Category: Art

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Carol, Spotlight lead Golden Globes nominations

Todd Haynes’ 1950s romance “Carol” landed a leading five nominations, including best dramatic picture, in nominations for the 73rd annual Golden Globes. With four nods is Alejandro Inarritu’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning “Birdman”: the...

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The Best in Culture 2015: The Top Books of 2015

Photo Credit The New York Times In his posthumous book of essays, “And Yet …,” published this year, Christopher Hitchens criticized “the rebarbative notion that people should be more likely to buy and enjoy...

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‘The White Road,’ by Edmund de Waal

Photo A detail from an Edmund de Waal installation. Credit Mike Bruce/Gagosian Gallery A friend of mine inherited a ­Bavarian coffee set from her maternal great-­grandmother, a woman who fled Europe in the late...

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Reynolds says best performance yet to come

In a career spanning over 50 years, Burt Reynolds has played a macho man tackling rapids in a canoe, a driver evading police in a car chase across America’s south and a pornography filmmaker....

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Children’s Books: A Different World

Photo Credit From “Dare to Disappoint” With its irreverent title and minimalist yet bouncy visual style, “Dare to Disappoint,” Ozge Samanci’s graphic coming-of-age memoir, seems at a quick glance as though it might be...

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Spike Lee’s blistering Chi-Raq burns with rage

More alive than most of the year’s films put together, Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” is urgent agitprop that pulsates with unalloyed rage for the “self-inflicted genocide” of South Chicago and explodes with full-hearted (and gloriously...