Amy Schumer Doesn’t Want To Look F*ckable

“I demand peak cozy at all time,” explains Amy Schumer. “I feel entitled to coziness and that is what this line is 1,000 percent about.» Schumer is chatting with me at the launch event for her clothing collection Le Cloud, located in a spacious New York flat that Joanna Gaines would very much approve of…

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‘That Way Madness Lies …’ Review: A Terrifying True Story, Ordinarily Told

The annals of documentary film are packed with movies that are formally rudimentary or even threadbare, but contain stories so compelling that they command a regard beyond what the film’s presentation accords them. “That Way Madness Lies …,” directed by Sandra Luckow, begins with my least favorite “here is a personal chronicle” gambit: The director…

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Voices: Am I ‘Old’?

A few years ago at a college reunion, I listened transfixed as the silver-haired philanthropist David Rubenstein urged us “to accelerate” as we entered the last chapters of our lives. Pick up the pace? So many of my contemporaries were stopping — if not stooping — to smell the roses. With his admonition in mind,…

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Doctors: International Patients, Seeking Cures in the States

“I need you to do everything for him,” the young man told me through an Arabic interpreter. We were at an impasse. We had many tools available to treat our patient’s pain and ease his suffering. But the young man wanted something more — a cure for his father, my patient. I backed away from…

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The Last of the Old-School Cabaret Artists

In the mid-20th century, cabaret clubs in the city made glamorous interiors, virtuosic singers, and beloved standards available to anybody with pocket money. Before they were stars, performers like Barbra Streisand and Harry Belafonte played rooms of just a few dozen tables. Cover charges were infrequent, so middle-class couples could make up much of the…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Chamonix

In 1920, the town council of Chamonix, then a quiet French community of 3,000 people, decided to change the municipality’s name to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, thus forging an official link to the mountain, the highest in Western Europe, with a summit that soars 12,000 feet above the town center. The council’s goal was to prevent their Swiss…

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Women With Heart Emergencies Less Likely to Get Proper Care

Image Women with cardiac emergencies are less likely than men to receive proper treatment when the ambulance arrives, a new study reports. The analysis, in Women’s Health Issues, used four years of data from a federal government database to compile information on out-of-hospital emergencies involving people 40 and older with chest pain or cardiac arrest.…

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Why N.B.A. Stars Are Trading In Their Nikes

Before last summer, every top N.B.A. draft pick of this decade had signed a sneaker endorsement contract with Nike or Adidas. DeAndre Ayton, this year’s No. 1 pick, did not. “We were dealing with Nike people, Under Armour and all the other shoe companies,” he said soon afterward. “We just thought Puma was the right…

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Monique Pillard, a Power in the Modeling World, Is Dead at 81

Monique Pillard, a booking agent who helped steer the careers of supermodels like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christie Brinkley, died on Dec. 3 at her apartment in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. She was 81. Her death was announced by Christine K. Schott, a friend and former business colleague, who said…

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Peter Boizot, Founder of the PizzaExpress Chain, Dies at 89

Peter Boizot, who founded the international restaurant chain PizzaExpress, beginning in Britain, where he helped shape the country’s casual dining scene, died on Dec. 5 in Peterborough, England. He was 89. His death was confirmed by his sister and only immediate survivor, Clementine Allen. There were few indications in Mr. Boizot’s youth that he would…

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