Overcoming Their Busy Schedules

A year into his relationship with Abigail Pesta, Joel Oestreich, a political science professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, moved to Africa. Ms. Pesta, 52, a Philadelphia-based journalist and author, had mixed feelings about his departure. “It was sad to see him go,” she said, but she also wanted him to enjoy the experience — Mr. Oestreich, 56, would be […]

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After a Last-Minute Date, an Awakening

Cortney Norris and Thomas Lowery weren’t supposed to go on a date. Ms. Norris, 38, a Latin teacher at the Dalton School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, had plans with a friend to see the live taping of the Mortified Podcast in March 2018. Mr. Lowery, 35, a video producer at Ted Productions, was also supposed to meet a friend […]

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Dior and Saint Laurent Play Power Games in Paris

On Tuesday something funny happened on the way through the Tuileries. At one end of the Grand Allée — the vista stretching from the Louvre and the I.M. Pei glass pyramid on one end to the obelisk of the Place de la Concorde on the other, leading up the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and further to La Défense […]

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When Old Spoons Make Really Great Necklaces

Fashion Week is back in full force, and there’s a lot to see. Blink (or scroll too fast on Instagram) and you’ll miss the details: tiny bags, tall shoes, feathered hats, leather capes and diamond dog collars. So as part of a new series, Wow Moment, we’ll spotlight things we saw on the runways that delighted or mystified us. PARIS […]

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Are These the Next Cool Sunglasses?

Fashion Week is back in full force, and there’s a lot to see. Blink (or scroll too fast on Instagram) and you’ll miss the details: tiny bags, tall shoes, feathered hats, leather capes and diamond dog collars. So as part of a new series, Wow Moment, we’ll spotlight things we saw on the runways that delighted or mystified us. MILAN […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex

MILAN — Forget the summer of love; welcome to the season of sex. It has been bubbling up ever since New York Fashion Week began (ever since the naked summer, really). But on Friday it moved to the center of the catwalk conversation. When Versace and Prada — the id and the ego of the Italian industry — both start […]

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Love Letter: A New Life Together, Thanks to Quarantine

The pandemic has reshaped many of our relationships in significant ways. For Meaghen Brown, the writer of this week’s Modern Love essay, an office shutdown meant finally being able to share a life with her long-distance boyfriend. [Like this newsletter? Sign up to receive it in your inbox.] We want to hear from you. We want to deliver content that […]

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Making the Jump From ‘Girlfriends’ to Spouses

Claire Conroy Brown and Karin Gist didn’t think they would become girlfriends in anything but the platonic sense when they met on the set of the TV show “Girlfriends” in 2003. Ms. Brown, then an assistant to the showrunner, and Ms. Gist, a first-time TV writer, were focused on establishing themselves in Hollywood. Both remember a certain chemistry, though. “There […]

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Twin ‘Love Lamps’ Kept Them Close Even When They Weren’t

On an early September afternoon in 2015, Raquel Begleiter and David Godow met while eating pizza at a mutual friend’s place in Washington. Initially, Ms. Begleiter’s focus was on her best friend, Rachel, who was about to move to San Francisco. But then the Byzantine Empire came into the conversation, a topic of particular interest to Ms. Begleiter, and she […]

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A Sunset Farewell to Summer

The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, which restores and maintains the 43-acre former estate in Yonkers, N.Y., celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sept. 14 with a sunset party. The event honored Stephen F. Byrns, the conservancy’s longtime president, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the majority leader of the New York State Senate. A garden tour was followed by a reception and dessert under the […]

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