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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, Yesterday

This long Thanksgiving weekend, check out a great concert, a craft show for kids and a reboot that’s better than the original.

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Geoffrey Palmer, Judi Dench’s Sitcom Co-Star, Is Dead at 93
Obits, Yesterday

Their show “As Time Goes By” was a hit in Britain and had a following in the U.S. “When you acted with him,” Ms. Dench said, “you’d just feel very safe.”

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Trump Brought Back Michael Flynn for the Finale, Fallon Says
Culture, Yesterday

“Seriously, there’s a name from the past,” Jimmy Fallon said of Flynn on Wednesday. “Even Michael Flynn was like, ‘Damn, I totally forgot about Michael Flynn.’”

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Dena Dietrich, Who Found TV Fame as Mother Nature, Dies at 91
Obits, November 25

In a long acting career she was best known for wreaking havoc in a series of margarine commercials, warning, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.”

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Catch Up on These 12 Great 2020 Series This Thanksgiving Weekend
Culture, November 25

The belts are loosened and the tryptophan is surging. These fantastic series are perfect for a four-day weekend dedicated to bingeing of all kinds.

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We’re Still Smarter Than Computers
News Desk, November 25

For now.

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Jimmy Kimmel Rags on Trump for His Randy Quaid Retweets
Culture, November 25

“Let’s just say he makes Gary Busey look like Dr. Fauci,” Kimmel said of the pro-Trump actor after the president retweeted five of his posts on Tuesday.

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For the African Women Who Love Diana, ‘The Crown’ Feels Personal
Culture, November 24

In her lifetime, the Princess of Wales was adored by many women in Africa and the diaspora, who then passed that loyalty on to their daughters.

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Netflix Pulls ‘Chappelle’s Show’ at Dave Chappelle’s Request
Culture, November 24

The comedian was unhappy that “Chappelle’s Show” was licensed to Netflix and HBO Max, saying that he should have been paid.

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‘Saved by the Bell’ Review: This Time, It’s Actually All Right
Culture, November 24

The revival improves on the beloved, goofy original with a self-aware spin and a modern sensibility.

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A Thanksgiving Parade, Unfazed by Snow or Wind, Takes On a Pandemic
Culture, November 24

Macy’s had to rip up its usual script and plan a new parade with the coronavirus in mind. There will be Rockettes, but don’t expect a kickline.

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Laura Benanti Says Goodbye to Melania and Watches ‘Ted Lasso’
Arts & Leisure, November 24

The actress may be nearing the end as Melania Trump on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” but she has plenty of other projects and passions to keep her busy.

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David Maas, Half of ‘Quick Change’ Magic Act, Dies of Covid-19
Express, November 24

Mr. Maas and his wife, who performed lightning-fast costume changes, often appeared on television and were a halftime fixture at N.B.A. and college basketball arenas.

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Latinos, Long Dismissed in Hollywood, Push to Make Voices Heard
Business, November 24

To many Latinos in Hollywood, every gain seems to be followed by a setback. The writer Tanya Saracho and others involved in the Untitled Latinx Project want to change that.

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How ‘Blue Bloods’ and Other Shows Resumed Filming in Pandemic N.Y.C.
Metro, November 24

With the city’s economy in a downturn, film production has been a bright spot, with crews again filling the city’s sound stages and, increasingly, the streets.

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Late Night Won’t Let Trump’s Legal Team Forget Sidney Powell So Easily
Culture, November 24

Stephen Colbert said the disavowed lawyer and conspiracy theorist had been invited to a news conference last week by mistake, joking, “They meant to invite Sidney Powell Total Landscaping.”

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Why ‘Gilmore Girls’ Endures
Culture, November 23

This week brings the broadcast debut of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” on the CW. The creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and other “Gilmore” veterans look back on the show’s lasting appeal.

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Ken Jennings Will Temporarily Succeed Alex Trebek on ‘Jeopardy!’
Culture, November 23

The game show is holding off on naming a new long-term host, but the game show superstar will be a short-term replacement.

