Five Places to Visit in Barcelona

In Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Barcelona, the well-trodden capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, there is still much to discover beneath the surface. “Treasures beneath the noise” are how the best-selling novelist, whose books present a vivid portrait of his native Barcelona, describes frequent haunts in his hometown. Image Carlos Ruiz Zafón, the Barcelona-born, best-selling novelistCreditIsolde Ohlbaum…

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This Sweet Summer Tee Benefits UN Women

Our love for Millennial pink shows no signs of waning. Case in point: this t-shirt created by one of the fashion industry’s favorite young artists, Marco Santini. Not only is the shade universally flattering, but 100 percent of the proceeds benefit UN Women. Known for his graffiti-esque work, Santini’s design (modeled by Alima Fofana) features…

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Remembering Karl Lagerfeld

PARIS — Like many complex and forceful people Karl Lagerfeld — the German-born and Paris-based designer who, until his death in February, had been creative director of Chanel since 1983 and Fendi since 1965 — was one person to the wide world and another to his friends. Concealed behind the armor Mr. Lagerfeld wore in…

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A Fairy-Tale Ending in Its Own Time

While growing up, Julia Mathis imagined having a fancy wedding with a huge crowd, a string of bridesmaids and a towering cake. Her mother had married her father at the age of 21 and that partnership held solid for 40 years. Marriage for Ms. Mathis promised stability, and she thought that she would also fall…

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For One Los Angeles Artist, Cars Are Her Canvas and Rainbows Are Her Brush

SURFACING Peggy Noland has given a Toyota Corolla a pelt and slapped “buff Powerpuff Girls” on a pickup truck. Objects in mirror are as bitchin’ as they appear. Text by Kathleen Massara Photographs and Video by Amy Harrity Image “Even tough guys in giant trucks are giving me the thumbs up. I really don’t see…

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Savoring Lisbon’s Local Tastes on a Budget

Lisbon may be one of Europe’s more affordable capitals, but if you’re in search of a spectacular meal, it’s not difficult to drop 120 euros (about $135) for a three-course dinner (without wine) at restaurants like the Michelin-starred Belcanto. Fortunately, budget travelers can turn to tascas: small, unpretentious restaurants that, back in the early part…

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Douglas Smith, a Star of ‘Big Little Lies,’ Surfs in His Boxers

Douglas Smith angled his brash yellow board into the wave and rode toward the Far Rockaway shore in Queens, before the crest crumpled into foam and he tumbled into the water. It was a gray Thursday, with Kennedy Airport-bound jets shrieking overhead and skinny clouds spitting rain. Mr. Smith, 33, who plays a modern marine…

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What Really Happened at That ‘Mormon Millionaire’ Dating Event?

In May, a handful of billboards went up around Salt Lake City, announcing that an “LDS millionaire” was hosting an “exclusive VIP event” that would result, he hoped, in him meeting his wife. It would be like a sober version of “The Bachelor,” minus the camera crew and meddling producers. About 2,500 women applied through…

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You Love to ‘Hate to See It’

I saw it from a friend, who saw it from teen students who forgot their permission slips. Other people saw it during the 2019 N.B.A. playoffs, or while reading about wives in The New Yorker. If you’re active on social media, there’s a good chance you’ve already seen it; even if you aren’t, it’s coming…

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