Earth Day: Apps + Organizations That Help Us Do Better

Six opportunities to make it easier to reduce, reuse or recycle

There are plenty of companies doing their part to reduce their footprint, cut back waste and do better by the planet, but switching to environmentally friendly products is just one piece of the big, messy puzzle. We all need to continue making lifestyle changes that are more sustainable, eco-friendly and thoughtful. Some of those life edits are easy, some take a little extra effort, all …

Tycho: Easy

The multi-talented Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) has just released the first track from his upcoming fifth album—his first since 2016’s Epoch. The dreamy song, called “Easy,” is filled with pulsing and groovy bass lines, airy synths, and hazy vocals by Saint Sinner. Hansen says of the tune, “‘Easy’ is about coming to terms with my past and defining a clear vision moving forward. It’s a …

Variety Life Productions Founder Kaitana Magno Adapts Carmen for Public Arts

A classic opera blossoms as a 360-degree theatrical experience

Today, one finds non-traditional museums dedicated to feelings, colors and even ice cream. Meanwhile, theater continues to break from its rectangular stage too. Our new cultural institutions defy their histories and, in doing so, embolden a whole new generation of the curious. As such, and with contemporary depth, opera is now experiencing the same revitalization as immersive theater. Inside the Public Hotel‘s future-forward venue Public Arts, …