The Best TV Episodes of 2019

James Poniewozik No one can watch all the TV shows anymore, even a professional, and that goes a thousandfold for TV episodes. So I can’t claim these to be definitively the best installments of TV in 2019. They’re just the ones that have stuck most in my mind as we

6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead. CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER at Alice Tully Hall (Dec. 13 and 17, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 15, 5 p.m.). The holiday season has come to mean Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concertos for the

15 Actors Who Were Pressured to Get Naked for a Role

Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez may have recently bared it all for Hustlers, but make no mistake: J.Lo only takes her clothes off on her terms. In a 2018 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she said this of her experiences in Hollywood: “I haven’t been abused in the way some women have. But have

JR’s Street Gallery Comes Indoors

On a fall day at the Brooklyn Museum, it was hard for JR, the most recognizable anonymous artist in the world, to go more than a few steps without a wave of double takes and a trail of enthusiastic fans. JR, who is 36 and was born in France, has

What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries

Andra Ursuta Through Dec. 21. Ramiken, 154 Scott Avenue, Brooklyn; 917-434-4245, ramikencrucible.com. As a few giant galleries absorb ever more market share, thank the muses of art and commerce for Ramiken. The young dealer Mike Egan has piloted this enigmatic, protean gallery through a choppy decade for both art and

Marathon Running May Be Good for Your Knees

Could it be that marathon training and racing are actually good for our knees? A myth-toppling new study of novice, middle-aged runners suggests that the answer is a qualified yes. The study finds that taking up distance running rebuilds the health of certain essential components of middle-aged knees, even if

Taiwanese boy band Little Tigers reportedly planning to reunite for concert tour in 2020

Good news for fans of The Little Tigers. The three members of the former Taiwanese boy band are reportedly reuniting in 2020 for a two-year concert tour. The Little Tigers, formed in 1988, shot to stardom with their good looks and catchy songs such as Fly ButterFly Fly, Red Dragonfly

Banksy's flying reindeer highlight Christmas homeless plight

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Elusive British street artist Banksy has highlighted the issue of rough sleeping in a seasonal mural showing two flying reindeer pulling a homeless man on a street-bench sleigh. The artwork, created in Banksy’s trademark stencilled graffiti style, appeared in Birmingham central England over the weekend. A

A Smile Restored, and a Life Reclaimed

After Eileen Gaeta learned she had lymphoma in 1991, she was treated with radiation therapy. The treatments were effective, but the side effects took a toll. “I was a mess,” she said. The process burned her skin, caused her hair to fall out, made her infertile and weakened her teeth