At once haunting and seductive, the work of artist Wangechi Mutu takes center stage at the 56th Venice Biennale, the international festival of contemporary art that colonizes Venice every two years. Mutu emigrated from her native Kenya to the U.S. to study anthropology and fine art. Now based in New York City, she creates mixed-media collages, paintings and drawings focused on cultural depictions of women’s bodies and black female identity. It’s an important theme for a festival that is growing more diverse: this year, the central exhibition was organized by Nigeria’s Okwui Enwezor, the first African curator appointed to the role.
I Dos and Don’ts
Married couple Lisa Grunwald (The Irresistible Henry House) and Stephen Adler’s The Marriage Book, out May 12, is an anthology of advice and stories, running the gamut from Adam and Eve to quotes from comedian Louis CK.
What if God had Twitter? That’s the basis for former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s @TheTweetofGod handle, which he adapted for Broadway. An Act of God, now in previews, stars Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons as the Almighty.
Before starring as Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic, Grammy and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx will put out his fifth album, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, on May 18. Featuring collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Chris Brown, it’s his first LP since 2010.
‘THANKS, DAVE. FOR WHATEVER IT’S WORTH, YOU’RE MY FAVORITE.’
MAD MEN AIRS ITS FINAL EPISODE
This appears in the May 25, 2015 issue of TIME.