The Return of Golden Age Design

Once the scaffolding comes down and construction crews move on, the new Beckford House and Tower condominium buildings now taking shape on Manhattan’s Upper East Side could easily be mistaken for structures built nearly a century ago. On the outside, the two buildings, which have already topped out at 301 East 80th Street and 301…

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How Pending Decision on Obamacare Could Upend 2020 Campaign

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in New Orleans is preparing a ruling on the Affordable Care Act that could put the law’s future front and center in the presidential race, overwhelming the current Democratic debate over Medicare for all and reigniting the health care-driven worries that helped Democrats win back the House last year.…

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How Angela Yee, Hip-Hop Radio Host, Spends Her Sundays

Angela Yee, co-host of “The Breakfast Club,” a syndicated morning radio show, knows plenty about hip-hop. But she also knows how to give advice on everything from getting out of debt to saying “I love you,” which she does through her segment “Ask Yee.” Her podcast, “Lip Service,” which she produces with three other friends,…

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Sisters, Brothers, Travel, Fun

As young boys in Penang, Malaysia, Aik Wye and Sean Ng routinely watched English Premier League soccer, something of a national obsession, on TV. They witnessed the way their community gathered in kopi tiams, or coffee shops, to catch the action from afar. They remember their friends and family members growing impassioned with each goal…

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‘Modern Love’ on the Page, on a Podcast and Now Onscreen

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. The New York Times’s Modern Love column is celebrating its 15th anniversary of weekly essays about relationships and revelations. That adds up to some 750 hearts poured out in about 1,500 words. Four years ago,…

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Raising a Twinless Twin

The ultrasound technician places the wand on my daughter’s lower abdomen and moves it slowly across taut skin glistening with gel. I’ve been holding my breath since being ushered into the dimly lit cubicle to witness a sonogram that will determine if my daughter is carrying one or more babies. She is a twin, a…

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Death on an Airplane

The man is already dead. He is lying in the aisle of the airplane as my daughter trades off on chest compressions with a firefighter and a couple of nurses. “One, two, three…,” they count out loud for each other. Thirty compressions, then two breaths. Thirty compressions, two breaths. The monotony of the counting, the…

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25 Modern Love Essays to Read if You Want to Laugh, Cringe and Cry

New to Modern Love? These 25 essays should provide a good introduction. You’ll find some of our most read and most shared of all time, and others that really got readers talking (and tweeting, and sharing). We present, in no particular order, the quirky, the profound, the head scratching and the heartbreaking. (A handful of…

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When Brand Trump Met Brand Vuitton

On Thursday two of the most powerful brands in politics and high fashion collided in Johnson County, Texas, a rural area about a half-hour’s drive south of Fort Worth. They met in a blur of pomp, supple leather and mutual appreciation as President Donald J. Trump joined Bernard Arnault, founder and chairman of LVMH Moët…

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Coming Out as Bipolar in Modern Love and Reliving It on TV

In her 2008 Modern Love essay “Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am,” Terri Cheney, then an entertainment lawyer, writes about her struggles with bipolar disorder, revealing how she hid her condition from boyfriends, colleagues and others who were close to her before ultimately going public. Now her story has been adapted for the…

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