Big-Name Designers Getting In On the Smartwatch Boom

The smartwatch market is booming, and high-end designers are starting to notice. While wearable fitness trackers like the Fitbit have had a tough year, smartwatches are faring much better—and the market isn’t just for tech companies like Apple. High-end retailers like Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Fossil, and now Tory Burch have entered the smartwatch market. […]

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 […]