| Sep 26, 2011
Trey Parker, Matt Stone sat down with "60 Minutes" to talk about "The Book of Mormon" and "South Park." Actress Jennifer Aniston purchased a Glenn Ligon painting worth an estimated $450,000 at a recent Haiti benefit auction....
| Oct 24, 2011
The future of the planned Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi looks uncertain after a company working on the project dropped plans to award a major construction contract. The Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan is set to host an exhibit dedicated to artist Ai...
| Mar 13, 2011
A History, a Theory, a Flood
Pantheon: 531 pp., $29.95
Partway through "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood," James Gleick describes a technological innovation so transformative that it was heralded as "one of...
| May 17, 2009
W.W. Norton: 232 pp., $24.95
There was once a time when celebration of black achievement in the humanities, arts and sciences was limited to Black History Month and recitations at black churches. But given the widely...
| Jan 28, 2010
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What we have here is an abundance of Hamlets.
It's pretty strange for a single town to have more than one Hamlet, but what we are facing here is even bigger — two Ophelias, two Gertrudes and, most alarming of all, two Rosencrantzes and two...
| Jul 9, 2010
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| Mar 22, 2009
In "Impressionism," the new play by Michael Jacobs, art gallery owner Katharine Keenan (Joan Allen) playfully teases shy colleague Thomas Buckle about "a hideous sexual problem."
That figures. After all, Thomas is played by Jeremy Irons, who has never...
| Dec 20, 2009
Millennial anxieties ushered in the new decade with Y2K panic, 9/11 made it seem as if the paranoid were on to something, two quagmire wars were launched and the Great Recession left everyone wondering about the prognosis of the American economy as it...
| May 8, 2011
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Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes Monday morning. He will succeed Michael...
| Sep 26, 2010
Editors' note: With this report, Sunday Calendar launches a new, weekly feature, "Cultural Exchange." In it, Times foreign correspondents will explore cultural and entertainment trends, developments, personalities and debates around the world.
| Sep 24, 2009
-- Missing masterpiece: A 1948 painting by Magritte valued at about $1.1 million was stolen in broad daylight from the Musee Rene Magritte in Brussels. -- Digging deeper: Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said in a press release (pdf......