Candidates With a History of Big Promises

Before their presidential aspirations became national news, six of the 23 declared candidates in the 2020 election were part of a different type of announcement published in The New York Times: their wedding announcement. Two of Donald J. Trump’s weddings were reported in The Times. Pete Buttigieg, Eric Swalwell, Tulsi Gabbard, Michael Bennet and Bill…

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‘It’s Unnatural? Absolutely.’

Overture Looking back on his life and career in “The Glass of Fashion” in 1954, Cecil Beaton, the society photographer and social fixture, reported a curious incident sometime in the 1930s. “Hearty naval commanders or jolly colonels,” he wrote, “acquired the ‘camp’ manners of calling everything from Joan of Arc to Merlin ‘lots of fun,’…

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How to Stay Happily Married

Judith Viorst, 88, has written over 40 books, most famously the children’s classic “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” which has sold more than four million copies, and more sober titles like “Necessary Losses,” about the psychological boons of loss. She also has been chronicling her own life stages since she…

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What Is Camp (Now) ?

By SHANE O’NEILL and MATTHEW SCHNEIER | May. 4, 2019 | 2:22 The theme for this year’s Met Gala is “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” So what, exactly, does that mean? Six experts attempt to define a largely indefinable sensibility. Related: article: ‘It’s Unnatural? Absolutely.’

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