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A scene from the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" at the Foxwoods Theater.
The last versions of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” to reflect Julie Taymor’s vision are playing on Broadway this weekend.
By RANDY KENNEDY
Robert Whitman specializes in the art of the ephemeral, in this case two performances, occurring at once, miles apart, that inform each other.
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
The festival’s selections, however quirky, offer crucial exposure for serious independent filmmakers.
Theater Review | 'War Horse'
By BEN BRANTLEY
“War Horse,” the hit London play about the horrors of World War I, and its captivating star come to life at Lincoln Center.
By ROBERTA SMITH
Mr. Serra is pushing the Metropolitan Museum of Art to new extremes in this first survey of his drawings to be mounted by an American museum.
By JAMES R. OESTREICH
Riccardo Muti prepares “Otello” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
A new exhibition, “The World’s Largest Dinosaurs,” at the American Museum of Natural History, shows how paleontology is changing along with our knowledge of the extinct creatures.
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By LAUREL GRAEBER
Exploring five of the most unusual playgrounds among the nearly 1,000 in New York City, where every borough has more than one extraordinary play space.
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By CAROL VOGEL
Josh Smith has a show opening May 7 at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center in Greenwich, Conn., and pieces at the Venice Biennale.
The Tipsy Diaries
By FRANK BRUNI
Bartenders have a way of popping up behind the bar in other establishments, and it’s not about moonlighting for extra money.
By JON PARELES
At Radio City Music Hall, the Brooklyn band featured songs from its new record, “Nine Types of Light.”
Larry Rohter unravels the controversy over NARAS narrowing its Grammy award categories; Ben Sisario on the celestial jukebox; and Jon Pareles explains Paul Simon’s best record in two decades.
Michael Kimmelman on culture and society in Europe and beyond.
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By MELENA RYZIK
Tina Fey is pregnant with her second child and wrote a memoir. Her secret: “No pigtails, no tube tops. Cry sparingly.”
By A. O. SCOTT
Looking back on the New York films of Sidney Lumet, who died April 9, we may miss their present-tense urgency and journalistic clarity.
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By SOUREN MELIKIAN
Ripping apart precious painted manuscripts removed from Iran, India or Turkey and taken to Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries was routine among Western dealers.
By DOUG HARVEY
An influx of young artists and new D.I.Y. spaces reignited an innovative underground arts scene.
By CELESTINE BOHLEN
With “Sweeney Todd” and others, the director of the venerable theater aims to lure French audiences with musicals they may not have heard of.
By GEORGE LOOMIS
The Russian soprano scores a personal triumph as Anna Bolena in the Vienna Staatsoper production of the Donizetti opera.
By RODERICK CONWAY MORRIS
Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale is confident that Lotto is an artist who should no longer need an explanatory tag.
By ALICE RAWSTHORN
Ever since the Memphis design group made an appearance at the Milan fair in 1981, the hunt has been on for the next big thing.
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