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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‘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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