The Arts

The magical world of Parisian mysticism – in pictures

Forget The Da Vinci Code. Why look for secret symbols in Leonardo’s paintings if they can be found in modern art? The Guggenheim show Mystical Symbolism reveals the curious world of French Symbolism that art critic Joséphin Péladan revealed in his salon exhibitions of the 1890s

Paul Gauguin

Chrissy Teigen draws fire after ballet twirl after upsetting ballerinas

Chrissy Teigen has seemingly upset some folk with her ballerina twirl.<p>This Game Of Thrones drinking game will get you drunker than Tyrion<p>The …

Ballet

How a small African figurine changed art

Folk art from Africa and the Pacific changed the modern world by pushing Western artists to be more confrontational, writes Fisun Güner.<p>A small seated figurine from the Vili people of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo was instrumental in the lives of two of the greatest artists of the …

Culture

Ancient Roman painting buried for thousands of years after Vesuvius eruption gets a new life

Painting of a young woman was damaged when it was excavated 70 years ago.<p>An ancient Roman painting that remained buried in volcanic ash for nearly …

Archaeology

This is why Kate Middleton doesn't sign autographs

If you're hoping to get a framed napkin with the Duchess of Cambridge's signature on it for your bedroom wall, think again.<p>We've seen the Duchess of …

Royal Family

Joffrey Ballet to team with Australian Ballet on 'Anna Karenina'

Ballet

Long Before Photoshop, the Soviets Mastered the Art of Erasing People from Photographs — and History Too

Adobe Photoshop, the world's best-known piece of image-editing software, has long since transitioned from noun to verb: "to Photoshop" has come to …

Culture

The three things you need to know today in Chicago: Mon, Aug 21

1. Solar eclipse viewing parties are happening all over the city today, from the Adler Planetarium to Daley Plaza to 360 Chicago. The eclipse peaks …

Paul Gauguin

15 Dance Movies That Aren't 'Dirty Dancing' But Are Still Worth A Watch

Kick off your Sunday shoes and get watching.<p>On this day in 1987, we were introduced to Baby Houseman and Johnny Castle, two characters that would become almost instantly iconic thanks to the movie “Dirty Dancing.”<p>When it comes to dance movies, “Dirty Dancing” is among the best ― the fashion is …

Ballet

Selena Gomez Cuddles Up With The Weeknd While He Plays Video Games at Home

She can’t keep her hands to herself. <b>Selena Gomez</b> seemed to be trying to distract <b>The Weeknd</b> from playing a video game as she snuggled into him in a …

Celebrity News

Denzel Washington to Star in ‘Iceman Cometh’ on Broadway

Denzel Washington will return to Broadway this spring in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.”<p>Mr. Washington will play the lead role of Theodore Hickman, a.k.a. Hickey, a charming traveling salesman, in this dark and poetic drama that unfolds in a Manhattan saloon. The play will be …

The Theatre

Art Industry News: Lost Banksy of Coke-Sniffing Cop Rediscovered After a Decade + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, Donald Trump will skip the Kennedy Center Honors and a trove of early Polaroids of Madonna are for sale.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a daily</i> …

Frank Lloyd Wright

This baroness was a sexual libertine whose brilliant Dadaist poetry is being rediscovered

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was once arrested for walking down Fifth Avenue in a men’s suit<p>“Madam — I firmly stand that ground/Coitus is paramount,” …

Art

‘At a Dark Time in My Life, He Brought Me Joy’: Comedians Mourn and Celebrate Jerry Lewis

Multiple generations of comedians mourned Jerry Lewis and celebrated his work after news of his death at 91 broke Sunday afternoon.<p>The magician Penn Jillette was one of the first to respond, and did so in a series of tweets expressing gratitude for his time with Mr. Lewis.<p>“How did my life get good …

Obituaries

‘Explosive’ Warhol biography to detail love life and work

The art world is buzzing about an upcoming biography on Andy Warhol by art critic Blake Gopnik, which could include some explosive details about the …

Andy Warhol

Duchess Kate's chic style before she became a royal: See the photos!

