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Mr. Stevenson drew nearly 2,000 cartoons for The New Yorker. Here is a sampling.
The director Sam Gold’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy, which has had a rocky road to fruition, will open in June.
I was always curious about why the masses follow certain people, millions following one person, mused choreographer and dancer Khouloud Yassine.
The Carpetbagger has spent months reporting on the awards season. Here, she predicts the winners.
An interactive exhibition at the Brooklyn Academy of Music features immersive technology, virtual reality activities and film.
An exhibition at the Grolier Club explores the beautiful and sometimes just odd images on financial instruments, and the unsung artists who created them.
Two dozen of Neel’s portraits, at David Zwirner, concentrates on her relationships with fellow Harlemites, most of them black, Latin American or Asian.
An exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in Washington focuses on the mirrored-room environments of Ms. Kusama, a fixture of popular culture.
This 1974 film by the French director Philippe Garrel consists primarily of studies of young women, especially the actress Seberg.
This movie by Jordan Peele, his first as a director of feature films, is a skillful hybrid, blending genres into something terrifying.
Paul Toogood and Lloyd Stanton’s documentary talks to comedians about the rigors of the road and other stresses of their profession.
Mr. Forsythe has worked intermittently on “Artifact” over the last 30 years.
This thriller from Colm McCarthy, another variation on the zombie-apocalypse premise, combines philosophical debates with bloody tableaus.
Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct The Batman for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post.
In this satire about a TV reality comedy series, its star, Henry Phillips, suffers one indignity after another.
A darkly humorous new series is like “Mr. Robot” redone as a whimsical farce
This NBC series doesn’t have the blunt effectiveness and visceral pull of the film franchise, but it, too, has bad guys and vulnerable women.
Two teenage boys in the 1990s bond over alt-rock only to have their friendship strained in this first feature directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte.
Walter Iuzzolino’s goal is to stream the world’s very best dramas that aren’t in English.
Prettily filmed yet parochial, this film follows two lovers through a mass starvation in the early 1930s.
Actors from the television show “Humans” and their instructor, a choreographer and movement director, on how to make like a machine playing a person.
This documentary reflects on a legacy of political turmoil as the director, Dominique Dubosc, returns to Paraguay after 40 years.
The New York Times film critics review “My Life as a Zucchini,” “Dying Laughing” and “Get Out."
The singer, pregnant with twins, was to headline the festival over two weekends in April; her company and the event’s promoter said she will perform in 2018.
Alan and Trudy Goldberg have spent a lifetime together collecting art in Mexico. Now their finds are bound for the new Mexican Museum in San Francisco.
The writer and director discusses a sequence from his film.
Jordan Peele narrates a sequence from his film.
Representative William Lacy Clay, Democrat of Missouri, filed a suit arguing that the removal of a high school student’s work violated the artist’s rights.
Paintings from the show “Alice Neel: Uptown.”
Elise Gravel, a French-Canadian illustrator, recreated some images from her picture books “The Great Antonio” and her series about Earth’s unloved creatures.
Cartoonist James Sturm drew live comics for The New York Times and talked about his picture books "Birdsong" and "Ape and Armadillo."
Recent posts from our visual exploration of dance on Instagram.
Vanessa Brantley Newton showed The New York Times how she illustrated "The Youngest Marcher," a picture book about 9 year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks' role in the civil rights movement.
Vanessa Brantley Newton showed The New York Times how she illustrated "The Youngest Marcher," a picture book about 9 year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks' role in the civil rights movement.

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