Summer’s Not Over Yet! 8 Ways to Extend Your Vacation

By most academic calendars, summer is over after Labor Day. But fall doesn’t officially begin until late September and continued warm weather in many destinations means you can effectively extend your summer vacations throughout the month, with the bonus of fewer tourists — and often, lower prices. So, whether you’re an empty nester, a millennial…

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The New Generation of Chefs Pushing Japanese Food in Unexpected Directions

IN 1906, THE YOKOHAMA-BORN scholar Okakura Kakuzo published “The Book of Tea,” a brief tract for Western readers on chanoyu, the centuries-old, highly ritualized Japanese tea ceremony. He argued that the aestheticization of the humble act of drinking tea — “the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence” — must be…

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Mezcal by Women, and for Women’s Wallets

Yola Jimenez’s all-women mezcal business began with her grandfather. In the late 1960s, he bought a farm in Oaxaca near his home in San Juan Del Río, Mexico, and began experimenting with agave cultivation. It was a passion project that grew; eventually he spent more time making mezcal than he did at his day job.…

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Some Like It Hot. Not Me.

Here we are, at the end of another summer — at least symbolically, if not officially — and I couldn’t be happier. Hating summer, as I do, is an unpopular opinion. When I tell people, they refuse to accept it. They try to convince me to come with them to their favorite beach. They tell…

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Interventions to Prevent Psychosis

Tiffany Martinez was a 17-year-old college freshman when she began hearing voices, seeing shadowy figures and experiencing troubling, intrusive thoughts. Her friends at the University of Southern Maine, where she was majoring in psychology, noticed that she was acting strangely and urged her to get help. They most likely saved her from a crippling mental…

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Creating Luxury in London’s Undervalued Neighborhoods

LONDON — Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is not your typical London property developer. For one thing, he started his own property and design business, Banda, when he was just 23, and in the 12 years since, he has carried out some of the most interesting high-end projects in the city. He has firm ideas about how…

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The Last Single-Screen Theater in New York Goes Dark

The Paris Theater had its concession stand in the basement and a purple velvet curtain in front of the screen, and when it closed last week after 71 years, it was the last single-screen theater in New York City. The final film to show there was Ron Howard’s documentary “Pavarotti,” a fitting coda for the…

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Natalie Reid, Ryan Lecznar

Natalie Madison Reid and Ryan Andrew Lecznar are to be married Sept. 1 at the West Shore Cafe, an events space in Homewood, Calif. Joshua Janiak, a college friend of the couple who was ordained through American Marriage Ministries, officiated. The bride and groom, both 33, graduated from Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Mrs. Lecznar,…

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Edda Servi Machlin, 93, Champion of Italian Jewish Cuisine, Dies

Edda Servi Machlin, who survived the harrowing World War II years in Italy by hiding out with anti-Fascist partisans, then immigrated to the United States and wrote a definitive cookbook on Italian Jewish food, died on Aug. 16 at her home in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. She was 93. Her daughter Gia Machlin…

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Put Your Greens to Work

Good morning! Did you wake up today wondering where August went? Are you, like me, somewhat ambivalent? There’s one half of my psyche ruing the end of shorts-and-sandals season, while the other is itching to tighten my apron strings and get back to work, without the interruptions of travel, school vacations and the general languidness…

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