For Pride Month, Dinner and a Show of Marginalized Voices

Booming out of a small speaker in the corner of the cafeteria at Avenues, a private school in Chelsea in Manhattan, a recorded voice asked, “Can you hear me?” It belonged to Woldy Reyes, 32, a hearing-impaired Filipino-American chef who as a child pretended to be fully deaf and didn’t speak, afraid that he sounded…

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Lamia’s Fish Market Opens in the East Village

Headliner Lamia’s Fish Market Forget the typical seagoing décor often found in fish restaurants: running lights, ropes and nets, and taxidermied sailfish. Lamia Funti has taken an over-the-top approach, in the style of Farallon in San Francisco, to her restaurant’s dining areas. There’s a glittering mermaid amid gilded fish in relief, mirrors that look like…

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Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Scrutinizer of Aging, Dies at 84

Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, who founded and led a 47-year-long study that identified sex differences in the risk factors for major diseases of aging, died on June 9 at her home in the La Jolla section of San Diego. She was 84. The cause was cerebral small vessel disease, her daughter, Caroline Connor, said. Dr. Barrett-Connor’s…

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If It’s Sunday in Southeastern Indiana, Order the Fried Chicken

WEST HARRISON, Ind. — If you see a steeple in southeastern Indiana, you can be pretty sure that fried chicken is nearby. If you see the steeple in West Harrison, about 20 miles from the Indiana-Ohio-Kentucky border, that chicken is fried across the street at St. Leon Tavern by the owner, Aaron Klenke. Most people…

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In a Miniature Space, Van Da Roams All Around Vietnam

When a batch of banh beo comes to the table at Van Da, any confusion about how to eat them does not last long. Banh beo, a species of small rice cake, are a favorite afternoon snack in the central Vietnamese city of Hue. Each one is steamed in a ceramic dish just big enough…

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‘It Takes What It Takes to End Something’

In Unhitched, couples tell the stories of their relationships, from romance to vows to divorce to life afterward. Peter Genuardi and Olga Heifets met in 2002 in graduate school at Georgetown, where they both received a degree in communications, culture and technology. Their values seemed well matched at the time, and a mutual admiration led…

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In a Gray City, Some See a Blank Canvas

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler takes the midnight train to Aberdeen and finds an underappreciated city that’s quietly exploding with creativity. June 18, 2019 Video A fancy overnight train, an abundance of street art and an excursion to the highlands bring the Scottish city of Aberdeen to life.CreditCreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times…

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Net-a-Porter Launches New Sustainable Brand Vertical

As the apparel industry has woken up to threats of climate change (and their part in the issue) several brands have taken major steps to reduce their impact on the environment. Today, luxury retailer Net-a-Porter has announced that they are joining the effort launching Net Sustain, a new vertical on the site that’s a one-stop…

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When Only a Superyacht Will Do

Most vacation home buyers gravitate to beach destinations, mountain locales or golf and ski communities. But for some in the very deep-pocketed-set, only a superyacht will do. Defined as boats that are at least 90 feet long, these yachts are floating mansions that travel wherever their owners want them to go. The Netherlands-based Heesen Yachts…

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Medical News Today: Scientists synthesize anticancer drug in ‘landmark discovery’

In what they have called an ‘unprecedented achievement,’ researchers have managed to synthesize a powerful anticancer compound. Scientists have been trying to achieve this feat for more than 3 decades. New research achieves the total synthesis of a powerful anticancer compound. Yoshito Kishi, who is the Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry in the Department of…

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