“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” details the story of Scotty Bowers, who says he ran a gay and bisexual prostitution ring for the stars for decades.
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The theater director Robert Lepage is ensnared in another controversy over cultural appropriation, this time with “Kanata,” a new production.
You already know about “Game of Thrones” and “S.N.L.” Now check out these other great nominees.
His new Showtime series, “Who Is America?,” promises a thorough skewering of American politicians. But Ali G, Borat and Brüno have been at this a while.
The rapper’s double album easily repeated at No. 1 on the album chart, followed by LPs from Post Malone, Future, XXXTentacion and Cardi B.
John Adams and Peter Sellars’s opera about J. Robert Oppenheimer opened in Santa Fe, a short drive from where the story takes place.
Rinne Groff’s new play, at the Public Theater, brings arguments about art and relationships to Coney Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The Blanton Museum of Art in Texas is wrestling with how to present Vincent Valdez’s panorama of a modern-day Ku Klux Klan gathering.
Other presidents have dawdled, too, but President Trump is the first to go this long without awarding national medals in the arts and humanities.
Led by an indomitable teacher, ballet students in a poor district didn’t let the closure of their school stop them from dancing — or from delivering a pointed message to government officials.
Margalit Fox’s “Conan Doyle for the Defense” tells the forgotten story of a man wrongly convicted of a crime and a writer’s help in pursuing justice.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts focused almost entirely on the president’s meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
The Midsummer Classic returns to the nation’s capital. And the fourth season of “UnREAL” gets a surprise release on Hulu.
It’s a good week for comedy, mockumentary and summer-camp nostalgia.
“Candy,” the satirical sex novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg now available in a new anniversary edition, wages guerrilla war on prudery.
13 authors recommend the most frightening books they’ve ever read.
With Armie Hammer as her husband, the film covers similar terrain as the recent documentary “RBG.”
A nemesis for the British secret agent has links to Oddjob, the man with the deadly bowler.
The festival, which has introduced New York audiences to many daring new operas, has announced the lineup for its latest edition in January 2019.
Megan Abbott’s dark, swampy new novel, “Give Me Your Hand,” is lit by a current of rage.
A new documentary focuses on the colorful yet troubled life of Williams. And Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel is adapted for Netflix.
Culture Pass, a new initiative from New York City’s public libraries, will offer free admission to prominent cultural institutions around the city.
The citizens of Wind Gap twist reality to suit their superstitions and pieties. But are those biases compromising the investigation?
This immersive British import at Roy Arias Stages puts a crusty toilet in the center of the audience, but it lacks the film version’s sense of seamy tragedy.
The HBO documentary “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” offers a calm assessment of a mercurial, sometimes manic talent.
Vik and Cole undertake similar voyages of self-discovery, each apparently requiring a much younger and beautiful accomplice.
In this production of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play, Bernstein’s neglected score brings out the characters’ melancholic desires.
“Who Is America?” on Showtime reprises the comedian’s gotcha techniques at a time when people don’t need to be tricked into saying embarrassing things.
The Rock was no match for a vacationing cartoon vampire as the third installment of “Hotel Transylvania” made $44.1 million over the weekend to be No. 1.
In this revival of Wallace Shawn’s 1979 play, a couple’s loathing creates a weird frisson of erotic challenge.
Abdi Nor Iftin went from a harrowing childhood in war-torn Somalia to freedom in Maine, thanks to winning a visa lottery.
The World Cup ends in Moscow with France facing Croatia. And Sacha Baron Cohen’s mysterious new show makes its debut.
We take you through the Thai cave rescue step by agonizing step. Make it your summer of JOMO (joy of missing out). The expansion of President Trump’s trade war. Nicki Minaj’s Twitter fury. And more.
The National Gallery in London paid about $4.8 million for a work by a 17th-century female artist, but pieces by male artists of the 19th century are out of fashion.
The heist film of last summer airs on Showtime. And “Short Term 12,” with a young Lakeith Stanfield, is streaming on Amazon.
A columnist wrote that Mr. Weinstein said he had offered, “acting jobs in exchange for sex.” He denied having made the remark; the writer seemed to take it back.
Lang Lang at Tanglewood, Radiohead at Madison Square Garden and John Zorn at the Frick Collection were among the highlights.
The actress dropped out of her role as Dante Gill, a.k.a. Tex, in “Rub & Tug,” citing ethical questions surrounding her casting.
Tanztheater Wuppertal will part ways with Adolphe Binder, who commissioned the first full-length pieces created for the troupe since Bausch’s death.
Hear tracks from Childish Gambino, Tom Petty, Metric, Benny Blanco and others.
Beck Dorey-Stein discusses “From the Corner of the Oval,” and Caroline Weber talks about “Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siècle Paris.”
In “Available Light,” her 1983 collaboration with Frank Gehry and John Adams, what matters most is who moves when, and with whom.
Recent concert stagings of “West Side Story” and “On the Town” show the pitfalls — and solutions — for symphonic performances of these musicals.
With “Rock-a-Bye,” one of three world premieres on BalletX’s summer program, Penny Saunders shows unusual talent.
In the National Theater’s adaptation of Stefano Massini’s play, three wondrous actors become multitudes.
As these essays and conversations about “Nanette” prove, what Gadsby says is more important than what her performance does.
Brian Percival will direct, and the show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, and its main characters, will return.
The New Academy Prize was set up after this year’s Nobel Prize was canceled. Swedish librarians chose the nominees, and the public votes for finalists.
A charming food series, a Korean-Canadian import and World Cup soccer: Stock up on snacks.
“Proust’s Duchess,” by Caroline Weber, describes the luxurious but unhappy lives of three celebrated Parisian women.
Mr. Samberg talks about “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” NBC’s rescue of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and how fatherhood is a little like “S.N.L.”
Some of Germany’s most noted artists are lending their talents to two high-profile productions at prestigious music festivals.
Amazon Prime’s “Zoe” stars Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux; a daring indie series is out on Filmatique; and Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader talk “Taxi.”
Twitter users urged Prime Minister Theresa May to confront the president with a stirring speech from the movie after he undercut her in a newspaper interview.
The Dance on Camera Festival comes to Lincoln Center, and the Robin Williams documentary debuts on HBO.
The director of a new documentary said he consulted addiction experts and repeatedly interviewed her brothers to reveal her childhood abuse.
Melissa Errico, who is currently starring in “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” reflects on problematic female characters of Broadway’s golden age.
A new documentary follows this New York City Ballet dancer as she directs an evening she put together. It changed her: “I know I could run a company.”
Listen to excerpts as our chief classical music critic explains why he loves the piece (while understanding why it provokes exasperation).