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Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80

Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80

Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80 Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80 “Calasso carved out a new space as an intellectual, retelling myth as true, certainly as true as science,” Tim Parks, who worked with Mr. Calasso on the English translation of “The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony,” said in an interview. “His implication …

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Broadway Audiences Will Need Proof of Vaccination and Masks

Broadway Audiences Will Need Proof of Vaccination and Masks

Broadway Audiences Will Need Proof of Vaccination and Masks Broadway Audiences Will Need Proof of Vaccination and Masks Broadway’s theater owners and operators, citing the ongoing dangers of the coronavirus pandemic, said Friday that they have decided to require that theatergoers be vaccinated against Covid-19 and wear masks in order to attend performances. The policy, announced just days before the …

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‘The Green Knight’ Review: Monty Python and the Seventh Seal

‘The Green Knight’ Review: Monty Python and the Seventh Seal

‘The Green Knight’ Review: Monty Python and the Seventh Seal ‘The Green Knight’ Review: Monty Python and the Seventh Seal Let’s get one thing straight: He isn’t a knight. People sometimes call him Sir Gawain, and then he has to mumble out a correction, which is embarrassing. He’s a failson, a nephew, a hanger-on at the Round Table, coasting on …

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‘The Last Mercenary’ Review: Still Kicking

‘The Last Mercenary’ Review: Still Kicking

‘The Last Mercenary’ Review: Still Kicking ‘The Last Mercenary’ Review: Still Kicking At 60, Jean-Claude Van Damme has racked up roughly as many features as birthdays. Noting this prolificness, the strangely compelling “JCVD” (2008) showed the Belgian bruiser ruminating on the options available to an aging action star. “The Last Mercenary (Le Dernier Mercenaire)” arrives on Netflix as one of …

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Murals at a San Francisco School Should Stay for Now, Judge Says

Murals at a San Francisco School Should Stay for Now, Judge Says

Murals at a San Francisco School Should Stay for Now, Judge Says Murals at a San Francisco School Should Stay for Now, Judge Says A California court this week ruled that Works Progress Administration frescoes depicting the life of George Washington cannot be removed from a local high school without an environmental review, thwarting the San Francisco Board of Education’s …

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Former Dance Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit

Former Dance Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit

Former Dance Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit Former Dance Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit A pair of professional dancers filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing a former dance teacher of sexually assaulting and abusing them, and accusing his wife — an internet-famous ballerina who has danced with the Boston Ballet — of participating in some of …

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‘Tailgate’ Review: Retribution for Road Rage

‘Tailgate’ Review: Retribution for Road Rage

‘Tailgate’ Review: Retribution for Road Rage ‘Tailgate’ Review: Retribution for Road Rage If you’ve ever been the victim of another driver’s road rage, you might sympathize with the killer stalking “Tailgate,” a Dutch thriller from the writer-director Lodewijk Crijns. The Exterminator, played by Willem de Wolf, is a clean-cut, eerily tall man who kicks things off by murdering a cyclist. …

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Bob Odenkirk in Stable Condition After Collapsing on Set of ‘Better Caul Saul’

Bob Odenkirk in Stable Condition After Collapsing on Set of 'Better Caul Saul'

Bob Odenkirk in Stable Condition After Collapsing on Set of ‘Better Caul Saul’ Bob Odenkirk in Stable Condition After Collapsing on Set of ‘Better Caul Saul’ Bob Odenkirk, the star of the AMC series “Better Call Saul,” was said to be in stable condition on Wednesday evening after suffering what his representatives said was “a heart-related incident.” Odenkirk, 58, who …

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George Rhoads, Designer of Fantastical ‘Ball Machines,’ Dies at 95

George Rhoads, Designer of Fantastical ‘Ball Machines,’ Dies at 95

George Rhoads, Designer of Fantastical ‘Ball Machines,’ Dies at 95 George Rhoads, Designer of Fantastical ‘Ball Machines,’ Dies at 95 George Rhoads, a whimsical artist who created elaborate sculptures in which balls traveled seemingly random voyages along labyrinthine paths and set off the ringing of bells, the tinkling of chimes and the vibrating tones of xylophone keys, died on July …

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‘Arthur’ Is Ending After 25 Years

‘Arthur’ Is Ending After 25 Years

‘Arthur’ Is Ending After 25 Years ‘Arthur’ Is Ending After 25 Years These wonderful kind of days in a neighborhood where aardvarks, rabbits and other animals go to school, learn about life and play are ending. “Arthur,” the beloved and educational children’s show, is coming to a close after 25 years, PBS confirmed on Wednesday. The show’s final season will …

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