He Lost a Courbet Fleeing the Nazis. His Heirs Are Getting it Back.

A panel has recommended that a British museum return a landscape painting by Gustave Courbet to heirs of a Jewish engineer who joined the French Resistance.

Ari Aster Wants to Terrify (and Tickle) You With ?Beau Is Afraid?

The maker of ?Midsommar? may be known for horror, but he thought that film was comical. With his latest movie, ?Beau Is Afraid,? the dark humor is more apparent.

A Sibling Rivalry Divides Harry Bertoia?s Legacy

At an auction, 20 of Harry Bertoia?s ?sounding sculptures? sold for millions. But his children can?t agree on the future of his work.

An ?Obsession? With Philip Glass Inspires a Director?s Memory Play

In ?Tao of Glass,? Phelim McDermott, who has directed three Glass operas, turns to his personal history with the composer?s work.

In ?Unstable,? Rob Lowe and His Son John Owen Are Comedy Gold

Rob and John Owen Lowe star in a new Netflix series that exaggerates their barbed father-son dynamic, but only a little. ?I?ve made fun of him my whole life,? John Owen said.

53 Years After Miles Davis?s Album, a Fresh Spin as ?London Brew?

A 12-member collective of noted U.K.-based musicians used ?Bitches Brew? as a springboard, improvising a new LP after the pandemic thwarted a 50th anniversary celebration for the original.

How the ?Yellowjackets? ?Weirdos? Fell in Love and Wrote a Hit Show

The married creators of ?Yellowjackets? always had big screenwriting dreams. Their idea about witchy teen cannibals struck the right alchemy.

Review: Lise Davidsen Shines, and Evolves, in ?Der Rosenkavalier?

The radiant young soprano returned to the Metropolitan Opera to star as the Marschallin in a revival of Strauss?s ?Der Rosenkavalier.?

Lana Del Rey ?Ocean Blvd? Review: Into the Deep, Without Leaving the Shallow

The singer and songwriter?s ninth album, ?Did You Know That There?s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd,? asks big, earnest questions and isn?t afraid to get messy.

Review: A South Korean Troupe?s Physical Risks and Daunting Tasks

The contemporary dance group Bereishit performed two works by its founder, Park Soon-ho, at NYU Skirball.

Review: The Many Thrilling Flavors of a Full-Scale ?Sweeney Todd?

Sondheim?s masterpiece, restored to its proper size and sung to the hilt by Josh Groban, makes a welcome Broadway return.

Kristin Chenoweth Lives for 3 A.M. FaceTime Calls and ?Funny Girl?

The actress is returning for the second season of ?Schmigadoon!? Reality TV and occasional shopping sprees have kept her going in the meantime.

Late Night Recaps Donald Trump?s Waco Rally

Hosts raised their eyebrows over the former president?s choice of venue, near the Texas compound where the Branch Davidian cult met with disaster 30 years ago.

?Succession? Season 4 Premiere Recap: Many Happy Returns

The Roy family is back for a fourth and final season, and everyone came out swinging. Let the humiliations begin.

?According to the Chorus? Review: Backstage Truths

In Arlene Hutton?s play at 59E59 Theaters, the members of a Broadway cast reveal their hopes and fears tucked away in a quick-change room.

Emily Fisher Landau, Patron of Contemporary Art, Dies at 102

A jewelry heist in her Manhattan home spurred her to start one of America?s premier collections, shown in a private Queens museum and much of it donated to the Whitney.

Dubravka Ugresic, Who Wrote of Dislocation and Exile, Dies at 73

She was acclaimed in Yugoslavia. But when that country fell apart, she refused to embrace the nationalism of the newly formed Croatia and was vilified as a result.

Bill Zehme, Author With a Knack for Humanizing the Famous, Dies at 64

A prolific biographer, he charmed his way into access to, and insights about, Frank Sinatra, Hugh Hefner, Johnny Carson and many others.

Spring Forward: Songs for a New Season

Hear a playlist tuned to rebirth, as well as the risk to bloom. Plus: a selection of tracks that explain our readers.