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With a Kiss, Netflix Gets Tangled in India’s Religious Tensions
Foreign, November 23

Nationalist leaders decry scenes in the show “A Suitable Boy” between a Hindu and a Muslim, at a time of rising interfaith conflict and government efforts to control online content.

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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Sends Chess Set Sales Soaring
Express, November 23

The Netflix show about a chess prodigy has reignited interest in the game and fueled demand for sets, accessories and timers.

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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Sends Chess Set Sales Soaring
Express, November 23

The Netflix show about a chess prodigy has reignited interest in the game and fueled demand for sets, accessories and timers.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Black Narcissus’ and ‘My Psychedelic Love Story’
Culture, November 23

Diana Rigg and Gemma Arterton star in a mini-series adaptation of a novel on FX. And a new documentary by Errol Morris debuts on Showtime.

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‘Fargo’ Season 4, Episode 10 Recap: What Goes Around …
Culture, November 22

Ethelrida takes a gamble. Gaetano takes a tumble.

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‘Black Narcissus’ Review: Nuns, Mountains, High Passion
Culture, November 22

An FX mini-series revisits a story of sexual repression in the Himalayas and includes a final TV performance by Diana Rigg.

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John Belushi in Focus: What a New Film Gets Right and What It Misses
Culture, November 22

After Bob Woodward’s “Wired” focused too much on the comic’s death, this documentary looks fondly at the star’s life. But his comic genius deserves more.

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Newsmax, Once a Right-Wing Also-Ran, Is Rising, and Trump Approves
Business, November 22

A once-niche conservative cable network, owned by a longtime friend of the president, lures audiences by refusing to declare an electoral winner.

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La edad de oro del pódcast
en Español, November 22

El texto y lo audiovisual han estado en el centro de la gran mayoría de las experiencias informativas y narrativas, pero ahora se está produciendo un cambio de foco en la cultura digital: vamos hacia lo sonoro.

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Even Harry Styles in Jorts Can’t Save Gucci’s Mini-Series
Styles, November 22

Neither could Billie Eilish. Or Gus Van Sant. “Ouverture” was a stab at an art house fashion film that doesn’t quite come off. But Guccifest was a different story.

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¿Por qué seguimos obsesionados con el guardarropa de la princesa Diana?
en Español, November 21

La temporada 4 de The Crown ha vuelto a plantear la pregunta. La respuesta puede no ser la que esperas.

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Tucker Carlson Dared Question a Trump Lawyer. The Backlash Was Quick.
Politics, November 20

The president’s allies quickly closed ranks behind Sidney Powell and her pro-Trump conspiracy theory, accusing the Fox host of betrayal.

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The Best of Late Night This Week
Interactive, November 20

This week, the late-night hosts crunched the numbers from the so-called Million MAGA March in Washington and pondered Rudy Giuliani’s worth and his hair dye. Here are some of the best moments.

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‘Supernatural’ Lays Its Weary Head to Rest
Culture, November 20

The CW’s shockingly long-lived horror series bids its fans goodbye after 15 seasons of slaying.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: Old School
Culture, November 20

Baby Yoda played the class clown while the rest of this week’s installment played like a “Star Wars” greatest hits.

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Kiernan Shipka Is Relaxing with Tony Soprano and a Margarita
Arts & Leisure, November 20

The actress, who stars in Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” shared her essentials ahead of the show’s final season.

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How Britain Is Reacting to ‘The Crown,’ Season 4
Culture, November 20

There has been praise for Emma Corrin and a cheeky mouse and complaints about the depiction of Margaret Thatcher and the queen’s salute as the series explores a divisive time in U.K. history.

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In ‘Small Axe,’ Letitia Wright Plays a Real-Life Black Panther
Culture, November 20

The actress takes on the role of the British activist Altheia Jones-LeCointe in Steve McQueen’s series for Amazon. The experience has proved to be an education.

