The current cinema
‘The Batman’ is a waste of Robert Pattinson
Matt Reeves’ film pits the latest actor to don the Batsuit against an array of supervillains, but the seriousness of himself rules out a lot of chances for fun.
The influencers of their time
How Marcel Duchamp, Walter and Louise Arensberg and their many friends empowered the American avant-garde.
Harry Truman helped establish our world order, for better and for worse
The institutions supposed to ensure peace, from NATO to the UN, date back to the presidency of Truman. The same goes for the conflicts that threaten this peace.
“White Lies”, “The Founders”, “Free Love” and “The Torqued Man”.
Music fills the Rothko Chapel
In a space of abyssal stillness, Tyshawn Sorey conducted his captivating new work.
The youthful melancholy of the Lemonheads
“It’s a Shame About Ray,” which is being re-released this month, is perhaps the perfect record – a delightfully self-contained work about idleness, hunger, and pathos.
The talk of the town
David Remnick on Volodymyr Zelensky; reflections on a week’s sleep in the Kiev metro; the twilight zone of Russian state television.
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Department of Puzzles and Games
About the city
An Ivorian artist who has preserved his cultural heritage
AT MOMA“Frédéric Bruly Bouabré: World Unbound” traces the career of Bouabré, who devised a writing system for the spoken language of the Bété, in hundreds of colorful drawings.
Spring Dance Preview
The transvestite flamenco show by Manuel Liñán, “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” by Mark Morris, the stories of tap dancing by Michela Marino Lerman, etc.
Spring Theater Preview
Michael R. Jackson’s salty musical “A Strange Loop,” Beanie Feldstein in “Funny Girl,” Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga in “Macbeth,” and more.
Spring Contemporary Music Preview
Bad Bunny at Barclays Center, Mitski at Radio City Music Hall, Jazmine Sullivan on tour, and more.
Overview of Spring Classical Music
An AI opera, the Met’s production of Brett Dean’s “Hamlet,” a Bach rise in the city, and more.
Spring Art Preview
The current state of American art at the Whitney Biennale, the role of conflict in Winslow Homer’s paintings at the Met, a Matisse reunion at MOMA, and more.
Spring Film Preview
The season’s lineup features genre twists, such as Regina Hall’s horror film ‘Master’, and Judd Apatow’s comedy ‘The Bubble’, as well as international releases, including ‘Hit the Road’ by Panah Panahi.
Tables for two
Italian Zhuzhed-Up, in Ci Siamo
For his new restaurant near the Hudson Yards, Danny Meyer has tapped chef Hillary Sterling, whose menu of wood-fired roasts and homemade pasta is packed with something everyone will love.
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