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Celebrate Thuso Mbedu’s searing portrayal of Cora Randall in THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD—Barry Jenkins’ bracing television series based on Colson Whitehead’s novel—with a discussion by the creative principals on bringing Cora to life.

On the occasion of the Hammer Museum biennial Made in L.A.—a version, artist, designer, and Semiotext(e) editor Hedi El Kholti will join author Abdellah Taïa for an online reading of their works, followed by “a discussion of their shared experiences

This is an apocalyptic story of the first generation of AIDS activists, who experienced the virus in a way that no subsequent generation would ever have to experience it again. For some, their days, months, and years in ACT UP

A video collaboration between director Bill Gunn, writer Ismael Reed, photographer Robert Polidori, and composer Carman Moore, the rarely seen PERSONAL PROBLEMS (1980) stars Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor and Sam Waymon in what was conceived as a “meta soap opera.” Artists Space and

REBEL DYKES is a terrific documentary about the large cohort of pre-Riot Grrrl BDSM lesbians who carved out spaces of action, creativity, and pleasure in Great Britain in the 1980s and ’90s. Interviews, vintage footage and photographs, and innovative animation take

BOY MEETS BOY—an ambulatory, Gen Z My Dinner with Andre on 2C–B and cheap sparkling wine—unwinds over the course of a long summer’s day in Berlin. Two beautiful boys—Johannes, a native, and Harry, a tourist from London—cross paths on a

Join directors Zackary Drucker and Nick Cammilleri—as well as producers Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass—for an online discussion about THE LADY AND THE DALE. Detailing the rise and fall of con artist and car entrepreneur Elizabeth Carmichael, the HBO limited series

In recent years, Edouard Louis achieved worldwide success with his books, in which he retraces his life, starting from teenage-hood, his struggles in a small town in northern France, and growing up as a young gay man. Theatre plays a

Join editor David L. Ulin and novelists Laila Lalami, and Steph Cha for the Library of America Live conversation on the work of Joan Didion. They will be joined by special guests Mia Barron, who performed in the stage production The

The Academy Museum presents an online Gallery Talk with film and television composer Hildur Guðnadóttir—Tom of Finland, Chernobyl, Joker—and the museum’s Exhibitions Curator Jenny He. HILDUR GUÐNADÓTTIR IN CONVERSATION Academy Museum Tuesday, May 18. 6 pm on the West Coast, 9 pm East Coast.