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    Harlem School of the Arts, Once Shuttered and in Debt, Now Dreams Big

    Harlem School of the Arts, Once Shuttered and in Debt, Now Dreams Big


    Briana Reed, who performed with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with Jayani Roberson, 11, during a ballet class last week at the Harlem School for the...

    The school has not only recovered from financial woes, but is pivoting from a place that primarily provides arts education to a full-fledged performing arts center.

    Anatomy | ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’


    In this Anatomy of a Scene, Yorgos Lanthimos narrates a sequence from his film featuring Nicole...

    In this Anatomy of a Scene, Yorgos Lanthimos narrates a sequence from his film featuring Nicole Kidman.
    Jennifer Lawrence and Other Stars Share Stories of Harassment

    Jennifer Lawrence and Other Stars Share Stories of Harassment


    Jennifer Lawrence spoke about sexual harassment by movie executives early in her career at an event hosted by Elle magazine in Los...

    Ms. Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Molly Ringwald and others are coming forward to talk about their bad experiences starting out in Hollywood.
    Jann Wenner and His Biographer Have a Falling Out

    Jann Wenner and His Biographer Have a Falling Out


    Jann Wenner, shown in 1970, persuaded the journalist Joe Hagan to write his biography in...

    The Rolling Stone founder seemed to enjoy opening up his life to Joe Hagan. Now that the book is about to come out, they are no longer speaking.
    A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion

    A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion


    A pinkas, or a kind of registry, of the Lomde Shas Society in Lithuania from 1836, one of the documents rescued from the Nazis and soon to be displayed at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in...

    Hidden in a church basement and forgotten, the books and documents recently discovered provide sharp new insights into Jewish life and literature.
    Scalpel, Sponge, Magic Beans: When Doctors Moonlight as Actors

    Scalpel, Sponge, Magic Beans: When Doctors Moonlight as Actors


    The fourth-year medical student Nicole Curatola, center, rehearsing for her role as Jack’s Mother in the Bard Hall Players’ production of “Into the...

    The Bard Hall Players, a theater company made up of Columbia University medical students, is marking its 50th season with a production of “Into the Woods.”
    Tom Hanks Talks

    Tom Hanks Talks


    The nicest guy in Hollywood discusses his love of typewriters and his new collection of short stories, “Uncommon...

    The nicest guy in Hollywood discusses his love of typewriters and his new collection of short stories, “Uncommon Type.”
    What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

    What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week


    A pollen-bejeweled jacket hung from a tree is the subject of Anthony Hernandez’s “Landscapes for the Homeless #38,” from...

    Anthony Hernandez’s photography, Tom Friedman’s short animated videos and Julia Bland’s fiber weavings are among the works on display around town.
    Hear the Martha Argerich Recordings That Inspired 8 Young Pianists

    Hear the Martha Argerich Recordings That Inspired 8 Young Pianists


    Martha Argerich in 1971. The elusive Argentine pianist will return to Carnegie Hall on Oct. 20 for the first time in over a...

    Daniil Trifonov, Khatia Buniatishvili and more talented pianists (and one harpsichordist) share their favorite albums by the great Argentine musician.
    Books of Style: Inside the Estate that Inspired ‘The Philadelphia Story’

    Books of Style: Inside the Estate that Inspired ‘The Philadelphia Story’


    The Montgomerys in September 1935 at the Bryn Mawr Horse Show in Pennsylvania, where they won second prize in the Family Class. From right, Colonel Montgomery on Handspring; Mrs. Montgomery, sidesaddle on Outbound; Ives on Lady Godiva; Edgar on Percy;...

    A lavish new book examines the history of Ardrossan and the old-money world of Philadelphia’s Main Line.
    Listen to Bach, Transformed for String Quartet

    Listen to Bach, Transformed for String Quartet


    The members of the Borromeo String Quartet, from left, Kristopher Tong, Yeesun Kim, Mai Motobuchi and Nicholas...

    The Borromeo Quartet will perform selections from its transcription of Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” on Friday at Carnegie Hall.
    The Gay Architects of Classic Rock

    The Gay Architects of Classic Rock


    The Beatles with their manager Brian Epstein, right, in October...

