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Posted: 2019-10-22 09:02:00
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New York's Museum of Modern Art reopened Monday after renovations. Protesters turned out to draw attention to the museum's finances, which they say includes tainted money.
Posted: 2019-10-20 11:59:51
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Suvero's acclaimed sculptures are in public spaces all over the world and in the collections of major museums. The sculptor recently installed his largest work at the Storm King Arts Center.
Posted: 2019-10-19 11:00:21
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, known for her work in war zones, turns to a topic that is often shied away from: the risks women face when giving birth.
Posted: 2019-10-16 20:56:00
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18th Century Butts, Moving Statues And Other 'Metropolitan Stories'
Christine Coulson has written her debut novel about the hidden life of the place where she worked for 25 years: the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Posted: 2019-10-15 21:39:07
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Salvador Dalí Etching Stolen From San Francisco Gallery In 'Snatch And Run'
Surveillance footage shows a young man casually walking away with the $20,000 work, one in a series that's seen as poking fun at both Pablo Picasso and the Spanish tradition of bullfighting.
Posted: 2019-10-13 11:00:21
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'Exalting The Banal To The Monumental' Through California Skate Parks
The state that gave birth to modern skateboarding is home to concrete playgrounds that are works of art in the eyes of photographer Amir Zaki: "They become more imaginative and open as spaces."
Posted: 2019-10-11 09:10:10
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Versatile, Smudgy, Suitable For Women? Exhibition Traces The History Of Pastels
Pastels are fragile and therefore difficult to put on public display. But an exhibition in Washington, D.C., has 64 artworks on view, and celebrates centuries of artists working in the chalky...
Posted: 2019-10-06 13:27:54
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The Lasting Legacy Of Bob Ross And His Colorful World Of 'Happy Accidents'
The bushy-haired former Air Force sergeant with the soothing voice rose to fame in the 1980s and '90s with his PBS show The Joy of Painting. Bob Ross died in 1995, but his popularity endures.
Posted: 2019-10-04 20:59:00
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Kehinde Wiley Debuts Sculpture In Times Square Featuring An African American Warrior
The statue, "Rumors of War," is artist Kehinde Wiley's first public work of art. It echoes statues of generals on horseback but this warrior is African American, in dreadlocks and Nike shoes.
Posted: 2019-10-03 21:55:00
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The World Of Bob Ross
A rare Bob Ross solo exhibition opened last month at a gallery in Virginia, and tickets have been in huge demand. The PBS painter's popularity continues to soar, more than 20 years after his...

Posted: 2019-10-20 11:59:51
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Hugely popular in the 1990s, the computer-animated Christian series — featuring Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber retelling Bible stories — has been rebooted on Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Posted: 2019-10-19 10:00:21
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Amazon's adaptation of the "Modern Love" column from the New York Times boasts a big, interesting cast. The stories, on the other hand, aren't so great.
Posted: 2019-10-18 16:11:58
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Showrunner Damon Lindelof's updated twist on a classic graphic novel that turned superheroes into anti-heroes is a bold, compelling HBO revamp centered on racial tensions.
Posted: 2019-10-17 21:20:13
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Hell Is Other Popeyes: Gorgeous 'The Lighthouse' Sails Into Maritime Madness
An old salt (Willem Dafoe) and his young assistant (Robert Pattinson) descend into a surreal maelstrom of myth and madness as they maintain a lonely lighthouse.
Posted: 2019-10-17 21:01:13
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Suburban Satire 'Greener Grass' Offers Surreal, Pastel-Hued Truths
The smiles are all forced and the outfits color-coded in this tale of female one-up-manship. "It's gloriously nonsensical," says our critic, "and yet it reverberates with eerie truth."
Posted: 2019-10-17 21:01:13
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A Powerful Tale Of Abuse Survivors Finding Their Voice 'By The Grace Of God'
A director known for lurid psychodrama tackles a French priest-abuse scandal with sensitivity, restraint — and a robust sense of urgency.
