At the New Orleans Airport, a Taste of Leah Chase’s Food and Art

The food and art favored by Leah Chase, who was the nation’s pre-eminent Creole chef when she died in June at age 96, will live on in a restaurant that members of her family and an international hospitality group plan to open as soon as November inside the new billion-dollar terminal of Louis Armstrong New…

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Blogs Cannot Tell You What to Do With Your Career

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Richard Scarry Prepared Us Poorly I am a typical late-20s cubicle-working dude. I make enough money to support the life I have and save a little bit each…

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It’s… Nothing Fancy!

Good morning. I wish an easy fast to those who are observing Yom Kippur today, and offer all the hope in the world that there’s a good spread for you after a day of prayer and atonement, forgiveness and repentance: glistening smoked salmon and silky whitefish; pickled herring in cream sauce and onions; kippers and…

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Retracing the Spanish Path of My Ancestor, the Founder of the Whitney

Standing on the banks of the sparkling Rio Odiel in Spain, I watched the sun set over this wide estuary that stretches out to marshy grasses and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Here, in a park full of palm trees in the southwestern port city of Huelva, soars a 114-foot-tall limestone statue of Christopher Columbus. My…

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Eddie Murphy’s Latest Look Is Ripe for Appropriation

ImageFrom left: Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Tituss Burgess, Eddie Murphy, center, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph in their “Dolemite Is My Name” finery.CreditFrançois Duhamel/Netflix Will Eddie Murphy and his natty cohort in “Dolemite Is My Name” bring back the double-knit polyester leisure suit? Don’t bet on it. But what the movie may spawn, in some quarters…

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California Makes H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs Available Without a Prescription

California will become the first state in the country to allow pharmacies to dispense H.I.V.-prevention drugs over the counter, a move that supporters say is an important step toward ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Under a new law, pharmacists who undergo special training will be able to provide 60-day supplies of pre-exposure…

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Hating Comic Sans Is Not a Personality

Vincent Connare, the creator of Comic Sans, has something to say about his Frankenstein-like font: “If you love Comic Sans you don’t know much about typography. And if you hate Comic Sans you need a new hobby.” Of all the things people love to hate — Mondays, the Kardashians, candy corn, Nickelback — few evoke…

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What Apes Can Teach Us About Our Heart Health

No chimpanzees or gorillas are in training for a fall marathon — a reflection, perhaps, of the ways in which the hearts of apes and men look and function as they do, according to a major new study of the health and evolution of cardiac muscles. The study, which involved scanning the hearts of untamed…

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8 Tips for Hotels, From a Hotel Guest

These are not tips for travelers. They are tips for hotels and inns on how to make a guest (me, to be specific) happy. My wife, Jane, and I travel a lot and stay in a variety of accommodations, from a sleep-on-the-floor desert oasis in Iran to landmark hotels in Europe to jungle eco-lodges in…

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The Future Teen Stars of America Live on TikTok

LOS ANGELES — It’s been quite a year for Noen Eubanks. Last September, he was a high school senior living in the suburbs of Atlanta, acting in high school plays and planning to study video game design one day. Like so many before him, he was also just trying to get through adolescence without being…

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