Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler and Bloomberg Muse Executive Editor Manuela Hoelterhoff at Kenyon Review Benefit Dinner on Nov. 8, 2012 (photo by Bloomberg's Amanda Gordon)

Moving from whiskey tasting to art opening, from charity event to concert hall is all in a day’s work for Muse, Bloomberg’s art and culture team. Muse follows the money: writing about art auctions, wine futures, restaurant price fluctuations as well as the latest gadgets, luxury automobiles and the hotspots that help our clients entertain their clients.

We are the inspiration for weekend activities and a vicarious escape from the stress of a busy lifestyle.

Executive editor Manuela Hoelterhoff, who started the team in 2004, says our mandate is “to tell people how to live after hours.” Hoelterhoff received a Pulitzer Prize for cultural criticism during her years at the Wall Street Journal and is the author of “Cinderella & Company: Backstage at the Opera with Cecilia Bartoli.”

 

 

From the longest-serving to the newest member of the team, Muse writers and editors are influential and come from a variety of cultural stock.

“Culture is a humanizing force,” says Jeffrey Burke, Muse team leader in New York. “In almost every story, we personify the news. We interview playwrights, directors, architects, singers and dancers.”

With the holiday season kicking into full gear, check out Muse content on Bloomberg.com or on the Bloomberg Professional service – either for recommendations or great stories that will make you look smart at holiday parties.

Catherine Smith, Bloomberg Muse