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Critic’s Notebook: Deep Dives Into Justice From Shakespeare, Wilde and Atticus Finch

Because so many of Shakespeare’s plays engage similar questions, the canon seems especially ripe right now for reimagining...

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Chris Rock Will Star in ‘Fargo’ Season 4

The comedian Chris Rock will star in Season 4 of “Fargo,” John Landgraf, the CEO of FX Networks,...

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A Cri de Coeur in a Pool of Milk: Decoding ‘Salome’ in Salzburg

That sounds like achieving some kind of transcendence. It is, and there is a tragic dimension in this...

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Fiction: ‘Beowulf’ Gets a 21st-Century Update

THE MERE WIFEBy Maria Dahvana Headley308 pp. MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $27. The Anglo-Saxon epic “Beowulf” has a...

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Encounters: Amar’e Stoudemire Is on a Religious Quest

The halls of the Jewish Museum in Manhattan were hushed and dim as Amar’e Stoudemire stepped inside. At...

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The National Comedy Center Opens, Jim Gaffigan Hologram and All

Jamestown, N.Y., has long been known as the hometown of the “I Love Lucy” star Lucille Ball (and...

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Inside the List: That Huge Surprise in His Own Family Genealogy? It’s Playing out in His Novels

Middle-grade author Alan Gratz isn’t a genealogy buff, but his aunt is, and a few decades ago she...

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Gender Letter: Hollywood Is as White, Straight and Male as Ever

Gender Letter is a weekly take on news and culture. Tell me what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. Psst,...

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New in Paperback: ‘An Odyssey,’ ‘Dunbar’

Six new paperbacks to check out this week. AN ODYSSEY: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, by...

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The Literati: Henry James’s Final Curtain Call

Concerned about diminishing royalties from his novels, Henry James in his mid-40s began to write plays. Over five...