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Man of the World
Shakespeare may never have left England, but he became the most global writer who ever lived.
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Todrick Hall From Youtube To Broadway
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The Art-History Straitjacket
An exhibition at the New Museum shows just how narrow our idea of art has become.
- Aug 21 20164 minutes
The Persistence of “Memory”
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Why Estate Jewelry is Sparkling
No longer considered Grandma’s leftovers, vintage and antique baubles are in high demand.
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See Mumbai in a Day
On a business trip to India’s biggest city? Make sure to hit these hotspots.
- Aug 7 20162 minutes
Becoming a Cats Cat
With Andrew Lloyd Webber’s deathless crowd-pleaser returning to Broadway, seven former cast members recall the strange experience of learning to play a singing, dancing feline.
- Oct 1 20163 minutes
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, the 36-year-old creator of the hit musical, talks about trusting his instincts, the value of a vacation, and how he accidentally married the oldest form of entertainment with the newest form of social media.
- Sep 26 20162 minutes
Lady Gaga Returns to a Changed Mainstream That’s Moved On
SAM LANSKY LADY GAGA SURFACED AS A FULLY FORMED POP STAR IN THE summer of 2008, fusing ironclad hooks with a theater nerd’s avant-gardist sensibility. Her meta-narrative was all about celebrity, which is exactly what she became when a string of mons
- Sep 19 20161 minute
Fall Arts Preview Art
Richard Lacayo KERRY JAMES MARSHALL In works invested with a kind of madcap virtuosity, Marshall, 60, brings African-American lives vividly into the discourses of art history. One of the many things that make his paintings so smart is that Marshall
- Dec 5 20162 minutes
Helen Marten’s Intricate Sculptures Win The Turner Prize
The 31-year-old artist’s installations create order from the detritus of modern life.
- Aug 7 20161 minute
Finding the Little Prince
The painstaking process of bringing a children’s classic to life.
- Aug 21 20162 minutes
The History of Plot
Let’s start from the beginning (the Western beginning, anyway).
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Javier Munoz Meet The New Hamilton!
A SCRAPPY (AND SEXY) NEW FOUNDING FATHER STEPS INTO THE BROADWAY SMASH—WITH AN INSPIRING SURVIVAL STORY
- Aug 22 20163 minutes
Even With Baz Luhrmann Behind It, The Get Down Misses Too Many Beats
THE GET DOWN, NETFLIX’S NEW series about the birth of hip-hop, has an unlikely lead character, one who feels things too deeply to speak up. Besieged by the decay of 1977 New York City as envisioned by co-creators Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis
- Sep 26 20161 minute
THE ACTRESS, 32, RETURNS AS JANE DOE IN THE NEW SEASON OF NBC’S BLINDSPOT
- Oct 1 20163 minutes
Matic Zorman on where to find a rave and eat dormouse.
- Sep 4 20161 minute
Our Classical Critic’s 5 Most Anticipated
Justin Davidson puts his ear to the ground.
- Jul 18 20161 minute
212. Blank Verse Under A Big Sky
Radhika Jones Technically he’s not our bard, but you wouldn’t know it from the performances that light up the American landscape every summer. How did a playwright who died four years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth give rise to an annual tra
- Oct 30 201616 minutes
Marina Abramovic At 70
The world’s most famous performance artist has outlasted her lovers and, she hopes, her critics.
- Aug 29 20162 minutes
Elegy With A Side Of Applesauce
SARAH BEGLEY ADULTS TEND TO FRET about how kids will handle the death of a loved one. How much can they understand about permanence? What should they be told about the possibility of an afterlife? How will they move on? The children’s books that st
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253 Minutes With … David Salle
The Tribeca painter turned Hamptons writer.
- Jul 4 20161 minute
Sutton Foster’s Vibrant N.Y.C. Penthouse
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- Oct 17 20161 minute
Solange Takes A Seat But Stands On Her Own
S.L. SOLANGE KNOWLES HAS LONG BEEN ONE OF the more interesting figures working on the fringes of mainstream music, with each of her albums reflecting a discrete creative phase. Her Top 40–leaning 2003 debut, Solo Star, fell in the sizable shadow of
- Sep 4 20161 minute
Our Art Critic’s 5 Most Anticipated
RASHID JOHNSON SEPT. 8, HAUSER & WIRTH Johnson brings a beautiful brutality to materials; a hatchet man’s sense of cutting to the core of what he’s after. Paintings, performance, drawing, and sculpture will be featured in this gigantic show. If Joh
- Jul 4 20162 minutes
New Survey Brings Women Into The Action Of Abstract Expressionism
IN THE LATE 1940S AND early ’50s, when Abstract Expressionism first erupted, life wasn’t easy for those who adopted it as their practice. Red-baiting Congress members denounced it as a communist plot. Wary museums refused to show it. And just about n
- Dec 3 20162 minutes
Pedro Almodóvar And Donald Glover: The Week In Pop-Culture Writing
Highlights from seven days of reading about arts and entertainment
- Dec 9 20162 minutes
The Atlantic's Week In Culture
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- Aug 21 201615 minutes
The Bodies Artist
For VANESSA BEECROFT, longtime Kanye West collaborator, people are the perfect palette.
- Sep 5 20161 minute
Frank Ocean’s New Look Could Last
MAURA JOHNSTON SINGER-SONGWRITER Frank Ocean’s legend only grew as he dragged his feet on a follow-up to Channel Orange, his Grammy-winning 2012 collection of stretched-out bummers and tender love songs. But in the late hours of Aug. 18, Ocean relea