Ann Wilson, Last Survivor of an Influential Art Scene, Dies at 91

Working from a gritty loft in Lower Manhattan in the late 1950s, she made abstract paintings on quilts that brought a fine-art sensibility to a folk art.

Book Review: ?Skinfolk,? by Matthew Pratt Guterl

In his memoir, ?Skinfolk,? Matthew Pratt Guterl chronicles his life growing up in a multiracial family in suburban New Jersey.

Book Review: ?The Human Origins of Beatrice Porter and Other Essential Ghosts,? by Soraya Palmer

In Soraya Palmer?s debut novel, ?The Human Origins of Beatrice Porter and Other Essential Ghosts,? two sisters find solace and salvation through enduring Black diasporic tales.

?Perry Mason? Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: More Than Meets the Eye

Perry, Paul and Della aren?t the only people searching for answers about Brooks McCutcheon.

Bobbi Ercoline, Whose Hug Became a Symbol of Woodstock, Dies at 73

Embracing her boyfriend, a blanket around them, she appeared on the cover of the ubiquitous soundtrack album of ?Woodstock,? the 1970 documentary film about the music festival.

Review: In ?Día y Noche,? Opposites Intertwine

David Anzuelo?s generous, unwieldy play about an oil-and-water friendship between two high school boys opens at 59E59 Theaters.

?James Brown Wore Curlers? Review: A Superfan Becomes Celine Dion

In ?James Brown Wore Curlers,? the French playwright tries out a more far-fetched premise than in her previous hits, and produces less satisfying satire.

Morgan Wallen?s ?One Thing at a Time? Is No. 1 for a Third Week

The country star?s hit-stuffed streaming blockbuster is just shy of one million equivalent sales. U2 opens at No. 5 with an album of acoustic rerecordings.

Reckoning with an Upbringing in a ?Noah?s Ark? of a Family, With ?Two of Every Race?

Matthew Pratt Guterl?s parents wanted a family that embodied an integrated American future. The ?experiment? ? his father?s word ? had painfully mixed results.

What?s on TV This Week: ?Riverdale? and ?Royal Crackers?

Riverdale returns for a seventh season on the CW, and a new animated comedy series comes to Adult Swim.

?Nemesis? Review: A Philip Roth Adaptation Resonates

The American writer?s last novel becomes surprisingly effective theater in the hands of Tiphaine Raffier at the Odéon-Théâtre de l?Europe.

Scott Johnson, Playfully Inventive Composer, Is Dead at 70

In works like ?John Somebody,? he mixed the structural rigor of classical composition with the ebullient sound and attitude of rock.

Little Lionsgate Soars to the Top With John Wick Ticket Sales

?John Wick: Chapter 4? took in roughly $73.5 million on its opening weekend, a rare phenomenon this far into a series.

Review: In Chicago, an Opera Triptych Reaches for Connection

Lyric Opera of Chicago follows a recent world premiere with yet another: ?Proximity,? a set of works by three librettist-composer pairs.

His ?Soft White Cube? Is Conquering TriBeCa

With more than a dozen projects, the architect Markus Dochantschi of studioMDA is reshaping the state of the art gallery, one historic building at a time.

Book Review: ?How Not to Kill Yourself,? by Clancy Martin

After 10 attempts and years of suffering and addiction, Clancy Martin describes facing the darkness in his raw memoir ?How Not to Kill Yourself.?

Jonathan Majors Charged With Assault After Arrest in New York

The actor, who recently co-starred in ?Creed III? and is viewed as a rising star in Hollywood, was charged with assault and harassment.

What?s Driving a Fresh Wave of Irish Music? Tradition.

As Ireland reimagines itself, musicians including the singer Lisa O?Neill and the band Lankum are reimagining the island?s music with an ever-growing sense of pride.

The Lonely Librarian, the Color of Melancholy, and Tangerines

An editor recommends old and new books.

When 4 Photographers Looked Up, This Is What They Saw

Spotted any faraway balloons or U.F.O.s lately? For this visual series, we asked four photographers to do what some of us have been doing more frequently: looking up.

