Skin Deep: Everyone Is Crazy for Glass Skin. Here’s How to Get the Look.

Now that spring is here, who wouldn’t want to look as dewy as a new bloom? Which is not exactly the look bestowed by those shimmer highlighters of seasons past. This spring the newest products impart a translucent glow but without the artificial glitter. “Glass skin,” the effect is called, and it’s a trending hashtag…

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Off the Menu: Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Latest Opens in Seaport District

Headliner The Fulton Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first seafood restaurant anchors two floors, with terraces and sweeping views, at Pier 17 in the seaport district. There’s lots of gray, with banquettes upholstered in sea-foam green by Yabu Pushelberg. The various dining areas have hand-painted murals of sea life and hanging lights that resemble buoys. On the ground…

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As Mainstays Depart, Charleston Asks Where Its Restaurant Scene Is Headed

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nathalie Dupree, the doyenne of Southern cooking, sat at a sunny table near the window at Hominy Grill in late April, a few days before it would serve its last biscuit, and insisted on an order of shrimp and okra beignets. Ms. Dupree, 79, also required a plate of curry-scented Country Captain…

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Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy

African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women die of pregnancy-related causes at a rate about three times higher than those of white women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. The racial disparity has persisted, even grown, for years despite frequent calls to improve access to medical care for women of color.…

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Critic’s Notebook: This Menu Is Brought to You by Arizona Iced Tea

For years, the words “Great Buy!” have been printed on the sides of pastel-colored, sort-of-Southwestern-looking cans of Arizona Iced Tea in a bid to get the attention of gas-station customers and convenience-store shoppers. This month, both the catchphrase and the sugary drink it advertises are being splashed around some unusual new territory: the Brooklyn branch…

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Renovating an Ode to the Pacific Northwest

Like so many stories of creative inspiration, this one began with a shower. A broken shower, actually. Several years ago, a couple in Portland, Ore., decided it was about time for some updates to their two-story Craftsman-style home, built in 1907. They and their two children had lived in the house for the better part…

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Design’s New Leaf

When Brett Beldock, a Manhattan-based furniture designer, was growing up in the city in the early ’70s, she would buy “the grooviest jeans in the world” at the Different Drummer, a boutique whose advertising poster was designed by Peter Max, the psychedelic artist. Ms. Beldock’s new capsule collection of marijuana-themed wallpaper, titled Dispensary, recently put…

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Design Became a Behemoth. Those Behind Its Rise Are Wary for the Future.

“An Accelerated Culture,” the exhibition that opened last week at the New York gallery Friedman Benda, was conceived, according to Marc Benda, the gallery’s founding partner, as the “first critical look” at a group of noted designers from Generation X. Indeed, the show’s title is taken from Douglas Coupland’s 1991 novel, “Generation X: Tales for…

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You Call That a Vase?

Image The Pushmepullme vase by Andi Kovel and Justin Parker of Esque Studio. On the purple side, dark purple Vanda diamond orchids. On the lavender side, white Vandas, with Queen Anne’s lace and blackberries. $2,200; esque-studio.com.CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times Containers for blooms can stretch the imaginations of designers and florists alike. By Rima Suqi…

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