The Pour: The Best Wine Books of 2018

Wine invites contemplation — of the world, of our place in it and sometimes just of wine itself. Why does this wine taste as it does? What makes a bottle great? Or flawed? Can a glass still surprise us? What makes some grapes well-accepted and others not? This year’s crop of excellent new wine books…

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It Looked Like a Beer Belly. It Turned Out He Had a 77-Pound Tumor.

For months, Hector Hernandez, 47, didn’t understand why his stomach had gotten so big. “I just thought I was fat,” he said. “I’ve always been a big guy.” It would be a year and a half before he discovered that his large belly was actually a 77-pound tumor. In the meantime, he watched as it…

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China Halts Work by Scientist Who Says He Edited Babies’ Genes

BEIJING — China said on Thursday that it had suspended the work of a scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, saying his conduct appeared to be unethical and in violation of Chinese law. The scientist, He Jiankui, announced on Monday that he had used the gene-editing technique Crispr to…

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What to Buy Your Friends’ Kids Based on How Old They Are

The lightweight but incredibly functional stroller Colugo Compact Stroller hicolugo.com $285.00 In stroller land, this is a fairly reasonable price! And since they become such an essential part of daily life, it’s worth investing in a good one. This is a new brand, and it’s major selling point is that it’s very lightweight and folds up…

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To Treat Eating Disorders, It Sometimes Takes Two

The issue was peanut butter. No matter what form it took — creamy, crunchy, straight from the jar or smeared between two slices of bread — it caused Sunny Gold enormous anxiety. In fact, the gooey spread posed such a threat that during her first few years of recovery from binge eating disorder, between 2006…

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Q&A: Patti LuPone, From Broadway to the Open Road

Patti LuPone entered into the annals of Broadway history when she appeared in the 1979 production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, “Evita,” playing Eva Perón and winning the Tony Award that season for best actress in a musical. (In 2018, she gave a mesmerizing performance of that show’s “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” at…

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Eat: Not Your Dickensian Bowl of Porridge

“How much time do you have?” Minh Phan wanted to know, when I showed up at her restaurant in Los Angeles after hours. I was hoping to learn how she cooked the delicious rice I ate there about a week before. It was covered with curls of see-through pickles and little scoops of sticky, savory…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Jaipur

Nearly 300 years ago, an enlightened maharajah with a penchant for jewels and an eye for architecture built a planned city amid the arid hills of northwest India. Called Jaipur after the city’s founder, Jai Singh II, it arose on a grid of urban sectors not just for royal palaces, but for the workshops of…

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It’s Almost 2019. Do You Know Where Your Photos Are?

In 2005, Yahoo acquired Flickr, the popular photo site. It already had a photo site, Yahoo! Photos, which was created in March 2000. But don’t worry, the company said: The two could happily coexist. In 2007, Yahoo announced it would discontinue that first photo service, and that users should move their photos to Flickr, which now…

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