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“The Phoenix Years”: Celebrating Chinese Artists’ Persistence

Madeleine O'Dea's new history examines China's post-Mao creative life.

3D Opera “Blank Out” Tells Human Story Using Technology

The 3D video in Michel van der Aa’s chamber opera “Blank Out” is no gimmick.

“The Sense of the Past”: Henry James’s Rickety WABAC Machine

The unfinished, posthumously published 1917 novel transports its hero back to 1820.

Sarah Goldhagen: How Built Forms Form Us

Goldhagen discusses the science of architecture's powerful effects on human beings.

“After Andy”: When a Former London “It” Girl Went Warhol

In her memoir, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni also tells tales of Pinter, Jagger and Lagerfeld.

At JFK’s Centenary, Historian Steven Watts Views a Mixed Legacy

"JFK and the Masculine Mystique" looks at how extreme male energy branded the early 1960s.

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, Sittin’ in a Stoppard Tree

Radcliffe still has that puckish quality he's always had -- and it serves him well.

Courting Chekhov: Cate Blanchett on Broadway

Richard Roxburgh, womanizer. Cate Blanchett, womanized.

“The Front Page”: Broadway’s Big Banner Headline

Nathan Lane heads a superb cast examining Jazz Age chicanery.

Rachel Weisz Delivers Plenty (and Then Some)

The endlessly complex and elusive Susan Traherne remains a grueling and epic role.

Theater Critic Frank Rizzo Balances Head and Heart

"A little self-doubt, humor or humility can give an opinion authenticity."

11th Hour Party People: Monstah Black’s “Hyperbolic!”

The queer multidisciplinary performance is the centerpiece of HOT! Festival.

“She Loves Me” Blooming Once Again on Broadway

...and this critic loves it.

Does “Fiddler” on Broadway Meddle with the Shtetl?

This "Fiddler" is forever.

No Regrets: Edith Piaf’s Centennial Gala

An all-star lineup celebrated the chanteuse’s powerful legacy.

How to Write about a Terrible Performance

Critic James Jorden demonstrates a constructive way to loathe a performance.

Fascinating “Birdman” Flies, But Doesn’t Soar

Michael Keaton stars in Alejandro González Iñárritu's very meta movie.

Robert Gober Gets Uncanny at MoMA

The artist's 40-year retrospective shows the complexity and depth of his work.

Mature Buddies Leisurely “Land Ho!” in Iceland

A beautiful movie about life's uncertainty for two aging friends.

Book Explores Engaged Participation in “American Fun”

John Beckman takes a broad, diverse look at the playfulness driving American culture.