Finn Wittrock of ‘Judy’ Visits His Old Juilliard Haunts

Finn Wittrock stood outside Francesco’s, a hole-in-the-wall pizza joint on the corner of Columbus Avenue and West 69th Street, and peered forlornly through the window. A sign addressed to “our most valuable customers” announced that improvements were on the way, but not fast enough for this particular rendezvous. Mr. Wittrock, 34, looked sheepish. As a…

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‘We Need Each Other’: Seniors Are Drawn to New Housing Arrangements

After her husband died, Freda Schaeffer was left on her own in a three-bedroom house in Brooklyn. “I was lonely,” she confessed. And she worried about finances, because “there’s a lot of expenses in a house.” Tom Logan, who had moved east from California, found that his disability payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs…

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A Gucci Name Comes with Baggage

ImagePatricia Gucci with one of her new Aviteur bags. Imagine having one of the most famous last names in fashion. Then imagine not being able to use it when introducing your own business. That has been the situation facing Patricia Gucci — granddaughter of Gucci’s founder, Guccio Gucci, and the daughter of Aldo Gucci, the…

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How a Salon Host Spends Her Sundays

“There’s a huge hunger among people to connect in real time and to look in people’s eyes,” said Susan MacTavish Best, the founder of Posthoc, a salon series with notable speakers, home-cooked meals and music presented in the SoHo loft where she also lives. “The city can be lonely,” she said. “There’s such a sense…

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A Muffin to Top Them All

When was the last time you saw a plain corn muffin out in the wild? Not a blueberry corn muffin. Not cornbread. Not fancy Italian polenta cake. I mean a simple, golden-domed corn muffin, like the ones my grandmother used to bake from a Jiffy box mix, except preferably made from scratch. You may not…

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‘Our Love Is Built to Last’

On Easter Sunday in 2014, Anthony Hemingway, a director and producer, was mingling with fellow congregants after a service at the Potter’s House at One LA in Los Angeles. Through the crowd gathered outside on La Brea Avenue, he noticed a friend chatting up a handsome stranger in a black suit, bow tie and round-frame…

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A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart

Having an optimistic mind-set may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and early death, a review of studies has found. In previous studies, optimism has been shown to be associated with a range of favorable physical health outcomes and with greater success in work, school and relationships. This new meta-analysis, published in JAMA Network Open,…

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This Outrageous Chicken Should Be Dinner Tonight

Good morning. I love these fall mornings, not really cold where I stay but not summer-warm either, the air crisper than it was a few weeks ago, before the equinox. On weekends, in particular, more than at any other time of the year, I just want to get outside and cook: barbecued lamb for afternoon…

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Inside the Fashion Bubble

PARIS — When a parade of black-robed figures files solemnly by, each wielding a long, narrow black scepter, or spear (it was hard to tell), and then carefully mounts the walls of a giant reflecting pool and begins to dip the sticks into the water — and all this happens on the same day that…

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The Best Looks from Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is in full swing and it is fashion’s raison d’être. As one of the top style capitals in the world it boasts all the chicest brands like Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, and ELLE.com is on the ground reporting from all of them. Click through to see our favorite looks, and make…

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