The Delay Game Was On

When Taryn Brown and Nicholas Blatchford first met in 2005, he was giving her a tour of the Bronx high school he was using as a makeshift base for New Heights, a basketball-focused youth development program he had started a few years earlier. A mutual friend thought Ms. Brown, then working as a political fund-raiser,…

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The No-Turkey Zone

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. I realize that you may need either potato recipes (make this one!) or pie recipes (so many options here). But I believe that what we really need are ideas for all the other meals next week, dishes that have nothing to do with turkey or, even better, taste…

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The Comfort-Loving Cult of the Lincoln Town Car

When not wanting to drive themselves to a given destination, some passengers — be they faithful to Uber or Lyft — feel the need for speed. But I feel the need for Ameed. Ameed Musleh is an independent driver for hire. Although he either owns or has access to newer Lincoln Town Cars, his primary…

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Leftovers Never Tasted This Good

Good morning. You’ll be making pie dough this weekend. (Right?) You’ll be buying wine for the feast. (Or farming out that job to siblings?) You’ll be standing in the dining room and staring at the table and wondering how many people really can fit around it before you have to bust out the plywood and…

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Alzheimer’s: Poor air quality may contribute to cognitive decline

More evidence points to the idea that air pollution may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study suggests that tiny polluting particles carried by dirty air can enter the brain, possibly contributing to cognitive decline. Share on PinterestWomen living in highly polluted areas are likelier to experience cognitive decline. It is no secret…

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Manny Jacinto of ‘The Good Place’ Plummets to Earth

Manny Jacinto, a star of the metaphysical sitcom “The Good Place,” would like to be the kind of actor who does his own stunts. He isn’t. “After you get hit four or five times, you say, ‘No, O.K., let’s get the stunt double,’” he said. But on a bleak Sunday in November, Mr. Jacinto, 32,…

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Five Places to Visit in Washington, D.C. With a Black Digital Storyteller

Lanae Spruce describes herself as a foodie and cultural connoisseur. But in the nation’s capital, the 31-year-old is better known for digital storytelling and building social media brands. Until September, Ms. Spruce designed and managed the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s award-winning social media accounts for more than six years. ImageLanae…

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New York’s Best Outdoor Food Fair? We May Have Found It

Yailyn Nuñez and Christian de Jesus love the Bronx. But one thing is missing, they said: accessibility to different kinds of food. “Jesus doesn’t eat meat, so there aren’t a lot of options,” Ms. Nuñez said. “You see a lot of Dominican food, fried fish,” she continued. “You have choices, but certain cuisines you don’t…

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How Marla Maples Spends Her Sundays

“I’d like to share a little secret with you,” said a sympathetic real estate agent, played by Marla Maples, in the 1998 movie “Happiness.” “Divorce was the best thing that ever happened to me.” Ms. Maples herself seems to be thriving since splitting from her ex, now the 45th president of the United States, some…

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