jun 11:58am Updated What to See in Art Galleries Right Now
Jordan Belson, the filmmaker-mystic as painter; Pedro Almodóvar, the director as photographer; and three artists as disrupters of textiles.
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In ‘Rolling Thunder Revue,’ Scorsese Tries to Capture a Wild Dylan Tour 12 Jun 10:00am In ‘Rolling Thunder Revue,’ Scorsese Tries to Capture a Wild Dylan Tour
The director Martin Scorsese mixes fiction and documentary to match the anarchic spirit of the 1975 concerts themselves.
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12 Jun 9:22am Volksbühne Theater in Berlin Names Artistic Director, Ending Leadership Crisis
René Pollesch, an acclaimed German playwright and director, will take over starting in 2021. His appointment ends a tumultuous few years for the institution.
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Françoise Gilot, 97, Does Not Regret Her Pablo Picasso Memoir 12 Jun 7:00am Updated Françoise Gilot, 97, Does Not Regret Her Pablo Picasso Memoir
In 1964, her book about a decade-long affair with the legendary artist was a succès de scandale. Now, it’s back in print.
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Review: In Central Park, a ‘Much Ado’ About Something Big 12 Jun 7:00am Updated Review: In Central Park, a ‘Much Ado’ About Something Big
A delicious production of the great Shakespearean comedy starring Danielle Brooks and set squarely in our #MeToo and Black Lives Matter moment.
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After ‘OK Computer’ Demo Leak, Radiohead Releases the Music 12 Jun 5:53am After ‘OK Computer’ Demo Leak, Radiohead Releases the Music
Eighteen hours of recordings are available for streaming and download on Bandcamp for 18 days under the title “Minidiscs [Hacked].”
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12 Jun 5:16am Updated Stephen Colbert Finds It Ironic That Trump Called Biden a Dummy
The “Late Show” host was also skeptical about the president’s alleged secret deal with Mexico.
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You Can Talk to Plants. Maybe You Should Listen. 12 Jun 5:14am Updated You Can Talk to Plants. Maybe You Should Listen.
An installation at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden ponders the sounds made by plants.
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The Highs and Lows of LSD Literature 12 Jun 5:00am The Highs and Lows of LSD Literature
Psychedelics are back, now in the language of health and wellness. Michael Pollan, Ayelet Waldman, and T.C. Boyle weigh in.
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12 Jun 5:00am He Couldn’t Talk About What He Saw in World War II. So He Painted It.
The aristocrat-turned-commando Guy de Montlaur was a hero of the French liberation. His paintings of D-Day depict scenes that haunted him his entire life.
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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ and ‘Krypton’ 12 Jun 1:00am What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ and ‘Krypton’
Martin Scorsese’s new Bob Dylan documentary debuts on Netflix. And on Syfy, “Krypton” returns for a second season.
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12 Jun 12:18am Review: A 5-Course Meal Served in One-Act Bites
An Ensemble Studio Theater series includes an allegory on American intervention and a sympathetic look at a woman in distress.
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‘The Reports on Sarah and Saleem’ Review: An Extramarital Affair With Geopolitical Implications 12 Jun 12:16am ‘The Reports on Sarah and Saleem’ Review: An Extramarital Affair With Geopolitical Implications
An often gripping drama from the Palestinian director Muayad Alayan chronicles a high-stakes affair between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman.
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Linda Fairstein Attacks Her Portrayal in ‘When They See Us’ 12 Jun 12:16am Updated Linda Fairstein Attacks Her Portrayal in ‘When They See Us’
In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, the prosecutor-turned-novelist said that a Netflix series based on the Central Park Five case was full of “distortions and falsehoods.”
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Radiohead Responds to Stolen ‘OK Computer’ Demos by Releasing the Music 12 Jun 12:16am Updated Radiohead Responds to Stolen ‘OK Computer’ Demos by Releasing the Music
Eighteen hours of recordings are available for streaming and download on Bandcamp for 18 days under the title “Minidiscs [Hacked].”
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Taylor Mac’s ‘Gary’ Will Close Early on Broadway 12 Jun 12:16am Updated Taylor Mac’s ‘Gary’ Will Close Early on Broadway
The profane and bloody comic “sequel” to “Titus Andronicus” has been dying at the box office.
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Seeking the Real David Hockney Through Fact and Fiction 12 Jun 12:13am Updated Seeking the Real David Hockney Through Fact and Fiction
A new novel and a restoration of the film “A Bigger Splash” expand our definition of art biography.
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The New 42nd Street, a Theater Nonprofit, Names Its Next Leader 12 Jun 12:07am Updated The New 42nd Street, a Theater Nonprofit, Names Its Next Leader
Russell Granet will be the new president and chief executive of the organization, taking over as Cora Cahan steps down.
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A Reality Check for Sea Ranch 12 Jun 12:02am Updated A Reality Check for Sea Ranch
Demographic shifts. Climate change. The internet. “Sea Ranch is changing, like our society,” said the architect Mary Griffin. “We simply can’t build the way we did even 20 years ago.”
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