Black Women Make Waves in Hair Care

Ms. Donaldson, a Harvard-educated lawyer, developed her brand after writing her first book, “Thank God I’m Natural.” Almost 20 years ago, after she stopped relaxing her hair and learned to embrace her kinks and curls, she had an “aha” moment. “It was like, ‘Thank God, I’m natural,’” she said. “Thank God, I can go swimming,…

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Catharsis Songs

Welcome. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the release that songs like Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” provide. I asked for your catharsis songs, the tracks that help you process big emotions, and you delivered. We’ve compiled the songs you sent into a Spotify playlist — check it out. The emails you…

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The Era of the Celebrity Meal

On a Friday afternoon in the spring of 2020, Hope Bagozzi, the chief marketing officer at the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons, was on a Zoom call with representatives for Justin Bieber. The agenda for the meeting? Exploring a possible partnership between the two Canadian greats. The call was business-as-usual but took a surreal turn…

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The Year on the Red Carpet

It was the year public figures crept back into the spotlight, first with a tiptoe out of doors at the presidential inauguration, then a socially distanced red carpet at the Oscars — and then a full throttle, ball-gowns-to-the-max explosion of pent-up dressing up at the Cannes Film Festival, as if to compensate for the previous…

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