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    ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ Review: You’d Like Her When She’s Angry

    Beyond this core pair, the characterizations are mostly flat: cliquish students, stuffy authority figures and clueless grown-ups. Sydney’s overtaxed mother, Maggie (Kathleen Rose Perkins), gets the occasional character-deepening scene; Stanley’s brutish trucker dad (Mark Colson) is not so well-served, and Brad is essentially a human varsity jacket. “Okay” shares producers with Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” and […]

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    With Final Gracie Mansion Show, First Lady Aims to Secure Arts Legacy

    With two years left in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s term, it will be some time before the city’s first family has to pack up and head back to their three-story rowhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn. But Chirlane McCray, the mayor’s wife, is keenly aware of the time remaining — “696 days,” she said in a […]

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    ‘Call of the Wild’ Casts a Digital Star. Is He a Good Dog?

    In the 1935 movie “The Call of the Wild,” the canine protagonist, Buck, was cast as a burly St. Bernard alongside a mustachioed Clark Gable. In 1972, he was played by a stoic German shepherd, and in 1997, by a hulking Leonberger. In 2020, Buck is played by a 51-year-old former Cirque du Soleil performer […]

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    Lynn Cohen, Magda on ‘Sex and the City,’ Is Dead at 86

    Lynn Cohen, the veteran actress best known for her role as Magda on the hit HBO series “Sex and the City,” died on Feb. 14 at her home in Manhattan. She was 86. Her death was confirmed by her son, Laurence Frazen. Ms. Cohen was seen in numerous movies and television shows, and in both […]

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    I Tried 6 Popular Anti-Snoring Devices. Here’s How They Did.

    A year ago, I was diagnosed with nasal polyps and regularly snored like a wild boar. I’ve had the polyps removed, but the snoring continues. I’m not alone. According to Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (Fifth Edition), “about 40 percent of the adult population” snores. Sometimes my snoring wakes up my husband (and vice […]

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    Chocolate Chip Cookies for Everyone

    In July 2009, The Times ran an article by David Leite, a cookbook author and food writer, that chronicled his quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. The recipe he developed as a result of his deep dive into flour types, hydration periods, chocolate percentages and salt ratios is loosely adapted from Jacques Torres, the […]

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    Buzzy Linhart, Eccentric and Eclectic Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 76

    Buzzy Linhart, a whimsically eccentric singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose compositions were recorded by Bette Midler, Carly Simon and others, died on Feb. 13 in Berkeley, Calif. He was 76. His son Xeno Rasmusson confirmed the death. He said Mr. Linhart had been in declining health since having a heart attack in 2018. The anthemic “(You […]

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    6 Cooper Hewitt Trustees Resign After Director’s Removal

    Six trustees have resigned from the board of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum to protest the removal of the museum’s director, Caroline Baumann, following an investigation into issues including her 2018 wedding. Ms. Baumann was forced to resign on Feb. 7 after an investigation by the Smithsonian’s inspector general into how Ms. Baumann procured […]