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Movie Star Dane DeHaan: He Broods. He Pouts. He … Golfs?

Dane DeHaan has watery, nearly translucent blue eyes — somewhere between mysterious and radioactive, “made for cinema,” according to the director Derek Cianfrance — and a haunted stare that has made him Hollywood’s go-to avatar of teenage torment. In the few years he has been acting on film, he has played a high-school loner turned …

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On Time: Breaking Into the Boys’ Club of Watches

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS Even if the future is female, as a recently popular T-shirt proclaims, the world of fine watches can sometimes feel as insular and male-dominated as a 1950s boardroom. Consider Hodinkee, a go-to website for watch geeks, where the readership is 93 percent male. What is it with guys and watches? …

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Red Carpet Watch: Red Carpet Watch: Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman approaches clothes the way she does her roles: She is impeccably prepared for the occasion, exhibiting enough of her own taste to be distinctive and laudable, yet like a true movie star, she is still very much “Natalie Portman” — meaning that, on the red carpet, she enjoys fashion but is no tragic …

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Confirm or Deny: Confirm or Deny: Peter Thiel

Maureen Dowd: California should secede. Peter Thiel: Confirm. I’d be fine with that. I think it would be good for California, good for the rest of the country. It would help Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign. Meryl Streep is overrated. Confirm. She’s probably very overrated, especially by all the people who are vociferously saying that she’s …

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With … Peter Thiel: Peter Thiel, Trump’s Tech Pal, Explains Himself

Let others tremble at the thought that Donald J. Trump may go too far. Peter Thiel worries that Mr. Trump may not go far enough. “Everyone says Trump is going to change everything way too much,” says the famed venture capitalist, contrarian and member of the Trump transition team. “Well, maybe Trump is going to …

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Is This Cabinet Worth $500,000?

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the furniture designer Paul Evans’s posthumous ascent is not that he has gone from dustbin to deified over the last decade, or that his work has been collected by big names like Gwen Stefani, Lenny Kravitz and Tommy Hilfiger. It is that his signature pieces — 1960s credenzas that …

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Noted: Overrated? Loser? Not if It’s Trump Who Calls You Out

The news release for Jonathan Chait’s new book about the presidency of Barack Obama, “Audacity,” carries an unusual endorsement. Typically a publisher will promote advance reviews or praise from fellow authors. But Custom House, Mr. Chait’s publisher, has instead reprinted a Twitter post by President-elect Donald J. Trump. In the May 2013 tweet, Mr. Trump …

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The Male Animal: Game Over: These Guys Are No Longer Big Sports Fans

The Male Animal By SRIDHAR PAPPU You would be hard-pressed to find someone more devoted to the Cleveland Browns than Jeff Stemler. He exulted over the wins. After losses, he was so angry that he couldn’t speak. The team was part of his identity. It started in his childhood, when the quarterback Brian Sipe led …

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Viola Davis, Ryan Reynolds and Tracee Ellis Ross Celebrate After the Golden Globe Awards

Party Coverage: Scene City By MONICA CORCORAN HAREL Are stars really just like us? Take the young actress Kathryn Newton, who was among the hundreds of partygoers making their way to the Golden Globes after-parties on Sunday night. Although she stars alongside Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in the HBO series “Big Little Lies,” Ms. …

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