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The Art Party Circuit Comes Roaring Back at Frieze New York

But even Michael R. Bloomberg, whose name graces the building, got stuck outside the Shed until he provided the proper Covid documentation.

Got Masks? Here's What to Do With Them.

As more people are vaccinated and guidelines around mask wearing are easing, some are finding ways to preserve, repurpose and recycle their face coverings.

Jake Tapper’s Hero Is Embedded With the Rat Pack, Hoping to Catch a Rat

Tapper’s new thriller, “The Devil May Dance,” plumbs the connections among Hollywood, the Mafia and the Kennedy administration.

Trying to Imagine Post-Pandemic Life? Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison Can Help

“To the Lighthouse” and “Beloved” suggest how to envision a world we might actually want to re-enter.

Former Dance School Official Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Million Fraud

The former official, Sophia Kim, was a comptroller of the Kirov Academy of Ballet, a school founded in 1990 by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

Anita Lane, Rocker Who Was More Than a Muse, Is Dead at 61

Ms. Lane was Nick Cave’s collaborator and girlfriend during his formative period and helped define his sound. She also made records of her own.

Review: ‘Waiting for Godot’ in the Bleakest Zoom Room Ever

Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo star as Beckett’s tragicomic tramps — minus the comic part.

Annette Gordon-Reed’s Surprising Recollections of Texas

With “On Juneteenth,” Gordon-Reed recalls integrating her town’s school, and explains why she thinks back fondly on her native state.

Paulo Gustavo, Comedian Who Lampooned Brazilian Mothers, Dies at 42

Weeks before falling ill, he urged his countrymen to consider laughter “an act of resistance.” One of the country’s most beloved actors, he died of complications of Covid-19.

What to do this weekend.

Mother’s Day, ‘Shrill’ and Philip Glass.

Sixteen Ways to Structure Your Novel

Liana Finck gets from A to B to C in many more ways than you could imagine.

Beyond Abstract Expressionism: MoMA Rethinks the Art of the 1950s

A selection of 79 drawings from the collection recasts the most celebrated decade in American art as less American.

Review: Mark Morris Live(ish) Seems Almost Like Old Times

The Mark Morris Dance Group livestreamed a performance that featured a new work of substance, set to Brahms waltzes.

Love Letter: Dancing With Mom From a Distance

And: Free hugs for all.

The Modern Love Podcast is Back for a New Season: Subscribe

Tune in May 12 for a new season of stories from the complicated love lives of real people.

Michelangelo Lovelace, Artist of Street Life in Cleveland, Dies at 60

His vibrant paintings of the urban Black experience, and his sketches of nursing home residents he cared for as an aide, drew increasing notice in his last years.

Review: Going Home to Iowa With the Queen of Meth

The story of Lori Arnold, drug queenpin and sister to Tom Arnold, is a complicated lesson in Midwestern values.

Want to Party? You Might Need a ‘Vaccine Passport.’

At some parties and night clubs, C.D.C. vaccination cards are the new velvet rope.

An Anthem About Hugging Your Friends Again, and 8 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Rostam, Marcellus Juvann, Gogo Penguin and others.

For Chakaia Booker, Whose Medium Is Tires, the Art Is in the Journey

First things first: “I sculpt myself every day,” says Booker, who appears swathed in yards of textiles, from headdress to sneakers.

Musicians Say Streaming Doesn’t Pay. Can the Industry Change?

Services like Spotify and Apple Music pulled the business back from the brink. But artists say they can’t make a living. And their complaints are getting louder.

Can Songwriting Survive Streaming? Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus Is Worried.

One of pop’s most successful songwriters on fighting for the value of his craft, and on the young talents he admires most.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? An Investigation

A chiseled chest and relationship-oriented, too? Sure, they’re cartoons, but you can see the appeal.

Five International Movies to Stream Right Now

This month’s picks: an Indian artist’s journey, a Japanese wild ride, an Egyptian trip into the past, a Nigerian satire and a mysterious French romance.

For Mother’s Day, a Healing Meditation on Mortality

An emotional episode of “The Midnight Gospel” on Netflix helped our critic process her own fears about loneliness and loss.

Five Collectives Compete for the Turner Prize

The jurors were drawn to politically and socially engaged art, which was often about representing minority groups, the chair of the judges said.

For Lolly Adefope, Comedy Is in the Details

The British actress has a sharp eye for the nuances of human behavior, as we see in the new season of Hulu’s “Shrill.”

Old Buildings, New Views

Recent renovations around town have uncovered views of Manhattan that had been hiding in plain sight.

Sandra Bernhard Talks to Her Neighborhood Trees

And how Thelma Golden and Isaac Mizrahi have stayed sane and creative during the pandemic.

Maureen Dowd Interviews Ewan McGregor About Playing Halston

For a new Netflix series, the actor dropped his lightsaber and picked up the cigarettes and scissors.