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A Weight on Her Shoulders

The director Nanette Burstein’s new docuseries, Killer Sally, offers a nuanced look at the bodybuilder Sally McNeil’s 1995 murder of her abusive husband

Nan Goldin Flips the Script

Bono Still Hasn’t Found What He’s Looking For

The U2 front man’s new memoir is romantic, sincere, and self-effacing. More than an inventory of rock ’n’ roll high jinks, it reveals how deep the trauma of losing his mother at just 14 sits, even today

Second-Lead Syndrome

Dancing man Tommy Rall steals the screen in MGM’s Kiss Me, Kate

Forces of Nature

The renowned photographer Karsh shot some of the 20th century’s most remarkable women

Ahoy for a Shipwreck

In Houston, Louisa Muller directs a long-neglected operatic masterpiece

Danse Macabre

A wicked Rigoletto on the floating stage of Bregenz, Austria

Best Seats in the House

Sleeping Beauty, Re-awakened

The Vienna State Ballet’s new production of the fairy tale adds substance to the gossamer world

Poster Boy

The illustrator Paul Davis’s subtly Surrealist posters for theaters, movies, and museums get their own show in Italy

Getting It Right

For the British playwright Alan Bennett, other people’s lives are just the dress rehearsal

From the Front Lines

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s new documentary gives an unflinching look at the brutality of Russia’s war on Ukraine

The Book of Life

The stage adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s best-selling novel A Little Life heads to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for its New York premiere

The Nuns’ Story

Live from San Francisco, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Poulenc’s gripping chronicle of the French Revolution

A Guide to Frieze London and Frieze Masters

If there’s one person who knows the fairs backwards and forwards, it’s Andrés Perez. Here, he suggests what to see and do this week

Erling Haaland

The Premier League’s latest superstar is so talented he might spoil the sport for good

As Seen in Scandinavia

Lift Every Voice and Sing

From Heartbeat Opera, a Fidelio for our time

Surveying Cézanne

The Anxiety of Assimilation

The powerful new play Leopoldstadt mirrors its author’s journey from Tomáš Sträussler to Tom Stoppard

Anthony Bourdain’s Last Days, Revisited

How the chef’s biographer got past the guardrails of France’s Le Chambard hotel and into the room where Bourdain took his last breath

Turning Point

Patrice Chéreau’s “Centennial Ring” at the Bayreuth Festival in 1976 changed history

Their Back Pages

The Byrds invented folk rock and went on to become founding fathers of psychedelic rock, jazz rock, and country rock. A new book revisits the band’s mid-60s prime


Decaying film stock, the Song of Songs, and the seraphic soprano of Angel Blue