After nearly two decades of searching the Valley of the Kings for undiscovered burial sites, British archaeologist Howard Carter stumbled
To produce its $30,000 Damascene Straight Razor (www.hommage.com), Homm
More than 50 years ago, the Lladró brothers of Spain—Juan, José, and Vicente—debuted an innovative process for finishing porcelain that requi
Can Los Angeles—a youth-obsessed metropolis where erasing the signs of aging is a full-time job for many—love what is old?
Earth’s jewels from Astro Gallery of Gems
Addled by absinthe and hashish, Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) destroyed many of his early portraits and sculptures, calling th
Having drifted on and off the Western cultural radar for decades, the Qatari art market is enjoying a seemingly permanent revival that is
David Copperfield, who has been performing magic tricks since childhood, plans to put on 500 shows this year in Las Vegas and other locati
No figure yokes together with less violence (to revise Dr.
Marie Antoinette’s custom desk.
When Pelé published his autobiography in 1977, he dedicated it to "all the people who have made [soccer] the Beautiful Game."
"Every guitar has its own personality," says luthier John Monteleone. "It’s my job to give it its own dynamic voice.
Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s greatest couturiers, but al
Perhaps our most daunting challenge as editors of a magazine about connoisseurship is that our audience is one of the most so
One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime Minister Boris Yeltsin to establish a comp
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or eight new hand-painted movie posters ever
When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February, it relocated to the only neighborhood
The Brunswick Billiards Isabella (www?.brunswickbilliards.com
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and instantly fell in love," says Barry Lawren
"In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors," joked Leoni, property host at Chalet Sol