Love Letter: A Subway Crush Remembered

[This is the Love Letter newsletter. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. ] There is absolutely nothing that can prepare you for the sudden death of a loved one. Survivors are often plagued with unanswered questions and unimaginable grief. In this week’s Modern Love essay, writer Zoe Fishman, who met and married…

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A Bar Revered for Its Old-Fashioned Charm and Witty Murals

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. At the Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle Hotel on 76th and Madison, a little girl in a red dress with a white lace collar stands by the grand piano, and,…

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Vienna Ballet Academy Removes Leader’s Power After Abuse Scandal

LONDON — The Vienna State Opera on Friday removed all responsibilities from Simona Noja-Nebyla, the managing director of its historic ballet academy. The move came just days after an independent commission said the academy had endangered the well-being of its students. The academy had given its students “insufficient medical and therapeutic care,” the commission, which…

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The Chicken to Crave

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. Are you feeling a little spent, a little stuffy, a little too ready to relax this Christmas? I’ve been under the weather, not gravely so, but I am going through tissues at a maniacal pace, rewatching “The Crown,” and then Googling the royal family on my phone. (I…

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Follow Every Step of a Major Midcentury Modern Renovation

When Justin and Samantha Barnes first saw the little midcentury pavilion in Weston, Conn., they knew it would make a fantastic weekend retreat. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house with its wall of floor-to-ceiling glass doors was set on a wooded two-acre lot with views of a pond. The couple, who own an advertising agency and live…

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The Subway Crush Who Crushed Me

We met on the subway on a Saturday morning nearly 14 years ago. Our meeting had been a long time coming. He had been my subway crush for four years. I had met him once or twice at those early 20s apartment parties in New York, the kind with opened bags of tortilla chips on…

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Lil Nas X’s Best Outfits Ever

When «Old Town Road» went viral on TikTok in December 2018, an unlikely star was born in 20-year-old Lil Nas X. Arguably even more rare than breaking the record for most weeks spent in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100? Making bedazzled western wear look so chic. But, armored with a pair…

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Remaking a Midcentury Modern in Connecticut

When Justin and Samantha Barnes first saw the little midcentury pavilion in Weston, Conn., they knew it would make a fantastic weekend retreat. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house with its wall of floor-to-ceiling glass doors was set on a wooded two-acre lot with views of a pond. The couple, who own an advertising agency and live…

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Watch an Empty Warehouse Become a Psychedelic Party Wonderland

Things were running smoothly until a 12-foot aluminum tree collapsed and 30 colored orbs the size of bowling balls rolled toward the edge of the stage that had been erected a mere 10 hours earlier. No one on the crew batted an eye. Within minutes it was back up. This rapid-fire construction effort was the…

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When the Surgeon Is a Mom

As a health care professional, Dr. Erika Rangel is trained to know when things are going wrong. That alarm went off one day in her fourth year of surgical residency. Her son, just 3 months old, had developed a fever. She couldn’t be late for her operating shift, but his day care wouldn’t accept him…

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