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Chris Gethard’s new show, “Career Suicide,” which explores his anxiety as well as his public missteps, might seem like an odd choice for comedy.
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ART Tower invites everyone to join a workshop designed to teach the fundamentals every photographer needs to know to easily set up studio lighting and capture stunning images.
Hurry up to be Beauty Queen of Azerbaijan!
Islamabad, Dec 9, IRNA – A Pakistani Professor described as beautiful and faithful the Persian translations of Urdu poems by Iranian professor Dr Ali Bayat.
Madonna takes the world by storm in her “Rebel Heart” world tour. And “Mozart in the Jungle” travels to Italy as Season 3 begins.
The R&B-tinged “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” will be featured on the movie soundtrack for the sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
This intense series about a group of teenagers has been a success across multiple platforms. Now there are plans for an English-language version.
The show, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, abounds with signs of new and exciting life in the contemporary American musical.
An opulent setting, tinkling crystal and perfectly cooked beef is on tap for guests of this intimate production based on a James Joyce Story.
Donald Trump is gone from the boardroom of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice reboot but he has kept a connection to the reality show.
Mr. Lake was instrumental in founding the band King Crimson, which is widely regarded as having produced the first progressive-rock album.
This Douglas Turner Ward “satirical fantasy” from 1965 has been revived by the Negro Ensemble Company, performed largely by black actors in whiteface.
The New York Times film critics review “La La Land,” “Lost and Beautiful” and “Frank & Lola.”
Donald Trump is bashing Saturday Night Live and impersonator Alec Baldwin again.
The collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds a number of remarkable depictions of powerful women. Here’s our 50-minute critic’s guide.
A woman in Delhi whose brain has been annexed by worry craves an escape.
This is MoMA’s first show that traces the progress of one art movement, assembled entirely from the museum’s collection.
A teenage girl and her downtrodden mother struggle to build a normal life, but any progress they make seems to unravel.
Jaco Van Dormael’s satire follows a bored deity who, from his apartment in Brussels, plays jokes on humans.
The German artist Hanne Darboven’s magnus opus offers a personal, imperfect vision that absorbs, but never fully clarifies, the 20th century.
This loose, loopy and enjoyable seminar on the making of “The Wizard of Oz” combines live video and performance.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,” at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, has bucks as well as does, but its message of equality is not fully realized.
Frankie and Johnny’s story returns, written and directed by Matthew Ross, but not much has changed except the actors and how well they fit together.
In this year’s edition of “New Dances” at the school, Pam Tanowitz’s “thunder rolling along afterward” exhilarated the junior class.
In Meshell Ndegeocello’s show at Harlem Stage, “The Fire Next Time” might as well be the Bible. And the big question is, “How are you surviving 2016?”
A palace and a water buffalo calf figure in this Pietro Marcello film — part fable, part documentary — set in the Campania region of Italy.
In this horror movie, two brothers play an old-school board game with a videotape and run into Barbara Crampton of “Re-Animator.”
A former assistant to a war journalist resettles in small-town America, where culture clashes turn mysterious and dangerous.
This adulatory profile focuses on a photojournalist who has documented many high-profile figures, but it skips some hard questions.
Listings of holiday music and special events throughout the month of December.
Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, this bawdy comedy is full of familiar faces, including Kate McKinnon and Courtney B. Vance, behaving badly.
Dani Menkin’s documentary recounts this team’s unlikely run to the European Cup championship in 1977, a year in Israel’s history that was more fraught than usual.
This sweet-natured coming-of-age movie is perhaps more complicated than most by having characters whose sexual orientations are in flux.
A swordsman has grown tired of his work and his love in this remake of “Death Duel,” a nod to the Chinese magic-and-martial arts genre wuxia.
Geometric abstraction from Latin America figures prominently in Ms. Fontanals-Cisneros’s collection of some 3,300 works.

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