Hilary Howard

Editor and Writer, The New York Times

Location icon United States of America

I'm the deputy editor for Metropolitan, a weekly features section that covers the city. Every once in a while I'll write something, too. Interests range from the arts to sports to religion. I live in New York with my two daughters and two black cats and I'm from North Carolina.

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Nytimes
12/03/2017
Acting Studios Are Struggling. Does It Matter?

In the late 1950s, Robert Duvall was studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse, sharing a Manhattan apartment with Dustin Hoffman and going to parties at Gene Hackman's place. The three friends would all go on to win Academy Awards, helping to establish the classic blueprint for pursuing an acting career in New York: Move here, hone your craft at a gritty acting studio, do a handful of plays, conquer Hollywood.

Nytimes
07/06/2018
Braving the Queue, for Mom and Roger Federer

Essay WIMBLEDON, England - After my mother shaved her head during her chemotherapy two years ago, my sister sorted through a basket of all the sweet, hand-knit beanies that had been given to her. Mom rolled her eyes at each one until my sister pulled out a black baseball hat with blue lettering.

Nytimes
10/27/2017
Four Men, Sharing Rent, and Friendship, for 18 Years

But dinner on a recent night was takeout pizza and garlic knots, served on paper plates. And in one of the downstairs bathrooms, a chopstick serves as a toilet paper holder. Sociologically, the men represent the apotheosis of two trends in American life. While Mayor Michael R.

Nytimes
10/25/2017
Time Marches On, Even at Fortress Astoria

Mr. Brown admitted that committing to the move had been a slow process, one that began about three years ago, when he met Ms. Ross and was soon dating her seriously. Within six months, he had started an editing job at VH1, the cable network, which turned into steady work.

Nytimes
06/03/2016
How Daveed Diggs of 'Hamilton' Spends His Sundays

Daveed Diggs is still getting to know the city. When the 34-year-old rapper and actor, who grew up in Oakland, Calif., moved here about two and a half years ago for a little show called "Hamilton," he probably figured there would be plenty of time for exploring. He was wrong.

Nytimes
05/17/2015
At Tudor Café, Comfort Food With a Following

"I used to come in here for my coffee," said Mr. Boutemedjet, who is now a co-owner. "We didn't get along when we first met." "He had a little French attitude on him," Mr. Jahmi recalled. Soon, however, Mr. Boutemedjet, who was working for Little Pie Company at the time, started helping Mr. Jahmi in the kitchen.

Nytimes
08/10/2016
The Divorce Diet? Losing a Spouse and Some Pounds, Too

Wedding season is here, and many brides and grooms will find themselves in the best shape of their lives. Through a combination of adrenaline, dieting and hard-core exercise, they will walk the aisle as slim and buff as they will most likely ever be. That is, some say, unless they get divorced.

Nytimes
09/08/2014
Vibrators on a Shelf Near You

" ' Sex and the City ' did as much for women's sexual comfort as really anything has done in the past couple of decades," said Dr. Laura Berman of "In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman," on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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