Interview: Iconic Documentary Photographer Martha Cooper

From Baltimore to Berlin, a new documentary traces the lesser-known aspects of a legendary career

Premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Sydney-based Selina Miles‘ documentary MARTHA: A Picture Story is a thoughtful, smart and tender portrait of a woman whose influence reaches across the world. Best known for the “graffiti bible” Subway Art and Hip Hop Files, documentary photographer Cooper captured now-iconic images from NYC during the birth of the aforementioned cultures—and, unlike others, was invited in to learn about …

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, …

The Moxy Hotel Chelsea’s ASMR Bedtime Stories

Caroline Vreeland and others leave Whisperlodge videos for guests

A giggle follows a whisper. Fingernails run along cardboard. This is a bedtime story, unlike any other, wherein singer Caroline Vreeland employs various Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) techniques to narrate a brief dining experience. All of this and more has been done for an ASMR video program at the new Moxy Hotel Chelsea. Whereas many hotels launch with in-room yoga videos or guides to …