A critic in general
Our obsession with ancestry has twisted roots
From origin stories to blood purity statuses, we have long called on genealogy to serve our own purposes.
“Didn’t We Have Almost Everything”, “La Nijinska”, “Glory” and “How Strange a Season”.
The realization of a femicide
A Mexican novelist explores how murderous male rage thrives in a struggling society.
Dinosaurs, New Jersey and Imminent Doom in “The Skin of Our Teeth”
In Lileana Blain-Cruz’s new production of Thornton Wilder’s 1942 play, civilizational conflict is contrasted with the discourse used to counsel collaboration and unity.
On the television
‘The First Lady’ is a costume drama with a bad wig
The Showtime miniseries, starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson, manages to make life as a White House wife both cosmic and forgettable.
The talk of the town
David Remnick on the need for political heroes; the art of coinage; Spoon’s idle afternoon on tour; accelerating through Congress; a revival of Alice Childress.
More about the city
Screams and whispersNo more screams and whispers
Department of Puzzles and Games
About the city
Sage “Into the Woods” by Sondheim
Still ! stars the 1987 Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, with an all-star cast including Ann Harada, Denée Benton, Sara Bareilles and Neil Patrick Harris.
Tables for two
Nostalgia with a twist, at Gage & Tollner
The downtown Brooklyn chophouse, which opened in 1879, has been revived, with classic cocktails, seafood on ice and steak on a menu that incorporates flavors from the chef’s Korean American heritage Sohui Kim.
More things about the city
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