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Film Review: ‘Beyond the Curtain’ (short)

(Xin Xu)
(Xin Xu)

Even though Chinese opera has a long tradition, all but eight so-called “model operas” were banned during the Cultural Revolution. Not surprisingly, comic books faced...

  • Emma Medeiros. (Jayme Aronson / JLA Photography)

    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Emma Medeiros on the Plus Size Fashion Industry

    This week’s style diary gues is Emma Medeiros, the president and founder of Medeiros Fashion PR, a public relations firm focusing on the plus size... Read more

  • (Phillip Merry/axolotl photography)

    The Bookbinder: Bringing a Book to Life

    There’s something magical about theater—seeing a world being created and brought to life in front of your eyes, with real objects and real people who... Read more

  • Alla Francesca. (Calain Genuys)

    Louise Basbas on Curating Thousands of Years of Music Before 1800

    NEW YORK—Early music is a bit like musical archaeology: uncovering dusty Bach scores forgotten on the shelves, unearthing tomes of music scores untouched for centuries and buried... Read more

  • Lucia (Annie Dow) and Abel (Eddie Martinez) in Tanya Saracho's “Fade.” (James Leynse)

    Theater Review: ‘Fade’

    NEW YORK—Playwright Tanya Saracho has taken on the provocative topics of ethnicity and class in her 100-minute two-hander “Fade,” now playing at New York’s Cherry... Read more

  • Penn Station, New York, circa 1911. (Public domain)

    The Grand Gateway in Waiting: Envisioning the New-Old Penn Station

    NEW YORK—Nostalgia and heartbreak for the original Pennsylvania Station has persisted since it was destroyed over half a century ago. The beauty of that beaux-arts... Read more

  • Richard Cameron, architectural designer and co-founder of Atelier & Co. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Jan. 19, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Affirming the Art in Architecture

    NEW YORK—When Richard Cameron shows up at a meeting with a portfolio full of handmade drawings, people are almost flabbergasted. The drawings almost take on... Read more

  • (L-R) Wendy Sy, Sibylle Eschapasse, Sylvia Hemingway, Cheri Kaufman, Jane Scher. (Annie Watt)

    Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Presents ‘A Winter Performance’

    The Budapest Festival Orchestra, directed and conducted by legendary Maestro Iván Fischer, performed at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on Feb. 5, 2017. This was followed... Read more

  • Derek Warburton. (TJ Manou)

    Sibylle’s Style Diary: LaPalme Magazine Co-founder and Creative Director Derek Warburton

    This week’s style diary guest is Derek Warburton. The celebrity stylist and co-founder of LaPalme Magazine was recently honored by the city of Los Angeles with... Read more

  • The Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya in New York hosts Aritaware on Feb. 6, 2017. Arita is small town in Japan best known for producing porcelain for 400 years.  (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Porcelain’s Origins: Arita’s 400-Year Legacy

    Porcelain has a long history. The earliest wares—not quite in the form we know today—date back to 1600 B.C., originating from China during the Shang Dynasty. The... Read more

  • Violinist and composer Michelle Ross at Salmagundi Art Club in Manhattan, New York, on Jan. 30, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Michelle Ross: Rejuvenating Our Modern Society Through Traditional Arts

    NEW YORK—Classical violinist and composer Michelle Ross works surrounded by paintings, as the only musician among a group of visual artists. When she composes, she... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and Royce Pinkwater. (Gonzalo Marroquin / Patrick McMullan)

    Sibylle’s Style Diary: The Feminine, Fashion-Forward Real Estate Expert Royce Pinkwater

    This week’s Style Diary is about the successful and lively Royce Pinkwater, founder of a luxury realty boutique firm based in New York City. A... Read more

  • (Die Kulturingenieure 2016)

    Film Review: ‘Kaputt/Broken—The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck’ (short)

    Exploiting vulnerable labor for profit is everything socialist propaganda crusades against. Yet, the exploitation of the inmates at Hoheneck Prison helped keep the financially ailing... Read more

  • (L–R) Clarice (Ismenia Mendes) and Lucrece (Amelia Pedlow) have very different ideas about the stories suitor Dorante tells, in “The Liar.” (Richard Termine)

    Theater Review: ‘The Liar’

    NEW YORK—Never tell the truth when a lie can be more fanciful—a philosophy lived to the fullest by Dorante, a dashing young man in 1643... Read more

  • Pianist Vsevolod Dvorkin, violinist Emily Daggett Smith, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, cellist Rafael Figueroa, and violist Paul Neubauer, play Brahms "Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34," for the Romantic Vienna concert at Columbia University in New York on Jan. 26. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Meeting Legendary Muses, Literary Greats, and the Spirit of Cities Through Concerts

    NEW YORK—Walking into the Renaissance-style McKim, Mead & White-designed Casa Italiana at Columbia University, one is treated to wine, a lively atmosphere, and a beautiful,... Read more

  • L–R) Shirin Eskandani as Mercédès, Clémentine Margaine in the title role, and Danielle Talamantes as Frasquita in Bizet's “Carmen.” (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

    Opera Review: ‘Carmen’

    NEW YORK—Like businesses everywhere, the Metropolitan Opera has to contend with the flu season. The original plan had been to split the performances of “Carmen”... Read more

  • Gabriel Fauré in 1907. (Lausanne De Jongh)

    Love and Heartbreak Through a Year With Fauré

    NEW YORK—The French Romantic composer Gabriel Urbain Fauré (1845–1924), though he achieved fame late in his career, was highly influential on French music thereafter. His music... Read more

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