‘My First Gay Bar’: Rachel Maddow, Andy Cohen and Others Share Their Coming-Out Stories

For generations of gays and lesbians, especially those for whom walking into the sometime secret and darkened doorway of one was often the first step in the coming-out process, gay bars have long held a significant place in their personal histories. That was never more apparent than in the days following the mass shootings at …

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Fashion Review: Diary of a Cruise Season

This season is a mess. The spring 2017 men’s wear shows are almost over, for goodness sake, and women’s wear is still in the middle of cruise 2016/2017. “Cruise?” you ask. “Huh?” Exactly. Cruise — a.k.a. prespring, a.k.a. resort — are the clothes that arrive in November and stay on shelves through March and sometimes …

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Table for Three: Cecile Richards, Barbara Bush and the Sisterhood of Political Progeny

Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES “I love that you still say y’all!” Cecile Richards said to Barbara Bush. Within minutes, both women sounded markedly more Texan than they had when they walked into the restaurant. But Texas twangs may be the least of what they have in common. The families of Ms. Bush, 34, …

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Vows: The Sound of Music Is in His Blood and Now His Heart

Vows By LOIS SMITH BRADY When Nathaniel Peters goes for a walk, he often sings aloud, which may be a genetic trait. His great-grandparents were Maria and Georg von Trapp, who founded the Trapp Family Singers with their children and whose story was the basis for “The Sound of Music.” Mr. Peters, 30, also appears …

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Night Out: Behind the Scenes With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Family on Tonys Night

Night Out By KATHERINE ROSMAN Over the weekend that ended with “Hamilton” winning 11 Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family stayed at the Mandarin Oriental, a luxury hotel near Columbus Circle. Mr. Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal-Miranda, were staying on the 46th floor, while his mother and father were on the 47th. The …

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Scene Stealers: What a ‘Ghostbusters’ Online Attack Says About the Digital Age

Scene Stealers By BROOKS BARNES LOS ANGELES — The rage was immediate. As soon as the Hollywood trades reported that Sony Pictures was going to reboot “Ghostbusters” with women in the lead roles, internet trolls tumbled out of their caves to insta-condemn the effort. As with most online nastiness, the face of the outcry was …

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