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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Vows: The Writer Anne Lamott Gets to the Happily-Ever-After Part

The writer Anne Lamott recently sat in the living room of her Fairfax, Calif., house, wearing her signature dreadlocks, a loose cotton shirt and baggy jeans (skinny jeans are definitely not her style). At 65, she was about to get married for the first time. When asked why she stayed single so long, she replied…

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Medical News Today: Patterns of antibiotic use may predict cardiovascular risk

A new study that analyzed the health information of thousands of women found that prolonged antibiotic use is correlated with a higher risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event. Women may wish to consider limiting their use of antibiotics to prevent cardiovascular issues. Scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, Harvard Medical School and Harvard…

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Will Selfies Save the Flower District?

New York’s flower district, more than 100 years old and a home mostly to wholesalers, used to thrive like a jungle along Sixth Avenue. Now it is concentrated in just one block of West 28th Street. Long said to be on its way out because of a changing industry and continually rising rents in Chelsea,…

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