Welcome back to our new Q&A feature, Culture Quest, where we're asking the same set of questions to some of the notables stopping by the 92nd Street Y. Below, we find out the culture habits of Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theatre, and Amy Astley, Editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue.
Where do you get your news?
MC: Huffington Post
AA: New York Times, always and forever. Twitter, too. Even Instagram for certain types of "news."
What are your favorite websites?
MC: Styleblazer.com, MadameNoire.com, Net-A-Porter.com
AA: Net-a-Porter. I do almost all my shopping there. And Fresh Direct—a life saver for working moms. And Business of Fashion and WWD for fashion industry news. Re-see.com for incredible vintage fashion.
What book are you currently reading?
MC: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
AA: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
What magazines do you subscribe to?
MC: Pointe Magazine, Porter Magazine
AA: Vogue, New Yorker, World of Interiors, French Vogue, British Vogue, Elle Décor, CN Traveler... I love magazines.
What's your favorite current TV show?
MC: ABC's Blackish
AA: Honestly I don't watch TV. I mean I want to! But no time. It's not a priority.
What’s the last movie you saw?
AA: Ballet 422. Tonight I am seeing "Clouds of Sils Maria" starring Juliette Binoche. The next night, "Dior and I"
What’s the last performance you attended?
MC: Jason Moran's In My Mind at the Kennedy Center
AA: Rodeo, Justin Peck's new ballet for New York City Ballet. It was fantastic! And I have always loved the Aaron Copland music.
What’s the last music purchase you made?
MC: Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late
AA: I bought Sremm Life by Rae Sremmurd yesterday. Fun Atlanta hip hop by two brothers, guaranteed to get you moving.
What’s your favorite piece of art in your home?
MC: A painting by Shane Evans
AA: My husband Chris Astley's sculpture outside our house on the North Fork of Long Island.
What place in NYC (landmark, museum, or neighborhood) are you embarrassed to admit you've never visited?
MC: The Statue of Liberty
AA: I have never actually been to the Statue of Liberty. And I have no plans to go!
What are you most excited about right now?
MC: My Spring Season with ABT! I have some major roles coming up. Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) on June 20 and the Swan Queen (Swan Lake) on June 24. It's the 75th anniversary of the company.
AA: Right now I am most excited about Teen Vogue's second season of "Strictly Ballet, " our Youtube series about dance students. I think it will rival the first, set at NYC's famed School of American Ballet. Catch it in May!
Misty Copeland is appearing in discussion with Amy Astley at the 92nd Street Y on April 27th.