Keanu Reeves Is Whatever You Want Him to Be

When Keanu Reeves walked onstage at a video game conference in Los Angeles in June, Peter Sarkisyan marveled at how the actor seemed to transcend his earthly form. Maybe it was Mr. Reeves’s lanky silhouette, shrouded in a cloud of smoke. Or, perhaps, it was the connection he felt with the actor, who, like Mr.…

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A Cake for America

Good morning. I was on an adventure with one of my kids. We’d eaten a lot of cheese pupusas at El Nopal in Patchogue, the hot masa slathered in salsa roja and washed down with mango purée, then driven sleepily into Blue Point and west along Middle Road to Meadow Croft, the former summer estate…

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Anarchy in the Ateliers at Givenchy and Margiela

Image Givenchy haute couture, fall 2019CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — The night the United States beat Britain at the Women’s World Cup to secure a place in the final, Clare Waight Keller, the Brit at the helm of Givenchy, let loose with a little anarchy in the palace. The events were…

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Medical News Today: How antibiotics may render flu infections more dangerous

Doctors already know that misusing antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance, which can make it difficult to fight bacterial infections, such as pneumonia. Now, a study in mice suggests that antibiotic use could also make the lungs more vulnerable to viral infections, such as the flu. Researchers find that antibiotics could make the body more vulnerable…

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Some Democrats Talk About Cosmetic Surgery Insurance. It Doesn’t Exist.

Image A window display outside a clinic in Miami. Elective cosmetic procedures are almost never covered by medical insurance, and economics explains why.CreditEllis Rua/Associated Press The “Medicare for all” bill written by Senator Bernie Sanders would cover not just standard medical services, but also vision, dental and long-term care. It would offer more health benefits than…

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$5.5 Million Homes in New York, Illinois and Missouri

What You Get for $5.5 Million 24 Photos View Slide Show › Image Michael Bowman Photography Ancram, N.Y. | $5.25 Million An artist-designed house with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a two-bedroom guesthouse and a swimming pool The only private residence in the United States designed by Ai Weiwei, this home was commissioned in 2006 by…

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The Mystery of Davé

Image Outside Davé, the once-popular Asian restaurant near the Palais-Royal in Paris. It closed in 2018.CreditJelena Stajic PARIS — In the summer of 1998, this newspaper ran an article about a restaurant here. “The first rule of fashion is that if something is fashionable, it is doomed to become unfashionable, especially if it is fashionable…

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The Endlessly Frosty American Indoors

Modernity was born 116 years, 11 months, two weeks and two days ago, at a printing plant in the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, when a junior engineer named Willis Carrier devised a contraption that blew air over water-filled pipes to dry out the humidity that was gumming up the pages of a humor magazine…

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Hundreds Get Food Poisoning at Imelda Marcos’s 90th Birthday Party

MANILA — About 260 people were sent to hospitals on Wednesday after they apparently fell ill from food poisoning during the 90th birthday celebration of Imelda R. Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines, health workers said. The patients “suffered from vomiting and dizziness,” said Richard Gordon, the chairman of the Philippine National Red…

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Why So Many of Us Don’t Lose Weight When We Exercise

People hoping to lose weight with exercise often wind up being their own worst enemies, according to the latest, large-scale study of workouts, weight loss and their frustrating interaction. The study, which carefully tracked how much people ate and moved after starting to exercise, found that many of them failed to lose or even gained…

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