Rick Owens to the Rescue

Of all the curses confronting an artist, the most ominous may be to have been ahead of one’s time. Such was the case of Larry LeGaspi, a gifted and largely self-taught designer whose wacko space age creations of the 1970s were inspired equally by Fritz Lang and the proto-feminist comic book character Katy Keene. Sold…

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For Historic Heitz in Napa, a New Team but Same Old Methods

ST. HELENA, Calif. — Great wines are almost always surprising. Sometimes, they seem to make no sense at all. That’s how I felt on a visit to Heitz Cellar here in mid-August for a retrospective tasting of Heitz cabernet sauvignons that stretched back to the 1972 vintage. The 18 bottles poured included single-vineyard wines from…

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Esca to Reopen After Chef Buys Restaurant

The second act for Esca is about to begin. The Italian seafood restaurant, on the edge of the theater district, is reopening Monday after several months of renovation and a change in ownership. Esca’s chef, Dave Pasternack, bought the restaurant in May from the former Batali & Bastianich Group, and has a new partner, Victor…

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Who’s New at New York Fashion Week

We were all «the new kid» once—in school, on a soccer team, at the first day of work. These 12 designers are no different, except instead of cafeteria jitters or office floor plans, they’ll have to conquer the famously fickle runways at New York Fashion Week. (No pressure!) Let’s meet the new class of 2019,…

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In Australia’s Vast North, an Oasis Serves Thai Food

THE NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia — Kakadu National Park covers an area of 7,646 square miles. That’s roughly the size of Slovenia, or, in American terms, bigger than Connecticut but smaller than New Jersey. It is the country’s largest national park, in the very top, very middle of Australia, a vast area known as the “Top…

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The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

Parisa Tabriz used to be a hacker. Now she is a princess. Ms. Tabriz, 36, is a director of engineering at Google, where she oversees its Chrome web browser and a team of security investigators called Project Zero. Several years ago, when Google required her to get business cards, she picked the title “security princess”…

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Weekends Are for Barbacoa Tacos at 5 de Mayo Food Market

If you stand in the doorway to 5 De Mayo Food Market on a weekend afternoon and look to the back of this long, narrow grocery store, you’ll see a thin cloud of steam hovering like a promise. Walk past the fruit displays and the butcher case, all under a canopy of piñatas, and you’ll…

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How to Safeguard Children Against Cyberbullying

The bullying started with some teasing and mean comments, but escalated significantly when Mallory Grossman, 12, a cheerleader and gymnast from New Jersey, began middle school. It spread to social media where a group of children tormented her. They took pictures of Mallory at school, without her knowledge, posted them online and taunted her with…

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YouTube Tries to Get Fashionable

It’s not a “collabo.” It’s a “collab.” And it’s pronounced “/kəˌlab.” These are among the lessons shared by YouTube in an internal five-page document meant to help fashion brands learn the dos-and-don’ts of the video platform, just in time for what the company is terming a “historic occasion.” On the eve of New York Fashion…

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