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    ‘The Hare With Amber Eyes’ Comes Home

    VIENNA — Last Monday in the imposing Ephrussi Palace, Edmund de Waal presided over a family reunion. For the first time since World War II, 41 relatives from around Europe, the United States and Mexico toured the neo-Renaissance building that had been home to the Ephrussi family, European Jews whose wealth once rivaled that of […]

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    The Week in Business: A Brexit Battering, and Mark Zuckerberg Plays Defense

    Need a break from impeachment season? Here’s a quick catch-up on what happened this week on the business and tech fronts, and the news to know heading into Monday. ImageCredit…Giacomo Bagnara What’s Up? (Oct. 13-19) Brexit Whiplash, Yet Again Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally managed to cobble together a new Brexit deal with the European […]

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    The Weekly | In Yoga, Blurry Lines Easily Crossed

    Episode 19: ‘Hands On’ Producer Jamila Wignot When sweaty, barely covered bodies bend and twist in tight space in a yoga class, boundaries can get blurry. What one person may consider a well-intentioned hands-on adjustment to a yoga pose can seem inappropriate to someone else. The combination of physical touch, spirituality and power dynamics have […]

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    This Is What Climate Change Sounds Like

    Earth’s climate is changing around us. From the frequent wildfires in California to the increasingly severe cyclones in the Indian Ocean, evidence of human-caused global warming is becoming clear. But even as polls indicate a growing acceptance of the reality of global warming, many people are still not motivated enough to act; it feels too […]

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    Joel Kim Booster Jokes About Grindr and Asian Stereotypes

    Name: Joel Kim Booster Age: 31 Hometown: Born in South Korea and raised in Plainfield, Ill., by adoptive parents. Now lives: In a sparsely decorated one-bedroom apartment in the Thai Town area of Los Angeles. Claim to fame: Mr. Kim Booster is a stand-up comedian and actor who currently stars in “Sunnyside,” a sitcom created […]

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    The Matisse Name Lives On

    PARIS — Almost 150 years after his birth, Henri Matisse is getting a second life of sorts. Maison Matisse, a business that the artist’s descendants quietly introduced in mid-October in Paris, invites contemporary designers to turn Matisse’s aesthetic into home décor objects. It is billed as the first time the Matisse name has appeared on […]

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    Book Review: In ‘A Warning,’ Anonymous Author Makes Case Against Re-election

    Anonymous has seen disturbing things. Anonymous has heard disturbing things. You, the reader, will already recognize most of what Anonymous has seen and heard as revealed in this book if you have been paying any attention to the news. Did you know that the president isn’t much of a reader? That he’s inordinately fond of […]

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    The Latest in Translation Devices

    To see how advanced the ear pieces are, we compared them to two translation tools on the market, Google Translate’s conversation mode and the hand-held CM Translator ($117 retail) from Cheetah Mobile. A preproduction model of the Ambassador ($150 retail) was tested at company headquarters in Brooklyn, while the WT2 Plus earbuds ($230 retail), were […]

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