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Dealer’s Choice

In Paris, an exhibition of Modigliani’s paintings highlights the Italian artist’s relationship with Paul Guillaume, who represented and sold his work

Putting It Together

How do you complete a Stephen Sondheim musical without Stephen Sondheim? Call for Jonathan Tunick

The New Dresden

More than 75 years after W.W. II reduced 90 percent of the city center to rubble, a sprawling art collection is spearheading Dresden’s rise from the ashes

Where Have You Been All My Life?

In their 80s, Riccardo Muti and Philip Glass have just started making music together

Blow, Winds, and Crack Your Cheeks! Rage! Blow!

From Stratford, Ontario, a King Lear of symphonic power

The Best of the Rest

Its core titles are rarely out of the U.K. Top 5, and its chattiest, The Rest Is Football, debuted at No. 1. How did Britain’s foremost soccer star, Gary Lineker, quietly build a podcast empire?

Packed House

After a decade of delays, the brand-new Perelman Performing Arts Center will finally host actors, dancers, and artists in Manhattan’s financial district

Game Changer

In January, football player Damar Hamlin nearly died of cardiac arrest during a game. Instead of creating new safety measures, N.F.L. commissioner Roger Goodell is spinning the story as a triumph for the league

Assignment: Sinatra
Part IV

Talese turns in “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold”—one of the most memorable profiles in magazine history—and worries about the reaction from editor and subject

Watts’s Stacks

The Rolling Stones drummer was a passionate collector of first editions and jazz ephemera

Jocelyn Bioh

Ahead of the Broadway debut of her new play, Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, the actress and playwright discusses why she infuses her stories with humor

Bigger than Life

Tragedy! Triumph! Tinsel! One hundred years of the Hollywood sign

Assignment: Sinatra
Part III

Harold Hayes decides that Esquire will be proceeding with or without the cooperation of Sinatra—whom Talese trails to Las Vegas

A Tweed Apart

Featuring more than 200 looks, a sweeping retrospective of Coco Chanel’s life and career goes up at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Cast to the Rescue

Salzburg’s latest crack at The Marriage of Figaro

Back to Basics

Sixty years on, Lincoln Chase and Shirley Ellis’s hit song “The Nitty Gritty” remains a lesson in style

“A World in Convulsion”

Assignment: Sinatra
Part II

While he waits for an opening into the singer’s inner circle, Gay Talese acquaints himself with “the unhappy ones”

Grace Potter

Starting next week, the singer-songwriter will perform ballads from her latest album, Mother Road, written on her Route 66 road trip, around the U.S.

Assignment: Sinatra

A legendary editor. A recalcitrant writer. And a subject that was both man and myth. The story behind the writing of what became known as the greatest magazine profile ever

A Whole Different Beast

The Barbie Girl Variations

A Spanish cellist in Sweden who moonlights on piano gives Aqua’s golden oldie a half dozen makeovers

Au Revoir, les Femmes

A new documentary tells the little-known story of a group of 230 non-Jewish women of the French Resistance who were sent to Auschwitz

Always Beckoning

Beck, laughing wild amid severest woe, is on tour through September 10, with upcoming stops in Texas, Chicago, Toronto, and cities along the East Coast