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Animal Instinct

A new film by the Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski offers a prescient look at mankind today, through the eyes of a sympathetic, non-human protagonist

Barbara Hepworth’s Natural Habitat

Last Laugh

From the National Theatre, London, a rare revival of George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem

A Mania for Egyptomania

Early next month, the “Magnificent Jewels” sale at Sotheby’s New York will include nearly a dozen superb pieces of Egyptian Revival jewelry

All Roads Lead to Paolo Di Paolo

Ahead of a new movie by Bruce Weber on the forgotten photographer and chronicler of postwar Italy, we collect some of his most memorable pictures

Yabba Dabba Doo!

With two sellout world tours and 430 million downloads, Britain’s most successful comedy podcast, My Dad Wrote a Porno, has finally reached its climax

Otello in Athens

Robert Wilson tackles Verdi in the birthplace of tragedy

A Night at the Odeon

Jay McInerney, Emma Cline, and Iké Udé gathered at the Tribeca restaurant in celebration of AIR MAIL’s Downtown Set

Street Scenes

A collection of Saul Leiter’s newly discovered color photographs offers a rare look at his pioneering, painterly vision

Singing the Lady Electric

In the five decades since Jimi Hendrix founded Electric Lady, on West Eighth Street, the music studio has kept its look—and caliber—intact

Sunglasses After Dark

A guided tour of CBGB, the Mudd Club, Tunnel, and downtown’s other lost nightlife haunts

How Hip-Hop Was Made

After photographing London’s nascent punk scene, Janette Beckman moved to New York to chronicle hip-hop’s early days and founding artists—A Tribe Called Quest, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J among them

Ludlow, Lady Gaga, and Me

In 2006, Pianos, on Ludlow Street, was a divey service-industry spot attracting the likes of Sweetbitter author Stephanie Danler—and a pre-fame Lady Gaga

Isaiah Barr

The saxophonist and co-founder of Onyx Collective, an experimental group of artists, is taking on fashion and filmmaking

What Makes a Neighborhood?

Debbie Harry, Woody Allen, Cat Marnell, Ian Schrager, Diane von Furstenberg, and others weigh in

The Downtown Set

A list of the 50 young New Yorkers who are remaking Lower Manhattan in their own image

Yoko Before John

To understand the most misunderstood woman of the last half-century, you have to go back to the beginning

Metaphysical Graffiti

For the last decade, Blake Kunin has photographed members of the city’s prolific tag crews at work. His pictures memorialize their conquests—and a city whose street-art scene lives on

The Music Man

From the stage of the San Francisco Opera, Jakub Józef Orliński’s Orpheus enchants the Golden Gate

A Class Act

The producing artistic director of Lincoln Center Theater pays tribute to his friend James McMullan, a brilliant artist who has designed its posters for nearly four decades

Study in Brown

The Man Who Knows Don Giovanni

On the eve of a new production in Turin, master maestro Riccardo Muti unlocks the hero’s secrets

Luca Guadagnino

Introducing our new Seasoned Traveler feature, a questionnaire devoted entirely to travel routines. First up: the Italian director behind A Bigger Splash, Call Me by Your Name, and the new film Bones and All

Into the Maelstrom

Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades burns like a fever dream in the hands of Nathalie Stutzman, contralto turned star conductor