At Mokonuts in Paris, a Dinner Reservation Is Impossible to Get

At Mokonuts, a tiny cafe tucked in a far-flung corner of the 11th arrondissement in Paris, Moko Hirayama bakes her chewy miso-sesame cookies three times a day. She swirls halvah into pecan cake, and mixes rye flour into the buttery crust of her caramel-imbued tarte Tatin. Omar Koreitem, her husband and partner in the restaurant,…

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V.A. Wait Times Now Shorter Than for Private Doctors

Wait times for an appointment at Veterans Affairs hospitals have decreased since 2014 and are now, on average, shorter than those in the private sector, a new study shows. Researchers used V.A. data to calculate wait times for about 17 million appointments. The public sector data came from a survey conducted by a physicians’ search…

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Restaurant Review: At Last, a Restaurant With That New-Car Smell

The nice man who brought samples of the banoffee macaron to me and other customers one recent morning began, a few moments later, to gently buff the doors and windows of a new, rose-gold prototype car with a soft cloth. I could see this because the car and I were sharing a room on West…

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New York Gets a Fresh Batch of Bakeries From Abroad

New York has no shortage of small, homegrown bakeries, but in recent years the city has attracted a number of chains bearing foreign names: Maison Kayser from France, Le Pain Quotidien from Belgium, Breads Bakery from Israel, and others from Japan and Korea. Now a fresh wave of overseas bakeries is on its way, from…

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A Bridal Bathing Suit, Victorian Punk, and a Swimming Pool at Chanel Couture

Getty ImagesVictor VIRGILE Snow covered the streets of Paris today but inside the Grand Palais, where Karl Lagerfeld showed his spring 2019 couture collection for Chanel, is was a decadent summer sojourn at the Villa Chanel. (This on the heels of Lagerfeld’s spring 2019 collection, which brought a beach with real sand, lifeguards, and an…

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Lanvin Names Bruno Sialelli as Its New Creative Director

Getty ImagesDominique Charriau 31-year-old designer Bruno Sialelli has been named as the new creative director of Lanvin. Chinese company Fosun International has been making several changes since purchasing a majority stake in the brand back in February 2018. Former creative director Olivier Lapidus left the fashion house shortly after in March 2018. Lanvin revealed in…

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To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

Overweight children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars from their diets, a rigorous new study found. The new research, published in JAMA on Tuesday, suggests that limiting sugary foods and drinks may be a promising…

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ScienceTake: How Ants Sniff Out the Right Path

Carpenter ants follow trails. Just watch them wandering about on your wooden porch until they strike a trail of pheromones (chemicals ants use for communication) that another ant has laid down. Ants don’t have noses, so they wave their antennas around to pick up the trail, then off they go on the road to ruin.…

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From Iris van Herpen, Clouds at Your Feet

PARIS — Iris van Herpen is a Dutch designer whose otherworldly fashion creations utilize technology to an extent seldom seen outside of a laboratory. For her latest couture collection, “Shift Souls,” unveiled in Paris this week, influences included the “Harmonia Macrocosmica,” a 17th-century star atlas, the fluidity of identity change and the possibility of engineered…

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