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Every Trick in the Book The magician, professional gambler, and sometime fraudster Steve Forte is spilling his secrets

Pippa Latour de Force She tricked Nazis into spilling their secrets by posing as a chatty teenage soap saleswoman and just celebrated her 100th birthday

Opera Pick of the Week From Houston Grand Opera, a green-screen Hansel and Gretel with TikTok flair

June 11, 2021

La Scala’s Shining Star Remembering the Italian ballerina Carla Fracci, Milan’s star dancer who died last month aged 84

June 4, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week From Toronto’s Opera Atelier, a Niagara of Baroque images for Handel’s The Resurrection

June 4, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week A new production of Aribert Reimann’s Lear premieres at the Bavarian State Opera

May 28, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Bulgaria’s native son Orlin Anastasov shines in the Sofia Opera’s outdoor Attila

May 21, 2021

Deeper Than the Deep Blue Sea An exhibition at the Fondation Carmignac’s Mediterranean villa focuses on the colors, movement, and creatures of the sea

May 21, 2021

Tyler Mahan Coe The man behind the podcast Cocaine & Rhinestones brought country music and its history to a new generation. Three years later, he’s back

Prodigious Young Women From Kate Middleton to Samantha Cameron to Oscar winner Emerald Fennell, what is it about Marlborough College, the leafy British boarding school?

Annie Clark’s 70s Show St. Vincent’s latest album, the 70s-themed Daddy’s Home, is releasing in a wave of bad P.R. It’s so good you’ll listen anyway

Opera Pick of the Week Anthony Davis commemorates the massacre that rocked Tulsa 100 years ago with Fire Across the Tracks, part of the Tulsa Opera’s pandemic recital program Greenwood Overcomes

May 14, 2021

Diva’s Welcome Back An interview with French composer Marc-André Dalbavie, whose Le Soulier de Satin, based on the play by Paul Claudel, marks the Paris Opera’s reopening

May 14, 2021

Shamier Anderson The actor toughed it out in L.A. until he got his big break. Now he’s giving back with a nonprofit that encourages aspiring actors in Toronto’s inner city

Opera Pick of the Week A digital reboot of the Houston Grand Opera’s Marian’s Song features a libretto by the city’s first Black poet laureate

May 7, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week The Los Angeles Opera mounts a rare revival of Joseph Bologne’s L’Amant Anonyme with a cast from its young-artists program

April 30, 2021

Bourgeois Fever A long career. A merciless eye. Implacable life force. In museums and galleries, Louise Bourgeois is the queen to Picasso’s king

April 30, 2021

Where Art and Architecture Meet An interview with the Italian designer Vincenzo de Cotiis, whose savagely sleek work fuses art and architecture with interior design

April 30, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Daniel Catán adapts Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter” for a Chicago Opera Theater Spanish-language performance

April 23, 2021

A Happy Accident Fame didn’t come overnight for Tony-winning actor John Cullum. The film An Accidental Star traces his road from the American South to the Broadway stage

April 16, 2021

Doug Varone in Ten Acts The choreographer’s first pandemic piece is a mini-series of short films, set to songs from the 1940s and 50s and produced through Zoom

April 16, 2021