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The DEPARTURES Guide to New York City

The DEPARTURES Guide to New York City

Love it or hate it, it's impossible to deny the magnetism of Manhattan. Here, we share our picks for dining and drinking, sightseeing and schmoozing, in the city that we call home. 

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Venice Biennale 2015: The United Arab Emirates Pavilion

Venice Biennale 2015: The United Arab Emirates Pavilion

An exhibition curated by Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi sets the record straight on contemporary art in the UAE.

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© By Abdulrahman Zainal


Mark Bradford’s "Scorched Earth" at L.A.’s Hammer Museum

Mark Bradford’s "Scorched Earth" at L.A.’s Hammer Museum

A must-see exhibition for our turbulent times.

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© Test 3, 2015. Mixed media on canvas. 62 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Joshua White.


Culture Calendar: August 2015

Culture Calendar: August 2015

What to do, watch, and see this month.

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Encouraging the Cuban Art Scene

Encouraging the Cuban Art Scene

We sat down with patron-to-the-Cuban-arts Bryant Toth to talk emerging artists and the difficulties of building an international presence.

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Travel

Istanbul's long and tumultuous history means that it's a destination packed with unique architecture, archaeology, and artwork. Don't miss these museums, galleries, mosques, and more.

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Milan offers a wealth of sightseeing and art-gazing options, from palaces, villas, and monasteries turned into museums, to contemporary art spaces and interactive science exhibits.

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London's art collections and contemporary galleries are unparalleled. Spy everything from seminal Van Gogh paintings to Donatello sculptures and Damien Hirst creations at these top museums and galleries.

Art & Culture

These innovative startups are changing the way we shop for and design our homes. From unique, on-demand services, to new approaches for collecting art from the next Picasso, to e-commerce sites that make shopping a breeze, there’s never been a better excuse to redecorate.

Travel

Get a feel for the latest in contemporary Chinese art, enjoy hip-hop performances and sculpture exhibitions, and view paintings by Aboriginal artists at these Sydney museums, galleries, and arts spaces.

Books

In recent years, pic lit has risen above its misfit roots to be taken seriously as a literary genre—and an artform. Here, 10 must-reads to kickstart your obsession.

Film

The End of the Tour, about the late literary master David Foster Wallace, deftly sidesteps hagiographic clichés. 

The Un-Biopic: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace
Books

A century and a half later, Christopher Dickey unearths one of the great untold stories of America’s worst war in his new book, Our Man in Charleston.

The Civil War Spy: Christopher Dickey's "Our Man in Charleston"
Art & Culture

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s off-Broadway triumph Hamilton, a hip-hop epic about the Founding Father, was the hottest ticket of the spring. Can it now conquer the Great White Way?

The Fresh Prince of Broadway: Lin-Manuel Miranda