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Giuliani Got a Bad Batch of ‘Just for Henchmen’ Hair Dye, Colbert Says
Culture, November 20

“Remind me, is it a good sign when your lawyer starts melting?” Stephen Colbert joked after Rudy Giuliani appeared to sweat hair dye during a news conference.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, November 19

Flowers, choirs or robots — whatever you’re in the mood for, there’s plenty to watch.

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‘Belushi’ Finds the Sensitive Man Inside the Wild Persona
Weekend, November 19

The new Showtime documentary aims to present a more complex view of John Belushi, the tragically fated star of “Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers” and “S.N.L.,” beyond the stunts and hard partying.

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Ken Spears, Partner in an Animation Powerhouse, Dies at 82
Obits, November 19

Mr. Spears and Joe Ruby were best known for “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!,” perhaps the most spun-off series in the history of television.

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Apple, After Outcry, Makes ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Specials Available on PBS
Express, November 19

The tech giant, which recently gained exclusive rights to the widely beloved “Peanuts” specials, said they would air on public airwaves again this year.

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What’s in Our Queue? ‘The Great’
Interactive, November 19

I’m the editor of The Times’s Arts & Leisure section. I also have a newborn. Here are five things I’m watching, listening to or reading.

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David Fincher’s Impossible Eye
Magazine, November 19

With ‘Mank,’ America’s most famously exacting director tackles the movie he’s been waiting his entire career to make.

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Working for Trump Ends in Getting Fired or Getting Covid, Kimmel Says
Culture, November 19

President Trump fired Christopher Krebs, a senior cybersecurity official, via Twitter on Tuesday. “Usually to get rid of Krebs, Trump uses a little comb and some medicated shampoo,” Jimmy Kimmel joked.

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Josh O’Connor Didn’t Care About the Crown Until He Became a Prince
Culture, November 18

As Prince Charles on “The Crown,” the self-described liberal left-winger has thrived in a role he never really sought.

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‘Between the World and Me’: From Page to Stage to Screen
Arts & Leisure, November 18

An all-star cast came together, remotely and in socially distanced shoots, to turn Ta-Nehisi Coates’s memoir into a vivid amalgam of art, music and performance for HBO.

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‘MasterChef Junior’ Star Ben Watkins Dies of Cancer at 14
Express, November 18

Ben, who lost his parents in a murder-suicide in 2017, had also worked at his father’s barbecue restaurant selling homemade cookies and brownies.

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The Best Films and TV Shows to Stream Over the Holidays
Arts & Leisure, November 18

Hollywood history (“Mank”), jazz (“Soul”) and romance (“Happiest Season”) all have a chance to shine in your living room as the year comes to an end.

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Jimmy Kimmel Calls Giuliani the ‘Gift That Keeps on Grifting’
Culture, November 18

“I guess this explains why Trump has been passing the MAGA hat around, asking his fans to donate to his legal defense fund,” Kimmel said of Rudy Giuliani’s alleged request to be paid $20,000 a day.

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Eleanor Schano, Trailblazing Journalist in Pittsburgh, Dies at 88
Obits, November 17

Ms. Schano rose from “weather girl” to reporter to anchor in firsts for the city, hiding three pregnancies along the way. She died of Covid-19.

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What the ‘Fresh Prince’ of the ’90s Tells Us About Race Now
Express, November 17

A generation ago, sitcoms with largely Black casts were must-see TV, balancing humor and drama. Will the “Bel-Air” reboot resonate in the era of Black Lives Matter?

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Why Do We Care So Much About Diana’s Dresses?
Styles, November 17

“The Crown,” Season 4, has raised the question again. The answer may not be what you expect.

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Why Do We Care So Much About Diana’s Dresses?
Styles, November 17

“The Crown,” Season 4, has raised the question again. The answer may not be what you expect.

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‘Animaniacs’ Is Back, Still Zany and Totally Insane-y
Culture, November 17

The antic cartoon satire of the 1990s returns on Hulu with new episodes, original cast members and steep expectations to fulfill.

