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    The Offbeat New York Jeweler Trying Something Entirely New

    Nearly two years ago, Beth Bugdaycay, the co-founder and designer of the New York jewelry brand Foundrae, purchased six jewel-toned glass seals enclosed in a velvet box no larger than the palm of her hand. She added the seals, made in the style of the Scottish modeler James Tassie around the turn of the 19th […]

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    What to Watch For Tonight at the Oscars

    The Academy Awards are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern. LOS ANGELES — Pray for an envelope mix-up. Without one, the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday could be thoroughly predictable. Contrary to initial expectations, the ceremony, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern, will not serve as a pivotal moment for Netflix, which leads […]

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    Mentors Named for Rolex Arts Initiative

    CAPE TOWN — In the room where it happened (the Baxter Theater here), the composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, the filmmaker Spike Lee, the visual artist Carrie Mae Weems and the theater director Phyllida Lloyd were announced on Saturday as the new mentors in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, which pairs eminent cultural […]

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    A Case for Paying With Your Phone

    Thanks to “contactless” payment systems, there’s a revolutionary change going on in how credit cards are used. While mildly convenient for purchases in the United States, the technology is a huge improvement for overseas travelers. What is contactless technology and why is it good for travel? Read on. Keep that wallet hidden, or better yet, […]

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    Dunkaroos Are Back. Why? – The New York Times

    The favorite snack of ’90s kids is back. But why now?We asked General Mills. Feb. 6, 2020 After mysteriously disappearing from American grocery store shelves in 2012, Dunkaroos are back. General Mills announced on Monday that the knuckle-sized cookies with miniature tubs of dippable frosting will once again be sold nationwide, this summer. Brad Hiranaga, […]

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    Gil Scott-Heron’s Legacy Is a Work in Progress

    When the drummer and producer Makaya McCraven got a call inviting him to rework Gil Scott-Heron’s final record, he recognized the magnitude of the task. He knew a lot about the poet, novelist, musician and Black Arts Movement hero often called the “godfather of rap.” But he had heard much less about the album, “I’m […]

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    The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Amazon and More in February

    ‘Horse Girl’ Starts streaming: Feb. 7 Don’t be fooled: “Horse Girl” is a much stranger and more ambitious movie than its name, conjuring up cute childhood hobbies, might suggest. In this, her screenwriting debut, Alison Brie explores the impact of her own maternal grandmother’s paranoid schizophrenia, playing a lonely but optimistic young woman who becomes […]

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    In Nova Scotia, Homes as Wild as the Landscape Around Them

    On Architecture Across the province’s cliffside fishing towns, Omar Gandhi’s residential architecture is as austere and intense as the environment for which it’s built. Feb. 3, 2020 EVERY FEW DAYS, the Canadian architect Omar Gandhi migrates between Toronto, his hometown, and Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, where he opened his eponymous firm in 2010. […]