After the After-Parties, Act 1, Scene 1

Shauna Lauren Perlman and Julie Sujin Oh were on familiar turf as they went from party to partyafter the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. “We were both in work mode, but able to let the background noise disappear as we engaged in a genuine warm conversation,” said Ms. Perlman,…

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Larry Wilmore Doesn’t Miss Late Night, but He’s Back Anyway

Back when Larry Wilmore was about to introduce “The Nightly Show,” his short-lived late-night series on Comedy Central, he saw a tweet from an angry prospective viewer who wished failure on the host and his lousy show, which at that point had not yet aired a single episode. Recalling his own reaction at the time,…

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Always on Each Other’s Mind

When Dr. Caitlin Nicholson and Emily Reeves were introduced in 2011 at Dartmouth College, there was, Dr. Nicholson will assure you, a sorority house basement and a variety of the pong drinking games that involved beer. The venue was customary for both of them, as they were students at the college in Hanover, N.H. And…

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One Question Left on the Board

Shortly after they began dating, Lina-Marie Mano and Andrew Silvestri started playing a game called 20 questions. “We made individual lists of 20 questions that we could ask each other any time we wanted,” said Mr. Silvestri, 34, the head of data center public policy and community development at Google in Oklahoma City. “We made…

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The Perfect Mix: Politics and Comedy

When Chelsea Connor first saw Will Carey, all 6 feet 7 inches of him, in June 2014, he was onstage at the comedy club Caroline’s on Broadway, discussing the gentrification of the chopped cheese sandwich. “I’m a Brooklyn girl and I’ve been eating that chopped cheese sandwich since I was a kid, so I could…

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Missed Vaccines, Skipped Colonoscopies: Preventive Care Plummets

ImageLast month in New York City, drug stores were already advertising flu shots, which health officials were urging people to get early. Demand for vaccines and other preventive care has declined sharply since the arrival of coronavirus.Credit…Bryan R. Smith/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Americans vastly scaled back their preventive health…

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Tie Dye Not Required

Credit the Grateful Dead for the union of Samantha Fishbein and Avi Sage. Ms. Fishbein, 31, grew up in Roslyn, N.Y., listening to the Grateful Dead and seeing shows with her parents, Ilene and Dr. Benjamin Fishbein. Mr. Sage had a similar experience with his parents, Alison and Michael Sage. “I find I can always…

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At Home for All the Holidays

Despite the fact that Damon Dickinson and Neil Alpert are Jewish, the couple have celebrated Christmas with Mr. Dickinson’s family each of the last four years. “Growing up Catholic, so many of my poignant life moments with my immediate or extended families were Christmas-related, so I have a lot of special memories there,” said Mr.…

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A Relationship Built on Resiliency

Dr. Lisa Jacobs had low expectations for online dating. So low in fact, that after matching on Tinder in December 2017 with Marinus Kerstens, who goes by Mark, she made sure to eat dinner before their first date, thinking it would be for only a drink. Mr. Kerstens showed up ready for a full meal.…

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How I Finally Got to Know My Father by Asking About His Past

I adored my father. He’s the parent I felt an affinity with, the one I thought understood me. But when I was growing up in Brooklyn in the late ’40s and early ’50s, he was rarely home. He worked overtime as a cutter in the garment district, late into the evening during the week and…

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