His Union Went on Strike. His Interviews Went Viral.

At a time of rampant inflation and wage stagnation, Mick Lynch, the force behind Britain’s largest railway strikes in three decades, has found success that has surprised even his colleagues.

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A Chameleon Flies From ‘The Blacklist’ to ‘The Kite Runner’

After nine seasons on the NBC series, Amir Arison is making his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s popular 2003 novel.

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Seeing Norma: The Conflicted Life of the Woman at the Center of Roe v. Wade

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the case that made abortion legal, struggled with her role. Her personal papers offer insight into her life, her thinking — and her continued relevance.

#abortion, #content-type-personal-profile, #mccorvey-norma, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #weddington-sarah, #women-and-girls

Solveig Gold Is Proud to Be the Wife of a ‘Canceled’ Princeton Professor

But she also wants to be known as more. At dinner with the aspiring public intellectual and her “cabal.”

#conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #gold-solveig, #katz-joshua-t-1969, #princeton-university

Meet the Man Bringing Drama and Joy to Brooklyn’s Nightlife Spaces

Through carefully designed D.J. booths, bars and doorways, Safwat Riad has been setting the tone for New York City nightlife venues for more than a decade.

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Eduardo Franco on ‘Stranger Things’ 4 and Argyle’s Stoned Comic Relief

Eduardo Franco, who joined the Netflix hit this season, has carved out a role as the show’s addled but reliably hilarious tension-release valve.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #franco-eduardo-1994, #netflix-inc, #stranger-things-tv-program, #television

On the Sonoma Coast, Fog, Wind and Exceptional Wine

At Peay Vineyards, a coastal pioneer, reflecting on the evolution of an appellation, following one’s muse and seeing tastes grow more diverse.

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‘Mango Man’ Is the Fruit’s Foremost Poet, Philosopher, Fan and Scientist

With 300 types of mangos to his horticultural credit, Kaleem Ullah Khan is quick to tell anyone in India and beyond about the infinite potential of the fruit and its tree, including as medicine.

#agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-personal-profile, #fruit, #india, #mangoes, #trees-and-shrubs, #uttar-pradesh-state-india

A Sculptor Takes His Craft to the Skies

The artist Desmond Lewis brings the glow of professional fireworks to under-resourced communities in the South.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #fireworks, #greenwood-miss, #independence-day-us-july-4, #juneteenth, #lewis-desmond-1993, #sculpture

Conan Gray, a Budding Pop Singer Who Feels It All

The 23-year-old who got his start on YouTube put out his first album in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. Now he’s reintroducing himself with a new LP, “Superache.”

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Art, Darling

Antwaun Sargent wanted to change the art world. He already has.

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Taika Waititi on “Thor” and “Our Flag Means Death”

The “Thor: Love and Thunder” director can’t say no — to starring in “Our Flag Means Death,” making a soccer movie, writing a “Star Wars” idea, adapting Roald Dahl. For starters.

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How Wölffer Rosé Became a Hamptons Lifestyle

Joey Wölffer of Wölffer Estate has turned pink wine into a symbol of the Hamptons life that she epitomizes.

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Entering Wimbledon, Emma Raducanu Carries a Heavy Load of Expectations

Emma Raducanu came out of nowhere to win the U.S. Open at 18 years old. Things have been a little rocky ever since.

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In Light of Roe v. Wade Ruling, Men Share Their Abortion Stories

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, advocates from all sides of the issue have called for men to be part of the conversation. The Times heard from hundreds who wanted to share their stories.

#abortion, #content-type-personal-profile, #men-and-boys, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

The ‘Most Real Richard III There’s Ever Been’

The Royal Shakespeare Company has cast a disabled actor to play the “deformed, unfinish’d” king for the first time. The choice has been hailed as a landmark moment.

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Buck Ellison’s Great White Society

From the driving range to the dude ranch, an artist stages intimate, alluring portraits of U.S. hegemony from within its walls.

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Amy Gutman’s Father Fled the Nazis. She’s the New U.S. Ambassador to Germany.

For Amy Gutmann, a respected democracy scholar, her role as President Biden’s envoy to Germany is not a job, “it’s a mission,” one both professional and personal.

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Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Their ‘Official Competition’

The two Spanish actors discuss working together on a satire about the film industry, how they feel about awards and how they get into character.

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How Sabyasachi Made the Sari Haute

As his country’s most famous designer, Sabyasachi has persuaded Indians to see the luxury in their fashion heritage. Can he persuade Americans too?

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Naftali Bennett’s Exit Interview

Israel’s departing prime minister reflects on a government that tried to put pragmatism ahead of ideology. 

#bennett-naftali, #content-type-personal-profile, #international-relations, #iran, #israel, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Finding Traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

A historian marks the 200th birthday of a fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad with a visit to her birthplace, only to learn how climate change is washing away memories of “the ultimate outdoors woman.”

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Brooklyn’s Oysterman Selling Half Shells With a Side of Black History

The Brooklyn man behind the Real Mother Shuckers wants to return oysters to ubiquity in New York City and honor the legacy of Black oystermen.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #harney-ben-jr-moody, #oysters, #real-mother-shuckers

Black Country, New Road, a Breakout Band, Starts Over (Again)

The group lost its lead singer just as it was gaining widespread acclaim. Its members have come up with an unusual solution.

