Beauty (Concept)

November 26, 2016

What Is the Color of Beauty?

ACCRA, Ghana — Semiratu Zakaru was standing in the hot sun on a crowded noontime street explaining why Ghana’s new ban against certain skin-bleaching creams was […]
October 19, 2016

Critic’s Notebook: Those Lips! Those Eyes! That Stubble! The Transformative Power of Men in Makeup

My favorite person on Instagram these days is a guy who matches his makeup to his snacks. His name is Tim Owens, but online he goes […]
September 14, 2016

Alicia Keys and the ‘Tyranny of Makeup’

It was the Friday before Labor Day, and Alicia Keys, the 35-year-old pop star, was on the “Today” show performing for the program’s summer concert series […]