Social Q’s: Mending Fences (Even When You Really Don’t Want To)

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My problem? You and idiots like you, full of straight white male privilege, who never understood the life-or-death stakes of sexism, racism and homophobia in our recent election. I heard you on the radio last week, sounding like a fool, telling people who had fought over the presidential election (and …

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Clicks to Bricks: Online Retailers Find the Lure of a Store

Online shopping gets all the attention these days. But sometimes, there’s still no beating a physical store. The British designer Lee Broom came to that realization last May after opening a monthlong pop-up shop in Manhattan’s SoHo filled with his furniture and light fixtures, including lamps made from hollowed-out marble tubes and cut crystal bulbs …

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How the Rolling Stones Became Fashion Icons

On May 4, 1963, the Rolling Stones, then a scrappy quintet known mostly for banging out Chuck Berry covers, gathered for their first official photo shoot on the streets of London’s Chelsea district. Five bad boys in the making, some still sporting adolescent pimples, they slouched in ratty sweaters, rumpled jackets and ill-fitting trousers, looking …

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The Spy Who Loved Me: The Slippery Slope of Digital Surveillance

SEATTLE — In the middle of a long bicycle ride several weeks ago, I pulled over for a rest and took out my iPhone to send a text message to my wife. I had a feeling she might be watching me. “If you’re checking my location, I’m not dead,” I wrote to her. “I’m getting …

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On the Runway: CoverGirl Signs Its First Ambassador in a Hijab

On the Runway By ELIZABETH PATON LONDON — Three weeks after naming the 17-year-old makeup artist James Charles its first cover boy, CoverGirl, one of the largest cosmetics companies in the United States, has announced another first: its debut CoverGirl in a hijab. Nura Afia, 24, a Colorado native, first started watching online beauty tutorials …

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Tatiana von Furstenberg Curates an Exhibit of Art From Inside Prisons

Dressed in loosefitting pants, a military jacket and black-and-cream heels, her hair curly and buoyant, Tatiana von Furstenberg walked languidly through an exhibition at Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side on a sunny November afternoon. Drawings in all manners of style — pointillism, minimalism, Art Deco, realism, Pop Art — covered the walls. …

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Night Out: Grandma, Grandson … Colleagues

Night Out By KATHERINE ROSMAN If you have not, over the course of the last six decades, tuned in to various public television stations to watch “The Open Mind,” here’s what you have missed: a 30-minute public-affairs-focused interview program that covers topics ranging from civil rights to pornography to baseball, and features guests running the …

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On the Runway: On Election Day, the Hillary Clinton White Suit Effect

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY One of the more unexpected turns in a very twisted (in all senses of the word) electoral season has been the sudden emergence of a fashion statement that should, if all goes according to plan, reach its apogee on Tuesday, Election Day. A grass-roots movement on social media has been …

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