Dancing Her Way to Pop Stardom, Thanks to YouTube and Rihanna

Among choreographers, Tricia Miranda was one of pop music’s top movers and shakers. She had a hand in choreographing Missy Elliott’s surprise appearance at the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. She created several of Beyoncé’s in-your-face dance moves from her “Diva” video from 2008. She even appeared in front of the camera, in a promotional …

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On the Runway: Inside Queen Elizabeth II’s Wardrobe

On the Runway By ELIZABETH PATON LONDON — The ball gown, cinched at the waist with capped sleeves and a heart-shaped neckline, practically glows thanks to the multitude of pearls, crystals and sequins embroidered using gold and silver silk threads onto the ivory duchesse satin over eight painstaking months. A step closer, and it becomes …

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Skin Deep: Madison Keys Knows How to Make Her Makeup Stay Put

Skin Deep By BEE SHAPIRO The tennis player Madison Keys, 21, who is competing for the United States in the Rio Olympics, will also be one to watch at the United States Open, starting at the end of this month. The hard-hitting upstart has been making waves with her baseline game since she turned pro …

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Face in the Crowd: The Wonderfully Sleazy 1970s Fashion of Ben Cobb

Face in the Crowd By STEVEN KURUTZ Wherever men’s fashion goes, Ben Cobb is there. This summer, in London, Milan, Paris and New York, there he was, seated in the front row at almost every runway show. And when he’s on the street outside the venues, the street-style photographers can’t resist taking his picture. He …

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Cultural Studies: Bespoke This, Bespoke That. Enough Already.

Last summer, the director Paul Riccio made a satirical video short about a groundbreaking new product referred to as bespoke water. It featured a pair of bearded Brooklyn hipsters, the Timmy Brothers, who, in righteous tones, announced that “corporate water is soulless. Our water” — sourced from places like Lake Pontchartrain and the East River …

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Ivo Pitanguy, Plastic Surgeon to the Stars and a Celebrity Himself, Dies at 93

Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, a pioneering Brazilian plastic surgeon who performed face lifts, tummy tucks and other procedures on the rich, famous and royal, becoming rich, famous and celebrated in his own right, died on Saturday at his home in Rio de Janeiro. He was 93. He had been suffering for some time from kidney problems …

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Why Self-Help Guru James Altucher Only Owns 15 Things

It was around 10 a.m. on a sun-drenched summer morning, and James Altucher, perhaps the world’s least likely success guru, was packing his worldly possessions, about 15 items, into a small canvas carry-on bag. “If I were to die, my kids get this bag,” Mr. Altucher said sardonically as he packed away his laptop, iPad, …

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Night Out: A Birthday Party With ‘2 Dope Queens’ and One Jon Stewart

Night Out By JACOB BERNSTEIN Last Thursday at the Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn — as Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention — the comedian Phoebe Robinson acknowledged the event not with a political button but a tank top that read “Dad Bod 2016.” “That’s about as political as …

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Future Tense: The Spouse in the Next Room

Future Tense By TEDDY WAYNE Megan Hustad, an author who runs an editorial consultancy in New York, had worked from home for about a decade, relishing hours of solitude that boosted productivity. Then she met and moved in with her boyfriend, now her husband, who works part time from home as a programmer for a …

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8 Olympians Who’ve Got Social Media Game

Over 11,000 athletes have spent much of their lives preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympics, which begin with tonight’s opening ceremony. Somehow, between training, competing, eating and sleeping, many of them have managed to build social media presences that reflect their sportsmanship and their personalities. Below are a few to watch as the games kick …

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