Rei Kawakubo Revealed (Sort Of)

This secret pragmatism is perhaps the most traditionally masculine feature of Kawakubo’s designs for men. Those who wear Comme des Garçons tend to talk about how the clothes don’t feel new, even when they are — you try on a jacket with the tags still attached and have the impression that it’s been hanging in…

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Advertising: Tricky Ads From a Vitamin Company That Talks Up Openness

The online vitamin and supplement marketplace is fierce, star-studded and murky. The Kardashians endorse gummies they say promote hair health. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop website pushes pills and liquids in the name of holistic wellness. Even the conspiracy website Infowars is partly funded through the sale of potions and powders. In this crowded field, the start-up…

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Got Milk? Or Was That Really a Plant Beverage?

“Trump’s America, man,” said a barista, Dan Foley, also 31. Greg Steltenpohl, a co-founder and the chief executive of Califia Farms, which makes almond milk, argued that the latest debate was overblown. He pointed out that the Department of Agriculture found last year that 90 percent of households that bought alt-milks also purchased dairy milk.…

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Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers

During the Cold War, Washington feared that Moscow was seeking to turn microwave radiation into covert weapons of mind control. More recently, the American military itself sought to develop microwave arms that could invisibly beam painfully loud booms and even spoken words into people’s heads. The aims were to disable attackers and wage psychological warfare.…

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Global Health: Ebola Attacked Congo Again. But Now Congo Seems to Be Winning

The month-old Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which emerged unexpectedly in a dangerous region and quickly soared to over 100 cases, now appears to be fading. Only a handful of new cases appear each week, and the region’s two treatment centers, full until recently, now have fewer than 30 patients in their…

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This Week’s Wedding Announcements

Zoë Amelia Barrett Guengerich and Connor James Dowd were married Sept. 1 at Ardoch House, a country house rented for the occasion in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The Rev. Dr. Galen J. Guengerich, a Unitarian Universalist minister and the father of the bride, officiated, with Joshua T. Gumbley, a friend of the couple, taking part in…

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Bree Driscoll, Keith Marsh

Bree Driscoll and Keith Christopher Marsh are to be married Sept. 2 at a beachfront ceremony in Virginia Beach. Carol Charles Buck, a marriage commissioner for Virginia Beach County, is to officiate. The bride, 36, is a morning news anchor for NY1 News, a local 24-hour news station in New York. She graduated from Providence…

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What to Cook: What to Cook This Week

Good morning. This is it. This is the end of the session. Summer’s not going to be taking any more questions. Labor Day comes tomorrow, and the day that follows will be hard shoes and school buses and the long slog toward the fourth quarter, holidays stacked like cordwood along the way. Celebrate this day…

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Elizabeth Weeden, Colgan McNeil

Elizabeth Ann Weeden and John Colgan McNeil III were married Aug. 31 at the Emerson Park Pavilion, an events space in Auburn, N.Y. The Rev. Michael L. Weeden, the father of the bride who is a United Methodist Church minister, officiated. The couple met in 2011 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., from which they…

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Rex Isenberg, Matthew Cohen

Rex David Isenberg and Matthew Samuel Cohen are to be married Sept. 2 at the Yale Club in New York. Dane P. Isenberg, ordained by the American Marriage Ministries and a brother of Dr. Isenberg, officiated, with Naomi R. Cohen, a sister of Mr. Cohen, participating in a ceremony incorporating Jewish traditions. Dr. Isenberg (left),…

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