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Africa Takes Its Turn on the Runway

It was a fashion show that stopped traffic. On one of the largest cable bridges in southern Africa, hundreds of the fashion elite had gathered around midnight to watch David Tlale’s highly anticipated fall 2011 show. To commemorate the occasion, Mr. Tlale shut down the Nelson Mandela Bridge, turning the busy roadway into a runway. …

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Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Tituss Burgess Reads ‘A Prince Charming for the Prom (Not Ever After, Though)’

Modern Love By THE NEW YORK TIMES In this episode of Modern Love: The Podcast, the actor Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “30 Rock”) reads the essay “A Prince Charming for the Prom (Not Ever After, Though),” about a gay student who forgoes the prom of his dreams to help his female friends realize theirs. …

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Fighting Frizz? Then You Should’ve Put a Shower Cap on It.

Aly Walansky doesn’t care how ridiculous she may look. When she is running errands or heading to meetings and it begins to rain, she will reach into her purse, pull out her shower cap and place it over what she describes as her “coarse, Jewish Eastern European, curly” hair. Ms. Walansky spends about $30 a …

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Skin Deep: Olympian Style Inspires Kids and Some Adults

Skin Deep By CRYSTAL MARTIN Maddy Wiederkehr, 11, who lives in Westchester County, has been putting her hair up in a tidy Aly Raisman-style topknot since watching the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Her first stop after returning from summer camp on Sunday was the Cozy Cuts for Kids salon on the Upper East …

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Their Hair Fell Out. Should the F.D.A. Have the Power to Act?

WASHINGTON — When the Los Angeles hairstylist Chaz Dean pitched his almond mint and lavender-scented hair care products — endorsed by celebrities like Brooke Shields and Alyssa Milano — he sold millions. But his formula got an unexpected result: itching, rashes, even hair loss in large clumps, in both adults and children. More than 21,000 …

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Q: Why Do Gay Men Love the Olympics? A: Isn’t It Obvious?

RIO DE JANEIRO — Since before the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Outsports.com has been covering gay issues in sports. The site is filled largely with coming-out stories, news analysis and slide shows of good-looking athletes. And every two years, during the Winter and Summer Olympics, its audience traffic rises to new heights, quantifiable evidence …

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A ‘Sex and the City’ for African Viewers

Let’s get this out of the way up front: “An African City,” the steamy Ghanaian web series about five young women looking for love in Accra, is an unabashed rip-off of “Sex and the City.” There are the ubiquitous five-inch strappy sandals, the scene-stealing dresses made of Fanti fabric and the bevy of men who …

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Noted: A Winning Look (Outside the Pool) for Michael Phelps

By now, half the planet knows the meme #PhelpsFace, the viral image of the Olympian Michael Phelps furiously glowering as he prepped in the team room on Monday for his semifinal in the 200-meter butterfly. While his rival, Chad le Clos of South Africa, attempted to Jedi mind-trick the decorated swimmer by shuffling and shadowboxing …

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