Want Free Central Park Concert Tickets? Keep Trying.

Plenty of issues require endurance in life. Cobbling collectively a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle whereas in lockdown involves thoughts, as does doing all of your nails — basecoat, shade, topcoat. Now add to that checklist ready within the digital line for tickets to “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert.” Yes, they’re…

Zazie Beetz Grew Up With Shel Silverstein and Nina Simone

In “Nine Days,” Zazie Beetz performs Emma, an unborn soul in an otherworldly limbo interviewing to inhabit a human physique on Earth, or else vanish into oblivion. But not like the opposite candidates in Edson Oda’s supernatural drama, Emma is seemingly unconcerned — she exhibits up late for her first…

A Remarkable Work of Family History Vividly Recreates the Anti-Nazi Resistance in Germany

The title of Rebecca Donner’s astonishing new guide is a line by Goethe, from a quantity of his poems that had been smuggled into the cell of Mildred Harnack — an American lady who was shackled in a Berlin jail, awaiting her dying sentence by the Nazi regime. On Feb.…

‘Pray Away’ Review: Atoning for an Anti-Gay Stance

The Netflix documentary “Pray Away” profiles a number of individuals who, within the public sphere and within the context of Christianity-cloaked “conversion therapy,” peddled the concept homosexuality might be modified, and who now remorse the struggling they prompted. It additionally options one activist, Jeffrey McCall, who identifies as beforehand transgender…

From Towering Redwoods to Tiny Creatures, This Novel Has It All

Ash Davidson’s debut, ‘Damnation Spring,’ will get at a logging group’s deep roots. By John McMurtrie Feeling outdated? Consider the redwood. Reaching heights of greater than 350 toes, the world’s tallest tree has been on this planet for the reason that days of the dinosaurs. A single specimen can dwell…

After 40 Years, a Luminary of Theater’s Avant-Garde Departs

When Blanka Zizka retired from her put up as creative director of the Wilma Theater on the finish of July, it was really the top of an period. “I have been at it for 40 years,” Zizka stated in a video interview from Philadelphia, the place the corporate relies. “That’s…

Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’: Diary of a Song

Lorde used to hate guitars. Then got here “Solar Power.” Once a moody teenage sensation who most well-liked electronics like keyboards and 808s, the singer, songwriter and producer born Ella Yelich-O’Connor is now 24 and open to sounds that used to remind her of “bonfires and guys in dumb hats.”…

Lynn C. Franklin, Literary Agent and Memoirist on Adoption, Dies at 74

Lynn C. Franklin, a literary scout and agent whose purchasers included Archbishop Desmond Tutu and who made a mark along with her personal e book, wherein she shared her private story about giving up her son for adoption within the 1960s, died on July 19 at her residence in Manhattan.…

No, Cormac McCarthy Isn’t on Twitter. Don’t Be Fooled by the Check Mark.

The test mark gave it a semblance of legitimacy, however a well-liked Twitter account related to Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of “The Road” and “No Country for Old Men,” that went from being verified to not is a pretend, his agent mentioned on Monday. The account, @CormacMcCrthy, had…