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Review: Khashoggi doc 'The Dissident' is essential viewing

It’s hard to decide what’s most shocking in “The Dissident,” Bryan Fogel’s urgent, gripping new documentary about the horrific murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Of course, t...

Review: Carey Mulligan mesmerizes in ‘Promising Young Woman’

Is it a #MeToo-era revenge thriller? A 21st-century “Fatal Attraction”? A candy-colored feminist polemic, to strains of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears? A black comedy? A comic tragedy? ...

A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season

Of all the artists whose livelihoods have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, dancers have been among those hit hardest. They depend on a live audience to do their work, of ...

Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime

And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Oh, wait. This was 2020. The year everything stopped cold. Well, not really. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds...

Review: Streep invites us on a pleasing, meandering ride

It’s safe to say this isn't a great time for the cruise ship industry. Given that obvious fact, Cunard is likely to be thrilled that a new movie has come out which takes place — or 9...

Review: 'Ma Rainey' is Boseman's final, perhaps finest gift

Chadwick Boseman surges onto the screen as fast-talking trumpeter Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” like a man on an electrified tightrope -- balancing precariously between hope and cynicism, humor ...

Proenza designers reflect on getting off the 'hamster wheel'

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York was grinding to a halt in the spring, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the designers behind Proenza Schouler, were a world away, trekking in Patagonia. They came back ...

Women crucial to Biden's win, even as gender gap held steady

Ask Virginia voter Mary Hayes why Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump, and she does not hesitate. “Women won this election!” says Hayes, 56, a mother of three and Biden supporter from Le...

Review: Robbie's glamour cuts through dust in 'Dreamland'

Dust, dust and more dust. The parched Texas landscape of “Dreamland,” Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s Depression-era drama, is chock full of the toxic gray stuff, which billows across fields and coats everyt...

Sans gala or red carpet, a stylish fashion show at the Met

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual hoopla around the celebrity-studded Met Gala is so intense, it's often forgotten who the real star is: the fashion exhibit inside. This year, it's the only...

Tiler Peck missed dancing onstage. She went and found one.

When Tiler Peck started giving Instagram ballet classes from her mom's kitchen in California this spring — a way of staying in shape and keeping in touch with dance fans — she initially thought maybe ...

Time's Up study: Many who report harassment face retaliation

Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from ...

Review: Spike Lee, David Byrne take us on a hypnotic journey

Ever since the pandemic darkened theaters earlier this year, sending the entire performing arts world into a catastrophic state of limbo, we’ve seen all manner of creative virtual substitutes: Digital...

Q&A: Copeland looks to her youth in new kids book 'Bunheads'

NEW YORK (AP) — Misty Copeland has long told the story of the childhood ballet teacher who recognized her talent and took the young dancer, then 13, from the cramped motel room she was living in to st...

The 'Pandemmys' were weird and sometimes wonderful

It was Regina King, winning her fourth career Emmy on Sunday, who perhaps summed up the proceedings the most succinctly — and accurately: “This is freaking weird." Why, yes, being ha...