Rina Lazo, Muralist Who Worked With Diego Rivera, Dies at 96

The next year Rivera made “Glorious Victory,” a large portable mural that dramatizes the United States…

Ruth Anderson, Pioneering Electronic Composer, Dies at 91

Ruth Anderson, a groundbreaking electronic composer who created a relatively small but prescient body of work,…

Overlooked No More: Earl Tucker, a Dancer Known as ‘Snakehips’

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported…

‘Life Sucks.’ Theater Doesn’t. Your Picks for the Year’s Best

Where was “Hadestown”? That was one takeaway from New York Times readers when asked to tell…

Mary Mattingly Is Named Brooklyn Public Library’s Artist in Residence

Mary Mattingly, an artist whose work focuses on the ecological spaces and resources that people share,…

‘Soft Power’: When Political Art Walks a Very Fine Line

An ambitious survey of contemporary art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, “Soft Power”…

200 Years of Experience, and Still Learning Onstage

“I am rarely cast as an ingénue anymore,” Lois Smith was saying on Monday afternoon. It…

Fear and Fumbling: Brexit, Trump and the Nationalist Surge

“Nationalism Is Natural,” “England Changed Forever and Seeded America,” “We Always Sought to Spread Across the…

Review: A ‘Nutcracker’ Taps and Swings

Michelle Dorrance’s version, to the Ellington-Strayhorn jazz take on Tchaikovsky, has a joyful, friendly vibe if…

How the Grinch Stole Our Hearts

On Dec. 18, 1966, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” debuted on CBS. Based on the beloved…

Is Tinsel Canceled?

You want festive holiday décor. And you don’t want to damage the planet. Here’s how to…

The Oscars Will Soon Face a Best-Actor Bloodbath

Recent races for the best-actor Oscar have been awfully sleepy, as indisputable front-runners like Gary Oldman…