Unbuttoned: The Freudian Loafer, the Intellectual and the Politician’s Son

Image Louis Sarkozy, son of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, in his Manhattan apartment.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times Another Sarkozy is flirting with the fashion world. Louis Sarkozy, the 22-year-old son of Nicolas Sarkozy, French president from 2007 to 2012, is dipping his toe into the arena with a men’s shoe line.…

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What I Love: Elizabeth Marvel on Sharing Space With Curiosities and Ghosts

In the mid-1980s, Elizabeth Marvel got into some unspecified trouble at Interlochen Arts Academy, a boarding school in Michigan, got the boot, and was thus unable to complete the portfolio required for admission to Cooper Union and the Rhode Island School of Design. “Art school was my dream,” Ms. Marvel said. Dream dashed, she bummed…

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The New Health Care: Why Politics Should Be Kept Out of Miscarriages

Georgia’s much-discussed new law on abortion is one of the most restrictive in the nation. Abortion will be banned as early as six weeks into pregnancy — before many women even know they are pregnant. This law goes even further, though: Although the intent of the law is to block abortion, it has opened a…

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Surfacing: A Queer Film Festival in Tunisia — Where Being Gay Is Illegal

For four days in March, a sanctuary for queer and trans people sprung up in Tunisia — a country where being gay is illegal. Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival, in its second year, differs significantly from other film festivals: some participants wear badges that read “No Photos;” attendees were invited through a private Facebook page and…

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Looking for Your Own Front Door in London? Consider a Mews.

LONDON — The singer Madonna and her then-husband Guy Ritchie lived in one. The lawyer played by James Norton in the “McMafia” television series went home to one. The Profumo affair that toppled a Conservative government in the 1960s took place in one. They are typically cozy two- or three-story structures that once served as…

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Gigi Hadid Stars in Burberry’s New TB Monogram Campaign

Last August, Burberry got a face lift when its new chief creative officer, Riccardo Tisci, revealed a new brand logo and «TB» monogram print. In a nod to Burberry’s founder Thomas Burberry, this print was the first time the luxury house had changed its look in 20 years. Today, Burberry launches its TB Monogram campaign…

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Mind: Firing Up the Neural Symphony

The research on brain stimulation is advancing so quickly, and the findings are so puzzling, that a reader might feel tempted to simply pre-order a genius cap from Amazon, to make sense of it all later. In just the past month, scientists reported enhancing the working memory of older people, using electric current passed through…

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The Intersection of Race and Blood

“We need black blood.” I didn’t know what to say to this, not least because it had been said by the head of donor services at England’s National Health Service Blood and Transplant. The interview was for a book I was writing on blood, a topic I knew a little about by then, but the…

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