Conventional Wisdom: BronyCon

Photographer Arthur Drooker mingles with My Little Pony enthusiasts in his series on convention attendees

BronyCon, the annual convention for fans of Hasbro’s animated television series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” took over the Baltimore Convention Center for four days this August and photographer Arthur Drooker was there with his camera in tow. Continuing his Conventional Wisdom series—which has already brought us ventriloquists, taxidermists and a horde of Abraham Lincoln look-alikes, Drooker’s been gathering insights from a hand-picked selection …

Interview: Takehiro Ueyama of TAKE Dance

The baseballer-turned-choreographer on the role of dance within the art world

For over eight years, Takehiro Ueyama has brought athleticism and physicality to an oft-overlooked art form. The Japanese-American choreographer, creative director and founder of TAKE Dance (pronounced “tah-keh”)—a New York-based, world-traveling contemporary dance company—is leading a campaign to revitalize the dance world. The former baseball player and Juilliard-trained dancer takes a sensitive, yet visceral and deeply thought-provoking approach to his work. Within any given piece, …

The Bar Collection by Zoë’s Chocolate Co.

A historic chocolate family brings candy bars to modern times

Third generation chocolatiers, the three founders of Zoe’s Chocolate Co. also happen to be siblings, and such a tight knit familial collaboration lends itself to such stunning chocolates. Zoë and Pantelis manage various business aspects while also ideating on candy inventions, and Petros is their master chocolatier. Opened in 2007, Zoë’s Chocolate Co. carries on the rich confectionary history of the family, while bringing a …