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    Review: ‘Westworld’ Gets a Partial Upgrade for Season 2

    Review: ‘Westworld’ Gets a Partial Upgrade for Season 2


    Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in the second season of “Westworld,” which expands the scope of the...

    The first season of this HBO robo-serial was more puzzle than story. The second one gets its head out of its own maze enough to develop a personality.
    Kanye West Says He Is Returning With Two New Albums

    Kanye West Says He Is Returning With Two New Albums


    After a lengthy absence from the public eye, Kanye West announced a pair of new albums on...

    The rapper, who has been largely quiet since canceling the end of his 2016 tour, said on Twitter that he will release new music in June.
    20 Years of Jazz Concerts, Heading to Harlem

    20 Years of Jazz Concerts, Heading to Harlem


    Wynton Marsalis, as featured in the Jazz and Blues Art Box DVDs. Visitors to the Schomburg Center will be able to watch the videos on either a desktop screen or a wall-mounted...

    The Jazz and Blues Art Box collection, with 230 concerts and 96 interviews from the Bern jazz festival, is a gift to the Schomburg Center, a New York library branch.
    Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges

    Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges


    Prince in Paris in 2009. In dealing with chronic hip pain, he apparently became addicted to painkillers and died of an overdose in...

    The authorities in Minnesota said that no one would be prosecuted in the musician’s 2016 death from a fentanyl overdose, though a doctor will pay a civil settlement.

    Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Rampage’


    The director Brad Peyton narrates an action sequence from “Rampage,” featuring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris and Jeffrey Dean...

    The director Brad Peyton narrates an action sequence from “Rampage,” featuring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
    It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong

    It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong


    Billy Mitchell in 2015. He criticized the decision to expunge his high score, saying, “This story is way, way more complicated than you could ever...

    The million-point record of Billy Mitchell, the subject of a 2007 documentary, has been thrown out, and Steve Wiebe, his rival, claims “sweet victory.”
    Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England

    Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England


    The thieves smashed display cases at the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath, England, and fled in a sport utility vehicle, the police...

    Witnesses reported seeing the thieves break a first-floor window on Tuesday at the Museum of East Asian Art and steal items of “priceless” significance, the police said.
    Cannes Brings Back Lars von Trier After 2011 Ban for Hitler Comments

    Cannes Brings Back Lars von Trier After 2011 Ban for Hitler Comments


    Lars von Trier at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, when he was declared persona non grata. He will return for the first time this...

    Mr. von Trier, the Danish director who was declared persona non grata in 2011, will make a festival comeback this year with “The House That Jack Built.”
    What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

    What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week


    “HooDoo Mandala” (1970), by Joe Overstreet, who hangs his paintings in unusual...

    Joe Overstreet’s abstract paintings; Jared Bark’s photo-booth ready-mades; Zoe Pettijohn Schade’s large gouaches; and “Clay Today” at the Hole.
    Cleo Wade Is Everybody’s BFF

    Cleo Wade Is Everybody’s BFF


    Cleo Wade at her bohemian apartment, which overlooks Tompkins Square Park in the East Village of...

    The Instagram poet’s besties include Katy Perry, Reese Witherspoon and Senator Cory Booker. “I consider him family,” Ms. Wade said.
    Review: ‘I Feel Pretty’ Doesn’t Even Go Skin Deep

    Review: ‘I Feel Pretty’ Doesn’t Even Go Skin Deep


    In “I Feel Pretty,” Amy Schumer stars as woman who suffers a knockout blow and wakes up feeling oh so you...

    In her latest comedy, Amy Schumer plays an insecure woman who, after an accident, decides she’s a knockout. Laughs ensue, but the movie is a bummer.

    #Speakingindance: Lar Lubovitch Is Looking for Poets


    Watch a portion of “Little Rhapsodies,” which features Mr. Lubovitch’s lush, flowing...

    Watch a portion of “Little Rhapsodies,” which features Mr. Lubovitch’s lush, flowing movement.
    He Won $1 Million to Make a Movie. Then the Problems Set in.

