TV highlights: ‘The Leftovers’ ends its three-season run on HBO

(All times Eastern). Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine (Hulu streaming) This documentary explores the heyday of the magazine that paved the way for MTV’s “Jackass” and featured Spike Jonze’s early work. Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution (MPT at 8) PBS celebrates the 50th annive
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Show tunes on the summer breeze

Imagine falling asleep like this:Your room is upstairs. Your bed’s by the window. You are 4 years old, maybe 5. It’s a woodsy college town in Michigan, not far from Ann Arbor, and there’s an amphitheater down the hill. A show’s going on. You can hear it on the summer breeze. O-o-o-o-klahoma,
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Can listening to nature improve how we listen to music?

Our youths are filled with yearning, and during mine, Fugazi’s annual home-turf gig at the District’s Fort Reno Park was always the most anticipated night of my teenage summers. I remember spending one August afternoon in 1999, trapped behind a typewriter (a typewriter!) at my college work-study
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Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the theatrical sun

I should be extolling in this space the marvel that is theater in the great outdoors, the pure joy of drama alfresco, of taking in a great play as dusk settles and the first shiny dots in the sky begin to twinkle and the nightingales sing and the crickets crick or whatever it is that crickets do.But
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Memories of art appreciation — in a flash — at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

It was a summer visit to the city, when I was a freshman in college and hadn’t yet spent much time in art museums. I went with a group of friends, and we decided to take refuge against the midafternoon heat in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Among our small gang was a kid who grew up in N
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Amelia Gray captures the mind of Isadora Duncan, the mother of modern dance

Until now, Amelia Gray has been known for her three books of moody, quirky and sometimes violent stories often compared to the likes of David Cronenberg and Jorge Luis Borges. Weirdness abounds: a middle school boy vomits every time he opens his mouth; a young woman gives birth to a new baby every n
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Rep: Brandy released from hospital after collapse

NEW YORK — Brandy has been released from a hospital after passing out at a Los Angeles airport.Publicist Courtney Barnes said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday that Brandy’s rigorous schedule, including concerts and personal appearances, took a toll on the singer. “Brandy has be
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Black Eyed Peas are still Fergalicious: Fergie didn’t leave

NEW YORK — Boom Boom Pow: Fergie is still a member of the Black Eyed Peas.A representative for the singer told The Associated Press that the songstress has not left the group, even though a magazine reported Thursday that will.i.am said she was no longer in the group.Fergie’s representative said
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Art in the wild? It’s worth your full attention.

The rustling of leaves is the sound of summer: wind tousling the tops of trees, a shifting pointillist collage of vivid greens and sunlight golds and papery white undersides against a deep blue sky. Art is something that we often consume indoors, in windowless museums and acoustic-tiled concert hall
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A timely view of Mexican art and identity in vintage works by Anna Sokolow

My parents eloped to Mexico City from Texas, and I grew up hearing stories about their newlywed jaunts across the border for tequila and tamales at outdoor taverns lit by paper lanterns. The food, music and art of that country filled my childhood. When we moved east, our Mexican blown glassware and
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