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Late Night Doesn’t Feel Much Like Laughing

On Monday night, hosts talked about the protests, police brutality and racism. Jimmy Fallon started by addressing the fact that he’d worn blackface on “Saturday Night Live.”

Midnight cowboy steak: French restaurant re-opens after lockdown

The steak restaurant that Jean-Pierre Le Bot co-owns in the French city of Nantes had been shut for 11 weeks, so when officials gave the go-ahead for it to open on Tuesday, he was not going to wait a...

Thais return to temples in traditional garb - and masks

Thais are starting to visit temples again as the mostly Buddhist country emerges from a coronavirus lockdown, although visitors are taking precautions such as wearing masks and getting temperature...

What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Fuller House’ and ‘Dirty John’

The fifth and final season of “Fuller House” comes to a close on Netflix, and an anthology crime series returns on USA.

A Terrorist Attack Sparks the Plot of Megha Majumdar’s Powerful Debut Novel

“A Burning” captures the political landscape of modern-day India through the lives of three characters.

Christo’s Billowy Visions, Fleeting but Unforgettable

The artist’s works were easy to grasp but hard to categorize, bringing conceptual art to the masses and generating no small measure of happiness and awe in the process.

Watch This: A Poignant Documentary or a Classic Sketch Comedy

Your TV needs may vary this week. These are the titles our critic recommends checking out.

Writers who show us who we are

These essays on American authors — some well known, some unjustly forgotten, some perpetually misunderstood — aim to restore a sense of the “complex fate” of being an American. Read more about the series.

The Virgil Abloh Backlash and the George Floyd Protests

The Off-White and Louis Vuitton designer has become a target of social media anger and frustration because of statements about the protests.

The Metropolitan Opera Cancels All Fall Performances

Many artists have not been paid since March at the company, which hopes to return on New Year’s Eve after its longest interruption in over a century.

After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push Back

Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat, and how some in the limelight bristle at social media condemnation.

Five Artists for This Moment

These esteemed black American creators make work that responds to violence against the black body.

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Amazon and More in June

Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are our picks for June.

How ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Survived the Pandemic

The musical’s world tour, now in Seoul, weathered a cast outbreak to become perhaps the only major show running. Can theater learn from its example?

Gunna Extends Hip-Hop’s Dominance on the Billboard Album Chart

The rapper earned his first No. 1 with “Wunna,” and now all eyes are on Lady Gaga, whose “Chromatica” is expected to take the top spot next week.

Celebrating Pride on Film

Missing parties and parades during Pride Month? These movies will fill your screen with joy, history and rainbows.

The show may go on as Portugal's theatres, cinemas reopen warily

Portugal's theatres, cinemas and other cultural venues got the go-ahead to reopen on Monday as the country entered the third phase of its exit from lockdown - but many stayed shut, fearing audiences...

Gay Couples Can Teach Straight People a Thing or Two About Arguing

Same-sex couples, on average, resolve conflict more constructively than different-sex couples, and with less animosity, studies have shown.

George Floyd’s Final Words, Written in the Sky

On Saturday, the artist Jammie Holmes staged his own kind of protest in five cities across the country.

The Minnesota Bail Fund That Helps Protestors

After the killing of George Floyd, a small Minneapolis fund that is paying bail for protesters saw a huge influx of donations.

‘The Vast of Night’ | Anatomy of a Scene

The director Andrew Patterson discusses a switchboard sequence from his science-fiction drama featuring Sierra McCormick.

How Zane Lowe Became Pop’s Unofficial Therapist

The D.J.’s interviews on Apple’s Beats 1 have gone from promotional stops to opportunities for deep thoughts, anchored by an impulse to share his own story.

‘Phoenix, Oregon’ Review: An Ode to Small-Town Joys

Gary Lundgren’s comedy, which celebrates the comfort of a local hang, feels poignant during our current pandemic.

Thais head for movies and massage as virus lockdown eases

Thais took in a movie and enjoyed foot massages in a welcome return on Monday to some pampering and popular pastimes as coronavirus restrictions further eased and new infection numbers remained low.

Finding Euphoria in Bangkok’s Food Scene

In search of creative inspiration, a New York-based photographer spent two weeks documenting Bangkok’s fresh markets and street vendors.

Fall Is Now Jam-Packed for Book Publishers. That Could Be a Problem.

Books scheduled for release this spring and summer are now on track for fall, when authors will be fighting for attention in the midst of a presidential election and an ongoing crisis.

Shopping for Outdoor Coffee Tables

Because you need one to anchor any outdoor seating arrangement — and to avoid spilled drinks.

A Filmmaker Put Away for Tax Fraud Takes Us Inside a British Prison

In “A Bit of a Stretch,” Chris Atkins writes about the nine months he spent at Wandsworth, one of the largest, oldest and unruliest prisons in Britain.

Lithuanian babies crawl to glory despite lockdown

It took 13 seconds for Olivija, a 9-month-old girl, to crawl 5 meters from her family's living room to the kitchen to be declared the fastest baby in Lithuania, where the annual baby crawlers race...

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Zombi Child’ and ‘Inside Man’

Bertrand Bonello’s recent film makes its streaming debut on the Criterion Channel. And the heist movie starring Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster arrives on Netflix.