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The Rise and Rise of Ziggy Stardust

Moonage Daydream is the far-out, maximalist documentary David Bowie would have wanted

A Passage to India

Max Vadukul has spent the last few years chronicling India’s litter-and-pollution problem. The completed project goes on show this week in Milan

A Conversation with Ken Burns

His documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust reveals old attitudes about immigration that are with us still

Hey, Genius

Cécile McLorin Salvant sings art songs for the new 20s

Rebels with a Cause

In Gutsy, a new TV docuseries, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton traverse the globe in search of inspirational and high-achieving women, but if their tedious banter is any indication, they barely know one another

Art Nouveau

Paul Cox’s Sketchbook

“Anyone Seen the Beefeater Gin Guy?”

Queen Elizabeth headed one of the world’s biggest brands. It’s only right that advertising heads of state come to mourn her

Julius Caesar takes the Big Peach

The Atlanta Opera’s Handel is anything but stuffy


Dennis Cooper Gets Personal

In an interview, the novelist discusses autofiction, the teenage boyfriend who inspired his George Miles Cycle, and his latest book

Staff Picks

This week, don’t miss a candid memoir by the founder of Rolling Stone, design insight from a leading architect, and an ode to New York’s reservoirs

Simplify Cartoon

Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

Me, Myself & Ich

Social Studies

The Nazis’ Most Formidable P.O.W. Camp

Ben Macintyre, author of a new book on epic escapes from the German stronghold Colditz, discusses everything from Truman Capote to dream dinner-party guests

Love and War

Advise & Consent is rightly remembered as a classic Washington movie. It was also an important—if complicated—moment in gay history

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

Whether one spent time with her in person or knew her only through her portraits, her warmth was always present

Straight Lace

Open House

The James Rose Center, a modernist home in New Jersey, hosts an exhibition of art and furniture that align with the architecture’s Zen ethos

David Downton’s Sketchbook

Lashana Lynch

The actress, who has played an Olympic athlete, a James Bond spy, and now a 19th-century warrior, credits her upbringing for her resilience

Into the Wild

A charming new coffee-table book and upcoming exhibition celebrate the stories and illustrations of Maurice Sendak, of Where the Wild Things Are