Readers Share Their Best Unexpected Wedding Photos

Inspired by Alix Strauss’s article where wedding photographers shared their favorite wedding photos, we asked readers to submit their own candid, unscripted photos from their special day. Here is a selection of their cherished moments (all from weddings long before social distancing was upon us). From an explosion of laughter at the altar, to an…

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A Son’s Future, a Father’s Final Down

BEFORE THE EVER AFTERBy Jacqueline Woodson Zachariah Johnson Jr. (ZJ) is living a 12-year-old boy’s dream: His father is a star professional football player, he lives in a comfortable home in the suburbs with a half basketball court upstairs, he has a trio of friends who always show up at the right times and his…

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Pharma Companies Plan Joint Pledge on Vaccine Safety

ImageA volunteer received an injection in July as part of a study of a possible Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc.Credit…Hans Pennink/Associated Press A group of drug companies competing with one another to be among the first to develop coronavirus vaccines are planning to pledge early next week that…

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Harassment Against Gay and Trans People on TikTok

ImageChris (at left) in a duet responding to James Charles on TikTok.Credit…via @notdonelij Chris smiles widely as a video of Miso Chan, a transgender creator presenting as a young woman with pink hair, plays next to him. A song with the lyrics “Now I know what’s real and what is fake,” loops in the background.…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Officials Urge Caution Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA scientist working on the production of a vaccine in Moscow in August.Credit…Russian Direct Investment Fund Russian scientists report modest amount of antibodies in volunteers given the vaccine for the virus. On Friday, a team of Russian scientists published the first report on their controversial Covid-19 vaccine. Writing in…

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Julia Reed, Chronicler of Politics, Food and the South, Dies at 59

Julia Reed, an irreverent, expansive chronicler of politics, food and Southern life, died on Aug. 28 in Newport, R.I. She was 59. The cause was cancer, said the historian Jon Meacham, a family friend. She had been on vacation visiting friends. In reporting for Newsweek, Vogue, The New York Times Magazine and other publications, Ms.…

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Reed Hastings on Netflix, Hollywood and the Future of Streaming

Does it feel good to be the man who killed Hollywood? “No,” said Reed Hastings, who nurtured Netflix into the Godzilla of the entertainment world. “But, of course, we haven’t killed Hollywood.” At 59, the slender, gray-haired Mr. Hastings remains a mystery in the industry he dominates. “He’s a complete cipher here,” one Hollywood macher…

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Treasured Recipes From Some of Italy’s Fashion Families

There may be nothing better than enjoying a summer meal at home: spending long lunches at long tables with thrown-together salads and lots of cold wine, grilling corn and hot dogs at sunset after a long day at the beach, gathering around a table to crack lobsters under the stars. Right now, many of us…

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In Louisiana, Love for a Chinese Restaurant and Its Magnetic Owner

BOSSIER CITY, La. — In late August, Kuan Lim rolled his wheelchair up to a table set for 12 at Lucky Palace, the restaurant he operates inside a budget-priced motel in northwest Louisiana. Mr. Lim is battling cancer — he lost the bottom half of his right leg to the disease — and hadn’t been…

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