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The Spy Who Came In from the Boudoir

A new biography of John le Carré reveals a private life rich in shenanigans, including a long-standing mistress

Women Beware Women

Gillian Anderson and Lily James chew the scenery in All About Eve

High-Wire Act

The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven

Brecht and Weill’s swan song, The Seven Deadly Sins

Better by Design

Two thousand exhibitors set up shop for Salone del Mobile, Milan’s furniture fair to the stars

Always in Fashion

A major retrospective highlights the many sides of famed photographer William Klein

There’s Something About Harry

Harry Styles is at the top of his game as musician, actor, and icon. And what’s not to love?

Every Tiara Has a Story

Breaking Bread

Forget hot dogs—this Memorial Day, it’s all about the bun, and the many other forms of bread artists from Dalí to Lichtenstein used as motifs in their work

Is His Figure Less Than Greek?

Of Simon Russell Beale, London Assurance, and the joys of farce

A Weekend at Marchmont

On a recent spring day in the Scottish countryside, the newly restored estate of Rory McEwen hosted a tribute to the late, great British artist and folk singer

The Smile Opens Wide

Elsinore Revisited

A Cubist Hamlet from the Australian composer Brett Dean, with the original Glyndebourne cast

A Frenchman with a Cause

Take a Chance on Them

Forty years after their unofficial split, Abba is attempting a comeback with a live-concert tour featuring avatars of the band’s younger selves

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Mean Girls meets the Bard in an encore of Red Bull Theater’s Mac Beth

Paradise Regained

On the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St., the unlikely story of how the greatest rock ’n’ roll album of all time came to be

Bass Instincts

Ron Carter, the most recorded bassist in history, turns 85 at Carnegie Hall

For the Love of Roses

Today’s rose fanatics—and there are a lot of them—join a fan club that stretches from Sappho to Shakespeare to Empress Joséphine

Trump in Iambic Pentameter

Meet the British playwright who has turned modern-day American politics into a Shakespearean comedy

A Knight Errant in Love

Boston Baroque makes a stellar case for Handel’s rarity Amadigi di Gaula

Behind the Scenes

Classical Meets Contemporary in Munich

The Man in the Black Turtleneck

A hit at the Santa Fe Opera in 2017, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs has its video premiere in a new production from Atlanta