ELLE Editorial: Nature Made

Photographed by Cole Sprouse; Styled by Natasha Royt Intricate crochet and macrame—on tank dresses, swinging skirts, and cover-ups—appear at home among the pristine wetlands and rocky coast of Southern California. Dress, $7,500, fringed vest, $10,600, both, Chanel. Opal earring (on her right ear, throughout), Pascale Monvoisin, $340. Earring, Mounser, $225 (for pair). Belt, Altuzarra, $450.…

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Angry Dolls Meet Their Mother

A model in a print Batsheva dress appeared at a microphone on a balcony on West Broadway and solemnly declaimed. “I am doll parts,” she said. “Bad skin. Doll heart.” If you knew these words, you really knew them. This was the rallying cry of an angry slice of a generation: one that had blossomed…

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Inflammation in Midlife May Lead to Memory Problems

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to memory and thinking problems later in life. Unlike acute inflammation, which arises in response to injury, chronic inflammation persists over months or years. Autoimmune disease, lingering infection, exposure to polluted air, psychological stress and other conditions can all promote chronic inflammation. Researchers did blood tests on 12,336…

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Long Distance Romance? Get on the Love Bus

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] One day in seventh grade, Rasheda Herndon walked up to Clyde Edwards, a tall, skinny, supernice guy in her class, and told him, “You’re going to be my boyfriend.” Mr. Edwards was down with that. But Ms. Herndon wasn’t…

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StyleS Q&A: Max’s Kansas City Reborn for Los Angeles Art Fair

Is Los Angeles ready for the inaugural Frieze art fair this weekend? Some 70 galleries, including local favorites like the Night Gallery and global powerhouses like Gagosian, will have booths at Paramount Pictures Studios from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17. (There is also a V.I.P. day, Feb. 14.) While the Los Angeles contemporary art scene…

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Browsing: The New Minimalism: How to Marie Kondo Your Wardrobe

In “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” the new Netflix show, the organizational wizard and best-selling author spends much of her time imploring clients (victims?) to streamline their lives and keep only those possessions that “spark joy.” The ethos has surely struck a chord, and one might even suggest that KonMari minimalism has had an impact…

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Julia and Paul Child’s Valentine Cards

Image CreditPatricia Wall/The New York Times CreditPatricia Wall/The New York Times But one encounter left much to be desired. My grandfather was on a Fulbright scholarship in Oslo in 1960 when he met Mr. Child, who was stationed there. One night, he returned from a visit to the Childs’ raving about the most extraordinary dish…

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Can Big Science Be Too Big?

Modern science is largely a team sport, and over the past few decades the makeup of those teams has shifted, from small groups of collaborators to ever larger consortiums, with rosters far longer than that of the New England Patriots. Answering big questions often requires scientists and institutions to pool resources and data, whether the…

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Critical Shopper: Art Is Fashion Is Art Again

I’ve been to Token maybe a half dozen times in the last few months. It’s a modest store, jammed in between a tattoo shop and a smoke shop, in a neighborhood that you just … find yourself in. Dimes, Scarr’s, Metrograph, Kiki’s. Not quite a neighborhood in the Jane Jacobs sense, but the sort of…

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