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...
Nora Walsh (The New York Times) For many travelers, packing a suitcase is a stressful endeavor; packing light, a perpetual fantasy. To help guests ditch excess baggage, hotels are partnering with fashion companies to deliver Instagram-worthy outfits directly to their guest rooms. Don’t Pack It: Rent It In December, W Hotels teamed...
Vanessa Friedman (The New York Times) MILAN – In a move that could reshape the fashion world, Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, the creative director and chief executive of the Prada Group, the thinking woman’s brand and one of the gravitational poles of the Italian industry, announced on February 23...
Max Horberry / The New York Times /   PETER, Minn. – Mark Forgy owns the largest collection of work by Elmyr de Hory, one of the most notorious art forgers of the 20th century. In the 1950s and ’60s, de Hory is believed to have forged over...
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...