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The actress Katie Holmes wears a Zac Posen gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on May 6, 2019. Karsten MoranThe New York Times

Even ‘Project Runway’ Couldn’t Save Zac Posen

Once upon a time, back in ye olde days of 2002, a young designer, just shy of 21 years old,...

Philip Glass in New York, 21 October 2019. (Eva O’Leary/The New York Times)

Philip Glass is too busy to care about legacy

American composer Philip Glass is in the process of curtailing his busy touring schedule, so that he can focus on...

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Kanye West Releases His Gospel-Themed Album ‘Jesus Is King’

For some artists, a blown deadline is a problem. For Kanye West, it is a marketing opportunity. After West missed...

In an undated image provided by Christie’s, the Princie Diamond that was cut from a mine in India several centuries ago.

Christie’s auctioned a $40 million diamond. Was It stolen?

A 17th-century diamond cut from the Golconda Mines in India and named ‘Princie’ in honour of the Prince of Baroda,...

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A new biography of Janis Joplin captures the pain and soul of an adventurous life

A new biography of musician Janis Joplin, America’s first female rock star, tells her life story simply and well, with...

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Savoring the taste of memories in Northern India

When I was a child in India, we were the first family on our street to get a television: a...

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Wine in a warming world

Mimi Casteel hates the word “weeds,” particularly when referring to unexpected plants growing in her vineyard here in this hamlet...

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Google claims a quantum breakthrough that could change computing

Google said Wednesday that it had achieved a long-sought breakthrough called “quantum supremacy,” which could allow new kinds of computers...

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Leonardo, hand and mind, shines at the Louvre

The new Leonardo da Vinci retrospective at Paris’ Louvre Museum marks the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, and gives...

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The co-opting of modest fashion

Once upon a time, womenswear was rife with transparency. With miniskirts and spaghetti-strap dresses and tank tops. With fashions intended...

Don Valley in Australia, 15 March 2019. (John LaurieThe New York Times)

How will climate change alter agriculture? Winemakers are finding out

Wine, which is among the most sensitive and nuanced of agricultural products, demonstrates how climate change is transforming traditions and...

In a screenshot provided by Emissive, a depiction of a Leonardo Da Vinci and Mona Lisa virtual reality tour to be offered by the Louvre. (Emissive via The New York Times)

Meeting the Mona Lisa for an intimate (virtual) rendezvous

With a blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition fast approaching, the Louvre Museum in Paris and its production partners are fine-tuning...

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors Work on Lithium-Ion Batteries

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry to three scientists who developed...

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Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke Awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian novelist Peter Handke were awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for the years 2018...

Bianca Andreescu and Naomi Osaka.

Osaka vs Andreescu: Tennis rivalry in the making?

Naomi Osaka and Bianca Andreescu had never faced each other on the tennis court before, and their first meeting at...

Models present looks from the Chanel spring 2020 collection in Paris on Sept. 30, 2019. (Valerio Mezzanotti/The New York Times)

2020 Is Coming. How Will it Look?

It’s a complicated thing for a designer to be responsible for the last show of a fashion week: There’s an...

The unstable artist who helped invent expressionism

The unstable artist who helped invent expressionism

You could be forgiven for drawing a connection between Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s shocking colour palette and his character. It would...

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From your mouth to screen, transcribing takes the next step

Sam Liang longs for his mother and wishes he could recapture the things she told him when he was in...

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In Ben Lerner’s new novel, speech and violence collide

Ben Lerner’s new novel, The Topeka School, is so different in its tone and so unabashed in its conventionality that...

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Jameela Jamil Does Her Own Makeup—Sometimes in a Car

If actress Jameela Jamil seems to be all over your feed lately, it’s because she is not content with just...

A renowned chef inspires a culinary revolution at Monticello

A renowned chef inspires a culinary revolution at Monticello

Alice Waters made her first pilgrimage to Monticello in 2011. Long an admirer of Thomas Jefferson, she marveled at the...

Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices and Services, introduces new Alexa accessories, at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, Sept. 25, 2019. (Grant Hindsley/The New York Times)

Amazon wants Alexa to move (with you) far beyond the living room

Alexa has already made herself at home in kitchens and living rooms. Now Amazon is trying to get her in...

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Ian McEwan’s political Satire The Cockroach offers a reversal of Kafka

“If you intend to have a long career in show business,” Elvis Costello wrote in “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink,”...

A big new biography of Susan Sontag digs to find the person beneath the icon

A big new biography of Susan Sontag digs to find the person beneath the icon

When asked what she was best known for, Susan Sontag, the formidable 20th-century public intellectual, essayist, novelist and political activist,...