Follow Every Step of a Major Midcentury Modern Renovation

When Justin and Samantha Barnes first saw the little midcentury pavilion in Weston, Conn., they knew it would make a fantastic weekend retreat. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house with its wall of floor-to-ceiling glass doors was set on a wooded two-acre lot with views of a pond. The couple, who own an advertising agency and live…

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The Subway Crush Who Crushed Me

We met on the subway on a Saturday morning nearly 14 years ago. Our meeting had been a long time coming. He had been my subway crush for four years. I had met him once or twice at those early 20s apartment parties in New York, the kind with opened bags of tortilla chips on…

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Lil Nas X’s Best Outfits Ever

When «Old Town Road» went viral on TikTok in December 2018, an unlikely star was born in 20-year-old Lil Nas X. Arguably even more rare than breaking the record for most weeks spent in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100? Making bedazzled western wear look so chic. But, armored with a pair…

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Remaking a Midcentury Modern in Connecticut

When Justin and Samantha Barnes first saw the little midcentury pavilion in Weston, Conn., they knew it would make a fantastic weekend retreat. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house with its wall of floor-to-ceiling glass doors was set on a wooded two-acre lot with views of a pond. The couple, who own an advertising agency and live…

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Watch an Empty Warehouse Become a Psychedelic Party Wonderland

Things were running smoothly until a 12-foot aluminum tree collapsed and 30 colored orbs the size of bowling balls rolled toward the edge of the stage that had been erected a mere 10 hours earlier. No one on the crew batted an eye. Within minutes it was back up. This rapid-fire construction effort was the…

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When the Surgeon Is a Mom

As a health care professional, Dr. Erika Rangel is trained to know when things are going wrong. That alarm went off one day in her fourth year of surgical residency. Her son, just 3 months old, had developed a fever. She couldn’t be late for her operating shift, but his day care wouldn’t accept him…

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How Jimmy Neary, Irish Pub Maestro, Spends His Sundays

In a small building on East 57th Street, nestled among residential towers and far from most of the area’s commercial bustle, is an escape hatch from New York strife called Neary’s. Inside this upscale Irish pub is a peaceful cove of red banquettes, white-haired bartenders and an unchanging menu of conventional surf and turf. Jimmy…

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Five Places to Visit in Stockholm with a Local Craft Brewer

There’s more to the Swedish capital than its good looks. For proof, look south to Sodermalm, a large inner-city island humming with creativity. “There are more fun and innovative and exciting and heartfelt things going on in Sodermalm than anywhere else in Stockholm,” said the craft brewer Henok Fentie, a Stockholm native and co-founder of…

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The Future Is Trashion

The ragpicker of Brooklyn works out of a 750-square-foot storefront a few blocks east of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, down a mostly residential side street in Williamsburg, where Hasidim and hipsters mix. The ragpicker of Brooklyn sews in the back, behind a makeshift wall sprouting a riot of scraps. Under the pattern-cutting table there are bins…

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Tiffany Haddish Puts the ‘X’ in Christmas Cookies

“I’m about to have a sugar rush, yo,” Tiffany Haddish said. On a silver-gray Sunday morning, Ms. Haddish, the irrepressible star of the movie “Girls Trip” and an audacious stand-up comedian (“She Ready”), had click-clacked into the back entrance of the International Culinary Center in downtown Manhattan. She rode a jerky freight elevator four flights…

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