Wait —: Wait — We Made You a Newsletter

Image “Wait —” is a weekly newsletter by Caity Weaver that investigates an unanswered (and, to be fair, quite possibly unasked) question. We want to take you on a little journey with us, into a silly or serious or doofy wormhole in the news. Sometimes the weirdest things are lurking in plain sight or sound,…

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High Times Has Some Glossy New Competition

Image Something to pour over: Volume 1 of Gossamer magazine.CreditGossamer Magazine The cover of Gossamer’s debut issue features a mouthwatering image of orange juice being poured into a glass dotted with beads of condensation. Inside there’s an article about books as home décor status items, a Q. and A. with the writer and director Janicza…

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Tiffany and Co.’s New Years Resolution? Be More Transparent

Getty ImagesSunset Boulevard The demand for transparency in the fashion industry has resulted in brands like Burberry and DVF vowing to go fur-free, and most recently, Chanel forgoing the use of exotic skins and fur in their future collections. To kick off the new year, Tiffany & Co. joins this fold, announcing plans to share…

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Field Notes: 9 Questions to Ask Before Booking a Wedding Site

Planning a dream wedding usually begins with finding the right place, but the process can be both confusing and time-consuming for many couples. Asking the right questions when scouting out places can help in the decision-making. Here are some to consider, based on the experience of wedding planners and recently married couples. 1. What does…

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A Wedding in Washington. Or Not. (But Maybe.)

Paula Cantos and David Damon got engaged in June and are aiming to be married Jan. 18 in Washington. It will be an outdoor ceremony near the Capitol Building. Odds are good the union will be legal, but as of today no one is willing to guarantee that. Ms. Cantos, 34, and Mr. Damon, 35,…

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Peter Meldrum, Who Lost a Fight to Patent Genes, Dies at 71

Peter D. Meldrum, who led the biotech company Myriad Genetics for 23 years, when it was at the heart of a landmark court battle involving whether two genes associated with breast cancer could be patented, died on Dec. 20 in Salt Lake City. He was 71. A spokesman for the company said the cause was…

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Boîte: Yes, That Water Tower Is Actually a Bar

Water towers are beloved fixtures of the New York skyline, inspiring urban myths and song lyrics (see: Beastie Boys and Bruce Springsteen). Five years ago, an artist even built a clandestine bar inside a water tower in Chelsea. Now, a tourist-friendly and Instagram-ready version has been erected in Brooklyn, on the rooftop of the new…

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Artificial Sweeteners, Not Good, Not Bad

Artificial sweeteners offer no health benefits, a large review of studies found. But it found no proof that they do any harm, either. Researchers looked at 35 observational studies and 21 controlled trials of nonsugar sweeteners in children and adults. Some compared intake of sweeteners with no intake; others compared lower with higher intakes. They…

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