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6/1/20
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Nearly every one of the 1,374 pages in the J.C. Penney catalog from Fall/Winter 1977 hammers home a single word: value. Dress shoes are “Pretty to Look at... Supple and Comfortable to Wear... and Sensibly Priced.” Coordinating separates “mix and match with classic ease. Nicely tailored with rich fashion accents” and

5/28/20
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Since the dawn of the modern cosmetics industry, makeup manufacturers have been selling systems that promised to fix your face in its entirety. But few modern brands are quite so thorough as the offerings of the 1930s that promised to guide you to the ideal face—though the power of science!

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5/27/20
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A PBS documentary on Mae West—national treasure, fur stole icon—will be released on June 16, which is not a moment too soon. If hours of footage of Ms. West spitting bawdy one-liners like “A hard man is good to find” isn’t a balm for our grubby, unshowered souls, what is?

5/26/20
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Several weeks ago, having embraced the excuse to swear off zippers and buttons for the foreseeable future, I bought a few pairs of discounted yoga pants. When they arrived, I excitedly ripped off the tags and tried them on, only to discover an inexplicably dramatic crotch seam that divides as the thin, clinging fabric

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5/20/20
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My husband emerged from the basement the other day, glowing and incredulous, and exclaimed: “Did you realize you can actually do a whole, legitimately good yoga class right at home?” A one-time college athlete, he used to hit the gym daily. But now, weeks into quarantine, he remains impressed by the endless

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5/19/20
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Reliving the events of the 2016 election holds little appeal four years after the fact. Donald Trump presidency’s felt unfathomable then, and now the abysmal decision-making of his administration is the nation’s shared burden. Fantasizing about what might’ve been is just depressing. But Hillary Clinton’s most ardent

5/15/20
3:33 PM
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During my youth, one of the best things my mom could tell me was that we were going to spend the day at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, New York. The place felt huge; it had a Ferris wheel overlooking the food court and there was also a Chili’s on the fourth floor. But the worst part of any mall trip, inevitably, was

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5/15/20
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Archie Mountbatten Windsor, great-grandson to the Queen of the United Kingdom, nearly dove off his mother’s lap while she was reading, in pursuit of a different board book—then threw that preferred choice to the floor. Meghan briefly locked amused eyes with his father, who was laughing behind the camera. The video was

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