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Pop Royalty Little-known paintings by Dame Vera Lynn, “the Forces’ Sweetheart,” whose songs buoyed morale during World War II, go on display in her hometown

One Maestro, One Diva, No Elephants Riccardo Muti and Anna Netrebko put a Salzburg Aida over the top

January 21, 2022

Architecture’s Avant-Garde A look at the transgressive styles that disrupted and remade 20th-century architecture

What Color is Your Parachute? As Mark Rothko in the award-winning Red, Alfred Molina tackles the big questions

January 14, 2022

I Do! I Do! Love finds a way in The Bartered Bride, starring Teresa Stratas

January 7, 2022

Stars and Stripes For three decades, a zebra-patterned banquette at the El Morocco put you at the center of New York nightlife—as long as you were on the right side of the room

Born to Sing Verdi Hawaiian star baritone Quinn Kelsey anchors the Met’s new Rigoletto

Bowie’s Back A never-before-released David Bowie album hits the airwaves

Blake Slatkin The young music producer has collaborated with Justin Bieber, the Kid LAROI, and Lil Nas X on top hits

Masters of Disguise Stéphan Gladieu’s enchanting photos explore a spiritual West African masquerade of epic proportions

Out of the Blue A century after Gainsborough’s Mona Lisa–esque Blue Boy left the U.K. for California, it’s back on show in London. So who was the boy in blue?

Alexandre Assouline He grew up watching his parents turn a fledgling publishing company into a coffee-table-book sensation. Now he’s helping to run it

Behind Enemy Lines A new play revisits the bellicose 1968 Gore Vidal v. William F. Buckley Jr. presidential-nominating debates with the benefit of hindsight

Theater Pick of the Week From Shakespeare’s Globe, in London, an Elizabethan Twelfth Night for the ages

December 17, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Tesla sings! Les Éclairs at the Opéra Comique, in Paris, takes liberties with the biography of the Serbian visionary, to electric effect

December 16, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week The world-premiere telecast of Gian Carlo Menotti’s evergreen Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors resurfaces

December 16, 2021

Charge of the Minutemen Before The Daily Show and Last Week Tonight, there was Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris’s “brain-changing” news-radio satire, On the Hour

Linguine, with a Side of Sinatra At Patsy’s, a motley crew of Frank Sinatra singers meets once a year for chicken parm and shoptalk