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 US actress and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt: her catches included Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and the photographer Gordon Parks. Photograph: Intercontinentale/AFP

Born: February 20th, 1924 Died: June 17th, 2019 Gloria Vanderbilt, the original “poor little rich girl”, inherited vast family wealth at the high pr(...)

Kailee Combs, the vice-president of fitness at Mirror, works out with some of the demos on one of the Mirror products in their showroom in New York. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

Last Christmas, singer Alicia Keys, wearing red bauble earrings, posted a video on Instagram, in which one of her sons instructed her not to scream wh(...)

David Chase: “I didn’t think that The Sopranos would chart any kind of new course. All I wanted to do is just get as close to cinema as I could.” Photograph: Devin Yalkin/New York Times

“‘Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation,” Tony Soprano once told his mob cohorts in The Sopranos. If David Chase, Tony’s creator, doesn’t (...)

Ireland’s 2001-2002 membership of the UN Security Council, dominated by the response to the 9/11 attacks, was the last time Ireland held one of its 10 non-permanent seats.

Richard Ryan, Ireland’s permanent representative at the United Nations, was preparing for the second week of the Irish month-long presidency of the UN(...)

Paramedics and members of the New York Fire Department perform CPR on a victim of a helicopter that crashed into the East River in New York. Photograph: Reuters

A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City’s East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot escaped, police said. Two o(...)

In November, Sothebys will auction art, furniture and antiques owned by the French interior designer Jacques Grange. All photographs: Alex Cretey-Systermans/The New York Times

At 73, Jacques Grange is cleaning house. For half a century, the French interior designer has not only created homes for Yves Saint Laurent, Sofia Cop(...)

Amazon.com spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market.

Amazon. com spent its first day as the owner of a bricks-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market. At the Whole Foods on 57th S(...)

Everybody in Istanbul seemed to be quoting Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s famous remark about democracy being a train you get off once you reach your destination. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Opposite Istanbul, in the Sea of Marmara, there is an archipelago of small islands which is one of the most picturesque places in Turkey. In the 19th (...)

The Main Street Pier on Florida, Daytona Beach. Photograph: Getty

When choosing our holiday destination, my wife was four months pregnant so “no surprises” was the dominant criteria, closely followed by proximity to(...)

Caroline Herrera at her career retrospective at the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film in Atlanta. Photograph: Dustin Chambers/New York Times

Carolina Herrera’s fabled life is one that is best captured in pictures. Over the years, the camera has caught her immaculate in tennis whites at her (...)

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