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Conan O’Brien to leave late-night TV for a weekly HBO Max show.
Business, November 17

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David E. Kelley Is Back on Network TV With ‘Big Sky’
Culture, November 17

The ABC drama is a female-centric thriller, like Kelley’s HBO drama “The Undoing.” In an interview, the prolific creator discusses his affinity for such shows and for Hugh Grant’s sexy ad-libs.

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The Stars of ‘Animaniacs’ Speak for Themselves
Culture, November 17

Meet the voice-over actors who have played Yakko, Wakko, Dot and Pinky and the Brain for nearly 30 years.

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The Stars of ‘Animaniacs’ Speak for Themselves
Arts, November 17

Meet the voice-over actors who have played Yakko, Wakko, Dot and Pinky and the Brain for nearly 30 years.

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‘The Crown’: The History Behind Season 4 on Netflix
Culture, November 17

Margaret Thatcher and Diana, Princess of Wales, are among the iconic figures covered in the latest installment of Peter Morgan’s show. How much is fact and how much is fiction?

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‘The Crown’: What to Read and Watch About Diana
Culture, November 17

If Season 4 has fueled your interest in one of royal history’s most glamorous women, you’re in luck. She has inspired many a book, documentary and article.

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Trump Counts Crowd’s Size Using ‘MAGA Math,’ Says Stephen Colbert
Culture, November 17

“Ten thousand, a million — it’s just how they count,” Colbert said of Saturday’s Million MAGA March. “You round up for marches, you round down for Covid deaths.”

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How Accurate Was ‘The Good Lord Bird’?
Culture, November 16

Here’s everything you need to know about John Brown’s actual raid at Harpers Ferry, dramatized in Sunday’s series finale of the Showtime historical drama.

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‘The Crown’: How to Survive a Royal Weekend
Culture, November 16

In the new season, Diana Spencer’s aristocratic breeding triumphs and Margaret Thatcher’s middle-class tendencies horrify the royals. Here’s a guide to the rigid world of the British class system.

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Rachel Bloom’s Life Is an Open Book
Books, November 16

The star and co-creator of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” wryly explores adolescent angst, adult trauma and musical theater in a new memoir, “I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are.”

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Big Sky’ and ‘Between the World and Me’
Culture, November 16

Ryan Phillippe stars in a new drama from the creator of “Big Little Lies”; a screen adaptation of a Ta-Nehisi Coates work comes to HBO; and “Supernatural” ends its 15-season run.

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‘Fargo’ Season 4, Episode 9 Recap: And a Little Dog, Too
Culture, November 15

This week’s episode was an audacious shaggy dog story full of twists and turns and stylistic flourishes. We’re not in Kansas (City) anymore.

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Soy un experto en ajedrez y estos son los aciertos (y errores) de ‘Gambito de dama’
en Español, November 14

La serie de Netflix sobre una jugadora prodigio del ajedrez en los años cincuenta y sesenta es una de las mejores adaptaciones audiovisuales que se han hecho del juego. Pero hay algunas jugadas equivocadas.

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Savannah Guthrie Is Feeling Lucky
Styles, November 14

Since she held President Trump’s feet to the fire at a crucial turning point of the campaign, her future at NBC News appears bright.

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The Best of Late Night This Week
Interactive, November 13

The week since Joe Biden’s victory was announced, things have not exactly been smooth sailing — giving the late-night hosts plenty to work with. Here are some of their best moments.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: Bigger Fish
Culture, November 13

On a planet full of humanoid sea creatures, Mando gets a taste of a broader struggle among his people.

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘GLOW’
Culture, November 13

A longtime pro-wrestling fan mourns the early cancellation of a series that she argues was both a beautiful story about women and one of the few pop culture offerings ever to take the sport seriously.

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Jimmy Kimmel Has a Name for Trump’s Refusal to Concede: ‘Squattergate’
Culture, November 13

“Why don’t we just make him president of Alaska?” Kimmel said Thursday. “He’d love it. It even sounds like the names of his wives and daughters: Melania, Ivana, Ivanka — Alaska.”

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, November 12

Take a look behind the curtain at Pixar … or into Scientology. Or check out a beautiful new six-part series about child development.

