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Stars Make and Break Hillary, Burn

Star turns can make or break a production. Two recent Broadway openings feature big-name leads, but their effects on their respective shows are startlingly different. In Hillary and Clinton, Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow make Lucas Hnath’s intriguing behind-the-scenes political premise into a gripping portrait of a complex marriage. In Burn This, a mismatched Adam …

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Reaction to the Obamas’ Portraits Means Fine Art Is Still Relevant

Fine art can feel far removed from the day-to-day lives of most people. The fine art galleries of New York might see crowds of tourists every year, but the average New Yorker probably doesn’t consider how the portraits displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art relate to their own lives. In fact, the recent decision …

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