From a 1920s Politician to A$AP Rocky: A History of Gold Teeth

From a 1920s Politician to A$AP Rocky: A History of Gold Teeth

AL SMITH, New York’s governor in the 1920s, had teeth “capped with gold,” according to Robert Caro’s “The Power Broker.” Dr. Ruchi Sahota, a dentist in Fremont, Calif., explained that gilded canines and incisors like Mr. Smith’s were common throughout the early- to mid-20th century. “Gold was used very, very often,” for routine dental More...

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Can the New Song From ‘Frozen 2’ Become the Next ‘Let It Go’?
By asif On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Can the New Song From ‘Frozen 2’ Become the Next ‘Let It Go’?

A follow-up to the Disney princess phenomenon, “Frozen” was always going to be met with mountainous expectations. But when the new sequel, which has already set a record for advance ticket More...

Parents’ Major Hang-Up: Kids on Smartphones
By asif On Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Parents’ Major Hang-Up: Kids on Smartphones

Mandisa Turner says her daughters aren’t allowed on social media and can use laptops for homework only in the kitchen. Photo: Stephanie Keith for The Wall More...

$100 Million for a Painting? Not This Auction Week
By asif On Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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$100 Million for a Painting? Not This Auction Week

The art market has gone on a diet. Two years ago, Christie’s sold a single painting by Leonardo da Vinci for $450 million during a series of major fall auctions in New York. This week, the auction house will More...

Top Prospects Get Caught in NCAA Crosshairs
By asif On Saturday, November 9th, 2019
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Top Prospects Get Caught in NCAA Crosshairs

It was a bad day to be a prospective No. 1 draft pick in college sports. Within the span of several hours on Friday, the NCAA ruled the possible top picks in the next NFL and NBA drafts ineligible because of alleged More...

You Probably Need This Appliance
By asif On Saturday, November 9th, 2019
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You Probably Need This Appliance

MANUFACTURED IN SWEDEN since 1940, the Ankarsrum stand mixer is built for life. This mighty kitchen appliance is equipped with a 7.4-quart stainless-steel bowl that holds up to 11 pounds of dough, and a 600-watt More...

‘Marriage Story’ Review: The Pain of Parting
By asif On Friday, November 8th, 2019
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‘Marriage Story’ Review: The Pain of Parting

The marvelous paradox of Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” is how full of life it is for a tale of two people— Scarlett Johansson’s Nicole and Adam Driver’s  More...

A Former Public Housing Project in London Gets a Luxury Upgrade
By asif On Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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A Former Public Housing Project in London Gets a Luxury Upgrade

In the 1960s, Balfron Tower was built in the Poplar neighborhood in the East End of London to house the city’s poor. Today, the building is being re-purposed as high-end housing for professionals. The project More...

Why Men Are Wearing ‘Travel Pants’ to Work
By asif On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Why Men Are Wearing ‘Travel Pants’ to Work

THE INTERNET is awash with so-called “travel pants.” Google the term and you’ll find superlative-packed headlines including: “6 Best Travel Pants for Men and Why We Love Them” and “The Best Men’s More...

How Ugg Finally Got Men Into Its Fuzzy Boots
By asif On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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How Ugg Finally Got Men Into Its Fuzzy Boots

AS RECENTLY AS 2016, ads pushing Uggs for men showed New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady loafing indoors in the brand’s cozy shearling-lined slippers, looking barely awake and exuding little energy. These More...