The Last Single-Screen Theater in New York Goes Dark

The Paris Theater had its concession stand in the basement and a purple velvet curtain in front of the screen, and when it closed last week after 71 years, it was the last single-screen theater in New York City. The final film to show there was Ron Howard’s documentary “Pavarotti,” a fitting coda for the…

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Natalie Reid, Ryan Lecznar

Natalie Madison Reid and Ryan Andrew Lecznar are to be married Sept. 1 at the West Shore Cafe, an events space in Homewood, Calif. Joshua Janiak, a college friend of the couple who was ordained through American Marriage Ministries, officiated. The bride and groom, both 33, graduated from Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Mrs. Lecznar,…

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Edda Servi Machlin, 93, Champion of Italian Jewish Cuisine, Dies

Edda Servi Machlin, who survived the harrowing World War II years in Italy by hiding out with anti-Fascist partisans, then immigrated to the United States and wrote a definitive cookbook on Italian Jewish food, died on Aug. 16 at her home in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. She was 93. Her daughter Gia Machlin…

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Put Your Greens to Work

Good morning! Did you wake up today wondering where August went? Are you, like me, somewhat ambivalent? There’s one half of my psyche ruing the end of shorts-and-sandals season, while the other is itching to tighten my apron strings and get back to work, without the interruptions of travel, school vacations and the general languidness…

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Matt Tyrnauer: Chronicler of Trump’s Mentor Roy Cohn

HOLLYWOOD — Back in 2016, when Matt Tyrnauer was cutting his documentary “Studio 54,” he was steeped in archival footage from the late 1970s of the Dante-esque disco. One boldfaced name popped off the screen. “So I’m thinking to myself, ‘This is a great character for a film, why has no one done a Roy…

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Medical News Today: Alternate-day fasting has health benefits for healthy people

A new study shows that strict alternate-day fasting may be a valid alternative to counting calories and may have similar results, while also benefitting various biological processes. Fasting may have benefits for healthy people, new research suggests, although there are some caveats. People often alter their diets — in order to lose weight, improve their…

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The Amazing Treasure Trove of Bill Cunningham

The reason Bill Cunningham’s photographs for The New York Times quickly morphed from occasional small street fashion or society-affair feature into an enormously popular weekly visual column called On the Street was simple. He had an unerring eye for catching every fashion wave well before anyone else, and doing so not just on runways (though…

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Carla Palma, Bryan Mendiola

Carla Rita Palma and Bryan Rodolfo Mendiola were married Aug. 31 at the Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield, N.J. The Rev. John P. Alvarado, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. The bride and groom met in Washington while at Georgetown, from which each graduated, she summa cum laude. She also received…

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