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Manus X Machina a Crossroads for Designers


NEW YORK—”In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, and the individual,” said French designer Christian Dior...

  • Waltraud Meier as Klytämnestra and Nina Stemme in the title role of Richard Strauss's Elektra. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

    The Met Ends Its Season With a Powerful ‘Elektra’

    NEW YORK—Richard Strauss’s opera “Elektra” was the last work staged by Patrice Chéreau. The director died shortly after the opening at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in... Read more

  • Henry V (Alex Hassell) with the Archbishop of Canterbury (Jim Hooper) in the last in the cycle of king plays at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, “Henry V.” (Stephanie Berger)

    Theater Review: ‘Henry V’

    NEW YORK—Responsibility reveals the measure of the man. Such is the basic lesson presented in William Shakespeare’s “Henry V.” The Brooklyn Academy of Music presents... Read more

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    Domenico Vacca’s New Concept Store Is About Flair and Personalization

    NEW YORK—The suspense is over for Italian designer Domenico Vacca as he opens the doors to his new eponymous flagship store on May 4. Vacca,... Read more

  • The RESIDENTS group exhibition of Grand Central Atelier artists at Eleventh Street Arts in Long Island City, Brooklyn, on April 15. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Thing to Do Around NYC: April 29 – May 6

    COMMUNITY EVENTS NEW IN MANHATTAN Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) ExercisesTuesdays at 1 p.m.–2 p.m. (through June 14)Tompkins Square Library, 331 E. 10th St.A class of... Read more

  • This image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier as Klytemnestra, left, and soprano Nina Stemme as her daughter Elektra, during a performance of Richard Strauss's "Elektra" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera via AP)

    Waltraud Meier as a Human Klytemnestra in Met Performance

    NEW YORK — No monsters of depravity for Waltraud Meier, thank you. The German mezzo-soprano takes a very different view of the Greek queen Klytemnestra... Read more

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    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Cheryl Stern of ‘Shoes and Baggage’ on Being a Fashionable Shopaholic on and Off the Stage

    This week’s style diary guest is award-winning Broadway actress and writer Cheryl Stern. Cheryl is about to start performing, on May 5, in the most fashionable Off-Broadway... Read more

  • (L–R) Fiona (Barrie Kreinik) and her mother Morag (Aedin Moloney) meet at a beach for, but also to reconcile in Sharman Macdonald’s bittersweet drama, “When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout.” (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout’

    NEW YORK—This is a play about women, but the occasional presence and central importance of men is felt throughout.   Scottish playwright Sharman Macdonald’s “When... Read more

  • In 1923, when Alice Murphy (Carmen Cusack) was 16 years old, she was in love with Jimmy Ray Dobbs (Paul Alexander Nolan), in “Bright Star.” (Nick Stokes)

    Theater Review: ‘Bright Star’

    NEW YORK—There’s warmth and anguish aplenty in the new Broadway musical “Bright Star,” a tale about the bonds of family—for good and for bad. With... Read more

  • Kathleen Kim as Blondchen, Brenton Ryan as Pedrillo, Albina Shagimuratova as Konstanze and Paul Appleby as Belmonte in Mozart's "Die Entführung aus dem Serail." Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.

    Lively ‘Abduction From the Seraglio’ Is Back at the Met

    Mozart’s “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” (“Abduction From the Seraglio”) is being revived at the Metropolitan Opera under the able conducting of James Levine. The... Read more

  • Fashion model Pooja Mor in Central Park on April 19, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Pooja Mor on Modeling Life, New York, and What Keeps Her Grounded

    Fashion modeling, as one might imagine, is not for the fainthearted. It is a world where one has to walk the line between open self-expression... Read more

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    Theater Review: ‘A Touch of Zen’

    Never pick a fight with a Buddhist abbot on the brink of enlightenment, especially if he is played by . That would necessarily mean you... Read more

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    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Lisa Avellino on How She Stays Fashionable While Working Out

    This week’s style diary guest is NY Health & Wellness‘s Fitness Director Lisa Avellino. Lisa Avellino is one of New York’s top fitness experts and a... Read more

  • Busy bussiness area around West 46th Street, with a florist, jeweler, art dealer or women's apparel importer. (NYPL)

    A Photographer in 1911 Captured New York’s Fifth Avenue Like ‘Google Street View’

    About 200 years ago, Fifth Avenue was a mere country road leading to Yorkville, which was a small village at the time. But as New York... Read more

  • Photo: NATHAN THE WISE By GOTTHOLD EPHRAIM LESSING Adapted by EDWARD KEMP Directed by BRIAN KULICK with F. MURRAY ABRAHAM, GEORGE ABUD, AUSTIN DURANT, JOHN CHRISTOPHER JONES, SHIVA KALAISELVAN, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, ERIN NEUFER, STARK SANDS; presented by Classic Stage Company dress rehearsal photographed: Friday, January 15, 2016; 2:00 PM at Classic Stage Company, New York; Photograph: © 2016 Richard Termine PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine

    Theater Review: ‘Nathan the Wise’

    NEW YORK—Set in Jerusalem in 1192, this morality tale written in the 18th century by German writer Gotthold Ephraim Lessing readily and painfully translates to... Read more

  • King Henry IV (Jasper Britton), center, having ascended to the throne of England, learns all too quickly that winning a battle is not nearly as difficult as keeping the peace. (Richard Termine)

    Theater Review: ‘King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings’

    NEW YORK—Remember your allies and the promises you’ve made them in your climb to the top, warns William Shakespeare in “Henry IV Part I.” Now... Read more

  • DRY POWDER PUBLIC THEATER/MARTINSON HALL 425 LAFAYETTE STREET, NEW YORK Cast: John Krasinski, Hank Azaria, Claire Danes, Sanjit DiSilva Director: Thomas Kail

    Theater Review: ‘Dry Powder’

    NEW YORK—Say what you want about the one-percenters. For better or worse, they’re the ones who get things done; and in a world where money... Read more

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