Olivia Smith, Michael Murray

Olivia Maeve Smith and Michael Peter James Yves Murray were married Aug. 16 at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Calif. Robert K. Smith, the bride’s father, who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Ms. Smith, 30, works in Los Angeles as a journalist for ABC News and “Good Morning America,” and as an…

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Naked Came the Strangers

Where was he headed, that naked guy clambering his way through the crowd? The date was Dec. 6, 1969, and the place was the Altamont Speedway in Northern California. Though there are many reasons to recall a moment when, as Rolling Stone described it, “everything went perfectly wrong’’ — a day when famous bands didn’t…

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The Magic of Swimming Holes

The Look In California, water is precious. The state’s hidden pools are yet another reason to treasure it. Photographs by Angal Field Written by Jenny Odell Produced by Eve Lyons Image Floating, at Aztec Falls in San Bernardino County, Calif.CreditAngal Field for The New York Times There is something about a swimming hole that implies…

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A Spark From the Moment They Met

Jennifer Elizabeth Greim and Adam Thomas Deen were married Aug. 17. Jeffrey H. Davis, a friend of the couple and a Universal Life minister, officiated at the Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown, N.Y. Ms. Greim, 31, is the director for external relations at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, N.Y. She graduated…

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In D.C., Trading Politics for a Paddle

We launched into the Potomac River just beneath the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which links upscale Georgetown with the chrome-and-glass office park of Rosslyn, Va., and immediately faced the D.C. kayaker’s quandary: Paddle downstream first, taking advantage of the current, to enjoy the majestic bottom-up view of the Lincoln Memorial? Or push upstream against the…

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