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The Symphonic Testament of Erich Wolfgang Korngold
How the master of Hollywood film music molded fragments of his movie scores into a towering memorial.
By Alex Ross
Culture Desk
A Board-Game Auteur Makes His Next Move
Everyone is ready to play Frosthaven, Isaac Childres’s sequel to his blockbuster Gloomhaven.
By Sean Michaels
The New Yorker Documentary
Animating Archives with Emotion in “Love, Dad”
In a short documentary about a troubled family relationship, Diana Cam Van Nguyen uses cuts, folds, and mixed media to bring old letters to life. 
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Persons of Interest
Lars von Trier Behind the Curtain
The Danish director’s new installation of his sci-fi hospital soap opera “The Kingdom” arrives in conjunction with unfortunate medical news of his own. 
By Adam Nayman2:57 P.M.
Page-Turner
Katherine Dunn’s Dark Carnival of Desire
The cult novelist made it her mission to transgress norms—in art and in life.
By Eric Rosenblum6:00 A.M.
The Front Row
“The Eternal Daughter,” Reviewed: A Tour de Force for Tilda Swinton
The third film in Joanna Hogg’s “Souvenir” series is a two-hander for one astonishing actor. 
By Richard BrodyNovember 30, 2022
2022 in Review
The Year in Rereading
The books we returned to this year for insight, comfort, and delight.
By The New YorkerNovember 29, 2022
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Greer Lankton’s Lonely Dolls
The artist’s enthralling portraits showcase figures of her own making.
By Johanna FatemanNovember 28, 2022
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Books
What Hollywood’s Ultimate Oral History Reveals
For all the clouds of publicity, the dream machine is actually a craft business. Have we asked too much of it?
By Adam Gopnik
Books
Kathy Acker’s Art of Identity Theft
By stealing the work of others, the author remade herself—and reinvented what autobiographical writing could be.
By Maggie Doherty
The Theatre
Gender Critique Meets Lewd Spectacle in “The Patient Gloria”
Gina Moxley’s play examines the sexual and behavioral strictures on women through the lens of psychotherapy circa 1964.
By Vinson Cunningham
Goings On About Town
Movies
The Revelatory Portraits of Paolo Di Paolo
The new documentary “The Treasure of His Youth,” directed by Bruce Weber, features interviews with the Italian photographer, whose subjects include Anna Magnani.
Tables for Two
Luxurious Standards at L’Ami Pierre and Lodi
Chefs of the highest pedigree lend expertise to the pursuit of small daily pleasures, such as jambon-beurre and a maritozzo pastry.
By Hannah Goldfield
The Theatre
“Some Like It Hot” Dresses Up for Broadway
A new musical, based on Billy Wilder’s classic man-in-a-dress comedy, splices old-school fun with contemporary gender politics.
Celebrating the Holidays in N.Y.C.
A roundup of festive events this season includes gingerbread, trees, Harry Potter, and Kiki and Herb.
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Greer Lankton’s Lonely Dolls
The artist’s enthralling portraits showcase figures of her own making.
By Johanna Fateman
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The New Yorker Radio Hour
Quinta Brunson, a “Child of the Internet,” Revives the Sitcom
The creator and star of the Emmy-winning “Abbott Elementary” explains what old-fashioned network sitcoms have over edgier streaming shows. Plus, Christine Baranski on “The Good Fight.”
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Video
“The Garbage Man”: Turning Trash Into Family Treasures
At a long table laden with traditional dishes, a family shares fond memories of an uncle, who fled Portugal’s dictatorship and became a garbage collector in Paris, in this film by Laura Gonçalves.
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