The Arts

Mysterious ‘handbags of the gods’ spotted in ancient sculptures around the world

You may think that handbags are a modern obsession.<p>But it’s been claimed that ancient sculptures from several different cultures show deities …

Archaeology

Tone-Deaf ‘Three Billboards’ Tries Absolving White People of Racism. And Oscars Season Loves It.

The redemption of a racist cop in the awards season favorite will surely tug at the heartstrings of industry voters. But it’s unearned, manipulative …

Award Shows

The Nazi art hoard that shocked the world

Two new exhibitions look at how Hildebrand Gurlitt was able to exploit the Nazi system in order to amass a vast collection of work by ‘degenerate artists’ and Jewish collectors, writes Cath Pound.<p>The discovery of almost 1500 artworks including examples by Picasso, Munch, Matisse, Kirchner and Klee …

Culture

How to Succeed as an Artist Without Relying on ‘The Art World’

<i>Bloomberg Pursuits has been highlighting artists on the rise as part of an ongoing look at art as an investment.</i><p>At Miami’s NADA art fair, which …

Business

12 Things NOT to Do in London

Want to visit London like a Londoner?<p>Here are the top handy hacks to help you have a fab time in London without getting ripped off by tourist traps …

London

It's time for Dallas to save Frank Lloyd Wright's crumbling Kalita Humphreys Theater

Of all the buildings in Dallas, none has been so consistently misunderstood, mistreated, misused, mismanaged, maligned and generally neglected as …

Opinion

Meet the lit professor-turned-tattoo artist who inked the Hells Angels and chronicled his every studly conquest

Samuel Steward, aka Phil Sparrow, was a Renaissance Man of the streets, unconcerned with sexual and societal taboos<p>When DePaul University Professor …

Culture

50 state road trip: Affordable bed and breakfasts in each state

Looking to get away for a romantic weekend? GoBankingRates.com has put together a list of affordable bed and breakfasts in each state, so no matter where you're looking to travel, you'll have a cozy room waiting for you. Looking for more cost-cutting ideas? They've also put together a list of 30 …

Travel

Bryn Terfel is the latest star to quit Tosca

<b>Bryn Terfel has pulled out of the Met Opera's production of Tosca, to take "enforced rest due to vocal fatigue".</b><p>His departure means the ill-fated production, which is due to open in two weeks, has lost its entire main cast.<p>First to go was star tenor Jonas Kaufmann, followed by soprano Kristine …

Actress Francesca Annis on Feeling More Energized With Age

England’s Francesca Annis is back on Broadway, and, she’s not in Castle Elsinore anymore. <i>The Children</i>, which opened this week at the Samuel J. …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

10 Stolen Pieces Of Art That Have Never Been Found

Over the years, history’s greatest painters, sculptors, and craftsman have toiled to create the iconic pieces of art we’ve all become familiar with. …

Art History

A pointe in the right direction

Ballet has always been a window of opportunities. Be it modern dance, contemporary dance or hip-hop, the pliés, demi-pliés and pointés will mould you …

Ballet

Contemporary Minang dance praised in Vienna

The Rantau Berbisik dance performance brought a contemporary touch to the Europalia Festival in Austria, depicting the West Sumatra Minangkabau …

Vienna

Patti Smith’s Photographic Work

Gagosian gallery presented Patti Smith’s photographic work proving once again the extreme sensibility of this unique artist. Smith’s pictures are the …

Patti Smith

Connecting with God: These books look at the ways humans have tried

Thanks to his TV work and the success of books such as <i>Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth</i>, Reza Aslan has become of America's best-known …

Theology

What Ancient Artifacts Tell Us about Everyday Life in Mesopotamia

In 1879, The Met's first director, Luigi Palma di Cesnola, bought 51 Ancient Near Eastern cuneiform tablets for the Museum, the first such objects to …

Archaeology

Best of Broadway in 2017: My top 10 begins with Bruce and Bette

You could escape the lousy times of 2017 on Broadway, whether that was by descending to Bikini Bottom or rising up on your feet, with everyone around, in praise of all that is Bette Midler.<p>But there also were many well-timed meditations on strife, selfish behavior and survivorship: The year was …

The Theatre

Creating Depth Distance in Your Painting, Part 2 Streaming Video

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Art

It’s just like the ‘Nutcracker — except there’s striptease and booze

A naughty and spirited two-act performance inspired by the classic holiday ballet “The Nutcracker” should bring laughter to Key West’s seasonal …

Burlesque

The Most Instagrammable Places in Houston

01 of 09<p>Some of the city's best street art is located at the site of an otherwise nondescript series of parking lots east of downtown. There's no …

Museums of Fine Arts

Vive Arts Director: ‘Old masters would find VR eye-opening – everyone does’

Meet Victoria Chang, Director of HTC's new VIVE Arts programme.

Virtual Reality

New York’s Top Specialty PR Firms, From Travel to Tech and Beyond

We’ve got just 50 slots to recognize the city’s top PR firms every year, but there are scores of specialist agencies that merit honorable mention. …

Lifestyle

That $450-million Da Vinci? You can see it at Louvre Abu Dhabi

The museum, the only offshoot of the Louvre, opened Nov. 11. Its inaugural exhibition, “One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone,” will open Dec. 21. It ends April 7.<p>The show’s three sections will tell the story of the Louvre, with royal paintings from Versailles under King Louis XIV, …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Guggenheim Names Hugo Boss Prize 2018 Short List

Installation view of ‘I M U U R 2,’ Danh Vo’s 2012 Hugo Boss Prize exhibition, which featured the work and collection of Martin Wong and ran from …

Newport Beach

Richard Wagner is the right choice to be Supreme Court chief justice

Opinion: Emmett Macfarlane on the Quebec jurist who will succeed Beverley McLachlin, and the challenges ahead for the court he will lead<p><i>Emmett</i> …

Richard Wagner

COMMENTARY: Tradition triumphs as Trudeau names Richard Wagner chief justice of Canada’s top court

Hail to the new chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada — Justice Richard Wagner, replacing the outgoing Beverley McLachlin, who served in the …

Canada

Arthur Kaptainis: We have entered the post-James Levine era

The name “Levine” and the word “rumours” last appeared in the Montreal Gazette in the same paragraph in 2004, when I noted in a column mostly about …

Quebec

Let's chat with Tina Brown — about her memoir, her 'Vanity Fair' days and Donald Trump

When Tina Brown arrived in New York, she was a 30-year-old wunderkind who was known in the publishing world for having turned around London's aging</i> …

Texas

cai guo qiang explodes 'mushroom cloud' : a reflection on the nuclear age

<b>acclaimed artist, cai guo-qiang has created a 75 meter tall ‘color mushroom cloud’ on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the first controlled,</b> …

Painting

Romeo, the Mad Hatter, and now a Doctor

Steven McRae – principal dancer with The Royal Ballet in London, and one of the world’s leading dancers – has returned to his hometown to take centre …

Australian Universities