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Social Q’s: When Pals Bash Their Spouses, Should You Speak Up?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My husband and I have two sets of longtime-couple friends whom we often see as a group. Recently, the wives (with little or no provocation) have taken to being sharp and nasty with their husbands. We are shocked by this because the offending remarks by the husbands are things that …

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In Paris, Modeling Takes a Back Seat to Soccer

PARIS — On the Sunday that France bested Ireland to advance to the quarterfinals, the men’s fashion shows were winding down, but soccer’s European Championships were ramping up. It was a bright and breezy afternoon, a happy respite from days of stifling heat, and a gang of male models was settling down in front of …

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Fashion Review: In Paris, It’s a Cruel Fashion Summer

PARIS — For weeks, hundreds of fashion professionals have been following fashion shows much the way that groupies once followed the Grateful Dead: in like-minded packs, across countries and nations, communicating among themselves in their own argot, focused to the exclusion of nearly everything else on the entertainment at hand. Fashion week is a bubble, …

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Bill Cunningham Looked for Subjects. And They Looked for Him.

Bill Cunningham worked as discreetly as he could. “My whole thing is to be invisible,” he wrote in 2002. “You get more natural pictures that way, too.” But while he looked for subjects, his subjects also looked for him. After his death on Saturday at age 87, we asked New York Times readers to share …

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What It Was Like to Be Photographed by Bill Cunningham

This article was first published in 2002. He calls grown-up women child, and his coterie of young friends muffin. Bill Cunningham has been a habitual presence on the streets of New York for nearly 50 years, and Paris and London know him, too. But as a subject, he has been elusive, a shadow on the …

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Bill Cunningham on Bill Cunningham

This article was first published in 2002. The author, a longtime Times photographer, died on Saturday. I STARTED photographing people on the street during World War II. I used a little box Brownie. Nothing too expensive. The problem is I’m not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I’m too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, …

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Fear of Zika Virus Is Putting a Damper on Destination Weddings

Fear, if not the reality of the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that carry it, has not only cast its shadow on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August, but is upending the carefully laid plans of couples who have long wanted a wedding in an exotic tropical locale. Now, no party in …

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The Woman Who ‘Totally Understands’ Donald Trump

An inspirational poster hangs above the Trump Tower desk of Hope Hicks, the 27-year-old press secretary for Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign, squeezed in among the framed Time magazine covers of Mr. Trump and exuberant thank-you notes written in his inimitable scrawl (“Hopie — You’re the greatest!”). “Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You cannot withstand …

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Noted: Closing the Gender Gap, One E-Battle at a Time

Judy Jetset walked around the bar at the Playwright Irish Pub in Midtown Manhattan, checking in on the 40 people she had brought together to watch a sports event. She said hello to people she hadn’t yet met, and then introduced them to others in the group. She was something of an ambassador for the …

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