Open Thread: Let’s Talk About Who Will Be Designer of the Year

Image Marc Jacobs at his show fall 2019 show in New York City.CreditAndres Kudacki/Associated Press Hello and happy spring. Wednesday was its official start, though whether that means anything anymore given the state of the world’s weather is unclear. Besides, spring clothes have already been in store for at least a month. If you haven’t…

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Wi-Fi on Planes? A ‘Disaster,’ Says Bernard-Henri Lévy.

The philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy has been a fixture on French television screens for decades. His commentary has been mocked, criticized, supported and lauded. Whether in writing, performing or speaking, he has no intention of slowing down. B.H.L., as the French call him, published a new book, “The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and…

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with …: It’s Delightful, It’s Delicious, It’s DeVito

HOLLYWOOD — Danny DeVito has a spoon hanging off his nose. He’s trying to impress the beautiful woman having dinner at the next table at Craig’s, the Hollywood clubhouse. And it’s working. She’s cracking up. But a mere utensil is not enough to hold Jennifer Lopez’s attention for long. Soon, J-Lo swings back around to…

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Mini-Vows: Eventually They Fell in Love (Their Cats, Not So Much)

Elizabeth Storm Garner and John Jung Wang were married March 23 at the winter home of the bride’s family in Borrego Springs, Calif. Susan Hwang, a friend of the bride, officiated through California’s deputy marriage commissioner for a day program. The bride, who is 35 and known as Storm, is studying for a master’s degree…

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What to Do When You Are a Runner Who Can’t Run on Race Day

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. On Thursday, I drove to Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia, picked up my race packet for the Phillies 5K, bought a Phillies…

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Confirm or Deny: Danny DeVito

Maureen Dowd: Matilda was actually a spoiled brat. Danny DeVito: Deny. It’s not always sunny in Philadelphia. I vehemently deny that. The best cheese steak in Philly is Tony Luke’s. O.K., yes, confirm. You serve rum ham at Christmas? I serve rum ham whenever I can. Michelle Pfeiffer is a better Catwoman than Anne Hathaway.…

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Under the Influence of a ‘Super Bloom’

“At the beginning of the year, if you told me this is what we were going to be dealing with, I would have called you crazy,” said Steve Manos, the mayor of Lake Elsinore, a small town in Southern California. He was taking a brief reprieve from dealing with the biggest crisis of his short…

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Medical News Today: Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?

Traumatic memories can severely affect a person’s quality of life when they become intrusive thoughts that lead to anxiety and continue to cause distress. For this reason, scientists are now looking into ways of weakening such memories and lessening their impact. Is it possible to ‘treat’ traumatic memories? People who experience traumatic events may find…

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Medical News Today: Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?

The authors of a new study conclude that healthful food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid would be more cost-effective after 5 years than preventive drug treatments. As the cost of healthcare rises, could prescription vegetables save money? Medicare and Medicaid are the two largest healthcare programs in the United States. Approximately 57 million people received…

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