Everyone’s a Curator Now

Recently Maryellen Stewart, a freelance copywriter for luxury brands, was window-shopping in SoHo when she noticed a large sign in a restaurant window advertising a “curated” menu. “I hate the word,” she said. “It’s everywhere.” In Midtown, the designer Christian Siriano has opened the Curated NYC, a boutique selling women’s wear and decorative objects. Michigan…

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Coronavirus Updates: Governments Shift Focus to Containment, as Virus Spreads Globally

Here’s what you need to know: ImageBeijing on Tuesday. China reported 125 confirmed new infections, the lowest such total since January.Credit…Nicolas Asfouri/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Governments seek to cushion social and economic impact of the virus. With the threat of a full-scale pandemic growing by the day, governments around the world shifted their focus…

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What Happened to D.I.Y. Collages?

The wall behind Sierra Palantino’s bed is covered with photographs: a bushel of coral- and pearl-colored roses; a bouquet of ruby and pink Mylar balloons; a close-up of a neon sign that says, “all the feels.” In thousands of bedrooms around the world, the same pictures are arranged in a neat collage. Collage kits, as…

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