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February 19, 2019, 10:35

Jane Curtin Is Playing It Straight |

Jane Curtin was twenty-eight when, in 1975, she became one of the original cast members of “Saturday Night Live,” along with such talents as Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, and John Belushi. Curtin...

The Lovely Nineteen-Twenties Flapper Cartoons of Barbara Shermund |

One of my favorite New Yorker cartoonists is a woman named Barbara Shermund. She was born in 1899, in San Francisco, California; her father was an architect and her mother was a sculptor. She...

Heavy Metal Confronts Its Nazi Problem |

“The world is on fire,” Ben Hutcherson told an audience in Brooklyn, last month, before a set by his band, Glacial Tomb. He added, “At least we can all burn together.” Over the next...

Janice Guy’s Feminist Self-Portraits Find a Second Life |

In 1975, Janice Guy, a twenty-two-year-old British art student on an exchange program in Germany, had work in a group exhibition at the Museum Wiesbaden. The show’s title, “But Last Time You Said You...

Richard E. Grant Takes a Barbra Streisand Tour of New York City |

Photograph by Victor Llorente for The New YorkerEarlier this month, on the coldest day of the polar vortex in New York City, I met up with the sixty-one-year old actor Richard E. Grant, in...

What to Stream This Weekend: “The Bartered Bride,” A Brilliant, Rarely Seen Max Ophüls...

There’s no shortage of movie musicals based on popular plays. Far fewer are based on operas. Max Ophüls’s rarely seen 1932 film “The Bartered Bride,” a seventy-six-minute, giddily inventive adaptation of the Czech composer...

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