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In Her Own Time Bob Dylan said Karen Dalton had “a voice like Billie Holiday.” A new film looks at the enigmatic singer’s enormous influence

Elizabeth Neel With a new show at Pilar Corrias, in London, Alice Neel’s granddaughter forges a path of her own

Françoise Gilot Is So Over Picasso After she left him, Picasso tried to get Françoise Gilot blacklisted. Today, Gilot, who turns 100 this fall, is breaking auction records

A Spy Like No Other A new film tells the unlikely story of Noor Inayat Khan, a young Indian pacifist turned Allied spy

Opera Pick of the Week As the Metropolitan Opera returns to live performance, an easy fix for fans hooked on the company’s once-complimentary nightly streams

September 24, 2021

Art Basel is Back! The 50th edition of the famed art fair features work by artists as varied as Camille Pissarro and Kara Walker

September 21, 2021

Rumbled in the Jungle The 1974 championship bout between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, in Zaire, forever changed the lives of both fighters—and the writers who covered it

Phillipa Soo She originated the role of Eliza Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit. Now the American actress is branching out

Curtain Up on a New Era The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s incoming music director, Enrique Mazzola, strives for golden-age excellence—and a new populism

Opera Pick of the Week From La Scala, a timeless account of Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera led by Riccardo Muti, his supreme living interpreter

September 10, 2021

Isaac Benigson The British artist’s colorful work made it to London’s Royal Academy of Arts before he graduated from high school

Paging Picasso! A new book traces the painter’s life—Paris, women, wars, and all

Opera Pick of the Week The certain something in this pandemic Don Giovanni from Prague is the unique aura of the theater in which it was filmed

September 1, 2021

Joan of Art Joan Mitchell, who revolutionized postwar American art alongside “Ninth Street women” Lee Krasner and Elaine de Kooning, finally gets her due

Kate Moennig The actress’s pandemic podcast with The L Word co-star Leisha Hailey has become the new gay go-to

The Bright Side of Life A swarm of musicals open in London’s West End, proving that both the fun and the show must go on

Opera Pick of the Week Yuval Sharon’s Twilight: Gods crunches Richard Wagner’s four-night “Ring” cycle into a 60-minute crawl through a parking garage

August 27, 2021