The Four Seasons Is Closing, Less Than a Year After Reopening

Less than a year after the Four Seasons Restaurant opened in its new location on East 49th Street in Manhattan, it is closing. The restaurant once known for the power lunch will cease service after lunch on Tuesday. In an email statement, Alex von Bidder, the managing partner, said: “Regretfully, after nearly 60 years, The…

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Warning of ‘Pig Zero’: One Drugmaker’s Push to Sell More Antibiotics

Facing a surge in drug-resistant infections, the World Health Organization issued a plea to farmers two years ago: “Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals.” But at last year’s big swine industry trade show, the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, one of the largest manufacturers of drugs for livestock was pushing the opposite message. “Don’t…

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What Is the Hyde Amendment? A Look at Its Impact as Biden Reverses His Stance

As a wave of highly restrictive state laws have made abortion a key issue in the 2020 campaign, the Hyde Amendment has drawn new scrutiny. Numerous presidential candidates had already come out against the provision before Wednesday, when former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. became the only one to say he supported it, prompting…

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A Piece of Myanmar in Queens

Once, Asian Bowl in Forest Hills was a Chinese takeout shop; now it specializes in Burmese food, including gin thoke, a salad of pickled ginger, dried shrimp, crushed peanuts, fried garlic, sesame seeds and a hundred minuscule but distinct shifts in crunch.

The Death of Fashion Diplomacy

So the Trump state visit to the United Kingdom, with its Irish interlude and European D-Day sojourn, full of carefully choreographed, performative posturing, has come to an end. We know only some details of what was discussed — Brexit! Trade! Tiffany brooches! — but visual souvenirs of the Trumps’ attire abound on the digisphere. In…

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Anthony Bourdain, in Your Words

Anthony Bourdain’s death on June 8, 2018, prompted an outpouring of comments from readers of his obituary in The New York Times. They recalled episodes of his television show, “Parts Unknown,” on CNN; his lacerating restaurant book “Kitchen Confidential;” his support of the #MeToo movement; and his example as a culinary — and cultural —…

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Maida Heatter, Cookbook Writer and the ‘Queen of Cake,’ Dies at 102

Maida Heatter, whose cookbooks with recipes for star-spangled banana cake, brown sugar icing and other dessert fare earned her the nickname “the Queen of Cake,” died on Thursday at her home in Miami Beach. She was 102. Her sister-in-law, Constance Heatter, who had been caring for her in recent years, confirmed the death. Ms. Heatter…

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The Elderly Are Getting Complex Surgeries. Often It Doesn’t End Well.

Image CreditStuart Briers People over 65 represent roughly 16 percent of the American population, but account for 40 percent of patients undergoing surgery in hospitals — and probably more than half of all surgical procedures. Those proportions are likely to increase as the population ages and more seniors consider surgery, including procedures once deemed too…

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Broadway Stars Getting Ready, Then and Now

Zero Mostel, 1976 The actor returned to play Tevye in the revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Winter Garden Theater. Dec. 28, 1976.CreditLarry C. Morris/The New York Times Alex Brightman, 2019 The actor strikes a Mostel-like pose before playing the demonic title character of “Beetlejuice.” May 8, 2019.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times Even…

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The Dressing Rooms of Broadway: 33 Photos Over Nearly a Century

What performers take off (and put on), as told in 33 photographs and the words of Jesse Green, co-chief theater critic for The New York Times. “Some dressing rooms are shrines to self-love,” he writes. “More pertinently, they are assembly lines for reinvention.” Image The cast of “A Chorus Line” The Booth Theater was turned…

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