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Rahbani’s social critique still rings true

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An inaugural songfest fell far short of its billing as “typically and traditionally American.”
With soaring language and an improvisatory jazz spirit, Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s revival brings lives shaped by privation to throbbing life.
This solo show, written by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett and starring Mr. Evett, is based on the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Arcade Fire is back with a new song that appears directly aimed at Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration.
This year’s preinaugural concert in Washington may not be like star-studded affairs of the past, but supporters say they don’t care.
The site offers the theatrical equivalent of a limited run: A new movie is introduced every day, but after 30 days, it’s gone.
Detroit artist Lisa Waud has created a stick-and-branch art project in front of Detroit’s train station to inspire hope        
“Split” represents something of a return to form — or formula — for its writer and director, M. Night Shyamalan. It’s all plot, spun into a ribbon of suspense.
This largely nonverbal animated French-Belgian-Japanese coproduction, from Studio Ghibli, the home of Hayao Miyazaki, flirts with eco-mysticism.
In Alain Guiraudie’s quirky hybrid of thriller, sex comedy and folk tale, a screenwriter meets a shepherdess and, voilà, a baby is born.
Cosmo Feilding Mellen’s documentary suggests that two young men saw themselves as spreading transcendence one hit at a time.
Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson star in Adam Smith’s first feature, which has a mutinous energy and an absurd, knockabout charm.
The New York Times film critics review “The Red Turtle,” “Strike a Pose” and “Split."
Roberta Smith picks her standouts from this year’s Outsider Art Fair, sticking with old favorites, but also including new discoveries.
In the third installment of this franchise, the hero and new oddball allies set out to retrieve a stolen superweapon.
Models of five artworks, two of which are destined for London’s Fourth Plinth, a sculpture platform on Trafalgar Square, are now at the National Gallery.
This debut feature by the Mexican writer and director Emiliano Rocha Minter seems to build on the character of Coffin Joe in the 1960s films by José Mojica Marins.
This documentary contains excerpts from a film made with the help of juveniles facing trial as adults, who are confronting the possibility of life in prison.
This documentary, by Mehrdad Oskouei, depicts a female juvenile detention center in Tehran that offers a benign contrast to its residents’ outside lives.
This documentary honors the street-based work of the British artist known as Banksy, and implicitly criticizes those who would try to turn profits from it.
Pelts and hides, the gold of the 1700s, inspire greed and gruesomeness in a new drama from Canada.
One of the hallmarks of this film, by Sean Brosnan, is the disjunction of the gorgeous and the gag-inducing as father and son try to kill each other.
After more than 60 years exploring the bottom of the world, Claude Lorius is a student of snow, a decoder of ice and a voice on climate change.
In his 16-year career, Mr. Momoa has portrayed an array of menacing brutes and killers including, now, a part-Native-American trader in “Frontier.”
Ira Goldberg, executive director since 2001, is leaving his post to live in Spain. His exit follows that of the league’s president in December.
This year’s preinaugural concert in Washington may not be like star-studded affairs of the past, but supporters say they don’t care.
Mr. Onyeabor, whose music reached a new audience decades after he created it, composed, played and produced hypnotic electronic tracks infused with unmistakably African elements.
In 1942, the artist voluntarily joined fellow Japanese-Americans in a “relocation center” in Arizona. His experience is recalled in “Self-Interned,” at the Noguchi Museum.
The show, which runs for nine days at the Park Avenue Armory, features the usual pieces as well as some surprises, and contemporary art as well.
Throughout this year, ambitious projects will be unveiled all over America — and they don't cost anything to see.
Ellen Burstyn, Solange Knowles, artists, composers and others offer people who don’t want to think about politics different options for the weekend.
Our critic on fairs of the past, and on what they have meant for the art world of today.
Amara Pope, 22, is a long-time fan of Toronto rapper Drake, so it was a perfect for to analyze his music for her master's thesis. Her paper has been

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