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‘Game of Thrones’ Fans: We’ve Got Some Books for You

‘Game of Thrones’ Fans: We’ve Got Some Books for You

The Lymond Chronicles, by Dorothy Dunnett The six historical romance novels that make up this series are “vivid, engaging, densely potted,” one critic wrote in 2000 (sound familiar?). The books follow Francis Crawford of Lymond, “the perfect romantic hero,” and its events unfold during the

Watch the ‘Downton Abbey’ Trailer, Now With Royalty

Watch the ‘Downton Abbey’ Trailer, Now With Royalty

It’s the circle of pop-culture life: Just as one long-running TV drama with an obsessive fan base ends, another returns, albeit in a different form. Nearly six months after an initial teaser whetted appetites for the film version of “Downton Abbey,” a full-length trailer has

Dance Parade: Where 100 Styles Fit Into 20 City Blocks

Dance Parade: Where 100 Styles Fit Into 20 City Blocks

If you happened to be walking down Broadway near 21st Street in Manhattan on Saturday, you might have noticed some colorful pedestrians: a man in a floral top hat; a woman in a billowing green robe; friends in bright dresses braiding one another’s hair. Final

Wanda Sykes: If Only You Knew Her Stand-Up Work Better

Wanda Sykes: If Only You Knew Her Stand-Up Work Better

In her stand-up, Wanda Sykes periodically argues with the roll of fat around her stomach, which she calls Esther, after Esther Rolle, the actress who played the mom in “Good Times.” Esther, a cantankerous sort with a deep voice and an appetite that could match

BAM Reimagines the Next Wave Festival

BAM Reimagines the Next Wave Festival

[Read more about Mr. Binder’s appointment.] Mr. Binder’s inaugural festival will also make extensive use of BAM’s smaller venues — only two engagements will take place in its flagship space, the Howard Gilman Opera House — and branch out into Brooklyn for site-specific programming, such

N.E.A. Jazz Masters Include Roscoe Mitchell and Dorthaan Kirk

N.E.A. Jazz Masters Include Roscoe Mitchell and Dorthaan Kirk

A pathbreaking composer and saxophonist, a radio host and organizer, a storied bassist, and arguably the most distinguished vocal talent of his generation: These four figures will make up the 2020 class of National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters, the agency announced on Tuesday.

‘The Tomorrow Man’ Review: Love Among the Neuroses

‘The Tomorrow Man’ Review: Love Among the Neuroses

Sometimes you’d think there was a conspiracy among movie stylists to turn older female characters into a combination of sister-wife and refugee from a Laura Ashley sample sale. As Ronnie in the late-life romance “The Tomorrow Man,” the lovely Blythe Danner is their latest victim.

Spend Some Time With the Winklevii

Spend Some Time With the Winklevii

BITCOIN BILLIONAIRESA True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and RedemptionBy Ben Mezrich At the end of 2017, Bitcoin mania was in full swing. Prices of the digital currency had reached a record high of about $20,000 a pop. Wall Street banks were rushing to get in

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