How to Cook a Meal (Almost) Entirely Out of Flowers

How do you create a flower-centric restaurant that doesn’t feel like a bridal shower? If you’re Alessandra and Mario De Benedetti, you ask your good friend, the artist and writer Leanne Shapton, to paint your walls with a geometric watercolor mural, and you ask Elizabeth Roberts, the architect known for her light-filled, thoughtfully reworked Brooklyn…

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Nicki Minaj Puts Her Fendi Prints On

In a black crop top and leggings, padding around her house during a wardrobe fitting, Nicki Minaj is supremely disarming. She extends a hand, clarifies the spelling of your name, and offers everyone water—she presents herself as a very low-key host. You might think, “Did I really just meet the Nicki Minaj?” To see her…

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Women Poop. At Work. Get Over It.

There once was a woman who walked regularly from her office in Midtown Manhattan to a hotel across the street in order to use the restroom, and that woman may have been one of us. That woman had a friend, at another office job, who carried a book of matches and a can of air…

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Was the Gap Ever Cool? A Look at 50 Years in Denim and Khaki

In 1969, Donald Fisher was a 40-year-old real estate professional who had a big problem finding Levi’s that fit him properly. His solution became the Gap. Fisher and his wife, Doris, opened the first location of the retail chain on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, a short walk from the state university campus. For three…

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Dressing for the Great British Identity Crisis

ImageBurberry, spring 2020CreditTom Jamieson for The New York Times LONDON — What does it mean to be British? What does that look like? There’s really no way around these questions for anyone in the United Kingdom right now; anyone existing in the shadow of the maybe-final-the-P.M.-swears-it-is-so Brexit deadline of Oct. 31. They overshadow everything else,…

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Alex Trebek Says He’s in a New Round of Chemotherapy

Alex Trebek, the longtime host of “Jeopardy!” who announced in March he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, revealed on Tuesday that he was undergoing a new round of chemotherapy to treat the disease. Mr. Trebek disclosed the additional treatment in an interview with T.J. Holmes on “Good Morning America.” In the interview, Mr. Trebek, 79,…

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Cokie and Steven Roberts: A Half-Century of Changing Together

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change, love harder, love less and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, a new feature, The Times highlights couples who share thoughts about commitment and what they have learned about themselves and each other along the way. Who Cokie Boggs Roberts, 73, and…

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On California’s Delicious (and Dull) Luxury Dining Circuit

NAPA, Calif. — Late in the summer, late in the afternoon, I woke from a nap by a glittering pool. Over the last few days in California wine country, I had eaten macaroni and cheese out of a golden egg and broken into a juicy quenelle of caviar over softly set custard. I had drawn…

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Young People Are Going to Save Us All From Office Life

When Ariel Coleman, 28, quit her last job, as a project manager in the corporate office of a bank, it wasn’t because her new employer offered her a raise, a different role or more seniority. “The work-life balance is just much better,” she said. At her new company, Omfgco, a branding and design firm in…

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