Tag: Content Type: Personal Profile

Bob Blitz Held the NFL to Task Over the Rams’ Relocation

In a separate deposition in October 2020, N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell was pressed repeatedly on the question at the heart of the lawsuit: Did the N.F.L.’s team owners ignore their own relocation guidelines when they voted to allow the Rams to move? Goodell gave elusive responses on whether the owners had considered each of 12 […]

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Andrea Bowers: Her Activism Animates Her Art

When Bowers got in trouble in 2019, it was not over her identity, but for work she made in support of the #MeToo movement. At Art Basel in Switzerland, she presented an installation made of 167 panels, each one presenting the case of a person accused of sexual misconduct. Texts cited the person’s response to […]

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Tony Kushner, Oracle of the Upper West Side

IN ACT III, Scene 2 of “Millennium Approaches,” Louis asks, “Why has democracy succeeded in America?” It’s not exactly a rhetorical question, and Louis’s rambling attempt to answer it isn’t entirely persuasive, certainly not to his friend Belize, a Black, gay nurse who cares for men dying from AIDS-related illnesses, and who possesses an acute […]

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Jake Sullivan, Biden’s Adviser, Long a Figure of Fascination

WASHINGTON — Jake Sullivan, President Biden’s national security adviser, married Margaret Goodlander, now counsel to Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, in a 2015 wedding that seems set in a distant Democratic utopia. Mr. Biden would soon retire as a popular vice president, Donald J. Trump was considered a sideshow, and Hillary Clinton was the president […]

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Who Is Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s New C.E.O.?

SAN FRANCISCO — When Jack Dorsey, then Twitter’s executive chairman, pushed the company to build out its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities in 2014, he turned to an engineer, Parag Agrawal. When Mr. Dorsey later became Twitter’s chief executive and needed help overhauling the company’s infrastructure, he also tapped Mr. Agrawal. And when Mr. […]

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Virgil Abloh’s Approach to Fashion

Right out of the gate after being hired as artistic director of Louis Vuitton mens’s wear, Virgil Abloh scored a whopping commercial hit with an iridescent plastic tote bag, or “keepall,” he called the Prism. In the hours since Mr. Abloh’s death at 41, of a rare cancer, was made public, people struggled to characterize […]

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Virgil Abloh, Ambassador and Infiltrator

In recent years, it could often appear as if there were several Virgil Ablohs, all working at the same time. There were the multiple annual collections of Louis Vuitton, where he was the artistic director of men’s wear, and Off-White, his own label, which he’d founded while still in the orbit of Kanye West. There […]

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Brandon Kyle Goodman, a Nonbinary Voice of ‘Big Mouth’

Name: Brandon Kyle Goodman Age: 34 Hometown: New York City Now lives: In a one-bedroom apartment in Hollywood with his husband, Matthew Raymond-Goodman, and their dog, Korey. Claim to fame: Mr. Goodman is an actor and writer best known for “Big Mouth,” an adult animated sitcom on Netflix about preteens surviving puberty. He is the […]

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Colton Underwood Comes Out and Comes Clean

An executive producer on the series, Underwood knows he has privilege and a platform, which is why he said he sought counsel from people who aren’t white gay cisgender men, including Nicole Garcia, a transgender Latina pastor. In an email, Garcia said Underwood could be a role model, especially to let young athletes know they […]

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A Couple’s Dream of Reuniting in England Is Dashed in a Channel Disaster

SORAN, Iraq — Maryam Nuri had never been on a plane before she boarded a flight from Iraq in early November with a visa from Italy. She had never seen the ocean before she set out on a flimsy boat from France into the English Channel last week. “She knew only small rivers here,” said […]

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They Twice Gave Up Everything to Flee Iraq. They Keep Getting Sent Back.

There are days now when Ms. Hussein has to force herself to hold it all in until her children leave the house — and only then allows herself to sob, she said. Bureen is in the sixth grade, Ms. Ali attends a technical institute (though unpaid tuition bills have left her academic status in doubt) […]

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‘Today’s Outfit Is Confidence’: Atypical TikTok Star Enchants Mexico

MEXICO CITY — At 49 years old and under five feet tall, Martha Izquierdo doesn’t exactly fit the mold of a TikTok influencer. But having survived sexual abuse, kidnapping, two bouts with cancer and two heart attacks, conquering social media was practically a cinch for this Mexican journalist. Ms. Izquierdo, who lives in a small […]

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Who Is Carissa Schumacher?