Posted: 2019-10-17 21:00:45
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'Zombieland: Double Tap' Taps Into Nostalgia For Its Predecessor
The in-jokes and callbacks come at you faster than the zombies do in this agreeable return to the world of the 2009 horror-comedy.
Posted: 2019-10-17 21:00:45
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'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' Clips Angelina Jolie's Wings
This "extremely weird" sequel to the 2014 film that riffed on Disney's Sleeping Beauty shunts its main character off-screen for most of its running time, in favor of CGI spectacle.
Posted: 2019-10-17 21:00:00
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'Jojo Rabbit,' Your Reich Is Calling
Taika Waititi writes, directs — and stars, as a 10-year-old boy's imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler — in this very silly film about a very serious subject.
Posted: 2019-10-16 02:43:07
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Felicity Huffman Begins 14-Day Prison Term In College Admissions Scandal
Huffman must also pay a $30,000 fine, perform 250 hours of community service and spend a year on probation.

Posted: 2019-10-22 21:32:43
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The deal with the streaming platforms marks a deeper investment by the companies to claim a stake in the growing realm of podcasting, now on pace to become a $1 billion industry.
Posted: 2019-10-21 20:27:04
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The tiny independent film became a critical and box office hit by introducing mainstream audiences to a transgender hero. It fictionalized the true story of the brutal murder of Brandon Teena.
Posted: 2019-10-20 21:08:00
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A new movie in France fictionalizes the Kurdish women's brigades and the role they played in helping to defeat ISIS.
Posted: 2019-10-19 12:08:00
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Willem Dafoe On 'The Lighthouse'
Willem Dafoe tells NPR's Scott Simon about his new film, The Lighthouse. It's the story of two stranded lighthouse keepers who eat, drink and get on each other's very last nerves.
Posted: 2019-10-18 20:58:00
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How Angelina Jolie's Dark Fairy Look Came Together In Disney's 'Maleficent'
Disney's dark fairy Maleficent returns to the theaters with Angelina Jolie reprising her role as the villainous godmother of Sleeping Beauty. The artists behind her look explain how it came together.
Posted: 2019-10-18 17:52:28
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Satirical Nazi Film 'Jojo Rabbit' Treats The Viewer Like A Child
For all its good intentions, Jojo Rabbit comes across painfully one-note as comedy, bogus and manipulative as drama and with an archly whimsical visual style that feels like imitation Wes Anderson.
Posted: 2019-10-18 17:52:28
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Remembering 'Jackie Brown' Actor Robert Forster
The Oscar-nominated actor, who died Oct. 11, often played police officers and private eyes. "These guys are straight shooters," he said in 2003. "I take the mantle of that and pretend it's me."
Posted: 2019-10-18 09:12:09
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Director Taika Waititi On 'Jojo Rabbit'
The new film by director Taika Waititi is a scathing satire of Nazi Germany. NPR's Noel King spoke to him about the film Jojo Rabbit.
Posted: 2019-10-17 21:20:13
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Hell Is Other Popeyes: Gorgeous 'The Lighthouse' Sails Into Maritime Madness
An old salt (Willem Dafoe) and his young assistant (Robert Pattinson) descend into a surreal maelstrom of myth and madness as they maintain a lonely lighthouse.
Posted: 2019-10-17 21:01:13
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Suburban Satire 'Greener Grass' Offers Surreal, Pastel-Hued Truths
The smiles are all forced and the outfits color-coded in this tale of female one-up-manship. "It's gloriously nonsensical," says our critic, "and yet it reverberates with eerie truth."

Posted: 2019-10-20 11:59:51
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Alicia Alonso, one of the finest ballet dancers of the 20th century, died Thursday in Havana. The dancer helped start the American Ballet Theatre, then built the Cuban state ballet program.
Posted: 2019-10-19 12:08:00
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The prolific dancer and company director has written Out Loud -- a memoir of hits and flops, childhood trauma and a lifetime at the forefront of modern dance.
Posted: 2019-10-14 17:37:40
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Maria by Callas weaves together performance clips, home movies, interviews and poignant diary excepts to present an intimate portrait of the singer in her own words.
