Highlights

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    Heather Radke, the author of “Butts: A Backstory,” touring the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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    Will the Era of Butts Ever End?

    A new book takes a look back at the posterior’s cultural role throughout history.

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    Clockwise from top left, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Queen Elizabeth ornaments from Cody Foster & Co.; masked Santa ornament from Old World Christmas; butter ornament from Cody Foster & Co.; oyster ornament sold at John Derian Company; pumpkin spice latte ornament from Old World Christmas; and caviar and pastrami sandwich ornaments sold at John Derian Company.
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    Christmas Trees Trimmed in Irony

    A Wordle grid. A mitten-wearing Bernie Sanders. A stick of butter. Modern ornaments capture the zeitgeist.

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    American Rituals

    Stories of belief from across the nation, where faith takes many forms.

  1. Encounters

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    Evan Mock, right, with his friend, the actor Nico Hiraga, at Ace Bar in the East Village on a recent afternoon.
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    Evan Mock Is Having the Best Time

    After a childhood of surfing and skateboarding on Oahu’s North Shore, the “Gossip Girl” star, party-circuit fixture and friend to many brands is making waves on the island of Manhattan.

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    Jill Singer, left, and Monica Khemsurov, co-founders of the influential design site Sight Unseen and authors of “How to Live With Objects,” refer to objects as physical design works that can easily be collected and allow for meaningful expression and a bit of permission to indulge.
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    What Do the Objects You Own Say About You?

    A new book, “How to Live With Objects,” from the founders of the design website Sight Unseen explores the topic.

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Love

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    Unity Phelan and Cameron Dieck were married Oct. 22 at the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, N.Y. The couple met in 2012 as dancers at the New York City Ballet.
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    A Slow Dance Toward a ‘Beautifully Intoxicating’ Romance

    Unity Phelan and Cameron Dieck, who met while Ms. Phelan was an apprentice and Mr. Dieck a corps member at the New York City Ballet, kept their courtship a secret for months before going public.

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    The New York Times Wedding Gift Guide

    Dozens of gifts — plus gift-giving tips and trends — shared by 108 couples whose weddings were featured in this newspaper.

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    How to Survive Your First Holiday Season as Newlyweds

    Melding traditions and splitting your time between families can often lead to more dread than jolly. Here’s how to prepare for some of the common pitfalls of the holidays.

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    A Tale of Two Weddings: Trump and Biden

    In Washington, D.C., and Mar-a-Lago, political and personal mythmaking collide.