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    Events for Children in NYC This Week

    Events for Children in NYC This Week


    A demonstration of the mechanical principles that underpin pulleys at an “Angry Birds Universe” exhibition in Edmonton, Alberta. New York families can visit the exhibition in Queens through Aug. 27; see listing...

    Our guide to cultural events in New York City for families with children and teenagers.
    Art and Museums in NYC This Week

    Art and Museums in NYC This Week


    An installation view from “Hansel & Gretel,” at the Park Avenue Armory, showing images from overhead cameras projected onto the floor. The exhibition will continue through Aug. 6; see listing...

    Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
    Film Series in NYC This Week

    Film Series in NYC This Week


    Monica Vitti, wearing black, in Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Red Desert.” That film, along with others shot by the cinematographer Carlo Di Palma, will show as part of a Di Palma retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. See listing...

    Our guide to film series and special screenings.
    Dance in NYC This Week

    Dance in NYC This Week


    From left, Jesse Zaritt, Netta Yerushalmy and Shamar Watt in a version of “Paramodernities,” a continuing project of Ms. Yerushalmy’s that will be performed as part of a dance residency in Madison Square Park. See listing...

    Our guide to dance performances.
    Thomas P. Campbell, Former Met Chief Executive, Gets Fellowship

    Thomas P. Campbell, Former Met Chief Executive, Gets Fellowship


    Thomas P. Campbell in 2014 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which he left last month. He is now the the second recipient of the Getty Rothschild...

    Mr. Campbell will pursue research at the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England. He left the Met museum last month.
    Comedy in NYC This Week

    Comedy in NYC This Week


    The comedian Dave Chappelle will begin a three-week residency at Radio City Music Hall on...

    Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows.
    Classical Music in NYC This Week

    Classical Music in NYC This Week


    Leon Botstein will conduct the American Symphony Orchestra in performances of the Dvorak opera “Dimitrij” at Bard College; see listing...

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
    Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

    Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week


    Solange at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark last month. On Friday she will play the main stage of the Panorama music festival on Randalls Island; see listing...

    Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.
    Review: In ‘Somewhere Between,’ It’s Groundhog Week

    Review: In ‘Somewhere Between,’ It’s Groundhog Week


    Aaron Craven, on ground, Devon Sawa and Paula Patton in the new series “Somewhere Between,” based on the South Korean series “God’s Gift: 14...

    A remake on ABC of a complicated South Korean drama sends a mother back in time to try to prevent her daughter’s murder.
    American Beauties: On the Touchy Subject of Class in America

    American Beauties: On the Touchy Subject of Class in America


    Paul Fussell’s 1983 book, “Class: A Guide Through the American Status System,” plunges into the harsh realities of social...

    Paul Fussell’s 1983 book, “Class: A Guide Through the American Status System,” plunges into the harsh realities of social divisions.
    What’s New in NYC Theater

    What’s New in NYC Theater


    Katrina Lenk, left, and Adina Verson in Paula Vogel’s play “Indecent,” which will close at the Cort Theater next month; see listing...

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    Review: ‘Sled Dogs’ Exposes Abuse of Working Animals

    Review: ‘Sled Dogs’ Exposes Abuse of Working Animals


    The documentary “Sled Dogs” makes a moving case for ending the use of these animals for racing and...

    The documentary filmmaker Fern Levitt wants to shut down the dog-sledding industry. She makes a moving argument.

    Review: In ‘Person to Person,’ the Real-ish Humans of New York


    Dustin Guy Defa wrote and directed this low-budget feature that tells the stories of several New Yorkers over the course of a...

    Dustin Guy Defa wrote and directed this low-budget feature that tells the stories of several New Yorkers over the course of a day.
    Review: Cosplay and Comedy in ‘Brigsby Bear’

    Review: Cosplay and Comedy in ‘Brigsby Bear’


    Kyle Mooney in “Brigsby Bear,” directed by Dave...

    In this absurdly charming film, Kyle Mooney plays an obsessed fan who discovers that there is an entire world waiting for him beyond his TV.
    Outrage Follows a Painter From the Whitney Biennial to Boston

    Outrage Follows a Painter From the Whitney Biennial to Boston


    “Shaking Out the Bed,” a 2015 painting by Dana Schutz, is part of her solo show at the Institute of Contemporary Art,...

