Texas Monthly Creates a Tempting Job: Taco Editor

Texas Monthly, which bills itself as “the national magazine of Texas,” is so focused on covering all things Lone Star that its masthead lists a barbecue editor. It also has correspondents who cover the rural-life blues, and a columnist who explains “western chic” and the dos and don’ts of boots. Now, the publication is dipping…

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Elizabeth Warren, Fashion Muse?

Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders the muses of the moment? This I was wondering while sitting deep in the bowels of New York on an unused J/Z station on Kenmare Street, watching Tom Ford’s version of simplicity go by. Industry-watchers spent a lot of time speculating in the run-up to this fashion week about…

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29 Future It-Bags Debuting at New York Fashion Week

Next year’s it-bags are finally starting to crop up at NYFW, and we’re taking notes. Think leather shoulder bags trimmed in ostrich feather, bedazzled evening bags you’ll re-style with denim, and, of course, the itty-bitty bag (because sometimes you choose style over practicality.) Click through to see what your favorite brands—including Brandon Maxwell, Staud, and…

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27 of the Best Boots, Sneakers, and Heels Walking New York Fashion Week

We’re never not shopping for new shoes, and the Spring/Summer runways at New York Fashion Week are offering up the latest goods we’re adding to our wish list. From Tory Burch’s preppy luxe loafers to the definition of a minimalist heel at Helmut Lang, click through for the best shoes from NYFW.

Everything That Happened Day 4 of New York Fashion Week

On Day 4 of New York Fashion Week, we were basically running on coffee, mascara, and the promise of Tom Ford. Along the way, we discovered some really beautiful clothes that were a new kind of wake-up call… though yeah, more coffee would also be nice. Carolina Herrera ANGELA WEISSGetty Images If trends are gambles,…

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Casually Watching a Burlesque Show With Martha Stewart

«I know what you’re thinking,» says Martha Stewart. «What the heck am I doing here?» Here would be a 30-minute burlesque show, complete with black lace bustiers, bedazzled thongs, fake nails sculpted into lethal talons, and Paris Hilton clinging to a spangled Eiffel Tower, because why not? Noam GalaiGetty Images The occasion was The Blonds’…

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Spelling Their Way to Success

Back in 1971, the year Jonathan Knisely won the National Spelling Bee, there were no study guides for sale on Amazon and no Facebook groups dedicated to spelling bee study. To prepare, he pored over lists of words from previous bees that his father borrowed from other parents. He beat out 76 competitors to clinch…

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Beautiful, Remote and So Instagrammable. Can the Azores Manage Popularity?

The 52 Places Traveler With views around every turn, the Portugese archipelago is hot, and the 52 Places Traveler finds a place confronting its own success. Sept. 10, 2019 ImageThe Serra do Cume viewpoint on the island of Terceira extends over a patchwork of verdant farmland.CreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is…

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Seeking an Obesity Cure, Researchers Turn to the Gut Microbiome

Dr. Elaine Yu, an endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, was inundated with volunteers when she put out a call a few years ago for overweight people who were willing to take part in a study of obesity and the microbiome. People as far away as Alaska and Hawaii were eager to enroll. But…

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How Parents Can Stay Close to Grown-Up Children

The Sugerman family’s trip to Southern Utah this past May involved a treacherous drive. There were hairpin turns; the three adult children needed to move boulders to clear a path for the car. “We were on these roads which were barely roads, climbing up canyon walls,” said Andy Sugerman, of Ann Arbor, Mich. “It was…

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