A Midweek Miracle Meal

Good morning. Two new recipes hit my inbox and if I can’t make either of them tonight, midweek in the high season of Back to School Reset, I’ve got them on call for the weekend, when I think they’ll land with great and delicious force. For Saturday night, I think I’ll go with Yotam Ottolenghi’s…

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‘Friends’ Is My Fashion Fetish

Friends is one of those time capsule shows. Its characters, their vernacular, their issues, and especially their clothing feel frozen in time—a nostalgic snapshot of the 1990s. To be honest, I was never really here nor there on the show. It’s been around for as long as I’ve existed and while I’ve never railed against…

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The Untold Story of Supreme Style

Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, is not the only contestant on the new season of “Dancing With the Stars” with a special kind of celebrity wattage. Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes, is also a competitor — at age 75. Viewers should get ready for liberal lashings of old-school dazzle…

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In Italy, Five-Star Shopping

ImageThe hotel Le Sirenuse on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Its fashion label, Le Sirenuse Positano, was introduced in 2013.CreditSusan Wright for The New York Times MILAN — For decades the stylish hordes were known to arrive for fashion week, drop their bags at the Principe di Savoia, Four Seasons and Grand hotels, and —…

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Does Influencer Grammar Matter?

Cindy Cendana, an Indonesian beauty influencer, just wanted to know if any of her followers had been to the Japanese city of Himeji. So she posted the question — “Hand’s up, who’s been to #Himeji, Japan?” — on Instagram, along with a photo of herself in a blue dress. Ms. Cendana could have anticipated a…

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