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    ARTS: 10 Things to Do Now in NYC

    ARTS: 10 Things to Do Now in NYC


    Kim Hunter and David Niven in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's “A Matter of Life and Death”...

    It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. Here’s a sampling of cultural highlights this weekend and over the week ahead.
    What’s New in NYC Theater

    What’s New in NYC Theater


    From left, Sarah Nicole Deaver, Colin Ryan and Cynthia Mace in “The King of Spain’s Daughter,” one of the Teresa Deevy plays in “The Suitcase Under the...

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    Review: Making Eloquent Theater From Bleak Facts

    Review: Making Eloquent Theater From Bleak Facts


    Dorothée Munyaneza performs in her work “Unwanted” at the Baryshnikov Arts...

    Dorothée Munyaneza’s “Unwanted” takes testimony of political rape victims as the basis for a multilayered drama of music, speech and dance.
    Review: 3-D Enhances An Enigmatic New Opera

    Review: 3-D Enhances An Enigmatic New Opera


    The soprano Miah Persson, at left on film and at right on stage, and the baritone Roderick Williams on film in “Blank Out” at the Park Avenue...

    Michel van der Aa’s “Blank Out” mingles stage action and video projection, live music-making and recorded performance, poetry and original text.
    A Third of the Three Tenors, José Carreras Exits on His Terms

    A Third of the Three Tenors, José Carreras Exits on His Terms


    José Carreras onstage at Carnegie Hall. Known to many as the “other guy” in the Three Tenors, he was an unforgettable artist in his...

    Not just “the other guy,” Mr. Carreras reflects on Pavarotti, Domingo, his career and his brush with death as his final tour arrives at Carnegie Hall.
    Bill Clinton’s Novel With James Patterson to Be Adapted for Showtime

    Bill Clinton’s Novel With James Patterson to Be Adapted for Showtime


    Former President Bill Clinton, left, and author James Patterson are co-writing a novel that will become a Showtime...

    Showtime has acquired the rights to “The President Is Missing,” the novel that the former president and the best-selling author are writing together.
    English National Opera C.E.O. to Step Down

    English National Opera C.E.O. to Step Down


    Cressida Pollock, chief executive of English National Opera, will step down at the end of the current...

    Cressida Pollock, who clashed with many of the company’s artists and management, will leave her position at the end of the current season.
    Art Review: A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art

    Art Review: A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art


    Detail from a mural by the Oaxacan artist collective Tlacolulokos at the main branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, from a show, “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in...

    In Latin American Los Angeles, bridges soar, walls fall. A grand exchange beckons the art traveler to “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.”
    Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

    Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week


    Mac DeMarco (here performing near Zurich in August) comes to Radio City. See listing...

    Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.
    Alternative Movie Posters: Fan Art We Love

    Alternative Movie Posters: Fan Art We Love


    Tracie Ching’s take on the Stanley Kubrick...

    Artists’ odes to favorite films are increasingly valuable. It’s “like a Keith Haring knockoff becoming more popular than the original,” an expert says.
    They Can Act. But Can They Serve?

    They Can Act. But Can They Serve?


    The former tennis pro Mary Carillo, second from left, giving tips to the actors Zoë Winters, Wilson Bethel and Alex Mickiewicz of “The Last...

    Getting in character for “The Last Match,” the cast gets a tennis lesson from a former pro before taking the stage.
    Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat

    Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat


    Jean-Michel Basquiat, pictured in 1981, sold his first painting that year to Debbie Harry of Blondie for...

    What was on the turntable in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio? The answer is crucial to understanding his work.
    Nate Wooley Puts Together a Mini-Festival

    Nate Wooley Puts Together a Mini-Festival


    The trumpeter and composer Nate Wooley has organized a mini-festival at Issue Project Room in...

    The trumpeter and composer organized “For/With,” a two-night event at Issue Project Room that focuses on four composers.
    At a Los Angeles Art Show, Mickey Mouse as an Imperialist Icon

    At a Los Angeles Art Show, Mickey Mouse as an Imperialist Icon


    “Mickey,” by the artist Dr. Lakra, as part of the exhibition “How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s...

    As part of the art extravaganza “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” an exhibition focuses on Walt Disney’s trip to South America.
    Amy Herzog’s New Play Mines the Personal and Political

    Amy Herzog’s New Play Mines the Personal and Political


    From left, Carrie Coon, Danaya Esperanza and Liza Colon-Zayas in “Mary Jane” at the New York Theater...

    “Mary Jane” is a portrait of a mother’s relationship with her chronically ill young son. Carrie Coon of “The Leftovers” stars.
    Berlin Has a New Art Fair. Can It Attract the Buyers?

    Berlin Has a New Art Fair. Can It Attract the Buyers?


    Désiré Feuerle’s private museum features striking juxtapositions: A 10th-century Khmer religious statue is set alongside a mirror sculpture by British artist Anish...