    Who created that gorgeous 20th-century creature, the rock star? Consider the gay image makers of the day, like Brian Epstein and Jann Wenner.
    Gord Downie, a Canadian Rock Legend, Sings Goodbye

    Gord Downie, a Canadian Rock Legend, Sings Goodbye


    The singer and songwriter Gord Downie in 2016. After learning he had terminal brain cancer, he went on a final tour with his band, the Tragically Hip, and recorded a last solo...

    Inside the making of “Introduce Yerself,” the intimate new solo album that the Tragically Hip frontman made before his death this week.

    French Magazine Draws Outrage for Putting Convicted Killer on Its Cover


    The music weekly Les Inrockuptibles featured Bertrand Cantat, who was jailed for fatally beating his partner in 2003, on the front of its latest...

    The music weekly Les Inrockuptibles featured Bertrand Cantat, who was jailed for fatally beating his partner in 2003, on the front of its latest issue.
    Profile: Recovery, Russell Brand Style

    Profile: Recovery, Russell Brand Style


    The comedian Russell Brand, in New York this month, has a point to make about...

    The comedian on narcissism, fame, his new book on the 12 steps and life after addiction.
    Art Review: A Bold Explorer Surfaces in ‘Wandering Lake’

    Art Review: A Bold Explorer Surfaces in ‘Wandering Lake’


    An installation view of “Invocation for a Wandering Lake, Part I” (2015), at the Queens Museum. The video shows the artist Patty Chang sponging down a dead...

    Patty Chang’s show at the Queens Museum sees water as a metaphor for gender fluidity, migration, life.
    ‘The Walking Dead’ at 100: Still a Hit, but for How Much Longer?

    ‘The Walking Dead’ at 100: Still a Hit, but for How Much Longer?


    Andrew Lincoln in the Season 8 premiere of “The Walking Dead,” which is the 100th episode of the show’s...

    As the zombie apocalypse drama returns for Season 8, the AMC series is looking to rebound from a stretch of storytelling shenanigans that alienated viewers.
    The Art of Collecting: FIAC Breaks Ground While Branching Out

    The Art of Collecting: FIAC Breaks Ground While Branching Out


    “Sans Titre” by Etel Adnan, a 92-year-old Lebanese artist, poet and...

    As the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, or FIAC, continues expanding around Paris, it is also expanding its offerings to include art from 29 countries.
    The Art of Collecting: Can’t Get Enough of FIAC? Go Outside

    The Art of Collecting: Can’t Get Enough of FIAC? Go Outside


    The art fair in Paris has expanded the scope of its offerings not only intellectually but also physically, to the Petit Palais, the Avenue Winston Churchill and...

    The art fair in Paris has expanded the scope of its offerings not only intellectually but also physically, to the Petit Palais, the Avenue Winston Churchill and beyond.
    The Art of Collecting: A Dutch Artist Travels Through Time and Its Colonial Past

    The Art of Collecting: A Dutch Artist Travels Through Time and Its Colonial Past


    Falke Pisano’s most recent work, “Wonder-What-Time-It-Is,” explores whether time is a concept imposed in a way that allows some people to dominate...

    Falke Pisano’s “Wonder-What-Time-It-Is,” to be performed at FIAC, continues an inquiry into how colonialism and racism play out in modern life.
    Show Us Your Wall: David and Sybil Yurman: Out of Africa — and the Subconscious

    Show Us Your Wall: David and Sybil Yurman: Out of Africa — and the Subconscious


    From far left: “Seated Old Man,” a Rembrandt etching from 1630; a bronze sculpture by David Yurman; a William Blake illustration for John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”; a raku pot by Sybil Yurman; a carving of Fukurokuju, a Japanese deity; and a...

    From Danish modern furnishings to African masks, a jewelry power couple’s collections are inspired by memories and travels.
    Harvey Weinstein, Fired on Oct. 8, Resigns From Company’s Board

    Harvey Weinstein, Fired on Oct. 8, Resigns From Company’s Board


    Over the last week and a half, more than 30 women have come forward publicly with harrowing stories of encounters with Harvey...

