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An Appraisal: Tomi Ungerer Transformed Darkness With Whimsy and Glee

Feb 23, 2019 • 8:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The iconoclastic artist’s picture books comforted children and made adults …

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Feb 23, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The rise of the WeWorking class. Nigella Lawson looks back. Karl Lagerfeld is dead. Gay priests speak. And …

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘O.G.’ and the Film Independent Spirit Awards

Feb 23, 2019 • 1:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

A prison drama debuts on HBO. And the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards air live from Santa Monica, …

Star Trek: Discovery: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Episode 6: A Better Saru

Feb 22, 2019 • 5:12 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

In the latest episode of “Star Trek: Discovery,” Saru helps his people become …

Graphic Content: Graphic Novels in the Age of Trump

Feb 22, 2019 • 4:52 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

In his latest Graphic Content column, Ed Park looks at James Sturm’s “Off Season” and Elly Lonon and Joan Reilly’s “Amongst the Liberal …

Critic’s Notebook: President Trump Has Inspired Art. That’s Not Always a Good Thing.

Feb 22, 2019 • 3:00 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Artists — including the creator of a performance piece about Ivanka — are engaging in satire without …

Ken Nordine, Surreal Poet With a Jazz Beat, Is Dead at 98

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:47 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

His improvisational poetry, which he called “word jazz,” attracted admiring collaborators like Fred Astaire, Jerry Garcia, Tom Waits and Laurie …

Reporter’s Notebook: The One Big Awards Show That Didn’t Lock Out Women Directors

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:32 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The Independent Spirit Awards nominated a record number of female directors. Why did no other award-giving groups come close to following …

That Decisive Moment: A New Opera Season: The Week in Classical Music

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:20 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The Met’s 2019-20 season is announced, and other …

R. Kelly Charged With Sexual Abuse in Chicago, Reports Say

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:09 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The singer, who has been trailed by accusations of misconduct for two decades, faced renewed scrutiny after the January broadcast of the documentary …

A Top Soprano Brings Some Zulu to the Met Opera. And It Clicks.

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:08 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

During a scene in “La Fille du Régiment,” the bel canto singer Pretty Yende improvises in Zulu, the language she grew up speaking in South …

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to Play Macbeth Onstage at the Geffen Playhouse

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:04 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Mr. Coster-Waldau, known for playing Jaime Lannister on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” is no stranger to the bloody side of feudal …

Indonesian Art Collective to Curate Next Documenta Exhibition

Feb 22, 2019 • 12:51 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

A cooperative based in Jakarta is the surprising choice to lead the next edition of one of the international art world’s major …

New in Paperback: ‘The Strange Order of Things,’ ‘The Pisces’

Feb 22, 2019 • 11:50 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Six new paperbacks to check out this …

Time’s Up Chief Quit Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Her Son

Feb 22, 2019 • 11:47 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The allegations represent the most serious setback the Hollywood organization has faced since its formation last …

Streaming Movie Review: ‘Paddleton’ Review: A Shrug in the Shadow of Death

Feb 22, 2019 • 11:34 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Mark Duplass and Ray Romano play best friends in this gentle but flawed dramatic …

Anatomy of a Scene: Watch: Directors Speak About Their Best Picture Nominees

Feb 22, 2019 • 11:31 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The Oscars best picture nominees are out. We interviewed directors on how they put together their favorite …

A Punk-Rock Path to Inner Peace

Feb 22, 2019 • 10:00 AM ET Culture The Nation  

Joe Bucciero Buzzcocks’ first two seminal albums, recently reissued, offer something besides anarchy. The post A Punk-Rock Path to Inner Peace …

Nonfiction: The Series of Historical Mistakes That Led to Trump

Feb 22, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Michael Tomasky’s “If We Can Keep It” recounts the political and cultural back story to our current, destabilized …

Fiction: Their Romance Dissolved. So the Heroines of This Novel Seek Their Roots.

Feb 22, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The title characters of Amy Feltman’s “Willa & Hesper” find solace from their breakup in the rabbit holes of their European Jewish …