Behind ‘Strange Fruit,’ Billie Holiday’s Anti-Lynching Anthem

It helped make Holiday a star, but it was written by Abel Meeropol, a teacher in the Bronx. An Oscar nomination and a year of protests against racism have kept it in the conversation.

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Why Is It So Hard to Show Black Women’s Musical Genius Onscreen?

Oscar-nominated performances this season put the emphasis on the trauma, not the artistry, of Billie Holiday and Ma Rainey. The most insightful movie might just be “Soul.”

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Andra Day Earns a Best Actress Nomination for ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

“It shouldn’t be an uncomfortable idea that it could be all Black women being represented in this space,” said the star, who’s also working on a new album.

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Golden Globes 2021: Where to Stream the Winners

Nearly all of the big winners from the evening are available to stream. Here’s a look at where to find them and what The Times first had to say about them.

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‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ Review: Singing for Her Life

Lee Daniels’s hectic biopic portrays the singer as a victim of abuse, addiction and government persecution.

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Billie Holiday’s Story Depends on Who’s Telling It

There are almost as many interpretations of her short life and enormous legacy as there are books and films about her, including the new biopic starring Andra Day.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO Max, Hulu and More in February

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

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