11 OF OUR BEST WEEKEND READS

The case against Google. The story behind the deaths of 4 soldiers in Niger. An essay in praise of sweatpants and much more.

THE SATURDAY PROFILE: A RUSSIAN MASTER OF THE ‘DARK SIDE' IN FILM

Andrey Zvyagintsev, whose “Loveless” is an Oscar nominee for best foreign film, is the rare director in Russia who tackles social and...

 
 
 

WHAT'S ON TV SATURDAY: OSCAR-NOMINATED MOVIES AND ‘NOTES FROM THE FIELD'

Stream Oscar-nominated titles before the Academy Awards air next Sunday, or explore the country's prison problem with “Notes From the...

NEWSBOOK: WHAT TO READ AFTER WATCHING ‘BLACK PANTHER'

There is a long tradition of black comic book creators. Here are two to start with, plus one book that gives you a historical rundown.

 
 
 

THAT DECISIVE MOMENT: EXQUISITE ANTONACCI: THE WEEK'S 8 BEST CLASSICAL MUSIC MOMENTS ON YOUTUBE

A subtle Italian soprano, an organ celebration and Brahms were among the highlights.

THE 2018 OSCARS MUSICAL PERFORMERS INCLUDE MARY J. BLIGE AND COMMON

The broadcast, on March 4, will feature five musical numbers, including “Remember Me” from “Coco” and “This Is Me” from “The Greatest...

 
 
 

‘BLACK PANTHER' COSTUMES MERGE AFRICAN HISTORY WITH AFROFUTURISM

The costume designer Ruth E. Carter has made a career of bringing black history to life in movies like “Amistad” and “Malcolm X.” But...

THE AFROFUTURISTIC DESIGNS OF ‘BLACK PANTHER'

For her extraordinarily detailed costumes, Ruth E. Carter studied the garments of the Maasai, the Lesotho and other African tribes....

 
 
 

SCENE CITY: THE YEAR OF THE DOG

Galas were held for the New York Philharmonic, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and PEN America.

DEGAS PAINTING, STOLEN IN 2009, IS FOUND ON BUS NEAR PARIS

“The Chorus Singers,” worth nearly $1 million, was taken from a museum in Marseille. Customs officials found the artwork in the bus's...

 
 
 

TRUMP BLAMES VIDEO GAMES FOR MASS KILLINGS. RESEARCHERS DO NOT

“I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts,” the president...

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK: LUIGI NONO'S HARSH MUSIC INSPIRES REFLECTION AND ACTION

Two New York concerts, including a rare performance of the opera “Intolleranza 1960,” celebrate a composer who lived and wrote boldly.

 
 
 

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK: TAKING THE PULSE OF NEW YORK CITY BALLET WITHOUT PETER MARTINS

While City Ballet waits for a successor, its history has gone on developing in performance. Roman Mejia, 18, made his presence felt.

INSIDE THE LIST: THE EXPERIENCES THAT INSPIRED ‘AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE'

Tayari Jones on exploring wrongful imprisonment in her new novel: “Since childhood, I have harbored a fear that prison would abduct...

 
 
 

PLAYLIST: THE PLAYLIST: JANELLE MONÁE FEELS THE FUNK, AND 13 MORE NEW SONGS

Hear tracks by Speedy Ortiz, Mozzy, Screaming Females and more in our weekly roundup of notable new music.

REVIEW: DAVID CHANG IN THE COMFORT FOOD ZONE ON NETFLIX

In “Ugly Delicious,” the star chef chases the best pizza and barbecue, talks about authenticity and racism, and whips up some crazy...

 
 
 

PEGGY COOPER CAFRITZ, PATRON OF BLACK ARTISTS, DIES AT 70

Also a civil rights activist and educator, she championed African and African-American art, building a collection and then rebuilding...

ON DVD: LAV DIAZ AND PEDRO COSTA: SLOW CINEMA ON THE CUTTING EDGE

Mr. Diaz's “The Woman Who Left” and Mr. Costa's “Casa de Lava,” both out on disc, dissect the world of the powerless in slow-burning...

 
 
 

A WORD WITH: NO MATTER WHAT RACHEL MCADAMS PLAYS, SHE PLAYS FOR KEEPS

Ms. McAdams, of “Spotlight,” “The Notebook” and “Mean Girls,” talks about her competitive side and returning to a comedic role in “Game...

ON ‘GOOD GIRLS,' THEY'RE THE CRIMINAL MOMS NEXT DOOR

In this new show on NBC, three suburban mothers take an unusual approach to self-empowerment: They rob a grocery store. That's just...

 
 
 



Hauser & Wirth Pop-up Bookshop / dongqi Architects

Hauser & Wirth Pop-up Bookshop / dongqi Architects

© Raitt Liu Architects: dongqi Architects Location: 10 Jianguo Middle Rd, Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Design Team: Nan Jiang, Yiting Ma, Wenyi Han Project Year... Read more ...

Original Mixed Media Abstract Expressionist Painting "Petals of Pure...

Original Mixed Media Abstract Expressionist Painting "Petals of Pure Delight" by Colorado Modern Artist Kit Hedman, Boarding House studio Galleries

24"x16" Mixed Media on Paper Read more ...

Kehinde Wiley Was Destined To Paint Barack Obama

Kehinde Wiley Was Destined To Paint Barack Obama

As one of his last presidential acts, Obama chose a queer, black artist as his official portraitist. Wiley's colleagues and peers explain why the choice was fated. Read more ...

Hands-On with the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art ‘No Distortion' Lens

Hands-On with the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art ‘No Distortion' Lens

For Canon and Nikon shooters looking to get a fast ultrawide, the choices in the past have been the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 , Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 , and Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC. Or... Read more ...

Mixed Media Flower Art Painting, Poppies “THREE REDS AND A YELLOW” by...

Mixed Media Flower Art Painting, Poppies “THREE REDS AND A YELLOW” by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson

This painting is done in the faux batik style. After painting the flowers, a layer of wax was applied as a resist. After gently crumbling the waxed painting, a darker color was... Read more ...

City Hyde Park / Studio Gang Architects

City Hyde Park / Studio Gang Architects

© Tom Harris Architects: Studio Gang Architects Location: Chicago, IL, United States Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Tom Harris , Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing Text... Read more ...

Bridge House / LLAMA urban design

Bridge House / LLAMA urban design

© A-Frame studio/ Ben Rahn Architects: LLAMA urban design Location: Huntsville, Canada Architect In Charge: Mariana Leguia Design Team: Angus Laurie, Patrick Webb, Alvaro... Read more ...

The 17C Family Portrayed on a Garden Walkway

The 17C Family Portrayed on a Garden Walkway

The Renaissance, from the 14-17C, marked a turning point in portraiture. Renaissance artists began to paint secular scenes, breaking away from the dominant religious art of... Read more ...

Civic Centre Lleialtat Santsenca 1214 / HARQUITECTES

Civic Centre Lleialtat Santsenca 1214 / HARQUITECTES

© Adrià Goula Architects: HARQUITECTES Location: Sants, Barcelona, Spain Author Architects: David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó Area: 1750.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

New Etsy store for small paintings and drawings

New Etsy store for small paintings and drawings

I thought it might be a good idea to try Etsy as an outlet for my small works as its already been established as a global marketplace, their website's bit slow to response but... Read more ...