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“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” Is a Tale of Dementia and Murder

“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” Is a Tale of Dementia and...

In “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” on Apple TV+, an actor known for his intensity...

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An Exiled Theater With a Warning for Europe

An Exiled Theater With a Warning for Europe

The Belarus Free Theater’s members fled repression at home. The company’s latest...

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An Urgent Mission for Literary Translators: Bringing Ukrainian Voices to the West

An Urgent Mission for Literary Translators: Bringing Ukrainian...

A wartime effort to quickly translate work by Ukrainian novelists, poets and historians...

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Carlos Barbosa-Lima, 77, Dies; Expanded Classical Guitar’s Reach

Carlos Barbosa-Lima, 77, Dies; Expanded Classical Guitar’s...

A virtuoso since his teenage years, he performed concerts that ranged from classical...

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As Museums Become Her Ally, Suzanne Lacy Brings Her Activism Inside

As Museums Become Her Ally, Suzanne Lacy Brings Her Activism...

From Queens, N.Y., to Manchester, England, museums are learning from this artist,...

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Kia LaBeija's Portraits of Love and Loss From an H.I.V. Childhood

Kia LaBeija's Portraits of Love and Loss From an H.I.V....

The artist Kia LaBeija brings luster to her documentation of life with the virus...

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Review: Raphael Xavier, Breaking Out of Boxes, Barely

Review: Raphael Xavier, Breaking Out of Boxes, Barely

“The Musician & the Mover,” a new work from the respected B-boy, had its New York...

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Josh Kline: Living in the Ruined World

Josh Kline: Living in the Ruined World

At LAXART in Los Angeles, the artist imagines an unmoored but romantic life in the...

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A Hot Time in the Haunted House

A Hot Time in the Haunted House

Netflix’s “Archive 81,” Epix’s “From” and Starz’s “Shining Vale” play clever variations...

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Overlooked No More: Barbara Shermund, Flapper-Era Cartoonist

Overlooked No More: Barbara Shermund, Flapper-Era Cartoonist

For two decades, she drew almost 600 cartoons for The New Yorker with female characters...

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Middle Grade Fiction That Sees the Forest for the Trees

Middle Grade Fiction That Sees the Forest for the Trees

In Pam Muñoz Ryan’s “Solimar,” Ben Okri’s “Every Leaf a Hallelujah” and Marjorie...

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With ‘Lucy and Desi,’ Amy Poehler Gets to the Heart of a Marriage

With ‘Lucy and Desi,’ Amy Poehler Gets to the Heart of...

The performer and director wanted to deliver a down-to-earth portrayal of a couple...

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Joni James, 91, Heartfelt Chanteuse of the 1950s, Dies

Joni James, 91, Heartfelt Chanteuse of the 1950s, Dies

A top-selling artist known as the “Queen of Hearts,” she had a voice tinged with...

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Andrei Belgrader, 75, Dies; Director Influenced Future Stars

Andrei Belgrader, 75, Dies; Director Influenced Future...

His Yale Rep and American Repertory Theater productions included early work by Cherry...

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The Oscars’ Popularity Crisis

The Oscars’ Popularity Crisis

Why academy efforts like trimming awards from the telecast won’t help. People watch...