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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.

February 1, 2020

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

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

January 28, 2020

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

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 …

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

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

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.

January 13, 2020

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

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

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