Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa’s Sensual Crew, and 10 More New Songs

The first taste of Megan Thee Stallion’s upcoming album is another sultry collaboration with another female star. But this time around, Megan sounds more like a visitor to Dua Lipa territory, on a track that highlights Lipa’s hook and harnesses the sleek, radio-ready sheen of her hit album “Future Nostalgia.” . As always, though, Megan … Read more

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Ukraine’s architectural treasures risk destruction

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine brought vivid images of human tragedy to witnesses around the world: thousands of civilians killed and injured; broken families, as mothers and children seek refuge while fathers and other men remain to defend their country; and millions of refugees who have already fled to neighboring countries after only two weeks of … Read more

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Alec Baldwin Seeks to Avoid Responsibility in Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting

Alec Baldwin gave his most detailed account yet of the murder of a cinematographer on the set of the movie “Rust” last year in an arbitration request his lawyers filed on Friday against his fellow producers, claiming that his contract protected him from financial responsibility in his death and seeking coverage for his legal expenses. … Read more

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A novelist evokes a real family of actors and a famous assassin

It doesn’t take long before tragedy strikes. Childhood in the 19th century was never without the shadow of death, after all, and the Booths are not spared: “Sixteen years pass. The family grows, shrinks, grows. In 1838, the children are nine in number, counting the one who is about to arrive and the four who … Read more

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‘Carpeaux Recast’: a sculptural gem with a knotted story

Traditional museums are literally places of conservation. They are designed to freeze objects in time, to protect them from change. Too often, the conservative impulse extends to institutional thinking, which leaves cultural ideals and values ​​embodied in objects embalmed in beauty and grandeur, and left there. In reality, of course, everything about art changes all … Read more

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Review: Taboo! Painted a Valentine’s Day in New York

“Stop walking around the house and take off that ridiculous outfit.” Those words, says artist Stephen Tashjian, were often directed to his Armenian-American childhood home in Leicester, Mass., when he was already a young professional puppeteer as well as a busy multitasker. They were prophetic because in the early 1980s, fresh out of art school … Read more

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11 new books we recommend this week

I WAS BETTER LAST NIGHT: A Memoir, by Harvey Fierstein. (Knopf, $30.) In his memoir, actor, writer and accomplished New Yawker Fierstein reflects on his childhood in Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst neighborhood, his early experiences with dressing up and pretending (he now admits he was a “kid of 7 ans gender warrior”) and his resounding successes in … Read more

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Remembering Avicii as you enter his bewildering world

STOCKHOLM — Visitors filed one by one into a darkened 6ft by 12ft room at the Space exhibition center here last Friday, where they were greeted by a mix of jingles and confusing noises: camera clicks, cheers of the audience, the roar of airplane engines. Strobe lights bounced off a ceiling-height screen showing car interiors, … Read more

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