Arts & Lifestyles in America

Does ‘Three Billboards’ Say Anything About America? Well …

9 hours 54 min ago
The movie thinks it’s saying something profound about human nature and America. But really, it’s off key about so many things.

Review: ‘The Final Year,’ a Countdown for Obama-Era Diplomacy

10 hours 24 sec ago
Diplomats travel from one trouble spot to the next in “The Final Year,” a look at the waning days of the Obama administration.

Review: ‘Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story’ Exposes a Wildlife Massacre

10 hours 24 sec ago
The documentary looks at the mass killings of kangaroos for pet-food companies, leather processors and ranchers in Australia.

Review: ‘The Banishment,’ a Sophomore Feature Resurrected

10 hours 24 sec ago
The second film from the Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev finally gets a New York run.

Review: ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Chases a Girl and Her Broomstick

10 hours 24 sec ago
A charming children’s entertainment with hints of Miyazaki and “Harry Potter.”

Review: ‘Mama Africa’ Remembers the Life of Miriam Makeba

10 hours 41 sec ago
The documentary presents a highlight reel of crucial events from the South African singer and activist’s life.

Review: In ‘The Road Movie,’ Russian Highways Are the Final Frontier

10 hours 44 sec ago
This documentary is compiled entirely from Russian dashboard camera videos.

Review: Nicolas Cage Goes Homicidally Nuts in ‘Mom and Dad’

10 hours 45 sec ago
In this morbid satire about parents trying to kill their kids, Mr. Cage has plenty of opportunity to go full him.

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Weighs In on the Claims Against Aziz Ansari

11 hours 47 min ago
Ms. Bee said that Mr. Ansari, the actor and author of “Modern Romance: An Investigation,” ought to have noticed if he was making his date uncomfortable.

Men Dominate French Theater, but Talented Women Abound

11 hours 54 min ago
The proportion of French plays written and directed by women is low. But four Paris productions show a great diversity of talent.

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Portlandia’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:00
“Portlandia” returns for its eighth and final season. And the new Paramount Network offers a lip-sync tribute to Michael Jackson.

American Crime Story: ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Season Premiere: Someone Really Special

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:30
The season probes the motives of Andrew Cunanan, the serial killer who murdered the fashion designer in 1997.

What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:11
Rethinking the art made in the wake of the Holocaust, celebrating the new with Raphaela Simon’s stripes and filing away the quotidian in Yasuo Ihara’s boxes.

‘Fire and Fury’ May Be Coming to a Screen Near You

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:45
Endeavor Content has acquired the rights to Michael Wolff’s No. 1 best-selling book. But no TV network or film studio is attached to the project.

Review: African Masterpieces With the Grace of Kings

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:18
A show of royal crests from Cameroon brings you face to face (and soul to soul) with African sculpture.

Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Richard Jenkins Reads ‘In My Fantasy, I Caught Up to Reality’

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:12
On this week’s podcast, the “Shape of Water” actor reads an essay about how running away from your problems can sometimes lead to an answer.

After 50 Years, Israel Philharmonic Names a New Conductor

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:28
Zubin Mehta, leaving after half a century, gives his baton to a 29-year-old Israeli conductor with a growing international career: Lahav Shani.

Review: ‘Tall’ Is a Little Movie About How Buildings Got So Big

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:00
The competing legacies of two pioneering Chicago architects frame a documentary’s exploration of the modern American cityscape.

The Carpetbagger: Why James Franco Could Easily Get a Best Actor Nomination

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:39
The star of “The Disaster Artist” faces accusations of sexually exploitative behavior, but the news broke after many academy members had already voted.

#SpeakingInDance: Like a Prayer

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:22
The New York City Ballet principal Maria Kowroski dances the opening of George Balanchine’s “Mozartiana.”