Jeff Bezos, Tabloid Man

SEATTLE — When Jeff Bezos and his former wife, MacKenzie, celebrated what would be their last anniversary together around Labor Day 2018, they arrived at a Miami nightclub with no fanfare. His table was booked online, which is “totally what tourists do” and “totally dorky,” the club’s celebrity liaison said in an interview at the…

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Many in China Wear Them, but Do Masks Block Coronavirus?

Chinese authorities have encouraged people in the city of Wuhan to wear surgical masks in public to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The question is: do they work? Many infectious disease specialists say the cheap disposable masks, which cover the nose and mouth, may help prevent the spread of infections if they…

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The Return of the Power Pose

One of the most viral moments of fashion month—aside from J.Lo at Versace in a re-creation of the neckline-down-to-there Grammys dress that launched Google Images—was the model Leon Dame stomping down the runway at the Maison Margiela show in Paris. It was the walk that got everyone talking: chaotic, hunched, and slightly rushed. It went…

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12 Pairs of Goth Shoes for Non-Goths

I know what you’re thinking—yes, I am a poser. Sure, I dabbled with teenage mosh pits and cried to The Cure in my bedroom like any healthy adolescent, but I have never been part of a subculture. The aesthetic, however, is spreading. Due in part to the rise of egirls and eboys and a runway…

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Crazy Things Women Used to Do to Get Beautiful Lips

In every era, the idea of female lips attractiveness would change dramatically. However, it was lips that remained the most exciting face detail. In pursuit of fashionable color and shape, they were rubbed with acid and pumped up with harmful substances. The History of Lip Makeup In ancient civilizations, bright makeup was considered a symbol…

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The Making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Was as Far Out as the Movie

As it approaches its 52nd birthday, “2001: A Space Odyssey” remains one of the most inventive and enduring of all movies. But from the vantage point of 2020, it can be difficult to appreciate the sheer breadth of imagination involved in its making. Enter “Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey,” a new exhibit at the…

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Rental Cars and Cashless Tolls: Convenience Might Cost You

No one wants hassles on vacation, so this fall my wife and I accepted the offer of a rental car agent in San Francisco who suggested there was a fast, easy way to pay any tolls we might encounter. We were in California to see friends on a trip that took us north into Sonoma…

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Hollywood Women Push Directors Guild for Better Parental Benefits

Among the achievements and accolades that the photojournalist and director Jessica Dimmock has amassed are three World Press Photo prizes, an Emmy nomination, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and membership in the exclusive international photo agency VII. In September 2017, Dimmock reached another milestone, when she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Roxanne. But after…

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Gaultier’s ‘Children’ Are Happy for Him

PARIS — In the hours after the model Coco Rocha danced an Irish jig on the runway Wednesday night, several people approached her to compliment the performance. Some seemed surprised she could dance like that, which in turn surprised Ms. Rocha. “I guess they weren’t there for the first one,” the 31-year-old Canadian model said.…

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Haitian and Jamaican Patties, Traditional and Not, in Brooklyn

If you took a slow-motion video of yourself biting into a Haitian patty at Kafe Louverture in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, it would look like this: The outer layer of pastry would shatter dramatically, like powdery snow blasting off a pair of skis. Then your teeth would sink into the gently simmered filling — beef or lamb,…

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