Mr. Levine, who was fired after accusations of sexual misconduct, claims that Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, had long wanted to force him out.
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A Mozart staging set in 1950s Coney Island had its premiere days after Mr. Levine was fired when an investigation found evidence of sexual misconduct.
In “The Mechanism,” José Padilha tackles Operation Car Wash, Brazil’s investigation of looting and kickbacks among the political and business elite.
The sprawling, $1 billion showcase in Saudi Arabia was inspired by the geometries found in honeycombs and soap bubbles.
In the documentary series “Wild Wild Country,” the tale of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his Oregon colony prefigures our current cultural wars.
Mr. Hader, the “Saturday Night Live” alumnus, talks about taking on the unlikely role of a hit man in his new HBO comedy series, “Barry.”
Marcelo Gomes returns to American ballet, but as a choreographer and with unconvincing results. Gemma Bond proved the most capable of dance poetry.
The English actor has played a television time-traveler, a call girl and a woman desperate to conceive a child. Next stop? New York and new projects.
It is 80 years since cheering crowds greeted Hitler in Vienna. A work of public art you hear, rather than see, is asking people to think back on that moment.
“I don’t care about being the first transgender teen idol at all,” said the German-born singer.
After I rejected a married male supervisor, my dream job disappeared, but Updike, chronicler of adultery, remained a beacon of propriety and hope.
Easter Island is eroding. Joan Baez on her next chapter. Should some species be allowed to die out? And more.
Christiane Amanpour identifies universal aspects of relationships in a new series. And “The Beguiled” arrives on HBO.
Hundreds of Times readers weighed in on the sexual harassment allegations against the star architect and the apology he gave in response.
The longtime maestro of the Met Opera was fired after an investigation found evidence of misconduct. Readers shared their thoughts.
A new opera production, “West Side Story,” and Christian Wolff were among the highlights.
A triple bill set to Leonard Bernstein yielded two terrific new pieces, by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon.
Women from the Manhattan benefit circuit are donating unwanted designer gowns to opera students at the Juilliard School.
Hear the week's 10 most notable new tracks from Willie Nelson, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Zorn and more.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon withdrew a video by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed after it drew online criticism from animal rights activists.
The Travel Desk would like to solicit your ideas of what an actual Wakanda trip would look like. We will feature 10 of the most innovative submissions in a future Travel issue.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Part two of our conversation about the mid-2000s pop star features debates about her MTV reality show and “S.N.L.” debacle, and a listener mailbag.
The liquids in your stomach may help the note survive the crash, novelist Brad Meltzer says. That’s just one thing he learned while researching his new novel, “The Escape Artist.”
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: impeachment.
The latest installment in the series brings together the heroes from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the previous “Avengers” castmates.
“Prurience,” a new immersive theater piece by Christopher Green, is set at a self-help group for pornography addicts.
The competition crowned its Season 3 champion on Thursday, and the result was pretty unsatisfying.
The pop star returns to Madison Square Garden, and the French actress is deliciously diabolical in the new film “Ismael’s Ghosts.”
A new production starring Cillian Murphy will transform Max Porter’s experimental novel into a play. Just don’t expect any CGI birds.
Krystal Sital’s memoir, “Secrets We Kept,” recounts the violence and poverty endured by her mother and grandmother in rural Trinidad.
From baby bumps to facial hair, Kathryn Hughes’s “Victorians Undone” asks what we can learn about a culture by studying the human bodies it produces.
Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s music and life had a tragic cast. His brooding, teeming works anticipated postmodernism, and he committed suicide in 1970.
Bullying, scary news and the need for kindness are at the center of new books by Kerascoët, Jessica Love and others.
A boisterous, loving Irish wake is “the best guide to life you could ever have,” Kevin Toolis writes in his new memoir, “My Father’s Wake.”
Three new books tackle various mysteries from the world of linguistics: why we swear, why we say “mm-hmm” all the time and how conversation arose.
Roma Agrawal, a pioneering structural engineer for some of the world’s tallest towers, explains the history and beauty of her craft.
Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s tale of a young man’s journey to Antarctica symbolizes our wanderlust and the power of imagination over expectation.
Marilyn Stasio’s mystery column visits the canals of Venice and the cliffs of southern Britain, with American pit stops at a mortuary and a motel.
In Elizabeth Crook’s western-inflected novel, “The Which Way Tree,” teenage siblings go on a quest for vengeance.
Kimmel said, “Now you can give money to a porn star — just like the president of the United States.”
A familiar story is back in a different furry body. And a documentary explores Adderall addiction in the United States.
The previous episode centered around Al’s failures. This week it was Earn’s turn.
The Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical is so laid back it collapses.
The lawsuit states that Mr. Levine denies the accusations of abuse. It paints his firing as a result of a longstanding plan to oust him from the Met.
Banksy’s latest work, a 70-foot-long piece at Houston and Bowery, honors the artist Zehra Dogan, who was jailed for painting Turkish ruins.
Rian Johnson narrates a battle sequence from his film, which is now available on digital.
An old favorite comes back, an older favorite comes to streaming, and a great documentary series goes to bonkerstown.
Sean and Mary Kelly are donating one of the foremost private collections of works by Joyce, the Irish author, amassed over more than 25 years.
Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Our guide to film series and special screenings.
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.