What the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Wears Offscreen

Rachel Brosnahan knows a thing or two about retro beauty. After all, in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” she plays a 1950s housewife turned stand-up comedian, for which she has won a pair of Golden Globes. On Dec. 6, Midge Maisel, with her red lipstick and perfect coif, is back for Season 3 of the show…

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Where the Nurse Prescribes Heroin

LONDON — Homeless drug users in Scotland will be allowed to inject pharmaceutical-grade heroin twice a day under the supervision of medical officials as part of a new program intended to reduce drug deaths and H.I.V. infection. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, a $1.5 million facility in Glasgow that opened…

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Stores Catch Holiday Tourists Before They Even Leave the Hotel

If you’re looking for merchandise from some of New York City’s top department stores this holiday season, you may find it in surprising places: the lobbies of major Manhattan hotels. Bloomingdale’s will be selling Baccarat crystal, French chocolates and more at the Loews Regency New York. For the second year, Nordstrom will have a pop-up…

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6 Things You Should Treat Yourself to This Holiday

Alex John Beck The holidays are fast approaching, and while you shop for all of your friends and family, why not treat yourself to a little something special? We’ve gathered up six winter style essentials, from the shoe that will define an outfit to the it-bag you’ll be wearing all season long. Gift yourself these…

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When Department Stores Were Theater

After the hundreds of jobs going poof and the thus-far inadequate discounts, the saddest thing about the closure of Barneys New York is that its signature naughty window displays will recede even further in collective memory. A Hail Mary campaign earlier this year imploring shoppers to go inside even as the store declared bankruptcy (“STRUT…

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Luxe Gifts Anyone on Your List Would Love to Get

Medium Duplex Dog House with Heater Boomer & George hayneedle.com $323.00 Humans aren’t the only ones who deserve a little pampering. If she treats her dog like her first-born child, she’s probably in the market for a swanky new dog house—and bonus points if it has heat to keep them toasty when the snow starts…

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Khampa Kitchen Preserves Tibetan Food and Culture in Queens

A few times a year, Thupten Bachan’s family sets out into the mountains near their home in the Kham region of Tibet to forage for herbs — mostly parsley, coriander and chives — that they’ll bring back, clean and dry for the months to come. Mr. Bachan and his fiancée, the chef Tashi Dechen, opened…

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The Trick to Hosting a Better Holiday Party

Home bartenders aren’t often stuck in high-volume situations. But combine guests in dry-clean-only clothes with social anxiety and suddenly you’re hosting a holiday party, and frantically making drinks for a horde. Instead of spending the night juggling sticky shakers and unfinished conversations, or relying on assorted beers from a bathtub filled with ice, welcome guests…

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The Best Wine Books Are Not Always About Wine

The best wine book I read this year was not about wine. It was about cider, though not entirely. It was really about trees and places, agriculture and culture, and the tension between nature and industry. All of which is about wine and a lot more. “Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider and the Complicated Art…

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Peter Berlin, the ’70s Gay Sex Symbol, Takes New York

During the 1970s, Peter Berlin became a sex symbol of gay culture, a real-life Tom of Finland who photographed himself in parks, train stations and other cruising grounds. Last Thursday, the man who created that character — Armin Hagen Freiherr von Hoyningen Huene — was in New York to celebrate his new book, “Peter Berlin:…

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