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After the Curtain Falls: Talking to Suzanne Farrell, Artist and Muse

After the Curtain Falls: Talking to Suzanne Farrell, Artist and Muse

Suzanne Farrell with her dancers as they prepared for the final performance of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the John F. Kennedy Center this month.

Neil Portnow, Embattled Head of Grammys, to Step Down in 2019

Neil Portnow, Embattled Head of Grammys, to Step Down in 2019

Neil Portnow, who has led the Recording Academy since 2002, faced a series of controversies over the past year.

Ann Dowd on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Aunt Lydia and the Miracle of Forgiveness

Ann Dowd on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Aunt Lydia and the Miracle of Forgiveness

Ann Dowd, right, with Elisabeth Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Ms. Dowd won an Emmy last year for her performance and has been nominated again this year.

Peter Martins Retires From New York City Ballet After Misconduct Allegations

Peter Martins Retires From New York City Ballet After Misconduct Allegations

Peter Martins, the ballet master in chief of New York City Ballet, in Copenhagen in 2013. He announced his resignation in a letter to the board.

Gala Dalí’s Life Wasn’t Quite Surreal, but It Was Pretty Strange

Gala Dalí’s Life Wasn’t Quite Surreal, but It Was Pretty Strange

Salvador Dalí‘s “Gala Placidia. Galatea of the Spheres” from 1952, for which his wife, Gala Dalí, was the model and muse. A new exhibition in Barcelona examines Gala as someone willing to play those roles, but also as a person eager to forge her own path as an artist.

A Piano Battle Goes Global, and Discovers Its Sensitive Side

A Piano Battle Goes Global, and Discovers Its Sensitive Side

Paul Lewis, left, and Adam Gatehouse have made significant changes to the Leeds International Piano Competition, which was first held in 1963.

‘Scream Queens’ Season 1 Finale: And the Killers Are

‘Scream Queens’ Season 1 Finale: And the Killers Are

Skyler Samuels in “Scream Queens.”

Princeton to Name Two Campus Spaces in Honor of Slaves

Princeton to Name Two Campus Spaces in Honor of Slaves

James Collins Johnson, a fugitive slave from Maryland, worked as a janitor and vendor on campus for 60 years. An arch students pass through at graduation will be named for him.

Why the Creator of ‘Dear White People’ Is Doubling Down on Identity Politics

Why the Creator of ‘Dear White People’ Is Doubling Down on Identity Politics

Justin Simien, the creator of the movie and Netflix show “Dear White People,” sees the role of the storyteller as giving people something they haven’t seen before or showing them how to think in a new way.

In ‘The Americans’ Finale, the Deepest Cuts Don’t Leave a Mark

In ‘The Americans’ Finale, the Deepest Cuts Don’t Leave a Mark

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, who portrayed covert Soviet agents for six seasons of “The Americans,” in the series finale.

Amid an Anti-Muslim Mood, a Museum Appeals for Understanding

Amid an Anti-Muslim Mood, a Museum Appeals for Understanding

A stuffed giraffe that Muhammad Ali Pasha, the Viceroy of Egypt, gave to Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany in 1835 is included in “Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th Century” at the Uffizi gallery.

A Bold Artist, a Quiet Texas Town and the Heritage of the Borderland

A Bold Artist, a Quiet Texas Town and the Heritage of the Borderland

Michael Tracy at one of his residences in San Ygnacio, Tex. His signature outfit is an Indian kurta.

‘House of Cards’ Season 4, Episode 9: Convention Time

‘House of Cards’ Season 4, Episode 9: Convention Time

Michael Kelly and Kevin Spacey in “House of Cards”

Welcoming a Black Female Composer Into the Canon. Finally.

Welcoming a Black Female Composer Into the Canon. Finally.

Florence Price (1887-1953) was the first black woman to have her music played by a major American orchestra.

Kennedy Center 2018 Honorees Include Cher and ‘Hamilton.’ Will President Trump Attend?

Kennedy Center 2018 Honorees Include Cher and ‘Hamilton.’ Will President Trump Attend?

“I am very grateful to the Kennedy Center,” Cher, an honoree, said in a statement via the Kennedy Center.


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