Put Your Ax Into It, at This Los Angeles Restaurant

LOS ANGELES — It’s amazing how quickly you get used to an ax in your hands. Swinging it up over your head, letting the blade hang against your back, pitching it into a spin, and, if you get it just right, your prize: the satisfying thunk of metal wedging itself into soft pine. I learned…

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Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus

What should parents do if their teens and tweens, with easy access to information on their phones and laptops, develop anxiety over what they have heard about the coronavirus? Here are tips from experts on how to help adolescents. Focus on Staying Healthy The psychologist Lisa Damour, author of “Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of…

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The Chefs Reviving the Classic Parisian Brasserie

When they began appearing in the late 19th century, Parisian brasseries — many of which were run by Alsatian immigrants — sought to serve people from various walks of life, an ethos that was built into their menus: Alongside elaborate, expensive dishes like côte de boeuf and quenelles de brochet (breaded pike) were simpler ones…

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Exciting New Recipes!

Good morning. The mornings have been crisp and clear here in Los Angeles and the eating sublime, though I miss my kitchen and the ability to cook for others instead of simply eating what others cook. I’m looking forward to a return flight, to a run to the greengrocer, to the chance to make Alexa…

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19 Things About Betty Catroux

Few more compelling figures have emerged from the rarefied world of French fashion than Betty Catroux, who claims to have no interest in the subject. Her stark and androgynous style has been aped by imitators and cited as an inspiration by countless designers. She has long been the subject of endless speculation about what lies…

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2nd Death Near Seattle Adds to Signs Virus Is Spreading in U.S.

KIRKLAND, Wash. — As the coronavirus continued its march across the globe on Sunday, there were troubling new signs that it was spreading undetected in some American communities for weeks while the government resisted calls for more widespread testing. With testing now ramping up, the Seattle suburb of Kirkland has become an epicenter…

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It

PARIS — The empty auditorium of the drowned world was black with foreboding. A gaseous, lemony scent filled the air. Every once a while a drip would ripple out through the pool of water that had swallowed the seats three rows deep. Then furious gray storm clouds rolled across an LED screen on the ceiling.…

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19 Things We Know About Betty Catroux

Few more compelling figures have emerged from the rarefied world of French fashion than Betty Catroux, who claims to have no interest in the subject. Her stark and androgynous style has been aped by imitators and cited as an inspiration by countless designers. She has long been the subject of endless speculation about what lies…

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India’s Wine Country: A Charming Work in Progress

After a bumpy ride on broken, barely paved roads through Nashik’s dusty farm country, my family finally arrived at Grover Zampa Vineyards. At least, that’s what Google Maps told us. One of India’s oldest and best wineries looked more like a construction site that had been abandoned mid-project: An open-sided building was surrounded by concrete…

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