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Karen Pendleton, an Original Mouseketeer, Is Dead at 73 9 Oct 6:31pm Updated Karen Pendleton, an Original Mouseketeer, Is Dead at 73
Along with Annette Funicello and others, she was in the cast of “The Mickey Mouse Club” from its debut in 1955.
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Scandalized by Ali Wong’s Stand-Up? Brace Yourself for Her Book 9 Oct 5:39pm Updated Scandalized by Ali Wong’s Stand-Up? Brace Yourself for Her Book
The star of two uproarious Netflix comedy specials is nervous about how people will react to her essay collection. “I hope my siblings don’t get pissed at me,” she says.
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In Deborah Levy’s Latest, a Student of History Learns to Confront His Own 9 Oct 4:18pm In Deborah Levy’s Latest, a Student of History Learns to Confront His Own
“The Man Who Saw Everything,” which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, looks at masculinity through the perspective of a young historian who sneers at “authoritarian old men.”
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Ciaran Carson, Versatile Belfast Poet, Is Dead at 70 9 Oct 2:27pm Updated Ciaran Carson, Versatile Belfast Poet, Is Dead at 70
In his poetry, as well as in his prose, he conveyed the complexities of his city and his country.
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A Collector’s Favorite: Dark but Strangely Peaceful Beauty 9 Oct 2:00pm A Collector’s Favorite: Dark but Strangely Peaceful Beauty
Alain Verzeroli loves photography, and is intrigued by Izima Kaoru’s series of elegantly clad subjects.
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The Real Threat of ‘Joker’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight 9 Oct 1:34pm Updated The Real Threat of ‘Joker’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight
What the film wants to say — about mental illness or class divisions in society — is not as interesting as what it accidentally says about whiteness.
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How Rap’s Class of 2019 Lives and Dies by the Meme 9 Oct 1:34pm How Rap’s Class of 2019 Lives and Dies by the Meme
The online lives of Teejayx6, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion and other breakout rappers are as important as their music.
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Hassan Hajjaj Turns Moroccan Clichés Into London Cool 9 Oct 11:25am Hassan Hajjaj Turns Moroccan Clichés Into London Cool
His photographs, enlivened by friends, subversive wit and a hip-hop swagger, are on show in a major retrospective in Paris.
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‘For Colored Girls’ Is a Choreopoem. What’s a Choreopoem? 9 Oct 10:47am ‘For Colored Girls’ Is a Choreopoem. What’s a Choreopoem?
This landmark work, “a whole new form of theater,” originated with a poet, Ntozake Shange, dancing.
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Nick Cave Searches for Solace on ‘Ghosteen’ 9 Oct 10:47am Nick Cave Searches for Solace on ‘Ghosteen’
Four years after his son’s fatal accident, the Australian musician has made an eerie, meditative album.
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9 Oct 10:37am In a Suspenseful New Novel From Ruta Sepetys, Franco-Era Spain Is as Repressive as Gilead
A teenage chambermaid living under the rule of Francisco Franco fights for justice, and finds love, in “The Fountains of Silence.”
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9 Oct 10:35am Need an Uplifting Show or Another British Mystery? We’ve Got You
Go with “Glow” for the all the feels and “Prime Suspect” for your British crime fix.
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‘Boys Don’t Cry’ 20 Years Later: For Trans Men, a Divisive Legacy 9 Oct 10:00am Updated ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ 20 Years Later: For Trans Men, a Divisive Legacy
Was the movie a landmark in representation or distressingly exploitative? It was both and so much more.
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9 Oct 9:43am Updated Zadie Smith Experiments With Short Fiction
In her first story collection, “Grand Union,” the British novelist moves beyond traditional narrative into the surreal, the essayistic, the pointillist.
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With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better? 9 Oct 9:27am With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better?
The museum added 47,000 square feet of gallery space, a spiffy new canopy and a restaurant. “It’s smart, surgical, sprawling and slightly soulless,” our critic writes.
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MoMA Keeps Getting Bigger. Is That Better? 9 Oct 8:34am Updated MoMA Keeps Getting Bigger. Is That Better?
In a $450 million expansion, the museum added 47,000 square feet of gallery space, a spiffy new canopy and a restaurant. “It’s smart, surgical, sprawling and slightly soulless,” our critic writes.
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Retracing the Spanish Path of My Ancestor, the Founder of the Whitney 9 Oct 5:00am Retracing the Spanish Path of My Ancestor, the Founder of the Whitney
In Huelva, the socialite-turned-sculptor created a monumental Christopher Columbus statue. The writer sought her history there.
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Eddie Murphy’s Latest Look Is Ripe for Appropriation 9 Oct 5:00am Eddie Murphy’s Latest Look Is Ripe for Appropriation
The actor’s pimp-styled wardrobe in “Dolemite Is My Name” is likely to inspire a spate of fashion knockoffs.
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Hating Comic Sans Is Not a Personality 9 Oct 5:00am Hating Comic Sans Is Not a Personality
Even the creator of the font thinks it’s a joke — but he’s tired of the tweets.
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Escaping the Nazis by Way of Iran 9 Oct 5:00am Escaping the Nazis by Way of Iran
Mikhal Dekel’s “Tehran Children” tells the story of the extraordinarily hazardous journey made by hundreds of Jews from Poland to Iran to Palestine.
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Liz Phair Still Doesn’t Care What We Think 9 Oct 5:00am Liz Phair Still Doesn’t Care What We Think
In her bracing new memoir, “Horror Stories,” the rock star focuses on small, intense, un-rock-star moments.
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9 Oct 5:00am In New Memoirs, Two Whistle-Blowers Offer Details From Inside Cambridge Analytica
Christopher Wylie’s “Mind____” and Brittany Kaiser’s “Targeted” tell of how the company harvested data from millions of Facebook users and attempted to influence voter behavior.
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9 Oct 2:15am Trump’s Just Defending His Street Cred, Trevor Noah Says
President Trump stopped an ambassador from testifying in the impeachment inquiry because he was afraid the man would “exonerate him too much,” Noah said.
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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Nancy Drew’ and ‘Goliath’ 9 Oct 1:00am What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Nancy Drew’ and ‘Goliath’
Nancy Drew is reimagined in a new CW series. And a new season of the legal drama “Goliath” is streaming on Amazon.
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