Glass, Golden Flames or a Beam of Light: What Should Replace Notre-Dame’s Spire?

Glass, Golden Flames or a Beam of Light: What Should Replace Notre-Dame’s Spire?

ImageProposals for rebuilding the roof and spire of Notre-Dame de Paris, including a flamelike structure, bottom center, designed by Mathieu Lehanneur.CreditCreditClockwise from top left: Vizum Atelier; Nicolas Abdelkader/Studio NAB; Alexandre Chassang/ABH Architectes; Alexandre Fantozzi/AJ6; Mathieu Lehanneur; Dakis Panayiotou/Kiss the ArchitectOn April 23, about a week after the fire at Notre-Dame in Paris, the designer Mathieu…

Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘Was He Fixated on Race?’

Modern Love College Essay ContestModern Love in miniature, college-contest edition, featuring the best student love stories of no more than 100 words.ImageCreditCreditBrian ReaBroadcasting the TruthThe things I was too scared to say to him in person, I would talk about on my podcast. I knew he’d be listening. My medication? Yes. Sexual history? Sure. Fears?…

Clashes as ultra-orthodox Jews protest against Eurovision

Clashes as ultra-orthodox Jews protest against Eurovision

Ultra-orthodox Jews in Israel have held protests against the scheduling of the Eurovision Song Contest on the Jewish Sabbath.There were angry scenes in central Jerusalem as demonstrators clashed with police.At one point, a small number of women held a counter protest, showing their bras. The BBC’s Middle East Correspondent Tom Bateman reports from the protests.

Biden Delivers Call for National Unity at Philadelphia Rally

Biden Delivers Call for National Unity at Philadelphia Rally

ImageJoe Biden at his campaign kickoff rally on Saturday in Philadelphia.CreditCreditErin Schaff/The New York TimesPHILADELPHIA — Joseph R. Biden Jr., sometimes known to Democrats in this city as Pennsylvania’s “third senator,” returned to the state of his birth on Saturday to deliver a forceful call for national unity, looking past the Democratic presidential primary to…