Late Night Gets Why Putin’s Advisers Keep Him in the Dark

“Of course they’re afraid to be honest,” Stephen Colbert said. “No matter what you say to a psychotic boss, you lose.”

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Review: ‘The Trayvon Generation,’ by Elizabeth Alexander

“The Trayvon Generation” traces the influences of racism and violence on American culture today.

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12 New Books Coming in April

Novels from Jennifer Egan and Emily St. John Mandel, poetry by Ocean Vuong and nonfiction from Elizabeth Alexander. Plus: Did jealousy conceal the true inventor of the motion picture?

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17 New Nonfiction Books to Read This Season

Two journalists dive into George Floyd’s life and family; Viola Davis reflects on her career; a historian explores the brutal underpinnings of the British Empire; and more.

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists

Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.

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Elizabeth Alexander on the Spectacle of ‘Black Bodies in Pain’

The writer reflects on her seminal Rodney King essay, the George Floyd killing and how the videos of police brutality exacerbate black grief.

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The Inventive Chef Who Kept His 700 Paintings Hidden

Ficre Ghebreyesus had no art gallery representation during his lifetime. Now his widow is working with Galerie Lelong in New York to show the work that summed up his search for identity.

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