A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds

The Marine Corps likes to present itself with dutiful seriousness. “Terminal Lance” is a counterpoint to that. It is a tribute to the service’s permanent underclass, the young grunts who are too weary to feign enthusiasm anymore. (The strip’s title is derived from slang for the holder of a junior rank — lance corporal — who will never be promoted and thus will depart the corps as a terminal lance.) The Pentagon speaks of duty, commitment and national defense. Mr. Uriarte’s troops seem to have boarded the wrong bus. They…

In a Raft of New Books, Motherhood From (Almost) Every Angle

And then there is Jacqueline Rose’s own new book, “Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty,” a sort of Rosetta Stone for the moment that examines the particular mix of fascination and dread that mothers engender. Photo Jacqueline Rose Credit Jonathan Ring Rose is a calm and stylish writer whose rangy essays in the London Review of Books on violence and identity, #MeToo, the trial of Oscar Pistorius and other subjects have become indispensable reading during the current reckoning around power and sexuality. She has written at length about Sylvia…

Review: Come to Douglas Dunn’s Place, Where the Dancing’s Still Fine

The choreographer Douglas Dunn moved into his loft, on Broadway just south of Prince Street, in 1982. “Picture this as a derelict neighborhood,” he said after a recent performance there, reminding his guests that the streets outside didn’t always resemble a shopping mall. Against the tide of SoHo’s commercial development, Mr. Dunn, 75, has held his ground, continuing to make dances and invite people over to see them. This month he programmed two engagements a couple of weeks apart: a restaging of his 1973 solo “Time Out” and an engrossing…

Mark Morris’s Legacy Plan? Posthumous Premieres

Part of a $25 million fund-raising campaign — Mark Morris: Above and Beyond — to support Mr. Morris’s work and legacy, Dances for the Future has already begun: Mr. Morris is nearly finished creating its first work, set to Scarlatti. “There are duets, trios, quartets,” he said. “I’m going to complete it — it’ll just take a few days to really pinch it off — and then we put it away. It’s quite complicated and quite beautiful.” The way to document the finished works hasn’t been completed yet, but each…

Sales Figures for Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ Dwarf Recent Political Best Sellers

Photo James Comey at a book signing in New York City on April 18. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former F.B.I. director James Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” has dominated headlines for more than a week, and became an instant blockbuster, selling more than 600,000 copies in all formats during its first week on sale. Mr. Comey’s publisher, Flatiron Books, has ordered multiple reprints to meet demand, and now has more than a million copies in print. The early sales figures for Mr. Comey’s book dwarfed other…

Kate Riordan celebrates the release of The Stranger with an exclusive short story | Books | Entertainment

GETTY Kate Riordan writes The Treat, an exclusive short story for the Express In one candle-lit corner sat a couple in their late fifties. They were well-preservedbbut no longer turned heads when they went out for dinner. Their starters arrived, brought by a girl with a bottom too wide for her tight black trousers. He had ordered the soup, which came with a lopsided swirl of cream. She had wanted to save her appetite for the desserts so had gone for the ham and melon. Beneath her fork, the balled…

James Corden Welcomes Britain’s New Prince, Enviously

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘Fifth in Line’ James Corden welcomed Britain’s new prince with a few good-natured jokes on Monday’s “Late Late Show.” Then he expressed hope that Prince William and Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge — who haven’t announced the baby’s name…

Selling Off Art to Support a Better World

In an interview, Ms. Goetz, 76, said that while she had retreated slightly from overseeing the museum’s activities, she was still curating and collecting. “It’s a disease which unfortunately never terminates.” She continued, with a touch of irony, that she had amassed a disproportionate number of female artists. “As a woman, I am more strongly spoken to by the topics they address,” she said. Photo Lucy Dodd’s painting “Butterfly” (2017) is on display at Ms. Goetz’s museum in Munich. Credit Courtesy the artist and Sprüth Magers, David Lewis Gallery, New…

Museums Turn Their Focus to U.S. Artists of Latin Descent

As the Hispanic population continues to grow and immigration has become an increasingly hot-button political issue, art institutions around the country are beginning to increase their exhibitions, curators and acquisitions in Latinx art. It is one of the many ways that museums are rethinking the traditional canon, and trying to fill in historical gaps in their collections and programming while also hoping to reach more diverse audiences in the process. Ms. Guerrero is among the prominent figures in the art world who will be addressing this issue at The New…