Review: Fighting for the Right to Dance Giselle

As a young dancer, Katy Pyle related to Giselle, the ballet heroine who is betrayed by a nobleman. That — and a weak heart — causes the character to go mad and die. For Pyle, the draw was Giselle’s unwavering dedication to dance, specifically to ballet. But getting the chance

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck Wanted Bennifer 2.0 So Badly They Created a Paparazzi Plan

If fans remember anything about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck from the first time around, it was the onslaught of the paparazzi covering their every move. The couple couldn’t even go to Affleck’s favorite Dunkin’ Donuts without every moment of his Coolata order being photographed. With maturity and some wisdom

I Reported on a Community Dispute. The Dispute Got Worse.

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. When my story about a Wisconsin county’s struggle over whether to declare itself a “community for all” was published last month, I knew it might be uncomfortable for some readers.

Local Waters Are a Fount of Ideas for the Architect Jean Nouvel

The Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel says all his fondest childhood memories revolve around the water. They include his family’s annual summer vacations to the Côte d’Azur, where he spent his days swimming in the sea, and his kayaking excursions down the Dordogne River, near Sarlat, the city in

Gallery Weekend Brings London’s Art Scene Back to Life

LONDON — “I met her on a dating app … I met her in a pub,” said Ellie Pennick, 24, director and founder of Guts Gallery, recalling on Friday how she had discovered some of the young artists whose work she was selling from a pop-up space near Carnaby Street

'I volunteered at Glasto and ended up dancing with Bradley Cooper'

Whether you’re hanging out with celebs or dealing with bags of stinking dirty nappies (or worse), there’s no doubt that volunteering at Glastonbury is a very unique experience. Recalling his time working behind the backstage bar in 2014,’s Adam Miller says, ‘At one point I found myself dancing in

Madonna Celebrates Her Dad's 90th Birthday with Rare Family Photos at His Vineyard

Madonna shared the sweetest photos to honor her dad, Silvio Ciccone, on his 90th birthday. The pop star and five of her six kids, Lourdes Leon, 24, David Banda, 15, Mercy James, 15, and 8-year-old twins Stella and Estere, joined him to celebrate the festivities on the Ciccone Vineyard in Suttons

An Artisan Well Versed in the Tradition of Japanese Brush Making

Among the low, tile-roofed wooden houses of the historic Nara-machi neighborhood of the city of Nara, a calligraphy brush as big as a broom marks the gate to Chiyomi Tanaka’s shop. I follow a stone path down the flower-lined alleyway and duck under a mustard-colored noren curtain and into her