Indigenous Beadwork Drops on Instagram

Last year, after the museum that Tayler Gutierrez worked at in Salt Lake City closed temporarily because of the coronavirus, she turned to her beadwork. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Ms. Gutierrez, 24, had been practicing beadwork for years

Meena Harris, Building That Brand

Meena Harris, a lawyer and former tech executive, used to make statement T-shirts as a side job. Her most famous read, simply, “Phenomenal Woman.” (Perhaps you saw it on Instagram, worn by celebrities including Serena Williams, Lizzo, Ciara, Viola Davis, Laverne Cox

Love Letter: New Friends Got Them Through 2020

For many of us, 2020 hammered home the importance of community. We found that the support of our friends, family and loved ones (near and far) carried us through difficult days and moments of despair. Logan Ury, the author of this week’s

As an Intense Winter Unfolds, Some Lessons From Herbalists

Humans have relied on plants for their healing properties as long as we’ve been incarnated on this planet. Sumerian clay tablets from ancient Mesopotamia contained instructions for the herbal preparation of more than 200 different plants, including poppy and mandrake. A Neanderthal

How to Get Married in a Hurry

Darien Monk doesn’t wish a broken espresso machine on anybody, but once upon a time she wouldn’t have minded if the ones at the Coffee & Tea Exchange in Chicago, where she works, were out of order a little more often. “I

These Grooms Bonded Over Faith and Football

One Monday in 2014, Christopher Justin Hanson sat down for a job interview at the headquarters of Covington & Burling, a law firm in Washington. As the interviewer, who was stationed in front of windows overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, thumbed through Mr. Hanson’s

They Got Married by the Sea

At around 5 a.m. one day in the fall of 2016, Olivia Alexandra Barket received an unexpected knock on the door of her Brooklyn apartment. The knock came at a particularly hectic time. Ms. Barket was working for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign,

They Met in a Car Pool, Now They’re Married

In the early days of their relationship, Kayla McCulley and Matthew Spencer created a book club — for two. “We both love to read,” said Mr. Spencer, 34, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. He

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