    He Won $1 Million to Make a Movie. Then the Problems Set in.


    Winning a $1 million grant to make his film was “much different than winning the lottery,” Faraday Okoro said, “because I still had to make the movie for it to mean anything. And I could really feel...

    With the prize Faraday Okoro won at the Tribeca Film Festival came enormous pressure. But he was able to finish his project, “Nigerian Prince.”
    Review: ‘Lou Andreas-Salomé’ Places a Great Woman in Her Time

    Review: ‘Lou Andreas-Salomé’ Places a Great Woman in Her Time


    Katharina Lorenz is one of four actors to portray the title character at different stages of life in “Lou Andreas-Salomé, the Audacity to Be...

    “Lou Andreas-Salomé, the Audacity to Be Free” casts four actresses to show the evolution of a 19th-century writer with an unusual life.
    Review: ‘Super Troopers 2’: The Broken Lizard Boys Are Back

    Review: ‘Super Troopers 2’: The Broken Lizard Boys Are Back


    From left, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soterr and Erik Stolhanske in “Super Troopers 2,” directed by Mr....

    The eternal adolescents reprise their roles as Vermont state troopers — this time, overseeing an adjustment of United States borders with Canada.
    Parkland Survivors Get a Broadway Master Class in Healing

    Parkland Survivors Get a Broadway Master Class in Healing


    Cameron Kasky, 17, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, rehearsing “Spring Awakening” while members of the original Broadway cast...

    Florida students began rehearsing “Spring Awakening” before the Feb. 14 shooting at their high school. They wanted to keep going. The show’s original cast came to support them.
    The Underworld Will Stop in London en Route to Broadway

    The Underworld Will Stop in London en Route to Broadway


    Amber Gray and the cast of “Hadestown” in a production last year at the Citadel Theater in Edmonton,...

    The musical “Hadestown,” a new take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, will open on Broadway after a run at the National Theater in London.
    Table for Three: Passing the Torch: Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan

    Table for Three: Passing the Torch: Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan


    Michael B. Jordan (left) and Denzel Washington chat at the Lambs Club in Manhattan. When Mr. Jordan made his breakthrough in the movie “Fruitvale Station,” he was compared to a young Denzel...

    Mr. Washington, next in “The Iceman Cometh” on Broadway, and Mr. Jordan, the “Black Panther” star, discuss their idols, black superheroes and #MeToo.
    Unbuttoned: James Comey Still Looks the Part

    Unbuttoned: James Comey Still Looks the Part


    James B. Comey being sworn in during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington in...

    The former F.B.I. director has made the rounds this week, offering his take on what “ethical leadership” means. If we’re going by appearances, it’s a lot like the movies.
    Review: France Once Fought Over This Opera. Juilliard Shows Us Why.

    Review: France Once Fought Over This Opera. Juilliard Shows Us Why.


    Alex Rosen, in white, as Thésée in Rameau’s “Hippolyte et Aricie” at the Juilliard School, with three Fates in the underworld (from left: Charles Sy, Andrew Munn and Xiaomeng...

    The Juilliard School is presenting a rare, ambitious and impressive production of Rameau’s French Baroque classic “Hippolyte et Aricie.”
    Review: Matthew Broderick Finds His Inner Satan in ‘The Seafarer’

    Review: Matthew Broderick Finds His Inner Satan in ‘The Seafarer’


    Matthew Broderick, left, as Mr. Lockhart, and Andy Murray as Sharky, a man trying to stay away from the bottle, in Conor McPherson’s “The...

    In the Irish Repertory Theater’s solid revival of Conor McPherson’s Christmas classic, the Devil sits down for Yuletide wassail and a game of cards.
    Fury in Germany as Rap Duo With Anti-Jewish Lyrics Gets Award

    Fury in Germany as Rap Duo With Anti-Jewish Lyrics Gets Award


    The rappers Farid Bang, left, and Kollegah receiving the award for best hip-hop album at Germany’s Echo Music Awards. The prize for the album, which contains lyrics referring to the Holocaust and Auschwitz, has set off an uproar in...

