Culture

Legacies at sea.

FROM THE ARCHIVE:For 30 years, the Louis Vuitton Cup has been a rite of passage for those looking to claim victory at America’s Cup, the world’s most prestigious sailing competition.

Good vibrations.

A lot has happened to the members of Alabama Shakes since the release of their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls.

Preserving the Peranakan culture in Malaysia.

Step around an ornately carved wooden screen—a “spirit wall” to prevent evil spirits from crossing the threshold—and you enter the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Located in the UNESCO-listed city of George Town, Malaysia, the jade-coloured mansion offers a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of wealthy Peranakans.

Michelle Monaghan, accidental actress.

Michelle Monaghan is an actress with a strict Midwest work ethic. She is next set to star alongside Adam Sandler, as a military weapons developer in this summer’s action-comedy Pixels.

Fit for a king.

The Château de Versailles features the ultimate formal French garden, created with geometric precision. Long walks are lined with statues, pools and waterways abound, vistas are—literally—king-sized.

Top brass.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: In the beginning is the sound, an unearthly, beautiful signature trumpet sound. A sound that blooms warm, velvety, broad, majestic, sure. A sound that can bite when it wants to, can riff molto allegro, but is never icy, never shrill, never crackly. A sound that breathes romance, sophistication, and style.

The horseman.

Normand Latourelle strides into one of the white tents anchored near the shores of Lake Ontario, where the members of his multinational equestrian spectacular, Odysseo, are having lunch. He is all smiles, even as he acknowledges that he can’t remember anyone’s name.

Art and empire.

Bob Rennie’s love of art and his passion for collecting were sparked on a trip to San Francisco in 1974.