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Talking to the Hand

Fifteen years after Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth’s new play is a rich and masterful portrait of a divided family of women

Marta Has Left the Building

In Death Valley Junction, a theater like no other

A Whole New Ball Game

How a father and son created ESPN, sports programming’s North Star, on a wing, a prayer, and a chunk of Getty cash—and walked out with almost nothing

Stones on the Beach

Eighteen years ago in Rio, the Rolling Stones played to the largest audience ever assembled for a rock concert. Their creative director recalls the madness

Carving Beauty

A retrospective at the Huntington Art Museum celebrates the artist Sargent Claude Johnson, a key figure of the Black Renaissance

Party of Five

The Last Dinner Party, a new rock band out of London, is shaking up the city’s music and style scenes

To Catch a Mona Lisa Thief

How Picasso got framed for stealing Leonardo’s masterpiece

Stanislavsky’s Method

Performed in Paris and set in America, Tony Award winner Richard Nelson’s new play reimagines a day on tour with Konstantin Stanislavsky’s Russian theater troupe

Eternally Revolutionary

A new exhibition honors the late Italian photographer and activist Tina Modotti, who crossed paths with everyone from Pablo Neruda to Frida Kahlo

Rachel Kaly

The New York– and Los Angeles–based stand-up comedian turns her mental illnesses into jokes

Anatomy of a Hypochondriac

Red Bull Theater revives the dying Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid

The Cuteness Curse

There’s a thin line between cuddly and creepy, according to a new exhibition at Somerset House in London

The Princess and the Pie Shop

Sutton Foster bounces from the Encores! Once upon a Mattress straight to Broadway’s hit revival of Sweeney Todd

Hot Coals

The German-British artist Frank Auerbach’s charcoal portraits go on show in London

Dominique Morisseau

The Tony-nominated playwright on how her father, a Haitian revolutionary, inspired her familial drama Sunset Baby

Another Universe

A new production of Nelken stays true to the late choreographer Pina Bausch’s innovative work of dance theater

Vivaldi In His Element

Il Giustino lands at Stockholm’s Drottningholm Court Theater

Back from the Dead

The celebrated Nadia Boulanger’s La Ville Morte surfaces in Athens, then in New York

California Cool

A retrospective at the Palm Springs Art Museum honors the legacy of the midcentury architect Albert Frey

A Less Perfect Union

Flashbacks to the Buckley–Vidal smackdowns that changed our media landscape forever

Phone Rage

In a new column, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Buzz Bissinger is infuriated, incensed, and enraged by the world around him—particularly his new phone service

Shock and Awe

The provocative, World War II–era paintings of Ben Shahn are on view in a sweeping retrospective

Keeping Up with the Hösses

Based on a Martin Amis novel, The Zone of Interest is told from the perspective of an Auschwitz commandant and his family

The Iannucci Treatment

Boris Johnson and his successors, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, are skewered on the London stage in a caustic new play by Veep and The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci