Meredith Gordon, Sean Fennel

Meredith Brooke Gordon and Sean Justin Fennel were married May 4 at L’Escale, a restaurant in the Delamar Greenwich Harbor hotel in Greenwich, Conn. Frederick L. Baker III, a justice of the peace in Greenwich, officiated. The bride, 40, is a senior corporate counsel in New York at Salesforce, a cloud-computing technology company. She is…

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Katherine Humphrey, Zakary Toomey

Katherine Porteous Humphrey and Zakary Kendall Toomey were married May 4 at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit. Daniel Zeno, a friend of the groom who became ordained through the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, officiated. Mrs. Toomey, 32, works in the housing and revitalization department of the City of Detroit, helping…

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Jared Levan, Lance Lin

Jared Levan and Lance Lin were married April 30 in San Francisco. Diane Rea, a county clerk at San Francisco City Hall, officiated. Mr. Levan (left), 35, is the head of account management at Impossible Foods, a company that makes plant-based meat and dairy products, with headquarters in Redwood City, Calif. He graduated from Cornell.…

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Is It Camp?

Explainers This year’s Met Gala theme has us wondering about things we treasure. May 4, 2019 In 1964, Susan Sontag defined camp as an aesthetic “sensibility” that is plain to see but hard for most of us to explain: an intentional over-the-top-ness, a slightly (or extremely) “off” quality, bad taste as a vehicle for good…

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What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?

Officially, it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit, a black-tie extravaganza held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute (a.k.a., the fashion department). Unofficially, the night’s festivities have been called many things, including “the party of the year,” “the Oscars of the East Coast” (mostly because of the…

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