NY Times /
This Playwright Has Been Listening to Her Mother

Jaclyn Backhaus’s new play sounds like the story of a Punjabi-American of her generation, and it is. But it also draws on her mother’s fraught family.

NY Times /
Not Just for Grown-Ups: The Broadway Audience Is Getting Younger

The average age of the Broadway theatergoer last season was 40.6 — the lowest since 2000, the Broadway League says, and 15 percent of theatergoers were under 18.

NY Times /
The Week in Arts: ‘Wildlife,’ Terrence McNally, American Ballet Theater

With barely contained fury, Carey Mulligan stars as a Montana housewife in Paul Dano’s directorial debut.

NY Times /
Critic’s Notebook: At MoMA, Judson Dance Looks Back With Anger and Toughness

Remarkable revivals of pieces by Deborah Hay and David Gordon show that Judson Dance Theater’s works remain radical still.

NY Times /
Review: Two Chamber Concerts, One Sparkling, One Depressing

The Israeli Chamber Project gave a riveting program, intelligently conceived. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, though, was underwhelming.

NY Times /
Review: Netflix’s ‘Wanderlust’ Is an Experiment in Fidelity

Toni Collette plays a therapist who tries to save her marriage by talking her husband into an open marriage. (He doesn’t take much convincing.)

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The Daily Spike: How to tell when your dog is really sick

Doggy pneumonia stinks.

NY Times /
The Saturday Profile: One of Italy’s Last ‘Story Singers’ Is Briefly Left Speechless

For more than 60 years, Franco Trincale has sung about worker exploitation, social injustice and more, breaking beyond the Sicilian roots of the cantastorie.

NY Times /
Winter Jazzfest Plans Expanded Bill and Focus on Gender Equity for 2019

The itinerary will include a two-weekend Marathon, and the festival is issuing a new commitment to gender equity.

NY Times /
Scene City: Katie Holmes, Ansel Elgort and Marc Jacobs on the Charity Circuit

Galas were held for the American Ballet Theater, Park Avenue Armory and Creative Time.

NY Times /
A Sweaty Night Out in London’s New Jazz Scene

A new generation of players is challenging the genre’s stuffy reputation. Ezra Collective, a five-piece band, is one of the scene’s breakout acts.

NY Times /
That Decisive Moment: New Opera at the Met: The Week in Classical Music

Nico Muhly's “Marnie,” Rufus Wainwright in Toronto and Schubert were some of the highlights.

NY Times /
Wealth Matters: A Push to Invest in the Arts Grows Stronger

Impact investing — which considers social good in addition to financial returns — has matured in the past decade, and some investors are turning more ...

The Wall Street Journal /
The Best Under-the-Radar Food Destination in the U.S.

Long dismissed by food snobs as a Tex-Mex dead zone, San Antonio is finally getting a dining scene worth the trip.

Washinton Post /
The Scene: Major Garrett’s D.C. book party

The Chief White House Correspondent's bash brought out some of D.C.'s top journalists.

Everything you need to know about Ebola

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is fighting its 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus. Here is a look at the causes, the symptoms and the history of the deadly disease.

National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

A national health initiative is urging the food industry to voluntarily reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent

USA Today /
Emma Stone nails her British accent

The cast of "The Favourite" walked the red carpet at the London Film Festival where Emma Stone was praised for her "flawless" British accent in the ...

USA Today /
Lena Dunham ends feminist newsletter, asks readers to 'canvas at Taylor Swift concerts'

The author and creator of "Girls" announced Friday that the publication she co-founded three years ago, Lenny, had reached its "final ...

NY Times /
Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.

Fox News /
San Francisco’s high cost of living delaying residents from having kids, study says

High-earning tech employees at companies such as Apple, Google, and Amazon are putting off having kids because they are too expensive to raise, according to a new survey.

Democrats demand to know why EPA children's health official was put on leave

A number of Democratic senators are demanding an explanation from the EPA about why it put a leading children's health expert on paid leave without warning. Since our interview with Dr. Ruth Etzel on Monday, people have spoken out to support her, ...

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