Smarty Party

On a Thursday night in August, in an empty storefront in SoHo, a group of guests in well-considered outfits gathered. It wasn’t strictly a party, although there were flowing cocktails. It wasn’t a seminar or conference either, although the hosts — James B. Whiteside, a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, and Laura Kim,…

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Make a Cake This Weekend

Good morning. It’s still Melissa here, taking over for Sam while he’s on vacation. I hope you were able to go on some kind of vacation this summer, too. Or maybe you’re there now, reading this on a breezy beach or under a green tree canopy with the sun dappled through the leaves. That’s where…

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At a Children’s Hospital, a Wave of Young Patients Struggling to Breathe

Seeing children in the rooms that she cleans suffer, she said, was “overwhelming.” Behind her, beeping screens monitoring the low blood oxygen levels and alarmingly high heart rates of the children told the story. Nearby, medical teams were watching over an intubated toddler. The patient eventually needed a rare treatment known as high-frequency oscillatory ventilation,…

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How Can I Make Shorts Chic?

I have shied away from shorts most of my life for anything except running or sports, yet have recently discovered high-waisted wide leg shorts, which are both comfortable and flattering, especially in the heat. However, I feel matronly if I pair a basic T-shirt or tank top with this style. How can I elevate my…

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