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PBS turns 50 this month, and it’s a moment to reflect on how its programming influenced and changed television. With help from the likes of Rachael Ray, Gary Clark Jr., Damon Lindelof, Kal Penn and others, here are 50 reasons why we've turned to PBS.

After 27 years and more than 2,500 reviews, Ben Brantley, The Times’s co-chief theater critic, reviews his own tenure and talks about why he’s (quietly) making an exit

The artist Simone Leigh will be the first Black woman to represent the U.S. at the Venice Biennale in 2022, bringing her commanding figurative sculptures to this prestigious international stage

The soprano Erin Wall was in treatment for cancer for much of 2018, but continued to perform amid surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, maintaining her appearances until earlier this year, when her cancer returned. She has died at 44.

The economic bleakness of 1970s Britain gave birth to far-right movements. And then to punk rock. And then to the organization Rock Against Racism.

Jeff Bridges, known for his roles in "Crazy Heart" and "The Big Lebowski," said on Monday that he has lymphoma. The actor said he had started treatment.

The pathbreaking musician Keith Jarrett reveals the health issues that make it unlikely he will ever again perform in public. “I don’t feel right now like I’m a pianist,” he said. “That’s all I can say about that.”

A Jacob Lawrence painting, part of his “American Struggle” series, was thought to be missing for 60 years. It was discovered in an Upper West Side apartment, and it will be on public view starting Thursday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“I feel like at the end of this we’re going to find out that Hunter Biden is actually Trump’s son, in a real Darth Vadery twist on this whole story.” — Jimmy Kimmel

The timing could not be better for Heidi Schreck’s affecting play about the Constitution’s impact on our daily lives, now streaming on Amazon

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

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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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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Batman's bat-signal goes global on Saturday night, shining its beacon in 13 spots including New York, Johannesburg and Rome

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