John Woods, Masterly Translator of Thomas Mann, Dies at 80

Among the other German writers whose work he rendered into English was Arno Schmidt, whose Joycean wordplay presented a daunting challenge.

In the Long, Paranoid Shadow of ?24?

?The Night Agent? on Netflix and ?Rabbit Hole? on Paramount+ proudly carry the conspiracy-thriller flag. One even repurposes Kiefer Sutherland.

Review: In ?Alma,? the Flamenco Star Sara Baras Warms Up

Baras?s show, the only dance production in this year?s Flamenco Festival New York, was looser than usual, with soothing moments and good times.

?Arden of Faversham? Review: An Elizabethan Noir Lost in the Fog

Red Bull Theater?s attempt to update this 1592 true-crime story falls flat.

Lana Del Rey Talks Back to the Songbook

Hear a companion to her sprawling new album, ?Did You Know That There?s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.?

Review: Lawrence Brownlee Makes Room for Black Composers

Often seen onstage as a star of bel canto opera, this tenor crafted a recital of works by Robert Owens, Margaret Bonds and their successors.

Renée Fleming Adds a New Role to Her Repertoire: Pat Nixon

The superstar soprano discusses her debut in John Adams?s ?Nixon in China? at the Paris Opera. For starters, she spends the second act with a dragon.

Five Action Movies to Stream Now

From slapstick heist films to a deaf action hero, this month?s picks rely on unsuspecting characters.

Howard Brandston, Who Made His Mark With Light, Dies at 87

His lighting design company applied his art globally to landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, as well as architecture, exhibitions and even penguins in a zoo.

He Brought an Artistic Flair to the Knight Foundation?s Philanthropy

In its 18 years under Alberto Ibargüen, the organization funded punk shows in Detroit and poetry dropped from helicopters in Miami. As he prepares to retire, he talks about what might be next.

92nd Street Y, a Storied Home of Dance, Gives It More Space

With a renovation, new studios and the return of dance to the Kaufmann Concert Hall, an institution once central to dance in New York invests in its future.

Review: The New York Philharmonic?s ?St. Matthew Passion? Is a Surprising Achievement

Jaap van Zweden is not known for Bach. But the ?St. Matthew Passion? made for one of his finest New York Philharmonic concerts this season.

Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro?s Love Trilogy, and 8 More New Songs

Hear tracks from Meshell Ndegeocello, the Japanese House, Hannah Jadagu and others.

Ann Philbin Has Transformed L.A.?s Hammer Museum, Inside and Out

A $90 million renovation project that is drawing to an end this weekend is just one of the ways she has rethought the museum during her 24 years as its director.

Watch Keanu Reeves and Donnie Yen Battle in ?John Wick: Chapter 4?

The director Chad Stahelski narrates a sequence involving John Wick in combat with Caine, a blind assassin.

In ?Up Here,? the Song Stuck in Your Head Might Be Your Mean Ex-Crush

Developed by a team of Broadway and Hollywood all-stars, the new Hulu series sets a chorus of inner critics to song.

Review: In ?Sancocho,? a Family Crisis Is Cooking

Attention to culinary detail is the best part of this heavily seasoned family drama by Christin Eve Cato at the WP Theater.

?John Wick: Chapter 4? | Anatomy of a Scene

The director Chad Stahelski narrates a sequence from ?John Wick: Chapter 4? featuring Keanu Reeves and Donnie Yen.

The Black Artists Claiming More Space Than Ever Before

New monumental works are filling landscapes and galleries, where they argue for the freedom and power to play.

Steven Knight?s ?Great Expectations? Is a Dark Dream World

A new adaptation of Dickens?s novel takes liberties with the plot, but has the same preoccupations with class and the allure of money and status.

?Succession? Recap Ahead of Season 4: Which Rat Could Win the Race?

Logan Roy, who compares his children to rodents, still needs a successor going into the final season. Who seemed most likely when we left off?

A Cellist Breaks Music Into ?Fragments,? Then Connects Them

Alisa Weilerstein?s latest project is a series of staged solo recitals that weave Bach?s cello suites with newly commissioned works.

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