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A New Musical — And Its Audience — Grapple With Asian Identity, Through K-Pop

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:00am

The show's plot and very existence provokes larger questions around race, representation and casting.

(Image credit: Ben Arons/Courtesy of KPOP)

We Are What We Wear: Exhibition Examines Clothing That Changed The World

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

A new exhibition at New York's MoMA explores the social history of clothing items like flip-flops ("a humble masterpiece," according to one curator) and the white T-shirt.

(Image credit: Courtesy Shutterstock/SFIO CRACHO/ The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

'Blade Runner 2049' And The Theaters That Shake Your Groove Thing For You

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:00am

A recent encounter with new theater technologies demonstrated that it's not always a good thing when technological advancements make the experience more, as they say, "immersive."

(Image credit: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

No Shortlist Of Nominees For The Nobel Prize In Literature

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 3:47pm

Every year, speculation spreads from the literati to the betting houses and every year many of the same names turn up on the list of potential winners.

New Muhammad Ali Biography Reveals A Flawed Rebel Who Loved Attention

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 1:25pm

"I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," says biographer Jonathan Eig. "He was a human being, and he was deeply flawed, but ... he had the spirit of a rebel."

(Image credit: Kent Gavin/Getty Images)

'Tenements, Towers & Trash' Brings Clean Lines To The City Of Failure

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 9:00am

Julia Wertz's loving, obsessively detailed visual history of the less-distinguished corners of New York City celebrates charming flops, long-gone businesses and dusty corners where dreams go to die.

(Image credit: Black Dog & Leventhal)

Here Are The Finalists For The 2017 National Book Awards

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 7:56am

The National Book Foundation winnowed the list of contenders for its literary prize to just 20 — or five finalists each in four categories. Among them are Jesmyn Ward, Min Jin Lee and Frank Bidart.

(Image credit: Abhi Sharma/Flickr)

'Greater Gotham' Is A Great Big Book For A Great Big City

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:00am

The second volume in Mike Wallace's Pulitzer-winning history of New York City weighs in at over six pounds — and every ounce is packed with fascinating detail about the city that never sleeps.

(Image credit: Oxford University Press)




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