The Bird Rules the Thanksgiving Magazine Cover

No matter how colorful they are, or how perfectly crimped their crusts, pies are unreliable cover stars. So are heaps of mashed potatoes, even when melted butter, the color of pure sunlight, pools in their dimples. As a general rule, November’s food magazines lead with the birds. Turkeys: Voluptuous, browned and gloriously crisp, freckled with…

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Styles Investigates …: What Do Sneakerheads Wear at Thanksgiving?

In New York and Los Angeles, certain men and boys wait in hourslong lines for streetwear, items like difficult-to-obtain Off-White Nikes or the newest Supreme crewnecks. Each year, like birds, they also fly home for Thanksgiving. Do they wear Virgil Abloh’s inventions back to St. Louis? Is a Supreme cross-body bag good enough for Grandma?…

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Well : Breathing Through the Nose May Offer Unique Brain Benefits

Folklore, spiritual traditions and even mothers have for ages drawn an implicit connection between respiration and state of mind: Breathe in deeply through your nose, we are told, to clarify thoughts, achieve serenity, defuse tantrums. There isn’t a lot of scientific evidence to back up these ideas, but a growing number of experiments have been…

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Restaurant Review: A Full-Throated Defense of Traditional Indian Cooking

Something has been missing from New York’s current Indian restaurant scene, but I wasn’t sure what it was until I ate the kaleji masala at Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City, Queens. Modernization is the theme unifying many of the Indian restaurants that have taken root around the city over the past few years.…

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The Sweet Spot: My Brother Wants Me to Keep His Depression a Secret

Dear Sugars, My younger brother is a 19-year-old college sophomore who’s always been extremely shy and isolated from the family. None of us has ever heard him laugh, and it’s rare even to see him smile. A few months ago, he showed up at our father’s birthday party and headed straight for his room without…

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Branzino, a Mediterranean Fish, Is Being Farmed in Connecticut

WATERBURY, Conn. — Branzino can be found these days on restaurant menus from Seattle to Atlanta. The flaky, tender, silver-skinned fish — also known as European sea bass, or loup de mer — has become a fixation for chefs and diners. The reality, though, is that the species’ ocean stock is depleted, and most of…

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State of the Unions: Celebrating a Decade Together on Both Coasts

From the beginning, and despite any differences, John Gibson and Raúl Rodriguez moved in harmony. Mr. Gibson, 57, is a singer and actor who grew up in Kentucky and was living in an old Victorian with a leaky roof in Jersey City. Mr. Rodriguez, 61 and a native of Argentina, ran a graphic-design business and…

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Indian Cuisine for People Who Love Spices

Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City, Queens, ranges around India for less recognizable recipes. Even the better-known dishes, though, aren’t quite like the versions many New Yorkers know. Adda’s take on tandoori chicken is a small poussin roasted whole inside the tandoor.

Johnny Depp Is NOT Best Friends With This Lizard, Despite Report

Gossip Cop exists to debunk celebrity rumors. It claims to surveil “more than 200 websites, TV shows, newspapers and magazines” for inaccuracies. Since 2009, the site’s unmistakably urgent headlines — “Jennifer Aniston Did NOT ‘Flee To Italy’ Amid Brad Pitt Reunion Rumors, Despite Report”; “George Clooney, Amal ‘Divorce’ Claim Is Late And Wrong”; “Selena Gomez…

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