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    Growing Up Getty

    Growing Up Getty


    From left, Ariadne Getty and her children, Nats and August, at Ariadne’s home in Beverly Hills,...

    A fabled family finds their showbiz portrayals “demonizing,” “disgusting” and unrepresentative of their super-L.G.B.T.Q. values.
    Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

    Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic


    Jordan Millar, left, and Camryn Cowan joined an after-school program to learn how to compose. Now tens of thousands have heard their...

    Jordan Millar and Camryn Cowan joined an after-school program to learn how to compose. Now tens of thousands have heard their work.
    Can an Artist Shift the Gun Debate?

    Can an Artist Shift the Gun Debate?


    Participants in Shaun Leonardo’s “Primitive Games” at the Guggenheim Museum debating the issue of gun violence without using...

    At the Guggenheim, Shaun Leonardo encouraged those on all sides of the gun control issue to find common ground with their opponents, by connecting physically.
    11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

    11 of Our Best Weekend Reads


    The Heritage Foundation has found success with Trump. It’s the summer of Josh Brolin. The secret to perfect popcorn. Women on the Warped Tour and...

    The Heritage Foundation has found success with Trump. It’s the summer of Josh Brolin. The secret to perfect popcorn. Women on the Warped Tour and more.
    Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest

    Large-Scale Art Protest Outside OxyContin Maker Ends in Arrest


    Police confiscated a large sculpture of a spoon that was placed outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., as part of a protest against the opioid...

    A large sculpture of a “heroin spoon” was placed in front of Purdue Pharma headquarters, an emblem of what critics say is its role in the opioid crisis.
    Popcast: XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality

    Popcast: XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality


    Fans mourned the 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion outside the Florida motor sports dealership where he was shot and killed on...

    The 20-year-old broke out of the SoundCloud rap scene and reached No 1. But he faced accusations of violent crimes against a woman, and leaves behind a troubling legacy.
    5 K-pop Acts to Watch at KCON 2018

    5 K-pop Acts to Watch at KCON 2018


    The K-pop girl group EXID is performing at KCON in New Jersey on...

    American audiences often get their first exposure to K-pop’s rising stars at this annual festival. Here’s who to keep an eye on in New Jersey this weekend.
    That Decisive Moment: Saved, Freed: The Week in Classical Music

    That Decisive Moment: Saved, Freed: The Week in Classical Music


    Summer days: As part of the solstice celebration Make Music New York, the composer and guitarist Elliott Sharp played near (and in a boat on) the Gowanus...

    An underrated Strauss anniversary and a rising conductor’s take on Mozart were some of the highlights.
    The Book Review Podcast: The Life of Atticus Finch

    The Book Review Podcast: The Life of Atticus Finch


    On this week’s podcast, Joseph Crespino talks about “Atticus Finch: The Biography,” and Philip Dray discusses “The Fair Chase: The Epic Story of Hunting in...

    On this week’s podcast, Joseph Crespino talks about “Atticus Finch: The Biography,” and Philip Dray discusses “The Fair Chase: The Epic Story of Hunting in America.”
    A Musical Solstice Spectacle Sprawls Across New York

    A Musical Solstice Spectacle Sprawls Across New York


    Kayla Kaushansky, 10, plays from Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” at the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan as part of Make Music New...

    Make Music New York, a June celebration, including a three-hour Bach marathon, a piece inspired by bird song and guitar music on the Gowanus Canal.
    7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    The food forest barge Swale, shown here at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2017, will be anchored at the Brooklyn Army Terminal until July 1. On Sunday afternoon, Swale’s founder, Mary Mattingly, and Jessica Segall, an artist, will lead a...

    Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
    Critic’s Notebook: How to Save ‘The Conners’ From Roseanne

    Critic’s Notebook: How to Save ‘The Conners’ From Roseanne


    Sara Gilbert, left, and Roseanne Barr in a scene from “Roseanne.” The series will return without Ms. Barr as “The...

    Maybe the troubled “Roseanne” revival should have just ended. But if it won’t, here are some ways it could get better.
    Review: Mark Morris’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Review: Mark Morris’s Lonely Hearts Club Band


    Members of the Mark Morris Dance Group in his “Pepperland,” a series of brainy riffs on the Beatles 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club...

    “Pepperland,” a deconstruction of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper,” is a series of brainy notions — evocative but distanced.
    Crime: Bears and Poets: Endangered Prey in This Week’s Crime Column

    Crime: Bears and Poets: Endangered Prey in This Week’s Crime Column


    The deep woods and the drawing rooms of London are crime scenes in Marilyn Stasio’s column. Also two villages, one in France and the other in...

    The deep woods and the drawing rooms of London are crime scenes in Marilyn Stasio’s column. Also two villages, one in France and the other in England.
    ‘Billy Elliot’ Musical Branded Gay Propaganda in Hungary; Cancellations Follow

    ‘Billy Elliot’ Musical Branded Gay Propaganda in Hungary; Cancellations Follow


    The Hungarian State Opera’s production of “Billy Elliot,” previously popular, was attacked before its summer revival by a columnist in a pro-government newspaper. The article said that the musical’s message of “Dare to be yourself” referred...

