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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...
London The latest British production to look to Hollywood is Rain Man (Apollo Theatre; through December 20; rainmanonstage.com), Dan Gordon’s adaptation of the 1988 Barry Levinson hit. Josh Hartnett steps into the Tom Cruise role. Meanwhile, the ...
For the past 17 years, the aptly named publishing collective Visionaire—founded by a trio of New York City fashion-world insiders—has been turning out inventive, esoterically themed magazines-cum-albums that link fashion and art. The latest issue ...
White Mojito Plaza Athénée A blend of elder flower, violet, and rose essences adds plenty of zing. Garden of Eden Hotel Bel-Air Don’t miss this tart concoction made with organic honey, cucumber, and lime juice. Endless Summer New York Palace...
Peninsula New York Favorite Dish Cart hot dog Why We Love It Nathan Handwerker made his namesake franks famous on New York City streets more than 90 years ago. Today, Peninsula chef Thomas Piede updates the classic with local sausages and house-...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
Sitting demurely on the corner of 77th and Madison since 1927, in a handsome but unremarkable red-brick building, the Mark has long been overshadowed by its splashier Art Deco neighbor, the Carlyle. But the hotel is set to open any day now with ...
“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket prices, I’m not sure I’ll ever get there.” For Kathleen Kamerick of Iowa City, Iowa, “Flying is s...