Scene Stealers: What a ‘Ghostbusters’ Online Attack Says About the Digital Age

Scene Stealers By BROOKS BARNES LOS ANGELES — The rage was immediate. As soon as the Hollywood trades reported that Sony Pictures was going to reboot “Ghostbusters” with women in the lead roles, internet trolls tumbled out of their caves to insta-condemn the effort. As with most online nastiness, the face of the outcry was …

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Margaret Heldt, Hairdresser Who Built the Beehive, Dies at 98

Margaret Vinci Heldt, a Chicago beautician who, with the aid of hair spray and a favorite hat, redefined coiffure for women of the 1960s and the decades beyond when she created the sky-scraping hairdo known as the beehive, died on Friday in Elmhurst, Ill. She was 98. The cause was heart failure, said her daughter, …

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Considering the Future of London Collections Men

By ELIZABETH PATON June 12, 2016 LONDON — The designer Paul Smith was contemplating whether Britain would leave the European Union as he stood in the basement of his Albemarle Street store on Thursday night, the eve of the spring 2017 season of the London Collections Men shows. “I suppose whatever will be will be,” the designer …

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Will This Guy Shut Off the Lights in the Sanders Campaign?

By ALESSANDRA STANLEY June 11, 2016 Twenty-eight years ago, Jeff Weaver was a lowly campaign aide driving an obscure left-wing Congressional candidate around Vermont in a Yugo. Now, Mr. Weaver is well known enough from his stinging appearances in the press and on television to be slammed by Cher. In April, the singer called #JeffWeaver “scum” on …

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Vows: Writers for ‘30 Rock’ and ‘The Mindy Project’ Have Lots of Plot Twists

June 10, 2016 By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM When a witty young woman named Tracey Wigfield joined the writing staff of “The Mindy Project” in early 2013, Adam Countee was dumbstruck. “I don’t want anything to appear treacly in print, but I honestly fell in love with her the day I met her,” he said. That …

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Tiny Home Test Drive

By PENELOPE GREEN June 10, 2016 Last week, the first tenants moved into the city’s first micro apartment development on East 27th Street. I did, too, for one night. Tucked into a New York City Housing Authority site, on a spot between First and Second Avenues that was once a parking lot, and flanked by linden and …

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Couple’s Love Story Draws a Famous Romantic: Taylor Swift

By KATIE ROGERS June 9, 2016 It was the stuff of a great pop song: On a sunny Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Taylor Swift, one of music’s biggest stars and a notorious romantic, joined an unsuspecting couple’s wedding in Long Beach Island, N.J. “I apologize for wedding crashing,” Ms. Swift said to the couple, Max Singer …

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On the Runway: 5 to Watch at London Collections: Men

June 9, 2016 On the Runway By ELIZABETH PATON Now in its fourth year, London Collections Men, the curtain raiser for the men’s wear catwalk season, has fast defined itself as the home of the individual. As such, it exerts a gravitational pull on established brands from across the globe looking to underscore their point …

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Scouting Report: Kendall & Kylie Selfie-Ready Swimsuits at Topshop

Scouting Report By ALISON S. COHN June 8, 2016 Openings and Events On Thursday, the Anglo-Swedish watch brand Larsson & Jennings will open a New York store. Pop into the West Village space to check out an array of minimalist timepieces, including a new Norse style with angular casing ($420), displayed on a cantilevered watch bar running the …

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Scene City: Meryl Streep’s Newest Role: Donald Trump (but Just for One Night)

June 7, 2016 Scene City By JACOB BERNSTEIN This Sunday, the Tony Awards will honor the best of Broadway and likely deliver many of the biggest prizes to “Hamilton,” the Public Theater’s biggest hit since “A Chorus Line” had its debut in 1975. So when the nonprofit theater had its annual gala Monday night in …

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