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…

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…

What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Genius: Picasso’ and ‘The Ice Cream Show’

Photo Antonio Banderas and Samantha Colley in “Genius.” Credit Dusan Martincek/National Geographic Antonio Banderas stars as Pablo Picasso in the second season of “Genius.” And “The Ice Cream Show” has its premiere on Viceland. What’s on TV GENIUS: PICASSO 9 p.m. on National Geographic. Critics were impressed with this anthology series when it began last year. The first season dramatized the life of Albert Einstein in 10 parts; the second puts Pablo Picasso under the microscope. Antonio Banderas stars as Picasso, whom we meet as he is painting his most…

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

The film centers itself in this corporate feminist landscape. Renee works as a peon at a fictional cosmetics company, and as she rises through the ranks thanks to her I-think-I’m-hot-now pluck, she convinces the brand to incorporate self-acceptance into its marketing strategy. Back in the real world, Dove shops the most saccharine version of this corporate feminist fairy tale, but the sentiment has become a staple of the beauty — uh, “wellness” industry. Weight Watchers has pivoted to offering “lifestyle” solutions instead of “diet” tips, though with the same (now…

Cosby Defense Rests as Sexual Assault Trial Nears Its End

“They would be the records for simply one plane,” Mr. Steele said. “You can’t tell us whether or not he got in a car as he drove from New York to Philadelphia.” Whether the encounter occurred in January 2004 is important because, beyond Ms. Constand’s credibility, there is the issue of Pennsylvania’s 12-year statute of limitations for filing charges. Mr. Cosby was charged for the drugging and assault of Ms. Constand at the end of December 2015, so if the encounter had happened earlier than January 2004, he could not…

Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Moves Into a Dark Future

I’m going to rule it not a spoiler to tell you that June does not die in the opening minutes of the season. Because “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a series, it tests out both possibilities of the novel’s ending — destruction or salvation — while putting off a resolution. Instead much of the new season focuses on how Gilead, a fundamentalist Christian tyranny that arose after a worldwide fertility crisis, keeps its hold in large and small ways. June, carrying a child for Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and his…

Jason Aldean Earns the First Country No. 1 of 2018

Photo Jason Aldean’s new album, “Rearview Town,” is his first release since the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where he was onstage as a gunman began his attack. Credit Greg Allen/Invision, via Associated Press “Rearview Town,” the new album by the country star Jason Aldean — his first since the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October, when a gunman opened fire as Mr. Aldean was performing — opened at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard album chart, making it the first country No. 1 of 2018. “Rearview Town,”…