Before You Fill That Prescription, You May Want to Read These Books

When antibiotics first came to market barely 70 years ago, they were clear evidence of modern medicine’s power. These days, they are equally potent evidence of its limitations. Experts warn that we’re entering a “post-antibiotic era” full of microbes that eat our puny drugs for breakfast while fomenting new infections that are as untreatable as…

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This Perfect Everlane Coat Is the Only Reason to Like Winter Weather

Courtesy The Italian ReWool Overcoat Everlane everlane.com $298.00 As a true Californian, I spent my first East Coast winter assuming my frail body could not handle seasons. Little did I know that the polyester coat I wore in San Franciscan fog was not made for Manhattan blizzards. That’s the issue: You never know how bad…

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Till Seth Do Us Part

ELMIRA, N.Y. — Off the main street of this small upstate city, there is a crumbling three-story mansion with an overgrown lawn and peeling paint. The roof droops. The banisters are splintered. There is no marker, but this is a kind of sacred ground, the site of an unlikely spiritual revival happening today. Sixty years…

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10 Reasons Washington Is a Great Restaurant City

WASHINGTON — In 2016, Andrew Knowlton, then the restaurant editor of Bon Appétit, proposed that the magazine name Washington its restaurant city of the year. It was a difficult argument to make, even to the magazine’s editor, Adam Rapoport, a Washington native. “He laughed,” Mr. Knowlton recalled. “Then he told me to get out of…

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Don’t Sleep on Tunis, a City That’s More Awake Than Ever Before

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler visits the Tunisian capital, where the Arab Spring began, and finds artists, entrepreneurs and activists creating the future. Oct. 29, 2019 ImageThe rapper 4LFA performing at an open-air nightclub in Gammarth, a suburb of Tunis packed with bars.  Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on…

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The Arepas That Transport One Venezuelan Performance Artist Back Home

The Venezuelan performing artist Migguel Anggelo, 46, grew up two hours outside Caracas, on his family’s farm, where cows grazed and oranges ripened on a landscape surrounded by beaches and mountains. “My childhood was extremely beautiful,” he says. “I talked with the birds and the trees, and for me, that was magic.” At mealtimes, he…

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The Color of Protest

Imagine a world where you couldn’t wear black. Where would that leave the beatniks and the goths? The Audrey Hepburn-wannabes? Where would it leave the fashion folk, and all the social and cultural groups that have seized on the color as an identifier thanks to its long-term associations with … well, take your pick ……

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Surprising Ways How You Make Yourself Look Older

Beauty routine is a delicate thing, because mistakes can cost you a lot. The use of even the most expensive serums and creams and careful daily care may not produce the desired result if you neglect certain rules. There are several harmful beauty habits that may seem innocent, but only at first glance. So what…

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A Quintessential New York Apartment for a Star of “Evil”

Aasif Mandvi is here to tell you that experience richly deserves its reputation as the best teacher. Mr. Mandvi’s own particular experiences as a renter in New York taught him lessons enough to fill a column. For example, give a wide berth to apartments where the occupant-bathroom ratio exceeds three to one. Being the sole…

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The Nightly Feasts of Little Guatemala, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Using the edge of a carbon-steel razor blade, Antonio Morales scrapes pieces of browning onion from a wide, sizzling flat top. Every day, starting at around 5 p.m., he modifies the traditions he brought with him from Guatemala to Los Angeles, adapting his food to the city’s most accommodating form: the taco.…

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