    Mr. Weinstein submitted his resignation during a meeting with the company’s remaining board members, who had convened to affirm his earlier firing.
    New Flight for a New ‘Butterfly’

    New Flight for a New ‘Butterfly’


    Clive Owen as a French diplomat in the Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s “M....

    David Henry Hwang has reworked his gender-blurring, career-launching Tony-winning play to assure that it feels “resonant with the culture today.”
    Critic’s Notebook: Bodies in Pain, Protest and Resistance

    Critic’s Notebook: Bodies in Pain, Protest and Resistance


    Maria Alyokhina, left, a member of Pussy Riot, and Kiryl Masheka in the Belarus Free Theater production of “Burning...

    Works from the Belarus Free Theater and the Freedom Theater explore the drama of confronting authority.
    A 100-Car Army of Sound in Los Angeles

    A 100-Car Army of Sound in Los Angeles


    A new composition by Ryoji Ikeda created a wash of sound — car stereos blaring variations on the note A — as part of the Red Bull Music Academy...

    A new composition by Ryoji Ikeda created a wash of sound — car stereos blaring variations on the note A — as part of the Red Bull Music Academy festival.
    Alexei Ratmansky’s Elective Affinity, Musically Speaking

    Alexei Ratmansky’s Elective Affinity, Musically Speaking


    The choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, left, and the composer Leonid Desyatnikov. Mr. Ratmansky’s new ballet, “Songs of Bukovina,” is set to preludes by Mr. Desyatnikov, loosely based on Ukrainian folk...

    Mr. Ratmansky keeps returning to Leonid Desyatnikov’s music. The two talked about their new work, Ukraine, their Jewish backgrounds and their Soviet upbringings.
    Director Departs at Amsterdam’s Top Contemporary Art Museum

    Director Departs at Amsterdam’s Top Contemporary Art Museum


    Beatrix Ruf in 2014, when she was appointed director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The Stedelijk said in a statement on Tuesday that she was stepping...

    Beatrix Ruf has resigned from the Stedelijk with immediate effect after controversy over her outside income and her handling of private collectors.
    London Art Auction for Grenfell Fire Survivors Raises $2.5 Million

    London Art Auction for Grenfell Fire Survivors Raises $2.5 Million


    “Stack 7, Ultramarine Blue” by Annie Morris was among the works sold at a charity auction for the survivors of the London Grenfell Tower fire, at Sotheby’s in London on Oct....

    Leading artists donated pieces for sale at Sotheby’s, including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Tillmans.
    At the Palais de Tokyo, Camille Henrot Finds Wonder in the Everyday

    At the Palais de Tokyo, Camille Henrot Finds Wonder in the Everyday


    Camille Henrot’s exhibition “Days Are Dogs” at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris explores the idea of a week as “both an oppressive and reassuring...

    The young French artist’s first major solo exhibition in Paris examines a basic but unavoidable concept: the seven-day week.
    Critic’s Notebook: Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter

    Critic’s Notebook: Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter


    The painter Kehinde Wiley, in 2015, depicts his subjects with flamboyance and historical sweep. Barack and Michelle Obama have chosen him to create Mr. Obama’s official portrait for the National Portrait...

    The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: one established artist, one on her way.
    Review: Hello, Hodor! A ‘Game of Thrones’ Musical Spoof

    Review: Hello, Hodor! A ‘Game of Thrones’ Musical Spoof


    Mandie Hittleman, center, is Daenerys, surrounded by fellow cast members in “Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical — An Unauthorized...

    This spirited riff on the long-running HBO hit displays affection for its subject, tempered with a keen eye for its shortcomings.
    Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist

    Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist


    Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new...

    Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.

    Stephen Sondheim | "I'm Still Here"


    The song from his 1971 musical, “Follies,” as sung by campers from the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New...

    The song from his 1971 musical, “Follies,” as sung by campers from the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York.

    Stephen Sondheim | "Broadway Baby"


    The song from his 1971 musical “Follies,” as sung by employees of The New York...

    The song from his 1971 musical “Follies,” as sung by employees of The New York Times.