Ugg boots! Spaghetti straps! Oh my!<p>Before Duchess Kate transformed into a coat dress-wearing, tiara-rocking royal, she fell victim to all of the unfortunate fashion trends in the early 2000s. But in typical Kate fashion, she looked fabulous in anything she put on.<p>While we're sure Princess Charlotte …

Royal Family

An £81.65 shopping bill, 150 arguments a year and an 8.30pm bed time: Britain's 'average' family revealed

The average modern family wakes up at 6:55am on a weekday, watches three and a half hours of television a day - and has a Ford on the driveway.<p>A …

National Portrait Gallery

The Knockdown Center is making space for everyone

David Sklar was driving a well kept Lincoln convertible through his 50,000-square-foot events space when I first met him. The vintage car had been …

Playboi Carti

We Need to Move, Not Destroy, Confederate Monuments

It’s a summer of sequels. The culture wars are back. So is the civil rights movement. So is the Civil War. They were all in evidence in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, when a protest over the planned removal from a city park of a statue of the Southern Civil War general Robert E. Lee exploded in …

News (U.S.)

Theater News: 59E59 Announces Fall 2017 Lineup

The season will include a David Harrower play, a Stephen King opera adaptation, and a new musical from Allan Harris.

Opera

Opera singer turned horse trainer sings Mozart in the stables as animals dance and whinny

Opera singer turned horse trainer Heather Main gets the best out of her steeds by singing arias to them.<p>She strolls around her yard trotting out the …

Opera

Untitled, from the series Forbidden Pleasures, 1994

In the late 1970s, the George Eastman Museum asked a group of photographers for their favorite recipes and food-related photographs to go with them, …

MOMA

Another Variation on the Selfie: Get Ready for the Elfie

Holly Black, an author of the best-selling “The Spiderwick Chronicles” fantasy series, believes that everybody would look better with pointed ears like those on fairies and elves.<p>Last November she visited Lindsay Wood of the Elven Caravan, a company that sells custom latex elf ears for $20 to $40, …

Lifestyle

Sotheby's to offer the Yeats Family collection

<b>LONDON</b><b>.-</b> The collection of one of Ireland’s most important families of the last century will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s in London on 27 …

Art

‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ is No. 1, as ‘Logan Lucky’ Disappoints

LOS ANGELES — Maybe there is a method to studio madness?<p>Steven Soderbergh has long believed that the big movie studios overspend on marketing and rely too heavily on focus-group testing of trailers and other advertising materials. And he set out to prove it with “Logan Lucky,” which arrived in wide …

Movies

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Patricia Williams Goes From Crime to Comedy

In her new memoir, “Rabbit,” Patricia Williams writes that there is no “simple answer” to the question of how she went “from living in an illegal liquor house, to running from the cops, to living in the suburbs with a flock of ducks outside my window.” This standup comedian, who performs as Ms. …

Books

What’s on TV Monday: The Great American Eclipse and ‘The Good Karma Hospital’

<i>Today is all about the great American eclipse, and there’s a viewing option for almost anyone. Elsewhere, Acorn TV heads to India with “The Good Karma Hospital,” an escapist medical melodrama.</i><p><b>What’s on TV</b><p><b>ECLIPSE OVER AMERICA</b> <i>9 p.m. on PBS.</i> Those stuck under a rock, or maybe just in an office, when …

Review: In ‘Good Karma Hospital,’ Some Familiar TV Templates

No fancy tests are needed to map the pop-cultural DNA of “The Good Karma Hospital,” a British dramedy whose six-episode first season arrives Monday on AcornTV.<p>It’s about 50 percent postcolonial escape fantasy, in which an uptight Briton moves to a tropical outpost of the former empire and learns to …

TV

Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on Sunday morning at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91.<p>His death was confirmed by his publicist, Candi Cazau.<p>Mr. Lewis knew …

Obituaries

Dallas dancers to celebrate life of slain choreographer

It wasn't just the way Dallas choreographer Darrell Lanier Cleveland commanded the stage that his students and colleagues say they'll miss the …

Dance