ALICE CLARK BROWN, BLACK STAR IN A WHITE CIRCUS, DIES AT 68

At a time when Ringling Brothers had few Black performers, she dazzled with aerial ballet and balanced on galloping elephants.

COMFORT VIEWING: 3 REASONS I LOVE ‘COMMUNITY'

This cult favorite comedy had a simple premise, but its mission was more complex: to deconstruct the modern sitcom.

 
 
 

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND

Tomatoes and tiny travel.

WHAT MAKES ELON MUSK DIFFERENT

Two new books, Eric Berger's “Liftoff” and Tim Higgins's “Power Play,” explore Musk's terrestrial and extraterrestrial pursuits - and...

 
 
 

THE OLYMPICS BEGIN ON NBC WITH ABSTRACT IMAGERY, DRONES AND DANCING

The pandemic-era Tokyo Olympics began on NBC, with an uneasy balance of news and sports, along with reminders that this is big business

 
 
 

THE RETURN OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Remember going to the movies? Here's what it was like inside the world's most glamorous celebration of cinema.

ASIAN COMPOSERS REFLECT ON CAREERS IN WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC

For all their shared experiences, each of these five artists has a unique story of struggles and triumphs.

 
 
 

‘TED LASSO' SEASON 2 PREMIERE RECAP: A NEW FOIL FOR TED

The Season 2 premiere finds Lasso and friends demoted from the Premier League. And yet, not much has changed.

LIL NAS X AND JACK HARLOW'S PRISON BREAK, AND 13 MORE NEW SONGS

Hear tracks by Remi Wolf, Camila Cabello, the War on Drugs and others.

 
 
 

ARTURO SCHWARZ, REFUGEE WHO BECAME A SURREALISM TYCOON, DIES AT 97

After expulsion from Egypt left him penniless, he befriended André Breton and Marcel Duchamp and amassed an enormous collection of...

VLADIMIR MENSHOV, SURPRISE RUSSIAN OSCAR WINNER, DIES AT 81

His “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” was named best foreign-language film in 1980, beating Truffaut and Kurosawa. U.S. critics demurred.

 
 
 

FIVE HORROR MOVIES TO STREAM NOW

From gross to grisly, this month's horror movie picks coat the globe in gore.

KANYE WEST UNVEILS ‘DONDA' ALBUM, WITH A VERSE FROM JAY-Z

As fans packed the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to get a first listen, West danced in a spotlight but chose not to say a word.

 
 
 

LIL NAS X IN THE POP STRATOSPHERE

A conversation about his unconventional path to success, his unconventional methods of maintaining it and his possible futures beyond...

TIG NOTARO'S ‘DRAWN' EXPLORES STRANGE NEW WORLDS: ANIMATED ONES

The stand-up special is built around audio recorded in live performances. Then artists went to work. Sometimes they took her bits far...

 
 
 

IN ‘THE PURSUIT OF LOVE,' LOOKING FOR LIBERATION, TOO

Nancy Mitford's novel, set in 1930s England, has been adapted by Emily Mortimer into a mini-series that explores expectations for women...

A KING ARTHUR RARITY IS AN APT WAY TO RETURN TO THE OPERA

Ernest Chausson's “Le Roi Arthus,” with its fragile promise of renewal, is coming to the Bard SummerScape festival.

 
 
 

A VOGUE LEGEND, STILL ENLARGING CIRCLES OF PLEASURE

Archie Burnett, dancer, teacher and a father of the House of Ninja, has a show at Jacob's Pillow. With his cast, “it's like a family...

‘BLACK WIDOW' | ANATOMY OF A SCENE

The director Cate Shortland narrates a sequence from her film featuring Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh.

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

4441 k.a

4441 k.a

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Contemporary Abstract Fine Art Print "Don't Think Twice" by Carol Nelson...

Contemporary Abstract Fine Art Print "Don't Think Twice" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

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Small Office in Minami Aoyama / Atelier Write

Small Office in Minami Aoyama / Atelier Write

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Moment Launches New Protective CineClear UV Filters

Moment Launches New Protective CineClear UV Filters

Moment has launched a new line of CineClear UV Filters that promise to protect agains sun, dust, scratches, and spills without sacrificing image quality. Moment is more widely... Read more ...

Good Listening, Catholic Style

Here are a few podcast episodes that I really enjoyed in the last few days: Disney and Theology. Brandon and Father Blake at The Burrowshire Podcast discuss the The Disney... Read more ...

Pentax K-3 Mark III Review: An Excellent, Expensive DSLR

Pentax K-3 Mark III Review: An Excellent, Expensive DSLR

Pentax put a lot of time and effort into making the K-3 Mark III, and it shows: it's a huge leap in tech for a DSLR. But it's still a DSLR in a mirrorless world, and that... Read more ...

Ghost world, Austin Granger

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