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Masters of Disguise

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

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

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

Bowie’s Back

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

I Do! I Do!

Love finds a way in The Bartered Bride, starring Teresa Stratas

Etel Adnan’s World

What Color is Your Parachute?

As Mark Rothko in the award-winning Red, Alfred Molina tackles the big questions

Man Out of Time

Architecture’s Avant-Garde

A look at the transgressive styles that disrupted and remade 20th-century architecture

One Maestro, One Diva, No Elephants

Riccardo Muti and Anna Netrebko put a Salzburg Aida over the top

Pop Royalty

Little-known paintings by Dame Vera Lynn, “the Forces’ Sweetheart,” whose songs buoyed morale during World War II, go on display in her hometown

Yves Saint Laurent, Six Ways

Hall of Mirrors

Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley—now showing in glorious black and white—is a throwback to Hollywood’s golden age, and a film for our times

When the Cat’s Away …

The mice run wild in Ben Jonson’s knockabout sitcom The Alchemist

Steve Schapiro Brought the Laughs

A fixture on the Hollywood circuit, Schapiro photographed everyone from Mel Brooks to Dolly Parton with humor and class

Animal Instinct

Smoking Gun at the Ballets Russes

Did the young George Balanchine steal from a certain senior colleague?

Mexico, According to Graciela Iturbide

“In a way, I really see the world in black and white”: an interview with the photographer, whose shots of Mexico and its diaspora go on show at Paris’s Fondation Cartier

Shadow Puppets

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

The Bernadette Corporation, a radical 90s artist collective, made films and a fashion line for the downtown set, then largely disappeared. Now Metrograph is bringing them back

Come to the Cabaret

It’s a night of re-invention and immersion with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in a new revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s decadent musical

A Case of Identity

Nuclear Winter of the Soul

Ruth Wilson plays Ibsen’s anti-heroine in Ivo van Hove’s fire-and-ice Hedda Gabler