Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy

African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women die of pregnancy-related causes at a rate about three times higher than those of white women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. The racial disparity has persisted, even grown, for years despite frequent calls to improve access to medical care for women of color.…

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Critic’s Notebook: This Menu Is Brought to You by Arizona Iced Tea

For years, the words “Great Buy!” have been printed on the sides of pastel-colored, sort-of-Southwestern-looking cans of Arizona Iced Tea in a bid to get the attention of gas-station customers and convenience-store shoppers. This month, both the catchphrase and the sugary drink it advertises are being splashed around some unusual new territory: the Brooklyn branch…

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Renovating an Ode to the Pacific Northwest

Like so many stories of creative inspiration, this one began with a shower. A broken shower, actually. Several years ago, a couple in Portland, Ore., decided it was about time for some updates to their two-story Craftsman-style home, built in 1907. They and their two children had lived in the house for the better part…

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Design’s New Leaf

When Brett Beldock, a Manhattan-based furniture designer, was growing up in the city in the early ’70s, she would buy “the grooviest jeans in the world” at the Different Drummer, a boutique whose advertising poster was designed by Peter Max, the psychedelic artist. Ms. Beldock’s new capsule collection of marijuana-themed wallpaper, titled Dispensary, recently put…

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Design Became a Behemoth. Those Behind Its Rise Are Wary for the Future.

“An Accelerated Culture,” the exhibition that opened last week at the New York gallery Friedman Benda, was conceived, according to Marc Benda, the gallery’s founding partner, as the “first critical look” at a group of noted designers from Generation X. Indeed, the show’s title is taken from Douglas Coupland’s 1991 novel, “Generation X: Tales for…

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You Call That a Vase?

Image The Pushmepullme vase by Andi Kovel and Justin Parker of Esque Studio. On the purple side, dark purple Vanda diamond orchids. On the lavender side, white Vandas, with Queen Anne’s lace and blackberries. $2,200; esque-studio.com.CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times Containers for blooms can stretch the imaginations of designers and florists alike. By Rima Suqi…

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The 10 Best Accessories From the 2019 Met Gala

Getty Images At this year’s Met Gala, guests embraced the over-the-top camp theme with bold looks and even bigger accessories. But which outfit enhancers came out on top? From a delicate earring to the most extra entourages, here are the best Met Gala accessories ranked. Advertisement — Continue Reading Below 1 Lady Gaga Gaga stunned…

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Styling Duo Wayman & Micah on Regina Hall’s Met Gala Look

This year’s Met Gala was a historic moment for designer Dapper Dan and his partnership with Gucci. Attending for the first time as a table host, Dap made custom looks for industry vets like Bevy Smith and Bethann Hardison, plus celebrities like Ashley Graham and Regina Hall. Jamie McCarthyGetty Images For Hall, this was a…

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