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Reading J. M. Coetzee’s “Disgrace” During the Harvey Weinstein Trial

The novel does not portray the serial predator that Weinstein is alleged to be, yet it suggests that power exerted without consideration of humanity carries fearsome, unknowable, and often directly retributive costs.

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“Downhill,” Reviewed: An Inert Remake of “Force Majeure”

The failure of the movie resides in its too-easy sense that characters can be recognized and defined by their type.

February 14, 2020

Beyond Roger Stone: Tats from the Capital

Another workplace horror tale for the Speaker of the House.

February 14, 2020

A Pioneering Video-Art Curator Chronicles the Medium in “Video/Art: The First Fifty Years”

欧洲杯投注The book, by Barbara London, is as much memoir as exegesis, an idiosyncratic front-line report from a deeply informed, intrepid, and passionate pioneer who is still in the trenches.

February 14, 2020

A Couple in China on Living (and Cooking) Under Coronavirus Lockdown

欧洲杯投注Chris Thomas and Stephanie Li, who run a popular YouTube channel on Chinese cooking, explain how they have been buying and preparing food in the city of Shunde.

February 14, 2020

The Polar Explorer Colin O’Brady and the Problem with “Firsts”

O’Brady completed what was billed as the first solo unsupported, unassisted crossing of Antarctica. But a new article has questioned the specifics of his journey.

February 14, 2020
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“High Fidelity” and “Party of Five” Reboot Nineties Landmarks

欧洲杯投注Hulu’s show, starring Zoë Kravitz, is look-book television, while the Freeform series is unexpectedly moving.

The Terror and the Fascination of Pompeii

Pliny’s eyewitness account of the 79 A.D. Vesuvius eruption tells us what happened, but the archeological remains conjure with agonizing intimacy the lives of those who perished.

The In-Your-Face Paintings of Peter Saul

欧洲杯投注His cartoony style and subjects exalt sensation as an end in itself.

When Historical Fiction Goes Magical

The novelist Daniel Kehlmann evokes an era of doctrinal fervor—and brings to life a mythical trickster.

Goings On About Town

Kochi’s Korean Tasting Menu Offers Everyday Indulgence on a Skewer

欧洲杯投注At this relatively reasonably priced restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, luxury-ingredient upgrades are largely unnecessary.

The New York Philharmonic Honors the Nineteenth Amendment

For “Project 19,” a multiyear series commemorating the amendment’s passage, the Phil commissioned works from nineteen distinguished women composers.

Leo Has Its Finger on the Pulse

Serving up heirloom beans, pillowy lasagna, and pizza with naturally fermented dough, this Williamsburg restaurant presents a snapshot of our current culinary moment.

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The Visceral Satisfactions of a Disabled Photographer’s Gaze

Joey Solomon’s photographs mount a formal challenge to the cultural law that compels disabled people to imagine themselves otherwise.

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Podcasts

Louis C.K.’s Return to the Stage

欧洲杯投注Hilton Als talks about what a performer who committed misconduct owes to his audience. And, in the Presidential race, will any of the Democratic front-runners attract enough black voters to win?

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欧洲杯投注The writer Julian Lucas on whether controversial Underground Railroad simulations confront the country’s darkest history or trivialize its gravest traumas.