    An article in a pro-government newspaper attacked a previously popular production at the Hungarian State Opera, which has dropped 15 performances of the show.
    Berlin Film Festival Appoints Joint Leaders

    Berlin Film Festival Appoints Joint Leaders


    Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek in Berlin on June 22. The German Culture Ministry announced that Mr. Chatrian and Ms. Rissenbeek would be the leaders of the Berlin Film Festival from...

    Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek will take charge from 2020, Germany’s Culture Ministry announced.
    Reporter’s Notebook: A City at the Crossroads Examines Migration, Through Art

    Reporter’s Notebook: A City at the Crossroads Examines Migration, Through Art


    “Theater of the Sun,” a mixed-media installation by Fallen Fruit, is among the works presented at Manifesta 12 in Palermo, Sicily. Human interaction with nature is one of the event’s central...

    Italy’s new government is making strong gestures to deter migrants. But Manifesta, a major international art exhibition in the capital of Sicily, takes a more open view.
    For Hugh Grant, a Smaller Screen Brings a More Complex Role

    For Hugh Grant, a Smaller Screen Brings a More Complex Role


    In “A Very English Scandal,” coming to Amazon Prime Video, Hugh Grant steps away from romantic hero types to play a brilliant but ruthless real-life member of...

    In “A Very English Scandal,” Mr. Grant’s first major TV role since the 1990s, he plays a British politician who conspired to murder his former lover.
    In an East Boston Shipyard, a Watershed Idea for Art

    In an East Boston Shipyard, a Watershed Idea for Art


    Inside the new ICA Watershed, a former factory turned exhibition space retains its industrial feel. Diana Thater’s “Delphine” lets visitors enter an underwater world. Four light projections show wild dolphins in their natural...

    As museums groan under costly expansions, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, found a modest alternative a ferry ride across the harbor.
    British Plays Are Better. There, I Said It.

    British Plays Are Better. There, I Said It.


    Danny Kirrane, left, as Davey and Mark Rylance as Johnny “Rooster” Byron in Jez Butterworth’s...

    A London journalist takes pity on his New York colleagues and the “unadventurous” work they ended up championing.
    Critic’s Notebook: Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle.

    Critic’s Notebook: Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle.


    Scenes from a career: clockwise from top left, Oprah Winfrey greeting fans in 2010 in Sydney, Australia; in host mode with Nelson Mandela in 2000, a Georgia resident in 1987, and Barack Obama in 2006; revealing her post-diet body in 1988; and leaving...

    An exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture captures what Oprah Winfrey and her TV show have meant.

    Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’


    The director J. A. Bayona narrates a sequence with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and a slumbering T....

    The director J. A. Bayona narrates a sequence with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and a slumbering T. rex.
    Nonfiction: How Hunting Became a Macho Sport

    Nonfiction: How Hunting Became a Macho Sport


    “The Fair Chase,” Philip Dray’s illuminating history, recounts the evolution of American hunting from frontier vocation to competitive...

    “The Fair Chase,” Philip Dray’s illuminating history, recounts the evolution of American hunting from frontier vocation to competitive pastime.
    Fiction: Two Writers Haunted by Their Caribbean Past

    Fiction: Two Writers Haunted by Their Caribbean Past


    In his novel “A View of the Empire at Sunset,” Caryl Phillips uses the difficult, lonely life of Jean Rhys to explore themes of alienation and...

    In his novel “A View of the Empire at Sunset,” Caryl Phillips uses the difficult, lonely life of Jean Rhys to explore themes of alienation and exile.

    Letters to the Editor


    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book...

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
    Visual Verse: Terrance Hayes Spins Poems Into Pictures

    Visual Verse: Terrance Hayes Spins Poems Into Pictures


    The National Book Award-winning poet creates a graphic “verse” in response to the sociopolitical conundrums he tackles in his new...

    The National Book Award-winning poet creates a graphic “verse” in response to the sociopolitical conundrums he tackles in his new book.
    It Was an Ad? So What. It’s Still Art.

    It Was an Ad? So What. It’s Still Art.


    Anton Bruehl’s daring ad for knitted-to-order sport clothes for Bonwit Teller in 1932. It is part of the exhibition “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011” at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los...

    Despite the prominence of photography and fashion in the cultural conversation, they remain marginalized in some museums. The Getty hopes to change that.
    Scene City: Summer Solstice

    Scene City: Summer Solstice


    Benefits were held for the Untermyer Gardens, the City Parks Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Society and...

    Benefits were held for the Untermyer Gardens, the City Parks Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Society and Caramoor.
    24 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    24 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    An architectural model of Battery Park City on view at “Millennium: Lower Manhattan in the 1990s,” which closes at the Skyscraper Museum on...

    Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
    6 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    6 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    From left, Melissa Stokoski and Marcia Belsky bring back “Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical” to the Bell House on June...

    Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
    11 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    11 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    Denzel Washington stars in “The Iceman Cometh” with, from left, Reg Rogers, Dakin Matthews, Neal Huff, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Tammy Blanchard, Michael Potts. The play closes on July 1 at the Bernard B. Jacobs...

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    8 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    8 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    Paloma McGregor will perform “Building a Better Fishtrap/From the River’s Mouth” on Saturday at Starlight Park in the...

    Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.