Freda Moon(The New York Times) Stepping off the plane in Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, I gulped the thick, tropical air. After three days in Mexico’s high-elevation capital, inhaling the vital, pungent smell of sea and damp vegetation felt like a resuscitation. I hired an “authorized” taxi and...

The New York Times I rarely play favorites while covering the Oscar race, but when it comes to this year’s best-actor contender Antonio Banderas… Well, who wouldn’t love to see his well-deserved comeback come to a glittery conclusion? At 59, Banderas is a first-time Oscar nominee, the latest twist in a...
The New York Times In Basel, Swiss authorities are prosecuting a local art expert who they say sold hundreds of fake prints that he passed off online as the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and others over 10 years. In New York, Adrienne R. Fields now...
  Written by Isabel Kershner/ The New York Times JERUSALEM The sleek figures, kohl-rimmed eyes and offerings to the gods etched on ancient Egypt’s temples and tombs are enjoying a kind of graphic afterlife, reincarnated in the tears of joy, clinking beer mugs and burger emojis of digital messaging. An exhibition at the...
New York Times The recent history of the Academy Awards is littered with puzzling and short-lived plans. Remember the pandering popular-film Oscar, or the show’s decision to present several categories during the commercial breaks? Both ideas were so roundly derided that they never made it past the point of a...
  http://Canonical URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/sports/tennis/rising-stars.html In 2010, the three best players on the ATP Tour were Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. A decade later, they retain the top three rankings. Still, eventually new names will rise to the top. Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev combined for dozens...
Written by Stephanie Li Experience the best things to do in Yangon with this guide to essential eats, drinks, culture, nightlife and more. Friday Live Music Band at Garbo Bar @ Melia Yangon A relaxed evening with the finest cocktails in a hidden gem next to Inya lake will be the best...

This Bond Wears Corduroy

http://Canonical URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/style/james-bond-daniel-craig-suits.html MILAN, Italy James Bond has an unexpected weapon in the forthcoming espionage flick, “No Time to Die.” Corduroy. But this cord is not exactly the look of the cord of yore. It comes courtesy of Italian designer Massimo Alba, and includes a two-button sand-tone suit, moss-hued coat and gray trousers. Opening...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/arts/design/leonardo-da-vinci-italy.html Elisabetta Povoledo(The New York Times) VINCI, Italy In his biography of Leonardo da Vinci, written 30 years after the artist’s death in 1519, Giorgio Vasari said Leonardo had “such a power of intellect that whatever he turned his mind to, he made himself master of with ease.” In the 500th anniversary...
http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/24/travel/Bacalar-mexico-the-next-tulum.html Lauren Sloss (The New York Times) The first glimpse of Laguna Bacalar felt like a mirage, a flash of luminous turquoise through a haze of trees. Twenty-six miles long and just over a mile wide, the “Lake of Seven Colors” snakes through the jungle, carrying tales of Mayan origins...