Malik B., Longtime Member of the Roots, Is Dead at 47

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 16:19
He brought his understatedly gritty lyrics and cadence to the band during its formative years. After he went solo, he dropped in on a few Roots albums.
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Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’: Let’s Discuss

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 16:04
Six critics on the visual album rooted in her “Lion King”-inspired record “The Gift,” a grand statement of African-diaspora pride and creative power.
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Alan Parker, Versatile Film Director, Is Dead at 76

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:55
“Midnight Express” and “Mississippi Burning” brought him Oscar nominations, and many of his other films, including “Fame,” were acclaimed.
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Where to Stream Alan Parker’s Best Movies

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:43
Though he may not have stamped a specific style on his work, he brought an intelligence and professionalism to each film, whether musicals or dark dramas.
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‘Are You Up on Dominic Fike Yet?’

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:21
The singer-songwriter-rapper’s new album, “What Could Possibly Go Wrong,” drops on Friday. Watch how he landed a multimillion-dollar record deal, a world tour and the arena-size expectations of the pop-music industry in a new Times documentary on FX and Hulu.
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The Unschooled Artists

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:49
Taking lessons in creativity from my kids.
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Steven Soderbergh and Amy Seimetz Made the Pandemic Movies of the Moment

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:00
His 2011 “Contagion” and her new thriller “She Dies Tomorrow” have added resonance now. “Why is this kind of imagery so compelling?” Soderbergh asked.
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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Amazon and More in August

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 13:24
Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are our picks for August.
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The Most Soothing Man on TikTok

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 13:24
By slowing down and soaking it all in, Larry Scott makes the whole TikTok experience … nice.
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Stabbed in the Convent, Murdered in the Yard

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 13:12
In the newest batch of crime novels, bodies accumulate at a rather alarming rate.
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5 Things to Know About Shakuntala Devi

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:58
A film about the Indian mathematics genius is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Here are five facts to get you more familiar.
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Comfort Viewing: Why I Still Love ‘The Goldbergs’

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:21
The period sitcom about a Jewish family in the ’80s has for seven seasons been a weekly gift of old-fashioned zingers.
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Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ Is an ‘Instant American Classic’ About Our Abiding Sin

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:13
Wilkerson’s new book makes unsettling comparisons between India’s treatment of its untouchables, Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews and America’s treatment of African-Americans.
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Muppet Meta Mania, Revived for the Streaming Era

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:00
The Muppets were made of, by and for TV. Two new shows, “Muppets Now” on Disney+ and “The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo” on HBO Max, reimagine the media-savvy furry friends for a new age.
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Randonautica: What Is It and Are the Stories Real?

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:54
An app that generates coordinates for adventurers claims to turn your thoughts into reality. TikTok and YouTube creators want you to believe it — but you shouldn’t.
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Provincetown: Go for the Mask Compliance, Stay for a Show

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:39
In this gay haven known for its nightlife, the crowds are smaller this summer. And the nightclubs are closed. But by the pool, the show goes on.
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Dobby Dobson, Versatile Jamaican Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 78

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:04
Best known for his hit “I’m a Loving Pauper,” he was a significant figure in the evolution of Jamaican music. He died of the coronavirus.
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Review: A Sci-Fi Classic Featuring a Multiverse of Stooges

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:01
In “The 7th Voyage of Egon Tichy,” an experimental theater lab operating from a closet adapts a timely tale about the solitude of cramped quarters.
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Why the Working Class Votes Against Its Economic Interests

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:00
Two new books, Robert B. Reich’s “The System” and Zephyr Teachout’s “Break ’Em Up,” examine the impact of economic inequality in America.
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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’

NYT Arts - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:34
Killer robots may not seem like soothing fare, but unlike real life, the world’s horrors come to an end when the movie does.
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