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New York Winter Arts Guide 2016

Revolutionary spirit seizes the art world

Art and activism have long made good bedfellows. This winter, however, the New York art scene is gearing up for full-scale revolution — at least on canvas and onscreen — as it tackles climate change, political upheaval, a metropolis in transition and more. These exhibitions offer hope that, in the...

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 6:14am

'Letters to Andy Warhol' reveals an artist's vulnerable side

Afree exhibitionfeaturing rarely seen artwork and letters from the Andy Warhol archives is now open at the Cadillac House in SoHo.The traveling show, a collaboration between the Andy Warhol Museum and Cadillac, makes its stop-over in New York through Dec. 24 before heading to LA, Miami and then...

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:44am

First-ever Arab Cinema Week tells dangerous and inspiring stories

The Middle East has been in the headlines for decades, but it’s rare that its people get to tell their own stories. New York City’s first-ever Arab Cinema Week, kicking off Nov. 18-24 at Cinema Village, is an opportunity to see works that explore not just the eight countries they span, but stories...

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:56pm

See how a modern pop star is made at The Taylor Swift Experience

At just 26 years old, Taylor Swift has already broken at least as many records as she’s made. The pop superstar may seem like she was born famous, but what you’ll find at The Taylor Swift Experience, a museum-style exhibit opening Nov. 18 at South Street Seaport, is the real story of how she got...

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 3:30pm

Meet Broadway's new star-crossed lovers in 'Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812'

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 has been evolving on the fringes of Broadway since 2012, but its debut at the Imperial Theatre has finally arrived. With a score that blends elements of rock musicals, Russian folk music and even a little opera (Josh Groban co-stars), the show tells the...

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:58am

What to see on and off-Broadway this winter

When it comes to winter theater, NYC offers niche holiday fare with everything from singing Santas (at the “Christmas Spectacular”) to naughty Nutcrackers (with risque cabaret from Company XIV). But there are also plenty of traditional shows opening on and off-Broadway. Here are our top picks.“Dear...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:45pm

Meet the heroes, hustlers and villains who built New York City

New York City seems almost like a modern myth, an urban landscape of ever-growing skyscrapers populated by larger-than-life characters real and fictional, the “greatest city in the world” and the ultimate symbol of success for both Frank Sinatra and Jay Z.It’s past time to bring the city back to...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:47pm

PHOTOS: Annie Leibovitz's ‘WOMEN: New Portraits’ is the art show we need right now

“This is not how we expected this week to turn out. But mark my words: This is still a celebration. A somber, sobering, emotional celebration. There is much to talk about.”Annie Leibovitz’s opening remarks at a media preview of her new exhibition, "WOMEN: New Portraits" are motivating for anyone...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:35pm