Valentine’s Day in Times Square

Image Rosa Torres and Randell Alston were one of two couples selected by the Times Square Alliance to have their wedding ceremony in the center of Times Square on Valentine’s Day.CreditSara Kerens for Times Square Arts Alliance Couples migrated to Times Square this week for the annual Times Square Valentine Heart celebration. Some got married,…

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Wait —: Wait — Beyoncé Is Not Actually a Vegan

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered question in the news and pop culture. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. How long is life? According to Official Rules set on behalf of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, life is a period of up to 30 years, beginning at…

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Transgender Man Awarded $120,000 in Discrimination Case at Iowa Prison

In 2015, Jesse Vroegh, a registered nurse working in an Iowa prison, asked his employers at the state Department of Corrections to allow him to use the men’s restrooms and locker rooms at work because he was transitioning from female to male. But the department denied his requests, citing its concerns about the “rights of…

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Fashion review: Marc Jacobs and the Ghosts of Fashion Past and Future

Marc Jacobs, on the Runway and Backstage 9 Photos View Slide Show › Image Landon Nordeman for The New York Times New York Fashion Week came to an end Wednesday in the empty, echoing wine-dark Armory on upper Park Avenue where a few small rows of metal stools faced each other across a truncated mirrored…

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Social Q’s: I Shouldn’t Have to Tell You This Is Racist

I am an active member of my homeowners’ association. I am also African-American. While meeting at the home of the president of the association, I noticed that she had a row of African-American iconography lined up in her kitchen: a collection of ceramic “Mammy” jars. They made me uncomfortable. Do I have an obligation to…

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Hungry City: Inspiring Loyalty, and Serving Chickenjoy at Jollibee

The first McDonald’s opened in the Philippines in 1981, ready to conquer. Instead, it met its match: Jollibee, originally a small suburban ice cream franchise that started selling burgers in the late 1970s. By 1984, it had clobbered its American rival, cornering the fast-food market on its home turf and still dominating it to this…

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El Espace: Do We Need Another ‘Ugly’ Betty?

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). In the 1999 Colombian telenovela “Yo Soy Betty, la…

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The Instant, Custom, Connected Future of Medical Devices

When Jeff Dachis suddenly and unexpectedly learned he had Type 1 diabetes at the age of 46 in September 2013, he was stunned. After all, he ran marathons, followed a healthy diet and never had an inkling of any medical troubles during previous annual physicals. “I went to the doctor, got about six minutes with…

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Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Week, Day 8

With fashion shows, the end is really the beginning. Sure, the models and the makeup artists are packing up for London… but now that you’ve seen the clothes on the catwalks, you can start getting ready to actually buy them. (The best part, right?) Here’s one last load of NYFW inspiration to pin, post, and…

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Our Modern Love Editor on How His Job Is ‘a Lot Like Online Dating’

Image BEHIND THE BYLINE • DANIEL JONES Feb. 14, 2019 The Reader Center has started a new series of short interviews, Behind the Byline, to introduce you to Times journalists. Is there a reporter, photographer or editor whom you would like to get to know? Tell us in the form below. Daniel Jones knows more…

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