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...
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...

A Sea Change for Plastic

Unwanted plastics clog landfills and sully city streets and nature preserves. Most alarming to many, the material is beginning to overwhelm the planet’s oceans — from the ballooning Great Pacific Garbage Patch to trash discovered in the Pacific’s deepest reaches. The amount of plastic streaming into the oceans is roughly...
Vanessa Friedman (The New York Times) Virgil Abloh, the founder of Off-White and the menswear designer of Louis Vuitton, is the kind of fashion figure that seems to demand comparison. Almost every profile contains one buried somewhere in the text. He is “the Andy Warhol for our times” (The Guardian), he...
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...
Nora Walsh (The New York Times) For many travelers, packing a suitcase is a stressful endeavor; packing light, a perpetual fantasy. To help guests ditch excess baggage, hotels are partnering with fashion companies to deliver Instagram-worthy outfits directly to their guest rooms. Don’t Pack It: Rent It In December, W Hotels teamed...
  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...

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/2019/12/16/arts/design/renaissance-women-painters-prado.html MADRID — Old Masters have always outnumbered Old Mistresses, especially at the Prado. The museum is chock-a-block with paintings we know from Art History 101, in which female artists seem almost nonexistent. We come to the Prado to admire El Greco’s bony saints and Francisco de Goya’s strolling...
Holland Cotter (The New York Times) NEW YORK When I was, maybe, 10, flipping through books in my grandfather’s house I came across a photograph of the Great Mosque at Djenné in Mali, West Africa, and thought, this is the strangest, most wonderful, most outer-space building I’ve ever seen. Beige-color and...