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Renaissance Underdog

Hand’s Turn

The arabesque’s presence in art ranges from Hellenistic times to Islamic design to the decorative arts, music, and dance.

White House of Horrors

A scandal that prefigured today’s appalling Trump escapades. Plus: chasing, and catching, Cosby

Change of Pace

Give Him a Pen …

Flower Power

Drag diva, fashion model, and budding beauty impresario Violet Chachki specializes in her own brand of feminine mystique

Local Time

The fate of Brazil’s indigenous Yanomami, chronicled for years by photographer Claudia Andujar, rests largely in the hands of the country’s rash, racist president

Soprano from the North Country

A Guide to the Armory Show and Beyond

Bahia Bash

Tide Turner

So Much More than a Shoe

Photographing the Other

Play It Again, Alex

Air Mail, MatchesFashion, and Lehmann Maupin kick off Frieze Los Angeles with supper and a screening of the latest short film by Alex Prager

Lost Worlds Retrieved

Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard’s new (and perhaps last) play, is an act of historical excavation and personal reparation

Opera à la CNN

Madame de Drama

I’m Still Touring

Frank Sinatra was a master of the long goodbye, but Elton John’s farewell is, like Brexit, a process

Three Tenors in One

Jean Mapping

Pity the Nation

A poem for these times

Frieze Los Angeles

A breezy, essential guide to the fair, now in its second edition

Xi’s Millennial Problem

Decades into China’s economic boom, the country’s young artists are suddenly reckoning with a government that’s switched gears

Ballet Chic