Boîte: Proof & Gauge, a Long Island City Bar, Makes Its Own Gin

April 20, 2016 By BRIAN SLOAN Chris Murillo, 36, was a corporate lawyer and a cocktail connoisseur when, four years ago on New Year’s Eve, he got the kind of idea that comes only after midnight and a few drinks. “I decided to start the first craft distillery in Queens,” he said. “After sitting in …

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On the Runway: The Royal (Clothes) Tour of India

April 18, 2016 Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY The seven-day British royal tour of India and Bhutan, which ended on Saturday, was an opportunity for many things, including benign national outreach and a show of good will between countries with a complicated history, as well as multiple photos featuring Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of …

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Mary Beard and Her ‘Battle Cry’ Against Internet Trolling

By MATTHEW SCHNEIER April 16, 2016 Mary Beard, silver-haired and red-shod, was seated in front of a packed house at Lincoln Center one recent Thursday morning, addressing an annual conference called the Women in the World Summit. Ms. Beard, a professor at the University of Cambridge and the author of more than 10 books on the classics …

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Future Tense: The Right to Privacy for Children Online

April 15, 2016 Future Tense By TEDDY WAYNE This week, Beyoncé introduced an athleisure clothing line called Ivy Park. The brand’s name derives from a beloved childhood park she ran in, and from her 4-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, a regular on her Instagram account and in her videos who also appears in the commercial, on …

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Vows: A Love at First Sight, Seen Clearly at Last

April 15, 2016 By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI When Nancy Balbirer and Howard Morris met as drama students at New York University in 1983, they developed a crush on each other that almost led to romance. “I loved him immediately, and I practically threw myself at him,” said Ms. Balbirer, then an 18-year-old freshman. “He was …

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Vows: A Love at First Sight, Seen Clearly at Last

April 15, 2016 By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI When Nancy Balbirer and Howard Morris met as drama students at New York University in 1983, they developed a crush on each other that almost led to romance. “I loved him immediately, and I practically threw myself at him,” said Ms. Balbirer, then an 18-year-old freshman. “He was …

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Cultural Studies: Every Day’s a Holiday (or Two)

Cultural Studies By PAMELA PAUL April 14, 2016 Call me a party pooper, but I did nothing this year to mark Pi Day. I baked neither a sweet nor a savory pie. Perhaps worse, but without deliberate offense to STEM-loving peoples, I also failed to observe Albert Einstein’s birthday that day — no Instagrammed black-hole image or …

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On the Runway: Anna Wintour Adds to Her Body of Film Work

April 14, 2016 Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast, continues apace her campaign to shape public perception of fashion. She uses her magazine to do it, of course, but she is also doing it on a different scale through film — for the big …

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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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