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    Will Superblue Be the ‘Infinity Room’ Writ Large?

    Art objects are a bore. People want multisensory “experiences,” the more immersive the better. With JR,...

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    A Black Pianist Helped Birth Bossa Nova. His Story Is Rarely Told.

    Johnny Alf has always been revered by Antônio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto, but his legacy...

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    Sam Jay: A Comic Who Belongs to No Camp

    With a deadpan glare, the stand-up takes shots at everyone and won’t say something funny just...

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    Robert Battle Keeps Going With Sarah Vaughan and Homegrown Tomatoes

    The Alvin Ailey artistic director is hunkered down in Connecticut, tending his vegetable garden and keeping...

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    ‘Red Penguins’ Review: A Rowdy Look at Post-Soviet Russia

    This new documentary tells the tale of the Americans who invested in Russia’s premier hockey team...

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    Behrouz Boochani Just Wants to Be Free

    He fled Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. He exposed Australia’s offshore detention camps — from the inside. He...

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    The Reporter Who Told the World About the Bomb

    “Fallout,” by Lesley M.M. Blume, recounts how John Hersey revealed the devastating toll of the atomic...

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    What if the Meat We Ate Was Human?

    Agustina Bazterrica’s dystopian second novel, “Tender Is the Flesh,” uses cannibalism to highlight the inhumanity of...

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    What Do America’s Racial Problems Have in Common With India and Nazi Germany?

    In “Caste,” the journalist Isabel Wilkerson looks to other countries’ histories to show how our racial...

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    ‘Looking for Miss America’ Tells the History of the Legendary Pageant

    The new book by Margot Mifflin shows how the famous contest for women reflected conflicting ideas...

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    Edmund White’s High-Octane Saga of Twin Sisters and 1950s Texas

    White’s new novel, “A Saint From Texas,” traces the fates of Yvonne — who marries a...

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    ‘The Animals Are Dying. Soon We Will Be Alone Here.’

    In “Migrations,” Charlotte McConaghy’s visceral reimagining of “Moby-Dick,” a young woman documents some of the world’s...

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    The Story of Refugees in America Through the Gripping Tales of Two Women

    In “After the Last Border,” Jessica Goudeau offers a searing history of this nation’s response to...

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    ‘Life of a Klansman’ Tells Ugly Truths About America, Past and Present

    In his latest book, Edward Ball retraces an ancestor’s involvement with the Ku Klux Klan in...

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    He’s Losing His Mind. Maybe His Country Is Too?

    The protagonist of “The Tunnel,” by the Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua, tries to carry on after...

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    Seth Meyers: After TikTok, Trump Could Ban Candy Crush

    “I’m almost certain Trump has no idea what TikTok is. I’m betting TikTok was one of...

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    What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero’ and a Timely Documentary

    Celebrities come together to honor the congressman. And “The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World”...

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    Adam Max, Patron of Brooklyn Cultural Institutions, Dies at 62

    He was chairman of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and a benefactor of St. Ann’s Warehouse....

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    Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Is No. 1 With a Blockbuster Debut Week

    The singer and songwriter’s surprise album had the equivalent of 846,000 sales in the United States,...

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    The (Virtual) Theatrical Fringe Moves Front and Center

    Expanding content and experimenting with form, the avant-garde finds a congenial new home online, as two...

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    Sotheby’s Reports $2.5 Billion in Sales

    The auction house says that figure reflects a “resilient” market amid the coronavirus. But it represents...

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    What Is It Like to Watch Live Dance Again? Amazing

    Kaatsbaan hosts a welcome summer festival in the Hudson Valley, where nature and dancers join forces...

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    Leon Fleisher, 92, Dies; Spellbinding Pianist Using One Hand or Two

    Unable to use his right hand, he performed pieces written for left hand only, conducted and...

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    The Wild Story of Creem, Once ‘America’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll Magazine’

    A new documentary traces the rise and fall of the irreverent, boundary-smashing music publication where Lester...

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    Welcome to Another Novel Set in Brooklyn. This One Is Different.

    In “Kings County,” David Goodwillie examines New York’s most celebrated borough with an uncynical eye.

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    Stephenie Meyer Is Telling Edward’s Story, Even if It Makes Her Anxious

    The best-selling author talks about her latest book, “Midnight Sun,” which retells “Twilight” from the vampire’s...

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    Why the U.S. Dropped Atomic Bombs on Japan

    Marc Gallicchio’s “Unconditional” details debates in both Japan and the United States to end World War...

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    Morgan Jerkins Heads Down South in Search of Her Black Identity

    “Wandering in Strange Lands” traces the author’s ancestry — and the history of African-American oppression —...

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    What’s on TV Monday: ‘Immigration Nation’ and ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’

    A six-part docu-series about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is on Netflix. And a live-action...

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    ‘Perry Mason’ Season 1, Episode 7: Resurrection Sunday

    As Perry gathers evidence, a clearer picture of Baby Charlie’s fate emerges. Meanwhile, the moment of...

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    ‘Immigration Nation’ Review: The Banality of Deportation

    This Netflix documentary looks at the bureaucracy of immigration enforcement — an intriguing investigation that probably...

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    What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Seeing America With Megan Rapinoe’ and ‘The Last Narc’

    The soccer star and activist leads a discussion on HBO, and an Amazon docuseries looks back...

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    Lady Macbeth in Appalachia, and Other Tales by an American Master

    With a new collection, “In the Valley,” Ron Rash revisits the monstrous protagonist of “Serena” and...

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    The Calm Voice Asking Thorny Questions in ‘Death, Sex & Money’

    In her podcast, Anna Sale inspires her guests to share their darkest thoughts and deepest secrets....

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    It’s a Book. It’s a Podcast. It’s a Three-Act Play, in Your Ears.

    Jesse Eisenberg’s audio drama, “When You Finish Saving the World,” is coming to Audible ahead of...

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    What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Connected’ and the SpaceX Landing

    “Radiolab” journalist Latif Nasser hosts a new show on Netflix, and the SpaceX craft makes its...

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    Things To Do This Week

    As August arrives, you can learn how an author conjured Elizabethan England and engage your children’s...

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    Lady Red Couture, ‘Mother Hen’ of a Drag Scene, Dies at 43

    A fixture in Los Angeles clubs who stood 7-foot-2 in heels, she also co-hosted the L.G.B.T.Q....

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    Víctor Víctor, Known for the Hit ‘Mesita de Noche,’ Dies at 71

    A singer, songwriter and producer, Mr. Víctor also worked to bring theater, music and dance lessons...

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    James Silberman, Editor Who Nurtured Literary Careers, Dies at 93

    At Random House and elsewhere, including his own Summit imprint, he worked with James Baldwin, Marilyn...

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    Tank Tops and Short Shorts and Bears, Oh My!

    In Carrie Firestone’s “Dress Coded,” a middle school’s sexist dress code is more terrifying than the...

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    For Two Teenagers on Election Day, the Political Gets Personal

    In Brandy Colbert’s “The Voting Booth,” a girl who’s been speaking out since age 7 helps...

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    How to Make Paper Flowers

    You can make paper flowers as elaborate or a simple as you’d like. A simple bloom...

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    The Strange Lives of Objects in the Coronavirus Era

    The pandemic has inspired a flurry of new and novel items — and given ordinary ones...

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    Like Old Hollywood Movies, Video Games Get a Polish for New Audiences

    Game publishers are digging through their vaults to remake or remaster popular titles in a bid...

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    Malik B., Longtime Member of the Roots, Is Dead at 47

    He brought his understatedly gritty lyrics and cadence to the band during its formative years. After...