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

August 31, 2019

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

September 28, 2019

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

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

October 26, 2019

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

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

January 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

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

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

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

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

June 1, 2020

Fashion is the New Black This month, exhibitions on Parisian shoe designer Christian Louboutin, Palm Beach fixture Lilly Pulitzer, and more

June 30, 2020

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

July 28, 2020

Good Wood This fall, artists take inspiration from the nature around them

August 31, 2020

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

October 1, 2020

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

October 30, 2020

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

December 1, 2020

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