Australia Fare: A Hidden Gem in Brisbane Serves Elemental Iranian Flavors

BRISBANE, Australia — There’s something about the Iranian dish fesenjan that tastes elemental, as if it might secretly be one of the building blocks of the universe. The stew’s combination of walnut and the sweet-tart high frequency of pomegranate has the capacity to work its way into the crevices of your soul. At its best,…

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Browsing: How to Dress Up to Stay In

For a lot of fashion lovers, the best part of leaving the house happens before they ever do, when, in the sanctity of their closets, they select what to wear. But such creativity and joy need not be reserved for outings. These days, given the boom in athleisure and loungewear, unexpectedly chic homebound items are…

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Modern Love: Listen: Mira Sorvino Reads ‘A Forgotten Prayer, Answered’

On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the actress Mira Sorvino reads “A Forgotten Prayer, Answered,” an essay about a couple’s fateful trip to Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility temple in Bhutan. Charlotte Bacon, the author of the 2011 essay, is the associate director of humanities grant support at Dartmouth College. She previously taught English and creative…

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Why Holiday Windows Still Matter

Image Sugar rush: A fake-cake and cookie fantasia fills one of Bergdorf Goodman’s windows.CreditJackie Molloy for The New York Times David Hoey, the senior director of visual presentation at Bergdorf Goodman, was sitting in his “war room” the other day when his cellphone rang. Mr. Hoey begged a visitor’s pardon; the phrase “little crisis” was…

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5 Strategic, Yet Stylish Outfits to Wear This Thanksgiving

Courtesy Dressing to the nines is not exactly a Thanksgiving Day priority, but that doesn’t mean you should default to overstretched leggings and a baggy T-shirt you found in your parents’ garage. Accommodate your growing food baby without sacrificing style by wearing wrap dresses in dizzy prints, cozy oversized sweaters, and other pieces that let…

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Michael O’Neal, Civic-Minded Manhattan Restaurateur, Dies at 82

Michael O’Neal, a civic-minded New York restaurateur who, with his actor brother, Patrick, upgraded the emblematic Irish bar into an American bistro that beckoned singles and celebrities, died on Nov. 12 in Manhattan, where he was an owner of a number of its well-known eating establishments. He was 82. His wife, Christine Covey O’Neal, said…

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The Cycle: Food, My Frenemy

Seven years ago I lost 60 pounds, but recently I’ve struggled with gaining it back. I’m not alone in my weight struggles. Nor am I alone in the eating disorder I have wrestled with for the last 40 years. It’s the most common eating disorder, according to a meta analysis in the Annals of Internal…

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‘We Don’t Do the Black Friday Madness’

The “33 hour” sale at Dunham’s begins the morning after Thanksgiving and lasts through Monday, when the local schools are closed for deer-hunting season. There are no giant sales on flat-screen televisions or stockpiles of the hottest holiday toy. The big draw is the hot chocolate and the chance to win a $100 gift card.…

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