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  1. theater review
    Theater Review: 43 Years On, for colored girls… Returns to the PublicNtozake Shange’s groundbreaking dance-play-poetry hybrid, staged anew a year after her death.
  2. tv review
    In Stage Fright, Jenny Slate Shows Us HerselfThe comedian gets personal in her new Netflix special.
  3. tv review
    Modern Love Is All Heart, No SoulIn Amazon’s anthology adaptation of the New York Times column, love is vacuum-sealed from the murkier dynamics that shape our lives.
  4. theater review
    There Is a Party, Everyone Is There: David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway’American Utopia’ is “a concert so beautifully and completely choreographed that it’s also a dance piece.”
  5. movie review
    The Lighthouse Is About the Horror of RoommatesMermaids, hallucinations, bodily fluids — in Robert Eggers’s movie, the most frightening thing of all is having to share your space with someone.
  6. movie review
    Even If You Don’t Love Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, You’ll Love That It ExistsFor extratextual reasons, support your local Nazi comedy.
  7. theater review
    Theater Review: The Sound Inside Just Keeps Looking at ItselfAdam Rapp’s play, starring Mary-Louise Parker, can’t get out of its own head.
  8. theater review
    Theater Review: Little Shop of Horrors Is a Bouquet With BiteA superior combo: Big-Broadway talent, community-theater energy.
  9. theater review
    Theater Review: Teen Perseus Alights on West 48th in The Lightning ThiefThe YA novels come to Broadway, exuberantly.
  10. tv review
    Watchmen’s Extremist Superhero Dystopia Succeeds on Sheer NerveDamon Lindelof’s follow-up series extends the landmark comic’s complex politics into an alternate present riven by racism and class anxiety.
  11. movie review
    Stop Trying to Make Zombieland: Double Tap HappenThis sequel to Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone’s 2009 Zombieland has been in the works forever — but, watching it, it’s hard to understand why.
  12. theater review
    Theater Review: Trying to Locate The Rose TattooLesser Tennessee Williams, starring Marisa Tomei.
  13. podcasts
    Radiotopia’s Excellent Passenger List Is About More Than a Missing PlaneThe fiction podcast looks at what happens when grief meets conspiracy theory.
  14. movie review
    Gemini Man Is Not a Great Action Movie, But It Is a Weirdly Tender OneWill Smith is less interesting in his action sequences than in his curiously melancholy scenes with his de-aged self.
  15. movie review
    Parasite Is an Acid-Black Comedy That Eats at the MindAt the heart of Bong Joon-ho’s latest film is the most gnawing evolutionary fear of all.
  16. theater review
    Theater Review: When Middle Age Goes Rough, in Linda VistaTracy Letts finds emotional vulnerability in a nearly wrecked man.
  17. tv review
    Mr. Robot’s Final Season Brings a Unique Vision Into FocusSeason four of the cyberthriller is a virtuosic culmination of everything creator Sam Esmail has built to date.
  18. theater review
    Theater Review: A Pop-Song Master Delivers The Wrong ManSongs by Ross Golan, belted out by Joshua Henry.
  19. theater review
    Theater Review: Deep in Red America with Heroes of the Fourth Turning“Will Arbery’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning is so frighteningly well written, it’s hard to write about.”
  20. movie review
    Let’s Talk About the Other Creepy Clown MovieThere are Joker fans, and then there are the disciples of Wrinkles the Clown.
  21. theater review
    Theater Review: Slave Play Nearly Demands a Conversation. So We Had One.As Jeremy O. Harris’s play transfers to Broadway.
  22. theater review
    Theater Review: Freestyle Love Supreme May Not Be Theater, But It’s a BlastA loose, fun hip-hop-comedy-improv night with Lin-Manuel and friends.
  23. theater review
    Theater Review: The Great-Man Theory of The Great SocietyThe sequel to All the Way goes waist-deep into the big muddy, and then some.
  24. movie review
    Joker Is One Unpleasant Note Played Louder and LouderJoaquin Phoenix is impressive, but the film panders to selfish, small-minded feelings of resentment.
  25. theater review
    Theater Review: At the Armory, a Mesmerizingly Japanese AntigoneSatoshi Miyagi strips away the usual chest-beating from Sophocles’ ancient play.
