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How to Do the Venice Biennale

How to Do the Venice Biennale

Essential things to know before heading to one of the art world's buzziest events.

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The Piano Virtuoso

The Piano Virtuoso

At 25, Daniil Trifonov is among the most gifted pianists of his generation. Here, he explains the practice regimen behind his near perfection.

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Why I Love (And Write) Beach Reads

Why I Love (And Write) Beach Reads

The bestselling author tells us why this fluid genre is great in any season.

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The Queen (or King) of Alt-Pop

The Queen (or King) of Alt-Pop

Madonna and Elton are fans. Bowie and Jagger are inspirations. Meet France’s first postgender rock star.

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Jazz's New Frontier

Jazz's New Frontier

A Beirut-born trumpeter brings Arabic inflections to an American art form with his inspired new album.

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Art & Culture

Art world insiders tell us what's marked on their calendars this season.

Books

What to put on your reading list this season.

Books

Katie Parla, author, guide, and American expat living in Rome, shares her favorite books—historical tomes, personal memoirs, ancient compilations, info-packed insider guides, and more—that best capture the essence of Italy’s ancient capital.

Art & Culture

The season's top 12 can't-miss productions in New York and beyond.

Art & Culture

After years of record-setting sales, the contemporary market is showing signs of weakness. Here’s why “bubble” is the wrong word.

Art Balloon: Contemporary Art's Deflating Market
Books

Breakthroughs in digital technology are poised to transform all human activity. How can we adapt to the radical changes to come? By developing an appreciation for the totally new, the disorientingly unfamiliar. 

Culture in the Connected Age
Art & Culture

Françoise Gilot—painter, writer, erstwhile muse and lover of Pablo Picasso—reflects on her past 94 years. 

A Life Examined: Françoise Gilot
Art & Culture

Seven Magic Mountains, Ugo Rondinone’s towering fluorescent cairns in the Nevada desert, stands on sacred artistic ground. Plus, three other must-see installations.

The Public Art To See This Summer
Film

In our clap-happy age of eternal standing Os and bravissimos, a paean to the thrills and virtues of the full-throated catcall. 

Hiss! Boo! Criticism in Our Over-Congratulatory Times
Art & Culture

Could you stand by and witness thousand-year-old trees felled, villages razed, and an ancient culture erased? Meet the man who’s on a journey to restore China's history.  

Saving China's Vanishing Past