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Art Basel Miami Beach Was Canceled, but the Show Goes On

As coronavirus deaths rose, museums and galleries have rolled out new shows. The socialite Libbie Mugrabi is planning a dinner for the ages. Is Miami’s art world clueless?

A Second Sudden Exit for a Hard-Charging Artistic Director

Ari Roth founded Mosaic Theater Company after being fired by Theater J. He resigned under pressure after complaints from staff.

Love Letter: Craving Comfort and Connection

And how to do a solo holiday season.

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: Baby Yoda Has a Name

Mando gets a new task from a complicated ally. Baby Yoda gets a back story.

Did John McCracken Make That Monolith in Utah?

It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, buried in the desert: If the sculptor made this tall, silvery object, it was without mentioning a word to his dealer or his art friends.

Royal Watchers Wonder: Do the Royals Watch ‘The Crown’?

A lack of hard facts has not prevented plenty of speculation as to whether Queen Elizabeth and the other member of the royal family ever watch their fictionalized selves.

Marching to the Beat of Their Own Drum

Inspired by this year’s protests against racial injustice, this Derek Fordjour painting reimagines the stars and stripes of the American flag.

Paul Smith on How to Sew Patches in a Traditional Japanese Stitch

In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, learn how to breathe new life into old clothes with a classic sashiko stitch.

How ‘The Crown’ Embraced ’80s Pop

Season 4 of the Netflix show takes viewers into a new decade, with a musical soundtrack to match, including artists like Stevie Nicks, Elton John and David Bowie.

Some Movies Actually Understand Poverty in America

The complex realities of subsistence escape “Hillbilly Elegy.” But as far back as Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights,” filmmakers have been turning a discerning eye on destitution.

HBO Documentary Has Competition. These Women Don’t Seem Worried.

These days everybody wants a piece of the nonfiction game. HBO’s documentary heads, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller, talked about how they’re navigating the evolving landscape.

Her Antenna Is Tuned to the Quietest Voices

Yu Miri won a National Book Award for “Tokyo Ueno Station,” a novel whose main character is the ghost of a homeless construction worker.

Even From the Desert, Danny Lyon Still Speaks to the Streets

The indefatigable photographer on the struggles of getting his new film to the next generation of activists.

In ‘Your Honor,’ a New Orleans Judge Breaks Bad

It was the best show idea the writer Peter Moffat had ever heard. Bryan Cranston loved it, too. Their new mini-series asks: How far would you go to protect your child?

He Stopped by Her Table, and Then Into Her Life

Bamba Sama left a lasting impression on Khrehaan Ebah, who was having lunch two years ago at a TGI Fridays, where Mr. Sama was the general manager.

Behind the Scenes, Romance Catches a Spark

Devin Keudell and Matt Polk, who are both in the theater industry, finally made a connection while working on “Rocky the Musical.”

Can Cannabis Farms Weather Wildfire Season?

Many marijuana crops are uninsured, which means that in the wake of disaster, farmers can face financial ruin.

Which Nxivm Show Is Better? An Expert Investigates

The reporter who broke the story of the cult for The New York Times thought he was done with Nxivm. But he couldn’t resist seeing how “The Vow” and “Seduced” compared with his own experiences.

‘Mr. Downstairs’ Had the Key to Her Heart

Elma Holder and Jerry Stallings met at a retirement community in Yukon, Okla. His apartment was directly under hers, one flight below.

Marty McFly and Beer Were the First Pairing That Day

Dyanna Quizon and Dane Volek were brought together by a ‘Back to the Future Day’ party. But their bond was cemented through Jane Austen.

Clicking Back Into Each Other’s Lives

Maxwell Sugerman and Maria Lopez, who met on a dating app in 2017, postponed their wedding five times before saying “I do.”

Gift Books for Children (That Adults Will Also Love)

Upside-down fairy tales, a neon periodic table, the art of Ramona Quimby and more.

‘Black Beauty’ Review: A Melodrama in Need of Rougher Edges

Set in the present day, this adaptation of the classic children’s novel forgets why the story of a horse surviving the maliciousness of humans has endured for so long.

Modern Love: Junk Food Was Our Love Language

To feel close to my father, a man I never fully knew, I eat chicken nuggets.

Crisscrossing the Country on Highways Big and Small

In “The National Road,” Tom Zoellner set out to discover what connects us as Americans at a time when divisions run deep.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

This long Thanksgiving weekend, check out a great concert, a craft show for kids and a reboot that’s better than the original.

Geoffrey Palmer, Judi Dench’s Sitcom Co-Star, Is Dead at 93

Their show “As Time Goes By” was a hit in Britain and had a following in the U.S. “When you acted with him,” Ms. Dench said, “you’d just feel very safe.”

5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Betty Jones, Founding Member of Limón Troupe, Dies at 94

She created the Desdemona role in José Limón’s best-known dance, “The Moor’s Pavane,” and became a respected teacher.