The New York Times NEW YORK A French masterpiece has come to New York for the first time ever, and has been greeted with a curious silence. It’s Jacques-Louis David’s “Bonaparte Crossing the Alps,” from 1801, and you know it even if you’ve never seen it in person. To commemorate Napoleon’s victory...
The New York Times NEW YORK For all that the climate crisis has been at the center of the international conversation, as the New York collections draw to a close, the question of sustainability has been strangely absent from the catwalks. Admittedly, paper invitations have largely given way to digital ones, and...
(The New York Times) Atari, the brand known for pioneering video games like Pong, Asteroids and RollerCoaster Tycoon, is taking its business in a new direction: Hotels. In a move that underlines the popularity of e-sports, the demands of its growing audience and how video games are escaping the bounds of...
Holland Cotter (The New York Times) NEW YORK When I was, maybe, 10, flipping through books in my grandfather’s house I came across a photograph of the Great Mosque at Djenné in Mali, West Africa, and thought, this is the strangest, most wonderful, most outer-space building I’ve ever seen. Beige-color and...
(The New York Times) We have gotten so used to the ever-faster cycles of creative director change at brands in the four big fashion capitals – New York, London, Milan and Paris – so used to “She is in!” and “He is out!” and “They are changing cities!” that a...
(The New York Times) “Parasite,” the scathing comedy-thriller from Bong Joon Ho, has steadily been making history. Last year, it became the first South Korean movie to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Last month, it was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture, best international feature (formerly...
Freda Moon(The New York Times) Stepping off the plane in Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, I gulped the thick, tropical air. After three days in Mexico’s high-elevation capital, inhaling the vital, pungent smell of sea and damp vegetation felt like a resuscitation. I hired an “authorized” taxi and...

The New York Times I rarely play favorites while covering the Oscar race, but when it comes to this year’s best-actor contender Antonio Banderas… Well, who wouldn’t love to see his well-deserved comeback come to a glittery conclusion? At 59, Banderas is a first-time Oscar nominee, the latest twist in a...
The New York Times In Basel, Swiss authorities are prosecuting a local art expert who they say sold hundreds of fake prints that he passed off online as the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and others over 10 years. In New York, Adrienne R. Fields now...
  Written by Isabel Kershner/ The New York Times JERUSALEM The sleek figures, kohl-rimmed eyes and offerings to the gods etched on ancient Egypt’s temples and tombs are enjoying a kind of graphic afterlife, reincarnated in the tears of joy, clinking beer mugs and burger emojis of digital messaging. An exhibition at the...