One Year After #MeToo, Examining a Collective Awakening

Gender Letter helps you keep up with the world, and the women shaping it. Tell me what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. One year ago today, The New York Times published a landmark investigation about how Harvey Weinstein had for decades paid off sexual harassment accusers. Culturally, the article hit like a meteor, drastically altering the…

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City Kitchen: A Better Meatloaf? Add Tomato Sauce and Cheese

Usually I go to the market or grocery store for inspiration, buy whatever looks most tantalizing and head home to make dinner. Other times, I have a more-or-less fixed idea of what I want, but haven’t fine-tuned it. The other day, I wanted meatloaf, but not any old meatloaf. I didn’t want an American-style version,…

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Up Next: Indie Pop Artist Gus Dapperton Taps Into ’90s Style and Sound

Name: Gus Dapperton Age: 21 Hometown: Warwick, N.Y. Currently Lives: With his parents in Long Branch, N.J., where he can focus on making music. Claim to Fame: Mr. Dapperton is a musician, songwriter, producer and designer known for his youthful, ’90s-inflected videos. “I’m very interested in writing songs that go with a visual,” he said.…

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ThirdLove Just Released a New Cotton Bra You’ll Want to Live In

As if we needed more to love about ThirdLove, the trendy bra company just announced a brand new super cozy cotton line. Advertisement — Continue Reading Below SHOP NOW: 24/7 Cotton T-Shirt Bra, $68, thirdlove.com; Cotton Thong, $12, thirdlove.com; Cotton Hipster, $12, thirdlove.com The brand is best known for offering over 70 bra-sizes — including…

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Vows: To Win a Supermodel’s Hand, 4 Goats and a Cola Nut

Chidegar Liberty, a Brooklyn bachelor and businessman who was born in Liberia, was frequently asked by family and friends on two continents when he would settle down and get married. Tired of the never-ending nagging about nuptials that were of no one else’s concern, Mr. Liberty decided on a standard response that was equal parts…

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On the Runway: Checking In on the Alaïa Experiment

When the designer Azzedine Alaïa died unexpectedly last November and his house decided not to name a designer to succeed him, it both made a lot of sense (“There was no one who could do what he did” being the general take) and also seemed like a risk (“But don’t houses need creative direction?” coming…

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In London’s Vegan Fish-and-Chip Shop, Banana Blossoms Play Cod

LONDON — A newly opened restaurant in an East London neighborhood is aiming to make waves by serving what looks like the perfect presentation of fish and chips, that quintessential British dish: a piece of glistening plump batter, chunky chips, mushy peas and a slice of lemon. But one major ingredient is missing. “There’s no…

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