Justin Timberlake, Halsey and Lizzo at Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jessica Biel, the actress and activist, may not support compulsory vaccinations for children, but she at least managed to inoculate herself against reporters. She attended the 50th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner last Thursday night at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square, where Justin Timberlake, her husband, was being honored.…

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Giving Donatella Her Due

MILAN — In the first handful of looks in the Versace show were suits cut down the middle and bisected by pattern and color, Prince of Wales checks on one half, full black on the other. They were dual natured, let’s say, shown on both men and women, as if underscoring the hollowness of binary…

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Giorgio Armani: How to Conduct a Master Class

MILAN — The show was of summer clothes, of course, and yet more than anything it emblematized a lion in winter. Like Henry II of England, Giorgio Armani is an aged monarch with no designated heir to his throne. Having created a multibillion-dollar company almost single-handedly over nearly five decades, Mr. Armani — by training…

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A Recipe for Juneteenth

Good morning. A happy Juneteenth to you, a holiday that celebrates the recognition of freedom for enslaved Africans in the United States while at the same time displaying its cost in blood-red food: crimson barbecue sauce for the chicken on the grill, for instance; watermelon lemonade; a strawberry slab pie (above), for dessert. Eat big…

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Rebirth of a Parisian Legend

Image The Parisian restaurant Lapérouse recently was renovated. It is known for its private dining rooms like this one, named the Salon Astrolabe. CreditRoberto Frankenberg for The New York Times PARIS — “This has always been a house of pleasures — of gastronomy, of the flesh, of drinking, smoking and seduction, of conversation, literature and the…

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Anthony Bourdain’s Alma Mater Will Remember Him With a Scholarship

A year after the death of Anthony Bourdain, the chef and world-traveling television personality, the Culinary Institute of America is creating a scholarship in his memory. The scholarship, announced on Wednesday, will be awarded each year to one or more students to pursue study abroad. “Travel was such a part of who he was; it…

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In Tennessee, Blackberry Farm Takes Over a Mountain

To get to breakfast at Blackberry Mountain, a resort built into Tennessee’s Chilhowee Mountain, you could lace up a pair of sneakers, ideally with rugged soles, grab a walking stick, and set off on a 1.4 mile uphill climb shaded by chestnut oak trees that culminates at the Firetower, the property’s restaurant (elevation: 2,800 feet)…

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In Thailand, You Can Ride an Elephant. But Should You?

More than half of Thailand’s 7,000 elephants live in captivity. It’s been that way ever since 1989, when the country suspended almost all of the commercial logging that had employed them for generations. Jobless elephants, often with their keepers, ended up on the streets, wandering across farmlands or taking shelter in dangerous spots like highway…

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