Is Ballet Camp?

Is it the moonbeams? The suicide-for-love finale? Or, perhaps, the extravagant gestures that designate women as birds? For Susan Sontag, writing in 1964 in “Notes on ‘Camp,’” the camp canon included Aubrey Beardsley drawings, Tiffany lamps, women’s clothes from the 1920s, Flash Gordon comics — and also “Swan Lake.” “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” at the…

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Everyone is Talking About This Barely-There Sandal Brand

The hunt for a simple flat sandal is deceptively hard. Many on the market are too beachy, too cheeky, poor fitting, or flat out boring. And often times, they’re also too expensive. But as with all-too-common origin stories for brands these days, Studio Amelia founder, Emily Amelia Inglis, found herself on the hunt for simple…

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The Menu as Historic Document

Henry Voigt, a menu collector and historian, will discuss some of his latest menu finds, including items related to Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman, in a talk organized by the Culinary Historians of New York. He will also explain what can be learned from studying old restaurant menus as historic records. “The Hunt for…

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In Brooklyn, a New Food Hall With Breathtaking Views

The layout of the two-story Time Out Market New York, opening Friday, may be typical — aisles lined with vendors making and serving their specialties, areas for communal tables — but the details set it apart. Seats are leather. Your food comes on chinaware, with metal utensils. Drinks from three bars are poured into glasses,…

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A Refreshing Retro-Kitchen History

The post-World War II evolution of the American kitchen was not simply a matter of design and technology. As the design writer Sarah Archer explains, it was largely driven by social changes, especially concerning the role of women. Ms. Archer starts with the history of the kitchen and then covers the evolution of its features,…

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Swedish Candy Shop Adds Frozen Treats

BonBon, a candy store that sells imported Swedish confections by the pound, has added soft-serve ice cream. There’s an exceptionally creamy chocolate and a vegan vanilla, made with coconut oil and water, which has a slightly icy sorbet consistency. That one rotates in for regular vanilla on various days. The soft serve is not from…

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What Do You Give Someone With Everything?

Champagne is based on tradition, but Champagne Paul Launois is going its own way. And those with some spare change can wind up with 216 bottles labeled with their names and made according to their tastes. Julien and Sarah Launois, who started the small estate in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in 2015, produce 20 barrels of softly…

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After Death on Airliner, Autopsy’s Grim Discovery: 246 Packs of Cocaine

LONDON — A man who died after going into convulsions while flying from Colombia to Japan was found to have swallowed 246 tiny packages of cocaine, officials said. The man, a 42-year-old Japanese citizen who had begun his journey in Bogotá, became ill on an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to Tokyo, which then made…

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High Doses of B Vitamins Tied to Hip Fractures in Women

Large doses of vitamin B supplements are linked to an increased risk for hip fracture in older women, researchers report. The recommended dietary allowance for healthy women over 50 — 2.4 micrograms of B12 and 1.5 milligrams of B6 — would be fulfilled by eating six ounces of cooked tuna, and there are many other…

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Marriage Therapists Who Follow Their Own Advice

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, couples share thoughts about commitment and tell us what they have learned along the way. Who Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, 68, and Dr. John Gottman, 77 Occupations The couple, both of whom have Ph.D.’s in…

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