Footsteps: Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Enduring San Francisco

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, painter, social activist and bookstore owner, has been San Francisco’s de facto poet laureate and literary Pied Piper for seven decades. He turns 100 this month, and the city is making preparations to celebrate him in style. The mayor’s office has proclaimed March 24, his birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti Day. Readings…

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15 Sunglasses Chains for the Person Who Always Loses Their Shades

Courtesy Once associated with practical dads or grade school librarians, sunglasses chains have come a long way. Designers have reworked them with gold chains, baroque pearls, and other new materials that help add interest to even the most boring pairs of sunnies (because let’s be real, those are the ones you wear daily). Even better,…

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National Cancer Chief Named as Acting Head of the F.D.A.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, will serve as acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Alex M. Azar III, secretary of health and human services, announced on Tuesday. Dr. Sharpless temporarily will fill the post being vacated by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who stunned public health…

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Off the Menu: John Fraser’s 701West Opens in the Times Square Edition Hotel

Headliner 701West The name of this flagship restaurant reflects the Seventh Avenue address of the hotel it’s in, Ian Schrager’s latest New York venture, the Times Square Edition. A symphony in deep blue, 701West, on the 11th floor, is under the chef John Fraser’s charge. Vegetables figure importantly on his American menu, with dishes like…

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The Anxiety of Having a Famous Follower on Twitter

June 23, 2018, was a momentous day in the online life of Laura Pittenger, a New York playwright with roughly 1,200 Twitter followers. That was when the actor John Cusack, who has more than 1.6 million followers, retweeted her and followed her back. Ms. Pittenger was happy to have a celebrity follower. Then came the…

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The No-Nonsense Gospel of Rachel Hollis

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Tex. — Before 8 a.m. each day, Rachel Hollis, the motivational speaker and best-selling author of “Girl, Wash Your Face,” works out, feeds her four children (ages 2, 6, 10 and 12) and writes in her gratitude journal. Then, it’s time for her “morning show,” a live broadcast on Instagram and Facebook for…

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