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Friday, April 22, 2011
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Theater Review | 'Jerusalem'
This Blessed Plot, This Trailer, This England
By BEN BRANTLEY
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From far left, John Gallagher Jr., Mark Rylance, Mackenzie Crook and Danny Kirrane watch a video on a phone in a scene from “Jerusalem.”
Mark Rylance plays a roaring wreck of a hero in “Jerusalem,” Jez Butterworth’s state-of-the-nation comedy about Britain.
Video: Mythology and 'Jerusalem'
Relishing the Part of a Dog’s Best Friend
By NEIL GENZLINGER
Isabella Rossellini trains a puppy to be a guide dog in “Animals Distract Me,” a documentary on the cable channel Planet Green on Saturday.
Television Review | 'Cinema Verite'
The First Airing of Dirty Laundry
By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
In “Cinema Verite” on HBO, Tim Robbins and Diane Lane play Bill and Pat Loud in a retelling of how “An American Family” became the first reality TV show.
Critic’s Notebook
Tribeca’s Taste of All Things Grim and Gory
By MIKE HALE
At the Tribeca Film Festival, sex farces and horror and crime films are grouped into their own section.
Movie Review | 'Incendies'
Scavenger Hunt for Family Secrets Across Time and Geography
By A. O. SCOTT
“Incendies,” Denis Villeneuve’s film based on a play by Wajdi Mouawad, is a family quest narrative that takes place in Quebec and an unnamed country resembling Lebanon.
Interview: Denis Villeneuve
Special Gallery Section
What’s Blooming Indoors
Critics for The New York Times report on their art-world spring awakenings in four Manhattan neighborhoods.
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Locavore Lobby Snacks Don’t Wait for the Curtain
By ERIK PIEPENBURG
Some New York theaters have discovered that lobby concession stands can extend the life of their spaces beyond showtime and become places where patrons can sit before or after shows.
Slide Show: Coffee Drama
Movie Review | 'Water for Elephants'
Love Triangle Sideshow, a Circus’s Main Attraction
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Francis Lawrence directs Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in “Water for Elephants,” a film adaptation of Sara Gruen’s novel about a Depression-era traveling circus.
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Under Threat: The Shock of the Old
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Mortal Kombat Is Back In a Fight for the Future
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Young, Restless and Glued to Soaps
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One Show Spins Its Last, As Another Takes Shape
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Sketches From the Man Of Steel
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A Boy and His Steed, Far From Humane Society
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‘Urge for Going’
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An Idle Star With Time for Trouble
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‘The Promise’
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Money Tight, Museums Mine Their Collections
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Hope Sprouting Amid Studio’s Decay
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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On Deck,The Met’s Pinch-Hitter
By DANIEL J. WAKIN
Fabio Luisi, the principal guest conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, is considered the heir apparent when James Levine steps down as music director.
Arts & Leisure
Toasts for Royals, Spiked With Scorn
By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
Television is flooded with shows devoted to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton that rubberneck at all things royal with a knowing leer.
The Week in Arts
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April 17 — 23
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The Pulitzer Prizes
2011 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters, Drama and Music
The winners include the novel “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” by Jennifer Egan; and the play “Clybourne Park.”
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The Passion of Michael Sheen
By MATT WOLF
The actor, who has made a career of portraying famous people, will be doing a fresh take on the Lenten tradition of the Passion Play in Wales.
Pinter Revival, Short on Impact
By MATT WOLF
The Donmar Warehouse's "Moonlight" lacks its creator's shimmer and wit.
'The Age of Enlightenment' Sweeps Into China
By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW
A major German-organized show about the 18th-century movement that advocated reason and rejected intolerance opens as China continues its crackdown on dissenters.
Madame Grès as Sculptor
By SUZY MENKES
A retrospective of the legendary creator of the draped dress opens in Paris.
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Milan's Furniture Whirlwind
By ALICE RAWSTHORN
The 50 year-old Milan Furniture Fair has become the biggest, brashest and most hysterical event in the international design year. It is also a global marketing bacchanal.
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.
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