    The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, is facing repercussions over a controversy surrounding Dana Schutz’s painting “Open Casket.”
    38 Years on Books: The Essential Michiko Kakutani Reader

    38 Years on Books: The Essential Michiko Kakutani Reader


    “Beloved.” “Infinite Jest.” “White Teeth.” “Team of Rivals.” Four decades of signature reviews and essays by The Times’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book...

    “Beloved.” “Infinite Jest.” “White Teeth.” “Team of Rivals.” Four decades of signature reviews and essays by The Times’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic.
    What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

    What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week


    “Irm Herman” (2016), one in a series of portraits by Dawn Mellor at Gladstone...

    An art installation by the Finnish design team Company; a group show that richly surveys the battlefield that is life; and more in Manhattan spaces.
    BAM and Lumberyard Create New Dance Residencies

    BAM and Lumberyard Create New Dance Residencies


    David Neumann, center, in his work “I Understand Everything Better,” at the Abrons Arts Center in 2015. Mr. Neumann was chosen for a new residency partnership between the Brooklyn Academy of Music and...

    Three artists were chosen for what the Brooklyn Academy of Music says is its first formal relationship with a residency partner.
    New Details From Hillary Clinton’s Memoir Revealed

    New Details From Hillary Clinton’s Memoir Revealed


    The former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at a fund-raiser in June. “What Happened,” her new memoir, promises to be a candid account of what the 2016 election was like for...

    “What Happened,” a forthcoming memoir by Hillary Clinton, promises to be a candid account of what the 2016 election was like for her.
    Review: In Bolshoi’s Ballet, No Shrew to Tame

    Review: In Bolshoi’s Ballet, No Shrew to Tame


    Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov as Katharina and Petruchio in the Bolshoi Ballet’s “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Lincoln Center...

    Jean-Christophe Maillot’s version of Shakespeare’s comedy is a postmodern mess that replaces the troupe’s reckless hugeness with slapstick cuteness.
    Thomas Fleming, Historian of the Revolution, Dies at 90

    Thomas Fleming, Historian of the Revolution, Dies at 90


    Thomas Fleming, shown in 1999, insisted that the American struggle for independence continued to inform much of the nation’s subsequent...

    Mr. Fleming wrote prolifically about powerful men, including Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and Hamilton, and pivotal moments like the battles of Bunker Hill, Lexington and Concord.
    6 Ex-Officials in South Korea Are Sentenced for Blacklisting Artists

    6 Ex-Officials in South Korea Are Sentenced for Blacklisting Artists


    Kim Ki-choon, who served as former President Park Geun-hye’s chief of staff, at the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday. Mr. Kim was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of perjury and abuse of power in blacklisting thousands of artists...

    Government support was denied to thousands of writers, filmmakers and others who were deemed unfriendly to former President Park Geun-hye.
    Art Review: A Polymathic Italian Designer, With Muses and Friends

    Art Review: A Polymathic Italian Designer, With Muses and Friends


    “Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical” features six decades of his work and that of his contemporaries. Rear, a grove of ceramic totems, built by Sottsass from glazed cylinders. Front, Capitello Chair (1971), from Studio 65 (Franco Audrito and Piero...

    The first New York museum show devoted to the design maverick Ettore Sottsass lavishly contextualizes his work, from a red Olivetti typewriter to his role in the Memphis design group.
    Art Review: Mean Streets, Kind Cameras

    Art Review: Mean Streets, Kind Cameras


    Perla de Leon’s “My Playground” (1980) is in the show “Down These Mean Streets,” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in...

    An exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum asks, whose images have influenced our view of cities? Would someone who lived in these cities picture them differently than an outsider?
    art review: From Colonial Mexico, a Towering Vision of Grace

    art review: From Colonial Mexico, a Towering Vision of Grace


    “Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus,” 1683, by Cristóbal de Villalpando, an altarpiece in “Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque,” at the Metropolitan Museum of...

    Cristóbal de Villalpando’s Baroque altarpiece hasn’t left Puebla, Mexico, since 1683. It’s now at the Met, and it’s overpowering.