We Are Still Obsessed With Britney Spears

LOS ANGELES — Welcome to a Britney Spears fantasy land: the Britney of the past, the Britney we want her to be. Britney Spears the Zone, a 30,000-square-foot fan-generated experiential pop-up dedicated to the career of the Princess of Pop, has been erected at a time when there’s no sign of her return to Vegas…

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Macy’s Plans Another Round of Closings and Job Cuts

Macy’s, the struggling department store chain, is planning another round of store closings and job cuts. The company said that it would close about 125 of its least productive stores in the next three years and also cut about 2,000 of its corporate and support function positions, according to a statement on Tuesday. The company…

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Dr. Leonard Shengold, 94, Psychoanalyst Who Studied Child Abuse, Dies

Dr. Leonard Shengold, an esteemed psychoanalyst who in two books vividly described the terrifying impact of long-term abuse and neglect of children as “soul murder,” died on Jan. 16 at his home in Stone Ridge, N.Y. He was 94. His son David said the cause was complications of leukemia. During 60 years of psychoanalytic practice,…

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Walgreens Will Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Unlicensed-Pharmacist Claims

Walgreens will pay $7.5 million to settle allegations that for more than a decade it let an unlicensed pharmacist handle hundreds of thousands of prescriptions, including some for highly addictive painkillers, the authorities in California said on Monday, another setback for a company already facing broader accusations that it helped feed the opioid epidemic. The…

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Hawaii Is a Paradise, but Whose?

Locals in Oahu know that the best way to get from Waikiki’s crowded beaches to the cool North Shore is to drive along the island’s eastern coast. The road is framed by mountains, ocean and greenery so lush and beautiful, it’s hard to focus the eye on one place for too long, for fear of…

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When a Friend Is in Need, Show You Care With Food

Like it is with many cooks, food is my mother’s love language. As a child, I watched her make meals for people as they celebrated births, pushed through cancer, moved, or mourned, packing a pop-up basket with aluminum pans and zip-top bags. The dishes inside were always carefully calibrated to the recipient. Sometimes it was…

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Will the Oscars Crush New York Fashion Week?

As New York Fashion Week approaches, so too does the insider drama of the show calendar. Which designers are skipping this season? Who is switching cities at the last minute? Who is left? One conflict on the schedule stands apart: The 92nd Academy Awards, one of the most high-profile fashion events of the year, are…

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Doma Food and Drinks Opens in the East Village

Headliner Doma Food and Drinks Yu Li, who owns Tang Hotpot and the Tang on the Upper West Side, has turned the Tang in the East Village into this Korean bistro, where the chef Jackie Kim weaves traditional dishes like bibimbap and Korean fried chicken into an eclectic menu. More offbeat are kimchi arancini made…

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A Tempest in a Pizzeria Spills Out Into the Street

Trouble had come to Pizza Paradise. A police car sat outside 12 West 18th Street on Monday. Two protesters paced the sidewalk, bearing saffron-yellow placards and handing out fliers printed with an all-caps battle cry: “DON’T EAT HERE.” Inside, two police officers conferred with the pizzeria owners. Solo diners hunched over triangles of pepperoni. The…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Xi Urges Tougher Response to the Crisis

Here are the highlights: ImageMedical workers transferring a patient into the newly completed Huoshenshan temporary field hospital in Wuhan, China, on Tuesday.Credit…Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua, via Associated Press Xi Jinping signals a more assertive response. China’s leader, Xi Jinping, has signaled a more assertive strategy for dealing with the coronavirus epidemic after days of seeming to retreat…

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