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    Ara Guler, Poetic Photographer of Istanbul, Dies at 90

    Ara Guler, Poetic Photographer of Istanbul, Dies at 90


    One of the greatest Turkish photographers of his generation, Mr. Guler depicted the city with poignancy. He also photographed the famous...

    One of the greatest Turkish photographers of his generation, Mr. Guler depicted the city with poignancy. He also photographed the famous worldwide.
    10 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

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


    Company Wang Ramirez returns to New York with “Borderline,” part of the White Light Festival. It will take place on Friday and Saturday night at Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay...

    Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
    8 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend

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


    Fittingly, bats figure prominently at the Boo at the Zoo events this weekend and the next at Prospect Park and in the Bronx, where you can find these Rodrigues fruit...

    Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
    13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    Alice Merton, center, will be one of many performers celebrating the 10th anniversary of the independent record label Mom & Pop on Monday night at Brooklyn...

    Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
    15 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

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


    From left, Yvonne Woods, Jon DeVries, Kate Kearney-Patch and Alice Cannon in “Uncle Vanya,” which closes at the Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College on Oct....

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    5 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend

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


    Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice will present the 2018 Golden Probes, a ceremony that mocks misogyny, on Saturday night at the Town Hall. The event will be streamed online on Oct....

    Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
    21 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

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


    Amy Hill’s “Young Woman With Cat” is on display at Front Room, one of 20 galleries participating in the first Lower East Side Art...

    Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.
    4 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    4 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    Catherine, left, and Marie-Pierre Castel in Jean Rollin’s “Lips of Blood,” part of Quad Cinema’s retrospective of his work, which ends on...

    Our guide to film series and special screenings.
    Met and Brooklyn Museums Will Not Use Saudi Money for Programs on the Middle East

    Met and Brooklyn Museums Will Not Use Saudi Money for Programs on the Middle East


    Officials from the Brooklyn Museum said on Thursday that they would not use Saudi money for the exhibition, “Syria, Then and Now,” which had originally been supported by groups tied to the Saudi...

    As more details emerged about the fate of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the museums said they would use their own money for events originally supported by Saudi funds.
    Remembering the Moon Landing, Nearly 50 Years Later: ‘We Were All Completely Silent’

    Remembering the Moon Landing, Nearly 50 Years Later: ‘We Were All Completely Silent’


    Susanna Timmons, now an editor on The Times’s Culture desk, sat on the floor as she and her family watched Neil Armstrong land on the moon on July 20,...

    A new film, “First Man,” tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s stepping onto the moon in the summer of 1969. We asked readers to tell us what they remembered about that historic day.
    Review: At Ballet Theater, a Gala Stage for Women’s Work

    Review: At Ballet Theater, a Gala Stage for Women’s Work


    Calvin Royal III in Michelle Dorrance’s “Dream Within a Dream (deferred),” a world premiere at the American Ballet Theater’s gala on...

    American Ballet Theater’s fall gala featured dances by Lauren Lovette and Michelle Dorrance, and Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper Room.”
    Review: Jonas Kaufmann, Back at the Met, Is Good, Not Great

    Review: Jonas Kaufmann, Back at the Met, Is Good, Not Great


    After four and a half years, the tenor Jonas Kaufmann has returned to the Metropolitan Opera in Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del...

    The superstar tenor brought richness and nuance to Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West,” but his singing seemed underpowered.
    Essay: Katniss Everdeen Is My Hero

    Essay: Katniss Everdeen Is My Hero


    Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptations of the books) “is scarred and underestimated and dismissed by her government. Until they finally figure out how dangerous she...

    Suzanne Collins’s lead character in The Hunger Games trilogy is a timely reminder to all who care to heed it: Teenage girls are powerful and courageous and capable of great rage.
    Review: Glenn Close Raises a Saint in ‘Mother of the Maid’

    Review: Glenn Close Raises a Saint in ‘Mother of the Maid’


    Glenn Close plays Isabelle Arc, a humble but formidable 15th-century mom to an exceptionally gifted and headstrong daughter (Joan of Arc) in Jane Anderson’s...

    In Jane Anderson’s satisfyingly old-fashioned play about Joan of Arc’s mom, Ms. Close shows the stuff of which great stage stars are made.
    The Enduring Appeal of Oscar the Grouch

    The Enduring Appeal of Oscar the Grouch


    Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who provided the voices for Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, announced his retirement this...

    Big Bird’s nice, but Oscar, who loves trash and shuns his neighbors, is a lovable curmudgeon.
    ‘Ray Donovan’: New Coast, Same Wounds

    ‘Ray Donovan’: New Coast, Same Wounds


    The face is familiar but the skyline is new: “Ray Donovan,” starring Liev Schreiber, has moved from California to New York for its new season, which begins Oct. 28 on...

    For its sixth season, the Showtime drama has moved its Hollywood fixer, played by Liev Schreiber, to New York.
    Italy’s Oldest Instrument Hints at Sounds of Prehistoric Rome

    Italy’s Oldest Instrument Hints at Sounds of Prehistoric Rome


    Giovanni Carboni, at the Museum of Origins in Rome, holding a 5,000-year-old artifact that is believed to have been used to make...

