A Premeditated Chance Encounter

Mackenzie Leigh Jacks and William Lawrence Frantz could not help but notice each other every time they crossed paths in the shared parking lot that stood between their Detroit apartment buildings in September 2014. “I kept telling my roommate about this guy with a beard who was super hot,” said Ms. Jacks, 30, a physician…

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A Feminist Cookbook Meant to Inspire Fuels Outrage Instead

The last thing Kathy Gunst and Katherine Alford expected when they published their cookbook “Rage Baking” was for the rage to be directed at them. “We started hearing from a lot of women we didn’t know saying, ‘You stole, you plagiarized,’ ” Ms. Alford said. “We were quite caught off guard.” The book — which…

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Banquets Are Back in Fashion. But Where Does All the Food Go?

Photo shoots tend to offer a standardized landscape of amenities: A folding table blanketed in single-serving plastic water bottles. A large plastic tray of snackable food that will end up barely half-eaten. Cans of soda unlikely to be recycled. And then, once the set is broken down, there will be trash cans full of untouched…

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What Happened Between E. Jean Carroll and Elle Magazine?

In the fall of 2017, when Nina Garcia, the fashion editor and “Project Runway” judge, became the editor in chief of Elle magazine, E. Jean Carroll felt she needed to fight for her job. Ms. Garcia was remaking the staff and was scaling back on lucrative contracts the magazine offered freelance contributors like Ms. Carroll,…

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Coronavirus Cases in the United States Reach 34, and More Are Expected

At least 34 people in the United States are infected with the coronavirus spreading from China, federal health officials said on Friday. “This new virus represents a tremendous public health threat,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said at a news briefing. But so far there has been…

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36 Hours in Basel

Basel is, perhaps, the only city in the world that’s best experienced at 4 a.m. on a Monday. On a particular Monday, that is: the one after Ash Wednesday, when nearly every local with a pulse turns up in the Old Town for a parade known as the Morgenstreich. Then, on the fourth chime of…

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At Walgreens, Complaints of Medication Errors Go Missing

Pharmacy employees at Walgreens told consultants late last year that high levels of stress and “unreasonable” expectations had led them to make mistakes while filling prescriptions and to ignore some safety procedures. But when the consultants presented their findings at Walgreens’s corporate offices this month, there was no reference to the errors and little mention…

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Donatella Versace Is Not Who You Think She Is

Donatella Versace at her home in Milan. Pier Nicola Bruno Shortly before I interview Donatella Versace, I ask my colorist to bump up my already-straining-credulity blond by a shade. That’s the effect Versace has on you before you even meet her: Some people make you stand up straighter in their presence; she has a way…

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13 St. Patrick’s Day Outfits That Say ‘Don’t Freaking Touch Me’

Getty Images The way America celebrates St. Patrick’s day continues to cause confusion, but you can’t avoid not wearing green. Fail to wear a shade of chartreuse and you’re bound to get at least one pestering bystander who hasn’t quite caught up to the fact that unsolicited pinches are not welcome. Surprise, surprise! Lucky for…

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