Sexy Bride Look: Mediterranean Designers Seize the Trend

By BEE SHAPIRO April 14, 2016 Led by three Israeli designers, a growing number of wedding dresses have taken on a distinctly Mediterranean flavor: low backs that skim the derrière, deep navel-revealing necklines and a shocking amount of sheer fabric. The sexy bride has become the rising norm, said Mark Ingram, the owner of an influential namesake …

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Reviving Movies as a Social Outing in New York

By BRIAN SLOAN April 13, 2016 On a quiet Sunday night in Bushwick, Brooklyn, a few dozen scruffy men and slim women in their 20s gathered inside a converted warehouse, ordering locally brewed pints around a marble-topped bar. It was a scene that plays out in countless bars throughout this postindustrial neighborhood. But then a bartender suddenly …

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Is Gigi Gorgeous America’s Next Top Model?

By SHEILA MARIKAR April 13, 2016 LOS ANGELES — On a Tuesday night not long ago, the YouTube star known as Gigi Gorgeous walked into the Nice Guy, the type of restaurant that prides itself on being frequented by Justin Bieber and the Kardashian family. After a brief conversation by the bar with her publicist and a …

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When a Feminist Pledges a Sorority

By JESSICA BENNETT April 9, 2016 It was a Thursday evening on the Columbia University campus, and a group from the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority was wedged onto couches eating takeout, some seated cross-legged on the floor. Two discussed an introductory Chinese language class. One thanked a sister for passing along her résumé for an internship. And …

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Waldan, a Storied American Watch Brand, Ticks Again

By BEN WIDDICOMBE April 8, 2016 Nobody knows when Oscar Waldan’s 100th birthday will take place. In fact, it may have passed. Such uncertainty about time is ironic for a man whom some regard as an unsung master American watchmaker of the 20th century. He was born in Dobczyce, Poland, and any record of his birth date …

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Vows: Off Broadway, Showmen Seal Their Biggest Deal

April 8, 2016 By MELENA RYZIK Like so many of the classic Manhattan love stories, this one involves real estate, and a Broadway tune. Those are the twin passions of Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon, who grew up a dozen miles apart on Long Island, both immersed in the music of an older generation. Eventually, …

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21st-Century Man: Luka Sabbat, the 18-Year-Old Fashion Influencer

Luka Sabbat, the 18-Year-Old Fashion Influencer By GUY TREBAY April 8, 2016 Luka Sabbat, an 18-year-old model in New York whose Twitter and Instagram feeds are closely watched. Prada T-shirt, $460, at prada.com. Raf Simons pants, about $723, at rafsimons.com. Styling by Alex Tudela. Grooming by Brit Cochran for Dior Homme. 21st-Century Man By GUY TREBAY April 8, 2016 …

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My Workout: How to Train Like the Mountain From ‘Game of Thrones’

My Workout By JOHN ORTVED April 7, 2016 “It’s my passion and my dream to become the world’s strongest man,” said Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, the Icelandic giant best known as Gregor Clegane, or the Mountain, on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which returns this month. This isn’t a figurative statement: The World’s Strongest Man is an annual competition …

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