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Former Queens Museum Director to Lead Leslie-Lohman Museum

Former Queens Museum Director to Lead Leslie-Lohman Museum

Laura Raicovich may have proved too radical for the Queens Museum, where she was politically outspoken during her three years…
In Her First Adult Novel in 14 Years, Julia Alvarez Travels Home

In Her First Adult Novel in 14 Years, Julia Alvarez Travels Home

Despite her loss, Antonia isn’t alone; she remains close with her three sisters, now scattered across the country. Like so…
A D.I.Y. Dance for Your Home, From Yvonne Rainer

A D.I.Y. Dance for Your Home, From Yvonne Rainer

Like many people around the world, the venerated choreographer Yvonne Rainer isn’t leaving her apartment much these days, other than…
Louis C.K. Drops a Comeback Special

Louis C.K. Drops a Comeback Special

On Saturday, with audiences largely quarantined in their homes because of the coronavirus, and comics putting on a six-hour benefit…
Cristina, Cult Downtown New York Singer, Dies at 64

Cristina, Cult Downtown New York Singer, Dies at 64

Consistently, Cristina injected a wry, burned-out, misadventuring patrician sensibility into her lyrics and delivery, especially on her rendition, that same…
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman Gamble $1.8 Billion on Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman Gamble $1.8 Billion on Quibi

LOS ANGELES — They had to cancel the premiere party. But Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman have stuck with the…
Of Beards and Bubonic Plague: German Village Prays for a (2nd) Miracle

Of Beards and Bubonic Plague: German Village Prays for a (2nd) Miracle

Only the beards remain: Both village hairdressers are shut because of the coronavirus. “If you didn’t know this was Oberammergau,…
Michael McKinnell, 84, Dies; Architect of a Monumental City Hall

Michael McKinnell, 84, Dies; Architect of a Monumental City Hall

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.…
A Master of Thrills Shows His Range, and His Bite

A Master of Thrills Shows His Range, and His Bite

If you’ve read only a few of Don Winslow’s books, you may not realize what a shape-shifter he is. His…
Can Hip Rolls Help? Finding Uplift in Debbie Allen’s Instagram Class

Can Hip Rolls Help? Finding Uplift in Debbie Allen’s Instagram Class

It was a gray Wednesday afternoon when I stepped onto my Brooklyn rooftop, balanced my phone gingerly on a tub…
Film Treasures, Streaming Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Film Treasures, Streaming Courtesy of the Library of Congress

One of the world’s oldest films, “Sneeze,” is a gift that keeps on giving. Shot in 1894 and about as…
Bill Withers’ Death: The Singer’s 10 Most Overlooked Songs

Bill Withers’ Death: The Singer’s 10 Most Overlooked Songs

Bill Withers always sounded like he was strumming the guitar from a seat at his kitchen table — or maybe,…
Thirsty on the Set: Fans Spot Water Bottle Gaffes in ‘Little Women’

Thirsty on the Set: Fans Spot Water Bottle Gaffes in ‘Little Women’

When Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” was released last year, it drew widespread acclaim. But recently,…
Marie’s Crisis Cafe Is Closed, but Franca Vercelloni Is Still Taking Requests

Marie’s Crisis Cafe Is Closed, but Franca Vercelloni Is Still Taking Requests

“If you don’t collaborate here, it’s a problem,” Taylor said, adding that he instructs doormen to tell new customers that…
Troubled Turf: The Photographs of An-My Le

Troubled Turf: The Photographs of An-My Le

If you step back far enough, there is no outside to war. Or so suggests An-My Le, whose harrowingly quiet,…
A Civil War, Then the Long Limbo of Life as a Refugee

A Civil War, Then the Long Limbo of Life as a Refugee

Late in WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED (Dial Books for Young Readers, 264 pp., $20.99; ages 9 to 12), 17-year-old Omar…
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