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Martina Mondadori’s Guide to Milan

The founder and editor of Cabana shares her favorite spots in her home city

AIR MAIL’s Guide to the Venice Biennale

As the 60th contemporary art exhibition descends on the city, we recommend the must-see shows, plus where to eat and stay

“Bipartisan Karaoke” Night

There is one thing that can still bring a divided Washington together: the music of Elton John

The 20th Century’s Enfant Terrible

From bare-bottomed sailors to opium-smoking lovers, a new Jean Cocteau exhibition in Venice—the French artist’s first major retrospective in Italy—brings together some of his most risqué works

Long Live La Latteria

Over six decades, the couple behind this quaint Milanese spot served spaghetti al limone to Kennedys, Agnellis, artists, and locals alike

A Place in the Sun

Eighteen months and 35,000 sheets of gold leaf later, Louis XIV’s prized Apollo Fountain sculpture returns to Versailles in a sparkling restoration

Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Here? Not One?

No, no, not one in Sasha Regan’s well-traveled all-male The Pirates of Penzance

New Kid on the Great White Way

The longtime Public Theater producer Mandy Hackett sets her sights on Broadway with the Alicia Keys–inspired musical, Hell’s Kitchen

Flappers to the Wings!

The Great Gatsby made F. Scott Fitzgerald’s name, but the Broadway play of his book made him rich. A copy of the long-lost script has finally been found

Against the Grain

The Museum of Modern Art exhibits New York’s first-ever retrospective on Käthe Kollwitz, one of history’s greatest graphic artists—and one of its most outspoken pacifists

The Sky’s the Limit

From the title role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Omar, the tenor Jamez McCorkle pivots to godhood

Block Head

Nathan Sawaya left his Wall Street law firm to play with Lego. Now his painstaking brick creations sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars

Kahlo Incorporated

How did Frida Kahlo go from being a little-known artist to a feminist icon to a global brand?

Brancusi’s Magnum Opus

Bronze, wood, marble, stone … the Centre Pompidou, in Paris, presents the sculptor’s largest retrospective since 1995

Three Faces of Lise

The Norwegian soprano of the hour explores the heroines of Richard Strauss

A Window in His Heart

Alex Gibney’s new documentary chronicles Paul Simon’s course from voice of a generation to aging performer who’s not ready to hang up his guitar

Photography’s Shooting Star

Exhibitions in London and New York honor the prodigious photographer who left behind a timeless body of work following her death, at just 22

A Match Made in Design Heaven

Heidi Weber, the Swiss furniture gallerist, believed in Le Corbusier’s vision more than anyone. Together, they formed an exceptional partnership

Look at the Old Girl Now, Fellas!

In 1967, Pearl Bailey appeared in an all-Black Hello, Dolly! It was a sensation, smashing preconceptions, showcasing civil rights, and announcing a new era on Broadway

Douglas Kirkland’s Dazzling Vision

The Canadian portrait photographer had a knack for making everyone feel like a star

The Prisoner’s Song

The Dazed and Confused and Boyhood director, Richard Linklater, discusses trading drama for documentary in his latest, a searing film about the American prison system

His Last Duchess

Samuel Ramey and Jessye Norman mesmerize in a 1989 Met performance of Bluebeard’s Castle

The Righteous Gemstones

A new exhibition in Los Angeles puts rare, precious stones on display, and explores the ways gemstones can help cure disease—and save the planet

Paapa Essiedu

The Ghanaian-British actor is bringing his role in the critically acclaimed revival of The Effect from London to New York City