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 …

This Is the Summer the Youth Own New York

For decades, certain corners of the city were so smoothed by money they seemed off-limits to those just starting out as adults. But for one brief shining moment, it all belongs to the young. June 12, 2021 Walking around Lower Manhattan on a recent weeknight, a middle-aged, slightly graying man …

Euro 2020: Italy Beats Turkey, 3-0, in Opener in Rome

Here’s what you need to know: Striker Ciro Immobile scored Italy’s second goal. A short while later, his strike partner Lorenzo Insigne added a third.Credit…Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse, via Associated Press Euro 2020 started with a statement of intent. Well, technically it started with a small car driving a soccer ball onto …

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 …

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 …