The New York Times - Arts A Cinematographer on Her Oscar History-Making Moment 2018-01-23T22:45:59.000000000+00:00 The first woman to be nominated in the category talks about career dreams, her job (she says it’s gender-neutral) and her next movie, “Black Panther.” The Snubs and Surprises of the 2018 Oscar Nominations 2018-01-23T22:44:48.000000000+00:00 No James Franco or “Wonder Woman,” but in a first, a woman gets a nod for cinematography. Academy Awards Briefing: 2018 Oscar Nominations: ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads the Race 2018-01-23T22:41:20.000000000+00:00 Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy led the nominations, including one for best picture. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Dunkirk” also emerged as strong contenders. Jack Whitten, Artist of Wide-Ranging Curiosity, Dies at 78 2018-01-23T22:33:46.000000000+00:00 Mr. Whitten began as an Abstract Expressionist but was always eager to explore other genres and ways of painting. Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88 2018-01-23T22:28:03.000000000+00:00 Ms. Le Guin brought literary elegance and a feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy tales, drawing millions of readers around the world. Review: Putting a ‘Party Face’ on a Suicide Recovery 2018-01-23T21:29:32.000000000+00:00 A celebration doesn’t end well in Isobel Mahon’s play, starring Hayley Mills, at City Center Stage II. Robert Spano Will Leave the Atlanta Symphony After 20 Years 2018-01-23T21:19:57.000000000+00:00 The conductor made the orchestra a force in contemporary music and led its musicians through financial difficulties and labor unrest. SZA Almost Quit Music. Now She’s a Grammys Contender. 2018-01-23T20:55:03.000000000+00:00 The R&B singer and songwriter is nominated for five awards and has an army of gratified fans. All she has to do is believe them. Show Us Your Wall: The Art on Her Walls Echoes Her Mission: Backing Bold Works by Women 2018-01-23T19:34:17.000000000+00:00 The collector and philanthropist Valeria Napoleone has made buying and backing female artists her central undertaking. The Tortured History Behind Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ 2018-01-23T19:13:44.000000000+00:00 The beloved ballet, selections from which will be performed by the New York Philharmonic this week, left the composer broken.