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Looming Large

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

Wagner Takes Brisbane

Mother Superior

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

Flags Out

Beethoven at 250

He’s Got Swing

Natural High

America’s Storyteller

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

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.

Baby Steps

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

Opera Buffa

Material Girls

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

Balancing Act

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 …

Mayhem for the Ears

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

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

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.

Ballet Chic

Eye to Eyck

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