Take a Number: Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win

New York rats are big and bad. They sit calmly on the subway tracks, ignoring discomfited commuters on the platform. They stroll through Central Park as if they owned the place. They pretty much rule the East Village. And they do not have much to fear from cats, a new study suggests. In the report,…

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Time’s Up Co-Founder to Represent ‘Media Men’ List Creator

Roberta A. Kaplan, a founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, said on Tuesday that she will represent Moira Donegan, the creator of a widely circulated list of “media men” accused of sexual misconduct. Ms. Donegan is the only named defendant in a lawsuit that was filed against her by Stephen Elliott, one of…

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Mario Buatta, Interior Designer and ‘Prince of Chintz,’ Dies at 82

Mario Buatta, one of the country’s leading interior decorators, who was widely known as the Prince of Chintz, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 82. His death, at a hospital, was confirmed by his friend Christopher Mason, who said the cause was complications of pneumonia. Mr. Buatta was frequently referred to as exhibitionistic, self-promoting…

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Scene City: Wired Magazine Turns 25 With a Brainy Party

SAN FRANCISCO — Roughly an hour into a dinner party for Wired magazine’s 25th birthday on Sunday, two of the night’s biggest stars arrived: Serena Williams and Stewart Brand. Ms. Williams is the global tennis superstar. Mr. Brand is the 79-year-old founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, the influential counterculture magazine published mostly between 1968…

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Nonfiction: The Man Who Pioneered Food Safety

Harvey Washington Wiley was born in a log cabin on April 16, 1844, a fitting entrance for an American hero. His father was a farmer and a lay preacher in southern Indiana who sheltered escaped slaves as part of the Underground Railroad. Wiley served briefly in the Civil War, studied medicine in Indiana and chemistry…

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April Bloomfield Breaks Her Silence About Harassment at Her Restaurants

The chef Traci Des Jardins, a friend of Ms. Bloomfield, said that early in her own career, she had partnered with a powerful man to create an acclaimed restaurant. “Imagine how difficult it would be to be in partnership in your late 20s when you are so naïve and really don’t know anything about business…

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The Sweet Spot: My Kids Say I Drink Too Much. Do I?

Dear Sugars, I’m a 43-year-old man happily married to a wonderful woman of the same age. We and our two sons, ages 7 and 9, have a great life together. Several months ago, our younger son said, “Daddy, you drink too much beer.” He’s mentioned it a couple of times since then and added my…

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Medical News Today: Can ulcerative colitis be fatal?

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term disease of the large intestine or colon. While the condition itself is not fatal, it can cause life-threatening complications in rare instances. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). According to estimates, it may affect as many as 907,000 people in the United States. In this…

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Medical News Today: Surgery for ulcerative colitis: What to know

Ulcerative colitis is a condition that causes inflammation, irritation, and sores in the colon and rectum. While medication can control symptoms for some people, others may need surgery. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation say 25 to 40 percent of people with ulcerative colitis eventually require surgery. Today, there are two different surgical techniques for ulcerative…

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Off the Menu: ‘Traditional Greek Home Cooking’ at Elea on the Upper West Side

Headliner Elea Kyma, an established Greek restaurant in Roslyn, N.Y., planted its flag in the Flatiron district this year, serving mostly Greek-style seafood in a bright, bustling setting. Now, Reno Christou, who heads the group behind these establishments, has opened another taste of Greece, this time on the Upper West Side. The ground floor has…

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