Brooklyn Nutcracker 2016: Ballet of Light

The Nutcracker is one of the icons of ballet, even if it is often somehow denigrated as being ‘only’ appropriate for the Christmas season. Dance companies around the world have shaped their own arrangements of Tchaikovsky’s music, some diverging very far afield. The Brooklyn Nutcracker is a gem among reimaginings, a fusion of ballet, hip-hop, […]

Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art

Everyone loves a story about hidden codes and secret symbols. They’re part of the enduring mainstream appeal of groups like the Freemasons and the Odd Fellows, two fraternities with habits of cloaking their intellectual property and activities in complicated imagery and ritual. Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art is an exhibition at […]

De Young Museum Holds Oscar de la Renta Retrospective

San Francisco’s de Young Museum will hold a retrospective featuring the works of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose iconic looks dominated the industry for so many decades. The exhibit will provide insights into de la Renta’s beginning in the fashion industry and his lasting influence on it. The tribute will include an exhibit […]

Thousands of wire coat hangers converge into an art installation and destination for performance on Governor’s Island.

Hanger Barn: Recycled Art Encourages Hanging Out

An installation featuring 21,456 wire coat hangers sounds like a set up for a joke about dry cleaners or car theft. But, pending official approval and funding, instead, it will be a sculpture on Governor’s Island, going up this summer. Judges from the volunteer art coalition FIGMENT NYC chose the installation, called Hanger Barn. The […]

The Best Black Heels For Every Girl

No wardrobe is complete without a pair of perfect black pumps: they match anything and they can be worn in a variety of ways, from professional to family dinner. And the good news is that there are chic black pumps out there that suit every budget, comfort requirements, and occasion you could ever face! Here […]

Athleisure Makes it Big on Wall Street

Last year U.S. consumers spent nearly $2 billion on active wear, sports shows, and gym bags. This trend is building muscle and attracting big investors. When a pair of leggings selling for $400 can be worn to the gym or to brunch with a blazer you know there’s an opportunity for profit. Lululemon and Nike […]