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What’s in a Rick Owens Retrospective? Whatever He Wants

The coiling black structure was, the designer said, his first idea when the Triennale offered him this space, though he admits: “It’s so first degree” that his wife, Michèle Lamy, “thought it was really dumb to use it.” The snaking sculpture also reflects Mr. Owens’s current interest in monumental works of land art by Michael Heizer and Richard Long. (It’s ...

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For Kobe Bryant, a Double Salute, With Two Numbers Headed to the Rafters

Instead, it just fueled Bryant even more. He was determined to prove to O’Neal and every other doubter that he would ultimately surpass all of the game’s greats. “Kobe didn’t care about night life or anything else,” said Del Harris, who coached Bryant for his first two N.B.A. seasons and the start of his third. “He only had one interest. ...

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Power Failure at Atlanta Airport Snarls Air Traffic Nationwide

The mayor said the airport would resume commercial flights after power is fully restored and the police complete a security sweep. “Once all our systems are up and operational, we can get everyone back on their planes as quickly as possible,” Mr. Reed said at a news conference on Sunday night. As the sun set on Sunday, the airport descended ...

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Deadly Taliban Attacks on NATO Convoy and Police in Afghanistan

Their hope is to reverse some of the gains that the Taliban have made over the past couple of years, where the fighters continue to surround Lashkar Gah city. The province is the country’s largest opium-producing area, and the violence there is sometimes related to the drug trade. Last week, media outlets reported that about two dozen bodies had been ...

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Drug Company Under Fire After Revealing Dengue Vaccine May Harm Some

Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University, said, “It’s hard to think of another circumstance when a major public health program was introduced with this much controversy.” The problems with the vaccine rollout have “cast a pall” on other efforts to develop dengue vaccines, he said, and public health experts are worried that the distrust could spill ...

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Howard Gottfried, 94, Producer of ‘Network,’ Is Dead

Mr. Chayefsky, who had already balked at an offer for Columbia Pictures to release “Network,” was meeting with United Artists about the film when he took umbrage with a business affairs executive who told him he thought the Howard Beale character didn’t work. Mr. Chayefsky, in frustration, stormed out of the meeting, leaving Mr. Gottfried alone with the executive. Photo ...

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Life on the Meme Council: Meet the Internet’s Gatekeepers

Hours spent moderating a week: Between 21 and 28 Mr. Johnson grew up on a farm in Oklahoma with a spotty internet connection. That meant that unlike many other council members, the first internet communities he was a part of were not on networks like 4chan, Reddit, Twitter or even Facebook, which could take longer to load. Instead, he surfed ...

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Carmelo Anthony, Back in New York, Gets Cheers, a Video and a Loss

A welcome also came from Knicks teammates and Garden security guards, who greeted Anthony with handshakes and hugs during pregame warm-ups. But once the game began, the dynamic shifted, as Knicks fans got down to the business of rooting for their team. They did cheer Anthony when his first shot of the game, a 3-pointer, went in. But as the ...

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The Composer Who Owns Christmas

Mr. Rutter went on to study at Clare College, Cambridge, where he became director of music during the 1970s, and he has been happy to oblige whenever Clare’s respected choir needed something new to sing. But it was as an undergraduate in the 1960s that the course of his life was fixed. He was conducting a Christmastime concert with some ...

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In Italy, #MeToo Is More Like ‘Meh’

That apathy extends beyond the Italian entertainment industry. In Florence, defense lawyers for paramilitary police officers accused of raping two young American women sought to ask the accusers if they had been wearing underwear that night. In Sicily, a court cleared a man of sexual harassment charges, determining that sophomoric humor, rather than sexual intent, had motivated his groping of ...

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