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    How a Fake Priest Duped Oxford and a World-Famous Historian

    In “The Professor and the Parson,” Adam Sisman recounts the life of Robert Parkin Peters: bigamist,...

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    Ben Affleck Tried to Drink Away the Pain. Now He’s Trying Honesty.

    The actor speaks frankly about everything from his addictive behavior and his divorce to why he...

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    Orson Bean, Free-Spirited Actor of Stage and Screen, Dies at 91

    After finding success on television and Broadway, he established a progressive school and later wandered around...

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    MAGA War on Architectural Diversity Weaponizes Greek Columns

    The Trump administration may impose a classical style on new federal buildings, a proposal aimed at...

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    Kirk Douglas, a Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 103

    His rugged good looks and muscular intensity made him a commanding presence in films like “Lust...

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    Bob Shane, Last of the Original Kingston Trio, Dies at 85

    The group spearheaded a commercially successful folk revival in the late 1950s and early ’60s, with...

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    Grammys 2020: Billie Eilish Sweeps the Top Awards

    Billie Eilish won five Grammys, including record of the year and best new artist, at a...

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    How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town

    Newnan, Ga., decided to use art to help the community celebrate diversity and embrace change. Not...

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    The 10 Most Checked-Out Books in N.Y. Public Library History

    More than half are children’s books, but “1984,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Fahrenheit 451” also...

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    Neil Peart, Drummer and Lyricist for Rush, Dies at 67

    His drumming was at once intricate and explosive, expanding Rush’s power-trio dynamics. His lyrics transformed the...

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    He Left a Museum After Women Complained; His Next Job Was Bigger

    A Philadelphia Museum of Art boss who quietly resigned now directs the Erie Art Museum, where...

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    Edd Byrnes, Who Combed His Way to TV Stardom, Dies at 86

    He became one of television’s first teen idols as Kookie, the hair-combing, jive-talking youth on the...

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    Trump and Iran: ‘Worst Throwback Thursday Ever,’ Stephen Colbert Says

    “George W. Bush respected us enough to put some effort into his lies, remember?” Colbert said,...

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    Chronicling a Community, and a Country, in Economic Crisis

    “Tightrope,” by the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is a wrenching portrait of...

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    They Were Victorian Dandies Who Made Art. Now They’re On the Outs.

    Peter McGough, of the art duo McDermott & McGough, wrote a memoir on his adventures as...

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    Broadway Playwright as High Line Curator

    Jeremy O. Harris will combine disciplines in a summer festival.

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    Where to Go After ‘Mad Men’? A Canadian Dramedy

    Our TV critic takes up readers’ burning questions about what to watch.

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    Hoffa vs. Hoffa: How Two Actors Found Their Character

    Al Pacino’s portrayal of the union leader in “The Irishman” differs markedly from Jack Nicholson’s take...

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    ‘Just Mercy’ | Anatomy of a Scene

    Destin Daniel Cretton narrates a sequence from his film, featuring Jamie Foxx and Rob Morgan.

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    How ‘Just Mercy’ Gets Close to Its Characters

    The director Destin Daniel Cretton narrates a scene from his drama featuring Jamie Foxx as a...

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    Justin Bieber’s Flavorless Pivot to R&B, and 10 More New Songs

    Hear tracks by Alicia Keys, Mac Miller, Michael Stipe and others.

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    Review: ‘The Outsider’ Takes a Stephen King Novel and Makes It Darker

    The mystery-horror hybrid gets a stylish and extremely moody adaptation from HBO and Richard Price.

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    Four Winter Romance Novels Find Love in Hopeless Places

    A baseball player uses romance novels to help woo his estranged wife, a fake relationship leads...

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    Alasdair Gray, Scotch Author of Daring Prose, Dies at 85

    He didn’t publish his first novel (which he illustrated himself) until he was 46. But his...

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    What’s on TV Saturday: ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ and ‘Austin City Limits’

    The latest movie in the “John Wick” saga airs on HBO, and the Raconteurs perform songs...

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    Call Charles Busch a ‘Drag Legend,’ if We Must Use Labels

    With a gown and love for old Hollywood, Busch stars in his latest zany romp, “The...

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    Budget Blowouts and Delays Blight Germany’s Major Arts Projects

    A renovation of Cologne’s opera house is running eight years late, and cost estimates have doubled....

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    Ilana Glazer Is Moved by ‘Slave Play’ and Chanel Miller

    The comedian who recently released her first stand-up special, “The Planet Is Burning,” shares the things...

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    ‘Queens Row’ Review: Richard Maxwell on Life After Doomsday

    In this stark, eloquent new play, three women reflect on what remains in the aftermath of...

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    24 Years Later, Roberto Alagna Steps Back Into ‘Bohème’ at the Met

    The star tenor, now 56, returns to the boyish role of his breathlessly hyped 1996 debut.