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A backgammon player who thinks he has telepathic powers shuttles between casinos across Europe and Asia. Too bad about the grim diagnosis.
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Mr. Berensohn argued for a slower, quieter and more mindful approach to pottery.
Trevor Noah, one of the most prominent comedy hosts in the United States, has spoken out against the wider problem of racial bias among police, saying he has been stopped by American officers eight to
Fairouz released a new single this week. Entitled Lameen, the jazz-inflected ballad is the first offering from the celebrated diva’s forthcoming album Bebalee, scheduled for a September release.
The opening scene of the new Pirates of the Caribbean is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise.
To enter the world of Cirque Plume is to fall into a magical wonderland of fairies and otherworldly creatures – a musical universe where artists flit around the stage, sometimes in slow motion.
A federal appeals court upheld an earlier judge’s ruling that Mr. Dassey, the subject of the Netflix documentary, was coerced into a confession.
The entertainer drew criticism for his plan to host a series of conversations about how to prevent being accused of sexual assault.
The entertainer drew criticism for his plan to host a series of conversations about how to prevent being accused of sexual assault.
Benefits took place last week for Caramoor, Storm King, Carnegie Hall and the New York Restoration Project.
An updated tale of ostracism for the golden age of dystopia, written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour.
Five exhibitions celebrate Expo 67, revisiting that watershed moment of a great futuristic fair in Montreal, 50 years ago.
Albert Maysles’s last documentary observes passengers traveling Amtrak’s route between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest.
In “My Journey Through French Cinema,” Mr. Tavernier’s documentary about movies doubles as an autobiography.
Brian Knappenberger’s timely documentary serves as an impassioned defense of the news media, though it lacks depth.
Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of free public seminars about sexual assault this summer, his spokesman said days after a Pennsylvania judge dec
This documentary looks at Dr. John Sarno, who posits that many types of chronic pain, particularly back pain, are caused by stress and repressed emotions.
A grieving father in New York finds solace in an online relationship, but not everything is as it seems onscreen.
Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s documentary gives G.M.O. opponents their say, but leaves the last word to food technologists, who insist on reviewing the data.
Gerda Saunders tries to analyze her dementia as dispassionately as possible in her new book.
A documentary observes the rising tide of danger and displacement for families living in central Iraq amid the arrival of the Islamic State.
A prequel series to one of TV’s great crime dramas shows how a troubled detective got troubled in the first place.
The political and often darkly comic art of this country in the 1960s and ’70s came out of a world of house parties and private handshakes.
The political and often darkly comic art of this country in the 1960s and ’70s came out of a world of house parties and private handshakes.
The film, with a powerhouse performance by Dolores Fonzi, follows a young Argentine woman who confronts a horrible event in a rural town.
Der Tenor gab sein seit langem erwartetes, höchst überzeugendes Debüt in einer der anspruchsvollsten Opernrollen im Royal Opera House in London.
The playwright Lynn Nottage’s Brooklyn house is a standing-room-only theater-in-the-round of African-American art: its contents and its discontents.
The previous directors were dropped over creative differences. A stand-alone entry in the “Star Wars” franchise, the movie is still slated for May 2018.
A new dance-opera production explores the ongoing legacy of the Indian residential school system by showing we are all survivors and need to heal tog
Patrick Shen’s documentary explores the harmful effects of excessive sound, linking quietude to tranquillity and better health.
Daniel Kaufman’s documentary covers a lot of Mr. Combs’s history as it records preparations for Bad Boy reunion concerts in Brooklyn.
Ms. Coppola won best director at the Cannes Film Festival for her film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, an update on the 1971 movie with Clint Eastwood.
There is nothing simple about the work of Belkis Ayón, a printmaker who drew her inspiration from the Abaquá, a secret male society with an origin story based on female betrayal.
There is nothing simple about the work of Belkis Ayón, a printmaker who drew her inspiration from the Abaquá, a secret male society with an origin story based on female betrayal.
Hollywood heavyweight Ron Howard has stepped in to helm the forthcoming Han Solo film, days after Lucasfilm cut loose original directors Phil Lord an

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