    The prize set off a debate about anti-Semitism in Germany’s hugely popular hip-hop music scene, and among young people.
    With Choice of New Director, the Met Gets a Scholar and a Showman

    With Choice of New Director, the Met Gets a Scholar and a Showman


    Max Hollein, as director of Frankfurt’s Städel Museum, above, raised money for a new underground wing by persuading citizens to help. He wore yellow rubber boots, used in construction work, everywhere, and sold them to supporters for a donation, as a...

    For all his Old World qualities, Max Hollein has an individualistic streak that promises to disrupt some of the Met’s traditional ways.
    Cosby Accuser Talked of Framing a Celebrity, Witness Says

    Cosby Accuser Talked of Framing a Celebrity, Witness Says


    Marguerite Jackson testified Wednesday as a defense witness and said that Andrea Constand, the woman who says Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her, had once spoken of framing a...

    The adviser, who works at Bill Cosby’s alma mater, said Andrea Constand described the scheme during a conversation they had as hotel roommates.
    He’s the Producer. She’s the Talent. Who Owns the Hit Record?

    He’s the Producer. She’s the Talent. Who Owns the Hit Record?


    “I know what it’s like to be in a room with a rock star,” said Joe Penhall, whose new play “Mood Music” is about the recording...

    Joe Penhall’s new play, “Mood Music,” has real-world echoes in its story of a battle between a young singer-songwriter and her record producer.
    Browsing: How to Be a Rebel Rebel

    Browsing: How to Be a Rebel Rebel


    See the “David Bowie Is” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, then let fashion’s perennial muse inspire...

    See the “David Bowie Is” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, then let fashion’s perennial muse inspire you.
    Paris Opera Ballet Dancers Complain of Harassment and Bad Management

    Paris Opera Ballet Dancers Complain of Harassment and Bad Management


    Stéphane Lissner, the director of the Paris Opera, and Aurélie Dupont, the artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet, in...

    A survey intended for internal use was leaked to the French media. It shows dancers concerned about verbal and sexual harassment and a lack of support.
    Old Crow Medicine Show Looks to the Future While Picking at the Past

    Old Crow Medicine Show Looks to the Future While Picking at the Past


    Old Crow Medicine Show, clockwise from front: Ketch Secor, Morgan Jahnig, Critter Fuqua, Cory Younts, Joe Andrews and Chance McCoy. The band’s new album, “Volunteer,” is its first record of original material for a major...

    Two decades into its career, America’s best-known old-time string band is releasing a new album on a major label. But it’s not letting go of its old-time bona fides.
    Hidden Stash of Valuable Drawings Found in Walls of Artist’s Home

    Hidden Stash of Valuable Drawings Found in Walls of Artist’s Home


    Drawings by James Castle were recently found in a crevice of his home. One is a detailed exterior portrait of the house where it was...

    Officials in Boise, Idaho, were surprised when they stumbled across 11 never-before-seen works by the outsider artist James Castle. His family was less shocked.
    Venice Architecture Biennale to Honor Kenneth Frampton

    Venice Architecture Biennale to Honor Kenneth Frampton


    Kenneth Frampton, a historian from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, will receive the award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Architecture...

    The historian and critic, whom the biennale’s president called “a maestro,” will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.
    Provoking, or Pondering? What Makes the Best Satire?

    Provoking, or Pondering? What Makes the Best Satire?


    Fifty-three drawings by Georges Wolinski that explore the famously combative cartoonist’s more philosophical side are on display at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris through May...

    Contrasting approaches by two French cartoonists — one of whom was killed in the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks — show differing ways of poking fun at the powerful.
    Review: At Lar Lubovitch’s Golden Anniversary, No Surprises

    Review: At Lar Lubovitch’s Golden Anniversary, No Surprises


    Barton Cowperthwaite and Nicole Marie Corea (center) with fellow members of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in the premiere of “Something About Night” at the Joyce...

    His company’s program at the Joyce Theater featured a premiere that, like most of his work, had fine craftsmanship but left little impression.