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Sonic Boom Everyone from Bob Dylan to the Beach Boys is selling their catalogues in multi-million-dollar deals. Is classic rock the new blue chip?

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The Dirty Dozen How the hubris of Europe’s biggest soccer clubs sparked riots and compelled Prince William to tweet

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Bad Education A flood of student allegations, ranging from endemic sexism to rape, is roiling the English school system

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What if … the Queen Enters the Dating Scene? Single and ready to mingle

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Broadway’s Light

Sutton Foster is what musical comedy was made for, the cheery antidote to what ails us. From the first time we saw her, at the Marquis Theatre in 2002, starring in the flapper-era musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, rat-a-tat tap-dancing up a storm as the stenographer with matrimony on her mind (a role originated by Julie Andrews in the 1967 movie romp), we knew this Foster kid was aces. She had spunk. She had pizzazz. She had the pipes to put a song through the uprights and the dance chops to drive a number around the block. And she had something more: an adorability that immediately got an audience on her side from the first wall-to-wall smile. READ ON

On April 28, Sutton Foster, center, presents and stars in Bring Me to Light, a concert special recorded at New York's City Center featuring musical guests (from left) Wren Rivera, Raúl Esparza, Kelli O'Hara, and Joaquina Kalukango.

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“Instead of a passport, wouldn’t it be easier to just have the unvaccinated wear their MAGA hats?”

… And a Casting Agent of Thousands For 60 years, Boaty Boatwright has been the force behind some of the biggest movie and stage careers

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The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Anjelica Huston sculpts her next act

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When the Little Tramp Returned to America In 1972, 20 years after Charlie Chaplin was forced into exile, the man who helped invent Hollywood came to a garden party in Los Angeles. Everyone was there

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The Hollywood Issue! Just in time for the Oscars: Anjelica Huston! Charlie Chaplin! Picks and pans!

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Al Pacino Gets Whacked in Rome And other curious news about these strange days

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Big Bird Goes Blue

The annual Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been a highlight of New York summers since 2013. Its best installations engage with the site’s sweeping views of Central Park and the city beyond, but this year’s offering does something I wouldn’t have thought possible: it brings out the latent whimsy of Midtown Manhattan’s skyline, now dominated by the spindly, skeletal condominiums of Billionaires’ Row. READ ON

Bird with a view: Calder meets Sesame Street in Alex Da Corte's As Long as the Sun Lasts, this year's Met Roof Garden Commission, on show now.

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The Japanese Art of Midway The West generally knows two ways of dealing with nature: cutting it down or leaving it untouched. In Japan, there’s a middle ground

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Billy Wilder on Assignment: Dispatches from Weimar Berlin and Interwar Vienna

by Billy Wilder
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The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym

by Paula Byrne
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“You probably don’t need to specify ‘toga party.’”

You Heard It Here First The voice recordings of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton offer a window into two of 20th-century literature’s fieriest spirits

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No matter how bad we treat her, Earth doesn’t hold a grudge.
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In Memoriam

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Issue No. 93
April 24, 2021
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April 24, 2021
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