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A few days before he died, Stephen Sondheim sat down for a 90-minute interview with @MichaelPaulson  of The New York Times in which he was engaged and lucid, playfully pugnacious, and full of strong opinions. 

Camilo wins the #LatinGrammy  for best pop vocal album for “Mis Manos.”

On “30,” her fourth album, Adele counts on “her untrammeled musicality to pull together the empathy of pop with personal sympathy for a performer who’s grappling with motherhood, fame and changes of heart,” @JonPareles  writes.

Their office-tower studios could not be less bohemian, but the artists in residence at a Los Angeles law firm say the spaces spur creativity nonetheless.

Don Johnson was already mid-renaissance when he decided to reprise his role as “Nash Bridges.” He talks about why (it involves Hunter S. Thompson) and fact-checks some tales you may have heard from the ’80s. 

The documentary “Burning” focuses on Australia’s disastrous wildfires, showing their fearsome impact on Australians and the need for more effective climate-change policy.

We’ve plucked out 100 of the absolute best movies included with a Prime subscription right now. Our list includes “The Princess Bride,” “One Night in Miami” and “Chi-Raq.”

Adele’s “30” is No. 1 with the equivalent of 839,000 sales, leaving Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” as the last LP to cross the million mark in 2017.


BTS is funding a new series of global arts projects, featuring 22 artists including Antony Gormley

Charles Grodin, the versatile actor familiar from “Same Time, Next Year” on Broadway, popular movies like “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Midnight Run” and “Beethoven” and numerous television appearances, has died at 86.

Two former students of an acting school that James Franco helped create say the now-defunct program was a scheme to provide him and his male collaborators with a pool of young female performers that they could take advantage of

“So you just want to let him off scot-free for insurrection because he’s no longer in power? That’s like acquitting Jeffrey Dahmer because he’s full.” — Stephen Colbert, on the arguments against impeaching Trump

For a handful of cultures around the globe, the Arab world among them, this impossibly soft blanket offers a sense of belonging even from a distance.

“As a songwriter and an independent publisher I have been known to be protective of my work,” Tracy Chapman said. “This lawsuit was a last resort.” The singer-songwriter was awarded $450,000 in a copyright infringement dispute.