A Walking Tour of Manhattan’s Rock ’n’ Roll Past: the 2000s

Seventeen years ago, Manhattan was still the kind of place where a musician could arguably become more famous just by being seen out on the town every night. So the Strokes were especially lucky to find a place to record their first album that was just across the street from 2A, one of their favorite…

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Off the Menu: Hill Country Food Park Opens in Downtown Brooklyn

Headliner Hill Country Food Park Marc Glosserman, who brought his Texas roots to New York and founded the various Hill Country restaurants, has turned what was his barbecue place in Brooklyn into a spacious food hall with an outdoor vibe. “I want it to be like a gathering of food trucks,” he said. Here, there…

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The Bird Rules the Thanksgiving Magazine Cover

No matter how colorful they are, or how perfectly crimped their crusts, pies are unreliable cover stars. So are heaps of mashed potatoes, even when melted butter, the color of pure sunlight, pools in their dimples. As a general rule, November’s food magazines lead with the birds. Turkeys: Voluptuous, browned and gloriously crisp, freckled with…

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Styles Investigates …: What Do Sneakerheads Wear at Thanksgiving?

In New York and Los Angeles, certain men and boys wait in hourslong lines for streetwear, items like difficult-to-obtain Off-White Nikes or the newest Supreme crewnecks. Each year, like birds, they also fly home for Thanksgiving. Do they wear Virgil Abloh’s inventions back to St. Louis? Is a Supreme cross-body bag good enough for Grandma?…

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Well : Breathing Through the Nose May Offer Unique Brain Benefits

Folklore, spiritual traditions and even mothers have for ages drawn an implicit connection between respiration and state of mind: Breathe in deeply through your nose, we are told, to clarify thoughts, achieve serenity, defuse tantrums. There isn’t a lot of scientific evidence to back up these ideas, but a growing number of experiments have been…

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Restaurant Review: A Full-Throated Defense of Traditional Indian Cooking

Something has been missing from New York’s current Indian restaurant scene, but I wasn’t sure what it was until I ate the kaleji masala at Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City, Queens. Modernization is the theme unifying many of the Indian restaurants that have taken root around the city over the past few years.…

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The Sweet Spot: My Brother Wants Me to Keep His Depression a Secret

Dear Sugars, My younger brother is a 19-year-old college sophomore who’s always been extremely shy and isolated from the family. None of us has ever heard him laugh, and it’s rare even to see him smile. A few months ago, he showed up at our father’s birthday party and headed straight for his room without…

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