Snow Golf? In Switzerland, Where the Greens Are White

For years, golf has been associated with lush greens, bluebird skies and a Whitman’s sampler of riotous plaids and checks. But few know the sport has also quietly embraced winter whites, particularly in ski-crazy Switzerland. In 2021, the Engadin Snow Golf Cup will enter its 42nd year in Switzerland’s Engadine Valley, home to St. Moritz,…

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Hotel Housekeepers Say New Cleaning Protocols Put Their Jobs at Risk

In the past four months, nearly every major hotel brand in the world has announced a cleaning program highlighting new disinfecting and sterilizing procedures. Many companies are consulting with medical organizations; some are using robots; all say they are cleaning more than ever before. Their messaging is clear: Hotels are very clean. But many of…

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Dream Homes for Golfers and Wine Lovers

If your idea of a dream home includes a combination of golf, nature, quality architecture and fine wine, there are master-planned communities around the world offering the best of all four. “Some of the top golf clubs in the world also have some of the finest wine cellars,” said Greg Nathan, chief business officer of…

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Golf in a Remote and Breathtaking Part of the World

An Andean condor, one of the world’s largest flying birds, occasionally sails beneath the snowy peak of the Lanín volcano, swoops through a valley and over the fairway at El Desafío Mountain Resort in Patagonia’s northwest region. Pumas, foxes and wild boars sometimes make their way near the course too, said Alfredo Bauer, who pauses…

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Bonding After a Broken Arm

Amanda A. Augustine and Michael R. Mayer had maintained a long-distance relationship for years when, in 2017, they finally settled in the same city. They began dating in 2010, when both lived in Washington. In 2012, she moved to Barcelona for graduate school; he stayed in Washington. In 2014, she flew to Birmingham, Ala., for…

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After the After-Parties, Act 1, Scene 1

Shauna Lauren Perlman and Julie Sujin Oh were on familiar turf as they went from party to partyafter the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. “We were both in work mode, but able to let the background noise disappear as we engaged in a genuine warm conversation,” said Ms. Perlman,…

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Larry Wilmore Doesn’t Miss Late Night, but He’s Back Anyway

Back when Larry Wilmore was about to introduce “The Nightly Show,” his short-lived late-night series on Comedy Central, he saw a tweet from an angry prospective viewer who wished failure on the host and his lousy show, which at that point had not yet aired a single episode. Recalling his own reaction at the time,…

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Always on Each Other’s Mind

When Dr. Caitlin Nicholson and Emily Reeves were introduced in 2011 at Dartmouth College, there was, Dr. Nicholson will assure you, a sorority house basement and a variety of the pong drinking games that involved beer. The venue was customary for both of them, as they were students at the college in Hanover, N.H. And…

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One Question Left on the Board

Shortly after they began dating, Lina-Marie Mano and Andrew Silvestri started playing a game called 20 questions. “We made individual lists of 20 questions that we could ask each other any time we wanted,” said Mr. Silvestri, 34, the head of data center public policy and community development at Google in Oklahoma City. “We made…

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The Perfect Mix: Politics and Comedy

When Chelsea Connor first saw Will Carey, all 6 feet 7 inches of him, in June 2014, he was onstage at the comedy club Caroline’s on Broadway, discussing the gentrification of the chopped cheese sandwich. “I’m a Brooklyn girl and I’ve been eating that chopped cheese sandwich since I was a kid, so I could…

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