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Spring is upon us and, generally, that means it’s all change at the world’s renowned galleries. This week I’ve got new shows for April in Madrid, London, LA, Paris and Toronto. Here’s what’s on.
There has been much talk of the “rediscovery” of vermouth, especially as an aperitif, but this alcoholic beverage has a long and revolutionary history: from Carpano to Martini, here is how Italian vermouth came about and the top 5 types to try.
New York’s most colourful, and savvy fashion icon Iris Apfel has commanded our attention for decades, and she’s about to do it like never before. This April 29 marks a sad day with cause for celebration. The late documentary maker Albert Maysles’ last effort is released, and it’s all about Iris.
From the myths of ancient Greece to astrology, passing through ancient Egypt and esoteric symbols: here are some of the most evocative stories about spring, the time of rebirth that returns after every winter.
Ever wondered what links pre-16th century art and modern Hip Hop artists? No, nor had we to be honest. But the Tumblr B4-XVI beforesixteen has done the thinking for us and the results are actually pretty darn interesting. Here are the pictures to prove it.
With Cinderella fever currently running amok, we take a look back at the films that have share the famous story, put a twist on the well-known tale, and that are now just as famous as the fable. Here’s what we found.
The two faces of portrait photography go on display in Milan, where David Bailey and Olivier Roller’s art is celebrated through two unmissable and incredible monographic exhibitions. Let Swide tell you more!
Swide continues with the classical music corner by highlighting the 10 most beautiful recordings of one of the most important piano players of the 20th Century.
Spring is almost here, soon the season of open air concerts and festivals will begin. But there’s a lot going on in clubs and arenas: here’s our weekly guide to the best live music around the world.
This week there have been some brilliant new releases and music videos from the likes of Bjork, Grimes, MIA, Clean Bandit and the incredible Tame Impala. Here’s what you should be listening to this week.
The story of the most beautiful Italian “female-rock” song – but also the story of the woman who sang it and lived it every single day of her career.
In the famous words of the Supersister’s ‘I like my men, like I like my coffee. Hot, strong and sweet like toffee’. With this in mind, I’m sure you’ve been exposed to the delights of the latest Instagram sensation, simply entitled, ‘Men & Coffee’. I spoke to its creator Alex Tooby.
Through the centuries, Cinderella’s fairy tale has been one of the favourite sources of inspiration for artists all over the world belonging to different ages. With latest Kenneth Branagh’s movie Cinderella soon on big screen, Swide has selected 10 songs inspired by the famous fairy tale’s heroine.
In the year of Expo Milan celebrates its past as well as its future. The exhibition held at the Royal Palace Arte lombarda dai Visconti agli Sforza: Milano al centro dell’Europa chronicles the influence and legacy of the two most important dynasties of Milan through their artistic patronage.
Twin sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz have just released their self-titled debut album Ibeyi, bringing their fusion sound of jazz, Cuban instruments and influence of their Yoruba tribe heritage. We spoke to them to find out more of what Ibeyi is all about.
Everyone loves films about someone triumphing against odds and none more so than those stories told through the experience of a strong female. I’m talking girl power movies here, and here are the top 15 that you have to watch.
Missionary and Martyr
All Dolled up: Meet Concetta, Immacolata And Addolorata
Modern tailoring with a Spanish twist
Reese Witherspoon’s style: 5 printed skirts to wear with a white T
A Model Family: Dolce&Gabbana models on family and memories