Nine Albums Later, Tegan and Sara Are Finally Ready to Discuss High School

Nine Albums Later, Tegan and Sara Are Finally Ready to Discuss High School

To be a twin can be a psychological house of mirrors. And so where better to meet up with Tegan and Sara Quin — feminist pop heroes, freshly-minted authors, and, like us, identical twins —…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Debut Novel Mingles History and Fantasy

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Debut Novel Mingles History and Fantasy

Coates explores how the system was upheld by a willful ignorance, the dehumanization of black people perpetuated through a deliberate lack of empathy. To understand is to begin to see a commonality, and to allow…

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‘Know My Name,’ a Sexual Assault Survivor Tells the World

‘Know My Name,’ a Sexual Assault Survivor Tells the World

In January 2015, Miller was 23 and a recent college graduate when she went to a fraternity party with her sister and a friend. She sipped warm beer, tossed down vodka, went outside to pee….

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An Underwater World of Marble to Amuse and Protect Tuscan Fish

An Underwater World of Marble to Amuse and Protect Tuscan Fish

TALAMONE, Italy — As the Sirena brought its passengers back to port, Paolo Fanciulli paused from spreading his nets and sustainable fishing gospel to point at an empty spot of sea.“There, below the lighthouse,” said…

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On ‘The Good Place,’ Chidi Redefines the Black Nerd

On ‘The Good Place,’ Chidi Redefines the Black Nerd

William Jackson Harper is nervous. He and I have been on the phone for five minutes, and he’s walking around his living room as we speak, analyzing everything he’s saying and hoping he hasn’t said…

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Putting Their Gavels to Work

Putting Their Gavels to Work

Kate Flitcroft, Tom Best and Gemma Sudlow were among the graduates in 2012 from Christie’s in-house Auctioneering School taught by Hugh Edmeades in London. Where has that training taken them?Kate FlitcroftMs. Flitcroft, 37, is a…

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Rediscovering the Art of Ben Enwonwu

Rediscovering the Art of Ben Enwonwu

In 1971, an American hair stylist living in Lagos posed for a portrait by the artist Ben Enwonwu of Nigeria. Christine Elizabeth Davis (who was the wife of a British missionary) wore an elegant Nigerian…

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‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ Review: Global Warnings

‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ Review: Global Warnings

“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” puts a frightening twist on the standard nature documentary. Rather than exalting the awesome beauty of landscapes or animals, it captures alarming ways in which that beauty has been disturbed.The movie…

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Forest in a Soccer Stadium Outrages Austria’s Far Right

Forest in a Soccer Stadium Outrages Austria’s Far Right

The curator Klaus Littmann expected complaints when he installed 299 trees — some up to 50 feet tall — in a soccer stadium in Austria.In a telephone interview, Mr. Littmann, said he wanted people who…

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Could That Be a $3 Million Vase in Your Attic?

Could That Be a $3 Million Vase in Your Attic?

For years, there was a maxim that the auction market was fueled by the three D’s: death, divorce and debt.Natural upheavals powered the supply side of the business, the thinking went. But these days, auction…

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