Social Q’s: Just So We’re Clear: I’m Also Paying the Bill

My husband and I are in our early 30s. We are both lucky to have well-paying careers. With no children or major obligations yet, we’re happy to pick up the check most of the time we’re out to dinner with our families. My in-laws rarely offer to pay, even though they usually invite us. This…

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Valentino’s Couture Collection Brought Celine Dion to Tears

Getty ImagesPascal Le Segretain For some, a particularly poignant commercial or movie is enough to cause tears. For Celine Dion, it was Valentino’s spring 2019 haute couture collection. Pierpaolo Piccioli’s show was undoubtedly one for the books. The designer assembled a diverse cast of models, in part inspired by a Cecil Beaton photograph. What it…

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El Espace: Going ‘Home’ When You’re an Immigrant

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). On trips back to the campo where my parents…

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My Space: A Tour of Marc Newson’s Library in London

Marc Newson Age: 55 Occupation: Designer Location: London His favorite room: Mr. Newson and his family live in a converted Royal Mail sorting office. The library’s nubby stone wall, inspired by ski chalets, was installed to “soften the atmosphere” of the cavernous Victorian-era space. For Mr. Newson, the complete reworking came naturally. “I’m compelled to…

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This Is the Most Flattering Neckline

Maybe it has something to do with Outlander, the lusty STARZ show set in 18th century Scotland that developed a serious cult following. Caitriona Balfe’s Victorian costumes and corsetry were almost as appealing as Sam Heughan wearing, well, not much of anything. STARZ And then there’s The Favourite, the critically acclaimed Victorian comedy centered around…

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Your Hoarding of Sephora Samples Is Out of Control

Image CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times “I legit want to get more, but I know I can’t go through them without a system or something so I’m all ears!”—Louise Rothschild, 39. Of course, it’s not just Sephora samples under which you will find our listless but beautifully made-up corpses. Birchbox, Kiehl’s, those tiny little soaps…

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Deadly Ebola Virus Is Found in Liberian Bat, Researchers Say

For the first time, the type of deadly Ebola virus responsible for recent epidemics has been found in a bat in West Africa, Liberian health officials announced on Thursday. Bats carrying the disease had already been found in Central Africa, and scientists have long suspected that bats were a natural host of Ebola and a…

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In Davos, Prince William Calls for Action on Mental Health

LONDON — Prince William, who has long spoken publicly about his emotional struggles, has taken his campaign for mental health awareness to Davos, Switzerland, urging global leaders to help break the stigma. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the British throne, spoke candidly on Wednesday about the difficulty he…

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Wines of The Times: Châteauneuf-du-Pape Finds Its Balance

Of the many wonderful transformations that have characterized the last decade in wine, perhaps the most heartening has been the stylistic swing back toward balance and nuance. This shift comes after a long period in which exaggerated red wine ruled. Ultraripe, jammy fruit bombs — lacking freshness and structure (other than the tannins contributed by…

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