The Best Designer Looks from Beyoncé’s Black Is King Visual Album

Travis Matthews/Disney Poetry is what Beyoncé presented with her visual album, Black Is King, a magnum opus that highlights the African diaspora—its culture, traditions, and styles. From the sweeping cinematography at picturesque locations across the globe (including South Africa, West Africa, Belgium, London, New York, and Los Angeles) to the cast that includes an array…

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Randonautica: What Is It and Are the Stories Real?

The app led one person to a friendly dog in the desert and another to a field of wildflowers. One young woman, after making her college decision, followed the app to a field where her school’s initials had been mowed into the grass. And then there were the friends who followed the app to a…

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Coronavirus Live News: World Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, at a hearing on Friday at the Capitol.Credit…Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times Fauci, Redfield and Giroir testify to the House panel investigating the U.S. pandemic response. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, reassured…

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Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why.

In Arizona’s most populated region, the coronavirus is so ubiquitous that contact tracers have been unable to reach a fraction of those infected. In Austin, Texas, the story is much the same. Just as it is in North Carolina, where the state’s health secretary recently told state lawmakers that its tracking program was hiring outside…

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Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline Snag Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Deal Yet

The French drug maker Sanofi said on Friday that it had secured an agreement of up to $2.1 billion to supply the U.S. federal government with 100 million doses of its experimental coronavirus vaccine, the largest such deal announced to date. The arrangement brings the Trump administration’s investment in coronavirus vaccine projects to more than…

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Low-Key Cooking

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. Somehow, we have arrived at July 31, the month gone in a flash. Let’s keep things low-key this week: That sweet and drowsy August feeling is about to set in. Ideas? Thoughts? You can find me at dearemily@nytimes.com. Here are five dishes for the week: ImageAli Slagle’s ginger-lime…

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Black Lives Matter and Italian Fashion

The designer Stella Jean wanted to make something clear about an impassioned letter she sent to Italian fashion’s governing body: “It’s not a protest,” she said. “I’m not protesting. It’s a proposal.” Last week Ms. Jean sent the letter — titled “Do #BLM in Italian Fashion?” — to the president and 14 executive board members…

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Chewy Meets Crispy in This Summery Salad

Farro salads have a lot going on in the texture department. Unlike their softer sisters — quinoa, couscous and rice — farro has a hearty, starchy chewiness that’s satisfying even before you start tossing in piles of diced vegetables, dried fruit and toasted nuts. But just because farro salad doesn’t need textural help doesn’t mean…

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Their Very Own Loving Story

Before Renee Newman Knake and Wallace B. Jefferson, both lawyers, became romantically involved, they met at various work events. The first time was when Mr. Jefferson delivered a commencement address in 2011 at Michigan State University College of Law, where Ms. Knake was then a law professor, though it wasn’t until years later that she…

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Trump on Twitter: I Regret Some Tweets, and Other Fratty D.C. Moments

ImageA clue: It was President Trump in the White House with Dave Portnoy.Credit…via Barstool Sports WASHINGTON — During the Clinton presidency, The New Republic billed itself as the in-flight magazine of Air Force One. Former President Obama loved The Atlantic. President Trump prefers Barstool Sports, the sophomoric, in-your-face sports blog beloved by bros of all stripes.…

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