Black History, Continued: How Do We Learn to Dream

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Our dreams inspire an ever-expanding universe of creation — from comic books and movies to art and poetry. And in the right hands, they can even spark transformational change. What inspires us to dream big? To not only imagine a better world, but work to make it a reality?

Join The Times’s Veronica Chambers, as she investigates the mysterious alchemy of imagination — through conversation, verse, art and song.

See a reading from poet and university distinguished professor at Virginia Tech Nikki Giovanni. A performance from

Beyoncé Lives It Up in Miami Wearing Auné Green Sculpture Print Mini Dress and Matching Gloves Paired with Jacquemus Green Structured Sequin Pumps and Medea Neon Green Suede Bag

Beyoncé strikes again with another look, this time the world renowned performer decided to switch locations from Vegas to Miami. Over the weekend, Beyoncé was spotted in Miami with husband Jay-Z rocking a multi-printed mini dress along with matching gloves and stunning sculptured heels. With the Queen Bey, the look came with a series of pictures including Bey living her best life as she posed holding a glass with a beverage looking carefree.

Beyoncé wore a $270.86 AUNÉ Trompe L’oeill Print Mesh Mini Dress (sold out) paired with $855 Jacquemus les Chaussures Loiza pumps in green (sold out), $590 Balmain …

Weddings: When Opposites Become Best Friends

Christian Hendry said that Wynne Hamerman was a “social butterfly,” when they met at the University of Connecticut at the start of their sophomore years in September 2009.

Mr. Hendry, by his own admission, was the polar opposite. “When Wynne came into my life, I was a quiet and standoffish person, I never opened up to anyone,” said Mr. Hendry, 30, a brand creative manager for Nike in New York.

“Wynne taught me what it means to really care about people,” he added. “She always puts other people before herself, and proves over and over again that there is always

Papier-Mache Globe

With the 51st anniversary of Earth Day approaching, many people will be celebrating the planet and focusing on what they can do to protect it. One way to remind yourself of Earth’s beauty is to make a light-up globe — from recycled newspaper, of course.

This project was adapted from one on HousingaForest.com, created by the blogger Tammy Dube. It’s an easy activity that’s great for children and adults alike. Once your globe is made, light it from within — make sure to use a battery-powered candle.

Step 1

Inflate the balloon to the size of a cantaloupe. This will

A Lawsuit Over Frozen Embryos

Dr. Meyer, a devoted Quaker, needed a little more time and spiritual consultation, but also made peace, grateful for Noah. “We both decided,” Dr. Prizant said, “to look at having just one child as an opportunity to have more resources to serve many more children through our work.”

Reading the second letter, which like the first one asked for $500, filled Dr. Meyer with dread. She left a voice mail message at the hospital. Days later, she spoke to a person who turned out to be a clerk in the billing department.

“I am telling …

Modern Love: I Tried to Filter Him Out

We started texting during the early months of the pandemic, going back and forth every day for hours. The stay-at-home order created a space for us to get to know each other because neither of us had any other plans.

We built a friendship founded on our love of music. I introduced him to the hopelessly romantic soundtrack of my life: Durand Jones & The Indications, Toro y Moi and the band Whitney. He introduced me to classic Bollywood soundtracks, Tinariwen and the bass-filled tracks of Khruangbin.

He was eccentrically passionate in a way that barely annoyed me and often

How Working From Home Changed Wardrobes Around the World

Have months of self-isolation, lockdown and working from home irrevocably changed what we will put on once we go out again? For a long time, the assumption was yes. Now, as restrictions ease and the opening up of offices and travel is dangled like a promise, that expectation is more like a qualified “maybe.” But not every country’s experience of the last year was the same, nor were the clothes that dominated local wardrobes. Before we can predict what’s next, we need to understand what was. Here, eight New York Times correspondents in seven different countries share dispatches from a

How Are You Dividing Housework During the Pandemic?

Housework has always been difficult to divide. Now, perhaps, even more so. Over the last year, people around the world have done a ton of housework while sheltering in place. From nonstop dishwashing and toy gathering to caring for children in remote learning, it seems as if we are constantly cleaning up after ourselves, our roommates and our loved ones.

So the Modern Love Podcast team wants to know: What systems have you developed with your partner, roommates or family members to divvy up housework fairly? Do you flip a coin? Reverse traditional gender roles? Leave passive-aggressive notes? Or have

Could the Pandemic Prompt an ‘Epidemic of Loss’ of Women in the Sciences?

Like many women during the pandemic, Alisa Stephens found working from home to be a series of wearying challenges.

Dr. Stephens is a biostatistician at the University of Pennsylvania, and the technical and detail-oriented nature of her work requires long uninterrupted stretches of thought. Finding the time and mental space for that work with two young children at home proved to be an impossibility.

“That first month was really hard,” she recalled of the lockdown. Her infant daughter’s day care was closed, and her 5-year-old was at home instead of at school. With their nanny unable to come to the

The Not-Quite-Everything Store

In exchange for discounts, customers can expect longer shipping windows, less consistent quality control and a not-insignificant chance that a product was never what it seemed — which, to be fair, isn’t always clear in the first place. (Product listings are often vague and poorly translated.)

Wish’s interface instills in customers a sense that they probably deserve whatever shows up in the mail a week (or four weeks) later. Maybe that’s a nice surprise, like an $8 smartwatch that, against all odds, syncs with your phone’s text messages. Or an essential oil diffuser that doesn’t look much like the photo …