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A Final Bow for Julie’s Taymor’s ‘Spider-Man’ Vision
By PATRICK HEALY
Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
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.
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Two Points of View, Miles Apart
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.
Critic’s Notebook
As Tribeca Festival Turns 10, Grumbling Subsides
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
The festival’s selections, however quirky, offer crucial exposure for serious independent filmmakers.
Theater Review | 'War Horse'
A Boy and His Steed, Far From Humane Society
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.
Video: Anatomy of a Scene | Slide Show
Art Review
Sketches From the Man Of Steel
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.
Critic’s Notebook
More Drama for an Opera, Not All of It From the Singers
By JAMES R. OESTREICH
Riccardo Muti prepares “Otello” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Exhibition Review
In Dinosaur Science, Size Is Just the Beginning
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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'The Mountaintop' Will Come to Broadway, With Jackson But Without Berry
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A Sendak Mural, Now on View in Philadelphia
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Science and Secrets in New York City Playgrounds
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.
Interactive Feature​: Extraordinary Play
Inside Art
Josh Smith in Venice And Connecticut
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
And Now for Our Special Tonight: The Bartender
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.
Music Review
Frenetic Intimations of, Yes, Positivity
By JON PARELES
At Radio City Music Hall, the Brooklyn band featured songs from its new record, “Nine Types of Light.”
Inside Arts
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An Idle Star With Time for Trouble
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‘Urge for Going’
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‘Go Back to Where You Are’
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Money Tight, Museums Mine Their Collections
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Hope Sprouting Amid Studio’s Decay
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A Bunker of History Begins to Open
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‘The ___________ With the Hat’
Review
‘Catch Me if You Can’
Art & Design »
That Noisy Woodpecker Had an Animated Secret
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Discomfort Zones
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Out There in the Dark, All Alone
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Rossini Scholar Disagrees With Met
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Tuneful Discontents of a Bachelor and Five Couples
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Cheers for the Hero, Followed by an Opera
Review
‘Anything Goes’
Books »
Peeling Away Malcolm X’s Multiple Masks
Podcast: Music
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.
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Arts & Leisure
Producer, Writer, Star and One Funny Mama
By MELENA RYZIK
Tina Fey is pregnant with her second child and wrote a memoir. Her secret: “No pigtails, no tube tops. Cry sparingly.”
Q. and A. With Tina Fey
Urban Realist With a Humanist Streak
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.
The Week in Arts
The Week Ahead
April 10 — 16
A selection of cultural events this week.
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Red Carpet at the Oscars
Styles and fashions from the red carpet of the Academy Awards.
Video: Red Carpet Analysis
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The Oscars
Featuring the critics’ choices for Oscar nominees, the year’s best performances, overlooked films and more.
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Century-Old Vandalism of Islamic Art, and Its Price
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.
Like a Magic Candle, Los Angeles's Chinatown Relights
By DOUG HARVEY
An influx of young artists and new D.I.Y. spaces reignited an innovative underground arts scene.
Théâtre du Châtelet Aims to Bring Broadway to Paris
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.
Anna Netrebko’s Bel Canto Moment
By GEORGE LOOMIS
The Russian soprano scores a personal triumph as Anna Bolena in the Vienna Staatsoper production of the Donizetti opera.
Lorenzo Lotto, Renaissance Master, Gets His Due
By RODERICK CONWAY MORRIS
Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale is confident that Lotto is an artist who should no longer need an explanatory tag.
And the Great Furniture Festival Begins
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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