Turning 125 Years Old

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center held a gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 18. The same night, the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House celebrated 125 years at its gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. And WNET, the public television station, held a benefit at the Plaza hotel on April 22.

Trevor Noah Thinks Kids Can Handle the Truth

It’s easy to see how “Born a Crime,” Trevor Noah’s funny and devastating memoir of growing up mixed race in South Africa, became a best seller. Less predictable was the success of the book’s young readers’ edition, published this month and aimed at children 8 and up. I asked the comedian and talk show host…

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3 Women Speak Honestly About Life as a New Mom

Whether you’re a mother, hope to have children some day, or simply know someone who answers to «Mom,» Mother’s Day is a special time to reflect on the unique journey of having a little one. To celebrate all of the moments that go into raising a child—from the mesmerizing moment when you first meet your…

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Up Next: Zsela Sings Moody Ballads for the Fashion and Art Set

Zsela Thompson Age: 24 Hometown: Brooklyn Now Lives: Cat-sitting at a friend’s one-bedroom apartment in Chinatown, after a three-month stint in Los Angeles. Claim to Fame: Zsela Thompson is a rising singer and songwriter of melodic, folksy ballads popular with the bicoastal art and fashion scene. She is still a relative unknown, but her songbird…

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in her words: Why Music Festivals Need More Beyoncés

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “There’s not much that can be done about the past, but we can rewrite our future.” — Shirley Manson, lead singer of the band Garbage, on creating…

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Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got ‘Greedy.’

Daniela Jampel and Matthew Schneid met in college at Cornell, and both later earned law degrees. They both got jobs at big law firms, the kind that reward people who make partner with seven-figure pay packages. One marriage and 10 years later, she works 21 hours a week as a lawyer for New York City,…

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Exclusive: Judith Leiber’s East Hampton Home Goes on the Market

In 1956, Judith Leiber, the designer who would become famous for her whimsical handbags, and her husband, Gerson Leiber, who later achieved renown as an American modernist painter, bought a six-acre property in Springs, N.Y., a hamlet of East Hampton, for $10,000. Together they began a decades-long construction effort that would eventually include a home,…

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The Saturday Profile: Hashim Aslami Has Just One Word for Afghan Farmers: Saffron

KABUL, Afghanistan — In the early days of Taliban control in the 1990s, a low-paid agricultural worker began traveling from village to village in Afghanistan’s west with an unlikely pitch to farmers: switch from their traditional wheat crop and focus on saffron, the notoriously labor-intensive spice. To many people, including some of the man’s own…

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U.C.L.A. and California State-Los Angeles Order Quarantines Amid Measles Outbreak

More than 200 university students and employees in Los Angeles were given quarantine orders on Wednesday and Thursday, just days after a measles outbreak was declared in Los Angeles County. U.C.L.A. and California State University, Los Angeles, have been working with county health officials to identify and contact students and employees who may have been…

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Modern Love: It’s Not You, It’s Men

Several months ago, a co-worker asked me for the name of my celebrity crush. “Carrie Brownstein,” I said. I didn’t really have a celebrity crush, but Carrie’s name jumped out. On “Portlandia,” she was smart, whimsical and tough. I had checked out her memoir from the library the previous week and had just begun reading…

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