Sorry, Sweetie, but I Need Daddy’s Estate Back

My brother died last year and bequeathed his entire (small) estate to me. He had one child, a daughter, to whom he left nothing. Feeling sorry for her, I told my niece I would give her half of the estate. (None of this becomes official until April.) But my circumstances have changed dramatically. My husband…

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See Every Look from Marc Jacobs’s Fall 2020 Show

Marc Jacobs’s fall 2020 show was more than just a showcase of his latest collection, it was a feeling. What began with legendary choreographer and «punk ballerina» Karole Armitage seizing the spotlight at Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory quickly descended into carefully curated chaos: over fifty dancers running, writhing, and undulating among a stream of models…

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Galentine’s Day Is Everywhere. Here’s Why.

On a mid-February afternoon, dozens of women, mostly in their 20s and 30s, ascended to a hotel rooftop in Manhattan, dressed for brunch in pink blazers, pink tank tops, pink eye shadow, even pink hair. Heart streamers cascaded from the doorway. Sangria flowed freely, the mimosa bar was stocked, and the waffles were limitless. There…

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The Original Renegade

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Jalaiah Harmon is coming up in a dance world completely reshaped by the internet. She trains in all the traditional ways, taking classes in hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, jazz, tumbling and tap after school at a dance studio near her home in the Atlanta suburbs. She is also building a career online, studying…

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Exclusive: J. Lo Is Making Shoes Now

She may have been robbed of an Oscar nomination, but Jennifer Lopez is moving on with her life… and with her wardrobe. Today, the superstar announced a new project with The Camuto Group for JLO JENNIFER LOPEZ–an accessories line in all caps, thank you very much. A sketch by Jennifer Lopez Camuto Group The range…

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Marc Jacobs and the Monumental Dream of New York

With the last show on the last day of the New York collections, Marc Jacobs finally gave shape to what fashion — and everyone else, for that matter — had been missing. He gave it heart and history; elegy and urgency. He gave it a ley line that connected Karole Armitage, “the punk ballerina,” who…

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An American in a Locked Down Chinese Town: ‘Everyone Here Is So Bored’

Weeks before the coronavirus became a national health crisis in China, authorities threatened a doctor, Li Wenliang, who warned about early cases. State media reported that Dr. Li was illegally spreading rumors. That was a red flag for Bob Huang. “People here tend to believe the government. Not me,” said Mr. Huang, who is 50…

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36 Hours in Niseko

Niseko — where the powder is voluminous, après ski happens in onsens (hot springs), and culinary adventures abound — is a popular destination for international travelers. Japow, the nickname for the average 600 inches of powder that arrives from Siberia each winter, is what puts the resort so firmly on the map with skiers and…

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Tactics for Expressing Misery in the Office

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. Nancy (With the Lying Face) I have a perfect storm of mental and physical defects. I cannot keep my emotions off my face. I have nerve damage in…

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Why Doctors Dismiss Dizziness

Three years ago I wrote an essay for Well about the chronic dizziness that had devastated my life. In response, I received thousands of letters, calls, tweets, emails and messages from Times readers who were grateful to see a version of their own story made public. Their symptoms varied. While some experienced a constant disequilibrium…

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