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Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Talks Free Agency, Activism and Kanye West
The star Celtics guard talks about his career year in the N.B.A., educational inequality and his association with Kanye West.
Jennifer Fox Said a Coach Abused Her. Now She Has Named a Legend
Jennifer Fox has long discussed what happened when she was 13 and her coach was 40. She even based a film on it. Now she has revealed the final detail: his identity.
The Hoosiers’ Secret Weapon? He’s an 88-Year-Old They Call Pops.
Dick Moren, the father of Teri Moren, the Indiana women’s basketball coach, is the team’s No. 1 fan. He has a stringent game-day routine.
The Exquisite Darkness of Depeche Mode
Dave Gahan and Martin Core are back with the group’s 15th album. But after losing the bandmate Andy Fletcher last year, their return was anything but certain.
Lance Reddick’s Most Memorable TV Shows and Movies to Stream Now
The actor, who died on Friday, brought gravitas to series like “The Wire” and “Bosch,” but he also subverted his image in comic roles. Here’s how to stream his most memorable work.
The Many Lives of Jeannette Walls
The writer of “The Glass Castle” starts a new chapter with a rip-roaring novel set during Prohibition.
Meet Radio Man, a ‘Bum’ Who Befriends Movie Stars and Sells Their Autographs
In the billion-dollar industry of professional “graphing” — collecting celebrity signatures for resale — nobody does it like Radio Man.
American Directors Bring Fresh Visions to Europe’s Opera Stages
Young music theater makers are benefiting from the continent’s huge operatic resources while developing their own distinctive voices.
A.O. Scott Says Goodbye to Film Criticism
A.O. Scott conducts his own exit interview as he moves to a new post after more than two decades of reviewing films.
A Tenor’s Secrets to ‘Lohengrin’: Golf and a Blunt Spouse
Piotr Beczala, known as a charismatic singer of Italian operas, is challenging notions of what a Wagner voice should sound like.
The Kamala Removal Fantasy
Biden-Harris is here to stay.
Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu and the Joy of Playing Villainous Goddesses in ‘Shazam’
The “Shazam!” actresses say they signed on for their first superhero movie because the roles are a leap forward for women.
The Examined Life of Melanie Lynskey
In series like “Yellowjackets,” the actor specializes in revealing the turbulent emotions of women who seem innocuous and mild on the surface.
Ann Napolitano’s New Novel, “Hello Beautiful,” Is the 100th Pick of Oprah’s Book Club
Ann Napolitano toiled in obscurity for years. Novels went unpublished; agents turned her down. She found recognition with “Dear Edward.” Then came the call: “Hello Beautiful” was the 100th pick for what is arguably the most influential book club in the world.
At White House, Asian American Liaison Juggles Celebrations and Crises
Erika Moritsugu, the first White House A.A.P.I. liaison, is in charge of both promoting the community’s representation and responding to its tragedies at a time of rising racism.
Mel Brooks Isn’t Done Punching Up the History of the World
The comedian, at 96, is happy to inspire a new generation to make their own Hitler jokes.
The Tech Worker With a 4-Hour Commute From the West Bank to Tel Aviv
Moha Alshawamreh is among the few Palestinians who work in Israel’s tech industry. His commute shows both the inequities of life in the West Bank and an exception to them.
Mikaela Shiffrin Breaks Ingemar Stenmark’s World Cup Record With 87th Victory
Shiffrin has now won 87 World Cup races, passing Ingemar Stenmark’s record that stood for 34 years. Her ski racing career has been a master class in evading common pitfalls.
Brett Goldstein Faces Life After ‘Ted Lasso’
The Apple TV+ show’s breakout star is preparing to play a Marvel movie god when he’s not working on the hit streaming series “Shrinking.” But what he’s really after is human connection.
Michelle Obama’s Secret Style Weapon
Known in some quarters as the first lady’s tailor and dressmaker, Christy Rilling is starting her own line.
Malachy McCourt, Kicked Out of Hospice Care, Still Has Stories to Tell
The actor, writer, radio host, bartender and man about town is 91 years old and got himself kicked out of hospice care. But he still has a few stories left.
An Artist Returns After a ‘Long Wilderness’
Claudette Johnson emerged in Thatcher-era England as a prominent Black feminist, only to fall into obscurity. Now, she’s having her first solo show in New York.
J.R. Smith Was Lost After the NBA. Golf Became His Guide.
Smith was bored and confused when his basketball career abruptly ended in 2020. His search for self took him to a golf team at an H.B.C.U.
A Photographer Frames His Own American South
Tommy Kha’s portraits blend his Asian heritage with the mythology of the South.
The Essential Patricia Highsmith
Known for her psychopathic antiheroes and novels such as “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “The Price of Salt,” Highsmith was a tangle of contradictions.
