Vanessa Friedman (The New York Times) Virgil Abloh, the founder of Off-White and the menswear designer of Louis Vuitton, is the kind of fashion figure that seems to demand comparison. Almost every profile contains one buried somewhere in the text. He is “the Andy Warhol for our times” (The Guardian), he...
As this issue goes to print, the new coronavirus has infected over 126,000 people in 124 countries around the world, with death toll topping 4,600 and more than 68,000 people now recovered. Myanmar has had no reported cases, but experts worry that there could be people who are infected...
Doreen Carvajal (The New York Times) MADRID – Manolo Osuna lacks a formal art education, but he has spent years roaming the galleries of the Prado Museum as a guard and leader of a seven-person moving brigade that hefts national treasures by Spanish masters like Velázquez and Goya around the...
Kenneth Chang (The New York Times) If you have tens of millions of dollars to spare, you could as soon as next year be one of three passengers setting off aboard a spaceship to the International Space Station for a 10-day stay. On March 5, Axiom Space, a company run by...
Elizabeth Paton (The New York Times) PARIS – When the last model stepped off the runway at Louis Vuitton and the fall 2020 shows drew to a close last week, it was clear that diversity on the catwalks had become a genuine reality and not just a seasonal trend –...
Jason Farago (The New York Times) GHENT, Belgium – God is in the details, they assure you; but some art is so jam-packed with details, each hair so fine, each fold so painstaking, that it surpasses even the divine. Nearly six centuries ago here, the painter Jan van Eyck used...
Written by Ei Thandar and Tin Maung Oo Food, clothing, and shelter are the basic necessities that humans need access to. Helping people meet their need for shelter is one of the mandates of the Construction, Housing, and Infrastructure Development Bank (CHID). We recently sat down with the bank’s chief...
Perhaps nowhere are the dangers and opportunities of trash as clear as in the back alleys of Yangon and the Ayeyarwady River, where the rampant practice of open dumping and the problematic waste management in Myanmar are on daily display. By overthrowing the traditional linear model of truck and tip...
Michael Cooper ( The New York Times ) Even the most casual visitor to Vienna can’t help but be bombarded by the city’s Mozart-industrial complex. Mozart’s face peers out from the wrappers of ubiquitous chocolate-covered candies called Mozart Kugeln, grand cafes offer Mozart tortes, and souvenir shops sell Mozart key chains,...
Andrew Keh and Ben Dooley (The New York Times) In his two decades as a consultant to organizations vying to host the Olympic Games, Terrence Burns helped write and review official bids and plans from dozens of potential candidate cities. In all those bids, he said, discussions of potential disruptions to...