Michel Roux, Whose Vodka Success Was Absolut, Is Dead at 78

Michel Roux, a French-born liquor executive who used a distinctive and witty advertising campaign to turn Absolut, a little-known Swedish brand, into the top imported vodka in the United States, died on April 30 at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 78. His death was confirmed by Jen Dillon, a family spokeswoman, who…

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Tyler Mitchell Wants to Make You Feel Good

Image Tyler Mitchell looking at color prints he made by hand from photographs taken during a trip to Cuba.CreditJoshua Aronson for The New York Times Please sign up here to have the Race/Related newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox. It didn’t take long for the young photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell to make a name…

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The School Photo Industry Is a Master Class in Drama

DALLAS — Chris Wunder, who has spent the better part of the last four decades photographing schoolchildren or managing those who do, used to tell kids they could bring a “personal prop” for spring portrait day. When he forgot to qualify the invitation, some, especially in rural areas, would arrive with shotguns, venomous snakes and,…

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Says Goodbye to Network Television

The Victoria’s Secret fashion show, an annual spectacle of glitter, cleavage and pop music, will no longer air on network television after a nearly two-decade run. The announcement was made in a Friday memo to the chain’s associates from Leslie Wexner, the chief executive of Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands. Mr. Wexner said that…

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Hundreds of Bodies, One Nurse: German Serial Killer Leaves as Many Questions as Victims

OLDENBURG, Germany — The new nurse arrived at the intensive-care unit of Delmenhorst hospital with a solid letter of reference, describing him as someone who worked “independently and conscientiously.” In a crisis, it said, he reacted “with consideration” and was “technically correct.” It gave no indication that officials at his former hospital in Oldenburg, Germany,…

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Medical News Today: 5 causes of cold intolerance

People with cold intolerance frequently feel cold when other people are comfortable or even warm. Cold intolerance may only occur in certain parts of the body, such as the hands or feet. Some people naturally tend to feel colder than others, without any discernible cause. However, cold intolerance can also be a symptom of an…

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The Last Five Glamour Shots Locations in the United States

EL PASO — Glamour Shots was once the coolest store in every mall. Boomer mothers and Gen-X teens and 20-somethings paid $29.95 for makeovers and photography sessions defined by big hair, white satin gloves, heavy eye shadow and contemplative poses, in an era when pictures were taken for special occasions and not just to commemorate…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Dinner and a Spritz

Good morning and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes! Have you heard that we published a little story about the Aperol spritz? A story that suggested that the drink is, ahem, overrated? Drink what you like, of course — the story says that — but there are many delightful ways to spritz at home after work,…

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Spring Art Sales: Yawns or Records?

The marquee auctions of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art in New York next week are the first crunch moment of the year for the top end of the art market. Owners of big-ticket paintings and sculptures regard these biannual sales as the moment to maximize prices. For Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips, this is also the…

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Nicholas Hoult Sweats Gracefully in the Boxing Ring

LOS ANGELES — Nicholas Hoult laced up his black Adidas sneakers, grabbed an orange jump rope and found a spot in the alleyway behind Trinity Boxing Club, a no-frills gym behind Melrose Boulevard in Los Angeles. It was an early Wednesday morning, and the light was still soft. As the rope whistled under and over…

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