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Live From 458 B.C., What the Greeks Mean to Me

“This is not an ‘Oresteia’ for classicists,” Ms. McLaughlin — a playwright, actor and old friend from college — told me later in New York. She was understating. For one thing, her version, which runs through June 2, is a swift two hours and 20 minutes instead of the dawn-to-dusk …

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The Book Lover’s Guide to Summer

It’s finally here. The end of the school year, the time for road trips and bonfires, the season when the days grow long. No matter your summer plans, they’ll be better with a book — and we’ve got plenty of titles to keep you happy, hydrated and cool. What’s on …

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‘Parasite’ Wins Top Honors at Cannes

CANNES, France — “Parasite,” a social satire by the South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, has won the Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or. “Parasite” is the first Korean film to ever win the Palme. The …

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Aching Lullaby: The Week in Classical Music

[Read all of our classical music coverage here.] Readers and listeners, here’s wishing you a very happy, and hopefully relaxing, Memorial Day weekend. On Monday I went to the premiere screening of a restored version of Meredith Monk’s “Quarry” at Anthology Film Archives. (Seth Colter Walls did a fascinating interview …

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