9 Great Theater District Restaurants for Before or After Your Show

New York City is full of top-tier theater and restaurants, just not necessarily in the same area. Even before soaring rents killed off beloved locals like Cafe Edison and Azuri Kitchen, the average restaurant in the theater district generally prioritized expediency and atmosphere over quality food. But if you’re looking for a bite before or…

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Voyage to the Center of the World

The peaks of Mount Parnassus shimmered on a warm spring afternoon above the temples of ancient Delphi. In a verdant valley below, silver-tipped olive trees stretched to the sea. The sun traced a golden arc in the azure sky. On a flat plateau surrounded by this natural theater, I looked up to find myself standing…

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What if Being a YouTube Celebrity Is Actually Backbreaking Work?

Image Emma Chamberlain, 18, has in two years amassed 8 million YouTube followers who admire her humor and relatability. What they don’t see, though, is how much work goes into her videos.CreditKaleb Marshall for The New York Times Emma Chamberlain, 18, is the funniest person on YouTube. What does she do? So far the content…

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Where Dinner Is the Show

The chef John Fraser’s new restaurant has a blandly corporate name, 701West, that tells you less about the place than simply walking into the dining room. One of several operations he is running in the new Times Square Edition hotel, it is clad in paneling on the walls and ceilings. Velvet curtains and banquettes are…

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71 Hot Dogs in 91-Degree Heat

“Why do you paint?” is a question posed in “At Eternity’s Gate,” a 2018 film about Vincent van Gogh directed by Julian Schnabel, the artist and filmmaker. Van Gogh, played by Willem Dafoe, replies: “To stop thinking.” So it seemed reasonable to ask Mr. Schnabel himself, at a special screening of his film on July…

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I Own This Silk Slip Dress in Five Colors (And I Still Want More)

Courtesy ’90s Silk Slip Dress silklaundry.com.au $290.00 As a connoisseur of silk slip dresses, I can say with confidence that they are not made equal. For something so simple—a slinky silk dress is the epitome of lazy luxury—few designers have nailed the silhouette. I prefer my slips to have a soft v-shaped neckline, adjustable straps,…

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Medical News Today: What happens in the brain when we are bored?

In people who are prone to boredom, this state can negatively affect their mental health. So, what happens in the brain when we get bored, and how can this help us find ways of dealing with boredom? A new study investigates. What happens in the brains of people who are prone to boredom? New research…

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Our Marriage Looks Straight. We’re Not.

Vanessa Dillon, 41, is a bisexual woman marrying Bob Bissonnette, 36, a bisexual man. Each has dated people of more than one gender in the past. Not adhering to monogamy, they might continue to do so after they are married. But at their wedding, to outsiders they appear straight. “If I was marrying a woman,…

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Obamacare in Jeopardy as Appeals Court Hears Case Backed by Trump

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel will hear arguments Tuesday on whether a federal judge in Texas was correct in striking down the Affordable Care Act, a case with enormous stakes not only for millions of people who gained health insurance through the law but for the political futures of President Trump and…

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