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Xi’s Millennial Problem

Decades into China’s economic boom, the country’s young artists are suddenly reckoning with a government that’s switched gears

Ballet Chic

Eye to Eyck

Due West

Sixty-three years since its 1957 premiere, a new production of West Side Story, directed by Ivo van Hove, is a testament to the musical’s enduring allure.

The Naked Edge

Ahead of a BBC series on the female nude in Western Art, its creator traces contemporary debates back to Renaissance anxieties over David’s willy

Balancing Act

Mayhem for the Ears

Hunted, a fast-paced mystery podcast by the mastermind behind Law & Order, stars Parker Posey

Bright Lights, Big City

Full Stoppard

Set in Vienna’s Jewish community in the early part of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt, says the playwright, is “not even close to being autobiographical.” And yet …

Opera Buffa

Material Girls

Baby Steps

Rebel with More than a Clue

Lee Child, the immoderate, rebellious, gazillion-copies-selling author and creator of Jack Reacher, is now … a Booker Prize judge

Something’s Coming

The West Side Story story is a complicated one, and the new Broadway production has a lot of history to reckon with

King of the Left Bank Lit Set

Bernard-Henri Lévy on Trump, the Kurds, and the dress code he sticks to no matter the terrain—or how low his shirt buttons go.

America’s Storyteller

A national tour of Black painter Jacob Lawrence’s depictions of the country’s historical turning points lands at the Met

Natural High

He’s Got Swing

Michael Kiwanuka

With his new album, he’s being compared to Stevie Wonder and Solomon Burke—and moving beyond the shadow of Big Little Lies

Beethoven at 250

Flags Out

Wagner Takes Brisbane

Mother Superior

Looming Large

Several new exhibitions celebrate the art of textiles, from tapestries to sculpture