StyleS Q&A: Max’s Kansas City Reborn for Los Angeles Art Fair

Is Los Angeles ready for the inaugural Frieze art fair this weekend? Some 70 galleries, including local favorites like the Night Gallery and global powerhouses like Gagosian, will have booths at Paramount Pictures Studios from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17. (There is also a V.I.P. day, Feb. 14.) While the Los Angeles contemporary art scene…

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Browsing: The New Minimalism: How to Marie Kondo Your Wardrobe

In “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” the new Netflix show, the organizational wizard and best-selling author spends much of her time imploring clients (victims?) to streamline their lives and keep only those possessions that “spark joy.” The ethos has surely struck a chord, and one might even suggest that KonMari minimalism has had an impact…

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Julia and Paul Child’s Valentine Cards

Image CreditPatricia Wall/The New York Times CreditPatricia Wall/The New York Times But one encounter left much to be desired. My grandfather was on a Fulbright scholarship in Oslo in 1960 when he met Mr. Child, who was stationed there. One night, he returned from a visit to the Childs’ raving about the most extraordinary dish…

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Can Big Science Be Too Big?

Modern science is largely a team sport, and over the past few decades the makeup of those teams has shifted, from small groups of collaborators to ever larger consortiums, with rosters far longer than that of the New England Patriots. Answering big questions often requires scientists and institutions to pool resources and data, whether the…

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Critical Shopper: Art Is Fashion Is Art Again

I’ve been to Token maybe a half dozen times in the last few months. It’s a modest store, jammed in between a tattoo shop and a smoke shop, in a neighborhood that you just … find yourself in. Dimes, Scarr’s, Metrograph, Kiki’s. Not quite a neighborhood in the Jane Jacobs sense, but the sort of…

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Is my C-section scar OK?

Fever-like symptoms and inflammation around a cesarean delivery, or C-section, wound could be signs of infection. Keeping the wound clean and in a sterile environment can help reduce the risk of infection. Infections following a cesarean delivery, which some people call a C-section, are common. They occur in around 2–15 percent of all C-section surgeries.…

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The Next Generation of It-Bags Is Here, Courtesy of NYFW Fall 2019

The challenge of choosing between two really cute bags has finally been solved: Wear both. At least, that’s what happened on the fall-winter ’19 runways. Ulla Johnson and Rebecca Minkoff doubled, tripled, even quadrupled the number of handbags to carry at once, and we’re going to give it a try. Beyond doubling up, more unexpected…

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Having a Good Side Isn’t Just for Mariah Carey Anymore

According to Jimmy Kimmel, Barbra Streisand has never appeared on his talk show because he refused to swap around his set so the cameras would get her best side and not mention the change. “The condition was we couldn’t talk about the fact that we’d switched around, and I was like, ‘I just don’t see…

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How to Find Your Better Side and Take a Good Selfie

Having a good or bad side was once left to A-list celebrities on the covers of magazines, but these days every Instagram influencer and peripheral reality star has a strategy for the moment a camera appears. Images of ourselves are no longer relegated to dusty family albums; now, we can gaze back at our unnatural…

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