Verdi’s interpretation of shakespeare’s "otello" would be beyond the upstart company loftopera's range, but rossini’s lighter, bel-canto version should be a better fit. john de los santos has set the opera in the time of italy’s postwar “economic miracle”; sean kelly conducts a cast headed by bernard holcomb and cecilia violetta lópez. click the link in our bio for more information. photograph by robert altman.
Bunna café, in brooklyn, is one of those vegan restaurants where the absence of meat and dairy isn’t obvious while you’re there, but when you venture out the door your step has a new spring in it. click the link in our bio to read more about the ethiopian restaurant. photograph by simone lueck for the new yorker.
Patrick keohane uses @revolvingstyle to explore a long-standing obsession: #fashion. his collages are a funny form of mixed media: created with scissors, paper, and glue, they come to life on instagram. with their hodge-podge aesthetic, they are perfectly suited to fashion’s current mood. last year, keohane told our writer lizzie widdicombe that his aesthetic is internet-driven: “my theory is that we’re so used to being able to pick and choose what we like. it’s this obsession with piecing together different ideas.” click the link in our bio to read more. #bellahadid
In #cuba, the government still prohibits women from competing in #boxing, but 13-year-old hatzumy carmenate and her coach, luis pérez, are undeterred. click the link in our bio to watch the full video. produced by @ekrhyne.
The jazz passengers, a post-bop gang of music-class clowns, were east village darlings in the nineteen-eighties. three decades after the group’s début, it gathers at roulette, on march 28th, with a new album. click the link in our bio to read more. illustration by daniel krall.
Yola monakhov stockton's subject for the project “the nature of imitation,” in 2015, was nature in general, and birds specifically. for any photographer, birds are particularly difficult subjects to capture, and for stockton the question of how to control them was both a practical problem and a creative challenge. click the link in our bio to read more about her project.
In shouts & murmurs: enemy of niceness v. putin perseveres in his campaign to shamelessly gush over naïve rookie u.s. president d. trump. dear leader kim jong-un knows this to be a russo-american conspiracy to ridicule the democratic people’s republic of korea, kim jong-un’s haircut, and his honored sibling. click the link in our bio to read "announcement: kim jong-un no patsy." illustration by @allan_sanders.#humor
Lynn nottage’s play “sweat” is a tough yet empathetic portrait of the america that came undone. she has built a career on making invisible people visible. click the link in our bio to read @michaelschulman on the playwright who may just have produced the first theatrical landmark of the trump era. photograph by nathan bajar.
The italian artist nicola lo calzo's ambitious opus, “regla,” is a celebration of afro-descended forms of cultural expression in contemporary #cuba. the strength of it is the way that lo calzo, whose process involves conducting extensive interviews with his subjects, finds overlap and exchange not only among afro-cuban cultural forms but between the official cuban narrative and the “silent, ordinary” ones that carry on beneath the surface. pictured here are eba emerida augustin and sergio ramo, the queen and king of the carnival group carabalí olugu, in santiago de cuba, 2015. click the link in our bio to see more.