S.N.L.’s Bowen Yang is a Smash. And a Mensch.

Bowen Yang went wild and crazy when he was christened as the newest cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” He ordered some coasters from Amazon. Gray ones. “I never thought I would be a coasters person,” he says, marveling. “And here I am.” This is not your father’s “S.N.L.” The powder of choice at Studio…

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6 Items to Stuff in Your Ski Jacket Pockets

A day spent skiing or snowboarding consists of fast-moving hits of glorious exhilaration interspersed with glacial stretches spent waiting in line and riding lifts. Often the key to maximizing the fun and minimizing the cold and boredom is how well you prepare. Along with a neck gaiter, waterproof gloves and, of course, snacks — one…

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The Most Stunning BAFTA Awards Looks of All Time

In honor of the 73rd annual BAFTAs, the last official awards season stop before the Oscars, we reflect on the best red carpet looks from across the pond. From movie royalty like Cate Blanchett to actual royalty such as Kate Middleton and Prince William, here’s the best outfits of all time from the London ceremony.

Philadelphia Mayor Warns Mummers to End Blackface or Risk Parade

Mayor Jim Kenney of Philadelphia warned this week that if leaders of the city’s Mummers Parade did not put a stop to the use of blackface by some participants, the centuries-old New Year’s tradition would be in jeopardy. In a letter sent to five leaders of Mummers divisions, as the brigades of costumed revelers are…

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Anthropologie Is Having a Sale on Sale, So There Goes My Paycheck

Courtesy Congratulations, you made it through another week! What better way to celebrate than with some retail therapy? This weekend, Anthropologie is offering an extra 50 percent off its sale section. Yes, that means it’s a sale within a sale. Whether you’re on the hunt for a new sweater to brighten up your winter wardrobe,…

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The 20 Best Denim Brands for Every Need and Fit

Levi’s Ribcage Super High Waist Wide Leg Jeans Levi’s nordstrom.com $98.00 You can’t have a denim list without including Levi’s, the OG brand. Founded in 1853, the San Francisco-based company continues to reinvent themselves. What was once invented for American workers has become a uniform for all, with a history that includes cowboys, rebels, rock stars, presidents, and you. Their new Ribcage style is their…

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How a Designer Learned to Cook Using Memory Alone

In 2011, the designer Phillip Lim built his dream kitchen in his SoHo home: With the help of the architect Joe Nix, he installed a marble island, concrete pendant lighting from Aplomb and cabinets that open with just a tap of the elbow, ideal for when your hands are covered in sauce. But the room…

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Frieda Caplan, Who Enlivened the Produce Aisle, Dies at 96

Frieda Rapoport Caplan, a food distributor who changed the look of American produce aisles and made palates more adventurous by championing kiwifruit, enoki mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes and countless other once-exotic items, died on Jan. 18 at her home in Los Alamitos, Calif., southeast of Los Angeles. She was 96. Cindy Sherman, head of marketing at…

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Bright Flavors for Dreary Days

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. We all know September is back-to-school time, but this late-January repeat after the last gasp of winter holidays needs a name. Again, we are settling into weekly routines — except with more darkness and lesser holidays to look forward to (Presidents’ Day feast, anyone?). So I am craving…

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Love Letter: ‘I Can Take Myself to the Movies’

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] After experiencing one too many hookups that never quite made it past go, or even to dinner and a movie, Mae-sa Dixon re-evaluated her love life. In 2013, she quit dating and sex entirely.…

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