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Critic’s Pick: Celestial Visions on the Met Roof

Apr 18, 2019 • 9:23 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

High above Manhattan, Alicja Kwade’s planetary sculpture captures the music of the …

Puzzle No. 3497

Apr 18, 2019 • 9:00 AM ET Culture The Nation  

Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto The post Puzzle No. 3497 appeared first on The Nation . …

Almodóvar and Malick Will Compete at Cannes. Tarantino? He’s a Maybe.

Apr 18, 2019 • 8:42 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The Cannes Film Festival announced the first movies that will compete for the Palme d’Or in …

Critic’s Pick: A Cult Favorite Enters the Art Canon

Apr 18, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Giovanni Battista Moroni, long overlooked, is the new Renaissance face at the Frick …

‘Rafiki’ Review: Falling in Love, Illegally

Apr 18, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The story of a romance between two Kenyan women was shown at Cannes after being banned in …

Critic’s Pick: ‘Grass’ Review: Eavesdropping in the Coffee Shop With Hong Sang-soo

Apr 18, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

A sense of dislocation hangs over the South Korean director’s latest feature as a young woman writer observes mostly melancholy people, old and …

‘Instant Dreams’ Review: Polaroid’s Too-Secret Ingredient

Apr 18, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Willem Baptist’s documentary is an impressionistic study of the end of the Polaroid camera and the “instant film” it …

‘Stuck’ Review: A Movie Musical Set in a Subway Car? Stand Clear.

Apr 18, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Michael Berry’s film about characters on a stalled train aims to show how, yes, we’re all connected and yes, we all need one …

‘Red Joan’ Review: I Spy, Reluctantly

Apr 18, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Trevor Nunn’s listless period drama about an English physicist who leaks atom-bomb secrets, drags when it should …

‘Family’ Review: Better Living Through Childcare

Apr 18, 2019 • 7:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Taylor Schilling plays a cold workaholic who improves her life by babysitting her unhappy …

How ‘Avengers’ Was Assembled, Before Marvel Was Mighty

Apr 18, 2019 • 6:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Robert Downey Jr. and the Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, look back on a time when “Iron Man,” let alone an “Avengers” movie, was hardly a sure …

Fiction: A Flamboyant Talk Show Host Finds Himself Embroiled in Controversy

Apr 18, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Jennifer duBois’s satirical novel “The Spectators” charts the past and present woes of a confrontational TV star who may have inspired a mass …

By the Book: By the Book: Abby Wambach

Apr 18, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The soccer star, whose new book is “Wolfpack,” began the sport because of a how-to guide from the library. “I scored 27 goals in my first three games. …

Nonfiction: A Meditation on Our Relationship to the Landscapes We Inhabit

Apr 18, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

In “The Absent Hand,” Suzannah Lessard dissects a diverse swath of America, looking to understand the malls, green expanses and urban sprawl that …

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Catches Himself Putting All His Eggs in the Mueller Report Basket

Apr 18, 2019 • 4:55 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Colbert joked sarcastically that the Mueller report would “undoubtedly blow the lid off of Donald Trump’s …

In John Cameron Mitchell’s Podcast, a Rock Musical That’s All in Your Head

Apr 18, 2019 • 4:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

“Anthem: Homunculus” is a six-hour, 10-episode epic about a man and his teratoma. The tumor sings. As do Glenn Close, Patti LuPone and Cynthia …

London Theater Reviews: On the London Stage, ‘Top Girls’ and a Grande Dame

Apr 18, 2019 • 3:29 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Maggie Smith tackles an impressive one-woman show at the Bridge Theater, and a British classic of the 1980s gets a new lease on life at the …

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Mid90s’ and ‘Bad Moms’

Apr 18, 2019 • 1:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Jonah Hill’s directorial debut hits Amazon. And Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell star in “Bad Moms,” on …

Critic’s Pick: Review: The Metamorphosis of ‘Hadestown,’ From Cool to Gorgeous

Apr 17, 2019 • 9:45 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

After a downtown stop, a concept album based on Greek myths has become a full-scale Broadway …

San Francisco’s Big-Hatted ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ to Close after 45 Years

Apr 17, 2019 • 8:00 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

This treasured San Francisco staple is renowned as much for its spectacularly sculptural headgear as its …