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The Met Museum Sees More Clay in Its Future

Ceramics has come a remarkably long, raucous way since the early 1950s. That’s when Peter Voulkos, inspired by Abstract Expressionist painting, upended the medium with an increased scale, ambition and an improvisatory energy that mixed wheel-thrown with hand built forms. Since then, some ceramists — Ken Price to Betty Woodman …

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What Should I Wear to a Funeral?

I anticipate, sadly, attending funerals — older family members, very close relatives and friends — in the coming warm-weather months and, most probably, into the fall and winter, Covid-related and not. Can you advise what to wear? I need to be prepared. — Edith, New York. N.Y. This is indeed …

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Five Science-Fiction Movies to Stream Now

It’s hard to define science fiction as a genre when the goal posts keep moving and yesterday’s far-fetched scenario becomes today’s headline. It helps to think of any movie that asks “What if?” as belonging to the genre. And this month’s selection of streaming under-the-radar science fiction will make you …