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Confessions of an Absent Sister

Involving pain, bewilderment, and an overdue reunion at a psychiatric hospital in Oregon By Deborah…


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Tár with Cate Blanchett: A Review

Our critic, a music insider, gives this film a reality check—and finds it lacking By…


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Leopoldstadt on Broadway: A Review

Tom Stoppard’s highly anticipated take on the tragedy of Austro-German Jews is only occasionally riveting…


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You’ve Never Heard of Soundies?

These three-minute nostalgia-laden music and dance blasts, played on jukeboxes with screens in the 1940s,…


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New York City, Cycling Town?

Indeed it is. Bike riding is surging around here, amid chaos and misrule By Grace…


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Paws-a-tively Ready for Their Close-Ups

Carmen González, who is very possibly New York’s ulti-mutt dog photographer, ruffs—oops, riffs—on her career…


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The Promiscuous Gardener

Riffing on the sly and guileful beauty of roses By George Blecher   The author,…


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Dining with Strangers in their Home

Shared-economy alternatives to restaurant meals are a quick way of making new friends—no tips required…


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The Man Who Loved Movies

Dan Talbot set the pace for independent films and arthouse cinemas in New York—and way…


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A Book That’ll Jolt Your Mind

Everyday Play: A Campaign Against Boredom is a quirky, offbeat, maybe even subversive guide to…


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House Painting, Ancient Roman-Style

Frescoes from a vanished world offer a modern take on meanings and makers. By Maddine…


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Memory Slipping? Try Playing Mah Jongg!

You can fortify your brain power and positively affect your mood through the game of…


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New York City’s Best Knitting Shops

Local yarn dens provide an antidote to high-level urban stress in a clubby setting. By…


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