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All the Write Moves Transparency, brevity, color: simple steps for writing well

All the World’s a Stage Met favorites get star treatment in the New York opera house’s new series

July 16, 2020

Sic Trans Gloria Cancel culture moves into London and tries to rub out the Booker Prize, J. K. Rowling, and her defenders

Catch Him on TikTok The coronavirus has returned the late Bob Ross, who hosted the wildly popular TV series The Joy of Painting, to the spotlight

July 22, 2020

007 Lives at No. 25 James Bond sleuths believe they have pinpointed his home in London—and discovered George Smiley was a neighbor

Winds of Change New exhibitions celebrate the outsize life and work of photographer Gordon Parks as well as the artist Khadija Saye, killed in the Grenfell Tower fire at 24

Southern Gothic New exhibitions at London’s Alison Jacques Gallery spotlight Black photographer Gordon Parks’s work chronicling the American South and more

July 28, 2020

Hidden Tunes “Whatever story I’m telling, I tell it through music.” An interview with Bruce Adolphe, the mind behind the wildly popular Piano Puzzlers

July 29, 2020

The Movie Star’s Movie Star A new podcast evokes the advent of the Valley’s adult-film stars and the awe they earned from their Hollywood equivalents

Going, Going, Gonzo Ahead of the late writer’s centenary, celebrating Charles Bukowski’s work and mourning his world

August 11, 2020

Reappearing Inque An interview with the founder of a Kickstarter-funded literary magazine that’s defying the rules of digital media

August 12, 2020

Ready for Their Close-Up Duncan Hannah’s “love portraits” of European movie stars

Next Gen Ahead of a classical-music festival in Florence’s Boboli Gardens, an interview with its young founder, who aims to promote the genre to a new generation

August 20, 2020

The Naked City With America’s newsrooms closed—some maybe for good—a veteran of the Daily News recalls the paper’s action-packed and alcohol-soaked heyday

Bach of Ages An interview with Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who is releasing two new recordings of Bach’s formidable Goldberg Variations

Good Wood This fall, artists take inspiration from the nature around them

August 31, 2020