In the New World of Whiskeys, Australia Strives to Stand Out

Is the whiskey world becoming more like the wine world? These days, not only does every state in America have a distillery — Hawaiian single malt, anyone? — but so do many countries far beyond the whiskey heartlands of Kentucky and Scotland: France, Germany, India, Japan and even Taiwan and Australia all have robust distilling…

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F.D.A. Nominee Clears Senate Panel

A Senate committee on Tuesday advanced the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn, a noted oncologist and cancer researcher, to lead the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Hahn, chief medical executive at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was nominated by President Trump last month to replace Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who left the job…

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Nami Nori Gets Hand Rolls Right, and Other Details Too

Nami Nori has modest goals and a limited menu. It isn’t breaking much culinary ground, and dinner there won’t last much more than an hour. But its ideas about value are fresh, and it gets things right that other, similar places aren’t even paying attention to. It opened eight weeks ago on Carmine Street in…

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Gabriela Hearst to Donate 100 Percent of Proceeds to Help Children in Yemen

From December 2 to 9, luxury women’s fashion designer Gabriela Hearst will donate all net proceeds from her flagship and online stores to Save the Children, a nonprofit organization that supports relief efforts in Yemen. To support this initiative, the designer will also make her eclectic handbag collection (which is usually accessible by request only)…

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Fashion Awards: The Night by the Numbers

London, for all its current woes, remains incredibly good at getting dressed up. Keep calm and carry on has long been the city’s mantra. And the Fashion Awards, held Monday night against a backdrop of the coming general election, Brexit and a terror attack on London Bridge late last week, proved no exception. So there…

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How to Cure the Renovation Bug?

The renovation of Geoff and Liz Caan’s house in Newton, Mass., has been a 16-year work in progress. Since the couple bought the 1920s Georgian-style brick house in the Chestnut Hill historic district in 2003, Ms. Caan, an interior designer who favors rooms bursting with statement-making color and pattern, has rarely rested. Renovating and redecorating…

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Eating My Way Through Vietnam’s Most Livable City

The 52 Places Traveler Facing rain, the 52 Places Traveler skips Danang’s famous beaches in favor of street food and the buzz of a rapidly growing destination. Dec. 3, 2019 ImageDanang is famous for seafood, served fresh in large open-air restaurants steps from the beach. Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our…

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6 Cookbooks That Double as Guidebooks

On a seven-week journey around the Black Sea this summer, I found my way to Odessa’s bustling Privoz Market with its mounds of fresh berries and fish. I spent days in Bulgaria feasting on petite mussels, and restored myself with a bowl of seafood stew at Okyanus Balik Evi, a restaurant above a fish shop…

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Her Fans Want to Walk in Her Shoes

One of the most coveted items of the holiday season could have been plucked from a Disney fantasy. An exotic reimagining of a Cinderella glass slipper called the Begum, it is also one of this season’s most blatantly knocked-off designs. Loose interpretations of its spindly rococo heel have cropped up at stores and e-tail sites…

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The Beauty Myth for Boys

As long as I have been a pediatrician, boys have told me — usually in not so many words — that they feel the exact same body pressures girls do, just in different directions. This body-sense emerges earlier than we might expect thanks to the younger onset of puberty, which has moved squarely into the…

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