Young artists lead the major categories as the Recording Academy strives to align its awards with the musicians pushing pop into the future.
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A new crop of pop stars lead the 2020 nominations, leaving stalwarts like Swift out of some major categories.
One year into the job, Max Hollein shows that art shouldn’t be seen solely through a Western lens.
Bare feet, bare stage, roving musicians — and yes, those suits. Here’s what goes into every performance of the stylish Broadway concert “American Utopia.”
There is still no sign of Maurizio Cattelan’s “America,” which went missing from a palace in England two months ago. But theories abound.
For former child actors best known for Christmas movies, “Groundhog Day” is probably the seasonal film that best describes their experiences.
Inviting fellow artists to join her exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art fits into her notion that art can create positive change.
This year’s winners include Alison Krauss, Jon Voight, James Patterson and the musicians of the United States military.
We asked families about life with “Let It Go.” Whether playing it 91 times or blocking their ears, they all agree it has taken over their worlds.
The quilt’s more than 50,000 panels will move to the National AIDS Memorial, while its archive of personal items will go to the Library of Congress.
For her exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Ms. Thomas pulled on her connections to the city to feature established and emerging artists.
Playhouses and troupes beyond Broadway generate $584 million in economic benefit. But dependence on volunteer labor is high.
Highlights from the 62nd annual awards’ 84 categories.
“Postwar Women” at the Art Students League; “Japan Is America”; Howardena Pindell’s “Autobiography” series; Man Ray’s paintings; and Ebecho Muslimova’s comic, fearless muse.
Female-run businesses want to bring audio pornography to the imaginative, ethically conscious masses.
Piero Chiara’s existential thriller “The Bishop’s Bedroom” explores a dangerous game of deception in the years just after World War II.
Stephen Colbert joked Tuesday: “The only way Vindman could be more all-American is if he appeared in a Ken Burns documentary about the Statue of Liberty — which he did as a child.”
An upcoming exhibition at a Beijing arts center was canceled, the latest sign of how China’s turn toward a more hard-nosed authoritarianism has crept into civil society.
The 14th season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” wraps up on FXX. And a live-action “Lady and the Tramp” is on Disney Plus.
The newly acquired items include rarities like eight letters written by Woolf’s husband and sister shortly after she disappeared and committed suicide.
A new play focuses on the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and her friendship with Hertha Ayrton, a fellow scientist played by Kate Mulgrew.
Ahead of a new solo show, Suzanne Jackson talks about her creative routine, her love of jazz music and the worst studio she ever had.
His often satirical plays spoke for an alienated West Indian population in postwar Britain and for the people he left behind in Trinidad and Tobago.
Thant Myint-U’s new book offers a deeper understanding of the country’s history and of the trajectory of its de facto political leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
A new coffee table book revisits the publishing histories of novels like Pride & Prejudice, Emma and Sense & Sensibility.
James Kaplan’s “Irving Berlin” traces a celebrated life that extended over 100 years.
Their music spans genres and generations, but six iconic performers strike a similar chord in their new memoirs. The dominant note? Honesty.
The digital age ushered in new ways of reading — and revived old ones (the scroll and the ideogram). Could it also explain the rise of autofiction? Charles Finch considers.
At least five trademark applications are pending for the retort, according to a database for the federal patent office, including one by Fox Media, which hopes to use it for a possible television series.
The director’s latest movie is topping the French box office, but a trade association is looking to suspend his membership.
According to a Directors Guild of America report, 50 percent of episodes were directed by women or people of color, a huge increase from five years ago. Still, there were gaps.
Alexandria Wailes deftly weaves choreography and American Sign Language in Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls.”
The musician and poet released “You Want It Darker” 19 days before his death in 2016. His son, Adam, finished more songs from those sessions for a posthumous album.
He has written around 30, depending how you count. Listen to some highlights.
With longer looks at co-stars and a bigger emphasis on plot, the clip leaves out mention of behind-the-scenes personnel like Andrew Lloyd Webber.
A large-scale memoir-in-images, simply titled “Rihanna,” is the latest in the musician-turned-mogul’s luxury offerings.
Joe Iconis’s new musical celebrates women’s prison flicks and girl group harmonies. But his teen rebels could use a cause.
In “User Friendly,” Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant recount America’s long history of making products that take people’s needs into account.
One of the best movies of 2019, Mary Harron’s “Charlie Says,” evokes counterculture of the late ’60s with relevance for today.
A TV critic offers a suggestion, as well as answers to other questions from readers.
“The Corner That Held Them,” by Sylvia Townsend Warner, and “Medieval Bodies,” by Jack Hartnell, consider the pleasures and perils of life in the Middle Ages.
Their superhero film “Justice League” was a critical flop, but the stars want the original director’s vision restored.
Fred Rogers wasn’t just a brilliant educator and a profoundly moral person. He was an uncompromising artist.
The initial lineups of original shows on the two streaming services are hit-and-miss. But here are five worth checking out.
Many indigenous crafts worldwide are in danger of becoming extinct, but in some places, efforts to rescue them are underway.
Some of best shows in history, like “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Thirtysomething,” can’t be streamed.
Dexter Palmer’s novel “Mary Toft; Or, The Rabbit Queen” spins an actual case of scientific fraud into a cracking tale about the nature of belief.
The new book by Jodie Adams Kirshner follows seven residents of bankrupt Detroit, exposing the effects of decades of disinvestment and failed urban policy.
A writer tells the story of a region through the lens of one well-documented clan.
At first glance, Robert Harris’s new novel, “The Second Sleep,” appears to be set in 15th-century Britain. Then things get tricky.
As in past seasons, the latest installment of Netflix’s show about the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II melds fact and fiction. Here’s how The Times covered events depicted this season.
Trevor Noah joked of President Trump’s unannounced visit: “Was it a health emergency or did he need to get a marble removed from his nose again?”
The finale of Elizabeth Olsen’s show about grief hits Facebook Watch, and a harrowing documentary on the conflict in Syria premieres on PBS.
Two plays based on the autobiographical novels of Édouard Louis put the problem of violence against gay men in a larger social context.
As the Lijadu Sisters, she and her identical twin, Taiwo, sang about injustice and hope and had a string of hit records in the 1970s.
A museum in Haworth, England, paid $777,000 for one of Charlotte Brontë’s matchbox-size books she wrote when she was a teenager.
The world’s first institution dedicated to gynecological anatomy is more of a public health project than a historical tour.
Andy Ward succeeds Susan Kamil, who died in September, and will be replaced in his previous role by Robin Desser, who edited Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Cheryl Strayed at Knopf.
On an early assignment he shot a new group called the Beatles. He went on to photograph, among many others, Faye Dunaway — whom he later married.