Flatiron Lounge, a Craft Cocktail Pioneer, Will Close

Flatiron Lounge, a trailblazing bar that helped usher in the craft cocktail movement in New York, will shut its doors in early January after more than 15 years in business. An owner, Julie Reiner, said the reason for the closing is a rent increase on its West 19th Street space. “The business model that we…

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Girlfriend Collective’s Fan-Favorite Leggings Now Go Up to Size 6XL

Courtesy of Girlfriend Collective There are athletic brands that are committed to comfort, brands that focus on performance, and others that are all about sustainability. Then, there’s Girlfriend Collective, the cult-favorite line focused on all these things and more. Girlfriend Collective’s latest commitment? Expanding its size range to represent the diverse (and super loyal) fan…

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The New Old Age: Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana

Shari Horne broke her toes a decade ago, and after surgery, “I have plates and pins and screws in my feet, and they get achy at times,” she said. So Ms. Horne, 66, applies a salve containing cannabidiol, derived from the cannabis, or marijuana, plant. It eases the pain. The salve didn’t help when she…

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Up Next: Kimberly Drew Is a Curator of Black Art and Experiences

Name: Kimberly Drew Age: 28 Hometown: Orange, N.J. Now lives: In a two-bedroom apartment in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, with a roommate. Claim to fame: Ms. Drew is an art curator, writer and social activist, who spent three years as the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was “responsible…

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Q&A: Lizard Dreams May Not Be So Different From Your Own

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Do lizards dream like people do? A. Some species of lizards do have two sleep phases, one resembling the dreaming phase of human beings, other mammals and birds. In 2016, a study of the central bearded dragon, Pogona vitticeps, found slow-wave and rapid-eye-movement states that cycled back and forth in 80-second…

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Hungry City: Top 10 Cheap Eats of 2018: A World of New York Stories

When I write about a restaurant for Hungry City, my weekly column on New York’s cheaper, less-heralded establishments, I always ask the photographer to take a portrait of the people who run it. It’s important to me to show and honor their faces, and to learn something of the struggle that brought them here —…

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P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘Choosing Civility,’ Dies at 67

P. M. Forni, a professor of early Italian literature who became a leading exponent of civility in our own discourteous times, died on Dec. 1 in Towson, Md. He was 67. His wife, Virginia H. Forni, said the cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Forni was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University in…

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Chloë Sevigny Has a Gen-Z Advisory Council

In the realm of girlhood dreams, Chloë Sevigny looms large. The actress and style muse has a Golden Globe, a backstage pass to every cool concert, and Bvlgari diamonds whenever there’s a big party. Last night, the party was huge—a celebration of Raul de Nieves’ massive sparkly carousel at the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach.…

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