Mugler, Remembered by His Crowd

Manfred Thierry Mugler, the French designer who died Jan. 23 at the age of 73, was nothing if not exacting. “A complete perfectionist,” said the model Naomi Campbell. “You couldn’t be one centimeter off.” This wasn’t because he was a terror, said Joey Arias, the torch-singing drag artist, who appeared in “Zumanity,” the Cirque du…

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When Omicron Isn’t So Mild

While they may not be hospitalized for respiratory illnesses, “we are seeing some exacerbation of other conditions in individuals who are vulnerable,” said Dr. Sandra Nelson, an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. In some cases, patients were dehydrated from the effects of a…

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Everyone Has Left the Chat

For Ellen Schiller’s chain of three, the end was a bit more abrupt. “We were all texting constantly in the beginning of the pandemic, and it was so dark and entertaining,” said Ms. Schiller, a 50-year-old fiber artist in Salem, Mass., until the group’s other two members decided to start a college consulting business last…

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Millennial Nightlife Swanks Up

One recent frigid evening, a procession of 30-somethings wearing peacoats and high heels beneath puffy layers pushed past a curtain and walked into the elegant red saloon of the Nines, a new piano bar in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan that aims to fashion itself as a downtown Bemelmans. A pianist played jazzy covers of…

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