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Savior or Charlatan? A Punk Maestro Jolts Classical Music 11 Sep 6:56pm Updated Savior or Charlatan? A Punk Maestro Jolts Classical Music
The conductor Teodor Currentzis — anarchist, goth, guru — has burst out of the Russian provinces and scaled the classical heights.
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Mary Alexander, Keeper of the Coltrane Flame, Is Dead at 92 11 Sep 5:39pm Mary Alexander, Keeper of the Coltrane Flame, Is Dead at 92
Celebrated in song by John Coltrane as “Cousin Mary,” she helped preserve his legacy and keep the jazz scene vibrant in Philadelphia.
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Daniel Johnston, Enigmatic Singer-Songwriter, Is Dead at 58 11 Sep 5:33pm Updated Daniel Johnston, Enigmatic Singer-Songwriter, Is Dead at 58
He was admired by Kurt Cobain and earned comparisons to William Blake, but struggled with mental health issues and was confined to his family’s home in recent years.
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An Artist Who Is Unsettling the Centuries-Old Traditions of Still Life 11 Sep 5:32pm An Artist Who Is Unsettling the Centuries-Old Traditions of Still Life
With her evocative images of printed matter, Leslie Hewitt is breaking down the boundaries between sculpture and photography, past and present.
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Is Broadway Ready for ‘Slave Play’? 11 Sep 4:01pm Updated Is Broadway Ready for ‘Slave Play’?
Risky? For sure. Triggering? Possibly. A must-see? Audiences are about to decide.
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11 Sep 1:03pm Updated Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94
Mr. Frank, best known for his groundbreaking book, “The Americans,” had a visually raw and personally expressive style that made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.
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‘Hustlers’ Review: Ripping Off the Suits 11 Sep 12:55pm Updated ‘Hustlers’ Review: Ripping Off the Suits
Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu star in the real-life story of New York strippers going after more than one-dollar tips.
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Five Dance Instagram Accounts You Should Follow 11 Sep 12:55pm Updated Five Dance Instagram Accounts You Should Follow
Our critic highlights artists making novel use of the platform, etching their own creative practices into an interface of right angles.
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11 Sep 12:18pm Is College Merely Helping Those Who Need Help Least?
Higher education was meant to be a great equalizer. Paul Tough’s “The Years That Matter Most” suggests that colleges and universities are exacerbating inequality, not reducing it.
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11 Sep 11:21am Updated New York Galleries: What to See Right Now
Sarah Sze’s enchanting installations; Peter Voulkos’s monumental stacks; Andrew Ohanesian’s hidden show; and Guadalupe Maravilla’s shrine-sculpture.
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Woman of Steel 11 Sep 10:52am Updated Woman of Steel
At 96, the American-born, Italy-based sculptor Beverly Pepper has spent six decades bending metal to her will and rewriting the rules of modern art.
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11 Sep 8:39am Updated 9 Photographs by Robert Frank Reveal His Mastery and Evolution
The most influential living photographer upon his death at age 94, he produced a book, “The Americans,” that changed the rules of documentary photography.
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After Sept. 11, Twin Towers Onscreen Are a Tribute and a Painful Reminder 11 Sep 8:23am After Sept. 11, Twin Towers Onscreen Are a Tribute and a Painful Reminder
Some movie and TV executives excised the towers from pre-9/11 works. Others let them stand. Either way, for many viewers, the melancholy endures.
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11 Sep 5:00am From ‘Sex’ to ‘Superstar,’ 10 Plays That Caused a Stir
It often seems like safety first on Broadway, but the commercial stage has historically been home to shows that push buttons — and ring alarms.
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Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’: What You Need to Know 11 Sep 5:00am Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’: What You Need to Know
The film centers on Rudy Ray Moore, D.I.Y. comedy pioneer, hip-hop forefather and blaxploitation star. Here’s the true story behind the movie and where you can watch the original.
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Rachel Cusk’s Essays, as Sharp and Glittering as Her Fiction 11 Sep 5:00am Rachel Cusk’s Essays, as Sharp and Glittering as Her Fiction
“Coventry” collects pieces by the author of the Outline trilogy covering subjects that include literature, parenthood and manners.
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It’s a New Morning for Jennifer Aniston 11 Sep 4:51am Updated It’s a New Morning for Jennifer Aniston
Fifteen years after “Friends,” she is returning to TV in Apple’s “The Morning Show” as a news anchor dealing with ageism, sexism and her co-host’s misconduct.
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11 Sep 3:04am Bolton Left His Mustache at the White House, Late Night Quips
“Ironically, while Bolton is leaving, his mustache is staying on as Stephen Miller’s new hairpiece,” Stephen Colbert joked Tuesday.
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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘The Spy’ and ‘In the Shadow of the Towers’ 11 Sep 1:00am What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘The Spy’ and ‘In the Shadow of the Towers’
Sacha Baron Cohen stars in a Netflix mini-series. And a documentary on HBO revisits 9/11.
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Rocking Out in Lederhosen, With a Hint of Populism 11 Sep 12:31am Updated Rocking Out in Lederhosen, With a Hint of Populism
Andreas Gabalier’s folk-influenced songs praise Austrian traditions. But his critics say they are a vehicle for right-wing messages.
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Jennifer Lopez Answers Your Questions on Persevering and More 11 Sep 12:31am Jennifer Lopez Answers Your Questions on Persevering and More
The actress, musician and producer, who’s starring in “Hustlers,” also says she’s getting closer to directing a movie.
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11 Sep 12:30am Updated ‘Chained for Life’ Review: Truths Seen and Unseen
The director Aaron Schimberg explores ideas surrounding physical beauty in a film about filmmaking.
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‘It Chapter Two’ Is Out. Let’s Talk About Where That Clown Came From. 11 Sep 12:30am ‘It Chapter Two’ Is Out. Let’s Talk About Where That Clown Came From.
Spoilers ahead: The director Andy Muschietti discusses making a big-budget horror film and some of the movie’s more surprising plot points.
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Are Returning to Broadway 11 Sep 12:29am Updated Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Are Returning to Broadway
The pair will play three different couples in a revival of “Plaza Suite,” a Neil Simon comedy, opening in April after a brief run in Boston.
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‘Psycho’ and ‘Close Encounters’ Roll at the Philharmonic 11 Sep 12:27am Updated ‘Psycho’ and ‘Close Encounters’ Roll at the Philharmonic
The orchestra is performing live soundtracks to two films with indelible music as part of its Art of the Score series.
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The Twin Towers After September 11: A Tribute or a Painful Reminder? 11 Sep 12:27am Updated The Twin Towers After September 11: A Tribute or a Painful Reminder?
Some movie and TV executives excised the towers from pre-9/11 works. Others let them stand. Either way, for many viewers, the melancholy endures.
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Immanuel Wallerstein, Sociologist With Global View, Dies at 88 11 Sep 12:05am Updated Immanuel Wallerstein, Sociologist With Global View, Dies at 88
His doctrine of the world-system, an influential theory in the field, went beyond tribes, nations and ethnic groups.
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Susan Kamil, a Top Book Editor and Publisher, Dies at 69 11 Sep 12:03am Updated Susan Kamil, a Top Book Editor and Publisher, Dies at 69
Salman Rushdie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Strout, Gary Shteyngart and Prince were among the authors she nurtured.
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