Moldova’s Pro-Europe Leader Tries to Thwart Russia’s Influence
Maia Sandu, president of the former Soviet republic, remains popular in a deeply divided nation as Vladimir V. Putin continues to apply pressure.
A Conductor’s Battle With a Classical Music Gender Barrier
Claire Gibault has spent a lifetime fighting sexism and forging a path in a male-dominated profession. Her next targets: pay gaps and age discrimination.
For Saint Levant, Sexy Music Is Personal, and Political
What’s at stake for a 22-year-old trilingual rapper who became a TikTok sensation by talking dirty and who aspires to be the president of Palestine? A lot.
Maryse Condé, at Home in the World
Throughout her four-decade literary career, the Guadeloupean writer has explored a global vision of the Black diaspora, and placed Caribbean life at the center.
Hansel Enmanuel Is an Ordinary Player Who’s Anything But
Hansel Enmanuel, who lost his left arm at age 6, doesn’t want sympathy. He just wants to play.
Pamela Smart Seeks Mercy in 1990 Case of Her Husband’s Killing
The woman who became a national sensation in 1990 after her teenage lover killed her husband has become a prison preacher. She hopes New Hampshire will set her free.
The Woman Shaking Up Italian Politics (No, Not the New Prime Minister)
Daughter of Italian and Jewish American parents, Elly Schlein wants to remake the center-left opposition to Giorgia Meloni, if only her party can survive it.
Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors on ‘Creed III’
One’s a big name, and one’s about to be. But to get along on ‘Creed III,’ they had to let go of ego and trust each other to pull no punches.
Eileen Kelly, Host of the Podcast “Going Mental,” Isn’t the Typical Wellness Influencer
Known first as a provocative Instagram influencer and sex blogger, Eileen Kelly is now equally frank about her mental health struggles.
Why We Love Flaco, the Escaped Owl
Owls have beguiled humans forever. And it’s easy to see ourselves in a chubby little homebody who ditched his one-room apartment for the great outdoors.
He Was Billed as the Next LeBron. But Will Emoni Bates Make It at All?
Bates was on a magazine cover at 15. He was playing Division I college basketball at 17. Now he’s 19, his college career may be over, and N.B.A. success is anything but guaranteed.
When Clothes Fly Off, This Intimacy Coordinator Steps In
Jessica Steinrock’s work on intimate scenes in film has come to prominence as the entertainment industry reels from the litany of sexual abuses brought to light by the #MeToo movement.
Why Willem Dafoe Can’t Slow Down
For nearly 50 years, the actor has made himself go toward places other artists hardly ever seek.
How to Run a Fashion Magazine in China in 2023
Margaret Zhang, an Australian-born influencer, got the top role at Vogue China in 2021, making her the youngest Vogue editor ever. Will Condé Nast’s gamble pay off?
De La Soul’s Music Is Finally Back. It’s a Bittersweet Victory.
The influential rap trio’s catalog has long been absent from streaming services. Now its first six albums will be available, just weeks after the death of one of its members.
Brendan Fraser Wants to Be Worthy of His Comeback
“I’m aware of where I was, where I went and where I am now,” says the actor, who is nominated for an Oscar for his remarkable comeback in “The Whale.”
Abbe Lowell Had Trump World Ties. Now He’s One of Hunter Biden’s Lawyers.
The shift by Mr. Lowell, one of Washington’s best-known scandal lawyers, highlights the blurry lines between self-promotion, access to power and the right to legal representation.
Bernard Henri-Lévy Chooses War Zones in Ukraine Over Salons
In a new film, “Slava Ukraini,” the writer and filmmaker Bernard Henri-Lévy warns of a heavy price if the West fails to defeat Putin in Ukraine.
100 gecs Shook the Underground. Can the Duo Explode … With Rock Music?
Laura Les and Dylan Brady’s debut spurred a subgenre called hyperpop and earned them a major-label deal. Swerving again, they’re returning with a different sound on “10,000 gecs.”
Diana Shnaider Is Mixing College Tennis With the Pro Tour, for Now
A freshman at North Carolina State, Shnaider, a Russian, is the first woman ranked in the top 100 of the pro game to play college tennis since 1993.
Meet the Runner Who Leads Every Pack and Then Vanishes
Erik Sowinski is a professional pacer, a talented runner who is in high demand on starting lines, and nowhere to be found at the finish.
Why Louis Vuitton Chose Pharrell As Its Men’s Wear Designer
Why Louis Vuitton chose Mr. Williams as its new designer of men’s wear. It’s bigger than hip-hop.
Fashioning a Future in the Face of War
A year after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, four figures from the Kyiv fashion scene reflect on a year of personal and professional survival.
The French Like Protesting, but This Frenchman May Like It the Most
Jean-Baptiste Reddé has hoisted his giant, colorful signs in nearly every street protest for over a decade, embodying France’s enduring passion for demonstrations.