  26. theater review
    Theater Review: Mothers, Where the Apocalypse Feels FamiliarAnna Moench’s play does racial strife with a twist.
  27. theater review
    Theater Review: Slight Drama and Great Performances in The Height of the StormEileen Atkins: whoa.
  28. theater review
    Theater Review: The Moral Downshift of Our Dear Dead Drug LordA troubling play with an even more troubling message.
  29. opera review
    A Gorgeous Porgy and Bess, Its Flaws Intact, at the Metropolitan OperaAll those musical superpowers on the Met’s stage make Porgy as easy to love as it is hard to swallow.
  30. theater review
    Reviews: Unmagical Realism in Runboyrun, In Old Age, and SundayThree new plays that stay in familiar rooms.
  31. theater review
    Theater Review: Wives, in Four Exuberant Feminist ConversationsImagined talk between queens and mistresses, Martha Gellhorn and Mary Hemingway, and more.
  32. tv review
    Ken Burns’s Country Music Is Powerful, Beautiful, and Somehow Still IncompleteThe 16-hour, eight-part series doesn’t have as firm a handle on the big-picture stuff as it wants you to think.
  33. theater review
    Theater Review: A Tight New BetrayalTom Hiddleston stars [long pause] in the Pinter revival.
  34. theater review
    Theater Review: The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Free Public HerculesThe Disney movie musical is onstage for a one-week run in the park.
  35. album review
    Lana Del Rey Is Fully in the Driver’s Seat on Norman Fucking RockwellThe album is a series of gratifying pop-album inversions that succeed on the depth of imagination of Del Rey and producer Jack Antonoff.
  36. movie review
    Comedies End With Weddings, But After the Wedding Is No ComedyBart Freundlich’s family drama hasn’t been well-received, but tearjerkers rarely have this kind of stuffing.
  37. theater review
    Theater Review: The Unreal Land of Make BelieveBess Wohl’s play about childhood and its ripple effects.
  38. movie review
    Cold Case Hammarskjöld Presents a Conspiracy You’ll Want to BelieveThis tricked-up documentary about a suspicious 1961 plane crash in Zambia reminds you that conspiracy theories make for great yarns.
  39. movie review
    Brace Yourself for the Devastating Documentary One Child NationNanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s first-person film chronicles China’s one-child policy in infuriating, tragic, grisly detail.
  40. theater review
    Theater Review: A Coriolanus Amid the WreckageAfter the apocalypse in Central Park.
  41. tv review
    Succession Season Two Is Merciless, Cruel, and Better Than EverThe barbarian capitalists of the Roy clan are back. And so is Succession’s acid-bath viciousness.
  42. movie review
    In The Nightingale, There’s No Escaping the Rankness of Male DepravityThe Babadook director returns with a graphically violent, Australian-frontier revenge thriller.
  43. music
    The Black Clown Plays to the Crowd in the Best Possible WaysA controlled explosion of joy and rage that meets desires audiences didn’t even know they had.
  44. movie review
    The Horror Is Real in the Syrian Doc For SamaThe film doesn’t feel like raw footage — it has been carefully shaped, with a bit of movie-­ish suspense during the final hours.
  45. theater review
    Theater Review: Moulin Rouge! Is Broadway’s Biggest Karaoke Night“It commits single-mindedly to stuffing in as many additional hit tracks as possible.”
  46. review
    In the Surreal Horror Movie Luz, the Devil Is in the 16mmIf Tilman Singer’s low-budget haunt had been a play, I’d probably have walked out, but as a film I found it eerie enough to stay rooted.
  47. movie review
    Practice The Art of Self-Defense Against This MovieRiley Stearns’s anti-macho black comedy is cringeworthy in a good way, and hilarious in a not-good way.
  48. tv review
    Big Little Lies Was Plagued by Messy Drama on Both Sides of the CameraBut Meryl was great.
  49. movie review
    The Lion King Is an Unusually Good Nature Documentary. Is That What We Wanted?Technically speaking, it’s a marvel. But having entered the photorealistic realm, the mood of the movie has changed.
  50. theater review
    Theater Review: Halley Feiffer’s Moscow Moscow Is, Like, LOL, Whatevs, ChekhovHalley Feiffer’s reinterpretation of Three Sisters in modern-day
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