Angels and Artisans

You know something is wonky in the state of Denmark when a designer tells you he wanted to do something radical for a show so he decided to focus on … dresses. Dresses? Well, and people. “Just dresses, creativity and humans.” If that’s a radical act in fashion, then I’m William S. Yet Pierpaolo Piccioli,…

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‘Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful’ Review: Man With a Camera

Any artist who visibly raises the hackles of Susan Sontag deserves a closer look, and Gero von Boehm’s “Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful” is eager to oblige. Yet this brisk documentary, steered by the fond recollections and admiring voices of famous beauties — Charlotte Rampling, Catherine Deneuve, Isabella Rossellini, Grace Jones — is…

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How Equity Is Lost When Companies Hire Only Workers With Disabilities

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. As a summer associate, Haley Moss wanted to be writing motions and attending depositions — not analyzing data. But that’s what she found herself doing at her new law firm job in 2017.…

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Even in Toddlers, Excess Weight Sets the Stage for Heart Ills

Overweight and obese children may show signs of cardiovascular disease risk even before age 11, Australian researchers report. For a study published in Pediatrics, scientists measured body mass index in 1,811 children every two years between ages 2 and 11 and calculated their metabolic syndrome risk scores. For this study, the score calculated risk for…

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Getting Your Hair, Nails and Tattoos Done at Home

In the middle of May, Ashley Barton sipped a mimosa in her best friend’s apartment in Whitestone, Queens, while she enjoyed her first professional manicure and pedicure since New York enacted stay-at-home orders. The in-house experience, with candles burning and soft music playing, was a game changer. Before the pandemic, Ms. Barton, a 33-year-old publicist,…

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Toronto Startup Designs OR black box to monitor operating rooms and make surgery safer

Two Columbia Data Science Institute (DSI) graduates work for the startup Surgical Safety Technologies (SST), whose data-driven technology is helping hospitals become more efficient, streamlined and safer. Peter Grantcharov and Manksh Gupta are data scientists at SST, whose A.I. platform records data from cameras, microphones and sensors that are installed in operating rooms. The platform,…

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Driving immunometabolism to control lung infection

When drugs to kill microbes are ineffective, host-directed therapy uses the body’s own immune system to deal with the infection. This approach is being tested in patients with COVID-19, and now a team of researchers at Trinity College Dublin has published a study showing how it might also work in the fight against tuberculosis (TB).…

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