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The Departures Culture Guide

David Lynch Transcendental Meditation Interview


The Deep Dive

A light conversation with David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, the unified...

The Perfect Pour

Wine and Spirits

The Perfect Pour

A deep dive into the world of Macallan Scotch whisky.

Sohm looks at the color and how fine the mousse is — the fine streams of bubbles — a sign of great quality.

Wine and Spirits

How to Drink Grower Champagne

Legendary sommelier Aldo Sohm on rarer bubbles.

A hundred years ago, the painter Francis Picabia, the composer Claude Debussy and the poet Guillaume Apollinaire took a road trip from Paris to England. Amid presumably heated arguments over who would do the driving, they theorized what would become abstract art, exploding the parameters of their respective disciplines. That fateful car ride was significant not just as a big-bang moment for art in the century to come but also as a metaphor for culture itself. Culture isn’t a solitary activity. It advances when ideas and disciplines collide and multiply. So imagine the figures in the following pages—the men and women who define culture today—squeezed into one tiny car, talking over one another and mapping out the next hundred years.



Summer Exhibit Calendar
A Preview of the Louvre Abu Dhabi
A Roberto Bolaño Exhibit
Patti Smith Gets Dressed
Le Corbusier at MoMA
Art Fairs All Around
Furniture by the Campana Brothers
Mike Kelley's Final Vision
Houghton Hall Revisited
Haute Hotel Art
The Dairy Art Centre
Richard Meier's Moment
Elmgreen & Dragset Make Over Munich
Art Buying Online
“Punk: Chaos to Couture”
Imran Qureshi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Urs Fischer in L.A.
Memory Palace Redux
Behind the Venice Biennale
Yoko Ono on Display
Trend Watch

Performing Arts

Marina Abramovic's New Opera
Why Ballet Still Matters
Ballet's New Queen: Lourdes Lopez
The Right Ring Cycle
Return to Form
Shakespeare Two Ways


Gatsby's Garments
Dressing The Great Gatsby
Jason Reitman’s “Live Read”
Bollywood Turns 100
Jeremy Irons: To Lisbon, With Love
The Rise of Sunday Night TV
Randi Zuckerberg on Technology and Theater


Matthew Brandt's “Mystic Falls”
On Instagram
The World of William Klein


Summer Reading List
Poetry by Tishani Doshi


Brazil's Soccer Dress Rehearsal
A New Book on the National Baseball Hall of Fame


Islay Whisky on the Silver Screen


The Arts at Hudson Yards
Olympic Venues After the Games
Frank Gehry's BioMuseo


Hear This: Summer Music
Jazzed-Up Stravinsky
A New Vampire Weekend Album


Traveling to Xanadu


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