Rihanna’s Best Outfits

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Charting the pop star’s standout style moments.

Mario Buatta Auction Shatters Estimates for Chintz

After 22 hours of bidding on 922 lots, the auction of the late decorator Mario Buatta’s belongings — a giddy assortment of dog paintings, porcelain fruits and vegetables, needlepoint pillows, gilded door knockers, Chinese jardinieres and a thousand other pieces delivered in 19 trucks — fetched $7.6 million, more than two and a half times…


Best Super Bowl Recipes: Wings, Chili and More

Whatever jersey you’re wearing on Super Bowl Sunday, you’re going to need food to sustain you through the thrilling triumph or the agonizing defeat. And for those of you just showing up for the snacks, we’ve got you covered, too. We’ve broken down our best Super Bowl recipes into five of our favorite football food…


Michou, Whose Drag Cabaret Was the Toast of Paris, Dies at 88

Michou, a flamboyant fixture of the Parisian demimonde who ran France’s most celebrated drag cabaret for more than a half-century, died on Sunday night in a hospital in Saint-Mandé, a suburb of Paris. He was 88. The cause was a pulmonary embolism, said François Deblaye, Michou’s press representative. “He hadn’t been able to breathe very…


The Tomato-y, Shallot-y Pasta You Didn’t Know You Wanted

As a general rule, I don’t take requests for recipes — not at home when I’m cooking for others, and not for this column. Sure, the temptation to give people exactly what they want is always there, but ultimately I’m not sure that does anyone any favors. If I just wrote recipes by request, this…


They’re Stealthy at Sea, but They Can’t Hide From the Albatross

There’s a lot of ocean out there, and boats engaging in illegal fishing or human trafficking have good reason to hide. But even the stealthiest vessels — the ones that turn off their transponders — aren’t completely invisible: Albatrosses, outfitted with radar detectors, can spot them, new research has shown. And a lot of ships…


When Fires Burn on the Prairie, Coneflowers Bloom More Often

As fires continue to rage across Australia, destroying ecosystems and killing millions of animals, it’s hard to imagine any good emerging from such devastation. But it’s long been known that some small plants can benefit from a fire, because they grow back faster than grasses and trees, giving them an advantage in the battle for…


‘What if We All Get Sick?’: Coronavirus Strains China’s Health System

After suffering from a fever and breathing problems for more than 15 days, Xiao Shibing, a 51-year-old resident of Wuhan, China, finally sought help at a hospital. Despite the symptoms, he was not tested for the new coronavirus — a lapse suggesting that there may be far more cases of the virus than are being officially…


Moo Shu, Now With Less Meat

Moo shu pork is a Northern Chinese dish from Shandong, popularized in the United States in the mid-20th century. My parents were introduced to it at Joyce Chen’s restaurant in Cambridge, Mass., where it had been served since 1958, alongside now-ubiquitous dishes like Peking duck, pan-fried dumplings (which she called “Peking ravioli” — a term…