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  1. theater review
    Theater Review: 43 Years On, for colored girls… Returns to the PublicNtozake Shange’s groundbreaking dance-play-poetry hybrid, staged anew a year after her death.
  2. tv review
    In Stage Fright, Jenny Slate Shows Us HerselfThe comedian gets personal in her new Netflix special.
  3. tv review
    Modern Love Is All Heart, No SoulIn Amazon’s anthology adaptation of the New York Times column, love is vacuum-sealed from the murkier dynamics that shape our lives.
  4. theater review
    There Is a Party, Everyone Is There: David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway’American Utopia’ is “a concert so beautifully and completely choreographed that it’s also a dance piece.”
  5. movie review
    The Lighthouse Is About the Horror of RoommatesMermaids, hallucinations, bodily fluids — in Robert Eggers’s movie, the most frightening thing of all is having to share your space with someone.
  6. movie review
    Even If You Don’t Love Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, You’ll Love That It ExistsFor extratextual reasons, support your local Nazi comedy.
  7. theater review
    Theater Review: The Sound Inside Just Keeps Looking at ItselfAdam Rapp’s play, starring Mary-Louise Parker, can’t get out of its own head.
  8. theater review
    Theater Review: Little Shop of Horrors Is a Bouquet With BiteA superior combo: Big-Broadway talent, community-theater energy.
  9. theater review
    Theater Review: Teen Perseus Alights on West 48th in The Lightning ThiefThe YA novels come to Broadway, exuberantly.
  10. tv review
    Watchmen’s Extremist Superhero Dystopia Succeeds on Sheer NerveDamon Lindelof’s follow-up series extends the landmark comic’s complex politics into an alternate present riven by racism and class anxiety.
  11. movie review
    Stop Trying to Make Zombieland: Double Tap HappenThis sequel to Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone’s 2009 Zombieland has been in the works forever — but, watching it, it’s hard to understand why.
  12. theater review
    Theater Review: Trying to Locate The Rose TattooLesser Tennessee Williams, starring Marisa Tomei.
  13. podcasts
    Radiotopia’s Excellent Passenger List Is About More Than a Missing PlaneThe fiction podcast looks at what happens when grief meets conspiracy theory.
  14. movie review
    Gemini Man Is Not a Great Action Movie, But It Is a Weirdly Tender OneWill Smith is less interesting in his action sequences than in his curiously melancholy scenes with his de-aged self.
  15. movie review
    Parasite Is an Acid-Black Comedy That Eats at the MindAt the heart of Bong Joon-ho’s latest film is the most gnawing evolutionary fear of all.
  16. theater review
    Theater Review: When Middle Age Goes Rough, in Linda VistaTracy Letts finds emotional vulnerability in a nearly wrecked man.
  17. tv review
    Mr. Robot’s Final Season Brings a Unique Vision Into FocusSeason four of the cyberthriller is a virtuosic culmination of everything creator Sam Esmail has built to date.
  18. theater review
    Theater Review: A Pop-Song Master Delivers The Wrong ManSongs by Ross Golan, belted out by Joshua Henry.
  19. theater review
    Theater Review: Deep in Red America with Heroes of the Fourth Turning“Will Arbery’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning is so frighteningly well written, it’s hard to write about.”
  20. movie review
    Let’s Talk About the Other Creepy Clown MovieThere are Joker fans, and then there are the disciples of Wrinkles the Clown.
  21. theater review
    Theater Review: Slave Play Nearly Demands a Conversation. So We Had One.As Jeremy O. Harris’s play transfers to Broadway.
  22. theater review
    Theater Review: Freestyle Love Supreme May Not Be Theater, But It’s a BlastA loose, fun hip-hop-comedy-improv night with Lin-Manuel and friends.
  23. pfw spring 2020
    Chanel’s Reality, Louis Vuitton’s FantasyHow grounded should fashion be?