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‘The Reagans’ Review: Making America Great Again, Round 1
Weekend, November 12

A four-part Showtime documentary takes a hard look at Ronald Reagan’s presidency and sees a wrong turn.

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A Famous Santa and Rudolph Are Heading to Auction
Culture, November 12

If you can spare $250,000, two stars of the 56-year-old Christmas special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” could be yours.

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What’s in Our Queue? Robyn’s Club Domo
Interactive, November 12

I’m the pop music editor here at The Times. Here are five things I’m watching, listening to or (possibly) reading.

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‘The Crown’ Has Had Its Scandals, but There’s Nothing Like Diana
Arts & Leisure, November 12

The face that launched a thousand tabloid stories — and books and documentaries and Instagram feeds — is taking center stage in the newest season of the Netflix series.

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How Do You Play Margaret Thatcher? Like This
Arts & Leisure, November 12

In the new season of “The Crown,” Gillian Anderson takes on the role of the “Iron Lady.” She’s just the latest in a long line of Thatcher impersonators.

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President Trump’s Show Has Been Canceled
Arts & Leisure, November 12

For years, we’ve been living inside a story defined by Donald Trump’s reality-TV worldview. America finally changed the channel.

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Trump’s Legacy Is Already Tarnished, Stephen Colbert Says
Culture, November 12

The “Late Show” host said President Trump’s refusal to concede the election was the least of his transgressions: “It’s like finding out Jeffrey Dahmer illegally parked in handicapped spots — bad, but the ledger’s pretty full. And so’s the freezer.”

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Taking Down Bad Men Is Her Job
Styles, November 11

Carla Campbell, a bounty hunter on “Love Fraud,” was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer but is still fighting.

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Was Reagan a Precursor to Trump? A New Documentary Says Yes
Culture, November 11

“The Reagans,” a new Showtime docu-series, presents Ronald Reagan as an early practitioner of dog-whistle politics. But some historians and journalists disagree with that position.

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‘Survivor’ and Other Reality Shows Will Feature More Diverse Casts, CBS Says
Express, November 11

The network announced this week that its reality shows, including “Big Brother” and “Love Island,” would include more diverse casts starting next season.

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In ‘Small Axe,’ Steve McQueen Explores Britain’s Caribbean Heritage
Arts & Leisure, November 11

The director’s ambitious anthology series for Amazon and the BBC is his first film work about Black life in Britain. “I needed to understand myself, where I came from,” he said.

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Jimmy Kimmel: Trump Is a Reality Show Host Who Can’t Accept Reality
Culture, November 11

“Republicans are handling the president with kid gloves because those are the only gloves that fit him,” Kimmel joked of President Trump’s refusal to concede to Joe Biden.

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What’s Different About a November Masters?
Sports, November 11

A lot. No sporting event does springtime iconography like the Masters. But many of its traditions have been altered as men's golf’s first major moved to fall.

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Why a Trump Loss May Be No Match for Rupert Murdoch’s Realpolitik
Business, November 10

Fox News has lasted through “multiple presidents, and they’re going to be around for multiple more,” said one right-wing media executive.

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Rosie Perez? Joe Rogan? ‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Weigh In on Next Host
Express, November 10

Devotees of the long-running quiz show are coming up with their own fantasy picks to replace Alex Trebek, who died on Sunday.

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Tom Heinsohn, Champion Celtic as Player and Coach, Is Dead at 86
Obits, November 10

His blood always ran green: eight titles with Boston as a Hall of Fame forward and two as head coach followed by a four-decade career as a die-hard Celtics broadcaster.

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How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Started a New Debate About Sexism in Chess
Culture, November 10

The Netflix hit captures the struggles of women in the game, where female grandmasters are rare. But the reality, one top player says, is worse.

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Seth Meyers Celebrates Election Results Coming Up Biden
Culture, November 10

“You know you were a bad president when people were celebrating an old white centrist like he was the sunset at Burning Man,” the “Late Night” host joked of President Trump’s loss.

