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A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion


Hidden in a church basement and forgotten, the books and documents recently discovered provide sharp new insights into Jewish life and literature.

Gord Downie, a Canadian Rock Legend, Sings Goodbye


Inside the making of “Introduce Yerself,” the intimate new solo album that the Tragically Hip frontman made before his death this week.

Jann Wenner and His Biographer Have a Falling Out

The Rolling Stone founder seemed to enjoy opening up his life to Joe Hagan. Now that the book is about to come out, they are no longer speaking.

How the Harvey Weinstein Story Has Unfolded

A look back at the major elements of the continuing story, which has spilled well beyond Hollywood.

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New Trailer: ‘I Love You, Daddy’ From Louis C.K.


The comedian stars in a film with overtones of the Woody Allen comedy “Manhattan.”

Jennifer Lawrence and Other Stars Share Stories of Harassment


Ms. Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Molly Ringwald and others are coming forward to talk about their bad experiences starting out in Hollywood.


Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Kimberly Hébert Gregory Reads ‘Let’s Not Pretend to Be Who We Aren’t’


On this week’s podcast, the “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” actress tells the story of a couple’s adventures in sexual role play.


Review: ‘Jane’ Is an Absorbing Trip Into the Wild With Jane Goodall


Brett Morgen’s documentary tells her story through footage of Ms. Goodall’s interactions with chimpanzees in what is now Tanzania.

Books of The Times: With ‘La Belle Sauvage,’ Philip Pullman Begins a New Trilogy


The author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy returns, with answers to the questions what happened first and what happens next.

Tom Hanks Talks


The nicest guy in Hollywood discusses his love of typewriters and his new collection of short stories, “Uncommon Type.”


Hear the Martha Argerich Recordings That Inspired 8 Young Pianists


Daniil Trifonov, Khatia Buniatishvili and more talented pianists (and one harpsichordist) share their favorite albums by the great Argentine musician.

Books of Style: Inside the Estate that Inspired ‘The Philadelphia Story’


A lavish new book examines the history of Ardrossan and the old-money world of Philadelphia’s Main Line.


What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week


Anthony Hernandez’s photography, Tom Friedman’s short animated videos and Julia Bland’s fiber weavings are among the works on display around town.

Listen to Bach, Transformed for String Quartet


The Borromeo Quartet will perform selections from its transcription of Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” on Friday at Carnegie Hall.


Scalpel, Sponge, Magic Beans: When Doctors Moonlight as Actors


The Bard Hall Players, a theater company made up of Columbia University medical students, is marking its 50th season with a production of “Into the Woods.”

Rewind: In ‘Maigret Sets a Trap,’ Pack Your Pipe and Track a Killer


After a recent digital restoration, this French film noir adapted from a Georges Simenon novel will have a weeklong run at Metrograph.

Book News: A New Novel From the Late Sam Shepard to Be Published in December


Knopf will publish “Spy of the First Person,” which the actor and playwright wrote in the final months of his life.

French Magazine Draws Outrage for Putting Convicted Killer on Its Cover


The music weekly Les Inrockuptibles featured Bertrand Cantat, who was jailed for fatally beating his partner in 2003, on the front of its latest issue.


Art Review: A Bold Explorer Surfaces in ‘Wandering Lake’


Patty Chang’s show at the Queens Museum sees water as a metaphor for gender fluidity, migration, life.


‘The Walking Dead’ at 100: Still a Hit, but for How Much Longer?


As the zombie apocalypse drama returns for Season 8, the AMC series is looking to rebound from a stretch of storytelling shenanigans that alienated viewers.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’


Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.

A 100-Car Army of Sound in Los Angeles


A new composition by Ryoji Ikeda created a wash of sound — car stereos blaring variations on the note A — as part of the Red Bull Music Academy festival.

New Flight for a New ‘Butterfly’

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David Henry Hwang has reworked his gender-blurring, career-launching Tony-winning play to assure that it feels “resonant with the culture today.”

As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way


Reopening after a $143 million renovation, which removed a thousand seats, Cincinnati’s stately Music Hall offers a model for Lincoln Center.

Monday, Oct 16

Critic’s Notebook: Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter


The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: one established artist, one on her way.

William Eggleston, at 78, in a New Key


“I’m making it up as I go,” the photographer said of his keyboard playing on “Musik,” his first album.

When They Met: In a Bygone New York, John Epperson Invited Charles Busch to a Show


The two old friends — and one-time frenemies — both became famous wearing women’s clothing. But don’t call them “drag queens.”

Woody Allen Warns of ‘Witch Hunt’ Over Weinstein, Then Tries to Clarify

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In an interview with the BBC, Mr. Allen expressed sympathy for “the poor women that were involved” but also called the situation “sad for Harvey.”

Sunday, Oct 15

Young Audiences Flock to ‘Happy Death Day’


Continuing a horror boom at the box office, “Happy Death Day” arrived as the No. 1 movie in North America, with $26.5 million in ticket sales.

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades


Her electric performances in the 1960s made her an elusive cult heroine. A Numero Group boxed set unravels her true story for the first time.

‘S.N.L.’ Rips Harvey Weinstein Over Sex-Abuse Allegations


Criticized for earlier overlooking the scandal, “Saturday Night Live” addressed it this weekend, with varying degrees of comfort and effectiveness.

How Failure Made ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Great


The underappreciated AMC series, whose finale aired Saturday, dramatized the joy of creation and the beauty of struggle.

Saturday, Oct 14

Heard the One About Asia’s Comedy Scene? First, You’ll Need a Permit

Comedians in some Asian countries must have their scripts approved while finding creative ways to joke about sex and politics so as not to offend the government.