If It’s Sunday in Southeastern Indiana, Order the Fried Chicken

WEST HARRISON, Ind. — If you see a steeple in southeastern Indiana, you can be pretty sure that fried chicken is nearby. If you see the steeple in West Harrison, about 20 miles from the Indiana-Ohio-Kentucky border, that chicken is fried across the street at St. Leon Tavern by the owner, Aaron Klenke. Most people…

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In a Miniature Space, Van Da Roams All Around Vietnam

When a batch of banh beo comes to the table at Van Da, any confusion about how to eat them does not last long. Banh beo, a species of small rice cake, are a favorite afternoon snack in the central Vietnamese city of Hue. Each one is steamed in a ceramic dish just big enough…

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‘It Takes What It Takes to End Something’

In Unhitched, couples tell the stories of their relationships, from romance to vows to divorce to life afterward. Peter Genuardi and Olga Heifets met in 2002 in graduate school at Georgetown, where they both received a degree in communications, culture and technology. Their values seemed well matched at the time, and a mutual admiration led…

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In a Gray City, Some See a Blank Canvas

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler takes the midnight train to Aberdeen and finds an underappreciated city that’s quietly exploding with creativity. June 18, 2019 Video A fancy overnight train, an abundance of street art and an excursion to the highlands bring the Scottish city of Aberdeen to life.CreditCreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times…

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Net-a-Porter Launches New Sustainable Brand Vertical

As the apparel industry has woken up to threats of climate change (and their part in the issue) several brands have taken major steps to reduce their impact on the environment. Today, luxury retailer Net-a-Porter has announced that they are joining the effort launching Net Sustain, a new vertical on the site that’s a one-stop…

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When Only a Superyacht Will Do

Most vacation home buyers gravitate to beach destinations, mountain locales or golf and ski communities. But for some in the very deep-pocketed-set, only a superyacht will do. Defined as boats that are at least 90 feet long, these yachts are floating mansions that travel wherever their owners want them to go. The Netherlands-based Heesen Yachts…

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Medical News Today: Scientists synthesize anticancer drug in ‘landmark discovery’

In what they have called an ‘unprecedented achievement,’ researchers have managed to synthesize a powerful anticancer compound. Scientists have been trying to achieve this feat for more than 3 decades. New research achieves the total synthesis of a powerful anticancer compound. Yoshito Kishi, who is the Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry in the Department of…

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Room for Horses and Guitars and Dogs and Trumpets, in the Bay Area

Like many people who build a home for themselves, Ed and Julie Divita wanted to make sure theirs catered to their passions. Mr. Divita, 57, dreamed of a stand-alone music studio filled with the guitars, drums and keyboards he plays in jam sessions with his grown children. Ms. Divita, also 57, is an equestrian vaulting…

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Shut Out by Shoe Giants, ‘Mom and Pop’ Stores Feel Pinched

BELFAST, Me. — Colburn Shoe Store, established in 1832, advertises itself as the oldest shoe store in the country. It has occupied the same small storefront on Belfast’s Main Street since 1905. It’s a place where the owner, Colby Horne, and his father, Brian, remember the brand and size their customers like, and those of…

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What’s So Funny About Autism?

My son often asks, “What do you have against jokes?” “Nothing,” I reply. “Well, stop killing them,” he says. He’s 18, autistic, and does standup. He has learned the importance of delivery and timing, skills mastered by the best comics. Despite this, many people believe people with autism are humorless. Tell that to Jerry Seinfeld,…

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