Five Weeknight Dishes: Dinner and a Spritz

Good morning and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes! Have you heard that we published a little story about the Aperol spritz? A story that suggested that the drink is, ahem, overrated? Drink what you like, of course — the story says that — but there are many delightful ways to spritz at home after work,…


Spring Art Sales: Yawns or Records?

The marquee auctions of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art in New York next week are the first crunch moment of the year for the top end of the art market. Owners of big-ticket paintings and sculptures regard these biannual sales as the moment to maximize prices. For Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips, this is also the…


Nicholas Hoult Sweats Gracefully in the Boxing Ring

LOS ANGELES — Nicholas Hoult laced up his black Adidas sneakers, grabbed an orange jump rope and found a spot in the alleyway behind Trinity Boxing Club, a no-frills gym behind Melrose Boulevard in Los Angeles. It was an early Wednesday morning, and the light was still soft. As the rope whistled under and over…


Our Best Mother’s Day Recipes: Brunch, Desserts and More


Julia Moskin’s classic French toast.CreditJessica Emily Marx for The New York Times

Susan Spungen’s almond berry layer cake.CreditCraig Lee for The New York Times
Samin Nosrat’s buttermilk-marinated chicken.CreditJessica Emily Marx for The New York Times
A Boulevardier.CreditCraig Lee for The New York Times

10 Stephanie Shepherd-Approved Mother’s Day Gifts

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Cravings by Chrissy Teigen


If your mom appreciates a good spread, like I do, she’ll love all of the new pieces from Chrissy Teigen’s line at Target.

Take Two Bike Rides and Call Me in the Morning: Cycling as Doctor’s Orders

LONDON — A new program in Wales will allow family doctors to offer patients an unusual prescription for better health: bicycles. The pilot program, the first such initiative in Britain, according to the health board that is leading it, reflects an effort by medical professionals around the world to give patients alternatives to drugs, in…


City Kitchen: A Better Way to Artichokes

An artichoke is not a vegetable. It is a flower, or it would be, if it were allowed to bloom. At the stage we eat it, before the bright purple blossom emerges, the artichoke is actually a fat, succulent bud. There are many types, some the size of an egg and others as big as…


Sex Toy Award Is Restored by Trade Show After an Outcry Over Sexism

The country’s largest consumer electronics convention has restored an award that it had promised to give — but then rescinded — to a high-tech sex toy for women and gender-nonconforming people. The convention, CES, is held each January in Las Vegas to great anticipation. An appearance — and certainly, an award — at the show…


Ariana Grande’s Ponytail Is the New Face of Givenchy

When Givenchy first posted this cryptic Instagram to its account on Thursday, everyone knew what was coming: The Instagram featured a video of a silhouette of a woman flipping her ponytail with a caption that read, «CAPTION THIS. THE NEW FACE OF GIVENCHY, REVEALED TOMORROW. #GIVENCHYFAMILY» And since we all only know one world-renowned pop…