In the autumn of 2017, we sat down in Los Angeles for an interview with the brilliant artist Anna Deavere Smith to talk about Notes from the Field, race in America, and reasons for hope in turbulent times. Her wisdom, grace and prescience are astounding – her words are as relevant today as they were the day we spoke almost three years ago. Here are her essential and timeless insights on the beating heart of America, and the essence of the American spirit.
In this time of social distancing, when it’s really tough to travel and hard to visit loved ones in person who may be thousands of miles away, there are still ways to give a thoughtful gift that will remind the recipient of home. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list showing how to give the gift of a taste of home to a loved one who is homesick during the COVID-19 pandemic with one of these hometown gifts by mail.
Christmas and the winter holidays are fast approaching. As the big day gets closer, one of the most marvelous elements of the holiday season starts to emerge: the luscious cakes and pastries from the best bakers in the country. Which raises a pressing matter: where to find the best gourmet Christmas desserts in the US this year. Here are our top picks for the most beautiful cakes, bûches de nöel, cookies and more in the US for Christmas 2019.
In recent weeks, we’ve noticed a boomlet in the number of museum exhibitions around the world highlighting the art of weaving and textiles. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 5 outstanding exhibits on the art of weaving and textiles that are currently underway. Some of them close at the end of October, so get out there and catch them before they’re gone!
What are the best famous cemeteries to visit, especially as Halloween draws near? Which cemeteries have famous people buried there? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the most beautiful historic cemeteries in the world. Perhaps the autumn season holidays will inspire you to visit one.