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Svetlana Zakharova is a ballerina—make that prima ballerina—with the fabled Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia. When the troupe performs at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York from June 28 to July 10, Svetlana is set to dance the title ro...
News on where to stay—what to see—what to buy… English Country ModernBabington House — an 18th-century estate 12 miles south of Bath — turns traditional country-house décor on its ear. Brushed-steel staircases and suede pillows have replaced chin...
On the road, these neo-nomads follow their own set of rules: Keep a closet in several cities, tip freely, pack scented candles, and always get your assistant to paddle your canoe. Want to know more?We asked seven mileage moguls to tell us. Aerin ...
When you have two kids, two careers, too little time, too little sleep, what you don't have is sex. Five months after the birth of our second child, I miss my husband. I miss talking to him. I miss holding his hand. Mostly, I miss warming the shee...
These days, hardly anyone balks when busboys start clearing plates before everyone is finished. Maître d's keep patrons waiting for an hour, even when reservations have been made. Waiters appear to favor some tables, ignoring others entirely. How ...
The latest generation of hands-on science centers and technology museums is launching kids into new levels of exploration. Medics-in-training can confront a 3-D hologram of a mondo germ and guide a laser in a virtual surgery so realistic it's defi...
L.A. sojourn: I usually stay at my brother's house in Pacific Palisades. He's a painter and has a great library of beautiful art books. Film is so image-oriented; I'm always inspired when I visit him. On directing Xiu-Xiu: The Sent Down Girl...
Reader's FindAnya von Bremzen's article on restaurants in Switzerland [Food, July] was outstanding; it provides my wife and me with new choices for our annual visits to that beautiful country. One stop we already consider a must is in the vi...
As Alexander Pope once said, the best way to be pleasantly surprised is to expect the absolute worst. So I had one thing going for me as I prepared to travel to Hong Kong's colossal new airport. My mission was to investigate what the future of air...
I walk through an open door, past a sleepy security guard, and find myself in an antique banking hall big enough to host an NBA game. I stand dumbstruck, gaping at Corinthian columns and an ornate dome seven stories high. It's an astounding space—...
sun-kissed in the mediterraneanOn Cyprus's wild Cape Akamas, Anassa is Europe's new resort darling. Owner Alecos Michaeledes was adamant that the site's uninterrupted views of ocean and olive groves not be destroyed by the construction of the 184 ...
News on where to stay…what to see…what to buy… In the moonscape that is the Sahara, southern Tunisia's Pan Sea Ksar Ghilane is an oasis within an oasis: a just-staked hotel of 60 ivory linen tents. Sheltered in a date-palm and olive grove 125 mil...
mod in milanAmid the sleek boutiques on Milan's Via della Spiga sits a new mecca for children's clothing made of cashmere and baby alpaca, flocked velvet and silk brocade. This is Pinco Pallino (freely translatable as "whoosiemajibbit"), a near-pe...
I live in London, and I'd never been to New York City. The best thing I did was go shopping. At F.A.O. Schwarz I bought a little elephant that walks when you push a button on its back, and clothes for my Madeline doll. I also visited the Statue of...
Here's a tip of the hat to the values that make this country great. We're not talking about motherhood and fair play. We talking value values: low-cost, deep discount, satisfaction-guaranteed values. The fact is, there are more ways to save mo...