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Sacha Baron Cohen Is Duping Republicans. Is He the James O’Keefe of the Left?

Sacha Baron Cohen Is Duping Republicans. Is He the James O’Keefe of the Left?

Philip Van Cleave, a gun-rights advocate, in a “Who Is America?” segment about training young children to use guns.

‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Says Debate Around Apu Is ‘Tainted’

‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Says Debate Around Apu Is ‘Tainted’

Matt Groening at his production office in Santa Monica, Calif.

Bringing a 5Pointz Vibe to Lower Manhattan

Bringing a 5Pointz Vibe to Lower Manhattan

Pedestrians walk past a public mural project at 2 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Top, Vesey mural by Chinon Maria and Sebastian Mitre; below, Brolga’s work.

As the Frick Expands, New York City Music Suffers

As the Frick Expands, New York City Music Suffers

The harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani at the Frick Collection’s music room, which will be converted into an art gallery as part of the museum’s planned expansion and renovation.

Cardi B Is a New Rap Celebrity Loyal to Rap’s Old Rules on ‘Invasion of Privacy’

Cardi B Is a New Rap Celebrity Loyal to Rap’s Old Rules on ‘Invasion of Privacy’

Cardi B shows off her flexibility and range on “Invasion of Privacy,” taking and doling out punches on one track while rapping about her fragile heart on the next.

Arthur Mitchell, Ballet’s ‘Grandfather of Diversity’

Arthur Mitchell, Ballet’s ‘Grandfather of Diversity’

Arthur Mitchell at Columbia’s Lenfest Center for the Arts on 129th Street, where “Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer” opens on Jan. 13.

David Zwirner Proposes ‘Tax’ on Large Galleries at Art Fairs

David Zwirner Proposes ‘Tax’ on Large Galleries at Art Fairs

The gallery owner David Zwirner said he would be willing to pay more at art fairs if it would help smaller galleries participate.

Bringing ‘Doctor Atomic’ to the Birthplace of the Bomb

Bringing ‘Doctor Atomic’ to the Birthplace of the Bomb

The test bomb in the Santa Fe production will not be an exact replica of the original, but a reflective sphere, representative of all nuclear weapons.

‘Jessica Jones’ Episode 5: I’ve Seen Heroes

‘Jessica Jones’ Episode 5: I’ve Seen Heroes

Krysten Ritter in “Jessica Jones.”

Was Australopithecus an Artist?

Was Australopithecus an Artist?

A hand ax from Niger, included in the Nasher Sculpture Center’s new exhibition “First Sculpture.”

Painting That Hung in a Chicago Convention Center Brings Unexpected Windfall

Painting That Hung in a Chicago Convention Center Brings Unexpected Windfall

“Past Times” by Kerry James Marshall sold Wednesday night for $21.1 million at Sotheby’s, generating a windfall for a Chicago agency.

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Anna Netrebko in her first performance of the role of Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday. Her husband, the tenor Yusif Eyvazov, sang the role of Mario.

Is This the Golden Age of Drag? Yes. And No.

Is This the Golden Age of Drag? Yes. And No.

Horrorchata, left, and Merrie Cherry, onstage at Metropolitan in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for that bar’s 15th anniversary party in November.

In Venice, Center of Cruising, a Biennale Show About Hooking Up

In Venice, Center of Cruising, a Biennale Show About Hooking Up

The Cruising Pavilion on the periphery of the Venice Architecture Biennale offers a cultural study of nonnautical cruising: gay hookups. Scarlet lamplight gives the space the ambience of an illicit cathedral. In a staged event, the floor was scattered with condoms.

Now at MoMA, a Work That Fidel Castro Banned 18 Years Ago

Now at MoMA, a Work That Fidel Castro Banned 18 Years Ago

Tania Bruguera’s “Untitled (Havana, 2000),” at the Museum of Modern Art, features live performance.


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