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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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Deepening the Dye From bird-watching to Warhol-watching, the lockdown is an exercise in patience and concentration

June 1, 2020

Beauty and the Ballet How did The Red Shoes, a movie about classical dance, make almost every list of the greatest movies ever made?

May 1, 2020

Fear’s Labyrinth Fear and courage go hand in hand. America’s genius of modern dance, Martha Graham, understood and embodied both.

April 1, 2020

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

March 1, 2020

Due West Sixty-three years since its 1957 premiere, a new production of West Side Story, directed by Ivo van Hove, is a testament to the musical’s enduring allure.

February 1, 2020

Looming Large Several new exhibitions celebrate the art of textiles, from tapestries to sculpture

January 1, 2020

A Tree Grows Onstage With Nutcracker season in full swing, an exploration of the meaning of the ballet, and the story behind it, intensifies the mystery of the Christmas tree

December 1, 2019

For Old Times’ Sake A slew of new exhibitions puts the spotlight on ancient times, from King Tut to Pompeii

October 26, 2019

Crown Jewels A new book unites fashion and classical dance, from tulle to tutus

Larger Than Life This month, a number of exhibitions pay tribute to those artists that died too young

September 28, 2019

Year of the Moon Museums and stages across the world celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

August 31, 2019

Green is the New Picasso A slew of new exhibitions add urgency to the plight of the planet

August 3, 2019