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Art & Culture

Mark Bradford’s "Scorched Earth" at L.A.’s Hammer Museum

Mark Bradford’s "Scorched Earth" at L.A.’s Hammer Museum

A must-see exhibition for our turbulent times.

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© Test 3, 2015. Mixed media on canvas. 62 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Joshua White.


Culture Calendar: August 2015

Culture Calendar: August 2015

What to do, watch, and see this month.

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© Courtesy of Anderson Ranch Arts Center


Encouraging the Cuban Art Scene

Encouraging the Cuban Art Scene

We sat down with patron-to-the-Cuban-arts Bryant Toth to talk emerging artists and the difficulties of building an international presence.

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© © Hector Frank


Culture Calendar: July 2015

Culture Calendar: July 2015

What to do, watch, and see this month.

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© © JP Mika


The Un-Biopic: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace

The Un-Biopic: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace

The End of the Tour, about the late literary master David Foster Wallace, deftly sidesteps hagiographic clichés. 

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Books

A century and a half later, Christopher Dickey unearths one of the great untold stories of America’s worst war in his new book, Our Man in Charleston.

The Civil War Spy: Christopher Dickey's "Our Man in Charleston"
Art & Culture

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s off-Broadway triumph Hamilton, a hip-hop epic about the Founding Father, was the hottest ticket of the spring. Can it now conquer the Great White Way?

The Fresh Prince of Broadway: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Art & Culture | July/August 2015

The Civil War story Cold Mountain goes from page to screen to stage in Santa Fe this summer, where it will premiere as an opera written by Jennifer Higdon.

Live from Santa Fe: Cold Mountain the Opera
Art & Design

For more than three decades, the once ubiquitous textile designs of Vera Neumann were a staple of casual-chic American style. A new show in New York City celebrates the art that inspired them.

Behind the Veil: The Artwork of Vera Neumann
Film

A new documentary on Netflix focuses on the singer's personal struggles, political beliefs, and music.

The Many Faces of Nina Simone
Film

Film lovers have plenty to look forward to this summer: Over the next three months, 10 festivals taking place across the globe will roll out red carpets, unveil outdoor screens, and showcase new talent.

10 Summer Film Festivals You Won't Want to Miss
Art & Design | May/June 2015

Old-fashioned Cold War anxiety pervades a new raft of TV shows, books, and movies.

Refreeze: The Cold War in Contemporary Culture
Art & Culture | May/June 2015

A series of concerts at the Venice Biennale will feature rock bands composed of visual artists.

Venice Biennale: Battle of the Artist Bands
Art & Culture | May/June 2015

In June, French actress Marion Cotillard stars in the New York Philharmonic's production of Joan of Arc at the Stake.

At Stake: Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc