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A Wickedly Steamy Sex and the City Ripoff, Lifesaving Novels and a Legendary Furrier’s Death

What We’re Reading

BY // 08.15.16

Our editors are a diverse lot, and are constantly perusing a long and broad list of publications. Fashion? Art? Architecture? Culinary studies? Semantics? It’s all here. In What We’re Reading, PaperCity shares the wealth.

What’s in a word? Plenty, and multitudes, of course. Origins, meanings, pronunciation, and usage. The Encyclopædia Britannica has it all for you. Here’s a great read about the way it came into being.

We missed this last week, and in case you did, too: Fred Schwartz, better known as “Fred the Furrier,” passed away at the age of 84. His was a colorful NYC life, and he touched the lives of many through his company’s wares and his philanthropy. Click here for an appreciation.

Yes, it is a rip-off of Sex and the City, but it’s wickedly steamy and fun to watch, writes Jada Smith. Ghana has never looked like this, and fans of Carrie and her friends should try this one out for size.

Philippe Starck has bottled the fragrance of elsewhere, that place for which we all from time to time find ourselves longing. The designer’s first line of scents under Starck Paris will premiere next week at Neiman Marcus.

Bibliophiles already know this, but yes, reading does prolong one’s life. But studies show that what one reads matter. If you want to live to be 100, drop the magazines and pick up novels.

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