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Cush Jumbo Still Has Hope. And You Should, Too.

When she’s shooting, Jumbo, 33, lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Sean Griffin, a tech developer, and Maximilian, their 11-month-old son. In an interview at a Tribeca photo studio, she spoke about the craziness of art replicating life (and vice versa) — and why she still has hope. Here are …

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Batsheva: A New Era, a New Role for Ohad Naharin

When the Batsheva Dance Company takes the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this week, it will look very much like the company that audiences have come to love: a bit mysterious, a bit cheeky — qualities associated with its longtime director and choreographer Ohad Naharin. The company, based …

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Gorgeous Books to Expand the Youngest Minds

I CAN ONLY DRAW WORMSWritten and illustrated by Will Mabbitt. Maybe Mabbitt can’t draw many things, but boy, can he conceive and execute a witty, surprising, maximum fun picture book. Oh, and this one doubles as a counting exercise. Having announced that worms are his entire repertoire, Mabbitt proceeds to …

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Fraught and Fabulous: Art That Shows a Passion for Democracy

Similarly symbolic are pavilions and gazebos that Mr. Armajani has conceived as public gathering places and dedicated to his various cultural heroes, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walter Benjamin, Emma Goldman and, in a 2017 series called “Seven Rooms of Hospitality,” immigrants like himself. One such piece, a “reading room” built …

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