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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Night Out: Alfie Allen of ‘Game of Thrones’ Plays Sailor for a Day

May 12, 2016 By BEN WIDDICOMBE House Greyjoy is a clan of oceangoing raiders in “Game of Thrones,” a storm-soaked, humorless bunch even by the grim standards of the hit HBO fantasy series. Alfie Allen, 29, plays Theon Greyjoy, a fan-favorite character who has suffered more than most in the course of the show, currently …

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Unbuttoned: Trump vs. the Disappearing Tie

May 11, 2016 Unbuttoned By VANESSA FRIEDMAN Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is a political outlier not only when it comes to immigration policy, Twitter and marital history, but also when it comes to image. This isn’t, of course, a coincidence. But it is notable. I am not speaking here of his much …

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Chewing the Fat With Obama and Bryan Cranston: Notes From the Oval Office

By SUSAN LEHMAN May 10, 2016 Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this piece, Philip Galanes talks with Times Insider about his Oval Office experience with President Obama and the actor Bryan Cranston for a recent Styles section feature, Table for Three. Q. How …

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