A Venetian Aperitif Fit for a Spritz

Aperitif liqueurs, both imported and domestic, continue to gain in popularity. Select, an example from Venice that’s been around for 100 years, hit the American market late last summer, and, with its ruby color, suits a Valentine toast. The blend of botanicals includes a good dose of juniper and was created by the brothers Mario…

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Russian Food Without Pretension

Just when you’d like your next cookbook to transport you to a beach lounge, tall drink in hand, along comes “Beyond the North Wind” by Darra Goldstein, a writer and scholar whose specialty is Russian food, to show “how a harsh climate, poor soil and limited availability of foods” can inspire a cuisine that suits…

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4 Unexpected Jewelry Trends Taking Over 2020

KAREN COLLINS (STYLED BY SASA THOMANN) What does jewelry look like in the new decade? In the past few years, we saw jewelry scale back: Massive statement necklaces from Gossip Girl’s heyday were replaced by layered chains and charms, and we traded in gaudy earrings for a constellation of stud piercings. Surprisingly, we’re swinging back…

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Grab and Go Mango Lassi

This simplest of smoothies, fairly thick, deliciously tart-sweet and fragrant, makes no claims of enhancing your immune system, ridding your face of wrinkles or saving your marriage. Made with high-quality Alphonso mangoes and Ronnybrook Farm yogurt, this new mango lassi is made by Monsieur Singh — a company founded by Karan Gera, an entrepreneur —…

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Dinner Theater California-Style

First, there was “Sideways” the novel, and then the Academy Award-winning film about a guy who takes a friend on a California wine tour to show that pinot noir is better than merlot. Now it will be onstage presented by the Peccadillo Theater Company and Close Quarter Productions. Called “Sideways the Experience,” it was adapted…

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Would Your Wages Rise Under ‘Medicare for All’?

ImageCredit…Minh Uong/The New York Times Hidden in the larger debate over “Medicare for all” is a fundamental economic question: Who pays for work-based health insurance? For the 157 million Americans who get health insurance through their work — or through the job of a spouse or parent — the answer may seem obvious, evident right…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: China Death Toll Is Greater Than in SARS Outbreak

Here’s what you need to know: The death toll in China exceeds that of the SARS outbreak. ImageTrain attendants wearing protective masks on their way to Beijing Railway Station.Credit…Giulia Marchi for The New York Times The death toll from the new coronavirus has exceeded that of the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in 2002 and…

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Mexico’s Last Countercultural Coast

Stepping off the plane in Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, I gulped the thick, tropical air. After three days in Mexico’s high-elevation capital, inhaling the vital, pungent smell of sea and damp vegetation felt like a resuscitation. I hired an “authorized” taxi and drove northwest from the airport, passing papaya farms and…

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Hong Kong Tightens Border as Medical Workers Call for Shutdown

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government said Monday that it would close more border checkpoints, as some medical workers went on strike to demand a complete ban on entries from mainland China to limit the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s top official, has faced increasing calls from hospital employees, the business…

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A Food Cart Worker’s Biggest Job: Defending Vendor Rights

Running a street food cart is backbreaking work: schlepping around a heavy cart, then standing behind it for hours on end. Quitting the job would seem to be a gift to aching feet. It hasn’t turned out that way for Mohamed Attia, who left his smoothie and halal-chicken-over-rice carts last year to become the new…

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