A Temple to Techno Opens in Queens

Anyone nostalgic for the Budapest underground club scene circa 1990 will be in their element at Basement, a subterranean nightclub in industrial Queens dedicated to techno music. Drawing inspiration from Berghain in Berlin and the vibrant raves of former Eastern bloc countries, Basement is a conscious (some might say self-conscious) throwback to the pre-iPhone, pre-bottle-service…

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The Big Business of Unconscious Bias

Recently, a story circulated within the diversity, equity and inclusion industry (D.E.I.), one that somehow didn’t go viral on social media: At an unnamed company, co-workers were taking their seats before a sensitivity training workshop began, when some white male employees entered as a group with targets pinned to their shirts — a sartorial statement…

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Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products

President Trump’s nominee for Food and Drug Administration commissioner, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, declined to answer questions from senators in both parties about whether he would push for a ban on flavored vaping products at a confirmation hearing Wednesday. The questions placed Dr. Hahn, a cancer executive without any Washington or governing experience, at the…

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Mrs. Rogers’s Neighborhood

Patricia Clarkson has advice for getting bargains at charity sales. “You got to fight,” Ms. Clarkson said last Thursday at Fashion for Action, an annual shopping benefit for Housing Works, which is known to attract an elbows-out crowd. “Because there are things that are hot and people who’ll push in front of you.” Ms. Clarkson,…

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100 Women, One Mile-Long Runway

Most runway shows take place during designated fashion weeks—within the walls of hotspots in major cities worldwide. Recently, though, SOREL broke the mold—the footwear brand totally ditched fashion show norms for its New York show in early October. Professional models, for one, were not involved. Instead, SOREL chose to cast a lineup of real, everyday…

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