Buy a Rotisserie Chicken Tonight

Good morning. It would take you a long time to find someone dumber at business than me. But rotisserie chickens seem like a pretty good play, I think, at least if you could find good birds to spin and the right wood-burning stove on which to spin them. Salt, pepper, a secret basting sauce, maybe…

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Pfizer Is to Merge Off-Patent Drug Unit With Mylan

Pfizer agreed on Monday to combine its off-patent drugs division, which controls treatments like the statin Lipitor, with the pharmaceutical company Mylan, creating a potential powerhouse in the business of medicines without patent protections. The transaction comes as falling prices increase pressure on generic drugmakers, a development that has been mostly overlooked in the United…

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The Dim Sum Palace That Has Reigned Over Elizabeth Street Since 1978

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. You have to get to Jing Fong for the dim sum brunch as soon as the restaurant opens at 9:30 on Saturday morning. An hour later there will be a…

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The Challenge of Diagnosing Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is on the rise. The 30,000 cases reported annually to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by state health departments represent only a fraction of the cases diagnosed and treated around the country. About half the cases occur in people under the age of 21, and boys from 5 to 9 years…

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Shopping for Pitchers

Pitchers can be useful all year long — for holding juice on a breakfast buffet or keeping water handy at the dinner table — but they really come into their own in the summer, for outdoor entertaining. Because “who wants to go back and forth to the kitchen to get water?” asked Young Huh, an…

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A Question Rarely Asked: What Would Medicare for All Cover?

Image Medical students at a rally outside a Chicago hotel where the American Medical Association was holding its annual meeting in June.CreditJoshua Lott for The New York Times In the first congressional hearing held on “Medicare for all” in April, Michael Burgess, a Republican congressman from Texas and a physician, called such a proposal “frightening”…

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For a Torn A.C.L., Considering Repair Rather Than Replacement

My son Erik, then 23, was playing basketball when an opponent stepped on his foot and the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee ruptured with an audible pop. This critically important ligament, best known as the A.C.L., is a ropelike structure that connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone), stabilizing the…

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Harlan Lane, Vigorous Advocate for Deaf Culture, Dies at 82

Harlan Lane, a psychologist whose immersion in the world of deaf people led him to become a leading champion of the position that people born unable to hear are not disabled but are part of a distinct ethnic group with their own vibrant culture, died on July 13 at his home in Roquefort-les-Pins, France, near…

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We All Scream for Spumoni Ice Cream Cake

Good morning. I took a long walk with friends along the bayside beach at Breezy Point the other day, Queens looking north at the rise of Manhattan in the distance, and when it was over we went to L&B Spumoni Gardens in Gravesend for lunch. I ate my pizza under an umbrella in the restaurant’s…

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Journalist Misses His Deadline on Manson Article. By 20 Years.

The Manson family murder spree of 1969 claimed seven victims, most famously Sharon Tate, the Hollywood flower child whose tragic story is told yet again in Quentin Tarantino’s new film, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” But the murders also altered countless other lives. Consider Tom O’Neill, an entertainment journalist, who in 1999 accepted…

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