Times Insider: How We Created a New Way to Depict Addiction Visually

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. For a new feature, “Heroin Addiction Explained: How Opioids Hijack the Brain,” which appears today, Times journalists wanted to approach the opioid crisis from an underrepresented perspective: to illustrate, in pictures and words, what each step of…

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City Kitchen: Waffles Dress Up for an Evening In

You’re in a diner from yesteryear, sliding onto a stool at a long Formica counter. On the back bar are glass pots of brewed coffee perched on hot plates and a bank of heavy-duty waffle irons, ready and waiting. You’ve come expressly for a breakfast waffle, but not just for the waffle. It’s the whole…

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The Itsy-Bitsy, Teenie-Weenie, Very Litigious Bikini

On a sunny summer day in Montauk, Ipek Irgit was in the familiar situation of not knowing what she was doing with her life. It was 2012, and she was 34 years old. Earlier in the year, after having her heart broken, she had taken a vacation in Brazil, visiting Rio de Janeiro and the…

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T’s Best of 2018: 11 Food Stories to Savor Over the Holidays

In 2018, T’s food stories took us not only inside notable restaurants — like Missy Robbins’s new Brooklyn outpost, Misi, and its temperature- and humidity-controlled pasta room — but also to the Chesapeake Bay, where oysters are potentially becoming too perfect, and to Japan, where a group of new-school technicians is reviving the ancient confectionery…

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Rites of Passage: Drunks, in Love

A mutual friend at work had set us up, and from the moment he walked into that dark hipster bar, late and apologetic, I knew he was The One. My friend was right, he was so my type: sleepy eyes and a crooked smile, shirt half-untucked and already a little drunk. From the way he…

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Up Next: A Yeezy Alum Who Now Designs for Versace

Name: Salehe Bembury Age: 32 Hometown: Manhattan Now lives: In a two-bedroom apartment in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Claim to fame: Mr. Bembury is a cult designer of opulent fashion sneakers, first at Yeezy, where he designed combat and lace-up boots for Seasons 3 and 4, and now at Versace, where his…

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Easy and Affordable Ways to Class Up a Dinner Party

Whether you’ve grown weary of your dishes or are looking to furnish your cabinets for the first time, setting an Instagram-worthy dinner table doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. Michael Sullivan, kitchen writer at Wirecutter, has held multiple restaurant jobs, from dining-room manager to pantry chef. He’s researched and tested water and wine glasses,…

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Don’t Rinse the Bird. A Myth to Dispel Before the Holidays.

Rinsing chicken or turkey before cooking it is an ingrained step for many home cooks, passed down through generations and reinforced by cookbooks. Recipes like the “Perfect Roast Chicken” in “The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook” from 1999 advise cooks to “Rinse the chicken inside and out.” But that doesn’t reflect the science. To wash or not…

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What We Learned in 2018: Science

It’s not easy to say that any particular scientific development was the most important in a given year. But if we had to choose some highlights, we’d opt for these unforgettable events and findings. A scientist’s use of the Crispr technique set off a global firestorm. Image He Jiankui speaking before the Second International Summit…

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What We Learned in 2018: Health and Medicine

It’s not easy to say that any particular development in health or medicine was the most important in a given year. But if we had to choose some highlights, we’d opt for these unforgettable events and findings. We learned many doctors do not disclose financial ties when they publish research. Image From left, Douglas A.…

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