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Charting the Journey of Hula


Charting the Journey of Hula

The storied history of Hawaii’s beloved ceremonial dance.

Jihae likes to clear her head by walking on the beach. It’s a place she finds calming. Fendi top and skirt.

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How Jihae of ‘Succession’ Found Her Flow State

Travel as a tool for cultivating compassion, the power of conscious breathing, and...

A Dinner Date With Michael Stipe


A Dinner Date With Michael Stipe

Over a meal at one of his favorite restaurants in New York City, the former R.E.M....

What's a French president without a museum for his legacy? François Mitterrand had his Louvre renovation; Georges Pompidou, Beaubourg; Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, the Musée d'Orsay. And now Jacques Chirac gets his—the Musée du Quai Branly, which consolidates nearly 300,000 tribal artifacts from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

The nearly decadelong $265 million project was beset with delays and even a scandal (terra-cotta figures from Nigeria turned out to be smuggled). But when it opens in June, the building by architect Jean Nouvel should become an instant landmark. Galleries stand on sculpted pillars that evoke totems. The intention, Nouvel has said, was to create something "unique, poetic, and disturbing."


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