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Tom Brady became Tom Brady in 2007

In his first six seasons as the team’s starter, Brady had established a consistent baseline of success: about 300 completions...

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Why we love the bouffant

The bouffant is back! The hairstyle, known for its round shape, with hair swept off the face and shellacked into...

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Flamenco dancers who ‘move between genders’

“Where A dancer in a long red dress stands alone in the darkness, facing away from the audience. A keening...

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Met Museum prepares for $100 million loss and closure till July

Looking at lost revenue, together with carrying costs, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of America’s strongest cultural institutions, estimates...

‘We are in crisis mode,’ said Rocky Cirino, managing director of Altamarea Group, which runs 10 restaurants, of which five in New York.

Restaurants struggle to respond to coronavirus

Business is down by 20% across the US from a year ago, by 30% in New York City and by...

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Fashion’s coronavirus ‘patient zero’ speaks

Just over a week ago, Michael Burke, the chief executive of Louis Vuitton, stood in the darkened space in Paris...

Halberstadt considered his grandfather, who was a member of Stalin’s security detail for over a decade, to be ‘the moral equal of a Gestapo officer’. Reuters

Writing a family memoir when your grandfather was Stalin’s bodyguard

Halberstadt recalls travelling from New York to Ukraine in 2004, to meet his grandfather who survived countless purges to live...

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Colin Donnell and Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Merrily We Roll Along’.

It’s not the music. It’s not the lyrics. It’s the drama

“Where you going?” a man asks the woman leaving his bed one morning — possibly expecting her to say, “to...

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Broadway, symbol of NY resilience, shuts down amid virus threat

Facing a widening coronavirus pandemic and new limitations on large gatherings, the industry said it was suspending all plays and...

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Eva Szekely dies at 92; survived holocaust to win Olympic gold

Eva Szekely, an Olympic champion swimmer and an athletic hero in her home country of Hungary, narrowly escaped being murdered...

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Two pianists test the meaning of virtuosity

What constitutes virtuosity? It’s a commonplace, yet problematic, word in classical music. It generally refers to a performer’s technical prowess,...

The front page of the new issue of satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo entitled ‘C’est Reparti’ (‘Here we go again’), displayed at a kiosk in Nice on February 25, 2015. REUTERS

Charlie Hebdo massacre and a long road to recovery

Philippe Lançon, who was among the wounded in the terrorist attack, recounts the massacre and traces its aftermath in his...

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‘Girl From the North Country’ Review: Bob Dylan’s Amazing Grace

A nation is broken. Life savings have vanished overnight. Home as a place you thought you would live forever no...

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When the show must go on, even amid a coronavirus outbreak

While the outbreak has taken a big toll on the arts world in terms of closed venues and cancelled events,...

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At New York City Ballet, swans use grit to find glory

You don’t look at New York City Ballet and think to yourself: “Ah, swans.” Even though there are full-length ballets...

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How to buy wine: Five questions to ask

You don’t have to be an expert to drink well. But it helps to be honest with yourself about goals,...

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For Hilary Mantel, there’s no time like the past

Hilary Mantel has a recurring anxiety dream that takes place in a library. She finds a book with some scrap...

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Roger Federer to miss French Open after knee surgery

Roger Federer announced Thursday that he had undergone surgery on his right knee and would miss a series of tournaments,...

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The culinary couple who built a British empire

The young woman at the next table didn’t take off her shirt during the high-speed guitar riff of Fleetwood Mac’s...

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Pongo turns her struggles into pop

At an intimate recent gig to celebrate the release of a new EP, Angolan-Portuguese pop star Pongo punctured the air...

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In Coal Country, memories from a mining tragedy live on

Six years after the explosion that killed 29 coal miners in West Virginia, family members and co-workers of the dead...

‘Pneumatic Drilling’ by Diego Rivera, left, and ‘The Driller’ by Harold Lehman

How Mexico’s muralists lit a fire under US artists

From floated proposal to finished product, “Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945” at the Whitney Museum of American...

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Marc Jacobs and the Monumental Dream of New York

NEW YORK: With the last show on the last day of the New York collections, Marc Jacobs finally gave shape...

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As virus tightens grip on China, the art world feels the squeeze

Movie theatres have closed, art fairs have been cancelled and orchestra performances called off as the coronavirus epidemic has curtailed...