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Andreas Anastasis is the man behind Anna Wintour’s famous hairstyle.

Being Anna Wintour’s hairstylist may sound glamorous, but it’s his art practice that gets Andreas Anastasis talking.

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He Saw. He Believed. Now He Can Be an N.B.A. Star.

The former Duke center Mark Williams is expected to be picked at the N.B.A. draft this week. He’s quickly learning what going pro really means.

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Why a Rhodes Scholar’s Ambition Led Her to a Job at Starbucks

Jaz Brisack became a barista for the same reasons that talented young people have long chosen their career paths: a mix of idealism and ambition.

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Bennie Thompson Has Spent His Career Protecting Voting Rights

Representative Bennie G. Thompson, chairman of the committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, has spent his career fighting to protect the right to vote.

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Infighting Overshadows Big Plans at The Washington Post

The aim of Sally Buzbee, The Post’s editor, is to broaden the newspaper’s reach. A year into the job, she’s dealing with internal tumult over some longstanding grievances.

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Cooper Raiff, Arriving Early to the Party

At 25, the indie writer, director and actor is making waves in Hollywood. His second feature, “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” could start a new career chapter.

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Stephen Curry Left His Critics With Nothing Else to Say

Four N.B.A. championships. Two Most Valuable Player Awards. And yes, a finals M.V.P. Golden State’s Curry has nothing else to prove.

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Erin Doherty Shape Shifts in ‘Chloe’

The actress, known for playing Princess Anne in “The Crown,” embodies a working class con woman in a new limited series on Amazon Prime Video.

#actors-and-actresses, #chloe-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #doherty-erin-actor, #television

Chie Hayakawa Imagines a Japan Where the Elderly Volunteer to Die

The premise for Chie Hayakawa’s film, “Plan 75,” is shocking: a government push to euthanize the elderly. In a rapidly aging society, some also wonder: Is the movie prescient?

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Duke Riley: Grand Master Trash

The audacious artist transforms seaborne plastics into maritime art at the Brooklyn Museum, driving home his message about their devastating environmental impact.

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Cannupa Hanska Luger Is Turning the Tables on the Art World

His work playfully critiques what white audiences want — and upends long-held ideas about what Native American art should look like.

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A Book Has Women in Africa Talking About Sex

“The Sex Lives of African Women” explores women’s experiences, in their own words, helping foster “a sexual revolution that’s happening across our continent.”

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Can Luke Combs, Country’s Everyman, Grow Up Without Losing Touch?

The unflashy 32-year-old star makes irrepressibly catchy and relatable country anthems. Now he’s walking a tricky line: finding ways to evolve without straying too far from his roots.

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Who Will Repair Their Birkins Now?

Artbag, the Madison Avenue shop that socialites and celebrities have trusted to restore their chic handbags for 90 years, is closing.

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‘The Cheech,’ a Game Changer for Chicano Art, Opens in Riverside

As the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture debuts, its founder hopes to inspire a renaissance in a region of California lacking public arts funding.

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Stephen Curry Is More Human, and Brilliant, Than Ever

Golden State was good. Then too good. Then very, very bad. The worst. Back among the N.B.A. elite, Curry’s team has been humbled by the journey.

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Zahn McClarnon Sets His Thousand-Yard Stare on the Lead

AMC’s new thriller “Dark Winds” represents several firsts for the Indigenous actor, who has built a long career playing roles of quiet intensity.

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Kelsie Whitmore Catches On With Staten Island FerryHawks

Whitmore, a pitcher and outfielder for the Staten Island FerryHawks, is the first woman to play in a league partnered with Major League Baseball since 1994.

#baseball, #content-type-personal-profile, #minor-leagues, #staten-island-ferryhawks, #whitmore-kelsie

The Main Draw at Andrew Giuliani’s Campaign Events? His Father.

Andrew Giuliani’s bid to win the Republican primary for governor of New York has not drawn many donors, but it has drawn fans of Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor.

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Stuckey’s Pins Revival on the Return of the Great American Road Trip

The pandemic reinvigorated car travel and, with it, the market for snacks and Americana. Will it last?

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Why Students Are Choosing H.B.C.U.s: ‘4 Years Being Seen as Family’

Many in a generation that grew up with a Black president and Black Lives Matter are embracing Black colleges and universities.

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Recording India’s Linguistic Riches as Leaders Push Hindi as Nation’s Tongue

Ganesh Devy has spent decades documenting India’s hundreds of distinct languages. Up next: a 12,000-year history of India he hopes will help counter the government’s Hindu-first campaign.

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John Waters, an Auteur of Trash, Would Like to Thank the Academy

Curators from the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures rummaged through his Baltimore home to plan an exhibition on Waters and his cult films.

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Animal Farm Creamery, a Small-Batch Dairy, Is Narrowly Saved

Animal Farm Creamery, one of the most highly regarded small dairies in America, was nearly lost. Then, a young couple down the road stepped in.

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Blue Jays Manager Charlie Montoyo Moonlights at Salsa Clubs

His passion is playing percussion at salsa clubs, but Charlie Montoyo also thrives at his day job: managing the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Island Records’ Chris Blackwell Finally Tells His Story

In a new memoir, the 84-year-old founder of Island Records reflects on helping bring the music of Bob Marley, U2 and Grace Jones to the world.

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