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Is ballet entering a new golden age? Two gifted choreographers—the English Christopher Wheeldon and the Russian Alexei Ratmansky—are poised to reinvent the classical tradition for contemporary audiences. This month, Wheeldon takes his troupe Morph...
Heads swiveled at a recent Texas dinner party when a CEO announced that a day spa was on his cell-phone speed dial. Massage, he explained, is the only thing that helps when his back coils up like a mattress spring. It's a bizarre picture, a hard-c...
Three decades after its turn as the poster child for urban blight, New York City is poised to become a model of a different sort: the eco-metropolis. In April, Mayor Bloomberg announced a visionary initiative called PlaNYC that would cut New York’...
More than 8.25 billion gallons of bottled water were sold in the United States in 2006, creating 1.5 million tons of plastic waste. The good news?People are turning back to tap—and their sources are getting better every day. San Francisco and Pari...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night Restaurants How do you coax Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy Manhattan chefs to sit down for three hours? Put them in the company of friends and culinary ...
The best drink we’ve had in months was a simple Scotch at Star Bar (starbar.jp), in Tokyo, that took 15 minutes to make, thanks to the hand-carved ice. There’s no question that “rocks” are the cocktail ingredient of the moment. Chicago’s Violet ...
After making a name in New York City with her Resculpting Face and Body treatments at the Tracie Martyn Salon, the celebrity aesthetician is branching out to Lapis, The Spa at the Fontainebleau. T+L asked the skin-care guru about the new partnersh...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants. You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not so strange. On the menu are items like reef-fish carpaccio and Wagyu beef. Not so strange ei...
Question: What do Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and John Waters have to do with cruise ships? Answer: Absolutely nothing. Until now, that is—works by these artists and many more have found a home aboard the new M.V. Mercury, where art and d...
Chicago: The Look of the New One of America’s greatest encyclopedic museums, the Art Institute of Chicago, is breathing new life into its hallowed halls with an ambitious transformation that leaves few corners of the venerable 130-year-old instit...
Maria Trejo-McDonald, Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park Background After more than two decades in Manhattan, Trejo-McDonald, 45, a model turned ballet dancer turned concierge, is particularly agile at steering guests toward unique Gotham experi...
A new generation of operatic artists is bringing a burst of energy—and unprecedented acting chops—to classic roles. An ideal: Natalie Dessay, a waif with a light coloratura voice and a commitment to the story that sends her whole body quivering as...
New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art is honoring its outgoing director with “The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions” (October 24–February 1; metmuseum.org), showcasing some 300 of the more than 84,00...
The choreographer Twyla Tharp, famous for her pop romps in the elysian fields of classicism, has enjoyed an enduring relationship with American Ballet Theatre—32 years—and her short but charming entry from 1990, Brief Fling, is returning to repert...
Conceived by Karl Lagerfeld, designed by Zaha Hadid, and commissioned by the house that Coco built to mark the 50th anniversary of an iconic handbag, the Chanel Mobile Art pavilion is a provocative synthesis of style, culture, and commerce. The ro...