Ilon Specht, Who Empowered Women With ‘I’m Worth It’ Ad, Dies at 81

She came up with the feminist campaign, for a hair color product, when challenging the notions of men at her…


Why Was This Treasure of Musical Theater All but Lost to the Ages?

Three Black book musicals were Broadway hits in the 1970s: “Purlie” in 1970, “The Wiz” in 1975 and “Raisin” in…


What’s Your Favorite Soundtrack? We Want to Know.

We’re asking readers to share the movie-related albums that they return to again and again.


David Shapiro, Who Gained Fame in Poetry and Protest, Dies at 77

A renowned member of the New York School of poets, he also found accidental notoriety when he was photographed during…


People leaving Rafah describe yet another fearful flight from Israeli assaults.

Manal al-Wakeel and her extended family of 30 people thought they were going home. Displaced from their home in Gaza…


Bill Holman, Whose Arrangements Shaped West Coast Jazz, Dies at 96

His economical, linear writing helped define the sound of Stan Kenton’s band. He also led his own 16-piece ensemble for…


How a Novelist Became a Pop Star

“I hope you fall in love, I hope it breaks your heart” is the refrain (in English translation) of “Pasoori,”…


Biden Is Not the First U.S. President to Cut Off Weapons to Israel

Ronald Reagan also used the power of American arms to influence Israeli war policy. The comparison underscores how much the…

Real Estate

He Thought He Had Bought a Great Apartment. The Ceiling Held a Secret.

A home buyer quickly found out his co-op shared something in common with Carnegie Hall, Grand Central Station and the…

Real Estate

Two Floors of a Century-Old Mansion Are Listed on the Upper East Side

The longtime auctioneer David Redden and his wife, Jeanette, are selling their duplex penthouse at the Joseph Pulitzer House. The…

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