A Savannah Home Melds Georgian Architecture With ’60s Flair

More than 50 years after their completion, the interiors of one couple’s august house remain a riot of century-clashing design.

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On Japan’s Pacific Coast, an Artist Communes With Nature

At his retreat near Isumi, Kazunori Hamana creates humble yet imposing ceramic vessels that evoke the world around him.

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The Canonization of Saint John Coltrane

The intensity of the jazz legend’s music has always inspired passion, but in the 1960s, one group of devotees was so stirred they founded a church in his name.

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At Long Last, Onscreen Portrayals of Lesbian Relationships Are Getting Complex

The shift comes after decades of stories that minimized romantic love between women as fruitless, or as some kind of phase.

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A Tangier Home That Has Passed Between Design Legends

A 300-year-old house in Morocco has become a palimpsest of ideas and aesthetics, while both subverting and respecting the city’s own colorful legacy.

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How ‘2 Lizards’ and Meriem Bennani Captured the Essence of 2020

With the animated video series “2 Lizards,” Meriem Bennani and Orian Barki captured the essence of 2020. Now, Bennani’s at work on a documentary about living in limbo.

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Joaquina Kalukango and Amanda Williams on Creative Freedom

The ‘Slave Play’ actress and the Chicago-based artist discuss generational gaps, success and the art that brought them each acclaim.

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Tony Kushner, Oracle of the Upper West Side

The most important living American playwright has a number of new projects on the horizon — and plenty more to say about how to make and enjoy art in an era of ongoing turbulence.

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Looking at Surrealist Art in Our Own Surreal Age

When viewed as a vehicle for various forms of liberation, the movement remains highly resonant even a century after its heyday.

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The Humble Beginnings of Today’s Culinary Delicacies

Many of our most revered dishes were perfected by those in need, then co-opted by the affluent. Is that populism at play, or just the abuse of power?

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A Collector Who Fills His Los Angeles Home With Carefully Sourced Clutter

Jonathan Pessin has stuffed his apartment with the fruits of his obsessive search for the “best, weirdest version” of seemingly everything.

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In Brussels, a Designer’s Home Awash With His Own Vibrant Creations

Christoph Hefti makes — and lives with — ebullient carpets and textiles inspired by magical realism and Latin American design.

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Hayao Miyazaki Prepares to Cast One Last Spell

No artist has explored the contradictions of humanity as sympathetically and critically as the Japanese animation legend. Now, at 80, he’s coming out of retirement with another movie.

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These Are Not Your Traditional Holiday Wreaths

A new generation of female florists are offering a fresh perspective on an ancient craft, fashioning festive crowns out of dried flowers, herbs and grasses.

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