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Alex Trebek’s Influence on Pop Culture
Interactive, November 9

Alex Trebek, who died Sunday at 80, was a household name during his 37 years as the host of “Jeopardy!” Here, we collect some of his most memorable cameos.

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‘A Teacher’ Review: After School, Not So Special
Culture, November 9

Kate Mara and Nick Robinson play a teacher and student in a dangerous relationship in this FX on Hulu mini-series.

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Want to Play La Parisienne? Here’s How
Styles, November 9

Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, a.k.a. Sylvie of “Emily in Paris,” spills the beans on acting the part of a French femme fatale.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Industry’ and ‘Transhood’
Culture, November 9

A new drama follows graduates working in London’s banking world, an HBO documentary follows families raising transgender children, and Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker host the CMA Awards.

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‘Fargo’ Season 4, Episode 8 Recap: Best Laid Plans
Culture, November 8

Loy’s strategy to turn brother against brother hits a snag. But so do just about everyone else’s schemes this week.

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‘Industry’ Is a Familiar Story, but With More Zeros
Culture, November 8

The new HBO series is set in the world of high finance but feels like many other shows about young adults trying to make it.

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‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Can’t Imagine the Show Without Alex Trebek
Culture, November 8

Ex-contestants, celebrities and game show enthusiasts mourned the loss of Mr. Trebek, who died on Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer.

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Alex Trebek, Longtime Host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ Dies at 80
Obits, November 8

A good host, he once said, could set his ego aside and let contestants be all they could be. But he let them know when he thought they missed easy answers.

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O Captain, My ‘Jeopardy!’ Captain
Culture, November 8

When Alex Trebek stepped up to the answer board, night after night, class was in session.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Sends Off Trump With a Ballad
Culture, November 8

Alec Baldwin appeared as the president to mourn the election results, and the host Dave Chappelle urged Americans to “find a way to forgive each other.”

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Tension, Then Some Tears, as TV News Narrates a Moment for History
Business, November 7

The news networks pledged restraint going into election night. Four days later, anchors waited until a fresh batch of Pennsylvania votes allowed them to project a winner.

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The Best of Late Night This Week
Interactive, November 6

“What a year this week has been,” said every American every week of 2020. To infuse a little levity, here are highlights from this week’s late-night talk shows.

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News Media Waits … and Waits … to Make Historic Call
Business, November 6

Anchors navigated another day of anxiety and suspense at Fox News, which has reported that Joseph R. Biden has accrued 264 electoral votes, and at CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC, which have him at 253.

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News Media Waits … and Waits … to Make Historic Call
Business, November 6

Anchors navigated another day of anxiety and suspense at Fox News, which has reported that Joseph R. Biden has accrued 264 electoral votes, and at CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC, which have him at 253.

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Gigi Proietti, Actor Who Embodied the Roman Spirit, Dies at 80
Obits, November 6

Beloved in Italy, he was best known as the star of a TV series playing a small-town police chief. He also had a long film career and a popular one-man stage show.

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Comfort Viewing: Why I Love Anything With Kathryn Hahn
Culture, November 6

Hahn’s ability to so effectively communicate her private thoughts to the viewer places her in company with some of the writer’s favorite actors.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Hard-Boiled
Culture, November 6

This week’s episode was pure fun: 40 minutes of chase scenes, battles with giant spiders and some of the show’s funniest gags to date.

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As China’s Propaganda Push Continues, Wuhan Emerges as a Star
Foreign, November 6

New television shows have paid tribute to the city where the coronavirus emerged, focusing on residents’ heroism and glossing over official mistakes.

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Al Roker, ‘Today’ Show Anchor, Reveals He Has Cancer
Express, November 6

Mr. Roker, 66, said he learned of the cancer diagnosis after a routine medical checkup in September.

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Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Feel Like Laughing
Culture, November 6

In an emotional speech, the “Late Show” host accused President Trump of trying to “poison American democracy” by claiming the election was being stolen.

