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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‘Triple Threat’ Review: Fighting, Fighting and More Fighting

“Triple Threat” unites three stalwarts of contemporary martial arts cinema: Indonesia’s Iko Uwais (“The Raid”), Thailand’s Tony Jaa (the “Ong-Bak” trilogy) and China’s Tiger Chen (who did stunts on “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and the “Matrix” movies). Their characters’ alliance proves as stable as it could, given that the film’s …

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In Music and in Life, Tamaryn Dreams in the Dark

LOS ANGELES — On a rainy March evening, the singer-songwriter Tamaryn waited for a gnostic priest to begin his lecture on the transformative power of tarot at a small lodge in the Hollywood Hills. “This is the gothest night,” she whispered. A first-name-only artist who has been steadily releasing music …

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