    The music of the ancient world is largely lost, but recent findings and recreations of antique instruments can give a taste.
    ‘The Conners’ Killed Roseanne. Here’s the Reaction So Far.

    ‘The Conners’ Killed Roseanne. Here’s the Reaction So Far.


    From left, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert in a scene from “The...

    Months after ABC cancelled the “Roseanne” reboot, the Conners are back, this time without Roseanne. What are people saying? We’ve rounded up the must-reads.
    Review: In ‘Caniba,’ a Killer Tries to Make His Case

    Review: In ‘Caniba,’ a Killer Tries to Make His Case


    “Cannibalism is very much nourished by fetishistic desire,” Issei Sagawa says in the new documentary...

    Issei Sagawa, who killed and cannibalized a woman in 1981, is the subject of a new documentary by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor.
    Nonfiction: Were the Founders Against Slavery All Along?

    Nonfiction: Were the Founders Against Slavery All Along?


    An original drawing for “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” depicting a slave...

    Sean Wilentz’s “No Property in Man” argues that despite some expedient compromises, the Constitution’s writers were careful to plant the seeds of abolition.
    By the Book: Tina Turner: By the Book

    By the Book: Tina Turner: By the Book


    The singer, whose memoir “My Love Story” has just been published, wishes Mick Jagger would write an autobiography: “He can outtalk anyone on the planet. That’s the book I want to read, and so will everybody else....

    The singer, whose memoir “My Love Story” has just been published, wishes Mick Jagger would write an autobiography: “He can outtalk anyone on the planet. That’s the book I want to read, and so will everybody else. Mick?”
    Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain

    Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain


    “Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my...

    “Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”
    Pull Up a Seat. Two Plays, Dinner and Western History Are Served.

    Pull Up a Seat. Two Plays, Dinner and Western History Are Served.


    Noah Robbins, as a Costco employee, rehearsing a scene in which he spills a large container of popcorn in Samuel D. Hunter’s “Clarkston.” The director, Davis McCallum, watches from behind the music...

    A downtown theater has cleared the house to make room for Samuel D. Hunter’s pairing “Lewiston/Clarkston.”
    Can Hasan Minhaj Make Topical Comedy Work on Netflix?

    Can Hasan Minhaj Make Topical Comedy Work on Netflix?


    Hasan Minhaj on the set of “Patriot Act,” his new weekly satirical news show debuting Oct. 28 on...

    With “Patriot Act,” the former “Daily Show” correspondent plans to cover news most late-night hosts ignore, and looks to defy Netflix’s spotty talk show track record.

    ‘Halloween’ | Anatomy of a Scene


    David Gordon Green discusses a sequence from his new film featuring Jamie Lee...

    David Gordon Green discusses a sequence from his new film featuring Jamie Lee Curtis.

    #SpeakingInDance: Liz Gerring: Of Fields and Freedom


    Ms. Gerring’s new dance, “Field,” has an earthiness to its movement. “As much as we’re soaring and jumping,” the dancer Brandon Collwes said, “I always feel that I’m coming back to the...

    Ms. Gerring’s new dance, “Field,” has an earthiness to its movement. “As much as we’re soaring and jumping,” the dancer Brandon Collwes said, “I always feel that I’m coming back to the ground.”
    These Are the Best and Worst (Actually New) Sitcoms This Fall

    These Are the Best and Worst (Actually New) Sitcoms This Fall


    Sinbad, left, and Lil Rel Howery in “Rel” on Fox, one of several new network sitcoms this...

    While everyone was talking about the revived “Murphy Brown” and “The Conners,” there were seven brand-new comedies this fall. We catch up with them.
    ‘Terrace House’ Has Never Been So Heartwarming and Humiliating

    ‘Terrace House’ Has Never Been So Heartwarming and Humiliating


    The “Opening New Doors” season of “Terrace House” has solidified the show’s status as an international phenomenon and turned stars like (bottom, from left) Tsubasa, Shion, Yuudai and Ami into objects of affection and...

    As the “Opening New Doors” season continues, we unpack our affection (mostly) for Japan’s greatest gift to American reality television.
    What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

    What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week


    Untitled works by Stephen Mueller from 2004–07, acrylic on canvas, 16 panels, in the show...

    Stephen Mueller’s “Orchidaceous”; Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s glass works; Mahmoud Khaled’s photo installations; Chelsea Culprit’s mixed-media paintings; and Minus Space’s three-woman show.
    Making ‘Making a Murderer,’ Again

    Making ‘Making a Murderer,’ Again


    Moira Demos, left, and Laura Ricciardi have returned to the story of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for another installment of “Making a Murderer” on...

    The creators Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi discussed what it was like returning to the series that launched their careers.
    Match Book: Indigenous Stories for Young Readers

    Match Book: Indigenous Stories for Young Readers


    Young adult and middle grade fiction to educate children in the vast terrain of Native American...

    Young adult and middle grade fiction to educate children in the vast terrain of Native American history.