Jared Levan, Lance Lin

Jared Levan and Lance Lin were married April 30 in San Francisco. Diane Rea, a county clerk at San Francisco City Hall, officiated. Mr. Levan (left), 35, is the head of account management at Impossible Foods, a company that makes plant-based meat and dairy products, with headquarters in Redwood City, Calif. He graduated from Cornell.…

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Is It Camp?

Explainers This year’s Met Gala theme has us wondering about things we treasure. May 4, 2019 In 1964, Susan Sontag defined camp as an aesthetic “sensibility” that is plain to see but hard for most of us to explain: an intentional over-the-top-ness, a slightly (or extremely) “off” quality, bad taste as a vehicle for good…

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What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?

Officially, it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit, a black-tie extravaganza held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute (a.k.a., the fashion department). Unofficially, the night’s festivities have been called many things, including “the party of the year,” “the Oscars of the East Coast” (mostly because of the…

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Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

KINSHASA, Congo — More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August, the country’s health minister said on Friday, the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history behind the West African one in 2014-16 that killed more than 11,300. The toll came as hostility toward health workers continued to hamper efforts…

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In the Beginning, They Both Took Freshman Theology

Dr. Bridget Catherine Dowd and Dr. Samuel Joseph Kiernan were married May 4 at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven, N.J. The Rev. James J. Grogan, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. The couple met at Georgetown, from which each graduated cum laude. The bride, 31, who is taking her husband’s name,…

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Mini-Vows: Taking Her Sister’s Advice Paid Off

Erika Kristin Thomas and Bernard Benjamin Fulton III were married May 4 at the Mansion at Noble Lane in Bethany, Pa. Kim Kirkley, a Universal Brotherhood minister, officiated. The couple met at Harvard, from which they graduated. The bride, 51, is counsel in the New York office of BakerHostetler, a law firm based in Cleveland.…

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After a Runner’s Fracture Heals, Fighting the Fear of Re-injury

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. As anyone who has suffered a running injury knows, it can be hard to start running again. The good news after being…

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Candidates With a History of Big Promises

Before their presidential aspirations became national news, six of the 23 declared candidates in the 2020 election were part of a different type of announcement published in The New York Times: their wedding announcement. Two of Donald J. Trump’s weddings were reported in The Times. Pete Buttigieg, Eric Swalwell, Tulsi Gabbard, Michael Bennet and Bill…

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‘It’s Unnatural? Absolutely.’

Overture Looking back on his life and career in “The Glass of Fashion” in 1954, Cecil Beaton, the society photographer and social fixture, reported a curious incident sometime in the 1930s. “Hearty naval commanders or jolly colonels,” he wrote, “acquired the ‘camp’ manners of calling everything from Joan of Arc to Merlin ‘lots of fun,’…

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How to Stay Happily Married

Judith Viorst, 88, has written over 40 books, most famously the children’s classic “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” which has sold more than four million copies, and more sober titles like “Necessary Losses,” about the psychological boons of loss. She also has been chronicling her own life stages since she…

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