Ms. Schumacher said that she spent the next decade preparing her channel for Yeshua. She meditated daily, cut out sugar and caffeine, and limited her diet to five foods: broccoli, cauliflower, turkey, chicken and watermelon. “If someone’s channel is diluted,” she said, “there’s a kind of film or gunk that the energy gets stuck in […]

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Five Child Stars of ‘King Richard,’ ‘Belfast’ and More

Jude Hill, clad in a white button-up shirt with a cheeky grin, is just as charming in real life as he is in “Belfast,” Kenneth Branagh’s new autobiographical film about an Irish boy growing up amid the Troubles in the title city in the 1960s. “I had the time of my life doing this film,” […]

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In ‘Flee,’ Jonas Poher Rasmussen Animates His Friend’s Story

Animating the documentary, with actors voicing the dialogue Amin remembered, helped emphasize this focus on one individual’s story, while the anonymity made it easier for Amin to recount his past. “This is life trauma, and it’s not easy for him to talk about,” Rasmussen said, who hadn’t worked with animation before “Flee.” The fact that […]

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It’s Always Sunny With Rob McElhenney

LOS ANGELES — The past year in California has been the driest in a century. But on a recent mid-November afternoon, California was starting to look a lot like … Ireland. At least it was in the edit bay for “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” where visual effects artists were diligently tweaking the color scheme […]

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Edward Durr Jr.: The Trump Republican Who’s Riding High in New Jersey

“People were, like, shocked,” Mr. Durr said. “They’d say, ‘Nobody’s ever been here.’” Mr. Durr said he hoped to keep his job as a truck driver for the Raymour & Flanigan furniture chain, and the health insurance it provides, even after he is sworn in as a senator, a part-time position that pays $49,000. Lawmakers […]

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How a Book- Pickle- and Tchotchke-Seller Spends Sundays

The telephone shaped like a Cabbage Patch doll in the front window will set you back $295. Or at least it would if the seller was willing to part with it. Passers-by ask about it constantly. Instead, they are welcome to choose among memoirs by 1990s sitcom stars, yellowing Chopin sheet music, and illustrated books […]

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Don Johnson Is Back as ‘Nash Bridges.’ Why?

“I imagine him to still be very fit, and very capable,” Johnson said of Nash. “I imagine him to be wiser, and more thoughtful about things.” “He would still slap the crap out you,” he added, using a cruder term. “But he’d think about it first, and make sure it was coming from a good […]

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With ‘Encanto,’ Stephanie Beatriz Finds Yet Another Voice

The actress Stephanie Beatriz said goodbye to her memorable breakout role as a stern detective on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in September as the hit comedy show wrapped after eight seasons. “I’ll be happy if my name is always connected to Rosa Diaz. That’s an honor,” Beatriz said of the fan-favorite character. But 2021 was largely a […]

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A Collector Who Fills His Los Angeles Home With Carefully Sourced Clutter

IT HAD TAKEN several months of scouring flea markets before Jonathan Pessin finally found the weathered, hollow fiberglass Coke bottle that now stands sentry between the dining and kitchen areas of his loft in Los Angeles’s industrial Frogtown neighborhood. Reportedly produced by the Coca-Cola Company circa the 1970s or 1980s, the six-foot-tall sculpture was one […]

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Domhnall Gleeson Feels That Crackle in the Air

Tell me about you and Enda Walsh’s plays. What is it about them? I really didn’t understand Enda fully, I don’t think, or get the full dose of him until I saw “The Walworth Farce.” Which I saw in a tiny room in Galway. It blew my head off in a way that was totally […]

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The ‘Profusely Illustrated’ Life of Edward Sorel

In between, of course, he had a life: four children, and two marriages — the second a lasting personal and professional partnership. There was a long stint in the country, a return to the still-uncharted TriBeCa, and many, many lifelong friendships. (While the chapter devoted to Sorel’s friends is doubtless a labor of love, I’m […]

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What Is SSENSE?

MONTREAL — In June, when Rami Atallah, the chief executive of Ssense, learned that the online retailer he founded had received an investment that valued the company at $4.1 billion, he kept his cool. There were no uncorked bottles or public victory laps. His daily grind of consecutive Zoom meetings continued, unperturbed. Never mind that […]

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Enslaved to a U.S. Founding Father, She Sought Freedom in France

Abigail had been bound to the Jay family since at least 1776, though nothing in that year’s Declaration of Independence changed her status. The New York Slavery Records Index reports how John Jay’s father and grandfather invested in the slave trade to New York, and John Jay himself held at least 17 people over his […]

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El artesano de los acordeones de Ciudad de México

Durante todo el día, el agradable sonido de la música de acordeón flotó por los pasillos del edificio. La mayoría de las veces no provenía de la habitación de Ramírez sino de la de al lado. Resulta que, para celebrar sus 50 años de trabajo, Ramírez se había jubilado recientemente, y ahora solo trabaja por […]

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Her Art Reads the Land in Deep Time

On a bright morning recently in Downtown Brooklyn, the artist Athena LaTocha stood by a construction site where pile drivers and earth-moving machines were excavating the foundation for a new skyscraper, and examined the scene with a kind of creative recognition. “This equipment is an extension of us, right? It’s an extension of the operator’s […]

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Jon Batiste on His 11 Grammy Nominations: ‘I’m So Over the Moon’

With his second studio album, “We Are,” the jazz pianist Jon Batiste sought to make music without genre, a mission that might not seem to align with an awards show built around firm categories. But the boundary-bending approach of Batiste’s latest work paid off in the nominations for the 64th annual Grammy Awards: He earned […]

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Who Is Olaf Scholz, Germany’s Next Chancellor?

BERLIN — Olaf Scholz succeeded in his campaign to become the next chancellor of Germany primarily by convincing voters that he would be very much like the towering and long-serving figure he will replace: Angela Merkel. Terse, well-briefed and abstaining from any gesture of triumph, Mr. Scholz not only sounded like the outgoing chancellor, he […]

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