The Unlikely Comeback of the ‘Pill-Popping Dermatologist’

July 9, 2014 dawned hot, dry and cloudless, the New York sidewalks shimmering in the heat. Dr. Cheryl Karcher, a frequent dermatology expert on CNN and shows like “The Doctors,” had no television appearances scheduled that day, but, as always, was camera-ready in her olive green Theory pants and crisp cream blouse. She said her …

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Taylor Swift Is Summering in Rhode Island. Locals Just Shake It Off.

WATCH HILL, R.I. — You can’t miss High Watch, a rambling, white clapboard 1920s “cottage” that sprawls atop the bluff that gives this town its name, just before the inflection point, as Nate McBride, a local architect, put it, of the Long Island Sound as it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It looms over East …

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Cultural Studies: Hillary, Me and the Digital Divide

On Dec. 23, 2009, Hillary Clinton, who was then secretary of state, sent an email on her private server to her aide Huma Abedin asking how to switch her home phone to fax mode. In the long chain that followed, Ms. Abedin explained, more than once: “Just pick up phone and hang it up. And …

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Night Out: Keegan-Michael Key and Mike Birbiglia Take Pizza and Obama Imitations Seriously

Night Out By LEAH ROZEN Mike Birbiglia and Keegan-Michael Key were laughing — hard. Mr. Birbiglia’s laugh was a repetitive bray: “A-heh, a-heh, a-heh.” Mr. Key’s was a louder Woody Woodpecker cackle that kept climbing in register. Their guffaws rose from the back row at the UCB Theater, an improvisational comedy showcase in the Chelsea …

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Betsy Bloomingdale, Socialite and Friend of Influencers, Dies at 93

Betsy Bloomingdale, the socialite and renowned fashion leader who was the widow of Alfred S. Bloomingdale, the department store heir, and a celebrated hostess to royalty, world dignitaries and show business luminaries, died on Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 93. Family members confirmed her death with several news organizations, including Women’s …

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You Can Take Jon Favreau Out of Washington …

LOS ANGELES — Stretched out on his living-room couch here, Jon Favreau watched Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday night with little more than a passing interest, since he was already thinking of bed and an early flight the next morning. At that point, as a former speechwriter for the Obama …

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