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Major Networks Cut Away From Trump’s Baseless Fraud Claims
Business, November 5

Fox News and CNN stuck with the White House news conference, but reported afterward that the president offered no evidence for his accusations of vote fraud.

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Major Networks Cut Away From Trump’s Baseless Fraud Claims
Business, November 5

Fox News and CNN stuck with the White House news conference but reported afterward that the president offered no evidence for his accusations of vote fraud.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, November 5

And are you looking for something to watch? Our TV critic recommends a new astronaut comedy, a chill nature documentary and a tense British crime show.

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Elsa Raven, ‘Back to the Future’ Character Actress, Dies at 91
Obits, November 5

She built a steady career of Everywoman roles. Perhaps none of them made a bigger impression than her performance as “Clocktower Lady.”

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Late Night Is Ready for the Election to Be Over
Culture, November 5

“I thought if your election lasted more than 48 hours you were supposed to seek medical attention,” Jimmy Kimmel said on Wednesday.

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Fox News Helped Fuel Trump’s Rise. Now It’s Reporting on a Possible Fall.
Business, November 4

The president and his aides have been critical of the cable network that includes some of his most ardent media allies.

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Fox’s Arizona Call for Biden Flipped the Mood at Trump Headquarters
Washington, November 4

The Fox News decision left the president fuming, and his team complaining. Then he began casting aspersions on other states’ vote counts.

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Stream These 15 Titles Before They Leave Netflix in November
Culture, November 4

Like Brad Pitt and Jake Gyllenhaal? How about Wednesday Addams?Catch them on the streaming service while you can.

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Blue Wave? Red Wave? Election-Night TV Was More Like a Whirlpool
Culture, November 4

As the returns came in, the networks scrambled to cover twists that were both shocking and unsurprising.

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TV Anchors and Pundits Criticize Trump’s Baseless Claims of Fraud
Business, November 4

On Fox News, the anchor Chris Wallace said, “This is an extremely flammable situation, and the president just threw a match on it.”

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Fox News Made a Big Call in Arizona, Buoying Biden and Angering Trump
Business, November 4

The data cruncher Arnon Mishkin made projections for key states on a night when other news networks played it safe.

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Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert Bring Levity to Election Specials
Culture, November 4

The late night hosts weighed in on race results with special guests on their one-hour election specials.

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Wary TV Networks Refrained From Early Calls of Battleground States
Business, November 3

CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and the broadcast networks said they would take a prudent approach on election night — and they largely kept their word.

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Bobby Ball, Half of a Hit British Comedy Duo, Dies at 76
Obits, November 3

Their TV show “Cannon & Ball,” part goofy comedy and part earnest musical numbers, drew up to 20 million viewers on Saturday nights in the 1980s. Mr. Ball was infected with the coronavirus.

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I’m a Chess Expert. Here’s What ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Gets Right
Arts, November 3

The Netflix show about a female chess prodigy in the 1950s and ’60s is one of the best screen adaptations of the game yet. But there are a few wrong moves.

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‘Song Exploder’ and the Inexhaustible Hustle of Hrishikesh Hirway
Culture, November 3

The creator of several podcasts and a new television series is a popular investigator of the creative process. But his most personal case remains unsolved.

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America Is Going Full ‘Mad Max’ for Election Day, Late Night Says
Culture, November 3

“Right now, they’re erecting a massive protective fence around the White House in the event that things get crazy,” Jimmy Kimmel said. “It took four years, but Trump finally got his wall built.”

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The Best Half-Hour of Comedy in 2020 Is About … Scaffolding?
Culture, November 2

That’s right. Sunday’s episode of “How To With John Wilson” on HBO managed to make a mundane subject poignant, hilarious and topical all at once.

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‘Jeopardy!’ Greats Who Battled for Top Title Get a New Game Show
Culture, November 2

On ABC’s “The Chase,” based on a British quiz show, contestants will face off against a trivia powerhouse — either Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer or Brad Rutter.

