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Trevor Noah Pillories Trump for ‘Beefing With a Dead Man’

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV,...

When Mae West Met Diane Arbus

MELBOURNE, Australia — “Imperious, adorable, magnanimous, genteel, and girlish, almost simultaneously.” That’s how photographer Diane Arbus described Mae West in 1964. West, a 71-year-old screen legend, hated the unvarnished photos her visitor took for “Show” magazine. Still, the...

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Revisits a Tale That Refuses to Die

CLEMENT I forgot that joke. “Yes, I have a different head.” WAITITI “Ah, but I remember the voice. And the heckles.” When we first met in Wellington, nothing was really open late at night except for video-game parlors....

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Network’ and Two Very Different Spy Movies

Sidney Lumet’s “Network” is on TCM. And it’s a night of Bourne and Bond.What’s on TVNETWORK (1976) 10:15 p.m. on TCM. A recent staged reimagining has given this Paddy Chayefsky satire of TV-obsessed America a new life on...

‘Us’ Review: Jordan Peele’s Creepy Latest Turns a Funhouse Mirror on Us

Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, “Us,” is an expansive philosophical hall of mirrors. Like his 2017 hit, “Get Out,” this daring fun-until-it’s-not shocker starts from the genre’s central premise that everyday life is a wellspring of terrors. In...

‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Review: The Evil That Men Do (Repeatedly)

The story is as predictable as expected, with the usual guns, cars and money, though drawn out to an unhurried 158 minutes. There are ostensible good men turned bad, and one who is perhaps less bad. There are...

Barbara Hammer, Filmmaker of Lesbian Sexuality, Dies at 79

Barbara Hammer, an experimental filmmaker who began celebrating lesbian sexuality and history in her work in the 1970s, and who in her last years turned her battle against cancer into cinematic art, died on Saturday in her partner’s...

John Doyle to Direct ‘Assassins’ at Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company announced Wednesday that its artistic director, the Tony Award-winning John Doyle, will helm a production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical “Assassins” to close the company’s 2019-20 season.Mr. Doyle is no stranger to Mr....

Dave Attell Is Our Greatest Club Comic (Says the Writer He Made Fun Of)

If Dave Attell ever retires, as he has periodically hinted for years, what will become of club comedy?Comics will still work clubs, of course. But in an era when the savvy career move is to diversify into podcasts...

‘Abby’s’ Takes the Sitcom Somewhere New: Outdoors

LOS ANGELES — “We got a plane!”Sitcom showrunners have no shortage of logistical worries, but air traffic isn’t generally among them. That is, unless you happen to be shooting your sitcom in a backyard beside the Burbank airport.And...

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Wall Street Falls as Surprise Drop in Retail Sales Rattle Investors

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, as consumer and retail stocks dropped after a sharp decline in retail sales in December suggested...

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