How the Red Carpet Got Fun Again

It was the fashion moment seen—and memed—around the world. Framed by Cannes’ sunlit palms and sailboat masts, there they stood: Timothée Chalamet, Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, and Bill Murray, the art-house power squad from the recently released film The French Dispatch. Chalamet looked cool, as is his wont, in a graphic, anti-glam (and yet somehow…

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The Art and Ritual of Rangoli

“Four-hundred million Hindu women do some form of this kind of art or ritual sometime during the year,” said Vijaya Nagarajan, the author of a book on the kolam and an associate professor of religious studies at the University of San Francisco. Though I’d always noticed in my own family that the ritual was done…

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