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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Gets a New Showrunner. Again.
Business, November 2

Yet another change in the producing ranks at an NBC institution that has been stuck in third place.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘We Are Who We Are’ and Election Coverage
Culture, November 2

Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age series wraps its first season, Stephen Colbert and news outlets weigh in on the election results, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame welcomes a new class of inductees.

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It’s the End of an Era for the Media, No Matter Who Wins the Election
Business, November 1

Trump made the legacy media great again. Here’s what’s next for them.

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Eddie Hassell, Actor in ‘Surface’ and ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ Dies at 30
Express, November 1

The Texas native, who moved to Los Angeles at 11 to pursue an acting career, was fatally shot near Dallas, his representative said.

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Eddie Hassell, Actor in ‘Surface’ and ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ Dies at 30
Express, November 1

The Texas native, who moved to Los Angeles at 11 to pursue an acting career, was fatally shot near Dallas, his representative said.

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‘Fargo’ Season 4, Episode 7: Down in the Dirt
Culture, November 1

Josto’s pettiness and amateurism lead him to make some very risky decisions.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and Stan in Australia in November
Foreign, November 1

Our streaming picks for November, including ‘The Crown,’ ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ and ‘Small Axe.’

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Picturing Yourself with Bob Ross as the ‘Experience’ Opens in Indiana
Culture, November 1

Visitors can tour the beloved painter’s recreated studio and take Bob Ross master classes, in the city where “The Joy of Painting” was filmed.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO Max, Hulu and More in November
Culture, November 1

Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are our picks for November.

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Nikki McKibbin, ‘American Idol’ Finalist, Dies at 42
Express, November 1

Ms. McKibbin, who finished third on the inaugural season of the reality talent show in 2002, died on Sunday after a brain aneurysm, her husband said.

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She’s Moved From the Upper East Side to ‘Cobble Hill’
Culture, November 1

Cecily von Ziegesar, the author of “Gossip Girl,” is going for an adult, possibly Brooklyn-based audience in her new novel, but there will still be drama.

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On ‘S.N.L.’, Jim Carrey Reads a Spooky Election Update of ‘The Raven’
Culture, November 1

Carrey appeared in his recurring role as Joe Biden in a Halloween episode hosted by the “Saturday Night Live” alum John Mulaney and featuring the Strokes as the musical guest.

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Networks Pledge Caution for an Election Night Like No Other
Business, October 31

Complicated ballot counts and a president’s baseless claims of vote-rigging are two of the challenges facing TV anchors and executives.

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Fights in Front of Fans Test Boxing’s Business in the Pandemic Era
Sports, October 31

Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz will fight on pay-per-view and in front of fans at the Alamodome. Two weeks ago, another big fight was not sold separately for viewers, and did not allow paying spectators.

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Advertisers Flock to Election Night, When Live TV Is the Main Event Again
Business, October 30

In a media environment dominated by streaming and battered by the pandemic, companies see a rare opportunity to catch a huge audience all at once.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season Premiere Recap: Back in the Saddle With Baby Yoda
Culture, October 30

The first episode of Season 2, released on Friday, suggests that the Disney+ space western probably won’t move far, far away from what worked last year.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season Premiere Recap: Back in the Saddle With Baby Yoda
Culture, October 30

The first episode of Season 2, released on Friday, suggests that the Disney+ space western probably won’t move far, far away from what worked last year.

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TV’s Horror Hosts: 70 Years of Screams and Cheese
Culture, October 30

This Halloween, a new generation of hosts are keeping alive one of television’s oldest gimmicks: costumed goofballs presenting schlocky horror movies.

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Hugh Laurie Plays a Politician Trying to Avoid Cancellation
Culture, October 30

In PBS’s “Roadkill,” the star of “House” and “Veep” plays a brash British populist dealing with a lawsuit, a love child, a mistress and a suspicious prime minister.

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Late Night Is Too Nervous to Believe in Biden-Leading Polls
Culture, October 30

“It feels like we’re all Charlie Brown going to kick the football, but we know at the last second Lucy’s gonna give us coronavirus,” Stephen Colbert joked on Thursday.