Best of CH 2022: Editors’ Favorites

Stories where we found community, indulged in creativity and celebrated innovation

Reflecting on the year through the stories we loved most is not only a nostalgic pastime, but it also lets us highlight and appreciate some of the memorable artists, inventions and places that invigorated and sustained us along the way. This year, we spoke with inspiring cultural innovators, explored large-scale art and maximalist hotels, we found community and indulged in creativity. Below, our favorite features …

“Candystore + Jarrett, Crown Heights (after Linda Simpson)” Exclusive Artist Edition

By photographer Ian Lewandowski and print publisher Harlan & Weaver, this exclusive artist edition of the photograph “Candystore + Jarrett, Crown Heights (after Linda Simpson)” (2022) benefits the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR). All proceeds from each sale directly benefit FIAR’s annual summer program for LGBTQ+ artists, as well as the community the organization fosters.

Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Weyes Blood, Matty Healy, Jack Antonoff, Trey Anastasio: These Days

In support of The Ally Coalition, an organization dedicated to supporting the needs of the LGBTQ+ community, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Weyes Blood, Matty Healy of The 1975 and Trey Anastasio joined virtuoso producer Jack Antonoff (the non-profit’s co-founder, along with sister Rachel) for a stunning cover of Jackson Browne’s “These Days,” perhaps most famously recorded by Nico. Filmed live at The Ally Coalition’s eighth annual Talent Show …