City Kitchen: Gelatin Breaks Out of Its Mold

Little bowls of red jiggly Jell-O were a common sight in our family’s refrigerator. Cool, bouncy, sweet and light, there’s always room for it, or so the advertisements proclaim. And its name, though trademarked, is now even listed in the dictionary, jello, a gelatin dessert. The glue that allows red sugar water to become a…

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El Espace: John Leguizamo Has Harsh Words for Us

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). Image Celebrity activists Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana, Eva Longoria,…

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At War: What Stereotypes Do You See Around Veterans and PTSD?

President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters on Friday morning, said that the Thousand Oaks gunman who shot and killed 12 people and injured at least 20 others at a bar Wednesday night was a “sick puppy.” “He was a war veteran, he was a Marine, he was in the war,” Trump said. “He saw some…

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A Definitive List of the Best Black Tights for Every Need

Getty Images All hell could freeze over and you would still find me in a summer dress. This aversion to pants turned me into a black tights expert, and I’ve tried them all. Some ripped too easily, were dull in color, or encased my legs like a constricting torture device. But many prevailed, and I’ve…

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Up Next: Jewelry From His Dorm Room to Barneys

Name: Jameel Mohammed Age: 23 Hometown: Chicago Now Lives: In a three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan’s Chinatown with two roommates. Claim to Fame: Mr. Mohammed is a designer and the creative director of Khiry, a luxury jewelry line inspired by the African diaspora. He founded the company in 2016 as a student at the University of…

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A Good Appetite: A Dish to Comfort on Those Cold, Dark Days

In a perfect French pommes aligot, it’s hard to know where the potatoes end and the cheese begins. A molten, creamy mass of potatoes permeated with mountain cheeses, aligot combines the stretchy pull of fondue with the silky suppleness of potato purée. Soft, gooey and eminently soothing, it’s just the thing to make on an…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Cozy and Clever

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. I have something unsexy to discuss with you, and that is pilaf. And yet! Pilaf, versions of which are found the world over, is one of my recent favorites, adorably homely and the definition of comfort. It’s also a great way to use up chicken. My husband is…

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The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces

The spouses arriving for the Wednesday afternoon caregivers’ class at the Penn Memory Center in Philadelphia had something on their minds even before Alison Lynn, the social worker leading the session, could start the conversation. A few days before, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor had released a letter announcing that she’d been diagnosed…

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Hungry City: Momos That Stand Out in a Crowd

A momo is a dumpling, and yet. The definition is technically correct but almost a diminishment. Momos may be plump as pincushions, swelling at the seams; or half-moons pleated so meticulously, they look carved; or hulks, furrowed and looming, small-scale analogues to the Himalayan peaks where they were born. Whatever the dumplings’ size, their skins…

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