Vote for the best Metropolitan Diary entry of 2022

Every week since 1976, The Metropolitan Diary has published stories by and for New Yorkers of all ages and eras (no matter where they live now): anecdotes and memories, quirky encounters and overheard snippets that reveal the spirit and heart of the city. In 2021 we asked your help to choose the best diary … Read more

opinion | Trump and the anti-abortion movement

About the publisher: On “The Pro-Life Camp Paid for Its Trump Bargain” by David French (Opinion Opinion Nov. 22): I appreciate the discomfort that Mr. French discusses. Donald Trump’s election as president allowed him to appoint the conservative judges Roe v. Wade had fallen. But he writes: “Trumpism focuses on hostility. The pro-life movement needs … Read more

The New York Jets made a mistake trading draft Jermaine Johnson

So much has been said about the Jets’ 2022 draft class this season, but we haven’t heard much about Jermaine Johnson. The rookie defense has been relatively quiet this season. He flashed a big smile after being voted 26th overall on draft day by New York. Since then, between the ankle injury that sidelined him … Read more

For some fragrance brands, sustainability is the top note

For perfume lovers accustomed to the world of scents, a valued scent might evoke luxury rather than sustainability. But at Ffern, a plant-based perfumery that aims to take the craft of fragrances back to its traditional, artisanal roots, eliminating excess and creating a beautiful perfume go hand in hand. The British brand operates on a … Read more

Ceramics that get their colors by accident

BAURAVILLA, Ireland — Sinéad Fagan credits a book with the start of her award-winning career in ceramics. In 1993, Ms. Fagan was 19 and thinking about studying ceramics when she checked out Peter Cosentino’s The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques from a local library. “It’s the potter’s bible,” said Ms. Fagan, 48. “It was thoroughly leafed … Read more

‘SNL’ mocks Herschel Walker ahead of Georgia Senate vote

Although there was no Dave Chappelle monologue to polarize the discourse for the coming days, Saturday Night Live did what it could to grab some headlines this weekend: The presenter, Keke Palmer, revealed that she was pregnant! Actor Kenan Thompson has reunited with his former TV co-star Kel Mitchell! But first a little topical satire. … Read more