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Theater’s New Glass Menageries

Some of the most innovative set designers and directors are placing actors within transparent boxes, posing novel aesthetic questions in the process.

When Old Spoons Make Really Great Necklaces

The futurist Marine Serre bends antique silverware to her will on the first night of Paris Fashion Week.

The Owner of The Mysterious Bookshop Built His Dream House

And of course it includes a two-story library — modeled on the Bodleian at Oxford University — for his massive collection of books.

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Touch of Evil

“The Morning Star,” his new novel, explores both the uncanny and the mundane.

What Should I Do With My Portrait of a Slaveholding Ancestor?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to handle articles of history from a difficult past.

Humanity Is Stupid, Helpless and Possibly Worth Saving

Two new editions of the Polish writer Stanislaw Lem’s work showcase his singular imagination.

The True Story of Robert E. Lee

Allen C. Guelzo’s “Robert E. Lee” offers a nuanced portrait of the Confederate general who chose his state over the nation.

From Joshua Ferris: A Father’s Scattershot Legacy, Narrated Unreliably

Ferris’s new novel, “A Calling for Charlie Barnes,” follows its title character through some 40 jobs, five marriages and assorted children.

This Fjord Shows Even Small Populations Create Giant Microfiber Pollution

Researchers found that one tiny Arctic village’s unfiltered sewage produces as much microplastic as the treated waste of more than a million people.

Stephen Colbert Projects Joe Biden Is Still President

The “Late Show” host celebrated the results of an Arizona audit that confirmed Trump’s 2020 loss.

Review: ‘A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet’ Is Missing a Few Notes

In this new musical, a singer’s future hangs on one song, but entrusting it to an inexperienced songwriting team is not, perhaps, the shrewdest choice.

Lileana Blain-Cruz to Direct 'Skin of Our Teeth' in March

The new production of the play, which won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will mark the 125th anniversary of Thornton Wilder’s birth.

Pee Wee Ellis, James Brown’s Partner in Funk, Dies at 80

As musical director for the bands behind Mr. Brown and also Van Morrison, Mr. Ellis helped forge new hybrids, meshing pop, jazz, R&B and more.

How Billy Strings Picked His Way to the Other Side

At 28, the singer and guitarist is bluegrass’s new transgressive star. A decade ago, he didn’t expect to live this long.

And the Award for Best Actor in a Tux Goes to …

If a Broadway return heralded by the 74th Tony Awards suggested it’s time to suit up again, the live show pointed to a dress code with very few don’ts.

It’s His Party, and He’ll Cry if He Wants To

“Slave Play” received a record number of nominations, though took home none. Still, Jeremy O. Harris found reasons to celebrate.

For a Broadway Torn by a Pandemic, a Split-Personalities Tonys

The streaming part of the ceremony actually did a better job conveying the electricity of being in a theater than the CBS special billed as “Broadway’s Back!”

Bringing a Deathly Michelangelo Sculpture Back to Life

The restoration of a statue the artist created for his own tomb shines light on the psychology of the aging Renaissance master.

‘Saturday Night Live’ Sets Its Cast as Beck Bennett Departs

Other “S.N.L.” veterans including Pete Davidson, Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon will return to the show, which is adding three new featured players.

Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Crossroads,’ a Mellow, ’70s-Era Heartbreaker That Starts a Trilogy

In Franzen’s new novel, the members of a suburban Chicago family headed by a pastor confront crises of faith and morality.

Who Is Luis Felber? An Interview With Lena Dunham's Husband

The British-Peruvian musician, who is now married to Lena Dunham, talks music, “conscious drinking” and his new relationship.

Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ Debuts at No. 2, While Drake Holds at the Top

Over its three weeks out, Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” has logged the equivalent of just over 1 million sales in the United States.

Kevin Young’s Latest Poems Are at Play Among the Dead

His new collection, “Stones,” is about family, about death and about how families absorb and repurpose loss; the stones here bear names and life spans.

The Best and Worst Moments of the Tony Awards

Despite an evening split between streaming and TV, the message on Sunday night was clear: Broadway is back.

A TikTok Subway Artist Finds His Way to the Lower East Side

Growing up in the Bronx, Devon Rodriguez always wanted to move to Manhattan. His 20 million followers helped him get there.

‘A First in the History of Fashion’

Sort of, anyway. Fendi and Versace team up for a design experiment.

'Slave Play' Is Returning to Broadway

The play, which had been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, will return to Broadway in November.

What’s on TV This Week: ‘Citizen Hearst’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’

A two-part documentary about William Randolph Hearst debuts on PBS. And “SNL” returns to NBC for its 47th season.

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Tony for Best Musical

The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film scored 10 Tony Awards on Sunday, making it the night’s big winner.

‘Billions’ Recap, Season 5, Episode 11: Up in Smoke

Axe closes in on the big investment bucks he needs for his new bank. But don’t light those victory cigars just yet.