Back to Pastis for a Second Helping of Nostalgia

In the fall of 1980, Patrick Clark, the first chef at Keith McNally’s first restaurant, the Odeon, helped introduce nouvelle cuisine to New York when it was all the rage in Europe. Nearly every place Mr. McNally has built since then has been a firm rejection of all that is fashionable in food, and each…

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Can Pastis Do It Again?

Pastis, which served appetite-demolishing French food in the meatpacking district from 1999 until 2014, has been rebuilt near its former location. The revival raises a number of questions, including this: Will the snails come with enough bread to soak up all the garlic butter?

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Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., were concerned when a young man contacted their department last year complaining of a heart-pounding, hallucinogenic high he had neither expected nor wanted to have. The team, led by the forensic toxicologist Michelle R. Peace, had published a study about mysterious ingredients in vaping liquids. That’s how…

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Scenes From an Italian Summer

The 52 Places Traveler The Golfo Paradiso, a tiny stretch of coastline not far from the Cinque Terre, is ‘for us Italians.’ The 52 Places Traveler settles in. Aug 13, 2019 Video CreditCreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. Before…

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These Turkish Eggs Shine in Summer

I used to be a shakshuka fanatic — that is, before I visited Istanbul a few months ago. There, menemen, a scrambled egg breakfast dish with tomatoes, peppers and sometimes, controversially, onions, was everywhere. At tiny restaurants, it is carefully prepared in cast-iron skillets; at hotel buffets, it appears smooth and nearly buttery in copper…

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How to Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution

Hot summer days can bring spikes in air pollution, as traffic exhaust and other emissions bake in the sun. Scientists have linked dirty air to a long list of health problems, and the danger can seem all the more frightening because, unlike with many other risks, we have no choice about breathing. But while most…

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Advice to My College Freshman

Any parent with an ounce of self-knowledge will agree that parenting is a multi-decade exercise in recalibration. In our house we are either grossly overreacting or, just as unsettling, underreacting. Here’s my question, as another class of kids get very close to leaving home: What if they remember only the worst parts? What version of…

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What to know about birth control nausea

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Old Town Road Is Real, and People Keep Stealing the Street Signs

Old Town Road is a real place. You could probably take a horse there, if you wanted to — except that these days, it might be a little harder to find. A quiet residential street in Wellesley, Mass., was called Old Town Road long before the country-trap song by Lil Nas X became a sensation.…

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Everlane is Reviving This Forgotten Denim Trend

Courtesy The Cheeky Bootcut Everlane everlane.com $78.00 Before skinny jeans ever existed, there was a brief period of time where everyone wore the same denim style: bootcut jeans. Remember them? The softly flared jean that ruled two separate decades? First they appeared in the ’70s as the less aggressive bell bottom, but its main moment…

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