Small Miracles, Wrapped in Pancakes, at Let’s Makan

Sometimes a single dish justifies a restaurant’s existence. At Let’s Makan in Chinatown, it’s a snack: apam balik, a pancake that on the streets of Malaysia might be thick and porous or, as served here, dosa-thin, tender at the heart and so crisp at the edges that it stops just short of shattering. A batter…

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New York Subpoenas Banks and Financial Advisers for Sackler Records

The New York state attorney general has begun issuing subpoenas to 33 financial institutions and investment advisers with ties to the Sackler family, part of an aggressive effort to track billions of dollars that prosecutors claim the family siphoned out of Purdue Pharma to hide profits gained from the company’s opioid painkillers. The recipients of…

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BaubleBar Launches Fine Jewelry—and It’s Affordable

Courtesy BaubleBar BaubleBar has always been a go-to for on-trend costume jewelry that doesn’t break the bank. But now, the brand is getting into the fine jewelry game too. Featuring solid 14-karat gold, diamonds, and gemstones, BaubleBar’s Fine Jewelry collection, which will be a permanent line within the accessories brand, launches today. The debut collection…

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How a Teeny-Weeny Chef Became a Great Big Star

LOS ANGELES — The chef stands only six inches tall, like an enchanted ball of moss sprung to life. Made of wood, foam latex and metal, he preps vegetables, simmers sauces and bakes pies the size of bottle caps, all while chattering in a lispy singsong that is mostly incomprehensible. As the title character of…

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The Challenges of Home Dialysis

Mary Epp awoke from a deep sleep to the shrill sound of her dialysis machine’s alarm. Something was wrong. It was 1 a.m. and Mrs. Epp, 89, was alone at home in Marion Junction, Ala. No matter. Mrs. Epp has been on home dialysis since 2012, and she knew what to do: Check the machine,…

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See Every Designer Look From Target’s 20th Anniversary Collection

For 20 years now, Target has debuted its limited-edition designer collaborations to great fanfare that often resulted in a crashed website, hundreds of rabid shoppers hoarding merchandise, and endless check-out lines. Fashion fans who lived through the store’s first launches from the likes of Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Altuzarra and Rodarte, but walked away empty…

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The New Cigarette Warnings Are Disturbing. See for Yourself.

WASHINGTON — The corpse is gone. So are the grief-stricken woman, the man struggling to smoke despite a hole in his windpipe and the rotting teeth. Nine years after the Food and Drug Administration first proposed graphic images as new warnings on cigarette packs but was thwarted by major tobacco companies in a successful court…

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From Wild Blueberries and Maine Terroir, Fine Sparkling Wine

APPLETON, Me. — Unless you have trained eyes, you could drive the narrow roads winding through the heart of coastal Maine’s wild-blueberry country and never realize you were surrounded by acres of blueberry vines. They slither along close to the ground, the narrow leaves as green as grass. A field of wild- blueberry vines resembles…

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How I Survived Wedding Season in My First Year of Sobriety

Weddings are for partying. I learned this much at my first wedding reception. I was 6, and a flower girl in my cousin’s bridal party. It was 1996, and I heard songs like “Macarena” and Hootie & the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You” for the first time. I danced for hours in my pink…

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My Friend Won’t Share Her Boyfriend’s Age. Should I Be Worried?

My friend does missionary work in a developing country. She’s in her 60s. She took up with a local man, and now her Facebook page is filled with heart-shaped photos of them and proclamations of how he’s changed her life. She mentioned an age difference, but wouldn’t say how old he is. (He looks to…

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