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Skin Cancers Rise — Along With Questionable Treatments

Dermatology — a specialty built not on flashy, leading edge medicine but on thousands of small, often banal procedures — has become increasingly lucrative in recent years. The annual dermatology services market in the United States, excluding cosmetic procedures, is nearly $11 billion and growing, according to IBISWorld, a market research firm. The business potential has attracted private equity firms, ...

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New Trailer: ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ From Ava DuVernay

Photo A scene from the trailer for “A Wrinkle in Time,” starring Storm Reid. Even though Ava DuVernay’s name isn’t seen until the end of the new trailer for her reimagining of “A Wrinkle in Time,” it clearly exemplifies female empowerment. Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel, it’s the story of Meg Murry (Storm Reid, of “12 Years a Slave”), ...

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‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

But this play sounded like something we had never seen before. A few days later, we headed over to the Richard Allen Center on West 62nd Street and mounted six narrow flights of stairs, to confront a stage no bigger than my living room, and entered a cramped theater filled with others who had heard the same siren call. Previously ...

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What We Learned in N.F.L. Week 11: Eagles are Scary Good

■ Some breaks are going the Lions’ way. Detroit got off to a 3-4 start this season, but the losses came with head-scratching moments of terrible luck and agonizingly narrow scoring margins. In the Lions’ third consecutive win, they got a go-ahead field goal with 1 minute 35 seconds left, then escaped when Connor Barth missed a 46-yard field-goal attempt ...

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A Guide to Cap Ferret, the Cape Cod of France

Sail Fish After midnight, this 33-year-old restaurant clears out its tables and transforms into one of Cap Ferret’s few nightclubs (not to mention concessions to what the French call “le bling-bling”), where the upscale garden-party atmosphere, achieved with wicker chairs and ivy foliage, is offset by disco balls. Somehow, though, the peninsula’s relaxed spirit persists. Guests can often be seen ...

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‘Revolt’ in France Against Sexual Harassment Hits Cultural Resistance

Other recent watersheds in France brought little relief for women in their wake. The sexual assault trial that derailed the presidential hopes of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, crossed a threshold in France for making the private lives of public figures fair game for the news media. But the sheer number of women in ...

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Apple Postpones Release of HomePod Speaker

Photo Apple introduced its HomePod speaker in June and had said the product would ship by the end of the year. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is putting the brakes on the arrival this year of HomePod, its much-ballyhooed rival to Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. On Friday, the company said it would postpone the release ...

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‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Photo Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York. Credit Laura McDermott for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, who holds Hillary Clinton’s former seat, is leading the charge against sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill, building on her work on the same issues in the military and college campuses. Often considered a White House ...

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How Pixar Created ‘Coco,’ a Culturally Conscious Blockbuster

And that was before the rise of President Trump. The choices made by the director and his collaborators suggest one model for culturally conscious filmmaking at the blockbuster level. On “Coco,” Pixar’s 19th film and the first to feature a minority character in the lead role, Mr. Unkrich largely dispensed with the playbook used to create immersive fictional worlds like ...

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Mourning Alaïa: The Designer’s Friends and Collaborators React

After the news of Azzedine Alaïa’s death broke early Saturday, Instagram and Twitter flooded with tributes to the Tunisian-born designer. Below, some of the designer’s closest friends and collaborators shared their thoughts with us. “I think one of the most memorable fashion moments I’ve ever had was seeing the wedding dress that Azzedine created for me. I didn’t know what ...

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