Shannon Sims (The New York Times) Gone are the days when a hotel meant simply a bed, a desk and perhaps a minibar. A new wave of accommodations has bumped traditional lodging out of the way by offering unique experiences that are endlessly, irresistibly Instagrammable. Want to cozy up in...
Sophie Haigney (The New York Times) “The Scream” is fading. And tiny samples of paint from the 1910 version of Edvard Munch’s famous image of angst have been under the X-ray, the laser beam and even a high-powered electron microscope, as scientists have used cutting-edge technology to try to figure...

How Do You Follow an It Bag?

Vanessa Friedman The New York Times One evening in early December 2019, Daniel Lee, the newish designer of the Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, went to the Fashion Awards in London to see how his brand had fared. He sat at a table with the Bottega chief executive, Bartolomeo Rongone, and...

Kalaw On My Mind

  I had not been to Shan State since a childhood visit long ago. Distant memories of the trip created a blur between what I had experienced and the beautiful scenes I saw during the trip. Even the notion of being there was hard to recall. Maybe because I was...
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...

Fashion Month Is Here!

(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...