26 Summer-Perfect Beach Bags

Courtesy From Michael Kors’ French Polynesia-inspired collection to Chanel’s faux-beachfront catwalk in Paris, we’ve basically been willing beach days our way. With our swimsuit looks in order, next up on our shopping list is accessories and that includes a stylish beach bag. Here, shop 26 totes, shoppers, and baskets for every style — we even…

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It Should Be Illegal to Look This Good at Court

On the heels of an epic BET Awards performance this past Sunday, Cardi B returned to New York this week to appear in court to fight charges stemming from an altercation she was allegedly involved in at a New York strip club last year. Swanning into the courtroom with a group of bodyguards surrounding her,…

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A Touch of Weimar Cabaret in Times Square

Boîte: Paradise Club Times Square Times Square may be the crossroads of the world, but in terms of night life it might as well be the Bermuda Triangle: a place where big dreams go to vanish. So leave it to Ian Schrager, the hotelier and former Studio 54 co-founder, to try to bring some nocturnal…

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I Like Working Retail. Why Am I Too Ashamed to Say So?

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Congratulations, You Have Won! For more than 20 years I had the job I always dreamed about. I knew since junior high I wanted to work in what…

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Enslaved People Lived Here. These Museums Want You to Know.

A few years ago, people touring the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters in Savannah, Ga., would have heard a lot about George Owens, the lawyer, farmer and Congressional representative who lived in the massive neoclassical home in 1833. And about banker and slave trader Richard Richardson, for whom the house was built in 1816. They…

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Instagram Therapists Are the New Instagram Poets

Scroll through Lisa A. Olivera’s Instagram grid and you’ll find a distinctly 2019 tableau: a desert palette of blush, mauve and slate backgrounds with cream sans serif text. Her logo, a line drawing of a hand grasping desert poppies and wild grass, appears on many of the squares. These colors and icons are trademarks of…

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10 Essential Nigerian Recipes

Good morning. We sailed a terrific print edition of The New York Times onto front steps and newsstand shelves this morning, with the Food section dominated by a beautiful essay and set of recipes by Yewande Komolafe that are meant to serve as an introduction to some of the essential dishes of Nigeria, the country…

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A Right Whale Grandmother Dies

A second North Atlantic right whale has been found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The whale, named Punctuation, was a breeding female who had mothered eight calves and then gone on to have several grandchildren, making her death a significant loss for a dwindling population. No cause of death has been determined for…

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How ‘Jane the Virgin’ Made a Better Man of Justin Baldoni

For five seasons, fans of “Jane the Virgin” have swooned over the transformation of Rafael Solano from playboy hotelier to doting baby daddy and the wokest bae in Miami. But for Justin Baldoni, who plays him, that evolution wasn’t just an act. “What’s interesting about the journey of Rafael as a character is it in…

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