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All Hail the Queen Tina Turner is still rocking and rolling at 81

Father of the Blues August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom soars in a new film adaptation with Viola Davis, bringing the playwright’s voice to a whole new generation

Good Pluck The Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital is gaining world recognition for his delightful mastering of the string instrument

December 18, 2020

Short List What to read this week, from Roger Rosenblatt’s new essays to books on Venice and the origins of humankind

December 16, 2020

Doctors’ Orders The story of two pioneering women doctors and the London hospital they founded amid the turmoil of World War I

December 16, 2020

French Leave Nearly ten years ago Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of rape but managed to avoid jail. A new documentary recounts the incident and its aftermath

December 15, 2020

Trump in Exile Where on earth can a defeated, disgraced president go when his White House stint is finished?

Zeina Durra With Luxor, the British filmmaker brings romance to the ruins of the Egyptian Pharaohs

Away with Words Everybody’s talking, but what’s the point when we have these songs from Charles Mingus, Art Farmer, Teddy Wilson, Coleman Hawkins, and more

The Female Gaze Alongside a show at Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery, a book re-evaluates the history of photography through the lens of the New Woman

Home for the Holidays Art, ballet, operas, carols: a cultural guide to a holiday season spent socially distanced and (mostly) at home

He Keeps 007 in Gear Good news: Ben Whishaw returns as Q in the new James Bond. Not good news: the film is still delayed

Hollywood Ending History forgot Arthur Calder-Marshall, the popular writer whose novel was picked up by Orson Welles. Now his grandson plays Welles in David Fincher’s Mank

December 9, 2020