A Good Appetite: Green, Mellow and as Alluring as Shakshuka

There are so many reasons to adore shakshuka, but that savory gush of runny egg yolk is high on the list. That dish, a North African staple, involves poaching eggs in a quickly simmered, heavily spiced tomato-pepper sauce. This recipe retains shakshuka’s eggy allure, but instead of being red, spicy and tangy, it’s green, mellow…

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The Anxiety of the $2,300-a-Night Hotel Room

Carbon Beach is a beguiling and exclusive crescent of sand along the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, famous — infamous might be a better word — for the long and mostly losing battle conducted by its wealthy homeowners to keep the public off this stunning mile of coastline. It is also known as Billionaire’s Beach, a…

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Chanel Chugs into the Future

Image The 2020 Chanel cruise collection.CreditIan Langsdon/EPA, via Shutterstock PARIS — Chanel is moving forward. Or at least trying to. How else to view the fact that for the first Chanel cruise show since the death in February of Karl Lagerfeld, its longtime designer, the house had reimagined a Parisian railway station? “You have to…

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Shrimp From 5 U.K. Rivers Have One Thing in Common: Cocaine

LONDON — Researchers seeking evidence of chemical “micropollution” in five rural English rivers have found pesticides in many of the freshwater shrimp they tested. And cocaine in all of them. The presence of the illegal drug was unexpected because the sites where the researchers gathered their samples, in the eastern coastal county of Suffolk, were…

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Life as a Runway: What Do Twitter Employees in New York Wear to Work?

Twitter may be besieged with controversies over inaccurate news, hate speech and harassment, but its Manhattan offices on West 17th Street are a study in sunny civility. On a recent Thursday, the 400 so-called tweeps who work there were dining on Indian food in the bright cafeteria, with its Big Buck Hunter arcade game and…

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Encounters: Lake Bell Goes Dog Walking on the Upper East Side

“You know what’s so great about this?” said Lake Bell, nuzzling a husky mix named Kylo at the A.S.P.C.A. adoption shelter on the Upper East Side. “I’m going to pick up poop at some point.” Ms. Bell, an actress and filmmaker who made a splash with her 2013 feature-film directorial debut, “In a World…,” was…

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You Will Never Smell My World the Way I Do

The scent of lily of the valley cannot be easily bottled. For decades companies that make soap, lotions and perfumes have relied on a chemical called bourgeonal to imbue their products with the sweet smell of the little white flowers. A tiny drop can be extraordinarily intense. If you can smell it at all, that…

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Heads Up: In the Home of Guinness, a Cocktail Boom Takes Hold

Dublin has long been a beer and whiskey town. For generations pubs poured the same pints of stout and familiar bottles of whiskey, but in recent years a shift has shaken the local drinking scene. A new type of bar — focused on craft cocktails and often showcasing the mixing potential of Irish spirits —…

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Fashion Review: Prada Does Protest Dressing

It takes some gumption for a designer to announce, just days before the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s costume extravaganza celebrating the ubiquity of “camp,” that “reality is what interested her. Because everything now is too much: too complicated, too sophisticated.” Too angry, Miuccia Prada could have added. Too gilded. Too full of distortion. “Simplicity…

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