Womanspreading Is the Ultimate Fashion Power Move

There is a scene in Knock Down the House, the award-winning documentary that tracks four women running for Congress in 2018, in which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is sitting on the couch in her living room, breathing deeply. In only a few hours, the then 28-year-old bartender from the Bronx—and complete newcomer to politics—must go on live…

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Power Dressing Is Back, But It Doesn’t Look the Same

In an era when women are fighting, once again, for our hard-won access to choice, it might seem counterintuitive that the suit—in its most masculine, tailored, gray flannel incarnation—is making a comeback. But come back it did, on female dandies in bow ties at Dolce & Gabbana, girls with cravats at Burberry, twenty-first-century Katharine Hepburns…

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Is the Boilersuit the New Power Suit?

In 1942, Rosie the Riveter, heroine of the working American woman, starred in a wartime campaign aimed at recruiting women to work in factories and shipyards. We’ve all seen the now-iconic poster where she poses in a boilersuit, with a fearless gaze and flexed bicep, alongside the slogan: We Can Do It! Today, Rosie’s heirs…

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Sacklers Would Give Up Ownership of Purdue Pharma Under Settlement Proposal

The Sackler family would give up ownership of Purdue Pharma, the company blamed for much of the opioid epidemic, and pay $3 billion of their own money under terms of a settlement proposal to resolve thousands of federal and state lawsuits, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The discussions have been going on…

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For a Longer Life, Get Moving. Even a Little.

Men and women who move around throughout the day, even if they just stroll or clean the kitchen and do not formally exercise, are less likely to die prematurely than people who almost never leave their chairs, according to a heartening new study of physical activity and mortality. The study, the largest of its kind…

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Malibu Farm, Inspired by California, Opens in the Seaport District

Headliner Malibu Farm This collection of restaurants, which began as a pop-up on Malibu Pier near Los Angeles and grew to seven locations across the United States and in Mexico, has opened its latest branch in the seaport district, also on a pier. Helene Henderson, a former private chef, opened the first spot in 2014,…

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Orlando Suero, 94, Dies; Photographed Notables, Including the Kennedys

He photographed Shirley MacLaine dancing with Rudolf Nureyev at a party in Malibu. He shot the actor Dennis Hopper and the singer Michelle Phillips during their eight-day marriage, including a joint-smoking moment in the bathtub (both were fully clothed). And he caught Princess Margaret all but swooning over Paul Newman as Alfred Hitchcock stared straight…

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Philip Morris and Altria Are in Talks to Merge

The tobacco giants Philip Morris International and the Altria Group are in talks to reunite, the companies said on Tuesday, in a deal that would combine the most popular brands of both traditional and electronic cigarettes. The companies described the proposed deal in a statement as an “all-stock, merger of equals,” but cautioned that the…

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A Taste of Home for California’s Punjabi Truck Drivers

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The rotis were flawless, king-size rounds. Each one was thin and even, freckled with char and shimmering. The dough had been rolled and cooked to order, so the rotis came out hot and supple, stacked on a paper plate alongside deli containers of dal and a few plastic spoons. It was a…

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At Bar Shun, a Grapefruit Cocktail Bewitches

For a refreshing, even festive drink, there is now La Mademoiselle served in Bar Shun, the stunning new, brass-trimmed cocktail lounge across the hall from the restaurant Shun. The cocktail, created by Dushan Zaric, is grapefruit-based. To make it at home, combine 2 ounces each of pink grapefruit juice and gin, a half-ounce of simple…

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