Posted: 2019-10-10 15:06:30
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Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction
You might listen to your next good read.
Posted: 2019-10-07 19:15:00
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After Nearly Losing His Voice To Cancer, Anthony Roth Costanzo Takes On 'Akhnaten'
Ten years ago, Costanzo had surgery that threatened to destroy his singing voice. Now the countertenor is starring as a gender-fluid Egyptian pharaoh in a new production by the Metropolitan Opera.
Posted: 2019-10-07 13:27:27
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Rip Taylor Was In On The Joke
The comedian, who died Sunday, knew how to make an entrance — tossing confetti, laughing boisterously and insisting the audience join him.
Posted: 2019-10-06 11:59:15
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At 94, Director Peter Brook Is Still Asking The Deep Questions
The iconic British director has a new work on stage in New York; Why? asks exactly that question about the purpose of theater in society. Brook says he'll carry on as long as he can find the...
Posted: 2019-09-29 20:43:00
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A 'Fiddler On The Roof' Match Made
Sometimes life imitates art. In a production of Fiddler on the Roof, which contains a meddling matchmaker trying to get couples together, the two real-life leads have fallen in love.
Posted: 2019-09-29 11:27:01
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Mystery Woman Sings Opera In Los Angeles Metro — And Goes Viral
A video posted on Twitter by the LAPD shows the woman, her hair pulled up in pigtails and arms loaded with bags, singing a famous Puccini aria, and hitting every note.
Posted: 2019-09-25 11:01:00
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MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Winners Attest To 'Power Of Individual Creativity'
As usual, the more than two dozen winners in 2019 span a range of fields, from fiction and cartoons to neuroscience and theoretical geophysics. Now they've got one important accolade in common.

Posted: 2019-10-22 22:41:24
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New federal charges were filed Tuesday against a total of 18 defendants accused of being part of a conspiracy to cheat their children into top colleges.
Posted: 2019-10-22 09:02:26
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The original 1986 Watchmen comic was built on a fear of nuclear holocaust; Lindelof's new HBO adaptation takes racism as its central evil, opening with a reconstruction of the 1921 Tulsa massacre.
Posted: 2019-10-21 17:58:55
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HBO's new series has plenty of court intrigue, scandals and betrayals, but the script amounts to little more than a historical greatest hits, bouncing from well-known event to event.
Posted: 2019-10-20 11:59:51
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'Tis In Season: A Harvest Of New VeggieTales, In Time For Christmas
Hugely popular in the 1990s, the computer-animated Christian series — featuring Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber retelling Bible stories — has been rebooted on Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Posted: 2019-10-20 07:00:18
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CBS's 'Bob Hearts Abishola' Rings True To These Nigerian Viewers
The new sitcom is about a white, middle-aged Detroiter who falls head over heels for a Nigerian nurse. We asked a couple of Nigerian viewers what they think of the show.
Posted: 2019-10-19 10:00:21
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'Modern Love' Is An Uneven Tour Of New York Romance
Amazon's adaptation of the "Modern Love" column from the New York Times boasts a big, interesting cast. The stories, on the other hand, aren't so great.
Posted: 2019-10-18 16:11:58
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Who Watches This 'Watchmen?' I Will, And You Should
Showrunner Damon Lindelof's updated twist on a classic graphic novel that turned superheroes into anti-heroes is a bold, compelling HBO revamp centered on racial tensions.
Posted: 2019-10-18 09:12:09
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Review: 'Living With Yourself'
A man who is burned out on life and love undergoes a mysterious treatment, only to discover that he has been replaced by a better version of himself. Living with Yourself stars Paul Rudd.
Posted: 2019-10-17 18:27:28
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Energetic And Ambitious, 'Watchmen' Taps Into A Slew Of Today's Anxieties
Rather than rehash the 1980s superhero comic, series creator Damon Lindelof preserves the original's mood, themes and tricky structure — but uses them to tell an engrossing, totally new story...
Posted: 2019-10-16 15:05:35
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A Conversation With Tom Perez, Chairman Of The Democratic National Committee
We also get his take on the presidential debate.