Some Democrats Talk About Cosmetic Surgery Insurance. It Doesn’t Exist.

Image A window display outside a clinic in Miami. Elective cosmetic procedures are almost never covered by medical insurance, and economics explains why.CreditEllis Rua/Associated Press The “Medicare for all” bill written by Senator Bernie Sanders would cover not just standard medical services, but also vision, dental and long-term care. It would offer more health benefits than…

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The Mystery of Davé

Image Outside Davé, the once-popular Asian restaurant near the Palais-Royal in Paris. It closed in 2018.CreditJelena Stajic PARIS — In the summer of 1998, this newspaper ran an article about a restaurant here. “The first rule of fashion is that if something is fashionable, it is doomed to become unfashionable, especially if it is fashionable…

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A Look Back at Vintage Swimwear

The swimsuit reflects the underbelly of society: It privileges superficiality, has been used to police cultures and values increasingly irrelevant norms of gender and sexuality. Yet, it survives and lives unstably in the public imagination, vacillating between our collective affection and disdain. Last June, Miss America ended its nearly 100-year-old swimsuit competition. “We are moving…

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