Art & Culture

Be Transported to 1970s Harlem by This Award-winning Director's Adaptation of a James Baldwin Novel

Be Transported to 1970s Harlem by This Award-winning Director's Adaptation of a James Baldwin Novel

For his adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, director Barry Jenkins took the neighborhood back in time.

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How Live Performances Are Making a Comeback in the Digital Age

How Live Performances Are Making a Comeback in the Digital Age

In the age of streaming, live performances of everything from podcasts to magazines are the hottest ticket in town.

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Spitzmaus Kingdom: A Treasure Hunt through the Artistic Minds of Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf

Spitzmaus Kingdom: A Treasure Hunt through the Artistic Minds of Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf

The innovative filmmaker offers a slice of the surreal with his first show in Vienna.

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Celebrated Prima Ballerina Diana Vishneva Returns to the Stage

Celebrated Prima Ballerina Diana Vishneva Returns to the Stage

Diana Vishneva is preparing a spectacle that will test the very boundaries of dance.

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Norway's Colorful New Banknotes Are a Design Masterpiece

Norway's Colorful New Banknotes Are a Design Masterpiece

Architectural firm Snøhetta and graphics company Metric Design team up to redefine the Scandinavian country’s currency.

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Art & Culture

"To find a diamond of this size with this color is pretty much unreal," says Christie's international head of jewelry.

The Largest Pink Diamond in Christie's History Is About to Go up for Auction
Art & Culture

With coastlines on the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, and the Arctic Ocean, Scandinavia derives its life force from the water. Novelist Geir Angell Øygarden gazes out toward the horizon.

Why Novelist Geir Angell Øygarden Reveres the Scandinavian Seaside
Film

Rarely does a movie where witches bludgeon people in a netherworld hellscape look so elegant

Designing Suspiria: Meet the Woman Behind This Fall’s Most Elegant Horror Show
Art & Design

The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson—whose work explores our perception of the natural world—speaks with Departures about the magical quality of sunlight in the far north.

How Artist Olafur Eliasson Finds Inspiration in Scandinavia's Sunlight
Art & Design

Ubiquity has turned The Scream into a whimper. Thankfully, there is much more to Oslo’s museums and galleries than its best-known painting.

Why Oslo's Art Scene is Booming
Art & Design

A onetime art-world star who showed with legendary gallerist Leo Castelli, painter Larry Poons vanished from the scene but never stopped working. A new documentary puts him back in the spotlight.

Famed Artist Larry Poons Reemerges After Years Out of the Spotlight
Music

Four decades after ABBA hooked the world with some of the catchiest tunes ever written, Sweden has become a pop music hit machine. But, as Jason Sheeler discovers there's more to it than ear candy.

How ABBA Introduced the World to Swedish Pop