New York Times Arts

  1. An arbitrator ruled that City Ballet overstepped by firing Zachary Catazaro and Amar Ramasar. Mr. Ramasar will return; Mr. Catazaro has decided not to.
  2. Doing stand-up while pregnant used to be frowned upon. Today you can spot babies on the way on comedy club stages, late-night shows and television specials.
  3. We asked a few of our favorite artists to tell us about music that matters to them. Listen to their choices.
  4. The curious hybrid of art, sport, exotic dance and fitness craze has developed a mainstream following but “it’s still a little naughty.”
  5. The conductor Philippe Jordan, 44, is relatively little known in the United States, but he’s at the crossroads of a major career in Europe.
  6. The Amazon series based on Michael Connelly’s Los Angeles detective novels returns for a fifth season of unadorned police work.
  7. Hear tracks by Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow and Johnny Cash, Wynton Marsalis and others.
  8. “Lady in the Dark,” a Weill-Gershwin-Hart theatrical collaboration from 1941, is revived at City Center by MasterVoices.
  9. Michael J. Mazarr’s “Leap of Faith” argues that the tragedy was the result of a missionary impulse and wishful thinking.
  10. A late-blooming novelist, he had his greatest success with a comedy about a couple in a domestic free-for-all. It became a hit movie.