A dedicated resource for all things culture

Arts Intel, AIR MAIL’s culture vertical, functions as a one-stop shop for all of our readers’ cultural needs. It’s easy to use, constantly updated, and curated by our editors, led by the dance and fashion critic Laura Jacobs and AIR MAIL Deputy Editor Julia Vitale. Laura’s husband, the superb critic James Wolcott, contributes regularly, as do several other top writers and critics, not to mention our young staffers, who thankfully have the energy to attend the best gallery openings and movie screenings after work each day.

Whether you’re scrambling for a podcast to listen to on your morning commute, wondering what TV show to watch on a lazy evening at home, or deciding which art exhibitions to see on your next trip to Paris, this is the place for you.

We’ve also put together our lists of essential restaurants and hotels in a few key cities around the world, from London to Los Angeles, New York to Milan. These come recommended by the actor Victor Garber, the hotelier Marie-Louise Sciò (of Porto Ercole’s Il Pellicano), the food critics Alan Richman and Christine Muhlke, the travel writer Pico Iyer, and other esteemed AIR MAIL Editors at Large.

We have a feeling you’ll find it invaluable—there’s really nothing else like it.

Our Team

Arts Intel is Edited By

Laura Jacobs is a dance critic, a former staff writer at Vanity Fair, and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal arts section. She is also the author of Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet . Jacobs lives in New York

Julia Vitale is a Deputy Editor at AIR MAIL, where she edits features and manages the books and arts sections and the magazine’s dedicated newsletters. She lives in New York.

Senior Editor

Elena Clavarino covers museum shows for Arts Intel. She also regularly writes features for AIR MAIL. Clavarino splits her time between Milan and New York.


Matthew Gurewitsch covers opera and classical music for Arts Intel. He lives in Hawaii.

Associate Editors

Jensen Davis covers theater for Arts Intel. She also edits and writes for AIR MAIL. Davis lives in New York.

Lucy Horowitz covers gallery exhibitions for Arts Intel. She is also a fact checker for AIR MAIL. Horowitz lives in New York.

Clara Molot covers gallery exhibitions for Arts Intel. She also edits and writes for AIR MAIL. Molot lives in New York.

Paulina Prosnitz covers photography and podcasts for Arts Intel. She also handles contracts for AIR MAIL. Prosnitz lives in New York.

Jack Sullivan covers film and television for Arts Intel. He is also a fact checker for AIR MAIL. Sullivan lives in New York.

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