Scene City: ‘Veep’ Toasts Its Final Season

“New York always had wonderful small independent theaters, and we went to them all the time,” Patti Smith, the writer, performer and 1970s icon, said at the Metrograph cinema on Ludlow Street on Thursday night. “The first independent cinemas were, like, 42nd Street theaters where you paid 50 cents,” she added. “You could watch Fellini…

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12 Pairs of Beach Pants That Will Get You Excited for Summer

Courtesy Beach pants are the type of clothing that give you the opportunity to step out of your usual trouser habits and wear what you really want: elastic waist bottoms that are kind of weird. They’re a fancy version of couch sweats, if you will. Zippers are discouraged, zany prints are a must, and hell,…

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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about antifreeze poisoning

Antifreeze contains chemicals that are toxic if a person ingests them. Antifreeze poisoning can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. People add antifreeze to vehicle radiators to prevent the liquid coolant inside from freezing and overheating. Antifreeze typically contains ethylene glycol, methanol, and propylene glycol. Although the chemicals in antifreeze are relatively nontoxic, the…

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Flu Tied to Heart Failure Worsening

When the number of reported flu cases goes up, so does the number of hospitalizations for heart failure. A study in JAMA Cardiology used data on 451,588 people, ages 35 to 84, in four geographic areas over four flu seasons, from 2010 to 2014. The researchers randomly sampled 2,042 hospitalizations for heart failure and 1,599…

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Air Pollution Tied to Mental Health Issues in Teenagers

Urban air pollution is associated with an increased risk for psychotic experiences in teenagers, researchers report. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry included 2,063 British teenagers whose health had been followed from birth through age 18. Almost a third of them said they had at least one psychotic experience, ranging from a mild feeling of…

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Barbuto, a Casual Fixture in the West Village, Is Closing

Barbuto, the chef Jonathan Waxman’s vibrant fusion of a casual neighborhood hangout and a destination restaurant, will close at the end of May after 15 years in a former garage in the West Village. Industria, the building it occupies on a corner just south of the meatpacking district, was sold last year, and Mr. Waxman’s…

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Field Notes: Why Wedding Expos Are Still a Thing

Charlyn Buchanan, a 32-year-old software engineer from Jersey City, stood with a flute of champagne in one hand, and in the other, her Bridelux’s itinerary that detailed upcoming speakers and showcased vendors. This was Ms. Buchanan’s first wedding expo since becoming engaged last August. Her wedding is set to take place at the end of…

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Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Hey, What About a Both Mitzvah?

Lion is a 13-year-old who lives in Brooklyn. The middle school student identifies as pangender, a term for feeling like you are every gender at once, and likes to go by “they” because it’s an inclusive pronoun. “I can identify with male and female and others in between,” they said. “I don’t really feel masculine,…

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How ‘Project Runway All Stars’ Became an Ad for Nothing

On many episodes of “Project Runway All Stars” Season 7, which airs its final episode Wednesday on Lifetime, the host and judge Alyssa Milano has announced that the week’s winning design will be sold on JCPenney.com the following day. Except that’s not true. Viewers who are looking for a ready-to-wear version of a winning look…

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On a Colorado Ski Trip, Planes, Trains, No Automobiles

The plan was simple: Take the train to the ski slopes. Why? Trains are romantic. Trains are relatively climate-friendly. And I had recently spent an hour and a half on a perfect powder day sitting in traffic, trying to drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird, near Salt Lake City. So I decided to swear…

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