Director Gero von Boehm discusses The Bad and the Beautiful, his new film about the “King of Kink.”
HSBC Leak Reveals Art World’s Forays into Sketchy Swiss Banking
The recent HSBC leak, which has revealed that between 2006 and 2007 the bank’s Swiss branch helped clients conceal some $102 billion from tax authorities, lists a number of prominent art and culture figures among the 30,000 people whose account information was released.
Vice and Virtue: Helmut Newton’s World Without Men
BERLIN — A week ago, Vice magazine gambled on a potentially-sexist-but-potentially-thought-provoking fashion spread — and lost. “Last Words” featured fictionalized portraits of female authors looking unaccountably sexy moments before or after their suicides: a slender Sylvia Plath poised before an open oven, an immaculately made-up Virginia Wolf wading in a picturesque river. Predictably enough, the spread provoked vitriolic backlash in the world of feminist journalism.