& Sons, a Sommelier’s Ham Bar, Opens in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Headliner & Sons André Hueston Mack, a sommelier and winemaker, started feeling that the expanding roster of well-made American cured hams was not being given its due. “There are ham bars in Spain and France, but nothing like them in New York,” he said. So he has now become a hammelier and opened his own…

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Fashion’s Coronavirus ‘Patient Zero’ Speaks

Just over a week ago, Michael Burke, the chief executive of Louis Vuitton, stood in the darkened space in Paris where his show — the last of fashion month — was about to take place and noted that, despite all the anxiety over the new coronavirus, there had been very few cancellations. He pointed out…

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Mussels and Purell at the James Beard Dinner

A small square package, bound by an elegant white ribbon, greeted the 300 diners who showed up last weekend for the James Beard Foundation’s annual Super Sunday at Chelsea Market. Was it an amuse-bouche prepared by one of the 17 chefs who donated their skills to the fund-raiser, which this year benefited culinary programs related…

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Creating a Name for Themselves

Tasha Mente, a 31-year-old marketing vice president in Oakland, Calif., had a note in the program on the day she married Joe Mente, a 34-year-old engineering manager. “Traditionally, in heterosexual marriages,” read the program, “married women are expected to take their husband’s last name. Neither of us believe that a woman should be expected to…

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Not a Size 2? Luxury Fashion Finally Wants You

Patrick Herning has a vision for the future of plus-size shopping. “Say you’re in Nordstrom with your straight-size friend,” he said, using the term for standard industry sizing. “She sees this Altuzarra blazer, and you can go to 11 Honoré for the same one: same brand, style, fabric, just a different size.” That is his…

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U.S. Lawmakers Propose Tough Limits on Imports from Xinjiang

HONG KONG — American lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that, if passed, would tightly restrict imports to the United States from the Xinjiang region of western China, the toughest response yet to Beijing’s mass detention of minorities and coercive labor practices there. With Xinjiang producing much of China’s cotton and textiles, the legislation could affect…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Merkel Says Two-Thirds of Germans Could Become Infected

Here’s what you need to know: ImageIn Tokyo on Wednesday. Concern still reigned among investors in the Asia-Pacific region, where stocks fell broadly, led by drops of more than 2 percent in countries like Japan.Credit…Carl Court/Getty Images Governments step up fiscal interventions as the virus disrupts daily life for millions. The effort to stem the…

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Broadway, Seeking to Stay Open, Suggests Stars Keep Their Distance

The scene is a staple of Broadway: After a show ends, its most ardent fans gather at the stage door, hoping for an autograph, an Instagrammable photo, or even a conversation with their favorite star. But this week, facing a widening coronavirus outbreak that threatens public health in New York and around the world, the…

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Dinner in French!

Melissa Clark and I were in Toronto over the weekend, eating marvelous fried ocean smelts among about a thousand other things at Brothers on Bay Street, before taking the stage at the Hot Docs festival with the reporter and critic Chris Nuttall-Smith to talk about Melissa’s new book, “Dinner in French.” (We also talked about…

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