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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Neurosciences unlock the secret of the first abstract engravings

IMAGE: Top: Engraving discovered at the Blombos site (South Africa) dating back 75,000 years before the present. Center: Example of visual categories used in the experiment. Bottom: Lateral and inferior views… view more  Long before Lascaux paintings, humans engraved abstract motifs on stones, shells or egg shells. the earliest are 540,000 years old. For the archaeologists…

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B cells off rails early in lupus

New research on the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) provides hints to the origins of the puzzling disorder. The results were published in Nature Immunology. In people with SLE, their B cells – part of the immune system – are abnormally activated. That makes them produce antibodies that react against their own tissues, causing…

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