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Weekend reading: New Yorker Style issue

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Happy Saturday! The New Yorker’s biannual “Style” issue is out. For a piece on how South Korea became the plastic surgery capital of the world, Patricia Marx flew to Seoul—and met plastic surgeons at clinics like “Dr. 4 Nose,” “Small Face” and “Cinderella.” (She even scheduled some consultations for herself.) “If you want to feel bad about your looks, spend some time in Seoul,” she advises. (No, thanks.) Rebecca Mead visited the Birkenstock factory in Germany to investigate how the clunky orthopedic shoe became a fashion statement. Jessamyn Hatcher put together a gorgeous photo gallery of nineteenth-century couture gowns. If only we didn’t have to wait for the Style issue to see women making up half the bylines.

Read the full story at The New Yorker.

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