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Queen! Bow Down to Tattoo-Flashing Octogenarian Dame Dench

This dame, as it turns out, is full of mischief. Ms. Dench got an Oscar nomination 20 years ago for playing Victoria in “Mrs. Brown,” the saga of how the queen grew close to a younger man, a servant who doted on her after her beloved Albert died, outraging her household. Now she is back in Oscar contention for “Victoria ...

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Street-Style Photographers Unite to Proclaim #NoFreePhotos

“We are human beings and we are part of this system. We refuse to be a passive entity in the equation of this industry anymore,” he added. For the uninitiated, the street-style universe works like this: A woman becomes known for her enviable personal style. Photographers start to take her picture, either by chance or prearranged agreement. She then posts ...

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Stephen Curry, on a ‘Surreal’ Day, Confronts a Presidential Snub

As a player and as a coach, Kerr has visited the White House on several occasions. And despite his well-publicized criticism of the current administration, Kerr said in June that he was open to the idea of the Warriors’ visiting the White House as something of a unifying gesture. “I think we would, in normal times, easily be able to ...

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New Yoga Trips, From Cambodia to Colorado

Photo Home Ranch in Colorado. Credit Steve Glass Yoga has left the studio as traveling yogis hit the road, guiding practice before more exotic backdrops on rivers, at full moon celebrations and in the great outdoors. During one December departure, the river cruise company Aqua Expeditions will turn its Mekong River ship in Cambodia into a floating fitness studio with ...

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Pelham, N.Y.: Close to the City, but With a Friendly Vibe

Today, the town of Pelham, which has a population of approximately 12,500, forms a sort of triangle divided across the middle into two villages: Pelham to the north and Pelham Manor below it. The downtown, in the village of Pelham, forms a north-south strip about a mile and a half long that includes the train station, town hall, shops, restaurants, ...

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How World Leaders Reacted to Trump at the U.N.

Mr. Mugabe then went on to address Mr. Trump directly, telling him to “blow your trumpet in a musical way towards the values of unity, peace, cooperation, togetherness and dialogue which we have always stood for.” Canada Photo Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said no country could walk away from the “reality of climate change.” Credit Chang W. Lee/The ...

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Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

Now men’s rights advocates in Silicon Valley have galvanized. “What Google did was wake up sectors of society that weren’t into these issues before,” said Paul Elam, who runs A Voice for Men, a men’s rights group. He said his organization had seen more interest from people in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley has always been a men’s space, others said. ...

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42 Minutes, £2,600 Lost: The U.K.’s Growing Gambling Problem

But bookmakers, backed by other researchers, counter that there is no clear evidence that the machine is any more addictive than other kinds of gambling — like the online casino, a product that is restricted in the United States but legal in Britain. They warn that banning the machines, which are found only in British betting shops and provide more ...

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Harry Dean Stanton, and the Movies That Broke Him Free

Photo Harry Dean Stanton in Alex Cox’s “Repo Man” (1984). Credit Universal Pictures/Photofest, via Quad Cinema With “Lucky,” opening Friday, Sept. 29, Harry Dean Stanton, who died this month, landed the role of a lifetime as a 90-year-old, desert-town atheist seeking spiritual enlightenment as he confronts the void beyond. (This directorial debut from John Carroll Lynch was written by Logan ...

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How to Survive the Apocalypse

These suddenly chic survival satchels, also known as go bags, are typically lightweight military-grade backpacks stocked with provisions for at least 72 hours. Ready-made bug-out bags containing staples like water purification tablets, a 20-hour body warmer and a multifunction shovel are available on Amazon for under than $200. Hard-core preppers, however, would never leave their survival up to a mouse ...

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