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Critic's Notebook: Uncertainty in Brazil, Vitality in Its Art

The São Paulo Biennial shows that it’s possible to learn from the problems of the region.
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In “The Witness,” Bill Genovese tries to separate fact from fiction in the death of his sister, Kitty. And “Beware the Slenderman” examines an internet meme that led to a stabbing.
Dominic West deserves combat pay for all the shaking and twitching he’s had to do this season.
And no surprise, things seem to be warming up between Carrie and Quinn.
This play by Bekah Brunstetter (“Oohrah!”) follows a teenager in the 1990s through early adulthood, and a pioneer girl in the 1800s. Both are named Jane.
Memory, gender and fantasy blend in this play about a Vietnam veteran and his offspring.
“Not since Jennifer Lawrence have I seen a star like this,” John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said of this 25-year-old Australian actress.
The journalist and novelist’s moral center of gravity was located in the country he left at age 20. His 1946 novel, “Mine Boy,” drew global attention.
Feminists have called for protests at the French Oscars next month, after controversial film director Roman Polanski agreed to preside over the ceremony.
Some of Claude Monet’s famous water lily paintings are among the impressionist and modern art works that went on show at a faithfully reconstructed 18th-century town house in Potsdam, just outside Ber
Not unlike a Michael Moore documentary, there’s nothing subtle about a Ken Loach drama. The 80-year-old British director and social critic has long been an ardent, insistent and eloquent champion of m
The European police recovered about 3,500 stolen archaeological artifacts and other artworks, Spain’s Interior Ministry said.
Visitors respond in varying ways to exhibits at the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Portrait Gallery.
Executives, producers and writers discussed how the election of Donald J. Trump might affect the characters, stories and situations in scripted shows.
A translation of a novel by Gerard Reve that centers on a young clerk has invited recent comparisons to books like “The Catcher in the Rye.”
With words, symphonies and Mozart concertos, Daniel Barenboim invoked community.
As A.I. applications become more sophisticated, the music that companies like Jukedeck produce has started wading into the commercial domain of actual musicians.
The much-awarded actress talks about trying to avoid stereotypes and about emotional moments on the set.
There was no impersonation of Donald Trump by actor Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live this week but guest host Aziz Ansari gave his own two cents a
The union is asking its members not to perform at BroadwayCon until an agreement is reached.
This event, a collaboration between the French Institute Alliance Française and Cultural Services, will run from March 4 through April 16.
Qom, Jan 22, IRNA -- The First International Conference on Iran-Arab World Cultural Dialogues on Moderation and Rationality ended in Qom on Sunday and moved to Mashhad for its closing ceremony.
Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA – The United Nations Representative in Tehran, Gary Lewis, on Sunday paid respect to those, who lost their lives in the Plasco tragic incident on January 19.
Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA – The Iran-Russia Joint Historical Documents Seminar and Exhibition will be held at the Foreign Ministry's Center for International Research and Education on January 30.
When this year's Oscar nominations are announced on Tuesday, there's a good chance some Canadians will be prominently in the mix, most notably Quebec
An installation of 300 statues off a Spanish island forms an artificial reef and addresses issues like Europe’s migration crisis and the destruction of ocean reefs.
The Academy Award nominations come out Tuesday, and films like “Moonlight,” “Silence,” “Lion” and “20th Century Women” may gain box office momentum.
Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA – Chancellor of Allameh Tabatabaei University, Hossein Salimi, said on Sunday that Iran and Arab world share plenty of useful cultural and religious commonalties.
Tabriz, Jan 22, IRNA – The 4th National Congress on the History of Architecture and Urbanism in Iran is to be held in Bam in mid-south Province of Kerman next year.
Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA – The media play a crucial role in presenting commonalities of Muslim nations and building convergence among them.
Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA - Deputy Director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has called for promotion of training in cultural heritage in regional countries.
Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA - Deputy Director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has called for promotion of training in cultural heritage in regional countries.
Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down
Scores of Hollywood A-listers showed up at huge women's marches in Washington and other cities to show support for feminism, equality and human right
If you wondered where many of Hollywood's A-list celebrities had gone during U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration, you didn't have to wonder an

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