Social Justice Guides Are All Over Instagram

Though these guides are digital, they borrow from the analog art of zine making. “Zines, you know, it’s a democratic way to share information,” said Barbara Calderón, 32, an intersectional artist and librarian and the founder of Colectiva Cósmica, an art collective that hosts art workshops, publishes zines and organizes within creative communities. “The zine…

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Cook to Celebrate

The other day, my colleague Jamal Jordan posted a food photo on Twitter — an upsettingly beautiful skillet of mac and cheese, bubbling away furiously over the white-hot coals of his grill. I had no words at all, just endless heart-eye emojis, and it’s all I’ve wanted to eat since. Jamal told me he chopped…

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Jill Biden Is Not Melania Trump

She will not use fashion as a shield against the world. She will not gird herself in glamour, or arm herself with gilded European brand names. She is certainly not a trophy sitting on a shelf. As the Democratic Party’s experiment in remote conventioning continued with Day 2 on Tuesday, Dr. Jill Biden brought the…

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The Late-Summer Lure of Asters and Goldenrods

“Move the needle away from just pretty, to pretty and ecologically functional.” That’s year-round gardening advice from Ulrich Lorimer, the director of horticulture at Native Plant Trust, America’s oldest plant-conservation organization, formerly known as the New England Wild Flower Society. Mr. Lorimer’s advice is particularly relevant at the moment, as we head into late summer…

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