Female Artists Made Little Progress in Museums Since 2008, Survey Finds

Over the past decade, there has been a sense in the art world that gender equity was on the horizon: Emerging female artists were landing high-profile solo shows, museums were staging women-themed exhibitions, grants were being awarded to boost female artists, and long-neglected artists were being given overdue recognition. This assumption of progress is being…

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Is It Time to Quit Vaping?

Allegations of illegal marketing tactics. More than 500 cases of severe lung illness in 38 states. Seven deaths. A proposed federal ban of most flavored e-cigarettes, and new efforts in many states to counter an epidemic of youth vaping. There’s been an avalanche of vaping news this month, which leaves many users facing a crucial…

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‘Too Much Fashion, Too Much Clothes, Too Much Everything’

ImagePrada, spring 2020CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times MILAN — Not that long before Milan Fashion Week and his presentation, Brunello Cucinelli, the Umbria-based fashion mogul famous for his ability to combine extreme casualness, high luxury and the musings of Pericles, was visited by Luigi Di Maio, the political leader of the anti-establishment Five…

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The Fashion Week Diary of Sandy Liang, Fleece Phenom

Sandy Liang hates Fashion Week. She hates the hype and the parties and the pressure, the murmurings about how so-and-so made an appearance at such-and-such. “But when my show is happening, I’m like, ‘This is all worth it,’” Ms. Liang said. Since the 28-year-old designer launched her namesake label and first collection five years ago,…

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Treating the Incredible Shrinking Vagina

So, vaginal atrophy. What’s that about? I (very tentatively) asked my general practitioner about how the whole “vagina after menopause” thing works and she was basically “yeah, that’s right, it will atrophy.” So what can be done about it, if anything? Frankly, I’m a bit sad. — Shrinking Violet [Have a question about women’s health?…

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I Buy Kegs for the Office. Do I Have to Buy Tampons, Too?

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. Tampons or Wine, the Eternal Dilemma I run a small but growing start-up and employ many young female employees. As is standard for the start-up world, we buy…

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36 Hours in Albuquerque

Any conversation about travel to New Mexico seems to start with Santa Fe, the tourist-magnet about 60 miles up the road from Albuquerque, the state’s largest city. But Duke City (so called for its namesake, the Duke of Alburquerque, the early 18th-century Viceroy of New Spain) has been emerging from its neighbor’s shadow ever since…

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What Do Pants Have to Do With Professionalism?

I am a woman who works at an all-boys high school with a predominantly male faculty and no senior female administrators. (I begin this way because I don’t think women at the school have any extra professionalism points to lose.) A female department head, who does excellent work, often wears pants that are so low-cut…

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20 Under $20: Minimal Effort, Maximum Pleasure

Weeknights are a state of mind. More accurately, they are a state of fatigue. Whether it’s a Tuesday or a Saturday, sometimes all you want is an uninterrupted stretch of peace and quiet, maybe some leftovers and a chance to wear out the Netflix subscription. That, and a couple of glasses of decent wine. Wine…

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