Get to Know Your Favorite Actors and Artists a Little Better

Watch for new memoirs from Gabrielle Union and Alan Cumming, Jamie Foxx’s reflections on parenthood, Patricia Highsmith’s diaries and more.

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Hong Kong Protests, Silenced on the Streets, Surface in Artworks

Even as the authorities restrict speech in the Chinese territory, local artists are subtly rendering the 2019 pro-democracy demonstrations in paintings, installations and other media.

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The Joy Ai Weiwei Gets From His Cats

The artist Ai Weiwei is inspired by the resilience and self-contentment of his beloved cats.

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Leon Black to Step Down as MoMA Chairman

In the wake of protests from artists and activists over his ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the investor agreed not to stand for re-election in June.

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A Donor’s Ties to Epstein Are Criticized at MoMA and Dartmouth

Ai Weiwei and other artists say the investor Leon Black should step down as MoMA’s chairman amid revelations that he paid $158 million to Jeffrey Epstein.

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In the Cultural Revolution, Ai Weiwei’s Father Burned the Family’s Books

“It confirmed in me how powerful those words printed on paper, and the images in between, could be.”

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‘Trump Is Better’: In Asia, Pro-Democracy Forces Worry About Biden

The president-elect’s aim of restoring foreign policy norms has spooked human rights defenders in Asia, who praise President Trump as someone willing to confront dictators.

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From Ai Weiwei, a Portrait of Wuhan’s Draconian Covid Lockdown

Ai said the documentary film “Coronation,” which he directed remotely from Europe, “is trying to reflect what ordinary Chinese people went through.”

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