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Books of The Times: Review: In Jonathan Lethem’s ‘A Gambler’s Anatomy,’ a Hustler’s Luck Runs Cold

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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President Barack Obama on Monday trolled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump - known for his prolific use of Twitter to settle scores – ma
In “Finding Dory,” Ellen DeGeneres is back for another journey with everyone’s favorite clown fish, Nemo. And Adam Conover ruins presidential politics.
A jury on Monday acquitted a man of stalking model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner and convicted him of trespassing at her secluded Hollywood Hill
David Hyde Pierce stars in this bleak new play by Adam Bock, which swerves suddenly from the mundane to the shocking.
This new play by Samuel D. Hunter centers on a group of 20-somethings who are exploring their problems as they prepare for a mission to the Middle East.
The Arab world lost one of its most important, and prolific, senior artists Saturday.
Weary of the high-flying approach of big international galleries, smaller ones are seizing on grittier experimental projects.
Specialists are discovering artists, then empowering them to push boundaries, build networks and draw the public to their work.
The museum is readying one of the largest exhibitions ever in the United States on Cuba’s biodiversity and culture.
One of a crop of dreamboat singers promoted in the late 1950s and early ’60s, he got his first big break when he filled in for Buddy Holly and others after their plane crashed.
The latest biography by Peter Ackroyd examines what lurks behind the film director’s obsession with order and control.
Mr. Lamas, now in “The Fantasticks,” talks about his life in and out of show business and what brought him back to the stage.
Greg Nicotero, who directed last season's cliffhanger finale and Sunday's gruesome premiere, explains the divisive storytelling decisions he's made.
Two interpretations of “Winterreise,” one for a chamber group, the other a piano-and-voice performance, took alternate routes to its emotional depths.
Moscow, Oct 24, IRNA – A group of Iranian kids displayed their paintings in an international competition in Minsk, capital of Belarus, on Monday.
Spirits, steps and wit sparkled in three George Balanchine pieces performed by Suzanne Farrell Ballet.
The avant-garde composer’s music could be heard this weekend at Columbia’s Miller Theater, as well as at National Sawdust in Brooklyn.
”Time and the Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity,” at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, shows what shaped our need to be punctual.
Drake shared four new songs with fans on Monday, which also happened to be his 30th birthday, and announced a new project set to release in December.
Pete Burns of 1980s band Dead or Alive, best known for its worldwide hit You Spin Me Round (Like a Record), has died of a heart attack at the age of
Tehran, Oct 24, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Monday did not confirm shootout around Iran's Embassy in Ankara, saying that it is merely the story of the media.
Madeleine Thien is up for a triple crown of book prizes: the Man Booker, the Giller and the Governor General's Literary Awards. Her novel, set mostly
Marlowe, a playwright, poet and spy, will get co-writing credit in the latest edition of the New Oxford Shakespeare being published this week.
From the Watching team, expert TV and movie recommendations for the next few days.
Tehran, Oct 24, IRNA – The cabinet ministers assigned the justice ministry to implement the judicial agreements already signed with Lebanon, First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on Monday.
The band’s seventh album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, ahead of new records by the Game and JoJo.
Tehran, Oct 24, IRNA – Documentary film, Abji (Sister), conducted by Marjan Ashrafizadeh won award in the fourth women's film festival 'Herat' , it was announced on Monday.
Marlene and Spencer Hays will gift more than 600 masterworks, the largest foreign donation to France in decades.
Pop singer Bobby Vee, whose early 1960s hits included the chart-topping Take Good Care of My Baby, has died. He was 73.
Mr. Conover, the star of truTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything,” recently taped an election special. He just hoped events wouldn’t overtake it.
A new audio guide shifts the focus from works of art to the dust that coats them.
The artist Nina Katchadourian has created an audio guide that delves into how dust drifts through the museum and how staff members labor to control it.
Marlowe is being listed on the three “Henry VI” plays, parts 1, 2 and 3, which have long been believed to be the work of more than one writer.
Islamabad, Oct 24, IRNA – Chairperson of Pakistan’s Senate Committee on Information Broadcasting and National Heritage says more Iranian movies, which are very close to Pakistani culture, should go o

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