“There were all these things around me in society that were telling me do not tell anybody,” the pro skateboarder Brian Anderson (@nolimitsoldier) says. When he publicly revealed that he’s gay, in 2016, Anderson became the most established athlete in his sport to do so. He talks about growing up in Connecticut, discovering skateboarding, and coming out to his brother, on our Web site. Click the link in our bio to watch the full video. Produced by @nathanfitch.
Many of the definitive images of the past half century were taken by Magnum photographers, even if we never knew their names. A show at the International Center of Photography, in lower Manhattan, brings a selection of these photos together—including Jonas Bendiksen’s shot of villagers collecting scrap material from a crashed spacecraft, surrounded by thousands of white butterflies. Click the link in our bio to see more of the images on display. Photograph by @jonasbendiksen.
To witness what’s so good about Russian ballerinas, one only has to watch @dianavishnevaofficial. The principal dancer leaves @abtofficial tomorrow, after thirteen years, with a performance of John Cranko's “Onegin.” See her rehearse the ballet at the link in our bio. Video produced by @ekrhyne.
Was #MerylStreep, who turns sixty-eight today, ever just an aimless twentysomething, trying to make her way in the world? It’s a question that set Michael Shulman on a two-and-a-half-year immersion into the life of the swanning diva and “greatest living actress.” His answer: yes and no. Click the link in our bio to find out why he says so. Photograph by Ted Thai/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty.
Temperatures were so cold during Jimmy Chin’s climb up Mount Everest that his shutter was frozen shut for most of the trip. Luckily for us, he caught this stunning sunrise above the Balcony, with Makalu in the background. He shares more images from the climb, along with his thoughts on the other “climbers, dreamers, mad men, and trophy hunters” who attempt it, on our Web site. Link in bio. Photograph by @jimmy_chin.