IMG Signs Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden

Nineteen-year-old Halima Aden probably never imagined, as she was growing up in a Kenyan refugee camp, that she would one day be a world-class model. But she is, thanks to a series of fortunate events. First, she made headlines in November 2016 when she competed in Minnesota’s Miss USA competition while wearing a hijab, and […]

Cuba Won’t Loan Art to Bronx Museum After All

The “Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje” American/Cuban art exhibit at the Bronx Museum of the Arts will go on, but not quite as planned. In 2015, the Bronx Museum lent more than 80 pieces from its permanent collection to the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba. The loan, which included original photographs by Andy Warhol […]

George Orwell’s “1984” Back In High Demand

Some say truth is stranger than fiction, and some get worried when they think the truth is starting to look like fiction. Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration last week, George Orwell’s 1984, a classic story about a dystopian future in what is no longer the United States of America, has become a much talked about […]

2017 Fashion Is A 1980s Revival

Brace yourselves, everyone! Tiger stripes, acid wash, neon colors, big shoulders and bedazzled everything are coming back into fashion again! For those of us who have some nostalgia for the 1980s—the decade of John Waters movies, Jane Fonda workouts, and, for some of us, punk rock and its cousins—this trend brings some good news. For […]

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, […]