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Ronnie Spector, Who Brought Edge to Girl Group Sound, Dies at 78

Ronnie Spector, the lead singer of the Ronettes, the 1960s vocal trio that gave a passionate, bad-girl edge to pop’s girl-group sound with hits ...

In ‘Naomi,’ a Black Girl Comes of Age Heroically

“What if everything you believed about the world turned out to be wrong? If we truly opened our eyes, what would we see?” These are the questions ...

The Endless Pop Shimmers of the Weeknd

There’s not a moment to breathe on the new album by the Weeknd, “Dawn FM” — no spaces for resolution and calm, no indications of a world outside ...

Sidney Poitier Was the Star We Desperately Needed Him to Be

Were anyone to ask me who’s the greatest American movie star, my answer would never change. And it will never change because the answer is easy ...

A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at the Grolier Club

This has the makings of a detective story with hints of history: Why did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sign a pirate edition of “The Sign of the Four ...

Sidney Poitier, Who Paved the Way for Black Actors in Film, Dies at 94

Sidney Poitier, whose portrayal of determined, dignified heroes in films like “To Sir, With Love,” “In the Heat of the Night” and “Guess Who’s ...

Alice Trumbull Mason, Alone and With Friends

One of the many new frontiers in art history today is abstract art by women. It’s not possible to say for sure, but I suspect we barely know what ...

‘Expedition Content’ Review: Anthropological Maneuvers in the Dark

“But what to do with your eyes?” — this ridiculous question popped into my head early while watching “Expedition Content,” though watching doesn ...

Bowie Estate Sells Songwriting Catalog to Warner Music

David Bowie’s estate has sold his entire songwriting catalog to Warner Music, including classics like “Space Oddity,” “Let’s Dance” and “Heroes ...

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