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A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art –

LOS ANGELES — I guess there’s a God. During one of the meanest passages in American national politics within living memory, we’re getting a huge, historically corrective, morale-raising cultural event, one that lasts four months and hits on many of the major social topics of the day: racism, sexism, aggressive nationalism. True, the hugeness of the thing is a problem,… Read more →

Where the Wild Things Are: China’s Art Dreamers in the Guggenheim –

BEIJING — The touch operate in “Art and China Following 1989,” a highly anticipated series that takes on the Guggenheim on Oct. 6, is a very simple table using a see-through ribbon shaped just like the back of a tortoise. About the tabletop countless reptiles and insects — gekkos, locusts, crickets, centipedes and cockroaches — mill roughly beneath the shine… Read more →

Creating ‘Mother! ,’ the Year Most Divisive Film –

TORONTO — “Does not this seem like where folks come to get fired?” Jennifer Lawrence was at a dull hotel conference area here for Darren Aronofsky, the writer-director of the new play, “Mother{}” This had been a few hours prior to the movie’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Mr. Aronofsky, her boyfriend was running {}. “Where’s he? I… Read more →

The Very Best and Worst Moments of This 2017 Emmys –

The 69th Primetime Emmy awards were commanded by quite a few attractive women and a single strong guy. “The Handmaid’s Tale” around Hulu, roughly a slave-class surviving a misogynist dystopia, along with “Big Little Lies” on HBO, roughly courageous wives and moms and their national conflicts, were the winners at tv’s greatest honors. “Veep,” HBO’s acid political satire to a… Read more →

See a Human-Powered Fleet of ‘Fireflies’ Produce a Nighttime Dreamscape –

PHILADELPHIA — Maybe not every road in the usa deserves a birthday celebration, yet this town opted to honor its 100-year-old Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Thursday using a mesmerizing centennial bash. Hundreds gathered in sunset to capture a public artwork operation from the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang which packed the grand boulevard, initially modeled after the Champs-Élysées at Paris, using… Read more →

Jordan Klepper Needs to Be Colbert for Your Breitbart Era –

This is a critical chance for Jordan Klepper to determine that Jordan Klepper is. In a recent Friday evening, Mr. Klepper, the “Daily Show” correspondent, was sitting at a long conference table sprinkled with office equipment, acting a humorous monologue. Playing a character who’s also called Jordan Klepper he embraced the voice of the abysmal idiot to riff about the… Read more →


Grace’ Is Back. Can Its Portrait of Gay Life Hold Up? –

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Twenty years later parting ways, apparently forever, the “Will Grace” gang exactly the same throw, the same authors, same studio crowd warm-up man — reunited about the NBCUniversal bunch here in mid-August. As they began work on 29 newest episodes, Sean Hayes, returning into his function as the excessively spectacular Jack, belted out a tune by… Read more →

Angelina Jolie, Unbroken –

LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie has been sitting on the deck of her fresh house, describing why she wishes to conserve the planet, when duty called. Her youngest boy, Knox, 9, poked his little blonde head across the door. “Shiloh requires one,” the boy said softly, talking to some middle sister, who’s 11. “Shi?” Ms. Jolie known as, before disappearing… Read more →

Asking Questions Louis C.K. Does Not Need to Response –

TORONTO — “It is not a secure area, it is not a triggerless location, but it simply is not,” explained Louis C.K., describing — at no little understatement — his darkly humorous and squirm-inducing new film, “I Love You, Daddy,” which surfaced to warm applause and a few revulsion in the Toronto International Film Festival on the weekend. Filmed softly… Read more →