Modern Love: He Asked Permission to Touch, but Not to Ghost

Advertisement Modern Love A culture of consent, one woman argues, should be less about self-protection and more about genuine care for the other person. Image CreditCreditBrian Rea By Courtney Sender Sept. 7, 2018 For our first date, he took an Uber to my apartment through a winter storm. As the snow fell outside, we sat…

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Burt Reynolds Changed the Gaze

Advertisement The nude heard around the world. Image That chest hair.CreditCreditBettmann/Getty Images Sept. 6, 2018 Back in the sexual Stone Age, it was assumed that straight men were so genetically overheated that Mother Nature hard-wired them to gawp at images of bare-naked ladies. Women, on the other hand, were her empathic creations: nurturing, maternal, their…

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A 100th Birthday Celebration, and (Surprise!), a Wedding, Too

It was 11:30 a.m. on Labor Day, 2018 and everyone was gushing over the birthday boy, Mannie Corman, who wore a black shirt that read “Vintage 1918; Aged to perfection,” and a matching hat with the number 100 printed in white. Mr. Corman, who sat in an electric wheelchair, reveled in the company of his…

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5 New Designers to Watch This Season

Advertisement Hailing from New York, London and Paris, these emerging talents will show their debut collections this month. Sept. 6, 2018 Image CreditTanner Abel NEW YORK Graham Tyler Growing up in upstate New York, Graham Tyler Baldwin was fascinated by art galleries. His parents organized family trips to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., where…

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The Cycle: Thank You for Not Eating Your Placenta

Advertisement The Cycle As an obstetrician and gynecologist, it’s hard to shock me. Or at least it used to be. Image CreditCreditIllustration by Claire Milbrath By Jen Gunter Sept. 6, 2018 We had a placenta freezer at the hospital in Canada where I was an obstetrics and gynecology resident in the early 1990s. After delivery,…

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Holy Cottontail! The Playboy Club Is Back Again

Victoria Oliver placed the upright satin rabbit ears atop her blond tresses. A fluffy white cottontail had already been fastened with a snap to her backside. Moments before, a seamstress had cinched the boned shell of a black leotard up and over Ms. Oliver’s hip line. Her bow tie was straightened, her cuff links aligned.…

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Target’s New Collection Is Just as Good as Zara (But Cheaper)

In a world where affordable Instagram shopping makes items available minutes after they’re spotted on the runway, the fast fashion game is moving at lightspeed. But unlike other brands, you can get your glen plaid fix while buying Cheez-Its and toilet paper with Target’s latest endeavor. Prologue is the department store’s solution to filling what…

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Rites of Passage: License to Not Drive

“I’ll start driving when Saudi Arabian women are allowed to!” I would declare to my mom as a teenager, as if I were one of those celebrities who used to promise that they wouldn’t marry until gay people could. I was always half-kidding, but jokes have a way of dressing up inertia in a glossy…

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Social Q’s: A Ride to the Polls? Not With That Vote

My wife, kids and I live in the house where I grew up, across the street from a woman who was a dear old friend of my parents. Judging by her lawn signs, she has become much more politically extreme than when I was young. The coming midterm elections are important to my family: My…

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