David Gordon, a Wizard of Movement and Words, Dies at 85

For that dance, Mr. Gordon was inspired by seeing drug addicts nod off in the streets. “You couldn’t believe that they weren’t going to fall on their heads,” he said. “And then they didn’t, and it would take awhile, and then they would suddenly start again.” It was a productive time for him. “The Matter” … Read more

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US Study Finds Further Regulation of the Art Market Not Needed Now

Addressing concerns that the art market has become a ripe setting for illicit financial transactions, the Treasury Department released a study on Friday that said that, while it had identified some vulnerabilities, it does not recommend immediate government intervention to install further regulations. The study cited some evidence of money laundering using high-end art, mentioning, … Read more

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Jason Epstein, Editor and Publishing Innovator, Is Dead at 93

Some who followed Mr. Epstein’s career saw a contradiction between his left-leaning politics – often apparent in his own writing for The New York Review of Books – and his love of luxury: Montecristo cigars, custom-made shoes, fine food and, for his home libraries in Lower Manhattan and Sag Harbor, mainly hardcover books. He saw … Read more

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Smithsonian Names First Director of Museum of the American Latino

The National Museum of the American Latino, a new Smithsonian institution, is at least a decade away from opening. As of yet, it has no budget. No building. No collection. But it now has its first permanent director, Jorge Zamanillo. “I’m excited to lead an institution that will present a complete picture of diverse Latino … Read more

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For a Composer at 90, There’s Nothing but Time

Éliane Radigue lives and works in a second-floor apartment in the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris. A weeping fig tree looms above her head of lei; across the loft-like room are three large windows adorned with house plants. The windows face a school across the street which, she wrote in a recent email, “gives its rhythm … Read more

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Watch Time Stand Still in ‘The Worst Person in the World’

In “Anatomy of a Scene,” we ask directors to reveal the secrets that go into making key scenes in their movies. See new episodes in the series on Fridays. You can also watch our collection of more than 150 videos on YouTube and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Ever wish you could put a pause … Read more

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Despite the Dire Housing Picture, the South Bronx Sees a Way Forward.

Good news is hard to come by on the housing front. The eviction moratorium has expired. Experts now predict skyrocketing home prices may rise indefinitely. According to a Pew study, more American adults today consider affordable housing a major worry in their communities than crime, drugs or Covid-19. And no wonder. The lack of affordable … Read more

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