In London, Watch Inventions and Relationships

An exhibition at the Clockmakers’ Museum explores the links between the brand Breguet and English society. With numerous horological innovations to its name since its founding in 1775, Breguet has crafted timepieces that are often included in displays on the history of watchmaking. But the watchmaker’s links with English society are the focus of “Abraham-Louis … Read more

My Running Club, My Everything

Group running has exploded in New York City. As friendships, marriages and even rivalries emerge, the benefits are proving as social as they are physical. On a Thursday evening in early September, the Upper West Side Run Club met on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. It was 6:30 p.m., … Read more

Republican Fashion Watch: The Hottest Trend for 2024 Candidates

Ron DeSantis wears a “Ron DeSantis” shirt. Tim Scott sports a “Tim Scott” hat. Self-branding is all the rage for presidential candidates. To find out why, we asked Vanessa Friedman. Some politicians need no introduction. The rest are running for the Republican nomination for president. Ron DeSantis has the words “Ron DeSantis” plastered across the … Read more

A Summer of Singles Events, in Pictures

At a speed-dating event in August, $25 bought attendees 20 dates with strangers, each roughly five minutes long. When the first blind dates began, it wasn’t long before some people — mostly men — tried to go out of order so they could talk to the person they were most attracted to. “There’s a seat … Read more

The Great Gucci Reset Is Here

Sabato De Sarno’s first collection arrives. Think of it as a breeze, rather than a wind, of change. Sabato De Sarno, the designer who was essentially unknown outside the industry until he was handed the keys to the $10 billion Gucci kingdom earlier this year and tasked with reinventing a brand that had already been … Read more

The Mystery of My Mother’s Prayer Book

A precious object finds its way home. It started with an email. The subject line: “Sylvia Kanner’s Siddur.” Kanner was my late mother’s maiden name. Siddur is the Hebrew word for prayer book. I was, to say the least, intrigued. The sender explained that she had purchased several Judaic items on eBay. One was a … Read more

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