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Aretha Franklin Was the Personification of Black Woman Magic

Aretha Franklin Was the Personification of Black Woman Magic

Aretha Franklin, in an undated photo, performing live onstage in Britain.

Where Winter’s Silver Skates Warmed the Soul

Where Winter’s Silver Skates Warmed the Soul

Empire City Skating Rink, circa 1868, in the East 60s, was roughly the length of a football field and among the city’s first indoor skating palaces.

The Go-Go’s Gave Us the Beat and So Much More

The Go-Go’s Gave Us the Beat and So Much More

The Go-Go’s taught a new generation the power of the girl gang. The band in 1981, from left: Kathy Valentine, Jane Wiedlin, Gina Schock, Charlotte Caffey and Belinda Carlisle.

Hollywood Uses the Very Women It Exploited to Change the Subject

Hollywood Uses the Very Women It Exploited to Change the Subject

The organizers of the SAG Awards decided to “capture the cultural mood” by jettisoning the show’s longstanding tradition of having no host, by naming Kristen Bell in that role.

Tom Petty Died From Accidental Drug Overdose Involving Opioids, Coroner Says

Tom Petty Died From Accidental Drug Overdose Involving Opioids, Coroner Says

Tom Petty’s system showed traces of fentanyl and oxycodone, among others. A statement from his family said he was prescribed “various pain medications for a multitude of issues.”

Artists Who Lose Their Vision, Then See Clearly

Artists Who Lose Their Vision, Then See Clearly

The artist Serge Hollerbach in his studio on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

O’Keeffe’s Paradise, Lost and Found

O’Keeffe’s Paradise, Lost and Found

Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Heliconia, Crab’s Claw Ginger” (1939) in an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden.

Lang Lang and Yuja Wang, Stars From China, at Carnegie Hall

Lang Lang and Yuja Wang, Stars From China, at Carnegie Hall

Yuja Wang with the New York Philharmonic in 2012.

At the Berlin Biennale, the Art of Saying ‘No’

At the Berlin Biennale, the Art of Saying ‘No’

“Hapana Chitsva,” a triptych of paintings by Portia Zvavahera at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, one of the three principal venues for the Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art.

‘Downton Abbey’ Director Michael Engler on the Emotional Final Episode

‘Downton Abbey’ Director Michael Engler on the Emotional Final Episode

Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith in “Downton Abbey.”

Debate Ignites in L.A. Over MOCA Hire

Debate Ignites in L.A. Over MOCA Hire

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, which has just named Klaus Biesenbach its new director.

Finding New Value in the Work of Anonymous Shutterbugs

Finding New Value in the Work of Anonymous Shutterbugs

A detail from a military stamp scrapbook album, from about 1943-59, included in a new exhibition at the Walther Collection in New York.

How Carrot Top Wins in Vegas (Yes, He Can Be Funny)

How Carrot Top Wins in Vegas (Yes, He Can Be Funny)

Carrot Top, whose real name is Scott Thompson, has played sold-out houses at the Luxor in Las Vegas for 13 years.

Review: ‘Lodge 49,’ Where Beautiful Losers Join the Club

Review: ‘Lodge 49,’ Where Beautiful Losers Join the Club

Wyatt Russell and Sonya Cassidy in "Lodge 49,” beginning Monday on AMC.

Host of MTV’s ‘Catfish’ Suspended After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Host of MTV’s ‘Catfish’ Suspended After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Nev Schulman, left, and Max Joseph, the hosts of MTV’s show “‘Catfish,” which has been put on hiatus after an allegation of sexual harassment against Mr. Schulman.


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