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Les Amazones d’Afrique, an alliance of West African singers, perform during Globalfest at the Copacabana in New York, Jan. 12, 2020. (Nina Westervelt/The New York Times)

At Globalfest, Rowdy Sounds From Around the World

A shrinking world, a growing potential audience, an ever-shifting definition of authenticity and the insatiable curiosity of musicians: Globalfest, the...

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In ‘Serious Noticing,’ James Wood Closely Reads Chekhov and Others—Including Himself

There are two voices in Serious Noticing, a recent collection of James Wood’s essays. One is the informed, professorial voice,...

The “bedsit,” the apartment’s main gathering place, at the former London home of Jimi Hendrix on Brook Street in Mayfair, London on April 22, 2019. (Andy Haslam/The New York Times)

Residence-turned-museum: A Jimi Hendrix experience in London

The months guitar pioneer Jimi Hendrix spent in London were pivotal in his meteoric rise. A new museum exhibit in...

Usha Prabakaran at home in Chennai, India on Dec. 10. 2019. (Saumya Khandelwal/The New York Times)

India’s ‘pickle queen’ preserves everything, including the past

Usha Prabakaran was at home, talking on the phone with a college friend, when she stopped making sense. Her speech...

Brazil’s Comandante Ferraz Research Station, opening this month, sits on the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and will be devoted to studying climate change. (Estudio 41 via The New York Times)

Aesthetics and efficiency: The coolest architecture on Earth is in Antarctica

Representatives from Brazil’s scientific community and government will head to Antarctica this month to inaugurate its new Comandante Ferraz Research...

Elizabeth Wurtzel in New Haven, Conn., Oct. 17, 2007.

Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation author, is dead at 52

Her startling 1994 memoir opened a dialogue about clinical depression and helped introduce an unsparing style of confessional writing that...

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On this night, old Hollywood holds off new

In a night of major upsets, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino’s ode to late 1960s-era Los...

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Italian Vogue won’t publish photos this month

What is a fashion magazine without photo shoots? Without those glossy images of models, photographed in glamorous locales and produced...

Shahidul Alam, the acclaimed Bangladeshi photojournalist and activist, at the Rubin Museum of Art, which is presenting “Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power,” his first museum retrospective in the United States, in New York, Nov. 8, 2019. (Christopher Gregor

Using his camera as a witness and weapon

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam’s images are not conventional representations of suffering and resistance. He is trying to break through the...

FabScrap in Brooklyn, where the sorting process is run by five employees and a handful of volunteers, many of whom are design students, on May 7, 2019. (John Taggart/The New York Times)

Can recycled rags fix fashion’s waste problem?

Tucked away in the bowels of the Brooklyn Army Terminal is a 4,000-square-foot warehouse filled from wall to wall and...

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Pop Music in 2019: An Escape From Isolation?

Music conjures spaces: churches, theaters, roadhouses, arenas, pubs, dance halls, living rooms, festival tents, and all sorts of clubs, from...

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In Gory, Majestic Fiction, a Hard Look at the Holocaust’s Stubborn Silences

Croatian writer Dasa Drndic is often described as a blend of Beckett, W.G. Sebald and Thomas Bernhard. But these comparisons...

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Facebook discovers fakes that show evolution of disinformation

AI could be used to create wide-scale disinformation campaigns has long been a fear of computer scientists.   Facebook said...

Ornette Coleman, a jazz legend, playing with his son's band, the Denardo Coleman Vibe, at a tribute concert dedicated to him in Brooklyn, June 12, 2014. (Christopher Gregory/The New York Times)

The decade in jazz: Ten definitive moments

At the end of the decade, where does jazz stand? Is it the proud tradition of America’s “classical music,” rooted...

In an image provided via Sotheby's, “L’Inondation à Port-Marly, route de Saint-Germain” (1872) by Alfred Sisley. (via Sotheby's via The New York Times)

A ‘Great Wealth Transfer’ is coming. What will it mean for art?

Between now and 2030, an estimated $15.4 trillion worth of assets will have been passed down the generations by the...

Soybeans are harvested outside of Salina, Kan., Nov. 2, 2018. (Christopher Smith/The New York Times)

Initial deal de-escalates trade war with China

However, the deal does little to resolve the United States’ biggest concerns about China’s trade practices.   WASHINGTON: When President Donald...

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One of India’s most original and controversial novelists

Perumal Murugan, after having famously committed ‘literary suicide’ in 2015, has returned with a parable about village life, written with...

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A (grudging) defence of the $120,000 banana

Maurizio Cattelan’s installation piece entitled Comedian, which was basically a banana duct-taped to a gallery wall at Art Basel Miami...

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Uber says, 3045 sexual assaults were reported in U.S. rides last year

Uber said Thursday that it had reports of 3,045 sexual assaults during its rides in the United States in 2018,...

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What’s the point of the Turner Prize, anyway?

It was a conclusion as sappy-sweet as the climax of “Mean Girls,” when Lindsay Lohan’s character breaks apart her homecoming...

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An enclosure of empty monuments and landmarks

In his debut novel, which blends historical truth with fiction, director and scriptwriter Khalid Mohamed tells the story of six...

The model Cheyann wears holiday makeup done by the makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, in Los Angeles, on 22 November. Kendrick BrinsonThe New York Times

When your makeup is the party

Rachel Goodwin, a makeup artist in Los Angeles, thinks we’re living through a rare makeup moment. “It hasn’t been this...

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When department stores were theater

After the hundreds of jobs going poof and the thus-far inadequate discounts, the saddest thing about the closure of Barneys...

Clive James at his home in Cambridge, England, on 25 September 2012. (Hazel ThompsonThe New York Times)

Clive James, literary critic who took his wit to TV, dies at 80

A literary critic of unusually wide range, poet and television personality, Clive James has died at the age of 80....