Scene City: Art and Literature

The Art Production Fund raised nearly $700,000 at its March 11 gala at the Seagram Building. Poets & Writers held a dinner gala on March 7 at 583 Park Avenue. And Literacy Partners held a gala on March 13 at Cipriani Wall Street.

Lilly Singh, a YouTube Star, Will Host a Late-Night Show on NBC

Lilly Singh, who built a career on YouTube as a comedian, is getting her own late-night show. Ms. Singh, 30, will host a half-hour show in the 1:35 a.m. slot on NBC beginning in September, according to a statement from NBC on Thursday. She will be an executive producer on the show and will be…

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A Salad for Crouton Lovers

If you’ve ever eaten a salad for dinner and thought “I am only here for the croutons,” then let me say that you are heard, and you are seen. Without sounding too dramatic, for me, a dinner salad without those golden hunks of salty, crunchy bread in the mix can feel downright deprivational. Luckily, I…

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Can TV Dumb You Down?

Experts generally agree that watching a lot of television is bad for children. Now a new study suggests it may not be very good for adults, either. The British study, in Scientific Reports, included 3,590 people, average age 67, who were free of dementia at the start of the study. All reported their TV watching…

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Medical News Today: What is an orgasm headache?

An orgasm headache is intense and it starts suddenly, just before or during an orgasm. These headaches are usually harmless, and a person can often treat them with over-the-counter pain medications. However, headaches during sex can sometimes signal a more serious condition. In this article, we describe what orgasm headaches are, what they feel like,…

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Medical News Today: Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?

The shot and the pill are two effective forms of hormonal birth control, each with their own benefits and risks. Does one work better than the other? There are many different birth control options. People can choose which one to use based on their benefits, risks, and what feels right. When choosing between the shot…

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Work Friend: On Social Media at Work, Even Friends Can Be Enemies

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Lurker, Stalker, Climber, Spy I do not get along with one of my colleagues. We do not talk unless it’s work-related. I have tried to be friendly, but…

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The New Old Age: Older Americans Are Awash in Antibiotics

Image CreditJun Cen Last month, Caryn Isaacs went to see her primary care doctor for her annual Medicare wellness visit. A patient advocate who lives in Manhattan, Ms. Isaacs, 68, felt perfectly fine and expected a clean bill of health. But her doctor, who’d ordered a variety of blood and urine tests, said she had…

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