Low-Key Cooking

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. Somehow, we have arrived at July 31, the month gone in a flash. Let’s keep things low-key this week: That sweet and drowsy August feeling is about to set in. Ideas? Thoughts? You can find me at dearemily@nytimes.com. Here are five dishes for the week: ImageAli Slagle’s ginger-lime…

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Black Lives Matter and Italian Fashion

The designer Stella Jean wanted to make something clear about an impassioned letter she sent to Italian fashion’s governing body: “It’s not a protest,” she said. “I’m not protesting. It’s a proposal.” Last week Ms. Jean sent the letter — titled “Do #BLM in Italian Fashion?” — to the president and 14 executive board members…

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Their Very Own Loving Story

Before Renee Newman Knake and Wallace B. Jefferson, both lawyers, became romantically involved, they met at various work events. The first time was when Mr. Jefferson delivered a commencement address in 2011 at Michigan State University College of Law, where Ms. Knake was then a law professor, though it wasn’t until years later that she…

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Trump on Twitter: I Regret Some Tweets, and Other Fratty D.C. Moments

ImageA clue: It was President Trump in the White House with Dave Portnoy.Credit…via Barstool Sports WASHINGTON — During the Clinton presidency, The New Republic billed itself as the in-flight magazine of Air Force One. Former President Obama loved The Atlantic. President Trump prefers Barstool Sports, the sophomoric, in-your-face sports blog beloved by bros of all stripes.…

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In 1920, Native Women Sought the Vote. Here’s What They Seek Now.

Native women were highly visible in early 20th-century suffrage activism. White suffragists, fascinated by Native matriarchal power, invited Native women to speak at conferences, join parades, and write for their publications. Native suffragists took advantage of these opportunities to speak about pressing issues in their communities — Native voting, land loss and treaty rights. But…

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From Barbados to Bucharest

Alicia Arendt, a foreign service officer with the Department of State serving at the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, will be soon be transferred to a three-year post in Bucharest, Romania. And she’s taking with her something she did not have when she first arrived in Barbados in September 2018: her husband, Rohan Ford.…

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