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December 14, 2017

Books of Style: Hygge Gets Heave-Ho as Swedes, Norwegians Join the Fun

Lykke, pronounced loo-kah, like the character in the Suzanne Vega song, is the Danish word for happiness, perhaps that country’s most valuable commodity. (Denmark often sits […]
November 30, 2017

Pottery Is the New Pilates, and Macramé Takes Away the Crazy

Advertisement It was a typical evening at Bklyn Clay, an airy, year-old, 24-hour pottery studio in Sunset Park, the Brooklyn neighborhood that is still evolving from […]
November 22, 2017

G’night Forever, Little Edie! Grey Gardens Is Empty at Last.

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — Grey Gardens gave up the last of its ghosts over the weekend. The once-squalid home of the most notorious mother-daughter dyad since […]
November 10, 2017

Feminism’s A-List Attends Kate Millett’s Memorial in New York

Advertisement Like so many rousing military celebrations, Kate Millett’s memorial service began with bagpipes. The veterans of second-wave feminism had turned out by the hundreds, foot […]
November 7, 2017

Modern Love: Looking for the ‘Bad Mother?’ She’s Still Here

Advertisement It was 2005 when Ayelet Waldman declared in Modern Love that she was the only one in her Mommy and Me class who was still […]
August 9, 2017

Anger Rooms Are All the Rage. Timidly, We Gave One a Whack.

Smashing things may not seem at first blush to be a winning idea to wrap a business around. Since March, however, nearly 1,500 people have shown […]
July 29, 2017

At Home With: For Jenny Allen, She and Her House ‘Were Sort of in This Together’

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. — Not long after Jenny Allen left New York City to live full-time here, her once-sturdy farmhouse had a nervous breakdown. The pump […]
July 11, 2017

‘Alexa, Where Have You Been All My Life?’

The other day, a newly single friend confessed that lately she had found herself not just chatting up Alexa, Amazon’s crisp-voiced domestic bot, but also looking […]
May 1, 2017

Gabourey Sidibe Doesn’t Want to Talk About Her Body

LOS ANGELES — On the night the director Lee Daniels offered Gabourey Sidibe the lead in “Precious,” the role that would earn her an Oscar nomination, […]
April 8, 2017

Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, […]