Overlooked No More: Nancy Green, the ‘Real Aunt Jemima’

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. Nancy Green was standing under the South Side El on East 46th Street in Chicago one Thursday in 1923 when she was struck and killed by a car that had collided with a laundry truck and…

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A Portuguese Artist’s Chilled Tomato Soup

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. When summer hits the Iberian Peninsula, everyone starts eating cold tomato soup. Spaniards, of course, prepare gazpacho —…

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Gucci Starts a New Story with Its Epilogue Collection

Transparency is top of mind of Alessandro Michele. This morning, the creative director of Gucci released a video of his latest collection, titled Epilogue, which serves as the final chapter of his “trilogy of love.” In the 12-hour livestream, the Italian brand filmed a sizable crew at Palazzo Sacchetti in Rome, Italy, where slowly but…

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Milan Has Some Reasons to Be Cheerful

There is nothing like a week of watching designer infomercials to make you long for the return of fashion shows IRL. Those sometimes infuriating, often perplexing, seldom dull and more than occasionally brilliant demonstrations of the truth that fashion is less about clothes than a cultural gestalt seem more essential the longer you are deprived…

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Cartier Embraces The Natural World With Latest High Jewelry Collection

After months in lockdown in New York, simple pleasures like sun, water, wildflowers feel all the more precious. That’s just what the master jewelers at Cartier had in mind for their latest high jewelry collection, [Sur] Naturel. Cartier’s Panthere Tropicale Timepiece Cartier With the goal of «freeing nature from reality’s constraints,» artisans looked to all…

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Love Letter: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic

Online dating can be hard for just about anyone, but looking for love online can present different challenges for Black women. In this week’s Modern Love essay, Loré Yessuff, a writer who spends her days helping digital daters around the world find love using the dating app she works for, struggles with her own feelings…

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You’re a Senior. How Do You Calculate Coronavirus Risk Right Now?

What to do about Lake Placid? For weeks, Dave and Nancy Nathan had been debating whether to proceed with a long-planned family trip to a lodge there next month, marking his 80th birthday. “It looked dreamy, mountains and lakes,” said Nancy, 74. Besides, they hadn’t gathered their clan — three daughters and their families, a…

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Cold Cuts, Cheeses and So Many Smiles

Isaia Mattia Crosson and Anne Herndon Keffer met in 2018 when they were the first to arrive at their friends’ Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan for Christmas Day brunch. “I was in charge of cold cuts,” said Mr. Crosson, who is Italian and usually spent the holidays with his maternal family in Lodi, Italy.…

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The Best Under-$75 Finds From Madewell’s Sale

You, my friend, are in luck. Madewell is currently taking an extra 40 percent off its sale section with the promo code «GIANT» and the savings are, well, giant. The timing for these extremely generous markdowns couldn’t be better. I mean, we could all use a little something to feel jazzed about these days. (We…

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A Timeless Tomato Tart

This spring, as shoppers searched shelves for yeast and flour, heirloom tomatoes were just beginning their journey. Their seeds were buried and reliably took root. With water, sunlight and good soil, the plants bore fruit, offering a timely reminder to us all on the importance of nourishment and care. Heirloom tomatoes illustrate a connection to…

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