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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

Masters of Disguise

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

Bowie’s Back

A never-before-released David Bowie album hits the airwaves

Born to Sing Verdi

Hawaiian star baritone Quinn Kelsey anchors the Met’s new Rigoletto

Blake Slatkin

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

Ballerinas, with a Twist

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

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?

Better by Design

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

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

Opera Pick of the Week

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

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

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

Disney’s World

Opera Pick of the Week

From Adolphe Adam, composer of the tragic ballet Giselle, an operatic soap bubble starring a postman with a knockout high D

Miami Vice

Downtown New York’s cool set and crypto bros decamped to Miami for a weekend of parties (and some art, where they could fit it in)

Making Trouble

A searing satire of the Black experience in the largely white New York theater, Trouble in Mind sees the light 66 years after it was written

A Four de Force

The sole performer onstage, actor and director Ralph Fiennes brings T. S. Eliot’s words to life and into the now

And Five, Six, Seven, Eight!

Lovers of Sondheim bolted to this gritty piano bar in Greenwich Village to grieve—and sing!

Leading with the Chin

Free Solo’s Jimmy Chin discusses his latest film, his forthcoming book of photography, and why the Hamptons are the bane of his existence

Opera Pick of the Week

Unseen at the Paris Opera since its premiere in 1936, Georges Enesco’s Œdipe returns in a heaven-sent staging by Wajdi Mouawad

Body Language