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Couturier From a Bygone Era

Film

Couturier From a Bygone Era

“Celebration” is out gay director Olivier Meyrou’s beguiling documentary about the late Yves Saint Laurent and his business partner and lover, Pierre Bergé. The film was shot over three years, starting in 1998, when Saint Laurent was the last living original fashion house couturier. Comment
Will Crutchfield’s Teatro Nuovo company celebrated its second season in existence by venturing out of Purchase and into Manhattan this summer for two concert performances at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Comment
Theater

I Think She’s Got It

Theater

I Think She’s Got It

Perhaps the most beloved of George Bernard Shaw’s plays is “Pygmalion,” about a coarse flower girl transformed into a fine, cultured lady. But more than a decade earlier, he created “Caesar & Cleopatra,” exploring similar themes of mentorship, metamorphosis, and self-actualization. Comment
Billy Porter made history all over again. Comment
Theater

History Asks: Now, What Will You Do?

Theater

History Asks: Now, What Will You Do?

In 2008, the plan to demolish the nine buildings that made up St. Vincent’s hospital in Greenwich Village and replace it with an $800 million condominium development ignited a firestorm of controversy throughout the city. To those who had lived through the AIDS crisis, it was a rare, and often isolated, beacon of hope and place of compassion. Comment
Theater

Betrayed, Bothered, and Bewildered

Theater

Betrayed, Bothered, and Bewildered

Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal,” now in a spare and thought-provoking revival on Broadway, is not about mere adultery. What makes the play interesting is that despite the sex, marriage, friendship, and the seeming connections among three people in a dark triangle, they are each alone. Comment
The New York Film Festival has settled comfortably into late middle age as a collection of the greatest hits from the year’s earlier major festivals. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Alice Kremelberg, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Alice Kremelberg, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Alice Kremelberg, recurring as Nicole Eckelcamp on the new season of “Orange Is the New Black,” now showing on Netflix. Comment
Music

Sexuality Voiced Authentically

Music

Sexuality Voiced Authentically

Swedish singer Tove Lo was a star in the US briefly when her debut single “Habits (Stay High)” got to #3 in 2014. That song, which describes a woman numbing herself with casual sex, drinking, and drugs to get over heartbreak, set up the template for Tove Lo’s persona. Comment
Film

2019: A Filial Odyssey

Film

2019: A Filial Odyssey

For science fiction, James Gray’s “Ad Astra” has little interest in “world-building” as it’s usually thought about. It takes place in a nebulous “near-future” whose details are faintly sketched in. Comment
A comedian with a history of homophobic and racist remarks was fired from the cast of “Saturday Night Live” just days after he was hired by NBC. Comment
Out gay comedian Bowen Yang, who has appeared in past segments on “Saturday Night Live,” was added to the show’s full-time team on September 12, becoming the first Asian person and the first gay Asian cast member. Comment

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