Courting Hollywood in Harlem

Image Ozwald Boateng, center, in green, and friends backstage after his immersive fashion experience at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.CreditJackie Molloy for The New York Times There was a time when Ozwald Boateng chose to play down his African heritage. “There was a political correctness,” he told a reporter only last year. “You wouldn’t talk…

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Inspiration: Color: An Apartment Bursting With Fruit Flavor

Orange, mango, strawberry, lime. If an apartment could be said to be bursting with fruit flavor it would be this three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district, renovated by Adam Nathaniel Furman, a British architectural designer, for a pair of very adventurous clients over the past two years. Mr. Furman’s clients, a mixed Japanese-expat retired…

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What to Wear to 7 Very Different Summer Weddings

Black Tie Ball out for a black tie wedding, but make sure you choose breathable, lightweight fabrics that won’t make you sweat. Use this wedding as an excuse to invest in fun accessories, like designer-on-the rise Amnina Muaddi’s Insta-famous heels. Jonathan Simkhai Plissé Lamé Grecian Gown, $695; intermix.com Amina Muaddi Gilda Sandals, $990; farfetch.com Adina…

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Cartier Recognizes Trailblazing Female Entrepreneurs with Women’s Initiative Awards

When you think of Cartier, you might think of the recognizable Juste un Clou (translation: just a nail) bangles seen on the wrists of some of today’s chicest trendsetters. But Cartier’s best kept secret is perhaps its annual annual Women’s Initiative Awards which has provided funding, mentorship opportunities, and a platform to women-run impact-driven businesses…

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Skin Deep: Everyone Is Crazy for Glass Skin. Here’s How to Get the Look.

Now that spring is here, who wouldn’t want to look as dewy as a new bloom? Which is not exactly the look bestowed by those shimmer highlighters of seasons past. This spring the newest products impart a translucent glow but without the artificial glitter. “Glass skin,” the effect is called, and it’s a trending hashtag…

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Off the Menu: Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Latest Opens in Seaport District

Headliner The Fulton Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first seafood restaurant anchors two floors, with terraces and sweeping views, at Pier 17 in the seaport district. There’s lots of gray, with banquettes upholstered in sea-foam green by Yabu Pushelberg. The various dining areas have hand-painted murals of sea life and hanging lights that resemble buoys. On the ground…

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As Mainstays Depart, Charleston Asks Where Its Restaurant Scene Is Headed

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nathalie Dupree, the doyenne of Southern cooking, sat at a sunny table near the window at Hominy Grill in late April, a few days before it would serve its last biscuit, and insisted on an order of shrimp and okra beignets. Ms. Dupree, 79, also required a plate of curry-scented Country Captain…

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Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy

African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women die of pregnancy-related causes at a rate about three times higher than those of white women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. The racial disparity has persisted, even grown, for years despite frequent calls to improve access to medical care for women of color.…

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Critic’s Notebook: This Menu Is Brought to You by Arizona Iced Tea

For years, the words “Great Buy!” have been printed on the sides of pastel-colored, sort-of-Southwestern-looking cans of Arizona Iced Tea in a bid to get the attention of gas-station customers and convenience-store shoppers. This month, both the catchphrase and the sugary drink it advertises are being splashed around some unusual new territory: the Brooklyn branch…

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