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‘Jane the Virgin’ Season 2, Episode 21: Birthday Party Woes

‘Jane the Virgin’ Season 2, Episode 21: Birthday Party Woes

Justin Baldoni and Gina Rodriguez in “Jane the Virgin.”

A Museum’s Fresh Take on the Whole Megillah

A Museum’s Fresh Take on the Whole Megillah

The exhibition “Scenes From the Collection” at the Jewish Museum highlights an untitled work by William Anastasi, from 1987, composed of four canvases forming a cross, with the term “jew” overlapping one quadrant as if transgressing the space allotted to it. The artist considers this the most charged word in the English language, as well as an affirmation of Jewish culture. Right, “The Joys of Yiddish,” one of Mel Bochner’s “Thesaurus” paintings, from 2012.

Kanye West Writes a Song of Himself on ‘Ye’

Kanye West Writes a Song of Himself on ‘Ye’

Politics have served as a teaser for Kanye West’s new album, “Ye,” but America is not the subject of the seven-song LP, which he debuted at a listening party in Wyoming on Thursday.

‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Us All to Church

‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Us All to Church

Aretha Franklin’s live album “Amazing Grace” is a monumental release that captures how she transformed gospel music.

With ‘The Chi,’ Lena Waithe Heads Home in Search of the Real Chicago

With ‘The Chi,’ Lena Waithe Heads Home in Search of the Real Chicago

With “The Chi,” Lena Waithe, the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy series writing, has created a series about her hometown.

Nick Cave Wants You to Work It Out on the Dance Floor

Nick Cave Wants You to Work It Out on the Dance Floor

Charles Grant, one of the performers, dances with the crowd at Nick Cave’s “The Let Go” at the Park Avenue Armory. Mr. Cave said he was inspired by his own disco days, when spending time in clubs was a refuge.

At the Met, a Riveting Testament to Those Once Neglected

At the Met, a Riveting Testament to Those Once Neglected

Thornton Dial’s two-sided relief-painting-assemblage, “History Refused to Die” (2004), also gives this Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition its title. His work is in conversation with quilts by, from left, Lola Pettway (“Housetop,” circa 1975); Lucy T. Pettway (“Housetop” and “Bricklayer” blocks with bars, circa 1955); and Annie Mae Young (“Work-clothes quilt with center medallion of strips,” from 1976).

The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs

The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs

Two years after Prince’s death, his estate has released his original 1984 recording of the song that became a 1990 hit for Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

Why Is James Brown’s Estate Still Unsettled? Ask the Lawyers

Why Is James Brown’s Estate Still Unsettled? Ask the Lawyers

A statue of James Brown in Augusta, Ga., where he grew up. Mr. Brown’s will had set aside money to distribute scholarships for children from the state.

Bradford Dillman, Star of Broadway and Hollywood, Dies at 87

Bradford Dillman, Star of Broadway and Hollywood, Dies at 87

Bradford Dillman, right, and Dean Stockwell as college students who seek to commit the perfect crime in “Compulsion.”

Strapping On His Cello for a 600-Mile Bach Pilgrimage

Strapping On His Cello for a 600-Mile Bach Pilgrimage

Dane Johansen hiked the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain while playing Bach’s suites for solo cello in churches along the way.

For Hugh Grant, a Smaller Screen Brings a More Complex Role

For Hugh Grant, a Smaller Screen Brings a More Complex Role

In “A Very English Scandal,” coming to Amazon Prime Video, Hugh Grant steps away from romantic hero types to play a brilliant but ruthless real-life member of Parliament.

The Good, the Bad and ‘Black Panther’

The Good, the Bad and ‘Black Panther’

“Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman, left, and Michael B. Jordan, cheered our chief movie critics for introducing ideas and characters far beyond what we normally see in superhero movies.

An Opera Worth Fighting Over

An Opera Worth Fighting Over

Zack Winokur, center, the Juilliard production’s choreographer, demonstrating for Alex Rosen, who plays Thésée.

The Most Memorable TV Episodes of 2018

The Most Memorable TV Episodes of 2018

The “Teddy Perkins” installment of “Atlanta,” with Donald Glover starring as the title character, was one of the most remarkable TV episodes of 2018.


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