Look at These Met Gala Photos

It’s the first Monday in May, which means that civilization requires that oodles of celebrities assemble in outlandish clothing and, with their terror quite visible, slowly ascend the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an unnaturally expensive dinner or perhaps human ritual sacrifice. Why? Because Anna Wintour, the artistic director of Condé Nast…

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How Will We Buy Our Perfume Now?

The way fragrance is introduced, advertised and sold to the world hasn’t changed in nearly a century. No. 5, a seductive scent for the modern woman introduced by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, is marketed similarly to Tom Ford’s Black Orchid, a “modern” and “alluring potion” that came out in 2006. Both designers’ fragrances depend…

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Your New Favorite Beans

Good morning. It is the 125th day of the year, and you’d be forgiven for believing that you’ve spent the bulk of them inside this year, or the bulk of them at work, or both, or that you’ve been out of work that long, or that it’s possible time itself has become moot, a clock…

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Indoor Plant Guide

Whether you want to grow a single trailing vine, a luscious leafy monstera, or some herbs, fruits or vegetables that you can use in your spring and summer cooking, this is the perfect time to get into indoor planting. Even if you don’t have a green thumb. “There’s a plant for everyone,” said Sara Gatanas,…

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J. Crew Has Filed for Bankruptcy

J. Crew has filed for bankruptcy, becoming the first major US retailer to do so amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released early Monday morning, May 4, the retailer—made popular by the likes of Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama—said it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is working with its lenders…

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