Vows: A Facebook Algorithm Renews a College Crush

May 20, 2016 By LOUISE RAFKIN When Kirk Spahn and Jennifer Alden exchanged marriage vows under towering California redwood trees, Ms. Alden, a former actress who played a bride in the film “Wedding Crashers,” acknowledged the many obstacles she overcame on this journey to the altar. For starters, there was that troublesome brain tumor. “You …

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Valentino and Sofia Coppola Make an Opera

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO May 18, 2016 ROME, Italy — With a swing of her hip, the soprano Francesca Dotto swept up a makeshift wooden staircase in a rehearsal space in Teatro Nazionale in Rome, only to have her long train get caught in one of the steps. There was a low murmur from the side of the …

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In Cannes, the Fashion World Takes Its Own Star Turn

By ELIZABETH PATON May 16, 2016 CANNES, France — “This might look like a ton of fun, but don’t forget this is also work,” said the movie producer Harvey Weinstein, long after midnight on the steps of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, against a backdrop of flowing Champagne, crashing waves and a strolling band playing …

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Scene Stealers: The Art Museum in Steve Tisch’s Backyard

May 14, 2016 Scene Stealers By BROOKS BARNES Steve Tisch and his girlfriend, Katia Francesconi, recently held a sit-down dinner for 30 at their hillside estate here. It was not in their neo-Georgian mansion, amid the Basquiats and Hockneys. Nor was it on the brick terrace, which has one of those postcard views of sparkling …

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A British Power Broker Sets His Sights on Washington

By SARAH WILDMAN May 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — “Nothing in this room is off the record,” Juleanna Glover, a corporate consultant, warned the stragglers assembled in the kitchen of her Kalorama home as Steve Hilton, a former chief adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, hunted for a beer. It was the evening after Donald Trump …

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Vows: A Feminist Romance, but Not a Radical One

May 13, 2016 By TAMMY La GORCE Christopher Ahnberg cannot quite put his finger on the moment he started identifying as a feminist. But his appreciation for women who aren’t the shrinking-violet type goes way back, and for the sake of his future happiness, it should probably go way forward, too. “Growing up, my favorite …

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