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Laura Jacobs


Laura Jacobs is the editor of AIR MAIL’s Arts Intelligence Report. Jacobs, a dance critic and formerly a staff writer at Vanity Fair, is 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 with her husband, the writer James Wolcott.

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Song … It’s The Birdsong Project!

With more than 200 artists, from Nick Cave to Yo-Yo Ma, offering their takes on avian-inspired sound, there’s something for everyone

Dancing on Air

In the second season of Bridgerton, dance—specifically, the ceremonious allemande—speaks louder than any professions of love

Dior Dreaming

Accompanying an exhibition on Christian Dior at New York’s Brooklyn Museum, an elegant volume spans the many iterations of the French fashion house

Cosmic Yuri

A new biography details the life of Yuri Soloviev, the best ballet dancer you’ve never heard of

All in the Family

The Glass Menagerie

From Czech sea creatures to Venetian vessels to contemporary sculptures, exhibitions across the world take glass art in delightfully different directions

Mirror Imaging

La Scala’s Shining Star

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

Where Photography and Fashion Meet

A new volume unites the work of two greats: the photographer Peter Lindbergh and the couturier Azzedine Alaïa

Bourgeois Fever

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

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

From Morocco, with Style—and Wit

Sight and Sound

Eye on Dance, a weekly interview show that ran from 1981 to 2004, was required watching in the dance world. A special archival episode from 1986 is now available for streaming

Bulbs for Spring

This month, a design exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and a lamp show in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, explore the poetics of light

Arab Baroque

Good Grief

New exhibitions spotlight the work of Anselm Kiefer and Berlinde de Bruyckere, artists evoking the pain and mourning of today

Bird’s Eye View

Museums may be shuttered, but birding is not halted by pandemics. In New York City, a rare visit from three forest-dwelling Barred Owls

Home for the Holidays

Art, ballet, operas, carols: a cultural guide to a holiday season spent socially distanced and (mostly) at home

Crown Jewels

The Mice Will Play

The crawling creatures of The Nutcracker, much loved by the choreographer George Balanchine, make their annual appearance this holiday season

Hats Off!

This month, exhibitions on designers Philip Treacy and Halston pay extravagant tribute to headwear

Quilting Queens (and Kings)

New exhibitions showcase the work of Black artists using cloth as their canvas. They’re honoring a legacy dating back to slavery, when quilts served as navigational signals on the Underground Railroad

Good Wood

This fall, artists take inspiration from the nature around them

Southern Gothic

New exhibitions at London’s Alison Jacques Gallery spotlight Black photographer Gordon Parks’s work chronicling the American South and more