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Sonic Cinema When you can’t make it to the movies (or just don’t want to), satisfy your filmic desires with these songs from Lou Reed, Lyle Lovett, Ellen Foley, and more

Opera Pick of the Week American soprano Julia Bullock presents a virtual recital alongside pianist Laura Poe

April 2, 2021

Do You Believe in Magic? A new book argues that some of the most astonishing findings in social science are little more than smoke and mirrors

March 31, 2021

One Part Instinct, Two Parts Grit Sharon Stone discusses sexism in Hollywood, the plastic surgery she didn’t agree to, and a near fistfight with Basic Instinct co-star Michael Douglas

March 31, 2021

Post-Nature Eight Questions with Nathaniel Rich, the novelist and author of Losing Earth, whose new book contemplates a return to the world we’ve ruined

What’s Love Got to Do with It? HBO’s new documentary on the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll tells an inspiring story of survival

Rhiannon Giddens The American singer’s new album is a moving ode to the pleasures and losses of a year in lockdown

Off the Wall The photographer Horst A. Friedrichs celebrates the magic of independent booksellers and the volumes on their shelves, from the Strand to Shakespeare and Company

Opera Pick of the Week Sir David McVicar’s Met Opera staging of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as Britain’s first Queen Elizabeth

March 26, 2021

Sight and Sound Eye on Dance, a weekly interview show that ran from 1981 to 2004, was required watching in the dance world. A special archival episode from 1986 is now available for streaming

March 26, 2021

Frankenthaler and Me Searching for Helen Frankenthaler gets personal for an author whose past is intertwined with that of the great American artist

March 24, 2021

Re-writing History Antony Beevor is trading the page for the screen, joining forces with Ridley Scott for a wide-ranging series on W.W. II’s final year

March 24, 2021

Notes from Under the Sheets Tracing the pre–Crime and Punishment love affair of Dostoevsky and Polina Suslova, a young, dazzling Russian radical

March 24, 2021

Acqua Alta Che disastro! A fictional tale recalling the night Peggy Guggenheim, the grande dame of champagne and art, went missing

Said and Done Edward Said managed to popularize the idea of a Palestinian state in the Reagan years. His biographer reveals the charm behind the chutzpah