  24. theater review
    Theater Review: The Great-Man Theory of The Great SocietyThe sequel to All the Way goes waist-deep into the big muddy, and then some.
  25. pfw spring 2020
    Clothes You Can Hold OntoFrom Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, collections with an emphasis on lasting value.
  26. movie review
    Joker Is One Unpleasant Note Played Louder and LouderJoaquin Phoenix is impressive, but the film panders to selfish, small-minded feelings of resentment.
  27. pfw spring 2020
    Balenciaga’s Great JokeThe latest, polarizing collection was hopeful in its own funny way.
  28. pfw spring 2020
    Legacy and Leather at Comme des Garçons, Hermès, GivenchyPlus Thom Browne, Altuzarra, and Valentino.
  29. pfw spring 2020
    Celine Goes CountryAnd Rick Owens considers his Mexican heritage.
  30. pfw spring 2020
    Fashion Plays NiceDries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix form a partnership for the ages.
  31. theater review
    Theater Review: At the Armory, a Mesmerizingly Japanese AntigoneSatoshi Miyagi strips away the usual chest-beating from Sophocles’ ancient play.
  32. pfw spring 2020
    Margiela’s Ode to OptimismPlus, Patou returns after three decades.
  33. theater review
    Theater Review: Mothers, Where the Apocalypse Feels FamiliarAnna Moench’s play does racial strife with a twist.
  34. pfw spring 2020
    Seeing the Forest for the TreesAt Dior, Marine Serre, and Telfar, the overall message was bigger than the details.
  35. theater review
    Theater Review: Slight Drama and Great Performances in The Height of the StormEileen Atkins: whoa.
  36. theater review
    Theater Review: The Moral Downshift of Our Dear Dead Drug LordA troubling play with an even more troubling message.
  37. opera review
    A Gorgeous Porgy and Bess, Its Flaws Intact, at the Metropolitan OperaAll those musical superpowers on the Met’s stage make Porgy as easy to love as it is hard to swallow.
  38. theater review
    Reviews: Unmagical Realism in Runboyrun, In Old Age, and SundayThree new plays that stay in familiar rooms.
  39. lfw spring 2020
    The Highs and Lows of London Fashion WeekThe British designers dug in and went big. The results were mixed.
  40. theater review
    Theater Review: Wives, in Four Exuberant Feminist ConversationsImagined talk between queens and mistresses, Martha Gellhorn and Mary Hemingway, and more.
  41. tv review
    Ken Burns’s Country Music Is Powerful, Beautiful, and Somehow Still IncompleteThe 16-hour, eight-part series doesn’t have as firm a handle on the big-picture stuff as it wants you to think.
  42. nyfw spring 2020
    Marc Jacobs’s American PanoramaThe designer’s joyous show expressed not only how to dress in 2020 but also how to be.
  43. nyfw spring 2020
    In Fashion, You Can’t Tread WaterEvolution at Eckhaus Latta, Oscar de la Renta, and Proenza Schouler.
  44. nyfw spring 2020
    Tom Ford Takes the SubwayPlus minimalism at The Row and Zero + Maria Cornejo, and sublime silliness at Vaquera.
  45. nyfw spring 2020
    Kerby Jean-Raymond Flouts Convention at Pyer MossThe talent and ideas on his engaging runway deserve a wider presence in the world.
  46. restaurant review
    Rezdôra Pays Homage to Emilia-Romagna, One of Italy’s Most Delicious RegionsIt’s a destination for rich pastas, but the sleeper might be the salumi plates.
  47. nyfw spring 2020
    Ralph Lauren and His ClubIt takes scale and drama to make something feel truly exclusive these days.
  48. nyfw spring 2020
    Is Fashion Entering a New Aristocratic Age?Rarefied fantasies for the very few.
  49. theater review
    Theater Review: A Tight New BetrayalTom Hiddleston stars [long pause] in the Pinter revival.
  50. theater review
    Theater Review: The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Free Public HerculesThe Disney movie musical is onstage for a one-week run in the park.
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