Latisha Chong, Hair Stylist Who Helped Change Fashion, Dies at 32

In work seen, among other places, on the cover of Vogue, she was part of a vanguard of Black talent that altered an industry and expanded the canon of beauty. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Penelope Green When Telfar Clemens, the […]

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Cory Booker Wants You to Give Up the White Stuff (Sugar, That Is)

On the morning before the Fourth of July, Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, sent a mass email with the subject line “Sugar Free Summer.” It detailed the harms of processed sugar, including the taxes that fund it through subsidies, its health risks and the attendant health care bills. Mr. Booker implored recipients of the email to join him […]

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Virgil Abloh, Ambassador and Infiltrator

In recent years, it could often appear as if there were several Virgil Ablohs, all working at the same time. There were the multiple annual collections of Louis Vuitton, where he was the artistic director of men’s wear, and Off-White, his own label, which he’d founded while still in the orbit of Kanye West. There were the seemingly endless collaborations, […]

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Feeling Anxious? Grab a Pen and Paper.

Over many centuries, journals have served as tools for recording history, as emotional outlets and as creative stimulants. In the current age of self-care and self-optimization — not to mention digital overload — logbooks are resurging, this time as a means of supporting one’s mental health. The Anti-Anxiety Notebook, a tidy blue-and-white volume, is one example. It takes a page, […]

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Two Winter Olympics Underdogs That Have Already Won

Lanny Smith, the founder of Actively Black, an athleisure brand, does not take his new partnership with the Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton Federation lightly. “When you look at historically what’s happened with the Olympics and brand sponsorships, you see the biggest brands in the world,” he said. “It’s something that most small to midsize businesses, most Black-owned brands, don’t even […]

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Back to the Office, a Protest and a Time Traveler’s Ball

PARIS — Around the same time that Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistle-blower, was testifying before Congress about controversial actions by her former employer, the Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey was in the front row of the Louis Vuitton show, stroking his beard meditatively as he talked to the Vuitton owner, Bernard Arnault, and watching a parade of elaborately embroidered, slightly […]

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Dolce & Gabbana Just Set a $6 Million Record for Fashion NFTs

The digital world’s cancellation of Dolce & Gabbana after a series of offensive statements about race, sexuality and size, which reached its apogee in 2018 when the fashion house released a video in China featuring a Chinese model clumsily eating spaghetti with chopsticks, appears to have reached a multimillion-dollar end. How else to interpret the fact that the brand announced […]

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Matthew Rhys Hits the Seas

Matthew Rhys never planned on buying an old wooden boat that would take four years, tens of thousands of dollars and quite a bit of his own manual labor to restore. But one night he was drinking whiskey and clicking through eBay, and, well, one thing led to another. Asked if there had been a bidding war for his 1930s […]

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We’re All On the Red Carpet Now

PARIS — The marquee outside the Théâtre du Châtelet, the gilded 19th-century musical theater on the Right Bank, cast a red glow over the fans thronged rows deep in the square outside on Saturday night. A forest of smartphones was held aloft, waving in the night air like a host of alien palm fronds, as various black cars pulled up […]

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Love Letter: OkCupid Saved My Marriage

Gayle Brandeis, the writer of this week’s Modern Love essay, wasn’t sure if her marriage could rebound from her obsession with another man. However, a glimmer of hope arrived in the form of an unexpected 98 percent match on a dating app. That match was with her husband, and from there they were able to rebuild. [Like this newsletter? Sign […]

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