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At 92, the architect Frank Gehry has the luxury of focusing on what matters to him most — but he's not scaling back. “What would I do?” he said. “I enjoy this stuff.”

“It was golden, spectacular, alarming, otherworldly.” Was it a plane crash, meteorite or aliens? This weekend, let yourself escape with these five narrated articles.

It’s not particularly embarrassing to admit that you’re an amateur gardener or an amateur baker. But outing yourself as an amateur actor tends to invite mild ridicule — or it used to. The pandemic has pushed more theater fans into performing.

Stay entertained this week with a sourdough bread baking class, an Earth Day-themed yoga class or a drawing class from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

Passion, planning and a willingness to scrap just about everything is what allowed some major international film festivals to deliver robust versions of themselves despite Covid-19. Here’s what their organizers learned from the experience.

Liam Scarlett's rise to fame in the dance world was rapid. His subsequent downfall, amid allegations of sexual misconduct, happened just as abruptly.

Louis Menand says his ambitious new book about culture during the Cold War was also “a way of filling in the blanks in my own story.”

Asian-American artists are generating subway posters, leveraging social media and staging Zoom webinars. “Our community couldn’t take being invisible any longer,” one artist said.

The death of Helen McCrory is likely to rob theatergoers of many great performances. “Imagine what we would have lost if Judi Dench, Maggie Smith or Helen Mirren had died in her early 50s,” writes Ben Brantley.

Re-entry into our pre-social distancing lives is going to be such a joy. Re-entry into our non-stretchy pants? Maybe not so much.

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The K-pop group BTS ended its Love Yourself tour with its first United States stadium show, a demonstration of precise pop showmanship and fan devotion

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

As the K-pop boy band BTS’s popularity grows, so does the demand for translations of the group’s songs, social media posts and interviews

Shawn Mendes got his first guitar at age 14, a major-label record deal at 15 and his first No. 1 album at 16

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

A new kind of pop star stormed 2018: How the dominance of streaming (and the power of hip-hop) pushed BTS, Bad Bunny and Cardi B to the next level

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Breaking: Beyonce's "Lemonade" is coming to iTunes at midnight

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