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John Patrick Shanley Reflects on His Accidental Retrospective

The playwright discusses the Broadway revival of “Doubt” and his latest, “Brooklyn Laundry.” “People are disagreeing violently with themselves,” he…

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Jimmy Van Eaton, Purveyor of the Sun Records Beat, Dies at 86

His drumming lent spontaneity and imagination to the unfettered sound of seminal rock ’n’ roll records by Jerry Lee Lewis…

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Why So Many Kids Are Priced Out of Youth Sports

Ever since my 2022 interview with Linda Flanagan, the author of “Take Back the Game,” about how money is ruining…

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‘Munich Medea: Happy Family’ Review: A Friendship Crushed by the Past

Themes of incest and sexual abuse of minors loom large in this strikingly becalmed play named after a legendarily vengeful…

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Politics

Listening to Music Is Better When It’s a Conversation Among Friends

At group listening sessions, everybody gets a turn to speak by choosing a song.

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When the Voice You Hear Is Not the Actor You See

The playwright Lucas Hnath has been making magic with the sound of speech. Now he’s directing a play by Mona…

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Filming ‘Virginia Woolf,’ the Battles Weren’t Just Onscreen

COCKTAILS WITH GEORGE AND MARTHA: Movies, Marriage and the Making of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ by Philip Gefter What…

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Sports

Is Soccer Ready to Retire Its Last Taboo?

A new documentary about gay players tells a story that is, in some ways, no longer a story.

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Politics

My Son Refuses to Play With an Outcast. Does That Make Him a Bully?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how a parent might address social exclusion among a group of schoolchildren.

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Review: For Jews, an Unanswered ‘Prayer for the French Republic’

In Joshua Harmon’s play about the legacies of antisemitism, a Parisian family must decide when it’s time to get out.

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