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The late Velvet Underground front man was not only a master songwriter, he also had a great mountain pose

Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina

In an interview, the director of Argentina, 1985 discusses the young legal team that brought down the country’s military dictatorship

It Takes Two

For the Paris Opera Ballet, choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith has collaborated with her husband, Or Schraiber, on a show that subverts gender clichés

Who’s That Lady I Saw You With?

After languishing in the archives since its 1744 premiere at a royal wedding in Spain, Achille in Sciro proves a corker and a half

Twice-Told Tales

The Song Poet, Kao Kalia Yang’s prizewinning memoir of her Hmong father, finds its way to the opera

Avedon, Associated

A new book explores the relationships, both in front of and behind the lens, that were most formative for the groundbreaking photographer Richard Avedon

Life After Death

At the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem, the first major exhibition of Jewish funeral garments goes on display

Away! Away! For I Will Fly To Thee

David Rothenberg takes his clarinet into Berlin’s green spaces to jam with the nightingales

Who’s Afraid of J. K. Rowling?

Why the Harry Potter author participated in a podcast series hosted by a first-time interviewer and former Westboro Baptist Church member from “the most hated family in America”

Fosse Fever

Let Procreation Thrive

From Glyndebourne comes Poulenc’s first opera, a zany surrealist call for new babies

New Noir

Diane Kruger discusses her feminist spin on the femme fatale in Marlowe, a Raymond Chandler adaptation in which she stars opposite Liam Neeson

Bengaluru’s Photo Moment

The Stepmother’s Tragedy

At the Alliance Française, Jennifer Ehle goes out on a limb as Racine’s Phèdre

Gary Janetti

The comedy writer and producer behind Family Guy, Will & Grace, and a beloved Instagram account reveals his travel routine

Rogues’ Gallery

The painter Jamian Juliano-Villani unveils her new art gallery, on New York’s Avenue A, formerly home to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Jack Siebert

The Los Angeles–based curator using social media to find the art world’s rising stars

A Film Festival About Writers

The Brooklyn Public Library’s LitFilm festival explores the work of Maya Angelou, Leonard Cohen, and others, through the lens of film

Nature Morte

A poet of transfiguration, the sculptor Berlinde De Bruyckere discusses the emotions that warm her dark work

Exit Laughing

At La Monnaie, a posthumous premiere for On Purge Bébé, a prolific Belgian’s off-color comedy

All Roads Lead to Claudia Cardinale

Ada “Bricktop” Smith

The forgotten queen of Jazz Age Montmartre

Chasing Vermeer

Heart of Gold

Richard Cœur de Lion returns to the Royal Opera House at Versailles for the first time since the French Revolution