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    ‘S.N.L.’ Takes Aim at Trump and the Abortion Bans


    The 44th season finale was hosted by Paul Rudd, who played Pete Buttigieg, and featured a tribute to Nipsey Hussle from DJ...

    The 44th season finale was hosted by Paul Rudd, who played Pete Buttigieg, and featured a tribute to Nipsey Hussle from DJ Khaled.
    MOCA Los Angeles to End Admissions Fee

    MOCA Los Angeles to End Admissions Fee


    MOCA, in Los Angeles, which will soon stop charging a general admissions...

    A gift from the president of the museum’s board will allow it to be “more welcoming and more open,” the MOCA director said.
    Machiko Kyo, Star of ‘Rashomon’ and Other Films, Dies at 95

    Machiko Kyo, Star of ‘Rashomon’ and Other Films, Dies at 95


    The actress Machiko Kyo at the Cannes Film Festival in 1960. She made an international impact in 1950 in Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon” and went on to work with other leading Japanese...

    Ms. Kyo, whose dedication to her craft left Akira Kurosawa “speechless,” rose to fame during an extraordinarily creative period in Japanese filmmaking.

    Thomas Nozkowski, Painter of Bold (if Small) Abstractions, Dies at 75


    Mr. Nozkowski rejected the grandiose Abstract Expressionism of his youth and created modest, colorful and self-contained abstract works with his own...

    Mr. Nozkowski rejected the grandiose Abstract Expressionism of his youth and created modest, colorful and self-contained abstract works with his own stamp.
    I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102

    I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102


    I.M. Pei in 1989 outside the glass pyramid he designed at the Louvre in Paris, one of his most famous commissions. “If there’s one thing I know I didn’t do wrong, it’s the Louvre,” he...

    Mr. Pei, a committed modernist, was one of the few architects equally attractive to real estate developers, corporate chieftains and art museum boards.
    Six of I.M. Pei’s Most Important Buildings

    Six of I.M. Pei’s Most Important Buildings


    The architect’s legacy includes some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including the Louvre...

    The architect’s legacy includes some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including the Louvre Pyramid.
    In Their Words: Remembering I.M. Pei

    In Their Words: Remembering I.M. Pei


    Visitors inside I.M. Pei’s glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris, around...

    The Modernist master left his mark on generations, from Renzo Piano and Norman Foster to David Adjaye and Billie Tsien.
    11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

    11 of Our Best Weekend Reads


    Wesley Morris binges “Game of Thrones.” Olivia Wilde, the director. I.M. Pei dies. Thomas Harris speaks. The Gen X mess. And...

    Wesley Morris binges “Game of Thrones.” Olivia Wilde, the director. I.M. Pei dies. Thomas Harris speaks. The Gen X mess. And more.
    Hannibal Lecter’s Creator Cooks Up Something New (No Fava Beans or Chianti)

    Hannibal Lecter’s Creator Cooks Up Something New (No Fava Beans or Chianti)


    Fans have wondered for years how Thomas Harris, shown cradling a rescued possum named Bruce, comes up with his characters. “You don’t have to make anything up in this world,” he...

    The “Silence of the Lambs” author Thomas Harris, overshadowed by the cannibal he invented, has kept a low profile for over 40 years.

    Nonfiction: The First Presidential Impeachment


    Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” is a revealing history of the trial of Andrew Johnson in...

    Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” is a revealing history of the trial of Andrew Johnson in 1868.
    CRITIC’s notebook: Listening to the Throbbing of the Stars

    CRITIC’s notebook: Listening to the Throbbing of the Stars


    For the New York premiere of Claude Vivier’s opera “Kopernikus,” the audience faced projected video as Sebastián Zubieta conducted Meridionalis and the International Contemporary...

    Claude Vivier’s celestial music is still more heard about than heard, but he was the focus of back-to-back performances in New York this week.
    Meredith Monk’s Fantasy of Fascism, Newly Restored

    Meredith Monk’s Fantasy of Fascism, Newly Restored


    A filmed version of Meredith Monk’s multimedia opera “Quarry,” first performed in the 1970s, has been...

    The polymathic artist revisits the making of her 1978 film “Quarry” on the eve of its screening at Anthology Film Archives.
    David Byrne Is Coming to Broadway

    David Byrne Is Coming to Broadway


    David Byrne (left) performing “American Utopia” in Uruguay last...

    The pop artist is retooling his “American Utopia” show for a 15-week run from October to January.
    A Dog’s Box-Office Journey

    A Dog’s Box-Office Journey


    A scene from “A Dog’s Journey,” featuring Dennis Quaid and a furry lead voiced by Josh...

    With “A Dog’s Journey” and “John Wick: Chapter 3” in theaters, we look at how well canine stars contribute to ticket sales.
    Knopf Fires High-Profile Editor Over Policy Breach

    Knopf Fires High-Profile Editor Over Policy Breach


    Jay McInerney, Brooke Shields and Gary Fisketjon in...

    The publishing house dismissed Gary Fisketjon, a longtime editor who worked with such literary stars as Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard and Cormac McCarthy.

    Nonfiction: Singing the Praises of ‘Big Business’


    Tyler Cowen’s new book delivers a “love letter” to capitalism, a system he argues is better than all the...

    Tyler Cowen’s new book delivers a “love letter” to capitalism, a system he argues is better than all the rest.

    Fiction: Here Come the Brides: A Free-Spirited Fictional Wedding


    Leah Hager Cohen’s novel “Strangers and Cousins” uses a vibrant, anarchic family wedding to explore the way change can be both celebrated and...

    Leah Hager Cohen’s novel “Strangers and Cousins” uses a vibrant, anarchic family wedding to explore the way change can be both celebrated and feared.
    What Is Actually Happening With Britney Spears?

    What Is Actually Happening With Britney Spears?


    Britney Spears in October when she announced “Britney: Domination,” a residency that was set to run at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. The shows have been put on hold...

    Despite an online campaign by fans to “Free Britney,” there remain more questions than answers about the pop star’s well-being. Here’s what we know.
    Nonfiction: What to Do When You’re a Country in Crisis

    Nonfiction: What to Do When You’re a Country in Crisis


    In “Upheaval,” Jared Diamond asks whether countries can draw lessons from how individuals confront personal...

    In “Upheaval,” Jared Diamond asks whether countries can draw lessons from how individuals confront personal difficulties.
    Latest Target of Russian Vote Meddling: A Children’s Singing Contest

    Latest Target of Russian Vote Meddling: A Children’s Singing Contest


    Mikella Abramova performing on “The Voice Kids” last month. She was named the show’s winner, with more than twice the fan votes of the...

    A Russian broadcaster canceled the result of “The Voice Kids” after an investigation revealed that fan voting had been subject to “massive” manipulation.

    Watch the Week’s Most Intriguing Trailers


    The clips that had us talking include “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Always Be My Maybe,” “Judy” and “Angel Has...

    The clips that had us talking include “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Always Be My Maybe,” “Judy” and “Angel Has Fallen.”

    Grumpy Cat, Internet Celebrity With a Piercing Look of Contempt, Is Dead at 7


    The frowning feline whose permanent scowl spoke for all of us in our darkest moments died in the arms of her “mommy” on Tuesday, her family...

    The frowning feline whose permanent scowl spoke for all of us in our darkest moments died in the arms of her “mommy” on Tuesday, her family said.
    Caught in the Middle of #MeToo: Unions That Represent Accusers and Accused

    Caught in the Middle of #MeToo: Unions That Represent Accusers and Accused


    Amar Ramasar performing with fellow New York City Ballet dancer Sara Mearns in 2015. On Saturday they will dance together again after an arbitrator ordered Mr. Ramasar...

    From the shop floors of factories to ballet’s grandest stages, unions are rethinking how they balance their responsibilities in sexual harassment cases.

    ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ | Anatomy of a Scene


    The director Chad Stahelski narrates a sequence from “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” featuring Keanu Reeves, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif...

    The director Chad Stahelski narrates a sequence from “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” featuring Keanu Reeves, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman.
    Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump’s Immigration Proposal

    Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump’s Immigration Proposal


    Jimmy Kimmel and other late-night hosts took aim at President Trump’s plan to admit more immigrants based on skills, and fewer based on “family...

    “Donald Trump doesn’t want to allow foreigners in based on family ties, even though foreigners literally make his family ties,” Kimmel said. “They are all made in China.”
    Alejandro González Iñárritu Has Words for Hollywood

    Alejandro González Iñárritu Has Words for Hollywood


    The director Alejandro González Iñárritu is president of the jury of this year’s Cannes Film...

    The director, who is president of the Cannes Film Festival jury, says both the film industry and Netflix need to think bigger.
    What to See at the Venice Biennale

    What to See at the Venice Biennale


    The New York-based artist Avery Singer with two untitled works that utilize 3-D drawing programs and airbrushing to explore new techniques for...

    From a room of mirrors to kinetic sculpture, the trends and pavilions not to miss across the city.
    7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    Irka Mateo will lead dances this weekend at the National Museum of the American Indian’s Children’s...

    Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
    5 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    5 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    From left, Marie Faustin, Sydnee Washington and Aminah Imani, hosts of “Comedy at the Knitting Factory,” will celebrate Imani’s birthday at this week’s edition of the showcase on Sunday...

    Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.