Serafima Krikunova, Sean McTigue

Serafima Krikunova and Sean Ryan McTigue were married May 3 in San Francisco. Judge Mark B. Simons officiated at the First Appellate District Court of Appeal. On May 16, the couple is to exchange rings and vows in a second ceremony at the Clare Island Light House in County Mayo, Ireland. Ms. Krikunova, 32, works…

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Excessive use of skin cancer surgery curbed with awareness effort

IMAGE: A macro and micro look at skin cancer: (left) A leg with a squamous cell carcinoma lesion and (right) a colorized photomicrograph of the cancer at the cellular level. Mohs… view more  Credit: Lesion photo courtesy of Kelly Nelson, National Cancer Institute, and photomicrograph courtesy of Markus Schrober and Elaine Fuchs, The Rockefeller University Sometimes…

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Meredith Gordon, Sean Fennel

Meredith Brooke Gordon and Sean Justin Fennel were married May 4 at L’Escale, a restaurant in the Delamar Greenwich Harbor hotel in Greenwich, Conn. Frederick L. Baker III, a justice of the peace in Greenwich, officiated. The bride, 40, is a senior corporate counsel in New York at Salesforce, a cloud-computing technology company. She is…

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Katherine Humphrey, Zakary Toomey

Katherine Porteous Humphrey and Zakary Kendall Toomey were married May 4 at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit. Daniel Zeno, a friend of the groom who became ordained through the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, officiated. Mrs. Toomey, 32, works in the housing and revitalization department of the City of Detroit, helping…

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Jared Levan, Lance Lin

Jared Levan and Lance Lin were married April 30 in San Francisco. Diane Rea, a county clerk at San Francisco City Hall, officiated. Mr. Levan (left), 35, is the head of account management at Impossible Foods, a company that makes plant-based meat and dairy products, with headquarters in Redwood City, Calif. He graduated from Cornell.…

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Is It Camp?

Explainers This year’s Met Gala theme has us wondering about things we treasure. May 4, 2019 In 1964, Susan Sontag defined camp as an aesthetic “sensibility” that is plain to see but hard for most of us to explain: an intentional over-the-top-ness, a slightly (or extremely) “off” quality, bad taste as a vehicle for good…

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What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?

Officially, it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit, a black-tie extravaganza held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute (a.k.a., the fashion department). Unofficially, the night’s festivities have been called many things, including “the party of the year,” “the Oscars of the East Coast” (mostly because of the…

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Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

KINSHASA, Congo — More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August, the country’s health minister said on Friday, the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history behind the West African one in 2014-16 that killed more than 11,300. The toll came as hostility toward health workers continued to hamper efforts…

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In the Beginning, They Both Took Freshman Theology

Dr. Bridget Catherine Dowd and Dr. Samuel Joseph Kiernan were married May 4 at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven, N.J. The Rev. James J. Grogan, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. The couple met at Georgetown, from which each graduated cum laude. The bride, 31, who is taking her husband’s name,…

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Mini-Vows: Taking Her Sister’s Advice Paid Off

Erika Kristin Thomas and Bernard Benjamin Fulton III were married May 4 at the Mansion at Noble Lane in Bethany, Pa. Kim Kirkley, a Universal Brotherhood minister, officiated. The couple met at Harvard, from which they graduated. The bride, 51, is counsel in the New York office of BakerHostetler, a law firm based in Cleveland.…

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