    Art Berlin joins the popular Gallery Weekend as an opportunity for the art world’s international buyers to swoop in.
    Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’

    Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’


    Bertie Carvel, right, portrays a young Rupert Murdoch opposite Richard Coyle, as Larry Lamb, in...

    How the playwright James Graham and the actor Bertie Carvel give the media mogul a fair hearing in a play that takes a hard look at populism and the press.
    Party Coverage: Scene City: Sounds of Autumn

    Party Coverage: Scene City: Sounds of Autumn


    Galas were held last week for the New York Philharmonic, New Yorkers For Children, the American Theater Wing and the Museum at...

    Galas were held last week for the New York Philharmonic, New Yorkers For Children, the American Theater Wing and the Museum at F.I.T.
    Dance in NYC This Week

    Dance in NYC This Week


    Kevin Boateng and Joyce Edwards in Beth Gill’s “Brand New Sidewalk” in May at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. See listing...

    Our guide to dance performances.
    Comedy in NYC This Week

    Comedy in NYC This Week


    Jim Gaffigan at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in 2014. See listing...

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

    Classical Music in NYC This Week


    Sondra Radvanovsky as the title character in “Norma” at the Metropolitan Opera. See listing...

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
    Art and Museums in NYC This Week

    Art and Museums in NYC This Week


    “Ball Wall Clock,” by George Nelson Associates, at the Grey Art Gallery. See listing...

    Our guide to new art shows.
    Film Series in NYC This Week

    Film Series in NYC This Week


    Leon Isaac Kennedy in Jamaa Fanaka’s “Penitentiary” (1979). See listing...

    Our guide to film series and special screenings.
    Confirm or Deny: Judi Dench

    Confirm or Deny: Judi Dench


    The dame shares her greatest fears and one of her biggest...

    The dame shares her greatest fears and one of her biggest crushes.
    Events for Children in NYC This Week

    Events for Children in NYC This Week


    Soprano Jennifer Zetlan in “Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt” at the American Museum of Natural History. See listing...

    Our guide to cultural events in New York City for families with children and teenagers.
    Jimmy Kimmel Wasn’t the First Host to Get Serious About Politics

    Jimmy Kimmel Wasn’t the First Host to Get Serious About Politics


    Jimmy Kimmel in the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” green room in February. He has become an outspoken voice on U.S. health care...

    When Jimmy Kimmel talked seriously about health care, it was an uncommon moment for him, but other late-night hosts have substituted politics for punch lines.
    Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts

    Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts


    A fishhook from the early half of the 19th century from the Andover Newton collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem,...

    Some of the items are claimed by tribes and will likely be returned by the museum as part of its compliance with federal repatriation laws.
    Critic's Notebook: A French Theater Impresario, Dressed for Excess

    Critic's Notebook: A French Theater Impresario, Dressed for Excess


    Olivier Py, whose European productions are often controversial, performed as his drag alter-ego Miss Knife at the Brooklyn Academy of...

    In a visit to BAM, the stage director Olivier Py introduces his drag alter-ego and talks about plans for the Avignon Festival he runs.
    In Country Music, Nice Guys Finish First (for Now)

    In Country Music, Nice Guys Finish First (for Now)


    The gentlemen of country, clockwise from top left: Chris Lane, Dylan Scott, Brett Young, Thomas Rhett, Michael Ray and Russell...

    For most of the 2010s, Nashville was dominated by the masculinity of bro country. But now the pendulum has swung to the other side: Meet the country gentleman.

    Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Battle of the Sexes’


    Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris discuss a sequence from their film featuring Emma Stone and Andrea...

    Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris discuss a sequence from their film featuring Emma Stone and Andrea Riseborough.
    New Trailer: In ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Wes Anderson Returns to Animation

    New Trailer: In ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Wes Anderson Returns to Animation


    Using the stop-motion technique, the movie features a starry voice cast that includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Scarlett...

    Using the stop-motion technique, the movie features a starry voice cast that includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson.
    Review: An Anime New York in Netflix’s ‘Neo Yokio’

    Review: An Anime New York in Netflix’s ‘Neo Yokio’


    An affectionate satire of life among the city’s elite is the brainchild of Ezra Koenig, the Vampire Weekend singer and...

    An affectionate satire of life among the city’s elite is the brainchild of Ezra Koenig, the Vampire Weekend singer and guitarist.

    #SpeakingInDance: The Center of Their Own World


    For “Festival of Dreams” the Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula worked with dancers from It’s Showtime NYC for two...

    For “Festival of Dreams” the Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula worked with dancers from It’s Showtime NYC for two weeks.
    Some Cartoons That Missed the Cut

    Some Cartoons That Missed the Cut


    The New Yorker is highly selective of the cartoons it publishes. Here are cartoons that didn’t make...

    The New Yorker is highly selective of the cartoons it publishes. Here are cartoons that didn’t make it.