Taylor Swift? Cardi B? The 2019 Grammy Nominations’ Snubs and Surprises

Like most major awards shows, the Grammys in recent years has attempted a precarious balancing act: maintaining its status as the music establishment’s kingmaker — and live CBS concert event — while also trying to confront the reality of its staid, overwhelmingly white and male history. [Kendrick Lamar leads nominees and women dominate major categories:…

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2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Women Lead the Way

The rap stars Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the list of nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards announced Friday, but right behind them is a crop of young and less heralded artists, notably women, after years of friction about diversity, including a major dust-up over gender representation after the last ceremony. The Instagram star turned…

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Fixtures: This Is Ralph Lauren’s Barber

Clemente Dimonda climbed into the barber chair, explaining how he came to operate a barbershop in Manhattan, and to cut the hair of a generation of men’s wear executives, including Ralph Lauren. “I used to work on Jamaica Avenue,” in Queens, Mr. Dimonda said. “One of the old men, Sicilian guy, he used to work…

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Everything on Amazon’s J.Crew Mercantile Line Is 50 Percent Off

Design by Morgan McMullen We’ve been tracking Amazon’s 12 days of deals and today it finally landed on the fashion section (!!). Some deals include: up to 30 percent off shoes and handbags, 30 percent off Kylie and Kendall Jenner’s namesake fashion line, and 50 percent off J.Crew’s Mercantile line. (Amazon partnered with the retailer…

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City Kitchen: The Duck That Came In From the Cold

It was cold and rainy as I wandered the market the other day — “nice weather for ducks,” as the old saying goes. I know it refers to damp meteorological conditions, but somehow that phrase always makes me a little hungry. As fate would have it, Hudson Valley Duck Farm was selling its wares just…

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Medical News Today: Should you do cardio or lift weights?

Cardiovascular workouts and weightlifting are two types of exercise that differ in intensity, duration, and the groups of muscles that they use. They also burn calories in different ways. While cardiovascular exercise helps the body burn more calories per session, lifting weights allows the body to burn more calories in the long term. The American…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Savory and Ready to Go

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes, a newsletter devoted to dinner. This is decidedly Not Dinner, but we just had a cookie swap with the NYT Cooking team in the office. Among the stars were recipes people made by our own amazing Alison Roman: her salted pistachio shortbread, these chocolate-molasses numbers and The Cookie…

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Gender letter: Does ‘Having It All’ Mean Doing It All?

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk “Marriage still ain’t equal, y’all. It ain’t equal. I tell women that whole ‘you can have it all’ — mmm, nope. Not at the same time. That’s a lie. It’s not always enough to lean in, because that [expletive] doesn’t work.”— Michelle Obama When Mrs. Obama spoke these words this week at…

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