On the Runway: On the Golden Globes Red Carpet, a Retreat

The Golden Globes Red Carpet Fashion 77 Photos View Slide Show › Image Valerie Macon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Thus does the promise of red-carpet change that hovered over the Golden Globes only a year ago — when women took back their wardrobes for the night — get squandered. The co-host Sandra Oh, in an…

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The Best Dresses From the 2019 Golden Globes’ After Parties

The Golden Globes just marked the start of award season’s first big night in 2019. From the Los Angeles ceremony, some celebs moved onto the after parties, where of course there were several outfit changes—and many new stars arriving at the bashes who weren’t at the show at all. Here, all the best photos and…

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Front Burner: California Knows How to (Wine and Cheese) Party

Several of California’s most notable cheeses, including Vella Dry Jack and Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper will be served at the 92nd Street Y alongside powerful cabernet sauvignons and zinfandels from Napa and Sonoma Counties. The occasion is a talk by Martin Johnson, a cheese expert, and Michael Whidden, a wine distributor. They’ll explain the state’s…

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Front Burner: A Rocks Glass With Heft

Computer technology and precision engineering are behind a new whiskey glass from Norlan, a company started by Brian Fichtner and Shane Bahng, who were at the SoHo design store, Moss, and an Icelandic designer, Sruli Recht. Called the Rauk Heavy Tumbler (it weighs about a pound and holds 8.5-ounces), its name is an old Scottish…

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Front Burner: Mint Tea and More From Morocco

Tea, especially mint, is as essential as couscous to the Moroccan table. Mina brand from Casablanca Foods, a reliable source for harissa condiments and sauces for cooking, has just introduced a line of teas. Nana is a type of Moroccan mint with toasty overtones; Atay, a traditional blend of mint with Chinese green tea that’s…

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Front Burner: A New Syrup for Your Bar Cart

Silan is a Middle Eastern syrup made from steamed, pressed dates. I now keep a container of it in my refrigerator for cocktails. It’s especially suited to whiskey drinks, which benefit from a shot of the dark, musky sweetness. Use it in marinades and sauces for basting roasted meats, over granola and yogurt in the…

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Front Burner: Shortcut Cooking From Jamie Oliver

Clever cookbooks with a limited number of ingredients per recipe are not new, but this one from the chef Jamie Oliver is notable for its ease and verve. Before he gets to the cooking he names his five “pantry heroes”: red wine vinegar, sea salt, black pepper and two olive oils, everyday and finer for…

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Scene City: Inside the 2019 Golden Globes After-Parties

Immediately after the Golden Globes, winners and losers fanned out across the Beverly Hilton Hotel for various after-parties. Rachel Brosnahan, who won the best actress award for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” made her way to the party hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which bestows the awards.

Q&A: The Games Animals Play

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Do animals play games? If so, why? A. Many immature mammals practice hunting and fighting skills in preparation for the real thing. Anyone who has raised a litter of kittens has observed their almost continuous cycles of pursuit and evasion, capture and attempted evisceration, and sometimes even a mock version of…

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Medical News Today: Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, but its exact causes are poorly understood. A new study uncovers how a common acne drug alters the balance of bacteria in our skin. How does a change in the skin microbiome improve acne? Isotretinoin (brand name Accutane) is commonly used to treat severe…

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