Trend Watch

This season’s cultural highs and lows.

Books

Out: The great American novel (e.g., Philip Roth)
In:
The perfect short story (e.g., George Saunders, Karen Russell)

Shopping

Out: Concept stores
In:
Hong Kong’s dirt market

Adventure Tourism

Out: Space travel
In:
Glacier chasing

Eating

Out: Trompe l’oeil food (e.g., Atera in New York City’s TriBeCa)
In:
Middle Eastern fusion (e.g., Yotam Ottolenghi’s culinary philosophy)

Broadway

Out: Shows based around movie stars (e.g., Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks)
In:
Shows based on movies (e.g., Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway)

Summer Movies

Out: Archery (e.g., The Hunger Games, The Avengers)
In:
Flying (e.g., Man of Steel, Iron Man 3)

Exhibitions

Out: The blockbuster retrospective
In:
Collaborative group shows (e.g., MoMA’s “Artist’s Choice” series)

Television

Out: An overcrowded DVR
In:
Rediscovering guilty pleasures on Netflix (e.g., Frasier)